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Country Music News International Newsletter October 27. 2016

Country Music News International Newsletter October 27. 2016

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Gary Morris: an artist with a multi-track musical career

Gary Morris: an artist with a multi-track musical career


Gary Morris is something a Renaissance Man with a career – or careers – that go from Number One hits as a solo artist to chart-topping duets with Crystal Gayle, starring roles on Broadway, his own ‘outdoors’ show on TV and starting up a music publishing company with the then-unknown Faith Hill on his staff.  Now in his sixty-eighth year, Morris shows no sign of slowing down, currently devoting his time to finishing up his latest albums and planning his upcoming tour.

One of Morris’ earliest chart successes was his version of “Wind Beneath My Wings,” that until then had only been a little-known track on an album released by Roger Whittaker.

“I’d never heard Roger Whittaker’s version,” says Morris. “Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley [the writers of the song] both wrote for Warner Brothers, and I wrote for Warner Brothers. I heard it at Warner Brothers Publishing Company. I didn’t know it had ever been recorded, and I thought it’s the perfect song for me to sing.”

He said that his idea of how to make a record is “just get out of the way of the song.” He believes that some songs aren’t necessarily good songs but can make good records. “But some songs, you should just get out of the way and let the message come through and that’s what I tried to do with that particular song – and it worked.” 

“Wind Beneath My Wings” reached number four in Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. “It died at four,” as Morris puts it, “because that’s the way the charts work, but it’s still a song that I’m glad to sing every night. It’s a song I can hang my hat on, very proudly.”  Perhaps even better than hitting Number One was the fact that it received the ‘Song of the Year’ Award from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.

Music had been part of his family’s life, but oddly, Morris was unaware that music was part of father’s background until he started making records.  “I was playing a concert at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. My mom and dad had come and they’d brought some of their friends. We went over to [my parents’] house after the show and one of my dad’s buddies asked me where my musical talent came from. I started to say, from my mom’s side, because my mom’s dad and grandpaw had some songs they’d written in the Southern Baptist Hymnal. Then my dad said, ‘Well, he got it from my side of the family.’ He got up and went back to a closet and came back with a shoebox. There were pictures of my grandpaw that I’d never seen with a Martin guitar and a mandolin. There were postcards from the Carter Family saying, ‘Rufus when we’re back in Texas we hope to play with you again.’  You could have knocked me over with a feather! My dad had never mentioned it and I think part of that was that he thought that what you should really do is get a job.  And that’s what my dad did, he got a job and I don’t think he wanted to influence me at all about music. When I found that out, I was probably about thirty-five at the time.”

At one point in his life, Morris was what he calls Jimmy Carter’s ‘opening act’ when he was running for President of the United States. “I performed about 85 different events from the whistle-stop tour on a train to Madison Square Garden. I wasn’t a recording artist then. I was kid from down in Texas that had done half a day with my band doing petitioning work, trying to get him on the ballot.”

From that humble start, Morris became part of Carter’s entourage during the election campaign, playing music at each stop along the way, and after Carter won the White House, Morris played at the Inaugural party at the Omni in Atlanta.

“Then they had CMA Night at the White House and I was invited,” he recalls. “You had Conway [Twitty] and Loretta [Lynn] and Tom T. Hall and Charlie Daniels and a plethora of country music artists. We all performed, then after dinner we all went back for a ‘guitar pull’ and then President Carter brought me up and said, ‘Now I want you to hear my favorite singer.’ And I thought, oh my goodness. We’ve got all these people out in the house, and I sang two or three songs.”

Morris was living in Colorado at the time, but soon afterwards he moved back to Nashville where legendary guitarist Harold Bradley had some advice for him. “He told me that the only guy that’s going to understand how you sing is Norro Wilson. So I kept calling Warner Brothers but [Norro] was always busy, so I just walked down there. I had long black hair and a big beard. I was wearing overalls and work boots. I went in and told the receptionist I wanted to see Norro.”

Not surprisingly the receptionist looked Morris up and down and said Mr. Norro was busy. Undeterred, Morris told her he’d wait.  About four hours later Norro came out, looked at Morris and said, “Are you looking for me?” When Morris said that he was, Norro looked at him a little closer and asked, “Did you sing at the White House?” and Morris replied that, yes, he had. Norro had remembered him from his impromptu performance four years previously. He put his arm around Morris and said, “Come on in.”

Morris recalls that Norro told him, “I would have signed you back then, but I was working with a guy named Con Hunley and so we had a male vocalist at that time.” Norro listened to Morris’ cassette tape of songs then got on the phone to Warner Brothers’ head office in Los Angeles, telling them he want to sign him to a deal right now. “I walked out of there with a record deal and I was a Warner Brothers artist.”

Taking a break from his recording career, Morris scored a starring role in the Broadway production of the international hit musical, ‘Les Miserables,’ playing the lead role of Jean Valjean. He says that it was not a difficult transition, going to playing concerts to musical theater because “it’s all music,” as he puts it. “I would never consider myself a great actor, or maybe even a good actor, but if you add music to it, that’s another thing. I’ve always said that words always have musical notes in my head, and so having a lyric and a melody, and such a compelling story – in ‘Les Miz’ – that I believed in … so many dimensions as an actor you could go through, all supported by great music and great lyrics.  Maybe you need a little spark to make it work and keep everybody fired up, but basically you just show up and do it because it is so well written.”

Morris may be a little too modest about his accomplishments: the full orchestral album of ‘Les Miz,’ featuring his performance, won RIAA Platinum certification and went on to win a Grammy.  He was offered many other roles as a result of his success in the show, but he turned them all down. “It was because either I thought I wouldn’t bring something to those projects or it wasn’t upwardly mobile for me,” he says. “I didn’t start out to be a Broadway star or a theatrical star. I often get asked if I want to do that again, and it would have to take a really magical piece for me to say, yeah, I’ll go do that.”

Now Morris is concurrently working on two projects, and both have to do with him working as a solo artist. “One of my upcoming albums is called ‘One Plus One.’ It’s just me and a guitar plus one other person on each track, whether it’s a singer or an instrumentalist. It’s not really one that’s made for radio,” he notes. “The second project is called ‘Demos.’ I own a publishing company and I have a ton of demos that I wrote and sang, but didn’t make it to my records, or some of the made it to records for other [artists] and going through them I thought, man, I like the demos better than the records.

“I tried to explain that to people, that when you go into a studio with five or six guys that you know and who know how you think and maybe we’d worked on it together over at my office, and we go in and make a recording of the song.”  Morris says there’s a difference, in his mind, between making a record and making a recording.  “Records need to be made for a format,” he says, if you want to get on the radio in the United States. “In Europe, you could hear one of my songs then a ZZ Top song and a Frank Sinatra song, three in a row, because it’s about music. Here, it’s about marketing racks at WalMart and music stores so if it’s by a country artist it’s got to be a country record.  Country records back in the 80s and 90s, you could barely hear drums, background vocals were set way back. It was all about the song and the voice. Now, it’s way different. Now you’ve got groove tracks where all the voices sound alike to me. Maybe part of that’s due to losing my hearing – which I’ve found to be convenient!”

When it comes to the ‘Demos’ album, Morris believes that some people will listen and say that they like what they hear on the demos better that what was released on the record. Why? “Because it sounds more real,” he says.

In September, Morris was named as the newest inductee into the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame, acknowledging a career that included Number One hit singles such as “Baby Bye Bye,” “I’ll Never Stop Loving You” and “Leave Me Lonely,” and hit duets with Crystal Gayle including “Makin’ Up For Lost Time, as well as his resounding success on the Broadway stage.

But life for Gary Morris is not all about the past. He is still an active performer and recording artist with two album projects about to be released and plans already in place for a new tour beginning in 2017. 

Find out more about Gary Morris, his new projects and his upcoming tour at www.garymorris.com

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(c) By Preshias Harris for Country Music News International


HANK WILLIAMS JR 4-CD BOX SET AVAILABLE AT WALMART

HANK WILLIAMS JR 4-CD BOX SET AVAILABLE AT WALMART

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 26, 2016) – Since he made his Billboard chart debut in 1964, Hank Williams, Jr. has amassed one of the most prolific catalogs in the history of the music business. On October 21st, Curb Records will celebrate that legacy with the release of Hank Williams, Jr: A Country Boy Can Survive, a four-disc box set that stands as one of the most comprehensive Williams sets ever released.

The four disc box set is available now at Walmart: http://flyt.it/HankJr

Focusing on his superstar era that kicked off with 1979’s “Family Tradition,” twenty-nine of his thirty Billboard Top-40 Country hits from 1979-1990 are featured on the collection, which also includes nine of his ten number one hits (including his first 1970’s “All For The Love Of Sunshine,” with The Mike Curb Congregation.) The set also contains fan-favorite album cuts, such as ‘”Outlaw Women,” “Dinosaur,” “The Blues Man” and concert favorite “My Name Is Bocephus,” which originally appeared on his million-selling 1986 set Montana Café. The fourth disc of A Country Boy Can Survive focuses on Williams’ legendary live show, including performances of such classics as “I’m For Love” and “If Heaven Ain’t A Lot Like Dixie,” as well as the iconic title cut – which will celebrate its’ thirty-fifth anniversary in 2017.

Williams’ run with Curb remains one of the most successful recording affiliations in Country Music history. Beginning with 1977’s One Night Stands, the singer charted thirty-seven albums with the label, selling well over seventy million albums worldwide, with fifteen of his albums being certified Gold and eight Platinum. In 1982, the singer earned the distinction of becoming the only artist to simultaneously have nine albums on the Billboard Country Albums chart at one time. He was also one of the most-awarded artists of his time, winning a trio of Entertainer of the Year trophies from the ACM, as well as back-to-back honors from the CMA in 1987 and 1988. His collaboration with his late father, “There’s A Tear In My Beer,” (included on the set) won a Grammy, as well as several other honors in 1989 and 1990.

The release comes as “Bocephus” continues to experience a career resurgence. His latest Nash Icon album, It’s About Time, opened up on the Billboard Country Albums chart at No. 2 – his highest peak on that chart 1990’s Lone Wolf. The album features “Are You Ready For The Country,” a cover of the Neil Young classic with Eric Church that brought Williams his highest singles chart position since 2009. He has also played to sold-out show after another this year – both by himself, as well as with critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton.

DISC 1 - HITS
Family Tradition
Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound
Women I've Never Had
Outlaw Women
Kaw-Liga
Old Habits
Dinosaur
The Blues Man
Texas Women
Dixie On My Mind
All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)
A Country Boy Can Survive
Honky Tonkin'
The American Dream

DISC 2 - HITS
If Heaven Ain't A Lot Like Dixie
Gonna Go Huntin' Tonight
Leave Them Boys Alone
Queen Of The Heart
The Conversation (w/ Waylon Jennings)
Man Of Steel
Attitude Adjustment
All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight
Major Moves
I'm For Love
This Ain't Dallas
Ain't Misbehavin'
Country State Of Mind
Mind Your Own Business

DISC 3 - HITS
Born To Boogie
Heaven Can't Be Found
Young Country
If The South Woulda Won
My Name Is Bocephus
Early In The Morning And Late At Night
There's A Tear In My Bear (w/ Hank Williams)
All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over For Monday Night Football
Finders Are Keepers
Ain't Nobody's Business
Good Friends, Good Whiskey, Good Lovin'
Hog Wild
America Will Survive
A Country Boy Can Survive (Remix)
Red, White & Pink Slip Blues
All For The Love Of Sunshine (w/ Mike Curb Congregation)

DISC 4 - LIVE
Intro / Hank Williams, Junior / Junior (Live)
My Name Is Bocephus (Live)
Workin' For MCA (Live)
I Really Like Girls (Live)
If You Don't Like Hank Williams (Live)
Sweet Home Alabama (Live)
Spoken Intro / La Grange (Live)
Trouble In Mind / Short Haired Women (Live)
The Conversation (Live)
Man Of Steel (Live)
I'm For Love (Live)
If Heaven Ain't A Lot Like Dixie (Live)
All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) (Live)
House Of The Rising Sun (Live)
The Ride (Live)
A Country Boy Can Survive (Live)
Family Tradition / Hey, Good Lookin' (Live)

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE DIG

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE ANNOUNCE NEW ROUND OF
DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR STOPS
Superstar Duo Will Kick Off The Winter Leg Of Their Epic Tour In January With Special Guests Dustin Lynch And Chris Lane  





Pictured (L-R): Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard

Photo Credit: Ryan Smith
Nashville, TN (October 26, 2016) – Less than a week after wrapping the final 2016 date of their massive DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR in Atlanta, superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE are already looking ahead, announcing a brand new round of 28 tour stops beginning in January 2017.
Cruising through cities from Orlando, Florida, to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and everywhere in between, the hit making genre busters and reigning three-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year will be joined by guests DUSTIN LYNCH and CHRIS LANE on the winter leg of their DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR. Entertainment Weekly broke the exciting news this morning, and according to Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, they can’t wait to keep the party going.
“We are so pumped to be bringing Dustin and Chris with us on the next leg of the DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR,” shares Kelley. “They are both electric, young performers and great friends of ours!”
Hubbard adds, “They fit into our tour vibe perfectly and we know our fans are going to love this new experience. We can’t wait for 2017 and to see everyone out on the road!”
So far the SOLD-OUT DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR has already broken attendance records, played to over one million fans, and featured headline-grabbing guest appearances, building on the 2X PLATINUM success of their DIG YOUR ROOTS album’s lead #1 single “H.O.L.Y.” (which topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for an astonishing 18 weeks) and the follow-up “May We All” featuring Tim McGraw. More cities for the next round of the DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR will be announced soon, along with official dates and ticketing information. Ticket sales begin in November and Live Nation is the national tour promoter.
Citi® is the official credit card of the DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR. Citi cardmembers will have 3-day access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. AT&T is also sending customers to the front of the line with AT&T priority pre-sale ticket access for 1-day via the AT&T THANKS program. For complete pre-sale details visit att.com/frontoftheline.
Complete list of cities confirmed for the 2017 winter leg of FGL's DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR:
Allentown, PA
Atlantic City, NJ
Biloxi, MS
Bossier City, LA
Cedar Falls, IA
Champaign, IL
Charleston, SC
Charleston, WV
Charlottesville, VA
Columbia, MO
Durant, OK*
Greensboro, NC
Knoxville, TN
Lafayette, LA
Moline, IL
Newark, NJ
Oklahoma City, OK
Omaha, NE
Orlando, FL
Sioux Falls, SD
Springfield, MO
State College, PA
Tallahassee, FL
Uncasville, CT
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Montreal, QC, Canada
Quebec City, QC, Canada
*Denotes FGL only
Since introducing their breakout vibes in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT. Their previous BMLG Records' releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 26 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. With their massive debut, FGL’s “Cruise” is the only country single to ever be certified DIAMOND for sales exceeding 10 million copies and overtook the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. For more details, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.
About Dustin Lynch
With three consecutive No. 1s, two Top 5 albums, PLATINUM-level sales and back-to-back summers on one of the biggest tours in country music, Dustin Lynch has been on a steady path toward superstardom. But now with the release of “Seein’ Red,” the Broken Bow recording artist is shifting into high gear. The first single from Lynch’s soon-to-be-announced third album, “Seein’ Red” is a fist-pumping blast of intensity full of flirtatious heat and tangled-up passion, and the next step in the Tennessee native’s evolution. He’s already been to the top of the charts with traditional country (“Cowboys and Angels”), party-rockers (“Where It’s At,” “Hell of a Night”) and simmering romance (“Mind Reader”), now he’s adding raw, animal attraction to the mix – a direction quickly embraced by media and fans alike. “Seein’ Red” released to rave reviews with Rolling Stone praising Lynch's vocals as "one of his most soulful and assured to date” and Taste of Country proclaiming the song as "unapologetically sexy." Meanwhile, Lynch has racked up an impressive 55 million views on YouTube/VEVO, 150 million plus streams on Spotify, soared to #1 on the MTV Music Meter and sold over 3 million digital singles to date. For more information, visit DustinLynchMusic.com.
About Chris Lane
Chris Lane rocketed onto the country music scene with his irresistible, #1 GOLD-certified smash debut “Fix.” Surpassing an impressive 26 million streams on Spotify and 6 million views on Vevo, “Fix” serves as the lead track for his debut album GIRL PROBLEMS released on Big Loud Records this summer and produced by superstar studio ace Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen). Media has applauded his jaw-dropping falsetto vocals mixed with a smooth R&B-meets-country vibe. After starting his career selling out club shows in his hometown of Kernersville, NC, before going on to open for Dustin Lynch’s sold-out HELL OF A NIGHT TOUR and spending his summer on Rascal Flatts’ RHYTHM & ROOTS TOUR, Lane has won shout-outs from massive industry names like Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Selena Gomez, Florida Georgia Line, Lucy Hale, Daughtry and more. His second single, “For Her,” is currently climbing the country radio charts and the music video, featuring a romantic, real-life wedding proposal, was released September 17 with an exclusive CMT world premiere. For more information, visit iamChrisLane.com.

MORE ARTISTS, MORE MUSIC, MORE MEMORABLE MOMENTS

MORE ARTISTS, MORE MUSIC, MORE MEMORABLE MOMENTS ADDED TO “THE 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” AIRING WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

NASHVILLE – More artists, more music, and more memorable moments have been added to “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” which includes more performers than any other broadcast in CMA Awards history.
Joining the lineup of superstars are 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Charlie Daniels and Randy Travis; former Entertainer of the Year winners Ricky Skaggs and Roy Clark; former CMA Awards host Clint Black; CMA Awards winners Jason Aldean, Jennifer Nettles, and Martina McBride; 2016 CMA Awards nominees Chris Stapleton and Thomas Rhett; and multi-format sensations Elle King, Pentatonix, and Dwight Yoakam.
“This is a celebration of Country Music – both contemporary and the classics – that is certain to resonate with music fans,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “’The 50th Annual CMA Awards’ will certainly reflect our history, but it is equally important to recognize our current nominees and the hits of today.”
“The 50th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Aldean has 14 CMA Awards nominations including three each for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year. He has won twice, including Album of the Year in 2011 for My Kinda Party.
Black hosted the CMA Awards in 1993. He has 19 CMA Awards nominations to his credit and four wins, including Male Vocalist of the Year in 1990.
Clark hosted the annual gala in 1976. He has 23 career CMA Awards nominations and won seven times including Entertainer of Year in 1973.
Daniels was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October. He has 14 CMA Awards nominations and won three times, including once for Single of the Year for “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” (1979).
A soulful rising rock star, King received her first CMA Awards nomination this year for Musical Event of the Year with Dierks Bentley for “Different for Girls.”
McBride has 30 CMA Awards nominations and has won five times – including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year (1999, 2002-2004).
Nettles has four nominations as a solo performer and 17 nominations as part of Sugarland. She won Song of the Year for “Stay” and claimed the Vocal Duo of the Year trophy five times.
Pentatonix is no stranger to the CMA Awards stage. Last year they paid tribute to The Oak Ridge Boys, who were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015, with their a capella version of “Elvira.” 
Thomas Rhett has four CMA Awards nominations including two in 2016 for Single and Song of the Year for “Die A Happy Man,” which he co-wrote.
Skaggs has 21 CMA Awards nominations and five wins, including the Horizon Award (now New Artist of the Year) in 1982 and Entertainer of the Year three years later (1985).
One of the top nominees in 2016, Stapleton’s list of nominations includes Entertainer (his first in the category); Male Vocalist; Single for “Nobody to Blame”; Music Video for “Fire Away”; and Musical Event of the Year with life and stage partner Morgane Stapleton (her first nomination) for “You Are My Sunshine.” Stapleton only receives one nomination for Single of the Year, but can receive an additional trophy as producer.
Travis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October. He hosted the CMA Awards in 1990 and has 24 career nominations and five wins, including the Horizon Award in 1986 and Male Vocalist of the Year in 1987.
An actor and musical innovator, Yoakam has eight CMA Awards nominations including his first in 1986 for the Horizon Award until his most recent in 2001 for Vocal Event of the Year with Buck Owens.
The artists announced today join previously announced performers Alabama, Kelsea Ballerini, Bentley, Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Paisley, Charley Pride, Reba, George Strait, Underwood, and Keith Urban.
“The 50th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the Writer.
Fans can get more information on “The 50th Annual CMA Awards" and sign up for CMA emails and exclusives by visiting CMAawards50.com.

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