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HOTDISC TOP 40
 
  12 June 2016


 

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

Hey Dad
MATT STILLWELL

02 02

Nineteen Again
RAINTOWN

03

04

Never Enders
LONESTAR

04

08

Message In A Cloud
ALY COOK

05

06

Crushin’  
BRENDA BURCH

06

11

No Time Like The Present
DAVID STARR

07

NE

Okie From Muskogee’s Headed Home
VINCE HATFIELD

08

05

I Wanna Dance With You
STEPHANIE URBINA JONES 

09 03

Strong One
LYNNE TAYLOR DONOVAN

10

12

Mr Noble
MARY DUFF

 

 

 

 

11

07

American Oil From American Soil
VINCE HATFIELD

12

NE

A Girl I Used To Know
GENE WATSON

13

09

I Don’t Usually Do This
JOSH GOODLETT

14 10

A Better Place
RICHARD LYNCH

15

NE

Jack Hammered
SWAGGER KINGS

16

NE

How That Feels
JAMES ROBERT WEBB

17

16

Leaving Home
REAGAN JOHNSON

18

18

Remember Me  
MERLE HAGGARD

19

20

King Of Hearts
BELLE

20

14

Rhinestone World
BREELAN ANGEL

 

 

 

 

21

NE

The Other Side Of Good 
REBECCA HOSKING

22

NE

Missing You
GEORGE INGLIS

23

NE

This Feeling
ROB ALLEN

24

15

That Was The Whiskey
LESLIE COURS MATHER

25

13

Houston
DOUG ADKINS

26

NE

Fifteen Minutes
OWEN MOORE 

27

17

Lovin’ Her Was Easier
DENNY STRICKLAND

28

NE

It Can’t Rain Every Day
TIA McGRAFF

29

NE

Go Right Now
JOEY CLARKSON

30

NE

Born In ’55
TONY CLARKE

 

 

 

 

31 23

Come On With Me
ERIN KINSEY

32

21

You’re In There Somewhere
THE DIABLOS

33

NE

Jesus Is My Lifeline
STONEWALL JACKSON & DONNY RICHMOND

34 22

Walking In The Sunshine
TONY CLARKE

35

NE

Fort San Antone  
RETT RUSSELL

36

25

Happily Never After
KAYLA CALABRESE

37

NE

California Callin’
BILL WENCE

38

NE

Daddy’s Love
TONJA WEST BRYANT

39

NE

Back In The Day
MADISON STATION

40

NE

Jim
DOUG ADKINS

THE HOTDISC BRITISH & IRISH TOP 10

01

01

Nineteen Again *
RAINTOWN

02

02

Mr Noble
MARY DUFF

03

03

King Of Hearts
BELLE

04

NE

Missing You *
GEORGE INGLIS

05

NE

This Feeling *
ROB ALLEN

06

NE

Fifteen Minutes *
OWEN MOORE

07

NE

Born In ’55 *
TONY CLARKE

08

04

You’re In There Somewhere *
THE DIABLOS

09

05

Walking In The Sunshine *
TONY CLARKE

10

NE

Fort San Antone *
RETT RUSSELL

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 © 2016, Hotdisc, 21 Redpath Crescent, Galashiels TD1 2QG, Scotland. Used with permission from HotDisk.

HotDisc Top 40 at Music Charts Magazine

Edgar Loudermilk - Music Charts Magazine® New Releases - Georgia Maple - Bluegrass musicAbout Edgar:

Influenced greatly by his father and grandfather, Edgar Loudermilk cut his teeth on bluegrass by learning to play bass to the legendary record, “Bluegrass Album Band Volume 1” record.  Surrounded by music at an early age, he was only nine when he began playing bass in his family’s band, Loudermilk was also exposed to the great music of some of his famous relatives, The Louvin Brothers.  He continued to play in his family’s band until he was 20 years oldwhen he joined a group called Carolina Crossfire.  The band had quite a following in the Georgia area and it wasn’t long before he decided to expand his options and try his hand at playing professionally, a decision that has made him a staple for elite artists in bluegrass music.  In 2001, Loudermilk auditioned for, and was hired by Rhonda Vincent. About a year later, he was encouraged to audition for one of the greatest voices in country music who he had heard was making a move to bluegrass.  In December of that year, Loudermilk became the bass player and tenor singer in the newly formed group Full Circle and would back up Marty Raybon for almost five years.

 

“I really enjoyed playing with Rhonda and Marty,” stated Loudermilk.  “My first professional job was with Rhonda and I learned so much from her.  Working with Marty was really a great experience because we not only played bluegrass, but we got to play some of the old Shenandoah music, too.”

 

 

 

In 2006, Loudermilk heard that Ray Deaton was leaving IIIrd Tyme Out and that opened up a whole new prospect for the bass-playing singer.  “I’d been singing tenor for Rhonda and Marty and knowing that Ray was a great bass singer, I practiced really hard for that audition with Russell.”  Loudermilk became the newest member of IIIrd Tyme Out, replacing Deaton in July, 2007.  “I really love the music of this band,” stated Loudermilk.  “Singing with Russell Moore is the compliment of my life because I don’t believe there’s a better singer anywhere.”

 

Edgar’s solo album, Roads Travelled, not only showcases his vocal talents and his solid bass playing, but also his songwriting skills, having written or co-written each of the 12 tracks on the project.  In addition, he calls on the talents of his musician friends and bosses, former and current, as well.  Accompanied by Tim Crouch; fiddle, Randy Kohrs; Dobro, Scott Haas; banjo and former Full Circle bandmates Ashby Frank; mandolin and Shane Blackwell; guitar, the musicianship on the CD is second to none.  Guest vocalists include Marty Raybon, (duet on “Roads Travelled”),Cia Cherryholmes (duet on “It Just Might”), Rhonda Vincent (duet on “Can’t Live Life”), Russell Moore, Randy Kohrs and another former Full Circle band-mate, Glenn Harrell.

Edgar also wrote all 15 songs on on his October 2013 Mountain Fever Records’ release, My Big Chance Tomorrow. The album appeared on numerous radio charts and also appeared on the Roots Music Report’s Top 100 Bluegrass Albums of 2014 chart. His strong, confident bass playing, and vocal prowess is the foundation for this solid record.
 

In November 2013, Edgar joined Dave Adkins to form the new duo, Adkins & Loudermilk.  Mountain Fever Records released their debut album on March 17, 2015 and since that time, the album has hit numerous Album and Singles charts including “Georgia Mountain Man” which Edgar wrote about his Grandfather.

On the trail on the highly successful A&L album, Edgar has struck out on his own with a solo project that he is very excited about. He is working with a new band called Edgar Loudermilk Band, Featuring Jeff Autry, and although the band name may be new, all of the members have played together for quite some time and have quite a chemistry and stage dynamic. Edgar’s former A&L bandmates, Jeff Autry (featured guitar player), Glen Crain (dobro) and Zack Autry (mandolin), complete his current band. They have just finished recording Edgar’s next album, titled “Georgia Maple” due out in July 2016, along with banjo picker, Chris Wade and are booked solid all over the United States and Canada throughout the remainder of 2016.

Look for these boys out on the road in 2016 and 2017, they won’t be hard to find with their busy tour schedule coast to coast!

 

www.EdgarLoudermilk.com

 

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– Song for the month of June 2016:

Albert Lee

“Country Boy”

Albert Lee With Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell : Country Boy (1983)

 

Albert Lee -- Highwayman -- Album -- Country Boy -- June 2016 -- Song of the Month -- Music Charts Magazine®

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An award-winning British guitarist…

Known for his signature Ernie Ball guitar and lightning speed picking,

Albert has not only worked with some of the biggest names in music but he has also maintained a solo career of his own.

 

Albert was born on December 21, 1943 in Herefordshire, England, before moving and growing up in Blackheath, London. He was first introduced to music with the piano, taking lessons aged seven, learning the classics and pop tunes before the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis inspired him to take up guitar.

Albert was treated one Christmas to a Hofner President acoustic arch-top, and from there he never looked back. Spurred on by the recordings of Jimmy Bryant, Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Gene Vincent and The Everly Brothers, Albert left school at sixteen and turned pro, getting regular gigs at the 2 i’s Coffee Bar and The Flamingo Club in London – first with Bob Xavier’s band, and then with The Jury. He replaced Jimmy Page in The Crusaders before joining Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds in ‘64.

Albert and The Crickets in 1973 (photograph by John Livzey, courtesy Jerry Allison).

He soon found his favoured guitar of choice, the Fender Telecaster, whilst everyone else was playing Gibson Les Pauls and Stratocasters. Albert admitted to feeling like the odd man out as his appreciation for American country artists grew, and he formed the band Country Fever. He began working with Poet & The One Man Band, who later turned into Heads, Hands & Feet when Jerry Donahue and Pat Donaldson (of Country Fever) were replaced by Albert and Chas Hodges. Their self-titled debut album featured the original “Country Boy”, now synonymous with Albert’s trademark picking style.

The U.S eventually beckoned, and Albert began doing session work and briefly toured with The Crickets in 1973. He moved to Los Angeles, where he met his idols Phil and Don Everly, and Don invited Albert to play with him and pedal steel legend Buddy Emmons. After working on Don’s second album, Albert left to join Joe Cocker’s band and was replaced by Lindsey Buckingham.

 

Albert with the Hot Band, 1976 (courtesy the Lee family).

Albert’s reputation was growing as he moved to Encino, and met his wife Karen whilst rehearsing up in Santa Barbara with Joe Cocker and his band before they went on the road. He contributed to Cocker’s “Sting Ray”, and was then approached by A&M about putting together a solo album.

At a pivotal point in his career, Albert was asked by Emmylou Harris to replace James Burton – one of his guitar heroes – who was leaving for Elvis Presley’s band. In 1976 he joined the Hot Band, and his incredible guitar work came to the fore on the “Luxury Liner” LP. Albert released his first solo album “Hiding”, produced by Brian Ahern, which featured perhaps the definite version of “Country Boy” with Emmylou on backing vocals and Ricky Skaggs on fiddle.

When he returned to London in 1978 for session recording, Albert met Eric Clapton. He was invited to join his band and played on Clapton’s live album “Just One Night”, which featured Albert on lead vocals for a cover of Mark Knopfler’s “Setting Me Up”. Albert would work with Eric for five years before he left and released his second solo album, the self-titled “Albert Lee” in 1982.

Albert fulfilled his boyhood dream to play with the Everly Brothers in 1983 when he acted as guitarist and musical director for their reunion concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Since then he would regularly tour with the Everlys on and off for 20 years. After two instrumental albums – “Speechless” (1986) and “Gagged But Not Bound” (1987) – steel player Gerry Hogan invited Albert to headline at a festival in Newbury, England – fronting his own band for the very first time, Hogan’s Heroes.

Eric and Albert in Yugoslavia, late 1979 (courtesy the Lee family).

As Albert toured with Hogan’s Heroes through the late 80s, he began his long association with Ernie Ball Music Man, who would eventually (through many iterations) produce his signature guitar that he tours and records with today. In 2002 he would join Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney and other music legends on stage at the Concert for George at the Royal Albert Hall.

Albert also recieved a Grammy Award in 2002 for his contribution to “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” featured on “Earl Scruggs and Friends”. He appeared for the first time at Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007, now an annual appearance, and has toured periodically for the last few years with ex-Stones bassist Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, performing with Georgie Fame. Joining his hero James Burton, along with the likes of Vince Gill and John Jorgenson, Albert won a Grammy for his performance on Brad Paisley’s instrumental “Cluster Pluck” in 2009.

“One of the finest guitar players who ever walked this earth…”

Vince Gill
 

www.AlbertLee.co.uk

 


HOTDISC TOP 40
 
  5 June 2016

 

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

Hey Dad
MATT STILLWELL

02 02

Nineteen Again
RAINTOWN

03 03

Strong One
LYNNE TAYLOR DONOVAN

04

09

Never Enders
LONESTAR

05

04

I Wanna Dance With You
STEPHANIE URBINA JONES 

06

06

Crushin’  
BRENDA BURCH

07

07

American Oil From American Soil
VINCE HATFIELD

08

15

Message In A Cloud
ALY COOK

09

10

I Don’t Usually Do This
JOSH GOODLETT

10 05

A Better Place
RICHARD LYNCH

 

 

 

 

11

14

No Time Like The Present
DAVID STARR

12

11

Mr Noble
MARY DUFF

13

13

Houston
DOUG ADKINS

14

12

Rhinestone World
BREELAN ANGEL

15

08

That Was The Whiskey
LESLIE COURS MATHER

16

21

Leaving Home
REAGAN JOHNSON

17

19

Lovin’ Her Was Easier
DENNY STRICKLAND

18

20

Remember Me  
MERLE HAGGARD

19

17

Sure Feels Good To Me
NEILLYRICH

20

24

King Of Hearts
BELLE

 

 

 

 

21

18

You’re In There Somewhere
THE DIABLOS

22 22

Walking In The Sunshine
TONY CLARKE

23 23

Come On With Me
ERIN KINSEY

24

16

I Know She’s Mine
SONNY WALTERS BAND 

25

25

Happily Never After
KAYLA CALABRESE

26

28

Now That You’re Gone
SAMANTHA LLOYD

27

29

I Ain’t The Middle Of The Road
STACIA WATKINS

28

27

Help Me 
GENE WATSON

29

31

Boom
TIM ELLIOTT

30

26

A Little Less Beautiful
DAVE GIBSON

 

 

 

 

31

32

Nice To Feel Wanted
CALMER WAVE  

32 36

Life’s Rodeo Trails
KADIN HERNANDEZ

33 33

Open Road
THORNE HILL

34

37

Nice To Be Important
ROB ALLEN

35 30

She’s My Country Girl
BILLY YATES

36 34

Country Boy  
RETT RUSSELL

37

35

When Love Is Real
BOB CAMPBELL

38

38

Rock ‘n’ Roll Banjo
KATHY CRINION

39 39

Runnin’ Outta Lipstick
SARABETH

40

40

You’re In The Country
DK DAVIS

THE HOTDISC BRITISH & IRISH TOP 10

01

01

Nineteen Again *
RAINTOWN

02

02

Mr Noble
MARY DUFF

03

06

King Of Hearts
BELLE

04

04

You’re In There Somewhere *
THE DIABLOS

05

05

Walking In The Sunshine *
TONY CLARKE

06

03

I Know She’s Mine *
SONNY WALTERS BAND

07

07

Now That You’re Gone *
SAMANTHA LLOYD

08

08

Nice To Feel Wanted *
CALMER WAVE

09

09

Open Road *
THORNE HILL

10

RE

Important To Be Nice *
ROB ALLEN

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 © 2016, Hotdisc, 21 Redpath Crescent, Galashiels TD1 2QG, Scotland. Used with permission from HotDisk.

HotDisc Top 40 at Music Charts Magazine

 

JACK BLANCHARD'S COLUMN at Music Charts Magazine®

 

Just a short time before this true story starts
Misty and I were performing concerts with major stars,
such as Merle Haggard, Jerry Reed, B.J. Thomas, Tom T. Hall,
Faron Young, Charlie Pride, Boots Randolph,
George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and others.

We were never anybody’s opening act,
but either “stars” or “special guest stars”.
The agents’ contracts called it “100% billing”.
We also did television with Jackie Gleason, Dick Clark,
Carol Channing, Mama Cass Elliot, and on and on.
This was in the 1970s.
Then things changed.

UPSTATE NEW YORK:
In the 1980s we were doing a few country shows,
booking our trio in jazz lounges in the North East,
and just about breaking even.
When we were playing at a Hyatt hotel in New York
a man approached us with an offer of sixteen weeks in Houston.
We were relatively happy where we were,
but a sixteen week contract is more security, we thought.

HOUSTON:
First of all, two thirds of the audience hated us
because we weren’t a cover band, as they were used to.
One woman yelled out at the end of our set,
“They didn’t play ONE SONG I know!”
We had our handful of fans so we worked to them,
but it was a rough start
and turned out to be a bad omen.

The temperature was 105 and humid.
We were living in our motor home on a gravel site
behind an RV parts store, the T-pipe on our sewer broke
and there was nobody to fix it but me.
It had to be done. so I slid under the rig on the gravel
and some weeds I didn’t recognize as poison ivy.
It was a Sunday and the parts store was closed,
but Misty saw a couple of guys in there and banged on the door.
They refused to sell her anything,
but she found the part, threw the money on the counter and left.

That evening I wound up in the hospital
with the worst case of Poison Ivy they’d ever seen.
Then I got a phone call from my sister Val
that our mother had just died.
I went to work the next night anyway.

We had a drummer that was an 18 year old spoiled brat,
but was a passable jazz player for our New York State gigs.
He was also a jazz snob and hated country.
He said things like “Jack, you can’t pay me enough to play that.”
He was rude to us, and I started to drink from all the pressure.
Before then I had never used alcohol while working.

We’d rented a junk heap from the Rent-a-Wreck Company…
On a Sunday we decided to get away
by taking a drive to Galveston.
First we got arrested.
The cop said that if we worked in Texas for more than a few weeks
we had to have a Texas driver’s license.
Also we were charged with having an outdated license tag.
We had assumed that a good license plate came with the rental.

We finally got to Galveston and the car died forever.
There were no cell phones then,
so I found a pay phone and called Rent-a-Wreck.
No answer. It was Sunday.
We somehow got a bus back to Houston,
and called them the next day
to pick up the car and give us a replacement.

Then the floods came.
It rained continuously for many days
and people were driving under railroad overpasses,
getting into deep water, and drowning.
Misty couldn’t get to our jalopy from the Walmart door,
and asked a nice elderly lady to take her to our car.
Misty felt guilty when the high water ruined the lady’s carpeting.

Time ground on.
Every night on stage was torture,
and the finance company was looking for our motor home.
We were several months behind on payments.
and trying to catch up.
They knew we were in Texas from a check we’d sent.

One night I drank too much
and said some insulting things about the house band.
They were a really fine group that played opposite us,
and I was wrong.
Everybody liked them, and I’d made our situation worse,
if possible.
When we finished our contract there,
we sent the drummer home to annoy his parents,
and headed for the Louisiana border
to throw GE Finance off our trail.

VINTON, LOUISIANA:
Just across the line there was a KOA campground at Vinton
where we were stranded for over a month.
From the campground,
Misty would ride her fold-up bicycle into town to get groceries.
Our only company there was a big family of Gypsies
that we seemed to meet all over the country.
A job in Arkansas and a stop at a pawn shop got us out of there,
but trouble came with us.

HOME:
It got better in the 1990s, and much better after that.
I never had a drinking problem again.
I think it was just an ordeal we had to go through.
If there’s an afterlife, somebody owes us an explanation.

We’re still doing our music, and life is looking okay.

 

Jack Blanchard.

 

Copyright © Jack Blanchard 2005 to 2016

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan… Grammy & CMA Award Finalists. Billboard Duet of the Year. Home Page: www.jackandmisty.net Mastering & restoration studio: 407 330 1611

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan…
Grammy & CMA Award Finalists.
Billboard Duet of the Year.
Home Page: www.jackandmisty.net
Mastering & restoration studio: ( 352 ) 530 – 2068

 

 

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