Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Radio Waves: Radio Presenter Spotlight - Roger Peck

Radio Waves: Radio Presenter Spotlight - Roger Peck

All Good Things In British Country
A look at the modern British country scene, playing modern country (?) music

Roger Peck
Presenters Goal: Aim is to promote modern British artists
Studied Business studies at Southampton College of Technology
Lives in Aldershot from Southampton
Retired | Birth: August 7
Listen to archived shows on Mixcloud

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If any artists wish to send Roger any tracks please contact him by email at or message on Facebook

Rogers new website supports British Country Music and his two hours weekly British show produced in conjunction with CMR Nashville.
It can be heard on five different Country Radio Stations and weekly times are as follows:
CMR Nashville Website Hour 1 is Thursday 5pm repeated at Friday 1am and 9am. Hour 2 is Friday 3pm repeated at Saturday 3am.
Country Road Radio Jivetime Radio Thursday 8pm to 10pm.
Edinburgh Country Music Radio Website Thursday 8pm to 10pm repeated Saturday 12am to 2am
Phoenix Country Radio Website Saturday 6pm to 8pm
Sunshine Radio Website Sunday 6pm to 8pm


British Country Music Show 1 June 2017

Saskia Vese - Say Hello (Hotdisc Single sponsored by Roger Peck) Amazon UK #27 peak on Hotdisc Top 40 (chart dated June 4, 2017) peak & #9 British & Irish Chart 
Carry The Crown - Desire | Album: Desire (EP; ROCK; 13 May 2017) Amazon UK dreadful! Album of the week in future show NO!!!
Roni Perry - How Many Times | Album: Place Your Bets (3 March 2017) Amazon UK
** Classic Track of The Week **
Stu Stevens - The Man From Outer Space Amazon UK
Geordie Jack - Last Flight of the Amelia Earhart
** Interview Of The Week **
Emma Stevens - Riptide | Album: Enchanted (13 Oct 2013) Amazon UK
Emma Stevens - Sing Out (Hey La Hey Lo) [Radio Edit] To My Roots (21 July 2017) Amazon UK | UK iTunes
Emma Stevens – To My Roots

Anton Glacain - Dust Clouds - An original song. A singer/songwriter from Belfast
Katie Ellen - Can We Just Be Friends (Hotdisc single June 2017) Amazon UK
Dave Luke & Chuck Micallef – The Moon the Stars and the Sun UK iTunes
Ward Thomas – Material | Album: Cartwheels Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Lily Garland - I'm Coming To You
The Shires - Daddy's Little Girl | Album: My Universe Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Callaghan - Solid Ground | The Other Side (30 June 2017) Amazon UK
Kate Ellis - Ones You Love the Most Amazon UK
** Album Of The Week **
Helena Mace - Wash Away the Years | Album: Wash Away the Years Amazon UK | New To You - Helena Mace
Helena Mace - Close to Midnight
Helena Mace - Broken Tears

Backwoods Creek - Freedom on Wheels (EP) Amazon UK
Penny Jayne Black - This Ain't Love
Glen Mitchell - Now That You're Gone | Album: Broken (EP; 2015) Amazon UK
Sabrina Maria - Shotgun | Album: Blank Canvas (26 March 2017) Amazon UK
Chloe Chadwick - Love Will Find a Way Amazon UK
Jack + Ella - Ready
Wildwood Kin - Salt of the Earth (EP, 2015; Indie & Alternative) Amazon UK

British Country Music Show 25 May 2017

Emma Stevens - Sing Out (Hey La Hey Lo) | Album: To My Roots (21 July 2017) Amazon UK | UK iTunes
David Bradley - Think About Me
Penny Jayne Black - This Ain't Love | Album: Penny Jayne Black Bandcamp - UK iTunes (Hotdisc #221. Self-penned, "This Ain't Love" was promoted on the May 2017 promotional Hotdisc and finally made a debut at #40 on the Hotdisc Top 40 Chart climbing to #35 and made a #10 bottom rung entry on the British & Irish Chart.
** Classic Track of The Week **
Charlie Landsborough - What Colour Is The Wind | Album: The Very Best of Amazon UK
Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line Amazon UK
Callum Mountford - Memories Of My Mind Facebook
Sabrina Maria - Mama | Album: Blank Canvas (26 March 2017) Amazon UK
Wildwood Kin - Run | Album: Turning Tides (out 18 Aug 2017 Amazon UK | UK iTunes)
Dexeter - I Hope It Hurts Amazon UK | UK iTunes
Pete Kennedy - The Voyage | Album: The Voyage (28 Oct 2016) Amazon UK
Jess and the Bandits - Nitty Gritty | Album: Here We Go Again [Deluxe] Amazon UK
Miki Peters - Just Leave Me Here By the Jukebox CD Baby Victor Holdroyd / Miki Peters (888174567877)
Stu Stevens - And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind (Hotdisc March 2017 #219)
Saskia Vese - Say Hello (Hotdisc Single sponsored by Roger Peck)
Munro - Sweet Sorrow
** Album Of The Week **
Jack + Ella - Ready (EP) 4 Tracks Country Pop Rock Amazon UK - UK iTunes | Blog Post
Jack + Ella - Hometown
Jack + Ella - Nowhere to Be
Jack + Ella - Ready

Catherine McGrath - Say You Love Me | Album: One (EP) Amazon UK
The Black Feathers - Down By The River | Album: Soaked to the Bone (26 Feb 2016) Amazon UK
Ward Thomas - The Blower's Daughter | Album A Shorter Story (EP; 30 Mar 2017) Amazon UK
Ags Connolly - I Should've Closed the Book | Album: Nothin' Unexpected (3 Feb 2017) Amazon UK
Tally Spear - Wrong Side Of The Road (5 May 2017) Amazon UK
Kerry Fearon & Jordan Mogey - Red River Valley Kerry Fearon & Jordan Mogey sing the traditional country classic 'Red River Valley'.
Grant & Forsyth - Keep it Country | Album: Keep it Country Amazon UK
** Interview Of The Week **
Lily Garland - Tracks played: Tonight (Album: Time to Fly 18 Nov 2016 Amazon UK), I'm Coming To You (Album: The Next Chapter) and "Time To Fly"

Portsmouth country singer/songwriter Lily Garland’s debut EP TIME TO FLY was self-released Nov 18, 2016 (5 Tracks/ Time: 18:57 | Amazon UK | UK iTunes; Focus tracks "Tonight" and "Time To Fly"). Lily launched 'Time to Fly' at the Rifle Club in Portsmouth with special guests Jack Francis, The Paper Trains and DJ Russell Hill from Express FM.
She was accompanied by the band Hannah Todd (Vocals and Percussion), Rob Skinner (Guitar), Callum Lake (Keys), Dave Bulbeck (Bass) and Sam Sanders (Drums)
She has been given an "amazing opportunity" to go to Liverpool and record her latest EP with go-to UK country producer Justin Johnson (Website) who has produced numerous UK Country music artists (Raintown, Narn, Blue Genes, Samantha Lloyd, Sam Hollyman, Mike Ward, Angie King,  Acoustic Journey, Thorne Hill, Dahlia, Jade Helliwell, Darcy, Southern Junction, Hollie Barrie (from The Voice UK), Emma Moore, Kira Mac and Jeannine Barry.
Self released on 16 June 2017 the 5 track EP is titled The Next ChapterAmazon UK - UK iTunes - )
It made a UK Country iTunes debut on Friday June 16 at #45 debut, then #17 (#371 UK iTunes overall chart), then #13 (#336), then #8 (#262), then #7 (#179), peaked at #5 (#153 overall), #6 (#139) | Sat 17 June #10 (#302), then #12 Sat June 17 #10 (#302) | Sun June 18: #28 (#976).

An EP Launch appropriately took place in Liverpool at Studio 2 Parr Street on 17th June. Joining Lily were special guests Narn and The Angels With Dirty Faces Unplugged.
Her Hotdisc single "I'm Coming For You" (writers Lily Garland, Justin Johnson, Adam Sweet) made a debut at #15 (chart dated June 11, 2017) and has so far climbed to #9 (chart dated June 25, 2017)
The UK Country Music Awards Finalists were announced and Lily is nominated for's prestigious UK Country Artist Of The Year Award

Lily Garland Dates:
Sat July 8, 2017 - The Ironmaster, Fareham (Website; 26 West Street, PO16 0JW) FREE Entry
Sun July 23, 2017 - Country Live at the Bandstand, Southsea (Bandstand, West Battery Gardens, PO5 3NT) with Laura Oakes, Him and Her FREE Event
Sun 30 July 2017 - The Bluebird Sessions, Kelvedon (Kelvedon Institute, 78 High St, Essex CO5 9JP / CO5 9AA) Lily Garland, Lucy Blu, Paul McClure, Carousel, Katy Hurt, Honey Ryder £12 Event
Thurs August 3, 2017 - Wickham Festival, Fareham (Blind Lane PO17 5HD) Lily will be making her debut appearance at the Wickham Festival headlined by KT Tunstall and 10cc. She will be performing will the band in the Quay West Cave Stage at 7pm
Fri August 18, 2017 - The Wedgwood Rooms, Southsea (Website; 147b Albert Road, Portsmouth, PO4 0JW) Lily will be launching her EP The Next Chapter with a special hometown event at the popular music venue, with: The Adult Urban Vocal Group, Phil Vinall £9 Event
Sat August 26, 2017 - Victorious Festival, Southsea Terrace, Portsmouth, - The RadWeb Stage with: Frightened Rabbit, The Jackobins, Ben Pryer, Marmalade Moonshine
Weds 30 August 2017 - Sound Lounge, London 'The Next Chapter EP Launch Tour' with Jake Morrell and Backwoods Creek £4 Event
Sun September 10, 2017 - DeadKool Country Promotions, Woodborough Social Club (Website) Smithy Ln, Pewsey SN9 5PL Event

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British Country Music Show 18 May 2017

Saskia Vese - Say Hello
Tony Clarke - Burning Red
Ashton Lane - Sweet Lover
Sarah Jory - Two sparrows in a hurricane
Henry Smith - Apartment No 9
** Interview Of The Week **
Sabrina Maria – Survivor | Album: Blank Canvas (26 March 2017) Amazon UK
Sabrina Maria Interview Part 1
Sabrina Maria - Show Me The Love
Sabrina Maria - Shotgun

Dave Sheriff - Hey God
The Shires - Daddy's Little Girl | Album: My Universe Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Lisa McHugh - Play Me The Waltz Of The Angels
Emma Stevens - Sing Out (Hey La Hey Lo)
Rett Russell - Aint One Single Thing In Common
Lucie Silvas - Find A Way
Lily Garland - I'm Coming For You
Dexeter – Waiting For A Lifetime
** Album Of The Week **
Luke Tuchscherer - Waiting For My Day To Come | Album: Always Be True (ROCK; 2 June 2017) Amazon UK
Luke Tuchscherer - A Song For Jack Brown
Luke Tuchscherer - No One Did It Like Us

Danni Nicholls - Leaving Tennessee
Raintown - If This Was A Love Song
Chloë Chadwick - Love Will Find A Way

Thorne Hill - The Life I Once Knew
Penny Jayne Black -This Ain't Love
Southern Companion - Letting You Go
Ward Thomas -. Carry You Home | Album: Cartwheels Amazon UK - UK iTunes 

British Country Music Show 20 Apr 2017

Looking at Best of British at British Country Music Awards (BCMA Awards)
+ Interview with Chloe Chadwick


More Country Music Week shows announced for the UK in October

More Country Music Week shows announced:
CMA Songwriters Series with RANDY HOUSER, ERIC PASLAY,

Under The Apple Tree Sessions – Bob Harris OBE presents
Performing at London’s Bush Hall!

Plus LINDSAY ELL and JACE EVERETT will both be performing concerts in London
Tickets on sale, Friday morning June 30, 2017 at 9am!

The organisers of the hugely successful Country to Country (C2C) music festival have announced more artists and events appearing during Country Music Week, the exciting, brand new week-long series of shows taking place from Mon 2 to Sun Oct 8, 2017 in London venues!
Country Music Week (CMW) will feature live shows and unique events across select venues in central London. The events will recognise and celebrate emerging artists within the broad spectrum of country music, will give fans another opportunity to discover UK and US acts early in their career and will connect fans with the stories behind the songs and will include additional programming and a central hub area!
The CMA Songwriters Series UK Tour
The CMA Songwriters Series has been presenting the very best of Country Music’s songwriters and artists, whose hits are known worldwide, since 2005.
The shows are intimate presentations where songwriters exhibit their craft and share many of the stories behind the songs they have penned. Based on the instant sell-out success at last year’s C2C, this series will return to the UK kicking off a four-date tour with a show in London Oct. 3 at a fully-seated Shepherds Bush Empire.
Tour features Randy Houser, Eric Paslay, Angaleena Presley and Michael Tyler in London, Gateshead, Glasgow and Liverpool.

Tues October 3, 2017 - London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wed October 4, 2017 - Gateshead, Sage Gateshead
Fri October 6, 2017 - Glasgow, St. Luke’s
Sat October 7, 2017 - Liverpool, St George’s Hall

Tickets on sale, Friday morning June 30, 2017 at 9am!

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Adrian Johnston releases "Adult Beverages" to radio

Adrian Johnston Releases  "Adult Beverages" To Radio 
Dripping Springs Vodka Supporting Summer Song

Dallas, Texas -- Adrian Johnston is pleased to announce today's release of ther fifth radio single "Adult Beverages."
Penned by Johnston and Zac Maloy, this is the second song from her upcoming EP, IT TAKES TIME which is being released on August 18th. "Adult Beverages" is being promoted by Dorothea Ivey of Cabin Creek Promotions and follows "Rather Have You," (>> Lyric Video). a Top 15 hit for Johnston. 

Johnston's version of the classic drinking song, "Adult Beverages " is brimming with colorful instrumentation and class as she weaves her way through this flirty concoction of drinking references. Its light clapping back-beat and wonky guitar riffs highlight the clever lyrics and tempt the listener to say "pour me one more."

"This song is light-hearted, fun and different," said Johnston. "Everyone's got a beer drinking song, but who has an 'Adult Beverages' song? It's such a perfect song for summer and I really want everyone to roll down their windows and listen to it on the highway going to the river!"

A song perfect for summer fun and drinking responsibly with friends, Dripping Springs Vodka is on board to help promote the single by providing Johnston with a specialty drink called "Adrian's Adult Beverage," branded product and signage beginning on July 10th at a special IT TAKES TIME Listening Party at The Kessler (7-9 p.m.,  1230 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208) 

"I'm so excited to have my first official drink sponsor with Dripping Springs Vodka," said Johnston. "We are mixing up a recipe just for this song that we're calling the Adrian's Adult Beverage so get ready to practice your mixology skills!" 
Adrian Johnston: Facebook Image | Credit: Twinty Photography
"As a family owned and craft focus distiller who relies on our customers to share their experience with Dripping Springs product, Adrian does the same thing," said Thomas Kingsley, National Sales Direcor, San Luis Spirits. "Adrian works on her craft while putting herself out there hoping her fans connect and share her experiences. We are pleased to help Adrianreach for her dreams."

Johnston, a Dallas native, hit the ground running in 2014 by releasing a self-titled EP that became a Top 200 iTunes Country Album. To date, she has had four songs on the Top 100 Texas charts with "Just Another Blonde" (#94), "Avalanche" (#21), "It's A Song" (#36) and "Rather Have You"(#13). In addition to radio success, Johnston was nominated for "New Female Vocalist of the Year" for the Texas Music Awards in 2015. 

"Adult Beverages" will be available as an instant gratification with the purchase of IT TAKES TIME on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other popular digital retailers when pre-sale begins on July 10, 2017. 

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Dierks Bentley hits radio airwaves with new single WHAT THE HELL DID I SAY


"With Energy Explosively High All Night Long" Bentley’s
Has Already Entertained More Than Half a Million Fans
 As Summer Concert Season Kicks Into Full Gear

NASHVILLE, TN - Jun. 26, 2017

Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley released "What the Hell Did I Say” today as the fourth single from his critically acclaimed and top selling album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville).

The infectious track follows three consecutive #1s from the album, including the GOLD certified title-track and the PLATINUM certified hits "Somewhere On A Beach" and “Different For Girls,” proving once again Bentley's "effortless balance of radio-ready polish, traditional flavor and artistry” (Houston Chronicle).

“We named the tour after this song hoping that it would be a single this summer because it perfectly captures the anything-goes spirit out there this year,” said Bentley. “It's crazy right now with Cole and Pardi...every night is better than the one before...just when you think it can't get any more fun, it does. I've worked my whole career to have a tour like this one."

As the song that inspired this year’s tour hits radio and summer touring season kicks off, more than half a million fans have already flooded sold-out arenas across North America in 2017 for Bentley's "live show that tends to double down on fun." (The Boston Globe)

The Washington Post vouches "he just gets us," as he gives fans an array of "chances to blow off steam during his action-packed summer tour.” 

“Has always been one of Country’s most engaging performers...with enough hits to fill an entire set.” - Asbury Park Press

“His fans couldn’t get enough of him. And now it appears that the feeling is mutual.” - CMT

“Promised a party...he delivered that and then some.” - Fresno Bee

“He plays to the entire crowd and has more energy than most young children.” - Parade

"With one foot planted on the country side and the other tapping along the rock and roll side, Dierks Bentley roared with a fun, solid two hours of his hits old and new." - The Sun Chronicle

"With energy explosively high all night long....he's startlingly theatrical and takes every opportunity he can to play with his audience." - The Post-Standard

"Especially over the past half-dozen years, he has been one of mainstream country’s more adventurous artists. " - Edmonton Journal

“The role of up-for-anything party-starter that has long seemed to fit him like a glove" - Tampa Bay Times

"His voice projecting all the way to the fans in the back of the venue who raised their arms up high, singing and swaying along. - OC Register

Bentley's 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi returns to the road with stops in Jacksonville, FL (7/13), Raleigh, NC (7/14) and Virginia Beach, VA (7/15).

For more information and a full list of tour dates
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