After a couple of thin weeks, it looks like we’re cooking on full heat this week.
Jade Marie Patek, Andy Branton, Dolly Parton (movie soundtrack), Jenna & Martin (3 songs, Christmas), Kellie Pickler (Christmas), Shinyribs (Christmas), Owen Lake and The Tragic Loves (electro-country fusion), Toby Keith (25th Anniversary of debut album), Adam Wakefield, Ashton Lane, Dan Ashplant, 500 Miles to Memphis, John Berry, Tucker Beathard, Wheeler Walker,Jr (adult language), Aaron LaCombe, Extra Gold, Dave Stroda, The Bean Pickers Union, Nathan Carter, Monteagle, Joe Pisapia (Christmas), Reverend Horton Heat, Daniel Romano, Jeff Tweedy, Neil Young, Stoney Gabel, Vivita and the Sufferings, Lexi Lauren (Christmas), Meg Louise, Dennis McCurdy, Brady James, Michelle Petrie, J R Moore, Bryan Wayne, Dylan Wheeler, Holly Nicole Combs, The Kitchen Dwellers, and Mac Powell and the Family Reunion (Christmas).
Also, Kasey Chambers won Best Country Album at the ARIA Awards, and is the youngest woman ever inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Keith Urban hosted the awards show.
Kasey Chambers’ acceptance speech includes the following great quotes:
“‘You don’t need to be a dickhead to get ahead in this business’
‘You don’t have to drag other people down in order to get to the top. You don’t have to treat people like shit.”