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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20, 2017 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 2 13 Seein' Red – Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow) 1 2 4 10 Better Man – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) 3 5 12 Sober Saturday Night – Chris Young ft Vince Gill (RCA Nashville) 4 1 16 Star Of The Show – Thomas Rhett (Valory) 1 5 6 5 Time – Dean Brody* (Open Road) 6 7 11 Today – Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville) 7 8 10 Think A Little Less – Michael Ray (Atlantic/WEA) 8 12 7 Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi (Capitol Nashville) 9 11 17 Kill A Word – Eric Church ft. Rhiannon Giddens (EMI Nashville) 10 15 4 Slow Burn – Tim Hicks* (Open Road) 11 13 5 Fast – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 12…
Friday, 17 February 2017 08:22

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 KEITH URBAN Keith Urban says being nominated for the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year award is ``the highest honour imaginable.'' Urban says he's been a musician since he was six and he's played on stages since he was 7. Urban leads the A-C-M nominations with seven. Lauren Alaina posted a video online in which she says she's ``crying like an idiot in the airport'' after finding out she's up for the new female vocalist award. Maren Morris, who has six nominations and just won a Grammy, tweets that ``this week couldn't get any better.'' Urban's competition for entertainer of the year is last year's winner Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood, who has won the award every time she's been nominated for it. Bryan and Dierks (DURKS) Bentley return as hosts for the show, set for April…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 08:33

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017 OBIT STUART McLEAN The bestselling author, soft-spoken humorist and popular radio host Stuart McLean has died at 68 after a battle with skin cancer. McLean's gentle celebration of life endeared him to legions of faithful listeners of ``The Vinyl Cafe.'' Tributes immediately poured in from fellow entertainers, broadcasters and fans who were quick to salute McLean's heartfelt efforts to unite Canadians. Fellow C-B-C veteran Peter Mansbridge calls him a master storyteller who helped shape the public broadcaster and reach the country's farthest corners. ``The Vinyl Cafe'' radio show, which featured a mix of stories, essays and musical performances, was spun into bestselling books and became a touring production in 2008. The show's stories centred on Dave, the owner of a second-hand record store, as well as his wife Morley, their two children and various friends and neighbours. --- (The Canadian Press) GRAMMYS PRODUCER APOLOGIZES…
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 08:17

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017 METALLICA - GRAMMY SNAFU Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says a minute before they started playing on the Grammys on Sunday, everything was working. Ulrich tells The Associated Press that sometime between then and when singer James Hetfield started to sing, the microphone stopped functioning. Metallica and Lady Gaga collaborated on the song ``Moth Into Flame,'' but only her microphone worked. Ulrich says his ``phone blew up'' with friends calling to say ``how awesome it was that Gaga and James were in each other's face, singing into the same microphone.'' He says the ``energy and the spectacle came across.'' Metallica will launch a tour May 10th in Baltimore. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will open. Every ticket comes with a copy of the ``Hardwired....To Self-Destruct'' album. --- AVENGED SEVENFOLD - BASSIST - BABY Avenged Sevenfold bassist Johnny Christ will be back in the lineup with tonight's…
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 08:27

MUSIC NEWS: FEBRUARY 14, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FEBRUARY 14, 2017 GRAMMY - RATINGS Did you watch the Grammys on Sunday? Turns out you had a lot of company _ at least more so than in recent years. The Nielsen company reports the show pulled in 26-million viewers this time around. That's a four-per cent increase over last year. But that was a pretty small hill to climb, seeing that last year's Grammys represented the smallest Grammy audience since 2009. The Sunday audience was the largest gathering of Grammy viewers since 2014. --- FRANK OCEAN - GRAMMYS The spitting match between Frank Ocean and the Grammy people continues. Ocean didn't make his album available for Grammy consideration because he has a beef with the awards' voting system. The fight flared up again when Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich ripped Ocean's performance at the 2013 Grammys. Ehrlich told a Rolling Stone podcast Ocean had a ``faulty'' vision for…
Monday, 13 February 2017 08:28

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017 Toronto Rapper Drake was a big winner at the Grammy Awards pre-telecast show thanks to ``Hotline Bling,'' which grabbed two Grammys for best rap song and best rap or sung performance. It brings his Grammy tally to three, after taking home one for his 2011 album ``Take Care.'' Drake, however, wasn't in L-A last night to accept the honour -- he's currently in the midst of a European tour. Drake's ``Views'' and Justin Bieber's ``Purpose'' were both nominated for album of the year, but the evening's top honour went to Adele for ``25.'' Canadian producer Bernie Herms, meantime, finally got a taste of Grammy glory. After eight nominations, the London, Ontario-born songwriter pocketed his first win for ``Thy Will,'' a song he created with Hillary Scott and the Scott Family. It won best contemporary Christian music performance or song during the pre-telecast ceremony. And…
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13, 2017 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 2 15 Star Of The Show – Thomas Rhett (Valory) 1 2 3 12 Seein' Red – Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow) 3 1 14 A Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 2 4 4 9 Better Man – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) 5 5 11 Sober Saturday Night – Chris Young ft Vince Gill (RCA Nashville) 6 10 4 Time – Dean Brody* (Open Road) 7 7 10 Today – Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville) 8 8 9 Think A Little Less – Michael Ray (Atlantic/WEA) 9 9 18 80s Mercedes – Marren Morris (Columbia Nashville) 10 6 8 Just Sayin' – James Barker Band* (Universal Music Canada) 11 11 16 Kill A Word – Eric Church ft. Rhiannon…
Friday, 10 February 2017 08:43

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 APRIL WINE BASSIST DIES A former bassist for the band April Wine has died. Steve Lang died last weekend at the age of 67, according to frontman Myles Goodwyn. A cause of death was not given but Goodwyn writes on Facebook that donations can be made in Lang's memory to Parkinson Canada. Lang played in April Wine from 1975 to 1984. He played on the band's biggest American hit, ``Just Between You and Me'' in 1981. --- MUSICIANS PREPARE FOR GRAMMYS Do you play a drinking game with the Grammys? So do a lot of the nominated musicians. Best new artist nominee Maren Morris says she's nervous all the time, so she ``definitely might need a nip of something.'' Cassadee Pope, up for a country Grammy, says she will definitely have a cocktail because it helps her to loosen up before walking a red…
ERIC CHURCH RELEASES TICKETS FOR CANADA DATES ON HIS 2017 HOLDIN’ MY OWN TOUR Tickets reclaimed from scalpers will be made available to the public TODAY at noon Available for Eric Church at MTS Centre in Winnipeg on March 7 at www.ticketmaster.ca. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Eric Church will re-release tickets for every date in Canada on his two-set Holdin’ My Own Tour. Selling out every show so far, Church continues to bring the “marathon concert” (Star Tribune) sans opener through 60+ cities in North America. The tickets, reclaimed from scalpers, will go on sale TODAY, Feb. 9 at noon. Purchase the re-released tickets here. Continuing his ambitious war against ticket scamming for this year’s tour, Church has ensured that more fans have the chance to see the show at face value, already revoking thousands of tickets bought by scalpers on previous dates. Church continues to combat scammers with his proprietary…
Thursday, 09 February 2017 09:01

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017 MADONNA ADOPTS TWINS OK, so Madonna lied about not adopting children from Malawi. Madonna confirms on Instagram she has adopted twin sisters from Malawi after denying reports last month. She posted a photo of her walking hand-in-hand with the girls. The Associated Press obtained a court document in which a Malawi judge says she asked Madonna ``uncomfortable questions'' before approving the adoption because she wanted to make sure Madonna wasn't just giving her a well-rehearsed speech. The girls are four years old and their mother died a week after they were born. Their father, who was in court when Madonna testified, has five other children and has remarried but can't care for all of his family. Madonna has two other children she adopted from Malawi, and two children of her own. --- RANDY TRAVIS TRIBUTE CONCERT A near fatal stroke couldn't take away the…
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