Randy Bruce Traywick began playing country music in his early teens with his brother Ricky when they formed a duo and called themselves The Traywicks. It was years later when he won a talent competition that the clubs owner to a liking to his music and he changed his name to Randy Ray. It was [...]
I have to confess to Billie Jo Spears being one of my favourite female country singers. I like many more was introduced to her with her ‘Blanket On The Ground’ hit and having heard her vocal ability was hooked on an artist that could shout ‘coal’ and it would be so musical it could be [...]
There cannot be many of us who are not aware of the TV series ‘The Dukes Of Hazzard’. Each Saturday afternoon our TV screens bounced into life with the adventures of cousins Luke and Bo aboard the ‘General Lee’. Luke was played by Tom Wopat and Bo by John Schneider, and who could forget Daisy [...]
Although perhaps not recognised by the majority of folk as being bona fide country music artists The Osmonds have over their years proved their worth by being able to fit into any genre of music. To many it was suprising that they had been asked to perform at a Wembley Festival. The synics had to [...]
There’s a great little tale behind the third of our ‘Talking Country’ interviews. Prior to Willie’s evening performance at one of the International Festivals of Country Music held at Wembley, journalists and broadcasters were invited to a private screening of Willie’s movie ‘Redheaded Stranger’. Myself and a fellow broadcaster from another radio station …(we’ll call [...]
There’s an across the board mixed bag of music coming your way on todays show with something for everyone. There’s also an invitation to win tickets to see Lyle Lovett in concert at The Sage Gateshead when he appears in July as part of the SummerTyne Americana Festival. I’ll be taking the usual look at [...]
On this weeks show I’ll be announcing a winner from our recent competition to see Billie Jo Spears when she plays the Sage Gateshead as part of the ‘Ladies of Country’ tour. There’s also a winner from our monthly American Connection Facebook page who wins a double CD featuring Darrell Scott. As usual I’ll be [...]
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