|Didier Cere and the Bootleggers at Equiblues festival, St. Agreve. August 2012|
By Ruth Ellen Gruber
The Fourth French Highways country music awards will be announced on Nov. 7 in Paris, and I have friends in the running.
Voting takes place until Oct. 7 -- there are awards for best foreign artists and best French artists.
My friends Steve & Heather -- the France-based French-American duo -- and the Bootleggers, fronted by my friend Didier Cere -- are both up for best French group.
Hmm... you can only vote once.....
In the French solo artist category, the rockabilly-country singer Eddy Ray Cooper, whom I interviewed a few years ago, is up for best male singer.
Good luck, guys!