Country Music People May 2019 - Page 17

“Sure, would I like to keep on having radio hits? Absolutely. Do I really want to give you everything I earn to do it? I don’t know about that.” Hitchcock’ s Stan H EART TO H EART DVD Collection A four -set DVD collection bringing personal stories about the heart of music written for and by Country’s most famous singer songwriters. Host Stan Hitchcock has crafted the most memorable of his interviews and music sessions with unforgettable Country Music Artists. The Legends features Little Jimmy Dickens, Ferlin Husky, Hank Thompson and Leroy Van Dyke. The Songcrafters features Mel Tillis, Bill Anderson, Tom T. Hall, Connie Smith, The Jerry Sullivan Family and Wayne Carson. a big name or a success on the radio or whatever is pretty exciting. It’s hard to turn down.” Stopping off in the UK this September on his way to the Country Night Gstaad festival in Switzerland Nichols says, “I’ve always wanted to come over and do specifically a UK tour, but for whatever reason the States just kept me either in the studio or promoting the studio albums here and I never really had time to stop and think globally until now. I don’t want to go any further without doing things that I’ve always wanted to do, like taking a trip to the UK and doing more of Europe, and maybe even go over to Asia.” Getting back to contemplating his next release Nichols admits, “I just feel like I’m not in a rush. I’m dipping my toes back in the studio a little bit, I kinda want to get back to making that first album. You know, getting the great songs, taking my time in the studio and making them as good as I can. If they come out great, then great. I want this [the next] album to be special. I really don’t want to be in the studio trying to make specific songs for specific people. I just want the album to be good.” If anyone can do it, Joe Nichols can. cmp Joe Nichols plays UK dates September 23rd – 27th. The Movers features Sammi Smith, Don Williams, The Bellamy Brothers, Michael Johnson and Dan Seals. The Friends features Cal Smith, Buck Trent, Ronnie Reno, Tom Brumley, Keith Whitley, Billy Joe Shaver, Skip Ewing and Buck Owens. Each DVD runs 80 minutes. Available on Amazon or