Tag Archive: Big Cactus Country Radio Show


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.

Cindy Cash

Cindy Cash

On Saturday, June 15, a great event organized by Ross Emery Entertainment and Johnny Cash’s daughter Cindy Cash, will be held in the city of Ventura, California – the “Roadshow Revival”! Team “News from Nashville” will be on hand!

15 groups are expected including country artists! The program:

Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants
Junior Brown
Robert Gordon
The Blaster
Cash’d Out
The Walking Phoenixes
Dave Gleason
The Americans
The Cash Fix in hommage to the Man In Black Johnny Cash.
Zippy Josh And The Rag Tag Band
The Vonettes
Alexandra Starlight and not forgetting the Sideshow Preachers

Of course, there’s the Pin-Up Carshow featuring thousands of cars and motorcycles of the 50’s era, will be waiting for you along with shops of the times if you want to redo your wardrobe 50’s style!


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.

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May 28 is the date your record store bins will introduce the first album by a trio of Country Music stars; all famous artists in the 90s!

Roots & Boots

It’s all about Joe Diffie, Aaron Tippin and the Cajun Sammy Kershaw. The album, “All In The Same Boat” comes as a supplement to the big tour «Roots and Boots» which will roll out across the United States. Individually, these artists have already recorded many albums, with often big tracks which have been broadcast for a long time on Country radio in the U.S. These hits include: “Honky Tonk Attitude” by Joe Diffie in 1993, “There Ain’ t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio” which was the first certified N°1 for Aaron Tippin in 1992, and “Cadillac Style”, the mega hit of Sammy Kershaw in 1991.

Aaron Tippin

Aaron Tippin

 
Joe Diffie

Joe Diffie

Sammy Kershaw

Sammy Kershaw

The three together on stage…this is a show that promises! This new album includes 12 and we’ll take them in now – “All In The Same Boat” Joe Diffie, Aaron Tippin and Sammy Kershaw in the “News from Nashville”.

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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 networtk is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

Carrie Underwood is back on U.S. radio waves with the song “See You Again”, the fourth single from the album “Blown Away”. A real Pop track, perfectly formatted for Country radio today, it is certainly far from traditional country music, but through which Carrie’s voice shows its potential.

Speaking of the young Pop Country, Rachel Holder performs it paying tribute to the star Shania Twain. The style of the new “Five Days” recalls the Shania song!

Shania Twain

Shania Twain

The title is ready to invade the Top 40 Country charts soon! “Five Days” arrives this week on the U.S. Country radio waves at the national level!

Last week, the young and talented Hunter Hayes presented to the American public his brand new unreleased single “I Want Crazy” performed live during the ACM Awards in Las Vegas! It’s a catchy tune that will have you tapping your foot and the source of inspiration is more than obvious: Keith Urban!

Keith Urban

Keith Urban

On this new song, performed in studio, Hunter has once again demonstrated an incredible talent as it is songwriter, and acts as a multi-instrumentalist; in short, a real artist. “I Want Crazy” is his fourth single, an original song from a new album to be released!

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes


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 Blake Shelton won the first place in the standings mediabase! Indeed it is the 13th title is No. 1 Country charts in the U.S. since the beginning of his career in 2001. The title in question is the last single “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” from the brand new album “Based On A True Story ‘seventh studio album coming out this week on his label always” Warner Bros. Nashville. ” Despite all the fuss that Blake Shelton had caused the last time in the American press, on the one hand because of his outspoken and secondly for his caustic criticism against old artists of traditional country music. Blake Shelton always seems like the American public! Blake is touring the United States, until the end of the year. So if starting to take a turn in the U.S. you may be able to see him live, to learn more about his tour dates please visit the website www.blakeshelton.com

Albums to come!

This week’s album release from the husband and wife duo Thompson Square entitled “Just Feels Good” on the label Stoney Creek Records, is an album unsurprisingly categorized as Pop Country.

Important issue for all fans of Alan Jackson, and many are in France. The mythical cowboy gives us the second volume of “Precious Memories.” Seven years after the release of volume one, he dedicated to his mother, Alan Jackson revisits here the hymns of the country-tinged gospel. Do not miss the excellent first installment of the talented Maggie Rose called “Cut To Impress”, an album strongly advised by the News of Nashville.

-On April 2, the family trio The Band Perry released her second album entitled “Pioneer”, which also promises to be superb! Besides, you could discover the new single from The Band Perry, “Done” in the the Big Cactus Country preview with Johnny Da Piedade.

– Also for April 2, the redneck woman, Gretchen Wilson will give us the first of three albums she has planned to introduce in 2013! It is “Right On Time” to be released on her own label Redneck Records. I remember that Gretchen is a headliner of the festival “Country Night Gstaad” in Switzerland from 20 to 22 September. Please note this date in your diaries! The Nashville News team will be on site! April 9 is the release date of the eighth studio album by the great songwriter, virtuoso guitarist and talented singer Brad Paisley called WheelHouse! The album takes on news items chronicled in the press of Nashville. Titles or terms used through new songs like “slavery, Accidental racist, crazy Christians, death of a married man or death seem to create a controversy in the politically correct world of Nashville. Stay tuned. We go straight to the month of May, with the release of an exceptional album, it will not miss that Mister George Strait! “Love Is Everything” The new album’s king of country music will be released on May 14th. I remind you that George Strait announced he wanted to retire, once he completes his U.S. tour that will last two years and finish in 2016.

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David Allan Coe

David Allan Coe

David Allan Coe emergencies. The crazy Redneck David Allan Coe, famous songwriter and performer Outlaw movement, almost left us for good last week because he was involved in a serious car accident in the city of Ocala, Florida. The 4×4 that is totally unrecognizable caused the violent accident. David Allan Coe ran a red light causing the collision between two vehicles. Fortunately, everyone is alive. David Allan Coe with serious injuries and a the couple in the other vehicle was also seriously wounded. Because of his injuries, his manager Bruce Smith, had to cancel her tour dates in the cities of St. Louis and Louisville. At 73, David Allan Coe is known to be one of the pioneers of the outlaws movement in the 1970s alongside Waylon Jennings, legendary Willie Nelson’s and Johnny Paycheck. He also composed many classics such as titles: “You never Even Called Me By My Name,” “The Ride,” “Would You Lay With Me” for the man in black, Johnny Cash, and the famous song ” Take This Job And Shove It “which was made the subject of a film of the same name and made for a hit for Johnny Paycheck.


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 spent a few minutes talking about the biggest festival Rock’n ‘Roll in the world based in Las Vegas, USA. Well, now it is the turn of the largest country music festival in France, which will take place the last weekend of July 26, 27 and 28 at Craponne Sur Arzon in Haute Loire.

I am, of course, talking about the Country Rendez-Vous Festival. It’s back for the 26th consecutive year with a very diverse range of artists during these three days. This year the festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary! So to celebrate, the various scenes located in the city will offer free concerts, not only during the three days of the Festival, but throughout the week, as well as demonstrations of country dancing.

Johnny Da Piedade

Johnny Da Piedade

On the main stage at the Country Rendez Vous, Johnny Da Piedade, the official master of ceremonies of the Festival for 15 consecutive years, will have the pleasure to present a multitude of great artists come from the USA, France, and the UK. So I’m sure you’re impatient to know the list of artists? Here it is now! Program: Stephanie Urbina Jones; the Texas quartet “The Pear Ratz” promising a mix of country rock show and Southern Rock with its muscular, traditional country; the talented and highly anticipated Will Banister; another young American country talent John David Kent; and the Swing Commanders; the more modern, great Texan, JB & The Moonshine Band will be headlining Saturday night; French artist Norfolk A.C.; upscale bluegrass with Audie Blaylock; and the exceptional headliner, the legendary “The Mavericks”!

Stéphanie Urbina Jones and Will Banister

Stéphanie Urbina Jones and Will Banister

The Pear Rats, John David Kent and Swing Commanders

The Pear Rats, John David Kent and Swing Commanders

JB and The Moonshine Band

JB and The Moonshine Band

 Norfolk A.C. and Audie Blaylock

Norfolk A.C. and Audie Blaylock

The Mavericks

The Mavericks

Yes, you heard that The Mavericks will be playing Craponne Arzon On Sunday, July 28th! To find out more about the artsts that will be playing, visit the website www.bigcactuscountry.fr or directly on the website of the event www.festivaldecraponne.com . If you like camping, land is provided for this purpose along with a snack bar to enjoy your breakfast. On the site, several stalls selling western wear, boots, and jewelry will be present, as well as booths for dining.

Festival Country, Craponne

Festival Country, Craponne

Now that you know all about the dates for Country Festival 2013 to come, you just need to book!

Festival Country, Craponne

Festival Country, 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 networtk is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

If you have not yet booked the weekend of 24, 25 and 26 May next, it is time to do so, because the thirteenth edition of the American Journey of Cambrai awaits you at the palais des grottes.

If you do not know this beautiful festival, this is the time to come and discover the many stalls of Western clothes and boots as well as Indian jewelry embellished with multiple eating points with the all the service and the unique hospitality of the North. So that you or your family do not miss anything, a mini carnival for the kids is on the outside as well as Indian teepees, not to mention cars, motorcycles and American trucks. You’ll enjoy the concerts and events.

One end of it all is covered in case of rain. On site, you will find various booths, Country dance acts, and of course, a multitude of concerts scheduled throughout the three-day festival. This year the organizers Naima Ayache, Jean Marc Lobjeois and their team have worked hard to give us a program consisting of 13 groups from Europe, France and even the United States. There will be something for everyone. Then on Friday 24, if you like the mix of country, rock and southern rock, do not miss the show of great quintet The Bootleggers whose lead singer is Mr. Didier Céré!

The Bootleggers

The Bootleggers

Miss Ruby Ann will give you a show that’s all Rock’n’Roll and to end the evening we will stay in the spirit with the rockabilly group Jake Calypso and His Red Hot!

Jake Calypso

Jake Calypso

Sarah White and The Mountain Band will open the Saturday show with Country, followed by a a superb concert with Morand Cajun Band. For lovers of country blues roots with crazy Dobro and Harmonica galore, do not miss the quintet, Cotton Belly’s! Back to Old Time and Country style with traditional group’s Wheels Fargo and the Nightingale came specially from Italy to American Journey’s festival to take us to the heart of the music from the 30s to 50. The fifth group is Saturday Baskery female trio, consisting of three sisters from Sweden whose repertoire is quite varied, ranging from a cleaner to a Country Blues Country style alternative. To end the evening of Saturday, stay until the end, because the artist is following American from Detroit, Michigan, it is called: Marcus Malone. It will put the fire with his style tinged with blues and rock should not miss!

Wheels Fargo and the Nightingale

Wheels Fargo and the Nightingale

For Sunday, a large and beautiful parade will take place as every year in the beautiful city of Cambrai with American trucks, cars, motorcycles, ending at the Palace of the caves! Yes! The celebration continues with the French Union Spirit

Union Spirit

Union Spirit

immediately followed by Acoustic five!

Acoustic five

Acoustic five

A group that bears his name, with a mixture Folk and bluegrass concert that will make you tap your feet! Training other country made ​​in France, the Dreamliners will also close the festival and the festival’s American Journey of Cambrai in 2013 Beauty is the group of 6 boys Larry And His Flask that will shake the palace of caves with their musical cocktail explosive mixture of folk and bluegrass to punk-vitamin, you’ll love it!

Dreamliners

Dreamliners

Larry and His Flask

Larry and His Flask

So now that you know the programming and superb American Journey’s 13th festival of Cambrai, it remains for you to book your last weekend of May for this appointment at www.american-journeys.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 networtk is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.


On April 7, the beautiful ceremony held this 48 th ACM Awards at MGM Grand Casino Arena in Las Vegas!

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan

A lively evening with a new presenter duo top level, I named: Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan! ACM Awards for 2013, know that it is the fans who vote and they can make their vote from March 25 on the site www.acm.com . This event will be broadcast live on CBS. We have a list of artists nominated for the Academy Of Country Music Awards 2013 and to our surprise, it is the bad boy Eric Church who won the most nominations with Texan Miranda Lambert.

Miranda Lambert and Eric Church

Miranda Lambert and Eric Church

Eric Church passes visibly gear, as we find named six times! Male artist, best album with her album “Chief”, single and song of the year with the wonderful title “Springsteen” not to mention a nomination for Video of the Year for his latest single “Creepin ‘!

Unfortunately Eric is not named for the ultimate prize of Entertainer Of The Year, but why not next year! All goes well for Miranda Lambert who also hangs when her four nominations but not least, the female singer of the year, best single and song with the wonderful title “Over You” co-written with her husband Blake Shelton.

Miranda is also known for the mega prize, the artist of the year. Other artists nominated for the price Entertainer Of The Year are: Jason Aldean, one of the hosts of the evening Luke Bryan, as I proclaim to you Miranda Lambert, but her husband Blake Shelton and singer Country Pop Taylor Swift. Necessarily in the great ceremonies annual country, there are often the same artists, but the wheel turns slowly and new names are emerging as one of the young Kacey Musgraves, who had come to France to accompany the Josh Abbott Band scene Country Rendez-Vous Festival Craponne in July 2011, but Brantley Gilbert and his fiancé Jana Kramer, the now famous Hunter Hayes, pop singer Kelly Clarkson for her duet with Vince Gill with the title “Do not Rush” and many more! To give you an idea of the artists for whom you vote, please visit the website www.bigcactuscountry.fr

Entertainer of the Year

· Jason Aldean
· Luke Bryan
· Miranda Lambert
· Blake Shelton
· Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year

· Jason Aldean
· Luke Bryan
· Eric Church
· Toby Keith
· Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist of the Year

· Miranda Lambert
· Martina McBride
· Kacey Musgraves
· Taylor Swift
· Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year

· Big & Rich
· Florida Georgia Line
· Love and Theft
· Sugarland
· Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year

· The Band Perry
· Eli Young Band
· Lady Antebellum
· Little Big Town
· Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year

· Florida Georgia Line
· Brantley Gilbert
· Jana Kramer Album of the Year

[Award goes to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

· Blown Away – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Mark Bright
· Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce
· Red – Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)
Produced by: Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson
· tailgates & tanlines – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville)
Produced by: Mark Bright, Jeff Stevens
· Tornado – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce

Single Record of the Year

[Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
· “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)
Produced by: Mike Wrucke
· “Over You” – Miranda Lambert (RCA)
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
· “Pontoon” – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce
· “Springsteen” – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce
· “Wanted” – Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN)
Produced by: Hunter Hayes, Dann Huff

Song of the Year

[Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
· “A Woman Like You” – Lee Brice
Composers: Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Jon Stone
Publishers: 3JB Music (BMI), Adios Pantalones (SESAC), Hears That Skyline Music (SESAC), Sixteen Stars Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
· “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Eli Young Band
Composers: Will Hoge, Eric Paslay
Publishers: Cal IV Songs (ASCAP), Will Hoge Music (BMI)
· “Over You” – Miranda Lambert
Composers: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton
Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
· “Springsteen” – Eric Church
Composers: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell
Publishers: Bug Music (BMI), Ole Purple Cape Music (BMI), Sinnerlina (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
· “Wanted” – Hunter Hayes
Composers: Hunter Hayes, Troy Verges
Publishers: Happy Little Man Publishing (BMI), Songs From The Engine Room (BMI), Songs Of Universal Inc. (BMI)

Songwriter of the Year

· Rodney Clawson
· Dallas Davidson
· Josh Kear
· Luke Laird
· Shane McAnally

Video of the Year

[Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award) [TIE]
·” Creepin'” – Eric Church
Producer: Iris Baker Director: Peter Zavadil · Merry Go ‘Round – Kacey Musgraves
Producers: Perry Bean, Kacey Musgraves Director: Perry Bean
· “Tornado” – Little Big Town
Producer: Iris Baker Director: Shane Drake
· “Wanted” – Hunter Hayes Producers: Stephanie Reeves, Eric Williams Directors: Traci Goudie, Patrick Hubik
· “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift Producer: John Nguyen Director: Declan Whitebloom
· “The Wind” – Zac Brown Band Producer: Ben Kalina Director: Mike Judge

Vocal Event of the Year

[Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] *(Off Camera Award)
· “Don’t Rush” – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill (19/RCA/Columbia Nashville) Produced by: Dann Huff
· “Easy” – Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield (Big Machine Records) Produced by: Dann Huff, Brian Kennedy, Rascal Flatts
·”Feel Like a Rock Star” – Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw) (Blue Chair/BNA) Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
· “Let It Rain” – David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton (MCA Nashville) Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell
· “The Only Way I Know” – Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church (Broken Bow) Produced by: Michael Knox


Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! Beginning this week, we’re proud to announce that Alison’s weekly news will be posted on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert (“News from Nashville”) broadcasted 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.

1 March, CMA held the first summit dedicated to the study of the Country music market in Europe. An event for professionals, media, radio, journalists and team “News Nashville” was on site.

   Gilbert Rouit

Steve Moore (left);  Rouit (right)

Alison and Bobbi Boyce
Bobbi Boyce with Alison

This seminar was made possible thanks to the work and collaboration between Gilbert Rouit division show Disneyland Paris and Steve Moore President of the CMA supported by Bobbi Boyce, CMA Director of International.

Hotel Newport Bay

Hotel Newport Bay

Disneyland Paris and its beautiful hotel facilities, hotel New Port Bay Club with its convention halls, restaurants and the Disney Village with its famous Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon & was the perfect place to organize the first seminar dedicated to Country European market. Very interested in a seminar which allowed us to measure differences between country markets 7 countries Europeans. A survey was even conducted in February 2013 among 1000 persons aged 18-65 years in each country concerned. The percentage of adults who listen to country music regularly through YouTube and Spotify is 43% in Norway, 41% in Ireland, 32% in the UK, 24% in Sweden, 29% in Germany, 25% in France and 18% in Finland!

CMA Marketing

CMA Marketing

You noticed the countries with the strongest results in terms of public interest in country music in Europe are the United Kingdom and Norway. Our Scandinavian neighbors and British luckier than us in France, because Country music going on television. Multiple shows in Nashville as CMA Awards CMA Music Fest or are regularly retransmit. Not to mention the series Nashville who is also a hit. Well then in his country there, spend a lot more country music on the radio and in particular the public service radios.

This is absolutely not the case here. In France, apart from a country radio FM in Paris, they are mostly radio stations, commercial or very late hours and some independent facilitators who are passionate about the work that should provide the public service Radio France who always wanted to banish it genre of its network or other Blue France. Fortunately there are some programs that country spend on local radio or regional here and there, everywhere in France, as we do every week through our network of 120 partner stations BCC.

Otherwise it is sure there would be little to Country Radio France. The CMA seminar allowed us to measure the level difference, the gulf that exists between the media Country of Americans, Canadians, Australians and English and the rest of old Europe. Debates and discussions were held in order to find solutions to improve our weaknesses. The purpose of the CMA is implementing a new network to promote Country music today outside the U.S. and especially in Europe. We have done many meetings with journalists, DJ’s, festival organizers, Media, Radio, Television, Artists, developers from around the world. Short day business really successful!

Bob DiPiero, Dallas Davidson, Kristian Bush, Brett James

Bob DiPiero, Dallas Davidson, Kristian Bush, Brett James

And of course from 20H we enjoyed the first French edition of the CMA Songwriter’s series on the site of Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon – and entry was free for all! First, there was a 100% acoustic show with the best singers and songwriters in Nashville, I met Bob Dipiero, Dallas Davidson, Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and not to forget Brett James who have obviously interpreted Live hits they have written for stars such as Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, of course the duo Sugarland or Trace Adkins and many more!

Alison and Kristian Bush  Alison and Bob DiPiero  Alison and Dallas Davidson

Alison with Kristian Bush (left); Bob Dipiero (center); and Dallas Davidson (right)

Brett James and Alison

Brett James and Alison

This show was followed by another great concert featuring the very talented group, the Carlton Moody Franco-American Detour Band. Unforgettable. We hope that this very successful first seminar of the CMA will be the first of a long series to build a real bridge between Nashville and Europe enabling us to applaud even more Country artists!


Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! Beginning this week, we’re proud to announce that Alison’s weekly news will be posted on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert (“News from Nashville”) broadcasted 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.


Always on the way pop country trio Lady Antebellum is currently in the studio, to prepare a fourth album titled “Golden” which is scheduled for release on May 7.


“Golden” as a title nod to celebrate their fourth album won gold since the beginning of their career! But also in reference to the golden age, that is to say in their infancy, when the three friends are met and began composing and singing just around a piano.


Meanwhile the title “Downtown” their first single from Golden gaining ground in the U.S. Country charts. If you’re a fan of this trio successfully, note the date of 7 May in your diaries!


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