Tag Archive: Country Rendez-Vous Festival


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 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


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