The two winners of the Charlie Robison giveaway were just selected. A hearty congratulations to Chad and Blake, who each have an autographed copy of Beautiful Day coming their way courtesy of Dualtone Records. If you didn’t win, don’t stop reading now. There’s still one more copy up for grabs, along with a lot of other good stuff.
It was a year ago tomorrow that things started happening around here – readers, comments, links from The 9513. I owe a lot of thanks to a lot of people for the interesting journey of the past year: Everyone who has read or commented. The people who have been kind enough to email words of appreciation and support. (Surprisingly, I’ve yet to receive any hate mail.) The 9513 for always being so supportive and taking a chance on a goober like me. Trailer for all the entertainment and help with the Fake News series. Steve vonBrandt for being the 1998 Big Bass World Champ.
Oh, this isn’t an acceptance speech? Let’s move on to the big giveaway then.
In all of the previous giveaways, we’ve had 1 or 2 winners. This time, there will be 7 winners, and all but one will get to choose his or her own prize. Winner #1 will pick from all seven items, Winner #2 will pick from the remaining six, Winner #3 will pick from five, and so on. Winner #7 will get the last remaining item.
Without further ado, here are the seven prizes:
Charlie Robison – Beautiful Day (autographed)
We have one last autographed copy of the new album from Charlie Robison, which is a very well put together ‘divorce album’ with a nice emotional arc to it. Some are calling it Robison’s best album ever; it’s certainly somewhere up near the top. Thanks to Dualtone Records for supplying this prize.
Chuck Mead – Journeyman’s Wager (autographed)
We also have one more autographed copy of the new album from former BR549 frontman Chuck Mead, which I think is quite a bit more interesting (because more diverse) than much of his work with that popular honky tonk group. Thanks to Thirty Tigers and Grassy Knoll Records for supplying this prize.
Devil Makes Three – Do Wrong Right
I feel like I’ve probably already waxed poetic about this record enough, so I’ll just quickly reiterate that I love it and think that everyone should check it out. Karlie Justus wrote a good review of it for The 9513 which you may want to check out. Thanks to Milan Records for supplying this prize.
Eric Church – Carolina
I rated this 3.5 out of 5 stars back when it was released in March, but might upgrade it to a 4 if you caught me in the right mood. While most mainstream acts are churning out collections of songs, Eric Church has committed himself to making albums. He still needs to step up his songwriting (which sometimes tends toward the cliche), but his sophomore disc is a surprisingly compelling listen and one of the strongest mainstream releases of the year. Thanks to Capitol Nashville for not supplying this prize.
Holly Williams – Here With Me
The sophomore effort from Holly Williams, daughter of Hank Jr. and half-sister of Hank III, is an intimate portrait of a strong woman feeling her way through matters of the heart. Highlights include “Mama,” “Three Days in Bed,” “A Love I Think Will Last,” and Williams’ soulful delivery. Thanks to Mercury Nashville for supplying this prize.
Reba: Season Six on DVD
The final season of Reba McEntire’s hit show Reba just came out on DVD this past Tuesday. “Get ready to join country superstar Reba McEntire and bid farewell to America’s first family of down-home dysfunction in the hilarious and heart-felt final season of Reba. McEntire stars as Reba Hart, a feisty single mother whose family is feeling some major growing pains. Van and Cheyenne are expecting a baby, Kyra wants to drop out of school, and Brock and Barbara Jean’s marriage is on the rocks—again. And, as usual, Reba is caught in the middle, doing all she can to keep the peace—and her sanity. All it takes is a little tough love… and a whole lot of heart.”
Reba: Season Six on DVD (second set)
20th Century Fox and M80 hooked us up with two sets. Get posting, Reba fans!
HOW TO ENTER:
Just make any sort of comment below and you’ll be entered in the drawing. Couldn’t be any easier.
For this giveaway only, you can also double your chances (get two entries instead of one) by interacting with Country California on a social network. You have two options:
- Post a comment on Country California’s Facebook wall (join the group to do so).
- Help spread the word on Twitter by posting Country California (@countryca) is giving away some of the best CDs of 2009 – http://saddm.tk/. Feel free to customize the message if you like, but be sure to leave the link and the @countryca so I can easily locate and credit you for the tweet.
Entries will be accepted through Sunday, July 5. There might be one or two opportunities to win additional entries between now and then (besides the bonus point for social networking), so keep an eye out.