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The 2014 IBMA nominations are in!
"The staff at Music Charts Magazine is so proud and excited to see our very own interviewer to the stars Big Al Weekley in the Top 5 of the Best of the Best!"
2014 INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC SPECIAL AWARD NOMINATIONS
BLUEGRASS BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Kyle Cantrell, Bluegrass Junction, Sirius XM
Steve Fisher, Bluegrass Sessions at Ironwood Stage & Grill (Calgary, AB, Canada)
Chris Jones, Bluegrass Junction, Sirius XM
Al Weekley, KRVN; musicchartsmagazine.com
Tim White, Song of the Mountains, PBS
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Mac is one of the newest members of the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2014 and also the oldest living member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
Grab a coffee, sit back, and enjoy as Music Charts Magazine's Big Al Weekley sit's down with the one and only "Mac Wiseman".
Wiseman told CBS, "I anticipated and hoped for it a long time. This is the biggest thing that's ever happened to me in my 70-odd years. Being in the same categories with all the greats over the years, I'm just really flattered."
In 1993 Mac Wiseman was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor.
Music Charts Magazine® Proudly Presents
Veronica Ballestrini - New Discovery for August 2014
Looking for some "New" music to add to your player and can't find anything that blows you away?
Check out this Music Charts Magazine® "NEW DISCOVERY" Interview with "Veronica Ballestrini" and be prepared to be excited knowing there is still 100% awesome music out there that you still have not heard.
After you listen to this great radio interview pasted below of "Veronica Ballestrini" we are sure you will be glad you found this "New Discovery" and Veronica's song "Cookies and Cream" to add to your music playlist.
Music Charts Magazine® Presents "The Kentucky Headhunters"
Once upon a time, in a deep and dark forest, in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky, not far from the village of Edmonton, stood a psychedelic shack where the only rock and roll band in Metcalfe County rehearsed.
The Kentucky Headhunters - audio interview - Grammy Award Winners - Kentucky Music Hall Of Fame
Bobby Osborne - "His Beginnings" - at Music Charts Magazine®
Some of the interviews coming soon to Music Charts Magazine®:
Jesse McReynolds - audio interview - Grand Ole Opry Star
Herschel Sizemore - audio interview - Mandolin legend
Haskel McCormick - audio interview - of the legendary group The McCormick Brothers
Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" - audio interview - Part 2
Tiffany - American singer, actress and former teen icon. She is most notable for her 1987 cover of "I Think We're Alone Now", originally recorded by Tommy James and the Shondells in 1967. Released as the second single from her eponymous album, Tiffany, the song quickly became a teen anthem. Thanks to an original mall tour, "The Beautiful You: Celebrating The Good Life Shopping Mall Tour '87", Tiffany found commercial success; both the single and the album peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts, respectively. The singles, "Could've Been" and "I Saw Him Standing There", a cover version of The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There", followed soon after, with the former also claiming the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100.
Styx (Lawrence Gowan) - is an American rock band from Chicago that became famous for its albums from the mid-1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding the style of prog-rock with the power of hard-rock guitar, strong ballads and elements of international musical theater.
Styx is best known for the hit songs "Lady" (#6, 1973), "Come Sail Away" (#8, 1977), "Babe" (#1, 1979), "The Best of Times" (#3, 1981), "Too Much Time on My Hands" (#9, 1981) and "Mr. Roboto" (#3, 1983). Other hits include "Show Me the Way" (#3, 1990), "Don't Let It End" (#6, 1983), "Renegade" (#16, 1978) and "Boat on the River", a big hit in much of Europe. The band has four consecutive albums certified multi-platinum by the RIAA as well as sixteen top 40 singles in the US.
The Platters (Sonny Turner) - The Platters were one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the burgeoning new genre. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1955 and 1967, including four no. 1 hits.
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.
Eddie Money - Eddie Money (born Edward Joseph Mahoney; March 2, 1949), is an American rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter, who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. Rock impresario Bill Graham said of Money, "Eddie Money has it all.... Not only can he sing, write, and play, but he is a natural performer."
Today, he still tours regularly, often accompanied by other successful rock acts from the 1970s and 1980s, and has also made several television appearances on American sitcoms. He played himself in season 4, episode 23 of the sitcom, The King of Queens.
Music Charts Magazine® News Break! - we are in the process of making our "1st physical magazine" - more details on this coming soon including the magazine's release date and where the magazine will be available for purchase. A subscription place will be added to this page soon and the 1st 100 subscribers will get this 1st physical copy of Music Charts Magazine® for absolutely FREE.
It's Here: Exclusive interview with Veta Gardner, the owner of "The Coasters".
Veta Gardner is the wife of the late Carl Gardner. Carl was the founder in a new era of Rock and Roll of the famous music group named "The Coasters"
- where?.. you guessed it - right here - at Music Charts Magazine®
- www.MusicChartsMagazine.com - It's Here!!!
Music Charts Magazine® History
- Song for the month of August 2014:
Billy Joel - "Piano Man"
"Piano Man" is the first single released by Billy Joel. It was released on November 2, 1973, and has been on several albums. Billy Joel's first major hit and his signature song, the song peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 1974.
"Piano Man" is a fictionalized retelling of Joel's experience as a piano-lounge singer for six months in 1972 at the now defunct Executive Room bar in Los Angeles, located near the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue. Joel has stated that all of the characters depicted in the song were based on real people. Joel had moved from New York to L.A. to record his first album, Cold Spring Harbor which was marred by a mastering error by the album's producers at Family Productions, the first label that signed Joel. After this bad experience, Joel wanted to leave his contract with Family Productions for Columbia Records, but the contract that he'd signed made this very difficult. So Joel stated that he was "hiding out" at the bar, performing under the name Bill Martin, while lawyers at Columbia Records tried to get him out of his first record deal.
The verses of the song are sung from the point of view of a bar piano player who focuses mainly on everyone else at the bar: an old man, John the bartender, the waitress, businessmen, and bar regulars like "real estate novelist" Paul and US Navy sailor, Davey. Most of these characters have unfulfilled dreams, and the pianist's job is to help them "forget about life for a while." The chorus, in bar-room sing-along style, comes from the bar patrons themselves, who plead, "Sing us a song, / You're the piano man; / Sing us a song tonight. / Well, we're all in the mood for a melody, / And you've got us feeling all right."
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An interview - just for You - Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue
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Harold Bradley - A Music Charts Magazine® Exclusive Interview
In the beginning...
Before Music Row...
Two men walked the street.
Ahead of their time or as some would say, before Music Row time existed.
Be prepared to be titillated, flabbergasted and amazed as we at MCM bring to you a never before heard interview with one of these two men - Right HERE!
Who is this man? - According to Guitar Player Magazine, the Grammys, Music Charts Magazine and multiple other sources - "Harold Bradley" is the most recorded guitarist in all of music history.
Harold Bradley has performed on hundreds of albums by country stars such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, and Slim Whitman. He has also performed on songs for the King of Rock -'n'- Roll... Mr. Elvis Presley.
Country Music Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame, Nashville A Team, served as the president of the Nashville chapter of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) for almost 2 decades and was a recipient of the Trustees Award at the Grammy Awards.. this list goes on and on. Harold Bradley and his brother Owen Bradley altered the course of music history and they were the dawning of country and rock music and everything that Nashville is today. These two men have influenced music around the world and we here at Music Charts Magazine® are proud to bring you this exclusive celebrity interview with Mr. Bradley.
Where? Music Charts Magazine® - Don't miss it. - "A Music Charts Magazine® exclusive audio interview with the living Legend Harold Bradley.
Music Charts Magazine® is proud to now carry the weekly "IndieWorld Country Record Report" - check out this new music chart under the (Charts) tab or by clicking on this banner:
Ed Bruce - A Music Charts Magazine® Celebrity Interview
Part 1. & Part 2. - it's here!!!
William Edwin "Ed" Bruce, Jr. (born December 29, 1939) is an American country music singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for a host of things including penning the 1975 hit song "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys". "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" is a country music song first written and recorded by Ed Bruce, Ed's version of the song appears on his 1976 self-titled album for United Artists Records. In late 1975–early 1976, Bruce's rendition of the song went to number 15 on the Hot Country Singles charts. Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson covered the song on their 1978 duet album Waylon & Willie. This rendition peaked at No. 1 in March 1978 and won the 1979 Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Ed Bruce also recorded the 1982 country number one hit "You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had". He also co-starred in the television series Bret Maverick with James Garner during the 1981-82 season.
Big News about Ed Bruce during this interview in Part 2. What is the big news??? - listen to this Music Charts Magazine® Celebrity Interview with "Ed Bruce" and find out in Part 2 right here at Music Charts Magazine®. - - - It's HERE!!! - Click the play button on the audio player below:
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A Music Charts Magazine® Kitty Wells Radio Tribute with Big Al Weekley and Keith Bradford ( 16 year bass player, spokesmen and long time friend of Kitty Wells and Johnnie Wright ). Keith Bradford ( owner of KMA Records and NBRN.FM in Madison, TN ) was a pall bearer at both Kitty Wells and Johnnie Wright's funeral.
Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American country music singer. Her 1952 hit recording, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts, and turned her into the first female country star. Her Top 10 hits continued until the mid-1960s, inspiring a long list of female country singers who came to prominence in the 1960s.
Wells ranks as the sixth most successful female vocalist in the history of Billboard's country charts, according to historian Joel Whitburn's book The Top 40 Country Hits, behind Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, Tammy Wynette, and Tanya Tucker. In 1976, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1991, she became the third country music artist, after Roy Acuff and Hank Williams, and the eighth woman to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Wells' accomplishments earned her the nickname Queen of Country Music.
We invite you to join us this August 2014 for some very special audio interviews, CD Reviews and of course all of your favorite music news.
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A Music Charts Magazine® Patsy Cline documentary/ interview (audio)
- Interviewing done by radio DJ Big Al Weekley
We all love Patsy Cline. She is a legend known throughout the entire country music industry that has placed herself in the hearts of music lovers of all genres around the world. Music Charts Magazine® has brought to you a one of a kind Patsy Cline documentary/ interview. Listen to this interview and take a look into the life of Patsy Cline in a very in-depth way.
We here at Music Charts Magazine® would like to thank Patsy Cline's husband Charlie Dick for helping us put this special radio show together and sharing some of his very personal stories about Patsy. We would also like to thank Charlie Dick and Patsy Cline's good friend George Riddle for playing a role in this documentary/ interview. George Riddle ate breakfast with Patsy Cline the morning of her plane crash on March 5th, 1963. Join us here at Music Charts Magazine® as we celebrate the life of the legend, Patsy Cline. Thank you Charlie Dick and George Riddle.
~ March 5th, 2014
Music Charts Magazine® is pleased to introduce to you "Rewind" with the one and only "DJ Jimmy Jay". We are now sharing with MusicChartsMagazine.com friends a very special interview/radio show done by the one and only Rock & Roll radio DJ "Jimmy Jay".
This show is filled with various Celebrities all paying respects to Marshall Lytle of "The Comets." - STAY TUNED each week for a new show! ~ All right here at www.MusicChartsMagazine.com
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