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lucy billings - carry the waterLUCY BILLINGS - CARRY THE WATER

RELEASE DATE - APRIL 29, 2014

 

Carry the Water is a compelling journey through the twists and turns that we all experience. Without pretense Lucy examines life's questions and struggles as a keen observer with a soft heart. A voice that is powerful yet reassuring combined with lyrics that reflect our truths, Lucy's songs draw the listener in.

 

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“CARRY THE WATER” ON THE FOLK DJ-L RADIO CHART

 

OVERALL - 2014

 

Top Folk Albums of 2014 (#69)

 

Top Folk Artists of 2014 (#137)

 

Top Folk Labels – Sassy Time (#152)

 

May 2014

 

Top Folk Albums (#6)

 

Top Folk Songs - “The Answer” (#22)

 

Top Folk Artists (#13)

 

June 2014

 

Top Folk Albums (#11)

 

Top Folk Songs – “Carry the Water” (#11)

 

Top Folk Artists (#10)

 

July 2014

 

Top Folk Albums (#29)

 

 

“CARRY THE WATER” ON THE ROOTS MUSIC REPORT RADIO CHART

 

“Carry the Water” – No. 1 Americana Song of 2014 / Top 10 Americana Albums (No. 4) of 2014

 

  • #1 - RMR Weekly Top 50 Americana Country Albums (Top Ten for 25 weeks)
  • #1 - RMR Weekly Top 50 Americana Country Songs (“Carry the Water”)
  • #1 - RMR Weekly Top 50 Americana Country Songs (“ Wyoming”)
  • #1 - RMR Weekly Top 50 Tennessee Albums (Top Ten for 24 weeks)
  • # 4 - RMR Weekly Top 50 United States Albums

 

9 Tracks charted in the Top 25 Americana Country Songs:

 

  • “Wyoming”
  • “Carry the Water”
  • “Courage”
  • “God’s House”
  • “Asking You Why”
  • “Edge of the Ring”
  • “Not Far From Me”
  • “The Here and Now”
  • “State of Blind”

 

 

FROM THE DJ’S:

 

“Thank you Lucy - it was an honor to play your music, and you should always keep in mind that for over 30 years I always only played the best and you were part of that.”

Norman Whitman, DJ and host of “Detours.”

 

“Carry the Water” was selected as one of “Rich’s Picks

by Rich Warren on “The Midnight Special” (WFMT-FM – Chicago, IL)

 

“WOW!  What an emotional ride!  I'm once again blown away by your songs.  I couldn't narrow it down to 5 songs so I chose 7 songs to play on KC Cafe Radio.”

Kathy Forste, Music Director, KC Café Radio

 

“I really think your music is excellent, and you are a very talented musician and songwriter. It's a pleasure to include your songs on the show!”

Lilli Kuzma, Radio DJ (WDCB-FM, Glen Ellyn, IL)

 

“Love the music!”

Jim Fisher, Radio DJ (WGCS-FM, Goshen, IN)

 

 

Special thanks to the following Folk DJ’s for their airplay of tracks from Carry the Water:

 

Michael Alzo ~ WSLU-FM - Canton, NY

John Bates ~ WTSR-FM - Ewing, NJ

Ken Batista ~ WYEP-FM - Pittsburgh, PA

Ray Baumler ~ WRUR-FM - Ithaca, NY

Arthur Berman ~ CiTR-FM - Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Steve Brockway ~ KRFC-FM - Fort Collins, CO

Taylor Caffery ~ WRKF-FM - Baton Rouge, LA

Jon “Chip” Colcord ~ WSCS-FM - Concord, NH

Laurie-Ann &Tony Copple ~ CKCU-FM – Ottawa, ON CANADA

Laurie DesJardins ~ KVMR-FM - Nevada City, CA

Simon Dillon ~ Phoenix FM, Australia

Patrick Douglas ~ KGPR-FM – Great Falls, MT

Kevin Elliott ~ WEFT-FM - Champaign, IL

Lenny Epstein ~ KRFC–FM – Fort Collins, CO

Maggie Ferguson ~ WXOU-FM - Auburn Hills, MI

Colin Fielding ~ 3INR- Victoria, Australia

Jim Fisher ~ WGCS-FM – Goshen, IN

Jim Gilliland ~ WRUW-FM – Cleveland, OH

Gerry Goodfriend ~ CKUT-FM - Montreal, QUEBEC, CANADA

Frank & Denise Gosar ~ KLCC-FM - Eugene, OR

Wayne Greene ~ radiowayne (internet)

Bill Hahn ~ WFDU-FM - Teaneck, NJ

Dave Hardy ~ PostitivelyChargedRadio.com

Denis Howard ~ WERU-FM – East Orland, ME

Diane Hunt ~ KBOO-FM - Portland, OR

Susan Forbes Hansen ~ WHUS-FM & WWUH-FM, CT – Storrs, CT

John Hart ~ NEWFOLKRADIO – Portland, OR

Dan Herman ~ Radio Crystal Blue – Philadelphia, PA

Gary Irving ~ ROOTS SHOW ON WVUD – Newark, DE

Steve Jerrett ~ KOPN-FM - Columbia, MO

David John ~ KTRU-FM - Houston, TX

Harlan Joye ~ WRFG-FM - Atlanta, GA

Michael Kane ~ WBRS-FM - Waltham, MA

Peter Kernast ~ WTSR-FM - Ewing, NJ

Sue Kessell ~ WNUR-FM – Evanston, IL

Al Kniola ~ WVPE-FM – Elkhart, IN

Lilli Kuzma ~ WDCB-FM – Glen Ellyn, IL

Chris Kocher ~ WHRW-FM – Binghamton, NY

Blair Larsen ~ KUSU-FM & UPR-Logan, UT

Jim Marino ~ CFMU-FM – Hamilton, ON - CANADA

Artie Martello ~ WIOX-FM- Roxbury, NY

Norm Mast ~ WVPE-FM – Elkhart, IN

Ed McDonald ~ WVMR-FM, Keyser, WV

Chrisana McGill ~ WSPN-FM – Saratoga Springs, NY

Mark Michaelis ~ WGDR-FM, Plainfield, VT

Dan Murphy ~ The Acoustic Outpost, Hollis, NH

Mitch and Robyn ~ Park Radio Kidnappers, Hastings, NZ

Abby Parks ~ WLJS-FM, Jacksonville, AL

Joe Pszonek ~ WMSC-FM – Upper Montclair, NJ

Jim Rogers ~ WIUP-FM – Indiana, PA

John Rumsey ~ KVMR-FM – Nevada City, CA

Lyle Skinner ~ CJUM-FM - Winnipeg MB CANADA

Gerd Stassen ~ RADIO EVW, Lengerich, GERMANY

Jon Stein ~ WTBQ-FM – Warwick, NY

Michael Stock ~ WLRN-FM – Miami, FL

Carolyn VandeWiele ~ WFHB-FM - Bloomington, IN

Rich Warren ~ WFMT-FM – Chicago, IL

Bob Weiser ~ WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM - Provincetown, MA

Norman Whitman ~ WYSO-FM – Yellow Springs, OH

Ken Yavit ~ KBAC-FM – Santa Fe, NM

 

 

Special thanks to these Americana and RMR reporting stations and their DJ’s for radio airplay of Carry the Water:

 

WCNI FM ~ New London, CT

WHUS ~ Storrs, CT

WGDR FM ~ Plainfield, VT

WFDU FM ~ Teaneck, NJ

WJDF AM ~ Orange, MA

WMUS FM ~ Amherst, MA

WERU FM ~ East Orland, ME

CRYSTAL BLUE ~ Philadelphia, PA

S MACHINE ~ Moyock, NC

WAGS AM ~ Bishopville, SC

WJDJ AM ~ Bishopville, SC

AMA 441 ~ Carlton, GA

WFIT FM ~ Melbourne, FL

WIKX FM ~ Ft. Meyers, FL

COUNTRYBEAR ~ Lake Placid, FL

AMI Radio ~ Anna Maria Island, FL

KFAI FM ~ Minneapolis, MN

KUMD FM ~ Duluth, MN

WOJB FM ~ Hayward, WI

KASU FM State ~ University, AR

WEFT FM ~ Champaign, IL

KPVL FM ~ Decorah, IA

KRUU FM ~ Fairfield, IA

KUNI FM ~ Cedar Falls, IA

WHAY FM ~ Whitley City, KY

KKFI FM ~ Kansas City, MO

KC CAFÉ RADIO ~ Kansas City, MO

KOPN FM ~ Columbia, MO

KDHX ~ St. Louis, MO

KZUM FM ~ Lincoln, NE

WOUB FM ~ Athens, OH

HPPR ~ Amarillo, TX

TEXAS TIME ~ Kempner, TX

BIG STAR 97 ~ White Settlment, TX

KPFT FM ~ Houston, TX

KTEP FM ~ El Paso, TX

KCIE FM ~ Dulce, NM

KGLP FM ~ Gallup, NM

KXCI FM ~ Tucson, AZ

AMAZ ~ Mesa, AZ

KGLT FM ~ Bozeman, MT

KAFM FM ~ Grand Junction, CO

KAJX FM ~ Aspen, CO

KDUR FM ~ Durango, CO

KVNF FM ~ Paonia, CO

KZMU FM ~ Moab, UT

KUWR FM ~ Laramie, WY

KPFA FM ~ Berkeley, CA

KDVS FM ~ Davis, CA

KCSS FM ~ Turlock, CA

KMUD FM ~ Redway, CA

KKUP FM ~ Santa Cruz, CA

KZSC FM ~ Santa Cruz, CA

KVMR FM ~ Nevada City, CA

KWMR FM ~ Pt. Reyes, CA

KBSU FM ~ Boise, ID

KMUN ~ Astoria, OR

KRVM ~ Eugene, OR

KSMF FM ~ Ashland, OR

KBOO FM ~ Portland, OR

KHNS ~ Haines, AK

KBBI AM ~ Homer, AK

KRNN FM ~ Juneau, AK

KAOS FM ~ Olympia, WA

 

 

 

NO OTHER ROAD RADIO

 

 

Laurie DesJardin's show on KVMR Radio in Nevada City on May 27, 2011

  • "No Other Road" was among the Top Albums (#196) for 2011 on the Folk Radio Airplay Charts
  • "No Other Road" was one of Icon Fetch's "Sweet Sixteen –The Best Albums of 2011" - link
  • "Let's Not and Say We Did" was one of the 40 Favorite 2011 Releases for "Down Home" (WGCS 91.1 Globeradio), hosted by Jim Fisher
  • "No Other Road" among the Top Albums and Lucy Billings among the Top Artists, on the Folk Radio Airplay Charts for May and June, 2011
  • "Daddy's Last Drive" – Among the Top Songs on the Folk Radio Airplay Charts for June, 2011
  • Top 100- Americana Radio Chart- weeks ending 3/14, 3/21, and 3/28
  • #1 - Roots Music Report: Folk/Internet - weeks ending 4/1 & 4/15
  • #2 - Roots Music Report: Folk/Internet – weeks ending 4/8, 4/22, and weeks 4/29 through 6/16