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Monday, 10 April 2017 08:46

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017 CHUCK BERRY FANS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY PAY LAST RESPECTS Fans lined up before dawn to say one last goodbye to Chuck Berry yesterday in St Louis. The public was invited to a visitation at The Pageant music club, where Berry often played. Berry wore his trademark captain's hat, and his open casket had his cherry-red Gibson guitar hanging from the lid. Gene Simmons of Kiss and Paul Shaffer was among those who attended the private service in the afternoon. The Rolling Stones sent a guitar-shaped flower arrangement with a note that said, ``Thank you for the inspiration.'' Former President Bill Clinton sent a letter that was read during the funeral. Berry died March 18th. --- ROCK HALL: JOURNEY AND STEVE PERRY REUNITE, BUT JUST FOR SPEECHES It was a feel-good night for Steve Perry and Journey at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…
WEEK OF APRIL 10, 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 12 Fast – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 1 2 3 18 Road Less Travelled – Lauren Alaina (19/Interscope/Mercury) 3 5 10 Any Ol' Bar Stool - Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 4 4 7 Side Effects – Dallas Smith* (604) 5 1 12 Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi (Capitol Nashville) 3 6 6 10 Yeah Boy - Kelsea Ballerini (Black River Entertainment) 7 8 8 Hometown Girl – Josh Turner (MCA Nashville) 8 10 8 She’s Desire – Brett Kissel* (Warner Music Canada) 9 7 6 Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville) 10 9 14 The Weekend – Brantley Gilbert (Valory) 11 11 7 Black – Dierks Bentley (Capitol Nashville) 12 15 5 Hurricane – Luke…
Friday, 07 April 2017 09:18

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 BON JOVI - CANCELLATIONS Fans who had plans to check out Jon Bon Jovi this weekend in New York will have to make other arrangements. He won't be doing the shows because of illness. He decided last night to put off the shows at Madison Square Garden tonight and tomorrow night _ to give him more time to recover from bronchitis. Bon Jovi has been struggling for more than a week now. Both fans and critics have noted he has had trouble singing and hitting some high notes during his shows. And he cut short his concert in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, telling the audience he wasn't feeling well. He even jokingly asked if there was anyone from a bar band knew all the words to Bon Jovi songs _ and could fill in for him. Tickets for tonight's New York shows will be honoured…
Thursday, 06 April 2017 08:21

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME - INDUCTEES Alan Jackson says he's honoured that the Country Music Hall of Fame chose him for induction this year. He says he's even more honoured that he will be included as the ``modern era'' act. Jackson says he's been asked many times what else he'd like to accomplish, and the hall of fame is ``about the last dream on the list.'' Jerry Reed will be inducted as the veteran act. His daughter, Lottie Zavala, says she remembers going to bed as her dad was playing guitar, and he'd still be playing when she got up. Songwriter Don Schlitz says his induction is for every musician, family member, radio station and fan who helped him there. The inductions will be in Nashville later this year. --- BARRY MANILOW When news of his marriage to his manager, Gary Kief, leaked…
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:13

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 LETTERMAN TO REPLACE NEIL YOUNG David Letterman will replace an ailing Neil Young as the person inducting Pearl Jam into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday. According to a statement from the hall, Young ``is regrettably no longer able to induct Pearl Jam'' due to illness and is ``thrilled'' that former TV talk-show host Letterman will substitute. Pearl Jam made its ``Late Show with David Letterman'' debut in 1996 with a version of ``Hail, Hail.'' In addition to Pearl Jam, the new rock class incudes the late rapper Tupac Shakur, ELO, Journey, Nile Rodgers, Joan Baez and Yes. The ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland. --- COLDPLAY - CHRIS MARTIN Coldplay singer Chris Martin made a special trip to visit a fan in the Philippines who could not make…
Artists from Manitoba Land Nominations for the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards Strong Showing from Local Country Music Scene with Four of Five Nominations for Best Country Album The Indigenous Music Awards are back after a one-year hiatus and artists from Manitoba have netted several nominations. The winners will be revealed at a gala event at the Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg on May 19, 2017. Presented annually by Manito Ahbee Festival, Indigenous Music Awards (formerly Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards) is the world's premier awards show recognizing the accomplishments of Indigenous recording artists and music industry professionals from around the globe. The Manitoba country scene shines in the list of this year’s nominations with four of five nominees for Best Country Album, including nods for Jade Turner, JC Campbell, Kimberley Dawn, and Renée Lamoureux. Turner and Campbell are also both vying for Best Music Video. Other nominees this year…
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 08:19

MUSIC NEWS:TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017

MUSIC NEWS:TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017 ACM'S - TIM McGRAW Tim McGraw's unabashed joy at watching Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday has turned into a meme that's making the rounds online. F-G-L'S Tyler Hubbard tells ``Entertainment Tonight'' the reason McGraw was pointing at the stage is because he couldn't believe Hubbard and Brian Kelley were doing the Backstreet Boys moves. Hubbard says they only learned the dance hours before they got on stage. Kelley says it's ``kind of nice it's over, but at the same time, that was a blast.'' --- RODNEY CROWELL - CELEBRITY Rodney Crowell hit a point in his career where he realized he was trying too hard to live up the expectations of being a star -- so he stopped being one. Crowell says he took five years off when he realized he was not…
Monday, 03 April 2017 09:03

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017 ACMS - JASON ALDEAN - Jason Aldean keeps his title as entertainer of the year for the Academy of Country Music Awards. He won for the second straight year. The best part in Aldean's eyes was how he got the trophy. Joe Walsh presented it to him and Aldean says having a member of The Eagles give him an award is probably the coolest thing ever to happen to him. The night was not so kind to Keith Urban. He led the nominations with seven but didn't win any. --- ACMS - ``FOREVER COUNTRY'' It was quite a moment when ``Forever Country'' won the Academy of Country Music award for video of the year, not just because of who accepted, but because it won at all. It involved more than 30 country acts and the ones who were present all went on stage, including…
DAUPHIN’S COUNTRYFEST 2017: Dauphin’s Countryfest is pleased to release the next round of artists slated to perform at Canada’s longest running country music festival, taking place June 29‐July 2.“Countryfest fans have come to expect an exceptional and well‐rounded music festival experience, and thesuperstar lineup shaping up for 2017 is one of the best we’ve ever put together,” says Eric Irwin, president ofDauphin’s Countryfest. “Dauphin is definitely the place that music fans want to be to ring in Canada’s 150thbirthday this year!” Countryfest promoter Rob Waloschuk is pleased with how it’s all shaping up: “With superstar headliners eachnight, this year’s Countryfest will be one of the most stellar we’ve ever put together. We’re bringing in a greatmix of country, rock, blues and roots, with something for everyone.” COUNTRYFEST ARTISTS FOR 2017 **Denotes that artist has already been announced**Luke Bryan**Keith Urban**Johnny Reid**Doc Walker**Tim Hicks**Meghan Patrick**Madeline Merlo**Hunter BrothersEric PaslayThe Cadillac ThreeJess MoskalukeCold Creek…
The winners of Sunday’s Juno Awards, held in Ottawa: Album Of The Year: Leonard Cohen, You Want it Darker. Group Of The Year: The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem. Breakthrough Artist: Ruth B. Songwriter Of The year: Gord Downie for “The Stranger,” “The Only Place to Be” and “Son” from Secret Path. Pop Album Of the Year: Alessia Cara, Know-It-All. Country Album Of The Year: Jess Moskaluke, Kiss Me Quiet. Fan Choice Award: Shawn Mendes Artist Of The Year: Leonard Cohen Single Of The Year: The Strumbellas, “Spirits.” Breakthrough Group Of The Year: The Dirty Nil. Adult Alternative Album Of The Year: Gord Downie, Secret Path. Alternative Album Of The Year: July Talk, Touch. Rock Album Of The Year: The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem. Rap Recording Of The Year: Jazz Cartier, “Hotel Paranoia.” Dance Recording Of The Year: Bit Funk Featuring Shae Jacobs, “Off The Ground.” R&B/Soul Recording Of…
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