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Monthly Archives: September 2013

 

LW

TW

Artist

Title

(Label)

TW SPINS

LW SPINS

Weeks on Chart

Spin +/-

Stations

 

2

1

Cody Johnson

Ride With Me

(CJB)

1,259

1,078

9

+181

67

 

1

2

Josh Abbott Band

She Will Be Free

(Pretty Damn Tough Records)

1,182

1,137

16

+45

71

 

5

3

Will Hoge

Strong

(WH)

1,144

1,046

9

+98

72

 

6

4

Kyle Park

Fit For The King

(Indie/Thirty Tigers)

1,105

974

10

+131

73

 

8

5

Green River Ordinance

It Ain’t Love

(GRO)

1,082

958

15

+124

67

 

9

6

Mark McKinney

Stolen Cash

(Texas Evolution)

970

931

11

+39

69

 

11

7

Reckless Kelly

The Last Goodbye

(No Big Deal)

955

778

9

+177

68

 

4

8

Phil Hamilton

Back of a ’73

(Winding Road)

929

1,057

17

-128

60

 

12

9

Wade Bowen

Songs About Trucks

(AMP/Sea Gayle)

850

729

5

+121

56

 

7

10

Josh Ward

Promises

(Buckshot Records)

829

958

15

-129

55

 

16

11

Bri Bagwell

Hound Dog

(BB)

827

680

12

+147

58

 

3

12

Aaron Watson

Summertime Girl

(Thirty Tigers)

821

1,068

17

-247

55

 

13

13

No Justice

Songs On The Radio

(Carved Records)

773

719

13

+54

61

 

15

14

John Slaughter

Hasn’t Everyone

(Winding Road)

771

704

10

+67

52

 

10

15

Chapter 11 w/Aubrey Lynn England

Whiskey and You

(C11)

713

928

15

-215

56

 

24

16

Kevin Fowler

How Country Are Ya?

(Kevin Fowler Records)

677

512

3

+165

59

 

20

17

Jason Boland & the Stragglers

Electric Bill

(Proud Souls Ent.)

657

576

3

+81

57

 

19

18

Rich O’Toole

I Love You

(PTO Records)

653

617

10

+36

52

 

22

19

Bart Crow

Loving You’s a Crime

(Smith Ent.)

640

549

10

+91

50

 

21

20

Randy Rogers Band

Speak Of The Devil

(MCA Nashville)

635

574

4

+61

56

 

14

21

Curtis Grimes

Home to Me

(CG)

633

715

20

-82

44

 

27

22

John David Kent

Until We Turn Around

(Blackland/Roustabout)

618

490

9

+128

51

 

17

23

Zane Williams

Overnight Success

(ZW)

599

678

19

-79

46

 

25

24

TJ Broscoff

This is the Moment

(BGM Records)

560

508

8

+52

43

 

23

25

Turnpike Troubadours

If You’re Gonna Play in Texas

(Lightning Rod Records)

557

517

3

+40

46

 

28

26

Clayton Gardner

Something About You

(CG)

504

473

12

+31

46

 

18

27

Sam Riggs

When The Lights Go Out

(SR)

502

656

17

-154

44

 

31

28

Matt Caldwell

I Know Mexico

(MC)

493

448

11

+45

51

 

30

29

Six Market Blvd.

Mailbox

(Vision Ent.)

490

453

7

+37

45

 

34

30

Mario Flores

Let Your Lonesome End With Me

(MF)

456

397

5

+59

39

 

46

31

Granger Smith

Miles and Mud Tires

(GS)

438

280

2

+158

45

 

32

32

The Statesboro Revue

Huck Finn

(Vision Ent./Shalley Records)

438

433

3

+5

41

 

36

33

Brandon Jenkins

Tattoo Tears

(Smith Ent.)

419

365

9

+54

40

 

33

34

Brandon Rhyder

Pray The Night

(Smith Ent.)

418

400

5

+18

42

 

35

35

Shane Smith & The Saints

Coast

(SSS)

396

382

6

+14

39

 

29

36

Thieving Birds

In the Summer

(TB)

392

461

14

-69

36

 

37

37

Taylor Hodak Band

Good Man

(THB)

383

365

8

+18

39

 

47

38

Chris Brazeal Band

Sounds Like Home

(CBB)

370

271

2

+99

35

 

38

39

Rankin Twins

Jezebel

(RT)

362

342

6

+20

44

 

44

40

Kylie Rae Harris

Slide Over

(KRH)

350

313

12

+37

31

 

43

41

George Ducas

White Lines and Road Signs

(GD)

349

314

3

+35

34

 

50

42

Mark Allan Atwood

One Horse

(MAA)

348

261

4

+87

33

 

41

43

Deryl Dodd

Loveletters

(Smith Ent.)

345

318

4

+27

38

 

N

44

Cameran Nelson

Reckless in Texas

(CN)

331

229

1

+102

34

 

N

45

The Dusty Smirl Band

Mine For The Mile

(TDSB)

310

244

1

+66

39

 

48

46

LiveWire

Whiskey Sunday

(Way Out West Records)

309

269

5

+40

30

 

40

47

Callahan Divide

Party on the River

(CD)

306

324

12

-18

28

 

42

48

Charlie Montague

Beautiful Noise

(CM)

305

317

7

-12

36

 

N

49

Jake Kellen

Jesus and Hank

(Horny Toad Records)

302

251

1

+51

38

 

N

50

Charlie Robison

Brand New Me

(Thirty Tigers/Jetwell, Inc.)

261

201

1

+60

30

Copyright © 2013, the Texas Music Chart. Used with permission from Best In Texas Music Marketing LLC, Houston, TX

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2013

 

 

 

LW

 

TW

Artist

Title

(Label)

TW SPINS

LW SPINS

Weeks on Chart

Spin +/-

Streams

2

1

Chapter 11 w/Aubrey Lynn England

Whiskey and You

(C11)

738

742

17

-4

32

1

2

Phil Hamilton

Back of a ’73

(Winding Road)

648

791

16

-143

30

3

3

Cody Johnson

Ride With Me

(CJB)

639

645

6

-6

33

4

4

Josh Abbott Band

She Will Be Free

(Pretty Damn Tough Records)

638

629

15

+9

32

5

5

Will Hoge

Strong

(WH)

626

622

8

+4

31

6

6

Aaron Watson

Summertime Girl

(Thirty Tigers)

571

587

15

-16

29

9

7

Kyle Park

Fit For The King

(Indie/Thirty Tigers)

523

520

7

+3

31

8

8

Josh Ward

Promises

(Buckshot Records)

523

579

12

-56

28

13

9

John Slaughter

Hasn’t Everyone

(Winding Road)

506

505

9

+1

26

12

10

Green River Ordinance

It Ain’t Love

(GRO)

503

505

5

-2

26

11

11

Rich O’Toole

I Love You

(PTO Records)

497

516

10

-19

30

15

12

Mark McKinney

Stolen Cash

(Texas Evolution)

480

474

9

+6

29

14

13

Curtis Grimes

Home To Me

(CG)

467

501

16

-34

28

7

14

Zane Williams

Overnight Success

(ZW)

465

586

17

-121

24

19

15

TJ Broscoff

This Is The Moment

(BGM Records)

462

443

13

+19

24

27

16

Randy Rogers Band

Speak of the Devil

(MCA Nashville)

459

357

2

+102

26

10

17

No Justice

Songs on the Radio

(Smith Ent.)

458

517

14

-59

27

21

18

Bri Bagwell

Hound Dog

(BB)

452

434

9

+18

26

16

19

Reckless Kelly

The Last Goodbye

(No Big Deal)

441

464

5

-23

30

43

20

Jason Boland & the Stragglers

Electric Bill

(Proud Souls Ent.)

408

276

2

+132

25

20

21

Bart Crow

Loving You’s A Crime

(Smith Ent.)

400

438

9

-38

27

26

22

Wade Bowen

Songs About Trucks

(AMP/Sea Gayle)

391

362

2

+29

24

18

23

Sam Riggs

When The Lights Go Out

(SR)

390

445

14

-55

24

28

24

Mario Flores

Let Your Lonesome End With Me

(MF)

382

348

3

+34

23

24

25

Clayton Gardner

Something About You

(CG)

361

364

8

-3

24

17

26

Mike Ryan

57 Songs

(MR)

349

458

17

-109

24

25

27

Thieving Birds

In The Summer

(TB)

347

364

12

-17

21

39

28

Six Market Blvd.

Mailbox

(Vision Ent.)

339

298

8

+41

20

29

29

George Ducas

White Lines and Road Signs

(GD)

338

343

12

-5

21

36

30

Mark Allan Atwood

One Horse

(MAA)

334

310

4

+24

17

31

31

Chris Brazeal Band

Sounds Like Home

(CBB)

329

339

7

-10

21

35

32

Matt Caldwell

I Know Mexico

(MC)

319

316

5

+3

25

37

33

Brandon Rhyder

Pray The Night

(Smith Ent.)

319

305

3

+14

23

33

34

John David Kent

Until We Turn Around

(Blackland/Roustabout)

319

325

7

-6

19

38

35

Taylor Hodak Band

Good Man

(THB)

315

299

2

+16

21

44

36

Cameran Nelson

Reckless in Texas

(CN)

314

260

2

+54

19

41

37

Junior Gordon

That Thing We Do

(JG)

308

285

4

+23

17

32

38

Saints Eleven

Man In The Water

(SE)

305

326

5

-21

17

N

39

Kevin Fowler

How Country Are Ya?

(Kevin Fowler Records)

295

165

1

+130

24

47

40

Shane Smith & The Saints

Coast

(SSS)

295

248

2

+47

22

N

41

Turnpike Troubadours

If You’re Gonna Play in Texas

(Lightning Rod Records)

294

203

1

+91

21

46

42

Deryl Dodd

Loveletters

(Smith Ent.)

288

254

3

+34

17

42

43

Callahan Divide

Party on the River

(CD)

281

278

9

+3

15

30

44

Brandon Jenkins

Tattoo Tears

(Smith Ent.)

277

342

9

-65

23

N

45

The Statesboro Revue

Huck Finn

(Vision Ent./Shalley Records)

271

179

1

+92

17

45

46

Austin Allsup

In This Deep

(AA)

257

255

6

+2

13

R

47

Hogg Maulies

Voodoo Girl

(HM)

256

228

4

+28

18

50

48

The Dusty Smirl Band

Mine For The Mile

(TDSB)

248

230

2

+18

18

40

49

Kylie Rae Harris

Slide Over

(KRH)

246

286

6

-40

18

N

50

Creed Fisher

Guitar Man

(CF)

238

211

1

+27

14

Copyright © 2013, the Texas Music Chart. Used with permission from Best In Texas Music Marketing LLC, Houston, TX

Country music connoisseur and preservationist Big Al Weekley of Overton, Nebraska, will be inducted into the Nebraska Country Music Hall of Fame Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Big Al was nominated by Curt Shoemaker of Iona, Kansas.

Shoemaker is a three time hall of famer, professional steel guitarist, songwriter-entertainer and recording artist. Weekley accompanied Shoemaker back in 2009 in recording Gospel CD “Gathered In His Name,” with the song “Peace in the Valley.”

Big Al was born in Ravenswood, West Virginia. He picked up his first guitar at age 14 and never looked back. He began playing with various Bluegrass and Country Stars. He has performed Country and Bluegrass acts all across his home state. In 1987, he was approached following a show at Ohio University and was asked if he would be interested in hosting a show on public radio. This was the first break in a career for Weekley and he is now one of the  most recognizable Country and Bluegrass radio personalities in the country.

After four years on public radio at Ohio University, driving truck and being the music director for 1360 WMOV AM in Ravenswood, West Virginia, Weekley thought it would be good to expand and moved west. He lived in Colorado for a short time playing with Bluegrass bands. After traveling with a band to Crete, Nebraska, he decided he wanted to be part of the Nebraska music scene because it felt like home, so in 1996 he moved to Nebraska. While playing in Nebraska and surrounding states he taped his syndicated radio show for stations back east and then it was time to hit the airwaves in Nebraska. In 1999 he became  part of history with 50,000 watt KRVN Radio Station in Lexington. His Bluegrass and Country shows have been aired on KRVN 880 AM for the last 14 years.

Big Al has interviewed some of the greatest music legends including Stone Wall Jackson, Lynn Anderson, Razzy Bailey, Misty Morgan, Jack Blanchard, and James Marvel of the Band Mercy.

He has also recorded with country legends LeRoy Van Dyke, Dave Dudley and numerous Bluegrass stars.

Just a few of Weekley’s accomplishments include being chosen to join Music Professionals in Nashville; he has toured with the number one Christmas group in America, ‘The Mannheim Steamrollers’ from Omaha; 1999 and 2000 Big Al worked with the Nebraska State Fair Board to produce two Bluegrass and Gospel music festivals in Lincoln; in 2000 he founded the Country/Bluegrass Show in North Platte, along with Don and Donna Menzter, which is still going on after 13 years.

In 2003 Big Al was nominated for ‘DJ of the Year’ by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville. He finished in the top three along with Eddie Stubbs from the Grand Ole Opry and Terry Herd from Satellite Radio in the U.S. and Canada. He is the only Nebraska DJ to ever be nominated.

In 2003 he recorded and produced the album ‘In It For The Long Haul.’

From 2004 to 2006 he has driven truck, worked in radio and hosted music shows around Nebraska and surrounding states. He has received the Hometown Hero Award from KNOP TV and presented the 2006 Nebraska Veteran of Foreign Wars Memorial Highway 83 Award.

Also in 2006 he received a Certificate Award from the Governor of Nebraska honoring him the title of ‘State of Nebraska Navy Admiral’ commissioned for his promotions for the State of Nebraska.

In 2011 he was contacted and told his song he co-wrote with friend Cliff Abbott “Lines On The Highway” would be recorded and released by Bluegrass Legend Larry Sparks. It was release in April on Larry’s Album called “Almost Home” recorded by Rounder Records.

In recent years he has also been a judge at many music contests including the Colgate Country Music Showdown  and the Galaxy of Stars at the Nebraska State Fair.

Twenty-six years after his start in the music world, Big Al makes a living driving truck for Landmark Implement, broadcasting to his loyal fans on KRVN, he is the owner of a newspaper in Bertrand, Nebraska, he is the chief branding officer for Music Charts Magazine in Nashville and travels throughout Nebraska performing shows at county fairs, benefits and festivals.

Recently he received a special award for his efforts during the 2013 Miles of Memories Country Music Festival September 5-7 in Hastings, Nebraska. Weekley was given the honor during the final set of MusicFest.

MusicFest producers say Weekley’s “Unending devotion and dedication to the preservation of old-time country music” is what made him the choice for the honor. MusicFest hosts Tex and Mary Schutz told a story during the presentation about Big Al’s arrival in Nebraska in the early 90’s when he didn’t even have a guitar. The couple was able to present him with one during their Prairieland CountryFest.

 

For more information on Big Al Weekley visit:

http://www.BigAlRadio.com/


Please LIKE Big Al’s new Facebook page for his Bluegrass  radio show:

www.Facebook.com/TheBigAlBluegrassShow

 

www.TheBigAlBluegrassShow.com (as heard from Big Al’s home base at KRVN in Lexington, NE and also broadcast on WOTR FM) – www.KRVN.com and www.WOTRFM.com


www.KRVN.com – Listen Live to Big Al Weekley’s Americana/Gospel Show on KRVN 880 AM Rural Radio Sunday mornings from 06:00 to 10:00 AM CST


Coming soon! – www.TellATrucker.com – That’s right, you heard it.. Tell A Trucker!

Album

LW

TW

Artist

Title

(Label)

TW SPINS

LW SPINS

Weeks on Chart

Spin +/-

Stations

 

3

1

Josh Abbott Band

She Will Be Free

(Pretty Damn Tough Records)

1,137

1,061

15

+76

69

 

5

2

Cody Johnson

Ride With Me

(CJB)

1,078

1,044

8

+34

62

 

1

3

Aaron Watson

Summertime Girl

(Thirty Tigers)

1,068

1,169

16

-101

65

 

2

4

Phil Hamilton

Back of a ’73

(Winding Road)

1,057

1,142

16

-85

66

 

7

5

Will Hoge

Strong

(WH)

1,046

941

8

+105

68

 

8

6

Kyle Park

Fit For The King

(Indie/Thirty Tigers)

974

904

9

+70

69

 

4

7

Josh Ward

Promises

(Buckshot Records)

958

1,044

14

-86

63

 

6

8

Green River Ordinance

It Ain’t Love

(GRO)

958

953

14

+5

59

 

11

9

Mark McKinney

Stolen Cash

(Texas Evolution)

931

872

10

+59

68

 

9

10

Chapter 11 w/Aubrey Lynn England

Whiskey and You

(C11)

928

902

14

+26

61

 

12

11

Reckless Kelly

The Last Goodbye

(No Big Deal)

778

801

8

-23

66

 

18

12

Wade Bowen

Songs About Trucks

(AMP/Sea Gayle)

729

642

4

+87

52

 

14

13

No Justice

Songs On The Radio

(Carved Records)

719

721

12

-2

58

 

13

14

Curtis Grimes

Home to Me

(CG)

715

789

19

-74

49

 

17

15

John Slaughter

Hasn’t Everyone

(Winding Road)

704

658

9

+46

49

 

15

16

Bri Bagwell

Hound Dog

(BB)

680

673

11

+7

55

 

10

17

Zane Williams

Overnight Success

(ZW)

678

882

18

-204

48

 

16

18

Sam Riggs

When The Lights Go Out

(SR)

656

670

16

-14

52

 

20

19

Rich O’Toole

I Love You

(PTO Records)

617

537

9

+80

48

 

22

20

Jason Boland & the Stragglers

Electric Bill

(Proud Souls Ent.)

576

519

2

+57

52

 

24

21

Randy Rogers Band

Speak Of The Devil

(MCA Nashville)

574

486

3

+88

54

 

19

22

Bart Crow

Loving You’s a Crime

(Smith Ent.)

549

546

9

+3

49

 

35

23

Turnpike Troubadours

If You’re Gonna Play in Texas

(Lightning Rod Records)

517

369

2

+148

44

 

40

24

Kevin Fowler

How Country Are Ya?

(Kevin Fowler Records)

512

317

2

+195

51

 

28

25

TJ Broscoff

This is the Moment

(BGM Records)

508

445

7

+63

40

 

21

26

Mike Ryan

57 Songs

(MR)

503

528

16

-25

46

 

26

27

John David Kent

Until We Turn Around

(Blackland/Roustabout)

490

464

8

+26

46

 

23

28

Clayton Gardner

Something About You

(CG)

473

491

11

-18

44

 

27

29

Thieving Birds

In the Summer

(TB)

461

456

13

+5

41

 

31

30

Six Market Blvd.

Mailbox

(Vision Ent.)

453

421

6

+32

43

 

30

31

Matt Caldwell

I Know Mexico

(MC)

448

428

10

+20

49

 

41

32

The Statesboro Revue

Huck Finn

(Vision Ent./Shalley Records)

433

309

2

+124

41

 

36

33

Brandon Rhyder

Pray The Night

(Smith Ent.)

400

353

4

+47

41

 

34

34

Mario Flores

Let Your Lonesome End With Me

(MF)

397

373

4

+24

38

 

48

35

Shane Smith & The Saints

Coast

(SSS)

382

286

5

+96

38

 

37

36

Brandon Jenkins

Tattoo Tears

(Smith Ent.)

365

346

8

+19

39

 

33

37

Taylor Hodak Band

Good Man

(THB)

365

377

7

-12

38

 

44

38

Rankin Twins

Jezebel

(RT)

342

291

5

+51

45

 

29

39

Roger Creager

For You I Do

(Roger Creager Music)

335

432

22

-97

31

 

39

40

Callahan Divide

Party on the River

(CD)

324

318

11

+6

30

 

49

41

Deryl Dodd

Loveletters

(Smith Ent.)

318

286

3

+32

35

 

43

42

Charlie Montague

Beautiful Noise

(CM)

317

306

6

+11

37

 

45

43

George Ducas

White Lines and Road Signs

(GD)

314

291

2

+23

32

 

42

44

Kylie Rae Harris

Slide Over

(KRH)

313

307

11

+6

33

 

R

45

John D. Hale Band

More Than I Can Handle

(JDHB)

289

247

3

+42

21

 

N

46

Granger Smith

Miles and Mud Tires

(GS)

280

184

1

+96

29

 

N

47

Chris Brazeal Band

Sounds Like Home

(CBB)

271

273

1

-2

29

 

46

48

LiveWire

Whiskey Sunday

(Way Out West Records)

269

291

4

-22

27

 

R

49

Saints Eleven

Man in the Water

(SE)

263

238

2

+25

23

 

50

50

Mark Allan Atwood

One Horse

(MAA)

261

283

3

-22

30

Copyright © 2013, the Texas Music Chart. Used with permission from Best In Texas Music Marketing LLC, Houston, TX

Mark Raborn reviews Rebecca Frazier’s bluegrass album “WHEN WE FALL

Rebecca Frazier’s new CD “When We Fall” features twelve tracks, of which ten are original compositions including three instrumentals.

The project is superbly supported throughout by a strong producer and by a stellar cast of musicians that largely need little introduction, including Ron Block and Scott Vestal on banjo, Barry Bales on bass, Shad Cobb on fiddle, Andy Hall on resonator guitar and husband John Frazier on mandolin. Rebecca plays guitar on all cuts.

My initial observation was to simply admire and enjoy the fidelity of the recording, followed closely by the quality of the arrangements and the overall maturity of the presentation and musicianship. However, after hearing a few cuts I was convinced that Rebecca, in addition to being a superb vocalist and lyricist, is a masterful flat-pick guitar player, playing with a level of imagination, taste and authority that will awe many of her listeners, as well as her peers.

I found the overall tone of this project to have a ‘modern,’ post-Monroe acoustic Bluegrass texture with the occasional influence of cross-cultural Bluegrass genres like Blues and Country interwoven. Without transgressing the artistic boundaries that define modern Bluegrass, Rebecca’s title cut, “When We Fall” sounds like it could easily be transformed to Top 40 Country material. That’s not to say that she should seek Country “hit” status for this composition, but rather an acknowledgement that it is ‘that good’. The overall arrangement, insightful lyrics and the smooth timbre of her voice bring this piece to life and nurture it to maturity. The result is a track that most any female Country music superstar might envy.

Likewise, the more up-tempo “Morning and Night” and “Darken Your Doorway” possess the artsy magic that many listeners identify with and look forward to hearing again and again. Both are richly “musical” and interesting, without being overly predictable or exotic. Rebecca’s seemingly-effortless lead vocal work combined with subtle, but beautiful harmony placements, catchy lyrics and tasteful accompaniment make these songs among those that her fans will look forward to hearing over and over.

“Love, Go Away From This House” underscores Rebecca’s songwriting prowess, as well as her vocal range as she ventures into more bluesy fare. The feel is tastefully accented with fills by John Frazier on mandolin, Andy Hall on resonator guitar, Shadd Cobb on fiddle, as well as her impeccable guitar work.

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Dixie Chicks, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Jason Mraz, James Taylor And Steven Tyler Are The First Artists Announced To Perform At Star-Studded Tribute Concert  

Annual Gala Benefiting The MusiCares Foundation® And Its Health And Human Services Programs For Music People Will Be Held During GRAMMY® Week

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2013)Carole King will be honored as the 2014 MusiCares® Person of the Year on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation® and The Recording Academy®, and Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board. Proceeds from the 24th annual benefit gala dinner and concert — to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY® Week two nights prior to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® — will provide essential support for MusiCares (www.musicares.org), which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

Multi-GRAMMY-winning artists the Dixie Chicks, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Jason Mraz, James Taylor, and Steven Tyler will perform in her honor. Music industry veterans Lou Adler, Martin Bandier, and Rob Light along with artist James Taylor are tribute chairs. Composer and arranger Robbie Kondor will be the evening’s musical director. Many more performers will be announced in the coming months.

King is being honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of her extraordinary creative accomplishments as well as her significant charitable work, which has included an impressive range of philanthropic activities over the years. In addition to her continuously evolving musical career, King is actively involved with environmental organizations in support of forest ecosystem protection as well as a range of political causes.

“We are honored to celebrate Carole King as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year,” said Portnow. “Her contributions as a songwriter and performer have truly changed the landscape of pop music, and her philanthropy speaks volumes about her generosity and personal passions. We are also grateful to the extraordinary artists who have announced their desire to be a part of what will undoubtedly be a magical and inspiring evening.”

“Carole’s artistic output is remarkable in its depth, her influence and charitable legacy are equally impressive, and her approach to art and life is enthusiastic and joyous,” said Silva. “It is going to be an exceptional MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, and we also want to express our gratitude to our tribute chairs and musical director whose participation will ensure the success of our annual benefit.”

The 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a dinner, the award presentation and a star-studded tribute concert. The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The celebration culminates with the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

King wrote her first No. 1 hit at the tender age of 17, penning “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” for the Shirelles with then-husband Gerry Goffin. The dozens of chart hits Goffin and King wrote during this period have become part of music legend, including “Take Good Care Of My Baby” and “Run To Him” (No. 1 and No. 2 hits respectively for Bobby Vee in 1961), “Crying In The Rain” (The Everly Brothers, No. 6 in 1962), “The Loco-Motion” (Little Eva, No. 1 in 1962), “Up on the Roof” (The Drifters, No. 5 in 1963), “Chains” (The Cookies, No. 17 in 1962; the Beatles in 1963), “One Fine Day” (The Chiffons, No. 5 in 1963), “Hey Girl” (Freddy Scott, No. 10 in 1963; also recorded by Bobby Vee and The Righteous Brothers), “I’m Into Something Good” (Herman’s Hermits, No. 13 in 1964), “Just Once in My Life” (written with Phil Spector for The Righteous Brothers, No. 9 in 1965), and “Don’t Bring Me Down” (The Animals, No. 12 in 1966).

In 1960 King made her solo debut with a song called “Baby Sittin,” and two years later, her demo of “It Might As Well Rain Until September” made the Top 25 in the United States, while climbing all the way to No. 3 on the British chart. In 1967, Goffin and King’s “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)” was immortalized by Aretha Franklin. To date, more than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by more than 1,000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles.

King’s 1971 solo album Tapestry took her to the pinnacle. While King was in the studio recording Tapestry, Taylor recorded King’s “You’ve Got A Friend,” taking the song all the way to No. 1. In a first for a female writer/artist, Tapestry spawned four GRAMMY Awards — Record, Song and Album Of The year as well as Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female honors for King. With more than 25 million units sold worldwide, Tapestry remained the best-selling album by a female artist for a quarter century, and King went on to amass three other platinum and eight gold albums. Tapestry was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 1996.

In 1987 King was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and, a year later, Goffin and King were awarded the National Academy of Songwriters’ Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990 the duo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2002, King was honored with the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Two years later, Goffin and King received the Trustees Award from The Recording Academy. In 2013 King was honored with a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

This universally renowned and beloved figure has rarely been more active than during the last five years. King’s late-career whirlwind began in November 2007, when she and longtime friend and sometime musical partner James Taylor returned to the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Ca., for a three-night, six-show run to celebrate the venue’s 50th anniversary. Those historic performances were documented in the RIAA gold-certified Live At The Troubadour. This memorable event was the inspiration for the pair’s 60-concert Troubadour Reunion world tour in 2010, which included three sold-out concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and another trio of sellouts at Madison Square Garden. The Troubadour shows also inspired the Morgan Neville-directed feature-length documentary Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & The Rise Of The Singer-Songwriter, which made its TV premiere in March 2011 on PBS’ American Masters, shortly after being released on DVD. The crowning glory of King’s last half decade was the 2012 release of her memoir, A Natural Woman. In the pages of A Natural Woman, which King wrote completely on her own, she shares her incredible story from her beginnings in Brooklyn to her groundbreaking achievements as a songwriter, as well as her first major performances with Taylor and her many years of environmental and political activism. Upon publication, King’s memoir instantly cracked the top 10 on the New York Times’ best-sellers list. In May 2013, King became the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, presented by the Library of Congress, and was also honored by remarks from President Obama at an all-star White House gala. A highly anticipated new Broadway musical based on King’s life, “Beautiful – the Carole King Musical,” will begin preview performances on November 21 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, with an official opening night set for January 12, 2014.

The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund® allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “MusiCares” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/musicares, follow MusiCares on Twitter @MusiCares at www.twitter.com/musicares, and join us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/musicares.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

For information on purchasing tables and tickets to the event, please contact Dana Tomarken at MusiCares, 310.392.3777.

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

 

 

 

LW

 

TW

Artist

Title

(Label)

TW SPINS

LW SPINS

Weeks on Chart

Spin +/-

Streams

1

1

Phil Hamilton

Back of a ’73

(Winding Road)

791

497

15

+294

32

2

2

Chapter 11 w/Aubrey Lynn England

Whiskey and You

(C11)

742

488

16

+254

32

10

3

Cody Johnson

Ride With Me

(CJB)

645

355

5

+290

34

4

4

Josh Abbott Band

She Will Be Free

(Pretty Damn Tough Records)

629

439

14

+190

31

7

5

Will Hoge

Strong

(WH)

622

406

7

+216

31

9

6

Aaron Watson

Summertime Girl

(Thirty Tigers)

587

364

14

+223

31

3

7

Zane Williams

Overnight Success

(ZW)

586

464

16

+122

28

6

8

Josh Ward

Promises

(Buckshot Records)

579

408

11

+171

30

17

9

Kyle Park

Fit For The King

(Indie/Thirty Tigers)

520

290

6

+230

30

11

10

No Justice

Songs on the Radio

(Smith Ent.)

517

333

13

+184

28

18

11

Rich O’Toole

I Love You

(PTO Records)

516

289

9

+227

32

22

12

Green River Ordinance

It Ain’t Love

(GRO)

505

260

4

+245

26

27

13

John Slaughter

Hasn’t Everyone

(Winding Road)

505

225

8

+280

26

8

14

Curtis Grimes

Home To Me

(CG)

501

394

15

+107

31

12

15

Mark McKinney

Stolen Cash

(Texas Evolution)

474

331

8

+143

27

24

16

Reckless Kelly

The Last Goodbye

(No Big Deal)

464

254

4

+210

30

21

17

Mike Ryan

57 Songs

(MR)

458

274

16

+184

26

14

18

Sam Riggs

When The Lights Go Out

(SR)

445

313

13

+132

26

29

19

TJ Broscoff

This Is The Moment

(BGM Records)

443

220

12

+223

24

33

20

Bart Crow

Loving You’s A Crime

(Smith Ent.)

438

206

8

+232

28

19

21

Bri Bagwell

Hound Dog

(BB)

434

287

8

+147

27

5

22

Turnpike Troubadours

Before the Devil Knows We’re Dead

(Bossier City)

411

439

14

-28

23

15

23

Josh Grider

Summer & Sixteen

(AMP)

393

311

16

+82

24

32

24

Clayton Gardner

Something About You

(CG)

364

213

7

+151

25

23

25

Thieving Birds

In The Summer

(TB)

364

259

11

+105

23

N

26

Wade Bowen

Songs About Trucks

(AMP/Sea Gayle)

362

105

1

+257

24

N

27

Randy Rogers Band

Speak of the Devil

(Mercury)

357

154

1

+203

25

46

28

Mario Flores

Let Your Lonesome End With Me

(MF)

348

160

2

+188

24

38

29

George Ducas

White Lines and Road Signs

(GD)

343

191

11

+152

19

25

30

Brandon Jenkins

Tattoo Tears

(Smith Ent.)

342

229

8

+113

23

26

31

Chris Brazeal Band

Sounds Like Home

(CBB)

339

225

6

+114

24

30

32

Saints Eleven

Man In The Water

(SE)

326

218

4

+108

18

34

33

John David Kent

Until We Turn Around

(Blackland/Roustabout)

325

202

6

+123

21

20

34

Roger Creager

For You I Do

(Roger Creager Music)

323

275

18

+48

23

48

35

Matt Caldwell

I Know Mexico

(MC)

316

157

4

+159

26

31

36

Mark Allan Atwood

One Horse

(MAA)

310

216

3

+94

17

49

37

Brandon Rhyder

Pray The Night

(Smith Ent.)

305

155

2

+150

24

N

38

Taylor Hodak Band

Good Man

(THB)

299

127

1

+172

20

43

39

Six Market Blvd.

Mailbox

(Vision Ent.)

298

165

7

+133

18

45

40

Kylie Rae Harris

Slide Over

(KRH)

286

161

5

+125

20

42

41

Junior Gordon

That Thing We Do

(JG)

285

166

3

+119

15

41

42

Callahan Divide

Party on the River

(CD)

278

173

8

+105

15

N

43

Jason Boland & the Stragglers

Electric Bill

(Vision Ent./Proud Souls Ent.)

276

128

1

+148

21

N

44

Cameran Nelson

Reckless in Texas

(CN)

260

62

1

+198

19

39

45

Austin Allsup

In This Deep

(AA)

255

185

5

+70

14

44

46

Deryl Dodd

Loveletters

(Smith Ent.)

254

164

2

+90

17

N

47

Shane Smith & The Saints

Coast

(SSS)

248

145

1

+103

20

N

48

LiveWire

Whiskey Sunday

(Way Out West Records)

240

129

1

+111

18

28

49

Aaron Kothmann

I Can’t Take Me Anywhere

(Nicol Rae Records)

236

221

10

+15

13

N

50

The Dusty Smirl Band

Mine For The Mile

(TDSB)

230

123

1

+107

17

Copyright © 2013, the Texas Music Chart. Used with permission from Best In Texas Music Marketing LLC, Houston, TX

 

Marvin Karlton Rainwater (July 2, 1925 – September 17, 2013), was an American country and rockabilly singer and songwriter who had several hits during the late 1950s, including “Gonna Find Me a Bluebird” and “Whole Lotta Woman”, a UK no.1 record. He was known for wearing Native American-themed outfits on stage and was 25 percent Cherokee.

Rainwater was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Stella (née Miller) and Cicero Percy Rainwater, and grew up during the Great Depression. As a child, instead of listening to the Grand Ole Opry with his father, he took classical piano lessons, which ended after he lost part of his right thumb to a work accident as a teenager. He originally trained to be a veterinarian, but after some time in the Navy during World War II took up the guitar.

He became fascinated with Roy Acuff and started playing and writing songs. With his brothers, he played concerts around Virginia. He sometimes wore a buckskin jacket and headband. Rising guitarist Roy Clark worked with Rainwater and together they cut a few demos for 4 Star Records. Pop singer Teresa Brewer turned one of his compositions, “I Gotta Go Get My Baby”, into a big hit. Others were overdubbed and released on budget record labels.

Rainwater was one of country’s most noteworthy stars in the late 1950s, when his good looks and baritone voice made him popular. One of the first country songs he recorded was “Gonna Find Me a Bluebird”, which he wrote. Released in 1957, the song became a big country-pop crossover hit, making Rainwater among the first country singers to appeal to a pop market. The song reached No. 5 on the country chart and 18 on the pop chart. It sold one million copies by 1957, and gave Rainwater his first gold record. During the song’s success, Rainwater relocated to the New Jersey-New York area.

Rainwater got his big break in the music business when he performed on Arthur Godfrey’s programs. He won first place on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts on May 9, 1955. He had a regular role on ABC-TV’s Ozark Jubilee for several years in Springfield, Missouri beginning in 1955. He signed with MGM Records and recorded a series of songs for the label, including peppy numbers like “Hot and Cold”. Such songs were showcases for Rainwater’s voice, and his energy and versatility led him to record rockabilly.

In the 1970s, Rainwater developed throat cancer, from which he slowly recovered, and moved to Aitkin, Minnesota. He appeared occasionally at rockabilly festivals in Europe and was still loved by many fans.

Rainwater was the 73rd inductee into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Rainwater

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