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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 I present a female duo making for serious talk. This is Madisson Marlow from the city of Santa Fe, Texas and Taylor Dye who comes straight from the town of Ada, Oklahoma. They are known today as Maddie & Tae . These two childhood friends have always loved country music, especially the Dixie Chicks. One day Tae wrote a song to encourage Maddie to leave school and go to the music city, Nashville, to devote herself entirely to music.

The dream became reality in 2013. Maddie & Tae landed in Nashville and knocked on the door of one of the biggest labels in Nashville: Big Machine Records. Seeing their talent and potential of their live performance, the big boss of the label, Scott Borchetta offered them a deal to sign on ” Dot Records” a sub label Big Machine . In July 2014, they finally arrived on-air radio with the title “Girl In A Country Song” co-written by the excellent songwiter Aaron Sherz and produced by guitarist Dan Huff! Meanwhile, the single was played and replayed on the country rado at the national level.

Now, Maddie & Tae are number 1 on the mediabase charts with their first single “Girl In A Country Song”. This song sounds very “Bro -Country” an abbreviated form of “Brother Country “,a new term which means in essence :” Country mix of instruments such as mandolin or banjo and singing to the sounds of Hip Hop”. To give you a concrete example go to Florida Georgia Line! Anyway, it’s unfortunate to say, but now the US hears more of that Hip Hop flavor country or ” Country Bro ” text. Some some songs are country-inspired instrumentation and rhythm-the sound is Pop/Hip Hop . The Maddie & Tae single is taken from their self-titled debut album released on 4 November. So are you more or country Bro Country ?


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 country pop trio Lady A, that is, Lady Antebellum, reappears this week on American country radio airwaves with a new single called “Bartender”

which is to be found on their fifth album coming soon! “Bartender” has nothing original and nothing country because suprisingly it brings the two previous singles “Downtown” and “Compass”! Lady A is confined more and more to a style that combines all the elements of music trends today, that is say tasteless pop, and the opposite of country music.


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.

Carrie Underwood and Mirand Lambert

Carrie Underwood and Mirand Lambert

Miranda Lambert is getting ready to sing a duet with the pop country star Carrie Underwood on the next single to be released titled “Bad Somethin’”

a song that will be on the new album Miranda Lambert called “Platinum” which will be released on June 3rd! The two stars, will be performing the song “Bad Somethin’” for the first time during the evening of the Billboard Music Awards, which will take place in a few days, May 18th, at the famous MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. To discover “News from Nashville” – stay tuned!


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.

Kip Moore arrives with a brand new single entitled “Dirt Road”. This title is taken from a forthcoming new album whose name and release date is still unknown. At the moment he is on tour, a little patience before the studio again!

The legend Dolly Parton, released this week a second single from her 42nd album, “Blue Smoke”. This new title is called “Home”. For fans of Dolly, know the European tour starts from June 8 in the U.K. and continues through July 11 finishing up in Sweden. You will find a complete list of her tour, on the site www.bigcactuscountry.fr

Another novelty from the husband and wife duo, Thompson Square! They are back with a single track that smells of summer, entitled “Testing The Water” drawn from their album “Just Feels Good”, released in March 2013.

“All Right” is the new title of ZBB, ie the Zac Brown Band! This song is taken from their latest album “The Grohl Sessions 1.” On the drums is Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters guitarist and ex-Nirvana drummer!

Dierks Bentley returns with the single “Drunk on a Plane”. The title is taken from his latest album “Riser”.


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.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the beautiful country cruise “Country Music Cruise” scheduled for January 2015, with a completely unique prgram, since it features true legends of country music, like John Anderson, Martina McBride, Charley Pride, Darryl Worley, Lorrie Morgan.

John Anderson

John Anderson

Martina McBride

Martina McBride

Charley Pride

Charley Pride

Darryl Worely

Darryl Worely

Lorrie Morgan

Lorrie Morgan

In short, the list is very long! For those who prefer pop or hip pop flavor country through to country rock and more, I got you!

Florida Georgia Line duo is absolutely everywhere, and there’s still talk about him because he landed a partnership with the company Sixthman to organize four days of festivities aboard the magnificent ship “Norvegian Pearl.” This cruise this place from 8 to 12 November 2014 and on board you can see: Thomas Rhett, rap artist Colt Ford,

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett

Colt Ford

Colt Ford

the excellent Cadillac Three, Canaan Smith and Chris Lane. The top names appear on the Florida Georgia Line. All names have not yet been unveiled, but stay tuned!

Cadillac Three and Alison Photo: Johnny Da Piedade

Cadillac Three and Alison Photo: Johnny Da Piedade

Caanan Smith

Caanan Smith

Chris Lane

Chris Lane

The Norvegian Pearl leaves the Port of Miami in Florida and passes by the paradise island Great Stirrup Cay private island without forgetting the Norwegian’s Private Island in the Bahamas! Now that I have sold you a dream, you can make your reservation at: www.fglcruise.com Make your reservation quickly!


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 Country Music Association has finally lifted the veil on the list of artists coming to the 47th edition of the CMA Music Fest, which will be held from 5 to 8 June in Nashville.

Country’s biggest festival in the world can once again count on all the stars of country music who will present in large numbers on the huge stage of the stadium in Nashville, LP Field!

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum

Keith Urban

Keith Urban

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan



Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert

The Band Perry

The Band Perry

Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, the family trio The Band Perry , the Texan Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley,

Blake shelton and Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

Rascal Flatts, the country pop duo Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Thomas Rhettwho is none other than the son of Rhett Akins, but also Cowboy Chris Young and many more!

Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line

Eric Church

Eric Church

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett


Chris Young

Chris Young

Team News Nashville will be there once again to cover the event, we’ll meet you there from 5 to 8 June 2014!


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.

We look toward July and the Country Festival Craponne sur Arzon and its 27th edition in 2014, with a gaggle of artists. The dates are the 25, 26 and 27 July, but we are waiting for an announcement of headliners!

But we already know what will be on the agenda! On Friday night the prestigious Bluegrass band, Blue Highway and on Saturday you can applaud the singer William Clark Green!

Blue Highway

Blue Highway

For those who love the Honky Tonk style you will be spoiled with the delivery of vocalist Jerry Kilgore, then Sara Savoy Cajun from Louisiana, Texas quartet Hugg Molies will come along with a country rock sound.

Sarah Savoy

Sarah Savoy

To sweeten the atmosphere, a little Bluegrass with Italian Red Wine. A trip on the side of the Netherlands with The Barnstompers for Western Swing, and finally, a folk show and Americana made in France with Acoustic Five!

The Barnstompers

The Barnstompers

Acoustic Five

Acoustic Five

The best is yet to come with the announcement of the rest of the programming including headliners …
Tickets will go on sale next month, that is to say in March! So it’s already the time to book your weekend in Craponne!


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.

We will fly over the list of singles and albums to come at the end of the month in January 2014!

After a long hiatus of almost nine years devoting herself completely to her family, the artist Jo Dee Messina is back with some new music. She is no longer under contract to Curb Records.

She will be starting from scratch with a new “Peace Sign” single that is already made its way onto U.S. radio waves. The single will be followed by the next release of a fifth studio album, which she simply called “Me”. No doubt that on this new album, Jo Dee Messina will refer to the last nine years of her life. Note the release date of the album “Me” scheduled for March 18.

The country pop trio, the Rascal Flatts arrives this week on U.S. radio airwaves with the song “Rewind”. A new album is planned for 2014. To learn more, stay tuned to listen to the “News from Nashville”!

Definitely, this is the week of comebacks! Cowboy Chris Young is back invading American radio with the song, “Who I Am With You.” This title is taken from his latest album, released 17 September 2013 entitled “A.M.” which appeared on the RCA Nashville label.

From the talented Maggie Rose, we present this week’s new song she entitled “Looking Back Now” to be discovered!

Katie Armiger does the same and gives us a new single called “Safe” from her excellent album “Fall Into Me” released in January 2013; an album that I highly recommend!

And finally, we end with the young Easton Corbin. Despite his vocal talent, similar to that of King Of Country Music, George Strait, Easton Corbin, unfortunately, does not know the lightening flash of some pop stars today. But he has not given give up and we will present next week, a new unreleased single called “Clockwork” that you will find on his new album to come …. For more soon, stay tuned to “News from Nashville”!

Easton Corbin_Clockwork


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.

We stay in Texas with an event that will be a first for Austin. On March 29, Nashville will move to Texas during the iHeartRadio Music Festival organized by Clear Channel!

Clear Chanel Entertainment Media is the media juggernaut that has, among others,

most large US country radio stations and leads the way in imposing its implacable law on American listeners, looping the same 40 tracks at the national level. This is the business that matters most to Tom Pole man who is the head of this huge international communication agency.

Tom Poleman

Tom Poleman

The iHeartRadio Music Festival has been announced and there will be all the stars of the Music City: Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, the young Hunter Hayes, the country pop trio Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, the duo must Florida Georgia Line and the bad boy Eric Church.

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes

Lady A

Lady A

Jake Owen

Jake Owen

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean

Florida Georgia line

Florida Georgia line

Eric Church

Eric Church

And with its quasi-monopoly forces, The iHeartRadio Festival will be broadcast live on more than 120 radio stations across the United States – unable to escape. For those who would like to go to Texas to attend the event, tickets will be on sale from 18 January. For more information please visit their website www.festival.iheart.com

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 February 18, 2014, CRB Country Radio Broadcasters will present its “Career Achievement Award.” There will be a soirée organized by radio broadcasters of Country who have decided to reward Country artists for their entire careers, their talent and their personality.

Singer songwriter Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell were both recruited to deliver this award to Vince Gill, who has already collected some awards – Grammys Awards, 18 CMA and ACM awards.



This priceless CRB will complement his collection and it is is well deserved as it is awarded only to recognize the creativity of great artists, their performance, and thereby, recognize their contribution to the promotion of Country music. Previous country artists who have been awarded the CRB are: Merle Haggard, the legendary Dolly Parton, the duo Brooks & Dunn, and the king of Country music, George Strait!

Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Brooks & Dunn, George Strait

Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Brooks & Dunn, George Strait

Vince Gill joins the superstars. Vince Gill has completed more than 17 studio albums, with a little more than 26 million albums sold worldwide, Vince did not steal his prize CRB Award!!

Vince Gill and Alison Photo: Johnny Da Piedade

Vince Gill and Alison Photo: Johnny Da Piedade


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