- Jason Aldean performs on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Monday, 6/13.
- Behind the Video: Martina McBride Teenage Daughters debuts on GAC on Tuesday, 6/14.
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has a performance by Randy Travis and Josh Turner on Tuesday, 6/14.
- Blake Shelton makes an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Scotty McCreery performs on Wednesday, 6/15.
- The Today Show has a performance by Kenny Chesney on Friday, 6/17.
- Billy Currington performs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday, 6/17.
- Willie Nelson is on The Today Show on Saturday, 6/18.
- Taylor Swift performs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, 5/30.
- The Late Show with David Letterman has a performance by Willie Nelson on Monday, 5/30.
- Scotty McCreery performs on Regis & Kelly on Tuesday, 5/31.
- Lauren Alaina performs on Regis & Kelly on Wednesday, 5/31.
- Both Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina perform on The Today Show on Thursday, 6/1.
- GAC presents Backstory: LeAnn Rimes on Sunday, 4/24.
- Biography spotlights Brooks & Dunn and Willie Nelson on Monday, 4/25.
- Darius Rucker performs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday, 4/25.
- The View has a performance by Tim McGraw on Wednesday, 4/27.
- Allison Kraus performs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, 4/27.
- The Late Show with David Letterman has a performance by Emmylou Harris on Wednesday, 4/27.
- Tim McGraw performs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, 4/28.
- The Late Show with David Letterman has a performance by Steve Earle on Friday, 4/29.
- Keith Urban performs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, 3/28.
- The Talk has a performance by Little Big Town on Tuesday, 3/29.
- Dierks Bentley performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, 3/29.
- Dierks Bentley also performs on The Talk on Wednesday, 3/30.
- The Late Show with David Letterman has a performance with Willie Nelson on Wednesday, 3/30.
- Miranda Lambert will appear on the Early Show on Friday, 4/1.
- The Talk has an appearance by Blake Shelton on Friday, 4/1.
I’m a huge Willie Nelson fan, it’s actually pretty hard to pick an album I love most of his. Aside from his classics, I think this recent album of his is phenomenal. Take a listen to “Gravedigger”, “Moment of Forever” and my favorite “I’m Alive”.
Moment of Forever by Willie Nelson
Looks like Thursday on the Biography channel is our lucky day! Lots of country artists are featured. In addition to that, Oprah is running shows about her trip to Australia this week and we get to see Keith Urban on her show on Friday! What are you most looking forward to watching?
- Darius Rucker is performing on The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, 1/19.
- Biography is showcasing LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson on Thursday, 1/20.
- Keith Urban will be on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday, 1/21.
The night started off with great openers Daryll Lee Rush and The Dirt Drifters who know how to put on a show. Amongst the elbow room only crowd and the rowdy fans waiting in line to get even with each other at midnight, I sat and watched Stoney do what he does best and belt out one great song after another. He covered Norman Greenbaum with ease. Stoney LaRue and The Arsenals played all the crowd favorites “Empty Glass”,”Down in Flames”, “One Chord Song” and the huge hit for him everyone in the place knew. There’s wasn’t a soul not dancing or singing along myself included to “Oklahoma Breakdown” (written by longtime Oklahoma music scene icon, Mike Hosty of the Hosty Duo).
Stoney grew up listening to his father play bass and after watching this show I don’t think there’s anything else Stoney wants to do. His music and live shows deliver every time. Stoney fired up the crowd playing some new songs that are coming out on his new album. I got goose bumps just thinking about it. If you have a chance to hear him cover a Willie Nelson song it’s as though Willie himself is there singing. Amazing. So far hands down my favorite show from start to finish that Stoney LaRue and The Arsenals have done.
This week I get to jump on the wicked twisted road with Reckless Kelly so stay tuned for that. In the meantime go check out some of Stoney LaRue and the Arsenals live performances on youtube or at stoneylarue.com and wipe the tears from your eyes. He’ll be back soon for Country Fever.
My name is Tony “The Rooster” Brown and I am the creator and co-host of Red Dirt: Live. What is Red Dirt: Live you ask? Red Dirt: Live highlights Red Dirt artists both known and upcoming in the Red Dirt/Texas music scene. Each episode will profile a specific band providing viewers with an in depth background into each band, featuring interviews as well as showcase live performances shot exclusively for the show at Oklahoma’s Red Dirt destination, The Wormy Dog Saloon.
Now that I have gotten that out of the way I’ll give you a little background on myself and why I like this genre of music so much. My love of Red Dirt/Texas music started back in 1999 with frequent trips to Stillwater, Oklahoma, the birth place of Red Dirt music. My idols have always been Waylon Jennings, Willie, Cash, the outlaws of country music. They had their own way of doing country music which was totally against the Nashville-way, much like these guys in the Red Dirt/Texas music scene, their lyrics and almost rock-n-roll style is profoundly unique.
My grandfather actually enjoyed Red Dirt more than the new pop-country songs that were out there which meant a lot to me growing up because I idolized him as a musician. Working for 93.3 KKNG got me even more involved with the Red Dirt/Texas music scene. I became friends with a lot of the artists and realized how down to earth they were, just like me. When I hear the lyrics, it’s like I’m back home in my one horse town, backroadin’ and livin’ free.
I’ll be using this blog to post interviews from the road and keeping you up to date with albums of the week, upcoming shows and my big trip to CMT in Nashville and let you all know what’s going on and with Red Dirt: Live and the music and musicians of the Red Dirt/Texas music scene.