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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


Karen Waldrup is Nashville’s newest and brightest star to burst on to the music scene. From her humble beginnings of hosting her own writers night within her first month living in Nashville, to releasing her second CD titled “With Love, Karen” within only one year, to appearing on Bravo channel’s television show “Platinum Hit” hosted by well known artist Jewel and American Idol veteran Kara DioGuardi, Karen has been quite the musical success story many can only dream about.

In fact, Karen was previously named one of GAC’s Top 25 songwriters. Her list of accomplishments in such a short time is impressive to say the least. Besides performing with big name acts such as Rodney Atkins at the 2009 “Salute To The Troops” concert in Fort Campbell featuring Carrie Underwood and Hank Williams Jr., she has opened for major star Sara Evans. She has performed all over the country at numerous events and has performed at many other popular venues all over the country from playing at LP Field in Nashville, to the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. In 2010, she shot her latest music video titled “Bayou Baby”, which is dedicated to her home state of Louisiana where she grew up.

In addition to her music, Karen stands out for her desire to be involved in charity work which includes performances for The Manifest Foundation, Heroes In The Zone Benefit, and the Golf Tournament Benefit Of Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She truly cares for others and has done several events involving organizations dedicated to helping others less fortunate.

Karen is releasing new record ‘The Beginning’ this summer inspiring music lovers to take a new beginning this summer if one is needed. To know that at any moment we can start over with a new outlook! Check out Nashvilles newest star to burst onto the music scene and her album on iTunes and Amazon! Add it to your summer pool mix!

Visit Karen at http://www.karenwaldrup.com/

http://www.youtube.com/karenwaldrupmusic

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