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Win a copy of Shania Twain’s new memoir

Update:  The winners are Leeann, Rodney, and Nathan.  Congratulations, guys, and I’ll be in touch to get your shipping info.  Thanks to everybody who commented.

The best-selling female country artist of all time has written her autobiography, and it hits bookstores everywhere this week.  In the book, published by Simon & Schuster, Twain recounts her poverty-stricken upbringing through the often stormy relationship between her parents.  From the beginnings of her music career to her dreams being sidetracked by the tragic death of both parents in a car accident, on to her first record deal and her slow start in Nashville, Shania tells her story with candid honesty.  After her second album, The Woman In Me, exploded the Canadian songstress’ career, she went on to a wildly successful music career that spanned genres and continents.

Lately, Shania has been in the news following a headline-grabbing divorce from husband and producer John “Mutt” Lange, and her remarriage.  She’s also rumored to be back in the studio working on a new album for release later this year.  She’s also set to debut a brand-new series, Why Not? with Shania Twain, on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and is currently plugging her memoir in a nationwide media blitz.

We have 3 copies of Shania Twain’s From This Moment On to give away to our readers. To enter, leave us a comment by midnight, May 31, 2011 and tell us what other country stars’ autobiographies you’ve read.  Whose was your favorite/least favorite, and why?

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September Giveaway: 10 Song Gift Bag

Regular readers might notice that we generally do a giveaway each month to go with our Spotlight Artist.  Since there are so many this month, we’ve decided to take a different approach.  Rather than giving you the chance to win a CD, or a set of CDs, we’re going to give you the chance to make your own album by downloading any 10 songs you’d like from amazon’s mp3 store.  (And they don’t have to be new traditionalist country, though I’d recommend at least a couple from that sub-genre.)

Fairly often these days, I find myself browsing the amazon (or iTunes) mp3 store, randomly adding songs to my cart.  Usually, before I know it, I am at the checkout with way more music than I logged on to buy and I find myself asking: “How did 1 song become 8?”  I’m guessing you’ve been there too.  My Kind of Country is offering to foot the bill for your next music splurge, and all we ask in return is a little ole’ comment.

To enter, recommend 10 tracks that you would buy right now, if they were free of charge.  One lucky winner will get the chance to buy the 10 tracks they posted, or 10 others if they so choose, in the form of a $10 giftcard from amazon.com.  Leave a comment before midnight September 30 for your chance to win!

We’re a little overdue in announcing a winner, but better late than never. The lucky winner is ….. Leeann!!! We’ll be in touch shortly to make arrangements to get the gift card to you. Bet you thought we forgot,didn’t you?? 😉

Thanks to everyone who participated.

Giveaway: George Jones Starter Kit

Congratulations to Andrew.  He’s our winner this month.  We’ll be in touch, Andrew.  Keep reading for coverage of this month’s Spotlight Artist, Joe Diffie, and for your chance to win new music from Joe.

When I think of George Jones, I tend to think of the sad songs which form the core of his repertoire. From ‘The Door’ to ‘A Good Year for The Roses’, ‘A Picture Of Me (Without You)’ to ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ (voted greatest country song of all time), and a host of other classic hits. He is almost unparalleled at distilling heartbreak within the three minutes of a country song. Sad songs have always been the heartblood of country music, but they have become less prevalent particularly on country radio, which seems to prefer a cheery diet of positive sentiments to the songs of broken hearts. Apparently it’s also almost a kiss of death to release a slow-tempo’d song as a summertime single these days.

Despite the fact that his sad songs are the ones on which his reputation rests, George Jones can also turn his hand to fun up-tempo and novelty songs from ‘White Lightning’ (one of his biggest hits) and ‘Love Bug’ early in his career to later efforts like 1988’s ‘The King Is Gone (So Are You)’ and the 90s hit ‘I Don’t Need Your Rocking Chair’. He also has some classic love songs in his repertoire, ranging from ‘Walk Through This World With Me’.

If you’re a country fan and you have only heard a few of George’s biggest hits, you’re missing out on arguably the greatest country singer of all time. We hope our coverage of George’s music this month is whetting your appetite to explore his catalog.

Just tell us if you prefer to listen to sad songs or happy ones before midnight on 31 July, and one lucky reader will win a copy of The Great Lost Hits, the new compilation showcasing the best of George’s years on Musicor, plus The Essential George Jones, which includes most of his biggest Epic hits and a sprinkling of other classics from his debut hit ‘Why Baby Why’ to 1999’s ‘Choices’.

CD Giveaway: Mark Chesnutt – ‘Outlaw’

Congratulations to:  Dee, Jake, Lorendasue, Adam, and Stephanie.  We’ll be contacting you shortly to get your shipping information.  Thanks for commenting everybody, and we hope you come back for our George Jones Spotlight all throughout August.

The Outlaw movement, which reached the peak of its popularity in the late 1970s, was a backlash against the then-prevalent Nashville Sound. The two most famous outlaws were Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, both Nashville veterans whose careers skyrocketed when they were given creative control, which they used to challenge the conventional wisdom of the day. Other famous outlaws included David Allan Coe, Tompall Glaser, Hank Williams Jr., Kris Kristofferson, and Jessi Colter. The first country album to earn platinum certifcation was a 1976 compilation album released by RCA called Wanted! The Outlaws, which included tracks from Waylon, Willie, Glaser and Colter.

Our June spotlight artist Mark Chesnutt pays tribute to these musical outlaws with his latest album Outlaw, which I reviewed earlier this month. It’s an interesting project for Mark, since he generally has not been thought of as a part of any outlaw movement. So that leads us to the question:

Who are today’s Outlaws and why are they considered as such? Five lucky people who answer that question between now and midnight on June 30 will win a copy of Mark Chesnutt’s Outlaw CD.

May Music Giveaway

I’ve been consuming music for as long as I can remember now. Being a huge music fan, I’ve always enjoyed sharing my finds with my friends, sometimes forcing what I thought was good music on them. More often than not, at least some of it took, and I’ve converted more than a few hard-core rock, R&B, techno, and even rap fans into listeners of country music. It’s like that when you find something you really like: you want to spread it around. Two of my favorite albums of the year so far were released in the last couple weeks, the latest indie releases from one-time country hitmakers Mary Chapin Carpenter and Chely Wright, respectively. Click on the links to read my reviews of both discs. And keep reading for your chance to win a copy of both albums.

We have 3 copies of Chely Wright’s latest, Lifted Off the Ground to give away plus 2 copies of The Age of Miracles, the new album by Mary Chapin Carpenter to spread around. There will be 3 winners: 2 will each get a copy of both albums with a third winning only the Chely Wright release.

To enter to win, leave a comment telling who your favorite mainstream-to-indie artist is and why. You can choose someone like Carpenter and Wright, who both scored country hits before switching paths and leaving radio success behind, or someone who might have tried their hand at mainstream success and moved on to a different sound before commercial success found them. Three winners will be chosen at random and comments must be submitted before 11:59 PM on May 31, 2010.

And the winners are:

For a copy of both the Mary Chapin Carpenter and Chely Wright releases: Jamie and Sharon

For the Chely Wright release only: Judith Henkin

Congratulations to you all. We’ll be in touch shortly via email to get your contact information.

Giveaway: Loretta Lynn Prize Package

Update: Congratulations to Chad MacNeil.  He’s the winner of this great Loretta Lynn prize pack.  We’ll be emailing you soon.  Thanks to everybody who commented and keep checking back for another giveaway and also for our coverage of our May Spotlight Artist, Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Today marks the 75th birthday of country superstar and living legend Loretta Lynn.  Her life story is perhaps the most well-known and interesting in all of country music.  A 1980 movie based on Loretta’s best-selling autobiography won the film’s star Sissy Spacek an Academy Award for her portrayal of the singer.  Her songs literally plowed a new path for women in country music and she’s been rightly compared to a female counterpart of Hank Williams.  To commemorate Loretta Lynn’s three-quarters of a century on Earth, My Kind of Country has been digging into the catalog of this phenomenally talented lady, reviewing the exemplary music she’s created, and recommending some of our favorite songs to you.  We hope you’ve enjoyed reading and listening as much as we’ve enjoyed writing and selecting.

To cap off the month’s coverage, we’re offering you a chance to win a Loretta Lynn prize package that includes:

  • Still Woman Enough – the follow-up to her first biography, the revealing 350+ page memoir picks up where Coal Miner’s Daughter left off and tells more about her marriage and her life in Nashville.  Packed with interesting insider stories and told in Loretta’s signature backwoods conversational style, Still Woman Enough is a must-read for any country fan.
  • Honky Tonk Girl –  box set retrospective spanning Loretta’s entire career.  With 70 tracks spread out over 3 discs, almost all of her biggest and best-loved hits and songs are here.  The collection includes duets with frequent collaborators Ernest Tubb and Conway Twitty, though a handful of Lynn and Twitty’s biggest hits are notably absent here.  These can all be found on Conway’s own box set from the same year.

Coal Miner’s Daughter was one of the first big-screen adaptations of a country music autobiography, and is certainly one of the best-known.  And biopics seem to be making a comeback in popularity too.  In recent years, we’ve seen several other life stories make it to the big screen.  Nashville native Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar for her performance as June Carter Cash in Walk The Line and the previous year Jamie Foxx hit the big time portraying Ray Charles, winning the Best Actor Award from the Academy.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment before April 30, 2010 at 11:59 P.M. telling us what country star’s life and times you’d like to see a feature film made about.  Whose biography would play best on the big screen and why?

CD Giveaway: Gary Allan – ‘Get Off On The Pain’

Update:  And the winner is … dallad.  Congratulations and be checking your inbox for a message from me requesting your shipping information.  Thanks to everybody who commented and for all the suggestions regarding our Spotlight Artist feature.  We hope you enjoy Alan Jackson’s career retrospective this month and be sure to come back soon as we’ll be giving you a chance to win a copy of Alan’s latest album, Freight Train.

Gary Allan has spent his career honing his image as the edgy bad-boy of country music.  His music, always just on the fringe of traditional country, but with as much Eagles as Haggard influences, has been winning over critics and fans alike going into two decades now.  On March 9, 2010, Gary will release his eighth studio album on MCA Records.  The lead single has already made its way to the top 20 on the country singles chart.  It’s a little different from Allan’s usual fare.  However, the lush-sounding love song certainly fits neatly on country radio playlists.

Allan's eight studio album, Get Off On The Pain, drops March 9, 2010.

During the shortest month of the year, we’ve been analyzing the life and career of this southern California boy turned country music stalwart.  If you’d like to win a copy of Gary Allan’s latest album before it hits stores, we’d like for you to drop us a few suggestions.   Choosing a spotlight artist every month isn’t easy for us.  We have to take into consideration who has a new release coming out – we try to shine the spotlight on not only those artists who rank among our favorites, but on those with a new project in the works, so that gives us something to sort of lead up to all month long.

Also, we’ve tried to strike a balance between the classic and the contemporary. Personally, I think we’ve done a decent job so far, but now we want to know what you think.  Do you enjoy reading all the retro reviews that go along with spotlight artists, or would you rather we stick to what’s current?  Who would you like to see as a spotlight artist in the coming months?  The floor is open to your suggestions and comments.

Each comment made before 11:59 PM on Feb 28, 2010 will enter the poster into the running to win a copy of Gary Allan’s latest Get Off On The Pain.  Good luck to everybody and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on our progress so far.

Giveaway: Patsy Cline Prize Package

UPDATE:  The winner is … Lanibug.  Congratulations and we’ll be in contact with you shortly.  Everybody else, thanks for commenting and keep coming back to check out the Gary Allan giveaway we’ll be starting shortly.  Thanks again for reading My Kind of Country.

Patsy Cline has been one of the most influential female vocalists in the history of country music.  The fact that her recording career lasted less than a decade is a testament to her pure talent.  That her recordings have stood the test of time and are still beloved some 50 years later is an even greater accomplishment.  So when we began discussing legendary artists for our Spotlight Artist series, Patsy’s was one of the first names that came to mind.  We’ve been working hard this month to get you acquainted with her catalog if you weren’t already, or just reminisce with you readers who already love these songs.

Be sure to check out all the Classic Rewinds that we’ve put up of Patsy’s limited television appearances.  And to get you started with your Patsy Cline collection – or maybe just add to it – we’re giving away a Patsy Cline prize package.   One reader will win:

Patsy Cline Gold 2 CD set

Sweet Dreams movie starring Jessica Lange on DVD

Certainly Patsy’s influence on artists from Loretta Lynn to Reba McEntire to LeAnn Rimes and everywhere in between can be heard in their own recordings.  But that’s just the tip of the iceberg to Cline’s far-reaching and lasting impact on the genre of country music.

To enter, tell us who your favorite singer who’s been obviously influenced by Patsy Cline is, and why. Commenting will close January 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM.  Good luck!

CD Giveaway: Sugarland – ‘Gold and Green’

Hope everyone had a great Christmas! Congratulations to Marc and David, they both won a copy of Sugarland’s holiday CD. Check your inboxes guys, we’ll be contacting you.

Christmas time is very close – less than a week away.  The hottest Christmas album on the charts right now is Sugarland’s latest Gold and Green, which is sitting in the top 5. The duo recorded a mini Christmas EP to tack on to their Enjoy The Ride album back in 2006, and sold the special edition disc exclusively at Wal Mart.  All of the previously-released songs are  here, plus five new original holiday tunes, from the pens of Sugarland members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush.

We have 2 copies of the album to give to 2 lucky winners.  To enter, just leave us a comment telling us why you think you deserve to win one of them.  There are no right or wrong answers, and we look forward to hearing your reasons.  All we ask is you keep it clean and polite.  The contest will run from now until December 24 at 11:59 PM.

Good luck and Merry Christmas from everybody at My Kind of Country!

For a preview of what you’re entering to win, you can stream the entire Gold and Green album at Last FM.

Sara Evans Christmas giveaway

It’s hard to believe that it’s December already, but Christmas is just around the corner. To get things rolling, we’re pleased to announce our latest giveaway. We’ll be giving away to one lucky winner a copy of our December spotlight artist Sara Evans’ brand new Christmas EP I’ll Be Home For Christmas plus a CD of the winner’s choice from Sara’s catalog. The EP is a digital-only release; the winner will receive via email an electronic gift certificate containing a code that will allow him or her to download the EP from the iTunes Store. It can then be copied to an iPod or burned to a CD or both.

The EP contains four songs: “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, and “Go Tell It On The Mountain”, plus Sara’s duet with Brad Paisley, “New Again”.

The CD will be mailed once the winner lets us know which Sara Evans CD he or she needs to complete his or her collection.

To enter, simply post a comment telling us your favorite Christmas album and what special memories are associated with it. Comments must be posted by Wednesday, December 16th at 11:59 pm EST.

Please note that the Christmas EP can only be downloaded from the US iTunes Store.


Congratulations to Sean, who is our winner.  Be on the lookout for an email containing the code you’ll need to download the Christmas EP.  One of us will be in touch shortly to get your contact information and find out which CD you’ve chosen from Sara’s catalog.  Thanks to everyone who participated.

CD Giveaway: Patty Loveless Set

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Congratulations to Karin for winning the Patty Loveless CD’s.  Thanks for reading and we’ll be emailing you soon.  And thanks to everybody for sharing their Halloween stories.

We’ve spent the better part of October telling you about the music of Patty Loveless.  If you’re a new fan, we sure hope we’ve given you enough reason to add another artist to your collection.  And if you’re a long-time Loveless fan, we hope you’ve learned something new or at least enjoyed this walk down memory lane with us.  To cap off the month we’re going to give away a Patty Loveless collection with her 16 Biggest Hits CD as well as her latest Mountain Soul II.  The hits collection includes all of Patty’s best-loved numbers, spanning her years at MCA – ‘Timber I’m Falling In Love’, ‘Chains’, to her Epic superstardom – ‘Blame It On Your Heart’, ‘You Don’t Even Know Who I Am’, ‘Lonely Too Long’, to her most recent hits – ‘That’s The Kind of Mood I’m In’ and ‘Lovin’ All Night’, plus many more.

patty loveless - 16 biggest hitspatty loveless - mountain soul iiSince the deadline for commenting is October 31, all you need to do to enter is share a Halloween story with us.  It can be why you love (or hate) Halloween, a memory from the past, a favorite prank  … Do you spend the night going to costume parties, or stay home and watch horror films?  Leave us a comment by 11:59 PM October 31 to be entered.  One lucky winner will get both Patty Loveless CDs.  Good luck and Happy Halloween everybody!

In case you missed it, read Razor’s review of Mountain Soul II.

CD Giveaway: George Strait – ’50 Number Ones’

george strait 2Update: And the winner is … Pat Amo. Congratulations, Pat, we’ll be emailing you shortly.  Thanks to everybody who commented, and keep looking for a special Patty Loveless package giveaway soon, and of course stick around as we spotlight Patty’s career throughout the month of October.

George Strait has had a longer run at the top than any other country star, past or present.  Since his first single release, ‘Unwound’ in 1981, the man called ‘King George’ has been consistently releasing chart-topping albums and singles for the past 28 years.  Along the way, he’s given us some real country chestnuts and keepers too.  The 1980s saw Strait as a leader in the New Traditionalist movement of the time, and as the 1990s dawned, he continued his hit-making streak among a whole new crop of competitors.  This decade has included some of the biggest honors of his storied career, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and recently being named the Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music.  George Strait continues to be one of country music’s most successful artists – he is up for three prizes at this year’s CMA Awards ceremony, bringing his total nominations from the association to a staggering 76 nominations.  Of these 76 nods, he has taken home CMA trophies 22 times, including back-to-back Entertainer of the Year Awards.  I could go on and on about George Strait’s accomplishments – he’s the 9th best-selling artist of all time, in all genres, he has more gold albums than everybody except Elvis among solo performers, has the most #1 albums, the most #1 singles, and world-wide sales of over 75,000,000 units.

His 1995 Strait Out of the Box set also holds the distinction of being the best-selling box set of all time, with over 8 million units shipped according to the RIAA, and is an excellent starting point for anyone new to the music of George Strait. But since that set cuts off at 1994, we’ve decided to offer you a more recent collection of Strait’s hits, his land-mark 50 Number Ones, which includes the first 51 of his 57 chart-topping hits – with the addition of a new song, ‘I Hate Everything’, which also reached the summit.

To enter for your chance to win a copy of George Strait’s 2-disc 50 Number Ones set, leave us a comment telling us why you think George Strait has endured on the country charts so long?  Is it his particular style of singing?  The songs?  Or just plain luck and perserverance?  What do you think?

*Comments must be posted by 11:59 PM on September 30, 2009.

CD Giveaway: Patty Loveless – ‘Mountain Soul II’

mountainsoulpattyIn just two weeks, Saguaro Road Records will release the long-awaited sequel to Patty Loveless’ Mountain Soul. To mark the occasion, My Kind of Country will give away a copy of Mountain Soul II to five lucky winners. To enter, please post a comment telling us what your favorite Patty Loveless song is and why. All comments must be entered by 11:59 pm EDT Monday, September 28th.

This album is a must-have for anyone who enjoys roots-oriented country music, so hurry up and enter!

Also, to increase your chances of winning, be sure to visit Country Universe and enter their giveaway contest.

And the lucky winners are:

Cheryl
Brooke
MK
Dale (not Dale Schmucker, the other one)
Rick

Congratulations to all the winners. You’ll be receiving an email from us shortly to obtain your mailing addresses. Thanks to everyone who participated; we had more responses to this giveaway than any other one we’ve done so far.

Some more ‘Mountain Soul II’ previews

Saguaro Road Records has released the following video clips featuring songs from the upcoming Patty Loveless album Mountain Soul II. Hope you enjoy them, and don’t forget to enter our Mountain Soul II CD giveaway contest.

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CD Giveaway: Reba – ‘Keep On Loving You’

reba invitation onlyAnd the winner is … highwayman3.

Congratulations and thanks to everybody who commented on this and all our other Reba coverage for the month of August. And stick around as we spotlight King George Strait this month.

Want to win a copy of Reba’s brand-new album? Keep On Loving You is her first solo album in six years and her first for the Valory Music Company.  My Kind of Country has been spotlighting Reba all month long, and with good reason.  She’s the biggest female hit-maker in country music history, with a whopping 57 top 10 hits to her credit and 55 million albums sold worldwide.  Coninciding with the release of her 31st album, CMT premiered a new concert special starring the redheaded diva. CMT will be airing Inviation Only: Reba, a special concert taped this summer, again over the course of the next few weeks. But in case you missed it, you can watch the entire show on CMT Loaded.

To enter to win a copy of Keep On Loving You, leave a comment and tell us what your favorite performance from the Invitation Only concert is. The deadline to comment is August 30 at 11:59 PM.  Good luck!

Super Summer Giveaway

Update: We hope everybody enjoyed our John Anderson coverage for July and hope you’ll be sticking around as we sort through Reba’s catalog this month.  And thanks to everybody who entered our giveaway.  A chance to win Reba’s new album is just around the corner.  The winners names are next to the album you won below.  Congratulations and check your inboxes soon!

The dog days of Summer are here.  The mercury is shooting up and the only place to be is ‘on a creek bank layin’ in the shade’.

In hopes of making the sticky Summer a little more pleasant for you, My Kind of Country is announcing our Super Summer Giveaway.  We’ve put together a prize package of seven great country CDs to give away to seven lucky winners.  Thanks to various means, we have hits packages from George Jones and our spotlight artist John Anderson as well as the latest albums from Charlie Robison and Adam Hood.

giveaway-JAsuper dale schmucker John Anderson – Super Hits … This Sony release contains most of John’s hits from his 1990s comeback like ‘Straight Tequila Night’, ‘Seminole Wind’, ‘I Wish I Could Have Been There’, and more.  His biggest hit to date is also included, a re-recording of 1982’s ‘Swingin’.

giveaway-JAgreatest Kathy P John Anderson – Greatest Hits … John Anderson’s career with Warner Brothers is highlighted here.  ‘She Just Started Liking Cheating Songs’, ‘Wild and Blue’, and ‘Black Sheep’ are just a few of the stone-country classics on this set.

giveaway-AHdifferent Jessica, Jordan Stacey Adam Hood – Different Groove … Adam wrote or co-wrote each of the 10 songs on this set, 5 of them with producer Pete Anderson.  Tight playing and clever lyrics drive this sophomore set from the Alabama native.  Two winners will each get a copy.

giveaway-CRbeautiful Amanda, plain_jo Charlie Robison – Beautiful Day … The latest from the Texas music titan chronicles his divorce from Dixie Chick Emily (Irwin) Robison. Read The 9513’s review. Two winners will also get a copy.

giveaway-GJsuper Melvyn George Jones – Super Hits …  Finally, to round out our giveaway, these are The Possums’s best -loved hits.  From ‘White Lightning’ to ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ to ‘Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes’, this is George Jones at his apex.

What’s your favorite Summer memory?  Or your favorite song about the Summer time.

CD Giveaway: Tanya Tucker – ‘My Turn’

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We have our winners!  The following individuals will be receiving a copy of Tanya’s latest CD My Turn:

Patrice, Chad, Karlie, Plain_Jo,  and Dale Schmucker.

We’ll be in touch shortly to get your mailing addresses.  Thanks to all who participated.

We hope that you’re enjoying our coverage of this month’s spotlight artist, Tanya Tucker. Now that we’re halfway through the month (already), we’re pleased to announce that we have a copy of her forthcoming CD, My Turn, to give away, courtesy of Gigante Media. In order to enter the contest to win the CD, please submit a comment telling us what your favorite Tanya Tucker song is and why. A winner will be chosen at random. All comments must be entered by 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 28th.

In the meantime, we still have plenty of Tanya’s music left to discuss, so stop by whenever you can.

Update: The folks at Gigante Media were kind enough to send me four additional copies of the CD, so there will be five lucky winners for this contest. Keep your comments coming!

And head over to Country Universe to double your chances of winning.

And while you’re waiting for the June 30 release date of this CD, you can preview 6 of the tracks at the Saguaro Road blog.

CD Giveaway: Keith Whitley – ‘RCA Country Legends’

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Update: Congratulations to Stacy Peterson. She won our Keith Whitley giveaway for May.
I’ll be contacting you via email.  Stick around for more giveaways soon! 

All month long we’ve been telling you about the life and music of Keith Whitley.  Now we’re going to give you a chance to win some of the great music he made.  There have been several compilations and hits packages of Keith’s catalog released by RCA and I think this is one of the best of the bunch. Released in 2002 it includes 16 of his biggest hits like ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’, ‘I Wonder Do You Think Of Me’, and ‘When You Say Nothing At All’ as well as remastered versions of several tracks – ‘Til A Tear Becomes A Rose’ with Lorrie Morgan, ‘I Never Go Around Mirrors’ and more. 

To enter, just leave a comment telling us your favorite Keith Whitley song before 11:59 PM Sunday May 31, 2009.  Good luck and thanks for visiting us.

If you just have to have this album now, it’s readily available at Amazon.

CD Giveaway: Eric Church – ‘Carolina’

carolinaUpdate: And the winners are … Caroline and Lanibug – comments number 1 and 8.  I’ll be getting in touch with you via email to get your shipping information – so check those inboxes.  Congratulations to these two ladies, and look for more giveaways to come next month as we have a very special feature planned for our April spotlight artist series.

Two major albums hit the stores this week.  One is Martina McBride’s long-awaited tenth studio album, Shine.  The other is the sophomore album from our March spotlight artist, Eric Church titled Carolina.  C.M. Wilcox (of Country California fame) recently reviewed the album over at The 9513.  So rather than make a futile attempt at following a fabulous writer like C.M. Wilcox and write a review of my own, I just decided to give away the album myself, and let you all make up your own minds about it.  Write your own review, so to speak.

The idea is simple:  comment with your favorite Eric Church song, why you’re a fan of Eric’s, or just tell us why you think you should get a copy of this album.  Two winners will be chosen at random, and each will receive a copy of Eric Church’s Carolina.  Deadline to get your comment posted is Sunday March 29 at 11:59 PM.  Good luck!

And if you just can’t wait, you can pre-order the CD from Eric Church’s official site and even listen to samples of all the tracks. Or you could of course get in your car, go to the local Wal Mart, and just buy the CD that way.

CD Giveaway: Dolly Parton – ‘Those Were The Days’

AND THE WINNER IS …..

TIM!!!

Congratulations, you’re the winner of Dolly’s Those Were The Days CD. It will be on its way to your home shortly.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for more giveaways in the future.

Feeling nostalgic for the 70s?  If you are — or if you’re too young to remember them and want to know what they were all about, we’ve got just the thing for you.  thosewerethedaysWe’re giving away a brand new copy of Dolly Parton’s 2005 CD Those Were The Days.   The winner will be randomly selected from the names of those leaving comments to this blog entry.   To enter, please leave a comment telling us about your favorite Dolly song.   Be sure to use a valid email address so we can contact  you in the event that you are the winner.  Your personal information will not be saved or passed along to anyone else.

Entries must be posted by 11:59 pm, Sunday February 22, 2009.

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