DON’T BET YOUR BOOTS No 1 IN IRELAND FOR JEAN STAFFORD
Jean Stafford’s Don’t Bet Your Boots is #1 in Ireland this week
on the ECMA European Charts.
Named Single of the Week and No 1 in May on the Major
Independent Artists Charts on the international Warner Bros
Records sponsored Joyce Ramgatie MIAOTW Charts, it’s charting on
playlists in most countries.
Don’t Bet Your Boots popular with listening audiences in Germany
Switzerland and Italy is another radio favourite following in
the tracks of its predecessor Steelin’ The 2 Step.
Source: ECMA Charts
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- Jean and Michel Rose
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What a prime opportunity for the reigning US Western
Swing Female Artist of the Year to celebrate in Australia at the
inaugural Brisbane National Steel Guitar Hall of Fame Awards.
At the recent Brisbane Steel Guitar Convention at Kedron Wavell
Services Club more than 200 fans from Tasmania New South Wales
Northern Territory Western Australia Queensland New Zealand and
Thailand and many local based musicians attended the June 23
concert and the Hall of Fame awards.
Patrons were treated to a few surprises with visiting overseas
players David & Carol Kirk from the UK, Paddy Long from New
Zealand and a special appearance by Jean Stafford.
Jean entertained the audience with 3 songs from her latest CD
including the US award winning song Steelin’ the 2 Step.
During the Hall of Fame Awards she was surprised with a plaque
honouring her 2006 achievements.
Organised by Peer Music South Pacific Managing Director Matthew
Dunleavy and presented by one of Australia’s leading steel
guitarists Michel Rose the plaque recognises the success of the
much acclaimed single from her latest album ‘Let the Dance
The single ‘Steelin’ the 2 Step’ launched Jean into the
spotlight of the US Western Swing Charts and notched two
finalist categories in the Will Rogers Academy of Western
Artists Music Awards in Dallas Texas in September last year.
- The Peer Music Award presented to
Jean Stafford by Michel Rose on behalf of Publishing Company
Peer Music Sydney|Nashville recognising the US success of
Steelin’ the 2 Step from her latest album
- DON'T BET YOUR BOOTS
International Country Music SINGLE OF THE WEEK
Last week Australia's Jean Stafford hit No 1 on the International
Country Music Major Independent Artists Charts.
Don't Bet Your Boots sat at No 1 and Single of the Week on the
international Warner Bros Records sponsored site last week and is
currently sitting at No 4.
Joyce Ramgatie is host to the site and co-ordinator of the MIAOTW
Charts. She is also a presenter on the Warner Bros online partner
Joyce-Ramgatie Radio Station which services European and Middle
East audiences particularly US and Australian soldiers in Iraq.
Jean Stafford reigning US Western Swing Female Vocal of the Year
enjoys yet another benchmark for her Jimmy Crawford co-produced
album Let The Dance Begin.
Source: MIAOTW Charts / Warner Bros Website - Joyce Ramgatie Radio
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Jean Stafford at the Academy Awards show in Texas
- Last night in Dallas Texas
Australia’s Jean Stafford stole the hearts of American Western
Swing fans with her song ‘Steelin’ the 2 Step’ winning the Will
Rogers Academy of Western Swing Music Awards Western Swing Female
Vocalist of the Year.
Webstream Video Link of Awards Evening at Charles W Eisemann
Center Dallas Texas
- Jean Stafford’s STEELIN’ THE 2 STEP
two stepped into the heart of Texas with two nominations at this
year’s 11th Annual AWA 2006 Academy of Western Artists Awards to
be held in Dallas Texas in September.
Australia’s Jean Stafford received nominations in two categories
in the celebrated western swing awards announced in a press
release on Saturday.
Western Swing – Female of the Year
Western Swing – Song of the Year
Co-produced by Jean and the late Jimmy Crawford Steelin’ The 2
Step penned by Jean and recorded in Nashville in late 2004 was
released in Australia last year.
It fascinated its western swing radio audiences in the United
States, captivated fans recently in the United Kingdom Europe and
Scandinavia and re-entered the playlist in Australia.
Its success in the US however has been the forerunner to this
year’s AWA nomination.
The song is still listed in the Top Five on the US Western Swing
Charts after its phenomenal consecutive 26 weeks at No 1.
A complete list of nominees/categories can be found at:
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- Jean Stafford ‘AT’ the
Lincoln Centre New York City
Jean Stafford one of Australia’s entertainment sweethearts
is steelin’ western swing in the US with her self penned radio
favorite Steelin’ the 2 Step.
In fact American DJs are referring to it as ‘THAT tribute song to
JLCM Jean’s management group has released the track this week in
the European market through Canadian distributor Hillcrest Music.
‘Much of the track’s success is owed to radio’ Jean said
‘I’d like to thank once again those broadcasters and presenters
who played Steelin’ The 2 Step and tracks too like I‘m Going Crazy
Don’t Bet Your Boots and It’s like Living with A Stranger. Steelin’
The 2 Step’s had great airplay across Australia and in many parts
of the States. I couldn’t believe its popularity when the US
Western Swing charts picked it up. It’s one of those things where
you are taken back sometimes. You think the writing and then the
recording has special moments and then it gets airplay and you
hear what the presenters and listeners like about the song and
when that happens ….. well it’s still a surprise. That’s
especially what I want to thank radio for. It’s a huge part of
what makes country music great.’
On Friday night June 30 Swingin’ West’s Mike Gross will open the
annual Midsummer Night Swing at the Josie Robertson Plaza in the
Lincoln Centre New York City.
The Centre for Performing Arts will host a special evening to
commemorate Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys and Mike will open the
event with Jean Stafford’s Steelin’ the Two Step followed by sets
of Leon Rausch, The Texas Playboys and Steel Guitar and Western
Swing Hall of Fame member Bobby Kefir behind the steel.
‘It would be wonderful to see lots of support for Bobby and this
group of living legends if you are anywhere close to New York
City’ Mike said.
Tommy Allsup will play lead guitar. He has just arrived back in
the US this week after a Buddy Holly band reunion in Greece. Tommy
played with both Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys and Buddy Holly
and the Crickets. Bobby Boatwright another inductee to the Western
Swing Hall of Fame will play fiddle.
- A Steady Start to 2006
for Jean Stafford
No 1 Swingin’ West Radio Network
Fourth consecutive month
Jean Stafford’s self penned western swing song ‘STEELIN’ THE 2
STEP’ has maintained its ranking on the latest Swingin’ West Radio
Network Chart In its January 2006 chart release the Connecticut
based network program has listed ‘Steelin’ the 2 Step’ at No 1
again. The song has been very successful in the swing charts
generating a lot of radio interest. It commemorates the last album
produced by the late Jimmy Crawford and Jean herself and showcases
the talents of legendary Nashville musicians Pig Robbins John
Hughey and Brent Mason amongst the company of others.