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Stuart Cameron talks Country
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Stuart Cameron
talks Country
Lynne Taylor Donovan
Augusta Ray
Cortni Bird
Canadian Lynne has been a Hotdisc client from day one
but until a few months ago had never topped the chart
but she finally did it with The Strong One.
Now she has her follow-up single completed and Am I
Dreaming is the name of it. This one is not as instantly
catchy but it is a grower and when it does take hold of
you it will be stuck in your mind for weeks!
Hotdisc is delighted to welcome Augusta from Canada,
or Gus if you like, who is one exciting talent.
She lists as her influences Led Zeppelin, Shania Twain
and Jimi Hendrix!
She commands every stage she appears on and writes
some amazing songs which have already won her fans.
She splits her time between Canada and Nashville and
we think that once European audiences get to know
her, she may have to split into three areas of
concentration.
Cortni launched her European career via Hotdisc earlier
this year and now she is back with a new single.
She is certainly not lacking in confidence. ‘I’m ready to
take on the world’, says the feisty youngster who lives
life to the full.
She agrees with her friends’ assessment of her.
Unpredictable, untamable and unchangeable!
Denny Strickland
Denny’s acoustic singles this year have certainly been
well received but he now brings out a single called Get
A Grip.
He is one of the fastest rising stars on the scene thanks
to former Johnny Cash band member, Marshall Grant
who is now his manager.
He consistently comes up with catchy songs and videos
and this new single is sure to increase his stock value
even more.
Top: Penny Jayne Black; Tony Clarke
Middle: Denny Strickland; Lynne Taylor Donavon.
Bottom: Cortni Bird; Augusta Ray.
Penny Jayne Black
Another first timer on Hotdisc, her new single is
California and one she wrote.
This young writer from the UK is also a singer and
actress and has had Country music deep in her roots for
many years.
While travelling in America she fell in love with the
USA which has become a source of inspiration for her
music.
Tony Clarke
Tony burst onto the scene a few years ago as a new
British singer/songwriter and his music has been largely
accepted by European djs with plenty of support for his
music.
It’s disappointing that his talent hasn’t been recognised
yet in some quarters but with quality tunes like his new
single, Didn’t We, surely it’s just a matter of time before
he gets the success he deserves.
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Artists likely to appear on the next Hotdisc include Allan Markin, Noel Flynn, Aaron Gordvin,
Joey Sontz, Sasha McVeigh, Luke & Mel, Kelly Oliver, Steve Young, Dawson Reigns, James Dupre,
Terra Bella and many others, to be announced.
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For a full list of the all Hotdisc charts go to: www.hotdisc.co.uk/charts
Stuart Cameron.
It's great to be able to still bring the European Country music industry some brand new names as well as some old
favourites.
TWO INCREDIBLE SPECIAL OFFERS FROM HOTDISC / UP COUNTRY
Hotdisc has teamed up with the world’s Number 1 Country music magazine, Up Country, to bring you TWO exclusive
offers.
Offer 1: Buy the very latest 17th edition of Best of British & Irish
Country 2015 for just £9.99 and by ordering through Up Country you
will receive FIVE full length Country cds at no extra cost featuring
some of Country music’s top names, that’s SIX albums for less than a
tenner and postage is included too! It features the best British tracks
from last year with acts including Frank Jennings, George Inglis,
Dave Sheriff, Rob Allen, The Diablos, Tony Clarke, Janey Kirk,
Charlotte Black, Christina Kulukundis, Susan McCann and Pete
Kennedy.
Previous
Amazingly we’ve flown past our 50th edition of the Hotdisc Top 20 tv show which is now on Sky TV Channel 389, Freeview
87 and FreeSat 516 on the 24 hour Country channel, Keep It Country. The reaction we have had from viewers and clients
has been overwhelming and the slick presenter-free format means we can get down to the nitty gritty of playing nothing
but music.
We play music from all 20 songs in the Hotdisc Chart as well as new releases, flashbacks and sessions and you can see the
show every Monday night at 6pm, Thursdays at 4pm and Friday nights into Saturday mornings until 1am.
We are delighted too to announce our Hotdisc Awards show on the first Monday in January which will reflect the success of
the best British and International tracks on Hotdisc in 2016, giving awards based totally on chart performance as put
together by the European Country music djs. I have always been outspoken about the many awards that exist in all areas
of showbusiness which are given away like sweets with no merit attached to them. Often award shows are used as
marketing exercises with people asked to take to social media to vote for their favourites. Usually this has nothing to do
with quality and all to do with how many ‘friends’ people can generate. Nothing to do with merit. I get so many emails
and messages from people asking me to vote for certain people in certain polls so that it can boost their egos and win
awards that are frankly meaningless. It may be the accepted way of doing things these days but count me out. Genuine
awards given on merit with no other motive or hidden agenda is absolutely fine and it will be refreshing that the Hotdisc
award winners will have earned them.
Away from my soapbox I am currently putting my money where my mouth is and giving away nearly £4,000 in
promotional slots on Hotdisc to 20 British and Irish acts who have never appeared on Hotdisc before. Each slot is worth
£195 and there are absolutely no catches and yes, this really is a free lunch! So if you’ve never tried us before, we’ll get
your music out to our network of hundreds of djs free of charge. There are no obligations to purchase any slot in the future
but of course I hope that those trying Hotdisc for the first time will have a positive experience and will see the value other
acts have been enjoying since 1998. So if you want in then get in touch by email to [email protected] and even if
you are not one of the first 20 who apply, we will be giving every other act a slot for just £50 to be used in the next year,
that’s nearly 75 percent off. Either way you cannot lose, so get in touch because we try and promote more and more British
acts via Hotdisc and give them access to radio and of course tv.
This month sees new acts taking part in Hotdisc for the first time including Aaron Tracy, Campbell Station, KayLyn, Mallory
Johnson, Clint Bradley, Kerry Fearon and Chloe Chadwick, with the likes of Rett Russell, Smith & Wesley, Kevin Davin Fine,
Mary Duff, Kathy Crinion, Michelle Banting, Rusty Rierson and Donovan Lee all returning with strong new singles.
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Sparks Will Fly, Brenda Burch
Gotta Have You, Risa Binder
Home Made Lovin', Luke Nichols
Rewind, Southern Halo
I Want A Love, Lonestar
One Night At A Time, Jackie Storrar
Modern Woman, Shantel Adams
Good Thing That Couldn't Happen Here, Kenny Butterill
Go Right Now, Joey Clarkson
Country Playing Band, Noel Flynn
Rainmaker, Darryl Worley
Truth About Trains, Shantell Ogden
One Kiss At A Time, Mantz Brothers
You Will Come To Know, David Starr
Bluebonnets, Aaron Watson
In America, Sammy Sadler
Just Another Day, Claire Petrie
I'm Going To Roam, Moore & Moore
Fallen Star, Ray William Roldan
You Rock My Rodeo, SaraBeth
Rusty Old Livin', Charlotte Black
Sharksville, Belle
Hey Porter, Bob Campbell
Why, Gary Curtis & Anne Nolan
Catch A Ride, Samantha Lloyd
Lucky Star, Joey Sontz
Jack Hammered, Swagger Kings
Temporary Joy, Gordon Jensen
How That Feels, James Robert Webb
Headlights, Chelsey Danfield
Sickle Moon, Alan Markin
When We Were Young, Lily
Long Stretch Of Freedom, Ottar ‘Big Hand’ Johansen
Dirty, Sarah Dunn Band
Nowhere America, Peyton Davis
Okie From Muskogee's Headed Home, Vince Hatfield
Bandito, Keith Shaw
Revolution, Calle Ameln
Missing You, George Inglis
A Good Place To Turn Around, Stacia Watkins
Offer 2: 10 ALBUMS FOR A TENNER! This includes 10 assorted
albums featuring many top Country artists with postage and packing
included! You simply cannot go wrong. Hurry - this is a limited offer
while stocks last.
For more information on Stuart Cameron’s Hotdisc visit: www.hotdisc.co.uk. You can contact Stuart direct at: [email protected]
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