Country News Daily

Posted by Joey D On November - 18th - 2009

Join Joey D every weekday at 3:18 for the latest Country News Swirling around the Country World. Whether it be artists, albums, movies or family news. If it has to do with country, Joey D has you covered daily at 3:18.

Twitter Tuesday

Posted by JoeyD On November - 17th - 2009

Join Joey D for Twitter Tuesday every Tuesday on WJPD at 3:50 PM. Find out what is going on in the Country Music Twittersphere, get up-to-date on the latest Country Music artist joining twitter and find out the Tweet of the Week, every Tuesday at 4:50 on Big Country.

Wednesday Web Pick of the Week

Posted by JoeyD On November - 16 - 2009

Every Wednesday at 4:50, join Joey D for the Wednesday Web Pick of the Week. Joey digs into the internet to find the best web applications, websites and free programs to make your life that much easier.

NFL Four Pack

Posted by JoeyD On November - 20th - 2009

Phillip Rivers and the Chargers are on a four game winning streak as they take on division foe Denver. Who Will win? Check out JoeyD's Predictions on Saturday.

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Miranda Lambert Stops a Catfight

Posted by Dex On 1:51 PM 0 comments
I have always had respect for Miranda Lambert both as a singer and as a songwriter. As a person, I had always really been indifferent. I know she has a great country attitude, and from what I hear, she puts on some of the best shows in country music- entertainment wise.



All that indifference has now been thrown outside the window.

According to The Boot, Miranda Lambert was performing in Kalamazoo last weekend, when she saw two woman in the front of the crowd.

"OK, let's stop," Miranda told her band. "Catfight!"

With that, Miranda leaned off the stage and addressed the brawlers. "Hey girls. Girls! Hey!," she yelled. "Are you all here to listen to music or get in each others' faces? Don't make me come down there now!"

Later one of the women would leave the concert venue, and Miranda got right back to playing. Pretty awesome! My respect has went up big time for her. To stop mid set and settle things is gutsy and worthy of some talk. Watch the video above to get the whole feel!
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Web Pick of the Week: Seesmic

Posted by Dex On 11:25 AM 0 comments

(Every Wednesday, Joey D takes a look at a web application, web page, or open source program that benefits you! Take a listen every Wednesday at 3:50 for the Web Pick of the Week on Big Country!)

This week on the show, I decided to dig into the deep and plentiful world of twitter clients for all you twitterholics like me. If you are like me, you like to manage your twitter in a space that allows you to be creative, catch all the content you are looking for, and isn't to hefty on your computer so it can run in the background or on your terms without slowing down your machine.

While I have used and become a fan of Tweet Deck, Echofon, and many of the other applications for Twitter out there, trying to find the complete package. This week's Web Pick, Seesmic, is just that.

Seesmic not only is a down-loadable program, but it also can run very smoothly inside your favorite web browser. If you are a Motorola Droid or Blackberry user like myself, you can also find a very solid, yet free mobile version as well.

Features and Perks:

Web Version- Very fast, smooth loading, left sidebar that beats out twitter's 2.0 client, easy search engine, contact list, and easy option adjustments.

For those of you that have used other twitter clients through a browser and have not found it to allow enough customization, you will be happy the moment you launch Seesmic.

For Windows/MAC- Multiple accounts, Great Options for your stream, add or remove services, not too heavy of a program, very solid resolution, great profile view when clicking on twitter handles, easy image integration.

The Windows and MAC downloadable versions are really simple to use right off the bat and again are smooth running. I have been running the program on my desktop for a week and still no crashes. It's so simple, yet get's the job done on all levels.

Mobile Version (Android OS/Blackberry)- When I started tweeting from my phone from my Motorola Droid, I could not find an application that would have the same feel on my phone as it does on my main computers. Seesmic for Android and Blackberry gives you that. The Droid version is very fast, allows for multiple accounts, and has a perfect setup for mobile tweeting. Without trouble you can view your replies, messages, profile and time line. A quick tap of the menu button on the Droid instantly gives you a list of options that make the tweeting experience on the go work.

Overview:

Like I said on-air today, I do not want to get into the twitter client world on the Web Pick of the Week, but when a product like this comes around you have to share. The software engineers of this program have done a flawless job of making three seperate but distinct programs for four different systems work flawlessly together. Whether it be in your web browser, desktop, mobile phone or Mac.

Download it today
for your tweeting machine of choice, or if you tweet on the go open up the Seesmic Web today. It makes the whole tweeting experience that much more fun and easy!





Twitter Tuesday 04/13/2010

Posted by Dex On 1:28 PM 0 comments
It’s Tuesday and that means another edition of Twitter Tuesday, updating you on the country music twittersphere with your tweets of the week. Without further ado, here is a list of tweets that were can’t miss this week.

Why can’t I keep a pair of sunglasses for more than a week? – Josh Thomspon

Im just gonna put this out there.. Bathing suits are of the devil! True story.... The end. Mallary Hope

I need to verify my account. Feels like I'm not sure if I'm me. However: if I verify it, then I'm REALLY accountable when I say dumb things. -Brad Paisley

Wrote 3 awesome songs in less than 3 hrs! Ahhhhh, feels goooooooood...... -Sarah Buxton

Just got word that my George Strait song will be in the top ten on the chart this week. My 1st as a writer. And sung by my hero. Thx GS!!!! -Blaine Larsen

Wondering what we've got up our sleeves for the Incredible Machine tour? Here's a peek...http://bit.ly/cjJWPY -Sugarland
(Starting This Monday, Joey D will bring you the Big Country Fresh Track. Every Monday at 3:30, tune in for a song you have never heard with an artist background.)

For Jamie Wilson, country music has been embedded into her blood. The Yancey, Texas native has been a part of her life for quite some time. Though she didn't start playing or writing music until her sophomore year of college at Texas A&M, Wilson has shown a great range of ability both vocally and on paper.

A member of two popular Austin bands- The Gougers and The Trishas, Wilson had never experienced performing solo until early this year, when Wilson released her first solo EP, titled "Dirty Blonde Hair."

“I was in a band almost as soon as I got a guitar. Then before the Gougers were even done, this thing with the Trishas was taking off. I wanted to at least get some of my own music out there. Something that's just me,” Wilson states. The EP combines the best elements of Wilson's work with the Gougers and the Trishas, but just a touch more - according to Wilson - "Creepy. It seems that death seeps into all of my songs in one way or another."


The song featured 0n the fast track this week is called, "The River." This tune is part of the new Dirty Blonde Hair album, and was written by Wilson. It has no chorus, but that's because the words blend well enough to not need one.

Here is the description of "The River" in the words of Jamie Wilson:

"The River", the first song on Dirty Blonde Hair, sets the tone, with baritone guitar, banjo, electric guitar, and squeeze box creating the setting for Wilson's rich and distinctive vocals."


To listen to this week's Fresh Track, click here!

To Buy her latest EP Dirty Blonde Hair, click here!

(The Fresh Take can be heard every Monday on the Afternoon Drive at 3:30 PM)

Twitter Tuesday: 04/06/10

Posted by Dex On 12:31 PM 0 comments
It's Twitter Tuesday! This week, we find out that the Real acronym in Nashville is WWTKD. Mallary Hope declares her love for me! (Ha!) Dierkes Bentley has his new album cover on his website and David Nail hates Duke after a hard fought win last night. Here are your tweets of the week!

RT @mallaryhope: @JOEYDBC If i was standing there i would kiss you!!(in a truly platonic kind of way) :) thank you for making my day!-Mallary Hope

new album cover up dierks.com !!! #fb -Dierkes Bentley

I HATE DUKE! -David Nail

Just read this at the bakery while picking up bread: Remember stressed spells desserts backwards. -Michelle Branch

Full titanic soundtrack!Can u believe it In the same month the ship sunk Im on a cruise ship where music of choice is the Titanic soundtrack- Josh Gracin

When it doubt, remember WWTKD... What Would Toby Keith Do? Can't go wrong there. Hope you're enjoying this awesome day. http://bit.ly/bvJYm3 -Jaron and the Long Road to Love

Happy April Fools Day

Posted by Dex On 12:34 PM 0 comments
Hey Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine this April Fools day, because tonight IT IS GOING TO SNOW!

Okay, maybe not but I can scare you right?

I always get pumped for this day, because it can be so much fun and you can take so much risk without getting in trouble for it. Take for example this morning, when Iain Black and I shoved a bunch of chairs and a love seat in Ryan Erickson's office! Let's just say it was not easy reporting the news this morning (oops!)

Have fun throughout the rest of the afternoon and be safe. That is the most important thing. Secondly pull some safe pranks!
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Okay, so some of us are addicted to Twitter. Let's admit it. I have friends that have four different accounts to disperse information about different subjects. Sometimes we get caught up in the fact that it's just sending 140 characters at a time when we prepare our latest tweet.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Social technology. It's is great! But like all things, sometimes we get caught up just a bit too much in this realm of life.

That includes myself.

That's why this week's web pick of the Week has to do with finding out how much you actually spend a day tweeting. The website is called Tweetwasters, and it calculates how much time a day you spend tweeting.

I spend about an hour a day on that darn social networking! That doesn't even include time looking around and finding information! Check it out- http://www.tweetwasters.com.