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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.

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.

Held from March 14 to 16 in Dublin, Ireland and also in London in the UK, the C2C (Country To Country), arrived in Europe for the second consecutive year!

The country stars who have made the trip to Dublin are big: Dierks Bentley, the female trio, Dixie Chicks, the great Zac Brown Band, the pop country trio Rascal Flatts, Cowboy Chris Young, the manic and guitar virtuoso Brad Paisley and the surprise guest was the pop country trio The Band Perry! On this occasion the News from Nashville team were welcomed in the City of Dublin in Ireland to attend this mega show. It was fantastic and tailored to the beautiful O2 containing 14000 places and somd out both nights!

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley

Dixie Chicks

Dixie Chicks

Friday night, Dierks Bentley opened the festivities with a fairly classical repertoire. We were able to enjoy all the best tracks. So we enjoyed a Dierks Bentley performance. The evening continued with the arrival on scene of the female trio, The Dixie Chicks. Obviously the Irish public loved and knew the lyrics of all their songs, even the rock and the unexpected cover of Miley Cyrus. Headining the show on Friday: ZBB otherwise Zac Brown Band!

ZBB Photo: Marlène Willemy (C2C Dublin 2014)

ZBB Photo: Marlène Willemy (C2C Dublin 2014)

Zac Brown began by taking the front of the stage and thanking the audience for making the financial effort, despite the crisis, coming to C2C and saying he was very honored to be here in Europe. This talented group showed a high color mixture of Country and Southern Rock, the hard rock of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and a great surprise medley title Uncaged , Kashmire of Led Zeppelin and the Mega Hit of the Charlie Daniels Band “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” – the group appeared dressed as skeletons to finish the show!

Chris Young

Chris Young

Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts

The artist who opened Saturday was Cowboy Chris Young giving a superb performance with his professionalism and his powerful voice that has had its effect on the Irish public. The Rascal Flatts followed. It as a very good concert with beautiful vocal harmonies and again a mix of rock and pop country, the audience really loved them. Then there was the surprise guest who appeared in the form of a trio, The Band Perry with their country rock sound, always full of energy, perhaps too much because the singer Kimberly Perry jumped and ran around from one end to the other of the great stage of the O2 Dublin tending to shout rather than actually sing, too bad.

The Band Perry

The Band Perry

But the best is yet to come up with the headline that alone was worth the trip, Mister Brad Paisley! We were able to attend a very different show from what we had seen previously in London and even Nashville.

Brad arrived in Europe with all his paraphernalia of video material, full of visual effects, lasers and very professional technical giving his show a dramatic side, but also with a lot of humor, jokes, funny video clips including a goat as a vocalist who brought much laughter to the Irish public, really fun!

Brad Paisley Photo: Marlène Willemy (C2C Dublin 2014)

Brad Paisley Photo: Marlène Willemy (C2C Dublin 2014)

Brad Paisley Photo: Marlène Willemy (C2C Dublin 2014)

Brad Paisley Photo: Marlène Willemy (C2C Dublin 2014)

Brad has also performed hard rock with his interprtation of Van Halen “Hot For Teacher”! It was short weekend that we will not soon forget!


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 don’t miss the release of the fourth studio album by singer Kellie Pickler entitled “The Woman I Am” including her latest single “Little Bit Gypsy” and “Someone Somewhere Tonight.”

Regarding the top 3 best-selling albums in USA,the latest installment of the cowboy and business man, Toby Keith, came in third with ” Drinks After Work” released on October 29.

In the second position is the young singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett, with his excellent debut album “It Goes Like This” which also appeared on October 29.

Thomas Rhett

In first place, we have the redneck Duck Dynasty, i.e., the real stars of the show American reality with their first Christmas album “Duck the Halls A Robertson Family Christmas” in which we find the king George Strait, as well as Luke Bryan, Josh Turner and singer Alison Krauss!

Duck Dynasty appeared at the CMA Awards ceremony, alongside Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley – total success!

Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Duck Dynasty

Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Duck Dynasty


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.

After the release this week of The Band Perry’s new album, “Pioneer” , we also note that the release of Gretchen Wilson titled “Right On Time” released on her own label Redneck Records.

9 April marks the release of the first album from bad boy Eric Church titled “Eric Church” on EMI Records!

I remember that Eric Church is one of the artists who received the most nominations for the ACM Awards 2013 in Las Vegas. Will he take home the awards? Stay tuned next week!

For all the fans of traditional country music, the legendary Willy Nelson and Family will soon release a new album entitled “Let’s Face The Music and Dance”. the release is schedulled for April 16.

On 30 April, Kenny Chesney will release his new album “Life On A Rock” on which you will find his latest single “Pirate Flag” that I introduced a few weeks ago in News from Nashville.

The singer Leann Rimes is coming out with her 11th studio album “Spitfire” on Curb Records! Mark the 30 Aril for this release!

Finally do not forget the April 9, when virtuoso guitarist, Brad Paisley will be releasing his 9th studio album “Wheelhouse”. The album will contain 17 songs that bear the stamp of the author/composer Brad Paisley and he’s working with special guests like Charlie Daniels, Dierks Bentley, Roger Miller, and among others the young Hunter Hayes! A special edition of this album collector out exclusively in the popular American restaurant chain Country “Cracker Barrel Old Country Store”!


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