Friday, April 19, 2019

#NOWPLAYING - SONGS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO ... FRIDAY, APRIL 19


If you're looking for new artists and you're getting tired of the same old Top 40 repetition on today's country radio, check out these names you may or may not be familiar with. Some songs listed are new, some may have been out a little while, and they are of various styles. Good music doesn't have a shelf life.

If you find yourself liking someone, follow them on social media and let them know you enjoy their music. Please be sure to talk about and share any of the songs and artists you like on this list. I'm sure they'd appreciate it! One more thing, if you purchase and download a song, please be sure to leave a review. These help the artists and their teams more than you realize. If you like the song, let them know why you love it. If not, be constructive and honest (not mean) about why you don't like it so much.

THIS WEEK'S ARTISTS

"In Love By Now"



"Before You" (Acoustic)



"Redemption Day"



"Let My Life Be a Light"



"Southern Gold"



"Push Back"



"Whiskey Salesman"



"Girl From Mississippi"



"Die From a Broken Heart"




Wednesday, April 17, 2019

COUNTRY REWIND RECORDS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF NEW ALBUMS ON JEANNIE C. RILEY, JOHNNY RUSSELL, CARL SMITH AND BLUERIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS BAND

Bringing Unreleased Traditional Country Music into The Contemporary Country Era


Country Rewind Records has announced the release of three new albums bringing unreleased traditional country music into the contemporary country era. The latest release includes music by Jeannie C. Riley, Johnny Russell and Carl Smith distributed by Select-O-Hits. A fourth release by Blueridge Mountain Bluegrass Band is a new recording done in Upstate New York and Nashville. The new music is available to order on Country Rewind Records website here.

The first three releases consist of tracks that have not been heard for decades and never commercially released. The tracks were recorded in Nashville for broadcast use only and have been hidden from the public. The original authentic sound is respected and supplemented with updated instruments and background vocals, to bring the new recordings into the contemporary country era. These recordings are a follow up to Country Rewind Records previous releases of such greats as Conway Twitty, Waylon Jennings, Connie Smith and more which received great reviews by music critics everywhere.

Country Rewind Records has dedicated itself to bring classic country with this contemporary feel to not only the past country fans but also to the new country listeners.

The fourth release by the Blueridge Mountain Bluegrass Band maintains the Country Rewind tradition, even though it is a completely new recording. The classic sound of bluegrass blended with a contemporary touch. The New York portion of the recordings were created by the finest musicians from Upstate New York, who have won national championships including Chris Leske on banjo, David Bevins on dobro and Anthony Hannigan on mandolin. The Nashville portion of the recording features a veteran, John Frost from the Grand Ole Opry and a former band leader James Satterwhite, who played with Bill Monroe of the Nashville Bluegrass Band.

Jeannie C Riley - “The Music City Sessions” 
Song List:

Country Girl
That's A No-No
Harper Valley P.T.A.
Crying Time
There Never Was A Time
Son Of A Preacher Man
Things Go Better With Love
Me And Bobby McGee
The Back Side Of Dallas
The Games People Play
Wish You Were Here
The Girl Most Lonely
Okie From Muskogee
Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms

Order Jeannie C Riley “The Music City Sessions” on Amazon Music, iTunes and Google Play

Johnny Russell  - “All You Gotta Do Is Act Naturally” 
Song List:

Good Hearted Woman
She's In Love With A Rodeo Man
Red Necks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer
Johnny B. Goode
Catfish John
Act Naturally
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
Making Plans
In A Mansion Stands My Love
She Burnt The Little Roadside Tavern Down
Jambalaya
The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor
Mr. And Mrs. Untrue
The World's Meanest Man

Order Johnny Russell “All You Gotta Do Is Act Naturally” on Amazon Music, iTunes and Google Play

Carl Smith - “Mr. Country” 
Song List:

Are You Teasing Me
If Teardrops Were Pennies
Deep Water
Loose Talk
Mr. Moon
Hey Joe
(When You Feel Like You're In Love) Don't Just Stand There
There Stands The Glass
I Love You Because
Foggy River
The Best Years Of Your Life
She Called Me Baby
I Over Looked An Orchid
The Way I Lose My Mind

Order Carl Smith “Mr Country” on Amazon Music, iTunes and Google Play

Blueridge Mountain Bluegrass Band - “Leaving On A Jet Plane” 
Song List:

Adrenaline Hayride
Leaving On A Jet Plane
Stony Lady
Cripple Creek
Bartender's Blues
Dixie Hoedown
You Are My Sunshine
Head Over Heels In Love With You
Blackberry Blossom
Blue Suede Shoes
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
More Pretty Girls Than One
Ballad Of Jed Clampett
Summertime
Salt Creek

Order Blueridge Mountain Bluegrass Band “Leaving On A Jet Plane” on Amazon Music, iTunes and Google Play

The first three releases owe their existence to Country Rewind Records Thomas Gramuglia, who rescued the master tapes, and to John Jungklaus, who handled the original master tape transfers. These master tapes have been in storage for nearly 50 years. J. R. McNeely, Grammy Award Winner and Larry Marrs, who has performed with many great artists, including Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, produced the albums. The producers were honored and thrilled to be part of these historical projects. These long-forgotten recordings are now saved for prosperity.

John Kribbs an Upstate New York legend whose dream was to create the ultimate Bluegrass album is responsible for the fourth album.

Stay current with Country Rewind Records on their website countryrewindrecords.com

WILLIE NELSON SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE AND WHETHER RETIREMENT WOULD EVER BE A POSSIBILITY IN THIS EXCLUSIVE FIRST-LOOK AT THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR, AIRING SUNDAY, MAY 5 AT 8P ET


The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, kicks off the fourth season of the popular AXS TV series Rock & Roll Road Trip with a lively tour of Texas, visiting Billy Bob’s—The World’s Largest Honky Tonk—and taking in some local bull-riding action, before sitting down for a candid conversation and impromptu jam session with award-winning Country music icon Willie Nelson. The episode airs on Sunday, May 5, in an all-new time slot: 8pm ET/5pm PT.

In this exclusive first look, Sammy hops onboard Willy’s tour bus to talk about the highs and lows of the trailblazer’s legendary legacy. At 86 years of age, with a celebrated career spanning over six decades, Nelson continues to perform to packed crowds across the nation and has no intention of slowing down. But that hasn’t stopped people from asking him when he’s going to finally call it quits. “You hear that every day… they say that all the time,” Nelson reflects. In his trademark style, the Outlaw Country superstar serves it right back to them, as he charmingly quips, “Every time, I say, ‘Oh, this is the last one.’" Check out the clip here - https://bit.ly/2VPzMlt

Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar airs every Sunday at 8pE/5pP, only on AXS TV.