Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Episodes Hosted By Nu-Blu To Be Featured on Bluegrass Unlimited’s Official Website, Plus Newly Announced Partnerships With BluegrassCountry.org and TheBluegrassJamboree.com

  The wait is over, as the highly-anticipated Bluegrass Ridge Radio, hosted by Nu-Blu, officially launches today. The endeavor marks Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s first move into digital media, and fans can catch the debut episode right now streaming on the publication’s official website here. The bi-monthly radiocast will include exclusive in-depth interviews and content, as well as music from bluegrass music’s biggest artists.

The first episode of Bluegrass Ridge Radio features an interview with Grammy award-winning group The Earls of Leicester. Recorded at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, listen in to a very rare interview with all 6 of the Earls. The Rounder Records artists explore topics like their own musical beginnings as well as how the group was formed, and insights into their own views of “what is bluegrass?”

“We’re so excited about this show,” says Nu-Blu’s Daniel Routh. “It’s been something that we have wanted to do for a long time. While on tour, we’ve gotten to know many of the amazing artists in bluegrass, having this opportunity to give others a glimpse into who they are and why they love this music is a perfect way to take our genre to an even larger audience.”

The radiocast is also affiliated with the nationally syndicated TV program “Bluegrass Ridge,” which is available in 60 million homes in North America. All new episodes broadcast the weeks of October 22, October 29, November 5 and November 12 will feature interviews with all six members of The Earls of Leicester. In addition to airing on Heartland TV, the 30-minute music video driven series also airs on The Family Channel, Keep It Country - UK and Country TV - New Zealand (check local listings). The show is produced by Nashville based CJM Productions.

Bluegrass Ridge Radio is also happy to announce there are even more ways for music enthusiasts to listen to the show. In addition streaming online, fans can also tune-in to BluegrassCountry.org and TheBluegrassJamboree.com where each will also share the first of its kind radiocast in their weekly broadcast schedule. Be sure to check back regularly as more episodes roll out featuring top acts like “Emerging Artist of the Year” winners ‘Po Ramblin Boys, 5-time “Female Vocalist of the Year” Dale Ann Bradley, and other top artists like Missy Raines, Chris Jones, Danny Roberts, Steve Dilling, and Junior Sisk, plus more big surprises.


"My South" Single Continues To Climb In Competition For Airplay Against Some Of The Biggest Artists In The TX Music Scene

"Natalie Rose has a voice that spans all ages, with an energy level and a range that surpasses all expectations, this young lady is one to be heard!" 
- Rita Ballou, Morning Show Co-Host, KOKE-FM/Austin, TX

Natalie Rose's latest single, "My South," is proving itself against songs from some of the biggest stars in the Texas music scene and radio programmers are quick to express their strong support for her. Currently the only female inside the Top 15 of the Texas Regional Radio Report, Rose is competing alongside Josh Abbott, Wade Bowen, Pat Green and other major artists in a format with few women artists.

In addition to high praise from Ballou, "My South" and Rose also have garnered strong support from other influential radio programmers, including Austin Daniels of KFTX/Corpus Christi, TX who raves: "Natalie Rose's 'My South' has crisp, clear vocals with a fiery finale that is smoking hot! This young lady is someone to watch, and someone your listeners will identify with...she's 'Real,' she's 'Country,' she's 'Texas'... enough said!"

No stranger to the Texas music scene, over the course of 6 singles, Rose has earned the distinction of being one of the top female vocalists in the marketplace, an honor that she has earned by releasing great songs and maintaining a busy touring schedule. "My South" is the sixth single release from Rose since 2014, with each successive song climbing higher on the charts than the previous one. Rose's last single, "Conformity," peaked at #7.

Texas print and Internet media outlets have also recognized Rose's accomplishments. She is currently the cover feature story in the October/November edition of Texas Life Magazine and recently graced the cover of Action Magazine.

Ken Murray, another well-known Texas radio tastemaker who programs KTTX/KWHI/Brenham, TX, sums it up quite well: "Natalie Rose possesses one of the finest voices in Country music and when she sings about 'My South' she hits the nail on the head."

For more information about Natalie Rose, connect with her online:

Website: https://www.natalierosemusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatalieRoseMusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NRoseMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natalierosetx/

Monday, October 15, 2018


The “Big Dog Daddy” rolls into the “Trailerhood” as Country icon Toby Keith sits down with Dan Rather in an all-new episode of The Big Interview on Tuesday, October 16 at 9:00 pm ET. As he prepares to celebrate the 25TH Anniversary of his signature first single “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” from his self-titled 1993 debut album—which is being re-released by Universal with a new music video and three all-new tracks—Keith joins Dan to reflect on his life and legacy as one of Country’s most beloved artists.

During the episode, Keith discusses his highly successful business ventures ranging from the popular Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill restaurant chain, to the Wild Shot Mezcal tequila company, as well as staking a claim in the Big Machine record label, which represents some of Country’s biggest names including Taylor Swift. His work ethic is second to none, and he attributes this to a childhood spent on the oilrigs in Oklahoma, where his father worked for much of his life. Additionally, Keith reflects on his deep love for the military, and performing over 200 shows for the USO; opens up about his charity, the OK Kids Korral, which helps children with cancer; gets candid about his independent political views; and shares a high-spirited tale of smoking with Willie Nelson on a tour bus during an unforgettable night in Las Vegas.

In this exclusive look at the upcoming episode, Keith talks about life on tour and the love he feels being out on the road with his band and his crew, comparing the lively atmosphere to “a big party” that he could do “year-round.” While every show is a party now, it took a lot of hard work to get there, fueled by an unstoppable ambition that drove the megastar to outwork everyone else. “I didn’t take many vacations the first 20 years of my adult life, because my head was on the line,” he explains. “When I came out and my song hit, I was doing 28, 29 shows a month because I didn’t know I was gonna get a second hit let alone an 85TH hit.” It wasn’t until he had achieved sustained success that Keith allowed himself some downtime to enjoy the fruits of his labor, as he charmingly recalls, “After about 15 years, my family finally went, ‘Hey, are we ever gonna go to DisneyWorld?’”

Watch the clip below:

To see more of this insightful episode, tune in to The Big Interview on Tuesday, October 16 at 9:00 pm ET only on AXS TV.