Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Country Bites News snippets October 9, 2017 – October 15, 2017

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On the BBC Radio 2 Playlist for the week commencing Saturday 14th October 2017
B Playlist:
Kelsea Ballerini - Legends added to the "B" Playlist

UK & IRISH News
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE UK AMERICANA AWARDS 2018.
The 2018 UK Americana Awards ceremony will take place on 1st February 2018 in Hackney, London. 
Only members of the AMA-UK in good standing can take part in the nomination and voting process for our annual awards.
Nominations opened on Wednesday 4th October 2017 and will be open for 14 days only!
The results will then be collated and a shortlist of nominated bands will be announced. Voting will open soon after this.
Members were notified by email when the nomination period opened.
If you are not already a member, JOIN NOW https://theamauk.org/membership  if you would like to participate!
Now is the time to start thinking about albums, songs and artists who made an impact during the eligibility period from 1st October 2016 – 30th September 2017
UK AMERICANA AWARDS NOMINATIONS PROCESS - https://theamauk.org

AWARDS CATEGORIES
UK Album of the Year
International Album of the Year
UK Artist of the Year
International Artist of the Year
UK Song of the Year
International Song of the Year
UK Instrumentalist of the year
UK Americana Awards Nominations Process

(11 Oct 2017) The Adelaides were delighted to announce on Twitter they have secured management with Simon Porter (Duroc Media; Home of Status Quo) and Neil Warnock (United Talent Agency)
The Adelaides with Simon Porter & Neil Warnock































ABOUT: They are a gorgeous UK Country-Pop all female trio (formerly known as DAHLIA) based in the Midlands/ London
They now comprise Paris GeorgiaAbi Phillips and recent addition Singer/Songwriter Alicia Antonietta Albanese (Twitter
The Adelaides name derives from the musical Calamity Jane, there was a character named >> Adelaid Adams who was a popular showgirl.


THAT’S A WRAP! 📸 Can’t help but have a little sing song even mid-photoshoot 😏
Posted by The Adelaides on Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Building Our Own Nashville: Interview, Getting to know new UK trio The Adelaides – Country Music Week

Fans were able to meet them at the recent Country Music Week event at the Daytime Hub on Sat, 7 October 2017 held at The Borderline, London 
Follow The Adelaides on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

UK CHART NEWS
Official UK Top 100 Singles Chart (Week Ending 19 October 2017)
13 October 2017 - 19 October  2017
Rockstar continues atop the singles chart for Post Malone and 21 Savage, with combined sales increasing 4.07% to 48,834, helped by a 10.15% lift in paid-for sales to 9,894 copies, and a 2.64% increase in sales-equivalent streams to 38,940.

Official UK Top 100 Albums Chart (Week Ending 19 October 2017)
13 October 2017 - 19 October 2017
Only the third artist album to sell more than 100,000 copies in a week thus far in 2017, Liam Gallagher's debut solo set, AS YOU WERE, outpaced the rest of the Top 15 combined and would be No.1 even if it had been released only on vinyl, so emphatic was its victory.
With sales of 102,660 copies, including 8,882 from streams (93,778 pure sales: CDs: 54,498 Downloads: 23,116 Vinyls: 16,164), it provided Gallagher, who turned 45 last month, with the ninth No.1 album of his career, the other eight being as frontman of Oasis between 1994 and 2010.

In her second frame last weeks No.1 Shania Twain with NOW fell (1-11, 5,704 sales; down 72%; 2-week total 25,800)
Glen Campbell with Adios fell 56-76 (1,300 sales estimated; 18-week estimated total 108,600)


Following the template of 2015's IF I CAN DREAM and 2016's THE WONDER OF YOU – both No.1s – the latest Elvis Presley offering comprises newly constructed recordings blending archive vocals with freshly coined orchestral stylings from The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 
This time however, the album – whose title appears to be ELVIS CHRISTMAS (Amazon UK), although the OCC have gone with Christmas With Elvis & The RPO – has a seasonal twist, with the late king's advent audio adventures getting bespoke treatments. With still more than 10 weeks to Christmas the album can be excused its comparatively low debut position of No.22 (3,572 sales).


Official UK Country Album Top 20 (Week Ending 19 October 2017)
13 October 2017 - 19 October 2017

Glen Campbell with ADIOS held at #1 (18 weeks; #1 peak)
Lady Antebellum with HEART BREAK held at #2 (18 weeks; #2 peak)
Chris Hillman with BIDIN' MY TIME held at #3 (2 weeks; #3 peak)
Brett Young with BRETT YOUNG climbed 15-4 (20 weeks; #4 peak)
Alison Krauss with WINDY CITY rose 7-5 (30 weeks; #1 peak)
Derek Ryan with THE FIRE fell 4-6 (3 weeks; #4 peak)
Little Big Town with THE BREAKER rose 9-7 (23 weeks; #1 peak)
Wayward Sons with GHOSTS OF YET TO COME fell 5-8 [Tagged Hard Rock] (4 weeks; #2 peak)
The Shires with MY UNIVERSE fell 6-9 (31 weeks; #1 peak)
Lisa McHugh with WHO I AM made a debut at #10
Outside the Top 10
Midland with ON THE ROCKS fell 8-13 (3 weeks; #8 peak)
Kip Moore with SLOWHEART fell 11-14 (5 weeks; #4 peak)
The Cadillac Three with LEGACY fell 10-16 (7 weeks; #2 peak)

Official Americana Albums Chart Top 40 (Week Ending 19 October 2017)
13 October 2017 - 19 October 2017

This Week/ Last Week/ Title/ Artist
1 1 Roll With The Punches Van Morrison [Tagged Blues] #40 Official Album Chart
2 2 Adios Glen Campbell [Tagged Country] #76 Official Album Chart
3 NEW Acoustic Rarities Richard Thompson [Tagged Folk-Rock] #84 Official Album Chart
4 3 A Deeper Understanding War On Drugs [Tagged Alt]
5 4 Hitchhiker Neil Young [Tagged Rock]
6 NEW Undivided Heart & Soul JD McPherson [Tagged Rock]
7 NEW Fatherland Kele O'Kereke [Tagged Alt]
8 8 A/B Kaleo [Tagged Alt]
9 NEW The Weather Station The Weather Station [Tagged Singer/Songwriter Alt/Folk]
10 10 Cleopatra Lumineers [Tagged Alt]
Outside The Top 10
11 20 Southern Blood Gregg Allman [Tagged Rock]
13 7 Out Of All This Blue Waterboys [Tagged Rock]
15 5 Bidin' My Time Chris Hillman [Tagged Country]
16 6 15 Prisoner Ryan Adams [Tagged Rock]

UK Country iTunes Chart October 15, 2017 23:00
Songs
1. John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads (#103 overall UK Singles chart)
2. Dolly Parton - Jolene (#126 overall UK Singles chart)
3. Lady Antebellum - Need You Now (#365 overall UK Singles chart)
4. Johnny Cash - Hurt (#384 overall UK Singles chart)
5. Luke Combs - When It Rains It Pours (#541 overall UK Singles chart)
6. Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream (#581 overall UK Singles chart)
7. Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man (#712 overall UK Singles chart)
8. Dolly Parton - 9 To 5 (#722 overall UK Singles chart)
9. Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man (#712 overall UK Singles chart)
10. Faith Hill - There You'll Be (#765 overall UK Singles chart)
Of Note:
11. Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman (#782 overall UK Singles chart)
15. Shania Twain - Life's About To Get Good (#786 overall UK Singles chart)
18. Zoe - Hurricane (#1141 overall UK Singles chart)  | #6 peak
25. Shania Twain - Swingin' With My Eyes Closed (#1330 overall UK Singles chart)
35. Megan McKenna - High Heeled Shoes

UK Country iTunes Chart October 15, 2017 23:00
Albums
1. Shania Twain - Now (Deluxe) (#118 overall UK Albums chart)
2. Various Artists - The Country Album (#149 overall UK Albums chart)
3. Lady Antebellum - Heart Break (#156 overall UK Albums chart)
4. Various Artists - Country - 101 All Time Greats (#200 overall UK Albums chart)
5. Chris Stapleton - Traveller (#239 overall UK Albums chart)
6. Kelsea Ballerini - The First Time (#280 overall UK Albums chart)
7. Lady Antebellum - Need You Now (#291 overall UK Albums chart)
8. Shania Twain - Greatest Hits (#306 overall UK Albums chart)
9. John Denver - The Ultimate Collection (#323 overall UK Albums chart)
10. Brett Young - Brett Young (#338 overall UK Albums chart)
Of Note
12. Lisa McHugh - Who I Am  (#479 overall UK Albums chart)
13. Dolly Parton - I Believe in You (#484 overall UK Albums chart) | Debut Fri 13 Oct: #2 UK Country iTunes (#103 overall UK Albums chart)
23. Carly Pearce - Every Little Thing (#656 overall UK Albums chart) | Debut Fri 13 Oct:  #1 UK Country iTunes (#76 overall UK Albums chart
32. Jessie James Decker - Southern Girl City Lights (#1158 overall UK Albums chart) | Debut Fri 13 Oct: #4 UK Country iTunes (#133 overall UK Albums chart
Fri 13 Oct 2017 Debuts
Russell Dickerson - Yours Debut #11 UK Country iTunes
Reba McEntire - My Kind of Christmas #13 (#293 overall UK Albums chart)

UK COUNTRY ALBUM RELEASES



(13 Oct 2017) Carly Pearce - Every Little Thing (Big Machine Records, LLC)
13 Tracks/ Time: 42:36 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Debut: #1 UK Country iTunes (#76 overall UK Albums chart | Sat Oct 14: #3 | Sun Oct 15: #23 | Tues Oct 16: #42 (off top 1500 UK Albums chart) | Fri Oct 13 #3 US  Country iTunes (#10 overall US Albums chart all genres)
Carly Pearce Every Little Thing (Big Machine) Pearce’s busbee-produced debut features her first single/title cut, plus songs including “If My Name Was Whiskey,” “Color,” “Dare Ya” and “Everybody’s Gonna Talk.” She wrote eight of the 13 tracks; other writers include Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally and Natalie Hemby.

(13 Oct 2017) Jessie James Decker - Southern Girl City Lights (Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment)
12 Tracks/ Time: 42:25 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Debut #4 UK Country iTunes (#133 overall UK Albums chart | Sat Oct 14: #5 | Tues Oct 16 #42, then #24 (#964 overall UK Albums chart ) | Fri Oct 13: #1 US  Country iTunes (#5 overall US Albums chart all genres)
The album title was inspired by her sister Sydney (James) Bass. It's her blog name. She started it during the process of her dating, if you don't know her sister's story she more or less was saving herself for marriage. It was a big part of her on Eric and Jessie's E Show the first 2 seasons. 

(13 Oct 2017) Russell Dickerson - Yours (Sony Music Entertainment)
12 Tracks/ Time: 41:40 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Debut #11 UK Country iTunes, then #17 (#353 overall UK Albums chart) | #2 US Country iTunes (#7 overall US Albums chart all genres)
Dickerson co-wrote all 10 tracks on his debut album, produced by Casey Brown and including the lead single/title cut. The album features tracks from his EP including “Blue Tacoma” and “MGNO,” plus a special
“wedding edition” of “Yours.”

(13 Oct 2017) Travis Meadows - First Cigarette (Blaster)
11 Tracks/ Time: 45:05 Folk/ Singer-Songwriter Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Hit songwriter Meadows, with cuts by Eric Church ("Knives Of New Orleans"; "Dark Side"), Dierks Bentley ("Riser") and Jake Owen ("What We Ain't Got", "Cherry On Top"), worked with exec. producer Jay Joyce and producer Jeremy Spillman on an album that examines themes of recovery and survival, and includes lead single “Pray For Jungleland.”

(13 Oct 2017) Kendell Marvel - Lowdown & Lonesome (ONErpm)
10 Tracks/ Time: 38:50 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
#23 US Country iTunes (#170 overall US Albums chart all genres)
Marvel has penned songs for Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Blake Shelton, among others. For his first solo project, he wrote 7 of the 10 tracks with producer Keith Gattis, and others with Stapleton and Randy Houser. The last song was written by Charlie Daniels and features guest vocals by Jamey Johnson.

(13 Oct 2017) Emily Herring - Gliding (Austin’s Eight 30 Records)
10 Tracks/ Time: 38:54 (CMP Oct 2017 5 STARS)
Austin-based singer-songwriter Emily Herring is premiered the title track from her new album at The Boot.com
Herring describes her album, produced by instrumentalist Steve Fishell, in the context of gliding through the air — literally: “Gliding’s a movement with a certain stillness attached,” Herring says. “You’re at the mercy of the wind along with the extreme force of gravity.” -  Facebook

(13 Oct 2017) Reba McEntire - My Kind Of Christmas (NASH Icon) CHRIS
14 Tracks/ Time:  46:05 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Debut: #13 UK Country iTunes (#293 overall UK Albums chart) | Sat #20 | Tues Oct 17: Off the top 200
If you didn’t get the limited release of MY KIND OF CHRISTMAS last year, Nash Icon's Reba McEntire is putting it out again with a new cover and 3 new songs: “Mary Did You Know” (feat. Vince Gill & Amy Grant), “Back to God” (feat. Lauren Daigle) & “Silent Night” (feat. Kelly Clarkson & Trisha Yearwood)
Reba made the announcement on her Instagram, sharing, "If you didn’t get the limited release of 'My Kind Of Christmas' last year, we’re putting it out again this year with a new cover, plus three additional songs featuring my friends [Vince Gill], [Amy Grant], [Darius Rucker], and [Lauren Daigle]!" Look out for more information and pre-order bundles on 
www.Reba.com

(13 Oct 2017) Dylan Scott - Merry Christmas (Curb Records) CHRIS
5 Tracks/ Time: 14:44 Country/ HolidayAmazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(13 Oct 2017) Summer Brooke & Mountain Faith – Small Town Life (Travianna Records)
11 Tracks/ Time: 40:26 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(13 Oct 2017) Rachel Laven - Love & Luccheses (Rachel Laven Music)
11 Tracks/ Time: 42:35 Folks Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(13 Oct 2017) Cheyenne Goss - It Is Written (EP; Cheyenne Goss)
6 Tracks/ Time: 17:19 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Debut #14 US Country iTunes (#106 overall US Albums chart all genres)
*** Track 2 "Done", Track 4 "Fill Up", ** Track 6 "Runaway"
Music Mayhem Magazine writes: Cheyenne Goss, a Newton, IL born singer/songwriter that embodies that rare mix of genuine simplicity and soulful artistry within her unique sound of country music. Goss’s gift has brought her from the cornfields of southern Illinois to the Country music hub of the world, Nashville, Tennessee in which she currently resides. Her debut album IT IS WRITTEN released independently climbing the country charts on iTunes debuting the top 25. Along with Goss’s release she also released the official music video for her single >> “DONE” which is boasting at just about 100k views on Spotify, with Goss’s 12k and rapidly growing monthly listeners on Spotify.

(13 Oct 2017) Lydia Loveless - Boy Crazy and Single(s) Bloodshot Records - BS 250 LP
11 Tracks/ Time: 41:12 Rock, Folk, World, & Country Alt-Country & Americana
Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - http://amzn.to/2ynK5nN
Debut #56 US (#465 overall US Albums chart all genres)
A new collection of Lydia Loveless’s summery 5-song EP Boy Crazy, on vinyl LP for the first time, plus six non-album singles and B-sides, including original songs in addition to inventive and bare-bones covers of Prince, Elvis Costello, and Kesha. The recordings span from 2012 to 2015; many of which are on CD and LP for the first time. 

(13 Oct 2017) Jake Ward - Not Too Far to Reach (EP; 2017 Jake Ward)
4 Tracks/ Time: 14:11 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Debut #183 US Country iTunes

(13 Oct 2017) Zoe - Hurricane (Single) UK
Original Release Date: 18 Dec. 2011 Amazon UK - UK iTunes
#190 UK Country iTunes, Sun #6 then #18
Zoe made a huge impact in 1991 with the release of her debut single "Sunshine on a Rainy Day," a Europop cover version that went to number 4 in the British charts.

(13 Oct 2017) Megan O'Neill - Why I Need You (Single; 2017 Megan O'Neill)
Debut: #55 UK Singer/Songwriter iTunes Chart | Sat #181
Time: 4:04 Amazon UK - UK iTunes Singer/Songwriter

(13 Oct 2017) Faren Rachels - Free Drinks (Single) (River House Artists)
Time: 3:08 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

(13 Oct 2017) Faren Rachels - If It Ain't Fixed (Single) (River House Artists)
Time: 3:27 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
"If Trisha Yearwood & Miranda Lambert had a baby... it would probably sound like Faren"
Country newcomer Faren Rachels releases her first two singles simultaneously today so that her fans can get a good taste of her style as she prepares for the release of her self-titled debut EP. “Free Drinks,” written by Faren Rachels, Bart Butler and Aaron Goodvin, is a catchy anthem about an unnecessarily negative relationship, while “If It Ain’t Fixed” is a sobering tune referencing an unavailable broken heart, written by Tommy Cecil, Jaida Dreyer, Cole Taylor and Jared Mullins. Her music is already catching the attention of critics. “Sounds like: The glory days of female-fronted, nineties country music, updated for a generation raised on Spotify… showcasing a Georgia native with Tennessee-sized twang and ball-busting sass.” – Rolling Stone

(13 Oct 2017) Gwen Sebastian - Quicksand (Single; Flying Island Entertainment)
1 Tracks/ Time: 3:29 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com Singer/Songwriter

(13 Oct 2017) Brett Young - O Holy Night (Single) CHRIS
Nashville, TN - October 13, 2017 – In anticipation of the holiday season, "confessional, soulful" (Entertainment Weekly) Country artist Brett Young has released his stirring rendition of "O Holy Night".



CANADIAN NEWS
(11 Oct 2017) NEW MUSIC Teigen Gayse "On The Radio"

TEIGEN GAYSE is a 23-year old singer/songwriter/recording artist from Chetwynd BC, who now makes her home in Kelowna. She began writing her own music at the age of 15, and has always strived to create Country music that affects her audience and speaks to the heart.

 After high school she attended The Centre for Arts and Technology in Kelowna BC where she completed a 2 year course in audio recording.
She has been active in the Kelowna music scene with open mic nights, songwriter nights and has opened for many concert acts at the OK Corral Night Club. Teigen recorded her first project at Horizon Music in Calgary with Producer John Thiel in 2010, and this year they teamed up again to produce her first single.

(16 Oct 2017) New Music Brea Lawrenson "Cry"

Known for her extraordinary vocal range and powerful voice - BREA LAWRENSON releases her latest single "Cry"
Traditional country single featuring Brea's signature soulful vocals will have country music fans turning up their radios!
 "Soul, steel guitar, and a powerhouse voice...what more do you need in a good Country song?! This performance showcases Brea's incredible voice and range while having an emotional delivery. This is a song you'll want to crank up and pour your heart out to over and over again!" - Amanda Kingsland, National Music Director - COUNTRY Brand, Program Director - COUNTRY 101.1 Media Business Unit
"Finally, a real country song! Brea always stands out amongst so much unreal Canadian talent.  This heartbreaker will touch all ages who can relate. Our listeners will eat this one up.  It's going to be surreal to hear this track live at Manitoulin Country Fest 2018." - Corey Barnes, Program/Music Director/On-Air CHAW Country 103
Brea Lawrenson is a voice radio listeners identify with and love!

NEWS
(16 Oct 2017) People.com Kacey Musgraves followed her arrow – right down the aisle and Weds Ruston Kelly.
Congratulations to Mercury Nashville's Kacey Musgraves, who wed singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly on Saturday, October 14th. MUSGRAVES tipped off fans on Saturday morning, sharing "Today" via TWITTER with a bride emoji and hearts. MUSGRAVES followed with a series of tweets on SUNDAY (Oct 15) sharing previews of her flowers and saying, "When you get to change his name in yo phone to 'Husband,'" and "Last night. Can't wait to show y'all more later when I come down offa cloud 9." The couple first announced their engagement via social media last CHRISTMAS

AWARDS
(12 Oct 2017) Nominations for the 45th annual American Music Awards are here.
The AMAs will air live from Los Angeles Nov. 19 on ABC-TV.
TOUR OF THE YEAR
Garth Brooks, Coldplay, U2
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - COUNTRY
Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - COUNTRY
Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP - COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Old Dominion
FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
Jason Aldean, THEY DON'T KNOW, Chris Stapleton, FROM A ROOM:, VOL. 1, Keith Urban, RIPCORD
FAVORITE SONG - COUNTRY
Sam Hunt, "Body Like a Back Road", Jon Pardi, "Dirt on My Boots", Keith Urban, "Blue Ain't Your Color"

(12 Oct 2017) Healing Through Music: Instead of award presentations, the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year will pay tribute to the victims of recent tragedies. "Given the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the mass shootings in Las Vegas, we feel a commitment to our fans to address all of the tragedies not in one somber and solemn moment or segment, but rather devote the entire evening to uplifting the fans through high-spirited music," said CMT & TV Land GM Frank Tanki. "The special has always been a place where artists from different genres can stand side-by-side, and now more than ever, we want to showcase the power of unity and resilience through music." Honorees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban will perform and deliver messages of support and thanks. They'll be joined by show openers Little Big Town and Andra Day, and Lee Ann Womack and Common. Additional performers will be revealed. The show will air live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center Oct. 18.


TV
(11 Oct 2017) Nashville CMT is back, Watch the cast and crew on set for Season 6!

(16 Oct 2017) Rascal Flatts To Serve As Advisors On NBC-TV's 'The Voice'
Big Machine Records' Rascal Flatts will join Warner Music Nashville's Blake Shelton as advisors on NBC-TV's "The Voice" beginning Monday (Oct 16). FLATTS will appear as part of "The Battle Rounds" mentoring Shelton's team for the duration of the round. Flatts are on "The Voice" Monday (Oct 16) and Tuesday night (Oct 17), as well as Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th. "The Voice" airs on NBC-TV at 8p (ET/PT).

BABY NEWS
(9 Oct 2017) It's A Boy For Delta Rae's Ian Holljes And Wife
Ian Holljes, of VALORY MUSIC CO.'s Delta Rae, and wife Rebecca have welcomed their first child. Leo Richman Holljes was born Friday, October 6th at 4:01a (ET) in RALEIGH, NC. Baby LEO weighed in at 7lbs 10 oz, and both mother and baby are healthy.

PRESS RELEASES
(9 Oct 2017) Five-time GRAMMY© nominee Hunter Hayes is again sharing new music with fans, this time with the help of Justin Timberlake-backed pop group The Shadowboxers. Co-written by Hayes, Sam Ellis and Blair Daly, “You Should Be Loved” is described by Rolling Stone as “part Fifties doo-wop, part Michael Bublé-inspired romanticism” and is available everywhere now.

(10 Oct 2017) GRAMMY-winner and music icon Kenny Rogers will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m., the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced today. The induction ceremony will take place one day in advance of the all-star “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” taking place at Bridgestone Arena.

(10 Oct 2017) Gene Watson gets back to his 'Gospel Roots' with album release December 8:
Gene Watson continues to stay true to his traditional country style with the release of his new record with New Day Christian Distribution, My Gospel Roots, available December 8. At the recent R.O.P.E. Awards, Watson celebrated his win for the 2017 Entertainer of the Year, an honor he shared with one of his best friends in the music business, Jeannie Seely.

ARTICLES
(12 Oct 2017) Rollingstone 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: October 2017: Jenny Tolman (The sass of Nikki Lane mixed the clever wordplay of Brandy Clark, all dressed up with brass and funky production ), Jericho Woods (Contemporary country-rock, performed by a group of Kentucky-based road warriors raised on Mellencamp and Petty), Charley Crockett (Smoky old pool rooms and clear mountain mornings on the Gulf Coast of Texas), Faren Rachels (The glory days of female-fronted, Nineties country music, updated for a generation raised on Spotify rather than FM radio.), Mipso ( A back-porch hootenanny set not in an Appalachian holler but in a city, where the songs performed draw from Bill Monroe to David Bowie), Denny Strickland (Arena-sized country with a not-so-guilty pleasure for poptimism),

(12 Oct 2017) NY Times.com Margo Price, Nashville Outsider, Tells It Like It Really Is

(16 Oct 2017) Had a show ruined? Archive article first published 7 ways to ensure you’re the most hated person at a gig
1. Wear heels 2. Film the whole thing on your phone/take pictures constantly 3. Talk the entire time 4. Buy more drinks at the bar than you can carry 5. Bring a huge bag 6. Push through the crowds, stop in front of the shortest person you can find
7. Get absolutely hammered Read more

REVIEWS
(11 Oct 2017) Lady Antebellum - O2 Arena, London (Rating; 3 STARS) The Guardian
Lady Antebellum review – country superstars are cosy but cloying

Their slick, sentimental brand of country has taken a soulful turn with latest album Heart Break and the horn stamps of You Look Good add a sultry punch to the cloying niceness. But Lady Antebellum’s overzealous band – featuring two guitarists and a keyboardist – too often ride roughshod over the three-piece harmonies at the heart of their success, and it’s a relief when only Scott, Kelley, and Haywood on piano team up for the stripped-down Hurt....Support acts Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young guest on a cover of Shania Twain’s You’re Still the One. It’s all very cosy as Kelley repeatedly coos over pregnant Scott and she watches like an indulgent mother while he strides into the crowd during Love Don’t Live Here. But the scant recognition of the recent Las Vegas massacre is offhand and, in the light of that tragedy, the decision to play Good Time to Be Alive seems questionable….Read More The Guardian
Reader Comment:
The Lady A gig was precious little to do with country and the sound mix was appalling as it should be a vocal-led group. More schmaltz and MOR pop than country as per the reviewer's comments
I was at last nights concert It was a good show but marred by an appalling sound mix. They over amplified the band which meant vocals were lost in the melee of base rumble and distorted feedback. This was due to the sound engineers rather than the O2 accoustics as reviewers at other venuse mention the same thing. I thought the best bits were the more accoustic numbers which because no band were distortion free.
I felt for Kelsea Ballerini, her set was in my opinion destroyed by the bad sound making her sound like a shrill harpy trying to be heard above the over amplified band.

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WATCH
(9 Oct 2017) Marty Stuart & the Fabulous Superlatives perform >> 'El Paso' (Glasgow, 2017)
(10 Oct 2017) First Aid Kit >> “It's a Shame

(12 Oct 2017) Delta Rae >> "No Peace In Quiet"

COUNTRY FASHION
(10 Oct 2017) COWGIRL Fashion: Escape to the stone-paved streets, and winding roads of Santa Fe to soak up the spicy and quintessential styles of "The City Different".
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(12 Oct 2017) Pink regrets siding with Taylor Swift over her feud with Katy Perry, admitting she "should've just kept my mouth shut".
During an interview on U.K. radio station KISS FM back in August (17), Pink was asked whether she was "Team Katy or Team Taylor?" - referring to the singers' long-running feud.
"Taylor? Is that OK?” she answered. "You can’t win no matter what you say, anyway. Everyone wakes up offended."
And now, in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Pink has said she wishes she had never taken a side when presented with the question.
“I should’ve just kept my mouth shut, because I don’t believe that. I don’t care. But I felt rushed and I didn’t know what to do. And I paid for it, because then the next day: ‘Pink is Team Taylor,’” she said.
The 38-year-old star also reflected on how "snarky" feuds in the music industry have become in recent years.
"There were always these feuds between rock stars - I mean, if you like Oasis, there’s always a feud. But it’s gotten pretty bad. And we’re giving our power away by playing into it,” she mused.
Her remarks come after she previously urged Katy and Taylor to call time on their rivalry, after she and Christina Aguilera managed to do the same with their feud.
"It's just silly," she told British newspaper The Sun. "You know what, let the politicians be the nasty ones right now. We don't need to add to that. People need to be kind.

(15 Oct 2017) Taylor Swift held a secret listening party at her home in London to debut her new album.
The 27-year-old personally selected 100 fans to the event on Friday (13 Oct 2017), ahead of the release of her sixth studio album Reputation on 10 November (17).
According to the fans who attended the once-in-a-lifetime bash, Swift had stalked the fans on Twitter before extending the invitation to them. One fan even claimed the Shake It Off singer knew she'd previously been to one of 1989 World Tour dates, and wrote on Friday: "TAYLOR HAS BEEN STALKING ME ON TWITTER FOR A YEAR! SHE KNEW I WENT TO NASHVILLE FOR 1989! I CANT COPE WITH LIFE (sic)."
"How did I end up sitting on Taylor’s living room floor listening to her unreleased album with my best friends?" wrote another.
Those who were handpicked for the secret session not only got to listen to her highly-anticipated new album, but got to meet Swift and were given a gift of a snake keychain with engraved with the word "London", according to Billboard.com.
The Grammy Award winner has introduced fans to her new albums in similar secret sessions before, and held events in her places in London, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York City ahead of the release of 1989 in 2014.
The secret event is just one in a series of surprises that Swift has in store for British fans.
On Wednesday, the singer stunned young fan Lara by turning up to her house to deliver a gift.

BIRTHDAYS
Birthdays in the week ahead
Oct 17: Alan Jackson (1958), Earl Thomas Conley (1941)
Oct 18: Susan Raye (1944), Josh Gracin (1980)
Oct 19: Jeannie C Riley (1945), Cyndi Thomson (1976)
Oct 20: Philomena Begley (1954), the late Grandpa Jones (1913; died Feb 19, 1998 aged 84), Wanda Jackson (1937); Jimi Westbrook (Little Big Town)

Oct 21: the late Owen Bradley (1915; died Jan 7, 1998 (aged 82)), Mel Street (1935; died October 21, 1978 (aged 43); committed suicide on his 45th birthday), Kane Brown (1993)
Oct 22: Shelby Lynne (1968)

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