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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.

We look toward July and the Country Festival Craponne sur Arzon and its 27th edition in 2014, with a gaggle of artists. The dates are the 25, 26 and 27 July, but we are waiting for an announcement of headliners!

But we already know what will be on the agenda! On Friday night the prestigious Bluegrass band, Blue Highway and on Saturday you can applaud the singer William Clark Green!

Blue Highway

Blue Highway

For those who love the Honky Tonk style you will be spoiled with the delivery of vocalist Jerry Kilgore, then Sara Savoy Cajun from Louisiana, Texas quartet Hugg Molies will come along with a country rock sound.

Sarah Savoy

Sarah Savoy

To sweeten the atmosphere, a little Bluegrass with Italian Red Wine. A trip on the side of the Netherlands with The Barnstompers for Western Swing, and finally, a folk show and Americana made in France with Acoustic Five!

The Barnstompers

The Barnstompers

Acoustic Five

Acoustic Five

The best is yet to come with the announcement of the rest of the programming including headliners …
Tickets will go on sale next month, that is to say in March! So it’s already the time to book your weekend in Craponne!


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 Grammy Awards! You never heard much about them before [France], but this year the French Daft Punk have won several Grammys in their class, so now you know what I’m going to talk to you!

January 26, marked the 56th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California! Each music category is represented -rock, techno, pop music, electronic music, metal, country music and many other styles!

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves

But as what we’re interested in, of course, is country and the artist who stands out in 2014, is the singer Kacey Musgraves. She walked away with two Grammys, one for Best Country Album, “Same Trailer Different Park”, but also for Best Country Song with the title “Merry Go ‘Round “!

The former lead singer of rock band, Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker, won the award for Best Country Solo Performance with the hit “Wagon Wheel” and even the duo The Civil Wars who are husband and wife in life, walked away with the prize, the Best Country Duo, with the single “From This Valley”. Forget disputes that threatened to ruin their careers.

Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker

The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars

For the Americana part, actor-turned singer and musician Steve Martin accompanied by Edie Brickell took the Grammy for Best American Roots Song with “Love Has Come For You”, a song in the same style as the superb duo Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell who took the prize for Best Americana Album for “Old Yellow Moon”.

Edie Brickell and Steve Martin

Edie Brickell and Steve Martin

Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris

Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris

And finally, in the Bluegrass category, Del McCoury Band walks away with the award for Best Bluegrass Album for “The Streets Of Baltimore”.

Del McCoury Band

Del McCoury Band

As a sideshow, Kacey Musgraves came to sing her latest hit “Follow Your Arrow” with her group all dressed in bright costumes, all against a backdrop of neon-shaped cacti.

Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong

Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes

The other Texan, Miranda Lambert, was presented on stage with Billie Joe Armstrong, who is none other than the singer and guitarist of rock band Green Day. They all paid tribute to Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers duo who passed away on January 3 with the song “When Will I Be Loved.” Young Hunter Hayes also took the opportunity to interpret his new novel single “Invisible”, Keith Urban appeared live with Gary Park Junior, and Taylor Swift appeared alone at the piano!

Keith Urban

Keith Urban

Then came the icing on the cake with the arrival on stage of a great plateau of the real stars of Country music: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard along with Blake Shelton on a medley of classics, “Highwayman”, “Okie From Muskogee”, and “Don ‘t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”! Thrills guaranteed!

Willie Nelson, Chris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Blake Shelton

Willie Nelson, Chris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Blake Shelton


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.

She is new on the front of the new country scene, it is called Lexi Larsen. It comes straight from Nebraska. Based in Nashville in order to achieve a career in country music.

Lexi Larsen has more than one string to his bow, she is an author, composer and singer and is slowly starting to make known country radio stations in the United States. It has already secured the first parts of the Country Music superstar as: Legend Ronnie Milsap, pianist Phil Vassar, country pop trio Gloriana not forgetting the famous Canadian band Emerson Drive and more recently the super specialist quintet beautiful vocal harmonies , Restless Heart.

Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie Milsap

Phil Vassar

Phil Vassar

Gloriana

Gloriana

Emerson Drive

Emerson Drive

Restless Heart

Restless Heart

Which is not bad for a start! Lexi Larsen, just released his first studio album entitled “Good Memories.” The album contains six new songs.

Singles she chooses to present us “Good Memories” and the youngest “You Can Leave.”


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.

We will fly over the list of singles and albums to come at the end of the month in January 2014!

After a long hiatus of almost nine years devoting herself completely to her family, the artist Jo Dee Messina is back with some new music. She is no longer under contract to Curb Records.

She will be starting from scratch with a new “Peace Sign” single that is already made its way onto U.S. radio waves. The single will be followed by the next release of a fifth studio album, which she simply called “Me”. No doubt that on this new album, Jo Dee Messina will refer to the last nine years of her life. Note the release date of the album “Me” scheduled for March 18.

The country pop trio, the Rascal Flatts arrives this week on U.S. radio airwaves with the song “Rewind”. A new album is planned for 2014. To learn more, stay tuned to listen to the “News from Nashville”!

Definitely, this is the week of comebacks! Cowboy Chris Young is back invading American radio with the song, “Who I Am With You.” This title is taken from his latest album, released 17 September 2013 entitled “A.M.” which appeared on the RCA Nashville label.

From the talented Maggie Rose, we present this week’s new song she entitled “Looking Back Now” to be discovered!

Katie Armiger does the same and gives us a new single called “Safe” from her excellent album “Fall Into Me” released in January 2013; an album that I highly recommend!

And finally, we end with the young Easton Corbin. Despite his vocal talent, similar to that of King Of Country Music, George Strait, Easton Corbin, unfortunately, does not know the lightening flash of some pop stars today. But he has not given give up and we will present next week, a new unreleased single called “Clockwork” that you will find on his new album to come …. For more soon, stay tuned to “News from Nashville”!

Easton Corbin_Clockwork


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.

We stay in Texas with an event that will be a first for Austin. On March 29, Nashville will move to Texas during the iHeartRadio Music Festival organized by Clear Channel!

Clear Chanel Entertainment Media is the media juggernaut that has, among others,

most large US country radio stations and leads the way in imposing its implacable law on American listeners, looping the same 40 tracks at the national level. This is the business that matters most to Tom Pole man who is the head of this huge international communication agency.

Tom Poleman

Tom Poleman

The iHeartRadio Music Festival has been announced and there will be all the stars of the Music City: Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, the young Hunter Hayes, the country pop trio Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, the duo must Florida Georgia Line and the bad boy Eric Church.

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes

Lady A

Lady A

Jake Owen

Jake Owen

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean

Florida Georgia line

Florida Georgia line

Eric Church

Eric Church

And with its quasi-monopoly forces, The iHeartRadio Festival will be broadcast live on more than 120 radio stations across the United States – unable to escape. For those who would like to go to Texas to attend the event, tickets will be on sale from 18 January. For more information please visit their website www.festival.iheart.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.

Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers died January 3rd at age 74 following a long illness in Burbank, California where he was hospitalized.

Phil Everly along with his brother, Don, was a true icon of rock and roll and country music from the late 50s until 1988.

Don Everly

Don Everly

Phil Everly

Phil Everly

The Everly Brothers duo, the perfect family. Don and Phil Everly began their careers in the 1950s. The American duo, whose magnificent vocal harmonies moved a large following and strongly influenced British bands like The Beatles.

The Beatles

The Beatles

Phil and Don Everly were both spotted by songwriter and exceptional guitarist, the late Chet Atkins. Their talent for composing, singing and guitar and well as steel guitar were all assets that Atkins immediately noticed.

The Everly Brother with Chet Atkins (Center)

The Everly Brother with Chet Atkins (Center)

The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers

The City of Music, Nashville, became their new home and that is where they record their first album “The Everly Brothers” and “Songs Our Daddy Taught Us” all released in 1958. Two most memorable tracks are “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up Little Susie.” On the first album, there are a lot of known tracks such as “Be-Bop-A-Lula” Rock’n’Roll by legend Gene Vincent, “Keep a Knockin” by Little Richard and “This Little Girl of Mine” by Ray Charles.

Since 1960, The Everly Brothers were signed to the Warner label until 1968. The Everly Brothers, rather gifted in business, were the first artists to get the best deal in history with their label, reaching the million dollar mark. That said, Warner Records has lost nothing in exchange for during the past eight years at Warner, success was guaranteed “Cathy’s Clown”, “Walk Right Back”, “Stick With Me Baby” and among others, the song “Gone Gone Gone ”

brilliantly performed in 2007 by singer Alison Krauss Bluegrass Country in a duet with Robert Plant, the leader of the English band Led Zeppelin.

In 1973, the two brothers what separated and took the opportunity to make a solo career but also to compose until 1983. Phil had a lot of success with the song he has written and performed with actress Sondra Locke “Do not Say You Do not Love Me No More” for the comedy “Every Which Way But Loose “comedy” starring Clint Eastwood.

Every Which Way But Loose

In 1983, Phil Everly a hit in England as a soloist with his self-named album. His studio musician at the time was Dire Straits Mark Knopfler guitarist and drummer Terry Williams!

Dire Straits

Dire Straits

Also in 1983, the two brothers signed on the Mercury label albums. In 1986, they were inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame and they also received a star on the famous sidewalk of Los Angeles, the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

In 2001, they entered the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in Nashville.

It was a long and successful career in Rock’n’roll Country for Phil and Don Everly timeless … Rest in Peace Phil …


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.

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.


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 is somle great news. I have to say one word: Excellent! I’m of course talking about the concert in France by the family trio, The Band Perry, who performed their first concert in Paris as part of their world tour through the production company Very Show.



The small venue, Le Divan du Monde was packed and the atmosphere encouraged a very reactive and public! The group offered a unique and dynamic show, country rock tinged with a hint of pop. Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry, were able to set fire to Le Divan with the powerful voice of Kimberly with her two brothers and great musicians!

We have experienced their great joy to finally play in France after 15-year career and two visits to the French capital as tourists! They interpreted their finest tracks. We like the song “If I Die Young”, as well as the “Postcard From Paris”, “Better Dig Too”, their first hit “Hip To My Heart”, and their superb single “Do not Let Me Be Lonely”!

TBP_If I Die Young

The Band Perry was preceded by the young Canadian native from Calgary. Lindsay Ell gave us an intimate acoustic show, which allowed us to appreciate her vocal potential and talent on the guitar. A wonderful evening not be missed!

Lindsay Ell

Lindsay Ell

HorizonVU Music has been covering Lindsay Ell since 2011. Search the HorizonVU Music Blog for more news on Lindsay Ell.


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.

It has been some months since I presented the first CD of the soundtrack from Season 1 of the American series “Nashville.”

For Those Who Have the opportunity to follow the second season on the web, you’ll soon be able to get “The Music Of Nashville: Original Soundtracks Volume 1 Season 2”! Its release is scheduled just before Christmas on December 10th! This album is produced by the famous Buddy Miller on Big Machine Records.

   

There are 13 tracks on this album. There are, of course, key artists of the series – Connie Britton, Hayden Pannetière, the charming Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, the young and talented Lennon and Maisy Stella, and two new actresses freshly landed in the series, Chaley Rose in the role of Zoey and Aubrey Peeples in the role of Layla!



Chaley Rose

Chaley Rose

  
Audrey Peeples

Audrey Peeples

All these people together to make for a superb album! “Nashville” season 1 has finally arrived in France on the pay channel Canal +, TF6, Sunday at 20:40.


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