Brian Clough's American Connection

The American Connection Country Music Show

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Description The American Connection is an across the board look at country music old and new with an eclectic mix of all genres from country folk, rock, bluegrass, contemporary, traditional, to Cajun and Tex-Mex.
Listen to show when you want to, wherever you are, around the country or around the world
A new show is uploaded as a Podcast MP3 file and made available each Saturday morning (shown below)
The show is also broadcasts at 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday at Radio Teesdale (102.1FM or online at radioteesdale.co.uk ) and also 5pm on Sunday’s on Tyne FM www.tynefm.com from Newcastle Upon Tyne. 
How to Contact the Show:
a) If you have a dedication, request or wish to give feedback then email Brian Clough:
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Check out the North East Show and Gig Guide for concert and local gig and club dates.

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2017-03-25

Playlist for the week March 25, 2017

Southern Pacific - A New Shade Of Blue (1988) | Album: Greatest Hits Amazon UK
Ronnie Milsap - Smokey Mountain Rain (RCA; 1980) | Album: Greatest Hits Amazon UK
Bailey Bryan - Own It (Single; 30 Sept 2016) Amazon UK
** ALBUM OF THE WEEK **
Alison Krauss - Gentle On My Mind
Alison Krauss - Poison Love

10 Tracks/ Time: 34:13
 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon. com
Alison Krauss with first solo album Windy City (Capitol), of new material since 1999, bowed atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Bluegrass Albums charts (dated March 11) and No.9 on Billboard 200. It earns 38,000 equivalent albums (36,488 in pure sales) in its launch week, ending Feb. 23, according to Nielsen Music.

In the UK it made a debut at No.6 (12,600 sales) on Official UK Top 100 Albums Chart (Week Ending 16 March 2017)

Charles Esten - Through The Blue (Single; 15 July 2016) Amazon UK
The Shires - Beats To Your Rhythm | Album: My Universe Amazon UK

Kentucky Headhunters - God Loves A Rolling Stone | Album: On Safari (2016) Amazon UK
** REMEMBER THIS **
Crystal Gayle - I’ll Get Over You | Album: Somebody Loves You (1975) Amazon UK
Drew Baldridge - Rebound | Album: Dance With Ya (EP; 2016) Amazon UK
Brandy Clark - Homecoming Queen | Album: Big Day in a Small Town (9 Jun 2016) Amazon UK
* GIG ALERT* Mon October 30, 2017 -  The Sage 2, Gatehead (St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR) £19.60 Event

Brad Paisley - Today (Single) Amazon UK
** CHUCK BERRY TRIBUTE Triple play **
Toby Keith - Memphis | Album: Clancy's Tavern (2011; Deluxe Edition) Amazon UK
Buck Owens - Johnny B. Goode 
Marty Robbins - Mabelline 

Will Bannister - I Turned Her On To Country | Album: Turned Her On To Country (2010) Amazon UK
** ON THIS DAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC **
Roger Miller - King Of The Road On March 15, 1966: Roger Miller wins six times at the eighth annual Grammy Awards. "King Of The Road" takes Best Contemporary Male, Contemporary Single, Country & Western Male, C&W Single and C&W Song, and "The Return Of Roger Miller" snags C&W Album

The Haley Sisters - Somewhere Along The Road | Album: Always by My Side (Feb 2017) Amazon UK Wow! Touch of country magic, cracking songs, great production" – Brian Clough
Sugarland - Irreplaceable | Album: Live on the Inside (Live) Amazon UK
** BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SONGS CHART TOP 3 **
Little Big Town - Better Man (#3; 2 weeks at #1; 21 weeks on chart)
Jon Pardi - Dirt On My Boots (#2; peak #2; 25 weeks on chart)
Sam Hunt -  Body Like A Back Road (#1; peak #1; 6 weeks on chart)
(Top 25 chart week dated March 25, 2017 Check out Top 25)  

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2017-03-18

Playlist for the week March 18, 2017 

Jerry Reed - East Bound and Down Amazon UK
Johnny Rodriguez - I’m Gonna Make It After All Amazon UK
Cam - Hungover On A Heartache | Album: Untamed (Dec 11, 2015) Amazon UK
k.d.lang & The Reclines - Big Boned Girl | Album: Absolute Torch And Twang (1989) Amazon UK
** ALBUM OF THE WEEK **
John P Taylor - Lost My Chance
John P Taylor - Slow Time Tonight
Album: Realtime
Release Date: 28 Feb 2017

"Funky, country, blues...it is absolute class, a treat to behold, a complete across the board mix, musicianship amazing" – Brian Clough

Release Date: 28 Feb. 2017

Label: Mirage Music

10 Tracks/ Time: 39:21 Amazon UK
Genres: Indie & Alternative


Alison Krauss - You Don’t Know Me | Album: Windy City (3 Mar 2017) Amazon UK
Cole Taylor - Cold Beer (Single) Amazon UK
** REMEMBER THIS **
Hoyt Axton - Della and The Dealer (1979) | Album: A Rusty Old Halo & Where Did The Money Go?
Reba McEntire - More Than Just Her Last Name | Album: Love Somebody (2015) Amazon UK  
Maren Morris - I Could Use A Love Song | Album: HERO (2 June 2016) Amazon UK
Marty Stuart - El Paso


Southern Halo - Rewind | Album: Southern Halo (20 June 2015) 
Kelsea Ballerini - Yeah Boy | Album: The First Time (3 March 2017) Amazon UK
Gordon Lightfoot - That’s What You Get For Loving Me
** ON THIS DAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC **
Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden | On Dec 26, 1970 "Rose Garden" brings Lynn Anderson her first #1 single on the Billboard country chart | Lynn Anderson walks off with Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, for "Rose Garden," as the 13th annual Grammy Awards air live on television or the first time, from the Hollywood Palladium
Morgan Wallen - The Way I Talk | Album: The Way I Talk (July 2016) Amazon UK

Anita Cochran - Let The Guitar Do The Talking (Single; 2000) Amazon UK
** BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SONGS CHART TOP 3 **
Jon Pardi - Dirt On My Boots (#3; peak #3; 24 weeks on chart)
Little Big Town - Better Man (#2; 2 weeks at #1; 20 weeks on chart)
Sam Hunt -  Body Like A Back Road (#1; peak #1; 5 weeks on chart)
(Top 25 chart week dated March 18, 2017 Check out Top 25)  

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2017-03-11

Playlist for the week March 11, 2017

Exile - Woke Up In Love | Album:
Allison Moorer - Back Of My Mind | Album: Down to Believing (16 Mar 2015) Amazon UK
Darius Rucker - You Me and My Guitar | Album: Southern Style (30 Mar 2015) Amazon UK
Jennifer Nettles - That Girl | Album: That Girl (14 Jan 2014) Amazon UK
Marty Stuart - Tear The Woodpile Down | Album: Nashville Vol. 1: Tear The Woodpile Down (23 Apr 2012) Amazon UK
JohnnySwim - Home (Single; 28 Apr 2014) Amazon UK
Kayla Luky - Back To Dirt | Album: Back to Dirt (6 Jan 2017) Amazon UK
Cassadee Pope - Champagne | Album: Frame By Frame (7 Oct 2013) Amazon UK
Hunter Hayes - Wanted | Album: Hunter Hayes (Encore; 18 Jun 2013) Amazon UK
Maren Morris - 80’s Mercedes | Album: Hero (2 June 2016) Amazon UK
** REMEMBER THIS **
Roger Miller - England Swings | Album: Country Masters: England Swings Amazon UK
Sarah Darling - Where Cowboys Ride | Album: Dream Country (10 Feb 2017) Amazon UK
Miss Winter - The Road | Album: Making Stories (EP; 28 Oct 2016) Amazon UK
Mitch Rossell - Perfect (Single; 29 Nov 2011) Amazon UK

** MADE IN BRITAIN FEATURE **:
Holloway Road - Little Harder | Album: Roots (EP; 18 April 2016) Amazon UK
Ward Thomas - Carry You Home | Album: Cartwheels (1 Sep 2016) Amazon UK
** ON THIS DAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC **
Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue | On March 11, 1970 "A Boy Named Sue" is a double-winner during the 12th annual Grammy Awards, bringing Johnny Cash Best Country Vocal Performance, Male; and bringing songwriter Shel Silverstein Best Country Song
Charlie Daniels Band - Fais Do Do | Album:
** BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SONGS CHART TOP 3 **
Jon Pardi - Dirt On My Boots (#3; peak #3; 23 weeks on chart)
Little Big Town - Better Man (#2; 2 weeks at #1; 19 weeks on chart)
Sam Hunt -  Body Like A Back Road (#1; peak #1; 4 weeks on chart)
(Top 25 chart week dated March 11, 2017 Check out Top 25)  


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Playlist for the week March 4, 2017

The Eagles - Seven Bridges Road | Album: The Complete Greatest Hits Amazon UK
The Judds - Rockin’ With The Rhythm | Album: Rockin' With The Rhythm (1985)
Logan Mize - Ain’t Always Pretty | Album: Ain't Always Pretty (EP) (10 Feb 2017) Amazon UK | iTunes
Tammy Wynette -  Another Chance | Album: The Best of Tammy Wynette
** ALBUM OF THE WEEK **
Jim Lauderdale - No Right Way To Be Wrong
Jim Lauderdale - Don’t Let Yourself Get In The Way

London Southern (Proper Records)
Release Date: 3 Feb 2017/ US 10 March 2017
11 Tracks/ Time: 39:50 Country Rock (Country Music People Feb 2017; 4 STARS)

Recorded in London at Goldtop studios and produced by Neil Brockbank and Robert Trehern, Jim Lauderdale's new album, London Southern features co-writes with Dan Penn, Joan Oates, Odie Blackmon and Kendell Marvell alongside six solo compositions and a host of celebrated guest musicians.
Jim Lauderdale is both a 'songwriter's songwriter', who has written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman who has enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, he has created a critically acclaimed body of work spanning nearly 30 albums of imaginative roots music.

(Rating: 5 STARS) ..This Nashvillan hero’s work (including collaborations with Elvis Presley’s guitar great James Burton and Grateful Deadhead Robert Hunter) has seen him referred to as the ‘songwriter’s songwriter’ an accolade in full evidence here. ..
This another delectable slice of Americana pie from Fortress Lauderdale. Tuck in. Music-news.com

Drake White - Story | Album: Spark (18 Aug 2016) Amazon UK
Clare Dunn - Tuxedo (Single)
Brad Paisley - Country Nation | Album: Moonshine in the Trunk (Aug 2014) Amazon UK
Reba McEntire - Livin’ Ain’t Killed Me Yet | Album: Love Somebody (2015) Amazon UK
Zac Brown Band - Goodbye In Her Eyes | Album: Uncaged (July 2012) Amazon UK
** REMEMBER THIS **
Buck Owens - Act Naturally
Lisa Redford - Live Your Life | Album: Clouds With Silver iTunes / World Of Hope Website "she's got a cracking track..how sweet is this” – Brian Clough
The Lonely Hearts String Band - Deep Waters | Album: Deep Waters (30 Sept. 2016) Amazon UK 
Una Healy & Sam Palladi - Stay My Love
** ON THIS DAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC **
Merle Haggard - The Fugitive - On Mar 4, 1967 Merle Haggard goes to #1 on the Billboard chart for the first time with "The Fugitive"
Logan Brill - A Month Of Bad Habits | Album: Walking Wires Amazon UK
Kenny Rogers - Blaze Of Glory | Album: The Best Of Kenny Rogers Amazon UK
** BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SONGS CHART TOP 3 **
Jon Pardi - Dirt On My Boots (#3; peak #3; 22 weeks on chart)
Little Big Town - Better Man (#2; 2 weeks at #1; 18 weeks on chart)
Sam Hunt -  Body Like A Back Road (#1; peak #1; 3 weeks on chart)
(Top 25 chart week dated March 4, 2017 Check out Top 25)  


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Brian Cloughs American Connection is one of the best and most friendly country music shows broadcast in the UK.

If you are a regular listener you will know that the show was hosted by euVue a North East multi-media on line magazine.
Due to its demise in August 2015 that website no longer exists.
We are therefore honoured and it is a privilege to be able to offer a new home to the American Connection Show presented by the 2010 CMA International Country Broadcaster Award winner Mr. Brian Clough!
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for further details, archived programmes and photos.
If you have discovered it via this site please tell Brian that Country Routes Magazine recommended the show.
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Please listen to the latest @americanconnec1 show @CRoutesNews - http://bit.ly/1z2CFPl

A new show is uploaded as a Podcast MP3 file and made available each Saturday morning (shown below)


The show is also broadcast live at 5pm on Tyne FM www.tynefm.com live from Newcastle Upon Tyne. You can also listen through Tune In if you would like to the free app on your mobile or tablet you can obtain it through Google Play and many more App providers.

Features include Brian’s pick for Album Of The Week and he takes a regular look at the Billboard Country Airplay Charts. Other features have included a listeners choice/ requests and Made in Britain returns! (where a UK country artist is put in spotlight)  
Country Routes New Blog is well aware of the scores of UK artists that are out there including all those that have performed on the C2C Festival Pop Up Stages as well as many other talented British acts.
If you’re a British working country artist (solo, duo, trio or bands) why not send an MP3 track with information or link to a brief bio, single, EP or album name, website address details, song availability and possibly any local gig dates you may have?
Providing the quality is up to scratch Brian would be only too pleased to give you a spin and give you a plug.
Send all the info and your MP3 to: americanconnectionshow@gmail.com


About - The American Connection Country Show
It is presented by respected broadcaster Brian Clough who has been the voice of country in North East England, UK. 
In May 2015 Brian celebrated 35 years of broadcasting country music working for many of the local and regional stations. 
In May 2010 CMA International Director Bobbi Boyce presented Brian with the prestigious CMA International Country Broadcaster Award for outstanding services to Country Music. 
The American Connection Country Show was previously hosted for several years by euVue a North East multi-media on line magazine.

Previously Mr. Clough presented on Smooth Radio until 2009 before it was sadly scrapped from their commercial radio roster!
He has also presented on Metro Radio, Great North Radio, Durham Local Radio, Century Radio and Harmony Radio.
Country music columnist: For over 26 years he has written a country music column for The Northern Echo (See Website), where he worked as a photographer. Reviews are still featured each week in his column in the regional morning newspaper. There is also a Facebook page called “Reviews” which is gathering interest www.facebook.com/reviews.etc.

Flashback
Remember Brian Clough’s Country show on Smooth Radio?
LOVE LIFE, LOVE MUSIC,
LOVE BRIAN CLOUGH ON A SATURDAY




















Listen to this June 2009 Wine, Women & Song (Gretchen Peters, Suzy Bogguss, Matraca Berg) fun conversation intro “Further Along Outtake!!


PHOTOS


The "Brian Clough Years" CLICK to ENLARGE
Photos with Suzy Bogguss and the late Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash,
George Jones, Billie Jo Spears and the other Brian Clough!


Brian Cloughs American Connection is one of the better country music shows broadcast in the UK.
If you’ve discovered it via this site please tell Brian that Country Routes Magazine recommended the show.


"So which button do you press to take a picture?".
Lyle Lovett and Brian studying the merits of photographic professionalism (actually looking at some of the great pictures he'd taken of Newcastle) prior to a show at The Sage Gateshead.
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