I didn’t know who Charlie Peacock was. Thanks to tweets from USA Today’s Brian Mansfield and The Civil Wars’ John Paul White, I decided to look into it. It was not too hard since Charlie has actually put a nine-track sampler from his album No Man’s Land online for free at Noisetrade.
The sampler mixes up folk, americana, a bit of jazz and a whole lot of talent. My favorites on the sampler so far are Big River and Into The Light. I’m enjoying Big Man’s Hat too and the opening track, Mystic.
As an artist, songwriter and producer, Charlie started his career in the 1980s with recordings for A&M, Island, and Sparrow/EMI. His most notable recording credits include Amy Grant’s “Every Heartbeat” (1991), Switchfoot’s “Dare You to Move” (2002) and The Civil Wars’ Gold debut album Barton Hollow (2011) which won Grammys for Best Folk Album and Country Duo.
Coming up on the Calendar!
- September 5: The 46th Annual CMA Awards nominations are revealed on Good Morning America at the Hard Rock Cafe on Times Square in New York City.
- September 6: The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform.
- September 7: The Stand Up To Cancer Telethon at 8pm EDT on all major US TV networks. Taylor Swift performs.
- September 9: The CCMA Awards will be broadcasted live across Canada on Sunday September 9th at 8 p.m. on CBC, with encore airings on CMT (Canada) starting at 10 p.m. E.T.