Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Here is your Country Music News of the week. Your Country Music News is supported by Lucy Angel, http://www.LucyAngel.com , Steel Guitar Nashville, http://www.SteelGuitar.net , HelpCharity, http://www.MySpace.com/HelpCharity , Bobbe Seymour, http://www.MySpace.com/BobbeSeymour , Radio4Humans, http://www.Radio4Humans.de , Katsy Redstar http://www.myspace.com/KatsyRedstar , Dirk Stursberg Music Agency, http://musicagency.weebly.com , FAMWH, www.famwh.com
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CRAIG MORGAN TO HEADLINE FIRST ANNUAL NRA COUNTRY JAM http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/craig-morgan-to-headline-first-annual.html
Tailwind Pictures Announces Opportunities for Film Enthusiasts to Appear in “Blake’s Country” and Chase Their Dream http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/tailwind-pictures-announces.html
AWARD-WINNING DAILEY & VINCENT VISIT LARRY’S COUNTRY DINER ON RFD-TV ON APRIL 16 http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/award-winning-dailey-vincent-visit.html
Interview with Smoking Guns http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/interview-with-smoking-guns.html
PHIL VASSAR HELPS RAISE OVER $100,000 FOR THE MILLER HOME http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/phil-vassar-helps-raise-over-100000-for.html
CROWN ROYAL AND RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY TO HOST PRE-RACE CONCERT WITH COUNTRY MUSIC STAR RODNEY ATKINS http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/crown-royal-and-richmond-international.html
BILLY DEAN & NBC TODAY SHOW’S LESTER HOLT TEAR DOWN THE HOUSE AT TOOTSIE’S ORCHID LOUNGE http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/billy-dean-nbc-today-shows-lester-holt.html
The Beggars back in Switzerland mit The Australian Songbook http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/beggars-back-in-switzerland-mit.html
THE 42nd ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS ANNOUNCES “SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR” NOMINEES http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/42nd-annual-gma-dove-awards-announces.html
MY KINDA PARTY Spends 3rd Week at No. One and Celebrates PLATINUM Certification of “Don’t You Wanna Stay” http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/my-kinda-party-spends-3rd-week-at-no.html
Interview with Stealing Angels http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/interview-with-stealing-angels.html
The Roys Pull Into "The Station" For May 5 Performance At Nashville's STATION INN http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/roys-pull-into-station-for-may-5.html
PRODUCER CHARLIE PEACOCK USES TWITTER TO SIGN NEW COUNTRY BAND ATTWATER http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/producer-charlie-peacock-uses-twitter.html
Smokin Hit Songwriters Summer Series http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/smokin-hit-songwriters-summer-series.html
Shawna Russell Releases New Single, “Get Right Or Get Left” http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/shawna-russell-releases-new-single-get.html
2011 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL SINGLE NIGHT TICKETS FOR THE NIGHTLY CONCERTS AT LP FIELD ON SALE APRIL 16 http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/2011-cma-music-festival-single-night.html
Video Interview with Chase Rice http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/video-interview-with-chase-rice.html
Joe Nichols Takes It Off! http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/joe-nichols-takes-it-off.html
Randy Houser releases "In God's Time" http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/randy-houser-releases-in-gods-time_12.html
Carter's Chord wants you to get Wild Together! http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/carters-chord-wants-you-to-get-wild.html
Trace Adkins is "Just Fishin'” http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/trace-adkins-is-just-fishin.html
Toby Keith is EVERYWHERE! http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/toby-keith-is-everywhere.html
An Evening of Bluegrass at White Horse Black Mountain April 16th at 8pm Features Grasstowne and RALPH STANLEY II http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/evening-of-bluegrass-at-white-horse.html
THE JUDDS TAKE TRIP TO LOS ANGELES TO APPEAR ON THE TALK AND THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON AMONG OTHERS http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/judds-take-trip-to-los-angeles-to.html
Kori Jean Olsen and Adam Fisher are on the Line-Up of Entertainment for the 25th Annual Southern Women’s Show http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/kori-jean-olsen-and-adam-fisher-are-on.html
CHRIS YOUNG TO MAKE SECOND OVERSEAS VISIT TO ENTERTAIN U.S. TROOPS http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/chris-young-to-make-second-overseas.html
Countrymusic Europameisterschaft 2011 / Country Music Euro Masters 2011 http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/countrymusic-europameisterschaft-2011.html
A&M/OCTONE’S MISS WILLIE BROWN ADDED TO 10th ANNIVERSARY BONNAROO LINEUP http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/miss-willie-brown-added-to-10th.html
STEALING ANGELS PERFORM AT RED SOX VS YANKEES GAME FROM FENWAY PARK http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/stealing-angels-perform-at-red-sox-vs.html
Various US-Youtube videos are not accessible in Germany http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/various-us-youtube-videos-are-not.html
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE NEXT UP FOR JACK DANIEL’S/USO “TOAST TO THE TROOPS” PROGRAM http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/eglin-air-force-base-next-up-for-jack.html
CREATIVE AND DREAMS MUSIC NETWORK SIGNS CHASTITY BROWN http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/creative-and-dreams-music-network-signs.html
The Grascals Talk "The Talk" - Debut On Popular CBS Show Tuesday, April 12 http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/grascals-talk-talk-debut-on-popular-cbs.html
Interview with Chris Ride http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/interview-with-chris-ride.html
Some GREAT Shows coming up this month http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/some-great-shows-coming-up-this-month.html
Official 39 CD Release Party hosted by the Creme! http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/official-39-cd-release-party-hosted-by.html
Niall Toner Bluegrass and Roots Music Singer/Songwriter from Ireland is coming to America http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/niall-toner-bluegrass-and-roots-music.html
Video Interview with Andrew Heller http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/video-interview-with-andrew-heller.html
Video Interview with Teea Goans http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/video-interview-with-teea-goans_09.html
Louisa Branscomb, The "Songwriter's Songwriter," Presents I'll Take Love http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/louisa-branscomb-songwriters-songwriter.html
Cherish the Ladies Founder and Leader Joanie Madden to be Awarded Prestigious 2011 Ellis Island Medal of Honor http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/cherish-ladies-founder-and-leader.html
KIM FIELDS, JENNIFER HOLIDAY, GREG JENNINGS, MANDISA, CHONDA PIERCE, KEVIN SORBO, RUBEN STUDDARD AND MORE TO PRESENT AT THE 42ND ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS HOSTED BY SHERRI SHEPHERD http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/kim-fields-jennifer-holiday-greg.html
Ten Historic WEBCO Classics Now Available Online http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/ten-historic-webco-classics-now.html
ROYAL WADE KIMES FOUND A WAY TO “SMILE THROUGH A TEAR” http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/royal-wade-kimes-found-way-to-smile.html
RAY STEVENS A YOUTUBE PHENOMENON WITH MORE THAN 15 MILLION HITS http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/ray-stevens-youtube-phenomenon-with.html
Lynchburg Native Phil Vassar Coming Home To Play A Benefit Concert For The Miller Home Joined by friends and fellow country artists Little Big Town http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/lynchburg-native-phil-vassar-coming.html
STEALING ANGELS HIT THE RUNWAY AT SEAN CONNERY'S DRESSED TO KILT IN NEW YORK CITY http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/stealing-angels-hit-runway-at-sean.html
The Roys Are Riding LONESOME WHISTLE Up The Billboard Chart http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/roys-are-riding-lonesome-whistle-up.html
ARIZONA COUNTRY THUNDER HAS ARRIVED AND IS TAKING FLORENCE BY STORM!! http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.com/2011/04/arizona-country-thunder-has-arrived-and.html
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5:35 PM Christian Lamitschka No comments
CRAIG MORGAN TO HEADLINE FIRST ANNUAL NRA COUNTRY JAM
PRESENTED BY BUSHNELL AND FOLDS OF HONOR
Sarah Darling and Due West to open the show at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE
Nashville, Tenn. – April 14,2011 – Country Music superstar and celebrated TV host Craig Morgan has been tapped to headline the first annual NRA Country Jam, presented by Bushnell and Folds of Honor. The concert event will take place Friday, April 29 at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE with singers Sarah Darling and Due West set to open what promises to be an energetic, high-octane show.
A former service member and active supporter of our U.S. military, Morgan, together with NRA Country and Bushnell, have designated a portion of the proceeds from the NRA Country Jam to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation. Founded by Iraq veteran Major Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of U.S. military service members killed or disabled during service. Since its founding in 2007, the foundation has generated more than $9.8 million for post-secondary education scholarships.
“Not only are we going to give the fans a killer show at the first-ever NRA Country Jam,” shares Morgan, “it’s also incredibly rewarding to be able to support Folds of Honor in honoring our service members and their families.”
In addition to presenting the inaugural NRA Country Jam, Bushnell also partners with the celebrated entertainer on his top-rated Outdoor Channel show, Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors. With the second season set to debut this summer, you can bet the cameras will be rolling on April 29 to capture all the energy and excitement of the first-ever NRA Country Jam.
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit NRA Country. To learn more about Folds of Honor, make a contribution or nominate a recipient, visit www.FoldsofHonor.org.
ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN:One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig 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 song of the year in 2005), and “International Harvester. In addition to his career as a Country Music superstar, Craig is also a celebrated TV personality as the host of “All Access Outdoors” every Saturday morning on The Outdoor Channel. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music star, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and additional years in the Army Reserves. He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. For more information on Craig Morgan, please visit www.craigmorgan.com or follow him on Twitter @cmorganmusic.
ABOUT NRA COUNTRY: NRACountry is a collaborative effort between the National Rifle Association and our friends in country music. It exemplifies a lifestyle and a bond between the country music community and hard-working Americans everywhere. This natural partnership celebrates shared values: patriotism, freedom, and pride in America. We celebrate these values with concerts and other events that benefit gun safety programs for kids, youth hunting and education programs, efforts to support our armed services, and other worthy causes. For more information and latest events, please visit: www.nracountry.com.
5:32 PM Christian Lamitschka No comments
Hello fellow players,
Obviously last week’s newsletter hit a major chord with many of you. I got many favorable responses. Many I’d like to share with the rest of you. However, the gist of everything is almost everybody needs me to continue my newsletters with candor, honesty, tempered with a certain amount of belligerence which I will do.
I also got many responses by those of you that have been financially bit by club owners and band leaders that have hired you in the past. One story that was related to me was about a club owner that hired this gentleman’s band and when it came to the end of the night, claimed he didn’t have any money to pay the band.
So the band leader said, “Well I’m going to let you go this time and just remember us when you do have money to hire us.”
Two weeks later, the band leader walked in the club to see a disc jockey with all his paraphernalia setup in the stage area. Upon talking to the deejay and asking him what he charged for a night, the deejay said, “Seven hundred and fifty dollars.” And that the club owner had hired him for every weekend for a year.
The band leader was only charging $500 for a five piece band. So I ask you, wouldn’t this sound about right? By the way, the five piece band was a very good band.
I have heard many stories like this about deejays or karaoke machines replacing fine bands. Now I’ll agree that not every band in the world is worth what they’re asking, but most are, and let’s face it, nothing quite has the impact of a live band when you go out to a night on the town.
Now for a technical update that I’m seeing that is working out very good. The old Professional Fender three legged steel guitars with the trapezoid pickups are fast becoming to the end of their workability. I am installing a set of Alumatone pickups on a triple neck Fender Custom and so far these are working out much better than the original and I would continue to use these Alumatones even if I had a new set of trapezoids to install on these guitars.
As time sneaks by the keyheads in these wonderful old Fender steel guitars are rapidly suffering from tuning keys that are chewing themselves up. The little brass gears are just too soft to last another fifty years. So we are doing a Fender Stringmaster type modification to these old keyheads.
It involves some fairly expensive machine work, but if you have a double or triple neck Fender Custom or Dual Professional in your closet that won’t work because of bad pickups or slipping tuning keys, these modifications will make your guitar generally a lot better than new. Isn’t it better to have a steel guitar worth two to three thousand dollars than one piled up in the closet that’s only worth a hundred or two?
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Tailwind Pictures Announces Opportunities for Film Enthusiasts to Appear in “Blake’s Country” and Chase Their Dream
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Tailwind Pictures Announces Opportunities for Film Enthusiasts
to Appear in “Blake’s Country” and Chase Their Dream
Sweepstakes, Fan Club, Song Downloads Launch Today
SALEM, Ore., April 14, 2011 – Tailwind Pictures announces opportunities for movie enthusiasts to chase their dreams and appear in “Blake’s Country,” starring country music teenage sensation, Kylie Morgan. The film begins principal photography in August, and is announcing a sweepstakes for a teenage girl, between 13 - 18 years, to appear in a scene in the movie.
Slated for release in December 2011, Blake’s Country is a movie for anyone with a dream and passion to pursue it. It’s the story of a young girl choosing between giving up her dream of singing or returning to the stage she loves. The film’s star is Kylie Morgan, just 15-years-old, but already an established singer/songwriter who has been voted by the Country Music Association (CMA) as “Who New to Watch.”
“We want everyone – from teens to adults – to walk away from this movie feeling inspired and empowered to follow their dreams, “ said Ron Morris, president of Tailwind Pictures. “It’s especially important for teen girls to find their voices, and not just the singing kind. Morgan’s character, Blake Nelson, will touch the ‘inner voice’ in so many girls.”
The Blake’s Country “Dare to Dream” Sweepstakes launches today and invites girls, between 13 - 18 years, to live their dreams by entering their names to win the grand prize – appearing in a Blake’s Country movie scene with Morgan. The winner, a friend and guardian will be flown to Oregon for the filming in August. Airfare, transportation, hotel and meals are included in the winner’s package. Second prize is a 3-day, 2-night trip to Nashville for the winner and guardian to attend the movie premiere in December. Fifty third prize winners will receive a Blake’s Country t-shirt. The first 500 girls who sign up to enter the sweepstakes will receive a signed Blake's Country movie poster. Free to enter, the sweepstakes form is available now at www.blakesfan.com. Submissions close on June 15. Winners will be notified on June 30.
Today also marks the launch of the Blake Nelson Fan Club, www.blakesfan.com, which gives members the inside scoop on the movie production, Morgan’s songs, and more. Free to participate, fans can earn points for joining and referring others to the club – which can be used for purchasing her songs and specialty items. They also can track Morgan’s cross-country bus tour from her hometown of Oklahoma City to the production town of Bend, Ore.
Three inspiring songs, recorded by Morgan, from the yet-to-be released Blake’s Country album are being made available today for download from the Blake Nelson Fan Club’s music page. Songs include “Country Girl,” “High Heels,” and “Find Myself.” Cost to purchase is $1.29 per song.
For further information, visit http://www.blakesfan.com.
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