After a meal the evening event kicks off at 7pm and artists will perform in “CMA Fashion” 2 numbers in between the announcement of the 22 awards (19 main awards and 3 inductees into the Hall of Fame).
The Horizon Act of the Year is sponsored by the genres biggest body the CMA (Country Music Association,
Steve Cherelle - BBC Showpage (Sun 2 – 4 pm)
|Bob Harris Profile photo|
The very first Bob Harris Country took place on April 7, 1999 with a recorded conversation with Emmylou Harris at her home.
After winning a Radio Luxembourg talent show, Jon met up with Jerry Hogan and Gordon Huntley and in 1958 they formed the Black Stetson Boys which later became Johnny & The Hayriders. They were mainly playing American Air Force bases but they also broadcasted regularly for the BBC in such network programmes as ‘Easy Beat’ ‘Country Time’ and ‘Saturday Club’ hosted by Brian Matthew - and Jon Derek became the first British Country Music artiste to perform in stereo for the BBC in 1962.
Profile Publicity photo 1977
Stir in a string of major album and single releases including two No.1 hit records in
In 1991 and, after 33 years on the road, Jon decided to semi-retire from live performing stating that he would only be available for selected dates. This came as a huge shock to many but Jon had his reasons for making this decision and he would leave a lasting legacy.
Further tributes - Link - www.jonderek.com
Congratulations to all the 2012 Inductees!