Monday, December 2, 2013

WAKE UP LOVIN’ YOU CRAIG MORGAN

CRAIG MORGAN PERFORMS “WAKE UP LOVIN’ YOU”
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FOX & FRIENDS - DECEMBER 4th

 

NASHVILLE, TN...(December 2, 2013)...Tune in to Fox & Friends on Wednesday, December 4th during the 8:00AM ET hour to catch country music star and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan perform his latest smash, “Wake Up Lovin’ You.”  The infectiously soulful song, written by Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey, and Trevor Rosen, has been lauded for Craig’s “electrifying performance” (Music Row) and is being called “one of the best of his career” (Roughstock).  Currently climbing the charts at country radio, “Wake Up Lovin’ You” can be found on his recently released album, The Journey (Livin’ Hits).

ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN: One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits:  “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “International Harvester” and "This Ole Boy.” He's recently released his new album The Journey (Livin’ Hits), featuring the soulful single "Wake Up Lovin’ You," on Black River Entertainment. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music and TV sensation, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves.  He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors," airing on Outdoor Channel.

Personal Christmas Message from Lizzie Sider

Lizzie Sider "It was a few days before Christmas a couple of years ago, and I was playing a show at the Opry Mills Mall.  I was singing a lot of Christmas songs, along with my own.  That night, I had decided that my finale was going to be "White Christmas."  When I started to sing it, I immediately got the inspiration to pull up little kids from the audience, bring them on stage, and ask them to sing the song with me.  The children got so excited, and people young and old, both on the stage with me and in the audience, sang along.  I loved looking around at all of the smiling faces, and it was a very special time.  For those couple of minutes, we were all celebrating the beauty and spirit of the Holidays, and also one another."

Personal Christmas Message from Sherry Lynn


Sherry Lynn
I have so many wonderful memories of the holidays that it's hard to single out just one.  Being raised by a single mom was never easy, but she always made sure that we had a great Christmas every year.  I couldn't wait until Thanksgiving night when we would put up the tree.  I loved decorating the tree and I was so excited the first year my Mom let me put the tinsel on all by myself.  I knew just how she liked it so I made sure that it was perfect, and somehow it became my job every year after that.  I still love decorating for this magical time of year.  Every Christmas Eve we would go out to one of our favorite places to eat (the Barnsboro Inn) with a friend of my Mom's and her daughter.  When we got home later that night we were allowed to open one present each.  I couldn't wait for that moment.  Mom would get up and put the turkey in the oven at 2 a.m.  When we would wake up in the morning, the whole house smelled amazing.  I was always the first one up, and I would wake everyone up so we could finish opening our presents. My Mom always opened her door to anyone she knew that would be spending the holidays alone and had them over for Christmas dinner. Having friends and family around always makes the holiday season so much brighter.

Personal Christmas Message from Joanna Mosca


Joanna Mosca
Two years ago I was asked to sing Christmas carols for the children and their families at the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville.  It is a special memory for me.  One young boy, deaf from birth, was suffering from a terminal disease.  Nevertheless, he asked if he could come up and sing with me.  His Mom joined us and "signed" all the songs as we sang them.  It was so gratifying to see the excitement, pride and joy on his face as he sang those songs with me.  It brought tears to my eyes when his mother thanked me for giving him such a special moment.  She said he had been through so much in his short life and that it was especially wonderful for her, as a mother, to see him experience such joy.  That experience reminded me of what the true meaning of the holidays is and made me appreciate all the blessings that I have been given.

Personal Christmas Message from Jay Jolley


Jay, Jasmine, Rene and Sabrina
Jay Jolley
Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year.  Thinking back over the many great years of Christmas joy, I would have to say one of my coolest and truly most awesome Christmas memories was made several years ago.  For the last 10 years, a group of six to 10 fellow musicians gathered and sang carols at several local hospitals and retirement homes.  We started in the lobby and then went anywhere the staff would let us, spending several hours at each location.  A few years back, we were serenading our way through the hospital hallways and the patients who couldn't leave their beds would give us a smile and say, "come on in."  As we approached one of the last rooms on the floor, we were told by a visitor that her mom had been in a coma for several weeks but that she loved Christmas music.  We all fit snuggly in the room and spent a good 20 minutes singing to her.  Her daughter was ecstatic, and we were hopeful that somehow our Christmas cheer would help heal their heavy hearts.  To our surprise, we were told several days later by the hospital that our music not only brought them cheer, but that the mother had awakened from her coma.  Unbelievable but true. Music heals, my friends. 

Personal Christmas Message from Lisa Matassa

Lisa Matassa
One year we adopted a little Persian cat for my Mom for Christmas.  She named the cat Cleo, and my Mom was devastated one day when the cat went missing.  After searching around the house and all over the neighborhood, we noticed the Christmas tree shake a little bit.  Turns out, Cleo was sleeping very comfortably in the branches of our Christmas tree and blended right in like an ornament! From that point on, we always checked the tree first whenever Cleo would "disappear."
 

Personal Christmas Message from The Roys


Lee's daughters Alexis and Danielle.
Lee Roy (THE ROYS)
I remember when I was a kid counting down the days 'til Christmas and couldn't wait to see what Santa had brought me.  Now that I'm grown and have two daughters, Christmas has come full circle for me.  We honor the same traditions that both my wife and I observed as kids, letting the girls open one gift on Christmas Eve and then sit around the tree with Christmas music playing until bedtime.  The kids get to open the rest of their gifts on Christmas morning.

 Elaine Roy (THE ROYS)
Christmas at The Roy house has always been a wonderful time of year.  All my memories include being with family, involve turkey dinners with all the fixings, and of course music.  We were also always blessed that Santa came to see us.  I remember one Christmas in particular when we went to Canada to spend the holidays with my Mom's side of the family, The LeBlancs.  That year there was a tape recorder under the Christmas tree, and I remember being so excited.  It was the very first time that I could sing and then hear myself back.  It was so awesome.  The holidays are a special time of year for us since we get to spend it with our families and thank God for all the blessings that we have in our lives.

Personal Christmas Message from Nadine Budge (The Stetson Family from Australia)

Nadine Budge (The Stetson Family from Australia) 
Brothers Leigh  and Craig with Nadine and Ruff at Nan's house
Nadine (far right) at age 2 with brothers Leigh, Craig and dog Ruff
Christmas time has always been a big time for me as I'm one of those Christmas Day babies!  Yep, born on the day itself - but not only was I born on Christmas Day, Mum unintentionally decided to make it extra special and gave birth to me in a 1956 Holden FJ Ute.  Now, if you're unfamiliar with this iconic Australian car, the equivalent would be being born in a classic '50s Chevy pickup truck.  My Christmas birth even made a little story in the newspaper on Boxing Day, under the heading, "Father just kept driving and honking the horn!"  As I was growing up, people would say to me, "Oh, you poor thing being born on Christmas Day," but I actually never knew what they were talking about because in my mind it was the most special thing ever! My mum and nan always made sure that my birthday was not simply lost in the excitement of all of us kids in a sugar-crazed, present-opening frenzy.  Christmas Day here in Melbourne is usually 100 degrees in the shade, so we would all sit outside under Nanna Lil's clothesline eating a hot roast lunch (go figure), and at some point during Christmas lunch I would get presented with the wishbone from the chicken and Nan would tell me that I could wish for anything I wanted.  That little offering was so amazingly special. Looking back and knowing that my nan was quite poor and went without so she could give her grandkids a present and feed not only our families but the extras who had nowhere else to go, she sure knew how to make people feel good.  I thank her for instilling in us that Christmas is about generosity of spirit, and giving, not of presents, but of ourselves. 

Personal Christmas Message from Mike Aiken


Amy and Mike Aiken aboard their Tayana 42 sailboat on Christmas Day
Mike Aiken
One year we spent Christmas and New Year's at sea on a 24-day passage between the Canaries and Antigua.  Because we are such a small vessel, we always call ships on our VHF radio to make sure they can see us and that our transmitters are working.  While at sea, this is our only means of communication.  Our line of sight (nine miles from horizon to horizon) is our maximum communication distance.  That Christmas Day, we were approximately 1000 miles from any land and had had no communication from anyone, so no one knew if we were alive, dead or in a life raft.  It was a Christmas miracle that a freighter appeared on our horizon that day.  Typically, we don't see many of those big ships, and when we do, they are not in our view for long.  On that day, we were nowhere near the shipping lanes, but out of the blue, a Captain came on our radio and asked if we needed anything: fuel, food, etc.  We asked if he could send a fax to our families to let them know we were thinking of them and to give them our updated position.  He agreed readily, saying it might be nicer if he made a phone call for us, so he stopped his ship to stay in range.  He remained on the bridge and spoke with us about the small boat he sails when home in the North Sea while his mate went to a different part of the ship to patch the phone call through to my father.  We learned much later that after we parted company with the ship, the Captain and my dad spoke for another hour.  As far as we are concerned, that was Santa Claus on the bridge that day.

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December Music Column 2013

December Music Column 2013



ARTIST NEWS: Kellie Pickler recently returned to “Dancing with the Stars” to perform her current single “Little Bit Gypsy” from her recently released album, The Woman I Am. It was Pickler’s last night as the reigning Mirror Ball Trophy winner. Earlier that morning, Pickler had performed “Little Bit Gypsy” on “The View.” Pickler also performed in “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” on Nov. 28, and was scheduled to perform on “CMA Country Christmas” on Monday, Dec. 2 on ABC. She was recently announced as a performer for the “American Country Awards” on Tuesday, Dec. 10 on FOX. Pickler is nominated for an ACA Award for Music Video of the Year - Female for "Someone Somewhere Tonight" from The Woman I Am.

BENEFIT NEWS: Prior to a recent tour stop at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Florida Georgia Line presented MusiCares®, which helps provide medical and financial assistance to music community members in need, with a $10,000 donation to aid in their efforts. "We first learned about the program when we visited the offices of The Recording Academy® in LA and were completely blown away by what the organization does to help support our music community," shares FGL's Brian Kelley. “We couldn't think of a better way to show our support." FGL's Tyler Hubbard adds, "This year has been full of amazing blessings for us and we are so thankful to be able to give back and show our gratitude."

BLUEGRASS NEWS:  TEN is the title of the latest digital album from Nu-Blu, founded ten years ago by husband and wife team, Carolyn and Daniel Routh. Nu-Blu has become one of today’s most popular bluegrass groups. Now with five albums to their credit, Nu-Blu has developed a unique sound that combines their love for bluegrass music and respect for its traditional roots, along with an edgy feel that gives their music a fresh energy and spirit.  More at www.Nu-Blu.com

CD RELEASES: On 11/25, FGL released HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES…THIS IS HOW WE ROLL, a deluxe CD/DVD version of their Republic Nashville chart-topping debut, which produced three consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada – GOLD-certified “Round Here,” PLATINUM-certified “Get Your Shine On” and MULTI-PLATINUM “Cruise” – and their Top 20-and-climbing single “Stay.” The enhanced project will include five new songs, the buzzed about “Cruise” (Remix) featuring Nelly and a look at the making of the album, in addition to all official music videos with behind-the-scenes footage – “Cruise” directed by Brian Lazzaro, “Cruise” (Remix) featuring Nelly directed by Marc Klasfeld, “Get Your Shine On” directed by Declan Whitebloom, “Round Here” and “Stay” directed by Peter Zavadil – and the unreleased video for “It’z Just What We Do,” directed by Michael Monaco. Co-writer Luke Bryan, who the hot duo opened for on his DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR, is featured on the title track “This Is How We Roll.”
                                                                                                                                                                           CHARITY NEWS: Christmas 4 Kids, Inc. is a two day event that is the result of a year of fund raising by the organization. The event is held in December each year. On the first day, December 16th, for a small donation per person, the public has the opportunity to tour the buses of some of their favorite country music stars.  50 buses are expected this year. The buses are open from 5:00 PM. to 9:00 PM. at Walmart in Hendersonville (weather permitting). The artists are invited to come out after 5:00 PM. to sign autographs. For he second day of the event, all the buses are sent to the schools to pick up the children who enjoy a meal and a photo session with Santa.  After a couple of hours of fun at the church, they once again board the buses. Their destination...Wal-Mart and shopping. Each child is assigned an adult chaperone before entering the store.  This is for security reasons and to be sure that each child spends their $150 on anything THEY want. 

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME: Country Music Hall of Fame dates to remember. December 10, 7:30pm: A Celebration of Museum Artist Members 2013, a Benefit for the CMHoF featuring Katie Armiger, Brent Cobb, Chris Janson and Corey Smith…. December 21, 2:00pm: ‘Sweet Dreams & Holiday Cheer.’ Mandy Barnett will perform songs from and discuss her new album, ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson.’ Details at www.countrymusichalloffame.org

CRACKER BARREL NEWS: Acclaimed vocalist Mandy Barnett’s  CD, “I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson”, is now available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations, digitally on crackerbarrel.com and with select online retailers. The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive album release, featuring 12 classic songs, fulfills a promise Barnett made to her friend, Gibson, that she would one day record an album of his music. It celebrates the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s legacy and coincides with the 10th anniversary of Gibson’s death on Nov. 17, 2003. “I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson” sells for $11.99. “I Can't Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson” was produced by Barnett and recorded in Nashville. It features legendary musicians and Country Music Hall of Fame members Harold Bradley, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, and Charlie McCoy, all of whom played on several of Gibson’s original recordings of these songs. The 12 songs featured on “I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson” (were all written by Gibson)

INDIE NEWS: Singer/songwriter Mike Aiken rings in the holidays with "Almost Christmas," a seasonal single and video filled with the Virginia troubadour's down-home warmth and charm. The video, directed by Andrew Piland, inspires a sense of peace and quietude, reflecting a season of restoration and hope.  The striking red barn and manor house featured throughout the video are located at Windsor Castle Park in historic Smithfield, Virginia. Additional scenes were shot inside downtown Smithfield's The Christmas Store.  Fans can purchase the ALMOST CHRISTMAS EP (Northwind Records) and single online at Amazon and iTunes.  More info at www.mikeaikenmusic.com.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  The Songwriter Agency now represents Country Artists Jo Dee Messina. Jo Dee has charted 23 singles on the Billboard charts including "Bye Bye", "I'm Alright", "Lesson In Leavin", "Heads Carolina Tails California", and "Bring On The Rain".  Check out the video for her new single, "Peace Sign".

LABEL NEWS:  (Averge Joe’ Ent) Colt Ford’s "Ride Through the Country (Revisited)" is a new spin on the album that started it all. The new album features favorite old songs with some new artists joining in. Download it on iTunes now and hear the new album featuring Wynonna, Ronnie Dunn, Joe Diffie, John Michael Montgomery, and many more!  Prefer a hard copy?  It’s available now at your local Wal-Mart.
(MCA Records) MCA and Platinum-selling recording artist Kip Moore's "Young Love" is setting a powerful tone as the lead single from the follow up to his debut album, UP ALL NIGHT.  The track is available on iTunes and is earning strongly positive reviews from critics and radio already. Moore is nominated for four American Country Awards.  The show broadcasts live on FOX, Dec. 10 at 8pm ET.
(Southern Ground)  SG’s Zac Brown Band will release THE GROHL SESSIONS Vol. 1 December 10th. The album will include the studio recording of "Day Of The Dead," which Dave Grohl performed with ZBB at the 47th Annual CMA Awards

MEDIA NEWS: The family of George Jones has established a scholarship fund in his honor at Middle Tennessee State University. Nancy Jones made the announcement at the unveiling of the George Jones Monument at Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home and Memorial Park last week and will make the first financial contribution. MTSU Recording Industry Department Chair Beverly Keel will oversee donations. "MTSU is a very appropriate place to honor George Jones because of its nationally known recording industry program," says MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee.

MUSIC NEWS: Following its highly successful digital release on October 15, the physical version of Chase Rice’s full EP Ready Set Roll hit store shelves November 25, 2013. The album, which features the bonus acoustic track “Jack Daniel’s and Jesus,” is released on Rice’s own Dack Janiels label in partnership with T8 Records and distributed by RED and Thirty Tigers. The digital release of Ready Set Roll spent nearly two weeks at No. 1 on the Country Albums chart at iTunes from where it can be downloaded.

NO SHAVE NOVEMBER NEWS:  No Shave November 2013 so far has raised more than $110,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  The third annual Beard Bash held last week at Nashville's Tin Roof was hair-raising fun. Appearances by Steve Wariner, Terri Clark, Craig Campbell, James Otto, Cowboy Troy and Austin Webb. The Tin Roof donated 10% of all purchases to St. Jude through NSN. Awards will be announced in December.

OPRY NEWS: In celebration of the 88th anniversary of its first broadcast in 1925, the Grand Ole Opry is partnering with Dictionary.com to show how country music has influenced the English language. The site will feature words like "dobro" and "bluegrass" and, with any luck we'll also soon see "badonkadonk" and "holler and swaller." Other content will include social media posts hashtagged #CountryDefined, trivia, audio and video playlists, as well as a chance to win prizes including an Opry/Dictionary.com CD library and an Opry visit for two.

TV NEWS: Duck wine, anybody?  Willie and Korie Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, visited Napa Valley’s Trinchero Family Estates November 17-19 to discuss their collaboration and to celebrate the successful launch of Duck Commander Wines. During their visit, Willie and Korie toured the Duck Commander Wine production facilities and bottling line of wines that include Triple Threat 2011 Red Blend, Wood Duck 2012 Chardonnay, and Miss Priss 2012 Pink Moscato. The Robertsons will also be touring to support their new Christmas album, DUCK THE HALLS. More at www.duckcommander.com.

VIDEO NEWS: Want to see a really funny Christmas video? Check out the LACS new animated video, “Santa in a 4-Wheel Drive.” It features traditional holiday decorations come to life with a muddy, backwoods twist, from dancing LED yard-Santas and muddy snowmen on ATVs, to gun-totin’ gingerbread men, eggshine, and, of course, Santa in a 4-Wheel Drive. Watch “Santa in a 4-Wheel Drive” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGYDmDWD7rI&feature=youtu.be or go to YouTube and search for LACS.” Written by Clay Sharpe and Brian King, the song is featured on Average Joes’ “Muddy Christmas” album released in December 2012. 


WEDDING BELLS NEWS: Country star Rodney Atkins tied the knot with fellow singer-songwriter Rose Falcon during an intimate beachside ceremony Sunday, November 10 on Captiva Island, Fla. Twenty guests were in attendance as the couple exchanged vows, including Atkins’ son Elijah, who acted as best man. Officiating was Charles Hutchins, founder of Holston United Methodist Home for Children, where Atkins spent his infancy before being adopted. NOTE: Rodney & Rose with continue ‘The Most Hits For The Money Tour,’ along with country guitar-slinger Frankie Ballard.

WHO'S LOOKING  *  WHO'S CUTTING:   Lauren Alaina, Rascal Flatts, Mark Chesnutt,  Eli Young Band,  Clay Walker and  Rusty Williams.

Preshias Tomes Harris for Country Music News International 

Country Thunder 2014

Country Thunder Arizona Brings Out the Heavy Artillery in 2014!
 
FLORENCE, Ariz. (November 30, 2013) – Country Thunder is preparing for a massive musical onslaught in the desert from April 10-13, 2014. Country music fans will two-step the night away with Jason Aldean, reigning ACM “Male Vocalist of the Year.” Aldean brings the power to the party wherever he performs. Alongside powerhouse Aldean is the firecracker artist herself, Miranda Lambert. With her massive catalogue of hits, her high-energy show and her fiery personality, fans will come to see the real face of new country music.
 
Also headlining, The Band Perry, the family trio that embraces that old trusted adage of any good music – the hook. And they have a lot of great hooks. Add to that Kimberly Perry's lusty, belting voice, and fans will be lost in the maelstrom of music that is The Band Perry.

Joining these three powerhouses, are some names everyone will know. The festival site will become a massive sing-a-long when the likes of Sawyer Brown, Craig Morgan, Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffie, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hit the stage. Joining these legendary acts are some of the hottest artists up and coming in country music. Enter Charlie Worsham, Will Hoge, and Chad Brownlee, with a few acts still to be announced and you've got the makings of an epic weekend of country music.

“We feel it’s important to get the right mix of talent every year,” said Troy Vollhoffer, executive producer. “We think we’ve gotten it right yet again. Our headliners are incredibly strong and we’ve backed them up with a good mix of hot, young talent, and classic artists who appeal to our entire demographic. We know that our fans are going to have a blast this spring!”

Four day passes are still available for only $99, but that price won’t last! Get your tickets today before they go up at midnight tonight to $130. A Country Thunder ticket is the easiest gift anyone can give and it’s an amazing value. Visit www.countrythunder.com or call 866-802-6418 to purchase tickets or for more festival information. Also receive CT updates directly to your mobile phone by texting ARIZONA to 74455. Like us on Facebook at: facebook.com/countrythunderusa and follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/countrythunder.

Set against the backdrop of the Arizona desert, Country Thunder offers its patrons much more than your typical music festival. With thousands descending on Florence, Arizona every year for the full-fan experience, the limitless activities include camping, thrill rides, amazing food, specialty item vendors, and much more. Electric Thunder, the latest addition to the Country Thunder experience is where the party keeps going all night long.  DJs are spinning country, red dirt, and rock while giving a EDM/club twist.

Country Thunder radio partners include KMLE in Phoenix and KIIM in Tucson.  Listen to our exclusive radio partners for giveaways and prizes you won’t find anywhere else!

CD: KEITH HIATT - Songs That Never Grow Old


KEITH HIATT
Songs That Never Grow Old
 
Wabash Cannonball - Nobody's Darling But Mine - Silver Haired Daddy of Mine - Never Grow Old - Two Different Worlds - All The World Is Lonely Now - Born To Lose - We Shall Sleep But Not Forever - You Are My Sunshine - My Tears Don't Show - Sweeter Than The Flowers - Take My Hand - While I'm Away - Blue Eyed Darling - Be Honest With Me - Sweet Home
 
     Wow, it's been awhile since I've heard traditional country music done so well.  Keith Hiatt is from Reidsville, North Carolina, and is not only a good selector of traditional country music songs, he knows how to sing them with sincerity and passion.  Add to that his incredible fiddling ability and you know that the footsteps of Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, and Hank Williams is still intact, filled, and sated.  Recorded for Flyin' Cloud Records in Eden, North Carolina, I'm not sure where I got this CD though I believe Howard Vokes up in Pennsylvania sent it to me for review.  Keith is absolutely right when he says these songs never grow old.  For those of us who grew up on 'real' country music, and certainly for the huge conglomeration of young folks keeping the old-style songs alive and well in the form of what they call old-time mountain music, knows how special this young man Keith Hiatt is.  Kenny Rorrer from Danville, Va., said "Keith lives in North Carolina where he works as a painter when he is not fiddling and singing.   As long as there are Keith Hiatts around, there will be hope for the survival of 'real' country music.  I think Roy Acuff would smile in approval."  I couldn't agree more.  This CD is a classic example of what country music is 'really' all about.  The lack of respect, sincerity, honesty, and loyalty in America's so called country music 'stars' of today can't hold a candle to Keith Hiatt.  This particular CD goes directly to the Rural Roots Music Commission for their hopeful selection of Keith Hiatt to receive "Traditional Country CD of the Year' at our 2014 convention.  Equally, I hope Keith can paint enough houses to make it possible for him to come be with us if that should prevail, and I believe it will.  He had some good help from equally talented musicians: Everette Harris on guitar; Kurt Sutphin on fiddle; Leigh Latchum on fiddle; Scott Manning on Dobro; Brad Talley on Dobro; Dour Rorrer on bass.  You can find Keith's record at Flyin' Cloud Records, 168 Glenridge Drive, Eden, NC 27288 mediaman@vnet.net and you can watch for news on whether Keith will be with us in LeMars, 2014, at www.ntcma.net
RECORD REVIEWER: Bob Everhart, President, National Traditional Country Music Association

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