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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.

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!


Tarah G. Carpenter Will Rock U!

Originally posted May 29th, 2015 by Tom Tom Magazine http://tomtommag.com/2015/05/tarah-g-carpenter-will-rock-u/

Photo by Anais Brebion

Photo by Anais Brebion

Tarah G. Carpenter Will Rock U!

By Phil Cartwright

Full Name: Tarah G. Carpenter

Age: 30

Hometown: Paris, France & Los Angeles, CA

Lives in: Los Angeles, CA

Past Bands: Fräulein (punk/noise)

Current Bands: Jane Gray Black Orphan

Day Job: Musician

Endorsements: Soultone, DC California

The mind, soul, rock’s roll heartbeat and operator behind Tarah Who? is French/American singer and multi-instrumentalist (drummer, guitarist and bassist) Tarah G. Carpenter.

Born in Paris, France, Tarah got her first drum set at age 14. While in the U.S. as a high school exchange student she also picked up the guitar and starting writing songs. With a 90’s spirit, anthemic sing-a-long choruses, a punk-edged energetic live show, the power of Tarah’s songs pull you in and slam you.

Since 2010, Tarah G. Carpenter has released numerous demos and toured Europe many times. She has played at the Festival Europe des Cultures, Gibus, Le Sentier des Halles in Paris. She has been active in the London, Leeds, Amsterdam, Berlin and Hanoi music scenes. More recently, she toured the U.S. playing venues such as the Viper Room and House of Blues in Los Angeles.

PC: Tell us how playing the drums influenced your musical development?

TGC: I think the best thing in being able to play several instruments is that you can experience different positions and feel the music differently. As a drummer, I tend to naturally leave room for others and try not to always play when not necessary. Excepting for drummers, fills are not very fascinating to others. Now, being a drummer, I find it easier to play other instruments as well. For example, I take my guitar as a rhythm instrument. I pay more attention to my band’s tightness. When I play the bass, I like to have fun with the drummer.

In terms of your career, who were your biggest influences?

I first discovered Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl and Vinnie Colaiuta’ drums solos for Buddy Rich’s event. I really enjoyed how they were using the drums. At 15 all of this was new to me.

Then I listened to the Foo fighters and of course I got into Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins. Then I started looking for female drummers and discovered Sheila E. I don’t know many drummers or I don’t look for any in particular. I enjoy drummers that have personality, their own sound behind the kit, that are original, or just know how to groove.

Recently, I saw Keith Carlock at a drum festival in Paris. I really, really enjoyed his approach to the drums. I have also seen Sean Winchester in his solo project called Something Bot Metro. I think his drumming is brilliant and watching the project live is a real pleasure.

What makes a good drummer?

Ha! I think we can all have our own definition!

I don’t think a “GOOD” drummer needs to have all the technique possible. I think practice is important because without technique you are limited. But there’s nothing worse in my opinion than a very good technician who has no feelings or personal touch or sound. Most people wouldn’t notice the difference, but I think you can tell sometimes from a hit, or sound who is behind the drums. Also I find it annoying for instance if I’m playing another instrument and the drummer doesn’t listen to the music and really feel it. I think a good drummer needs to find the right balance, or find the right amount of groove, fill, feel, and of course timing – feel where it feels right to put in a fill or leave it simple. A good drummer should keep the band tight for sure, but also a good band should know how to listen to each other, whichever instrument they play.

PC: Tell us a little about life with Tarah Who?

TGC: Life with Tarah Who? is an adventure! I write all the music and lyrics then send the songs to my band mates. They learn their parts and then we meet in studios to rehearse. What I like is that we can arrange every song for the live performance, and we have a lot of fun doing that. Every show is different.

A very fun moment that sticks in my mind? Yes, I have tons, but a recent one was in London. We were invited to play at this punk Festival (which is really funny to us because we are not a punk band at all…or at least we are not my definition of a punk band). So we are at this punk fest which is very cool. There were five bands and we played 4th. So we got to see the other bands, and I’m starting to sweat thinking, “This crowd is going to hate us so much! We are like the pop band of the night to these professional mosh-pitters with mohawks in every color having toilet paper fights and demonstrating talent as world renowned beer drinkers!” It’s finally our time to go and as we’re setting up I turn to the band and tell them, “ Guys! we’re going to need to give them all that we’ve got!” and told my drummer to speed all the songs up to 200 bpm or follow my lead when I have to start the songs. And no stopping in between songs.

It was a success! We definitely sounded punk, and we had a blast!

PC: What has been the highlight of your career to-date?

TGC: For Tarah Who? so far it has been to take the plunge and go in the studios alone. Make the record the way it sounds like in my head. The rest is to come.

For Jane Gray Black Orphan our first EP is about discovering ourselves and what we want to do in the project. The first album (that we are currently writing ) is going to be a huge next step, that we cannot wait to start sharing.

PC: Thinking about great female drummers, we recall Sheila Escovedo, Georgia Hubley, Teresa Taylor, Kate Schellenbach, Janet Weiss and others… but really there are not that many? Why is that? Do you think female drummers have an especially hard time being recognized?

TGC: We are a few out there and we do have our own community, which is not unpleasant. Thanks to Tom Tom magazine for instance, female drummers have a place to express themselves among others or discover other female drummers, Hit Like A Girl contest makes you realize you’re not the only one and there are AMAZING female drummers worldwide.

I have met a few well-known male drummers that are very supportive of female drummers. I also think it is changing a lot and the more girls/women are going to see other women play, the more they are going to see that they can do it too and dare to make their first step.

From my experience, I have kept it for myself for a while that I was playing the drums, because I was tired of men’s reactions. I travel a lot and as of today I still deal with guys making a face when they see that I am the drummer. I think unless your name is out there, Cindy Blackman with Lenny Kravitz, for example, you’re still going to deal with people’s first judgment and then it depends on us to change their opinion or not.

Drums are for everyone, just like any instrument (or anything in life, as a matter of fact!).

I think people are more open to female drummers in North America than elsewhere. I think girls used to have a hard time, because it was set in people’s minds that drums were for men, but it has definitely evolved and keeps evolving.

Maybe female drummers have had a hard time being recognized, but I know that today things are changing and I don’t know if the male drummers are in special need for some female drummers around all of these dudes! But I have been encouraged a lot by people like Thomas Lang, to just keep playing!

And I keep meeting more and more supportive people. I have just been endorsed by Soultone cymbals and DC California for instance. On social media I have a lot of supportive comments, and everyone I meet at gigs tell me “it’s nice to see a woman play the drums!” Sound engineers also come very often after the shows to show their support. Soon it will be a new trend!

PC: Touring can be particularly tough especially for drummers. There is a lot of gear involved and that means not only setting up and tearing down night after night, but making sure your gear stays safe and in the best condition. Thoughts about touring as a drummer?

TGC: I love touring. As a drummer, I find it difficult at times because you have to think of more things like numbers of stands and toms you really need. Unless you have a lot of room on the tour bus you’re just going to take too much room in the van and stage.

Touring in the States and in Europe ( as an independent band) is very different. In Europe, bands share equipment so that every band brings something and everyone stays for the other band and it’s all fair. In the US, we were really surprised that in the beginning no one lended anything, or if they did, they would actually rent it. In the end, this makes sense. Gear is so expensive you don’t want anyone to play your gear. And lately, I have heard about a few situations where gear was stolen. WHO DOES THAT??

I am very particular with my drums and I know where and how I set up my stuff, so I don’t like anyone to try to help me setting up. As band, everyone should help each other carrying gear from van to stage. But when it comes to setting up, in my opinion you’re better off doing it yourself.

PC: What words of advice do you pass along the young musicians wanting to be rock stars?

TGC: Ha! What is a rock star?! If you want to play music. Get out there and play. Do what you have to do, to make it happen. But I only have one piece of advice: BE YOU! Don’t try to be someone else, don’t learn the drums like someone else, get inspired, or learn a few things here and there from others. Other drummers succeeded because they were doing their own thing.

So do your thing, feel the music, write, play. Do what you have to do, be you and stay clean! You want to be a good drummer? You are first an athlete! Write and play music because you have something to say, something to pass on, emotions, express yourself, share it with the world, not because it looks cool.

PC: One final question… what is Tarah G Carpenter doing now and what are your plans for the future?

TGC: I am currently recording my third album (Tarah Who?). That should come out in 2015. I am also working with Ash on Jane Gray Black Orphan’s first album. Tarah Who? is planning to tour the West Coast in September 2015 and we hope to see you out there!

You can check Tarah’s Facebook and Instagram for updates on all her music!


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.

Here’s a weekend noted immediately on your agenda, that of 29, 30 and 31 May 2015. Why? Well simply, do not miss the 15th anniversary of the famous American Journey’s festival! At Cambrai!

s every year Lobjeois Jean Marc and his North Cape Association team offer us an eclectic and original artistic plateau.

Jean Marc Lobjeois

Jean Marc Lobjeois

The headliners are American. Starting on Friday is Hanna Aldridge, musically categorized as Americana.

 Hanna Aldridge

Hanna Aldridge

Kimberly Dunn

Kimberly Dunn

And on Saturday Kimberly Dunn brings real country music, a great moment in perspective and not to be missed. Like rockabilly country mix? Then you’ll love the American quintet Dead Bronco whose show is likely to be colorful! The Belgian quintet and rockabilly:

Dead Bronco

Dead Bronco

The Baboons promise a concert that will get things off to a flying start. Discover: US Lydia Loveless & Band and artist Devon Graves will present his show case.

The Baboons

The Baboons

Trainwreck Trio

Trainwreck Trio

Also on the program are the Australians of the Trainweck Trio. This year the French artists will be honored with a beautiful bunch of groups “Made in France” and there will be something for all tastes, be it country or Rockabilly, blues and swing, as well as other surprises! Starting with the musician and performer, Country & Rockabilly Eddy Ray Cooper, who will have the honor of opening the American Journeys festival gates.

Eddy Ray Cooper

Eddy Ray Cooper

And not to be missed, the expected performance of the excellent Roving Seats, one of the best bands on the French Americana scene! Another major event will be the concert of Rambling Men, a group of six musicians, crazy and furious in which we find the man show, guitarist, harmonica player and singer of Rockabilly Blues: Jack Calypso i.e., Mister Hervé Loison.

Rambling Men

Rambling Men

Holy Wood

Holy Wood

Honk Tonk Angel

Honk Tonk Angels

A lot of discoveries: With the Holy Wood trio, The French girl band Honky Tonk Angels. A bit of swing with Little Rina & The Frenchies without forgetting Lil Dixie duo that will delight all Country dancers and finally in “Special Guest” newcomer Julia.

   Little Rina & The Frenchies

Little Rina & The Frenchies

 Lil Dixie

Lil Dixie

Johnny Da Piedade The moderator will be on hand to present the Festival for the 10th year in a row !!! Throughout the three days you can dance and have fun.

  Johnny Da Piedade (Emmanuel Marin Photo)

Johnny Da Piedade (Emmanuel Marin Photo)

Country dance classes and activities will be offered and don’t forget the famous Western and Indian camp, the many Western shops, motorcycles, cars and American trucks and the famous parade in the city center of Cambrai! The festival takes place in the shelter of the Palace of Cambrai caves, so no worries about the weather. So do not miss the 15th edition of the festival’s American Journey of Cambrai on 29, 30 and 31 May. We’ll be there!!


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.

I’m back for a new edition of the American Festival Tours in 2015. Dates to note in your diaries are 3, 4 and 5 July.

This annual event offers several talents from America to Canada as usual. The American Tours Festival is in the exhibition center of the City of Tours, and for this, two gigantic halls open their doors for you to experience the time of the 50’s and 60’s. Stands and vintage shops of all kinds await you. You will also have the opportunity to style your hair like the days of rock’n'roll. You will also find great cars.

Miss Mary Ann & The Ragtime Wranglers

Miss Mary Ann

Howlin Jaws Trio

Howlin Jaws Trio

This is also marks the 50’s heyday – it’s about the music! And this year, the organizers are preparing for you a very nice program starting with a stellar roster of artists like Miss Mary Ann & The Ragtime Wranglers, “Jaws Howlin ‘for the love of Doo Wop “Ol Bry” without forgetting the legendary Lloyd Price! The team of Nashville News has seen it produced live at the mega festival Viva Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price is famous thanks to her big hits like “Persolality”, “Stagger Lee” and the song “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” endorsed by king Elvis Presley and many others. Lloyd is a charismatic and sympathetic character displaying a permanent smile that I suggest will bring cheer to each on stage move! Next – country music do not panic! You will also be served.

Kevin Buckley

Kevin Buckley

The French country artist Kevin Buckley will be present to offer you concerts throughout the day and make you dance on the big wooden floors planned for the delight of dancers! Many shops and restaurants will be on hand as well as a Western camp with teepees, contributing to a rodeo! But the American Tours Festival is also very popular because of its motorcycle colony, and in particular, Harley Davidson. Yes! The great American brand is new partner of the American Festival Tours! It’s not all a novelty to be added to all these activities. Fifteen unusual vehicles will also be in Tours, for a Pulling Tractor show.

For those who do not know this “racing” it involves tractor engines on vitamins such the size of an aircraft engine, allowing the tractor to reach record speeds in a short distance causing an infernal noise! So plan to bring your helmets!

Franck Boucheraud

Franck Boucheraud

Now, go to Canada with Franck Boucheraud, who is none other than the programmer of the Canadian Music Night evening. You will have the privilege to applaud the songwiter and talented performer, Aaron Pritchett and female duet “One More Girl.”

One More Girl

One More Girl

These two talented artists are sisters, both actresses and singers. Carly and Britt McKillip, began their music career in 2008 with a debut album released in 2009 titled “Big Sky”. A second album is in preparation. The first track is called “Drunk Heart” soon to be discovered in Nashville News!

Continuing with the program of the American Festival Tours! Aaron Pritchett – you will find this cowboy at the Canadian Music Night Saturday, July 4th! Aaron is from Vancouver, Canada and has six albums to his credit including one expected very soon! For more information stay tuned and listen to the News Nashville !! More information http://www.americantoursfestival.com/

Aaron Pritchett

Aaron Pritchett


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 I present a female duo making for serious talk. This is Madisson Marlow from the city of Santa Fe, Texas and Taylor Dye who comes straight from the town of Ada, Oklahoma. They are known today as Maddie & Tae . These two childhood friends have always loved country music, especially the Dixie Chicks. One day Tae wrote a song to encourage Maddie to leave school and go to the music city, Nashville, to devote herself entirely to music.

The dream became reality in 2013. Maddie & Tae landed in Nashville and knocked on the door of one of the biggest labels in Nashville: Big Machine Records. Seeing their talent and potential of their live performance, the big boss of the label, Scott Borchetta offered them a deal to sign on ” Dot Records” a sub label Big Machine . In July 2014, they finally arrived on-air radio with the title “Girl In A Country Song” co-written by the excellent songwiter Aaron Sherz and produced by guitarist Dan Huff! Meanwhile, the single was played and replayed on the country rado at the national level.

Now, Maddie & Tae are number 1 on the mediabase charts with their first single “Girl In A Country Song”. This song sounds very “Bro -Country” an abbreviated form of “Brother Country “,a new term which means in essence :” Country mix of instruments such as mandolin or banjo and singing to the sounds of Hip Hop”. To give you a concrete example go to Florida Georgia Line! Anyway, it’s unfortunate to say, but now the US hears more of that Hip Hop flavor country or ” Country Bro ” text. Some some songs are country-inspired instrumentation and rhythm-the sound is Pop/Hip Hop . The Maddie & Tae single is taken from their self-titled debut album released on 4 November. So are you more or country Bro Country ?


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.

The vocal quartet Little Big Town, no doesn’t in its crazy and unbelievable rise to the heights of glory. They are once again in first place of mediabase ranking No. 1 hit country in the USA. .. and Canada with the single “Day Drinkin’ “. This is the first single from their sixth studio album “Pain Killer” which is certainly the most Pop of all. In any case, even if they abandoned the Country Music Crossover, their group continuesto climb at all the levels! I remind you that this year, Litte Big Town again won the award for Best Group of the Year at the 48th CMA Awards.


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.

The famous mother church of Country Music, better known as the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville is being given a youthful look! Major work is currently underway and will last until June 2015 …

A renovation project will cost Nashville more than $ 14 million! The monument has not seen work within its walls since 1994. To meet the demand of tourists and residents of Nashville, Colin Reed, chairman of Ryman Hospitality and CEO of the venue, decided to change the lobby of the Ryman. It will be bigger and there will be a renovated a place outside to take coffee. An extension of the Ryman Auditorium will be constructed of brick and glass being current in the same style.

During the renovation, this legendary building will not close its doors because many concerts are planned. To learn the list, visit the website: http://ryman.com/ if you plan to go to Nashville for the CMA Music Fest 2015, you will discover a brand new Ryman Auditorium!


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.

If you are fans of country music, a beautiful presentation of solid gold American artists awaits you in September in Switzerland.

Josh Turner

Josh Turner

Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler

Starting with the presence of the Country Man, baritone Josh Turner, the program also includes the talented Kellie Pickler and the legendary virtuoso musician with an inimitable voice, Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs

Swiss Highwaymen

Swiss Highwaymen

not to mention a Helvetian group that bears its name: the Swiss Highwaymen. That’s what awaits you if you walk into the 27th edition of the prestigious Country Night Gstaad in Switzerland, which takes place over three days, from September 12 to 14. It’s organized as is true every year by Mr Marcel Bach !!

Marcel Bach

Marcel Bach

For those who do not know Josh Turner, he is known for his dazzling vocal potential, perfect baritone and hits “Long Black Train,” “Would You Go With me “or the “Why Do not We Just Dance” song “! Recently, the musical career of Josh has been very quiet because in recent months he has focused on writing, telling his personal, and of course, his artistic life. The book is entitled “Man Stuff: Thoughts On Faith, Family and Fatherhood” and it is already available!

You will find more More information at http://www.countrynight-gstaad.ch


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.

The 25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, better known as the IBMA Awards will take place October 2 at the Music Hall Fame in Nashville,

Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack

Jerry Douglas

Jerry Douglas

As you can see, this ceremony is specially dedicated to Bluegrass rewarding the best legendary and very talented artists. Singer Lee Ann Womack and dobro master Jerry Douglas are invited to host this prestigious event. The list of nominated artists and groups has been published in the American press and the list represents the very best. This year, two groups stand out alone with 8 nominations. Some of you have been able to discover these groups , live at the 27th edition of the country festival Craponne on Arzon. Blue Highway is

nominated four times – in the categories Instrumental Group of the Year, Vocal Group, Album of the Year with the album “The Game” not to forget the Top Artist of the Year award!

Del McCoury Band’s famous raffle also has four nominations – Album of the Year with their most recent “Streets Of Baltimore”, Artist of the Year, Best Instrumental Group and Best Singer in the Male Category for Del McCoury!


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