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Wayne’s Music 14/15 June 2014.  Clickin On Country

‘It’s Alright’                   Trisha Yearwood in a duet with Raul Malo of The Mavericks.   

‘Heaven’               Bill Passalacqua  with the whole damn family, brothers Matt, Mike and Larry . 

‘I Hope You Want Me Too’               The Mavericks from Trampoline  in 1998. 

‘Every Breath You Take’          Tammy Wynette sings with Sting.

‘Bob Wills Is Still The King’     Waylon Jennings  - sings about his Hero from The Lone Star State

‘Cowboy’s sweetheart’             Pinto Pammy swingin out west with the Cow Bop man Bruce Forman who’s been here a few times to teach us all about his brand of country.

‘The Bargain Store’       I remember when this song came out for Dolly Parton, a number of Country radio stations refused to play "The Bargain Store" when they mistook its lines (particularly "you can easily afford the price") as a reference to prostitution.

’18 Wheels And A Crowbar’    BR5-49’s sound was influenced by 1950s honky tonk, western swing, rockabilly and the Bakersfield Sound …

‘Why Walk When You Can Fly’         Mary Chapin Carpenter from her award-winning album “Stones In The Road”

‘Mallee Boy’                   the Australian country legend … John Williamson sings about his country upbringing in the Mallee.

‘Give Me One Good Reason’             our own Shanley Del who was originally the voice with the country band The Waltons before she moved to Australia, then to Nashville where she was nominated for Female Vocal at the CMAA Awards in 1998. 

‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’ … this was the BIG song in 2003 – a duet with Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett …

‘Night Life’           Willie Nelson with the song he sold to guitar teacher Paul Bushkirk for $150 … he was hard up at the time, but later he decided to record the song under the name of Hugh Nelson and Paul Bushkirk And The Little Men … to avoid legal action. 

‘Texas To A T’              The Whites, one of the best known families in Country Music after The Carter Family … Sharon White, her sister Cheryl and Father Buck shone through in the 80s with their traditional brand of southern bluegrass …

Wayne’s Music Sunday 15 June 2014 . Clickin On Country.  PART ONE.

‘Muleskinner Blues’                  Van Morrison with Lonnie Donegan – the man, some say, started it all in Britain by inspiring hundreds to buy guitars and form skiffle groups – Lonnie’s great vocal style was highly original and his love of the blues and early folk music was something everybody could relate to very easily. 

‘Love Me’             The Little Willies, an excellent country band which is one of Norah Jones’ side-projects … this old Elvis song has always been one of Norah’s favourites …they just have so much fun as a band.

‘Stories’                Maura O’Connell, from Ennis in County Clare … the third of four sisters with a strong love of Irish folk music – and she puts her own country influence on many of her songs.                    

‘Things We Said Today’          Dwight Yoakam sings The Beatles on his cover album of 97 … called Under The Covers.

‘Other Side Of The Hill’  Suzy Bogguss with another crowd pleaser for the dance floor. 


‘Every Little Thing’                   Carlene Carter put out a wonderful album eons ago now (must have been in the early 90s) called “Little Love Letters” and this was the first single lifted from it.  ‘Down To Bastrop’          Bo Ramsey (Robert Franklin Ramsey) …not only played a vital role in shaping Eastern Iowa’s distinctive blues-rock hybrid, but has continued in his still vibrant career as a performer, producer, recording session guitarist and touring “hired gun”.

‘I’ve Got My Baby On My Mind’                David Ball … from South Carolina set sail on a country career in 1988 and has been at it ever since.

‘Two Shades Of Blue’              from a very classy album doing the rounds in the mid 90s … old friends Suzy Bogguss and the late Chet Atkins. (the creator of the smooth country style that became known as The Nashville Sound).   

‘The Baron’          Johnny Cash          released his 66th album in 1981  …

‘Takin It Easy’                Lacy J Dalton – highly underated as a gritty performer – these days Lacy J has dedicated her life to saving Nevada’s wild horses … she has set up the “let Em Run” Foundation for those wild Mustangs ,…      

‘You Don’t Know me’    Mickey Gilley (Jerry lee lewis’s cousin) with an old country number  …

‘If French Fries Were Fat free’           now here’s a title that only Country Music can get a way with … from Superstar Alan Jackson 

‘Make Love To me’        here’s one from Australia’s feral Swing Katz – Musicians and friends Stuart French and Michel Rose built more than just the core of a unique band when they combined their talents in 1996.– forming the signature sound of The Feral Swing Katz. Their music is a blend of 40’s Swing, Classic Country with a touch of Jazz otherwise known as “Western Swing”.featuring Gisborne’s favourite daughter Camille Te Nahu …

‘Crazy World Of Love’            Patsy and Peggy Lynn – the twin daughters of the original coal miner’s daughter – Loretta Lynn.

‘Don’t Take Your Guns To Town’     here’s the classic country song– a catchy ballad Johnny Cash wrote which would become his first Columbia #1 single.  

‘Forget About It’            Alison Krauss with her angelic voice and brilliant fiddle – and the Union Station Band as tight as ever … wow … this is one of her class numbers.

‘If I Can Find A Clean Shirt’     … the last collaboration between the head Outlaws – Waylon and Willie –

‘You Belong To me’                 Patsy Cline was in many ways a pop singer who was essentially miscast as a country act. 

‘Old Fashioned Love’               Asleep At The Wheel  pay tribute to the Music of Bob Wills (King Of Western Swing) …