Tag Archive: Big Cactus Country Radio


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

This year and for the 28th consecutive year, the Country Rendez Vous Festival team was mobilized still offering us a great show. You can mark your calendars; the dates of this mega festival are 24 25 July 2015, that is to say, the last weekend of July! Here are all the details of what awaits you: the French group Les Rivets Sauvages.

Les Rivets Sauvages

Les Rivets Sauvages

RockinBonnie & The Mighty Ropers

Rockin'Bonnie & The Mighty Ropers

Some have already performed in 2014 with their very traditional musical style! The Canadian Mister Soul will offer you 100% Johnny Cash with the Wanted Man Show, a Tribute to Johnny Cash. I think it’s worth moving for all lovers of the Man In Black! The quintet Rockin ‘Bonnie & The Mighty Ropers will be part of the party! They will come specially from Italy to give a rock’n'roll touch to Country Rendez Vous! Watch for honky tonk with Del Rio Ramblers coming straight from the United States.

Del Rio Ramblers

Del Rio Ramblers

Many Americans traveling to and from the festival include: Linda Gail Lewis who is none other than the sister of the illustrious and legendary Jerry Lee Lewis.

Linda Gail Lewis

Linda Gail Lewis

Sarah Gail Meech

Sarah Gail Meech

Live Wire

Live Wire

She is also a gifted piano starting from the age of 14. I invite you to come in droves to applaud! LiveWire is a group not to be missed. They will show you their country style slightly tinged with rock! You want the real country? Do not miss the concert of the talented Sarah Gayle Meech! Coming from the Texan Lone Star State to set fire to the stage wil be Micky & The Motorcars!!

  Micky & The Motorcars

Micky & The Motorcars

Sophie Tapie

Sophie Tapie

Of course I will not forget the special guest: Sophie Tapie along with many other artists. For more information, please visit the website of the festival! http://festivaldecraponne.com . The Craponne team has kept us entertained for a long time and now announces the coming of a great artist from Nashville, Craig Morgan! The country man is a true redneck; a former policeman turned singer.

Craig Morgan

Craig Morgan

He will offer us for sure a great performance, thanks to his vocal potential, dynamism and kindness! Johnny Da Piedade will again be present on the stage of Craponne to present this very beautiful artistic plateau. Congratulations to the entire team for this great work!! Now that you know almost everything, just to note the dates of 24, 25 and 26 July 2015!


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

This week in Nashville News, we will look to artists who will set fire to the stage from Tours Canadian Music Night Saturday, July 4 as part of the American Festival Tours! As usual, it was Franck Boucheraud who concocted the programming of this prestigious event especially dedicated to Canadian artists!

This year you go to appreciate the talent of the family duet “One More Girl” and that of the artist A aron Pritchett! Were first begins with the female duo “One More Girl.” It is composed of sisters Carly e t Britt McKillip. They come straight from the city of Mapple Ridge, located in the province of British Colombia. Carly and Britt have always been cradled in the arts, as their parents were both songwriters. Their father, Tom McKillip is a leader, a renowned guitarist and reputation that has received multiple awards. Very young, they found themselves before the cameras to appear on several Canadian and American television series. Then in 2008, they came to the front of the stage, with numerous concert dates before shutting themselves in the studio in 2009 to make it their first album entitled “Big Sky” with the key 4 singles that will invade the airwaves of Canadian radio and it works. In 2010 they got a nomination for the Duo of the Year Award GRAB a “Rising Star Award” awarded by the Canadian Country Music Association that is the prize for best new talent or rising star. After recording numerous singles and video clips, their second opus arrived – “The Hard Way” published in February 2014. They pursue the trodden with the release of a new song called “Drunk Heart” already hit in Canada. This new single is taken from a new album to be released soon!

Aaron Pritchett, the star of the Canadian Music Night!

Ronald Aaron Pritchett, better known by the name of Aaron Pritchett is also a native of the province of British Columbia and specifically Vancouver. On Saturday, July 4, 2015 there will be exclusive to the scene of the Canadian Music Night. For the record, Aaron is a songwriter’s interpreter who began his first career as a DJ at Rooster’s Country Cabaret Bar in Vancouver. That was in 1996, and at that time he used to go on stage to sing again with the saloon group. It is with this same group that he will record his first album “Young In Love”. His look and his musical style is original and explosive; a mix of both rock and country and elsewhere one could even compare it to American Bad Boy, Jason Aldean. He currently has six albums to his credit and a seventh is in preparation! The last single released this year entitled “Wake You With A Kiss”.


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

Here’s a weekend noted immediately on your agenda, that of 29, 30 and 31 May 2015. Why? Well simply, do not miss the 15th anniversary of the famous American Journey’s festival! At Cambrai!

s every year Lobjeois Jean Marc and his North Cape Association team offer us an eclectic and original artistic plateau.

Jean Marc Lobjeois

Jean Marc Lobjeois

The headliners are American. Starting on Friday is Hanna Aldridge, musically categorized as Americana.

 Hanna Aldridge

Hanna Aldridge

Kimberly Dunn

Kimberly Dunn

And on Saturday Kimberly Dunn brings real country music, a great moment in perspective and not to be missed. Like rockabilly country mix? Then you’ll love the American quintet Dead Bronco whose show is likely to be colorful! The Belgian quintet and rockabilly:

Dead Bronco

Dead Bronco

The Baboons promise a concert that will get things off to a flying start. Discover: US Lydia Loveless & Band and artist Devon Graves will present his show case.

The Baboons

The Baboons

Trainwreck Trio

Trainwreck Trio

Also on the program are the Australians of the Trainweck Trio. This year the French artists will be honored with a beautiful bunch of groups “Made in France” and there will be something for all tastes, be it country or Rockabilly, blues and swing, as well as other surprises! Starting with the musician and performer, Country & Rockabilly Eddy Ray Cooper, who will have the honor of opening the American Journeys festival gates.

Eddy Ray Cooper

Eddy Ray Cooper

And not to be missed, the expected performance of the excellent Roving Seats, one of the best bands on the French Americana scene! Another major event will be the concert of Rambling Men, a group of six musicians, crazy and furious in which we find the man show, guitarist, harmonica player and singer of Rockabilly Blues: Jack Calypso i.e., Mister Hervé Loison.

Rambling Men

Rambling Men

Holy Wood

Holy Wood

Honk Tonk Angel

Honk Tonk Angels

A lot of discoveries: With the Holy Wood trio, The French girl band Honky Tonk Angels. A bit of swing with Little Rina & The Frenchies without forgetting Lil Dixie duo that will delight all Country dancers and finally in “Special Guest” newcomer Julia.

   Little Rina & The Frenchies

Little Rina & The Frenchies

 Lil Dixie

Lil Dixie

Johnny Da Piedade The moderator will be on hand to present the Festival for the 10th year in a row !!! Throughout the three days you can dance and have fun.

  Johnny Da Piedade (Emmanuel Marin Photo)

Johnny Da Piedade (Emmanuel Marin Photo)

Country dance classes and activities will be offered and don’t forget the famous Western and Indian camp, the many Western shops, motorcycles, cars and American trucks and the famous parade in the city center of Cambrai! The festival takes place in the shelter of the Palace of Cambrai caves, so no worries about the weather. So do not miss the 15th edition of the festival’s American Journey of Cambrai on 29, 30 and 31 May. We’ll be there!!


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

On 10 and 11 October this year, Music City, Nashville, Tennessee in the USA, will celebrate a big event, the 89th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry Show. For this event, many artists will be present …including Trace Adkins, Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, country pop trio Rascal Flatts, Josh Turner, and Brad Paisley. The short list is very long !!

Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Craig Morgan

Craig Morgan

Josh Turner

Josh Turner

Brad Paisley © 2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Brad Paisley © 2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

It all started in this beautiful red building, a former church made of wood, which is now the emblem of true traditional Country Music. In 1925, George D. Hay broadcast over a radio station, WSM. Soon he was joined by violinist Jimmy Thompson and together they launched a show called “WSM Barn Dance”. With the tag “We dance in the barn” the program was broadcast live. The show aired on the “WSM” radio.

On October 2, 1954, the young Elvis Presley made his first and only appearance. WSM which still exists today, was the first country radio station to broadcast its programs over AM. with its powerful 50,000-watt transmitter, emissions could be heard almost anywhere in the USA and beyond; north to Canada and south to Mexico. The Grand Ole Opry Show has become an institution and many large names in music have been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

George Jones

George Jones

Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline

George Hamilton IV

George Hamilton IV

The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers

The legendary George Jones, The Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, George Hamilton IV, more recently Trace Adkins, Martina McBride. … Paradox marking Hank Williams, who is none other than the Father of Country Music, was expelled from the Grand Ole Opry in 1952, a year before his death because of his alcohol problems.

Hank Williams

Hank Williams

A victim of its huge success, in 1974, the Grand Opry show left the legendary Ryman Auditorium and moved to a larger and more modern the Grand Ole Opry House located outside the city center. But in the aftermath of major floods that severely hit Nashville in May 2010, the Grand Ole Opry House was completely submerged by water. It is thanks to this natural disaster, the Ryman Auditorium came back to life again as the Grand Ole Opry. Now renovated, the legendary venue and exceptional show is waiting for you! So if you go to Nashville soon, make reservations at the Grand Ole Opry! Note the dates of October 10 and 11 for the 89th anniversary!


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

The 25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, better known as the IBMA Awards will take place October 2 at the Music Hall Fame in Nashville,

Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack

Jerry Douglas

Jerry Douglas

As you can see, this ceremony is specially dedicated to Bluegrass rewarding the best legendary and very talented artists. Singer Lee Ann Womack and dobro master Jerry Douglas are invited to host this prestigious event. The list of nominated artists and groups has been published in the American press and the list represents the very best. This year, two groups stand out alone with 8 nominations. Some of you have been able to discover these groups , live at the 27th edition of the country festival Craponne on Arzon. Blue Highway is

nominated four times – in the categories Instrumental Group of the Year, Vocal Group, Album of the Year with the album “The Game” not to forget the Top Artist of the Year award!

Del McCoury Band’s famous raffle also has four nominations – Album of the Year with their most recent “Streets Of Baltimore”, Artist of the Year, Best Instrumental Group and Best Singer in the Male Category for Del McCoury!


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

The weekend of the 4th, 5th and 6th July Team News Nashville returned to Tours for the occasion of the great American Tours Festival.

During these three days, many people attended because of the 100% American program and because of the very attractive price. There were really a large number of visitors!

Something for everyone whatever, fans rock’n'roll, Bikers, Cowboys Rodeo, or fans of good country music, thanks to the famous Canadian Country Music Night, held as every year by Mr. Franck Boucheraud!

Jake Mathews, Franck Bouchereaud, Adam Gregory

Jake Mathews, Franck Bouchereaud, Adam Gregory

For the fourth consecutive year The Big Cactus Country Radio Show was the official partner of the Canadian Country Music Night, so once again, Johnny Da Piedade was the facilitator who had the pleasure and the honor to present Adam Gregory and Jake Mathews.

Johnny Da Piedade Photo:Jean Claude Rizzo

Johnny Da Piedade Photo:Jean Claude Rizzo

I remind you that these two songwriters, musicians and performers, are both real stars Country to Canada and each has a different style, which brought some diversity and to the program as seen by Franck, the organizer, attracting a wider audience. But still, pure Country.

Adam Gregory Photo: Jean Claude Rizzo

Adam Gregory Photo: Jean Claude Rizzo

The talented, young 28 year old, friendly Adam Gregory had the honor of opening the show. Adam gave an excellent performance, with a mix of pop and country music including (here and there) a touch of rock – such as the superb cover of a classic Bruce Springsteen song and another from the repertoire of Brian Adams,

Brian Adams

Brian Adams

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

which immediately affected the audience of connoisseurs, and rightly so, because two of the musicians were also part of the group who recently accompanied the Bryan Adams tour … Adam Gregory, not forgetting his own compositions, often hits in Canada, and known in France, played to an audience responding positively.

Adam Gregory and Alison

Adam Gregory and Alison

In the second part, Jake Mathews offered a more traditional show to a different audience, this time consisting of mainly country purists and more knowledgeable fans. So we were treated to a beautiful collection of superb Country hymns, including some beautiful rearrangements of classic cowboy Alan Jackson or King George Strait not to mention Dwight Yoakam a real treat!

Jake Mathews Photo: Jean Claude Rizzo

Jake Mathews Photo: Jean Claude Rizzo

Jake Mathews put the icing on the cake, and even graced us with a wealth of detail about his career in French. Side surprises – we were spoiled with the arrival on scene of the very young Raffi, a gifted pianist and singer only 12 years who came to sing “Let Your Love Flow” a hit of the Bellamy Brothers. It was a total success for Jake Mathews and a Country show which was very exciting for fans of the genre!

Jake Mathews and Alison

Jake Mathews and Alison

We note that the superb delivery of the little prodigy Raffi literally ignited the audience. And it was still young Raffi who had the privilege of accompanying on piano, with other French musicians, the highly awaited and legendary Wanda Jackson!

Raffi!

Raffi!

Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson

From her 76 years, Wanda brought us a very varied show, mixing country and her greatest rock’n'roll hits. A memorable concert punctuated again crispy and authentic stories between songs, but this time in VO! This is a great success for American Tours Festival and its organizers. All lovers of America and its music, whether or Country Rock’n'Roll parties are absolutely thrilled! Rendezvous is already for next year for the 2015 edition of the Canadian Country Music Night at the American Festival Tours.

dam Gregory, Johnny Da Piedade, Alison, Jake Mathews and Franck Boucheraud

Adam Gregory, Johnny Da Piedade, Alison, Jake Mathews and Franck Boucheraud


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

Looks like Miranda Lambert has taken good taste to business!

After opening her first store called “Pink Pistol” almost a year ago, November 23, 2012 in the town of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, Miranda now opens her second “Pink Pistol Store”, but this time in the city of Lindale, Texas!

The Pink Pistol_002

Pink Pistol Tishomingo

Pink Pistol Tishomingo

For those who would not know this shop, we know there is all kinds of accessories, clothing, antiques and odds-and-ends of any kind … So fill your basket! So if you’re in Oklahoma or Texas, please visit the Miranda Lambert’s shops!


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC networtk is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

The nominations for the CMA Awards 2013 are here!

This year and for the sixth consecutive year, the humorous Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be the duo presenting the 47th Annual CMA Awards, i.e., Awards presented annually by the Country Music Association. This event will take place on November 6th in the famous arena in Nashville, Bridgeston Arena, and will be broadcast live on the ABC television network.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood

From the list of nominated artists, Sheryl Crow and the duo Florida Georgia Line have released albums last week. There are three superstars that stand out winning the most nominations;

Seryl Crow and Georgia Florida Line

Sheryl Crow and Georgia Florida Line

The singer who became 100% Pop, Taylor Swift, the newcomer Kacey Musgraves and Blake Shelton. Taylor was nominated six times in the categories: Singer of the Year, Album with “Red”, single, music event and video of the year with “Do not Care Highway”, the song she sings with Tim McGraw, and we can’t forget the supreme prize, Entertainer of Year, i.e., Artist of the Year!



It’s a nice surprise for Kacey Musgraves who happens to prevail in the categories of Female Vocalist of the Year, New Artist, Album of the Year for “Same Trailer different Park” and add to that two award nominations for single and song of the year with “Merry Go Round”.

As for the men, it is the redneck Blake Shelton who takes 5 nominations: Best singer, album of the year with his latest album “Based On A true Story” and two nominations for the single, which was also considered an event of the year “Boys Round Here” as performed with the Pistol Annies.



Pistol Annies

Pistol Annies

Blake Shelton is nominated for Entertainer of the Year competing with Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and unbelievable, but true, Mister George Strait.

Left to Right: Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan

Left to Right: Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan



George Strait

George Strait

Members of the CMA, have finally managed to vote en masse for a true superstar of country Music: George Strait, who has just signed a contract extension at MCA, the label with five key new albums coming .

Even if The King of Country Music will be retiring, we did not stop listening to the radio. Does he win the CMA Artist of 2013 just before getting his retirement money? To find out, stay tuned!

The Nominees!

Entertainer Of The Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

New Artist Award
Lee Brice
Brett Eldredge
Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves

Vocal Duo Of The Year
Big & Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
The Civil Wars
Thompson Square

Vocal Group Of The Year
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band

Album Of The Year
“Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood
“Red” – Taylor Swift
“Tornado” – Little Big Town
“Based On A True Story” – Blake Shelton
“Same Trailer Different Park” – Kacey Musgraves


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC networtk is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

I hope that you haven’t forgotten the dates 20, 21, 22 September!

Because it is the weekend when the splendid festival in Switzerland will unwind, the famous “Country Night De Gstaad” which will celebrate its 25th editions. Marcel Bach, who is the organizer of this annual event, has invited artists’ such as Flynnville Train, tar Leann Rimes, The Time Jumpers group including gifted Vince Gill, and the redneck woman in person for the very first time in Switzerland, Gretchen Wilson!

Flynnville Train and Alison

Flynnville Train and Alison

Leeann Rimes

Leeann Rimes

The Time Jumpers

The Time Jumpers



Getchen Wilson

Getchen Wilson

Johnny Da Piedade and Alison

Johnny Da Piedade and Alison

If you haven’t already reserved your places, do so quickly on the site www.countrynight-gstaad.ch The News de Nashville team looks forward to seeing you there!

Johnny Da Piedade et Alison


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC networtk is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

This week two new singles will arrive on the US radio waves, they beginning with that of the family group The Band Perry and the song which you discovered on the Big called Cactus Country: “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”.

The trio Band Perry will be in France on November 25th of this year in Paris at « Divan du Monde » for at the incredible price of 23,99€ and BCC is a partner!! Reserve now!!! http://www.divandumonde.com/25-Novembre-2013-the_band_perry-707.html

As regards other new albums to come, as I have already said in the “News from Nashville”, Keith Urban arrives with a 9th studio album “Fuse ” set to appear on September 10th!

Sheryl Crow

- on the same date, the singer Sheryl Crow will introduce “Feels Like Home” a new opus of 12 completely unpublished titles, including the current single ” Easy “. She will appear on the major-label Warner Bros Records.

He would have celebrated his 82 years on September 12th of this year. I certainly want to speak about the legend Georges Jones. He left us on April 23rd of this year. A new album made up of titles which are in his archives, Georges Jones offers a gospel song album called “Amazing Grace” on September 10th.

Steve Warner

- “It Ain’ t All Bad” it is the name of the latest album from the very good author-composor-guitarist and singer Mister Steve Warner! It will be his 19th album studio.

Dierks Bentley also surfaces again with a new title ” I Hold On ” taken from his seventh album studio ” Riser” set to appear in the immediate future. Dierks Bentley is always consistent; he excels.


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