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Lynn Anderson

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  • 2009 – Lee Brice released his single “Love Like Crazy”
  • 1993 – Clay Walker‘s self-titled debut album was released
  • 1991 – Johnny Lee made his Grand Ole Opry debut
  • 1991 – Trisha Yearwood scored her first career #1 hit with “She’s In Love With the Boy”
  • 1985 – Alabama topped the charts with their single “Forty Hour Week (For a Livin’)”

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Most Viewed Posts of the Month – July 2015

 Posted by at 12:14 pm on August 2, 2015
Aug 022015
 
Amanda Cooksey

Amanda Cooksey

Here is a recap of what was hot on our website in the month of July!  First, here are the top 10 most viewed posts (news feed) on our website for the month of July 2015!

  1. Event Announcement: SFCM Songwriter Showcase Series at the Round Up
  2. Video Mashup:  “Love Me Like You Mean It/Dibs” by Amanda Cooksey
  3. Pre-Sale Code for Jason Aldean in West Palm Beach
  4. Video: Diamond Dixie Goes From Memphis to Nashville
  5. Live Video: “Copperhead Road” by 33 Years
  6. Interview with Mikel Knight
  7. Mindy McCready Dead of Apparent Suicide
  8. 33 Years Announces Top Down Tour
  9. Video: Liddy Clark Answers Fan Questions
  10. Live Video: Grayson Rogers at Red Clay Music Foundry

Here are the top 5 most visited pages (static pages of information) on the site for the month of July 2015:

  1. Concert Database
  2. Country Radio Stations in Florida
  3. Mudding Venues in Florida
  4. Country Bars & Nigthclubs in Florida
  5. SFCM Featured Artists Database

Top 5 Most Viewed Featured Artist Profiles

  1. Amanda Cooksey
  2. Maggie Baugh
  3. Brittney Lawrence
  4. Erica Morgan
  5. Taylor Loren

 

Entertainment Guide: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

 Posted by at 12:05 am on August 2, 2015
Aug 022015
 
Date/Time Event
08/02/2015
TBA
Toby Keith, Colt Ford, Chris Janson – West Palm Beach
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL
08/02/2015
1:00 pm
Emily Brooke – Miami
Marlins Park, Miami FL
08/02/2015
2:00 pm
33 Years – St. Augustine
Johnny’s Roadhouse, St. Augustine FL
2015 Round Up 08/02/2015
6:00 pm
Family Night at the Round Up – Davie
Round Up Country Western Night Club, Davie FL

Entertainment Guide: Saturday, August 1st, 2015

 Posted by at 12:05 am on August 1, 2015
Aug 012015
 
Date/Time Event
08/01/2015
TBA
Toby Keith, Colt Ford, Chris Janson – Tampa
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL
08/01/2015
12:00 pm
Deerfield Beach Country Music Festival – Deerfield Beach
Deerfield Beach Main Beach, Deerfield Beach FL
08/01/2015
2:30 pm
Jordyn Stoddard – Jacksonville
Riverside Arts Market, Jacksonville FL
2015 Round Up 08/01/2015
5:30 pm
Defend Freedom Tour at the Round Up – Davie
Round Up Country Western Night Club, Davie FL
08/01/2015
7:00 pm
The Crazy Daysies – Fernandina Beach
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, Fernandina Beach FL
08/01/2015
8:00 pm
33 Years – Jacksonville
Norm’s Alibi, Jacksonville FL
08/01/2015
9:00 pm
Samantha Russell – Wellington
World of Beer – Wellington, Wellington FL
08/01/2015
9:00 pm
Satur-Gades at Renegades – West Palm Beach
Renegades Country Bar & Grill, West Palm Beach FL
2015 Round Up 08/01/2015
9:00 pm
Sink or Swim at the Round Up – Davie
Round Up Country Western Night Club, Davie FL
Jul 312015
 
Ciara Rae

Ciara Rae

Check out these videos of Ciara Rae performing some originals at the SFCM Songwriters Showcase Series show we held at the Round Up this past Sunday!

Entertainment Guide: Friday, July 31st, 2015

 Posted by at 12:27 pm on July 31, 2015
Jul 312015
 
Date/Time Event
07/31/2015
8:00 pm
33 Years – Lake Placid
Dock 633, Lake Placid FL
2015 Round Up 07/31/2015
8:00 pm
Ladies Night at the Round Up – Davie
Round Up Country Western Night Club, Davie FL
07/31/2015
8:00 pm
Ricky Valido – Ft. Lauderdale
Kreepy Tiki Lounge, Fort Lauderdale FL
07/31/2015
9:00 pm
Emily Brooke – Wellington
The White Elephant, Wellington FL
07/31/2015
9:00 pm
Ladies Night at Renegades – West Palm Beach
Renegades Country Bar & Grill, West Palm Beach FL
Jul 312015
 
Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown

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  • 2012 – Gloriana released their album A Thousand Miles Left Behind
  • 2001 – Blake Shelton released his self-titled debut album
  • 2001 – Cyndi Thomson released her debut album My World
  • 1964 – Jim Reeves lost his life in a plane crash in Brentwood, TN

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Concert Review & Set List: Shania Twain in Miami

 Posted by at 8:53 pm on July 30, 2015
Jul 302015
 
Shania Twain

Shania Twain

We had the chance to take in Shania Twain‘s concert a couple of weeks ago in Miami.  Since we weren’t offered tickets to do a review, we paid for our tickets and took notes so that we could still share our thoughts on the show.

Shania came out with an overly heavy dose of makeup, her new blonde hair, and red tinted sun glasses to a surprisingly less-than-impressive-sized crowd.  The American Airlines Arena, home of the NBA’s Miami Heat, seats 19,600.  Due to the stage setup, about a third of the arena was unusable and the entire upper deck was blocked off with curtains.  While it all led to a more intimate-feeling atmosphere, it was negated by the fact that there were many empty seats noticeable throughout the lower bowl.  My estimation is that the attendance was in the range of 6,000-8,000 fans (likely would’ve drawn much better had she played the BB&T Center in Sunrise).

While pop star Gavin DeGraw offered a pretty big name to have as an opener, it didn’t make sense that a country star would go that route, especially for her “farewell tour.”  It just added another layer of oddness to the night’s show.  As a guy that pretty much exclusively listens to country music, I only recognized two of the songs he played in an otherwise entertaining, yet restricted opening.

DeGraw and his band were only given a bit of space in the front of the stage to perform on while a massive curtain draped tightly behind them hiding the rest of the large stage.  He did his best to branch out away from the stage, walking around the floor of the arena making a couple of pit stops up into the lower bowl to get closer to the fans.

After an intermission that lasted about 20 minutes, Shania came out to open the show with “Rock This Country” in the previously mentioned attire (also see photo above).  For someone that in recent years has shied away from the public eye, the makeup, lights, and pyro felt more like an attempt to hide and/or distract rather than an attempt to entertain.  To the average fan it was an entertaining spectacle to watch (most fan comments I’ve heard were positive), but to me, there was an awkwardness to the entire show as she seemingly fought bravely through whatever fears/issues she has been dealing with.

While overall it was a decent show where she played just about all of her hits, the best way I can describe it is that it was a Katy Perry + Cher = rock-twinged series of Shania hits kind of show.  It had the production value of a Katy Perry show with the lights, pyro, props and bizarreness (minus the background dancers) and the wardrobe of a Cher concert (she made 3 costume changes including the final one that would make Cher blush), all with more of a rock sound than country (explains DeGraw as opener?), despite a few instances of multiple fiddle players being featured.

There were some highlights, including a break towards the end of the show when she brought a couple on stage so the man could propose to his girlfriend, followed by Shania serenading the couple with “You’re Still the One” while they slow danced on stage behind her.  But even that had it’s moment of awkwardness, as the couple had a hard time hearing Shania as she asked the woman to confirm that she had said yes.

Normally we’d say that despite the less than glowing review we’ve offered up here, we’d still recommend attending a future show on this tour.  However, the ticket prices (we paid $160 per ticket for a mid-lower bowl seat side-stage) would definitely lead me to hesitate if I had a chance to do it over again.  Twain is calling this her farewell tour, but we hope (and think that she’s better suited for) that she will give it a few years and hit the road again in a toned-down theater show so fans can enjoy the music without all the distractions.

Here is the set list for Shania’s set, which lasted about an hour and 45 minutes:

  • Rock This Country
  • Honey I’m Home
  • You Win My Love
  • Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
  • I Ain’t No Quitter
  • Love Gets Me Every Time
  • Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
  • Any Man of Mine
  • I’m Gonna Getcha Good!
  • Come on Over
  • Party For Two (w/ Gavin DeGraw)
  • Up
  • Today Is Your Day
  • No One Needs To Know
  • You’re Still The One
  • From This Moment On
  • That Don’t Impress Me Much
  • (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!

Encore

  • Man! I Feel Like A Woman!

Here’s a list of hits that she did NOT perform with their highest ranking on the country charts (songs that charted in the top 15):

  • The Woman In Me (Needs the Man In You) – #14
  • You’ve Got a Way – #13
  • Forever and For Always – #4
  • She’s Not Just a Pretty Face – #9

Entertainment Guide: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

 Posted by at 11:49 am on July 30, 2015
Jul 302015
 
Date/Time Event
07/30/2015
5:00 pm
Cassidy Diana – Stuart
Manatee Island, Stuart FL
07/30/2015
7:00 pm
The Crazy Daysies – Neptune Beach
Wipeouts Bar & Grille, Neptune Beach FL
07/30/2015
7:30 pm
Dakota Bradley – Hollywood
Jimbo’s Sand Bar, Hollywood FL
2015 Round Up 07/30/2015
8:00 pm
Beer Pong Thursdays at the Round Up – Davie
Round Up Country Western Night Club, Davie FL
07/30/2015
8:00 pm
Max DuBose – Delray Beach
Kevro’s Art Bar, Delray Beach FL
07/30/2015
10:00 pm
Hot Rock Thursdays at Renegades – West Palm Beach
Renegades Country Bar & Grill, West Palm Beach FL
Jul 302015
 
Michael Ray

Michael Ray

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