Award-winning country music legend Moe Bandy is releasing a new album, A Love Like That, on Friday, August 28. Bandy delivers true-to-the-bone traditional country music that fans expect from “Bandy The Rodeo Clown.”
“A Love Like That is one of the most enjoyable albums I’ve ever cut,” says Bandy. “We really worked hard to choose the right songs for this record, and I think we did just that. I’m excited for this new album to drop and to get back on the road again, bringing the new music to the fans.”
The eleven-track project was produced by acclaimed Grand Ole Opry musician, the late Jimmy Capps (George Jones, George Strait, Ray Charles, Tammy Wynette). Capps and Bandy completed the album prior to his passing earlier this year.
“When I recorded this new CD, I never would have dreamed that this would be the last completed project that Jimmy Capps would produce and play on,” said Bandy. Listen or download the album at https://moebandy.com/ and check out Moe’s autobiography, Lucky Me.
“I Know Country” Q&A from www.IKnowCountry.com
QUESTION: Who were the male and female artists, with successful solo careers, who had a No. 1 hit as a duo on the Billboard Country Singles chart on August 18, 1973 with “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”?
Artist management teams are trying to keep their artists ‘moving forward’ during the continuing pandemic while trying to keep their businesses afloat, according to a story by Tom Roland in Billboard. Income has dropped by as much as 95% for many management companies.
Artists are continuing to create music, often in isolation, and streaming or making videos of their songs to keep fans involved, including Cassadee Pope who released an acoustic album of previously unreleased songs.
Many artists and their management are determined to weather the storm without firing or furloughing full-time employees. Reba McEntire even paid freelance road crew members for 14 concert dates that had to be canceled.
Management teams are finding it virtually impossible to plan road dates due to the lack of a national plan to battle the outbreak as rules vary from state to state and even country to county and city to city, and continue to be revised.
“I Know Country” Q&A ANSWER
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty. They had numerous hits as a duo, including “After the Fire is Gone,” “Lead Me On” and “As Soon As I Hang Up the Phone.”
- “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” was written by Becki Bluefield and Jim Owen recorded as a duet by American country music artists Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. It was the first single and title track from the album of the same name.
This Week’s Country Music Birthdays
August 16 Billy Joe Shaver, 1939
Emily Strayer (The Chicks), 1972
Dan Smyers (Dan+Shay), 1987
August 17 Kevin Welch, 1955
August 19 Eddy Raven, 1944
Lee Ann Womack, 1966
Clay Walker, 1969
August 20 Jim Reeves, 1923 (died July 31, 1964)*
Rudy Gatlin (Gatlin Brothers), 1952
August 21 Kenny Rogers, 1938 (died March 20, 2020)
James Burton (guitarist), 1939
Kacey Musgraves, 1988
August 22 Collin Raye, 1960
- *Both Jim Reeves and Randy Hughes, the pilot of Patsy Clines’ plane, were trained by the same flight instructor who was recognized as highly competent FAA registered instructor. However, both Reeves and Hughes were ‘passed’ by another instructor who administered their flight exams before they were fully qualified.
This Week in Country Music
On August 18, 1989, Johnny Cash played a show in Regal, Minnesota, the smallest venue he had ever played. At the time the town only had a population of 45 people. Luckily for Johnny, a crowd of around 5,000 showed up for the show, billed as Cornstalk ’89.
- FYI: Here’s a contemporary A.P. News story from 1989 about the unique event: https://apnews.com/7c8f481a69d830f2bd3dc86717d041cf
Billboard Country Airplay Top 5 (for chart dated August 22, 2020)
As monitored by Nielsen Music. Last week’s position in parentheses.
- (2) “Die From A Broken Heart” Maddie & Tae
- (1) “Done” Chris Janson
- (4) “Why We Drink” Justin Moore
- (3) “One Margarita” Luke Bryan
- (6) “I Love My Country” Florida Georgia Line
- “Die From A Broken Heart” is only Maddie & Tae’s 2nd 1 on the Country Airplay Chart; their first was “Girl in a Country Song,” back in December 2006.
- Maddie & Tae are the only female duo to score multiple Country Airplay No. 1s.
In other chart news, Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” remains at No 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart (which blends airplay, streaming and sales data), and Luke Bryan debuts at Np. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album chart with “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here.”
Preshias Harris is a music career development consultant with the emphasis on new and aspiring artists and songwriters. Visit www.collegeofsongology.com for more details. Follow her blog at www.nashvillemusicline.com
Harris is also the author of “I Know Country” with 366 daily country music questions and answers. You can buy and instantly download your e-book copy at www.IKnowCountry.com.