BLOWN AWAY Album Debuts at #1 in Both Countries
Nashville, TN – Superstar Carrie Underwood has just
returned from the United Kingdom and Australia where she wrapped a
promotional media tour as well as a very successful string of concerts
on “The Blown Away Tour.” Her new album, BLOWN AWAY, was recently
released in both countries, debuting at #1 on the UK and Australian
Country Charts respectively.
Carrie’s trip included her first-ever show in the United Kingdom at
London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, which sold out in 90 minutes.
The concert performance received rave reviews, garnering 4 stars from
the Evening Standard.
While in the UK, Carrie performed a private show at the Dover Street
Arts Club for some of the UK's biggest media outlets and journalists,
visited the Prime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street, and held a
CD signing event for her UK fans at London’s Oxford Street HMV. She
also interviewed with various print, online, radio and television
outlets including interviews with Steve Wright and Bob Harris on BBC
Radio 2, as well as performances on BBC Breakfast, Loose Women, and
The Australian leg of Carrie’s trip brought “The Blown Away Tour” to
Melbourne, Tamworth, and Brisbane, wrapping at the iconic Sydney Opera
House where ticket demand in the market led to the addition of a second
During her Australian tour, Carrie made appearances on many of the
country’s high profile radio and television shows including Sunrise, the
Today Show, and more.
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Hello fellow players, I got so many emails praising Bob Hempkers insights into pedal steel guitar playing that Im going to let Bob do an entire series of newsletters for me. Take it away Bob. We got several questions from readers concerning the last newsletter and Id like to answer a couple of them. One person asked how important it was to play exactly like the recording when you sub or sit-in with the artist who recorded the song. When in doubt, if you know how the recorded arrangement went, start with that. Singers are all different. Some of them want their material played just like the record and some of them dont. To cover yourself, if you can beforehand, know the recorded arrangement. If the singer wants it done differently, you just sort of have to wing it. One other thing that you might encounter is the signature licks on the recorded arrangement may have to be played in a different key since the singer has raised or lowered the key since they recorded it. For example, Ray Price, Loretta and Little Jimmy Dickens have all lowered their keys. This is another reason you should practice songs in different keys when youre learning them. Boy Scouts arent the only ones who have to be prepared. Musicians do too. Another example is if you have a female singer singing a hit song that a male artist originally recorded or vice versa, you can bet it will be in a different key. A female singer in many cases will raise the key a perfect fourth. For example, if a song is normally done in the key of C by a male singer, a female singer will want to sing it in F. This is not etched in stone, but it does happen frequently. You can use it as a guideline. One of the responses came from a lifelong friend of mine named Wayne Kaiser. Wayne, I remember sitting in as a kid with you and your brothers Louie and Ross. Wayne played steel, Louie played bass and Ross played accordion. Thanks for putting up with me as a kid. When I left off on the last newsletter, I was getting ready to talk about fills, turnarounds, solos and endings. The main thing about playing fills behind a singer is to not play over top of the singer, to play between the singers phrases. Again, you have to listen to whats going on besides just listening to yourself. Sometimes you will get in a rotation with the other lead instrument youre playing with. If you play fills on the verse, the guitar player or fiddle player will play fills on the chorus and you rotate around until it comes back to you. Some songs have little signature licks that maybe youre playing parts with the guitar with. Again, listen to whats going on, keep eye contact with the different players in the band. If youre playing parts with someone, try to blend with them, you need match their volume, their phrasing and play in tune with them. Some songs have lines that you may want to echo the singer with a melodic echo of what theyre singing. Every song has a different feel to it so get involved in the song and the feeling of the song will take over. Its about working as a team on stage instead of one person show-boating by himself. Now lets address turnarounds. Sometimes a song just calls for a simple four or eight bar turnaround. You may play it all yourself or you may play half of it and another lead instrument play the other half of it. One neat thing I like about working clubs where people are dancing is normally the rule of thumb is each lead instrument will play a whole chorus and youll have a whole solo to yourself. In a club if people are dancing, they want you to stretch the song out as long as you can. I look at this as great practice because youre having to play the melody of the song without sometimes really knowing the song. It also gives you a chance to play around the melody and improvise. As far as endings are concerned, in the situation where youre winging it, again make eye contact with everyone else who is onstage, listen and you will hear when the end is coming and act accordingly. Again, keep your eye on the singer. Sometimes they will repeat or tag the last line. Sometimes they wont. You dont want to play over them if theyre going to tag it and thus end it while theyre still singing. On the other hand, if they are going to end it, you dont want to keep on playing after theyve ended it. The importance of good bandstand communication is vital for a band to sound like a band. Weve all heard bands where half the band sounds like theyre playing one song and the other half sounds like theyre playing another song. They dont teach bandstand communication at any music school, you have to learn it through experience. Every time you sit down to play, you learn something. Ive never met anybody that I couldnt learn something from, even some simple little thing they might play a little bit different than I would. Again, Bobbes DVD Intros, Fills and Turnarounds is a great resource. www.steelguitar.net/videos.html This is Bob Hempker substituting for Bobbe Seymour. Check out our monthly specials at http://www.steelguitar.net/monthlyspecials.html and well try to save you a lot of money. www.steelguitar.net firstname.lastname@example.org www.youtube.com/bobbeseymour Steel Guitar Nashville 123 Mid Town Court Hendersonville, TN. 37075 (615) 822-5555 Open 9AM 4PM Monday Friday Closed Saturday and Sunday
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BUCKY COVINGTON AND SHOOTER JENNINGS STIR UP TROUBLE IN KENTUCKY FILMING MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DRINKING SIDE OF COUNTRY” DUET
Release Date Set for Covington’s Sophomore Album “Good Guys,”
Due September 11
Release Date Set for Covington’s Sophomore Album “Good Guys,”
Due September 11
Nashville, TN...(July 9, 2012)...BUCKY COVINGTON had a blast last week on the set of his new music video for the duet “Drinking Side Of Country” with Shooter Jennings. The video, which will premiere in the coming weeks, is full of non-stop neo-outlaw action, as Bucky and Shooter are up to no good, have a run in with the law, and end up in a high-speed chase through the tiny town of Greensburg, KY. The raucous video, shot during record high temperatures in the region, also features cameos by country star Kellie Pickler, 5-time WWE Champion and current TNA Impact Knockout wrestler Mickie James, and professional freestyle motocrosser Cowboy Kenny Bartram.
“Drinking Side Of Country,” written by Bucky and twin brother Rocky along with Ducky Medlock, and recorded and produced by Covington, will be impacting country radio soon. This new hit, along with “I Wanna Be That Feeling,” can be found on his highly anticipated sophomore album Good Guys, expected to release on September 11, 2012.
About Bucky Covington: Bucky Covington’s self-titled debut CD opened at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with the biggest first week sales for any debut country artist that year. He went on to become the best selling debut artist that year and delivered three consecutive Top 10 hit singles to country radio. In addition to competing on the fifth season of American Idol, Bucky’s national television appearances have included Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly!, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show and Fox & Friends. His new single “Drinking Side Of Country” will soon be released to country radio and will be included on his highly anticipated sophomore album Good Guys, expected September 11, 2012. To learn more about Bucky Covington, connect at www.buckycovington.com or follow him on Twitter @buckycovington.
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Award-winning Bluegrass Duo THE ROYS Return To The Oak Tree Opry In Anita, Iowa on Tuesday, July 17
Smithsonian Institution recording artists Bob & Sheila Everhart will open
" I love the Roys . I knew these kids when they were little. They used to come out to our shows when they were little kids and now they're grown up. I'm so proud of them. They're great singers, great songwriters and really great people. I feel that some seed I have sown along the way has taken root in some good soil in these kid's hearts. They think that following Christ with the music God has given them is a good thing to do and I'm behind them 100%." – Ricky Skaggs
Nashville, TN (July9, 2012) – Award-winning Bluegrass duo THE ROYS return to the Oak Tree Opry (650 Main St.) in Anita, Iowa on Tuesday, July 17. The evening opens with Grammy-nominated Bob & Sheila Everhart opening at 7pm. Admission is $10 and reserved seats are available by calling 712-762-4363.
About The RoysThe reigning Inspirational Country Music's Bluegrass Artist of the Year, THE ROYS, come from a unique musical family and are known for their superb sibling harmonies, "rootsy" sound and compelling original songs. Their current CD, LONESOME WHISTLE (Rural Rhythm Records), debuted at #7 on BILLBOARD's Bluegrass Albums Chart and combines the best of the genre's traditions with the promise of its future. Their brand new single, “Still Standing,” from their upcoming CD, NEW DAY DAWNING (due out in August 2012), was released this week to radio.THE ROYS have shared the stage with George Jones, Lady Antebellum, Janie Fricke, The Oak Ridge Boys and Chris Young, among others. They have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada and made their debut in Australia this past January. The duo has enjoyed high-profile national TV gigs on ABC, FOX, GAC, PBS and RFD, hosted seven episodes of the Bluegrass Mountains TV show and more. In April, the two co-hosted the first annual Christmas 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament with Tennessee Titans’ Placekicker Rob Bironas. THE ROYS were previously honored with the ICM's Duo of the Year Award in 2010 and 2009. Currently they are featured in the 2012 Vietti Vinyl campaign and appear on 500,000 cans of the brand's Family Style Beef Stew sold in Family Dollar stores in 25 states. Lee and Elaine are also spokespersons for COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL, a child advocacy ministry. www.theroysonline.com , www.Facebook.com/THEROYS
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ON THE ROAD WITH IOWAN'S BOB & SHEILA EVERHART
Fonda, Iowa....."We've sure been on the road" says Sheila Everhart, wife of Smithsonian recording artist Bob Everhart. "We just got back from Fonda, Iowa, where we did two shows for the Arts Center there. What a completely pleasant experience it was for us. We're working so hard on our show for Florida, and the Smithsonian now calls it a "Traveling Museum of Music," and that's pretty much what the Arts Center in Fonda called it too. We did two shows, one on Saturday night which was sold out, and one on Sunday afternoon which also sold out. Mind, it's not a huge theater, but it was an extremely pleasant experience to perform in this Arts Center where the acoustics are so vibrant and so good. Now you are wondering, what is 'acoustics?' For musicians it's how well they hear themselves in a room, and how well the sounds they create travel through the room. If a room is nothing but cement and hard floor, not much acoustics. When the room has a lot of carpeting, curtains, soft hanging cloth baffles, what a difference. Bob really enjoyed it. He needs to hear his 12-string guitar when he is doing what he calls 'dancing on the strings,' which in reality is picking specific strings at the same time he strums, like a rhythm guitarist would play. The folks in Fonda certainly enjoyed it, and our hosts Del and Annie Reiff were just super. They invited us to stay at their house for the night, and we had such a wonderful time talking late into the night about the various places on planet earth that we have all visited at one time or another. A real treat for us."
"I thought Fonda was a neat place too," Bobbie Lhea (the Everhart's 15-year old daughter) added. "Del took us to the local museum, which was just unbelievable. This museum is so full of antiques and wonderful wonderful 'Iowa" history it just blew me away. Mom and dad were particularly attracted to it, we must have spent three hours looking at the many items on display. Restored automobiles, some dad said he'd never heard of before, a restored tow truck, even a 78rpm juke-box. Dad had never seen one of those, and was absolutely enthralled when the owner played some of his old 78rpm records, and they sounded great. I liked Spike Jones, and then he played some music by the Firehouse Five. It thought it was all really neat. Dad also picked a good budget lunch for us too. On the way back home we stopped at an A&W Root Beer stand in Carroll and had a nice lunch. Double cheese burgers for mom and dad, and a chili cheese dog for me. We all had root beers and onion rings, and dad even bought a half-gallon of the root beer to take home with us it was so good.
"We're really going to be busy next weekend," Bob added. "It's off to Minnesota on Thur-Fri to perform on the Bluegrass Festival there. Then it's back home, load up the sound gear and do the Carroll County Fair in Coon Rapids, showtimes 1pm and 3pm. All of our regular Oak Tree performers will be on it. Then it's rush to Remsen to do a show there at 7pm. This one is at Juhl's Farm not far from Remsen. They have it in a beautiful tree arbor, it's a lovely experience. We'll stay over there and do another show on Sunday, so we're staying busy. The next show at the Oak Tree Opry is on Tuesday, July 17, featuring the Roys from Nashville. Dale Eichor will interview this great brother-sister act on KWMT radio, so be watching for that. In the meantime, pray for a little rain, we could use it."
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