Archive for January, 2010
Justin Haigh tour dates for the next two months have just been released. Justin spent four days this month in Nashville with producer Lew Curatolo and sound engineer Pete Greene finishing up his new album. The yet to be named album is due for release this spring but tracks will be added to his website and MySpace periodically so check each site out to hear his new songs.
Episode five of Tru Country on RFD TV featured Heather Myles and Dallas Wayne, with Wayne opening the show by performing three of his songs. Heather Myles performed one song by herself and a duet with Dallas Wayne.
As a not-for-profit educational organization, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is partnering with Ford Motor Company Fund for the third consecutive year by offering free Museum admission on Saturday, January 30, 2010. The Museum will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Country Music Singer/Songwriter Leona Williams will headline the Marble Falls Opry Show on Saturday, January 30. The two and a half-hour opry show held at the Uptown Theater in downtown Marble Falls.
Juni Fisher is the 2009 Western Music Association Female Performer of the Year. Her CD “Gone For Colorado” is the 2009 Western Music Association album of the year. When Ralph Hampton asked many of us to define the difference between Cowboy Music and Western Music, Juni replied with a wonderful answer, and is very qualified to do so. Juni Fisher said:
According to the Birmingham News, Ricky Scaggs answered a few hard questions recently. In an interview for Washington City Paper Skaggs was asked if country music can outlast the “Taylor Swifting of the genre of Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb. Read More
Tracking reports show Australians pushed Slim Dusty into the Top 6 overnight by playing Slim Dusty’s “Lights On The Hill”, while “Amarillo By Morning” from George Strait remains in the #1 most-played spot. (The Top 6 is now the Top 12 with recent programming changes. See the Top 12 videos here)
This is the entire first season program guide for Tru Country on RFD TV. As you know we write about each episode as it happens. Here is the program guide through March 26th:
This is The Roundup #3 for the 4th week of January 2010, and this is what’s happening in traditional country music:
I was discussing traditional country music with Ralph Hampton this weekend, and if you’ve listened to Ralph Hampton you know he is well informed and very knowledgeable. Ralph agreed to share some of our discussion with readers of The Country Classics, and I’m sure you will find it as facinating as I did. Here is Ralph Hampton: