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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.

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!


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 last weekend, Team News Nashville made its appearance at the 27th edition of the Country Rendez-Vous Festival Craponne on Arzon in Haute Loire. Despite a slightly capricious weather, we enjoyed the stunning live performances of the 15 groups present at the event which came off without a hook.

Thanks to the highly professional audio, video, lighting from the Country Rendez-Vous Festival organization team. Like every year, and for 17 years, Johnny Da Piedade, the host of the Big Cactus Country was on the scene, and always faithful to the his appointment prsenting all the artists of this mega event! I suggest to you a list of our favorite artists closest to our heart. Roving Seats opened the festivities. This excellent French group consisting of talented artists found its leader Manuel Julvez on guitar and vocals. The charismatic Geoffrey Chaurand was on guitar and harmonica along with Ange Amadei. As expected, the group Blue Highway Bluegrass captivated the public.

Roving Seats

Roving Seats

Red Wine

Red Wine

Skinny Molly

Skinny Molly

In the same spirit, but in a more traditional style, the oldest European Bluegrass group, who opened the first edition of the Festival Country RDV 26 years ago: Red Wine group from Italy which also had a huge success! Setting fire to the Craponne scene was American Southern rock band Skinny Molly, whose lead singer, Mike Estes is a former member of the legendary band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Jerry Kilgore

Jerry Kilgore

The songwriter and performer from Oregon, Jerry Kilgore is a specialist in Honky Tonk and he was a huge hit with fans of the genre. He superbly performed conventional songs such as the legendary George Jones hit “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. One of the discoveries in 2014, William Clark Green, is currently number 1 in the Texas Music Charts in the U.S. He offered a superb Americana tinged concert with rock roots and he was followed by another very nice surprise of talented musicians, including an amazing manic guitarist and member of the original group from Lubbock Texas, Hogg Maulies! What show! Another phenomenal success with the public.

William Clark Green

William Clark Green

Hogg Maulies

Hogg Maulies

Whiskey Sisters

Whiskey Sisters

The Whiskey Sisters duo was also a big hit at the Country Rendez Vous with their vibrant country style rock! The last day of the festival was opened by the Acoustic Fivewith pop rock hits and even a Country disco version tainted with Bluegrass. The Texas House Of Martha And The Twang also attracted fans of the genres Honky Tonk and Traditional Country.

Acoustic Five

Acoustic Five

Texas Martha and The House of Twang

Texas Martha and The House of Twang

Then it came time to applaud the great headlining the festival in 2014 with the very talented and friendly Darryl Worley. Darryl gave us a great show in all respects with his beautiful voice, in sunny Craponne giving you goosebumps! Darryl had two encores without restraint from the public. A huge success!

Darryl Worley

Darryl Worley

As usual, it’s a Cajun group that closed the festival. This year dynamic Sarah Savoy literally burned the stage with her show “Cajun Country” authentic and enraged. Sarah was accompanied by her musicians, but also in the presence of her family with her husband on guitar and vocals and her young daughter on the triangle. To complete the festival, all the artists are came on stage to interpret the inevitable “Jambalaya” by Hank Williams!

Jam at Craponne 2014

Jam at Craponne 2014

Sarah Savoy, raging accordion musicians in the presence of Darryl Worley, the Roving Seats, Texas Martha, and the mega star Darryl Worley noteably joined by daughter Sarah on washboard created a crazy atmosphere prevailing throughout the music from Louisiana. A visibly happy audience remained numerous until the last note! The 28th edition of the festival for 2015 will be, as usual, the last weekend of the month of July. Rendez Vous!

Johnny Da Piedade

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.

The weekend of the 4th, 5th and 6th July Team News Nashville returned to Tours for the occasion of the great American Tours Festival.

During these three days, many people attended because of the 100% American program and because of the very attractive price. There were really a large number of visitors!

Something for everyone whatever, fans rock’n’roll, Bikers, Cowboys Rodeo, or fans of good country music, thanks to the famous Canadian Country Music Night, held as every year by Mr. Franck Boucheraud!

Jake Mathews, Franck Bouchereaud, Adam Gregory

Jake Mathews, Franck Bouchereaud, Adam Gregory

For the fourth consecutive year The Big Cactus Country Radio Show was the official partner of the Canadian Country Music Night, so once again, Johnny Da Piedade was the facilitator who had the pleasure and the honor to present Adam Gregory and Jake Mathews.

Johnny Da Piedade Photo:Jean Claude Rizzo

Johnny Da Piedade Photo:Jean Claude Rizzo

I remind you that these two songwriters, musicians and performers, are both real stars Country to Canada and each has a different style, which brought some diversity and to the program as seen by Franck, the organizer, attracting a wider audience. But still, pure Country.

Adam Gregory Photo: Jean Claude Rizzo

Adam Gregory Photo: Jean Claude Rizzo

The talented, young 28 year old, friendly Adam Gregory had the honor of opening the show. Adam gave an excellent performance, with a mix of pop and country music including (here and there) a touch of rock – such as the superb cover of a classic Bruce Springsteen song and another from the repertoire of Brian Adams,

Brian Adams

Brian Adams

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

which immediately affected the audience of connoisseurs, and rightly so, because two of the musicians were also part of the group who recently accompanied the Bryan Adams tour … Adam Gregory, not forgetting his own compositions, often hits in Canada, and known in France, played to an audience responding positively.

Adam Gregory and Alison

Adam Gregory and Alison

In the second part, Jake Mathews offered a more traditional show to a different audience, this time consisting of mainly country purists and more knowledgeable fans. So we were treated to a beautiful collection of superb Country hymns, including some beautiful rearrangements of classic cowboy Alan Jackson or King George Strait not to mention Dwight Yoakam a real treat!

Jake Mathews Photo: Jean Claude Rizzo

Jake Mathews Photo: Jean Claude Rizzo

Jake Mathews put the icing on the cake, and even graced us with a wealth of detail about his career in French. Side surprises – we were spoiled with the arrival on scene of the very young Raffi, a gifted pianist and singer only 12 years who came to sing “Let Your Love Flow” a hit of the Bellamy Brothers. It was a total success for Jake Mathews and a Country show which was very exciting for fans of the genre!

Jake Mathews and Alison

Jake Mathews and Alison

We note that the superb delivery of the little prodigy Raffi literally ignited the audience. And it was still young Raffi who had the privilege of accompanying on piano, with other French musicians, the highly awaited and legendary Wanda Jackson!

Raffi!

Raffi!

Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson

From her 76 years, Wanda brought us a very varied show, mixing country and her greatest rock’n’roll hits. A memorable concert punctuated again crispy and authentic stories between songs, but this time in VO! This is a great success for American Tours Festival and its organizers. All lovers of America and its music, whether or Country Rock’n’Roll parties are absolutely thrilled! Rendezvous is already for next year for the 2015 edition of the Canadian Country Music Night at the American Festival Tours.

dam Gregory, Johnny Da Piedade, Alison, Jake Mathews and Franck Boucheraud

Adam Gregory, Johnny Da Piedade, Alison, Jake Mathews and Franck Boucheraud


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 country pop trio Lady A, that is, Lady Antebellum, reappears this week on American country radio airwaves with a new single called “Bartender”

which is to be found on their fifth album coming soon! “Bartender” has nothing original and nothing country because suprisingly it brings the two previous singles “Downtown” and “Compass”! Lady A is confined more and more to a style that combines all the elements of music trends today, that is say tasteless pop, and the opposite of country 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.

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.

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.

This week I look at the list of the artists for the 14th edition of the Festival American Journeys, which will take place on 23, 24 and 25 May at the Palais des Grottes, Cambrai!

Jean Marc Lobjeois

Jean Marc Lobjeois

This event is organized by Jean Marc Lobjeois and his team Association North Cape. As always, the Festival takes place over three days, with once again, a great program – more eclectic and varied and through which we have always been able to make discoveries – Country, Americana and Rockabilly Revival. the programopens with young singer Kayleigh Leith.

Kayleigh Carolane

Kayleigh Carolane

Leigh Cloutier

Leigh Cloutier

Ray Collins Hot Club

Ray Collins Hot Club

She is American and her musical style is categorized as pop country. Kayleigh will be followed by Carolane Cloutier, a young Canadian singer who has bee noticed by the public for participation in the show The Voice in Canada. Rockabilly & Swing with Ray Collins Hot Club the group we discovered at American Festival Viva Las Vegas 2013! Saturday starts in the Hillbilly mind! You must not miss the famous French group Don Donut & His Twinhillboys, recognizable among thousands for their brilliant canary yellow color costumes! A second group, the French Lazy Buddies will make you discover their music – blues & rock’n’roll. We change the style with Morgan O Kane.

Don Donut & His Twinhillboys

Don Donut & His Twinhillboys

Lazy Buddies

Lazy Buddies

Morgan O Kane

Morgan O Kane

Crash'n Recovery

Crash'n Recovery

Rhythm Sophie

Rhythm Sophie

A very talented New York banjo player who will be present for a show in the spirit Americana & Bluegrass. Atmosphere and 100% country with Swedish Crash’n Recovery – not to be missed. Another nice surprise comes with the talented rockabilly singer, Rhythm Sophie, from Budapest in Hungary, a new recruit of Rydell’s Records label with her rockabilly Swing will surprise many! Don’t forget the Country Boy boosted Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies.

Bob Wayne

Bob Wayne

This tattooed Bad Boy Cowboy true to modern times, tells his of his demons and his stories of debauchery. A bit like the equally crazy Hank III, Hank Williams. Bob Wayne likes to mix his country Outlaws, Johnny Cash in a mixture of nervous Country Punk and high tempos.

Hank Williams III

Hank Williams III

Hank Williams

Hank Williams

For the last day, Sunday, the quartet Texas House Of Martha And The Twang, followed by the group of super French guitarists Français Sébastien Douzal and Truck Stop Rules.

Texas House Of Martha And The Twang

Texas House Of Martha And The Twang

Truck Stop Rules

Truck Stop Rules

A U.S. group takes over, Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band. Jayke is a founding member of the 357 String Band, who set fire to the Festival stage at Cambrai a few years ago. Jayke will return but with a new “The Broken Band” sound equally Bluegrass-Folk-Punk. It’s a promise! This is the French singer Sandy And The Prairie Dogs whose mission is to close the Festival in 2014.

Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band

Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band

Sandy And The Prairie Dogs

Sandy And The Prairie Dogs

Of course there will be other surprises with guests and between each concert, dance classes and events, competitions, not to mention the western shops will also be available for your shopping, a few rides outside the room will be present, to the delight of children. Saturday the inevitable Parade starts at 11: 00 (Place de la Gare in Cambrai) for the traditional parade of cars, motorcycles and trucks Americans!

Johnny Da Piedade

Johnny Da Piedade

Now that you know everything, go to the American Journeys Festival on 23, 24 and 25 May at the Palais des Palais des Grottes de Cambrai. Like every year, and for the 9th consecutive year, Johnny Da Piedade will be on stage to present the Festival! More: http://www.american-journeys.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.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the beautiful country cruise “Country Music Cruise” scheduled for January 2015, with a completely unique prgram, since it features true legends of country music, like John Anderson, Martina McBride, Charley Pride, Darryl Worley, Lorrie Morgan.

John Anderson

John Anderson

Martina McBride

Martina McBride

Charley Pride

Charley Pride

Darryl Worely

Darryl Worely

Lorrie Morgan

Lorrie Morgan

In short, the list is very long! For those who prefer pop or hip pop flavor country through to country rock and more, I got you!

Florida Georgia Line duo is absolutely everywhere, and there’s still talk about him because he landed a partnership with the company Sixthman to organize four days of festivities aboard the magnificent ship “Norvegian Pearl.” This cruise this place from 8 to 12 November 2014 and on board you can see: Thomas Rhett, rap artist Colt Ford,

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett

Colt Ford

Colt Ford

the excellent Cadillac Three, Canaan Smith and Chris Lane. The top names appear on the Florida Georgia Line. All names have not yet been unveiled, but stay tuned!

Cadillac Three and Alison Photo: Johnny Da Piedade

Cadillac Three and Alison Photo: Johnny Da Piedade

Caanan Smith

Caanan Smith

Chris Lane

Chris Lane

The Norvegian Pearl leaves the Port of Miami in Florida and passes by the paradise island Great Stirrup Cay private island without forgetting the Norwegian’s Private Island in the Bahamas! Now that I have sold you a dream, you can make your reservation at: www.fglcruise.com Make your reservation quickly!


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 Country Music Association has finally lifted the veil on the list of artists coming to the 47th edition of the CMA Music Fest, which will be held from 5 to 8 June in Nashville.

Country’s biggest festival in the world can once again count on all the stars of country music who will present in large numbers on the huge stage of the stadium in Nashville, LP Field!

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum

Keith Urban

Keith Urban

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan



Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert

The Band Perry

The Band Perry

Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, the family trio The Band Perry , the Texan Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley,

Blake shelton and Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

Rascal Flatts, the country pop duo Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Thomas Rhettwho is none other than the son of Rhett Akins, but also Cowboy Chris Young and many more!

Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line

Eric Church

Eric Church

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett


Chris Young

Chris Young

Team News Nashville will be there once again to cover the event, we’ll meet you there from 5 to 8 June 2014!


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!


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