Monday, 3 July 2017

Radio Waves: Radio Presenter Spotlight – Dave Watkins

Playing Today's Traditional Country
The best country roots and more
The Best Music For A Country Mile!













Dave Watkins
A member of the Texas Country Music Association (Website)

Also known as the "the super lovely" according to Bristol based Blues/Roots Singer-Songwriter Elles Bailey (Website)
Catchphrases: “Be Good To Each Other”, “This Is The Country Mile, Don’t Change That Dial


Always hungry for tracks, if any artists/ publicists wish to send Dave any fully tagged tracks please contact him by email at thecountrymileuk@yahoo.com

Sample three shows below and Get involved.
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ABOUT The Country Mile:

A WEEKLY radio show, playing mainly the best of new and current traditional Country music. Think of it as…..REAL Country! Classic, authentic sounding artists. Honky Tonk. Outlaw. Bluegrass.
Show Cycle Format: The show opens with 3 new tracks and includes a Bluegrass Double Play, Classic Tracks Back To Back, a featured Double Play and currently a The George Strait Song Of The Week (Alan Jackson was formerly featured).


The show, one hour duration is heard on several stations around the world:
The show is broadcast on Monday (18:00-19:00 GMT UK Time) Phoenix Country Radio (Website) dubbed: "Europe’s NO.1 Online Music Station" hosting the best in Country Music from Ireland and America.
Florida's Cruisin' Country Radio (Website) every Wednesday 7pm [ET]
Nusakan Radio – UK – LISTEN HERE
Down South Radio – South Africa – LISTEN HERE
Country Road Radio – UK – LISTEN HERE
RAG-FM – New Zealand – LISTEN HERE
CountryKanalen – Sweden – LISTEN HERE
Gone Country / New Zealand Country Radio – LISTEN HERE
920-WON The Apple – New York City – LISTEN HERE
More Music Digital Radio – Spain – LISTEN HERE
New Country USA – LISTEN HERE
Veterans Family Radio – UK / Worldwide – LISTEN HERE
In2 Radio – Derby UK – LISTEN HERE
Radio Everyone – Italy – LISTEN HERE

Mr. Dave Watkins also hosts an award winning Blues & Roots show on community radio in the south west of England for over five years.
The Country Mile is produced from a small modest home studio in Frome (a town and civil parish in eastern Somerset, England)

On Demand: Shows uploaded to Mixcloud about a week after the radio transmission. For latest show go here

The Country Mile #22 **ON DEMAND**


Playlist











** 3 New Songs **
Brian Milson - I'd Have To Kiss Ya (First Short Road Productions) WEBSITE | Amazon UK | UK iTunes
Bailey James - Run Girl (BJM; promo single CDX Volume 649) WEBSITE | Amazon UK | UK iTunes
Porter Union - Don't You Know | Album: Porter Union (2 June 2017) WEBSITE | Amazon UK | UK iTunes | Amazon.com
Porter Union are led by husband and wife, Cole Michael Porter and Kendra Porter
Greg Ward - Haggard and Jones | Album: Breaking All the Rules (1 March 2017) WEBSITE | Amazon UK | UK iTunes | Amazon.com | CD Baby
Todd Adelman & The Country Mile - I'm Not Young Anymore (15 April 2017) WEBSITE | Amazon UK | UK iTunes | Amazon.com | CD Baby 
A Colorado cat that identifies with Texas and Austin pickers goes for broke on his 6th album with a set that sounds like it could have wandered out of Luchinbach a few decades ago. Solid stuff that flies high even as it flies under the radar.
** Bluegrass Double Play **
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - Georgia on a Fast Train | Album: Before the Sun Goes Down (13 Jan 2015) WEBSITE | Amazon UK | UK iTunes | Amazon.com
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - Before the Sun Goes Down
Jase Lansky - Rip It Off | Album: Rip It Up! (7 Jan 2017) Website | Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
** Classic Tracks Back To Back **
Jamey Johnson - Place Out On the Ocean | Album: That Lonesome Song (5 Aug 2008) Website | Amazon UK
Jamey Johnson - Between Jennings and Jones
** Double Play **
My Darling Clementine - Tear Stained Smile | Album: Still Testifying (2 June 2017) Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Luke Combs - Honky Tonk Highway | Album: This One's for You (2 June 2017) Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
** The George Strait Song Of The Week **
George Strait - Go On | Album: Strait out of the Box, Pt. 2 (Humphead; 9 Dec 2016) Amazon UK
Bobby Bare - Detroit City | Album: Things Change (BFD; 25 May 2017) Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

The Country Mile # 21
FEATURING: Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Anton Glackin, Amy Westney (UK), Darci Carlson, Gary Allan, Aaron Watson, Jake Penrod, Brenda Burch, Emma Jene | Bluegrass Double Play with Billy Droze | Classic Tracks Back To Back featuring Gene Watson | The George Strait Song of the Week.



The Country Mile # 20
Great new traditional Country from Tim Elliott, Mike Love Band, Calamity Janes, The Country Side of Harmonica Sam, Tony Cook, Jonathan East, Tony Justice, Western Centuries, Thor Phillips. Plus The Bluegrass Double Play with Front Country + Classic Tracks Back To Back from Sugarland and The George Strait Song of the Week



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