Tuesday, February 9, 2016

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - Songwriter - Bill Anderson


Like most of you, I've listened to Bill Anderson for years. In my opinion, there is not another voice in Country Music that comes close to the sincerity of each note Whisperin' Bill sings nor the stories he tells. But first, and foremost, Bill is a songwriter. He has this to say on the inside back of his CD cover:

I came to Nashville to be a songwriter. Not a singer, not a star on the Grand Ole Opry, game show host, soap opera performer, commercial spokesperson, nor any of the various other things that I somehow managed to become. I simply wanted to be a songwriter. And now, fifty-plus years and hundreds of songs later, songwriting is still the primary love of my life.

To me, Country Music is about telling a story. Somewhere along the line, the poetry of the art of songwriting has gone by the wayside. That is, except for the people like Bill Anderson who remember what real country is suppose to sound like. 

His latest CD, Songwriter, is a perfect example. The title song, Track 8, touches only the tip of not only what a song should be about but who the songwriter is as well. I've been blessed to know some amazing talented songwriters in my life. Bill is the best of the best. 

It Ain't My Job to Tote Your Monkey, kicks off the twelve-track CD in true Bill Anderson fashion..  a fun twist on life in general. The merriment continues later into the selections with That's When the Fight Broke Out. Brad Paisley joins Bill on If You Can't Make Money.

Heartfelt songs are part of Bill Anderson's repertoire and this CD is no exception. My favorite, and something my husband and I say to each other all the time...If Anything Ever Happened To You. ( a much more romantic variation on the 'Dig Two' theme by The Band Perry). PaPaw's Sunday Boots is steeped in tradition as something as commonplace as a pair of boots and Thanks To You could be for a partner as well as his fans. Some Kind of War reminds us things are not always as they seem.

Bill worked with amazing musicians such as Eddie Bayers (drums), David Hungate (Bass and from the band Toto),  Dan Dugmore, Eddie Lange (both on Steel), Glenn Duncan (fiddle) and Rex Paul Schnelle (guitars, mandolin, banjo, piano, keyboards, background vocals as well as co-producer with Bill Anderson)

As Bill says, he's a songwriter because he's the only one who knows the words and he sings about what a Good Time Gettin' Here has been. 

If you would like to read a past interview with Bill Anderson, you can go HERE.
I also recommend his LIFE CD. You'll find my review of that one HERE
LIFE is also the 'Sweetheart Deal' on Bill's website this month. 

I'm tipping my hat: 



Bill Anderson loves to hear from his fans. You will find him on: WEBSITE   FB   TWITTER   MYSPACE 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - February 4- 10

Due to a medical issue yesterday, this post is incomplete. I am continuing to work on this post throughout the day today. Please check back for updates.  Thank you for your patience.  ~CountryBlessings




Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. Also, some venues have an age restriction. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.
Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS
Thursday – 4
Randy BrownLove & War – Grapevine – 7-10 p.m.
            /w Matt Hillyer
Cameran Nelson - The Marc- San Marcos -
Robert Earl Keen - Cactus Theater - Lubbock
W. C. Jameson  - Dabbs Railroad Hotel - Llano - 6:30
             /w Susan Gibson
Neal McCoy - Dosey Doe's - The Woodlands -



Friday – 5
Dave ThomasCulpeppers – Rockwall – 7:30 p.m.
ZaneWilliams - The Mule Barn – Justin – 11 p.m.
Cameran Nelson - Midnight Rodeo - Amarillo
Max Stalling - Floore's - Helotes - 9 p.m.
Jack Nelson - Game On Sports Bar - Conroe -
Cody Joe Hodges - Lonestar Saloon - Uvalde
Robert Earl Keen - Billy Bob's - Ft. Worth -
Zach Coffey - Boondocks - Ft. Worth - 9 p.m.
Tessy Lou - Cooper's BBQ Downtown - Austin - 9:30 p.m.
Terri Hendrix - Sam's Burger Joint - San Antonio - 8 p.m.
         /w Lloyd Maines
                        Project 5 &  Album Release Day & Party for
                             LOVE YOU STRONG 
Neal McCoy - Dosey Doe's - The Woodlands - 


Saturday – 6
Dave ThomasCulpeppers – Rockwall – 7:30 p.m.
Randy BrownLonghorn Saloon – Ft. Worth – 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
ZaneWilliamsBrewster Street Icehouse - Corpus Christi – 10:30 p.m.
Cameran Nelson - Horny Toad Pub & Grub - Snyder
Jack Nelson - Silver Star Saloon - New Caney -
Cody Joe Hodges - City of Fulton Meet & Greet - Fulton
Tessy Lou - On the Rocks - Canyon Lake - 8:30 p.m.
Terri Hendrix - Third Coast Music Theater- Port Aransas - 8 p.m.
           /w Lloyd Maines
                           Project 5 & Album Release Party for
                             LOVE YOU STRONG  
Scott Taylor Band - Moonshine Drinkery - Victoria - 2 p.m.
                   Chilli Cook- off
Asleep at the Wheel - Cactus Theater - Lubbock - 8 p.m.


Sunday – 7
Tessy Lou - Poodie's - Spicewood - 4 p.m.
john Arthur martinez - Fiesta Winery - Fredricksburg - 1 p.m.

Monday – 8
W.C. Jameson - Poodie's - Spicewood - 6:30 p.m.
           Special Guest: Matt Fleener
                  Steak Night!


Tuesday – 9
Dave ThomasHard Eight BBQ – Coppell – 7 p.m.
Randy BrownRailhead BBQ – Willow Park – 7:30 -10:30 p.m.
            /w Jody Booth


Wednesday - 10
Terri Hendrix - Guero's - Austin - 6 p.m.
                 Real Texas Radio broadcast
Scott Taylor Band - Moonshine Drinkery - Victoria - 8 p.m.
john Arthur martinez - On the Rocks - Cottonwood Shores - 7 p.m.



ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 4
Marc Broussard The Florida Theater – Jacksonville FL
            @Southern Soul Assembly
Buddy Case - Fox & Fork - Clarksville AR - 6-9 p.m.




Friday – 5
AaronEinhouseWormy Dog Saloon – OK City OK –
            @Southern Soul Assembly
Buddy Case - Taylor's  Made - Conway AR - 7-10 p.m.
           /w John Murphy


   
Saturday – 6
Marc BroussardThe Capital Theater – Clearwater FL
            @Southern Soul Assembly
Sunday – 7
Rhonda Vincent - National SPBGMA Awards - Nashville TN



Monday – 8

Tuesday – 9
BillAndersonFL State Fair – Tampa FL
LeroyVanDykeFL State Fair – Tampa FL


Wednesday – 10
LeroyVanDyke FL State Fair – Tampa FL
Buddy Case - Cactus Jack's - Conway AR 6-9 p.m.
Cody Joe Hodges - Soulshine Pizza Factory - Nashville TN
          Songwriter's Jam







Thursday, January 28, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - January 28 - February 3



Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. Also, some venues have an age restriction. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.
Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS
Thursday 28
john ArthurmartinezBlue Corn Harvest – Cedar Park – 6:30 p.m.


Friday 29
Randy BrownBandThe Mule Pub – Ft. Worth – 9 p.m. – Midnight
            w/ Jordan Hendrix
CaseyDonahew BandHurricane Harry’s – College Station –
Jack NelsonHonky Tonk Texas – Silsbee
BellamyBrothersDosey Doe’s – The Woodlands – 8:30 p.m.



Saturday 30
            /w Wade Bowen
CaseyDonahew BandThe Marc – San Marcos
PaulineReeseHorseshoe Bay Resort – Horseshoe Bay
Jack NelsonBeer Garden – Midland  - 8 p.m.
Rumor TownConway’s Dancehall – New Braunfels – 9 p.m.
BellamyBrothersSouthern Junction – Royse City – 11 p.m.
Dave ThomasRaphaels – Aubrey – 8 p.m.



Sunday 31
Randy BrownBand - Longhorn Saloon – Ft. Worth – 2-6 p.m.
            Annual Crawfish Boil
Tessy Lou - Poodie's - Spicewood - 4 p.m.
Jon Napier - Poodie's - Spicewood - 7;30 p.m.
           Song Swap



Monday- Feb 1
W. C. Jameson - Poodie's - Spicwood - 6:30
           w/ Jon Napier



Tuesday 2
Randy BrownBandThe Railhead – Willow Park – 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
            /w Aubrey Lynn England
Mike BlakelyBurger Burger – Fredricksburg – 6-8 p.m.
john ArthurmartinezTrailblazer Grille – Burnet – 6 p.m.
            Formerly Texas TeaLicious
Jack NelsonRansom’s Steakhouse – Montgomery – 6 p.m.
Tommy Elskes - Poodie's - Spicwood - 8:30 p.m.


Wednesday 3
Scott TaylorBandMoonshine Drinkery – Victoria – 8 p.m.
Libby KochThe Nightingale Room – Houston – 9 p.m.
john Arthurmartinez On the Rocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.
Jon Napier - Poodie's - Spicewood - 8 p.m.
          Open Mic




ON THE ROAD
28th-30th  - RED RIVER SONGWRITER’S FESTIVAL – Red River NM
 @ The Motherlode Saloon
            3-day event you don’t want to miss!
            TICKETS


Thursday 28
Randy RogersBandGilloiz Theatre – Springfield MO – 8 p.m.
Buddy CaseFox & Fork – Clarksville AR – 6-9 p.m.
GrangerSmithClub Rodeo – San Jose CA
Suzy BoggussRiverside Resort & Casino – Laughlin NV – 7 p.m.
Robert EarlKeenKress Live – Biloxi MS


Friday 29
GrangerSmithAce of Spades – Sacramento CA
Tanya TuckerBlue Gate Theater – Shipshewana IN
Suzy BoggussRiverside Resort & Casino – Laughlin NV – 7 p.m.
Robert EarlKeen Duling Hall – Jackson MS
GatlinBrothers Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN – 7 p.m.
         Snowbasin Resort



Saturday 30
RonnieMcDowellThe Palace Theater – Gallatin TN
Cody JohnsonBandGeorge’s Majestic – Fayetteville AR –
Tanya TuckerCasino Rama Resort – Orillia ON
Suzy BoggussRiverside Resort & Casino – Laughlin NV – 7 p.m.
RhondaVincent Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square PA
Robert EarlKeen House of Blues – New Orleans LA
Jaryd LaneCooler’s Icehouse – Lake Charles LA – 9 p.m.
The GatlinBrothersOrange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale FL – 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
         Snowbasin Resort



Sunday 31
Suzy BoggussRiverside Resort & Casino – Laughlin NV – 7 p.m.
Larry GatlinSharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center – The Villages FL – 7 p.m.
            /w Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino


Monday- Feb 1
GrangerSmithCrystal Ballroom – Portland OR


Tuesday 2
Ragged UnionLarimer Lounge – Denver CO – 9 p.m.
            /w The Brothers Comotose


Wednesday 3
Buddy Case Cactus Jack’s – Conway AR – 6-9 p.m.
GrangerSmithTop Hat Lounge – Missoula MT
KrisKristofferson Saban Theatre- Beverly Hills CA


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

KELLY MCGUIRE - Birthday Bash In Belize

NOTE!  A couple of items have changed. Please see new poster on Friday February 4th. 

Normally, I post this stuff on Friday but it's Friday somewhere, right? There's still time to ditch the cold and head to warm weather and hot music! Here's the details on Kelly's Annual Birthday Bash in Belize:



Kelly's Annual Birthday in Belize Bash 2016
Jan 29-  Deck Bar Concert at Kurt & Karoline Huettl house at Casa de Quest, 4.7 miles south with red and white fence, Party starts at 1 p m, concert from 2-5 pm, party will continue after show, BYOB, unless you want to donate to the Bar Fund! Ice will be available and please bring a snack to share, Kurt’s cell 501-636-9367
Jan 30 -  Island Time Bar and Grill, south of town at the old location of Sandbar, Concert 2-5 pm, great food and drinks available, RSVP to ruthverralls@gmail.com or 501-226-4508

Jan 31- The Dive Bar - North of the Cloisters, north of the bridge, Great food, drinks and music from 2-5 pm, RSVP to ada@seastarbelize.com or call 501-625-3364


Feb 3- A Day at Captain Morgans - 4 1/2 miles north of town, Meet at Estells for breakfast between 9-10 and we will head over to Captain Morgans for the day by golf cart or water taxi, your choice. Enjoy the day out on the beach, great food and drinks, take a tour, enjoy the casino, etc.. Concert from 2-5 pm


Feb 4 -  Catamaran Cruise to Hol Chan to snorkel the reef. Meet at the Ramons for boarding at 10:30 and depart at 11 am. Tickets $80 per person US, includes Hol Chan fee, snorkel gear, rum punch, beer and water on board the boat. You can meet there early and have breakfast at Ramons at Pineapples on the Beach before boarding. We will cruise back to Ramons for a concert from 2- 5 pm, you are welcome to have a late lunch and drinks at Pineapples on the Beach at Ramons during the concert. RSVP and pay in advance: Call Sandy at 713-857-1346 or go online tohttp://www.redfishisland.com/store.html to purchase tickets or pay at the shows 

Feb 6 - Catamaran Cruise to Hol Chan to snorkel the reef. Meet at the Tacklebox in town for boarding at 10:30 and depart at 11 am. Tickets $80 per person US, includes Hol Chan fee, snorkel gear, rum punch, beer and water on board the boat. We will cruise back to the Dive Bar- north of town for a concert at the Dive Bar for a concert from 2-5 pm, you are welcome to have a late lunch and drinks at the Dive bar during the concert, then return back to Tacklebox in town. RSVP and pay in advance: Call Sandy at 713-857-1346 or go online at http://www.redfishisland.com/store.html to purchase tickets or pay at the shows

Feb 7 - The Palapa Bar- new location in town at the old Wet Willie’s location, Pre Super Bowl party with great food and drinks and Concert from 2-5 pm, then watch Super Bowl 50

Feb 8 - San Pedro, Belize - Island Time Bar and Grill, south of town at the old location of Sandbar, Concert 2-5 pm, great food and drinks available, RSVP to ruthverralls@gmail.com or 501-226-4508

Feb 9 - South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch Fundraiser Concert at La Gran Casa Azul, 3 miles south of town, come out and support this benefit, Concert from 5-8 pm, Donation of $50 includes 2 drinks, all proceeds benefit South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch, Contact Dayna Harp at 501-628-9686

Thursday, January 21, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - January 21- 27




Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. Also, some venues have an age restriction. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS
Thursday  21
            /w Buddy Case
KellyMcGuireButler’s Courtyard – League City – 8 p.m.
            Kelly’s annual ‘Up Close & Personal’
This year’s guest: john Arthur martinez
Dave ThomasT-Bone Tom’s – 6-10 p.m.
            Traveling Red River Songwriters
JeanSynodinosNew World Deli – Austin – 9 p.m.


Friday 22
Susan Gibson – Yellow City Sounds – Amarillo – 7 p.m.
            Traveling Red River Songwriters
Oak RidgeBoysBrauntex Theater – New Braunfels
Libby KochLiberty Tree Tavern – Elgin – 8 p.m.
Jack NelsonRowdy Bucks – Crosby – 8 p.m.
Billy JoeShaver Floore’s – Helotes – 8:30 p.m.
            /w Jason James


Saturday 23
Texas TenorsVictoria Symphony – Victoria
Oak RidgeBoysThe Grand 1894 Opera House – Galveston Island
MickeyGilleyDosey Doe’s – The Woodlands
Moe BandyThe Stagecoach Ballroom  – Ft. Worth
Jack Nelson– Jim Ann’s – Lufkin – 8 p.m.
Cody JoeHodges Outlaw Country – Palestine
Josh FullerPapas Icehouse – The Woodlands
            Benefit for Humbled Heroes
HoustonMarchman - Torre Di Pietra Winery – Fredricksburg –
KellyMcGuireLandry’s – Kemah – 7 p.m.
                        w/ Bayou Roux
            


 Sunday 24
Oak RidgeBoysThe Grand 1894 Opera House – Galveston Island
            Benefit


Monday 25 
W.C. JamesonPoodie’s Hilltop – Spicewood
            w/ Buddy Case
            /w Jimmy Fortune


Tuesday 26
            /w George Ensle
Randy Brown - The Railhead – Willow Park – 7:30 -10:30 p.m.
            /w Chris Watson
Mike BlakelyBurger Burger – Fredricksburg – 6-8 p.m.
john ArthurmartinezTrailblazer Grille – Burnet – 6 p.m.
            Formerly Texas TeaLicious
Chuck HawthorneLiberty Tree Tavern – Elgin – 8 p.m.


 Wednesday 27
Scott TaylorBandMoonshine Drinkery – Victoria – 8 p.m.
john ArthurmartinezOn The Rocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.
BreelanAngelThe Pour Haus – New Braunfels –



ON THE ROAD

WEATHER ALERT!
Some parts of the country are getting a blast of winter this weekend. Please call ahead before venturing out. Be safe!

Thursday  21
JohnAndersonDon Gibson Theatre – Shelby NC
RhondaVincent – Grenada Center – Grenada MS
Robert EarlKeenJefferson Theater – Charlottesville VA
Larry GatlinPalace Theatre- Crossville TN
CrystalGayleRiverside Casino & Resort – Laughlin NV – 7 p.m.


Friday 22
GrangerSmithGrizzly Rose – Denver CO
GatlinBrothersAlabama Theatre – Myrtle Beach SC – 7:30 p.m.
CaseyDonahew BandThe Cotillion – Wichita KS
MarcBroussardSoul Kitchen – Mobile AL
CrystalGayleRiverside Casino & Resort – Laughlin NV – 7 p.m.
           

Saturday 23
JohnAnderson Carolina Theater – Greensboro NC
GrangerSmith Grizzly Rose – Denver CO
Susan GibsonThe Liberty – Roswell NM – 8 p.m.
            Traveling Red River Songwriters
RonnieMcDowell My Time Café – Portland TN
            Art/ book signing – Noon – 3 p.m.
            Concert – 7 p.m.
Ragged UnionHarmony Music House – Boulder CO – 7:30 p.m.
Robert EarlKeenIrving Plaza – New York NY
MarcBroussard Revelry Room – Chattanooga TN
Larry GatlinNorth Ft. Myers Church of the Nazarene -  Ft. Myers FL – 7 p.m.
Crystal Gayle Riverside Casino & Resort – Laughlin NV – 7 p.m.


 Sunday 24
MarcBroussardCity Winery – Nashville TN
john ArthurmartinezSt. Thomas Aquinas – Newport Richey FL – 2 p.m.
            for Free Wheelchair Mission
Larry GatlinTurning Stones Resort & Casino – Verona NY – 7 p.m.
CrystalGayleRiverside Casino & Resort – Laughlin NV – 7 p.m.


Monday 25
GrangerSmith Belly Up – Solana Beach CA


Tuesday 26
GrangerSmithThe Troubadour – Los Angeles CA
Suzy BoggussRiverside Resort & Casino – Laughlin NV – 7 p.m.
Robert EarlKeenBijou Theater – Knoxville TN


Wednesday 27
Suzy BoggussRiverside Resort & Casino – Laughlin NV – 7 p.m
Susan GibsonSociety Hall – Alamosa CO –
            /w Josh Grider, Walt Wilkins, DrewKennedy & Brandy Zdan




Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY REVIEW - Amelia Earhart - Beyond the Grave

I am experiencing issues with Blogger this morning. I will post this review as soon as I am able. Please check back later. #CountryBlessings


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