Monday, July 30, 2012

Carrie Underwood Live! Tune in to Watch!


CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES: SEE CARRIE UNDERWOOD IN A LIVE STREAMING EVENT!
The CMA Songwriters Series is where hit songwriters showcase their masterpieces and share the stories behind the songs! And tomorrow's event features three-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Carrie Underwood, whose songwriting credits include her hits "Good Girl," "So Small" and "Cowboy Casanova." Also performing are renowned writers Brett James, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, and host Bob DiPiero at Boston's Royale Nightclub.
Watch it all LIVE at CMASongwritersSeries.com, beginning at 7|6c. Learn more about CMA Songwriters Series.

LARRY’S COUNTRY CARIBBEAN DINER

LARRY’S COUNTRY DINER AND COUNTRY’S FAMILY
REUNION MAKES WAVES IN THE CARIBBEAN!!

 
Show Cruise Sold Out for Second Year in a Row!
Nashville, TN (July 30, 2012) – Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion is pleased to announce that their Caribbean show cruise, scheduled for January 19-24 2013 on the Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas has sold out, proving that America is “hungry” for nostalgic programming and great music!  Based upon the success of the 2012 inaugural cruise, organizers doubled the capacity for this year to 650 double-occupancy cabins, which were quickly gobbled up by fans of the Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion shows.  For more information on these shows, please visit www.larryscountrydiner.com and www.cfrvideos.com.


Larry chats it up with Nadine during the sold-out 2012 Larry’s Country Diner / Country’s Family Reunion cruise. The painted set and the duck shaped floatation device are just part of the fun as the diner adjusts to the high seas.
Photo Credit:  Phil Johnson
“We are still over five months away from the day we set sail,” said Larry Black, host and creator of both shows produced by Gabriel Communications.  “The response has been tremendous!  The theatre on the ship holds around 1350 people and it’s going to be packed full of our fans.  That’s an amazing feeling!”

Fans who were lucky enough to snag a ticket for this year’s cruise will enjoy entertainment featuring Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely, Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius, Gene Watson, Moe Bandy, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee, Joey + Rory, Ronny Robbins and Rhonda Vincent.  Of course, there will be a special onboard Larry’s Country Diner show, featuring the entire cast, and very special stand-up performances by the ever-popular Nadine.  The Liberty of the Seas, which will dock at ports of call including Cozumel and Belize, boasts amenities such as a 9-hole golf course, waterpark, full-sized sports courts, fitness center, day spa and unlimited onboard activities.

Because of the success of these cruises, plans for a 2014 cruise are already firmly in the works.  Fans that “missed the boat” for the 2013 cruise are encouraged to get on the waiting list by calling 1-800-820-5405.

In just two short years, “Larry’s Country Diner,” has become one of country music consumers’ favorite “eateries.”  One of the top-rated shows on the RFD-TV network, this “down home” variety show serves up a heapin’ helpin’ of spontaneous country music performances by the stars of yesterday and today, with a generous portion of laughs.  Set in a rural, small-town diner, the show’s spontaneity and impromptu nature only add to its charm and unique appeal, pulling an estimated audience 1.4 million people each and every month to the upstart network.  During the cruise, fans will get to be a part of the “Larry’s Country Diner” studio audience, get up close and personal with their favorite diner cast members and enjoy stellar performance by iconic country artists.  On dry land, fans would have to wait over a year to get a seat at the diner given the current waiting list.

Passengers will also enjoy special shows from “Country’s Family Reunion.”  Since 1997, Gabriel Communications has been reunited artists from the country music “family” to reminisce about their careers, perform signature songs and share stories while the cameras roll.  The result has been pure magic, leading to the highly-popular show airings on the RFD-TV network and successful DVD sales.

ABOUT LARRY’S COUNTRY DINER:  
Larry’s Country Diner is a unique down-home variety show which integrates entertainment, interviews and music in a weekly format, taped LIVE in front of a studio audience in a country diner setting.  The show features regular characters including Black, Keith Bilbrey, Sheriff Jimmy Capps, waitress Renae and avid church lady Nadine, along with special guest appearances by country music artists of yesterday and today.  Since its initial airing on August 3, 2009, Larry’s Country Diner has produced nearly 100 episodes and has become one of the most popular shows on RFD-TV, garnering 1.4 million viewers monthly.  For more information, please visit www.larryscountrydiner.com.

Larry’s Country Diner is another product of Gabriel Communications, started in 1996. Owned and operated by long-time disc jockey, Larry Black, the company specializes in “Reunion Videos.” The success of this series spurred the creation of more than a dozen more projects featuring hundreds of songs and stories as well as Country’s Family Reunion News, a monthly newspaper which highlights the music of yesteryear.  For more information on Country Family Reunion products, please visit:  www.cfrvideos.com.

ABOUT GABRIEL COMMUNICATIONS & REUNION VIDEO PRODUCTS:
Started in 1996 as the idea of long-time disc jockey, Larry Black, Gabriel Communications specializes in “Reunion Videos.” The success of this television and DVD series spurred the creation of more than a dozen more projects featuring hundreds of songs and stories, Country’s Family Reunion News (a monthly newspaper which highlights the music of yesteryear), as well as a weekly format spin-off television show on RFD-TV called “Larry’s Country Diner.”   Gabrielle Communications has additionally applied the Reunion concept to sports and created videos involving the legends of stock car racing and collegiate football teams.  For more information on Country’s Family Reunion products, please visit:  www.cfrvideos.com.  You can find all music reunion products under the Country’s Family Reunion portion of this web site.

Steel Guitar News July 30. 2012

Hello fellow players, Bob Hempker sitting in for Bobbe Seymour again. Gospel music has many different sub-categories. For example, Contemporary Christian, Negro Spirituals, Protestant Hymns, Catholic Chants as well as most Christmas Carols are Gospel based. Many famous singers had Gospel roots, for example Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin spring immediately to mind. Donna Summer had Gospel roots and she returned to Gospel after her disco career. James Brown and Billy Preston both started in Gospel. I saw Billy Preston in concert in Reno, Nevada in the 80’s and I was astonished at how great a Hammond B3 organ player he was. It’s difficult to brand any type of religious music because of the variety and the diverse artists that perform it. We are now seeing more and more steel guitar being used performing Gospel music. Steel guitar is highly featured in Gospel music the way it was in country music twenty or thirty years ago. There are some steel guitar players who make a good living playing on Gospel recordings especially because so much Gospel music is recorded in Nashville. For example, well-known steel player Sonny Garrish can be heard playing on The Hinson’s recordings which has a country flair. Scott Sanders, a little known player can also be heard on a lot modern of Gospel recordings. I recommend that you listen to Sonny Garrish on The Hinson’s recordings because not only is it great steel playing but it’s also something you can from. Sonny always plays the right thing at the right spot and is a very well rounded player. Sonny can play as hot as he wants or as sweet and slow as he wants. Gospel music can be very soothing or very invigorating. The modal scales that we use out of the major scale that we use in all kinds of music were originally created in the middle ages for Catholic Church music. Much of classical music came out of the Catholic music. Jazz came out of classical which has influenced practically every other style of music. Getting back to steel guitar, a young man named Robert Randolph comes to mind. Bobbe Seymour introduced me to Robert and his father about twenty five years ago. They came in Bobbe’s store when Robert was a young lad learning to play. Robert is also known as a Rhythm & Blues player. Whatever the case, he is very entertaining to watch and listen to play. He has a totally different approach to playing steel guitar than anyone else. It is refreshing to hear a young person using steel guitar is this particular music genre. Whether you want to play Gospel music professionally, you just want to play in church or at home for your own amusement and pleasure, the steel guitar can provide a wonderful expression of this music. Albert E. Brumley Jr. has written hundreds of Protestant hymns such as “I’ll Fly Away”, “Turn Your Radio On”, “If We Ever Meet Again This Side Of Heaven”. Mr. Brumley’s son, Tom Brumley is one of my all-time favorite steel players. Tom was a wonderful gentleman and a dear friend. It was a great loss to steel guitar when we lost him a few years ago. I guess we could say Tom Brumley came out of Gospel music. You can hear the Gospel influence especially in Tom’s playing of ballads. During the fifteen years I was in Branson, I worked a few Gospel shows and I’ve always enjoyed myself playing those shows because the music is either pretty or happy or both and lends itself wonderfully to a steel guitar. Anything that you play in any other type of music can be incorporated into your Gospel playing. We have many people come into the store wanting to learn to play steel guitar because they heard somebody play in church and it impressed them by how our beautiful instrument sounds. Playing Gospel music in church is an excellent outlet for your music if you’re not one to go play in bars, nightclubs and such. Sit down at your guitar and start playing “Amazing Grace”, “The Old Rugged Cross” or any standard hymn and see where that takes you. You’ll find yourself coming up with all sorts of ideas. These songs just lend themselves so well to steel guitar that they’re one of the coolest things to practice on. Any time spent practicing Gospel music is time well spent because as I said earlier, all forms of modern Western civilization music evolved from the church music of the middle ages. I would recommend listening to Bobbe’s “At The Feet Of God” CD to hear how beautiful and uplifting Gospel music can be at the hands of a master player. It will give you something to aspire to. I just finished watching Bobbe’s Gospel DVD. It really touches on many basic all-around steel guitar techniques. This DVD is very useful no matter what style of music you want to play. He really explains right hand technique, left hand technique, volume pedal technique, tuning, the ins and outs of playing in a band. It’s an excellent choice for those trying to further develop their steel guitar skills as are all of Bobbe’s DVDs on his website www.steelguitar.net/videos.html and I’m not saying that just because I work with Bobbe. Check out our monthly specials at http://www.steelguitar.net/monthlyspecials.html and we’ll try to save you a lot of money. Standing in for Bobbe Seymour, this is Bob Hempker. www.steelguitar.net sales@steelguitar.net www.youtube.com/bobbeseymour Steel Guitar Nashville 123 Mid Town Court Hendersonville, TN. 37075 (615) 822-5555 Open 9AM – 4PM Monday – Friday Closed Saturday and Sunday

JOSH TURNER NEW LIVE ALBUM

JOSH TURNER TAKES IT OUT OF THE STUDIO ON HIS NEW LIVE ALBUM AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE® IN AUGUST
Josh Turner – Live Across America Album and Singles Will Be Available for Download on iTunes and Amazon.com

Josh Turner recorded Live Across America while out on tour this year.
Photo Credit: George Holz
LEBANON, Tenn. (July 30, 2012)-- Country troubadour Josh Turner will be traveling down the road for a second time with the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program when his new live album Josh Turner—Live Across America, debuts on August 27, 2012.  The CD will be available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel® locations and online on crackerbarrel.com, Amazon.com, and on iTunes for $11.99.  The album features live performances of Turner’s biggest hits including “Long Black Train,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Your Man,” as well as his never-before-released version of Waylon Jennings’ “America.”  The performances were recorded at 12 different live shows from Lancaster, Pa. to Austin, Texas during Turner’s 2012 tour, which continues through December and is sponsored exclusively by Cracker Barrel.  Turner previously collaborated with Cracker Barrel for his 2007 release, Josh Turner—Live at the Ryman. 
“This is my second go-round with Cracker Barrel, who also sponsors my tour. We came up with the idea of taking a mobile studio out on the road and recording our show every night. And that’s what Live Across America is: the best renditions of songs from all over the country,” Turner says. “The fans will be able to hear recordings from their hometowns.”
Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig shares, “Josh’s music genuinely resonates with many of our guests, and we are thrilled to join forces with him on a second Cracker Barrel album.  Because the songs were recorded during actual performances, there’s a feeling of being in the audience and getting caught up in the energy and excitement of a live show.”
Josh Turner—Live Across America track listing:
1)  “All Over Me” - Live In Biloxi, MS (3:28) 
2)  “Firecracker” - Live In Lancaster, PA (3:47) 
3)  “Everything Is Fine” - Live In Knoxville, TN (3:52) 
4)  “So Not My Baby” - Live In Lake Charles, LA (3:35) 
5)  “Would You Go With Me” - Live In Plant City, FL (3:48) 
6)  “Long Black Train” - Live In Austin, TX (5:27) 
7)  “I Wouldn't Be A Man” - Live In Savannah, GA (3:39) 
8)  “Me And God” - Live In Key Largo, FL (3:17)  
9)  “Another Try” - Live In Atlanta, GA (3:51) 
10)  “Your Man” - Live in Kansas City, MO (3:38)  
11)  “America” - Live in Charlottesville, VA (3:33)   
12)  “Why Don't We Just Dance” - Live In Atlantic City, NJ (4:00) 
In celebration of this release, Cracker Barrel is offering a sweepstakes with entries being accepted now through September 14, 2012 (5:00 p.m. CT).  One lucky fan and a guest will win an all-expense paid trip to Nashville, Tenn. to meet Turner and see him perform at the Grand Ole Opry.  A winner will be announced on or about September 30, 2012. See Official Rules for details at crackerbarrel.com/joshturner.
Josh Turner - Live Across America is the latest in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program.  Since 2005, Cracker Barrel has released CDs with a wide variety of artists, some of which have debuted in the top three spots on a range of Billboard magazine’s charts including Top DVD Music Videos, Top Country Albums, Top Christian Albums and Top Bluegrass Albums. In addition, An Evening With ... Dolly earned a Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold award, Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers won “Album of the Year” from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and a track on that CD was nominated for a Grammy® award, and Smokey Robinson’s Now & Then was nominated for an NAACP IMAGE AWARD.  Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program includes CDs with Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Jason Michael Carroll, The Charlie Daniels Band, Ronnie Dunn, Edens Edge, Sara Evans, Bill Gaither, Montgomery Gentry, Amy Grant, The Grascals, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Craig Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, Aaron Tippin, Randy Travis, Wynonna, and the Zac Brown Band.  For details visit crackerbarrel.com/music.

Country Music News International July 30. 2012


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Interview with Mark Wayne Glasmire


Interview with Mark Wayne Glasmire, Nashville June 6. 2012



H.D. You just released a video to your single“ I Like You“, how did that come
about?

MWG. That was really a lot of fun. We shot it here in Nashville, in Hillsboro Village. We
wanted to go to the Beach because the song has a kind of a Beachy feel to it, but
then we didn’t have the budget for that. So we looked around for someplace that
looked like a Beach Town. My Producer Harold Jarboe scoped out some places
and said “let’s go to Hillsboro Village.“ The Buildings there are nice colors and
it gives you the feeling that you are at the Beach. When we went down there, we
had no script, we just walked around the street. I flirted a little with some young
College co-eds, trying to get them interested to be in the video and they did
participate, which was really nice. We had a lot of fun. It’s a light song, there’s not
a lot of depth or thought to it, it’s just fun. So we tried to have fun in the video.

H.D. How long did it take to make the video?

MWG. For the video we shot about three hours worth of tape for a song that is about
two minutes and forty seconds. So we where able to get enough material to
narrow it down.

H.D. Are you going to start a Radio PromotionTour?

MWG. Yes I am, I’m just at the beginning stages of it, I like being promoted in the US
right now. The Song “I like you“ was Nr. 81 this week. ((Editor’s note: #55 now,
7/20)) We’ve gone out primarily to the Music Row Recording Stations, they
report and create the music row charts. I’ll be visiting about 102 Radio Stations
over the next few months. I’ll be going to all of them, doing my Performances and
meeting people. We’re starting out at KLRK in Hampton, Iowa, then go on to
Wisconsin, Michigan, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, where I live.
Then in July we go up to New York, the North East.

H.D. Have you ever been in Europe?

MWG. I have been in England a couple of times. I really would like to come to Europe,
even if I could do some Pub Gigs or something like that. I’m trying to find
someone that can help me put something together, so far I have not been able to
do that.

H.D. How do you experience the CMA Fest from your point of view?

MWG. I lived here for ten years, from 1995 to 2005 and I used to go when it was called Fan Fair and was held out at the Fairgrounds. They brought it Downtown when they built the Football Stadium in 1999 or 2000. I really like this setup now. Some people like it the way it is now, and some would prefer it the way it used to be, because at the Fairgrounds everything was in one spot. But it was so crowded. I prefer it the way it is now, you can walk around and see so many other things that you just didn’t see at the Fairgrounds.

H.D. Do you have any Gigs here now?

MWG. Yes, I play this morning from 11 AM to 12.00 Noon at the Bridgestone Arena on
The Nashville Convention and Visitor Stage. Which is inside the Bridgestone
Arena. I’ll be at BB Kings tomorrow afternoon for the Power Source show, that is a positive
country format. My music is rather on the positive side. I think I’ll have about six
or seven performances this week. It will keep me busy.

H.D. Can you tell us something about the Award you won at the Global Artist
Party?

MWG. I was really honored, I was given an Award from the Hotdisc Chart, which is a
Chart based out of the UK. The Hotdisc is a compilation Disc that goes out once
a month and is sent to over 800 Programmers and DJ’s and some Magazines as
well. They play it and somehow they track the popularity of the song. In my case,
it stayed Nr. 1 for nine weeks. Which tied a record. I was very pleased and
greatful, the song was “I like you“.We released the song over there in June
last year and the first week it went on the chart was the first week in July, It
debuted Nr. 2 and the following week it went to Nr. 1 and stayed there for nine
weeks. We just released the same song here in America, but we already started
marketing in March. The marketing has been going on for two months now, peparing the DJ’s for it, it is just different here. It is a much slower process. What I like about Europe, if the Programmers and DJ’s like the song, they will play it. You don’t have to do a whole lot of commotion for that. They either like it or they don’t like it. Here you have to schmooze a little bit, you have to promote and market it, you Just can’t hand it in and they start playing it. It takes months of prep work just to get them to listen to it. So we knew that if we had released it here at the same time last year, they would have started to play it in August or September at best and it is a very summery song. So we decided to release it over there and see how it does and then release it here this year. So far it has been doing very well. But I would be positively surprised if it would go to Nr. 1. The reactions have been very good so far.

H.D. If a song does well in Europe, does it help to get it started over here
somewhat faster?

MWG. Unfortunately, I don’t think it helps at all. I can’t explain why, but the American
Music Industry is just a much more different. It is not necessarily for the better.
There are a lot of very talented people here in Nashville that makes you wonder
why they are not on the Radio. But it is just the way the System works. That is
why I’m doing the Radio Tour, it is important, specially for me as an older fellow,
to go out there and meet these people and show them that I can really actually
sing.

H.D. Do you think, that the music is starting to change more from Nashville
Sound back to traditional Country?

MWG. I don’t know if it is or not, I think it should. I’m a firm beliver that things run in
cycles, so I think it needs to come back to what it was. I listen to a lot of the
mainstream Country Artists now and to me, it is more like the 70’s Rock’n Roll.
This would not have been considered Country Music in 1960 and 1970. At that
time, Country Music was Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings, Merle
Haggard, that was Country Music. I remember when John Denver won an Award
at the CMA, they would not even announce his name, they burned his Award on
the Stage because he was not considered Country. There used to be Country
Western and he clearly fit the Western part of it. By the standards of those days,
he did not fit and they made it very clear that he didn’t fit. John Denver was
Performing in Germany at the time, so he was not able to be there. He accepted
the award via satellite, so he didn’t see that they burned it on Stage. But even my
songs are not really the traditional country I grew up with. My music is more like
the 70’s Singer-Songwriter Folk Rock.

H.D. Are you working on any other Projects?

MWG. Yes I do, I’ve just written some new things. When I recorded MWG, I had actually
recorded 13 songs. We where going to do a full blown 13 Song CD. But because
the Trend in Nashville is to do a six pack, we decided to do six songs plus a bonus
Track. So I chose seven songs out of the thirteen to be released. Now I already got
six songs done for the next Project. We’ll probably go to the Studio early next year
and record the new songs with the already existing ones and the new Album
should be ready about this time next year, maybe a little earlier.

H.D. Are your CD’s available in Stores?

MWG. They are not in Stores, but you can get them from any online Retailers.

H.D. What is your favorite Song from your own Songs and what is your favorite
of all Times?

MWG. That is always hard to say, I have a very eclectic taste, I like to listen to a lot of
different things. Interestingly the favorite song of mine is one that I never did any
promotion at all, but it is the most downloaded song on I Tunes. The song is
called “The Moment“. I think it is the best song that I’ve written so far.
As for my favorite of all times, that is very hard. I’m a big Beatles Fan, so I guess
one of my favorites is “Long and Winding Road“, I just love that song.
Another favorite is the song “Remembers When“, written by Hugh Prestwood and
made popular by Trisha Yearwood. It is a very thought provoking song. It takes
you to a different place in time. That is what I like to do when I write, I try to tell a story, that will give you a little break from whatever it is that you’re in the midst
of at that time. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

H.D. Do you write all your own songs?

MWG. Pretty much so, I have one song on my “Life Goes On“ CD that was written by
two of my friends. The song is called “Zihuwatanejo.“ There is actually a place
with that name in Mexico, I even performed there once.

H.D. What would you like to tell people that don’t know you about yourself?

MWG. I’m a nice fellow. I’m a homebody, I like to be home, I love my family. I’m an
honest person. I’m not rich and I’m not famous but I love what I do and I’m
grateful that I can do that and make a living at it. I work hard just like anyone
else trying to get ahead. My music tends to be on the positive side and I just
want to spread a positve message, maybe somewhere along the way it might
make a difference in the world -- Make the world a better place.

ON THE ROAD WITH BOB & SHEILA JULY 30. 2012


ON THE ROAD WITH BOB & SHEILA
     County Fair USA...."We had a great time in Riverside, Iowa (future home of Captain James K Kirk) last Week." Sheila of Bob & Sheila said, "and this week was fun too.  Bob has been super busy working on the LeMars Festival, and tries his very best to make sure everything works out to the best of his abilities.  Now it looks like Tom T Hall might not come because his wife Dixie wound up in a wheel chair this week, and it looks like she is going to the hospital next week, so their plans are strictly on hold.  Bob just hates it when this happens because there is nothing he can do about it, yet there are some folks out there that think he's just putting it together at the last minute anyhow.  That sure isn't the case, but he does the very best he can.  Tom T Hall might not be at the festival because of sickness, but Bob just got a call from Charlie McCoy wanting to know if he could come be with us, so he said sure, why not.  That's the way it goes in our household right now as the planning stages start to meld together for one of the best gatherings of old-time music in America."
     "Sheila's right," Bob added, "there just isn't any way I can 'guarantee' anything when I'm dealing with so many older people. It was pretty difficult last year, and this year is no different, but the surprises keep popping up, so we're thankful to the Lord that He keeps an open mind, and that makes it all worthwhile.  We did two really neat shows this weekend, first one was at the Pawnee County Fair in Pawnee City, Nebraska.  This is the hometown of Larry the Cable Guy, and that's a good example of how things work with celebrities.  Early this year Larry said he'd like to come and MC the Minnie Pearl record setting 'howwdeeeee' we're going to establish, but he is also contracted to do certain things for the History Channel, and they lured him away to do some filming elsewhere.  That's how it goes, all the time."
     "The Pawnee County Fair was fun," Bobbie Lhea added to the melee.  "While mom and dad were performing with the Corn Crib Theater of old time music and humor, the fair had a goat dress-up contest.  Wow, it was funny to see those people trying to put clothes on a goat.  What I really liked was the large group of Amish people that come to this fair, because their food is so good, and home-made ice cream and fried pies, wow, they are delicious, and I don't care, that was my budget lunch."
     "We also did a concert for the brand new refurbished opera house in Corning," Sheila added. "What a beautiful job they did bringing the old performance center back to life.  And playing in a near-perfect acoustic room was pure pleasure.  It was so good, and the audience was so quiet, it made Bob nervous.  But he still did a good job singing and playing the old songs, and this audience especially liked the stories that go along with some of the songs.  The opera house can seat over 200, and it wasn't full, but it sure was close to it.  Jack Drake, one of our Southwest Iowa Representatives was there, and it was very nice to see him again.  He's the legislator that created Resolution-35 and had it passed in the Iowa Legislature, honoring Bob's and my work as music preservationists in the State of Iowa, so it was very nice to see him again."
     "Now we have to get ready for the Terry Smith shows," Bob added.  "We're going to do four of them with him, Aug. 2 at the Phoenix Theater in Neola 7pm; Aug 3 & 4 at the Oak Tree Opry in Anita, 7pm; and Aug 5 at the Legion Club in Neligh, Nebr. at 2pm.   His Aug 3 show is sold out, but we still have reserved seats for Aug 4.  If you are from the other areas, just come early to be assured of a good seat.  "The Far Side Banks of Jordan" I believe will go down in country music history as one of the best written songs about true love ever."

Corey Frizzell, Receives Award Nomination Nod from the Artists Music Guild 2012 Heritage Awards

Nashville’s Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell, Receives Award
Nomination Nod from the Artists Music Guild 2012 Heritage Awards

Nashville, TN – Nashville’s Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell ( Interview with Corey Frizzell ), received a top ten award nomination from the prestigious Artists Music Guild in the Freelance Visual Artist category. The award winners will be announced during the Artist Music Guild’s 2012 AMG Heritage Awards ceremony November 10th at the Heritage USA, formally known as PTL, in Fort Mill, SC. This year’s show will be a star studded event, taped and aired on PBS.

The Artists Music Guild was established to help the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contributions of the arts to American culture — from the artistic genius’ of the current day; to the technical legends of the past; and to those still unimagined artistic breakthroughs of future generations. The Guild accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the artistic and cultural community as well as the general public.

The Guild works in partnership year-round with artists to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of the arts and education.

The Frizzell family, most famous for its prominence on the Country Music Charts, is witnessing the artistic successes of the second generation. Although he has siblings following in the Frizzell music footsteps, who have accepted the challenge of emerging from the giant shadow first cast by the family music patriarch, Lefty Frizzell, Corey chose a different path, a path to create his own shadow. 

Corey falls somewhere in the middle of the six children spanning four decades of Allen Frizzell, former Nashville recording artist and younger brother of the Legendary Lefty Frizzell and Country Star, David Frizzell. 

Frizzell has been a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, acted in music videos and cast for two roles in the original Stephen King movie, “Children of The Corn.” If that's not interesting enough, he's now a writer, producer, manager, boxing coach and visual artist in high demand, creating custom portraits of the stars for the stars.

In 2006, with royal country music blood running through his veins, Frizzell came full circle being named Nashville’s Artist to the Stars for his artistic collaboration with some of Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, Americana and Roots music's biggest names, including George Jones, Randy Travis, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Mark Newton, Carl Jackson, Mark Chesnutt, Gene Watson and Jerrod Niemann to name a few.

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