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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 08:26

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016 GRAMMY PERFORMANCES NEXT MONTH John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Metallica are set to perform at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next month. Underwood and Urban are both up for Grammys this year. Underwood's ``Church Bells'' and Urban's ``Blue Ain't Your Color'' are nominated for best country solo performance. Urban's ``Ripcord'' is also up for best country album. Metallica singer James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich are nominated for best rock song for ``Hardwired.'' Additional acts will be named ahead of the Feb. 12 show. It will be broadcast on CBS and hosted by ``Late Late Show'' host James Corden. --- SAM MOORE - INAUGURATION Sam Moore of Sam and Dave will be Jennifer Holliday's replacement at the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration tomorrow at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Moore says he had planned to go anyway to hear Holliday…
Monday, 16 January 2017 08:54

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017 TOBY KEITH INAUGURAL BALL Toby Keith's response to critics of his decision to perform at U-S President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration: deal with it. Keith says in a statement to Entertainment Weekly magazine, ``I don't apologize for performing for our country or military.'' Keith points out he performed at events for previous presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, plus more than 200 shows for the U-S-O in Iraq and Afghanistan. Other inauguration performers include Little Texas singer Tim Rushlow, Lee Greenwood, Jackie Evancho and 3 Doors Down. --- TIM RUSHLOW - INAUGURATION GIG Former Little Texas singer Tim Rushlow sees his involvement in the inauguration this week as a celebration of the highest seat in the land, rather than an individual. Rushlow says he loves to honour his country and he agreed to play for U-S President-elect Donald Trump as a move to unite…
Saturday, 14 January 2017 10:50

CKDM Top 20 Week Of January 16 2017

WEEK OF JANUARY 16, 2016 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 1 15 Blue Ain't Your Color – Keith Urban (Capitol Nashville) 2 2 2 13 Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 3 4 10 A Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 4 5 18 How I'll Always Be – Tim McGraw (Big Machine) 5 6 11 Star Of The Show – Thomas Rhett (Valory) 6 7 8 Seein' Red – Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow) 7 8 4 Just Sayin' – James Barker Band* (Universal Music Canada) 8 13 5 Better Man – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) 9 11 7 Sober Saturday Night – Chris Young ft Vince Gill (RCA Nashville) 10 10 7 Something We Shouldn’t Do – Chad Brownlee* (MDM) 11 12 14 80s Mercedes –…
LORETTA LYNN, SHANIA TWAIN, JASON ALDEAN GET MUSEUM EXHIBITS The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will feature exhibits on Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Loretta Lynn and Shania Twain in 2017. The museum announced Friday their slate of exhibitions for the new year, which also includes a new exhibition called American Currents, focusing on music from 2016. The exhibit on Aldean, who was named Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, will open in May, while the exhibit on Canadian-born star Twain will open in June. Hall of Fame member Lynn, whose hits include ``Coal Miner's Daughter'' and ``Fist City,'' will be featured in an extensive exhibit opening in August. And finally in November, an exhibit on the intertwined careers of country music star couple Hill and McGraw will open. __ Online: www.countrymusichalloffame.org. (The Associated Press)
Friday, 13 January 2017 08:26

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017 CELINE DION Celine Dion's massive Florida estate is back on sale, but at a reduced price. Sotheby's International Realty says the residence on Jupiter Island is now on sale for US$38.5 million _ down from the 2016 price of US$45 million. Sotheby's says the property is ``currently underutilized'' because of Dion's performance commitments in Las Vegas and is being offered as a turnkey purchase with almost all of its contents. Built in 2010, the estate sits on five-and-a-half acres of ocean frontage and has 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. It also has a guest house, three swimming pools, staff quarters, parking garage and a salt water extracting facility for irrigation. A news release from Sotheby's described the property as a ``bespoke estate that will appeal to the most discriminate of buyers.'' (The Canadian Press) TOWER OF POWER-TRAIN ACCIDENT Two members of the R&B group…
Thursday, 12 January 2017 08:20

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017 CAMILA CABELLO SAYS SHE WAS UNCOMFORTABLE WITH FIFTH HARMONY'S SEXY IMAGE Former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello felt like she was pushed to portray herself in a more sexualized way than she felt comfortable. Cabello did an interview with Lena Dunham for Dunham's Lenny Letter prior to Cabello leaving the group. Cabello, who is 19, says a few things made her uncomfortable enough to take a stand. She says, ``Unfortunately, sex sells.'' Cabello says her advice to young women is, ``If you're not ready for it, put your foot down.'' --- RICHARD CARPENTER SUES FOR ROYALTIES FROM DIGITAL SALES Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters is going to court for unpaid royalties. Carpenter is suing Universal Music Group for money he and the estate of his sister, Karen Carpenter, are owed for online services like iTunes. He's seeking more than $2 million. Carpenter says he…
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:25

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017 MOBY - INAUGURAL BALL Moby says he would D-J a Donald Trump inaugural ball if the payment was Trump releasing his tax returns. Moby writes on Instagram a booking agent asked him to D-J one of the balls. Moby's response was, ``Hahahahaha, wait, Hahahaha, really?'' He says if he accepted the gig, he'd probably play Public Enemy and avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. --- LOU GRAMM - FOREIGNER If you go see Foreigner on their 40th anniversary tour this year, there's a chance original singer Lou Gramm might show up. Gramm writes on his social media sites after 24 hours of miscommunication, he can confirm the original band has been invited to join Foreigner ``for a song or two at any show during this 40th anniversary tour.'' Gramm says he will perform with sax player Ian McDonald and keyboardist Al Greenwood at a date yet…
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 09:16

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017 U2 - STADIUM TOUR - BONNAROO U2 are revisiting ``The Joshua Tree'' album on tour because they feel it's a message worth another listen. Bono says the album contains ``a lot of emotions which feel strangely current: love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarization, all the greats.'' The Edge says the songs seem ``so relevant and prescient of these times.'' U2 will mark the 30th anniversary of the release of ``The Joshua Tree'' by playing it in its entirety during a stadium tour that begins in Vancouver on May 12th with a stop in Toronto on June 23rd. The North American leg will wrap up on July 1st in Cleveland before heading to Europe. --- C-MURDER - NO PRESIDENTIAL PARDON Forget any rumours you may have heard that U-S President Barack Obama has pardoned C-Murder. It not only did not happen, it can't happen.…
Monday, 09 January 2017 08:29

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016 POLICE - GEORGE MICHAEL British police are taking statements about the death of George Michael but caution against reading too much into that. Police say it's standard practice involving deaths that are ``unexplained but non-suspicious.'' They are denying tabloid reports that a major crime unit has been put in charge. Michael was found dead in his home on Christmas. His manager said Michael died of heart failure. An autopsy was inconclusive. --- ROB THOMAS - GEORGE MICHAEL If things had gone as planned, Rob Thomas would not have sung on the song ``Smooth.'' George Michael would have. Thomas tells Billboard magazine he wrote ``Smooth'' with the belief that he was not even in the running to sing it with Santana. Thomas says he wanted Michael to sing on it. Thomas says if you listen to the melody and the cadence of his vocals on…
Saturday, 07 January 2017 10:50

CKDM Top 20 Week Of January 9

WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2016 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 3 14 Blue Ain't Your Color – Keith Urban (Capitol Nashville) 1 2 4 12 Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 3 2 13 Wanna Be that Song – Brett Eldredge (Atlantic/WMN) 4 6 9 A Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 5 5 17 How I'll Always Be – Tim McGraw (Big Machine) 6 8 10 Star Of The Show – Thomas Rhett (Valory) 7 11 7 Seein' Red – Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow) 8 20 3 Just Sayin' – James Barker Band* (Universal Music Canada) 9 9 8 Woman In Love – Aaron Goodvin* (Warner Music Canada) 10 10 6 Something We Shouldn’t Do – Chad Brownlee* (MDM) 11 15 6 Sober Saturday Night – Chris…
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