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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.

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.

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


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.

Last week, while Dolly Parton was in a car driving in the city of Nashville, an accident happpened endangering the racing superstar. Her driver was unable to avoid colliding with another vehicle, but fortunately, there were only slight injuries.

The driver of the second car, the driver of Dolly and Dolly Parton were just a little shaken and disheveled. Everyone was taken to the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Dolly Parton was immediately released and she posted on the Twitter social network “that she felt fine, just tired.” However, she has announced a world tour “The Blue Smoke World Tour” from June 2014.

  

It will be her big tour coming to Europe for two months, and of course you can guess, it does not pass through France!

UK & EUROPE Dates:

June 8th: England, Liverpool, Echo Arena

June 10th Northern Ireland, Belfast, Odyssey Arena

June 11th Ireland, Dublin, O2 Arena

June 12th Ireland, Cork, Live At The Marquee

June 14th England, Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena

June 15th Scotland, Aberdeen, GE Arena

June 17th Scotland, Glasgow, Hydro Arena

June 20th England, Leeds, First Direct Arena

June 21st England, Manchester, Phones 4U Arena

June 22nd England, Birmingham, LG Arena

June 24th Wales, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

June 27th England, London, O2 Arena

July 2nd England, Nottingham, Arena

July 5th Germany, Cologne, Lanxess Arena

July 6th Germany, Berlin, O2 World

July 8th Denmark, Copenhagen, Forum

July 9th Norway, Oslo, Spektrum


Gareth Dylan Smith aka Dr. Drums

Gareth Dylan Smith

Gareth Dylan Smith IS Dr. Drums, and in addition to his own blogging, he’s agreed to join us on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP. Drawing from his teaching, and most definitely, his experience as a heavy duty rocker and drummer of the band “The Eruptors” http://www.eruptors.com/ Gareth is going to bring us great VUs and reVUs in keeping with HorizonVU Music’s focus on women in rock, alternative and folk.



Rachael Travers is a folk singer from London, England. There are plenty of these, and they seem to be especially prevalent at the moment, following the collective decision of mainstream media to focus their gaze for a season on ‘nu-folk’. However, against a backdrop of Marlings, Mumfords and Staves, what sets Travers apart in this nebulous UK ‘scene’ is her voice – a uniquely beguiling instrument in which she combines the purity of Alison Krauss, the playful agility of Dolly Parton and a heart-wrenching emotional palette approaching the depth of Jeff Buckley. With lyrics that are direct and suggest a youthful naiveté, Travers visits some deeply personal spaces in her music; her songs are strength and tenderness, conversation and introspection, confidence and uncertainty. She reels in her listeners, addressing all of the songs to ‘you’, with memorable original melodies She tends to perform either alone with her guitar, or accompanied by a band that includes banjo, mandolin, double bass, drums, and harmony vocals reminiscent of Emmy-Lou Harris with Gram Parsons. I attended a performance in the spring of this year where Travers showcased new material at a songwriters’ circle in North West London. The songs were disarmingly honest, her performance powerful, and the entire audience wrapt, spellbound.

With live shows being rare (a delicacy not to be missed) and often announced at short notice, a selection of Travers’ music is available on her 2011 Ivy Road EP. Wearing her heart on her sleeve, Travers disrobes emotionally on this touchingly intimate clutch of songs that take the listener on a journey through an undulating landscape of love. On the opening track, ‘Forgive Me’, she sings of love unattainable, and leaves us ‘clenching on to the night, with nowhere else to go’. She declares frustration at God, whom she later rejects completely in the final song when she sings ‘I don’t believe in God no more, I’m sorry to say’. The title track is a soothing, beautiful and impassioned reminder to a companion about a path taking him or her to where ‘you’re loving again’. ‘All I ask’ sees Travers at her breathiest and most needy, and also her most defiant, in a song of unrequited love in which she ultimately confesses in the poignant final line that ‘all my world would fall apart, if you weren’t in my heart’. On ‘You are the One’ she is upbeat and feisty, angry over more unrequited love. She dismisses her would-be suitor, admitting nonetheless that ‘I dream of your hand for me to hold’. It is on this cut that she sounds most like Dolly Parton, showcasing a Nashville finesse that few of her contemporaries pull off with such alacrity. The final song, ‘No More’, features Travers’ voice at its most intimate. A slow crescendo, this might be the cream of the crop. It is a plea for autonomy and some space of her own; her pure, crystal voice soars high into the distance, away from her suffocating, controlling lover.

Travers tells listeners that ‘all I ask is for your love’. You can start by accessing most of the songs from Ivy Road here: http://soundcloud.com/rachaeltravers, where Rachael Travers sings of her heart.

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