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Wayne's Music Saturday 1 January 2011. Country Party.

"Carryin' On This Way Dale Watson, an independent outsider, who's a stickler for recording "authentic" country music.
Somebody To Love Suzy Bogguss, back into touring a lot now that her family have grown up, she's often on the road with Matraca Berg, and Gretchen Peters.
Me Neither Brad Paisley from the album "Who Needs Pictures".
There's Your Trouble Dixie Chicks, long before they got themselves into hot water over political statements about president George Bush at their London Concert in 2003. Just Want To Dance With You george Strait, is called The King Of Country these days.
Play It Cool Man, Play It Cool from a HillBilly, BOP Boogie and Honky Tonk Blues collection - some early George Jones when he stood in for another singer who was nursing a hangover, and next thing, George is on his way to international stardom.
Jump Up Behind Me james Taylor back in 98.
Out Of The Woods Helen Henderson, from Southland. They call her a Kiwi Siren in Los Angeles.These days she plays almost weekly somewhere on the Sunset Strip and all around Hollywood.
There Goes My baby Trisha Yearwood.
Everybody Wants My Girl Sammy Kershaw, a distant relation to the Cajun Fiddle player Doug Kershaw.
New Way Home K T Oslin - heartache personified, in this big ballad from "the 80's Lady'.
I've Seen It Go Away Merle Haggard with more memories carefully tucked away than you can shake a stick at. Woman To Woman The Lynns - Loretta Lynn's twin daughters, Peggy and Patsy.
Old Home Filler-Up An keep On A- Truckin Café C W McCall, up to his old tricks with a bit of "spechgesang" typical of his truck-themed outlaw songs.

PART TWO Saturday 1 January 2011.

When You say Nothing At All Alison Krauss & Union Station. Breathed new life into the Bluegrass scene when they stormed ashore in the late 80s.
Cincinnati Lou merle Travis working with his talented side men which included Cliffie Stone playing bass in this country oldie.
So Alive The Bads - Brett Adams and Dianne Swann. Things Change Dwight Yoakam started out with his hillbilly/rockabilly style in rock and punk clubs around Los Angeles, and his authentic, ground-breaking music got many rock fans accepting country music.
When We Ran Linda Ronstadt with a country rock number recorded in 1998 for the album "We Ran", a lush but earthy reexamination of material by Bruce Springsteen, John Hiatt, and Doc Pomus.
La De Da Ringo Starr from his Vertical man release at the end of the 90s.
Cry Myself To Sleep Tami Neilson from her award winning album The Kitchen Table Sessions - with her family during a visit at Christmas time in 2009
Dance The Night Away The Mavericks
Drop On By from the Achin side of Laura Bell Bundy's album Achin and Shakin, a debut in April last year for the Broadway actress, and movie star.
You make It Seem So Easy The Kinleys, the identitical twins, Heather and Jennifer from Philadelphia who had a few successful singles in the 90s, but recent releases haven't seen much action.
Only You Travis Tritt - good ol boy from Georgia who has had as many wives as he has had record Companies
Stuck Like Glue Sugarland.
Lola's Love Ricky Van Shelton is no doubt enjoying his retirement from the music scene, after all he was on a road from his teenage years, and has enjoyed chart success with over 20 releases.
Later Than You Think Eden Brent - a masterful blues pianist and vocal stylist … a "Huskier Norah Jones" she sounds like to me.
Stratosphere Boogie two farm boys who turned out to be guitar pioneers. This is Speedy West (steel guitarist) and Jimmy Bryant lead guitarist.

Wayne's Music Sunday 2 January 2011. The Country Party.

Gone (That'll Be Me) Dwight Yoakam with the sharp, hard-driving, no frills, edgy flavour of the Bakersfield Sound.

Don't Fence Me In the traditional Cole Porter number from New Zealand singer/songwriter Annette Hawkins.
Sad Lookin Moon Alabama, the band goes back to 1969 when Randy Owen and his cousin Teddy Gentry formed "Wild Country"
Squeeze Me In Ashley Cooper and Michael Tipping from a very classy 2009 album.
Nothin New Under The Moon leAnn Rimes best known for her rise to fame at the age of 13, becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.
Dream A Little Dream Of Me Beautiful South
What Am I Gonna Do New Zealander Donna Dean who performs and writes alongside the BIG names in America and Europe these days
Big Heart Rodney Crowell the Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter who's always been in the Alternative Country camp.
I'll Be The One Boz Scaggs
best Song Ever from Confessions of a nice girl - Katie Armiger from Sugarland Texas with her third album, the first one to make the charts in October last year.
Why Walk When You Can Fly Mary Chapin Carpenter - who hasn't she written songs for?
I Want To be Your Girlfriend Despite a series of relationships, the media made much of Carpenter's single status throughout the nineties;


Sea Of Cowboy hats Chely Wright.
Come To mama , She Say Matt Joe Gow and The Dead Leaves , another one of last year's top albums entered into the Country Awards.
All Fired Up Dan Seals first gained fame as one half of England Dan and John Ford Coley in the pop charts in the 70s. As the younger brother of Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts, he headed into the country field in the 80s.What The Cowgirls Do Vince Gill … Mr Country can play anything, sing everything, and writes for just about everybody.
Baton Rouge Guy Clark has a higher percentage of great songs to his catalogue than just about anybody you can think of
You're Gonna Miss me When I'm Gone Books and Dunn, with more hits, and awards than anybody in the business, after 20 years on the road, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn decided to call it a day in August 2009.
If I Ain't Got You Marty Stuart, with a heap of hits in the 80s and 90s and now a member Of The Board of The Country Music Foundation in America .
Who's To Blame The ultimate TEX MEX Super group the Texas Tornados from the album they dedicated to former members of the band the Late Doug Sahm and the late Freddy Fender.
Girls With Guitars Wynonna Judd As one half of the Judds, Wynonna became one of the most popular and respected female country stars of her time.
far As The Eye Can See just one of 14 Barry Saunders songs which inspired an exhibition of paintings last year. Kevin Dunkley the artist listened to the song to conjure up an image of a road stretching out into the red and brown hills beyond.
Wild At Heart Lari White from the White Family Gospel Group as a youngster.
best Of All Possible Worlds The Little Willies - the group that formed around the love of country classics, and the loose knit collective found itself with a growing following. Norah Jones sings and plays piano, Lee Alexander is the bass player, with Jim Campilongo and Richard Julian on guitars and Dan Rieser's the drummer.
I Fall To Pieces Aaron Neville and Trisha Yearwood - a duet way back in 1994.
Grandpa's Piano from Northland's favourite country entertainer Dennis Marsh.
Naked As Fool Jonalee White, another country fresh voice on the scene - this is from her album Sugar.
Palamino Moon Those Honky Tonk Angel's - The Topp twins.