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Wayne’s Music 23/24 February 2013.  Country selection.

Tell me Why                  title track of Wynonna Judd’s  1993 release, her second album, with some very confident and diverse selections.

Positive Blues                one of my favourite tracks from the Coalrangers “Coast To Coast” album

Tennessee Two Step                the king of Southern Rock is Charlie Daniels. 

You Don’t Know me               one of Gisborne’s favourite daughters, Camille Te Nahu, from her debut album back in 2002, but these days Camille and her husband Stuie French are the Australian Gold Guitar Winners 2013 for the Best Alternative Country album. 

I Used To Know This Song By Heart                   Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn from The Red Dirt Road collection –

I’m Here To Love You            Kieran Kane the owner of Dead reckoning records

Between You and Me              Donna Dean with The Amazing Rhythm Aces. 

Heaven                 a tale from Bill Passalacqua – from a quirky album called “Jack Rabbit And other Love Songs. 

Somewhere In New Zealand Tonight                  Hastings singer/writer, Glen Moffatt from his debut album, a finalist in the album of the year category in 1995

Things I’d Rather Have Been           here’s a piece of the Rhythm Of The Highway, from BIG TRUCKER Travis Sinclair.                         

Forty                    Australian singer/writer Audrey Auld- Mezra on being 40. 

We owned The Night               Lady Antebellum , the country trio have been racking up the awards since they formed back in 2006 …

Turn To Grey                 The Hacienda brothers, a kind of an alternative country band although they refer to their music as western soul. 

Blind Dog                from Lorina Harding’s “Clean Break” album … her second CD picked up a Tui New Zealand Music Award in 2005/6.      


Wayne’s Music Sunday 24 February 2013.  keeping It Country.  PART ONE

Helensville           The Bads – Brett Adams, Dianne Swann, with Wayne Bell and Aidan Phillips                   

Going Away Party                   The Manhattan Transfer sing an old Bob Wills number with Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel. 

Further Down The Road                   here’s the Happy Traveller, Charlie Landsborough … he’s Further Down The Road.

What Am I Gonna Do             Donna Dean from her wonderful album of 2010 …



Girls Night Out              Gina Jeffreys and friends on a girl’s night out
Island Song                             Zac brown band – picked up the best Country Album Grammy Award this year for “UnCaged”. 

Way Too far                   Al Witham with one of what he calls his “blue jean songs”.  The Wellington singer/writer included this on his 2003 collection called “Just is                       

Jericho                 something wonderful from John Fullbright from a most exciting album called “From The Ground Up”. 

Runnin Out Of Track             Kylie Harris -

Closer To The Bone                 Kris Kristofferson with the title track from his latest release with old fiends Stephen Bruton, Don Was, Jim Kltner and others. 

Tumbledown Bay                   The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band with a kiwi bluegrass ballad –

Deer Creek Canyon        Sera Cahoone – started out as a drummer, but all the while had honed her guitar playing and song writing for the release of her first album in 2006. 

You’re The Reason I Don’t Sleep At Night                    Shanley Del – an Australian country diva these days, even though she’s a K I W I … the younger sister of rock singer Jenny Morris.

The Train That Carried My Gal From Town               Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale  teaming up for a collection of 11 songs on The Buddy Jim release

Beautiful                       Tami Neilson  from her country album of the year in 2008

Home Sweet Home                  Emmylou Harris
Birmingham                 Shovels and Rope aka Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst – the husband and wife folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina  

I’ll Remember You                 here’s one from Jimmy La Fave’s latest release “Depending On the Distance”.