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BOBíS BLOG 22ND FEBRUARY 2016 Posted: Mon 22nd Feb 2016 - 12:02

Tim McGraw only released the newest single from his 2015 Damn Country Music album in late January, but already, "Humble and Kind" is in the Top 20 and climbing. "I think, in the times that we live in, it's an important song, by itself, just by what it says," McGraw explained "Being a dad, and having daughters, one just went off to college, and another one that goes off to college next year; she graduates in May. My youngest daughter's starting high school. So you start looking at the world in a different way than you've been looking at it without having kids." The track, which features lines such as "Hold the door, say please, say thank you / Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie / I know you got mountains to climb, but / Always stay humble and kind"

Mary Chapin Carpenter is set to release a new album, The Things That We Are Made Of. Carpenter's new disc features 11 tracks, including its lead single, "Something Tamed Something Wild."

Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town have won two Grammys apiece at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Stapleton took home Best Country Solo Performance for the single 'Traveller' and Best Country Album for the album of the same name, while Little Big Town's massive hit song 'Girl Crush' won them Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song.

Trace Adkins' trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, his hit list includes "You're Gonna Miss This," "Ladies Love Country Boys," "Songs About Me," "Every Light In The House," "Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins)," and "Just Fishin'," to name a few.

The Grammy nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars. His latest is "Jesus and Jones" listen out for it on your station. "People are ready for real country music again," says Randy Houser, and there are few people in a better position to give it to them. Blessed with one of his generation's great voices, he is also a world-class songwriter, penning hits for artists including Trace Adkins and Justin Moore, and a seasoned entertainer known for the passion and energy he brings to every performance. In top ten is his latest - "We went" to follow out his string of number one songs.

Granger Smith has been building a career that is truly groundbreaking. With sold out national tours, a social media following of more than three million, and YouTube views nearing 30 million, he has amassed an audience that is unheard of for a purely independent, unsigned act. He has continually searched for new and innovative ways to connect with his fans and one by one, room by room built a national following, culminating when his last album, Dirt Road Driveway. Congratulations are in order with the Number one song "Backroad Song"

When Mo Pitney sings "let me tell you about country" in his debut single, he's doing more than telling. He's showing.  To paraphrase the song, a life in music isn't a place on a map, it's a place in Mo Pitney's heart. One of the most requested songs on Stereo 974 . We have yet to hear of the release of his album due soon. Music was a family affair, and Pitney picked up the drums at six and guitar at 12, he learned how to play with a cast on his arm by laying a rag over his dad's guitar so it wouldn't get scratched." Johnny Cash at San Quentin was his introduction to playing music. He learned the whole album.

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Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS BLOG 8TH FEBRUARY 2016 Posted: Mon 8th Feb 2016 - 13:02

It's been five years since Florida native Easton Corbin climbed the singles chart for the first time with "A Little More Country Than That." Now, the recording artist is on album number three. "Kiss Me One More Time," which kicks off the album that will keep you humming along. That trend continues on "Guys and Girls," which will very likely become another number one single. The arrangement is very much in line with the sound of Country these days & Corbin gives it his all.

The Swon Brothers are making a name for themselves check out their new six song EP, Timeless. Zach & Colton Swon wrote all six songs on the EP, which is a follow up to their self-titled, debut album that included their smash hit "Later On."

Brandy Clark's "Girl Next Door," is her newest single, off her upcoming album Big Day in a Small Town, is a strong follow up to her Grammy nominated debut album 12 Stories. "If you want the girl next door, then go next door," will strike a chord, listen out for it right now on Stereo 974.

The Brothers Osborne hail from a small town in Maryland & they don't try to be anyone they're not. Their debut album Pawn Shop, is one of the most anticipated albums of 2016. It isn't hard to see why anticipation for the album was so high once you hear the first song "Dirt Rich," a fun song with a good beat. The group is just coming off the charts with "Stay a little Longer".

Trace Adkins is officially back on the country music scene with his new single "Jesus and Jones." The single is an up tempo track about temptation & good intentions, & finding the middle ground between the two scenarios.  The first thing Trace ever did behind a microphone was singing bass in a gospel quartet. At the same time, playing guitar & singing in honkytonks, so, that's when the struggle began the wrestling match between 'Jesus' & 'Jones' and he still struggles with that.

Already a great month for new music after listening to the new Vince Gill album, Down to My Last Bad Habit  & the new single, "Take Me Down," is his best song in a while.

Rising star Cole Swindell is set to follow up his Gold certified debut album on May 6th with You Should Be Here. The forthcoming album draws its name from its emotional lead single, which has quickly vaulted to the Top 15 on the Billboard Country singles chart only three weeks after its official impact date & has become his fastest rising single yet. "You Should Be Here," follows a string of No. 1 hits (including the recent smash, Gold certified "Let Me See Ya Girl" & Platinum certified "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," "Ain't Worth The Whiskey" & "Chillin' It"), the success of which established him as the first ever solo male artist in history to top the charts with his first four singles .

Old Dominion scored the first two ACM Award nominations of their career this week, with the band nabbing nods for Vocal Group of the Year, as well as New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year. It's been quite a year for the group, and at a recent celebration for their two week number one debut single, "Break up with Him,"

Newcomer Maren Morris is off to an incredible start with her debut single, a song called "My Church," & Maren says it's been an amazing feeling to see how fans are already connecting with the song in such a big way. Beginning in June, Maren will hit the road as a special guest on Keith Urban's new tour.

Josh Brolin has been tapped to play the late George Jones in a new biopic, tentatively called No Show Jones. Actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) will play George's ex-wife Tammy Wynette. Josh said he could relate to the often troubled artist since he was arrested on New Year's Day 2013 for public intoxication

Johnny Cash has been discovered, in spider form! Scientists have named a new kind of black tarantula after the famous country legend. The spider, is completely black, so it's fitting, then that it shares its name with the Man in Black.

Dan Smyers & Shay Mooney of country duo Dan + Shay are only in their 20s, but "From the Ground Up," their debut single from their forthcoming album, shows romantic wisdom beyond their years. "From the Ground Up" is a song that started with a conversation about their grandparents & the love that they shared for the 65 plus years that they were married," It tells the story of the life that they built through their power & dedication to each other & the perseverance to endure whatever would come their way.

CYNDI LAUPER TAKES COUNTRY DETOUR! Music Icon Makes Her Sire Records Debut With Her Signature Takes On Country Classics From The '40s, '50s & '60s. Lauper   Enlists Country Elite for Swinging Duets Including Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Jewel, Alison Krauss & Willie Nelson. Detour, her 11th studio album, which finds the Grammy, Emmy & Tony winning singer songwriter putting her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs. Detour features stunning covers of two classic Patsy Cline songs, Walkin' After Midnight & her number 1 smash, I Fall to Pieces.

Doug Bruce has returned from another successful Tamworth Country Music Festival, with full houses at each of his daily shows. The first single released is proving popular with listeners also, with "The Tears" debuting at number 9 on the Country Tracks Top 40 this week. He also released his fifth album "Unsung,  a tribute to the songs of Buddy Bruce" A very personal project, UNSUNG contains a set of songs chosen from the extensive song writing catalogue of BUDDY BRUCE, Doug 's much loved & inspirational uncle, who was sadly taken too soon of brain cancer in his early 60's.

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Bob Taylor.

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BOBS BLOG 27TH JANUARY 2016 Posted: Wed 27th Jan 2016 - 12:01

Fresh off one of the biggest years of their career, Florida Georgia Line is keeping the hammer down in 2016 with the announcement of their Dig Your Roots Tour. Beginning in March & featuring opening acts Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three & newcomer Kane Brown, the tour already contains 57 confirmed dates. FGL's current single, "Confession," comes off their second album, Anything Goes. Their yet to be announced third project is still in the works.

Dierks Bentley & the cast of the TV show Nashville are teaming up for a benefit concert, set for February. The show, which will take place at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, will raise money for the African Children's Choir. Connie Britton, who plays Rayna Jaymes on the ABC TV drama, will be hosting the event for the second year in a row, with her castmates Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, , Will Chase, & Chris Carmack set to take the stage as well. Dierks has just released his new song "Somewhere on a beach" from his upcoming album.

Listen out for the new Tim Mcgraw track now on Stereo 974. "Humble & Kind" is the last song on McGraw's newest album, Damn Country Music. It's sung from the point of view of a parent sending their child into the world, & McGraw admits that he cried through every take. McGraw cites "Humble & Kind" as a song he's learned from through listening to & recording it. Though he cried all the way to the studio to finish up the song, he was able to battle his emotions, spend 15 minutes on it & get it recorded in the end.

Linda Ronstadt has been announced as a recipient of a 2016 Special Merit Award from the Recording Academy. The singer will receive one of the Academy's Lifetime Achievement Awards. As part of the Grammy Awards, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Awards acknowledge artists who have made a significant contribution the musical culture & industry. Ronstadt's fellow 2016 honorees include Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Run-D.M.C., Ruth Brown & Celia Cruz. The group will be honored during a special ceremony & concert later, with details yet to be announced.

Blake Shelton is going all in emotionally on his forthcoming tenth studio album, detailing his public divorce, as well as his newfound love with Gwen Stefani. The album is due May, with Shelton hinting a new single could be at radio in the next few weeks.

Willie Nelson's album with Merle Haggard, Django & Jimmie only came out last June, but Nelson is following it up with a collection of Gershwin covers. Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin is due February 26 & will see Willie tackling eleven songs  from the legendary composer's collection, including 'Summertime', 'Love Is Here To Stay', & the quirky 'I Got Rhythm'. He will also duet with Cyndi Lauper (whose country album he is appearing on, too) & Sheryl Crow.

"My Church," the first single off Maren Morris"s the Texas singer/songwriter's forthcoming album. Keith Urban tapped Morris to join his RipCORD World Tour 2016 along with Brett Eldredge with dates throughout the summer in most major markets. Just entered the chart . an artist to watch.

Carrie Underwood's Greatest Hits: Decade #1 has been certified Platinum.  The accomplishment makes Underwood the only country artist, & one of only 6 all genre artists to release an album to Platinum success since the release of Greatest Hits: Decade #1 in December of 2014. The 25 song collection spotlight the success of Underwood's first 10 years of music making & introduced 2 new #1 songs: the GRAMMY® winning "Something in the Water," as well as "Little Toy Guns," the song that earned Underwood her current GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Solo Performance. Underwood is climbing the charts now with "Heartbeat," the beautiful new single from her Gold certified, chart topping Storyteller album, which also includes her recent #1 smash, "Smoke Break."

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS BLOG 21ST DECEMBER 2015 Posted: Mon 21st Dec 2015 - 12:12

Doug Bruce has been producing his new album due for release in January. "Unsung", a tribute to the songs of Buddy Bruce is a very personal album for Doug, it contains a set of songs chosen from the extensive catalogue of Doug's Uncle. The 12 song album will be released at the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Big & Rich have released "Lovin' Lately" as their latest single. The track is a collaboration with Tim McGraw, who did a lot more than just sing on the song. That was his title. The "Lovin' Lately tells the story of a guy in Texas who's lost his girl. The story follows them both through a night out: The girl's out with a new date, while the guy's getting advice from a bartender played by "Lovin' Lately" comes off of Big & Rich's 2014 album Gravity.

It's the hottest ticket for Australia's country music fans! Your favourite local and international country music stars come out to shine at the CMC Music Awards 2016 LIVE in Brisbane on Thursday 10 March. The world class CMC Music Awards celebrate the music and artists who are most-loved by their dedicated country music fans in Australia. The CMC Music Awards, held at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), will feature some of the biggest names in country music taking to the stage to perform LIVE on Thursday 10 March. Plus, for the first time ever, the awards will be broadcast LIVE, only on Foxtel's Country Music Channel.

New Country act, Jade Holland has just released "Leather and Les Paul" her debut album.

Originally from a small southern town in Virginia, USA, Chris 'Boots" Lee now calls Australia home and has his fifth recording out ,the culmination of 2 years' hard work and a collaboration with some of the best songwriters around the globe, "Get Your Country On" now playing on your favourite station.

Dierks Bentley has been confirmed as Luke Bryan's new co-host for the 51st annual ACM Awards. Dierks will be joining Luke Bryan to co-host the the 51st ACM Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2016,"

Hollywood was alive with colour when they rolled out the red carpet and Dolly Parton strolled down for the premiere of A Coat of Many Colours made for TV movie. Although Dolly doesn't appear in the movie, which is based on her childhood in the Smoky Mountains, the movie's stars, which include Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder and Alyvia Alyn Lind, who plays the young country star, were also on hand for the premiere. Stella Parton also appears in the movie and joined her sister on the red carpet.

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS BLOG 17TH NOVEMBER 2015 Posted: Tue 17th Nov 2015 - 12:11

Chris Young released his 5th studio album, I'm Comin' Over! The album includes 11 tracks, with 9 of them co-written by Young. The project includes his current single & title track "I'm Comin' Over," as well as "Sober Saturday Night" (a collaboration with Vince Gill) & the Cassadee Pope duet "Think of You." Pope will be Young's special guest during his 2016 tour. I'm Comin' Over marks Young's debut as a co-producer.

Crystal Gayle was welcomed back to Wabash, Indiana, when the Wabash County Historical Museum unveiled their newly named Crystal Gayle Theater & a historical exhibit honoring their hometown girl. The exhibit includes a replica of Crystal's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, along with a gold album, a tour gown, pictures & memorabilia. Although Crystal was born in Kentucky, the youngest of 8 children, including Loretta Lynn, her family moved to Wabash for work after the mining industry downsized.

Look forward to new albums soon in the month of December!!!!

The Music of Nashville: Original Soundtrack, Season 4, Vol #1 The 17 track album includes performances by Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio & Charles Esten, among others.

Finally, Cam's full length debut, Untamed, is set for release. The record is named after its 1st track.

Frankie Ballard recorded his next studio album over 10 days last April. "It All Started with a Beer" is the 1st single. The personal ballad is the most country sounding song on the album others are more reflective of his rock and blues influences. Songs like "Cigarette," "Sweet Time in a Real Fast Car" & "Community College" are 3 he talked about with enthusiasm during the 2015 ACM Awards in Dallas.

Eric Church  recently unveiled his new music video, a sentimental look at what it's like to feel left out & alone as a kid. Church begins the video in an old school room, picking an acoustic as he sings the lyrics, describing the odd man out, who he also happened to be growing up. The song tells the story of Church's journey to becoming the musician he is now, with the young star of the video discovering guitar & learning to play in the background. As the tune slows down, Church adds another line after "Mr. Misunderstood", "I understand." In the end, the kid is the one leading the band. Eric Church was nominated for 5 CMA Awards this year, including Entertainer of the Year. He & Keith Urban won the award for Musical Event of the Year with "Raise 'Em Up."

Old Dominion holds ownership of the #1 song in Country music. Their GOLD certified hit song "Break Up With Him" held the #1 seat for the 2nd week in a row on the Billboard/BDS Country Airplay. Prior to "Break Up With Him" reaching #1 the 5 songwriters that make up Old Dominion, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi, Geoff Sprung, & Whit Sellers, have together racked up 5 #1 records at Country Radio for artists Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Tyler Farr & The Band Perry. Now they add "Break Up With Him" to that list, but what's more exciting is that "Break Up With Him" is the 1st song that Old Dominion has written together collectively as a group. Old Dominion released their debut album Meat & Candy. Listen out for half empty, half full now playing on Stereo 974!

Lee Brice is coming to Australia early 2016. Listen out for tracks from his new album.

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS BLOG 4TH NOVEMBER 2015 Posted: Wed 4th Nov 2015 - 11:11

Chuck Wicks' debut album, Starting Now, came out in 2008 and he hasn't released another full-length since "Stealing Cinderella" propelled him into the spotlight. So the singer/songwriter/radio personality is understandably excited to announce his next album Turning Point, which will be available February.

Keith Urban becomes the latest artist to have an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville when Keith Urban So Far . . . opens Friday, Nov. 20. The career-spanning exhibit runs through May of 2016. Guitars will play a large part in the exhibit. Visitors will get a glimpse of Keith's 1989 Fender 40th Anniversary Telecaster along with others from his collection. The exhibit features industry and personal items like song manuscripts, photos from the scrapbooks Keith kept as a youngster and his numerous awards. Keith's eighth studio album will be titled Ripcord and is due 2016. It will feature the No. 1 hit "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" as well as the new single "Break On Me."

With "Burning House" already nearing Top 10 status and certified Gold, Cam is set to release Untamed in December. "Untamed" features eleven tracks which were all written or co-written by Cam.

It's been while since we had a release by Justin Moore and that's about to change with his new song out soon "You look like I need a Drink".

Kyle Park and his band decided to try their hand at something different for his fifth studio album since breaking out a decade ago. Working with his core band the songs featured on The Blue Roof Sessions were mainly conceived of and created by Kyle Park and his band the very way they'd be played live the records live, recorded in the house with his five-piece band as he often doesn't have fiddle and steel guitars on his records. The Blue Roof Sessions. is fun, it's experimental and most of all, the record is exactly the kind of project Kyle Park needed to make and is a great example of what you can expect if you were to see Kyle Park and his band in concert. Hear tracks on Stereo 974.

Hank Williams, Jr.'s next song will be It's About Time, his 37th studio album, with the lead single "Are You Ready For The Country" set to world premiere on the CMA Awards telecast. The song also features Eric Church.

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Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS BLOG 19TH OCTOBER 2015 Posted: Mon 19th Oct 2015 - 12:10

Keith Urban will release a ballad titled "Break on Me" as his new single. The song will be featured on Urban's upcoming album, although that project's title and Keith will perform with John Mellencamp on the CMA Awards on Nov. 4. Mellencamp is referenced in Urban's latest hit single, "John Deere, John Cougar, John 3:16."

Cole Swindell will release his second Down Home Sessions EP on Nov. 6. It follows the original Down Home Sessions EP as well as his self-titled, full length debut album, both released in 2014. Swindell will begin his five-week fall tour at the PlayStation Theatre in New York City on Nov. 11.

Keep listening to Your Station for "Come On" by Texan Kyle Park  who not only has had 9 Number one hits but is an avid Golfer with a four handicap, also a outdoorsman and Hunter.

Carrie Underwood releases her fifth record, Storyteller in a little over a week, and as if that fact alone wasn't reason enough to buy it, now she has released 'Heartbeat', a mid-tempo duet with Sam Hunt. 'Storyteller will be out on October 23, and Carrie is also hosting the CMA Awards, November 5.

Tim McGraw has taken to Facebook to premiere his new single 'Damn Country Music' the title track to McGraw's forthcoming record - his fourteenth - due November.

Dwight Yoakam has teamed up with Jack Black to executive produce a new country music themed country series. Belles & Whistles follows an unfilled computer expert who is fired from his cushy Silicon Valley job, and decides on a whim to uproot his family and move them to Nashville, as he follows his dream of becoming a country star.

Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line will be teaming up for two huge headlining shows next March, when in the country for CMC Rocks.

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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JOHN BOLGER PASSING Posted: Thu 8th Oct 2015 - 13:10

RE: John Bolger - Passing

It is with great sorrow that I advise, that John Bolger passed away on Tuesday, 6th October.

John had been an institution here at STEREO 974 over the last 24 years, every Saturday. I am sure he will be greatly missed by Our Staff, Volunteers and of course Our Listeners.

John conducted himself in a manner which not only made our Listeners and Volunteers proud, but also the Committee of Management. John's preparation and presentation on air was second to none. John contributed to making this Station the success that it is with his continual time and effort that he put in each and every week to make our Rock n Roll Program here at STEREO 974 second to none. He was a credit to this radio station and the ideals which we strive for.

Our deepest condolences to John's wife Joan, and Family.

Yours sincerely,

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BOBíS BLOG 5TH OCTOBER 2015 Posted: Mon 5th Oct 2015 - 12:10

Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley played a Nashville show that was quite unusual for one important reason: it was the rare instance where he was singing on a stage without being flanked by Hillary Scott & Dave Haywood. Both Dave & Hillary were in the crowd, however, showing their support for Charles' upcoming solo project. Charles was careful to note that his primary band isn't done, they're just taking a little breather. The first single, "The Driver," included guest vocalists Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay. The song takes a weary look at the road from the perspective of the bus driver, the singer & the dreamers who create the songs that fans want to sing.

Prayers & condolences are going out to Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry following the death of his son, Hunter. Hunter was involved in an accident that left him on life support in a Kentucky hospital.

After 57 years, "The Gambler" is getting up from the table and cashing in his chips. Kenny Rogers has said that his upcoming 2016 World Tour will be his last.

Josh Thompson's fans have been patiently awaiting the release of his upcoming album, Change: The Lost Record, Vol.1. The first track released off of the album, "Same Ol' Plain Ol' Me," is catchy song & a story of staying true to yourself.
Season four of popular country music based drama Nashville launched last week in the U.S. which makes this the perfect time for Chris Carmack to release his most recent single. 'Pieces of You' is the title track from his forthcoming debut EP. You'll know Carmack from his role as country star Will Lexington on Nashville.

Tim McGraw's fourteenth studio album Damn Country Music out towards the end of this year. Damn Country Music will be produced by McGraw. It features a collaboration with his eldest daughter Gracie, as well as an appearance from Big & Rich.

Promoting her West End musical Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper has plans to record a country record, It will be out next year.

Rum is the reason pirates never ruled the world sings Toby Keith on his new single, but 'Rum Is the Reason', the first taste from Keith's forthcoming record 35 MPH Town. Keith's eighteenth studio album due this month.

Keith Urban notched his 19th #1 song this week as "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" took the top spot on the Country Chart. Urban's first song & first #1 to come from his forthcoming 2016 album release "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16". John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" extends Urban's lead as the artist with the most consecutive top 10 songs, thirty five, on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart, a streak that started in August 2000. It also took the top spot in Canada last month, where it remained for four consecutive weeks.

Chris Janson's new song "The power of positive drinking", the follow up to Buy a Boat. It won't change the world but it will help you pass the time as you have a good time.

THE MAVERICKS continue to deliver with a one of a kind musical fusion, Bold, Sheer, Eclectic the dynamic entertainers took home the Americana Music Awards Duo Group of the Year. The Grammy winners have been bringing people to their feet across the globe & into an indescribable musical trance, on the headline MONO MUNDO TOUR.

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Bob Taylor.

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THE ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW 2015 Posted: Wed 9th Sep 2015 - 15:09

The 2015 Royal Melbourne Show, Victoria's largest and most iconic annual community event, will be held from Saturday 19 to Tuesday 29 September at Melbourne Showgrounds.

Conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Royal Melbourne Show celebrates and promotes excellence in Victorian agriculture.

Boasting an impressive line-up of blue ribbon all-stars, agricultural experiences, epicurean delights and thrilling attractions and performances, the Royal Melbourne Show attracts close to 500,000 people over 11 spectacular days.

The Royal Melbourne Show is steeped in a rich 160-year history and has been instrumental in bringing the country to the city. Renowned for its expansive animal exhibits, prestigious agricultural competitions and award-winning local food and wine, each year the Royal Melbourne Show delights visitors.

Open daily from 10:00am to 9:30pm, the Royal Melbourne Show hosts an exciting array of world-class entertainment and offers diverse and valuable experiences that are fun, educational and interactive for young and old alike.

The Royal Melbourne Show is easily accessible by public transport and has a fantastic variety of great value ticket packages available.

For more information, visit www.royalshow.com.au, like Royal Melbourne Show on Facebook and follow @royalmelbshow on Twitter and Instagram.

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BOBS BLOG 3RD SEPTEMBER 2015 Posted: Thu 3rd Sep 2015 - 16:09

Mo Pitney's follow up single, to "Country" "Boy & A Girl Thing." Pitney tells the story of true love from childhood through old age. Forming friendships, blossoming feelings & curious flirtations lead to marriage, children & all that follows. Pitney simply ties it all back around to being a "boy & a girl thing." Even when they're eighty, it's still gonna be," it's always "A boy & a girl thin, A girl & a boy thing."  If you're looking for Country, you're looking for Mo Pitney. Now playing on Stereo 974.

The best song she's released in years. It's also the most Country. Last time we checked, Carrie Underwood is a superstar, DOES have a track record This is an ode to hard working men & women who sometimes dream of a micro vacation from life's hustle & bustle. "So here's to you & here's to when the day gets long, Go ahead, I understand if you wanna take a load off."
Check out the video on You Tube, Carrie is lighting up the sound of music now!

Tyler Farr's latest release, "Better In Boots." he describes the woman he loves & who he thinks always looks Better In Boots. Isn't that every country girl's wish, too? It's Friday night, Girl you got me so hooked Ain't nothin' ever looked better in boots .I'm sold, you will be sold, too.

Country music is alive and well with Nashville's newest artist, William Michael Morgan. His debut single, "I Met A Girl," (which is written by Sam Hunt, by the way) takes Country back to its core .no bells & whistles.  "I met a girl, She made me smile, she made me wait.. Listen for all the NEW country songs on your favorite Station.

As half of Brooks & Dunn, the most successful duo in the history of Country music, Ronnie Dunn, with partner Kix Brooks compiled a resume that includes 28 Academy of Country Music Awards, 20 Country Music Association Awards, two GRAMMY Awards, 20 No.1 singles & more than 30 million records sold. After 20 years as a duo, Brooks & Dunn called it quits in 2010. This year Dunn has signed with Nash Icon Records. His first single is "There Ain't No Trucks In Texas" & is impacting NOW!

Country mainstay Clint Black will release On Purpose, his first all new studio album in 10 years. The self produced 14 track album was recorded in California & at Black's studio in Nashville. On Purpose features "You Still Get to Me," Black's third duet with his wife, actress Lisa Hartman Black. Big & Rich is featured on "Beer.' This 2015 project marks Black's 21st album overall, & 12th studio release. He has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide & charted nearly two dozen No.1 singles.

Jennifer Nettles didn't go label less for long. After leaving her former record label, Jennifer has just signed on with Big Machine Records, the Nashville home of Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & other superstar acts. Jennifer will release a new single in October & a solo album for early 2016. On top of all his activity, Jennifer will be starring in the Dolly Parton-inspired TV movie Coat of Many Colors.

The Judds haven't regularly played shows together in some time, having more or less retired from the road as a duo in 2010. But now Naomi & Wynonna will make their return to the stage with a short Las Vegas residency beginning in October.
The Judds - Girls Night Out will take over The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Las Vegas for nine shows starting Oct. 7. Wynonna and Naomi handpicked the set list from among the duo's numerous hits like "Love Can Build a Bridge," "Why Not Me" and Wy's solo hits like "No One Else On Earth."

Alabama, Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry & Jeff Cook, have announced Southern Drawl, their first studio album since 2001. The trio have released 'Come Find Me', which features Alison Krauss harmonising with Randy Travis.

For those fans out there looking for fresh young artists who make country music, Maddie & Tae are definitely the duo for you. Start Here, the first album showcases a talent that belies their teenaged years with sharp songwriting ("Girl In A Country Song," "Shut Up And Fish," "Sierra," & "Downside Of Growing Up") along with the inspirational "Fly" & perhaps the best song on the record, "After The Storm Blows Through."

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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