Monday, April 11, 2011

Countrymusic Europameisterschaft 2011 / Country Music Euro Masters 2011

Countrymusic Europameisterschaft 2011

Country Music Euro Masters 2011

Vom 18. bis 21. August 2011 findet die erste Europameisterschaft für Countrymusic statt. Bands und Solisten können sich hierfür anmelden.
Die Platzierten 1 bis 3 werden lukrativ prämiert. Dies ist gültig für Solisten und Bands. Der Europameister, jeweils Solist oder Band, bekommt einen bezahlten Auftritt beim 5. Country & Linedance Festival 2012 in Güllesheim / Westerwald: Das Festival Nr. 1 in Deutschland!
Liebe Countryfreunde, wir bitten um Eure Mithilfe: Diese Information an alle Euch bekannten Countrymusiker weiterzugeben.
Die Regeln und Information unter:

Of 18 to 21 August 2011 will be held the first European Championship for Country Music.
Bands and soloists can sign up for this. The placed 1 to 3 are awarded lucrative.
This is valid for soloists and bands. The European champions, each soloist or band gets a paid gig at the 5th Country & Line Dance Festival 2012 in Güllesheim / Westerwald:
The Festival No. 1 in Germany!
Country love friends, we ask for your help: to transmit this information to all you well-known country musicians.

New rules and information at:

Keep it country
Greg Williams

Sur les 18 à 21 Août 2011 aura lieu le premier championnat d'Europe pour la musique country.
Groupes et solistes pouvez vous inscrire à cet effet.
La mise de 1 à 3 sont attribués lucrative.
Ceci est valable pour les solistes et groupes.
Les champions d'Europe, chaque soliste ou de la bande se payer un concert lors
de la 5e Country & Line Dance Festival 2012 en Güllesheim / Westerwald:
Le Festival n ° 1 en Allemagne! amis amour pays, nous vous demandons votre aide:
pour transmettre cette information à tous les musiciens votre pays bien connus.
De nouvelles règles et informations à l'adresse:


Keep it country
Greg Williams


Van 18 tot en met 21 Augustus 2011 zal worden gehouden van de eerste Europese Kampioenschap voor Country Music.
Bands en solisten kunnen zich aanmelden voor deze.
De geplaatste 1 tot 3 worden beloond met lucratieve. Dit is geldig voor solisten en bands.
De Europese kampioenen, elke solist of groep krijgt een betaald optreden op het 5e Country & Line Dance Festival 2012 in Güllesheim / Westerwald:
Het Festival nr. 1 in Duitsland!
Land liefde vrienden, vragen wij om uw hulp: om deze informatie doorgeven aan alles wat je bekende land muzikanten.
Nieuwe regels en informatie op:

Keep it country
Greg Williams


Di 18 a 21 Agosto 2011 si terrà il primo Campionato Europeo di Country Music. Bands e solisti possono iscriversi per questo.
Il posto 1 a 3 sono assegnati lucrativo.
Questo è valido per solisti e gruppi musicali.
I campioni d'Europa, ogni solista o band ottiene un concerto pagato al 5 ° Country & Line Dance Festival 2012 in Güllesheim / Westerwald:
Il Festival n ° 1 in Germania! amici amore Paese, chiediamo il vostro aiuto:
per trasmettere questa informazione a tutti voi musicisti paese ben noto.
Nuove regole e informazioni su:


Keep it country
Greg Williams




Mistrzostwa Country Music Masters Country Music 2011 2011
NEWSLETTER
od 18 ¤ do 21 Sierpnia 2011 odbędzie się pierwsze Mistrzostwa Europy w Country Music.
Zespoły i soliści mogą zgłaszać się do tego. Wprowadzone od 1 do 3 otrzymują lukratywne.
To jest ważne dla solistów i zespołów. Mistrzowie Europy, każdy solista lub zespół zostaje wypłacona koncert na 5 Country & Line Dance Festival 2012 w Güllesheim / Westerwald:
Festiwal nr 1 w Niemczech! znajomych Kraj miłości, prosimy o pomoc:
przekazania tych informacji do wszystkich was znanych muzyków kraju.
Nowe przepisy i informacje na stronie:
Keep it country
Greg Williams

Watch the Country Network tonight from 6 - 9 PM for the network debut of Matt Bailie's video "Man Behind These Eyes"

Matt Bailie Video Debut Tonight on The Country Network
Watch the Country Network tonight from 6 - 9 PM for the network debut of
Matt Bailie's video

"Man Behind These Eyes"

Check website for local information for viewing "The Country Network"  http://www.tcncountry.com/

A&M/OCTONE’S MISS WILLIE BROWN ADDED TO 10th ANNIVERSARY BONNAROO LINEUP


A&M/OCTONE’S MISS WILLIE BROWN ADDED TO 10th ANNIVERSARY BONNAROO LINEUP

Live Show Sparks Buzz And Attracts Critics’ Attention

Nashville, TN – April 11, 2011 - A&M/Octone Records’ new country duo Miss Willie Brown has been added to the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival lineup this year on Saturday, June 11.   Miss Willie Brown, comprised of Kasey Buckley and Amanda Watkins, is currently on the road with the JAGERMEISTER COUNTRY TOUR FEATURING DIERKS BENTLEY and sparking buzz among fans and critics alike.

“Snarling. Loud. Swampy. Edgy.  A shockingly unique take on country music that combines West Coast energy levels and punk attitude.”- Billboard

“Refreshingly high-energy, loud and unapologetic.”- Las Vegas Weekly

“Kasey Buckley and Amanda Watkins have strong voices...their future looks bright.”- The Star-Ledger

“From crunching anthemic power chords, to country ballads, to even -- dare I say -- funk, it was all there and delivered with an excitement of a band with something to prove.” - SoundSpike

Miss Willie Brown recently released their first major label EP, produced by award winning producer Keith Stegall (Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, George Strait).  Kasey and Amanda wrote and both sing lead vocals on all four tracks.

For an introductory video piece on Miss Willie Brown, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WifVEHLA4Ec&feature=channel_video_title

For a full list of tour dates and more information, visit www.misswilliebrown.com.

Jennifer Lopez erobert Platz 1 der deutschen Singlecharts

Jennifer Lopez erobert Platz 1 der deutschen Singlecharts
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Jennifer Lopez
erobert Platz 1 der deutschen Singlecharts

Mit ihrem Wechsel zu Universal Music kehrt Jennifer Lopez musikalisch an die Spitze zurück! Über zwei Millionen Mal hat sich die erste Single „On The Floor“ feat. Pitbull mittlerweile weltweit verkauft. Der Song eroberte letzte Woche Platz 1 in den britischen Charts und setzt den Erfolgskurs nun in Deutschland fort: Jennifer Lopez stürmt mit „On The Floor“ die Spitze der Media Control Charts! Das Album „Love?“ erscheint am 29. April.

Sie ist einer der faszinierendsten Stars der Welt: Sängerin, Produzentin, Schauspielerin, Designerin, Fashion-Ikone und aktuell auch TV-Jurymitglied bei „American Idol“, einer der quotenstärksten US-Shows überhaupt. Jennifer Lopez sorgt seit ihrem 1999er-Debüt für volle Tanzflächen und hat den Latino-Popsound höchst erfolgreich in die ganze Welt exportiert. Jetzt gelingt ihr eine weitere Sensation: Nachdem sie in den letzten Jahren musikalisch nicht mehr an die ganz großen Erfolge anschließen konnte, feiert Jennifer Lopez jetzt ein fulminantes Comeback! Mit ihrem Wechsel zu Universal Music kehrt die New Yorkerin mit puertoricanischen Wurzeln an die Spitze der Charts zurück!

Die erste Single „On The Floor“ feat. Pitbull, die am Freitag zudem auch in der spanischen Version „Ven A Bailar“ veröffentlicht wurde, stürmt diese Woche Platz#1 der Media Control Charts! Mittlerweile wurde der Song weltweit über zwei Millionen Mal verkauft. Nach Großbritannien, Frankreich, Australien, Norwegen, Spanien, Griechenland, Belgien, Finnland, Kanada und Italien ist auch Deutschland im J.Lo-Fieber. Der Song wurde von RedOne (Lady Gaga) produziert und eroberte bereits Platz 1 der deutschen iTunes Charts, Platz 1 der Musicload Charts, stieg allein über Downloads in die Top10 der Media Control Charts ein und ist auch in den Clubs die absolute Nummer Eins. Der Videoclip zu "On The Floor" wurde auf YouTube über 80.5 Millionen Mal angesehen.

Mit dem dazugehörigen neuen Album „Love?“, das am 29. April veröffentlicht wird, meldet sich Jennifer Lopez eindrucksvoll zurück und unterstreicht, dass sie nicht ohne Grund eine Perfektionistin ist: „Ich will den Leuten das Beste bieten. Nur das Beste kommt auf das Album, denn nur das Beste ist gut genug für meine Fans.“ Die dürfen sich auf weitere Dance-Tracks freuen, mit denen J.Lo ihnen das Jahr versüßen will.

STEALING ANGELS PERFORM AT RED SOX VS YANKEES GAME FROM FENWAY PARK

STEALING ANGELS PERFORM AT RED SOX VS YANKEES GAME FROM FENWAY PARK

Boston, Massachusetts…April 10, 2011…Country trio Stealing Angels entertained fans last night during the MLB Red Sox vs. Yankees Game. Caroline Cutbirth, Tayla Lynn and Jennifer Wayne performed “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch from Boston’s Fenway Park. The Red Sox went on to top the Yankees 4 to 0.


ABOUT STEALING ANGELS: Caroline Cutbirth, Tayla Lynn and Jennifer Wayne are STEALING ANGELS. In case any of their last names sound familiar…they should! These young women are descended from American icons, including country great Loretta Lynn, film legend John Wayne and American folk hero Daniel Boone.  But it is their music, not their background that promises to make their names as well known as their famous families. The debut album from Stealing Angels, featuring “Paper Heart,” is expected to release this fall. To learn more about Stealing Angels, visit www.StealingAngels.com and follow them on twitter @StealingAngels.

Various US-Youtube videos are not accessible in Germany

Various US-Youtube videos are not accessible in Germany, e.g. some videos form George Strait. The reason for that is the restricted regional license policy in Germany. If you click on such a video, you get and error saying: 'Some Youtube content provider publish their videos only in selected countries.’
 
My offer to you - international access to your videos
Please let me know, if you want your fans in Germany to see your videos or the videos of the artists your represent . I can offer you fast and easy upload of your videos to the various of my channels on Youtube, MyVideo.de and ClipFish.de. For example, ClipFish.de is not available in America, but highly frequented in Germany.

For more information contact me at:
  
CountryMusicNewsInternational.com
Christian Lamitschka
An der Pfingstweide 28
61118 Bad Vilbel
Germany
www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.com
countrymusicnewsinternational@googlemail.com

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE NEXT UP FOR JACK DANIEL’S/USO “TOAST TO THE TROOPS” PROGRAM

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE NEXT UP FOR

JACK DANIEL’S/USO “TOAST TO THE TROOPS” PROGRAM

Country Music Star Craig Morgan to Make 14th Appearance Headlining
Toast Concert for U.S. Troops, Families and Volunteers



LYNCHBURG (pop. 361), Tenn. (April 11, 2011) – Eglin Air Force Base in northwest Florida will be the site of the next Jack Daniel’s/USO “Toast to the Troops” event on April 15th as military spouses,  USO volunteers and others will assemble thousands of Operation USO Care Packages for our troops serving overseas.   

Since 2005, the Jack Daniel Distillery has been collecting personal messages of support in the form of “toasts” to include in USO care packages, and has hosted 13 other “stuffing parties” at military installations across the country.  More than 150,000 care packages have been sent to our troops through the “Toast to the Troops” program.   

The 14th “Toast to the Troops” stuffing party will continue the tradition of having a “thank you” barbecue for all the package stuffing volunteers followed by a free base-wide concert headlined by country music star and Army veteran Craig Morgan.

“All of us at Jack Daniel’s honor and support our nation’s servicemen and women,” said Jennifer Powell, Senior Brand Manager for Jack Daniel’s.  “We also recognize and sincerely appreciate the sacrifices made by the spouses and families of our military heroes.  The Toast program is just one way for us to show our love and support to those who truly deserve it.”

The Operation USO Care Packages, sponsored for $25 each, include items requested by service members, such as prepaid international calling cards, toiletries, sunscreen, playing cards, disposable cameras and snacks.  The packages are being assembled for troops deploying to Afghanistan, Iraq and other overseas locations, as well as troops arriving and departing on rest and recuperation (R&R) flights. 

“We thank Jack Daniel’s for their continued support,” said Elaine Rogers, president and CEO of the USO of Metropolitan Washington, which administers the Operation USO Care Package program.  “Since 2005, these events have been an excellent opportunity for local communities to demonstrate their support for our men and women in uniform and their families.”

Ten-year Army veteran Craig Morgan has been a part of all 13 previous Jack Daniel’s/USO “Toast to the Troops” events dating back to 2005.  He is a recipient of the USO Merit Award and has made nine overseas trips to entertain our U.S. troops.

“I’ve been honored to be part of the Toast to the Troops program since it began six years ago and it’s always inspiring for me to perform for our troops and their families,” said Morgan.  “I know how much it means to receive a care package out in the field and to know that you are supported.  Our troops, their spouses and families sacrifice so much, and I’m glad to get the chance to let them know how much we value their efforts.”  

One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits:  “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” (Billboard’s most-played country songs of the year in 2005) and “International Harvester.”  Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008.  Prior to becoming a country music star, Craig Morgan spent more than 10 years of active duty in the Army and additional years in the Army Reserves.  Adding to his diverse list of talents, Morgan is also the host of “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors,” the Outdoor Channel’s #1 rated Saturday morning hunting show.

The stuffing party will begin at 1:00p.m. on April 15th at Hangar 102 on Eglin AFB, followed by the concert at 7:00 p.m.

Due to heightened security, individuals can no longer send letters and packages addressed to “Any Service Member.”  The Operation USO Care Package program is the best way to send a message of encouragement directly to troops and provide a touch of home.  The USO has distributed more than two million care packages since the program’s inception in 2003.  More information on the Operation USO Care Package program and other USO programs can be found at www.uso.org.

Steel Guitar Tips

Hello fellow players,

This is a strange business that we are in, me as a player and dealer and you guys that are enthusiasts and are not restricted by dealer rules or playing boundaries.  I have to or I am supposed to be very careful in what I say in these newsletters, not to offend anyone.  Whereas you may have noticed, there are some rules that I don�t really adhere to the way I probably should.

The way I look at it, you folks can email me and say anything you want.  I obviously say about anything that I want.  Sometimes I say something and it�s like lighting a short fuse on a long stick of dynamite.  However, I�m always sorry if I don�t say something and sometimes sorry if I barely say something that offends.

But let me tell you something, these newsletters are going to be a lot more exciting if I say exactly what�s on my mind and right or wrong, that�s probably what I�m going to do.  After all, most of the time I�m just reporting what�s already been said or done.  I hate many of the things that I have to say, like reporting the deaths of some of the world�s most famous steel guitarists or the demise of a famous steel guitar company.  Some things just are not fun to tell and then some things are extremely funny.

If you�re just after high tech information and it�s the only thing you care about, you�re going to have to put up with some humor, history, twisted and straight personalities of us players and who we work for.  This should keep these newsletters as interesting as anything you can read, especially if you like the music business and what us steel players and musicians have to go through to stay in the business.

In the past several months I have shared a lot of strange stories with you that myself and many of my friends have gone through, so like I say, if you think I�m saying a lot of weird things, I feel that they need to be said or I wouldn�t be saying them.  After all, most of you are in this business in one way or another, so I�m just letting you know that what I have gone through is something you can expect to go through also if you haven�t already.

When it comes to money I�m sure as musicians, we�ve all been taken advantage of by someone we thought we were getting paid to work with or for.  Usually it�s a club owner that stiffed us and I have been taken advantage of by bandleaders and fellow musicians that claim they didn�t owe me anything because they were stiffed on the other end.

How about big time record companies in Nashville?  Believe me, they�ll get you as quick as anybody will.  Famous jingle companies in all cities have a way of thinking, �We�ll just hire a steel player and not pay him because it didn�t cost him anything to work here.�

I got nailed one time by a very large jingle production company from Dallas, Texas.  They insisted that I fly to Dallas for a major jingle session, strings, horns, backup choirs and the whole big deal.  I paid for my flight to Dallas, ground transportation to the studio, worked six very hard hours and when I packed up to leave and asked for a check, they said, �We�ll send it to you.  What address do you want us to send it to?�

Guess what?  I never heard from them again even after many phone calls to try to collect.  This was supposed to be a substantial amount.  The name of the jingle company was Pams.  Finding out later it was a major company that was in the throes of bankruptcy after being successful for many years, instead of me making $2100, I ended up losing about $900.  This was in the spring of 1974.  Money meant more then.

This happened again in Nashville with a friend that was doing a major jingle for a California company.  I went into Monument Recording Studios on Music Row and the string players were all tuning up, the rhythm section was all in place.  I proceeded to setup and in a few minutes we were running down the first highly orchestrated chart.

It was a wonderful session and musically something I could be proud of the rest of my life, but when I called the Union to see if my check was in there a couple weeks later, they replied, �No.  We�re having trouble collecting it from the California company that produced it.�

I said, �How can this be?  It was a Union session with the best Nashville musicians I�ve ever worked with on the session.�

The Union replied, �Well, we�re working on trying to get the money for y�all.�

After waiting several more weeks I called the Union again only to get a threat that they may be fining me for working for a company they couldn�t collect from.  I never did get the money and I never did pay any Union fines.  Well anyway, this is life in the big city.  So if you�re having trouble collecting from a small club in your home town, don�t worry because they usually pay better than a lot of the big labels do in the big cities.

I know I�m going to get some flak for this newsletter from some big labels I�ve worked for, but if they haven�t paid me, I�d like to hear from them.  If they have paid me, then I really welcome a phone call from them.

I remember working 24 sessions in December of 1975 and only getting paid for two of them.  The reason being the petroleum prices at that time were raging fiercely and the labels could not get petroleum to make the 33 and 1/3 or 45 rpm records.  The musicians that cut the records were at the end of the money chain, so we are the ones that got stiffed.

But things aren�t always bad.  I remember one time getting booked for 15 three hour sessions in one week.  The Monday I was supposed to start doing them, the girl in the record label�s office said that the album that we were going to do had been cancelled, but they would go ahead and pay us for the sessions anyway as per Union agreement.  

I hustled as hard as I could and booked 11 sessions for other companies.  At the end of the week I had made more money than I ever have since for one week�s worth of being a studio musician.

Today it�s very hard for a hard working, busy studio musician, especially steel guitar, to book over 7 or 8 sessions for the entire week.   Things are a lot different today than they were when I was coming up through the recording ranks.  I liked it a lot better back then.

Walking into a session and hearing two or three Martin flattops singing together, the sweet sound of an electric Gibson through an Echoplex and a twenty year old Fender amp and a real 11� Bösendorfer or a Baldwin piano.  Things were definitely very musical back in those days.  Nowadays, for the rhythm guitars they�ll hire three Telecasters with fuzztone.  Is this progress or is it a fast, cheap, dirty way to produce something called �cool�?

Looking back into history and what has been recorded in Nashville in the last five years, then looking back at the mid-sixties when songs like Roy Orbison�s �Pretty Woman� were recorded, I can�t see where we�ve made any progress, but we have to keep trying no matter what.

I still love steel guitar even though the business might be turning left and I�m still going straight.  Do I recommend anybody else getting in this business?  Absolutely yes.  Get in, make money and have fun.  Maybe someday you�ll be looking back at these first of the century days telling everybody how wonderful these old days were.

Check out our monthly specials at  http://www.steelguitar.net/monthlyspecials.html and we�ll try to save you a lot of money.

Your buddy,
Bobbe
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CREATIVE AND DREAMS MUSIC NETWORK SIGNS CHASTITY BROWN

CREATIVE AND DREAMS MUSIC NETWORK SIGNS CHASTITY BROWN
Singer/Songwriter working on new material now





(Nashville, TN – 04/11/2011) Creative and Dreams Music Network and Rose Drake is proud to announce the signing of Minneapolis, Minnesota based, Americana branded singer/songwriter Chastity Brown to an exclusive publishing and recording contract.


Brown is currently in Nashville recording her self-penned, debut album for Creative and Dreams Music Network with producer Paul Buono.


Creative and Dreams Music Network founder and CEO Rose Drake says about Chastity’s vocals, “She has one of the most amazing and soulful voices that I have ever heard. She writes her songs from real life experiences and invites the listener to experience her life and pains through her powerful songs that she infuses regardless of style with true soul.”


The album is scheduled for release later this year.


Chastity Brown will be appearing on stage “In The Round” at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday April 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM (CST)


For more information on Chastity Brown, please visit her on the web at http://www.chastitybrownmusic.com

The Grascals Talk "The Talk" - Debut On Popular CBS Show Tuesday, April 12

The Grascals Talk "The Talk" - Debut On Popular CBS Show Tuesday, April 12
Performance Follows Appearances at Country Thunder & Actor Steven Seagal's Birthday Bash 
The Grascals & Friends CD cover
Nashville, TN (April 11, 2011) -- Bluegrass icons, The Grascals, will make their debut on CBS TV's The Talk on Tuesday, April 12 when they perform their current single, "I Am Strong," from their CD, THE GRASCALS & FRIENDS - Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin.   

The band's appearance on The Talk (airs 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT/CT) follows an April 10 performance at Arizona's Country Thunder festival, and a private performance for their friend, actor Steven Seagal, at his annual birthday bash in Scottsdale.  
The Talk
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 (CBS, 2 p.m. ET; 1 p.m. PT/CT) / "I Am Strong"
The Grascals released the chart-topping Grascals & Friends on BluGrascal Records in conjunction with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® in January of this year. The fast-selling disc has held the BILLBOARD Bluegrass Album Chart's #1 position for seven weeks since its release. The CD is available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and online at www.crackerbarrel.com. The group's most-recent release, DANCE TIL YOUR STOCKINGS ARE HOT AND RAVELIN' - A Tribute To The Music Of The Andy Griffith Show was issued digitally March 29, 2011 on BluGrascal Records / Saguaro Road Records in partnership with Time Life. 
Be sure to visit The Grascals www.grascals.com for additional information and details on their upcoming appearances, see video and hear clips from all their CDs.

Interview with Chris Ride

Interview with Chris Ride

Ch.L.: Country Music has many new fans in Europe, who may be hearing about you for the first time. How would you describe yourself and the music you play to someone who has never seen or heard you before.          

C.R.: I am excited to have this opportunity to reach out to the European community. my father Jim smelgus was born in Germany and my grand mother madin name zierl is German. We still have family living in the regensburg area. One of the songs we did on the American dream cd has a line in German in it. My music was influenced while growing up, my father listened to Beatles, eagles, aerosmith and mostly adult contemporary music, while my mom liked country  most pop and other music. As a kid I liked it all. I kind of knew that I had the music in me at a young age. the music I play now are songs people can relate to.  My parents got me a guitar for Xmas when I was 16 and I taught myself how to play. Shortly after that I started composing my own guitar licks and my father and I found out we could write lyrics together.

Ch.L.: How was the last year for you? What were the highlights?

C.R.:  last year was the starting point for me it was totally by accident. My friends and I got together started a small band (on the rocks) we put together seven or eight songs that we thought were good and wanted to record them at a local studio just to have are own cd that we could listen to. After searching we ended up at the power plant studio in Hampton VA. Owned by Doc holiday. He agreed to do the cd for us. During the recording process doc heard something in me even thru our inexperience that he liked and took me under his wing so to speak. And we've spent the last year recording mostly new material  

Ch.L.: What's your latest CD and how's it doing?

C.R.:   our new cd is called ( Messages ) we recorded it in Nashville at QUAD studios with the legendary Doc Holiday producing with his „A“ Team of studio Players in March of 2011 

Ch.L.: How did you choose the title for the CD, is there a story behind it?

C.R.:   Messages is one of the tracks on the cd. It was the first song we wrote out of the 12 songs on the cd and actually it kind of fits all the songs on, because they all have certain messages about love, and Life.

Ch.L.: Do you write the songs yourself and if not, how do you go about finding the songs for the your CD?

C.R.: some of the material I have done myself. When I come up with a new guitar rift my father and I write the lyrics. Doc Holiday comes up with most of the music and the arrangements. Its a team effort that seems to work the best.

Ch.L.: Please tell us about the songs on your album.

C.R.:  Acting Bad was the first cd we did, being a new comer we thought it was a good idea to show the versatility of our music range. The cd had a little country some rock, adult contemporary and ballads but because of that wide diversity of music we found out that it was difficult to pin point an audience, so with „Messages“ we took Americana, Country and a little rock edge and put them all together in each song, and now I feel like we finally came up with a Chris Ride  sound..

Ch.L.: What's the difference between your last CD and the current one?

C.R.: The new cd Messages is more Americana with a twist of songs that will fit more into my singing range plus they go much deeper into the music as well as the lyrics.

Ch.L.: Your current single is being played by radio. What do you thing is special about this song that makes people what to hear it?

C.R.: I think and hope it's because I have my own sound and the lyrics are about everyday life

Ch.L.: What kind of songs do you like to record the most?

C.R.: Songs that send a message to the listener, everyday life experiences. upbeat

Ch.L.: What's your favorite song among all the songs you've recorded and what's the story behind it?

C.R.:           Its hard to say. I like all the songs on the new cd. If I had to pick just one I think it would be SENSES ON FIRE to me it really has a lot of drive. The story behind it is its a pick up song with class

Ch.L.: Who do you look up musically and how deep do your musical roots run?

C.R.:  I love Eric Clapton, Beatles and Eagles.

Ch.L.: As an artist you have to do so many different things such as recording, touring, doing interviews etc. What do you like best, what's your favorite activity?

C.R.: I like the recording process. When I need to loosen up I get out and throw the football around with my friends

Ch.L.: Are you doing anything to take country music beyond it's current borders or are you happy where it is?

C.R.: no. We are just trying to push the envelope
For more information on Chris Ride visit  www.1chrisride.com

Christian Lamitschka ( Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de )

Some GREAT Shows coming up this month

Some GREAT Shows coming up this month:

>NOTE< Due to a scheduling conflict, the show scheduled for Friday, April 22  at Rockford's in Greenville, KY has been CANCELLED. We will try to reschedule this show as soon as possible. We LOVE our Muhlenburg County Friends!

>FRIDAY, APRIL 22 we will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration/Jam/Clean Up Rumsey at Rumsey Records! Details announced very soon. Please email or contact us if you are interested in helping make this a special day.

>Friday, April 29: Kentucky Derby Festival 11:00am - 1:00pm EST

Waterfront Park - Great Lawn
Main Stage
Louisville Kentucky
Price: 2011 Pegasus Pin
Heath Eric & Molly G are BACK at the Kentucky Derby Festival for a second straight year - This is THE place to be in Louisville, Kentucky. HUGE festival, something for everyone!


Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront is the ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE. Sponsored by Kroger and Miller Lite, this party starts on the Great Lawn on Thursday, April 28th and runs through Derby Eve, Friday, May 6th.
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Heath Eric & Molly G 2011 39
Heath Eric & Molly G live, sweat, breathe, feel, and love great music. They also write, record, and perform it.

If you enjoy the sound of soaring voices and rich harmonies, mixed with themes of equality, peace, love, pain, and joy, then you will find inspiration and enlightenment in the music and performances of Heath Eric and Molly G. Fans who follow this dynamic duo KNOW that Heath & Molly’s motivation to entertain begins with an overwhelming desire to live in the moment, and to change the world through the magical power of music.

Their soulful vocals and smooth harmonies combine with organic, acoustic guitar grooves and percussive rhythms to create more passion in a few notes than some folks experience in a lifetime.

If you want to stand up, then stand up! If you wanna jump and shout, then jump and shout!  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and sing along! If you wanna hear great music, full of emotion, straight from the heart, and all about this journey called life, then experience Heath Eric & Molly G.

Their music draws from many influences including: Rock, Folk, Funk, Roots, Blues, Bluegrass, and Jazz. Make no mistake though, Heath Eric & Molly G cannot and will not be contained in any “box” of a particular genre.

It’s the perfect combination of leather & lace. They create, stir up, and serve up their own unique blend of Roots-Rock and Authentic Americana.

Call it what you want. But one thing is for sure: When you experience the music and LIVE performance you will have no doubt what “it” is. You can’t explain it. You can’t define it. You can’t contain it. And you can’t deny it. It’s simply Heath Eric & Molly G, doing what they do and unafraid to share it with the world.

Heath Eric & Molly G have entertained International audiences and performed throughout the region at venues of all sizes and in many environments including: festivals, fairs, outdoor concerts, arenas, theaters, performing arts centers, schools, colleges, universities, special events, corporate events, and more.

They have released two original albums, finally gettin' it and 39, and continue to tour extensively throughout the region.

Heath Eric & Molly G present a one-of-a-kind, emotionally explosive, musical entertainment experience.

www.HeathandMolly.com


Official 39 CD Release Party hosted by the Creme!

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Official 39 CD Release Party hosted by the Creme!
MEDIA ALERT - For Immediate Release
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April 11, 2011

[Owensboro, KY] - The official "39 CD Release Party" for Heath Eric’s latest ORIGINAL album project will take place at the Creme Coffee House, in Downtown Owensboro, Kentucky on Saturday, May 7th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm CST. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to celebrate the release of 39 with a performance from Heath Eric & Molly G as well as opportunities to purchase cds and visit with Heath & Molly. The event is ALL AGES, open to the public, and best of all... there is NO COVER! It’s FREE to attend!


"Larry, Rosemary, Ashley, Kelly, and everyone at The Creme have been so incredibly supportive of us since we began this journey a few years ago. We felt it was very important to have the Release Party for 39 at the Creme and open it up to everyone who wants to come down and hang out with us. We’re going to have a great time and share some killer music! We love the Creme Coffee House and are so thankful that they are hosting the Release Party for 39.” said Heath.


In honor of the release of 39, the Creme will offer a new, custom, caffeinated beverage, named and created specifically for Heath Eric, Molly G, and 39. Details announced soon!


Heath Eric’s highly anticipated, second original album, 39, was recently released on Rumsey Records Indie label and is available online at www.heatheric.com and on iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, and all major digital outlets. The album is a defining piece of work that combines Heath Eric’s unique blend of original Roots-Rock, Americana, Organic Folk, Earthy-Funk, and Blue-grassy-Soul. 39 reflects and encompasses 20 years of Heath Eric’s life and music, featuring Molly G on several tracks.

Celebrate the release of Heath Eric's new original CD, 39, at the Creme Coffee House in Downtown Owensboro on May 7, 2011. Heath Eric & Molly G will be performing songs from the new album, as well as other fan favorites during the celebration. There might even be some special guests.

-FREE, NO COVER, ALL AGES, and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
-New CD, 39, will be available for purchase!
-Special deals on Merchandise THIS NIGHT ONLY!
-The Creme Coffee House will feature a CUSTOM, special "Heath & Molly" / "39" drink to commemorate the release of 39!
-"39" Cake FREE to all guests! (While it lasts!)
-Door Prizes!

The Creme Coffee House will be THE Place to be on May 7, in and around Owensboro, Kentucky. EVERYONE is invited to celebrate with Heath Eric & Molly G at the coolest hang in downtown Owensboro!


39 Official CD Release Party 
with 
Heath Eric & Molly G
Saturday, May 7, 2011
7:00pm - 9:00pm CST
The Creme Coffee House
109 East 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
270.683.7787

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