Australian Country Top 10 (28/8/2014)

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Adam Harvey

 

Adam Harvey is Number 1 on Australian Country Top 10  for the first time.

 

This weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

 

1) SHE DON’T KNOW SHE’S BEAUTIFUL – ADAM HARVEY (NEW # 1)

2) SKINNY FLAT WHITE – HARMONY JAMES

3) THAT KINDA NIGHT – THE WOLFE BROTHERS

4) DIRT MUSIC – LEE KERNAGHAN

5) LISTENING IN – TANYA SELF

6) BROKE DOWN HEART – DOUG BRUCE

7) BAD DAY GOOD – O’SHEA

8) HELLS HALF ACRE – GRETA ZILLER (NEW THIS WEEK)

9) WHEELBARROW – KASEY CHAMBERS

10) MY COUNTRY MY LAND – DEAN PERRETT AND TROY CASSAR DALEY

and this weeks “HOT TRACKS”

 

THESE HANDS – JASMINE RAE

THE SHED – THE SUNNY COWGIRLS

THATS HOW YOU GET FAMOUS – KIRSTY LEE AKERS

REVOLVING DOOR – JESS HOLLAND

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AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TOP 10 (20/8/2014)

Harmony James has another coffee break and is back on top.

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Harmony James

 

This weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

 

1) SKINNY FLAT WHITE – HARMONY JAMES (BACK AT #1)

2) WHEELBARROW – KASEY CHAMBERS

3) SHE DON’T KNOW SHE’S BEAUTIFUL –  ADAM HARVEY

4) DIRT MUSIC – LEE KERNAGHAN

5) THAT KINDA NIGHT – THE WOLFE BROTHERS (NEW THIS WEEK)

6) LISTENING IN – TANYA SELF

7) BAD DAY GOOD – O’SHEA (NEW THIS WEEK)

8) MY COUNTRY MY LAND – DEAN PERRETT AND TROY CASSAR DALEY

9) BROKE DOWN HEART – DOUG BRUCE

10) PARADISE – NATALIE HOWARD

 

and this weeks “HOT TRACKS”

 

SOMETIMES WHEN YOU LOSE YOU WIN – ALLAN CASWELL

ONE HEART BREAK AWAY – KRISTY COX

HELLS HALF ACRE – GRETA ZILLER

TAKE ME TO THE MOUNTAINS – DAVIDSON BROTHERS

 

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Allan Caswell says “Sometimes When You Lose You Win !

 

Just included on Australian Country on live365 the new song from Allan Caswell, “sometimes When You Lose You Win” along with “Christmas in Dixie / On The Inside”

What is so important about this song “Sometimes When You Lose You Win” compared to the many others included on Australian Country as part of the extensive playlist? Well its the “back story” that makes it so interesting.

Let me quote from Allan Caswell to give you the background.

“In 1982 American Country superstars Alabama put out a single called “Christmas In Dixie”, which has since become a holiday perennial in the USA. However, to Allan Caswell, the tune bore a close resemblance to a song he had written for the Australian television series “Prisoner” in 1978. Allan’s song, “On The Inside”, performed by Lynne Hamilton, became a chart topping record in Australia and a country hit in the US in 1980, where it was recorded by Patti Page. It has since been covered by numerous other artists and has been in the charts in the UK and several European countries.

Allan Caswell heard “Christmas In Dixie” for the first time in January 2004. He thought it bore a strong similarity to his song, and notified the publisher of “On The Inside”, Sony ATV Music. The managing director, Damian Trotter, wanted to be certain before taking any action and hired a musicologist to provide him with expert advice.

The musicologist reported to Sony ATV that: “ … it is my opinion that a case can be made that the two works bear a level of similarity that goes beyond what I would consider to be a random occurrence or sheer coincidence…. [And] further reinforces my viewpoint that one work is reproducing a substantial part of the other work.”

But Sony didn’t do anything. Some time later, Allan discovered that Sony Music in the USA, is the publisher of “Christmas In Dixie”! Could the lack of action by Sony ATV in Australia be because they didn’t want to sue their parent company for copyright infringement, or because they had a conflict of interest?

After a period of time when action was promised but wasn’t forthcoming, Allan took legal advice and decided that he would have to sue Sony. It is a difficult case because Allan is no longer the owner of the copyright in the song. He assigned that to the publisher. So it is actually the publisher’s right to sue and not his any more.

It has now been 7 years since the saga began. All Allan has tried to do is to get Sony ATV, the owner of his song, to provide what songwriters the world over see as the primary reason for a songwriter to enter into a deal with a publisher in the first place: i.e. ensure that no one steals your work, and to collect the money. Regardless of what anyone’s opinions may be on the Men At Work song, “ Downunder”, and the copyright infringement law suit the publishers of “Kookaburra” mounted, at least they were trying to protect their song. In the case of Sony and Allan Caswell, they have just sat on their hands.

Because Sony is the publisher of both songs it is much more complicated. People often ask why Allan is suing Sony ATV and not Alabama who wrote and recorded the song. “I had to … “ said Caswell “I assigned the copyright to ATV Northern Songs (as it was then). As the owner of “On The Inside”, Sony ATV has the right to sue. I don’t. I couldn’t sue Alabama if I wanted to.”

Allan has tried to get a ruling by the courts that Sony ATV in the US and Sony ATV in Australia are one and the same company and have a duty of care to him as a writer. The courts ruled that the US company and the Australian company are separate entities. That round in the courts was expensive. But Allan didn’t give up. In the following round in court Allan’s lawyers have been trying to get permission to get access to documents from Sony in the USA. Allan’s lawyers wanted to serve a subpoena on Sony in the US to, among other things, establish what the earnings of “Christmas In Dixie” might have been. It is, after all, a very successful song, that gets played on the radio all over the USA every year, in just the same way that “White Christmas” is played, and that song made a fortune for its writer, Irving Berlin.

For some reason Sony has fought tooth and nail to stop Allan’s lawyers from getting access to any documentation relating to the songs. Is there something they want to hide?

Why don’t they play by the same rules that they impose on others?”

And the story and the case continues…where will it end?

Watch Allan’s video and you can decide !

 

Australian Country Top 10 (30/7/2014)

The Ladies are on Top Again !This weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.
1) SKINNY FLAT WHITE – HARMONY JAMES (FIRST WEEK AT #1)    image004
           
2) WHEELBARROW – KASEY CHAMBERS
3) JACARANDA – TANYA SELF
4) HERE’S TO YOU AND I – THE MCCLYMONTS
5) WHAT YOUR LOVE LOOKS LIKE – ADAM BRAND
6) DIRT MUSIC – LEE KERNAGHAN
7) HONEST PEOPLE – JOHN WILLIAMSON
8) CHRISTMAS IN DIXIE / ON THE INSIDE – ALLAN CASWELL (NEW THIS WEEK)
9) PARADISE – NATALIE HOWARD
10) INLAND MOON – JEANETTE WORMALD (NEW THIS WEEK)
and this weeks “HOT TRACKS”
JUST A LITTLE CRAZY – KAYLEE BELL
BACK IN THE LITTLE TOWN – DOUG MCINTYRE
HEART OF SORROW – LYNN BOWTELL
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AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TOP 10 (1/7/2014)

The ladies take all top 3 spots this week !
This weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

1) JACARANDA – TANYA SELF                                                    AusCountry_Live365#2

2) SKINNY FLAT WHITE – HARMONY JAMES                                   image004

3) PARADISE – NATALIE HOWARD                photo_by_vickie_vaughan_(1d)

4) DIRT MUSIC – LEE KERNAGHAN
5) HERE’S TO YOU AND I – THE MCCLYMONTS
6) WHAT YOUR LOVE LOOKS LIKE – ADAM BRAND
7) HILLBILLY DISCO – 8 BALL AITKEN
8) CALL HOME – TANIA KERNAGHAN
9) HONEST PEOPLE – JOHN WILLIAMSON (NEW THIS WEEK)
10) MAYBE BABY – AMBER JOY POULTON (NEW THIS WEEK)
and this weeks “HOT TRACKS”
XUI – BOB PIGOTT
TRADIES SONG – ROD DOWSETT
LOOSE CHANGE – LIVI ROBINS
INLAND MOON – JEANETTE WORMALD
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Tanya Self is Number 1 on Australian Country on live365 with “Jacaranda” from the album “Random Truths”

 

Tanya SelfTanya Self needs no introduction to the Australian country music industry, and country music fans will remember her much loved hits, like “The Dumaresq”, “Drive Away” (with Adam Harvey), “Every River” and “Are You Man Enough?”
For today’s country music fans, however, she’s a brand new voice, with fresh music that delivers guitar edgy sensitive issues, with a maturity and perspective that speak volumes of the life she has lived, the choices she’s made and the issues she cares about. A gifted songwriter, she is writing her stories and singing yours.

A child prodigy and local celebrity in the Queensland coastal city, Maryborough, Tanya’s musical career began modestly but quickly soared with her first major award, 1995’s Star Maker title in Tamworth. This directed her enormous potential into success as she went on to have eleven top 10 country radio hits, perform at the largest festivals and gigs in country music, and win a Golden Guitar in 1998 for Vocal Collaboration with Adam Harvey.

2014 and Tanya presents Random Truths, a  14 track album. She has written every track with co-writes on four with Rick Price, Sarah Godden and Olivia Jane Crick.

On hearing Random Truths:

GRAEME CONNORS, “…superb vocal performances and world-class production. I am so happy to see Tanya back in the saddle and I hope she claims the success this collection of songs deserves.”

SUE JARVIS (CAPITAL NEWS): Love it!

ADAM HARVEY,  “ …When we recorded a duet in 1997, I remember thinking – what a powerful, unique voice. Listening to her new album, it’s great to see she hasn’t lost any of that vocal style or energy. It is a really great album full of great songs, from strong country ballads, to modern catchy tunes.”

See and hear “Jacaranda” here ……

AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TOP 10 (18/5/2014)

Keith Urban’s “Cop Car” slows as Natalie Howard races to Number 1 this week.

 

This weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

 

1) PARADISE – NATALIE HOWARD                          Natalie Howard

2) COP CAR – KEITH URBAN

3) TRUCKSTOP FLOWERS – LUKE O’SHEA AND ALEYCE SIMMONDS

4) JASMINE RAE (FEATURING KELLIE PICKLER) – BAD BOYS GET ME GOOD

5) JACARANDA – TANYA SELF

6) HERE’S TO YOU AND I – THE MCCLYMONTS (NEW THIS WEEK)

7) MY SECOND MISTAKE – BUSBY MAROU (NEW THIS WEEK)

8) QUIT YOU – VICTORIA AVENUE

9) MAN ON FIRE – HARRY HOOKEY

10) LOVE YOU HOME – MORGAN EVANS

AND 3 HOT TRACKS THIS WEEK

 

DOWN AND DIRTY 2 – SMALL TOWN CULTURE       (hear Small Town Culture here)

 

WHAT MAKES ME STRONGER – THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

GONE DROVIN’ – NORMA O’HARA MURPHY

 

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HARMONY JAMES NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY.

We are very excited here at Australian Country at the following news. We have been anticipating this important album release for some time. Harmony James will release her third and highly anticipated album Cautionary Tales on Friday 13 June.

If you like your country bittersweet, be thankful for the predicament that Harmony James image004finds herself in. The former jillaroo, who has always preferred to drift in lonely outposts, learned her song-writing craft under wide-open skies. Now, thanks to the phenomenal success of her first two albums, she hasn’t been near a horse for a couple of years. Small wonder she’s called her third album Cautionary Tales.

Thankfully, the change of scenery has only inspired her songwriting further. Cautionary Tales was recorded mainly at the famed Alberts Studio on Sydney’s lower North Shore and Ramrod Studios, in Sydney, with long-time producer Herm Kovac and her regular band (guitarist Glen Hannah, bassist Jeff McCormack and drummer Steve Fearnley). The album was tracked live with additional recording completed in Nashville.

Cautionary Tales features appearances from Drew McAlister (McAlister Kemp), Mike Carr, Mark Sholtez, Brooke McClymont (The McClymonts) plus respected Nashville musicians Randy Kohrs (Dolly Parton\ Dierks Bentley) and Tim Crouch (Alan Jackson \ Jim Lauderdale).

First single Skinny Flat White, written with Brooke McClymont as an observation of interaction in the city will be delivered to radio on Monday 19 May.

Harmony’s 2009 debut album, Tailwind, was chased by a slew of accolades: breakthrough awards from VCMA and APRA, Golden Guitar nominations for Best Female Artist and Best Album, eight top ten songs on the National Country Music Charts and first prize in the country division of Nashville’s International Songwriting Competition. The follow-up, 2012’s Handfuls of Sky won country music artist of the year at the 2013 QLD Music Awards and produced Pride which spent six weeks a top the Country Music airplay charts.

With uncanny ability to put herself in other people’s boots, Harmony James has created a beautifully wrought album in Cautionary Tales, shining a light on the human condition.

AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TOP 10 (8/5/2014)

KEITH URBAN hits the Top Spot for the second week but look who’s at #2 and 3………!

 

This weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

 

1) COP CAR – KEITH URBAN                                                      download (6)

2) PARADISE – NATALIE HOWARD

3) TRUCKSTOP FLOWERS – LUKE O’SHEA AND ALEYCE SIMMONDS

4) QUIT YOU – VICTORIA AVENUE

5) JASMINE RAE (FEATURING KELLIE PICKLER) – BAD BOYS GET ME GOOD (NEW THIS WEEK)

6) CALL HOME – TANIA KERNAGHAN

7) MAN ON FIRE – HARRY HOOKEY (NEW THIS WEEK)

8) LOVE YOU HOME – MORGAN EVANS

9) SAVE ME – THE BLACK SORROWS

10) JACARANDA – TANYA SELF (NEW THIS WEEK)

AND 3 HOT TRACKS THIS WEEK

 

ONCE IN A WHILE – DAMIEN HOWARD

I NEED YOU TONIGHT – DOZZI AND MCALISTER

LIFE IN THARGOMINDAH – SMALL TOWN CULTURE AND TAROOM STATE SCHOOL

 

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AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TOP 10 (18/4/2014)

VICTORIA AVENUE still Number 1 on Australian Country on live365

Victoria Avenue make it two weeks in a row on the top spot but 8 Ball is heading back to the Top! This weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

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1) QUIT YOU – VICTORIA AVENUE
2) I’M GOING TO JAIL – 8 BALL AITKEN
3) THREE BROTHERS (THE GREAT WAR) – LUKE O’SHEA
4) CLOCK OUT AT FIVE – DOUG BRUCE
5) MOUNTAIN GIRL – DIANNA CORCORAN (HOT TRACK !)
6) GIVE HER THE WORLD – ADAM ECKERSLEY BAND
7) PARADISE – NATALIE HOWARD
8) KICK THE BUCKET – ALLAN CASWELL
9) THE CAPE – MORGAN EVANS FEATURING KASEY CHAMBERS
10) GIMME THAT – THE FAIRGROUND

AND 3 HOT TRACKS THIS WEEK (Plus One !)

LITTLE PATCH OF HEAVEN – CARTER AND CARTER
TRUCKSTOP FLOWERS – LUKE O’SHEA AND ALEYCE SIMMONDS
CALL HOME – TANIA KERNAGHAN