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21st October 2017 - 7:00pm
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22nd October 2017 - 7:00pm

LLOYD COLES OBITUARY


Lloyd Coles, band member, promoter, journalist , record complier, broadcaster passed away over Christmas 2016.  Lloyd started in country music in the 70's forming the band Country Folk playing the clubs and pubs in the Valleys of South Wales. It was the chance to back touring American artist Brian Burrows that gave him wide exposure including playing in the largest London clubs. Later he also played in both Black Rose and the Blue lights country bands. When local radio stations were licensed part of their contract was to have all types of music. Swansea Sound needed a country jock Lloyd applied and got the gig and for the next 40 years he broadcast a  weekly country show. Despite a 120 mile round trip Lloyd never missed a show recording those when he was away.  At one time he co-ordinated trip to Nashville for his listeners with a tour company. Lloyd was the 1998 International Broadcaster at the CMA awards.


As a promoter he used to put on shows the biggest act was spending £5000 to bring Boxcar Willie to the Valleys. Lloyd Coles was Treasurer/Secretary to the short lived British Country Broadcasters Association with Hall of Fame member Kelvin Henderson, backed by CMA and sponsored by Ritz records.


Lloyd was inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame his health prevented him attending and his honour was accepted by fellow Hall member Tony Byworth.


We extend our sympathy to his wife Jenny and his family and friends.


Presenting the BCMA Special Achievement Award to The Shires on Stage at the Anvil in Basingstoke

Chris Stapleton, Phil Vassar Among Artists Honored During 10th Annual British Country Music Awards!

Pictured L-R: Lynda Malia (Executive Producer / CM&T), Lee Williams (President / BCMA), Dolly Parton, Kirt Webster (President / Webster Public Relations), Danny Nozell (CEO / CTK Management).

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 4, 2016) – The British Country Music Awards honored Kirt Webster with the International Services To Industry Award for his contributions to country music as the President of Webster Public Relations, a Nashville-based publicity and marketing firm.

Webster Public Relations client Dolly Parton and Lee Williams, President of the British Country Music Association, presented Webster with the award in Nashville. Webster joins a prestigious list of honorees, like Big Machine Records president Scott Borchetta, the late Jeff Walker and Country Music Association Director of International Relations Bobbi Boyce.

“I moved to Nashville more than 20 years ago to chase my dream of working with country music artists, like Dolly. Today, I have the privilege of working with Dolly and a roster of icons and emerging acts,” Kirt Webster said.


Webster serves as Executive Producer of "The Pickup," a syndicated country video news series that can be seen on CM&T on the UK's SKY Television network. "The Pickup" also airs on The Heartland Network, Sandy Zimmerman's Las Vegas Television Network, 132 US radio broadcast websites (Nash Icon, HankFM, Midwest Communications) and online media blogs.

The 10th BCMA Awards were held at the Heston Venue in Heathrow, London October 29-30.

International Services To Industry
Kirt Webster

International Song of the Year, Album of the Year
Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

International Act of the Year
Phil Vassar

BCMA Awards 2016 - Winners

Entertainer of the Year

Jess & The Bandits


Group of the Year

Jess & The Bandits


Female Vocalist of the Year

Laura Oakes


International Song of the Year

Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey


Video of the Year

Luke & Mel - Bad Habit

Musician of the Year

Justin Johnson


Duo of the Year

Holloway Road


UK Album of the Year

The Southern Companion - 1000 Days Of Rain


International Album of the Year

Chris Stapleton - Traveller

Male Vocalist of the Year

Gary Quinn


Horizon Act of the Year

The Southern Companion


UK Song of the Year

Luke & Mel - Bad Habit


International Act of the Year

Phil Vassar

Click here to see the full list

Radio 2 personality Baylen Leonard Presenting the JHS guitar prize to the lucky winner Paul Douglas 

 

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