Thursday 31 October 2019

Lauren Corzine releases latest single ‘Picture’ to country radio

(Roger Cook, Galen Crew, Lauren Corzine / Fresh Cookies-ASCAP, Galen Crew Music-BMI, Lauren Corzine Music-ASCAP) 
Produced by: Galen Crew

Lauren Corzine, who has been part of the Texas Country music scene since 2014 released her new single, “Picture” which has been sent to country radio

 Picture is a song I’ve had for a couple of years and I thought it would be fun to re-release it and put a Texas Country twang on it” Lauren says about her new single. “The song tells a story about a person who is happy about breaking up but still takes the time to admire the pictures they took together."

Lauren is looking to build on what has already been a successful 2019 that has seen her chart her highest single to date and be featured on the TRRMA Future Faces Showcase.

Release Date: October 2, 2019

Label: Lauren Corzine

Tine Length: 3:19

Genres: Country

Premiered Oct 14, 2019 Official Video:

Lauren Corzine is a Texas born and raised country/americana recording artist from McAllen, Texas. Since picking up a guitar at the tender age of 11, she certainly has come a long way. Quickly after learning a few songs on guitar, Lauren began performing at open mic nights and sitting in with local country bands around her hometown.
She caught the attention of songwriters/producers Roger Cook and Galen Crew in 2015 and the three of them began working on her first EP.

In 2016, Lauren released her very first EP entitled "LOST & FOUND" (iTunes). "Lost & Found" consisted of six heartfelt original songs. How could you define Lauren's music? She says "My EP, Lost & Found, was written at a time in my life that was full of young love, getting lost and then finding myself again. I can best describe it as pop melodies with a country feel and folk-like lyrics." Once you hear the record, you might find it hard to not sing along.

She has an undying love for performing and writing music. "I've only ever wanted to perform" explains Lauren, "I'm most at home when I'm on a stage. My ultimate goal is to tell you my stories through song and keep you entertained from start to finish. 

Music is the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about when I go to sleep. I've decided to commit myself to making music for the rest of my life and I hope I can capture your attention."

In 2017, Lauren released her first song, "If This is Love", to Texas Radio. The song managed to make it into the top 50 on the TRRR chart last fall.
The Rio Grande Valley Girl took the next step on the TxRD music scene when she delivered her rockin' toe tappin' single, "Ain't That Lonely" (released single on March 26, 2019  iTunes) which was Lauren's anthem for putting music first. It debuted on the Top 100 and moved up rapidly!

When asked why she wrote “Ain’t That Lonely” Lauren stated: “I’ve spent the past two years being single because my focus has been music and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve learned that loneliness is a state of mind, not a state of being. I wrote this song as a way to say “HEY! Being single doesn’t have to be lonely.” Working on yourself and putting yourself first doesn’t mean you’re destined to be alone. Sometimes you have to write your own anthems. I’ve decided for now to focus on making music, playing live, and connecting with people that take the time to listen to my songs. I ain’t that lonely!”

Lauren has been given the opportunity to open for Midland, Kevin Fowler, Sunny Sweeney, Josh Turner, Kyle Park, Michael Ray, Pat Green, The Spazmatics and is always adding more to the list!

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Scotty McCreery celebrates sold-out European Tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – German and English audiences fell in love with the ACM, BMI, CMT and NSAI Award-winning Scotty McCreery this past week as the Triple Tigers/Sony recording artist performed in both countries for the first time, selling-out all five shows on his first-ever European tour with Six Shooter Country calling McCreery’s London show “music heaven.” The dates coincided with Country Music Week in both countries.
 Sherlock Homies: John Marks (Head of Global Programming for Country Music, Spotify), Scotty McCreery, Scott Stem (McCreery's Manager, Triple 8 Management), Andrew Percy (Member of the U.K. Parliament) and George Couri (Partner, Triple 8 Management and Partner, Triple Tigers Records) backstage at McCreery's sold-out first show in London at Bush Hall on Saturday, Oct. 26.


“This was an incredible week,” said an exuberant McCreery. “The audiences have been amazing. They knew the words to every song – not just the hits, but all the album tracks. As a songwriter, hearing an audience in another country across the ocean sing ‘Five More Minutes’ back to me is such an emotional experience. I can’t wait to come back to England and Germany, and also perform in other counties in the UK and Europe as well.  We will be back!”
Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi tour London near the Tower Bridge over the weekend
 before McCreery’s two sold-out London shows (Oct. 26 and 28).

“McCreery made it worth the wait for UK fans with one of the standout performances of Country Music Week...,” Entertainment-Focus said of the North Carolina native’s first London show. “He delivered a high-energy, fun and entertaining show with plenty of personality, excellent vocals and warm, easy-going stage presence, all adding up to create an absolutely electric atmosphere at Bush Hall. It’s clear that the UK audiences absolutely love him and based on their response last night hopefully it won’t be too long before he’s back here – and playing to even bigger venues…”
The five sold out shows on McCreery’s European Tour were as follows
Oct. 23 | Berlin, Germany | PrivatClub
Oct. 24 | Cologne, Germany | Helios 37
Oct. 26 | London, England | Bush Hall
Oct. 27 | Manchester, England | Manchester Academy 2
Oct. 28 | London, England | Bush Hall
“It was an absolute pleasure and honor to have Scotty McCreery and his team in Germany for our first Country Music Week,” said Sina Hall, Promoter, Semmel Concerts / Sound of Nashville. “They delivered two amazing sold-out shows with a dedicated audience that sang along to every word. We’re very much looking forward to working together more in the near future and build on this success.”

Scotty McCreery and wife Gabi visit the Historic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday, Oct. 22 before playing a sold-out show at PrivatClub on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The first London show (Oct. 26) sold out in just over an hour when tickets originally went on sale, so a second show was quickly announced (Oct. 28) and it sold out in less than four hours. Due to demand, the Manchester show (10/27), which sold out within hours after going on sale, was upgraded into the larger Manchester Academy 2 venue, which also sold out.
“It was a delight to bring Scotty to the UK for the first time as part of Country Music Week,” said Alex Simmonds, Promoter, SJM Concerts. “Watching him perform such an intimate show at Bush Hall was electric. For the fans who were quick enough to grab a ticket to all three shows before they sold out, it will be a night I’m sure they won’t soon forget. We can’t wait to bring Scotty back to the UK in bigger venues and to more cities.”
McCreery will hit the road in the United States with Old Dominion on Nov. 1 in Tampa, kicking off a series of dates as part of the band’s “Make It Sweet” Tour. He will host the iHeartCountry “One Night for Our Military” Veteran’s Day radio special, airing on iHeartCountry radio stations on Nov. 11, where he will also perform along with artists Jason Aldean and Kelsea Ballerini. In December, the singer/songwriter will begin work on his next album, the follow up to Seasons Change, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and featured two back-to-back No. 1 hits: the Platinum-certified “Five More Minutes” and the Platinum-certified “This is It,” as well as his current single “In Between,” which is climbing the country single charts. 
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About Scotty McCreery
McCreery achieved new heights this year, earning two back-to-back No. 1 hits from his current album SEASONS CHANGE, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart: the RIAA Platinum-certified “Five More Minutes” and the RIAA Platinum-certified “This is It,” which stayed at the top of the charts for two weeks. He co-wrote all 11 songs on Seasons Change. All four of his albums have debuted at No. 1 on a Billboard Albums chart, with current combined sales surpassing 3 million copies.
He’s earned five Platinum and one Gold singles; won the 10th season of “American Idol” in 2011; was named the ACM New Artist of the Year in 2011; won the CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year (“The Trouble with Girls”) in 2012; American Country Awards for New Artist of the Year in 2011 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013; BMI Awards for writing One of the Top 50 Country Songs of the Year twice (in 2015 for “See You Tonight” and in 2018 for “Five More Minutes”); a Carolina Beach Music Award for National Dance/Shag Song of the Year (“Barefootin’”) in 2018; and the NSAI Nashville Songwriter Award for One of the Top Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written (“Five More Minutes”) in 2018.
The North Carolina native released his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, in 2016. McCreery launched his recording career by making history in 2011 as both the first country artist and the youngest male artist of any genre to debut his first studio album, the Platinum-certified Clear as Day, at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. For more information and his current tour schedule, visit

The Adelaides make their Royal Albert Hall debut supporting Charles Esten

UK trio The Adelaides make their Royal Albert Hall 
debut supporting Charles Esten!

Charles Esten on the C2C 2020 Festival mainstage line-up!

On Sunday October 27 The Adelaides took to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall supporting Charles Esten on tour! As well as supporting him, they also joined him on stage for some tracks, including covers of the likes of Nashville’s “Sanctuary” & “Shallow” from A Star Is Born…

The Adelaides posted on Instagram ROYAL ALBERT HALL DEBUT. Let’s go!! .📸 Christie Goodwin

Charles’ friend and photographer Christie Goodwin (Website) was around to capture the atmosphere. Visit

Charles Esten And The Adelaides - Oct 2019 (25 pic Gallery by London Backline) at Chris Country

1/3 of the trio Paris Georgia posted A day we’ll never forget Thank you so so much @charles_esten for letting us be a part of what was an incredible tour and something we’ll always cherish, you are one in a million!♥️
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Entertainment Focus  by Pip Ellwood-Hughes Country Music Week 2019: Charles Esten, Royal Albert Hall, London live review….For his encore Esten performed He Ain’t Me before welcoming The Adelaides back for a cover of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born song Shallow and a life-affirming rendition of Nashville’s signature song A Life That’s Good. It was moving, emotional and a fantastic way to end an incredible night of music. One of the best live performers in any genre, Boundless energy and fantastic songs, He's infectious and engaging to watch (Rating 5/5)

Set list: 1. Buckle Up 2. A Road and a Radio 3. Honky Tonk History 4. Looking for the Light 5. She Doesn’t Love Me 6. Undermine (with The Adelaides) 7. Prisoner (with The Adelaides) 8. Sanctuary (with The Adelaides) 9. Friend of Mine (with The Adelaides) 10. Scars 11. Mary 12. I Still Do 13. Royals (Lorde cover) 14. Better Together 15. Just Like New 16. Nashvillionaire 17. Baby, Kid, Teen, Man, Old Man, Gone 18. Down the Road 19. He Ain’t Me 20. Shallow (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper cover with The Adelaides >> YouTube) 21. A Life That’s Good (with The Adelaides) Performance date: 27th October 2019

Blog (Oct 23) : Currently on tour with Charles Esten The Adelaides drop brand new track I’d Do It Again

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Charles Esten joins the C2C 2020 Festival Line-up!

Country to Country; Europe’s biggest country music festival is back from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 March 2020. Returning for its eighth year, the festival is set to bring yet another incredible line up to The O2 London, 3Arena Dublin, The SSE Hydro, and venues across Europe.
Charles Esten will be joining headliner Eric Church, The Cadillac Three and Introducing Nashville (Abby Anderson, Eric Paslay, Tenille Townes) making his main stage debut.
Floor Seating, Level 1, Level 4 £45.45, £70.75, £117.50, £165.90

Eric Church, The Cadillac Three, Charles Esten, Introducing Nashville (Abby Anderson, Eric Paslay, Tenille Townes) Day Ticket: TICKETMASTER UK

Eric Church, The Cadillac Three, Charles Esten, Introducing Nashville – Day Ticket: TICKETMASTER UK

Eric Church, The Cadillac Three, Charles Esten, Introducing Nashville – Day Ticket: TICKETMASTER UK

Brenda Lee SINGS COUNTRY VOL 2-CD features the best tracks from her nine albums alongside hit singles.

Artist:    Brenda Lee
Album:  Sings Country Vol 2  Ultimate Country Collection
Label:      Humphead
Cat No:    HUMP 220
Rel Date: 4th October 2019

Promoted by Humphead Records, it’s been sent to BBC Country shows, independent stations and shows. Request to hear your favourite track

Though Brenda Lee cut her teeth on country music and her initial chart successes in the mid-1950s came on the country listings, she was not really considered a country singer until the 1970s when she recorded a series of classic modern country albums. Between 1971 and 1985 Brenda charted 32 singles on the American country charts including eight of them making the top 10.

In the first volume of BRENDA LEE SINGS COUNTRY, we featured all of those hit singles plus many of the excellent B-sides, most appearing on CD for the first. 

In this second volume we have chosen the best tracks from the nine albums that Brenda recorded during that time. Alongside the hit singles, these original vinyl LPs also featured Brenda’s distinctive renditions of such then current hits by Johnny Nash (I Can See Clearly Now), Jean Shepard (Slippin’ Away), Merle Haggard (Everybody’s Had The Blues) and Barry White (You’re The First, the Last, My Everything).

Really lovely double disc, really like her later stuff, very nice album, some really nice ballads – Marie Crichton 
BBC Radio Shropshire BBC Page

Album Of The Week 50 Tracks in total a cornucopia of country music. She’s got a great voice. There are songs recorded by other artists, she makes a cracking job of them as well. A classic album if you like country music like it used to be. Brenda Lee at her very best – Brian Clough The American Connection/ (CMA International Broadcaster 2009)

Alan Cackett wrote: I’m delighted to announce the release of two more 2-CD compilation sets for which I selected and compiled the tracks and also wrote the extensive and informative liner notes
The first is Brenda Lee Sings Country Vol. 2 (Humphead Records HUMP220) a 50-track collection that covers the country recordings that Brenda Lee made between 1972 and 1985. Included are Brenda’s distinctive renditions of such classics as Everybody’s Had the Blues, Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends, Before the Next Teardrop falls, Loving Arms and We Had It All. The second release is Del Reeves Hits On the Billboard (HumpHead HUMP218) which covers all of Del’s country hits from 1965 through to 1978. This includes several truck-drivin’ classics like One Bum Town, Trucker’s Paradise, Belles Of Southern Bell and The Girl On the Billboard. Both releases are available online from or Amazon and other retail outlets.

1. I Can See Clearly Now
2.Sweet Memories
3.My Sweet Baby
4.Something's Wrong With Me
5.Run To Me
6.Here I Am Again
7.Why Me?
8.My Love
9.You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
10.We Had It All 
11.Everybody's Had The Blues
12.Slippin' Away 
13.You're My Man Again
15.Nothing From Nothing
16.Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends
17.Seeing You Again
18.Never My Love
19.Love Me For A Reason
20.You're The First, The Last, My Everything
21.Never Let Him Go
22.Take A Picture Of Me
23.Before The Next Teardrop Falls 
25.When Our Love Began (Cowboys & Indians)

1.One More Time
2.I Let You Let Me Down Again
3.Mary's Going Out Of Her Mind
5.The Lumberjacks Had A Lady
6.It's Another Weekend
7. Love Ain't Seen The Last Of Me
8.At The Moonlite
9.Memories For Sale
10.What Am I Gonna Do 
11.Take Me Back
12.You Put It All Together
13.Staring Each Other Down
14.Cracker Jack Diamonds
15.Didn't We Do It Good
16.We're So Close
17.Love Letters
18.There's More To Me Than What You Can See
19.I Know A Lot About Love
20.Fool Fool
21.That Was The Way It Was Then
22.He Can't Make Your Kind Of Love
23.Loving Arms
24.Roll Back The Rug
25.How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Once known as 'Little Miss Dynamite,' (she is under five feet), Brenda Lee was the world's most popular female singer from 1960-65. Something of a child prodigy, she burst upon the pop world as a fifteen-year-old with the million-selling Sweet Nuthin's in 1959. For the next six years she hardly put a foot wrong as she dominated the charts with a mix of teen angst ballads and uptempo rockers such as I'm Sorry, All Alone Am I, Dum Dum, Fool No.1, Break It To Me Gently and the perennial Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree.
Raised on country music, almost all of her pop hits were recorded in Nashville, with the same session players that were working on then current country hits by Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold and Marty Robbins.

Following several minor hits in the States, Brenda hit the top in 1960 with I'm Sorry, one of the best pop songs from rather an indifferent era. The lyrics had everything a good teenage song should, and it really captured the times. Believing rock'n'roll to be a fad, but sensing they had a voice with long-term potential, Decca Records executives pushed Brenda toward supper-club shows and ballads such as I Want to Be Wanted, Emotions and Fool # 1 once she hit her mid-to-late teens. Such career moves may have cut into her hit-making days as a rock'n'roller, but they did give Brenda a broad foundation from which to build a lengthy career.

Now an elder statesperson of the Nashville pop-country crossovers of the 1960s, Brenda Lee remains a highly regarded and sophisticated international star. She is a member of the Rock and Roll, Country Music and Rockabilly Halls of Fame.
She is also a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
She continues to tour worldwide, with a large and loyal following in Japan, Germany, the UK and Australia. In recent years she has served on various CMA boards and committees and been heavily involved in charitable organisations. As you listen to this selection of recordings, many appearing on CD for the first time, you can tell that despite all of her pop and rock'n'roll history, Brenda has always been first and foremost a bona fide country singer. – Alan Cackett