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BOBíS BLOG 18TH JUNE 2015 Posted: Thu 18th Jun 2015 - 15:06

For the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones' classic "I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)," the rock band has announced that Rascal Flatts will open their July 4 show at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The trio of Gary, Jay and Joe Don Rooney (whose son is actually named Jagger) is the second country artist to be included in the Stones' Zip Code Tour this summer. Brad Paisley has already signed on.

Keifer and Shawna Thompson, better known as Thompson Square, lost many of their possessions when their Los Angeles home was destroyed by a water leak that flooded their house while they were on the road. Promoting their new song "Trans AM" which is just out.

With four consecutive No. 1 singles under his belt, Billy Currington is at the top of his professional game. However, when it comes to his personal life, Billy admits he just simply doesn't have time.  Listen to "Drinkin" Town" his new hit on Stereo 974.

It's been almost four years since Lauren Alaina released new music, but that's about to change. The American Idol Season 10 runner up says that her new album is almost ready.

The Oak Ridge Boys' latest album, Rock of Ages: Hymns and Gospel Favourites, features mostly traditional hymns .But one song on the album is a brand-new track: "Sweet Jesus" was written by Merle Haggard, and the country legend wrote it with the quartet in mind.

Craig Campbell just released his latest single, "Tomorrow Tonight," and is readying a new record, his first with his new record label. The new project comes on the heels of Campbell's 2013 album, Never Regret, which was his second album for his former label, , and included the record breaking song "Outta My Head," which stayed on the charts for one full year. But when the company announced that they were closing last year, Campbell suddenly found himself without a label home.

The release of Luke Bryan new album, Kill the Lights, is fast approaching, but the singer is still in the process of selecting the final tracks "kick the dust up" is the new track being aired on Stereo 974.

Carrie Underwood is giving fans a little insight into what they can expect from her upcoming album. The new Mum has "more than a good start" on her next release, and she says that it's likely that the project will include a song inspired by her son, Isaiah. Underwood gave birth to her son Isaiah in February, and she's been staying relatively out of the limelight since then, making her first red carpet appearance at Wednesday's (June 10) CMT Music Awards, where she took home three trophies.

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard's album Django and Jimmie has hit No.1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, just days after its June 2 release. Nelson and Haggard last had a No.1 album together in January 1983 with the release of Pancho & Lefty.

Drew McAlister, Travis Collins, Matt Cornell and Mike Carr are teaming up with 12-time Golden Guitar winner Adam Brand to form Adam Brand and the Outlaws.

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor

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JOHN BOLGER RETIREMENT Posted: Thu 11th Jun 2015 - 11:06

JOHN BOLGER - Rock n Roll Program, Saturdays 5pm to 8pm

I saddens STEREO 974 to advise that John Bolger has advised of his retirement from presenting your Rock n Roll Program, Saturdays 5pm to 8pm. John has been an institution here at STEREO 974, every Saturday, and I am sure that he will be missed by Our Listeners.

On behalf of the team here at STEREO 974 we would like to express our appreciation to John, who has been a part of this station over the last 24 YEARS and we would like to acknowledge the time and effort John put in each and every week to make our Rock n Roll Program here at STEREO 974 second to none.

In closing STEREO 974 would like to say thank you to John for all his efforts over 24 Years and to wish him all the very best in his upcoming retirement.

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BOBíS BLOG 28TH MAY 2015 Posted: Thu 28th May 2015 - 15:05

"Whatever She's Got" hitmaker David Nail is currently working on his fourth studio album, but the Missouri native admits he kind of started by accident. Nail hopes to call the album Fighter, which is also the name of a powerful song partially inspired by the ultimate chick flick, The Notebook.

Montgomery Gentry have made an album that relies on what they do best, and the song "We Were Here" doesn't step out of line. "We Were Here" is about not letting the next big thing run over your memories, or who you are. Every song on the album is about the things they've always stood for. "All of their music throughout their career is about family, faith, military, support of small towns and support of blue collar workers," he says.

Luke Bryan says it can be hard to choose which songs to record. But with his new single "Kick the Dust Up", the first new track off his upcoming Kill the Lights album, he had some help. Luke's boys young sons Bo and Tate want to hear that one song over and over and they're going, 'Let's tear it up, up," Luke knows it's right. Starting from a hundred songs or so there's only enough room for a few on each new album, and they all need to have really broad appeal. Kill the Lights comes out in August and Bryan admits after Bo and Tate gave their approval to "Kick the Dust Up," he realized it was the perfect lead single.

So Tyler Farr walks into a bar, and he leaves with his third No.1 single. Farr's "A Guy Walks Into a Bar" reached the top spot on the country charts this week, marking his third No. 1 following "Redneck Crazy" and "Whiskey in My Water."  "A Guy Walks Into a Bar" scores Farr his first top single off of his album, Suffer in Peace.

Chris Young's new single, "I'm Comin' Over," hints at the new sounds to come from the singer on his upcoming album. His new record is a bit different, from the way he recorded his vocals and its various production elements to the content of the record, which includes a duet and a collaboration, each with another well-known country artist. "There's a male/female duet on here, which is something he's never done before, with Cassadee Pope, Vince Gill came in and sang with Young on another track from the CD. Young is also co-producing the album, the first time he's done so on one of his records, though he has produced projects for other artists and he's loved the process.

Jake Owen has released his new single, "Real Life," and while it doesn't directly mention hanging out by the water or fun times at the beach, it's definitely a summertime tune. Real Life" is this first single off of Owen's upcoming new album, which will be out by the end of this year. Owen will spend some time this summer on the road with Kenny Chesney, as an opening act on Chesney's 2015 The Big Revival Tour.

Logan Mize has released his debut EP! Pawn Shop Guitar, features five tracks, all co-written by the singer. The lead single, "Can't Get Away From a Good Time," is all about making life a constant party, even if that means you can't escape it when you want to.

Jana Kramer has tied the knot with her fiancé Michael Caussin! Less than six months after getting engaged on Kramer's 31st birthday, the country singer and free agent football player said "I do"!

The Bellamy Brothers are celebrating 40 years in the music business with a two-disc release of new and previously recorded tracks. Bellamy Brothers: "40 Years "features one disc with 20 re-recorded hits and another containing 20 all-new tracks.

O'Shea will be embarking on an Australian tour, including a headlining appearance at this year's Gympie Music Muster. O'SHEA are back in the country for a selection of live dates including Gympie Music Muster.  Their new single "Parade" is getting lots of spins on your favourite station Stereo 974.

"The New Normal", recorded in Nashville by 8 Ball Aitken has a track that Stereo 974 is featuring, a sweet love song written by 8 Ball ,"Girl in a Million" that follows up on his previous hit "I'm Going to Jail" 8Ball regularly commutes between Nashville and Tamworth.

"So Gone" is the new track from "Silver Lining" that contains four songs Tori Dark has co-written on the 11 track album.  It tells the story of being caught out cheating when another woman's lipstick is found on his collar (shades of Connie Francis).

Listen out for The Sherrahs with their new song "Raindrops on the Window" from their third album "Built on Stone". It's about loved ones who work away from home like Truckies or the Armed Forces. Their loved ones who wait at home hope they'll come home safely. Now playing on Stereo 974.

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS BLOG 13TH MAY 2015 Posted: Wed 13th May 2015 - 14:05

Congratulations go out to "Did It for the Girl" writer and singer Greg Bates and singer / songwriter Shelley Skidmore. The couple married May 2nd.

The newly formed Nash Icon Records has rolled out the welcome mat to the legendary Hank Williams, Jr., who joins previously signed Reba McEntire, Martina McBride & Ronnie Dunn on the label that launched in 2014. Hank Junior sings songs from Hank Senior on his latest release, listen out for "Kaw Liga" now playing on Stereo 974.

Congratulations to Tyler Farr! The singer is now engaged.

It's been a busy few weeks for Farr, who has just released his album, Suffer in Peace, Now playing on your favorite station, "Withdrawals". Listen out for it.

Tim McGraw has signed on to play villainous drifter Ray Bob in the forthcoming crime drama series Robbers. McGraw he will also act as an executive producer on the series. McGraw also appears in the forthcoming George Clooney film Tomorrowland, a Disney movie which will see the country star play a rocket scientist. McGraw has revealed his plans for a new studio album. McGraw revealed that he is already at work on the follow up to his current album, Sundown Heaven Town. The singer is launching his Shotgun Rider tour in June. He also hopes to release the new album by the end of the year.

Miranda Lambert has written and recorded a new song, 'Two of a Crime', for forthcoming feature film Hot Pursuit, starring Reese Witherspoon.' It's the first time Miranda has written a song specifically for a movie.

The Band Perry are hard at work on their forthcoming album, the follow up to 2013's Pioneer,  the trio promise a new single is close to being finished.

Garth Brooks has set a record for the most-attended country music event in Knoxville, Tennessee. The country superstar's shows on May 28 to 31 have sold over 54,000 tickets. His ticket sales in Knoxville surpass those set by previous record holder Kenny Chesney in 2003.

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS BLOG 30TH APRIL 2015 Posted: Thu 30th Apr 2015 - 12:04

As a follow up to his 2013 record "Fuse," Keith Urban has hinted a new album on its way expected in the next year.  In a report by Billboard, Keith is preparing for his ninth studio album, as he is figuring out what the new record would be like.

Rascal Flatts admits that the reason they had to let some personnel go was done in order to continue to evolve as a band. They wanted to make the changes in advance of their upcoming Las Vegas residency. The band will kick off their Riot Tour 2015 next month.

Brett Eldredge has released a new song, "Lose My Mind." The song is from his upcoming album.," Eldredge says, when a person completely takes control of your thoughts & you can't do anything but think about them. It drives you completely crazy & makes you lose your mind."

Randy Travis has married longtime fiancée Mary Davis. Travis & Davis have been together since before Travis' stroke in July 2013.

Kris Kristofferson & fellow Texan Bill Paxton, portraying President Andrew Jackson & Sam Houston, respectively will appear in the star studded five part television mini series Texas Rising. In addition to appearing in the film, Kris also takes part in the soundtrack, singing the Tom Petty classic "I Won't Back Down." George Strait also appears on the soundtrack.

Montgomery Gentry drew from two of the top songwriters in Nashville for "Pain," a track from their forthcoming new album, Folks Like Us. Pain is a classic MG song from the first note, featuring Eddie Montgomery's instantly recognizable voice taking the lead, while Troy Gentry provides harmony. It's a classic tale of love gone wrong. The new music is in keeping with everything the duo have ever stood for about family, faith, military, support of small towns & support of blue collar workers.

Congratulations to Reba McEntire who has hit No.1 with her newest album "Love Somebody" featuring "going out like That". First week as No.1 on the American Billboard Chart. You can pick up the album this month & listen to your favorite station for tracks by Reba.

Don Henley is bringing out a solo album Cass County, his first in fifteen years! Henley recorded the majority of the album in Nashville, utilising "some of the best musicians in Nashville & a lot of the best singers & songwriters in Nashville".

1 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, 1/2 litre of club soda, 2 kiwis, 1/2 cup of raspberries, 2 limes, 1/2 cup of sugar, in case you were wondering!  Sangria is the new song by Blake Shelton, getting lots of airplay & will get to No.1.

Following the success of lead single "Don't It," Billy Currington is ready to release a brand new album Summer Forever. Currington's newest album will be released on June 2. The album marks his sixth full length & first since 2013's We Are Tonight.

The members of the Zac Brown Band are treading new territory with their latest album Jekyll + Hyde. The album will have "a little bit of everything." "Homegrown," has reached No.1 on the country singles charts. It's the band's 11th chart-topping song.

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS WEEKLY BLOG 9TH APRIL 2015 Posted: Thu 9th Apr 2015 - 12:04

Luke Bryan is recovering from minor elbow surgery, and insists that everything is "all good." Although there's no official word as to what caused him to need the minor surgery, it could be that it was chronic tendonitis. Bryan's left arm is currently in a sling.

Dolly Parton says that she doesn't see retirement in her future, adding that there is a lot more she wants to accomplish in her career, which has already spanned nearly five decades.

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired global rights to the upcoming Hank Williams biopic, I Saw The Light. No release date has been slated for the project. Tom Hiddleston stars as Williams in writer/director Marc Abraham's project. The biopic is based on Colin Escott's biography of the late singer-songwriter and country legend.

"First Kiss" is the new single by Kid Rock. The singer-songwriter has long had ties to Nashville. In 2002, his duet with Sheryl Crow, "Picture," was a staple on country radio. His single "All Summer Long" hit No. 4 on the country radio chart in 2008. Kid Rock hosted the CMT Music Awards in 2010 and 2011 in Nashville.

One of  Nashville's newest artists and songwriters, Cam, has been traveling the country in recent months. Cam released her four-song digital EP, Welcome To Cam Country, which features her single "My Mistake." This is her debut single that has made the charts, hear it on Stereo 974. "My Mistake." "It's about how a lot of times in your life, in career jobs, you won't know the right moves to make, but you have to make them anyway,"

As LoCash have been working on new music, the duo has also been reaching into a more unexpected commercial venue: wine sales. LoCash have partnered with Stonum Vineyards in Lodi, Calif., to release a signature wine line, Shipwrecked. Lo Cash are being heard on Stereo 974 with their latest song, I Love this Life!

Tyler Farr will soon release his much-anticipated record, Suffer in Peace. Farr's debut album, Redneck Crazy, found favor with fans and spawned hits like "Whiskey in My Water" and the title track. Farr's second album is called Suffer in Peace, named after one of the album's tracks. "Suffer in Peace" is a ballad describing a man who is left by his lover and heads to a remote cabin (to, of course, suffer in peace). He brings only the essentials, a bible, a rifle, a rod and a reel.

Billy Currington teams up with Tim McGraw this summer on the Shotgun Rider Tour '15. The cross-country tour kicks off June 5th in Little Rock, Arkansas and runs through September 19th with stops in Dallas, Boston, Chicago and Sacramento.

Trace Adkins has a lot in store for 2015 including a spring and summer tour. He's also at work on a new album and will be in a movie filming this spring.  He says acting helps him be a better artist because it forces him outside of his comfort zone and that gives him a sense of greater enthusiasm when it comes to his music career.

Jason Aldean tells us that he is a TV buff, who enjoys Sons of Anarchy, Criminal Minds, Entourage, and Eastbound and Down. "Offstage, I'm not nearly as rowdy as you might think. At home, I'm pretty laid-back."

Keith Urban has started work on his next CD. At this point he's doing the preliminary work of figuring out what the next record is going to be.  Its lots of ideas and tinkering right now.  

Toby Keith is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame along with Jerry Garcia and Cyndi Lauper among others. Toby is still one of the highest paid country music entertainers of 2014.  He made 2.06 per second.  Doesn't sound like much but when you add it all up he made 64 million bucks.

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS WEEKLY BLOG 26TH MARCH 2015 Posted: Thu 26th Mar 2015 - 13:03

Jason Aldean has chosen the song "Tonight Looks Good on You" as his next single off of his platinum-selling album Old Boots, New Dirt. Written by Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley and Dallas Davidson, Aldean believes that "Tonight Looks Good On You" fits perfectly on Old Boots.

Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, recently renewed their vows after 12 years of marriage. Paisley is currently on his 2015 Crushin' It tour.

Jason Michael Carroll is getting ready to release his first studio album in four years, What Color Is Your Sky. The project is set for release on May 5 and will be Carroll's fourth full-length album, his first since 2011′s Numbers.
Carroll released the album's debut single, "God Only Knows," on March 17. The singer penned the song with two of his Nashville songwriting friends.

Reba McEntire has a new song "Enough," a duet with Jennifer Nettles. The song cuts to the core, unveiling the pain of two women in love with the same man. The lyrics are almost unsettlingly honest: "He tells me he's working late," sings McEntire. "He tells me that he can't stay too long," Nettles croons, with both women joining together on, "So I turn the lights off." They trade off lines again with, "I fall asleep before he's home / Tomorrow I'll wake up alone. "Enough" will appear on McEntire's upcoming record, Love Somebody, which also features her new (and decidedly upbeat) single, "Going Out Like That." .

Luke Bryan's final Spring Break album, Spring Break Checkin' Out, has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart. Checkin' Out includes five new songs, written by Bryan, along with all six songs from 2014′s Spring Break EP, Like We Ain't Ever.  "Game" is being played on your Station.

Thomas Rhett is getting ready to release his upcoming album comes with a warning: According to Rhett, the project will be unlike anything he, and possibly anyone else, has ever done before, at least in country music. In fact, some of the songs might even blur the lines of country music, with hints of Bruno Mars and Motown heard on several of the tracks.

Lee Kernaghan has announced the'Spirit Of The Anzacs' tour, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. He'll be joined by an impressive cast of Aussies, including Jack Thompson, Lisa McCune, Jack Jones, John Schumann, Harrison Craig and Fred Smith. The tour is coupled with the 'Spirit of the Anzacs' single which was sparked by former PM Paul Keating's 1993 Remembrance Day speech.

Adam Brand walked away the big winner at the 2015 CMC Music Awards. Brand collected trophies for Oz Artist Of The Year and Australian Video Of The Year for 'What Your Love Looks Like.' Other big winners on the night included CMC host Morgan Evans, who won Male Artist Of The Year, and Amber Lawrence, who took out Female Artist Of The Year. Keith Urban won two trophies, for International Artist Of The Year and International Video Of The Year for 'Cop Car.'

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS WEEKLY BLOG 12TH MARCH 2015 Posted: Thu 12th Mar 2015 - 14:03

Lady Antebellum have released their latest single, "Long Stretch of Love." The song is the first track on the band's most recent album, 747, & the song adds a more roots-inspired sound to the album with the help of an unusual instrument. "They used an uncommon instrument called a woodrow, "That unique sound combined with their vocals, which may be the most powerful Lady A has ever sounded! Hear this Lady "A" track on Stereo 974. The trio is also nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards, which are set to take place on April 19.

Australia's Morgan Evans has been named this year's winner of the American Country Music Association (CMA) Global Country Artist Award. The award recognises outstanding achievements by a country music artist originally signed outside of the United States in both furthering the popularity of country music & bringing attention to the country music format in their foreign-based territory. Most recently, Morgan was co-host of the Country Music Awards of Australia (Golden Guitars) in Tamworth. Last year, he won three CMC (Country Music Channel Music) Awards.

Luke Bryan to release a nostalgic song about his week-long Spring Break tour before it's even over. 'Spring Breakdown' is Bryan's latest single release, taken from his Spring Break Checkin' Out album and it starts as a celebration of the rollicking tour, before getting wistful.

Zac Brown Band have announced their new record Jekyll + Hyde will be out April 29th. The album will feature guest vocal appearances from Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, & pop star Sara Bareilles.

Despite having just released a pop record, Kelly Clarkson has revealed she has also been readying a country album. She certainly has the voice for it, & considering Clarkson has previously dueted with Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, & Reba McEntire, & is married to Reba's stepson, it seems like she'll be welcomed with open arms.

Canadian superstar Shania Twain has announced the bittersweet news overnight that she's set to embark on her first tour in 11 years & that that tour will be her last. The 'From This Moment On' singer made the announcement during an interview with Good Morning America. Listen to tracks from her newest album Shania the one Live at Vegas now playing on Stereo 974.

Congratulations are in order for country superstar Carrie Underwood & her husband Mike Fisher, who have just given birth to their first baby. Underwood, gave birth to a son, Isaiah Michael Fisher. Carrie turned 32 this week.

Kristian Bush's forthcoming solo album debut, Southern Gravity, due out April 7. It will feature "Trailer Hitch" his current hit song.

Willie Nelson spends his spare time acting in Hollywood films, recently signing up for upcoming movie Waiting for The Miracle To Come. Nelson will star opposite actress Charlotte Rampling, The film is a modern day gold rush tale shot on Willie's private ranch in Texas.

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell have announced they'll be touring Australia in 2015.

Dwight Yoakam, has announced he'll be releasing a new album. The new record will be titled Second Hand Heart & will be released April 10. Second Hand Heart will be his 14th studio record.

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS WEEKLY BLOG 2ND MARCH 2015 Posted: Mon 2nd Mar 2015 - 15:03

Canadian Country duo, High Valley have a hot new track "County Line" now playing on Stereo 974. "County Line" features ten tracks of new music, including the title cut single currently heating up Canadian airwaves.

Trace Adkins is on the road again with a new tour. In addition to being on the road, Adkins is working on new music as well as filming a new movie.

Thomas Rhett: He has revealed that he co-wrote a song with Eric Church, and it will most likely be on Rhett's next record. Rhett is currently heating up the country charts with his No. 1 hit " Make Me Wanna," his third consecutive chart topper and the fifth single from his newest  album , It Goes Like This.

With three country albums under his belt and one on the way, not to mention his previous career as the front man of Hootie and the Blowfish, Darius Rucker is a seasoned artist who continuously doles out music that gets country fans excited. Rucker is preparing for his next album, Southern Style, the follow up to his gold certified True Believers, and he says that the new disc will be a bit of a reinvention. Rucker's new album is titled Southern Style, which is also the name of one of the record's tracks. He says that the song is indicative of the entire theme of the disc, which is more about party songs and less about love songs.

Nashville's Ryman Auditorium was hopping with country artists at Universal Music Nashville's sixth annual Country Radio Seminar showcase, and many of them previewed new music, including superstar Keith Urban. Urban took the stage to close out the show after a performance by Vince Gill. It was the "Little Bit of Everything" singer's CRS showcase debut, and he admitted it was a little intimidating to follow such a country icon. However, attendees were more than excited to see Urban take the stage, giving him a standing ovation before he even began playing. Armed with his acoustic guitar, Urban captured the audience with a brand-new, unreleased song, called "John Cougar, John Deere and John 3:16″ Urban recounts what he's learned from the three Johns, and definitely has a country-ish title

One of the most exciting additions to this year's CMC Rocks Qld 2015 line-up was without a doubt Kacey Musgraves. The rising superstar is one of the hottest names in country at the moment, having already won an ACM Award, as well as two CMA Awards and two Grammys off the back of her debut album Same Trailer Different Park.

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS WEEKLY BLOG 18TH FEBRUARY 2015 Posted: Wed 18th Feb 2015 - 15:02

Rascal Flatts are getting ready to kick off a string of concerts in Las Vegas & they promise a show that is different from anything they've given their fans in the past. The Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! residency, a nine-show run that begins on Feb. 25 at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Riot! Shows will feature Rascal Flatts' hits from the past 15 years, as well as new songs. The trio will also be joined by a new band.

Willie Nelson has experienced plenty in his 81 years & now he's telling his story in a new memoir, It's a Long Story: My Life, which is set for release on May 5.

Thanks to her multiple Grammy nominations & a tour with Alan Jackson, 2015 is shaping up to be a huge year for Brandy Clark, but the singer says her biggest challenge will be completing her next album. Her current release,12 Stories, has brought Clark into the national spotlight & she says that she already has plenty of songs written for her next project.

Reba McIntyre has a new cd album out with twelve tracks ready to explode in April. The project is called "Love Somebody" & features current smash" Going out like that."

The Zac Brown Band, have announced they'll be performing their first ever headline Australian shows in 2015. The band, who had already been announced to perform at next year's Bluesfest Byron Bay & Big Sky Blues festivals, will now perform one-off shows at Melbourne's Palais Theatre & Sydney's Enmore theatre.
This will be the Grammy Award winning band's first headline tour to Australia & will come on the back of their first ever career anthology, Greatest Hits So Far , featuring hits like 'Chicken Fried' & 'Sweet Annie.'

Miranda Lambert won yet another award, this time the Grammy for Best Country Album for Platinum. It was a win that capped a huge night for the star, after she took the ceremony by storm with a steaming hot performance of the song 'Little Red Wagon,' that sent the crowd insane. Awards were given out before the ceremony, with Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry & Glen Campbell all walking away with trophies. Underwood won Best Country Solo Performance 'Something In The Water.' The Band Perry were recognised for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their take on the classic 'Gentle On My Mind.' Campbell & his song writing partner Julian Raymond together won for best country song for 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You,' Campbell's heartfelt final single.

Dwight Yoakam, has announced he'll be releasing a new album in April. itled Second Hand Heart & will be released April 10. Second Hand Heart will be Yoakam's 14th studio record.

Zac Brown Band wants to release a line of food products & recipes for grocery stores. Frontman Zac Brown has already released his own cookbook & the band would like to bring a series of products that they share during their pre-concert meet & greets to grocery stores.

Scott McCreery took to the stage at the Grand Ole Opry to pay tribute to Conway Twitty with a rendition of his song "Hello Darlin'." McCreery is planning a new record, which he says will be "pure country," due out soon.

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

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BOBíS WEEKLY BLOG 3RD FEBRUARY 2015 Posted: Tue 3rd Feb 2015 - 15:02

Chase Bryant will embark upon his first headlining club tour, bringing the party to fans across the U.S. in an intimate club setting ahead of touring amphitheaters and sheds with superstar Tim McGraw. Bryant's runaway debut hit single, the Take It On Back Tour kicks off January 30th. Bryant gets the party started with an eclectic mix of dance tunes prior to his own live set. Bryant's self taught instrumental dexterity (he plays guitar upside down and backwards) has earned him much critical acclaim.

Only the third female duo in over 70 years to have a #1 with their first single, Maddie & Tae have released their 2nd single 'FLY" Listen out for it ON YOUR FAVORITE RADIO STATION Stereo 974. They recently scored with "Girl in a Country Song". Only 19 they look like having a big run in Country music.

Blake Shelton has joined the cast of the comedy western called "Ridiculous 6," starring Adam Sandler also Taylor Swift ex Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Luke Wilson, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, & Vanilla Ice.

Brantley Gilbert is mostly known for his country party anthems, but the singer says that it's some of his more meaty songs that mean the most to fans. Gilbert came into mainstream country with his song 'Country Must Be Country Wide,' & 'Bottoms Up' was a huge success in 2014, but his latest single, 'One Hell of an Amen,' is a ballad that goes a little deeper than many of his previous songs. Gilbert penned 'One Hell of an Amen' after he returning from a USO tour in 2013, and the more serious subject matter represents a lot of what fans have heard on his latest album, 'Just as I Am.' The singer is set to join Kenny Chesney for some stadium tour dates, when Chesney & Jason Aldean combine the Big Revival Tour & the Burn It Down Tour for 10 shows. Gilbert & Chesney will also play an additional 5 shows together.

It seems the long awaited duets album from Garth Brooks & his wife Trisha Yearwood might soon become a reality. Garth recently hinted at a press conference that a record of duets is one of his goals for 2015.

Eric Church has earned yet another #1 hit. The singer's latest single, 'Talladega,' has soared to the top of the charts, becoming the second #1 song from Church's Grammy nominated album 'The Outsiders.'  Church is nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, including one for Best Country Album. He is also slated to perform for the ceremony broadcast, which will air live on Feb. 8.

Craig Wayne Boyd was crowned the winner of Season 7 of 'The Voice' in December, & he's now making plans for his first post victory album with his new label, Dot Records. The Texan has had a whirlwind month since winning 'The Voice': His debut single, 'My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face is being heard on your favorite station & he recently performed for the first time on the Grand Ole Opry.

Keith Urban's latest single, 'Raise 'Em Up,' is quickly climbing up the charts. The song, from his # 1 'Fuse' album, includes fellow hit maker Eric Church at this year's Country Music Awards.

Luke O'Shea won 3 awards on the night, taking out Male Artist of the Year, as well as Heritage & APRA Song of the Year for 'Three Brothers (The Great War)'.

The McClymonts also took home 2 statues, winning Group of the Year & Highest Selling Album of the Year, while their closely associated friends the Adam Eckersley Band won New Talent of the Year.  

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

Please address all enquiries to:
ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

BOBíS WEEKLY BLOG 11TH DECEMBER 2014 Posted: Thu 11th Dec 2014 - 13:12

Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles has announced she will star as Roxie Hart in Broadway's Chicago from February 2, 2015 through March 29th. Nettles eight week engagement on Broadway follows the release of her first solo album, That Girl.

Congratulations to Jason Aldean! The singer's latest album, 'Old Boots, New Dirt', has been certified platinum, making Aldean only the third artist to have a record reach that status in 2014. With over a million copies sold, 'Old Boots, New Dirt' is the only country album to hit platinum sales status this year.

Taylor Swift also celebrated the milestone this year with her pop release, '1989.'

Gloriana's latest single is the fiery "Trouble," which was written by the band's Rachel Reinert and inspired by a bad relationship that Rachel endured. There was a guy in her life and the rumours started swirling about him cheating on her and Rachel was able to find out for herself that the rumours were, in fact, true. Needless to say, they did not live happily ever after. Check out the lyric video for the song, which appears on the trio's forthcoming third album.

Jake Owen has traded in his long, dark hair for a shorter buzz. It might take some getting used to, even though he did keep his winter scruff of beard.

Reba and Brooks & Dunn become the latest country acts to enjoy a residency at Caesars Palace. Shania Twain is currently wrapping up her two year residency show, Shania: Still the One, this month.

Florida Georgia Line have revealed that they are working with another well known duo. Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will collaborate with Benji and Joel Madden, formerly of pop punk band Good Charlotte and now known as the Madden Brothers, for a brand new project. The Madden Brothers recently released their own single as a duo, 'We Are Done,' which was included on their first studio album as a duo, 'Greetings From California.'

Hunter Hayes recently earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance, for his single 'Invisible.' The artist co-wrote the song, which was the debut single from his 'Storyline' album, in response to his own experiences with bullying while in school, which he says makes the recognition that much sweeter.

Have a great week!
Bob Taylor.

Please address all enquiries to:
ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

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