Tag Archive: Hank Williams


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.

In a few weeks it will be New Year’s and the heart of Nashville’s Music City will be ignited by an explosion of color with the fireworks season sky!

The streets will be crowded, invaded by the crowd coming especially to live an exceptional moment in front of the huge stage of the “Music City New Year’s Eve Bash On Broadway”, which as the name suggests, takes place downtown on the night of December 31, 2013 – January 1, 2014.

To end the year on a beautiful note, three new entrants have been brought in: Brett Eldredge, The Kopecky Family Band, the group Striking Matches, and a little Southern rock from Blackberry Smoke.

Brett Eldredge

Brett Eldredge

The Kopecky Family Band

The Kopecky Family Band

Striking Matches

Striking Matches

Backberry Smoke and Alison Photo: Johnny Da Piedade

Backberry Smoke and Alison Photo: Johnny Da Piedade

I wish to inform you that Blackberry Smoke is preparing a European tour that will pass through France. They will be the Nouveau Casino in Paris March 15, 2014! Now, back to the celebration of New Year’s Day in Nashville with headliner Mister Hank Williams, Jr!

Hank Williams, Jr.

Hank Williams, Jr.

The son of Hank Williams will set fire to Nashville. It will be a very special night for Hank Jr, because December 31, 2013 is also the 60th anniversary of the death of his father. Hank Williams, Jr. also known as the “Bocephus” told the American press “that there had never been a day of the year, in honor of his father.” This will be a first for him. If Hank Williams had lived, he would have been 90 years old.


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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