Monthly Archives: December 2014
They aren’t just lyrics to one of his songs. When Colt Ford says, “Time to give thanks where thanks are due, You all more than fans you’re my friends too” – he means it. Those lines are from the song, “Thanks For Listening”. He genuinely appreciates each and every one of us who buy his albums, request his music on the radio, and sit in those chairs at his shows.
I have had the pleasure of seeing Colt on stage three times now. I was completely, totally, thoroughly entertained from the minute I sat down in that chair, until the minute I stood up to leave. It isn’t just Colt who is entertaining. I know he was the star of the show. But he has a group of remarkably talented musicians/vocalists on stage with him. And, each one of them has a job to do. They are all individuals who combine their talents in such a way that you cannot help but enjoy every minute of the performance. It’s a production. It’s a stage show. And, all that combined with everything Colt brings to the stage gives us one of the best concerts I have been to this summer.
I would imagine, at this point, there are a lot of you sitting back in your chair with your mouths hanging open. Those would be the people who have been reading Country’s Chatter for the past six and one-half years. Those would be the people who know that I am a humongous fan of old country music. The stuff we now call ‘classic country,’ or ‘traditional country’ music. And, yes, I am that person who just doesn’t think there is a real place for rap music in the country music world. But, it’s here. Though the new ‘country/rap’ music is really not what I love, I have to applaud Colt Ford for doing what he does so well that you don’t walk away from his show disappointed. More than that, you walk away wanting to go back – as evidenced in the fact that last night I saw his show for the third time – but not the last time!
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen anyone work as hard as Colt does. He, sings, dances, jokes, talks, interacts with his musicians, connects with his audience and painstakingly entertains every person in that audience.
From Adam Hale at the merchandise table, and Sarge taking on the roll of road manager, to Colt and all of the guys in the band, this was a great group of people. I can’t go on without taking just a minute to identify those band members for you. Tim Haines, drums; Paul Chapman, bass; Spencer Bassett, guitar; Mark Easterling, guitar; and Justin David, fiddle. I could probably write an entire article about each of these gentlemen. Tim, I wish you had stood up every now and then. I never did get a clear shot at him (always a cymbal or two in the way); Justin – you are nothing but personality! Paul, Spencer and Mark – thank you guys, for not only putting on a great show, but for being so generous with those guitar picks! I got one! And, I’m not alone! It was like you all wanted everyone to go home with a little memento.
Colt is an entertainer. He’s a patriotic man, who doesn’t mind talking about his love of this country and his gratefulness to the men and women who serve in our military. He’s flag-waving, country boy from Georgia, who will stand in front of anyone and acknowledge what he feels about this country. You can’t help but like him! I had an opportunity to talk to him, before the meet and greet, and at the meet and greet. And, he wasn’t in a big hurry to get rid of us. Even in a normally fast-moving meet and greet line, Colt didn’t seem that anxious to send any of us on our way, without having at least some kind of small conversation with us. And unlike many meet and greets I went through this summer, it wasn’t a ‘get your picture snapped with him and get out of here’ situation. He was more than happy to put his name on whatever we had for him to autograph.
Those of you who have never gone to a Colt Ford show, because rap music just isn’t your thing – hey, it’s not my thing either! Yet, I can’t tell you when I’ve had more fun at a concert. For all of you who are fans of Colt’s music – if you’ve never been to a show, you don’t know what you are missing.
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About Fred’s Country program:
Le program Fred’s Country: La musique Country de Tradition avec Frederic (Fred) Moreau. Le program Fred’s Country est diffusé sur 65 fréquences FM, 53 radios ou webradios.
The Fred’s Country program, is hosted by Frederic (Fred) Moreau and broadcasted weekly on 47 frequencies, 53 Affiliated FM and Web Radio Stations in France, Canada, Belgium, Spain, and more. Listen, download The Fred’s Country program here…
Autre particularité du program Fred’s Country, c’est la seule émission en Europe à programmer un minimum de 75% d’artistes Canadiens … particularity of the Fred’s Country program, each week, a minimum of 75% of Canadian Country artists on the air
Radio Show Host: Fred Moreau
Program Fred’s Country w52-2014 – 26th December 2014 à 15:00 – December 26th, 2014
Music Charts Magazine is proud to be friends with Mr. Moreau and glad to now be one of the many to host Program Fred’s Country. ( French/English)
Award winning DJ Big Al Weekley (right) and DJ Hall of Famer (former midnight jamboree host and WSM DJ) Dave Donahue (left) have teamed up to make a very special radio show for you this Christmas. Please enjoy this 3 part radio show entitled “Christmas Memories”.
Just click play on player below to hear “Christmas Memories” with Big Al Weekley and Dave Donahue:
Peggy Sue Gerron – Buddy Holly’s Peggy Sue
Everyone knows Buddy Holly’s song called “Peggy Sue”. The stories throughout the years sometimes get mumble jumbled around. Some even wonder if Peggy Sue is alive or was a fictional character. Music Charts Magazine® is proud to bring Peggy Sue directly to you to tell you the story of the Buddy Holly’s song “Peggy Sue”.
Please push play and listen to this Music Charts Magazine Exclusive interview with Peggy Sue Part 1 & Part 2. Enjoy!
“Peggy Sue” is a rock and roll song written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty, and originally performed, recorded and released as a single by Buddy Holly in early July of 1957. The Crickets are not mentioned on the single (Coral 9-61885) but both Joe B. Mauldin (string bass) and Jerry Allison (drums) are known to be featured on the recording. The song was also released on Buddy Holly’s self-titled 1958 album. The song is ranked #194 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The song was originally called “Cindy Lou”, and was named for Buddy’s niece, the daughter of his sister Pat Holley Kaiter. The title was later changed to “Peggy Sue” in reference to Crickets drummer Jerry Allison’s girlfriend (and future wife), Peggy Sue Gerron, with whom he had recently had a temporary breakup.
Appropriately, Allison played a prominent role in the production of the song, playing paradiddles on the drums throughout the song, the drums’ sound rhythmically fading in and out as a result of real-time engineering techniques by the producer, Norm Petty. Many music critics regard this as Holly’s all-time best recording.
The song went to #3 on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1957. The song is currently ranked as the 106th greatest song of all time, as well as the third best song of 1957, by Acclaimed Music.
Initially only Allison and Petty were listed as the song’s authors. At Allison’s insistence, Holly was credited as a co-writer after his death.
In 1999, National Public Radio (NPR) included “Peggy Sue” on the NPR 100, a list of “The 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century”.
The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
Holly wrote a poignant sequel called “Peggy Sue Got Married”, and recorded a demo or practice version in his New York City apartment on December 5, 1958, accompanied only by himself on guitar. The tape was discovered after his death, and was “enhanced” for commercial release, by adding background vocals and an electric guitar track that drowned out Holly’s own playing (and almost his voice as well). The rarely heard original version was released on a vinyl collection called “The Complete Buddy Holly”, and was later used over the opening credits of the 1986 Kathleen Turner film Peggy Sue Got Married. After Holly’s death The Crickets would also release their own cover single in 1960. They followed the original Peggy Sue arrangements with the only difference being David Box, a Buddy Holly soundalike, singing as the lead vocalist.
Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Sue_(song)
The most-played song on Texas radio in 2014 was “If Money Didn’t Matter” by Granger Smith, according to spins at stations in Texas and contiguous states that report to the weekly Texas Music Chart.
At a close number two is Mike Ryan’s “Dancing All Around It,” followed by “Hanging Around” by William Clark Green at number three.
Approximately 90 radio stations report their airplay statistics each week for the Texas Music Chart’s weekly Top 50. The Chart tracks data on more than 800 songs each year to tabulate year end airplay.
Josh Abbott Band
TOP 100 for 2014
Texas Music Chart Top 100 Songs of 2014
- 21289 If Money Didn’t Matter Granger Smith
- 21181 Dancing All Around It Mike Ryan
- 21041 Hanging Around William Clark Green
- 20640 Panhandle Poorboy Kevin Fowler
- 19832 Trying To Write A Love Song Adam Hood
- 19800 35 Runs Both Ways Cameran Nelson
- 19132 If I Go, I’m Going Bart Crow
- 19109 Bad Girl Phase Sunny Sweeney
- 18891 Every Step of the Way Reckless Kelly
- 18814 Angola’s Lament Sam Riggs
- 18409 Ghost Town John Slaughter
- 18396 Lucky I Guess Jason Boland & the Stragglers
- 17910 Lonely Bones Mark McKinney
- 17821 Bar Lights Brian Keane
- 17472 Love Song Kevin Fowler
- 17223 You Can’t Go Home Brian Keane
- 16916 Golden Shackles Stoney LaRue
- 16902 Me & My Kind Cody Johnson
- 16438 Hearts From Above Micky & the Motorcars
- 16286 Flying Green River Ordinance
- 16204 Hands of a Workin’ Man Zane Williams
- 16140 Dogwood Whiskey Myers
- 15998 Lovin’ Out of Control Casey Donahew Band
- 15863 One Night Taco Stand Josh Grider
- 15733 One Night Too Long Deryl Dodd
- 15597 Long Distance Relationship Kyle Park
- 15111 Shotgun Cameran Nelson
- 15109 Love in the First Degree Wade Bowen/Brandy Clark
- 15047 Falling Down TJ Broscoff
- 14965 Got A Bad Feeling Mario Flores
- 14887 OK Whiskey Jason Eady
- 14839 White Van Josh Grider
- 14790 Girls From Texas Pat Green/Lyle Lovett
- 14709 When I Woke Up Today Wade Bowen
- 14651 Hard Whiskey Josh Ward
- 14627 Little Too Late Zane Williams
- 14586 Satellite Randy Rogers Band
- 14424 Hold On and Let Go Sam Riggs
- 14387 River Song Roger Creager
- 14177 Horseshoes & Hand Grenades John Slaughter
- 13383 Hangin’ Around Josh Abbott Band
- 13340 Leave Brandon Rhyder
- 13225 July in Cheyenne Aaron Watson
- 12788 More Crown Than Coke Ray Johnston Band
- 12264 Table for Two Clayton Gardner
- 12118 I’ll Have Another Jamie Richards
Texas Music Chart Top 100 Songs of 2014
- 12107 What Are You Doin’ Right Now Jon Wolfe
- 12098 Drivin’ You Outta My Mind LiveWire
- 12097 Abilene Matt Kimbrow
- 11773 Too Good To Call Rich O’Toole
- 11769 Maybe We Should Mark McKinney
- 11703 I Love You Anyway Zach Coffey
- 11689 Turn That Crown Upside Down Kyle Park
- 11666 Good Man Go Wrong Jesse Raub Jr.
- 11558 The Cowboy Kind Curtis Grimes
- 11518 Black and White JB and the Moonshine Band
- 11458 Live a Little The Statesboro Revue
- 11314 A Little Less Whiskey Matt Hillyer
- 11197 Dance Her Home Cody Johnson
- 10916 Dance the Night Away Shane Smith & The Saints
- 10894 Circles Midnight River Choir
- 10805 Our Side of the Fence Curtis Grimes
- 10785 She’s Gonna Run Randy Rogers Band
- 10373 Small Town Love Casey Donahew Band
- 10101 Soul Shop Prophets And Outlaws
- 10095 Alone Cody Jinks
- 10000 Dirty Love Phil Hamilton
- 9717 Should’ve Known Dolly Shine
- 9270 Miles and Mud Tires Granger Smith
- 9054 Somewhere Else Uncle Lucius
- 8960 Drink Another Matt Caldwell
- 8830 Bottom Of The Sea Sean McConnell
- 8502 Yes JB and the Moonshine Band
- 8474 Rose Queen William Clark Green
- 8383 Baby Don’t Cry Curtis Grimes
- 8312 Radio Don’t Sound Like Me Michael Coleman/Jody Booth
- 8239 Windows Down Chance Anderson
- 8144 Missing Gabe Garcia
- 7883 Wreck Me Cody Bryan Band
- 7773 Huck Finn The Statesboro Revue
- 7420 That Look Aaron Watson
- 7408 Fool Casey Berry
- 7347 Same Damn Thing Rob Baird
- 7245 Speak Of The Devil Randy Rogers Band
- 7101 Worth a Shot Kris Gordon
- 7065 The Devil (Revisited) The Rusty Brothers
- 6999 The Girl I Knew Reckless Kelly
- 6989 Her Name Was Trouble Dolly Shine
- 6922 In My Heart Charla Corn
- 6906 Lonesome Down and Out Jason Eady
- 6799 Can I See You Again Tyler and the Tribe
Texas Music Chart Top 100 Songs of 2014
- 6651 Middle of Nowhere Adam Fears
- 6640 Things You Make Me Do Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward
- 6629 Take It Off Jason Cassidy
- 6564 Waited Kylie Rae Harris
- 6546 Blue Collar Troubadour Aaron Einhouse
- 6518 That’s Just Me Brandon Rhyder
- 6496 Home Whiskey Myers
- 6390 Hold On Tight Phil Hamilton
- 6384 High on Summertime Mario Flores
Copyright © 2014, the Texas Music Chart. Used with permission from Best In Texas Music Marketing LLC, Houston, TX
HOTDISC TOP 40
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THE HOTDISC BRITISH & IRISH INDEPENDENT TOP 10
The Hotdisc chart is compiled from DJs and industry professionals’ ratings of songs currently being promoted on the Rush Released CD. They are not airplay charts, as airplay charts cannot work in Europe because there are no terrestrial country stations. The hundreds of country programmes on air which we service are likely to play a particular song only twice at most in a three month period, therefore rendering airplay charts insignificant in Europe. It works well in America where there are plenty of non-stop country stations but it does not work here. Any Airplay Chart you may see claiming to provide this service is bogus and Hotdisc does not condone these charts at all. They are misleading at best for the reasons stated.
The Hotdisc charts are put together weekly using ratings supplied by DJs who give scores to every song on the last three months’ editions of Rush Released. The scores are averaged out per week to give an accurate guide to the songs which are being championed by the industry. The aim is to showcase the songs which the industry professionals are flagging up as quality songs. This is a very useful exercise as it is free of politics, hype and rigging and done solely on merit!
Copyright © 2014, Hotdisc, The Old Manse, Hallidays Park, Selkirk, TD7 4LA, Scotland. Used with permission from HotDisk.
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The Bellamy Brothers are an American pop and country music duo consisting of brothers David Milton Bellamy (born September 16, 1950) and Homer Howard Bellamy (born February 2, 1946), from Darby, Florida, United States. The duo had considerable musical success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release of their crossover hit “Let Your Love Flow” in 1976, a Number One single on the Billboard Hot 100.
Starting in the late 1970s, the Bellamy Brothers found success in country music as well, charting twenty Number One singles and more than fifty hits overall on the country charts. To date, they have released more than fifty albums, primarily on Curb Records. They have also enjoyed success in Continental Europe, with a compilation album topping the Norwegian charts in 2011.
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