Country Winners for the 2009 Grammy Awards

Country Winners

The 2009 Grammy Awards show took place on February 8, 2009. The following is a list of the winners in the Country Categories. Winners will be marked with ** WINNER ** Winners in our AboutCountry Polls will be marked with ** FAN-VOTED WINNER **

Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

** WINNER **
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Track from: Raising Sand read review
T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer
[Rounder]

Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

** WINNER **
Raising Sand
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer
[Rounder]

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

Adele

** WINNER **
Adele

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

Carrie Underwood

** WINNER ** ** FAN-VOTED WINNER **
Last Name
Carrie Underwood
Track from: Carnival Ride read review
[19/Arista/Arista Nashville]

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

Brad Paisley

** WINNER ** ** FAN-VOTED WINNER **
Letter To Me
Brad Paisley
Track from: 5th Gear read review
[Arista Nashville]

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

Sugarland

** WINNER ** ** FAN-VOTED WINNER **
Stay
Sugarland
Track from: Enjoy The Ride read review
[Mercury Records]

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

** WINNER **
Killing The Blues
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Track from: Raising Sand
[Rounder]

Sugarland

** FAN-VOTED WINNER **
Life In A Northern Town
Sugarland, Jake Owen & Little Big Town
Track from: Love On The Inside [Deluxe Fan Edition] read review
[Mercury Records]

Best Country Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert & Steve Wariner

** WINNER ** ** FAN-VOTED WINNER **
Cluster Pluck
Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert & Steve Wariner
Track from: Play read review
[Arista Nashville]

Best Country Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

Ashley Gorley & Bob Regan

** FAN-VOTED WINNER **
Dig Two Graves
Ashley Gorley & Bob Regan, songwriters (Randy Travis)
Track from: Around The Bend read review
[Warner Bros.; Publishers: Songs of Combustion Music, Music of Windswept/Famous Music, Mt. Tallac Music]

Jennifer Nettles

** WINNER **
Stay
Jennifer Nettles, songwriter (Sugarland)
Track from: Enjoy The Ride
[Mercury Records; Publisher: Jennifer Nettles Publishing]

Best Country Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

George Strait

** WINNER **
Troubadour
George Strait
[MCA Nashville]

Randy Travis

** FAN-VOTED WINNER **
Around The Bend
Randy Travis
[Warner Bros.]

Best Bluegrass Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

** WINNER ** ** FAN-VOTED WINNER **
Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass: Tribute To 1946 And 1947
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
[Skaggs Family Records]

Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Pete Seeger

** WINNER **
At 89
Pete Seeger
[Appleseed Recordings]

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

** WINNER **
Raising Sand
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
[Rounder Records]

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Raising Sand

Sugarland – Stay

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Country Nominees for the 2009 Grammy Awards

Grammy Award

Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)
* Chasing Pavements
    Adele
    Eg White, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Steve Price, engineers/mixers
    Track from: 19 [XL Recordings/Columbia]

* Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
    Markus Dravs, Brian Eno & Rik Simpson, producers; Michael Brauer & Rik Simpson, engineers/mixers
    Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends [Capitol Records]

* Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis
    Simon Cowell, Clive Davis & Ryan “Alias” Tedder, producers; Craig Durrance, Phil Tan & Ryan “Alias” Tedder, Engineers/mixers [J Records/SYCO Music]

* Paper Planes
    M.I.A
    Diplo, producer; Switch, engineer/mixer
    Track from: Kala [Interscope]

* Please Read The Letter
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer
    Track from: Raising Sand read review [Rounder]

Album of the Year

Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)
* Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    Coldplay
    Markus Dravs, Brian Eno & Rik Simpson, producers; Michael H. Brauer, Markus Dravs, John O’Mahoney, Rik Simpson & Andy Wallace, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer [Capitol Records]
* Tha Carter III
    Lil Wayne
    Babyface, Brisco, Fabolous, Jay-Z, Kidd Kidd, Busta Rhymes, Juelz Santana, D. Smith, Static Major, T-Pain & Bobby Valentino, featured artists; Alchemist, David Banner, Vaushaun “Maestro” Brooks, Cool & Dre, Andrews “Drew” Correa, Shondrae “Mr. Bangladesh” Crawford, Darius “Deezle” Harrison, Jim Jonsin, Mousa, Pro Jay, Rodnae, Skillz & Play, D. Smith, Swizz Beatz, Robin Thicke, T-Pain & Kanye West, producers; Angel Aponte, Joshua Berkman, Andrew Dawson, Joe G, Darius “Deezle” Harrison, Fabian Marasciullo, Miguel Scott, Robin Thicke, Julian Vasquez & Gina Victoria, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer [Universal Motown/Cash Money]
* Year Of The Gentleman
    Ne-Yo
    Chuck Harmony, Ne-Yo, Polow Da Don, StarGate, Stereotypes, Syience, Shea Taylor & Shomari “Sho” Wilson, producers; Kirven Arrington, Jeff Chestek, Kevin “KD” Davis, Mikkel Eriksen, Jaymz Hardy Martin, III, Geno Regist, Phil Tan & Tony Terrebonne, engineers/mixers; Herb Powers, Jr., mastering engineer [Def Jam/Compound]
* Raising Sand
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer [Rounder]
* In Rainbows
    Radiohead
    Nigel Godrich, producer; Nigel Godrich, Dan Grech-Marguerat, Hugo Nicolson & Richard Woodcraft, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer [TBD Records]

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)
* Adele
* Duffy
* Jonas Brothers
* Lady Antebellum
* Jazmine Sullivan

Best Female Country Vocal PerformanceBest Female Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)
* For These Times
    Martina McBride
    Track from: Waking Up Laughing read review [RCA Nashville]
* What I Cannot Change
    LeAnn Rimes
    Track from: Family [Curb Records]
* Last Name
    Carrie Underwood
    Track from: Carnival Ride read review 19/Arista/Arista Nashville]
* Last Call
    Lee Ann Womack
    Track from: Call Me Crazy read review [MCA Nashville]
* This Is Me You’re Talking To
    Trisha Yearwood
    Track from: Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love read review [Big Machine]

Best Male Country Vocal PerformanceBest Male Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)
* You’re Gonna Miss This
    Trace Adkins
    Track from: American Man, Greatest Hits Volume II read review [Capitol Records Nashville]
* In Color
    Jamey Johnson
    Track from: That Lonesome Song read review [MCA Nashville]
* Just Got Started Lovin’ You
    James Otto
    Track from: Sunset Man read review [Raybaw]
* Letter To Me
    Brad Paisley
    Track from: 5th Gear read review [Arista Nashville]
* Troubadour
    George Strait
    Track from: Troubadour read review [MCA Nashville]

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
* God Must Be Busy
    Brooks & Dunn
    Track from: Cowboy Town read review [Arista Nashville]
* Love Don’t Live Here
    Lady Antebellum
    Track from: Lady Antebellum read review [Capitol Records Nashville]
* Every Day
    Rascal Flatts
    Track from: Still Feels Good read review [Lyric Street Records]
* Blue Side Of The Mountain
    The SteelDrivers
    Track from: The SteelDrivers read review [Rounder]
* Stay
    Sugarland
    Track from: Enjoy The Ride read review [Mercury Records]

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Shiftwork
    Kenny Chesney & George Strait
    Track from: Just Who I Am: Poets And Pirates read review
[BNA Records]
* Killing The Blues
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    Track from: Raising Sand [Rounder]
* House Of Cash
    George Strait & Patty Loveless
    Track from: Troubadour [MCA Nashville]
* Life In A Northern Town
    Sugarland, Jake Owen & Little Big Town
    Track from: Love On The Inside [Deluxe Fan Edition] read review [Mercury Records]
* Let The Wind Chase You
    Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban
    Track from: Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love [Big Machine]

Best Country Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Sumatra
    Cherryholmes
    Track from: Cherryholmes III: Don’t Believe [Skaggs Family Records]
* Two Small Cars In Rome
    Jerry Douglas & Lloyd Green
    Track from: Glide [Koch]
* Sleigh Ride
    Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
    Track from: Jingle All The Way [Rounder]
* Is This America? (Katrina 2005)
    Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, Jerry Douglas & Bruce Hornsby
    Track from: Family & Friends — Rambling Boy [Decca Records]
* Cluster Pluck
    Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert & Steve Wariner
    Track from: Play read review [Arista Nashville]

Best Country Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)
* Dig Two Graves
    Ashley Gorley & Bob Regan, songwriters (Randy Travis)
    Track from: Around The Bend read review [Warner Bros.; Publishers: Songs of Combustion Music, Music of Windswept/Famous Music, Mt. Tallac Music]
* I Saw God Today
    Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell & Wade Kirby, songwriters (George Strait)
    Track from: Troubadour [MCA Nashville; Publishers: Big Red Toe/Extremely Loud Music, Steel Wheels Music, Steel Wheels Music/Blind Mule Music]
* In Color
    Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller & James Otto, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)
    Track from: That Lonesome Song [Mercury Records; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music/Big Gassed Hitties, EMI Blackwood Music/New Songs of Sea Gayle/Noah's Little Boat Music, Eldorotto Music Publishing/Lucky Thumb Music]
* Stay
    Jennifer Nettles, songwriter (Sugarland)
    Track from: Enjoy The Ride [Mercury Records; Publisher: Jennifer Nettles Publishing]
* You’re Gonna Miss This
    Ashley Gorley & Lee Thomas Miller, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
    Track from: American Man, Greatest Hits Volume II [Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: EMI Blackwood/New Songs of Sea Gayle/Noah's Little Boat Music/Songs of Combustion Music]

Best Country Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
* That Lonesome Song
    Jamey Johnson [Mercury Records]
* Sleepless Nights read review
    Patty Loveless [Saguaro Road]
* Troubadour
    George Strait [MCA Nashville]
* Around The Bend
    Randy Travis [Warner Bros.]
* Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love
    Trisha Yearwood [Big Machine]

Best Bluegrass Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
* Cherryholmes III: Don’t Believe
    Cherryholmes [Skaggs Family Records]
* Del McCoury Band — Live At The 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
    Del McCoury Band [MunckMix]
* The Ultimate Collection / Live At The Ryman
    Earl Scruggs With Family & Friends [Rounder Records]
* Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass: Tribute To 1946 And 1947
    Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family Records]
* Wheels read review
    Dan Tyminski [Rounder]

Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
* Coal read review
    Kathy Mattea [Captain Potato Records]
* Comedians & Angels
    Tom Paxton [Appleseed Recordings]
* Bring Me Home
    Peggy Seeger [Appleseed Recordings]
* At 89
    Pete Seeger [Appleseed Recordings]
* Strangers In Another Country
    Rosalie Sorrels [Red House Records]

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
* Day After Tomorrow
    Joan Baez [Bobolink/Razor & Tie]
* I, Flathead
    Ry Cooder [Nonesuch Records]
* Sex & Gasoline
    Rodney Crowell [Work Song/Yep Roc Records]
* All I Intended To Be read review
    Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch Records]
* Raising Sand
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss [Rounder Records]

Grammy Nominees –The Song of the Years —- The Ellen DeGeneres Show

GRAMMY NOMINEES — James Taylor – Wichita Lineman

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Folk Music Grammy Award 2009

Grammy Award

The nominees for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced on December 3, 2008 and the awards were awarded for winners in ceremonies on February 8, 2009.

Best Bluegrass Album

    nominated:
  • Cherryholmes – Cherryholmes III: Don’t Believe
  • Del McCoury Band — Live At The 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  • Earl Scruggs With Family & Friends – The Ultimate Collection / Live At The Ryman
  • Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder – Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass: Tribute To 1946 And 1947
  • Dan Tyminski – Wheels
    Winner: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Best Traditional Folk Album

    nominated:
  • Kathy Mattea – Coal
  • Tom Paxton – Comedians & Angels
  • Peggy Seeger – Bring Me Home
  • Pete Seeger – At 89
  • Rosalie Sorrels – Strangers In Another Country
    Winner: Pete Seeger

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album

    nominated:
  • Joan Baez – Day After Tomorrow
  • Ry Cooder – I, Flathead
  • Rodney Crowell – Sex & Gasoline
  • Emmylou Harris – All I Intended To Be
  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
    Winner: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Best Country Instrumental Performance

    nominated:
  • Cherryholmes – “Sumatra” (Cherryholmes III: Don’t Believe)
  • Jerry Douglas & Lloyd Green – “Two Small Cars In Rome” (Glide)
  • Bela Fleck & the Flecktones – “Sleigh Ride” (Jingle All the Way)
  • Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, Jerry Douglas & Bruce Hornsby – “Is This America? (Katrina 2005)” (Family & Friends — Rambling Boy)
  • Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert & Steve Wariner – “Cluster Pluck”
    Winner: Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert & Steve Wariner

Folk and Bluegrass Artists Nominated in Other Categories

  • Winner: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won Record of the year (“Please Read the Letter”), Best Country Collaboration With Vocals (“Killing the Blues”), Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals (“Rich Woman”), and Album of the Year.
  • The Steeldrivers were nominated for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals (“Blue Side of the Mountain”).
  • James Taylor was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (“Wichita Lineman”) and Best Pop Vocal Album (Covers).
  • Winner: Bela Fleck & the Flecktones won for Best Pop Instrumental Album (Jingle All the Way).
  • Sheryl Crow was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album (Detours).
  • Neil Young was nominated for Best Solo Rock Performance (“No Hidden Path”).
  • The Ditty Bops were nominated for Best Recording Package (Summer Rains).
  • Aimee Mann was nominated for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package (@#%&*! Smilers).
  • Winner: Art Of Field Recording Volume I: Fifty Years Of Traditional American Music Documented By Art Rosenbaum won Best Album Notes and Best Historical Album.

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder – I`m ready to go!

Pete Seeger singing “Take it from Dr. King”

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Raising Sand

Brad Paisley Cluster Pluck

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Brian Vander Ark

Brian Vander Ark

Somebody of you will know him as lead of music band named The Verve Pipe.

Brian was born in June 19, 1966, in Holland, Michigan. In US of course, as most of country singers. The first time, when he felt guitar, he was 8 years old. After leaving of US Army he started to join with music band His Boy Elroy (he played on guitar) and later with Johnny With an Eye. He stayed there to 1992 when he leave to band The Verve Pipe. There Brian played with his brother Brad Vander Ark (bassist) and Donny Brown (drummer).

The first great success came in 1997 with single The Freshmen and the lead single of band named Never Let You Down (from album Underneath) came in 2001. This single was one of the Top 50 Most Played songs for Adult Top 40 and Modern A/C radio in same year.

The first solo album Brian released after two years, in May 2003. The name was Resurrection. Next album came only after three years, again in May, 2006 (Maybe May is happy month of Brian :o ) ) named Angel, Put Your Face On.

Brian Vander Ark

You could see him also in the films. For example :

  • in Rock Star (2001), (as bass player), his song Colorful was used at the end of the movie.
  • in Road Kill (as director Matthew Leutwyler)
  • in Dead and Breakfast (he composed the musical scores)
  • and in Unearthed (he composed the musical scores)

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In 2008, Brian signed a contract with recording studio named Second Motion Records. This studio released his first two solo albums Resurrection and Angel, Put Your Face On and also his new album Brian Vander Ark.

Family: Brian was married with his girlfriend Michelle when he was 18 years old and they had a son named Joshua Vander Ark. After his coming from US Army, they divorced.
Now Brian is married to folk singer Jenna Land, who performs under the name Lux Land. They have a daughter together.

Discography:

  • Resurrection (2003)
  • Within Reach (2004)
  • Live At Eddie’s – Bootleg (2006)
  • Angel, Put Your Face On (2006)
  • Lawn Chairs And Living Rooms – Bootleg (2007)
  • Brian Vander Ark (2008)
  • Brian Vander Ark: Live at Aquinas College (2008)

Whiter Shade of Pale

Freshmen

Hero

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Billy Craig

Billy Craig

In this post there are used also information which were send me by Billy Craig.

Billy was born in small town Big Rapids, in Michigan, US. He was the second youngest child of nine kids.

The first experiences with music he got very early, when he watched and listen his older siblings – brother and sister. When he was seven years old, his mother bought him his first guitar. From that time, he had unforsaked it. In his eight years, he started play with his older brother. In the same year, he won the Eastern Michigan Battle of the Bands and gained more fans.

From childhood, he has had many shows, he has played with players, who were much older than he.

Later he established his own music bands, playing jazz, country and rock. He played in front of many thousands people in all USA. He played also abroad included Scandinavian countries – Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

Bill was featured in two radio show named Country Legends in the Making and The American Collection with his last CD This Side Of Somewhere. This CD was prepared two years and was recorded in legendary Sun Studio (This recording studio is the birthplace of rock & roll, launching household names like Johnny Cash, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and U2‘s Rattle and Hum . . .).

Billy Craig

In present time, he is one of the hardest working artist in this business, his radio presence is growing in states and abroad too. He prepare the new project, with 18 new songs, which will come in spring time.

His music is being played on country stations in the USA from Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Maine, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Florida and around the world including Canada, Ireland, England, Australia and New Zealand.

Stations include, off the shores of England Radio Caroline, Radio Logan (Down Under) 101FM, My Country 105.9 FM Australia, Oamaru Heritage Radio 88.3 & 107 fm, 98.1FM Raglan Radio New Zealand, WORLD.FM, 1.FM Absolute Country Hits, Country Music USA, K94 New Country, LA’s Hot Country, Arizona’s Pure Country and Arizona’s Pure Country Canada as well as Detroit’s 99.5 The Wolf Country, Constant Country KRS, The Right Country Radio Network, FunSeekers Radio Network which includes WCON, WDMG, WHIE, WKLY, WTRP, WKUN, WMTM, WCOH, WTWA, WIMO, WGAA, WHEP, WSFC, WCVP, WPCC, WCLE, WBRY as well as WCTH , WDYN, WMME, WATZ, WQTE, WWBR, WGDN, WBWC, WCRC, WRBC, WFDU, WCEF, WCYO, WRVK, WDXE, WNKX, WVIM, KEIF, KVLG, KBUK, KYTE FM, WOYS, WOCY, KSOC and CHFX and the list is growing as America and the world discover this exciting new artist

Unfortunately I can’t offer you any video, I was able to find nothing.

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Andy Mullen – Folk Music’s New Bad Boy

Andy Mullen

It’s very difficult to find some information about himself. But I got something from two different visitors of blog. Please be kind to apologize this pure introduction of Andy. Thank you a lot.

Andy Mullen sports the rich baritone of Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts and a sense of humor somewhere between Bob Newhart and a classic cast of Saturday Night Live.
Performing Songwriter

Andy Mullen plays music that he describes as, “folk fusion,” but don’t get the wrong idea, there is nothing sedate or staid about it. Rather, his music bursts out of the speakers in a stream of imagery and sound, and Mullen’s command of his craft is so palpable that in listening, one immediately knows they are hearing an artist with his own unique vision of life and music.

His clever lyrics will instantly grab your attention, but behind the humor is a man with a fierce intelligence and the soul of a poet. His ability to fashion the insane beauty and unexpected heartache of everyday life into short, well-crafted songs with catchy melodies and sharply etched image is remarkable.
PlanetOut.com

Featuring his exceptional finger-picking style on guitar, the songs’ arrangements are uncommonly skillful, with light and subtle touches, like the fiddle and djembe on Sun Goes Up, Sun Goes Down, and the galloping banjo on Quit Quittin’, all which inspire a quiet sense of joy and wonder.

Andy Mullen

The utterly moving So Does The Beer tells the story of the death of his father, who died while he recorded the album. The song is an affectingly wry observation on love and loss; his vocals perfectly convey the balance of sadness and acceptance, while never succumbing to excessive sentimentality.

Simple and stunning acoustic folk.
Hybrid

But the album is also a showcase for Mullen’s wry and subtly wicked sense of humor, befitting an artist who calls himself “Folk Music’s New Bad Boy.” “Crooked Deck” inspires a multitude of smiles, in his description of himself as a man in possession of only, “The same rhyme all the time/Smokes and jokes and a dozen lines/They say that all I ever sing about is booze.” It’s ironic without being at all jaded, and in that, it is utterly invigorating.

The Toenail Jar Reel

I’m Sorry, Jeannie

Quit Quittin

Sun Goes Up, Sun Goes Down

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Christmass time

Now it’s Christmas time. I think, no coutry singer is, who has some christmas song.
That’s why here are some presents for you:

Jim Reeves – Blue Christmas

Alan Jackson – Let It Be Christmas

Faith Hill – Where Are You Christmas

Johnny Cash Christmas Show ’77 – Cash, Orbison, Perkins, Lee

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Amy Speace

Amy Speace

Few days ago I got e-mail which ask to write something about popular folk singer Amy Speace.

Unfortunatelly I have to tell you, I wasn’t able to find many information about her. That’s why I use all info what were sent by Marios P – visitor of blog. Thanks a lot.

She was born on February 8, 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Amy F. Speace.

On her new album Songs for Bright Street, New York-based singer/songwriter Amy Speace demonstrates why she’s quickly become one of her adopted hometown’s most celebrated emerging artists. Possessing a commanding voice, a distinctive melodic sensibility and an uncanny knack for nailing complex emotions in song, Speace makes music that’s both illuminating and effortlessly accessible.

From the rustic rush of Step Out of the Shade to the bittersweet lilt of Water Landing to the gentle acoustic intimacy of “Two,” Songs for Bright Street’s 12 original compositions (plus a slyly countrified reading of the Blondie classic “Dreaming“) showcase Speace’s unique gifts, offering catchy Americana with indelible hooks, sharply observed lyrics and a gritty urban edge. Among those impressed by her sassy songcraft is legendary folk-pop songstress Judy Collins, who chose Songs for Bright Street to release on her new Wildflower label.

Amy Speace has already won a loyal grass-roots fan base, thanks in large part to live performances that merge warmth, humor and emotional immediacy, and to a tireless touring schedule that’s already taken her across the United States. She’s also won considerable critical acclaim, with The Village Voice observing that Speace is “taking her Americana away from twangy contemplation toward tangy confrontation” and noting that she’s “not another of those breathy would-be child poets, but a real singing writer of songs.” Time Out New York stated, “Amy Speace plays sweet, twangy folk music with a clear voice and an innocent vulnerability,” while The Nashville Scene noted that she “balances wry humor with open-hearted honesty.” And renowned Nashville critic Robert K. Oermann, writing in Music Row, dubbed her a “new star.”

Amy Speace

She is young but she has already released three albums:

  • Songs for Bright Str… (2006)
  • Fable (2002)
  • Edith O (1998)

Top Tracks by Amy Speace:

  • Restless – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Restless – Amy Speace)
  • Two Ships – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Two Ships – Amy Speace)
  • Home – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006,Home – Amy Speace)
  • Rosalie – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Rosalie – Amy Speace)
  • I Know It Well – Amy Speace (5. februára 2002, I Know It Well – Amy Speace)
  • Arizona 160 – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Arizona 160 – Amy Speace)
  • Fairytale – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Fairytale – Amy Speace)
  • Step Out Of The Shade – Amy Speace (May 6, 2006, Step Out Of The Shade – Amy Speace)
  • Double Wide Trailer – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Double Wide Trailer – Amy Speace)
  • Two – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Two – Amy Speace)
  • Can’t Find A Reason To Cry – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Can’t Find A Reason To Cry – Amy Speace)
  • Right Through To Me – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Right Through To Me – Amy Speace)
  • Row Row Row – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Row Row Row – Amy Speace)
  • Dreaming – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Dreaming – Amy Speace)
  • Make Me Lonely Again – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Make Me Lonely Again – Amy Speace)
  • The Real Thing – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, The Real Thing – Amy Speace)
  • Shed This Skin – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Shed This Skin – Amy Speace)
  • Not The Heartless Kind – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Not The Heartless Kind – Amy Speace)
  • Water Landing – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Water Landing – Amy Speace)
  • The Morning After the Ball – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, The Morning After the Ball – Amy Speace)
  • Fallen – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Fallen – Amy Speace)
  • Seven Year Itch – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Seven Year Itch – Amy Speace)
  • Transatlantic Conversation – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Transatlantic Conversation – Amy Speace)
  • Idle Hands – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Idle Hands – Amy Speace)

Weight of the World

Double Wide Trailer

Step Out Of The Shade

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Creator of Country Anthem VIII – John Denver

John Denver

Filmography of Johny Denver

Feature and Television films:

  • Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)
  • Sunshine (1973) (TV)
  • Sierra (1974) (TV Series)
  • The New Land (1974) (TV Series)
  • The Bears and I (1974)
  • Sunshine (1975) (TV Series)
  • Oh, God! (1978) – John Denver, starring
  • The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (1979) (Starring TV, song “Rhymes and Reasons”)
  • Rocky Mountain Holiday (1982) (Starring TV – John Denver & the Muppets)
  • The Christmas Wish (1986) (Starring, song “Love Again”)
  • Son-In-Law (1993) (song “Thank God I’m A Country Boy”)
  • Mimi wo sumaseba (1995) (song “Take Me Home, Country Roads”)
  • The Rock (1996) (song “Leaving on a Jet Plane”)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) (song “Annie’s Song”)
  • Armageddon (1998) (song “Leaving On A Jet Plane”)
  • Final Destination (2000) (song “Rocky Mountain High”)
  • Take Me Home: The John Denver Story (2000) (TV) (songs)
  • The Wedding Planner (2001) (song “Annie’s Song”)
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002) (song “Leaving on a Jet Plane”)
  • A Song’s Best Friend (2004) – John Denver, starring

Production:

  • Higher Ground (1988) (TV) (co-executive producer)
  • John Denver & the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday (1982) (TV) (producer)
  • John Denver: Music and the Mountains (1981) (TV) (producer)

Writing:

  • Take Me Home: The John Denver Story (2000) (TV) (book Take Me Home )

Television:

  • Philadelphia Folk Festival (1971) (TV) … Himself
  • The Midnight Special – Episode dated 19 August 1972 (1972) TV Episode … Himself
  • John Denver: Live at Red Rocks (1973) Televised Concert … Himself, Starring
  • The John Denver Sho” (1973) TV Series … Himself
  • McCloud The Colorado Cattle Caper (1974) (TV) Deputy Dewey Cobb Performer: ‘Guess He’d Rather be in Colorado’
  • Doris Day Today (1975) (TV) … Himself
  • Rocky Mountain Christmas (1975) (TV) … Himself
  • The Merv Griffin Show
  • John Denver and Friends (1976) (TV) … Himself
  • The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1976) (TV) … Himself – Co-host
  • Van Dyke and Company
  • The John Denver Special (1976) (TV) … Himself
  • Carpenters Very First Television Special (1976) (TV) … Himself
  • Sinatra and Friends (1977) (TV) … Himself
  • The 20th Annual Grammy Awards (1978) (TV) … Host
  • The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (1979) (TV) … Himself – Performer: ‘Rhymes & Reasons’
  • The 21st Annual Grammy Awards (1979) (TV) … Himself – Host
  • The Muppet Show
  • The 3rd Barry Manilow Special (1979) (TV) … Himself
  • John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979) (TV) … Himself – Host
  • The John Davidson Show
  • The Tomorrow Show
  • John Denver with His Special Guest George Burns: Two of a Kind (1981) (TV) … Himself
  • John Denver: Music and the Mountains (1981) (TV) … Himself
  • John Denver: Live at Red Rocks (1982) Televised Concert … Himself, Starring
  • John Denver & the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday (1982) (TV) … Himself
  • The 24th Annual Grammy Awards (1982) (TV) … Himself – Host
  • The 25th Annual Grammy Awards (1983) (TV) … Himself – Host
  • Salute to Lady Liberty (1984) (TV) … Himself
  • In Concert at the Met (1984) (TV) … Himself
  • The 27th Annual Grammy Awards (1985) (TV) … Himself -Host
  • Liberty Weekend (1986) (TV) … Himself
  • Farm Aid ’87 (1987) (TV) … Himself
  • ‘Limbo’ episode of “Magnum P.I.” (April 15, 1987) (TV) … Song “Looking for Space”
  • Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas (1987) (TV) … Himself
  • Christmas in Aspen (1988) (TV) … Host
  • The 15th Annual American Music Awards (1988) (TV) … Himself
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1988) (TV) … Himself
  • NBC Nightly News
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Episode dated 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990)
  • The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990) (TV) … Himself
  • Aspen (1991) … Himself
  • Montana Christmas Skies (1991) (TV) … Himself
  • America Comes to Graceland (1993) (TV) … Himself
  • John Denver: The Wildlife Concert (1995) (TV) … Himself
  • Today (Episode dated 1984, 1986, 1991, 1996)
  • John Denver: A Portrait (1998) (V) … Himself
  • Nature (Episode 1998)
  • John Denver: A Song’s Best Friend” (2004) (TV Movie/Documentary) (songs) … Himself, starring

Follow Me

Let Us Begin

The Eagle and the Hawk

Sweet Surrender

12 days of Christmas

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Creator of Country Anthem VII – John Denver

John Denver

I love this song and I think it’s one of the most beautiful song for ever.


Perhaps Love – John Denver & Placido Domingo

Perhaps Love – John Denver & Olivia Newton-John

Placido Domingo Rolando Villazón: Denver’s “Perhaps Love

Perhaps Love — Live at the Met

John Denver – Making of Perhaps Love

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