The release of Wildhorse’ Worldwide Discovery Voyages during the last part of 2014 has been hugely succesful on AirplayDirect. All four Discover Cd’s have charted on the December Country Charts even though Discovery One and Two were released during the last week of November 2014. We look forward to releasing Discovery 5 within the next 10 days and hope that it will also be as successful with the Radio DJ’s worldwide who have downloaded the songs off these CD’s and added them to their golden playlists. On behalf of all artists who booked seats on these Discovery Voyages we thank the DJ’s big time for supporting them and playlisting their songs on their radio’s. Below is a printout from AirplayDirect where you will be the competition that our Discovery Voyagers have been up against.
– Frans Maritz WHISNews21
Garth Brooks is set to take over the Today Show on January 8th. In wake of cancelled appearances in New York due to protests, Garth will appear on all four hours of the popular morning show to promote his album, Man Against Machine. Garth’s four hour appearance is the first time in over 60 years a guest has done so. Will you be tuning in?
Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT
2014 was a big year for country music. Garth Brooks made an official comeback, Taylor Swift bailed for pop, Bro-Country hit the big time, and some of the best music in many years hit the airwaves and digital retailers. Here is CMTT’s picks for the top albums released in 2014. Love ‘em or hate ‘em.
10. Moonshine in the Trunk: Brad Paisley – Brad Paisley keeps his sense of humor and his ability to craft a stunning story alive with this album. “River Bank” takes us all back to the basics of a good time while “Perfect Storm” shows his appreciation for the female. “Gone Green” is an ode to his bluegrass inspirations.
9. Bringing Back the Sunshine: Blake Shelton – Blake’s new album has been made great thanks to some lovely lady harmonies. Ashley Monroe and Blake create haunting harmony in “Lonely Tonight.”
8. Platinum: Miranda Lambert – Miranda’s sass is back, and ‘Platinum’ surprised many with a medley of not-so-radio friendly songs that speak volumes about who Miranda Lambert really is. She’s sticking to her guns and her own sound bringing an old time country twist to some girl power tunes.
7.Pain Killer: Little Big Town – Little Big Town has proven that the summer belongs to them with their release of “Day Drinking.” The quartet has no bounds to their talents, creating a glorious and sassy album.
6. Sundown Heaven Town: Tim McGraw – Tim McGraw is more current than ever thanks to ‘Sundown Heaven Town.’ Tim managed to bring the memories of earlier days and finer moments to life in this new album. I’m calling it his best album to date. It feels so authentic to where Tim came from.
5. I Don’t Dance: Lee Brice – Who expected the singer of “Parking Lot Party” to come with the next wedding song. Lee proves that he is at his best when he’s singing with a purpose and from the heart.
4.Same Trailer Different Park: Kacey Musgraves – Not since Taylor Swift has country music seen such a unique wordsmith as Kacey Musgraves. She has a way of weaving lyrics on subject matter that pushes the country envelope yet wrapped in a country sound that sounds more like Loretta Lynn than Florida Georgia Line. Kacey has managed to weave nursery rhymes into pot-smokin’ and girl-kissing poetry.
3. Just As I Am: Brantley Gilbert – Brantley left it all on the line with ‘Just As I Am,’ cranking out sexy tunes like “Let it Ride” and “Bottoms Up” along with super sad “Lights of My Hometown” and “I’m Gone.”
2. The Outsiders: Eric Church – Every album Eric Church makes, is full of pride and impeccable story telling. ‘The Outsiders’ is no exception. Eric has honed his own unique style of story telling with his signature rebellious flare.
1. Riser: Dierks Bentley – Dierks has brought his A-game with ‘Riser,’ his most personal record to date. Dierks lets it all out there, with songs like “I Hold On” and “Damn These Dreams.” His ever present party and fun-loving side is clear in “Drunk on a Plane” which took on a life of it’s own at his live shows.
– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT
When Jesus walked this earth, a vast multitude followed Him. They came for all sorts of reasons—some noble, some selfish. The same is true today. It’s important that we understand what motivates people to come to Christ, because not all who seek Him are really His followers. In fact, we each need to analyze our own walk with the Lord: What do we want from Him? How committed are we to being His disciples?
Many of the people who followed Jesus did so because they had urgent needs that He alone could meet. Everywhere He went, the sick and demon-possessed were brought to Him—this is one of the ways that God draws us to Himself. Those who can solve all their own problems never need a Savior.
Other folks came for sensationalism. They wanted to see the signs and miracles and feel a thrill of excitement. Today some people come to church or conferences to get pumped up, but mountaintop experiences are always followed by valleys. When hardships or challenges come, such people are quick to abandon the Lord.
But Jesus’ disciples followed Him because they genuinely believed He was the Messiah, the very Son of God (Matt. 16:16). Their commitment went beyond emotions or needs. They wanted to know Christ and walk closely with Him.
Are you more interested in what Jesus can do for you than in just being with Him? Do you find it hard to stay committed without an emotional experience to sustain you? Our physical and emotional needs can draw us to the Lord, but they should never be the foundation for our walk with Him.