Bryan White helps the American Kidney Foundation @ Six Strings At Sunset Set 4/7
The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area and 107.9 The Duke are hosting the 8th annual Six Strings at Sunset on April 7. This acoustic concert showcases country music artists that are not only performers, but songwriters as well.
This year, the Tivoli Theatre again will house the award-winning singers and songwriters, which include Richie McDonald, formally with Lonestar, Larry Stewart of Restless Heart, Bryan White, Katie Armiger and Jeremy McComb.
Review for Richie McDonald: Richie McDonald has long been one of music's most accomplished and wide-ranging talents. Recognized as one of country's best singers, he was the face and voice of Lonestar, ranked among the genre's preeminent groups. A polished and engaging entertainer, he was the focal point of the group's storied touring career. As one of the industry's most successful songwriters, he has penned some of the era's most memorable songs and earned a mantle full of awards and nominations. Hits include I’m Already There, Amazed, Mr. Mom, Coming Home, My Front Porch Looking, and many more.
Review for Larry Stewart: Larry Stewart is best known for his role as lead singer of country band Restless Heart. Restless Heart charted 18 Top 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart including six Number Ones. Hits include The Bluest Eyes In Texas, That Rock Won’t Roll, Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right), I'll Still Be Loving You, among others. Review for Bryan White: Bryan White has been a strong force within the country music industry for over two decades. He has charted 17 singles on Billboard's Country Charts, had six number one singles, two platinum records, two gold records, he joined forces with Shania Twain and together they took From This Moment On all the way up to number four on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. He has garnered several awards for himself, including a Grammy, a CMA Horizon Award, and an ACM Top Male Vocalist award among them. And, with his songwriting, he helped several other artists climb the charts; Sawyer Brown and Diamond Rio both got in the top five with songs co-written by White and Wynonna, Joe Diffie, LeAnn Rimes and Lila McCann all recorded songs he co-wrote. However, despite all of his music successes, it is an award from outside of the music arena that is probably the best indicator of who White really is; People Magazine named him one of their “50 most beautiful people” in the world and everyone who knows him finds it easy to understand why.
Review for Katie Arminger: Newcomer Katie Armiger's powerful vocals and skillful songwriting are clearly showcased on her new music. At the ripe age of 18, Katie does not hold back and has an inspiring combination of determination and passion that shines through in her music. Her current breakthrough album was created by Katie along with some of Nashville’s elite songwriters that have written songs for Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood and many more. Review for Jeremy McComb: Singer/Songwriter, Jeremy McComb got his start as a writer and tour manager for Larry The Cable Guy. With that start, doors opened up for Jeremy to pursue his passion for music and gain radio play for his music. His most recognized songs include This Town Needs A Bar, Wagon Wheel, and Cold. Jeremy continues to have a powerful, yet humorous, presence on stage and will deliver a performance that guarantees fun.
Six Strings at Sunset will be April 7 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Tickets are $30 for priority seating and $25 all other seats. Reserve tickets now by calling 642-TIXS. VIP Packages are available by calling 265-4397. All money raised will go directly to benefit kidney patients in the greater Chattanooga area.
Bryan helps close out CRS 2010 @ the Digital Rodeo's "Guilty Pleasures" show
DigitalRodeo.com and Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® celebrated the official conclusion of CRS 2010 with their second annual “Guilty Pleasures” show at Cadillac Ranch in Nashville on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.
The evening featured nearly two-dozen artists delivering versions of their favorite “Guilty Pleasures” cover songs. The show included performances by: Steve Azar, Bomshel, Laura Bell Bundy, Burns & Poe, Coldwater Jane, Due West, Chelsea Field, Adam Gregory, Andy Griggs, Mallary Hope, Buddy Jewell, Sammy Kershaw, LoCash Cowboys, Love & Theft, One Night Rodeo, Marty Raybon, Julie Roberts, Emily West, Bryan White and Mark Wills. AfterMidNite host and popular radio personality Blair Garner hosted the show, which ended with an all-star jam and Johnny Cash birthday tribute performance.
Time Life Songs 4 Worship Country, includes Bryan White
Recorded live at the historic Ryman in Nashville, Songs 4 Worship Country Live at the Ryman brings together an amazing array of country stars performing today's top Worship songs including Above All, Holy Is the Lord, Heart of Worship, Indescribable. These are once-in-a-lifetime performances recorded in the perfect setting, the Ryman Auditorium, the mother church of country music.
Songs 4 Worship Country Live features contemporary and traditional country stars such as Ricky Skaggs, Bryan White, Richie McDonald, Collin Raye, Susan Ashton, and Rebecca Lynn Howard delivering powerful, uplifting performances in this intimate setting. The live show is enhanced with additional performances from Alabama, Randy Travis, Diamond Rio and Alison Krauss, all lending their voices to the greatest worship songs of all time. Additionally, the Songs 4 Worship Country Live DVD captures the power these great performances have to inspire and uplift at the historic Ryman theater. Songs 4 Worship Country: Live at the Ryman is an uplifting, one-of-a-kind collection that celebrates the powerful bond between country artists and their faith.
Additional selections from this collection will be sent to you every few weeks, each conveniently billed to your credit card. Click here to learn more.
Bryan White, who has charted 17 singles on the country charts, including No. 1 hits 'Someone Else's Star,' and 'Rebecca Lynn,' was asleep on his tour bus in 1997 when he got a phone call that shocked him beyond his wildest imagination.
"I was asleep on the tour bus in Chicago, Ill. -- it was the era of no cell phones. We had this analog phone on our bus that we only used for emergencies. We got a call on it, and my tour manager came and woke me up, and said, 'You need to get up.' 'I said, 'What for?' He said, 'Just get up, you need to get up ... Mutt Lange and Shania Twain are on the phone.' I was clearing my throat and trying to wrap my mind around why I was talking to Shania Twain and Mutt Lange at 9 o'clock in the morning because, for me, back then, 9 o'clock in the morning was an ungodly early!
Shania was calling, of course, to ask Bryan to duet with her on 'From This Moment On' -- the love song that is now a country classic.
"They asked me just point blank, 'We have a song on our next project that we think you would be great on. (She said) How would you feel about being my duet partner?' I said, 'Absolutely.'
"Typically I'll make a joke when I'm in a scenario like that when I'm shocked. But I was just very business like, and I said, 'Absolutely, I'd love to do it. Tell me when to be there.'
"Of course, after I hung up, I was turning cartwheels. They were writing the song – I think they were in the process of finishing it. So they sang the chorus to me, and they wanted me to sing it back to them so they could make sure that they tracked the song in the right key so I ended up singing with them a little bit on the phone to figure out the right key. Then I hung up, said 'Thanks,' and a month or two later I was in Lake Placid, N.Y., singing a duet with her. It was a great experience. I had so much fun, and it's one of those surreal, storybook, fairytale kind of feeling that you kind of wish it would have lasted longer."
So why does Bryan think they picked him?
"I don't know," he confesses. "I've heard her ... I'm just quoting what she has said, so I'm not tooting my own horn, but I have heard her say that I am her favorite male singer in country music ... I guess through seeing me on CMT or hearing me on the radio or whatever, she just was drawn to what I do. She just said she loved my voice and thought I would be great for the song. I'm so proud of it. The thing about records is: once they're down, they're down. They're just etched in stone. It's like carving your name on a tree. It'll always be there. People will always be able to listen to that. My kids will always be able to listen to that, and go, 'Wow, that's my dad.' I'm so grateful for that opportunity."
Bryan says he'd love to work with Shania and has faith that she'll make a huge comeback.
"If I know her, she's a songwriter and a singer. I think at some point, you've got to start making music again. And, the thing I hate for her is that what she does, I don't see any way she won't feel an immense pressure because of all the phenomenal things she's done. But I hope she approaches it in a way where she can just be honest with herself and write songs that mean something to her fully not thinking about whether it's going to be a major success. I just hope she does something really honest and doesn't let the pressure of the world and the industry get in the way of that creativity."
Bryan's latest album is titled 'Dustbowl Dreams.' He is currently on a radio tour promoting the single from that album, 'The Little Things.'
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Bryan White and his wife, actress Erika Page, are doing an admirable job balancing two careers and two young sons, Justin and Jackson. Bryan is now on a long radio tour promoting his new album, 'Dustbowl Dreams,' while Erika has been focusing on her family since leaving the daytime soap 'One Life to Live' ... although she worked briefly on 'Days of Our Lives' last year and plans to film a drama entitled 'The Singing River' this year.
Given her line of work, which sometimes requires doing steamy love scenes, it wouldn't be surprising if Bryan received a visit from the green-eyed-monster from time to time, but the singer says that's not the case.
"No, I don't get jealous," Bryan tells The Boot. "I don't see any reason for me to watch [those love scenes] so I don't choose to watch it. When I get to a point like that, I kind of know it's coming, I'll flip to another channel. One time we were working on vocals, and we took a break and turned on TV, and there was my wife in a steamy love scene, and we all looked at each other and went, 'Wow!' and just turned it back off. We said, 'Maybe we should just get back to work.'"
Bryan and Erika, who will celebrate 10 years of marriage in October, make an effort to keep their love alive without taking each other for granted.
"We try to shake things up and keep surprising each other," Bryan explains. "Life can become mundane and just feeling like you're going through the motions sometimes. For one, with our kids, there's never a dull moment. But, we have to take time to go do fun things for us. So we make a strong point to get a babysitter."
For Bryan and Erika, a night out doesn't have to be glamorous. Sometimes simple fun is best. "We take time to do something fun together -- which is just going out and grabbing a bite to eat. We're nerds too. Sometimes we'll go to Borders with a cup of coffee, and we'll just grab a pile of magazines and sit in a corner. I think that's the important thing -- shaking it up and making sure you're spending quality time with each other. Because sometimes you can feel like you're just passing each other in the hallway doing all the stuff we've got to do. You've got to stop and look up."
Bryan's latest album, 'Dustbowl Dreams,' is in stores now.
Bryan White, who has co-written hit songs for the likes of Diamond Rio ('Imagine That') and Sawyer Brown ('I Don't Believe in Goodbye'), has also charted 17 singles himself, including six No. 1's such as 'Someone Else's Star' and 'Rebecca Lynn.' The Boot caught up with Bryan at his home in Nashville to find out where he was when he heard his first record on the radio.
This would have been, I'm guessing, '95 ... and I was maybe all of 20 [years old] at the time. I was on an independent label, and we were on a real extensive radio tour on the west coast. We were on our way to Tucson to visit a radio station. On the way, I heard my single, which was a song called 'Eugene, You Genius.' It was an uptempo, fun kind of thing -- a tongue-in-cheek kind of song.
I heard it on the radio, and I freaked out so much so that I made the label rep find a convenience store to pull over because we didn't have cell phones then. We pulled over, and I got the number from my rep and went in and called the station from the pay phone, and they put me on the air. I was so jazzed, because that was literally the first time I had heard my voice on the airwaves. I thanked them and just told them how much I appreciated that. I made sure that they knew that was the literally the first time I heard myself just driving down the road! I wish I still had a copy of that audio of me calling in. That would be so special to have. I can visually see it. I can still see where I'm at, what the gas station looked like, and the rep who was with me was smiling.
Honestly, still today, it never gets old. I don't care how many hit records you have, when you hear your song on the radio or in the mall or in the grocery store, part of you is so excited, you want to go tap everybody on the shoulder [and say]: 'Do you know who that is?' [laughs]
DUSTBOWL DREAMS PICKED AS ONE OF THE BEST COUNTRY SONGS OF 2009
2009 offered up a treasure trove of high quality country music, and we’ve compiled a list of the year’s 50 best country songs.
In order to a be considered for this list, a song must have appeared on an album released during the 2009 calendar year. Radio singles that appeared on 2008 albums but which were primarily promoted to radio in 2009 remained eligible so long as they did not appear on the previous year’s list.
50. “Devil’s Best Dress” – Corb Lund 49. “These Cowboys Born Out of Their Time” – Gretchen Peters and Tom Russell 48. “Midnight At The Movies” – Justin Townes Earle 47. “Circles Around Me” – Sam Bush 46. “Cattleman’s Gun” – Dean Brody 45. “A Long Time Ago” – Chuck Mead 44. “Give Me Jesus” – Sara Watkins 43. “Warm Kentucky Sunshine” – Adam Steffey and Allison Krauss 42. “Money, Compliments, Publicity (Song Number 10)” – Todd Snider 41. “Angels Like Her” – Trent Tomlinson 40. “Taste Of The Truth” – Gene Watson 39. “Anything Like Me” – Brad Paisley 38. “Without Jesus Here With Me” – Holly Williams 37. “Only Prettier” – Miranda Lambert 36. “Someday When I Stop Loving You” – Carrie Underwood 35. “American Saturday Night” – Brad Paisley 34. “Long After I’m Gone” – Big Kenny 33. “Fifteen” – Taylor Swift 32. “Rose in Paradise” – Chris Young and Willie Nelson 31. “The Guitar” – Guy Clark 30. “Tell My Mother I Miss Her So” – Ryan Bingham 29. “Seeing Stars” – Jack Ingram with Patty Griffin 28. “Dustbowl Dreams” – Bryan White 27. “I’ll Have What She’s Having” – Reba McEntire 26. “Sissy’s Song” – Alan Jackson 25. “Closer To The Bone” – Kris Kristofferson 24. “Promises in Pieces” – Jason Eady 23. “Mama” – Holly Williams 22. “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum 21. “A Little Revival” – Radney Foster and The Confession 20. “Has Anybody Ever Told You” – Ashley Monroe 19. “Three Minutes At A Time” – Gene Watson 18. “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” – Chris Young
17. “Busted” – Patty Loveless
16. “Maggie Creek Road” – Reba McEntire 15. “Ellis County” – Buddy and Julie Miller 14. “Staying Together” – Gene Watson with Rhonda Vincent 13. “On The Other Side” – Dailey and Vincent 12. “Gasoline and Matches” – Buddy and Julie Miller 11. “White Liar” – Miranda Lambert 10. “Hemingway’s Whiskey” – Guy Clark 9. “Cry Pretty” – Jason Eady 8. “Arkansas Dave” – George Strait 7. “Pretty Flowers” – Steve Martin, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton 6. “My Way To you” – Jamey Johnson 5. “Mama’s Eyes” – Justin Townes Earle 4. “An Old Friend Of Mine” – Joe Nichols 3. “Reconsider” – Charlie Robison 2. “Hesitation Blues” – Asleep at the Wheel and Willie Nelson 1. “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
"Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go ..."
What could be better for a child than spending Christmas at grandma's house and the North Pole at the same time? Impossible you say? Not if your name is Bryan White.
"Hopefully you won't think I'm weird when I tell you this," Brian explains to The Boot, recalling a favorite childhood Christmas memory. "My grandparents had this huge house shaped like a horseshoe. There was this snow white carpet that my grandmother had in the living room where the Christmas tree was. She had one of those old trees that had the fake snow on it, and the tree was white. You remember those ... (and under it) it's like this stain glass plastic circle thing with different color shades. It was like a little gel in front of a light, and it went in circles, and it projected a colorful image onto your tree. It made this squeaky sound from this wheel turning.
"I remember one Christmas night I just felt this real warm, cozy feeling by the tree with that thing going. When everybody went to sleep, I would get up out of bed and go get under the tree with that little thing going, and I would just sleep under the tree. I know that's weird. But as a kid, I felt like I was at the North Pole. There was something neat about it.
"You might want to Google what that little thing is called – the little light crank."