Sunday, December 18, 2011

Kayleigh Leith – Miles Away


Kayleigh Leith – Miles Away


1. Different Version Of Me 4:32 2. Stand Up Straight 4:10 3. Miles Away 4:00 4. Outside 4:00 5. Time 4:46 6. Run Without You 3:39 7. Growing Up 3:34 8. Little Miss Perfect 3:25 9. Bad Things 3:43 10. Today 3:33

Es kommt immer wieder vor, dass ein Album einen überrascht. Auch im Fall von Kayleigh Leith ist das der Fall. „Miles Away“ ist das mit Abstand gefühlvollste Album 2011. Eine Ballade ist schöner als die Andere, ok es sind auch Uptempo Titel vorhanden wie „Outside“, die eine gewisse Würze für das Album auch noch sind. Die Stimme von Kayleigh Leith ist eine Wohltat für die Ohren. Jeder Ton sitzt. Jede Strophe in den Songs stimmig. Ach ja und „Miles Away“ ist auch der Beste Song auf dem mit 10 Songs versehenen Album.

Carolyn Southworth – Home For Christmas


Carolyn Southworth – Home For Christmas


1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 3:58 2. Pat a Pan 2:01 3. The First Noel 4:54 4. "Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (The Huron Carol) 3:31 5. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire) 4:20 6. Still, Still, Still 5:49 7. The Holly and the Ivy 4:13 8. Bring a Torch Jeannette, Isabella 3:38 9. O Come, O Come Emmanuel 5:18 10. First Snow 3:34 11. Shades of White 4:35 12. I'll Be Home for Christmas 4:02

Carolyn Southworth präsentiert auf ihrem aktuellen Album „Home For Christmas“ in ihrer ganz eigenen Art zeitlose Weihnachtslieder. Für alle die Klavier und die Instrumente der klassischen Musik lieben werden mit dem Album glücklich sein. Es handelt sich bei „Home For Christmas“ um kein Country Album, aber zu Weihnachten darf es ja auch einmal etwas anderes sein.

Martina McBride – Eleven


Martina McBride – Eleven


1. One Night 4:15 2. Always Be This Way 3:25 3. I'm Gonna Love You Through It 3:47 4. Marry Me 3:44 5. Broken Umbrella 3:16 6. You Can Get Your Lovin' Right Here 3:45 7. Whatcha Gonna Do 3:56 8. Teenage Daughters 4:07 9. Summer Of Love 4:19 10. When You Love A Sinner 2:56 11. Long Distance Lullaby 2:50

Ein Album von Martina McBride kannst Du immer kaufen, sagt eine Weisheit in Nashville. Mit neuem Management und Plattenfirma hat sich auch ihr Musikstil leicht verändert. Er ist noch moderner geworden und orientiert sich mehr am Popmarkt.

ANDERSON, Bill The First 10 Years, 1956-1966 4-CD-Box&Book (English)


ANDERSON, Bill The First 10 Years, 1956-1966 4-CD-Box&Book
4-CD Boxed Set (LP-Size) with 64-page Hardcover Book, 126 tracks. Playing time approx. 6 hrs 30 mns. - The first comprehensive anthology spotlighting Bill Anderson, the most successful singer-songwriter during the Nashville Sound's classic era. Contains 21 'Billboard' country chart hits, including such favorites as 'Po' Folks', 'Mama Sang A Song', 'Still', 'Bright Lights And Country Music', 'I Love You Drops', and 'I Got The Fever'. Includes everything from Anderson's first eight Decca albums plus seven non-LP 'B' sides and three unissued studio tracks. Five duets with Jan Howard, including the chart-topping 'For Loving You'. Features the first reissue of Anderson's rare, early TNT singles including the rocking 'Take Me' and the premiere recording of his enduring honky-tonk anthem 'City Lights'. Includes twelve demos of Anderson originals from the singer's private collection, among them a duet featuring a teen-aged Dolly Parton. - With a career dating back to the mid-fifties, Bill Anderson is probably the most successful singer-songwriter in country music history. A member of the Grand Ole Opry for more than a half-century, he remains an engaging performer, a prolific writer and one of the industry's most respected elder statesmen. - His best-selling Decca recordings of the late fifties and through the sixties were benchmarks in the emerging Nashville Sound. Outside of indifferently assembled 'hits' packages, these sides have never been properly reissued on compact disc - until now. Assembled with the singer's co-operation, this four-CD compilation gathers every surviving master recording from 1956 through 1966, plus an alternate version of '3 A.M.' The set includes Anderson's first single, released while he was a 19-year-old University of Georgia student. - For those who only know the singer for the intimate, soft-spoken vocals and recitations that landed him the nickname 'Whispering Bill,' these early sides are a revelation, a diverse mix ranging from rockabilly balladry to Texas-style shuffles to unapologetic honky-tonk to Nashville pop country. The set also includes twelve demos from Anderson's private collection, including such now-celebrated songs as 'I Love You Drops', 'The Cold', 'Hard Facts Of Life', 'Once A Day', 'Slippin' Away', and 'The Lord Knows I'm Drinkin''. A young Dolly Parton duets with Anderson on 'If It's All The Same To You'. - This collection includes a detailed biography of Anderson's remarkable career through 1966, illustrated with photos and memorabilia from the singer's personal archive.

ANDERSON, Bill The First 10 Years, 1956-1966 4-CD-Box&Book (Deutsch)


ANDERSON, Bill The First 10 Years, 1956-1966 4-CD-Box&Book
4-CD Box (LP-Größe) mit 64-seitigem gebundenem Buch, 126 Einzeltitel. Spieldauer ca. 6 Std. 30 Minuten. - Die erste umfassende Anthologie über Bill Anderson, den erfolgreichsten Singer/Songwriter aus der klassischen Ära des Nashville-Sounds mit 21 'Billboard' Country-Chart-Hits, z.B. 'Po' Folks', 'Mama Sang A Song', 'Still', 'Bright Lights And Country Music', 'I Love You Drops' und 'I Got The Fever'. 

Diese Edition enthält seine ersten acht Decca-Alben, dazu sieben Single-B-Seiten und drei unveröffentlichte Studioaufnahmen, dazu fünf Duette mit Jan Howard, u.a. den Charts-Spitzenreiter 'For Lovin You'. Erstmals werden die seltenen frühen TNT-Singles neu veröffentlicht, inklusive des rockigen 'Take Me' und die erste Einspielung seiner unsterblichen Honky-Tonk-Hymne 'City Lights' und mit 12 Demos von Anderson-Originalen aus seinem Privatarchiv, darunter ein Duett mit der noch ganz jungen Dolly Parton. - Seine Karriere begann in den Mittfünfzigern, Bill Anderson ist sehr wahrscheinlich der erfolgreichste Singer/Songwriter der Country-Geschichte. Über ein halbes Jahrhundert gehört er zur Grand Ole Opry, und noch immer ist er ein mitreißender Live-Künstler, produktiver Schreiber und innerhalb der Industrie einer der meistrespektierten Altvorderen. - Andersons Decca-Bestseller aus den Endfünfzigern und den gesamten Sechzigern setzten Maßstäbe für den sich entwickelnden Nashville-Sound. Außer auf uninteressant gekoppelten 'Hit'-Ausgaben wurden all diese Aufnahmen noch niemals akribisch auf CD veröffentlicht - bis jetzt. 

Erstellt in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Sänger, enthält diese 4-CD-Ausgabe sämtliche noch verfügbaren Master der Einspielungen zwischen 1956 und 1966 und als Zugabe eine Alternativ-Version von '3 A.M.' Das Set präsentiert außerdem Andersons erste Single aus der Zeit als 19-jähriger Student an der Universität von Georgia. - Für alle, die Anderson nur als Interpreten eines innigen, ruhigen Sprechgesangs kennen (was ihm den Kosenamen 'Flüsternder Bill' einbrachte), sind all diese Aufnahmen eine Offenbarung - als vielschichtige Mischung mit Rockabilly-Balladen, Texas-Shuffles, kompromisslosem Honky Tonk und Country-Pop … la Nashville. Im Set enthalten sind ferner 12 Demos aus Andersons Privatarchiv, darunter inzwischen so gefeierte Songs wie 'I Love You Drops', 'The Cold', 'Hard Facts Of Life', 'Once A Day', 'Slippin' Away' und 'The Lord Knows I'm Drinkin''. Eine junge Dolly Parton singt mit Anderson 'If It's All The Same To You'. - Zur Songsammlung gehört eine detaillierte Anderson-Biografie bis ins Jahr 1966, illustriert mit Abbildungen und Erinnerungsstücken aus dem persönlichen Besitz des Sängers.

Johnny Cash – Live Arround The World Bootleg Vol. III


Johnny Cash – Live Arround The World Bootleg Vol. III

1. So Doggone Lonesome (Live At Big ''D'' Jamboree, Dallas, TX, 1956)
2:45
  2. I Walk The Line (Live At Big ''D'' Jamboree, Dallas, TX, 1956)
3:28
  3. Get Rhythm (Live At Big ''D'' Jamboree, Dallas, TX, 1956)
2:01
  4. Country Boy (Live At New River Ranch, Rising Sun, MD, 1962)
2:20
  5. I Still Miss Someone (Live At New River Ranch, Rising Sun, MD, 1962)
1:21
  6. Cotton Fields (Live At New River Ranch, Rising Sun, MD, 1962)
2:20
  7. I Walk The Line (Live At New River Ranch, Rising Sun, MD, 1962)
2:20
  8. Perkins Boogie (Live At New River Ranch, Rising Sun, MD, 1962)
1:01
  9. Impersonations (Live At New River Ranch, Rising Sun, MD, 1962)
3:21
10. Rock Island Line (Live At New River Ranch, Rising Sun, MD, 1962)
2:58
11. The Rebel - Johnny Yuma (Live At New River Ranch, Rising Sun, MD, 1962)
1:05
12. Introduction (Live At Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, July 16, 1964)
0:30
13. Big River (Live At Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, July 16, 1964)
1:41
14. Folsom Prison Blues (Live At Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, July 16, 1964)
1:53
15. I Still Miss Someone (Live At Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, July 16, 1964)
1:38
16. Rock Island Line (Live At Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, July 16, 1964)
3:55
17. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright (Live At Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, July 16, 1964)
2:44
18. I Walk The Line (Live At Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, July 16, 1964)
2:32
19. Ballad Of Ira Hayes (Live At Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, July 16, 1964)
3:25
20. Keep On The Sunny Side (Live At Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, July 16, 1964)
1:41
21. Big River (Live At Annex 14 NCO Club, Long Binh, Vietnam, January 1969)
1:57
22. Wreck Of The Old '97 (Live At Annex 14 NCO Club, Long Binh, Vietnam, January 1969)
2:35
23. Tennessee Flat Top Box (Live At Annex 14 NCO Club, Long Binh, Vietnam, January 1969)
2:53
24. Remember The Alamo (Live At Annex 14 NCO Club, Long Binh, Vietnam, January 1969)
3:13
25. Cocaine Blues (Live At Annex 14 NCO Club, Long Binh, Vietnam, January 1969)
3:23
26. Jackson (Live At Annex 14 NCO Club, Long Binh, Vietnam, January 1969)
3:04
27. Long-Legged Guitar Pickin' Man (Live At Annex 14 NCO Club, Long Binh, Vietnam, January 1969)
3:16
28. Ring Of Fire (Live At Annex 14 NCO Club, Long Binh, Vietnam, January 1969)
1:58
29. Daddy Sang Bass (Live At Annex 14 NCO Club, Long Binh, Vietnam, January 1969)
2:33


Disc 2:
Song Title
Time
  1. Introduction - President Richard M. Nixon (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
4:14
  2. A Boy Named Sue (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
3:39
  3. Five Feet High And Rising (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
3:49
  4. Pickin' Time (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
1:22
  5. Wreck Of The Old '97 (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
2:17
  6. Lumberjack (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
2:42
  7. Jesus Was A Carpenter (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
4:41
  8. What Is Truth (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
3:40
  9. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
3:15
10. He Turned The Water Into Wine (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
3:25
11. Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
3:56
12. Daddy Sang Bass (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
2:29
13. The Old Account (Live At The White House, Washington D.C., April 17, 1970)
2:19
14. Sunday Morning Coming Down (Live)
4:11
15. The Prisoner's Song (Live At Osteraker Prison, Sweden, October 3, 1972)
2:49
16. That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine (Live)
3:01
17. City Of New Orleans (Live At CBS Records Convention, Nashville, Tenn, 1973)
4:09
18. Ragged Old Flag (Live At The Carter Fold, Hiltons, VA, 1976)
3:11
19. One Piece At A Times (Live At The Carter Fold, Hiltons, VA, 1976)
4:15
20. Hey Porter (Live At Wheeling Jamboree, Wheeling, WV, October 2, 1976)
1:30
21. There You Go (Live At Wheeling Jamboree, Wheeling, WV, October 2, 1976)
2:27
22. Give My Love To Rose (Live At Wheeling Jamboree, Wheeling, WV, October 2, 1976)
2:50
23. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky (Live At Exit Inn, Nashville, Tenn, December 10, 1979)
3:43
24. I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal (Live At Exit Inn, Nashville, Tenn, December 10, 1979)
2:30


Auch wenn der Mann in Black im Plattenstudio einer der produktivsten Künstler seiner Zeit war, sein eigentliches Zuhause war die Bühne. Teil drei der vorzüglichen „Bootleg“-Serie von Columbia Records trägt dem nun mit einer eindrucksvollen Doppel-CD Rechnung.


Toby Keith – Clancy's Tavern


Toby Keith – Clancy's Tavern
1. Made In America 3:13 2. I Need To Hear A Country Song 3:08 3. Clancy's Tavern 3:48 4. Tryin' To Fall In Love 2:36 5. Just Another Sundown 2:47 6. Beers Ago 3:26 7. South Of You 3:40 8. Club Zydeco Moon 3:12 9. I Won't Let You Down 5:14 10. Red Solo Cup 3:43 11. Chill-Axin' 3:16 12. High Time (You Quit Your Lowdown Ways) (Live At The Filmore New York At Irving Plaza / 2010) 3:29 13. Truck Drivin' Man (Live At The Filmore New York At Irving Plaza / 2010) 4:04

Dieser Mann dominiert bereits seit Jahren die US-Amerikanische Country Szene. 30 Millionen Alben sprechen eine eindeutige Sprache. „Clancy's Tavern“ ist jetzt der nächste Streich. Auf dem neuen Album präsentiert Toby Keith nicht nur brandneue Country Songs aus seiner Feder, sondern, wie schon auf dem Vorgänger Album, auch exklusive Live-Coverversionen. Es handelt sich dabei um Mitschnitte seines gefeierten „Incognito Bandito“ Auftritts, mit dem er letztes Jahr Fans und Kritiker gleichermaßen überraschte, als er in einem für seine Verhältnisse kleinen New Yorker Club ein unangekündigtes Konzert gab. Schon auf dem Vorgängeralbum „Bullets In The Gun“ gab es vier Live-Mitschnitte dieses heimlichen Konzerthightlights zu hören, auf dem neuen Album präsentiert Toby Keith nun den offiziellen Nachschalg. Ansonsten handelt es sich bei dem Album halt um ein typisches Toby Keith Album. Sehr gute Songs, die professionell im Studio eingespielt worden sind.


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Carrie Underwood, Charlie Daniels, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Troy Gentry, Craig Morgan, Tracy Lawrence support TN Titans

Carrie Underwood, Charlie Daniels, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Troy Gentry, Craig Morgan, Tracy Lawrence among others join forces to support TN Titans placekicker with Pro Bowl nomination

Rob Bironas

BIRONAS GETS KICKS FROM FRIENDS’ VIDEO TRICKS
Nashville, Tenn. (December 17, 2011) -- Rob Bironas is astonished by the amount of support generated by his friends during the final hours of his NFL 2012 Pro-Bowl campaign.  Thousands have already cast their vote to secure the Tennessee Titans placekicker a coveted spot on the starting lineup of the AFC’s special teams for the January 29th battle in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Less than 48 hours remain for the official NFL Pro-Bowl balloting, which will conclude midnight Sunday.  Vote NOW!

Rob’s friends and fans are passionate about sending him off to Honolulu next month.  So many have sent in viral video support that he has created two separate video vignettes for his official website, www.robbironas.com.

Rob Bironas“I am overwhelmed by the support of so many good friends I've met while playing for the Tennessee Titans,” said Bironas. “Who would have thought something as simple as a video would create such a buzz?! Thanks for your support.”

In the first episode, Joe Don Rooney (of Rascal Flatts), Dierks Bentley, Chad Warrix, Storme Warren (SiriusXM’s ‘The Highway’ / GAC’s ‘Headline Country’), Troy Gentry (of Montgomery Gentry), Craig Morgan, Phil Vassar, Lee Roy (of The Roys), Charlie Daniels and Kid Rock pay tribute.

Round two, scheduled to premiere today, features fun bits from Carrie Underwood, ALL the Flatts gang, including Jay DeMarcus and Gary LeVox (and Joe Don Rooney), Chad Warrix (an encore performance), Tracy Lawrence, Nashville Predators’ right wing dangler Jordin Tootoo, TN Titan quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, Eric Church, Keith Anderson and Colt Ford.

To cast YOUR vote for Rob and other favorite Pro-Bowl nominees, visit the Official 2012 NFL Pro Bowl ballot page at www.nfl.com/probowl  iPhone and Android users can visit the MOBILE ballot at www.nfl.com/m/probowl/ballot

About Rob Bironas:
PRO STATS: A powerful right-footed kicker in his seventh NFL season, Rob Bironas has earned the right to be named among the best players at his position.  Statistically one of the top 10 kickers in NFL history, he made 85.6 percent of his field goals in the first six years of his career and became one of the top two scorers in club history.  Prior to winning a roster spot with the Titans in 2005, Bironas spent time in training camp with the Green Bay Packers in 2002, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003 and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004.  Meanwhile, he spent two seasons in the Arena Football League and one season in Af2.  In 2003, he made 12 of 27 field goal attempts for the Af2’s Charleston Swamp Foxes.  In 2004, he played for the Carolina Cobras and converted 17 of 40 field goal attempts and 70 of 89 PATs.  In the spring of 2005, he connected on seven of 16 field goal attempts and 99 of 117 extra point attempts for the AFL’s New York Dragons.

For more information, visit www.robbironas.com

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Please help him by lending support to the following organizations:

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NAOMI BRISTOW Lovin' The Ride

NAOMI BRISTOW Lovin' The Ride

Watcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy - I Told You So - Cannoball Yodel - You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma - Delta Dawn - Blue - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down - 'Til I Can Make It On My Own - Where Did The Yodelers Go - Mama's Table - Once A Day - How Great Thou Art

"Lovin' The Ride" takes me immediately to Janet McBride, whose biography is of the same name.  I believe Naomi and Janet know each other, and I can almost hear Janet's prompting, teaching, sharing, extolling, urging, throughout this wonderful project.  The very first song out of the chute couldn't be better.  "Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy" sort of exemplifies this young beauty's hopes and dreams in that 'just right' boy who will share her life.  This delightful young Christian girl has a passion for the musical genre called 'country' and her own 'country' background growing up in Canada is very apparent.  Naomi was with us at our LeMars Festival in 2010.  This year we had the smooth crooner Jim Ed Brown at LeMars.  Now guess what?  Jim Ed joins Naomi on two incredibly delightful songs on this CD...."Pick Me Up On Your Way Down" and "Once A Day."  Jim Ed has a voice that you can identify in those first three notes.  Not the case with most pop-country artists of today.  His 'presence' is immediate on both songs he participated on.  He went into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame this year, most deservedly so.  His participation in Naomi's CD is also a sign of his goodness, and his willingness to be part of what young people are doing in country music these days.  Naomi's mom also had the presence of mind to use good musicians on this project.  Mike Baker on electric guitar; Bob Angello on steel guitar; Steve Sturm on acoustic guitar; Mike Schrimpf on harmonica (this guy is really good); Eddy Anderson on drums; Mitch Walker on key board; Dick McVey on bass; Tigar Bell on fiddle (here's another outstanding musician); Richard Sterban from the Oakridge Boys helped on on bass harmony, as did Mike Lusk and Deb Thomas.  Dick McVey the bass player produced and engineered a very very good CD.  The mix is super, I don't hear a lot of hyped up over production, I'd have to say it's just right in that department.  I'm not sure how old Naomi is now, but she is growing into a remarkably pretty young woman, who just happens to be a very talented singer.  It's also worth mentioning that "Once A Day" was written by Bill Anderson who was with us in LeMars last year.  It was totally neat to hear Jim Ed singing on this one too.  He has such a nice way with the words.  The way they did it was for her to sing a verse, and then he'd sing a verse.  Way to go Naomi, you have all the 'good guys' on your team. I really liked "Blue" the way Naomi does it.  It's hard to move away from the Leeann Rime's (another Janet McBride protege) original version, but it's good and great fiddle and steel on it.  I will obviously pass this CD along to the Rural Roots Music Commission, with my hope that they will consider it for "Young Country of the Year" CD.
Naomi Bristow P O Box 93, Beeton, Ontario, Canada L0G 1A0
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BOB EVERHART

SOME VELVET EVENING No Law Against Talking

SOME VELVET EVENING No Law Against Talking

Shooting The Breeze - Ain't No Law Against Talking - Still Have Your Hat - Behind The Line - Chore List - One Night of Sin - Southern Moon - Springtime - Sabotage - Come On Down - Come On, Let's Go

Being the President of the National Traditional Country Music Assn., for some 35 years now, has certainly exposed me to some 'not so good' country music, and being a fan of some of America's finest duets to emerge in country music, you know like Carl & Pearl Butler, Molly O'Day and her husband Lynn Davis, James & Martha Carson, Curly Fox & Texas Ruby, even Porter and Dolly, but my favorite of all was Lulu Belle & Scotty, and that's who immediately comes to mind when hearing 'Some Velvet Evening.'  Made up of Carrie Shepard and John Holkeboer, this incredibly interesting couple make their home in Commerce, Michigan, and extol the very virtues and talent that Lulu Belle & Scotty did.  It takes a 'special' person to not only 'write' good songs, but to arrange them and sing them, and that is exactly what Carrie Sheperd's role is in this really neat traditional country project.  These are young people mind you, and they probably call their music 'Americana' but I choose to define it as simply great old-time traditional country.  The 'harmony' between this couple is apparent, not only in their voices, but in the personal touch they add to this really nice CD.  Carrie is writing good country songs that Nashville has pretty much turned away from, but in her hands, her voice, and the addition of John on the instrument side, we have a perfect match. John plays bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and percussion.  The delightful couple also utilized the talents of fellow musicians Todd Glass on drums; John Lang on pedal steel guitar (quite well done); and Paul McLinden on lead guitar.  It's John's acoustic instruments that sets the 'stage' however for this very easy to listen to CD.  It harkens to another time, when the music was supposed to be 'human' and 'relatable,' so very unlike what we hear today that has to march to the drummer that dictates content, style, sound-alike, radio compatibility.  Wow, is it nice to hear the 'real deal' after listening to the radio these days.  John played an important role all the way through from engineering to production.  Good job all the way around.  I like the 'mix' very much, especially how they used 'stereo' to bring out the best in the pickers.  I liked "Springtime" it's soft and pretty, and the mandolin part is just right for this kind of song.  Sounds like there's a little bit of harmonica peeking through on "Come On Down" but we don't know who's playing it.  CD cover photos are good, the back side shows Carrie with a nice smile, shows her nice personality, but on the front cover she's a little more 'serious.'  She doesn't have to be, she's just right.  All in all this is a super good 2012 CD on the market.  I will be passing this along to the Rural Roots Music Commission.  I never know what 'category' they put music, but they usually know what they are doing.  Congratulations Carrie and John, nice job well done.
Carrie Shephed, 27201 Chanki Dr., Commerce, Mi 48390

BOB EVERHART

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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...

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