Monday, July 15, 2013

The BossHoss, Max Herre, Samu Haber und Nena suchen "The Voice of Germany" 2013

The BossHoss, Max Herre, Samu Haber und Nena suchen "The Voice of Germany" 2013
The Voice Of Germany, The BossHoss, Max Herre, Samu Haber und Nena suchen The Voice of Germany 2013
The Voice Of Germany
The BossHoss, Max Herre, Samu Haber und Nena suchen "The Voice of Germany" 2013
It’s new, but still The Voice! Wie gestern schon verkündet, werden der aus Stuttgart stammende Hip-Hop-Musiker Max Herre und der finnische Rocker Samu Haber (Sunrise Avenue) gemeinsam mit The BossHoss und Nena „The Voice of Germany” suchen. In den Blind Auditions nehmen die fünf Coaches in den berühmtesten roten Drehstühlen Deutschlands Platz, die für viele Talente das Tor zum Leben als Musiker bedeuten. ProSieben und SAT.1 zeigen die Musikshow ab Herbst 2013 – im Wechsel.

Nach fast zehn Jahren Rock’n’Roll-Geschichte, erscheint im September The BossHoss‘ brandneue Single, für die bereits Ende Juni mitsamt riesiger Crew ein aufwändiges Video am „Four Aces“-Movie-Set in Kalifornien gedreht wurde. Aktuell befinden sich die Outlaw-Cowboys im Studio, um das nunmehr siebte Studio-Album zu finalisieren, welches im Oktober das Licht der Welt erblicken wird. Im Herbst werden die Glorreichen Sieben wieder in der kompletten Republik live unterwegs sein. Alle Tour-Termine gibt es stets brandaktuell auf

Neu-Coach Max Herre wurde als Frontmann von Freundeskreis („A-N-N-A“) bekannt. Seit 2000 arbeitet er als Produzent und Solokünstler mit vielen Sängern auch genreübergreifend zusammen. Im vergangenen Herbst erschien sein Nummer-Eins-Album „Hallo Welt!“ mit Songs wie „Wolke 7“ (feat. Philipp Poisel). Max Herre wurde für sein Werk bereits vielfach ausgezeichnet. Im Herbst 2013 kommt eine weitere Auszeichnung hinzu: die Sender MTV und VIVA widmen dem charismatischen Künstler und seinen Songs ein eigenes und ganz besonderes Highlight in der Reihe der „MTV Unplugged“-Konzerte.

Samu Haber ist Kopf und Sänger der finnischen Rockband Sunrise Avenue. Mit ihren Hits wie „Hollywood Hills“, „Fairytale Gone Bad“ oder „Welcome To My Life“ ist die Gruppe regelmäßig in den höchsten Regionen der Charts vertreten. Im Herbst wird zwei Jahre nach dem überaus erfolgreichen Album „Out Of Style“ zunächst die Single „Lifesaver“ als Vorbote für das kurz darauffolgende vierte Studioalbum „Unholy Ground“ veröffentlicht.

Die Gewinnerin der ersten „TVoG“-Staffel, Ivy Quainoo, hat auch gerade die Arbeiten an ihrem neuen Album abgeschlossen – dazu in Kürze mehr. Die erste Single „Wildfires (Light It Up)“ ist seit letzter Woche bereits im Radio zu hören.

Die neue Staffel „The Voice of Germany“ ab Herbst 2013 in SAT.1 und auf ProSieben.


"An Evening with Kenny Rogers" To Be Held at Ryman Auditorium on September 25, 2013,
to Raise Funds for the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent Treatment
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 15, 2013 – Legendary singer-songwriter and 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame®
inductee Kenny Rogers will headline the 16th Annual Concert for Cumberland Heights on Wednesday, September 25, at 8 p.m. at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Tickets for the Concert for Cumberland Heights Presents "An Evening with Kenny Rogers" go on sale Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Ryman box office and
“We are honored that Kenny Rogers has signed on to support such an important aspect of Cumberland Heights' mission. This fund has helped our adolescent services grow to be among the best in the country,” said Jim Moore, Cumberland Heights CEO.

Proceeds from the concert will support the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent Treatment at Cumberland Heights, designed to help adolescents ages 14 to 18 and their families find the best way to tackle the challenges they face and help support recovery. Cumberland Heights offers young people residential, primary and extended care treatment in addition to outpatient services.
“It is with great excitement and appreciation that I've been given this opportunity to perform in support of Cumberland Heights. This is obviously a worthy cause, and I have so much admiration for John Hiatt's involvement and realization of the need for this program," said Rogers.

"I will actually do a song during the show written by John that I think shows the kind of person he is and the heart he has. It's appropriately entitled ‘Have a Little Faith in Me.’ I simply want to do my share. I look forward to seeing everyone there. Together we CAN make a difference."
In addition to tickets being on sale at the Ryman box office, a special online auction runs from July 19 - August 2 on the ticket page at Rogers fans and Cumberland Heights supporters can bid on VIP packages including front row tickets, meet and greet passes and signed Kenny Rogers memorabilia. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent Treatment at Cumberland Heights.
Rogers will officially be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame® during the Medallion Ceremony in Nashville this October. In addition to his recent selection for inclusion in the Hall of Fame®, Rogers will celebrate the upcoming release of his novel, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES, co-written with Mike Blakely on September 3 and the paperback version of his New York Times Best Selling autobiography LUCK OR SOMETHING LIKE IT on September 24. His new album on Warner Bros. Records will also be released this fall.
The Concert for Cumberland Heights is anticipated to be a sellout, and the historic Ryman Auditorium provides the perfect setting for a special event that highlights the importance of providing compassionate care for adolescents struggling with substance abuse. Since 1996, the annual Concert for Cumberland Heights has raised nearly $2 million for the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent Treatment.


HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES TOUR 2013 Launches In October
Lexington, KY Tour Stop Sold Out In Record-Breaking Time

FGL Publicity Photo

Photo Credit: Adam Taylor for Republic Nashville
NASHVILLE, TN - (July 15, 2013) – Over the past year, Florida Georgia Line has cherished the good times seeing their QUADRUPLE PLATINUM debut single “Cruise” dominate Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart at #1 for 19 straight weeks, the longest stretch for any song in the past 50 years and their aptly titled, GOLD-certified Republic Nashville debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES top the Billboard Country Albums Chart. The breakout duo has taken home ACM and CMT awards and scored opening slots for Taylor Swift’s THE RED TOUR and Luke Bryan’s DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR. This fall the buzzworthy newcomers will celebrate with their fans nationwide on their first headline run -- HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES TOUR 2013.
Kicking off October 3 in Brookings, SD, the HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES TOUR will go through December. The 32-city tour features openers Colt Ford, Tyler Farr (select dates) and Dallas Smith (select dates). Already becoming a hot ticket, the first show to go on sale – 10/19 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, KY - sold out in a record-breaking 23 minutes with 10,718 tickets.
“We can’t wait to give our fans what they have been asking for all year … our own headline tour,” says Tyler Hubbard. “It is unreal and the first night of the tour can’t get here fast enough!”
Brian Kelley shares, “This is another dream of ours coming true. I couldn’t be more excited and more proud of the tour. Having Colt, Dallas and Tyler along with us is going to make for a party!”
Florida Georgia Line has skyrocketed since releasing back-to-back, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada with the PLATINUM-certified “Get Your Shine On” and “Cruise,” which combined with the Top 10-and-climbing (Top 40 Charts) remix featuring Nelly, has sold nearly 5 million downloads. The record–breaking duo, comprised of Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Georgia) and Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Florida), is the first in 21 years to top the Country airplay charts with their first two singles, according to Billboard. The ACM New Artist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year winner’s current single “Round Here” is Top 20-and-rising at Country radio.
Garnering buzz among fans, media and several Superstars across genres – including Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Ed Sheeran – the hot newcomers most recently scored two CMT Music Awards for Duo Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year as well as a Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice Country Group. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once a day via, with results airing August 11 at 8P ET on FOX. VEVO has selected FGL for the coveted LIFT program, offering exclusive content across the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform.
About Colt Ford
Colt Ford’s latest album, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, released on Average Joes Entertainment, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE included the hit, “Back,” a collaboration with Jake Owen. Colt's new single, "Drivin' Around Song," featuring Jason Aldean, ships to radio July 15, 2013. Colt penned two #1 hits in 2012; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” Colt has sold over one million albums, millions more song downloads and has over 10 million YouTube views. A native of Georgia, Colt's growing fanbase includes nearly 900,000 Facebook fans and 160,000 Twitter followers. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former PGA Golfer.
About Tyler Farr
Columbia Nashville artist Tyler Farr has redefined “Redneck Crazy” with the release of his first Top 20 single to Country radio. The classically trained vocalist has earned critical acclaim for this hit single, including raves from The New York Times, Music Row, and All Access.  Currently still climbing the Mediabase Country and Billboard Country charts, “Redneck Crazy” also continues to gain traction in the video world, with over 2 million views for the song’s video on VEVO and counting. With the launch of his debut album, REDNECK CRAZY, set for October, Tyler’s fan base also continues to grow, with Facebook users growing more than 600 percent in the last three months alone. The Missouri native is currently on tour for select dates with Lee Brice and was just announced as an opener for Florida Georgia Line’s first headlining tour, beginning in October. Fans can keep up with Tyler by visiting his web site at or by following him on Twitter @tylerfarr. His single “Redneck Crazy” is currently available here:   
About Dallas Smith
Hailing from Vancouver, Dallas Smith brings a healthy dose of rock and roll power to his brand of energetic country music. Producer Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line) captured Smith’s unique energy and unmistakable vocals throughout his breakout country debut, JUMPED RIGHT IN, featuring the smash lead single, “Somebody Somewhere,” and follow-up Top 10 hit “If It Gets You Where You Wanna Go.” Smith is currently touring all across Canada and his dynamic live show gained the attention of musical legend Bob Seger who previously selected him for a coveted opening slot on his Canada dates.  The CMW Radio Awards Best New Country Group/Solo Artist winner is currently in the studio with producer Joey Moi working on his first U.S. release via Big Loud Mountain Records.
10-3     Brookings, SD                Swiftel Center
10-4     Mankato, MN                Verizon Wireless Center
10-5     Fargo, ND                       Scheels Arena
10-6     Bismarck, ND                 Bismarck Civic Center        
10-10   Murray, KY                     CFSB Center
10-11   Muncie, IN                      Emens Auditorium
10-12   Champaign, IL                Assembly Hall
10-13   Bowling Green, OH        Stroh Center
10-16   Springfield, MO              O’ Reilly Center
10-19   Lexington, KY                 Whitaker Bank Ballpark        SOLD-OUT
10-23   Carrollton, GA                The Coliseum/Univ. of W. GA
10-31   Chicago, IL                      Sears Center Area
11-1     St. Louis, MO                  Chaifetz Arena
11-2     Cedar Rapids, IA            US Cellular Center
11-3     Milwaukee, WI               Eagles Ballroom
11-7     Florence, SC                    Florence Civic Center
11-8     Knoxville, TN                  Knoxville Civic Coliseum
11-9     Greenville, SC                 BiLo Center
11-15   New York, NY                 Best Buy Theater
11-16   Upper Darby, PA             Tower Theater
11-17   Reading, PA                     Eagle Theater
11-21   Huntington, WV              Big Sandy Superstore Arena
11-22   Salem, VA                         Salem Civic Center
11-23   Greensboro, NC              Greensboro Coliseum
11-29   Ft. Worth, TX                   Billy Bob’s Texas
11-30   Belton, TX                        Bell County Expo Center
12-1     Austin, TX                         ACL Live at the Moody Theater
12-6     Los Angeles, CA              Club Nokia LA Live
12-11   Fresno, CA                       Save Mart Center
12-12   Reno, NV                         Reno Events Center
12-13   Eugene, OR                     Matthew Knight Arena
12-14   Kent, WA                         ShoWare Center
For on sale dates and more, visit  

Mike Aiken, Beers, Bikinis & Boats

Mike Aiken's "Summertime Song" Video
'A Day At The Beach'

Beers, Bikinis & Boats Show Artist's Playful Side
Nashville, TN (July 15, 2013) - Mike Aiken's new "Summertime Song" video, shot on the fourth of July weekend in 95-degree heat and 90-percent humidity at various Virginia locations, shows an entertaining Aiken in full "play" mode. "Summertime Song" is the first single from Mike's sixth studio album, CAPTAINS & COWBOYS, released in April on Northwind Records.

"It's a fun tune about playing 'hooky' from life," Aiken says with a grin.  Co-written by Aiken and Tim Buppert ("She's Sure Taking It Well," "Another Nine Minutes"), the track literally sizzles with life and features scorching guitar runs by Aiken and the legendary Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites).  The high-spirited number lent itself perfectly to a video that launches at summer's peak.  To help get into the swing of things, Mike actually popped a cold one at 10 a.m. noting, "Sometimes you just gotta cut loose."

Mike wasn't the only one feeling frisky during shooting:  after spending an hour trying (and failing) to communicate with a group of Spanish-speaking vacationers from South America, Aiken was happy to see the video's producer, Andrew Piland, doing the famous Virginia "lizard dance."  "Poor Andrew was trying to get a particular shot, and the next thing he knew there was a lizard crawling up his leg," Mike chuckles.  "I hate to laugh at the guy, but, man, it was hilarious watching him shake it loose."  Footage taken during that escapade did not make the final cut.

Mike Aiken Summertime perf shot What did make the finished product are beach and ocean scenes contributed by friends from around the globe.  "We used some footage from our own travels," Mike notes. "But we were also able to incorporate clips from the
Bahamas, Costa Rica, California and Brazil sent to us by friends.  We like to keep our world view as large as possible."  

Aiken also loves sharing the view of the southern Virginia area he and his wife currently call home.  The two live aboard a 42-foot sailboat and just like in the video, they moor at a marina full of characters straight out of the movies.  One of their favorite local attractions is also featured in the clip, and Mike encourages visitors to stop by First Landing State Park for a true "beach" experience.

For his fans who are unable to travel to the beach, Mike urges them to grab a cold one and settle in front of their screens for four minutes of escapism the Mike Aiken way.  "I want folks to actually feel the sand between their toes when they watch this video," Mike says with a laugh.  "Because a day at the beach beats most days anywhere else."

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Interview with Jenny Casey

Interview with Jenny Casey, Nashville 06.06.2013

Hello Jenny, I understand you are from Oklahoma, please tell us about it.

Yes I am from Oklahoma, I grew up and lived there pretty much all my life. I went to school, worked, met my husband, and had kids. Then at some point, I decided I’d like to be a country artist. Actually, I came to that decision pretty late in life.

What triggered you to make that decision?

I always loved music, when I was a kid I played the piano by ear. One of my secret talents is that I can play with my toe. My mother was an opera singer, so I listened to all kinds of different music including country, pop, rock, and of course opera. Then when I had a family, I would sing while doing housework, just krank up the radio and sing along. I guess something inside me was telling me that I wanted to be a singer. I went to school to be a teacher because I had a family and childeren, and I needed to be responsible for things. I had two kids before I started college, and then had two more while I was in college, it was a lot of work. I also helped my husband with his business, he was gone a lot. It was a very exhausting time for me. I think the exaustion and the stress of having so much to do made me turn to songwriting.
One day, while I was in bed studying, I felt so overwhelmed with life, I had four kids and was enrolled in college full time. My youngest daughter, who was two months old at the time, was laying in bed next to me. I took one of my notebooks from class and started writing a song. It felt so good to do that, to get the emotions out, afterwards I felt so relieved, it was amazing. The writing just sort of evolved from that. I kept on singing around the house and one day my husband showed up with a guitar. I never played a guitar before, so I started messing around with it and learning as much as I could. Then I started singin my songs with the guitar, just a little bit at a time. One day I got up the nerve to sing before a crowd, that really was nerve wracking since I had never done that before. Pretty soon though, I knew that I really wanted to do this.
I came to Nashville to do some recording, and then visited again, looking around and wondering if it would be a good place to live. We would have to move a whole family, six people and change everybody’s life. But I knew that’s what I needed to do. Then I applied for teaching jobs and came back for interviews. I remember the day I was here in 2008 and had gotten some job offers. When I was driving down the highway I just felt sick, wondering what to do. If I said yes, it would change everybody’s life, not just mine, I wanted to do the right thing for my family. We all decided and I accepted a job as a third grade teacher and we moved and here we are.
I started teaching and when I had the time, went around Nashville trying to meet people and just figure out, what to do and how to go about it. A Bar that was near where we lived had a sign out saying that they had a writer’s night. I didn’t know what that was so I asked about it, the guy there was really nice and said yea, come on by and sing some of your songs. I pretended to know exactly what it was all about and had no problem doing that. I went home and practiced and practiced and practiced. I had to remember three songs and play them on my guitar! It did go well though and they where very nice there, so I started to do more and more.
Just within the last year and a half, I got together with someone and we decided to work toghether. I met this person the first week I moved here and we stayed in touch all through the years. He is a great writer and is also an amazing producer. He wanted to do some work with my stuff because he liked it. We recorded some of my songs and did an EP, and now we are working on a full lenght album. It will be finished this summer. It has just some of my crazy, dorky working mom songs on there. I hope that mom’s and working women can connect with some of the songs, that guys can laugh about them and everybody can have some fun. My inspiration for writing just comes from real life, what I have done all my life, being a mom and working. I found an outlet in music, hopefully I also found a way to entertain people, to laugh about real live instead of taking things so seriously. It has been my therapy, if something is real frustrating, I write a funny song about it and it makes me feel better.

Do you write mostly funny songs?

I have a lot of funny songs, but I also have some serious songs. I tend to write funny things because it makes me feel better. But I do have some emotional songs that have come out too. One of them I wrote before my oldest son graduated from high school and was leaving home to go to college. For a mom this can be very emotional, I always dreaded him leaving. So one rainy day I went out on the porch, let the emotions come out and wrote a song about the changes that where about to happen. The song is called „My Boy“.

What other Songs will be on your album?

There is a song called „The Mother Load“ which is a fun song with clever lyrics about having so much to do. Another funny song is called „ Dishman“, it describes that if your husband wants your attention, he can go and do some dishes, and that will get things going. It is kind of a rocky – bluesy song. Another song is called „Flour Sack Dress“, which is a bit more sentimental and is dedicated to one of my grandmothers. It’s kind of a bedtime story, a lullaby song. It’s about me telling my childeren about the bedtime stories my grandmother told me. She grew up on a farm and used to tell me those wild stories and I never forgot them. They got passed on from generation to generation, so I wrote the song about me telling the same storys to my childeren. Then there is a song called „They Don’t Pay Me Enough“. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to that! When I wrote that song, I had a bad day at work and was really exhausted. Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich where having a concert that night here in Nashville and I wanted to go, but nobody had the time to go with me. So I went by myself and I had a blast. On the drive home, I was so inspired by that concert, I wrote the song on the way, thinking they don’t pay me enough for me to be stressed out like this.
I hope, when people hear my songs, they will think, wow, this is different, I never heard music like that. I hope they will find it entertaining and fun. It’s just stuff people go through all the time, but it seems like you never really hear music about it. The album will be called „Rockin’ the House“. I got the idea for that name from a lady that gave me five stars on a review on ITunes. She commented, „I saw her live and she rocked the house“. Plus I’ve spent years rockin’ around my own house, rocking my babies, and so on. It just seemed to all tie togehter, so I thought that would be a good name for the album.

Is this your first album?

Several years ago, I did some recordings in Nashville right after I had just started writing. I put some songs out, wihch was a great experience. But I was brand new at everything and was just learning. So I would really consider this my first album. My proucer and I have put a lot of heart and soul into it, and I think it really represents who I am as a singer, songwriter, and performer. I have big plans for it and am very excited to get it released!

Are you planning to do tours?

I definitely would love to. I am a mom and have family, but my dream is to be an entertainer and to entertain crowds. I’m ready to go out there.

Does your family support you?

Absolutely! They came a long way to be here and are 100% behind me. I also have some musical kids at home, so maybe some day they will be in my band.

Anything else that you would like to tell people?

I would like to say hello to everybody, I can’t wait to come and see you. I’m so excided to meet people and hope that they will really enjoy listening to my music.

Heidi und Marco Duss for Country Music News International


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Just 24 hours prior to the 2013 Toyota Star Maker Winner Kaylee Bell launched her new album HeartFirst
it had already reached the No. 1 position on the New Zealand iTunes Country Chart. 
What made it all the more thrilling for the 24 year old is that for that one day she was positioned ahead of superstar Taylor Swift whose Red album set a new worldwide iTunes record for highest ever first-week album sales reaching No.1 on iTunes and national sales charts in 50 countries.
Kaylee was introduced to the audience by industry publicist and current member of the board of the CMAA Tom Inglis of HSF Artist Services who said "I'm amazed at the amount of supporters Kaylee has in her corner, so many people in the Australian country music scene are passionate about Kaylee. We all believe Kaylee has what it takes to be an international star.
"Kaylee is not only a great ambassador for Toyota Star Maker but country music in general. I have no doubt that Kaylee though her music will attract many new young country music fans to our scene."

Aug Schedule for Debi Champion's writers night at the Commodore Grille

The Commodore Grille
2613 West End Ave
Nash Tn 37203


no cover charge

Sun Mon Wed and Thur nights

Thur Aug 1....Bernie Nelson, Buzz Band, Jon Dakota, Kari Hilpert, Keith Larsen, Kyle Nance, Michael Applegate, Karree J Phillips, Woodstok, David Loe, Joseph Reed, Chase Walls, Morgan Steelmen, Dede Hale, Adam Fountain

Sun Aug 4....Lisa Carver, Anthony Smith, Pam Belford, Joel Shewmake, Lee Rascone CD release, Marc Alan Barnett, Jeff Dayton,  Mac Elliott, Jim Sales, Barbara Cloyd, Tony Garcia, Wade Quick, Sam Cooper, Greg Wilson, Rick Stewart, Johnny Ray, Karen & Don McNatt, Andy Havass, Craig Winquist, Greg Sawyer, Kathy Hudson, Jerry Green, Cowboy Slim, John Trentes and more

Mon Aug 5....Brian Edwards, Tommy Tietjen CD Release, Scott Stevens, Will Fogarty, Brittany McLamb, Darrell Schuster, Don & Katie King, Kathleen Steadman, Craig Morrison, Matt Scallion, Rick Caballo, Meredith Blis, Brad Howard, Ashley Rumbolt, Amelia, Tim McNary, Bo Brendle, Tyler Reardon

Wed Aug 7.......Barbara Cloyd, Liz Cooper, Greg Sawyer, John Trentes, Bonner Black, Marceia Bonin, Cowboy Slim, Kenneth Cooper, Emily Minor, John Speight, Roger Green, Manditori, Sarah Spencer, Kristen Parisi, Lori Grigsby, Ella May Kay, Nicholas Wayne

Thur Aug 8....Roy August, Bobby Pizazz, Lacy Jay Syler, Diana Kelley,Gibson & Mileti,  Manditori, Star Belle, Amy Darling, Johnny Ray, Alissa Lackey, David Taylor, Tawny River, christina Cecrle, Brad Miller, Tyler Nimon, Dan Disanto, Ryan O'Neill, Colby Branson

Sun Aug 11...Donnie Winters, Robin Ruddy, Julie Zeitlin, Alison Albrecht, Tyler Zoellner, Robert Loftis, Lana Michelle, Scott Wesley, Chris Miller, Jerry Green, Don Baze, David O'Neal, Nick Columbia, Kelly Logue

Mon Aug 12.....Kurtis John, Sam Cooper, Delyn Christian, Casey Benefield, Tommy Turner, Emmett Grayson, Gary Cavanaugh, Nelson Moore, Michael Aurand, David Loe, Karree J Phillips, Larry King, Bob Nobles

Wed Aug 14.....Jerry Foster, Buzz Band, Wild Oats Records, Darren T, Len Chappell, Chellanie, Bo Brendle, Shawn Taylor, Rachel Stump, Dean Fields, Josh Rekieta, Kurtis John

Thurs Aug 15....Gerald Smith, Donnie Winters, TJ Young, Andrew Valez, Lydia Patritto, Craig Waller, Tree Read, Mike Sessoms, Will Westmoreland, Melissa Bollea and friends

Sun Aug 18....AJ Yuill, David Loe, Kenneth Cooper, Cowboy Slim, Roger Green, David Swinson, Jerry & Patti Workman, Darren T, Len Chappell, Manditori,, Lorna Flowers, Karen McNatt

Mon Aug 19....Jan Buckingham, Tawny River, Matt Bednarsky, John Trentes, Tom Pepper, Tommy Holden, Megan Katarina, Brad Miller, David King, Johnny Ray, Alissa Lackey, Whit Whitsitt, Sarah Meredith, Rachel Dixon, J Carl Smith

Wed Aug 21.....Jeff Anderson, Jack Bond,  Gibson & Mileti, Nick Nichols, Brad Howard, Bean Stalk, Marceia Bonin, Grady James, LC Jones, Kristy Freund, Colby Branson, Matt Simmons

Thurs Aug 22.....Stan Webb, Joe Rieg, David Taylor, Jay Denton, McKencie Lee, Gracie Jones, Kaleigh Rae, Josh Miller, Desert T, Ben DelaCour

Sun Aug 25....Barbara Cloyd, Craig Waller, Steve Dorian, Willie Robbins, Amelia, Christina Cecrle, Gary Cavanaugh, Tommy Turner, Carissa Leigh, Emmett Grayson, Larry King, Nick Columbia, Angela Michos, Roger Yaeger, Chris Lee

Mon Aug 26.....Bernie Nelson, Kimber Annie Engstrom, AJ Engstrom, Sam Cooper, Don Baze, Matt Bednarsky, Bob Nobles, Chellanie Kurtis John, Sean Cunningham, Karree J Phillips, Jerry Green, Mike Sessoms, Rosa Lewis, Sean Quinn, Gabe Burdulis

Wed Aug 28....Jerry Foster, Karen McNatt, Aaron Crites, Nick Columbia, Flat River Band, Lorna Flowers, Harlan Pease, Neal Guinane, Jeff Flowers

Thur Aug 29...(no writers night)


     "We're definitely 'on the road.'  It's been a busy week, we had the extreme pleasure of receiving an 1889 Chicago Cottage foot-pedal reed organ for the Pioneer Music Museum, and at the same time are struggling to find someone to help fix the roof.  So it goes in the museum world.  We could make a pretty good deal for someone who would fix the roof in exchange for a nice RV," says Bob Everhart
     The Everharts just returned from the Juhl Farm near Remsen, Iowa, where they performed on the 6th country and gospel music fest fundraiser for the Church of the Damascus Road Prison Ministry.  "This is such an important ministry," Sheila said, "No one cares about people in prison, but they are the ones in most need of Christ's teachings. We had a super good time performing with our friend Terry Smith from Nashville.  He's going to be at our Oak Tree Opry on Aug. 2 & 3, with two completely different shows.  First we have John & Susan McNeill from South Dakota on July 19th.  This couple is one of the most entertaining acts we've ever had at the Oak Tree, a sure to please act that just keeps on keepin' on."
     "Dad was so pleased to show me the meal tickets he got at Juhl's Farm," Bobbie Lhea said.  "He proudly proclaimed that we would all get two nice lunches, free of charge, since we were performing on the festival.  I told him I didn't think that qualified since he wasn't paying anything.  And he said, sure we're paying something, we're singing, therefore we get two free budget lunches.  They were actually pretty good, the 'taverns' were super.  They are kind of like sloppy joe's if you know what that is.  I also enjoyed the music at the Juhl's Farm.  They have a stage in a treed arbor that is really nice, and some of the acts were actually pretty good.  One of my favorites is Terry Smith, and I'll get to see him again in August, but I also enjoy John & Susan McNeill, because John can really be funny."
     "Bobbie Lhea is right about the Juhl Farm Festival being a good one," Bob added.  "On the bill was Don Grubb, Rick & Harriette Andersen, Jackie Shewey, Lee Muller, Pat Boilesen, Russ Vande Vegte, Country Outlaws, Allyn Anderson, Francis Hahn, Marge Lund, Elaine Peacock, Terry Smith, and me & Sheila of course. They were all good."

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