Thursday, October 4, 2012
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by Brenda L. Madden
Country music is engrained in the very soul of America with a history beginning in the 1920s and encompassing everything from the Appalachian music of The Carter Family, the lonesome cry of Hank Williams, Sr., to the Western Swing refrains of Bob Wills and the “Bakersfield Sound” of Buck Owens. Although country music has grown to include an ever widening variety of styles, the sweet sound of traditional country is very much alive and well - and one of the main contributors in keeping that sound on the airwaves is Pretty World Records. With an astounding roster of artists including such notables as Jack Greene, Leon Everette, Leona Williams, and Freddie Hart, along with newcomers, Nathan Osmond, and Robyn Young, the continued success of Pretty World Records is assured.
Charlie Ammerman, founder of Pretty World Records, once managed the legendary Wynn Stewart, who is best known for his 1967 hit song, “It's Such A Pretty World Today” and is credited for being a distinctive influence on the “Bakersfield Sound” along with Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. In 1984, after Wynn had been released from RCA Records, Charlie formed Pretty World Records and promptly signed Wynn as his first recording artist. The name for the label was derived from Wynn's classic song, “It's Such A Pretty World Today.” When asked about his most memorable moment at the helm of the recording company, Charlie comments, “Having the great Wynn Stewart say, 'I'm on the label.' That was probably one of the greatest moments.” The first single released, “Wait Till I Get My Hands On You” propelled Wynn back onto the Billboard charts, but unfortunately, Wynn died a week later. That single, however, began a long string of successful releases for Charlie and Pretty World Records.
Over the years, Charlie managed such artists as Bobby Helms (“Fraulein” and “My Special Angel”), Johnny Paycheck (“Take This Job And Shove It”) and Leon Everette (“Hurricane'), all of which at some point released music on Pretty World Records, not to mention artists such as Claude Gray (“Family Bible”) and Bobby Barnett who also found a home for their music there.
After taking a few years’ hiatus, Charlie Ammerman and Pretty World Records have come back with a vengeance – so far securing the #1 position twelve times on the Indie World chart and three times on the New Music Weekly chart! Charlie comments, “When I decided 3 years ago to reactivate the label, the first artist I signed was John Long. John was around Nashville for years and a heck of a writer and picker and fronted for Johnny Paycheck and Barbara Fairchild, and several others.” His song, “I Wish I Had a Job To Shove” caught Charlie's ear and was soon on it's way to radio and garnering himself and Pretty World Records much deserved recognition. Since signing with the label, John has had two #1 indie records!
Shortly thereafter, Grand Ole Opry member, Jack Greene, signed with Pretty World. Jack's career has spanned over 40 years and during his amazing career in country music, he has released such standards as “There Goes My Everything” and “Statue Of A Fool.” Since signing with the label, Jack has scored #1 songs with the duets “Two Old Cats Like Us” (Jack Greene & George Jones) and “There's a Whole Lot About A Woman” (Jack Greene and Nathan Osmond). Quite an accomplishment at the age of 80!
With their success continuing to grow, Charlie states, “We decided to keep it country. There's still a ton of country stations out there that play traditional country.” And true to his word, they are keeping it country with a lot of new releases. “You Weren't There” by Leona Williams just recently shipped to radio. Leona is often touted by her piers as one of the best traditional country female singer/songwriters of our time.
Also on the release schedule is an upcoming album by Leon Everette, former RCA and Mercury Records recording artist, who had several #1s and Top 10 songs. Since joining the label, he has released a patriotic anthem entitled, “United States of America” - a song about unifying our nation - a theme that is striking a chord with people all across America.
In addition to the legends, Pretty World Records is also helping the next generation keep the music alive. Nathan Osmond, son of Alan Osmond, is slated to have a new album, Climbing Fences, released soon. Although more contemporary, his music has a traditional edge, scoring Nathan numerous indie hits. Jack Greene recently passed on his title of “The Gentlemen of Country Music” to Nathan and while truly humbled, it's an honor he doesn't take lightly. Another artist carrying on the family tradition is Robyn Young, Faron Young's son, who has now been signed to the label. With the release of his new single, “Young, Fun And Foolish,” Robyn is keeping it country just like his famous father.
What’s in the future for Pretty World Records? They plan to release more of the older products on CD as well as continue releasing new music from their current roster which includes John Long, Jack Greene, Leon Everette, Leona Williams, Kristen Cady, Freddie Hart, Nathan Osmond, Robyn Young, Billy Joe Burnette, Janet McBride, Vern Stovall, Billy Keeble, Jolie Holliday, and Meah Faith. One thing is for sure, if the label says Pretty World Records, it will be country!
CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES HITS NASHVILLE OCT. 31 WITH KRISTIAN BUSH, BRANTLEY GILBERT, AND HOST BOB DIPIERO
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CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES HITS NASHVILLE OCT. 31 WITH KRISTIAN BUSH, BRANTLEY GILBERT, AND HOST BOB DIPIERO
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THE ROYS Celebrate New EP With Music City Performance At The Station Inn October 11
The Reigning ICM Bluegrass Artist of the Year Will Also Host Midnite Jamboree October 13
"The majority of the songs are reflective, speaking of family and
cherished memories." - BLUEGRASS TODAY
Nashville, TN (October 4, 2012) -- THE ROYS bring their signature harmonies, progressive instrumental attitude and compelling new music to The Station Inn on October 11. The full-set performance is their first in Music City since the duo's genre-bending sophomore Rural Rhythm Records' EP, NEW DAY DAWNING, hit store shelves on August 28. For information on The Station Inn show, log on to http://www.stationinn.com or call (615) 255-3307; to learn more about the Jamboree, check 650 AM WSM, which streams the show live from http://www.wsmonline.com.
As a prelude to The Station Inn show, the siblings will visit with 650 AM WSM's Mike Terry, live on the air October 11 at 4 p.m. A little drive-time entertainment could be in the offering, as THE ROYS rarely leave home without their instruments.
"We cannot wait to see our hometown fans again at The Station Inn and Ernest Tubb Record Shop," states Elaine Roy. "The Station Inn is a great-feeling room with a lot of energy, and we're excited to host the Midnight Jamboree," adds Lee.
The siblings host the world-famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on October 13. The live broadcast kicks off at 12:00 Midnight and streams on http://www.wsmonline.com.
NEW DAY DAWNING debuted at Number 2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart earlier this month, and rose to Number 1 on Amazon's Bluegrass Best Sellers list September 15. The EP remains in the Top 20 Bluegrass Best Sellers on Amazon
THE ROYS' current single, "Still Standing," recently enjoyed exclusive coverage on AOL, SiriusXM, FOX NEWS Edge, #CMChat, Bluegrass Radio Network and GAC-TV. The trend-setting brother/sister duo has appeared on multiple national radio and television outlets already this month. More national television is scheduled for October, and details will be announced soon.
Reviewers are raving over the disc's personal and insightful songs:
“Fast as they have been rolling, THE ROYS have been creating new days for themselves with each new album, and life is material. No telling where this particular ride will stop next, but Lee and Elaine are sure to be taking notes on the human condition as they go." – DEEP ROOTS
"The brother and sister duo are taking the genre by storm with the release of their sophomore album . . . with their tight family harmony and real life lyrics.” - FOX 17
"Their work is simultaneously purist and modern, exquisitely crafted,
and irresistible." - FAME
Copies of NEW DAY DAWNING (Rural Rhythm Records) are available at retail outlets WALMART , Music Millennium, The Disc Exchange, Ernest Tubb Record Shops and online at AMAZON and iTunes
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Hello fellow players, Todays newsletter comes from Van Coffey. For those of you who dont know me, I started playing steel when I was fourteen years old so Im going on four decades of steel playing. Im currently playing steel for George Jones. I came to Nashville in 1991 with Collin Raye and played with Collin for a number of years. Before that I worked the Nevada and California circuit for many years. I was raised in a family band. I always played all pull steels until recently. Now Im playing a push pull and learning its a whole different animal. The tuning is so different on it. Its backwards from an all pull system which carries a bit of a learning curve with it. But theres nothing like the sound of a push pull so its worth the headache to get the tone that comes with the push pull sound. After playing everything from MSA, Sho-Bud and for many years Sierra guitars, I now play a 68 Emmons. I played my Sierra on the first couple of shows with George and then the leg lock broke and I had to take my Emmons out on the road while waiting for a replacement part. The entire band liked the sound of the Emmons so much better than the Sierra they said I had to leave the Sierra home and keep the Emmons on the road. Its been that way ever since. Im glad they did because its made me more comfortable with the Emmons. Due to the Emmons, Ive been reminded of why I got into steel guitar. It was for that great tone. Now Im happy and everyone else seems to be happy with it too. I started out a guitar player. I figured out that if you can do something on a guitar, you can also do it on a steel plus a whole lot more. Bottom line, a steel goes way beyond what a guitar can do. I learned from playing in three piece groups that theres a whole lot of space youve got to fill up. So I learned to play lead guitar, rhythm parts, slide guitar parts with distortion as well as steel parts. If youre playing guitar in a small group and looking for a way to fill out the sound, steel is much more versatile than just a guitar. Todays country doesnt really have a lot of steel in it, which I hear plenty of places the steel should be put in. I dont know why and I dont want to point any fingers, but producers and artists today just dont seem to have the ear for steel. Everything country seems to be going more to a rock sound, but steel guitar can be played in rock n roll. Proof of that is Paul Franklin in Dire Straits. Bruce Bouton just played on an English pop album and I heard the cuts and it sounds really good. The subtle little tasty fells he did made the songs come alive. If youre a young guitar player in a rock band, let me encourage you to explore whats possible with a steel. There are really no limits to what we can do with any style of music. Look at Robert Randolph if you need inspiration. Even Jerry Garcia used steel guitar with The Grateful Dead. Im looking forward to seeing and hearing the next Rock N Roll steel guitar guru. Im excited to see where the instrument is going to go in the next twenty years. The one thing I love the most about the instrument is when Im sitting at home and I still hear new ways to do different licks even after 39 years of playing. Youll never get bored because the possibilities are endless. For instance, my 17 year old son plays rock guitar and one of his favorite bands is a progressive metal band called Dream Theater. One their last album they had a ballad and as a joke to show him that steel guitar would fit with that type of music, I learned the chords and played some fills in the song where there were spaces and naturally he rolled his eyes at me, but had to admit that it would work and that it sounded good. So dont think of steel guitar as just a country instrument. Open your mind to all kinds of music and see where steel guitar takes you. Then see where you can take steel guitar. Check out our monthly specials at http://www.steelguitar.net/monthlyspecials.html www.steelguitar.net email@example.com 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
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Chase Rice Cruises Into His First Gold Writing Credits
Country singer-songwriter Chase Rice has earned the accolade of a gold single with the success of his co-write on new country duo Florida Georgia Line’s (FGL) hit single, “Cruise.” The song was penned by Chase and his talented circle of fellow singer songwriters Jesse Rice, FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, and FGL producer Joey Moi. (pictured [l-r] FGL's Tyler Hubbard, Chase Rice & FGL's Brian Kelley). The RIAA certification of a gold single requires sales of 500,000 units.
“Cruise” continues to see heightened success on the charts, currently climbing at #19 on the Billboard Hot Country Chart and #5 on Billboard Country Digital Charts. It has also received praise from some of country’s top acts on Twitter, such as Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, who recently tweeted the duo to say, “Confession: Fave new guilty pleasure on country radio: @FLAGALine “Cruise”.I dance. Big, ole belly and all. If u like country, check it out.”
Chase released his independent debut album Dirt Road Communion in March 2012, peaking at #6 on the Country iTunes chart and punching through at #48 on the Billboard Top Country Album Chart. The album features strong rooted contemporary country songs that invoke a good times spirit like the lead single “How She Rolls,” alongside “Pop a Top” and “Whoa,” but you’ll also find personal and insightful examinations of his darker side on “Jack Daniel’s & Jesus” and “Room 205.” Chase moved to Music City shortly after coming in runner-up on the hit TV series CBS Survivor: Nicaragua. Before his bold move to Nashville, Chase was a star on the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill football team. He’d trade in his Carolina blue to suit up for Hendrick Motorsports after college where he served on the pit crew for Ryan Newman and Jimmie Johnson. Since the move, this North Carolina reared performer has been running at full throttle developing a grass roots connection to his ever expanding fan base. This CAA booked artist has hit stages throughout 2012 with Willie Nelson, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Kip Moore and Joe Nichols with a fall line-up of dates including bills with Love & Theft and Phil Vassar.
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