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Kelly Lang on Country Music News International Radio Show
July 12., 14., 16., 17., 18., interviewed by Nigel Sharpe!
Monday live show will be in German with DJ Roman Jonny Oczko!
Wednesday live show will be in English with DJ Anja Kristin Krone!
Saturday live show will be in German & English with DJ Frank Hammer!
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About Kelly Lang:
Singer, songwriter, and producer Kelly Lang has had a stellar career in the music industry with cuts by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, George Jones, B.J. Thomas, Jimmy Fortune, TG Sheppard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Lee, just to name a few.
She has recorded duets with iconic artists, Dame Olivia Newton-John, Paul Shaffer, and Lee Greenwood. As an artist, Lang has released several albums including 11:11, Shades of K, Throwback, Obsession, and Iconic Duets with her husband, TG Sheppard. In the spring of 2020, Lang re-released her classic children’s album Lullaby Country, which was originally sold at Cracker Barrel.
As part of a regional campaign, her voice and writing skills can be heard on television throughout Tennessee and the surrounding areas as the official song for Ascension St. Thomas Hospital’s commercial titled “I’m Not Going Anywhere.”
Three-time Star Search winner!
Multiple appearances on the world-famous Grand Ole Opry
Shared the stage with Loretta Lynn, Sir Barry Gibb, George Strait, Lorrie Morgan, TG Sheppard, Ronnie Milsap, Mickey Gilley, Brenda Lee, George Jones, and Ricky Skaggs, and many more
Songs “I’m Not Going Anywhere” and “How Does It Feel” featured in the movie The Deal with Burt Reynolds
Member of the North American Country Music Hall of Fame and soon to be member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame
Performed “Islands In The Stream” with Sir Barry Gibb for Kenny Rogers’ induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame
An accomplished artist with oil paintings in the homes of Oprah Winfrey, Sir Barry Gibb, Dame Olivia Newton-John, Larry the Cable Guy and Justin Timberlake’s parents
Creator of hilarious comedic character XOXO who performed on the national television show Huckabee
Former national spokesperson for Cindy Crawford’s skincare line Meaningful Beauty
Jeff Carson on Country Music News International Radio Show
July 11., interviewed by Nigel Sharpe!
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About Jeff Carson:
Jeff Carson has come full circle with careers that have allowed him to do the two things that he loves – music and police work. While singing demos on songs that turned into hits for Tracy Byrd (“Walkin’ To Jerusalem”), Tracy Lawrence (“I See it Now”), Reba McEntire (“The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter”), Tim McGraw (“I Wouldn’t Want It Any Other Way”), and Faith Hill (“It Matters To Me”), he met record producer and publisher Chuck Howard, who cut three or four songs on him that were good enough to pitch to labels. Howard was instrumental in getting him his label deal at Curb Records, and soon a single, “Yeah Buddy,” released to radio. This was his first charting single and was followed up with ‘Not On Your Love,’ which went number one. The following single, ‘The Car,’ became a top-five hit, topping out at number two. Carson had several other singles, including “Real Life (Was Never The Same Again)” from his album “Real Life.” An album release party was planned for “Real Life” on September 11, 2001. That morning terrorists hijacked two planes to attack the Twin Towers in New York City and one that attacked the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane was hijacked by the terrorists and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The song made it into the Top 15 but it all changed when Carson decided to switch from music to law enforcement.
CD Review: Carlos Gayotto – Realize – by David McLoughlin for Country Music News International
Realize is a rare creature – Brazilian country music influenced by Kriya Yoga!
The most popular musical genre in Brazil, dominating press and radio for almost 20 years, is sertaneja music. It has its roots in folk music performed in the rural and agricultural regions of Brazil, with the first recordings made in the 1920s.
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Kent Blazy Interview by Nigel Sharpe for Country Music News International
Kent Blazy, growing up in Lexington, Kentucky, became musically inspired when he heard Roger McGuinn playing his Rickenbacker guitar on “Mr. Tamborine Man”. This created a new choice and Kent traded in his baseball glove for a guitar. He began his musical journey playing with a series of bands all over the eastern half of the country.
Watch Kent Blazy Interview by Nigel Sharpe at Country Music News International https://countrymusicnewsinternational.com/kent-blazy-interview/
CD Review: Bill Yates – Blues Like Midnight – by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International
1 Mojo (2:30)
2 All I Need Is You (2:33)
3 Blues Like Midnight (Cecelia G. Camp) (2:12)
4 Fool Around With Love (Carl Perkins) (2:27)
5 Don’t Step On My Dog (2:15)
6 Stop, Wait And Listen (2:45)
7 Carleen (2:47)
8 Too Late To Right My Wrong (2:41)
9 Big Big World (3:10)
10 I Dropped My M & Ms (2:11)
11 Signs In The Sand (Bill Yates) (2:26)
12 Albuquerque (Bill Yates) (3:45)
13 Blues Like Midnight [Alternate Version] (Cecelia G. Camp) (1:38)
14 (I’ll Never) Fool Around With Love [Alternate Version] (Carl Perkins) (2:11)
15 I’m So Lonely Without You (2:11)
16 I Believe To My Soul (Ray Charles) (2:08)
17 World Of Make Believe (Maddux / Mccord) (3:13)
18 Before I Lose My Mind (Roy Drusky / Vic Mcalpin) (3:00)
19 Boom Boom (2:06)
20 Every Night About This Time (3:52)
21 Before I Lose My Mind [Alternate Version] (Roy Drusky / Vic Mcalpin) (3:16)
22 High On The Hill [Instrumental] (1:39)
23 Recipe For Love (Charlie Rich) (2:20)
24 Tiny Tears (2:17)
25 Share Your Love With Me (2:49)
26 Carleen [Alternate Version] (2:54)
27 You Seem Like A Stranger To Me (2:44)
28 Two Can Play The Game (2:32)
29 I Dropped My M & Ms [Alternate Version] (2:19)
30 Big Big World [Alternate Version] (3:10)
31 Popcorn Polly (Charlie Rich) (2:53)
32 She’s Still Got A Hold On Me (2:29)
33 Bill’s Jazz [Instrumental] (Carlton) (2:28)
This is another monster project from Bear Family Records. CD digipack (4-sided) with 48-page booklet and 33 individual tracks, total playing time 87:27 minutes.
Read CD Review: Bill Yates – Blues Like Midnight – by Christian Lamitschka at Country Music News International https://countrymusicnewsinternational.com/bill-yates-blues-like-midnight/
Sam Hunt Take Your Time by Snehashree Mandal for Country Music News International
Sam Hunt is the eldest of three children and is born to an insurance agent and a teacher. His first interest or love, if you may call it was football and he loved playing it. Quite a pro in it, he got chosen as the co-offensive player of the year in 2002.
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TG Sheppard Interview by Nigel Sharpe for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show
William Browder, as he was then known, first recorded for Atco Records as Brian Stacy in 1966. Browder worked as an executive at RCA during the early 1970s, but in 1974, signed with Melodyland (later Hitsville) Records, a short-lived country label owned by Motown Records. He used the stage name T.G. Sheppard to avoid jeopardizing his job with RCA, due to his recording material with a different label. According to Browder, “The T.G. in my stage name is really and truly just initials. A lot of people through the years have had fun putting what they want the initials to stand for, but they really don’t mean anything, they are just initials.”
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CD Review: Billy Currington – We Are Tonight – by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International
“Hey Girl” (Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley, Chris DeStefano) – 3:22
“Wingman” (Jeff Silbar, Chriss Gelbuda) – 4:00
“One Way Ticket” (Gregory Becker, Troy Jones) – 2:55
“23 Degrees and South” (Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson) 4:00
“We Are Tonight” (Marc Beeson, Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne) – 3:52
“Hard to Be a Hippie” (Deanna Bryant, Scotty Emerick, John Scott Sherrill) 3:40 in a duet with Willie Nelson
“Closer Tonight” (JT Harding, Marv Green, Shane McAnally) – 4:59
“Another Day Without You” (McAnally, Barry Dean, Andrew Dorff) – 4:08
“Banana Pancakes” (Jack Johnson) – 4:37
“Hallelujah” (Shy Carter, Brad Warren, Brett Warren) – 3:03
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