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Wayne’s Music 12/13 May 2012.  keeping it Country.

Somebody Like You                  Keith Urban with his song that Billboard ranked as the #1 song of the first decade of the 21st Century. 

 

Beautiful Life           Tammie Davis, the pianist from North Carolina, was a US Marine before she became North Carolina’s female Country Artist Of The Year, last year.  These days, she shares the stage with some of the biggest names in the business. 

Yesterday I Loved You But Today I Just Don’t Care      Christchurch band “The Unfaithful Ways” from the excellent album “Free Rein”, a finalist in The RIANZ Best Country Album Of The Year Awards this year.                       

Living And Living Well               George Strait from his album at the beginning of the 21st Century “The Road Less Travelled” … it was a #1 single for the veteran Country Music star who has had such an influence on modern country music.   

Where The Highway takes me            John Egenes,  from The Stone Soup Sessions.  From Santa Fe, New Mexico, he has spent his years on the road and in the studio backing some of the best representatives of the craft.
Cowboy Take Me Away            The Dixie Chicks released their 5th album at the end of the 90s, and it was possibly the most successful

19 Something                                      Mark Willis with another hot country song from earlier in the decade, in fact it has been rated by Billboard as the second best country single of the decade. 

Where Would I be                    Lauren Thomson  with her Mataura Licensing Trust Song Writing Award winning song of a few years ago –

Fast Cars And Freedom                   Rascal Flatts, the country band from Columbus , Ohio, has just released the eight studio album called “Changed”,  and back in 2006, Rascal Flatts was the biggest selling artist, with nearly 5 million physical album sales and nearly 4 million digital track sales. 

 It’s Five O’clock Somewhere                  Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett - the biggest pop hit for Jackson and the first top forty for Buffet since the seventies.       

Ghost Of This Town                 The Harbour Union is a collection of Canterbury musicians from various bands,  and soloists, who have pooled their talents to make a record, of, for and about, their community – the profits and proceeds of which will go towards the people who need it in Lyttleton.

The World                           Brad Paisley with one of the hit singles from his smash album “Time Well Wasted” about six years ago.  

Buttonhole                       The Tenderizers from the album Love Me Tender (another finalist in the NZ Country Album of The Year Awards).

 

Wayne’s Music Sunday 13 May 2012.  keeping it Country.  PART ONE

 

All I Want To Do                    Sugarland, one of the hottest duos in Country music these days – Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush – have been rocking stadiums for several years now. 

Ain’t Nothing Bout You              Brooks and Dunn – with their longest lasting song of 2001. 

Midnight Sun                           Aly Cook from Nelson with the Brand New Day album r eleased in March last year; 

beer For My Horses                Toby Keith the singer/songwriter/producer/and actor, has released thirteen studio albums and multiple compilation albums, and charted over 40 singles.  This is one of his longest lasting hit songs with Willie Nelson from 2003. 

 

PART TWO.

What Was I Thinkin                 Dierks Bentley with the number one that started his career in country music, back in 2003. 

Our Song                       Taylor Swift is one of the youngest songwriters around today – her fourth album is not far away, and of course, her fans enjoyed her performances here when she wound up the “Speak Now” tour in March, wearing an All Black Jersey over her usual Princess Dress on stage. 

Summertime           Kenny Chesney is one of the most popular touring acts in country music, regularly selling out the venues at which he performs. 

The Way You Love Me             Faith Hill, an enormous cross-over success coming into the 21st Century. 

 Letters From Home             John Michael Montgomery, Mr “working man’s” country – well, that was the label he started out with. 

Great day                         Canadian Tammi  Neilson from the Kitchen Table Sessions Volume 2 … Tami went back to her brother’s house two years ago to record more songs with her family.

Yes                  Chad Brock the World Championship wrestler decided upon a country music career after an injury forced him out of the professional wrestling circuit. 

Suds In The Bucket            Sara Evans Sara's demo tape caught the attention of songwriter Harlan Howard in 1995, a living legend in the world of country music, who soon orchestrated a record deal for her with RCA. The break was all she needed to prove her mettle to the national press and music aficionados in Nashville.
 

My Wish                Rascal Flatts from the fourth studio album – they’re now up to #8 I think … the trio are one of the most popular acts on the country scene today. 

before He Cheats             Carrie Underwood won the fourth season of American idol back in 2005, and since then has become a multi-platinum-selling recording star. 

My best Friend                Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill, as Country Music’s reigning King and Queen toured Australia a few months ago – with shows together and separately.

Sing It For You               Jody Direen from Wanaka with one of the 12 tracks on her debut album released just over a year ago.

 I Hope You Dance           leeAnn Womack is currently one of country music's brightest and best selling stars, thanks to her mix of contemporary and traditional country sounds.