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Lynne Taylor Donovan: Song Reviews/History

STRONG ONE COMMENTS
DJ, Radio Station and Country Rating Airplay (Yes/No) Comments
*NA refers to publications or non-broadcast media*

001 John Staff, Mid Downs Radio, UK 10 N/A Excellent song, well produced

002 Jacques Dufour, Radio Lyon 1, France 8 Yes First class record

003 Gerry Ford, 2Sea FM, Australia 8 Yes

004 Al Field, Triple U FM, Australia 8 Yes Great to have her back

005 Phil Walsh, Secklow Sounds Radio, UK 5 Yes

006 Etienne Berthels, RTF Radio, Belgium 8 Yes Very great song, she has a superb voice

007 Sean Green, CMR Nashville, UK 6 Good

008 Rene Hofmann, Country Music Radio, Switzerland 10 Yes Excellent song

009 Stewart Fenwick, Celtic Music Radio, UK 6 Nice ballad

010 Kevin Williams, Bedside Radio, UK 6 Yes

011 Dieter Trenkler, Radio Welle Neiderrhein, Germany 8 Yes Very country and we like that

012 Erik Topholm, Country Kanalen, Denmark 7 Yes

013 David Miller, Puketuku Radio, New Zealand 6 Yes

014 Luciene Knapen, Radio Ariane, Belgium 9 Yes Stunning vocals

015 Ray James, Somervalley FM, UK 8 Yes Great country music

016 Trudy Burke, WYN FM, Australia 6

017 Brette Dominique, Radio Sensations, France 8 Yes Very country ballad

018 Urbain Van Geerturuy, Radio Beiaard, Belgium 10 Yes Very nice song

019 Petur Rouch, Faroya Radio, Faroe Islands 9 Yes

020 Kurt Gabriel, ECMA Radio, Austria 10 Yes Strong voice, excellent song

021 Rory Heath, Country Barnyard 305 Radio, UK 10 Yes Highly requested

022 Bart Van Der Pol, RTV Katwijk Radio, Netherlands 8 Yes

023 Bobby Wilson, Bute Island Radio, UK 6

024 Andrew Wallace, Fraser Coast FM, Australia 8 Yes Very nice ballad

025 Marie Crichton, BBC Radio Shropshire, UK 8 Yes Nice rendition of this song

026 Adrian Clark, Country Routes News magazine, UK 9 N/A Notable writers and the singer milks the lyrics beautifully with her strong and clear vocal. A song that true country fans should lap up

027 Bjarne Hesselbjerggaard, Syndicated shows, Denmark 8 Yes Have always loved Lynne’s songs. This is no exception

028 Lorraine Pfitzner, CMR Radio, Australia 8 Yes

029 Alan Staniland, Radio Warrington, UK 8 Yes Pleasant song, haunting melody – good vocals

030 Rolf Hierath, Radio RheinWelle, Germany 6 Yes

031 Jim Welsh, Radio Summerhall, UK 10 Yes Fantastic solid stuff

032 Jim Calhoun, Thunderbolt Radio, UK 8 Yes Very Good production and performance

033 John Morris, Trust AM Radio, UK 10 Yes

034 Robert MacMillan, Nevis Radio, UK 8 Yes

035 John Murray, K107 FM, UK 7 Yes

037 Keith Greentree, BBC Radio Norfolk, UK 6 Yes Good track

038 Max Achatz, Country Jukebox magazine, Germany 6 N/A

039 Richard Kirk, Radio West Midlands, UK 8 Yes

040 Allan Watkiss, UK Country Radio, UK 8 Yes Really nice country ballad

041 Graham Lees, Radio Fish, UK 8 Yes

042 Alex Nairn, Brooklands Radio, UK 6

043 Maurice Hope, RocknReel magazine, UK 7 N/A Another heart wrenching ballad from Canadian songbird, Lynne T Donovan. Awash in impassioned tones she holds the attention of the listener throughout

044 Marion Lacroix, Radio Arc en Ciel, France 6 Yes

045 Sandy Watt, Waves Radio, UK 6

046 Nicole Trudel, CGJ Radio, USA 6 Yes Good song

047 John Andersen, Radio Dandelion, Denmark 4 Yes

048 Peter Hills, Radio Waves, France 10 Yes Faultless

049 Bryan Chalker, Somervalley FM, UK 6 Yes

050 Stuart Cameron, East Coast FM, UK 10 Yes Her best since ‘Half heaven’ – she really does suit traditional country songs.

"Nice song, very strong vocal. and liking the older vibe the song has. Going to feature here at CHAW..."
Corey Barnes
Music Director
Country 103, Great Lakes Country. CHAW
Glow 100, CFRM Top 40 Format, Ontario, Canada
"STRONG ONE" DJ/PRESENTER COMMENTS (May 8, 2016)

Single and Artist Reviews - GENERAL - 2012-2017

"TURN TO STONE" VIDEO REVIEW
This lady rocks! Lynne Taylor Donovan has got a good classic feel to this music and a whole set of talent surrounding her in this video for the single “Turn To Stone.”
It has elements of rock & country with sharp dynamics and melodic harmonies in the music that support Lynne Taylor Donovan’s rock-raspy sweet vocals.
She puts in an outstanding performance here on an all-around great song that really showcases some of the real heart that can be found in the world of rock-country music.
Jamshere Magazine Reviews Lynne's UK/EU promo EP along with
songs from the "Talk to me" CD.
New review of "Soft Place".
- Appetizer Radio (Jul 7, 2014)
- TOP 40 Charts (Saturday, Aug 17)
SUGAR LAKE

10 Excellent; 9 Very Good Indeed; 8 Very Good; 7 Impressive; 6 Good; 5 Average; 4 Fair; 3 Below Average; 2 Disappointing; 1 Poor.

Ref / Reviewer details / Comments / Points / Airplay
1 Arno Bierings. Eagle Radio, Holland 7 Yes
2 Stuart Cameron, CMR Nashville Radio, UK Great to have her back. I like this song very much. Nice play on words with the title and very catchy pop country 8 Yes
3 John Staff, Mid Downs Radio, UK 5
4 Graham Lees, Creative FM, UK 5
5 Gordon Davies, Radio Harron, UK Impressive music if a little more pop than country 7 Yes
6 Helen MacPherson, Moray Firth Radio, UK 6 Yes
7 Keith Greentree, BBC Radio Norfolk, UK 5 Yes
8 Barry Dixon, Now Dig This magazine, UK Should do well for Lynne 6 (magazine)
9 Phil Walsh, CRMK Radio, UK 5 Yes
10 Ros Ray, Forest FM, UK Like her voice - good song 8 Yes
11 Veronica Capaldi, WHCR Radio, UK 8 Yes
12 Derrick Mulford, Live DJ, UK 5 Maybe
13 David Callister, Manx Radio, Isle of Man 6 Yes
14 Paul Hazell, Radio Uckfield, UK Good country rock 7 Yes
15 Friedrich Hog, Radio Free FM, Germany Really enjoyed it 9 Yes
16 Paul West, Hope FM Radio, UK 6 Yes
17 Ian Bakie, Irish Country Radio, UK 4
18 Brian Sharman, Wycombe Radio, UK Not the most obvious of country songs but I have spinned it 4 Yes
19 Robert MacMillan, Nevis Radio, UK 5
20 Phil Chandler, Live DJ, UK 6 Yes
21 Phil Roberts, KCR Radio, UK 5 Yes
22 Ian Ashcroft, Live DJ, UK Good voice 5
23 Herbert Fischer, Kanalen FM, Denmark Not very traditional 4
24 Lee Williams, CMR Nashville Radio, UK 8 Yes
25 Al Field, Shoalhaven Radio, Australia Captivating 7 Yes

26 Gerry Warren, 974 Radio, Australia Brilliant gutsy performance 9 Yes
27 Mike Penard, ISA Radio, France Very good 8 Yes
28 Ricky Lee, Warminster Radio, UK 7 Yes
29 Michael Schroeter, Radio Herford, Germany 6 Yes
30 John Craven, BCMI Radio, UK 5 Yes
31 Al Watts, Collingwood Radio, Australia Quite the Canadian songbird, I really liked this and am certain a great many others will also 9 Yes
32 Erwin Schapendonk, Centraal FM, Holland This is pop music for us 4
33 Hans Mair, Radio Osttirol, Austria 7 Yes
34 Stewart Fenwick, Celtic Music Radio, UK Too pop 5
35 Alan Priestley, Live DJ, UK Bit loud – will suit younger end of line dancers 8 Yes
36 Richard Harte, Strabane Radio, Ireland 5
37 Jackie Blair, Country Music & Dance magazine, UK 8 (magazine)
38 Rein Wortelboer, Peelgrass Radio, Holland 4
39 June Williams, KHBW Radio, USA Excellent single brilliant production nice twist on her earlier songs. 10 Yes
40 Gerd Stassen, EVW Radio, Germany 7 Yes
41 Max Achatz, Country Circle magazine, Germany 6 (magazine)
42 Mick Smith, MSR Radio, UK 6
43 Marion Lacroix, Radio Arc-en-Ciel, France 7 Yes
44 Alex Pijnen, Zuidwest Radio, Holland Right out of the top drawer with this effort 10 Yes
45 Tommy Rosney, Highland Radio, Ireland 4
46 Ray Williams, South End Radio, Malta This one grew on me 7 Yes
47 Martin Van Der Laan, Radio Compagne, Holland 6 Yes
48 Gilles Martin, Radio Aria, France 8 Yes
49 Dann Hansen, Radio Roskilde, Denmark Not country to me 4 Yes
50 Olov Lindgren, Radio Avesta, Sweden More pop than country 5

51 Peter Hills, Radio Waves, France 7 Yes
52 Eddie Ford, Phoenix FM, Australia 5 Maybe
53 Bernie Birch, 7 Waves Radio, UK Ok track 6 Yes
54 Ray Grundy, Metro Radio, UK First in a while from this Canadian Country / Rocker. Still rocking hard with this. A welcome release 8 Yes
55 Ted Munslow, Live DJ, UK My clubbies love it 5
56 Kurt Gabriel, ECMA Radio, Austria Excellent done song 10 Yes
57 Joe Fish, BBC Radio Lancashire, UK 4
58 Erik Topholm, Country Kanalen Radio, Denmark 5
59 Jacques Dufour, Radio Lyon 1, France Good work 6 Yes
60 John Harrold, BCR FM, Ireland 6 Yes
61 John Bjoersvik, Radio Sotra, Norway Punchy and gutsy vocal 8 Yes
62 Parko Parkinson, QBN FM Radio, Australia 6 Yes
63 Etienne Berthels, Radio Terre Franche, Belgium Very expressive singer. Good style 7 Yes
64 Brette Dominique, Triangle FM, France 6 Yes
65 Ray James, Somervalley FM, UK 6 Yes
66 Maurice Needham, Live DJ, UK I loved this one spinning it at my clubs 10 Yes
67 Dieter Trenkler, Radio Welle Niederrhein, Germany 4
68 Adrian Clark, Country Music International, UK Shows promise nobody uses ‘Na– nahs’anymore so very refreshing- takes me back some 6 (magazine)
69 Lorraine Pfitzner, Radio 2You FM, Australia 7 Yes
70 Rolf Hierath, Radio Rhein Welle, Germany 5 Maybe
71 Tom Robinson, Kingstown Radio, UK Lynne is certainly back and on track for a massive hit with this strong new release. Enjoying it immensely, Lynne has been bringing us some excellent material over the years and this will rate as one of her best songs 9 Yes
72 Bob Ward, Branch FM, UK Catchy 6
73 Alan Staniland, Radio Warrington, UK Earthy country song, sung with feeling 8 Yes
74 Pietro Scazzola, Radio Gold, Italy 7 Yes
75 Per Rodal, Radio Midt-Norge, Norway 6 Yes

76 John Morris, Trust AM Radio, UK 8 Yes
77 Brian Ahern, Pure FM Radio, UK Good 6 Yes
78 Maurice Hope, RocknReel magazine, UK Cranked up modern day country containing lots of lead guitar and a bustling, rhythmic beat. Ideal to dance to and party on over a fun weekend. 7 (magazine)
79 Sean Green, Shine FM, Ireland Nice good all round song 7 Yes
80 Bjarne Hesselbjerggaard, Radio Sindal, Denmark 6 Yes
81 Bob Birch, Venture Radio, UK 7 Yes
82 Richard Kirk, Linedancer magazine, UK 7 (magazine)
83 John Murray, Castle FM, UK 6 Yes
84 Steve Snelling, Radio Hafren, UK Good if a bit rocky 6
85 Tommy Truesdale, West Sound Radio, UK 5
86 Colin Thorpe, Erewash Radio, UK Good musically and a power-packed vocal 7 Yes
87 Allan Watkiss, UK Country Radio, UK 6 Yes
88 Barry Gower, Coast FM, Australia 6 Yes
89 Bart Van Der Pol, VLOK Radio, Holland 6 Yes
90 Brian Lewis, Hobart FM, Tasmania Very repetitive in places 4 Maybe
91 Abel Stel, Radio Nashville, Holland 6 Yes
92 Kjell Horlin, MCWC Radio, Sweden Like her more country songs better 4
93 Soren Andersson, Radio Avesta, Sweden Pure Pop but I like it 5
94 Myriam Perdaens, Cool FM, Belgium 7 Yes
95 Ray Pannach, Coast FM, Australia 6 Yes
96 David Miller, Pukepatu Radio, New Zealand 8 Yes
97 Graham McLeod, Black Diamond FM, UK Terrific song well sung 10 Yes
98 Nigel Rennie, BFBS Radio, Falklands 8 Yes
99 Marie Crichton, BBC Radio Shropshire, UK Not heard from her for ages. I like her voice but song a bit cranked up for country 5
100 Petur Rouch, Faroya Radio, Faroe Islands 6 Yes
"Sugar Lake" comments - DJ's/Presenters -UK to Europe to USA to Australia

CHART HISTORY 2003-2019

THE SONGS - CHART HISTORY
New Album "Talk To Me" limited edition released Europe, Japan - Sept. 1, 2003
"Talk To Me" hits TOP 10 on ECMA chart (Oct. 2003)
Second single "Soft Place" hits EMS Euro TOP 5 (Oct.2003)(released Canada April 2004)
"Talk To Me" finishes 2003 in Euro TOP 10.
"Talk To Me" hits German 'American-Tie Gbr' chart top 20 - (March/April 2004)
"Talk To Me" stays TOP 20 ECMA chart - Number 1 in Italy - (Nov. 2003-Sept.2004)
"Turn To Stone" charts TOP 20 ECMA Chart (Feb.15,2005)
"Lies" charts in Europe July 2005
"Lies" goes top 20 in Japan.
"Talk To Me" CD released to country radio North America, Australia (Jan. 2004)
"Make It On My Own" hits number 5 on U.S. Christian chart (Jan. 2004)
"Talk To Me" hits Canadian country TOP 40 (Jan. 2004)
"Soft Place", hits Canadian country TOP 50 - (Sept. 2004)
"Turn To Stone" charts Canadian country Top 40 (March 2005)
"Lies" charts Canada late August 2005..jumps 30 spots on Canadian country charts (September-October 2005)
Australian Digital Top 10 (Sept 2008)
"Make It On My Own" added to Swiss radio nationally (January 2009).
"Dear Santa" released to country radio in Europe, U.K., and Australia/New Zealand.
"Dear Santa" finishes 2009 at #16 in the UK/EU TOP 40 and #12 on the indie chart.
Major release of "Dear Santa" to all country radio North America. (November 18,2010).
"Sugar Lake" released worldwide. Official release date of July 1,2012.
"Sugar Lake" goes TOP 20 in the UK in it's second week of release..stays in the
TOP 20 for 11 weeks.
"Sugar Lake" second release to Canadian AC,AAA,HOT AC radio August 9 2012.
"Turn To Stone" remastered radio mix released across Canada June 2013.
"Sugar Lake" released across USA and to College radio in Canada and the USA July-November 2014.
"The Strong One" released to the UK/Euro radio April 2, 2016. The song enters the UK/Euro charts on April 9 at #10.
"The Strong One" goes NUMBER ONE in the United Kingdom and Europe on May 8,2016
"The Strong One" - 3 weeks at NUMBER ONE, 8 weeks TOP 5, 10 weeks TOP 10 on UK/European charts as of June 12, 2016.
"The Strong One" - hits Top 20 on the World Traditional Country Chart - June 14,2016
"Am I Dreaming" emters UK/EU charts at number 8 - September 14, 2016
"Am I Dreaming" hits NUMBER 2 on the UK/European Charts - September 25, 2016
"I Don't Wanna Mention Any Names" released April 3, 2017.
"Sooner or Later" released September 1, 2017.
"Sooner or Later" enters the Euro/UK charts in the TOP 20. As of October 31, the song was in the TOP 20 for 8 weeks and the TOP 10 for 4 weeks.
THE SONGS - CHART HISTORY
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