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Enough Lighting Already

Posted in Uncategorized on August 23, 2011 by TwangNews

With the recent stage collapses in Ontario, Indiana and Belgium, you really have to wonder when the integrity of these stages is going to be called into question. However, it doesn’t take a structural engineer to figure out that these stages are becoming increasingly top heavy. Outdoor festival stages are now being asked to accommodate an enormous amount of lighting equipment. But before anyone starts pointing their finger at the promoter or festival organizing committee, don’t forget that most headlining acts are demanding certain lighting requirements in their contracts. Read full article…

New Singles to Canadian Country Radio This Week

Posted in Uncategorized on August 14, 2011 by TwangNews

 

JIM CUDDY

Everyone Watched The Wedding (MAPL) Warner

 

LEVI HART: Borderline Crazy (MAL) Outback Records

JAKE MATHEWS: Might Take All Night (MAL) OnRamp

SHANNON SMITH: Settle Down (AP) IND

Originality Rewarded

Posted in Uncategorized on August 14, 2011 by TwangNews
Congratulations to Eric Church who debuted last week as the number one selling album in the U.S. It is the first number one for Church, who has yet to even chart a top five single. But thank goodness his creativity is being rewarded despite country radio’s unwillingness to play anything that doesn’t fit the mould.

I still wish you would stick a steel guitar in there somewhere though EC.

Montana Well Worth a Visit

Posted in Uncategorized on August 14, 2011 by TwangNews

It didn’t take long for Randy Montana to win me over with his self-titled debut CD. Produced by Jay Joyce, Montana’s album sounds great and is full of well crafted tunes. His voice has just the right amount of growl that makes hard-drinking songs sound authentic and heartbreak tunes believable. If Bryan Adams was singing country in the early 80’s, I think this is what he’d sound like.

Perhaps flying in under the radar somewhat, in part due to high profile releases from the likes of Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton, Chris Young and Eric Church, Randy Montana’s talent likely won’t be a secret for much longer. Tunes such as 1,000 Faces, Ain’t Much Left of Loving You, Burn These Matches, It’s Gone and Reckless make this album a winner.

New Canadian singles Coming to Radio This Week

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2011 by TwangNews

EMERSON DRIVE

Sleep It Off (MAL)

Open Road Recordings

Other releases to watch for:

TEBEY: All About Us (MAPL) Road Angel
SHARON ANDERSON: Long Gone Free (MAPL) IND
CRYSTAL LAROCHELLE: Whole Lotta Life (MAPL) PCL Music

Initial Thoughts on “Chief”

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2011 by TwangNews

I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the new Eric Church CD “Chief” for ages. The big day came on Tuesday, and I hit the download button at 6 a.m.

I am a huge EC fan. He can turn a phrase and create a hook with the best of them. I love his vocals, and on his first two albums he managed to walk that fine line between pushing the limits of his music without going too far. Those first two releases are so good, that perhaps I had expectations for this third release that were just unattainable for even Church.

I want to say that I love “Chief.” I have read many glowing reviews, and yet, in the pit of my stomach there lingers that undeniable feeling of disappointment. However, let’s start with what I liked, because I’m a positive kind of guy. Read more…

Smell Like Swift

Posted in Uncategorized on July 19, 2011 by TwangNews

Taylor Swift, in partnership with Elizabeth Arden, is set to launch her own fragrance in October called Wonderstruck.

Swift joins Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as country celebs with their own fragrance.

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