Tuesday, December 13, 2011

NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Nick 13

NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Nick 13



Nick 13. Photo credit: Viva Van Story

By Bob Doerschuk
© 2011 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc.
There’s room on the dance floor for fans of West Coast Country, Americana and maybe mellowed-out punk whenever Nick 13 takes to the stage. You may recognize this L.A.-based singer/ songwriter from his run as founder and core member of the psychobilly mainstay Tiger Army. But on his self-titled solo debut, he draws more from the ‘billy than the psycho side of his past, with intriguing results.
Produced by Greg Leisz and James Intveld, these 10 tracks feature dreamy, shimmering Gretsch guitar, punctuated by spaghetti-Western low licks and bathed in mercurial sheens of steel guitar. All of this floats over grooves that focus drummer Mitch Marine entirely on the snare. The contrast between this sonic backdrop and these laid-back but insistent rhythms is heightened by the songs, all of them written by Nick 13 except for “Gambler’s Life,” a co-write with Alain Whyte. With their emphasis on minor modes, their restlessness suggests shadows drifting through the night toward far horizons.
Nick 13, whose name eulogizes his first band, Influence 13, shows a strong Bakersfield influence but infuses it now and then with vintage Texas elements, whether through the accordion on “Restless Moon” or the throwback instrumentation of acoustic bass, lap steel and a boom-chuck guitar gallop on “All Alone.” In every setting, he sings with a detached but not dispassionate delivery that draws attention to the lyric without excess vocal distractions. Strangely, this same approach, tinged with reverb on “In the Orchard 2001,” echoes Roy Orbison’s without the rockabilly legend’s dramatic, multi-range exhibitions.
Retro yet absolutely in tune with our times, Nick 13 has hit its lucky number.
In His Own Words
MUSICAL HERO“Ray Price. He’s always played the style he wanted to, regardless of what was popular. You can’t be true to anyone or anything musically if you’re not true to yourself.”
CD IN YOUR STEREOReason and Rhyme, by Jim Lauderdale.”
FAVORITE FOOD ON THE ROAD“Barbecue, no question.”
DREAM DUET PARTNER“Emmylou Harris or Loretta Lynn.”
SOMETHING WE’D NEVER GUESS ABOUT YOU“When I’m off the road, I’m a real homebody.”
On the Web: www.Nick13.com

The Pistol Annies Aim for the Top

The Pistol Annies Aim for the Top



The Pistol Annies: Miranda Lambert, Angeleena Presley and Ashley Monroe. Photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas.
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The Pistol Annies: Miranda Lambert, Angeleena Presley and Ashley Monroe. Photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas.

By Deborah Evans Price
© 2011 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc.
From the Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings supergroup The Highwaymen to Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt's famed Trio, friendship and creative chemistry have inspired some of Country Music's most successful collaborations. Debuting with their chart-topping album, Hell on Heels, The Pistol Annies is the latest group of distinctive personalities to forge an enigmatic new act.
“We all have something to say as individual women and as individual artists,” Miranda Lambert said of herself, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. “You put all three opinions together and all three lifestyles and what we’ve all been through, and it just felt like that we were saying something that most people think and don’t actually say. I’m like that in my solo career. I take risks and I’m honest in my music and we just carried it out with this Pistol Annies project.”
“All three of us have different influences, but they all three have the same characteristic—honesty,” Monroe added. “Miranda loves Merle (Haggard). I love Dolly and Angaleena loves Loretta. We’re all very much inspired by the three of them. If you go back and listen to their records, you can relate to what they’re talking about.”
Although record companies sometimes encourage artists into collaborations that look commercially promising, that was not the case with The Pistol Annies. “Miranda and I have known each other for seven years,” said Monroe. “One night we were at her house and I asked if she’d ever heard of Angaleena Presley. I’d written with her a few times in Nashville. She said she hadn’t, so I went and got my computer and started playing her some stuff. She flipped out. She said, ‘That’s the girl! That’s our missing link!’ It fell together as easy as that.”
Presley said the collaboration felt natural from the beginning. “We sat down and wrote these songs and we didn’t overthink it,” she said. “We didn’t have any method to the madness. It’s just songs from three different girls’ perspectives and I guess a lot of people can relate to it.”
“The chemistry was there from the very beginning,” Monroe added. “We just started writing songs. We just sat down and were inspired. That’s how it happened. We weren’t trying for anything. We were just looking to write real songs about real things.”
Before teaming with the Annies, Monroe had released a digital album, Satisfied, on Columbia Nashville in 2009. Presley has recorded an unreleased album and is looking for a deal. Lambert, of course, is an established headliner with multiple hits under her belt, including 2010 CMA Song of the Year “The House That Built Me” (written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin).
The Pistol Annies’ album, Hell on Heels, was released in August, two months ahead of Lambert’s fourth album, Four the Record. When asked if she was concerned about how their debut might affect her latest solo outing, Lambert responded, “That did cross my mind, but I thought if it (Pistol Annies) was that organic and felt that right, then it had to be right. The music came so easily to us three, and the chemistry that we had made me realize that I needed to put my hesitation aside and let the music lead and just see what happens.”
The result was a No. 1 album. Hell on Heels was initially a digital-only release, and the demand from fans caught the label by surprise. When brick-and-mortar retailers began clamoring for physical copies, Sony Music Nashville rushed to oblige. Lambert said the trio was taking a little vacation in Mexico to celebrate the album’s release when they received word that it might debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. “It kind of shocked me to be honest,” she said, “because we didn’t have product. It was just digital.”
“The great thing about The Pistol Annies project is it came from a very musical place,” said Gary Overton, Chairman/CEO, Sony Music Nashville, noting that Lambert’s manager Marion Kraft first mentioned the project to him. Intrigued, he asked to hear music and the trio came by to play some songs live. “We first talked about doing four sides, but the music kept flowing. It was cool and there was a sound, so we ended up making a whole record. Then we said, ‘Well, there’s really not stuff on here that we thought was immediate go-to-radio, so let’s put it online and see what’s out there.’ And it was like bang, a No. 1 Country album. It just shows when there is great music and great artistry, people will find it.”
Overton noted The Pistol Annies album has further enhanced Lambert’s profile in the industry. “I think a lot of the industry has really gained a huge appreciation for Miranda,” he said. “At a very tough time in our business, she scanned 1.4 million on the Revolution album, which is very difficult to do right now. But in the meantime, she wrote a new record and did this side project, which is a No.1 Country record. I think a lot of people gained even more respect for her artistry.”
Working on the project was an enjoyable process, and in that spirit the trio adopted pet names, dubbing themselves Lone Star Annie (Lambert), Hippie Annie (Monroe) and Holler Annie (Presley). The only outside writer who contributed to the album was Lambert’s husband, Blake Shelton, who co-wrote on “Family Feud” and earned the nickname Pistol Andy.
“The girls had come to our house because we wanted to spend some time together, pick out the songs and to maybe write some more,” Lambert recalled. “We were sitting at the house and Blake had cooked us dinner. None of us are great guitar players. We have different styles, but Blake was there and he’s such a great guitar player, so we handed him a guitar and said, ‘Play something. We want to write a song.’ He ended up working up this really cool melody. We just wrote it together, all four of us, so he snuck one in on it.”
The album boasts a diverse cache of songs from the sassy “Bad Example” (Lambert and Monroe) and humorous “The Hunter’s Wife” (Presley) to “Beige” (Lambert and Monroe), a poignant tale of unplanned pregnancy. “You’re gonna laugh. You’re gonna cry and you’re probably gonna give your husband a good talking to,” Presley said, describing the contents of the album.
The title track, “Hell on Heels,” written by the trio, captures their feisty spirit. “It just felt like that was, in a nutshell, what we’re about. It’s a catchy title and catchy phrase,” said Lambert. “It makes people go, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ I just feel like it encompasses everything that The Pistol Annies are.”
The album also includes more somber fare such as “Housewife’s Prayer,” which Presley began writing when she was going through a divorce. “I was real broke, real depressed, desperate and didn’t know what I was going to do,” she said. “I thought about burning my house down, taking the money, getting me and my little boy an apartment and having a new start. But instead of doing that, I picked up my guitar and started writing a song about it. I played it for the girls and they helped me finish it.
“I like ‘Housewife’s Prayer,’” Presley continued, “because it represents a time in my life that was one of the hardest times I ever had and it reminds me that I had the strength to get through it. It reminds me to make better choices and not go back.”
“Lemon Drop” is also a slice of Presley’s life. “That’s a true story,” said Presley. “I was going home to Kentucky and my car broke down. I pulled over and saw my muffler had come halfway off. So I opened the trunk of my car, clipped a guitar string off, tied it on, drove on home and then drove back to Nashville. I drove around a while with my muffler tied up with a guitar string, so that’s where that idea came from. That whole song is what my life was then, trying to make it, struggling and keeping the faith.”
“Boys from the South” originated with Lambert. “I was driving home from the airport real late one night, trying to keep myself awake,” Lambert recalls. “I was going from Texas to Oklahoma and I was thinking, ‘Man, I love where I live, going home to Blake, my cute Southern boy waiting at home on me.’ I just thought it would be a cute song.”
Fans got a chance to see The Pistol Annies live when they opened dates on Lambert’s 2011 tour, and there are plans for more shows. Lambert is hoping that exposure in Pistol Annies will fuel the solo careers of her two pals. “I just want the world to hear these people,” she said of Presley and Monroe. “They need to be out there because they are great. I hope that this helps to build their individual careers as artists and they can go and do their own things, release their own albums and will always still come back and do Pistol Annies stuff. I just hope that the world hears us together and hears us individually.”
At press time, Monroe was working on her Warner Bros. debut and Presley was looking for a deal. “I’ve been in Nashville eight years and I don’t know how many times I’ve been told I’m too country for Country,” she said. “I did one record with (producers) Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke. People loved it, but people were scared of it. We’re still shopping it, but I have complete faith that we’ll get it out there. If you liked The Pistol Annies, you’re gonna like Angaleena Presley. I hope that The Pistol Annies sets a precedent for me and Ashley and every other artist who is writing songs from their heart and can’t find a place for them.”
All three women agree that they plan to make music as The Pistol Annies for a long time. “One of our goals is for each of us to have our own tours and to stop every month and do a Pistol Annies reunion,” said Lambert. “We’re hoping to be making music together until we can’t sing no more.”
On the Web: www.PistolAnnies.com

RAMMSTEIN - MADE IN GERMANY 1995-2011 - Platz 1 der Album-Charts

RAMMSTEIN - MADE IN GERMANY 1995-2011 - Platz 1 der Album-Charts
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MADE IN GERMANY 1995-2011 – Platz 1 der Album-Charts
Deutschlands Ausnahmeband hat ein weiteres Gütesiegel!

Auch mit "Made In Germany 1995 - 2011", der ersten Werkschau seit ihrer Gründung, haben RAMMSTEIN erneut erfolgreich zum Sockel-Sturm angesetzt und erklimmen in dieser Woche aus dem Stand Platz 1 der Album-Charts.

Bislang boten lediglich die beiden Live-Alben "Live in Berlin" und "Völkerball" die einzigen Gelegenheiten, die Hits von RAMMSTEIN in gebündelter Form zu erleben.

Auf "Made In Germany 1995 - 2011" werden die Höchstleistungen in gleich drei verschiedenen Formaten dargeboten. Alle von der Band ausgewählten Songs präsentieren sich zudem im re-mastered-Soundgewand. Außerdem gibt es mit "Mein Land" gleich auch noch die neue Single on Top.

Ursprünglich sollte die Kennzeichnung „Made in Germany“ Verbraucher in England vor Täuschungen durch deutsche Importe schützen, doch im Laufe der Jahrzehnte entwickelte sich der Terminus immer mehr zu einem besonderen Qualitätszeichen. Soeben bei RAMMSTEIN, nach bis dato weltweit fast 17 Millionen verkaufter Alben, noch einmal unterstrichen und verifiziert mit dem erneuten direkten Sprung von Null auf Eins in die Deutschen Album-Charts.

Parallel zieht die RAMMSTEIN Live Maschinerie weiterhin durch Europa und bringt die Essenz von 16 Jahren Kreativität auf die Bühne, bevor es im nächsten Jahr nach langer zwischenzeitlicher Abstinenz ab April erneut auf ausgedehnte Tour ins Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten sowie Kanada geht.

Die Daten:

14.12.2011 – Berlin, O2-World
15.12.2011 – Berlin, O2World
03.02.2012 – Hannover, TUI Arena

Tour wird 2012 fortgesetzt in u.a. Osteuropa, Skandinavien, Benelux, England, Irland, Frankreich und Nordamerika.

In den USA wurde die Band zudem aktuell für die „Pollstar Concert Industry Awards“ des US-amerikanische Branchenmagazin “Pollstar” nominiert. Diese werden am 3. Februar 2012 in einer großen Live-Show in Los Angeles verliehen. RAMMSTEIN sind in der Kategorie „Most creative stage production" nominiert, und konkurrieren mit Lady Gaga, Waters, Sade und Kate Perry um die Auszeichnung.

"Made In Germany 1995 - 2011" ist erhältlich in drei verschiedenen Versionen:

Standard Edition - Digipak
Best Of Album - Alle Songs remastered

Special Edition 2 CD - Digipak
Best Of Album / Best Of Remixes - Alle Songs remastered

Ltd. Super Deluxe Edition ( PAL )
Limitierte Stahlbox
Best Of Album / Best Of Remixes - Alle Songs remastered
Kompletter Video Katalog und das Making-Of der Videos auf 3 DVDS
- Alle Songs & Videos remastered
- 8 unveröffentlichte Making-Of
- 240 Seiten Booklet

Florence + The Machine eröffnet Konzertreihe

Florence + The Machine eröffnet Konzertreihe "auf den Dächern" von tape.tv und Universal Music exklusiv bei iTunes
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Florence + The Machine eröffnet "auf den Dächern", die neue Konzertreihe von tape.tv und Universal Music exklusiv bei iTunes
Ab dem 9. Dezember werden ausgewählte Mitschnitte von Universal Music Künstlern, die im Rahmen der tape.tv Konzertreihe „auf den Dächern“ aufgetreten sind, exklusiv im iTunes Store als Download veröffentlicht.

Was im Juli 2010 auf dem Dach des tape.tv Gebäudes begann, hat sich seitdem zu einer der spannendsten Konzertreihen Deutschlands entwickelt. Bei allen Live-Auftritten treten die Künstler ausschließlich mit einem reduzierten Set oder akustisch auf. Dabei entstehen Interpretationen, die an manchen Künstlern ungeahnte Facetten zeigen, die Fans von ihren Lieblingsbands bislang noch nicht kennen.

„Mit den Dachkonzerten geben wir Künstlern die Chance zu zeigen, dass sie echte Musiker sind. Ohne Boxentürme, ohne unzählige Verstärker und Soundeffekte stehen die Stimme und das Talent am Instrument im Mittelpunkt“, so tape.tv-CEO Conrad Fritzsch.

Die 100. „auf den Dächern“ Produktion mit Florence + The Machine markiert den Start, einen Teil dieser Konzerte schrittweise als Audio- und Video-Download zu veröffentlichen. Die Sängerin zählt seit ihrem millionenfach verkauften Album „Lungs“ aus dem Jahr 2009 zu den begehrtesten Newcomern und wird von Fans und Medien und Designern wie Karl Lagerfeld als neue britische Ikone gefeiert. Mit ihrem gerade veröffentlichten zweiten Album „Ceremonials“ startet sie das nächste Kapitel ihrer beeindruckenden Erfolgsgeschichte und überzeugte bei Ihrer Dachperformance mit starken Liedern und einer unglaublichen Präsenz. Dieses und weitere begeisternde Live-Erlebnisse gibt es ab 09. Dezember als Download exklusiv bei iTunes.

„Wir wollen gemeinsam mit unseren Partnern neue Vertriebskonzepte für unsere Künstler entwickeln und die Nachfrage der Musikfans nach exklusiven Inhalten bedienen. Die Kooperation mit tape.tv und iTunes erfüllt diese Anforderungen perfekt.“ so Holger Christoph, Director Marketing & Sales Digital bei Universal Music.

Neben Florence + The Machine finden Musikfans zum Start exklusive Live-Sets von Katzenjammer, Andreas Bourani, Polarkreis 18, Dear Reader und weiteren Künstlern im iTunes Store, einfach hier klicken. Alle Produkte beinhalten nicht nur den Video-, sondern auch den Audio-Mitschnitt der Auftritte.

Für mehr Live-Power von Florence + The Machine dürfen sich die deutschen Fans auf ihre Tournee im Frühjahr freuen:

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE live:
23.03.2012 München, Tonhalle
24.03.2012 Berlin, Columbiahalle
25.03.2012 Hamburg, Große Freiheit 36
30.03.2012 Köln, E-Werk

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The Grascals Featured In GACTV.com's 12 Days of Country Cookies (& Treats) http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/12/grascals-featured-in-gactvcoms-12-days.html



Riders In The Sky member Woody Paul Being Honored by National Fiddler Hall of Fame http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/12/riders-in-sky-member-woody-paul-being.html





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The Grascals Featured In GACTV.com's 12 Days of Country Cookies (& Treats)

The Grascals Featured In GACTV.com's 12 Days of Country
Cookies (& Treats)

Group Grabs Holiday Spirit & Gifts "Secret" Upside Down
Apple Pie Recipe To Fans


Grascals outdoor shot (Credit: Marcel) 
Nashville, TN (December 12, 2011) -- The Grascals head in to the holiday season full of good cheer and, well, pie. "We're just full of it," laughs the group co-founder Jamie Johnson.  "El's wife, Catherine Lundy-Eldredge, makes a mean Upside Down Apple Pie, and we've been doing some serious taste-testing!"  The dish is so delightful that GACTV.com is including the recipe in their 12 Days of Country Cookies (& Treats) feature, and fans can grab the recipe for this down-home dessert at www.gactv.com/gac/pac_ctnt/text/0,,GAC_26058_104272,00.html or from http://www.grascals.com/.

Grascalites who want to see more of their favorite band can catch The Grascals' November 7 performance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3b1qbrIHGg) on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON.  The audience loved the group's version of "Louisiana Saturday Night," and it's the perfect Christmas Eve entertainment for Bluegrass lovers since December 24 falls on a Saturday this year.

Learn more about these engaging entertainers at www.grascals.com. 

Wynonna Judd gets vocal about the First Amendment

Five-Time Grammy Winner Wynonna Judd gets vocal
about the First Amendment
 

Songwriter and performer joins 1 For All campaign to support free speech

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” – First Amendment to the United States Constitution
Dec. 12, 2011, Washington, D.C.– Country music icon Wynonna Judd, who rose to fame as a member of the legendary duo, The Judds, and went on to achieve monumental success as a solo artist, has added her name to the growing list of artists and celebrities speaking out in support of freedom of expression.
As part of the 1 for All campaign, Wynonna will participate in “Free to Tweet,” a daylong online celebration of First Amendment rights on Dec. 15, Bill of Rights Day. During the tweetathon, all Americans are encouraged to tweet their support of the First Amendment and how they enjoy those freedoms—using the hashtag #FreeToTweet.

High school and college students nationwide are eligible to win one of 22 $5,000 scholarships by tweeting creatively about the First Amendment. More information is at FreeToTweet.org.

“My success in music would not have been possible without freedom of expression,” said Wynonna. “It’s an honor for me to join in supporting the 220th anniversary of Bill of Rights Day.”

The unprecedented 1 for All campaign is the largest of its kind in scope and reach, and uses a fresh approach by featuring public figures celebrating their freedoms to tweet, rock, write, read, sing, worship, assemble, petition and much more.

Ellen DeGeneres, John Mellencamp, Ke$ha, and David Gregory were among the first wave of performers, artists and journalists to show their support for the First Amendment by appearing in the ads.

For more information on the 1 for All campaign, or to join their mailing list, visit www.1forall.us.

About “1 for All”
“1 for All” is a non-partisan, educational campaign that was launched in 2010 to address a general lack of awareness by the American public about the five freedoms afforded by the First Amendment. Initial support for campaign was provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Newseum, McCormick Foundation, American Society of News Editors, First Amendment Center and Gannett Foundation. In addition, more than 1,000 news organizations, religious groups and educational institutions have devoted their time and resources in support of the “1 for All” campaign.
About Wynonna Judd
Five-time GRAMMY Award winning artist and New York Times best-selling author Wynonna Judd first gained fame as part of one of the most successful musical duos of all time, The Judds. On top of that amazing feat, she also holds multiple gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA in excess of 30 million units sold for albums released throughout her illustrious 28-year career. Wynonna recently reunited with her mother, Naomi, for a final Judds tour in 2010, The Last Encore. During this time, the iconic duo invited cameras from the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) to capture their unprecedented moments together as they navigated the intricacies of their first tour in 10 years. The television docu-series, “The Judds” debuted in April 2011 with the higest rated premiere outside of OWN’s launch week and boasted the highest rated season finale in OWN history. 

LADY ANTEBELLUM RELEASES “DANCIN’ AWAY WITH MY HEART”

 
LADY ANTEBELLUM RELEASES “DANCIN’ AWAY WITH MY HEART” TODAY AS THIRD SINGLE OFF OWN THE NIGHT

OWN THE NIGHT Returns to No. One on Billboard’s Country Album
Chart 12 Weeks After Release

Trio Set to Perform on Good Morning America Dec. 14 and Live! with Kelly on Dec. 15

Nashville, TN – Dec. 12, 2011 – Reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum will release the wistful “Dancin’ Away With My Heart” from their GRAMMY nominated album OWN THE NIGHT. The nostalgic track is available to country radio for airplay today.
 
"This song is definitely about looking back on a really special night that you shared with someone, but I also think there's a timelessness about it," explains Hillary Scott.  "No matter how long it's been or what the other person is doing now, you will always imagine them to be '18 and beautiful and dancin' away with my heart'…that mental picture never changes because that night was magical.  I love how romantic that is!"
 
The track reunites Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott with writer Josh Kear, who the trio wrote 2011's GRAMMY Song of the Year "Need You Now" with previously.   
 
 
The trio will perform their No. one hit “We Owned the Night” this Wed. on Good Morning America (7:00A CT on ABC) before heading to Live! with Kelly on Thurs. for a performance of “Dancin’ Away with My Heart” (check local listings).  Both tracks are off the Platinum certified OWN THE NIGHT, which returned to the top spot on Billboard’s Country Albums chart last week 12 weeks after release, has already scored two No. one hits at country radio and nabbed a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Feb. The trio will also be honored as one of CMT’s five Artists of the Year tomorrow at 8:00P CT.
 
Lady A will round out the week with the last weekend of the Fall leg of their headlining tour, which has been extended into next year as the OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR with Darius Rucker and special guest Thompson Square. For a full list of upcoming tour dates and appearances, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
 

Riders In The Sky member Woody Paul Being Honored by National Fiddler Hall of Fame

Legendary Riders In The Sky member Woody Paul Being Honored by National Fiddler Hall of Fame

“King of the Cowboy Fiddlers” Set to Be Inducted at Special Ceremony in 2012
 
Woody PaulNashville, TN (December 12, 2011) -- Riders In The Sky lead singer/musician Woody Paul has been selected as one of the distinguished 2012 inductees into the National Fiddler Hall of Fame. The induction gala will take place on Saturday, April 14th at the historic Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Riders In The Sky will be taking center stage as headlining performers during the celebration.

Known as “King of the Cowboy Fiddlers,” Woody says being inducted is an honor that is truly one of a kind. It’s amazing…and I’ve never practiced for it!”  Other inductees for the 2012 class are Herman Johnson, Kenny Baker and Keith Coleman.

Previous National Fiddler Hall of Fame inductees include: Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, Dick Barrett, Johnny Gimble, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Johnnie Lee Wills, Buddy Spicher, Rufus Thibodeaux, and Chubby Wise.

The National Fiddler Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that is committed to offering workshops, mentoring programs and educational community outreach. Its advisory board consists of notable fiddlers, celebrities, and entertainment industry executives including Roy Clark, Jim Halsey, Mark O’Connor, and Byron Berline.

Perhaps best known for their recording of “Woody’s Round Up” from “Toy Story 2,” Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.  The seven-time Western Music Association Entertainers of the Year and 2-time Grammy winners have been stars of the stage, screen, network television, the Grand Ole Opry, National Public Radio, and Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

The group’s latest CD, Land Beyond The Sun, boasts 13 tracks and offers a collection of songs recorded in the Western tradition that Riders In The Sky fans have come to expect along with classic humor which has been the trademark for “America’s Favorite Cowboys” for more than 30 years.

For more information, please visit:
Riders In The Sky website
http://www.ridersinthesky.com

National Fiddler Hall of Fame website:
http://www.nationalfiddlerhalloffame.org

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Country Music News International Newsletter February 22. 2017

Country Music News International Newsletter February 22. 2017 Here is your Country Music News of the day from Country Music News In...

Country Music News International Newsletter February 24. 2017

Country Music News International Newsletter February 24. 2017 Here is your Country Music News of the day from Country Music News In...

Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Lauren Alaina, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Kane Brown, Brothers Osborne, Josh Abbott Band, Maren Morris, Jake Owen, Michael Ray, High Valley, Brett Young And More

JASON ALDEAN, ERIC CHURCH AND SAM HUNT LEAD THE WAY TO VEGAS' FOURTH ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL   Lauren Alaina, Big &am...

Country Music News International Newsletter February 23. 2017

Country Music News International Newsletter February 23. 2017 Here is your Country Music News of the day from Country Music News I...

CD Review: Stephanie Grace – Life Is Okay

Stephanie Grace – Life Is Okay The album consists of 6 songs: Too Young, Life Is Okay, How’s That Working For Ya, Wait a Minute...

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