Thursday, March 23, 2023

Dawn Anita



Dawn Anita (1942 - 2021) (USA)


Characterised as classy, pure country and western, "Dawn Anita combined a unique voice with rare charisma. She captivated audiences with a commanding yet comfortable stage presence. Her reach-out-and-touch-you quality and energy on stage gave her a rapport with audiences few entertainers ever achieve. Dawn Anita's roots, like all of the “Diffies”, were deeply embedded in country music. A real cowgirl, she was raised on a ranch in southern Oklahoma.


During her career she performed throughout the US, Canada and the Caribbean. She was equally at home on horseback or on the stage singing and reciting her cowboy poetry.


Early in her career she spent five years singing with the famed Texas Playboys and has performed with artists like Red Steagall, Hank Thompson, Mel Tillis, Johnny Russell, Willie Nelson, Gene Watson, Joe Diffie and Tanya Tucker.


Dawn Anita received numerous awards during her career for her singing and songwriting, and she released several albums. In 2017 she released a traditional country album entitled The Dawn of Old Country and also released a western album entitled Down on Wildhorse Creek, which came in at No. 3 in the Top 30 western songs in the Spring 2018 edition of Western Way. It was also nominated for Album of the Year with Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association. Both albums are still receiving air play in the US and overseas.


As you listen to Dawn Anita's music, you will be enchanted with her pure vocals and her original style. “Down On Wildhorse Creek” was written by Dawn Anita (Plumlee) & Billy Joe Foster.



Thursday, April 28, 2022

Joy Adams ft. Gary R. Farmer


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Artist: Joy Adams ft. Gary R. Farmer
Title: Till You're In My Arms Again
Genre: Country - Folk

"5/5 Great tune. Great voice. Will definitely playlist."
- Trevox Argyll FM 106.5 FM

"Excellent and expressive voice, inspired songwriter.
- Carlos Borges Ferreira Radio Diana FM 94.1 FM / Evora Portugal

"Great performance. Very nice voice. The song id also very nice."
- Etienne Berthels RTF Radio, Belgium

New Zealand country music artist, Joy Adams, has released her new country single to radio.

The new song, "Till You're In My Arms Again", was co-written by Gary R. Farmer. The song was written from an idea Joy had from a note she saw on a Facebook post, "I'll hold you in my heart until I can hold you in my heart again", and she decided to create a new song. After speaking with Gary in the USA about creating the music to her idea, in the key she needed, and a certain feel, he was able to compose the music for her lyrics.

The song includes world-renowned session musicians Mike Headrick on steel guitar and mandolin and Aaron Till on fiddle, with Gary adding harmonies to Joy's wonderful vocal performance.

Joy says, " It is a song I think a lot of people can relate to when they're away from their loved ones for a period of time. The excitement of returning home to that first hug or kiss."
The song is available all the major download sites.

Till You're In My Arms Again
Joy Adams ft. Gary R. Farmer
Lyrics - Joy Adams, Apra Amcos NZ / Music - Gary R Farmer, BMI
Farm Boy Music, BMI
ISRC NZRI12201019