Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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LADY ANTEBELLUM ANNOUNCES FIRST LEG OF THE OWN THE NIGHT 2011 TOUR http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/08/lady-antebellum-announces-first-leg-of.html

KC Jockey – New Single – “Girl You’re Free” Says it all........... http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/08/kc-jockey-new-single-girl-youre-free.html

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Interview with Butch Ryan

Interview with Butch Ryan

Lamitschka:  Music has many new fans throughout 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?

Ryan: Over here its called Americana or Alt-Country. Its roots rock with influences ranging from 60's rock to garage pop to country. I've heard comparisons to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. I like to think of it as basic American rock and roll. Folks can check me out at www.butchryan.net and hear for themselves. Some may know me in Europe already. My CD's have sold well over seas, and I have toured the UK twice.

Lamitschka:  How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?

Ryan: Last year was busy. I finally finished a new CD I'd been working on for nearly 3 years.

Lamitschka:  What is your latest CD and how's it doing?

Ryan: Its called "FM Great". The release date should be within a month or so. I'm now busy rehearsing the band for its release, and the shows we will play upon its release. 

Lamitschka:  How did you choose the title for the CD?  Is there a story behind the name?

Ryan: The title comes from the opening song. The song is called "3 Chords". In the chorus I sing the line, "A Fender turned up all the way, man, them 3 chords sounded FM great". It tells the story of my influences, and how early on for me all these wonderful artists inspired me to play music. I've always felt the power of rock and roll was in its simplicity. Three chords and a story to tell is all you need. People like Springsteen and Petty, to John Lennon, Elvis, and Neil Young, were, and still are, big influences. I just list many of them in the song: Warren Zevon, Paul Westerburg, John Mellencamp, etc. There are many influences that I think are heard in my music, and I always thought they sounded "FM Great" when I would listen to them on the radio endlessly as a kid.

Lamitschka:  Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding the songs for your CD?

Ryan: All my music is original. I consider myself more of a songwriter than a musician. I always back myself with great musicians though. I write the songs, sing them, play rhythm guitar, and let the band take them to places beyond.

Lamitschka:  Please tell us about the songs on your album (influences, etc).

Ryan: The songs on this CD seem to be more about me than usual. In many of my songs, I'll assume the part of a character, and tell his or her story. Then there are songs about people I've crossed paths with, people who have stirred some emotion in me, so much so that I've written a song about that emotion. This time though, most of the songs are about me, about changes that were actually happening to me in my life. Not how I was moved by someone but rather where I was in life, where I wanted to go, and how I was going to get there. 2007 brought many changes in my personal life. Death, divorce, heartbreak, etc. How I was effected by all that is where these songs come from. It was me figuring out, "what now?" I think deliverance and redemption are big overall themes here.

Lamitschka:  What is the difference between your last CD and your current one?

Ryan: The last CD was finished just as the tough times were beginning. I think a bit of that is heard on the last one. This new CD seems to me to rip away some of the heartbreak and move forward. Its funny because as I listen to them, they just mirror my life and where my head was at the time. I've moved forward, and this CD says that.

Lamitschka:  What kind of songs do you like to record the most?

Ryan: All of them. Its an unbelievable feeling to hear a song that began with a single idea on an acoustic guitar to come alive on a set of speakers. As I hear the songs once they're recorded, I am able to go back to that moment when I wrote them. That's the best part. I was able to capture a time in my life and preserve it like a photo.

Lamitschka:  You did a duet with Jen Torres. How did that happen to come about?

Ryan: Once I added Jen to this band line up for some keys and backing vocals, and I heard her sing, I knew I had to write a duet. Her voice sounds so good. I knew I needed to utalize that. Her voice is a strength in the band so I wrote a song to bring a spotlight to that.

Lamitschka:  What is your favorite song among all the songs you have recorded and what's the story behind it?

Ryan: That's tough. They all mean something to me. They all take me somewhere. They're all different and that's what I like about them. Some are serious, some are fluff, but they all mean something to me. I don't think I have a favorite. If there wasn't something in each of them I didn't really like, I probably wouldn't have recorded it. Many of my songs never make it out of the notebook. All the ones I've recorded did.

Lamitschka:  How much creative control do you have over your music?

Ryan: All of it. I ask opinions with the people I'm working with, and I value it, but in the end its my call. That's the good part of being an indie artist. The bad part is the money!

Lamitschka:  Do you have any interesting stories about how fans have been affected by your music?

Ryan: Its nice to hear someone tell you what one of your songs may mean to them. Its nice to be listened to. I once was told by someone who was very ill that my music soothed them. That's nice to hear. I've also read blogs online where someone will discuss this or that song of mine, how it rocks or how its great to sing along to. Again, its great to know people are listening, and enjoying.

Lamitschka:  Who inspires you musically and how deep do your musical roots run?

Ryan: All those people I mention in "3 Chords" and many more. I am a music fan. I love rock and roll. It has always been a big part of my life.

Lamitschka:  What do you think about today's music scene versus its post and where do you see it going in the future?

Ryan: I think pop music is for the youth. Today's music speaks to today's kids just like it did for me way back when. I don't "get" much of what's on the radio these days but then maybe I'm not suppose to. Much of rock music is about youth and rebellion. It speak to today's kids, and in the end, most of the time it's still only three chords. I really believe rock and roll will never die. Each generation will change it up a bit, make it their own, but it will always be rock and roll.

Lamitschka:  What do you think about today's music industry?

Ryan: Today's industry is tough for the little guy, has been for a long time. The big guys don't take chances. They want something they know will make money. But there is always an underground. The indies, where it is all about the music. Nobody is making money but the music is awesome. That's been the case for some time now.

Lamitschka:  If you had the chance to change something about the music industry, what would it be?

Ryan: It would be great to see some new vehicle like MTV pop up. We heard so many new artists who would never have been heard if not for MTV. I don't think American Idol really helps. That's more of a game show than anything else. That's about television, not music. MTV was about music, not TV.

Lamitschka:  As an artist, you so many tasks such as recording, touring, interviews. What do you like best, what's your favorite activity?

Ryan: Playing live. That always makes me feel like I'm 16 again. Jammimg with a band is where I first fell in love with all this.

Lamitschka:  What inspired you to become an artist?

Ryan: Being a big fan and hearing sounds in my head that I could get down on paper with the help of a guitar.

Lamitschka:  What inspired you to become a songwriter?

Ryan: Again, I was a big fan and then I went to college and got a degree in English. So much of that was learning to write, to tell a story, to communicate. It just seemed like the natural thing to do. It was the world I had created for myself.

Lamitschka:  What drives you?

Ryan: My main drive is that there is always another song to write. Something will jump in my head and I will need to get it out. And each time it does, it just takes me with it. I go places, become characters, work through emotions, etc. It is my ultimate therapy.

Lamitschka:  What's unique about you that will differentiate you from other artists?

Ryan: I think I've found my own sound. The influences are there but I've been doing it long enough that I can say, "that sounds like a Butch Ryan song." I've developed my own unique sound.

Lamitschka:  What moments in your career stand out in your memory as highlights and achievements which you are proud of?

Ryan: Going to England was the top dog. Being able to play at The Cavern Club in Liverpool where The Beatles got their start was like being a kid and waking up to a tree full of toys on Christmas morning. To be singing my songs where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first sang theirs was unbelievable. Again, I'm a big fan so it was cool on so many levels.

Lamitschka:  Any thoughts of retirement ahead?

Ryan: Never! As long as someone is listening, I'll keep playing out. Then, I will always have the music to myself to get me through even when no one else is listening. It is what I do, who I am.

Lamitschka:  Who is your biggest critic, yourself or others?

Ryan: Probably myself. If I don't like it, why should I think someone else will? I've got to dig it first before I move forward with it.

Lamitschka:  When you get time off, how do you like to relax?

Ryan: Play guitar! Again, I don't see it as work. It is who I am and what I do.

Lamitschka:  Is there anything in your life that you would change if you could?

Ryan: Nothing, no regrets. I've had a charmed life. A great family, good friends, and wonderful music.

Lamitschka:  Many European fans travel to the United States to attend the several of the music festivals for the opportunity to see so many of their favorite artists, bands and celebrities. Will you be participating and how will the fans be able to find you?

Ryan: Just go to www.butchryan.net, and that has all the details of where I will be, what I'm currently doing, etc.

Lamitschka:  Is there any place you haven't played that you would like to?

Ryan: Japan. There's always been a thing about American rock bands going to Japan. I'd love to experience that.

Lamitschka:  What can your fans expect to see when they see you in concert?

Ryan: That I will keep playing until everyone is done listening. I usually do a 4 hour set. I just love to play.

Lamitschka:  When you're on tour, do you have time to play tourist?

Ryan: No. I take vacation for that. I might have a day here or a day there but being on the road is about playing your music, working it, getting it out to people. Plus, if you're out working on the road, it is tough enough to make ends meet. I'm trying to make some money, not spend it. Then when I've made enough I spend it by going on vacation!

Lamitschka:  What's the best compliment a fan has ever given you?

Ryan: When somebody says, "hey, I really like that song!"

Lamitschka:  What's your favorite song that you wish you could have recorded?

Ryan: Oh, there are many! I'm a huge huge fan of rock and roll. There are just so many great songs. Yeah, way to many to mention.

Lamitschka:  Fans are always hungry for good road stories. Do you have one you can share with us (come on don’t be shy)?

Ryan: All I can say is, it isn't all that glamorous. It's fun but it is indeed work.

Lamitschka:  Describe what a perfect day is like for you.

Ryan: I wake up and get ready for a gig. I do the gig and then get ready for the next one. My whole day is spent around making music.

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


NASHVILLE, TN (August 15, 2011) -- Rodney Atkins is one of country music’s most reliable hit makers with his streak continuing with the fastest rising single of his career, “Take A Back Road,” currently sitting inside the Top 10 at country radio at fast-break speed positioning strong single sales ringing in over 350,000 at the pace of close to 40,000 a week.  TAKE A BACK ROAD is the Curb Records’ platinum selling act's fourth album slated to hit the marketplace on Tuesday, October 4th
Atkins is spending most of his summer traversing the country on a non-stop touring schedule that kicked off in Nashville on June 7th.  He hosted and organized the first annual “Music City Gives Back” concert that closed down the streets of Lower Broadway benefitting the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund entertaining thousands of fans and raised much needed donations and awareness for the ongoing need for contributions to help victims of recent natural disasters. 
Atkins is currently working with Pillsbury’s Biscuitfest™ platform that will focus on promotional opportunities in over 30,000 outlets across the US coupled with Atkins’ fall tour culminating with a trip to the annual CMA Awards. 
“I have put a lot of time into the recording of this album and am excited to say I think it is progressive and representative of who and where I am today, “ states Atkins.  “We are thrilled with the reaction of ‘Take A Back Road’.”
Beyond the road, Atkins is keeping busy with an upcoming GAC shoot for the popular “ORIGIN” series and will be shooting the video for “Take A Back Road” in several locations in the coming weeks.
TAKE A BACK ROAD Track Listing:
  1. Take A Back Road
  2. He’s Mine
  3. Family
  4. The Corner
  5. She’s A Girl
  6. She’d Rather Fight
  7. Feet
  8. Cabin In The Woods
  9. Just Wanna Rock N’ Roll
  10. Growing Up Like That
  11. Tips
  12. Lifetime
  13. Farmer’s Daughter  
Dodge County Fair
Beaver Dam, WI
Muskingum County Fair
Zanesville, OH
Genessee Country Fair
Mt. Morris, MI
Delaware County Fair
Walton, NY
Darke Country Fair
Greenville, OH
Winterville Watermelon Festival
Winterville, NC
Stark County Fair
Canton, OH
Walworth County Fair
Elkhorn, WI
Heroes Music Festival
Hampton, GA
Celebrate Virginia
Fredericksburg, VA
Historic Morganton Festival
Morganton, NC
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
Crownsville, MD
Bloomsburg Fair
Bloomsburg, PA
South Carolina State Fair
Columbia, SC
Alabama National Fair
Montgomery, AL
About Rodney Atkins
Curb Records recording artist Rodney Atkins has been successfully leading the country music charts and selling albums since his career began in 2006 when he hit the scene with his first number one, “If You’re Going Through Hell,” which was also the Number One Country Song of the Year according to Billboard in 2006.  The East Tennessee native has recorded three studio albums, Honesty, If You’re Going Through Hell and It’s America and charted seven Top 20 singles including five No. 1s: “If You’re Going Through Hell,” “Watching You,” “These Are My People,” “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In),” and “It’s America.” His hit “Farmer’s Daughter” is a platinum-selling single; increasing his single sales to over 4 million. He has also scored a platinum selling record and several gold releases.  Atkins has been a staple on national television.  He has performed or appeared on Good Morning American, The Today Show, CBS “The Early Show,” The Tonight Show, Extreme Home Makeover, CMA and ACM awards show, to name a few.
Atkins current single, “Take A Back Road”, was one of the most added records at country radio debut week. Massey Ferguson® is the “official tractor” of Atkins for 2011.  Atkins released an exclusive album with Cracker Barrel that features four number one hits including “Farmer’s Daughter” and an unreleased song. Atkins was the 2010 spokesman for the National Council for Adoption and is heavily involved within the organization. He was also the 2010 spokesman for the Chevy Silverado.  Kraft Velvetta sponsored his “Best Side of Dinner” tour last summer and he was featured as the writer/singer on the national ad campaign for Velvetta Shells and Cheese. For more information on Rodney Atkins, visit  www.rodneyatkins.com.


August 15, 2011 - Nashville, TN "Music City U.S.A."  -  Nashville-based recording artist Lindsay George teamed up with top-ten artist/record producer Jamie Slocum at Curb Records to record her new album.  The new project, "Who Would I Have To Be," is available now at www.lindsaygeorge.com and iTunes.
"Who Would I Have To Be" is the result of a year-long collaboration between George and Slocum. The new album takes George in a different direction than her 2009 jazz release, "Living Inside Out."
"I wanted this project to reflect where I am as an artist and where I am heading," says George. "This is definitely a more pop direction, but my goal was to keep the music interesting and exciting to listen to. Not just another cookie cutter pop album."
And that's exactly what "Who Would I Have To Be" accomplishes. Slocum and George were perfectly matched on this project - George writing unique, honest, and compelling lyrics, and Slocum bringing a natural talent for composing memorable melodies and innovative arrangements. They have achieved that rare combination of catchy pop songs that remain interesting and innovative. The album's two cover songs also reflect this creative mission.  The new take on Rick Springfield's "Don't Talk to Strangers," featuring a cameo performance by Springfield himself, brings to light Slocum's true talent as a producer. 
George has teamed up with veteran record promoter Paul Loggins (Loggins Promotion) to release her debut single "Spaces".
"Every once and awhile an artist comes along with a true unique sound and explosive talent that Lindsay brings to the table. We are thrilled to be working with such an artist." states Paul Loggins (CEO, Loggins Promotion)
 Without a doubt, "Who Would I Have to Be" is a creative journey well worth taking.

Pictured (L-R) Paul Loggins (Loggins Promotion), recording artist Lindsay George, record producer Jamie Slocum

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For more information about Lindsay George, visitwww.lindsaygeorge.com .


“We Owned The Night” Just Released As Second Single From
The Trio's 3rd Disc OWN THE NIGHT
Nashville, Tenn. – Aug. 15, 2011 – After selling out every city on the group's first-ever headlining tour, multi-platinum group Lady Antebellum announced today that they will launch the first leg of their OWN THE NIGHT 2011 TOUR on Nov. 11 in Knoxville, Tenn.  Both the tour name and trio’s upcoming album OWN THE NIGHT were inspired by the album’s second single, the anthemic “We Owned The Night.”  The track is now available for airplay at country radio stations and will be available tonight at 11:00P CT on iTunes. The album will be in stores on Sept. 13.

"We named our new album 'Own The Night' after one of our favorite songs ‘We Owned The Night’ off the new album, and felt it was a great description of how we wanted our fans to spend each night of tour with us," explains Lady A's Dave Haywood.  "When people come out to our live show or hear the song on the radio it's a call to action. Be confident, live in the moment and enjoy the experiences you're going through—own them.”

For a preview of "We Owned The Night," Click Here: http://www.thegreenroompr.com/ladyantebellum.html

The first leg of the 21-city arena tour will feature special guest Josh Kelley and a combination Eden’s Edge and Randy Montana in the opening slot. Tickets for the opening night in Knoxville, Tenn. will be available on Aug. 26 to the public.

11/11              Knoxville, Tenn.                     Knoxville Coliseum*
11//12             Macon, Ga.                           Macon Centreplex*
11/13              Pikeville, Ky.                         East Kentucky Expo Center*
11/16              El Paso, Texas                     El Paso County Coliseum*
11/17              Phoenix, Ariz.                       Grand Canyon University*
11/18              Las Vegas, Nev.                   The Joint @ The Hard Rock*
11/25              Huntsville, Ala.                     Von Braun Civic Center**
11/26              Florence, S.C.                      Florence Civic Center**
11/27              Savannah, Ga.                     Savannah Civic Center**
12/1                Colorado Springs, Colo.       Colorado Springs World Arena**
12/2                Lubbock, Texas                    City Bank Coliseum**
12/3                Wichita Falls, Texas              Kay Yeager Coliseum**
12/4                Belton, Texas                        Bell County Expo Center**
12/8                La Crosse, Wis.                    La Crosse Center Arena**
12/9                Sioux City, Iowa                    Tyson Center**
12/10              Springfield, Mo.                     JQH Arena**
12/11              Murray, Ky.                            CFSB Center**
12/15              Amherst, Mass.                    The Mullins Center**
12/16              Wilkes-Barre, Pa.                  Mohegan Sun Arena**
12/17              Roanoke, Va.                        Roanoke Civic Center**
12/18              Morgantown, W.Va.               WVU Coliseum**                 

*Tour Dates with Randy Montana
**Tour Dates with Eden’s Edge

Lady Antebellum will release their third Capitol Nashville studio album OWN THE NIGHT on Sept. 13, 2011. The album’s record breaking lead single “Just A Kiss” recently spent multiple weeks at the top of radio charts in the U.S. and Canada and has sold over 1.1 million downloads. OWN THE NIGHT is the follow-up to the band’s GRAMMY winning second disc NEED YOU NOW.  Since its release in Jan. 2010, the album has sold over five million copies across the globe, spawned three multi-week No. one hits (“Need You Now,” “American Honey,” “Our Kind of Love”), and scored five GRAMMY Awards (for a career total of six), as well as over a dozen other award show trophies.

For a full list of tour dates and ticket info, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.



 Jerrod Niemann and Eli Young Band To Kickstart The Party
Nashville, Tenn. – Aug. 15, 2011 – Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will kick off the first leg of his Country & Cold Cans Tour beginning Oct. 6 in Lacrosse, WI.  Special guests Jerrod Niemann and Eli Young Band will open for Bentley on the 22 city run that wraps in Denver, CO on Nov. 19.   Fan club members can purchase tickets for the first date beginning tomorrow at www.dierks.com, while tickets for the general public will go on sale this Fri., Aug. 19 through Ticketmaster. Additional tour dates will be announced over the coming weeks.

"It's been a killer summer playing festivals all over the country and partying with the most die-hard country music fans out there," says Bentley.  "We're going to crank up the 'Country & Cold Cans' tour in the Fall and keep it going.  I can't imagine that I'll have to convince Jerrod or EYB to have a cold beer or two…they are always up for the party."

Bentley’s current hit “Am I The Only One" is just a notch away from taking the top spot on the country singles chart.  Bentley is currently in the studio finishing up his sixth Capitol Nashville studio album.  It follows the critically acclaimed UP ON THE RIDGE, which earned Album of the Year nominations at the ACM, CMA and GRAMMY Awards this year. His previous five albums have sold over five million copies, earned 10 GRAMMY nominations, have spawned seven No. one hits (What Was I Thinkin,” “Come A Little Closer,”  “Settle For A Slowdown,”  “Every Mile A Memory,”  “Free and Easy (Down The Road I Go),” “Feel That Fire,” “Sideways”) and 12 Top 10 hits.

Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville recording artist Jerrod Niemann is enjoying the success of his current hit, "One More Drinkin' Song," which follows his two RIAA-certified Gold Digital Singles, the Top Five “What Do You Want” and No. one “Lover, Lover.”  Niemann co-produced and was a writer on 10 of the 12 songs on his acclaimed album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Albums of 2010.

Eli Young Band’s current single “Crazy Girl,” has been certified GOLD and has sold over 600,000 downloads to date. The band’s new album LIFE AT BEST is due to hit stores on August 16. “Crazy Girl” made its debut at No. one as the most added single at Billboard and catapulted to the top of the iTunes Country singles chart landing at No. one just 15 hours after release.

For more ticket information about the 2011 Country & Cold Cans Tour, visit www.dierks.com.

Adam Fisher Mixes Music & Baseball

Southern Country/Rocker Adam Fisher Mixes Music & Baseball at his Nashville Sounds Performance
Take Adam Fisher fans out to the ballgame, take them out to the crowd because the Freight Train singer will bring his unique sound to Greer Stadium on Friday, August 26th with a pre-game performance at a Nashville Sounds baseball game!
The soulful country-rocker will go on at 6:05 p.m. right inside the main entrance, performing a 40 minute acoustic set for music and sports fan alike. With this pre-show, Adam joins a lengthy list of singers and musicians who have belted out their tunes at Sounds games over the years and he couldn’t be more excited! “Since moving to Nashville, spring and summer means going to a Sounds game and I know performing at a venue like this is will be a lot of fun,” said Adam. Since the Nashville Sounds date back to 1978, it really is a privilege to be included in this 34-year old tradition.
Details on the Performance & Sounds Game:
Date: Friday, August 26th
Doors Open: 6:05 PM
Performance Time: 6:05-6:45 PM
Game starts: 7:05 PM
Venue: Herschel Greer Stadium / 534 Chestnut Street / Nashville, TN 37203
Admission:  Reserved $14, General Admission $10
Where to purchase: www.NashvilleSounds.com
After Adam’s set, the Sounds will take on the Memphis Redbirds, so be sure to stick around and root, root, root for the home team, because if they don’t win, well…you know the rest!
With musical influences that span Waylon Jennings, Dave Matthews and Elvis, Adam is ready to take a risk and give his fans something new and different to love. Performing since the early age of thirteen, this good ‘ole boy has a rocking edge and the confidence and stage presence of a seasoned performer. To stay updated on him, visit www.AdamFisherLive.com or follow him on Twitter @AdamFisherLive.



The McClymontsNASHVILLE, TN —  Australian country music trio, The McClymonts are set to make their Grand Ole Opry debut on September 9, 2011.  These attractive young women moved to Nashville and started their own imprint, BSM Music with a worldwide partnership with Universal Music Group.  Their debut album release Wrapped Up Good in the United States hits stores nationwide on August 23rd.  The McClymonts recently embarked on their own U.S. tour performing at county and state fairs coast to coast after coming off of the 2010 Jason Aldean fall tour.

In 2010, these three Australian sisters dominated the country music airwaves and charts in their homeland. The Australian release of Wrapped Up Good ended up being the Top 5 Best Selling Country Album of the Year (2010), outselling U.S. country artists like Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney amongst others.  The first four singles from Wrapped Up Good all went straight to No.1 on the Australian Country charts.

Steel Guitar News

Hello fellow players,

>From Pismo Beach to Virginia Beach across this great country, from Bangor, Maine to McAllen, Texas people are traveling from hither to yon this summer. The heat may be a factor but it doesn’t seem to be stopping anybody. We have had many wonderful visitors including many Europeans that we had only known from emails in the past. Summer is an exciting time for us because we get to see so many wonderful folks that we have been corresponding with throughout the year.

I’ll never forget the time I went to the Playboy Club in Hollywood, California. I had never been there but was expecting something very exotic. Not only was I disappointed because the folks I was supposed to meet didn’t show up, but there was no live music and the Playboy Bunnies reminded me more of my family than the exotic dreams that I had in my mind.

The Bunny uniforms were a little loose and saggy and looked more like little jumpsuits than what you’d expect to see in the la-la land of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd.

I ordered food and I should have been suspicious when the waitress asked if I was kidding. I said, “No. Is it bad?”

To which she replied, “No. A lot of people like it.” That’s when I should have got up and made my exit.

I asked for a baked potato. She asked what caliber. I said, “No. Don’t load it in here.” figuring I would be surprised and have a wonderful meal. I didn’t.

About a month later, this Playboy Club on Sunset Blvd. closed. I don’t wonder why. However, when the band asked me how it was and I told them, they thought I was kidding. Truth in advertising? No. Wasn’t much there.

Soon after this I heard that Hugh had sold the big black Bunny airplane. I don’t wonder why if the airplane was as bad as the club. Soon after, I went out and bought my first airplane. It was one of those things I just wanted. I did not need it. I did have fun and I’ll probably have more before I kick the bucket or even turn a little pail.

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KC Jockey – New Single – “Girl You’re Free” Says it all...........

KC Jockey – New Single – “Girl You’re Free” Says it all...........

After bursting onto the international scene repeatedly over and over
again. Recently added to this collection with his chart-topping hits
“Kiss Me” ,“When You Look at Me” & Toast To The Dads" to name a few
hits. KC Jockey is ready to take the music world by storm again with
his latest single, “Girl You’re Free”. Having just signed a digital
distribution deal with Empire Distribution, Jockey now has even more
outlets to let the world hear his unique and infectious sound.

KC Jockey was born in Kingston, Jamaica but moved to Brooklyn, NY as a
young child. The rising star quickly developed a passion for all
things New York—both the good and the bad. The “bad” had him in the
streets hustling to get all the luxuries he saw others around him
enjoying. The “good” had him embracing his God-given musical
abilities, which he finally realized could provide him with the same
lavish lifestyle as the hustling he saw going on around him. After his
mother passed from a tragic accident in 1997, Jockey dedicated himself
to the studio, often working through the night to perfect his craft.
The hard work paid off in 2000 when Jockey launched his own record
label, Sweet Sadie’s Productions, appropriately named in honor of his

“Girl You’re Free” is the story of a woman who has finally summoned
the courage to break free from her abusive and oppressive
relationship. The man she once loved had mentally and physically
abused her to the point where she feared for her life every day. This
song celebrates the strength and bravery she showed as she finally
escaped her painful and terrifying situation. This powerful song will
surely pull on the heart strings of many women and men who have
suffered through abusive relationships. As KC Jockey will be having a
campaign set for this single on SAYING NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE An
equally powerful and moving music video for “Girl You’re Free” is in
production now and will be released by early Fall 2011.

Jockey’s infectious smile has landed him jobs as the face of many of
the hottest new products on the market. He is currently one of the
faces for the fresh new clothing line 4.U.2.N.V, who have featured him
on their New York City billboards. Jockey also recently received
national attention on MTV’s “Idol Party Live” during an interview with
American Idol season ten finalist Paul McDonald. When Idol fans
discovered that McDonald had made a cameo in Jockey’s music video for
“Rub Your Body”, the story and video went viral and became topic for
discussion in many of his subsequent interviews.

KC Jockey already has the musical chops and resume to prove his
international star power, having shared stages with the likes of 50
Cent, Jadakiss, Jay Z, Mary J Blige, Beanie Man, and many others. His
consistent success on both the North American and European charts
shows that his style and sound transcend borders and cultures; “Girl
You’re Free” is certain to be no different!

(Written By: Larken Egleston)

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