Tag Archives: Dwight Yoakam

Apr
2

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In ‘Buck ‘Em,’ Buck Owens Tells His Life Story – Book Review

Buck Owens is Bakersfield. The city might have already been on the map but Buck Owens created the Bakersfield sound. He called the spare sound of pedal steel and twangy guitars “American Music” but it was an important counterpoint to the more slickly produced sides coming from Music Row in Nashville.

You can’t talk about one without the other.

Now a decade after his death, Buck Owens’ autobiography Buck ‘Em is out in trade paperback. And it’s a worthy read.

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Mar
15

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Country to Country (C2C) Festival 2016 | Day One, London – Review

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The Country to Country festival, otherwise known as C2C, started big and has been growing in scale year on year. Prior to its inauguration in 2013, there had long been demand for a country music festival of its type, and it’s clear from the 60,000+ patrons across the three-day weekend this year that the demand is only increasing. The US acts coming over were keen to point out on numerous occasions that no line-up like this had ever existed at an American festival, and from a personal standpoint I would certainly suggest that the fourth edition of this festival was the best yet.

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Oct
7

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Country to Country 2016 Line-Up Announced

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Friday 11th (London) / Saturday 12th (Dublin) / Sunday 13th (Glasgow)
MIRANDA LAMBERT, DWIGHT YOAKAM, THOMAS RHETT, ASHLEY MONROE *satellite stage London*

Friday 11th (Glasgow) / Saturday 12th (London) / Sunday 13th (Dublin)
CARRIE UNDERWOOD, LITTLE BIG TOWN, SAM HUNT, MADDIE & TAE * in London and Dublin only*

Friday 11th (Dublin) / Saturday (Glasgow) 12th / Sunday 13th (London)
ERIC CHURCH, KACEY MUSGRAVES, CHRIS STAPLETON, ANDREW COMBS * in Glasgow and London only*

 C2C2016 TO RUN OVER 3 DAYS FOR THE FIRST TIME
LONDON, GLASGOW & DUBLIN, MARCH 11, 12 & 13, 2016

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Apr
19

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Dwight Yoakam ‘Second Hand Heart’ – Album Review

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I’ve been a fan of Dwight Yoakam since first hearing his “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere”. Popular since the early 80s, Yoakam has recorded more than 21 albums, sold more than 25 million records, and is a two time Grammy winner. Yoakam’s latest release, “Second Hand Heart”, is his 14th studio album and produced by Dwight himself.

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Feb
9

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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards – Winners! +recap

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It was a night of performances and music celebration that nearly reached the four hour mark just on the main telecast; the pre-telecast, or the “premiere ceremony” as it is now called – lasted for around three hours and the red carpet was active for about six. In all, the academy honoured artists of all shapes, sizes and genres; not least of all country, Americana and roots music, which was much the talk of social media. With early winners (and losers) announced during the premiere ceremony in Best Country Song, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Duo/Group Performance, as well as all of the other folk and roots categories, it was left to the anticipated Best Country Album award to light up the main stage. Still, country had plenty of influence during the show, as Miranda Lambert performed ‘Little Red Wagon’, Eric Church performed ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’, and Brandy Clark shone on the mid-audience stage with Dwight Yoakam on her beautiful ballad ‘Hold My Hand’. Showing up most of the other vocalists on the night, let’s hope that the exposure leads her to the fame and industry standing that she deserves. When it came to the mainstream awards, Sam Smith absolutely cleared up with many touting him as the male Adele (seriously, think about it, how similar?! It’s scary), picking up awards for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and more. Below are all the country and roots winners. Enjoy!

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