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Colt Ford - 2nd photo by Countrys ChatterThey 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 Colt Ford - 3rd photo by CountrysChatter dot compeople 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 Ford - photo by CountrysChatter dot comColt 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.

Colt on Twitter @coltford. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you! You will find us @countryschatter. ​Visit our web site, too, at CountrysChatter.com.

 

 

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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…

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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)

Radio Program “Fred’s Country” – Now at Music Charts Magazine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dave Donahue joins Music Charts Magazine's Big Al Weekley for a special MCM Radio Show called "Christmas Memories with Big Al Weekley and Dave Donahue"Radio DJ Big Al Weekley

 

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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Memories

Peggy Sue Gerron - A Music Charts Magazine Exclusive with Buddy Hollys Peggy Sue - The Music Legends

 

 

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)

Texas Music Chart Top 100 songs for 2014 - Music Charts Magazine Proudly PresentsThe Texas Top 100 for 2014

 

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.

 

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#1 #2 #3 #4 #5
Pat Green

Josh Abbott Band

Aaron Watson

Kyle Park

Wade Bowen

 

TOP 100 for 2014

Texas Music Chart Top 100 Songs of 2014

Rank/Spins

Song Title

Artist First

Artist last

 

 

  1. 21289    If Money Didn’t Matter                    Granger       Smith
  2. 21181    Dancing All Around It                      Mike             Ryan
  3. 21041    Hanging Around                              William Clark Green
  4. 20640    Panhandle Poorboy                        Kevin           Fowler
  5. 19832    Trying To Write A Love Song          Adam           Hood
  6. 19800    35 Runs Both Ways                          Cameran     Nelson
  7. 19132    If I Go, I’m Going                             Bart              Crow
  8. 19109    Bad Girl Phase                                Sunny           Sweeney
  9. 18891    Every Step of the Way                     Reckless Kelly
  10. 18814    Angola’s Lament                              Sam             Riggs
  11. 18409    Ghost Town                                      John             Slaughter
  12. 18396    Lucky I Guess                                   Jason Boland & the Stragglers
  13. 17910    Lonely Bones                                   Mark            McKinney
  14. 17821    Bar Lights                                         Brian            Keane
  15. 17472    Love Song                                        Kevin           Fowler
  16. 17223    You Can’t Go Home                          Brian            Keane
  17. 16916    Golden Shackles                              Stoney         LaRue
  18. 16902    Me & My Kind                                   Cody            Johnson
  19. 16438    Hearts From Above                           Micky & the Motorcars
  20. 16286    Flying                                               Green River Ordinance
  21. 16204    Hands of a Workin’ Man                    Zane            Williams
  22. 16140    Dogwood                                          Whiskey Myers
  23. 15998    Lovin’ Out of Control                         Casey Donahew Band
  24. 15863    One Night Taco Stand                      Josh             Grider
  25. 15733    One Night Too Long                         Deryl            Dodd
  26. 15597    Long Distance Relationship              Kyle              Park
  27. 15111    Shotgun                                            Cameran     Nelson
  28. 15109    Love in the First Degree                   Wade           Bowen/Brandy Clark
  29. 15047    Falling Down                                    TJ                 Broscoff
  30. 14965    Got A Bad Feeling                            Mario           Flores
  31. 14887    OK Whiskey                                      Jason           Eady
  32. 14839    White Van                                         Josh             Grider
  33. 14790    Girls From Texas                               Pat               Green/Lyle Lovett
  34. 14709    When I Woke Up Today                     Wade           Bowen
  35. 14651    Hard Whiskey                                    Josh             Ward
  36. 14627    Little Too Late                                   Zane            Williams
  37. 14586    Satellite                                             Randy Rogers Band
  38. 14424    Hold On and Let Go                           Sam             Riggs
  39. 14387    River Song                                         Roger          Creager
  40. 14177    Horseshoes & Hand Grenades            John             Slaughter
  41. 13383    Hangin’ Around                                  Josh Abbott Band
  42. 13340    Leave                                                Brandon      Rhyder
  43. 13225    July in Cheyenne                               Aaron           Watson
  44. 12788    More Crown Than Coke                     Ray Johnston Band
  45. 12264    Table for Two                                    Clayton        Gardner
  46. 12118    I’ll Have Another                                Jamie          Richards

 

Texas Music Chart Top 100 Songs of 2014

Rank/Spins

Song Title

Artist First

Artist last

 

 

  1. 12107    What Are You Doin’ Right Now         Jon               Wolfe
  2. 12098    Drivin’ You Outta My Mind                 LiveWire
  3. 12097    Abilene                                             Matt              Kimbrow
  4. 11773    Too Good To Call                              Rich             O’Toole
  5. 11769    Maybe We Should                             Mark            McKinney
  6. 11703    I Love You Anyway                            Zach             Coffey
  7. 11689    Turn That Crown Upside Down          Kyle              Park
  8. 11666    Good Man Go Wrong                         Jesse           Raub Jr.
  9. 11558    The Cowboy Kind                              Curtis           Grimes
  10. 11518    Black and White                                JB and the Moonshine Band
  11. 11458    Live a Little                                       The Statesboro Revue
  12. 11314    A Little Less Whiskey                         Matt              Hillyer
  13. 11197    Dance Her Home                               Cody            Johnson
  14. 10916    Dance the Night Away                       Shane Smith & The Saints
  15. 10894    Circles                                                Midnight River Choir
  16. 10805    Our Side of the Fence                        Curtis           Grimes
  17. 10785    She’s Gonna Run                                Randy Rogers Band
  18. 10373    Small Town Love                               Casey Donahew Band
  19. 10101    Soul Shop                                           Prophets And Outlaws
  20. 10095    Alone                                                  Cody            Jinks
  21. 10000    Dirty Love                                            Phil               Hamilton
  22. 9717    Should’ve Known                                Dolly Shine
  23. 9270    Miles and Mud Tires                            Granger       Smith
  24. 9054    Somewhere Else                                 Uncle Lucius
  25. 8960    Drink Another                                      Matt              Caldwell
  26. 8830    Bottom Of The Sea                              Sean            McConnell
  27. 8502    Yes                                                       JB and the Moonshine Band
  28. 8474    Rose Queen                                         William Clark Green
  29. 8383    Baby Don’t Cry                                     Curtis           Grimes
  30. 8312    Radio Don’t Sound Like Me                 Michael        Coleman/Jody Booth
  31. 8239    Windows Down                                   Chance        Anderson
  32. 8144    Missing                                                Gabe           Garcia
  33. 7883    Wreck Me                                            Cody Bryan Band
  34. 7773    Huck Finn                                            The Statesboro Revue
  35. 7420    That Look                                            Aaron           Watson
  36. 7408    Fool                                                     Casey          Berry
  37. 7347    Same Damn Thing                               Rob              Baird
  38. 7245    Speak Of The Devil                              Randy Rogers Band
  39. 7101    Worth a Shot                                        Kris              Gordon
  40. 7065    The Devil (Revisited)                            The Rusty Brothers
  41. 6999    The Girl I Knew                                    Reckless Kelly
  42. 6989    Her Name Was Trouble                        Dolly Shine
  43. 6922    In My Heart                                          Charla          Corn
  44. 6906    Lonesome Down and Out                    Jason           Eady
  45. 6799    Can I See You Again                           Tyler and the Tribe

 

Texas Music Chart Top 100 Songs of 2014

Rank/Spins

Song Title

Artist First

Artist last

 

 

  1. 6651    Middle of Nowhere                              Adam           Fears
  2. 6640    Things You Make Me Do                      Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward
  3. 6629    Take It Off                                            Jason           Cassidy
  4. 6564    Waited                                                 Kylie Rae    Harris
  5. 6546    Blue Collar Troubadour                       Aaron           Einhouse
  6. 6518    That’s Just Me                                      Brandon      Rhyder
  7. 6496    Home                                                   Whiskey Myers
  8. 6390    Hold On Tight                                       Phil               Hamilton
  9. 6384    High on Summertime                            Mario           Flores

 

Copyright © 2014, the Texas Music Chart. Used with permission from Best In Texas Music Marketing LLC, Houston, TX

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HOTDISC TOP 40
 
  21 & 28 December 2014

 

This is a list of the Top 40 Most Popular Songs released on the Rush Released promotional CD. Each week DJs and media people who receive Rush Released send back their reaction sheets where they are given the chance to rate every song. This chart is exclusively for clients of the Rush Released CD.  The chart is published weekly here, and also in Country Music People, Country Music & Dance, Up Country and Southern Country magazines.

To watch the video for each song (where available) click on the titles.

01

01

Just Another Love Song
HALEY & MICHAELS 

02

02

Lonelyville
BERNIE NELSON

03 05

TRAVELLIN’ SOLDIER
MEGAN ADAMS

04

06

Where Are You
MEXICAN JOE WALKER

05

03

Drunk Americans
TOBY KEITH

06

08

Better At Night
TATE STEVENS

07 07

He’s Messed Up!!!  
JO DEE MESSINA

08

10

The Snow Is Falling Down
TONY CLARKE

09

04

New Country Singers
JAMES CAROTHERS

10

16

Parading In Your Rain
TARIA

 

 

 

 

11

11

Feels Like Coming Home
DAVID STARR  

12 13

Since We Went To Sleep
CRASH n RECOVERY  

13 09

That’ll Be The Day
MERLE HAGGARD

14 12

Enjoy The Ride
BRIAN COLLINS

15

15

Jose Cuervo  
SHELLY WEST 

16

20

Through The Cracks
BRANDON ALAN

17

17

Mosaic
BEAU + LUCI

18 18

Miranda In The Moonlight
GORDON JENSEN

19 14

An Affair To Remember
RAY PRICE feat. MARTINA McBRIDE

20

25

I Was Born To Love You
VISH

 

 

 

 

21 19

Pride
IAN HIGHLAND feat. FRANK JENNINGS

22

22

Adalida
SUSAN McCANN  

23

26

I’m Gonna Miss You This Christmas
ROB ALLEN

24

28

Overlander
PAULINE BURR

25

21

An Old Christmas Card (2014 Version)
JIM REEVES

26

27

Making Grown Men Cry
THE DIABLOS

27

24

Raise That Bar
TONY CLARKE

28 23

Mary’s Boy Child (2014 Version)
JIM REEVES

29

29

The Leaf
MANDY STROBEL

30

30

Hometown Hottie  
LOCATION OF INCIDENT

 

 

 

 

31

33

No Room At The Inn
KEITH SHAW

32

31

My Best Friend
MICHAEL LUSK

33 36

Applications For An Angel
C W MONTGOMERY

34

32

Stay 
MADELINE SMITH 

35

34

Two Cats
OWEN MOORE

36

38

Christmas Snow
PETER DYMOND 

37

37

Ralph The Sneaky Elf
DAVID WOOD

38

35

Like A Fading Rose
KARIN WRIGHT

39

39

Memphis Buzz
DAVID HILGENFELDT PROJECT 

40

40

Gaia Blues
KENNY BUTTERILL feat. DONOVAN LEITCH 

THE HOTDISC BRITISH & IRISH INDEPENDENT TOP 10

01

01

Travellin’ Soldier
MEGAN ADAMS

02

02

Where Are You
MEXICAN JOE WALKER

03

03

The Snow Is Falling Down
TONY CLARKE

04

04

Pride
IAN HIGHLAND feat. FRANK JENNINGS

05

05

Adalida
SUSAN McCANN

06

08

I’m Gonna Miss You This Christmas
ROB ALLEN

07

09

Overlander
PAULINE BURR

08

07

Making Grown Men Cry
THE DIABLOS

09

06

Raise That Bar
TONY CLARKE

10

10

No Room At The Inn
KEITH SHAW

 

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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Bellamy Brothers Celebrity Audio Interview with Music Charts Magazine - The Legends - Let Your Love Flow - December 2014 FEATURE

 

Music Charts Magazine®

Proudly Presents

 The

“Bellamy Brothers”

 

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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