Monday, April 30, 2012

Steve Holy to appear on The Grand Ole Opry

Steve Holy to appear on The Grand Ole Opry

NASHVILLE, TN (April 30, 2012) – Country artist Steve Holy is scheduled to appear on the Grand Ole Opry tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 1 in Nashville, TN.  The show starts at 7 pm and tickets are available here.
Holy is currently promoting his third album Love Don’t Run and gearing up to release the third single off the album soon.
About Steve Holy
Curb recording artist Steve Holy has enjoyed incredible success since the release of his debut album Blue Moon in October 2000 which featured the hit number 1 single "Good Morning Beautiful," now labeled number 10 in Billboard Magazine’s Top Country Songs of the Decade 1999-2009. With two albums and several hit singles under his belt, Steve recently signed a management deal with CVR Management driven by veteran Nashville producers J. Gary Smith and John Smith.  Steve once again worked with producer Lee Miller (Miller produced Steve's last smash single "Brand New Girlfriend") on his third studio album, Love Don’t Run, available now.  The third single off Love Don’t Run will go for adds on country radio in a few weeks.

Mark Wayne Glasmire Welcomes Spring

Mark Wayne Glasmire Welcomes Spring With Breezy New Single and Video "I Like You" - Going for Radio Adds This Week

"A breezy, Buffett-esque radio confection that's already spent a record-tying
nine weeks at #1 on the International HotDisc charts." -

"Mark lets loose and has a good time on this fun, breezy tune that recalls the
feel-good, beachy hits of Buffett and Chesney." -

"One of the catchiest country songs of the last 10 years. Superb in every way."
- CMR Nashville Radio

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Nashville, TN (April 30, 2012) -- Mark Wayne Glasmire's latest Country single, "I Like You," is garnering glowing reviews and strong early spins. The breezy mid-tempo is available to programmers via CDX and Play MPE, and Mark's radio promotion team goes for ADDS on May 3. The track enjoyed a consecutive nine-week run at #1 on the International HotDisc Chart late last year, and Mark was voted the chart's "Most Popular Artist for 2011." 

MWG still 2The "I Like You" VIDEO, produced by Harold Jarboe (Bell-Jarboe Films) and shot in Nashville's historic Hillsboro Village, features Vanderbilt University students as extras. The clip is already generating interest, and for everyone involved the process was an easy one. "What's not to like about a great video, filmed on time, on-budget that ends with drinks with friends and a beautiful sunset?" Jarboe asks with a smile. Glasmire's fans are certainly enjoying the result - over 7,000 views have already been tallied, and the clip's official release is still a week away.

An extensive radio promotion tour will begin in June, and Mark will announce details for a contest in the near future. "The grand prize will be an appearance in my next video," Glasmire states. "'I Like You' is a fun song and it's generating lots of fan activity on Facebook and Twitter. I think the contest will keep that flow going."

Like all great troubadours, Mark enjoys the road, and his touring schedule is heating up with a performance at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse (Dallas, TX) opening for Joe Ely and an evening entertaining at the 563d Aviation Support Battalion Military Ball (Hopkinsville, KY).  CMA Music Fest Week performances include:  Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau Acoustic Stage, BB King's for the Power Source show, Whiskey Bent Saloon, and a benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® at Music City Bar & Grill. 
"I Like You" is the second U.S. release from Mark's current EP, MARK WAYNE GLASMIRE (Traceway Records). His music is available at iTunes and other e-tailers.


Award-Winning Country Duo recently toured the United Kingdom
15th Annual Moore & Moore Fan Club Party and Official Album Release Party
Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Nashville Palace
with Special Guests, Moe Bandy and Janie Fricke
                                                                                                           Photo by Aubrey Haynes
NASHVILLE, TN (April 2012) - Country duo Moore & Moore rocked the UK with the pre-release of their new CD, Show Me Your Country.  The sassy siblings introduced the album with performance stops in Scotland and England and radio and television interviews with the BBC.  Hosting duties were also on the agenda as Debbie & Carrie filmed segments of their new television show in the United Kingdom, also titled Show Me Your Country, now in production, along with an accompanying music video.
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About Moore & Moore
Twin sisters, Debbie and Carrie Moore, have received awards and nominations from Indie Bullet, Airplay International, TNN/Music City News, BMI, NSAI, and NATD.  Their success has prompted appearances on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, TBS, TNN, GAC and CMT.

They have toured extensively with the Statler Brothers and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry.  They have performed in Asia, Australia, Canada and Europe and received the International Duo and International Entertainer of the Year Awards.  Debbie Moore co-wrote the #1 Billboard hit, "Wish You Were Here" with Bill Anderson and Skip Ewing recorded by Mark Wills on Mercury Records. 

Moore & Moore’s album, “Million Roses”, with special guests, Bill Anderson, Shawn Camp, the Jordanaires and Jerry Reed, received rave reviews and an Airplay Gold Record “for Radio Report Points and Overall Industry Acceptance”.  Moore & Moore’s previous album, “Meant To Be”, with special guests, Jan Howard & Jeannie Seely, George “Goober” Lindsey, Pirates Of The Mississippi and Johnny Rodriguez, was nominated for Country Album Of The Year by the Independent Music Awards.  Their single/video “Find Me A Man Like Goober”, received enthusiastic reviews, including Music Row Magazine’s Robert Oermann claiming “Their twin-like vocal harmonies are absolutely perfect, and the bopping song is as cute as the dickens”.  The accompanying video, featuring George “Goober” Lindsey and cameos of 17 legendary country artists, has been added to country video outlets worldwide. 

Moore & Moore Tour Schedule
04/07/2012   Caithness, Scotland @ Halkirk Riding Centre
04/10/2012   St. Helens (Merseyside), England @ Moss Bank Labour Club
04/11/2012   Stowmarket (Suffolk), England @ Debenham Leisure Centre
04/12/2012   Watton (Norfolk), England @ Queen's Hall
06/07/2012   Nashville, TN CMA Music Festival/Bridgestone Arena Plaza
06/07/2012   Nashville, TN @ Nashville Palace
06/08/2012   Nashville, TN @ Music City Bar & Grill/St. Jude Benefit
07/20/2012   Bluffton, IN @ Old Bluffton High School
07/21/2012   Wooster, OH @ Wayne County Fairgrounds
07/22/2012   Columbia City, IN @ Columbia City High School
08/26/2012   Fremont, OH @ Sandusky County Fair
09/29/2012   Scottsburg, IN @ Ross Country Jamboree
11/23/2012   Branson, MO @ Tri-Lakes Center
                                                                                                                        Photo by Aubrey Haynes

Blake Shelton to Debut New Single on “The Voice” Tonight

The Semifinals kick off on “The Voice” Performance Show tonight on NBC as all eight Semifinalists will each perform one song in addition to a group performance. Teams Adam and CeeLo will come together to sing “All These Things I’ve Done” by The Killers, while Teams Blake and Christina unite to sing Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory.” Plus Blake Shelton will make the world television premiere performance off his new single, “Over,” off his album, Red River Blue.

Carrie Underwood Sings With Middle Schoolers

If Carrie Underwood ever needs backup singers, she knows where to go. She stopped by the PS22 elementary school in Staten Island, New York, recently and performed her single "Good Girl" with the fifth grade choir. That's the same school that performed at the Oscars last year. There are 65 students in the choir.

Sugarland Makes Dreams Come True for 11 Year Old Singer/Songwriter

Sugarland helped make a dream come true for 11-year old aspiring singer/songwriter Alana Springsteen on Thursday night.
Alana and her family have been making trips to Nashville, to meet with artists and executives in the music business, for sometime now and made the acquaintance of Kristian Bush who invited her  and her family to their show Thursday night and then to sing on stage with the Duo during their  In Your Hands Tour.
“He said you have the opportunity to sing ‘Baby Girl’ with us, are you ready? And I said yes! I’m totally ready,” Alana said.
Alana’s parents, David and Shannon, watched in disbelief, as their young daughter fearlessly rocked the crowd.

Sheryl Crow Runs St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon

Sheryl Crow joined more than 30,000 runners at the 2012 St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan. The first ambassador of the St. Jude Music Gives program, Crow ran the Nashville half-marathon in support of the New Hope Academy, finishing the 13.1-mile race in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 14 seconds.“The bands were great, they were so uplifting and fun and really help take your mind off the pain. People lined the course the whole way, cheering you on saying ‘you can do it’,” said Crow, 49, who was running her first half-marathon and recently released her seventh album 100 Miles From Memphis. “I can really see how people get hooked on doing marathons.” A pair of first time marathoners won the 13th running of Nashville’s 26.2 mile block party. Berry College sophomore Ryan James of Belfast, Maine won the race in 2 hours, 32 minutes and 50 seconds. At 19-years-old he became the youngest marathon champion in the history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.

LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian Renew Vows

LeAnn Rimes is a newlywed again. She renewed her vows with husband Eddie Cibrian to mark their one-year wedding anniversary. Rimes tweeted, "it's incredible to thank each other for the past year as husband and wife." She added "here's to another great year!" The couple got married on April 22 last year.

New Country Music Festival To Feature Lambert, Shelton

Live Nation Entertainment is leading the charge for a new country festival where the music and atmosphere will rival the serene, natural beauty of the landscape. Watershed Music Festival will take place August 3rd, 4th and th5 at the iconic Gorge Amphitheatre and is set to feature a versatile lineup of artists, camping, late night sets, impromptu jam sessions, collaborations and more. Located east of Seattle, the Gorge Amphitheatre provides a picturesque backdrop for the laid back, country vibe O’Connell has envisioned for this truly unmatched festival. Three-day festival passes start at only $90 and go on sale Sat., May 5th at and

Marty Raybon Appears Tonight on TBN's PRAISE THE LORD TV Show hosted by Jason Crabb

Marty Raybon Appears Tonight on
TBN's PRAISE THE LORD TV Show hosted by Jason Crabb
Raybon Takes Home Two Country Gospel Music Fan Awards
Nashville, TN (April 30, 2012) --   Marty Raybon will appear on tonight’s PRAISE THE LORD TV show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) hosted by Jason CrabbThe show debuts Monday, April 30 at 9:00 pm Central / 10:00 pm Eastern and re-airs tomorrow, May 1 at 4:00 pm Central / 5:00 pm Eastern (check your local listings).
“It was a night of spirit filled fun. The music was great, but the fellowship was wonderful. I had the pleasure of singing ‘I've Seen What He Can Do’ and "You've Got To Move" along with ‘Working on a Building’ with Jason Crabb, Jimmy Fortune, T. Graham Brown, and Buddy Jewell. It was a highlight I will never forget,” said Marty. All three songs appear on Marty’s HAND TO THE PLOW album recently released on Rural Rhythm Christian.
This past weekend, Marty won two Country Gospel Music Fan Awards including FAVORITE SOLOIST along with the award for FAVORITE SONG, “I’m Working On A Building.”  The awards ceremony took place April 28th during the 2012 Country Gospel Music (CGM) Awards Program presented by Christian Voice Magazine held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.  CGM Fan Award recipients were decided upon solely by Country Gospel Music fans who voted in a two-phase voting process held at
Marty is receiving critical acclaim for HAND TO THE PLOW, that not only includes “Working On A Building”, but also the incredible new chart single, “I've Seen What He Can Do” which has also been released as a music video.  Marty's popularity is soaring as a crossover artist as he is also celebrating success for another Rural Rhythm Records album, SOUTHERN ROOTS & BRANCHES (Yesterday and Today) released earlier this month.  Marty produced the album that contains classics from his previous solo albums, new original songs like his new bluegrass chart single, “Dirt Road Heartache,” a wonderful acoustic version of Shenandoah’s big hit, “I Want To Be Loved Like That,” and many more fan favorites. 
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Steel Guitar News April 30. 2012

Hello fellow players, NOTE: Bobbe hasn't been feeling well enough to do a newsletter today, so we're sending a reprint of a newsletter from several years ago. Best Regards, The Staff This special Bobbe’s Tips is for you hardcore steel guitarists and history buffs who like to remember the great guitars that brought us to where we are today. I remember a story from the great Alvino Rey telling of the first time he played an experimental electric lapsteel guitar somewhere between 1928 and 1932. He practiced with the orchestra and everybody was amazed and happy about how well the steel could be heard. Unfortunately, his amplifier was plugged into the lighting circuits so when the orchestra started, the curtain went up, the stage lights were turned down and so was the power to his amplifier. He was right back to square one. He learned a lesson that day. His guitar of choice at the time was from the Rickenbacher Company, one of the first guitars with an electric pickup on it. Now we move ahead to 1939. Many people and companies were experimenting with methods to stretch the strings to get different tunings to keep the guitars small instead of going to 3 and 4 neck models. A significant guitar was the Electradaire which had 3 rocking pedals, each with 3 positions. These pedals were actually electric switches that triggered solenoids under the guitar and raised and lowered the strings through an electrical changer apparatus. Jumping ahead to 1946, we saw the birth of the Fender Guitar Company by Leo G. Fender who was inspired to build guitars by motorcycle genius Paul A. Bigsby. Bigsby had been commissioned to build steel and lead guitars by such notables as Merle Travis, Joaquin Murphy, Ernie Ball, Speedy West and the elite who’s who of the guitar playing professionals. Bigsby’s guitars set the standard in quality and tone from ’46 to at least 1958. Of course, Fender was in on the end of the non-pedal guitar manufacturing and had one serious attempt at building a decent pedal guitar. This model was called the Fender 1000 and was brought to prominence by such players as Curley Chalker and Ralph Mooney. In 1945, an incredible little pedal steel guitar was designed and mass produced by the Harlin Brothers of Indianapolis, Indiana. It was called the Multi-Kord and was truly a work of art for it’s day and time. This was the first 3 piece finger mechanism all pull steel guitar ever built. It was built very inexpensively. This means cheap body, legs, pickup, but strangely it did sound good. Many came with the mother of toilet seat pearloid finish. Most were six string and four pedal single neck versions with a few eights and even fewer double necks being built before production ceased. The Multi-Kord is not a good guitar by today’s standards but definitely a significant guitar in the history of steel guitar. This was the first good working pedal steel guitar with a universal changer produced in significant numbers. This guitar remains the easiest steel guitar to change pedal setups on that has ever been made. The tuning possibilities on the Multi-Kord are limitless, unlike any guitar that has been made since. However, forget knee levers. The design of the body of this guitar does not allow for knee levers, not that anyone had them in that time period anyway. Remember, this is the birth of pedals. Knee levers didn’t come along for another 15 years. Every pedal on the Multi-Kord could instantly be changed to raise or lower any or every string with just one pedal push. This means if you wanted to raise and lower every string in your tuning, you could make the change and tune it in less than a minute, almost as fast as you could think about it. Of course, the more strings you changed with the pedal, the harder the pedal was to push, but this rule applies to steel guitars today as well. I definitely consider the Multi-Kord to be the great-great-grandfather of today’s modern pedal steel guitar. Every design today is just a modification of this unique changer system built by these four brothers in Indianapolis. The value of these guitars today? Pretty close to zero, right down there with the values of the Gibson Electro-Harps but possibly unfairly so, unlike Bigsby which has risen to it’s highly deserved place of honor in history. A few of you will remember Gibson’s very feeble attempt at producing a workable pedal steel guitar. Even though they engineered and built many different models, all of which had the classic beauty that Gibson is famous for, none of these guitars ever worked well enough to be called real pedal steel guitars. These are only collectible today to look at and talk about, not to play. Since the Harlin Brothers held the patent on the good three finger design, Gibson was unable to design an effective changer that didn’t infringe upon the patent. In 1949, Bigsby added pedals to Speedy West’s triple 8 steel guitar that worked very well. However, pedal steel guitar was pretty much still a novelty until Webb Pierce recorded “Slowly”, “More and More”, “In The Jailhouse Now”, “Wandering, Wondering”, “There Stands The Glass” and “I Ain’t Never”. All of these were Number One tunes in the early to mid 50’s. The first song, “Slowly” was recorded with Webb by Bud Isaacs and his double neck 8 string, 2 pedal Bigsby guitar. The rest of this great string of number one hits were recorded by Sonny Burnett on a double neck 8 string Bigsby steel guitar that Webb Pierce purchased from Carl Smith’s steel guitarist, Johnny Sibert. This guitar is presently being restored and is referred to as the Webb Pierce “More and More” guitar. The former Bud Isaacs guitar, the “Slowly” guitar is now owned by Jack Hamlett in Maryland. These two guitars are probably the two most significant guitars in the history of pedal steel guitar. These are the guitars that first put the beautiful pedal steel guitar sound in the ears of the masses. Up to this point in history, every steel guitar player wanted pedals but from this point on in 1953, not only the players themselves, but the band leaders, club owners, producers and audience had to hear those pedals pushed. Many Fender guitars that didn’t have pedals originally, had their owners out in their garages hacking out homemade pedals so they could sound like the Bigsby’s on the records. Some quite possibly even came close. Bigsby being a one man operation working in his garage at 56 years old, could not keep up with the sudden demand for his instrument and this is what opened the door for the Fender 1000, Sho-Bud, Wright Custom and Emmons guitars that followed. Bigsby guitars are the ultimate collectible steel guitars. In 1958, several players who could not get Bigsbys because of the 3 year waiting list that Paul Bigsby had, bought a guitar called the Sho-Bud built by Shot Jackson and sons and promoted by Buddy Emmons at first, then Buddy Charlton in the mid-sixties. The next very significant guitar that turned out to be the standard of the era and still endures in the hearts of many pros is the Emmons Push Pull guitar. The design work on this guitar started in 1961 with the first models being available to the public at the end of 1964. This is one company who’s first guitars are just as good as their last guitars. This company never made a bad one and set the standard of tone that most players say still stands today. Now we have a new wave of steel guitars that have come out in the last five years or so. Since the development of computerized milling machines and lathes, parts can be made quicker, with greater precision and for less money, thus the quality of the newest steel guitars has risen to near perfection. This made way for light, compact, extremely high quality guitars with very acceptable tone at very acceptable prices such as the GFI-Magnum class of guitars. Remember, this is about significant guitars in history and not about how good one guitar is compared to another. There seem to be as many guitar builders today as there are guitar players. Most guitars seem to be improved or copies of what we will call the standard design of steel guitars. I will define this as being multiple raise-lower changer guitars with raised aluminum necks weighing from 44 to 50 pounds without the case, most using chrome microphone stand legs and pickups from the two or three vendors of choice. Most of these manufacturers aim at the Emmons All Pull LeGrande or the Sho-Bud SuperPro for what they want their final product to look and sound like. So I will say significant guitars down through history are Rickenbacher, Electrodaire, Multi-Kord, Bigsby, Fender 1000 (and 400), Sho-Bud, Emmons and the new wave of GFI-Magnum class of guitars. Now remember, there are many other fine brands of guitars like Mullen, Derby, Williams, JCH, Performance, Rittenberry, MSA and of course the incredible reproduction of the Emmons Push Pull, the Promat. I’m sure there are many others including some homemade brands that range from pretty good to astounding, but I wouldn’t call them milestones in the evolution of guitars like the ones mentioned in this newsletter. Your buddy, Bobbe



Joan Osborne - Bring It On HomeFairfax, VA (April 30, 2012) --- Joan Osborne will continue her North American tour with a series of west coast concerts in May in support of her newest album, Bring It On Home.  Osborne will perform at a number of festivals as well as solo concerts before returning to the east coast for the next leg of the tour.  Her critically-lauded collection of vintage blues and R&B songs landed in Amazon’s Top 20 shortly after its release on March 27th and will be available in high definition format on May 8th, making it the only version in 24 bit for audiophiles who demand ultra-high resolution sound quality 
The accolades for Bring it on Home continue to pour in.  Newsday called it a "collection of soul and R&B covers (that) hits a vocal sweet spot in her alto range, with her lilts and rasp playing to perfection against a backdrop of rousing horns and bubbly piano."  Bill Withers, who wrote “Same Love That Made Me Laugh,” heard her version and said, "How flattered I am that Joan Osborne chose to record one of my songs. Joan has one of those voices and knows what to do with it. She can just flat out sing anything.”  Allen Toussaint performed on his own “Shoorah Shoorah” with Osborne and added, "It was great to hear the song, and Joan performed it with great care.  It was a wonderful and musical experience."

Joan Osborne has sold millions of albums and garnered multiple Grammy nominations throughout her critically and commercially acclaimed career.  In addition to her own headlining tours, she has sung lead vocals for The Dead (formerly the Grateful Dead) and won a Grammy for her performance in the award-winning film Standing In The Shadows of Motown.

For more information, please go to or view video footage for BRING IT ON HOME at
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May 25       Strawberry Music Festival      Yosemite, CA
May 26       Aptos Village Park                   Santa Cruz, CA
May 27       Napa Valley Opera House     Napa, CA
June 1        The Bear’s Den                        Niagara Falls, NY
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June 30      Toronto Jazz Festival              Toronto, Canada


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The Roys Tapped As Hosts For Seven Episodes Of Bluegrass Mountains

The Roys Tapped As Hosts For Seven Episodes Of Bluegrass Mountains

New International TV Show Debuts May 1

The Roys
Lee and Elaine Roy Host Bluegrass Mountains TV Show
Courtesy of CJM Productions

Nashville, TN (April 30, 2012) -- Award-winning brother/sister Bluegrass duo, THE ROYS, whose own TV show will begin airing this Fall, took a break from their hectic schedule recently to tape seven episodes of the new International television show, Bluegrass Mountains. Shot at Lee Roy's recording studio, the one-of-a-kind series is a CJM Productions' offering (Inside Music Row, Music Row Profiles, Soundcheck), which debuts May 1 in New Zealand on Country 99 TV.  In June, outlets CMC Australia and Sky TV (U.K.) will follow bringing the count of potential viewers for the 13-episode season to 20 million. The 30-minute program features new and vintage videos from established artists like Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss and Rhonda Vincent, plus clips by newer artists like Cumberland River Band and Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain. 

"This is a natural extension to our other music-based programming," says the show's Executive Producer Jeff Moseley. "Bluegrass is an incredible and underserved music genre, so this is a win-win situation for all of us and the fans."

Bluegrass Mountains' Producer/Director Brian Covert believes that "having entertainers host the show gives viewers opportunities to hear stories about the videos that they otherwise would not.  That gives fans a very personal and intimate insight."

For Lee and Elaine the tapings were doubly exciting. "The chance to revisit some great, early music videos was inspiring," states Elaine. "And, we are in very good company as hosts," jokes Lee.  "Marty Raybon and The Grascals host the first season's other six episodes."

With their hosting duties completed, THE ROYS headed out to entertain daily at Arizona Country Thunder, where they performed for the 80,000 fans gathered during the four-day event.  Now, Lee and Elaine are back on the road, booked at Festivals and Fairs through year's end.  Their newest International single release, "Trailblazer," hits programmers' desks tomorrow via the HotDisc compilation.

Two-time Inspirational Country Music Duo of the Year, THE ROYS come from a unique musical family and are known for their superb sibling harmonies, "rootsy" sound and compelling original songs. Their current CD, LONESOME WHISTLE (Rural Rhythm Records), debuted at #7 on BILLBOARD's Bluegrass Albums Chart, and combines the best of Bluegrass music's traditions with the promise of its future. THE ROYS have shared the stage with George Jones, Lady Antebellum, Janie Fricke, The Oak Ridge Boys and Chris Young among others, and they've toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, and made their debut in Australia this past January. The duo has enjoyed high-profile national TV gigs such as Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day Telethon, and last year they appeared on ABC, FOX, GAC, RFD and more. In April, the siblings co-hosted Christmas 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament with Tennessee Titans' Placekicker Rob Bironas. They were named 2011 Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year (ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards) and were previously honored with the ICM's Duo of the Year Award in 2010 and 2009. They are featured in the 2012 Vietti Vinyl campaign and appear on 500,000 cans of the brand's Family Style Beef Stew sold in Family Dollar stores in 25 states.  THE ROYS are also spokespersons for COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL, a child advocacy ministry.

Inside Music Row executive producer Jeff Moseley founded CJM Productions in 1983. The company's television series and specials have included Music Row Profiles (now in its 27th year), On Solid Rock, Southern Psalms, Soundcheck, Fantasy Vacation, 25 Years Around the World with The Bellamy Brothers, An Evening with The Gatlin Brothers, Legends Fest and the gospel music specials CrabbFest and The 40th Annual Brumley Sing.  CJM Productions launches Bluegrass Mountains on May 1.



Nashville, TN…(April 30, 2012)…Country music star Bucky Covington is excited to release a music video for long-awaited new single “I Wanna Be That Feeling.”  The video, directed by Kristin Barlowe and filmed at Nashville’s abandoned Tennessee State Prison, makes its broadcast premiere today at 4:30PM ET on GAC and will debut on additional online and broadcast outlets in the coming weeks.

“I Wanna Be That Feeling,” written by Jimmy Yeary and Ben Hayslip, is a tempo romantic track that explores the excitement of young love. The highly anticipated song, which is Bucky’s first musical offering in nearly two years, is available now for fans to download and impacts country radio on May 7th.  It is the lead single from Bucky’s sophomore album, releasing on Entertainment One, expected later this year.

About Bucky Covington: Bucky Covington’s self-titled debut CD opened at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with the biggest first week sales for any debut country artist that year. He went on to become the best selling debut artist that year and delivered three consecutive Top 10 hit singles to country radio. In addition to competing on the fifth season of American Idol, Bucky’s national television appearances have included Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly!, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show and Fox & Friends. His new single “I Wanna Be That Feeling” has just been released to country radio with an album expected later this year. To learn more about Bucky Covington, connect at or follow him on twitter @buckycovington.

Photo Credit: Kristin Barlowe

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