If we listen to the Country Music of 2012 , then I am sure that by todays standards, the Hollies could have been a country band. Well the Hollies have been together now for 50 years and now they want to come to South Africa to celebrate. I for one have always loved there music and have always thought they were a great band. Besides fro their hit songs, they were loved for their harmonies.
The Hollies an iconic British band made a great impact on pop and rock music and can claim more hits than even their counterparts The Beatles. Now, with a new album under their belt, the band will celebrate their 50th anniversary by touring South Africa, performing on 23 February at the GrandWest Grand Arena and on the 25 and 26 February at the Carnival City Grand Top Arena in Brakpan. Fans can expect to hear classics such as ‘The Air That I Breathe’, ‘Bus Stop’, Carrie Anne’, ‘Just One Look’, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ and many more. Although the Carnival City Grand Top Arena is very close to where I stay I will probably have to work on those nights.
It is amazing what you can miss while working………
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Tickets go on sale this month for the first ever UK tour by US artist Allen Karl. Allen has toured the US and wider Europe several times, but this will be his first series of dates in our country. He will be supported by a six-piece band, including members of the UK band Red Rock County and UKCountryRadio.com’s own Lynne Butler on backing vocals. You can see the show at the following venues…
Wed Apr 4: The Clear Cut Country Music Club, Leeds Anglers Club
Thu Apr 5: The Nightriders Country Music Club, Renishaw Miners’ Welfare, Sheffield
Fri Apr 6: The Brook, Soham, Cambridgeshire
Sat Apr 7: A night of country and bluegrass with Allen Karl and Lynne Butler, Harpsden Hall, Henley-on-Thames
Mon Apr 9: The United Services Club, Widnes, Cheshire
Allen will be performing a great selection of original and well-known traditional country music, together with his hits of the last year, “Butterflies”, “Lonelies Only Bar” and “That Jukebox Has A Mind Of Its Own”. We hope UK country fans will turn out in force to welcome Allen, who is already planning to return to the UK for another series of dates later in the year.
Tickets are available from the five venues or online at www.ukcountryradio.com/allenkarltour
This asrticle supplied by Allan Watkiss, UKCountryRadio.com
Nashville, TN (January 30, 2012) – The McClymonts’ new single, “I Could Be A Cowboy,” from their album Wrapped Up Good, SHIPPED to radio on January 27. The sweet ballad, produced by Taylor Swift collaborator Nathan Chapman, was written by both Chapman and The McClymonts. The trio will perform at Margaritaville in Nashville on February 21st during the 10th Annual MusicRow CRS Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards.
Commenting about the single, Sam McClymont said, “‘I Could Be A Cowboy’ shows our softer side and vulnerability. You can choose to be independent and strong but sometimes you just need love and to be in someone else’s arms.” Billboard.com and Music News Nashville writer, Chuck Dauphin, noted the song is a “Grand Slam out of the ballpark.”
Wrapped Up Good, ranked #5 on the year-end Australian country sales charts outselling releases by Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney. The album is produced by industry heavyweights, Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift’s Taylor Swift, Fearless, and Speak Now) and Adam Anders (Fox TV’s Glee). Winning four out of five years, Best Group at the Country Music Awards of Australia and Best Country Album in 2008 and 2010 at the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards, this sister-trio headed to the United States to mark new territory. In 2010, they landed opening gigs for Jason Aldean’s tour and Lady Antebellum while performing at fairs, festivals, and clubs. Such excitement started to buzz, that the CMA (Country Music Association) named them the 2011 CMA Global Artist of the Year award recipients.
Stay tuned to www.TheMcClymonts.net for updates, news and a list of tour dates.