<![CDATA[My Site - News]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:35:43 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Dan Auerbach Announces 7” Easy Eye Sound Sampler, Good Sound Comes Back Around Vol. 1]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:27:48 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/dan-auerbach-announces-7-easy-eye-sound-sampler-good-sound-comes-back-around-vol-1Picture
Dan Auerbach, announces a 7” Easy Eye Sound sampler, Good Sound Comes Back Around Vol. 1, which will be released on Friday, November 24th, as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday initiative. The new 7” is a preview of upcoming releases on Auerbach’s label and features “Cellophane Angel,” an exclusive and unreleased track Auerbach recorded with the Preservation Hall Band, on Side A, and Robert Finley's "Medicine Woman"— the first single on Goin’ Platinum! due December 8th— and Sonny Smith's "Pictures of You" on Side B. Sonny Smith will be releasing a full-length album on Auerbach’s label soon. The 7” will be available at participating record stores, and more information can be found here.
Auerbach’s new solo album, Waiting On A Songwhich NPR Music calls “a batch of sparkling pop songs that's sweet, breezy, and primed for summer,” is out now on Easy Eye Sound, and you can listen to it here. The album is Auerbach’s follow-up to 2009’s Keep It Hid and is his love letter to Nashville. As such, he recruited some of Na­shville’s most respected players to write and record his latestincluding John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Russ Pahl, Pat McLaughlin as well as Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys. Auerbach said about working with his musical heroes: “Living in Nashville has definitely changed the way I think about music and the way that I record it. I didn’t have all of these resources before. I am working with some of the greatest musicians that ever lived.”

Auerbach, along with Robert Finley, will appear on “A Prairie Home Companion” with host Chris Thile, on October 28th. With nearly 3.2 million fans from around the world tuning in to enjoy the show each week, “A Prairie Home Companion” is the only live music and variety show aired nationwide today.

Recently, Dan Auerbach debuted the music video for “Stand By My Girl” via Stereogum. Auerbach also appeared on CBS This Morning: Saturday for an in-depth interview with host Anthony Mason about his new album, Waiting On A Song, from which he played three songs, “Shine On Me,” “Waiting On A Song,”and “Never In My Wildest Dreams.” Watch the interview and performance here. Additionally, Auerbach premiered his music video for “Waiting on A Song” via Rolling Stone and appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert recently to perform the songs “Shine On Me” and “King Of A One Horse Town”NPR Music premiered the video for Waiting On A Songs first single, “Shine on Me”. Auerbach also shared the music video for “King of a One Horse Town” via Pitchfork.

Dan Auerbach will open for John Prine, with whom he wrote the title track off Waiting On A Song, in November in Washington D.C. and Richmond. Additionally, Auerbach will perform at The Growlers Six festival in San Pedro, CA on Saturday, October 28th. Tickets for these performances on sale now and are available here.

Waiting On A Song is the debut release, and marks the launch of Easy Eye Sound, Dan Auerbach’s new record label which will feature releases from other artists and is distributed by Auerbach's longtime label Nonesuch Records. The next release on Easy Eye Sound will be of legendary bluesman Robert Finley’s new album this fall. Easy Eye Sound is built equally around Auerbach’s Easy Eye Studio in Nashville, where The Black Keys recorded their last two albums, as well as the collection of famous session musicians that have come to call the studio home. Auerbach says, “Sometimes I feel I created my own Field of Dreams. I built the studio because I knew something was going to happen. I built it to accommodate live musicians playing, and then all of a sudden the best musicians in Nashville show up, and it’s happening.”

Dan AuerbachWaiting On A Song Track List
1. Waiting On A Song
2. Malibu Man
3. Livin' In Sin
4. Shine On Me
5. King Of A One Horse Town
6. Never In My Wildest Dreams
7. Cherrybomb
8. Stand By My Girl
9. Undertow
10. Show Me

Dan Auerbach Tour Dates w/ John Prine
November 10 /// Washington DC /// DAR Constitution Hall
November 11 /// Richmond VA /// Altria Theater

<![CDATA[SONG PREMIERE: Rob Williams "Don't Want To Love You"]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/song-premiere-rob-williams-dont-want-to-love-youPictureCredit: Vivian Wang
​Richmond, VA-based Rob Williams will release his new album, An Hour Before Daylight on October 27th. Full of turns and twists through a warm soundscape of folk, roots rock, and Americana twang, Williams songs address issues from loneliness and love to the plight of miners over a century ago. Williams, who has a doctoral in educational leadership, works to make a difference in song, to "seek truth in the marriage of lyric and melody."

Today, TDC is extremely proud to premiere one of the album's tracks, the instantly memorable "Don't Want To Love You." Williams relates the story behind the sadly optimistic tune,

“I had the idea of building a story around a wedding dress, and having the dress re-appear in verses throughout the song.  I got so fixed on that structure that I couldn’t actually make progress on the song.  By the time I finally abandoned that approach, I had a couple of verses and saw a storyline evolving.  I just followed the path of the story from there.  To me, this song carries a certain degree of hopefulness about it.  Despite the appearance that things didn’t go the way the narrator wanted with the girl, he has emerged as the stronger of the two and moved on.”  Further adding, “There’s hopefulness in this song.  It may not sound like it initially, but that’s the underlying message.”

The song, a light on its feet, jaunty shuffler led by Williams warm, gentle vocals, has that inherent hopefulness he speaks of even as it focuses on an ex who is causing quite a bit of emotional distress for the narrator. Williams says he enjoys that particular dichotomy noting,

“I like contrast.  I like it visually and lyrically.  On the surface, this song is a little sad.  The narrator pines for a girl who marries someone else.  He’s kicking himself and wondering what might have been.  But really, it’s a song about courage and confidence.  In the end, when she wants him back, he’s strong enough to say no.  Musically, the song is fairly light and bouncy.  The chord arrangement is familiar, but the vocal delivery is choppy at times and maybe even a little awkward.  I like that contrast as well.  It feels natural to me.”

PictureCredit: Vivian Wang
With his previous records Williams didn’t share his new songs until right before each session, but with this one, he wanted a little more control, so he rehearsed in advance, and then went to Great North Sound Society, a studio in an old house in the foothills of southern Maine. For eight days, amidst trees and open spaces, they got inside each song, found its heart and brought it to life. Williams says of recording the track,

“We went into the studio with the attitude that “less is more.”  I didn’t want to over-do anything on this album, either performance-wise or production-wise.  I think we accomplished that overall, and particularly with this song.  There are places where more instruments might have accentuated verses or choruses, or where a guitar or piano solo might have fit in, but we stuck to the plan and let the songs speak for themselves without cluttering them up.”

In addition to “Don’t Want To Love You,” the stories on An Hour Before Daylight lead listeners to places that are autobiographical (“The Old North State”), hopeful (“Icarus Dreamt”), and lonesome (“Broken”), while some travel to the past (“Butte, Montana, 1885,” “Lucy, You’re Lovely”). Williams says his songwriting process, “has traditionally been music first, but recently I’ve been forcing myself to try it the other way around.  When I first started out, I played guitar in a band but didn’t sing.  I wasn’t writing words, so chords and music were my focus.  As I’ve adapted to the singer/songwriter role, lyrics have naturally become more important and I’m finding that focusing on them independent of the music has been beneficial for my overall writing process.”

Rob Williams An Hour Before Daylight releases October 27th. Pre-order the album HERE.

For more information visit his official website
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<![CDATA[Flat Duo Jets' 'Wild Wild Love' Coming October 20th]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:53:37 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/flat-duo-jets-wild-wild-love-coming-october-20thPicture
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Press Release) — For more than three decades, Flat Duo Jets have been the American rock underground’s secret, as hugely influential among musicians as they are obscure to the broader mainstream. And much of the Jets’ reputation is based on their first full-length album, the roots-rock landmark Flat Duo Jets, originally released on Dog Gone Records in 1990 — and coming back into circulation on a two-CD set, Wild Wild Love, to be released by Daniel 13 on October 20, 2017

Singer-guitarist Dexter Romweber and drummer Chris “Crow” Smith were still teenagers when they formed Flat Duo Jets in Chapel Hill in 1984. Inspired in equal measure by the Cramps’ haunted rockabilly and vintage drive-in horror movies, they cooked up a metallic version of rockabilly that sounded as if it had been launched into the deepest quadrants of the astral plane.

“I had this place behind my mother’s house, The Mausoleum, and that’s where we formed the Jets,” says Romweber. “It was this campy ’40s horror kind of place. Gothic, but not English neo-gothic – more like the ‘Addams Family’ – and that’s what we tried to make Flat Duo Jets.”

The combination of Romweber’s wild-eyed rockabilly howl, madman surf guitar and Crow’s pulverizing runaway-train drums made for a stage show that blew minds all over the college-radio circuit. The Jets spent just enough time in R.E.M.’s hometown to appear in and steal the 1987 documentary Athens, GA: Inside/Out before they expanded to a trio lineup and connected with producer Mark Bingham to record Flat Duo Jets, an album that still sounds just as powerful today. “No overdubs, no nothin’, just straight to tape like it was 1957,” Bingham says of the recording sessions. “So we had to do it right the first time. It was very seat-of-the-pants, which seemed fine with what the Jets were doing.”

CD One of Wild Wild Love has all 14 Flat Duo Jets tracks, including “Wild Wild Love,” which they played in a career-making 1990 performance on Late Night With David Letterman; plus all six tracks from the 1984 cassette-only mini-album (In Stereo). “About 1,500 of the cassettes were spun up at a manufacturing facility in Burlington, one whose usual output was gospel recordings and self-help narratives,” says (In Stereo) producer Josh Grier. “This really was the definitive home-grown product.” CD Two adds a baker’s-dozen outtakes from the sessions.

As an added bonus, the Wild Wild Love box-set package also includes a link to download a 40-page digital booklet with vintage show flyers and photographs, plus liner-note essays by Bingham, Grier and critic David Menconi.

Track Listing:
(Flat Duo Jets)
1. My Life, My Love
2. Please, Please Baby
3. When My Baby Passes By
4. Madagascar
5. Mill Stream
6. Baby
7. Chiquita
8. Sing, Sing Blues
9. Wild, Wild Lover
10. Tribute To Gene
11. Pink Gardenia
12. Man With The Golden Arm
13. Dreams Don't Cost A Thing
14. Strut My Stuff
(In Stereo EP)
15. Riot In Cell Block #9
16. I'm Sorry
17. Love Me
18. Theme For Dick Fontaine
19. Think It Over
20. Raining In My Heart

(The Outtakes)
1. Bring It On Home
2. Minor Swing
3. You Made Me Cry - 01
4. Love Has Its Jokes
5. Penetration 1
6. Rock Me Baby
7. Wild, Wild Lover (outtake)
8. Apple Blossom (Time Mix)
9. Bumble Bee Boogie
10. Look Down 2
11. Sleepwalk (Take 7)
12. Harlem Nocturne
13. Justine 1

HEAR NOW: Brooklyn Vegan premiered a track: http://bit.ly/2vXWbm4 
<![CDATA[Alan Doyle's Third Solo Album 'A Week at The Warehouse' Out Now]]>Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:25:30 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/alan-doyles-third-solo-album-a-week-at-the-warehouse-out-nowPicture
Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor and recent recipient of the Order of Canada, Alan Doyle released his third solo album, A Week at The Warehouse today (October 13th) via Universal Music Canada
A Week at The Warehouse was recorded live off the floor with Doyle’s band and legendary producer Bob Rock at the helm. The album is chock-a-block with country-tinged, radio-ready tunes that carry Doyle’s signature blend of traditional and modern flavors. Rock’s own band, Payola$, is celebrated with a cover of “Forever Light Will Shine” – which includes a guest vocal from none other than Paul Hyde. The album’s first single, the call to the campfire salvo “Summer Summer Night” was released in June of this year, with a second to follow.
Stream the video for "Summer Summer Night"
Doyle was the lead singer of iconic Canadian band Great Big Sea, known for fusing traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have all been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. His third solo album continues to cement Doyle’s reputation a

On October 17, Doyle will also release the follow-up to his best-selling 2014 memoir, Where I Belong, with A Newfoundlander In Canada: Always Going Somewhere, Always Coming Home. Picking up approximately where the last concluded, this book tells of Doyle’s first explorations outside of Newfoundland, experiencing the breadth of Canada for the first time.

Doyle will embark on a 45+ date North American tour in 2018. In Doyle’s words, “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”
Alan Doyle 2018 US Tour Dates:

1/15 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door * 
1/16 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door * 
1/17 - Portland, OR  - Mississippi Studios * 
1/19 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall * 
1/20 - Los Angeles CA - The Roxy *
1/21 - Phoenix, AZ - MIM *
1/23 - Albuquerque, NM -The Cooperage *
1/24 - Denver, CO - The Soiled Dove Underground *
1/26 - Dallas, TX - Poor David's Pub *
1/27 - Austin, TX - Cactus Cafe *
1/28 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *
2/27 - Cleveland, OH - Music Box
2/28 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
3/1 - Ann Arbor, MI  - The Ark
3/2 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
3/3 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club
4/12 - Rochester, NY - Anthology
4/13 - New York, NY - City Winery
4/14 - Pawling, NY - Daryl's House Club
4/15 - Old Saybrook, CT - The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
4/17 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head
4/18 - Richmond, VA - The Tin Pan
4/19 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
4/20 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theatre
4/21 - Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall
4/22 - Washington, DC - The Hamilton Live
4/24 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
4/25 - Fall River, MA - Narrows Center For The Arts
4/26 - Brownfield, ME - Stone Mountain Arts Center
4/27 - White River Junction, VT - Briggs Opera House
4/28 - Boston, MA - City Winery
* With special guest Donovan Woods 
Stream A Week at The Warehouse on Spotify
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<![CDATA[Amy Helm Announces SKYLARK Concert Series Featuring Nicki Bluhm,Rachael Yamagata, Carolyn Wonderland and more]]>Sat, 14 Oct 2017 17:48:47 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/amy-helm-announces-skylark-concert-series-featuring-nicki-bluhmrachael-yamagata-carolyn-wonderland-and-morePicture
(Press Release) This November, Amy Helm and some of her closest friends and collaborators will hit the road for three very special SKYLARK shows. The evening will feature an all-female lineup of musicians, singers and songwriters from Helm's hometown of Woodstock, NY and beyond. The tour begins on November 3 at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY and will make stops at City Winery in New York for two shows on Saturday, November 4 and Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT on Sunday, November 5.
From the rhythm section to the vocalists, these woman play and sing with grace and fire. The evening will first both long term musical partnerships and first-time collaborations. SKYLARK will feature performances by Nicki Bluhm, Cindy CashdollarJennifer Condos, Emily GimbleAmy HelmShelley King, Allison MillerSimi StoneCarolyn Wonderland, and Rachael Yamagata.
"I can't wait to dig into the collaborations with these fine musicians and singers," said Helm of the upcoming SKYLARK shows. "The songs, voices, and musicians cover all the ground we need, from kick-ass boot stomping funk, to heart breaking melodies and quiet, masterful playing. This group of ladies is surely a force to be reckoned with!"
Amy Helm's most recent release, her critically-acclaimed solo debut Didn't It Rain, was released in 2015 via eOne Music. The album was embraced by The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalRelixRolling Stone and firmly established her as a solo artist.
While Didn't It Rain was her first official album as a solo artist, Helm has been making music most of her life. She's already won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, first as a member of the celebrated alt-country/ collective Ollabelle and subsequently for her extensive work with her father, musical icon Levon Helm, who passed away in 2012.

Tour Dates:
11/3: Woodstock, NY - Levon Helm Studios - SKYLARK
11/4: New York, NY - City Winery - SKYLARK (Two Shows)
11/5: Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall - SKYLARK
11/18: Jay, VT - Foeger Ballroom, Jay Peak Resort
Facebook: facebook.com/AmyHelmMusic
Twitter: twitter.com/amyhelmmusic
Website: amyhelm.com

<![CDATA[Iconic Songwriter John Prine, Bootsy Collins, Maria Maldaur and OthersOn Tap to Honor 2017 Memphis Music Hall of Fame Inductees]]>Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/iconic-songwriter-john-prine-bootsy-collins-maria-maldaur-and-otherson-tap-to-honor-2017-memphis-music-hall-of-fame-inducteesPicture
Memphis, TN (Press Release) 
In August, the Hall of Fame announced the names of 7 honorees for the Friday, October 27 Induction Ceremony, which bring the total Hall of Fame roster to 67. They include Sun Records icon and member of the original Class of ’55, Roy Orbison, Booker T. Washington alum and co-founder of the supergroup Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, prolific Stax and Hi Records horn section, The Memphis Horns, father of Memphis guitar blues, Frank Stokes, gospel singer and songwriter, Cassietta George; Sun Records performer and producer who later had a huge influence on Nashville’s country music scene, “Cowboy” Jack Clement, and artist manager and civil rights lawyer who also helped start the Beale Street Music Festival 40 years ago, Irvin Salky.
John Prine will be performing and participating in the induction of longtime friend “Cowboy” Jack Clement. Bootsy Collins will participate in the induction of Maurice White. Maria Maldaur will be performing and honoring Frank Stokes. The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is also looking forward to the Memphis return of Valerie June, who will be performing in a raucous tribute to Roy Orbison. Additional performers and presenters are expected to be announced. 
The 2017 Induction Ceremony will be held at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. The show will begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $50 and $100 and are available at the Cannon Center, at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
The Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum launched the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2012 to pay proper tribute to the hundreds of legendary musicians who helped place Memphis, Tennessee on the world map and, in doing so, created the music that changed the planet. In 2015, the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum also opened the Memphis Music Hall of Fame museum, located at 126 Beale Street at Second Street, adjacent to Hard Rock Cafe. Additional information about the Memphis Music Hall of Fame is available at www.memphismusichalloffame.com.

<![CDATA[Shenandoah Inks Record Deal with BMG and Premieres New Single, "Noise"]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:39:03 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/shenandoah-inks-record-deal-with-bmg-and-premieres-new-single-noisePicture
Nashville, Tenn. (October 13, 2017 Press Release) — Grammy Award-winning country music group Shenandoah hits radio airwaves with brand new music today. The world premiere of the legendary group's new single, "Noise," airs today at 4:50 PMcentral time exclusively onSiriusXM Prime Country (Ch. 58). An interview with radio personality Mike Terry and a live performance of the band's biggest hits will follow the debut. Shenandoah recently inked a recording contract withBMG for the new single and forthcoming album.
The single marks a historic moment for Shenandoah. It's been 20 years since the group has released new music to country radio

"Having the fortunate opportunity to get a record deal with BMG after 30 years of being in this business is beyond exciting," says Shenandoah lead singer Marty Raybon. "The new music has given flames to embers that have burned since we started in 1987. It's been 20 years since our last recordings. The new music is fresh, up to date and allows us to continue where we left off. We feel like we still have so much to say when it comes to music and it gives us the joy of sharing it with country music fans all over the world."
Rascal FlattsJay DeMarcus, a longtime friend of the band, produced the new song.
Shenandoah's Mike McGuire adds, "Special thanks to Jay DeMarcus for taking such an interest in Shenandoah to produce this song on us. If it hadn't been for him, we'd have never gone in the studio to do this project. He struck the perfect balance of keeping our original sound and at the same time, making us sound current."
The new single is a precursor to a full-length album that BMG has slated for a first quarter 2018 release. 
"Noise" is available for digital download now at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and Google Play. Download via iTunes here: smarturl.it/shenandoahnoise
Shenandoah fans can catch the group performing live on their 30th Anniversary Tourthroughout the remainder of the year.
Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour Dates:
Oct 13 - Terrell, TX - Silver Saloon
Oct 14 - Cuero, TX - Turkeyfest
Oct 20 - Franklinton, LA - Washington Paris Fair
Oct 21 - George West, TX - Live Oak County Coliseum
Oct 28 - Las Vegas, NV - Tropicana Casino
Nov 3 - Orange Park, FL - Thrasher Center for the Arts
Nov 4 - Ocoee, FL - Founders Day Festival
Nov 17 - Houston, TX - Tumbleweeds
Nov 18 - Boerne, TX - The Round Up
Nov 24 - Roland, OK - Cherokee Casino
Dec 2 - Nashville, TN - Nashville Christmas Parade
Dec 15 - Montgomery, AL - Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts (Christmas Show)
Dec 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Comercia Theatre
For more information on Shenandoah, visit shenandoahband.com.
<![CDATA[At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight Spotlights the Legendary Radio Show in a Historic 20-CD Box Set Due October 20th]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:28:07 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/at-the-louisiana-hayride-tonight-spotlights-the-legendary-radio-show-in-a-historic-20-cd-box-set-due-october-20thPicture
Featuring more than 25 hours of music, this unprecedented collection comes packed in an LP-sized package complete with a 224-page hardcover book with rare performances from stars like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, June Carter, Kitty Wells, George Jones, and Webb Pierce, as well as
a previously unknown Hank Williams recording.

Rolling Stone Country premiered unheard Hank Williams track: http://rol.st/2gf77XJ

SHREVEPORT, La. (Press Release) — For more than two decades, the Louisiana Hayride radio show was a Saturday night staple for music lovers. Broadcast by Shreveport, Louisiana’s KWKH-AM from 1948-1960, Hayride stood as the chief rival to the now better-known Grand Ole Opry. While the Opry favored established Nashville stars, Hayride offered headliners and newcomers alike an opportunity to perform. It was this policy that led Hayride to say “yes” to a young singer from Tupelo, Mississippi after the Opry said “no.” That singer, Elvis Presley,debuted on the show in October 1954 and later made his first TV appearance on the television version in March 1955.

Presley’s 15 songs here (which include “That’s All Right,” “Baby Let’s Play House,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “Don’t Be Cruel”) are just a fraction of the more than 500 tunes stockingAt the Louisiana Hayride TonightBear Family Records20-CD box set holds a treasury of long-buried live Hayride performances — many of which have never been heard since the day they were broadcast — with perhaps the rarest of these rarities being the previously unknown recording of “I’m a Long Gone Daddy” by Hank Williams.

PictureHank WIlliams and Henry Clay at KWKH-AM. Courtesy: Conqueroo
The compilation has been constructed in chronological sequence. Throughout the 20 discs songs are interspersed with the Louisiana Hayride theme tune (“…we’re gonna have a wonderful time…”), and with show announcements, intros, ads, comedy routines, and even mistakes, giving listeners a real sense of what it was like to hear the show on the radio, or to have plunked down your 60¢ (or 30¢ for children) for a ticket to watch it live in Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium. One of these stage announcements, in fact, is the old-time emcee Horace Logan making the now-famous proclamation that “Elvis has left the building.”

Eighteen of the set’s CDs cover the classic weekly Louisiana Hayride broadcasts that took place from April 3, 1948 until August 27, 1960. The other two CDs collect material from some post-1960 shows, along with commercial recordings made in the KWKH radio studios, promotional discs, and transcribed shows from KWKH’s early days. Among the studio-recorded commercial tracks are hits by Slim Whitman, the Browns, Mitchell Torok, Jim Reeves, Mac Wiseman, and Carolyn Bradshaw. Additionally, there are 11 “as live” studio-recorded transcriptions that feature selections from Kitty Wells, Johnnie and Jack, Hank Williams, and Curley Williams. 

Louisiana Hayride was known as “The Cradle of Stars,” and At the Louisiana Hayride Tonights lengthy track-list provides plenty of reasons for that. The CDs’ 167 acts reveal a who’s who of country music royalty (George Jones, Johnny Cash, Kitty Wells, June Carter, Roy Acuff, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Ernest Tubb, Roger Miller, and Jim Reeves) along with regional heroes such as Cajun stars Doug and Rusty Kershaw, and California country stalwarts Rose Maddox and Wynn Stewart.The set serves as a reminder too that Hayride was about more than just country music. Presley obviously brought rock ’n’ roll to the show, but there was also rockabilly from Warren Smith, Werly Fairburn, and Bob Luman, bluegrass from theLouvin Brothers and Dobber Johnson, and yodeling from Slim Whitman

At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight also spotlights the impressive group of regulars that includedJimmy Martin, Merle Kilgore, Charlie Walker, Red Sovine, and Johnny Horton, and emerging local singers Margaret Lewis, Jerry Kennedy, and Linda Brannon. The house band similarly was home to many highly-regarded sidemen, like Hall of Fame pianist Floyd Cramer, slide guitar mastersJimmy Day and Shot Jackson, guitar legend James Burton, and future Presley drummer DJ Fontana. 

Besides presenting a wealth of little-heard recordings with stars singing their hits, the set also shows them playing cover tunes (Presley does “Maybellene” and “Long Tall Sally”), performing in a character (Ferlin Husky shows up in his comical persona Simon Crum), and doing commercials (Johnny Cash plugs Southern Maid Donuts as the “best in the world”). This extraordinary release also provides the chance to enjoy the other Johnny Mathis — “Country” Johnny Mathis — as well as to discover such lesser-known acts, such as Marlene Allen, Doug Bragg, Dean Evans, Fay Darling, and Joe Janka.

At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight is the latest in the Bear Family Records’ highly acclaimed series of releases exploring roots music. This collection, which comes in an LP-sized package complete with a 224-page hardcover book, not only takes a comprehensive look at Louisiana Hayride but also offers an exhilarating portrait of the American music scene during the late ’40s into the early ’60s.

<![CDATA[Eric Church: Two-Part Documentary "Holding My Own" and Concert Event "Eric Church On The Rocks" Premieres Fri. Oct 13 at 8:00pm on AT&T AUDIENCE Network]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:00:54 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/eric-church-two-part-documentary-holding-my-own-and-concert-event-eric-church-on-the-rocks-premieres-fri-oct-13-at-800pm-on-att-audience-networkPictureCourtesy: MSO PR
AT&T and AUDIENCE® Network Present: A Two-Part Live Music Event Featuring Eric Church
"Holding My Own" One Hour Documentary (8:00 p.m. ET/PT)
"Eric Church: On The Rocks" Concert (9:00 p.m. ET/PT)

 Friday, October 13
On DIRECTV and U-verse (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114) and DIRECTV NOW

(Press Release) Tune in this Friday, October 13 to watch the broadcast premiere of a special tour documentary and concert event featuring Eric Church on AT&T*AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and on-demand through DIRECTV NOW.Friday night's roadblock begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with Church's "Holding My Own" one-hourdocumentary affording viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind this year's CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee from footage filmed across his 61-stop Holdin' My Own Tour. Directly following "Holding My Own," tune in for the second one-hour special, "Eric Church: On The Rocks,at 9:00 p.m. which was recorded live, on location at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO in 2016. Watch and share the trailer for "Eric Church: On The Rocks" (HERE).

AUDIENCE Network's new music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K1, to audiences nationwide since multiple series began airing this past January. Recent concert specials include: Taylor Swift, Garth BrooksKeith Urban, CeeLo Green, Hank Williams Jr., Lukas Graham, Kelsea Ballerini, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco2 Chainz, Keith Urban, The Lumineers, Cole Swindell, Cypress Hill, Dan + Shay, Andra Day, Melissa Etheridge, Mac Miller, Good Charlotte, Brett Eldredge, Tinashe, JoJo, Bebe Rexha, Brandy Clark, Chris Janson, Sheryl Crow, Daya, Machine Gun Kelly, Trey Songz, Lauren Alaina, Rae Sremmurd, RaeLynn, William Michael Morgan, X Ambassadors, Sam Hunt, The Head and the Heart, Chris Lane and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/AT&T U-verse Ch 1114, as well as streaming on-demand at DIRECTV NOWdirectv.comuverse.com and on smartphones and tablets, via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.2
AUDIENCE Network's multiple series of original and exclusive performances give music fans an intimate view of music's most influential artists today. The network collaborates directly with musicians to create a unique show from their perspective. 

The three-time Country Music Association and six-time Academy of Country Music Award winner cemented his reputation as a maverick by releasing his 2015 album Mr. Misunderstood as a surprise, delivering it to fans before announcing its existence and putting it on sale. His current single, "Round Here Buzz" follows his anti-hate single "Kill A Word" which AXS called, "one of the most important singles" Church has put out and the GRAMMY-nominated "Record Year," which Rolling Stone dubbed "the most moving moment" on the widely lauded album. RIAA Gold-certified "Record Year" hit the top of the charts making seven No. 1s for "one of the brightest lights in any genre" (Vulture).

Church embarked on his cross-continent, 61-city Holdin' My Own Tour in 2017 that was named the No. 1 most attended music tour in the world at the time of the tour by Pollstar. The double-set/sans-opener show that gave fans 3+ hours of pure Eric Church sold out every stop, consistently staying on Billboard's Country Boxscore chart despite cancelling more than 33,000 tickets listed on the secondary market in an effort to reduce ticket scalper activity. The tour hit major markets included New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia ended with a two-night run in Nashville, Tenn. breaking Bridgestone Arena's attendance record the first night and topping himself to set a new record the second.

The man New York Times said produces songs that insist music is "fuel for love, for anguish and, naturally, for other music" most recently earned the 2017 ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award2016 CMA Album of the Year Award for Mr. Misunderstood and the 2016 ACM Music Video of the Year Award for the album's first title-track single. At this November's awards show Church is nominated for three CMA Awards including his second nod for Entertainer of the Year.
The North Carolina native's previous album, The Outsidersdebuted at No. 1on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top Country Albums Chart with the highest debut and sales of any release in the format that year, making Church 2014's top-selling country music artist. The album garneredGRAMMY, CMA and ACM Album of the Year nominations and featured hisNo. 1 hits "Give Me Back My Hometown" and "Talladega," as well as multiple nominee "Like A Wrecking Ball." The Outsiders was the follow-up to Church's 3x Platinum-certified CHIEF, named the 2012 Album of the Year by both CMA and ACM, and GRAMMY-nominated for Best Country Album. The LP featured five Top 20 singles"Homeboy" (certified Platinum for sales in excess of one million); the Top 10 "Like Jesus Does" and the Top 5 "Creepin'" (both certified Platinum); and two No. 1 hits "Drink in My Hand"(certified Platinum) and "Springsteen" (certified Double Platinum for sales in excess of 2 million singles). Church's sophomore album, Carolina, (2009) is RIAA Platinum certified and his 2006 debut album, Sinners Like Me is RIAA Gold certified.

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<![CDATA[Mark Chesnutt Presented First Ever Trailblazer Award at 2017 Texas Country Music Awards]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:50:28 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/mark-chesnutt-presented-first-ever-trailblazer-award-at-2017-texas-country-music-awardsPictureCourtesy: Webster PR
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release) – On Thursday, September 28th, multi- platinum selling country artist and Texas native, Mark Chesnutt, was presented the first ever Trailblazer Award along with a Thank You Plaque for serving as a Spoken-person for the Texas Country Music Association (TCMA) at their 2017 awards ceremony. Though Chesnutt was unable to attend due to an unexpected illness, his good friend and co-writer Roger Springer accepted the award in his honor.

"It was unfortunate that Mark got ill and could not make it to the Awards show. “said Linda Wilson, founder of the TCMA. “He was missed, but the Finalists and Award Recipients along with amazing performances made the 2017 Texas Country Music Awards show an evening that will go down in history."

Mark was heavy hearted that he could not attend the event, but was thrilled that Roger Springer, co-writer of the #1 singles “It’s a Little Too Late” and “Thank God For Believers” was there to accept it in his place.

“I am very sorry to have missed such a special event,” Chesnutt said. “Receiving the Trail Blazer award from my home state is such an honor, and I am thankful for my friend Roger Springer for accepting it in my absence.”

The TCMA is an organization dedicated to the promotion and support of both established and new artists, songwriters and musicians from Texas, as well as those who perform in the state. Chesnutt doubles as spokesperson for Texas Country Cares, the TCMA’s charity, which will show the support of the music community in times of need throughout the state.

The Texas Country Music Association, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization with 501c3 status and donations are tax deductible. To join, donate or for more information visitwww.texascountrymusic.org.

For more information on Mark Chesnutt, please visitwww.markchesnutt.com.