After 50 issues since 2008, MADE IN USA magazine change his title into : COUNTRY MUSIC mag a french point of view about Country Music in the USA

Thanks to all our 14,669 single visitors* in 2016 and... Wishes you all a great 2017 year!!!

* : unbelievable +80% visit progression in december 2016! Does COUNTRY MUSIC MAG goes international !?!

MADE IN USA magazine also got his page on facebook and YouTube
Jack, MADE IN USA magazine manager and editor

A few words from France

As a long time american music fan, I only discovered what Country Music was for real since... 2006 !

September 2008, I became fan (and crazy) enough about this music genre to launch MADE IN USA magazine, the first ever, bimonthly printed in color, french magazine dedicated to Country Music.

December 2016, a decade of music, thousands of shows photos, great meets and talks with country artists and... My 50th issue printed!

No partnership with any major labels to help me to promote Country Music in France, a country which is unfortunately not considered as a real market for Country Music industry (for two mean reasons: language barrier and much too different musical culture).

Anyway, I go on to preach the 'good word' to french Country Music fans, enjoy to be invited to most popular french Country Music festivals, and sure one day I will make my way!

Already know that this 2017 version of madeinUSAmagazine.fr web site will be the most professional and the one I will be the most proud of.

And, when I see some of Country Music american web site... No shame to have!

As we say in France: ''I ain't got my tongue in my pocket''. Never had and never will!

I do not make it for the money, I do not make it for the fame, I make it for love of this great music, these great bands and this incredibly talented american musicians and artists.

This new year will be, as usual, full of great moments, music and thoughts to share with you, dear (american?) visitors.

If you are a country artist, any label (even a major label ;-), any guy or organisation who could help me in anyway to promote Country Music in France, you are welcome! You can contact me at contact@madeinusamagazine.fr

2017, new year and after 50 issues, time for change. So long MADE IN USA magazine, welcome COUNTRY MUSIC MAG

One last word: ''forgive me please, for the mistakes I probably made (and will make) in my texts''

Jacques ''Jack'' Mouchet, COUNTRY MUSIC MAG manager and editor

 

 

Gretchen is back and Back strong!... What a pleasure to feel her in such good artistic shape!

Gretchen Wilosn - Ready To Get Rowdy

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I like this girl! She almost always says what she think. A ''big mouth'' whatever it can (and already) cost her. But before anything else she realize, once more, another great album. She was abble to cross hard times to better shine then. My biggest congratulation Gretchen!

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Ready To Get Rowdy

1. Stacy - 2. Salt Mines - 3. Summertime Town - 4. Rowdy - 5. Whiskey and My Bible - 6. Bad Feeling - 7. Letting Go of Hanging On - 8. I Ain’t That Desperate Yet - 9. Hard Earned Money - 10. Mary Kay & Maybelline - 11. A Little Loretta - 12. Big Wood Deck

Redneck Records LLC - 16 juin

What I wrote about her a few month ago

 

Back to Nashville, Tennessee... At last!

Only one short week ago, my passport was outdated!

A hard week for the nerves when you know that you could be back to Nashville... If you get a brand new one in only height days!

Thanks to french administration and, of course to one of my customer (I cannot name) who finance this next week in ''Music City''.

Heavy schedule with: a show at Grand Ole Opry (!) of Martina McBride + Ray Benson and his legendary Asleeep at The Wheel band, BlueBird Café for a private show, Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum visit, Ryman Auditium etc...

 

with Ray Scott and his sixth studio album: 'Guitar For Sale', only series of two words come to my mynd: ''MASTER PIECE'' or ''GOOD TASTE'' !!!

Guitar For Sale - Ray Scott

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What a f... album! Ray Scott is back and back real strong! Probably on of his best album! The energy of a young in the experience of a mature artist. What could we ask for more!?! An album you should buy eyes shut but ears wide open!!! (no more ''!'' so I shut up and listen his album twice. On last word: ''Ray, do not sold your guitar!''.

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Guitar For Sale

1. Livin’ This Way - 2. Put Down the Bottle - 3. The Fire - 4. Soberin’ Up - 5. Pray for the Fish - 6. Put Down That Gun - 7. Growin’ Old - 8. Worth Killin’ For - 9. Life Ain’t Long Enough - 10. Doin’ Me Wrong - 11. Guitar for Sale

Jethropolitan Records LLC - 9 juin

 

 

Congratulations to Silverado Records, an independant new Nashville Records company, to offer us the opportunity to listen to talented Crystal Yates!
Crystal Yates
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SIGNATURE SONGWRITER SERIES Vol. 2

1. Wearing White - 2. Raining in Amarillo - 3. Turning Me On - 4. Fall in Love Again - 5. As Long as I’m Behavin’

Silervado Records - may, 12 2017

« Amazing soul in her voice and great songs to listen to! You instantly jump on her other productions who confirmed us that she is already to the level of some Country stars»

 

 

25 years ago, Billy Ray Cyrus made me discover the Country Music...
Thank you so much!
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Summer of 92:

unbelievable: a Country song invided Europe: ''Achy Breaky Heart'' became one of the biggest music phenomenon, a worldwide hit!

Spring of 2017:

« A new, great, soulfull version! »

Billy Ray Cyrus will be on the cover of our 52nd issue

 

Thank you Joey for this ‘‘heart shaking’’ album... And thank you Rory to be abble to give this album a second chance to be heard!
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1. Intro (Have I Told You Lately That I Love You) - 2. Strong Enough To Cry - 3. That’s Important To Me - 4. When The Needle Hit The Vinyl - 5. Nothing To Remember - 6. The Cowboy’s Mine - 7. If Not For You - 8. Southern Girl - 9. Red - 10. Like A Rodeo (avec Paul Overstreet) - 11. See You There - 12. Old Paint

Gaither Music Group - 7 Avril 2017

« With this great album, Joey is forever with us! »

Download on Rory Feek's web site
 

 

Ray Scott will release his sixth studio album: 'Guitar For Sale', on June 9, 2017

Ray Scott

We had the pleasure to meet and interwieved him when he went in France early 2016 at Billy Bob's Saloon, Disneyland Paris. One of the most beloved Country Music american artist in France who offered us a great show.

Guitar For Sale - Ray Scott

Ray said: «When I went into the studio with my friend, and new producer, Michael Hughes, my goal was to do something a little different, something live tracked that’s not so polished, maybe even rough in spots, with the hope we’d come out with a product that had elements reminiscent of the way music first hit my ears when I was a young’un,” said Scott. “It wasn’t my intent to worry about what the rest of Nashville was doing… 'course it never has been. I’m proud to say I think we accomplished that. My first single, ‘Livin’ This Way’ is based on a classic country music theme - pain. In keeping with my habit of honesty in songwriting, I thought it was a good way introduce this new project.»

I can't wait to listen to his brand new album and come back to you to review it!

Ray Scott on january/februay 2016 MADE IN USA magazine's cover

 

 

I'll never forget the way he held my hand in his hand when I meet him in Switzerland, september 2011, at Country Night Festival in Gstaad. I told him all the good I think of him and how I made 600 miles by car to see him for the first time live on stage.

He was not in his best shape but gave us a great show in front of a cold switzerland audience...

Glad to see you back with a great album Trace!

SOMETHING'S GOING ON...

12 songs, all of equal Top quality.

Hope to see you again one of these days in... USA

 

What a pleasure for all french Country Music fans: this next summer at Equiblues Country Music Festival : Buddy Jewell (He did not came back to France since Paris Country Festival, 2006) and Trent Tomlinson for the first time in France!
 

 

Almost no news about him since four long years and then... The return (at last!) of a giant. I miss you Trace but it worth the wait!
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1. Ain’t Just the Whiskey Talkin’ - 2. Jesus and Jones - 3. Watered Down - 4. Something’s Going On - 5. If Only You Were Lonely - 6. Gonna Make You Miss Me - 7. I’m Gone - 8. Country Boy Problems - 9. Lit - 10. Still a Soldier - 11. Whippoorwills and Freight Trains - 12. Hang

Wheelhouse Records
(a division of Broken Bow Records)
March 31st, 2017

« ''Something's Going On'' after 4 long silence years, marked the return of a Country Music Giant. Thanks God, It worth the wait! »

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MAREN MORRIS will tour Europe for the first time ever next winter

Maren morris Hero european Tour

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 17th March and will be available at: gigsandtours.com

more info about Maren on: marenmorris.com

 

Congratulation to Aaron Watson ‘‘VAQUERO’’ 2nd step on Billboard Country Albums podium!!!

Aaron Watson - Vaquero

2 years ago Aaron Watson became the first independent Country artist to place his album (''The Unbderdog'') on the first step of Billboard Country Albums charts! He almost made it twice if... Little Big town did it.

more info on aaronwatson.com

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Emmylou Harris will headline 30th edition of Country rendez-Vous most popular french Country Festival

French Country Music fans are proud to receive this next summer at 30th Country Rendez-Vous, our most popular Country Music festival in France Miss Emmylou Harris, Country Music legend

 

Aaron Watson will be back (february 24th) with ‘‘VAQUERO’’ his brand new album

Some of his songs can already be heard and, no surprise : we know that after his great ''The Underdog'' album, his Texas authentic raw magic is not gone!

more info on aaronwatson.com

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on february, 24th!

 

MADE IN USA magazine is a printed edition, a web site and a YouTube TV

 

Toby Keith, I love this bar'' Live at paradiso, AMmasterdam, TRhe Netherlands

November, 3rd, 2011

I drive 900 miles to see my first ever Toby Keith show live on stage at Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Took a few video like that great version of ''I love This Bar'' What a good souvenir.

To play the video, click on the picture above

 

‘‘Act Like You Don’t’’ the new single from Brooke Eden confirmed...

Another proof that this young lady will soon make part of Nashville Country's Who's Who!

Brooke Eden - Act Like You Don't

Her powerfull (and a little broken) voice already show all the energy and talent she got in.

After her 2014 great first EP and the single ''Daddy's Money'', her new single and ''Welcome To The Weekend'' EP confirmed her futur status.

She will headline her first USA spring/summer Welcome To The Weekend Tour. More informations on brookeeden.com web site

‘‘Act Like You Don't’’ single, and ‘‘Welcome To The Weekend’’ EP both to buy, eyes shut but ears wide open !

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‘‘Sing It Now - Songs of Hope & Faith’’' is a pure jewel

No doubt once more Reba proove to anybody that she is the Queen of Country

Reba McEntire - Songs of Faith & Hope

Most of the songs are Gospel songs and so Incredibly interpreted! Reba, for those who doubt again (but is there some?) is on her highest level of emotion and technic. A pinacle only the biggest female stars reached: Céline Dion, Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston

‘‘Sing It Now’’, an album that got soul!

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Was I asleep ? Southern Halo kick my ass and awake me!

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A pure wonder!

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What a trio!

Their first album is a pure wonder! A great mix of vocal harmonies with Bluegrass-Rock on a Spicy Southern Rock hot sauce. Congratulations girls you produced a Country/Pop/Rock to raise the dead and show that talent does not wait the age. Listen the album once... You'll love it. Twice... You'll be addict!

Best songs :

  • ‘‘ I Ain’t Crazy (But My Daddy Is)’’ - a great Country/Rock
  • ‘‘I Don’t Wanna Move On’’ - a soulfull ballad
  • ‘‘ Cowboys ’’ - creation of a new genre: Bluegrass/Rock!

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Lindsay Ell, live at Divan du monde, Paris, France
November 25th, 2013. Lindsay Ell opened for The Band Perry - Pioneer World Tour - at ''Divan du Monde'', Paris, France. A great show!!!

Lindsay Ell (and Kristian Bush) are back!

I had the pleasure to be one of the rare french guy to see and listen Lindsay Ell when she opened for The Band Perry at ''The divan du Monde'', Paris, France during their ''We are Pioneer'' 2013 World tour and began and instantly impressed by this young artist and great guitar player (I always loved great guitar player).

So I was suprise (and happy!!!) to learn that she worked with Kristian Bush, another american artist I met in Disneyland Paris in 2013 (God damned fuckin' good year!) and was fan of since... A decade.

Lindsay is surely a great guitar player but more than that: a great singer too! She reminds me Sherryl Crow (not so bad to be compare to !?!).

Kristian turned all he touched to GOLD so...

Talent of Kristian + talent of Lindsay sure will make a success in a few months!!!

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  Lindsay Ell alive and well in Paris, France, Nov. 25, 2013

 

Mucho Love Music

Mucho Love Music is a brand new talented Record Company that will soon celebrate his first anniversary of business in the Country Music.

They helped me last month to be in contact with Trent Tomlinson, one of the artists they had the nose to help to produce his long awaited second album.

An old dream for me: Trent Tomlinson's french fan since a decade.

MADE IN USA magazine, France is proud to be the first music magazine to put Trent Tomlinson on his 50th issue's cover (before the title of the magazine change to COUNTRY MUSIC MAG) !

Wished I could be with you guys to celebrate your first anniversary!

 

 

Gretchen Wilson, an artist we love in France, will be back in 2017, and back strong ! with...
Gretchen Wilson - Rowdy

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American Music industry has always been quick to forget artists that does not sell enough anymore. Even if they were very good sellers before. One of the high developped pragmatism we do not always understand in France...

Gretchen Wilson, an artist we appreciate a lot at MADE IN USA magazine, is one of them.

She made her debut in 2004, sold multi platinum, charted 13 singles (5 top 10!), got Awards and then, 2008 and... Less success.

So we are very happy to discover that she is back and back strong with 'Rowdy', this great single we hope that announce a comin' album!?!

 

''A good news never come alone'' and we are also happy to learn that this song was co-wrote* by Trent Tomlinson who made is great come back too!

* and Shane Minor