Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Country Music News International

 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
from the writers and staff at 
Country Music News International.

Wishing you and yours
a wonderful Christmas season filled with love, peace and joy.

Country Stars on The Grand Ole Opry House Stage

Country Stars Honor Millions of Troops and Families on The Grand Ole Opry House Stage for Holiday Notes From Home TV Special
 
Some of today’s hottest country stars will join members of the Band of the Air Force Reserve along with The Air Force Strings from Washington D.C. to present Holiday Notes From Home—a TV special to air over the Christmas holiday on the Armed Forces Network (AFN). The program is sponsored by the Air Force Reserve Command.
 
Holiday Notes From Home will be broadcast in 177 counties to over 1.7 million people all around the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan along with every military installation overseas and all the ships and submarines at sea. It will also air on Great American Country (GAC).
 
Country hitmakers Little Big Town and Lee Ann Womack took some time out of their busy schedules to join hosts, chart topping country artist, Clay Walker and Great American Country’s (GAC) Nan Kelley, to give something back at this time of year and deliver this heart-felt holiday tribute, produced specifically for the men and women of our military and their families. This show also included a pre-show performance by southern country/rocker Adam Fisher.    
 
This time of year can be especially difficult for our troops—separated from their families during a season that is all about family and tradition.  The show will bring a little bit of “home” to those serving the call of freedom around the world.  Christmas carols, the holiday spirit and the newly restored Opry stage decorated for the holidays will hopefully bring military families closer together and help them experience the magic of the season.
 
"This concert is for all of our troops who are continually deployed overseas, all of their families who are left behind, and for the employers who make such a big difference in those families lives," said Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr., Chief of the Air Force Reserve. "If we can give just a little back to all those groups of people, I want to do this each year."
 
Great American Country (GAC) air dates and times
(please note all times are in eastern time zone): 
12/22/2011 08:00 PM
12/23/2011 12:00 AM
12/23/2011 11:00 AM
12/23/2011 05:00 PM
12/24/2011 07:00 PM
  12/25/2011 10:00 AM  
  
Internationally known artists such as Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Lonestar, Aaron Neville, Amy Grant, Take Six and Sandy Patti have graciously given their talents to entertain the troops overseas with previous Holiday Notes From Home shows. Holiday Notes From Home originally started out as a radio show over ten years ago, but due to it’s immense popularity, the Air Force Reserve Command decided to transition to television to reach a larger audience. To date, the show has entertained millions of American men and women serving the call of freedom abroad. In 2009, the show garnered the first Emmy nomination ever received by a military band. With talents like Little Big Town and Lee Ann Womack, this year’s show is destined for greatness as well.

22.12.2011: CD Veröffentlichung / News / TV Hinweise / Konzerttermine / Videos Deutschland

Flo Rida: Single: Wild Ones (feat. Sia)

Flo Rida

Single: Wild Ones (feat. Sia)
VÖ: 10.02.2012

Ganz kurz und knackig: FLO RIDA bleibt auch weiterhin der Inbegriff des Wortes Hitmaschine. Mit seiner letzten Single "Good Feeling" ist der US-Multiplatin-Rapper auf Anhieb von Null auf 1 geschossen und hat seine Erfolgsvita um einen weiteren Rekordrelease erweitert. Alle Zeichen also weiterhin auf Party - nach über 40 Millionen verkaufter Singles lässt es Mr. Tramar Dillard auf "Wild Ones" zur Feier des Tages noch ein wenig lauter knallen: Keine Spur von irgendwelchen Verschleißerscheinungen bei Energiebündel Flo, der sich auf der zweiten Vorabauskopplung aus seinem kommenden Album mit der australischen Gänsehautstimme Sia zusammen getan hat (wir kennen die Dame noch bestens aus David Guettas Clubsmasher "Titanium"). Entstanden ist ein hochglänzendes Powerpopduett - wild, funky und gewohnt catchy. Eben typisch "Wild Ones, eben typisch FLO RIDA!
Charlotte Gainsbourg: Album: Stage Whisper

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Album: Stage Whisper
VÖ: 13.01.2012

Mit der EP Terrible Angels legte die faszinierende CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG, die mit ihrem letzten Album IRM laut New York Times auch als Sängerin jenen Charme erreicht hat, den sie seit jeher schon als Schauspielerin ausstrahlte, einen spannenden Vorboten auf ihr kommendes Doppelalbum Stage Whisper vor, das am 13. Januar 2012 (neues VÖ-Datum!) erscheinen und sieben unveröffentlichte Studio- sowie elf Live-Aufnahmen enthalten wird. Wer die bezaubernde Künstlerin auf ihrer Tour zu IRM, der allerersten in ihrer Karriere, erleben durfte, wird wissen, dass da sehr viel mehr auf einen zukommt als einfach nur ein Live-Album mit ein paar unveröffentlichten B-Seiten ihres 2010er Erfolgsalbums. Die Magie ihrer mal fragilen, mal energetischen Stimme stößt live in neue Dimensionen der Intensität vor, die einem nicht selten eine Gänsehaut auf den Rücken zaubern.
Fürchterliche Engel – ob CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG von diesen bei den Dreharbeiten zu Lars von Triers „Antichrist“ geträumt hat, nach dessen Ende sie nach eigenen Aussagen „durch einen starken und unwirklichen Albtraum“ zu wandeln schien? Wir wissen es nicht – was wir aber wissen, ist, dass sie mit der Single Terrible Angels, die wie schon die Tracks auf IRM aus der Feder von Soundvisionär Beck stammt, einmal mehr ein enigmatisches Stück Pop-Zauberei vorlegt, das von einem elektronischen Beat getragen wird, sich nahezu hypnotisch im Kopf des Hörers festsetzt und auch lange nach Sendeschluss noch darin herumspukt. „My head is pounding, my mouth is dry, my eyes are burning...“ – im packenden Musikvideo zu Terrible Angels zieht CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG im fiebrigen Zustand durch die kalte Großstadt, stellt sich ihren schauderhaften Schatten in einem verwaisten Parkhaus und obsiegt in einem kuriosen Doppelgänger-Battle-Finale. Oder doch nicht? „Terrible Angels... they will walk with me again, I can hear them...“
Die Pitaboys: Single: Wo Geht die Party?

Die Pitaboys

Single: Wo Geht die Party?
VÖ: 27.01.2012

Die Aprés Ski Saison ist eingeläutet und passend dazu gibt’s den Partysound für heiße Nächte im Schnee: DIE PITABOYS! Wer? Nein, keine neue Spezialität á la Pita mit Gyros, sondern der Partysound aus Belgien. Mit „Wo Geht Die Party Ab“ im Atzen - Style werden sie nun auch in Deutschland für eine gehörige Portion Eskalation der Partycrowd sorgen.
In ihrem Heimatland Belgien sind DJ’s und Producer Diego & Luc(ske)  längst Hitgaranten: Mit den Tracks „Ulkulele“ und der flämischen Variante „Waar is da Feestje?“ haben sie sich fest im Mekka der Stimmungsmusik etabliert und konnten in den regionalen Charts bis auf die Pole Position klettern. Der Smash Hit, der  bereits über 1. Mio. (!!) Views @ Youtube aufweisen kann, enterte #10 in den Belgischen Ultratop Charts und gewann den “Radio2 Zomerhit” Award für “Best Party Hit 2011”!
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Steel Guitar News

Hello fellow players,

Why do people buy steel guitars? You might say because of the beautiful sound they make or because they are beautiful and they have a way of capturing a part of one’s soul. Believe it or not, I know of many people that don’t play steel guitar and never will, that have complete collections of steel guitars.

A gentleman called me other day with over 200 lapsteels. I thought to myself this is a wonderful opportunity for me to buy some steel guitars for stock. But upon approaching him to sell me something, he just laughed and replied, “No. I’m just a buyer, not a seller.”

I asked, “What are you going to do with them if you don’t play them?”

He said, “I look at them, hold them, smell them and brag to my buddies about what I have.”

I said, “You wouldn’t let me look through there and let me buy maybe just two or three of them?”

He replied, “Why would I do that? I don’t need the money and believe it or not I’d miss whatever I sold from now on.”

So I asked him, “Well I guess you’re just a collector.”

He said, “I have friends that collect oil cans, bottle caps, signs and they’ll collect anything including rifles and handguns.”

Then I got to thinking I’ve got about twenty guns that I know I’ll never fire, never have fired them and have no desire to fire them and I love the history of them and I only have one other fault when it comes to collecting. I collect muscle cars from the sixties. I love the way the sound when you fire them up, the way they shake the ground and the floor and of course I love the way they look and the histories of each one of them.

There are many people that collect steel guitars for the same reason, just like this gentleman with all the lapsteels. You don’t have to be a great player to desire a great guitar. The things that attracts you may not be their greatness, but something that just strikes a chord with you.

I have come to the point in my life where I have many steel guitars that I won’t ever play on the Opry, in the studios, on the road or anywhere probably, but they’re all ready to go in case the urge hits me.

It sure is fun to look through YouTube and see Howard White, Buddy Charlton, Curly Chalker or any of the great players from yesteryear and know that I have that same guitar that I can pull and play and try to emulate any of these great old players that I love so much.

Besides, it gives my cats a lot of extra things to play with and hide in. None of cats really play steel, but they all have their picks on. There’s just something really comforting in having toys and being able to look back and see what you’ve accumulated in your life and how much you enjoyed doing so.

When you think about the amount of people that do this, like the women that collect jewelry, Christmas sweaters, hats, shoes and the kids that toy box after toy box full, I say there’s nothing wrong with adult steel players wanting our toys too.

Do you want that Rickenbacker you’ve seen Jerry Byrd play all your life or that double neck Sho-Bud that Buddy Charleton had? How about some of the guitars that the great Curly Chalker had? Or Buddy Emmons? Too expensive for you, you think? You might be surprised, especially that you may make a profit when you sell it.

I sure do know a lot of amplifier collectors. Lord knows I’m still looking for amplifiers that I played back in the fifties. Somehow for some reason, my Bigsby collection keeps growing along with supporting paraphernalia and assortments of Bigsby parts.

When I’m sitting and watching TV at night, many things run through my mind that I’d like to own. For what reason I don’t know, it’s just that I’d really like to have them. Like a ’65 Buick Riviera, a ’46 Cessna 140, a Stits Playboy 2, a ’57 Standel tube amp.

As I’ve said before, I don’t need them and I know I can’t have everything but I sure like stuff but when I think back over my life and think of the things that I have had and think how lucky I am, I thank God for being able to live in this magnificent country where if you work hard enough, your wildest dreams can come true.

Born August 6, 1931 was a wonderful player named Billy Robinson. Billy is actually from Nashville, Tennessee. He was inducted in 1996 into Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. He had much to offer the world of steel guitar and still does.

Being a great artist with pen or pencil as well as paint and a skillful professional graphic artist, having designed many things for the steel guitar industry like the Sho-Bud Christmas Tree amp and the Sho-Bud logo, this guy’s talents know no end.

Billy has worked the road with many of the great old artists of yesteryear such Red Foley, Tennessee Ernie Ford, George Morgan and Webb Pierce. I remember riding to work with my father to his music store in 1949. A song came on the radio in his new Packard. It had the most beautiful steel guitar intro and turnaround, so as soon as I got to the store, I took a lapsteel out of the showcase and tuned it to what I remember the record on the radio sounded like.

I found out many years later that it was Billy playing the song Candy Kisses. Everyone remarked at how well I played it and how I learned the song. This was the beginning of my serious steel guitar playing. I was influenced by many players in the next four years. Don Helms, Jerry Byrd, Don Davis and then a multitude of others later on. But Billy Robinson and his work he did on Red Foley and some of Hank Williams records lit the fuse that later became Bobbe Seymour.

This gentleman today lives in Hendersonville and we see him often here at Steel Guitar Nashville and are grateful that we do. Billy plays better than ever today and is as good a friend as any steel player could want.

Merry Christmas to everyone with special remembrance to the widows of steel guitar. To name a few, Ruth White, Jean Hughey, Elsie Crawford, Hazel Helms, Pegi Keith Schaeufele (Big Ben Keith’s wife), Marilyn Day and several others that we love and hold dear to our hearts. Special remembrance also to the players who have lost their wives such as Buddy Emmons wife Peggy.

Check out our Christmas specials at http://www.steelguitar.net/christmasbundles.html and we’ll try to save you a lot of money.

Your buddy,
Bobbe
www.steelguitar.net
sales@steelguitar.net
www.youtube.com/bobbeseymour

Steel Guitar Nashville
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Hendersonville, TN. 37075
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Country Music News International December 22. 2011

Here is your Country Music News of the day. Your Country Music News is supported by Lucy Angel, http://www.LucyAngel.com , Steel Guitar Nashville, http://www.SteelGuitar.net , HelpCharity, http://www.MySpace.com/HelpCharity , Bobbe Seymour, http://www.MySpace.com/BobbeSeymour , Radio4Humans, http://www.Radio4Humans.de , Katsy Redstar http://www.myspace.com/KatsyRedstar , International Festival of Country Music http://www.bb-promotion.com/de/veranstaltungen/international-festival-of-country-music

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Casey Donahew's DOUBLE WIDE DREAM Garners iTunes "Best of 2011" List! http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/12/casey-donahews-double-wide-dream.html
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Interview THE BOSSHOSS

Foto Erik Weiss

Interview with THE BOSSHOSS

Lamitschka:  How would you describe yourself and the music you play to someone who has never seen or heard you?


THE BOSSHOSS: Actually, we seem to have created our own niche within the current world of music. There isn’t a band around with whom one could make a direct comparison… The BossHoss are a seven piece band playing a surprising mixture of acoustic and electric instruments and lead by the two frontmen Alec “Boss Burns” Voelkel and Sascha “Hoss Power” Vollmer. Over the years we have developed our own energetic and eclectic blend of rock’n’roll…. Our influences are many and diverse; so in one of our wild live shows you might expect to hear influences from as far afield as punk rock, country, rockabilly, modern pop and Blues. To name but a few… In Germany we are the forerunners of cowboy rock’n’roll and are notorious for our iconoclastic, testosterone ridden live shows. Artistically, the band has no fear or inhibitions to combine or cross different sources and seemingly disparate elements and create a new and exciting sound and style - an Urban Cowboy attitude.
Foto Erik Weiss

Lamitschka:  How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?


THE BOSSHOSS: The year began quietly with an artistic break, in which we worked on the new album but picked up in momentum in summer – since then we have lived one highlight after another….. the best of all being our short concert tour of Texas (where we also shot the video to our current single and a BossHoss in Texas documentary/roadmovie – televised in Germany last month). We also got a big kick out of playing at the “Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Festivals” which together, make the largest festival in Germany Another momentous experience for us this year was our joining the new television show “The Voice of Germany” as coaches - challenging and loads of fun!
Lamitschka:  What is your latest CD and how's it doing?


THE BOSSHOSS: Our new album is called “Liberty of Action” it entered the German album charts at #4 – a chart position we have reached once before but no small achievement just before Christmas! The first single from the album, “Don’t Gimme That” is currently at #32 in the German hit parade and we are very pleased!


Lamitschka: How did you choose the title for the CD?  Is there a story behind the name?

THE BOSSHOSS: The title “Liberty of Action” is a statement about artistic freedom and individuality – it is meant as a cry of independence and defiance – to reassure those in doubt and an answer those who have tried to keep us down….


Lamitschka:  Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding the songs for your CD?

THE BOSSHOSS: Practically all songs on the album are written by Hoss Power. There are one or two songs on the album in which Hoss collaborated with befriended artists - Rea Garvey (formerly singer of the band Reamon) also Austin singer songwriter Patricia Vonne helped out with a verse on our homage to Elvis, as did our very own Hank Williamson aka
Malcolm Arison. The majority of material stems however, from Hoss’s pen – who shuts himself away for this artistic process…. He emerges from his confinement with an armful of songs - after some brainstorming with Boss, the rest of the band are able to give their own input at a recording level…


Lamitschka:  Please tell us about the songs on your album (influences, etc).

THE BOSSHOSS: “Liberty of Action” is our most diverse album till date and probably our most accessible for new initiates. It covers a wide spectrum of musical styles but every song retains our own inimitable BossHoss sound. We worked with samples, beats, crossed old school Hiphop with Country, Pop with Punkrock, Calypso with Blues, Nat King Cole with Motörhead … It’s a musical multiplex without any restrictions. But it is still best summed up as Rock’n’Roll.


Lamitschka:  What is the difference between your last CD and your current one?

THE BOSSHOSS: The last CD from 2010 was a special project album. We took the best songs, we’ve ever done in the last 6 years, re-arranged them and re-recorded them together with a 30 piece string section (The German Filmorchestra of Babelsberg) plus a 10 piece horn section. This was a great experience and the CD “Low Voltage” sounds massive! (We also went on tour with this big project in December 2010). No electric guitars – still very powerful…!


Lamitschka:  Your current single is being played by radio. What do you feel is special about this song that makes people want to hear it?

THE BOSSHOSS: It’s a great combination between old and new. There’s a short guitar sample of a James Brown song from 1971 put together with some new BossHoss harmonies and a modern beat. This sounds fresh and interesting. Also it has got a great hook and a message you can’t go wrong with: “Don’t control my Rock’n’Roll !”

Lamitschka:  What will your next single be?

THE BOSSHOSS: We already released another single: “L.O.V.E.”, from Nat King Cole. Together in a duet with NENA. It’s the title track of Detlef Buck’s new picture “Rubbeldiekatz” in German cinemas at the moment.


Lamitschka:  What kind of songs do you like to record the most?


THE BOSSHOSS: All of them are fun! Fast songs with a driving back beat and a strong chorus – or groovy blues tunes, also shuffling country… there’s nothing we wanna miss!

Lamitschka:  You did a duet with Nena (Nena big hit with 99 red balloons). How did that happen to come about?

THE BOSSHOSS: Detlef Buck asked us, if we would do the title track for his new movie “Rubbeldiekatz”. We’ve already worked together in 2007. We contributed 5 songs for his film “Hände weg von Mississippi”. Also he shot a music video for our song Truck’n’Roll.
Now with L.O.V.E. we had the idea to ask NENA, because we just got to know her through “The Voice of Germany”. She liked the demoversion of the song and said: Yes!


Lamitschka:  What is your favorite song among all the songs you have recorded and what's the story behind it?


THE BOSSHOSS: This is a difficult question, because there are so many favourite songs! Maybe “Stallion Battalion” is one of the best. It was probably the first song, that combined our country roots with fast and driving Punkrock. Also “Liberty of Action” from the latest Album is a strong slide guitar slammer with some social criticism in the lyrics…


Lamitschka:  How much creative control do you have over your music?

THE BOSSHOSS: 120%. From the very beginning of BossHoss we’ve always been writing, choosing, recording, mixing and producing on our own in our own studio. Also the complete artwork for albumcovers, posters, websites, t-shirts and so on is created and put into practice on our own – that has always remained a top priority for us !


Lamitschka:  There's a lot of work that goes into a number one hit. What did it take to make it in your case?

THE BOSSHOSS: We are still working on a number one hit ;-) There is no golden rule and no checklist “how to write a no.1 hit”. We just keep on writing and we’ll see what happens…


Lamitschka:  Do you have any interesting stories about how fans have been affected by your music?

THE BOSSHOSS:  We found it very touching when a fan of ours chose to play a song of ours “Close” at the funeral of an aunt to whom she was very close.


Lamitschka:  Who inspires you musically and how deep do your musical roots run?

THE BOSSHOSS: Each of us has grown up with music being the main focus in his life…. We each have our own individual influenes and inspirations. Here are a few names of artist whom we revere… Tony Joe White, Slim Harpo, Elvis, Sonny Boy Williamson, ACDC…
Lamitschka:  What do you think about today's music scene versus its post and where do you see it going in the future? / What do you think about today's music industry?

THE BOSSHOSS: The music itself was maybe more significant. Today from one day to the other stars come and go. The value of music went down, because of the fast moving internet times and cos the record companies have lost the focus to work constantly over years, on, or with one young band/artist. But still there is a lot of great music on the market! We hope that music is not getting too inexpensive in the future, so the offspring can afford to finance making their music by selling their CDs.


Lamitschka:  If you had the chance to change something about the music industry, what would it be?


THE BOSSHOSS: No flatrates for music!
Lamitschka:  What was your big break that got you into the music business?

THE BOSSHOSS: When we started up the band more than seven years ago it was just for fun…. Somehow everybody instantly loved our sound and our style, so while we were playing at a party not long after we had begun, we got noticed by a record company exec. and shortly after were signed to a major label - now that’s a big break fairy tale style!

Lamitschka:  Before you became a star, were your friends and family supportive or was it a struggle?

THE BOSSHOSS:  They were supportive. It went quite fast to get a record deal. But the level we have today didn’t came over night. We’re working since 7 year on this, to be where we are now and they are used to the work we’re doing… Most of our kids haven’t been born when we started the band… they don’t know it any different.


Lamitschka:  What moments in your career stand out in your memory as highlights and achievements which you are proud of?

THE BOSSHOSS: When I started music, I wanted to at least record on 7inch single.
Today I can look back on 2 platinum and 4 gold albums. And there is more to come…
We are all proud of that.


Lamitschka:  Many European fans travel to the United States to attend the several of the music festivals for the opportunity to see so many of their favourite artists, bands and celebrities. Will you be participating and how will the fans be able to find you?

THE BOSSHOSS:  Last July we’ve been to Texas. People there loved us and we loved them. We will definitely go back to the states in 2012. People will find us by checking our website: www. Thebosshoss.net
Lamitschka:  What can your fans expect to see when they see you in concert?

THE BOSSHOSS: The caziest, wildest rock’n’roll show ever! Great entertainment full of contrasts and surprises, 100% blood, sweat, and beer – not for the weak – hearted!


Lamitschka:  When you're on tour, do you have time to play tourist?


THE BOSSHOSS: Sometimes we do manage to get up and look around the town – That is if the hangover allows it !!!

Lamitschka:  Many music fans today get their information about artists online. Do you have your own website and what will fans find there?


THE BOSSHOSS: We have our own site www.thebosshoss.net - where you can hear songs, see videos, photos, leave a remark in the guestbook, get updates on our tours and releases, find merchandising and generally get the latest BossHoss news. We also have facebook profile The BossHoss (Official) where you can get feedback from the band and enjoy postings on all the very latest events And…. For the serious fans we have an online fanclub you can find it at http://stalliontroopers.de


Lamitschka:  What's your favourite song that you wish you could have recorded?

THE BOSSHOSS: We already recorded many of our favourite songs…
I wished we would have written “Jailhouse Rock”…


Lamitschka:  How do you feel about being a part of “The Voice Of Germany”? What has it done for your career?

THE BOSSHOSS: This is a great music show that treats all parties concerned with great respect. It’s a high quality TV show and we’re proud to be part of it! Since every show is seen by more than 5 million people, our band gets more attention than before, because we reach more people now. This is a great challenge for us.


Lamitschka:  Fans are always hungry for good road stories. Do you have one you can share with us (come on, don’t be shy)?

THE BOSSHOSS: We once toured the UK – small clubs… half a year later were back again, we had the same old beat up nightliner/tourbus as on the previous trip – Boss Burns found his old lost sock still there where he had left it in his bunk!!! Which did make us worry a bit about the cleanliness of the bedding!










Casey Donahew's DOUBLE WIDE DREAM Garners iTunes "Best of 2011" List!



 
Casey Donahew's DOUBLE WIDE DREAM Garners iTunes "Best of 2011" List!
     Nashville, TN (Dec. 21, 2011) -- Almost Country Records recording artist Casey Donahew wraps up 2011 in renegade style. The Texas tornado played to capacity crowds and sold out venues this past year in Texas and all over the country, while also topping the sales charts with his new release, DOUBLE WIDE DREAM.
Casey and the boys end the year with a spot on iTunes "Best of 2011" list and also a spot at iTunes at #8 on the "20 Must Have Texas Tracks." 
The Casey Donahew Band also lands in the top 50 of the Texas Music Chart's Top Songs of 2011 with "Breaks My Heart" at #27 and "Let Me Love You" at #40.
Casey Donahew Band rocks their DOUBLE WIDE DREAM at the following stops:
Dec. 23- WinStar Casino- Thackerville, OK
Jan. 6   - MusicFest - Steamboat, CO
Jan. 7   - Grizzly Rose - Denver, CO
Jan. 8   - MusicFest - Steamboat, CO
Jan. 9   - MusicFest - Steamboat, CO
Jan. 12 - The Cotillion - Wichita, KS
Jan. 14 - Dos Amigos - Odessa, TX
more dates on Casey Donahew Band web site...

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