A french point of view about Country Music (since 2008 and 66 issues)

WE WORK HARD EACH DAY SINCE MORE THAN 10 YEARS TO PROMOTE COUNTRY MUSIC IN FRANCE
HUNDREDS OF COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUMS REVIEWED, INTERVIEWS, BIOGRAPHIES, FESTIVALS COVER...
SO AFTER FRANCE ONLY, TIME HAS COME TO PRESENT OUR WORK TO THE WORLD

COUNTRY MUSIC MAG, FRANCE: ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFULL COUNTRY MUSIC WEB SITE IN FRANCE

Jacques Mouchet, manager of Country Music Mag, France - contact@countrymusicmag.fr - March, 10. 2019
 
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FRANCE AND COUNTRY MUSIC...  

Unfortunately France is not a market for Country Music... Many reasons for this bad situation and, probably most of all: the language barrier! Most of the french does not speak english, it's a shame on this 21st century begining... So only few thousands of french fans listen to US Country Music. READ MORE

 

Kendell Marvel - Solid Gold Sound

KENDELL MARVEL

Solid Gold Sound

Easy Eye Sound - october 11th

I discovered this guy 2 days ago and immediately fet in love with his Country-Blues sound.

Already a fan of some of his ''brothers" (Jamey Johnson and Chris Stapleton), so I added Kendell to my list of great and fabulous 2019 good surprises.

 

King Calaway - Rivers

KING CALAWAY

Rivers

BBR / Stoney Creek Records - october 4th

Today's US Country Music is a blend of any different music styles USA created in the passed.

This talented sextet, composed of excellent instrumentists who also produce beautiful vocal harmonies, reminding me, on some songs not less that: The Eagles

Welcome guys in Country Music business!!!

BRANTLEY GILBERT

Fire & Brimstone

The Valory Music Co - october 4th

In France, most of Country Music fans are... Traditionnal Country fans. So uneasy for most of them to accept the artists of 21st Century that put Hip-Hop, Rock and Metal in their Country...

As an Amrerican Music fan, I think that Brantley Gilbert never had such a good album.

Congratulation man!!!

 

I know that in the USA, most of the time, an artist, to be recognize by his profession, should make money first... In France, we already rewarded Midland in 2018 !!! Learn more... And put them on the cover of the only french Country Music published magazine in 2017... Your reaction

Midland Let It Roll
Today's the day!

The long awaited Midland ''Let It Roll'' second album is at last out and I jumped out of my bed to listen it as soon as I could.

Not easy to follow such a brilliant ''On The Rocks'' first album but... They did it!

I was afraid they don't... Shame on me!

I cannot wait to see them in Birmingham, England next december.

Congratulations guys!

I was so proud to discover them and put them on the cover of my october 2017 Country Music Mag, France printed issue and created their french fan club facebook page

Country Music Mag, France was probably one of the first (the first ?) published magazine to put Midland band on the cover of a magazine

And, later decided to give them 3 of our first Country Music Mag 2018 Awards :

For some mysterious reasons, some artists fits you better than others. Kip Moore is one of this kind.

Since is very begining and ''Somethin' 'bout a Truck'' single I whas convice by this broken voice and great melodies.

This brand new single (August, 9th, 2019) reminded me that he could come back with something different and even better and more than that: with his own - recognizable in a second - sound. One of his numerous qualities and talent.

Zac Brown Band - The Owl

Mirande lambert - mess With My Head

Lady antebellum - Pictures

Gethen Jenkins - Western Gold
GETHEN JENKINS
Western Gold
1. Bottle In My Hand - 2. Heartache Time - 3. Whiskey Bound - 4. Maintenance Man - 5. Restless Ways - 6. Waiting - 7. Western Gold - 8. Strength of a Woman - 9. Basket Case 10. - While I’m Away - 11. Me My Bottle And Nothing But Time
Far from Nashville, Tennessee superstars, stands artists such as Gethen. As free as than can to deliver us a raw, authentic Country Music with no compomise. Gethen could be the New Chris Stapleton or Jamey Johnson if some of Nashville executives had some ears !?!

 

Midland 2019 UK Tour

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LADY ANTEBELLUM

- What if I Never Get Over You

Another great song from one of the most talented Country Music Trio

LADY ANTEBELLUM

What If I Never Get Over You

May 17th, 2019

See the video

 

BEN JARELL- TROUBLE TIMES - Country Roots records - March 19, 2019

Another new Country music artist?... No, do not reduce him to that! It is a very good one!!! CXlose to ''brothers'' such as Jamey Johnsonn and Chris Stapleton.

 

One Good Cry by Delta Rae Heart Won't Cry bu-y Delta Rae

DELTA RAE

ONE GOOD CRY - HEART WON'T CRY
WON'T TELL HIM

3 excellent singles from a sextet: 2 girls and 4 boys with a sound very close from Little Big Town. So now that they signed with BMLG should we expect a coming soon full album?... They embarqued for a big USA tour from may 2nd to October 26th

BMLG - April 26th and 19th, 2019

You Can Tell Him by Delta Rae
Kierfer Sutherland - Reckless & me

KIEFER SUTHERLAND

RECKLESS & ME

Kiefer Sutherland confirmed that his second career as Country Music singer, is fully justify!

After 'Down In A Hole', an already very good first album published 3 years ago, 'Reckless & Me' will make him enter in the heart and soul of Country Music fans!

BMG GmbH - April 26th, 2019

Review on line since: april 26th

April 7, 2019. 54th Academy of Country Music Awards night Learn more

REBA McENTIRE

STRONGER THAN THE TRUTH

Another great Reba album: a great collection of songs but... So many sad songs! Is Reba talented for sadness?

Big Machine Records LLC - April 5th, 2019

Review on line since: april 8th

BROOKS & DUNN - REBOOT

So the guys decided to come back in studio and to add young generation voices to theirs. A very good idea. Sure uneasy to select who's will be on this one and who's will be on another but it seems that they did it... perfectly!

Arista Records - April 5th, 2019

Review on line since: april 9th

GEORGE STRAIT

HONKY TONK TIME MACHINE

With George Strait, no surprise! You have always get and always will have TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC. Fiddle and Pedal Steel will be strongly there. It is what hard core country music fans needs and want to move their ass on the dance floor of Broken Spoke or any other Honky Tonk bar in Austin, TX.

MCA Nashville - March, 29th, 2019

Review on line since: april 1st

Lauren jenkins - No Saint

LAUREN JENKINS - NO SAINT

I always wonder how Scott Borchetta and his team are always abble to find, without end it seems, new talent?... Lauren Jenkins, this uncredible multi-talented artist present us today her debut and great album. A voice you won't forget as son as you heard it. Something coming deep. Her biography learn us that she is on the road since she is 15. This already long ''career'' can be heard in any of the notes she sings. A self confidence, fruit from longtime experiences.

Big Machine Label Group - March 15th, 2019

Review on line since: march 15.
11.57 AM Nashville time

USA gets Country Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards and so many more. So why the only french magazine dedicated to Country Music would not have his Country Music Mag Awards? Read more

September, 30. 2008

DIERKS BENTLEY ON THE COVER OF OUR FIRST ISSUE

It was more than a decade now and I almost cannot believe this magazine is still alive and well.

Some said it will not work. Not enough Country Music fans to read a paper magazine

A paper magazine with the power of Internet and social media growing up was crazy

63 issues later, hundred of Country Music albums reviewed, interviews, biographies, thousand of photographs taken ''live on stage'' and so many great souvenirs, I do not regret a single time.

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March 25, 2019 – The Academy of Country Music revealed the winners of the new artist categories for the 54th Academy Of Country Music AwardsLuke Combs, LANCO and Ashley McBryde have been named New Male Artist of the Year, New Group of the Year and New Female Artist of the Year, respectively. The winners each received a surprise phone call from 14-time ACM Award® winner, two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year and current ACM Award nominee Carrie Underwood, who won the 2005 New Female Vocalist category at the 2006 ACM Awards. These awards mark the first-ever ACM Award wins for Combs, LANCO and McBryde. All three artists are also nominated in the Male Artist of the Year, Group of the Year and Female Artist of the Year categories, respectively.

Lady Antebellum at C2C London
C2C London, March 10 - Lady Antebellum.
A come back for Lady A after four years hiatus. They revealed on stage that they are curently working on a new album and introduced of of their new song. Friendship and great vocal harmonies was in the air and public reserved them a worm welcome.

KRISTIAN BUSH LIVE ON STAGE ATBILLY BOB'S SALOON, DISNEYLAND PARIS - March 1st, 2013.

For the first time ever in France CMA SONGWRITER SERIES made a stop at Billy Bob's Saloon, Disneyland Paris. Some famous songwriters from Nashville Tennesse as Bob DiPiero, Brett James or Dallas Davidson had the opportunity to play together on a French stage.

And, ''Cherry on the Cake'', talented Kristian Bush, most known as half of great Sugarland Band, play with them! A second occasion to see him live in France (I was one of the few to witness his first french show ever in a little club in Paris on March 10th, 2009 during first Sugarland European Tour. SEE IT (a Country Music Mag production)

Kacey Musgraces

I had the pleasure, years ago, to see and listen to Kacey Musgraves and take a few pictures of her, live on stage in France. I will regret MY LIFE LONG, not to interviewed her (do not wanted to disturb her...) when she had diner in a small pizzeria in Saint Agrève, France in 2010. She was a young lady, far from the butterfly she became. The song ''Butterflies'' is a pure wonder, a raw jewell, beautiful melody and crystal voice. I cannot stop to listen to it again and again. A real and pleasant addiction. ''Butterflies'' is one of the great songs from her ''GOLDEN HOUR'' album. READ MORE

The best picture I took from her during her venue at Equiblues festival, France August 10th, 2010

THE BAND PERRY LIVE ON STAGE AT ''LE DIVAN DU MONDE'', PARIS, FRANCE

It was in 2013, their first World tour in small venues all around Europe. I was lucky enough to be contacted by their production who proposed me a meet and interview. I negociated a video-interview and they accepted! Probably my worst interview because I had to cut in my questions half an hour before we met: half an hour interview was not possible anymore. Kimberly, Neil and reid were very kind with me... And patient! Thank you so much guys. Your concert was great and you are son tamented that I am sure that the rest of your career will be too. SEE OUR VIDEO (a Country Music Mag production).

TOBY KEITH
LIVE ON STAGE AT PARADISO, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

November 11, 2011.

I had the pleasure to see for my first time Toby Keith live on stage in Europe ! It was during his ''Locked and loaded tour'', november 3rd, 2011 at Paradiso, Amsterdam The Netherlands. What a show !!!

SEE HIM SINGING ''I LOVE THIS BAR''
(a Country Music Mag production)

These five records label get most of Country Artists. See the ''Who's Who'' and were

Big Machine Label Group. Learn more
Sony Music Nashville. Learn more
Warner Music Nashville. Learn more
Broken Bow Records. Learn more

If someone from one of these labels ever come to this page, I would be glad he could help me to review any new album from their catalog in my magazine. Please, take contact with me or give me some who will!

A decade of promotion of Country Music in France with 63 bimonthly magazine issues printed and no help from record labels is rather frustrating... I know: french Country Music market does not exist, so help me it become one.

UMG Nashville. Learn more
   
Nashville, TN is not only music it is also Art. Learn more
Midland, december 2019, UK Tour
December, 2019. Midland will tour the united Kingdom in december. Learn more
Charles Esten from nashville serie will tour in UK in october 2019
October, 2019. The multi talented Charles Esten will Tour UK a second time. Learn more
Old Dominion European Tour
October, 2019. Old Dmoninion will tour Europe. Learn more
Carrie Underwood - Cry pretty Tour UK 2019
From June 28th to July 4th, 2019. Carrie Underwood will tour United Kingdom - Read more
CMA 2019 Fest
From June 6 to 9, 2019. The oldest, biggest and best Country Music festival in the world!
May 26, 2019: begining of her UK Tour. Read more
Justin moore - late Nights and Long Necks
April 26, 2019. The new Justin Moore album. Soon review
Darryl Worley - Secon Wind: Latest And Greatest
April 26, 2019. After a decade far from studio: a Greatest Hits + 7 new tunes for Darryl Worley. Read more
54th ACM Awards

April 7, 2019. 54th Academy of Country Music Awards night Learn more

April 5, 2019. Reba will publish her 29th studio album. Soon review

April 5, 2019. After 12 years of studio silence, a Brooks & Dunn new album's come back! Soon review

March 29, 2019. George Strait is back with a 30rd studio album Read our review
Hannah Aldridge - Live In Black And White
March 19, 2019. Hannah Aldridge publish his first Live album! Learn more
Lauren jenkins - No Saint
March 15, 2019. Lauren Jenkins first and GREAT album! Read our review
Luke Combs
March 9, 2019. An amazing year for Luke Combs and more of all: sure it is only a begining! Read more
March 9, 2019. Jason Aldean to receive Artist Of The Decade ACM Award. Read more
March 8 to 10, 2019. Seventh edition of the biggest European Country Music festival Read more
March 8, 2019.. second studio album for Maren Morris. Read more
Ray Scott honky Tonk Heart EP
March 1, 2019. Another great EP from Mister Ray Scott. Read our review
Marc, 1, 2019. Ray Scott is back to town with his brand new EP
Garth Brooks Legacy Project
February 26, 2019. For Garth Brooks fans, may be the biggest box set, collectible and master piece you have ever seen and could buy Learn more
Rearview Town by Jason Aldean
February 22, 2019. Rearview Town: a new great Jason Aldean's single to listen to
February 14, 2019. begining of Friends and heroes Blake Shelton 2019 Tour Learn more
January 24, 2019. GIRL: A great new video from Maren Morris. See It
Cody Johnson - Ain't Nothin' To It
January 18, 2019. A new valbum by Cody Johnson. Read more
Creed Fisher - Life Of A Workin' Man
December 22, 2018. outlaw country still exists. Learn more
December 6, 2018. A new single by Toby Keith... A pure wonder. Listen to
November, 2. 2018. Single from ''Friends and Heroes Session'' by Blake Shelton.... Learn more
April 5, 2018. You liked ''Drinkin' Problem'' ?... You'll like ''Brindemos'' !!! Listen it

Return on ''Burning It Down'' probably the sexiest Jason Aldean's video (August, 30. 2014) more than 96 million views (march, 12. 2019)

 

June 21st, 2017

Nashville, Tennesse, USA

I had the pleasure and honor to be invited in one of the most famous Nashville Club... Should I say his name?... Bluebird Cafe!

I will never forget this great night, being so close from artists such as Ashley Campbell, Jabe Beyer, Chris Roberts and Brian Wright

I took pictures, enjoy their show, appreciated words and funny stories about their songs.

Thank you so much Rob, you know why!

You can visit Rob's web site and more especialy the great pictures he tooks when he worked at Bluebird Cafe. Click Here

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September 30, 2009
Memphis, Tennesse
, USA
During the first road-trip we made in 2009 (A ride from New York City to New Orleans, Louisiana) we made a stop in Memphis, Tennessee. What was our program ? : Graceland's visit of course and then, Sun Studio ; Gibson guitar factory. In the evening, we cross Mississippi river to find a room in a cheap motel and what a surprise!... Felt on Jason Aldean's ''Wide Open Tour'' Truck, park in a truck stop!!!

 
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