The Hayley Oliver Band Latest News
All the latest from Hayley and the Band...
Number 1 again!
The band are delighted to say they have just had their 5th straight British & Irish Number 1... more to follow!
Double award winners at this years British Country Music Awards
The band are pleased and very proud to announce that they picked up two awards at the BCMA.
The awards were for Hotdisc track of the year for "I'm A Little Bluer Than That", which stayed at No1 for 7 weeks and the second award was The horizon award for best New Band.
All hail to Hayley
Hotdisc hat-trick heroine
Great news and a great write up from "Hotdisc".
The Hayley Oliver Band success story continues with a fourth week at number one in the Hotdisc Top 40 as well as a fifth straight run in the British & Irish listing. It means that she has three of the four most successful songs in the home grown chart this year with Ally Harron stopping her from getting a clean sweep of the top three positions... for now!
This could be her and her band's final week at the summit of the Top 40 though as R. W. Hampton comes crashing in at the runner-up position with his traditional "Cowboy's Prayer", which came to within a whisker of snatching the top slot from the British singer. And not far behind were The Grascals with their cover of the Monkees hit "Last Train To Clarksville" which debuts at number 3 and could go close next week too. The Bellamy Brothers single "Jalapenos" lands comfortably in at the number 5 position. It's a controversial record bound to offend some people but as David and Howard have said, it set out to offend certain people, and they are happy they have succeeded! Some DJs have refused to play the song but others completely "get" the message and are happy to embrace its sentiments. The other new entry inside the Top 10 is Doug Adkins with "Yippee ii Yippee aa".
There are Top 20 entries from Michael Peterson (11), Guy Penrod (14), Noah and Jesse Bellamy (15) and David Bradley at 20. David is a British act who is now residing in America and by all accounts raising several eyebrows. We'll end the chart chatter with news of Ronnie Baker who is the only act (we think) to ever place three songs simultaneously inside the Top 20.
CMR Nashville Review
Read CMR Nashville's writeup of the Band...
The Hayley Oliver Band from Britain have slid into the number 1 position on the Hotdisc charts this week to make it three chart toppers out of three releases for the band who have now become the most successful British act ever to appear on Hotdisc. No other UK act has managed three number ones in the main Top 40. It's an incredible achievement for the blind singer who has only really been on the scene for just over a year with her band. The importance of getting your music out to the DJs has never been more apparent than in this success story. As you will read in our news section Hayley and the band have been nominated for the Horizon Award at the new prestigious BCMA Awards which takes place in October, and they are well on their way to picking up the Hotdisc award for the most successful British act on the Hotdisc Charts for 2010.
A Real Treat at Wolvestock
Stumblin Steve & Lizzy's review on Linedancer Magazine's Forum
Wolvestock was, as always, very good - and terrific for meeting friends from the linedance and country music communities.
Thank you Wolverhampton and your rate-payers. Like many others, I wouldn't mind paying for the event. Think about it.
As I've said it was very good, but I felt that 'something' was missing - maybe it was the rain and wellies and the cameraderie they bring.
That said, there was quite a bit of the 'same old, same old'. Maybe that was it.
For me, one outfit shone out and made some of the more frequently hyped outfits look 'ordinary'. I joined the audience a few minutes after the band had started because I'd been dancing to Texas Tornados at the Up C**ntry Stage - and very good they were too. Walking across the field I heard what I thought was an American female vocalist with a backing band of 'real musicians'. I really felt lifted by what I could hear - this was 'class', and I was going to enjoy it. Listening and dancing, I became more and more convinced that I was listening to an American outfit or, perhaps, one of the better Australian ones.
The singer (small lady, big voice) never hit a wrong note, held them when she had to and her band was 'just right' Did I say 'big voice'? Soft and gentle numbers were performed just as they should be and in all numbers, every word was heard. This is a very professional outfit and I wondered why I hadn't heard of them.
I was amazed when I found out today that this is a British outfit and, I must say, all the others had better watch out.
Who are they? THE HAYLEY OLIVER BAND and I'm going to see them again at Malvern in a couple of weeks. Can't wait!
Not much excites me these days, but this band managed it.
The Sunday Spotlight on BBC Radio 2
The Band were Aled Jones' Sunday Spotlight on his Good Morning Sunday show on BBC Radio 2, here's what they have to say...
The Sunday Spotlight falls this week on Hayley Oliver, whose song had such a response when Aled played it last week.
Hayley made her solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall aged 11 but while Hayley knew she wanted a career in music, she concentrated on her studies at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford and followed that with a business degree from the University of Glamorgan. Hayley's first love has always been country music, so when she won Joe Pasquale's "Curtain Call" talent showcase, it launched her adult career and she produced her first album. Hayley won the Evy of Canada Award for Best New Artist in 2007 and since then has been working with Nashville Writers and Producers on brand new material. Her second solo album “I can still dream” was released in October 2009.
Described as beautiful and haunting, Aled plays Be Love.