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A Colbert Christmas
October 4, 2008
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Tons of fun and news for everyone within the
next THREE pages of the latest MKOC newsletter!
Name That Tune
For those of you who haven't
bothered to play "Name That Tune", you're missin' out on not only great
music but FREE CDs!
Previous Winners Won Chris Cagle's Latest CD,
"My Life's Been A
There are now 2 winners for the current song!
Snooze and you lose! This one went fast!
The song: "Making Memories of Us"
The singer: Keith Urban!
The winners won Keith's latest CD,
"Keith Urban Hits:
The contest will resume soon so stay tuned!
You can find out who won by going to Name That Tune and click on the
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Artists, be sure to check out the "Info" section as it's been updated with even
more info.. web links, sheet music, instruments and more.
There's a wonderful surprise
awaiting Narvel Fans... A FREE mp3 Download of a recently discovered
recording of Narvel's late son, Bub Felts. There's also a download of
Narvel's introduction of the song, "Ruby's Red Lips" which was released
to radio stations on the HotDisc compilation... AND... made it to #21 on
the charts in September! This recording is very dear to Narvel and his
wife, Loretta and it was his wish to share it with you, his fans and the
whole world. Visit Ode
To Bub for your free download!
Visit Narvel's site to see the
latest news about his tour and the new photos of Narvel with his special
friends. To read the latest news go
to News From
Also be sure to check out the latest dates added to Narvel's Show Date
There have been new show dates added to
Red's schedule so be sure to check in and find one near you!
TOUR DATES |
FAN CLUB |
BRAD NOMINATED FOR 4 CMA AWARDS!
Congratulations goes out
to Brad for receiving 4
CMA Award Nominations.
Brad received his
nominations for the
Vocalist of the
the Year -
"Letter To Me"
Video of the
Year - "Waitin'
On A Woman"
Be sure to tune into the
CMA Awards telecast
airing on ABC Wednesday,
Nov. 12 at 8pm ET/PT to
cheer Brad on!
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREVIEW OF
BRAD'S NEW ALBUM
Brad has created an exclusive
video preview of his upcoming
album "Play" for your viewing
and listening pleasure. It
contains clips of several of the
songs on the album including
"Start a Band", the debut single
with duet partner Keith Urban!
Head on over to BradPaisley.com
to check out the clip and start
getting ready to Play!
CHECK IT OUT HERE >>
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The Stage Is Set!
Marcos, Texas November 14-15-16, 2008.
number one destination in the world for real radio & music industry
education and networking.
The World United
Radio/Membership Conference will be a premier radio and music industry
networking event for radio and music industry professionals from around
the globe. This event will focus the national and international radio,
music industry and related press on the worldwide music market while
providing a platform for musicians and artists to gain exposure and be
heard by radio; most importantly attendees will be educated in the
business interests of radio and the music industry.
Showcasing Artists will
represent multiple genres including Roots Rock, Bluegrass, Folk,
Country, Roots/Americana Country, Tejano/Latin, Reggae, Jazz, Blues,
Roots Gospel, Zydeco/Cajun, World, Celtic, Western Swing, Cowboy
Western, True Country, and more.
Presented by Roots Music
Association & The US Entertainment Force, the 2008 Music Conference
promises to deliver an event like no other on the planet! This event
features 8 large outdoor stages with more than 100 showcasing artists,
once in a lifetime performance, networking and educational opportunities
for both radio and music industry professionals!
In addition, the Roots Music
Association will present the Roots Music Awards on stage at the
Embassy Suites/San Marcos Convention Center on Sunday from 6pm to 8pm.
The Roots Music Awards are selected by the RMA membership, radio & music
industry professionals. Awards will be presented onstage to Record Label
of the year (Major & Indie), Radio Station of the year, Disk Jockey of
the year, A&R Person of the year, Publishing Company of the year, Record
Promotion Company of the year, Artist & Album of the year, Song Writer
of the year and Publicity Company of the year that have supported the
following list of musical formats from around the world. A total of 120
awards will be presented.
Events will take place in
multiple venues including the Embassy Suites Hotel and the San Marcos
Convention Center plus the adjoining 300+ acres of music festival fun.
Vending and display booths for artists and music industry professionals
are still available on a limited basis.
As always, event attendees
can expect to meet with Radio Station Representatives from around the
world, Film and Gaming Industry Executives, Music Publishing Directors,
Music Supervisors for Film and TV, A&R Representatives, Entertainment
Attorneys plus much more. If you are a radio or music industry
professional, Disk Jockey or Radio Executive and would like to
participate on one of our education panels, simply reply to this email
and include radio panel in the subject line.
The 300 acre World United Music Festival
portion of the event will be open to the public daily from 12pm to 1am
with a very large number of music fans expected to attend over the 3
days. Festival Tickets are available on the World United Festival
The World United Radio/Music
Industry Conference & Music Festival promises to deliver a totally
green event like no other on the planet!
World United Music Festival
109 E Hopkins, Suite 205
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: (512) 392-4997
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star should be
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media has had a
field day with a
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many as 80
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dry at some
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Friday and lines
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still have fuel
NICHOLS SINGS A
LITTLE HANK JR.,
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proves he is a
and he wasn't
afraid to push
the limits of
country fans by
Hank Jr. to
the show with
"What's a Guy
Got to Do to Get
a Girl in this
by a new song,
"Give Me that
Girl." His third
choice came from
his first No. 1
JOE GIVES YOU A
CHANCE TO BE A
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only you may
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Tour Insider not
only will get 2
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will get to meet
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the Lineup for
Christmas 4 Kids
|Montgomery Gentry, Phil Vassar & Rodney Adkins
Join the Country Music Icon for the 12th Annual Event!
(Nashville, TN)--Charlie Daniels and friends Montgomery Gentry, Phil Vassar, Heidi Newfield and Rodney Atkins will offer their time and talents to perform at the 12th Annual Christmas For Kids Benefit Concert Monday, November 24th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, beginning at 7:00 PM. The charity event raises money for the Christmas For Kids organization. Tickets to the event are available by visiting http://www.christmas4kids.org and more incredible names will be added to the special evening’s lineup as the event approaches.
The Christmas For Kids Organization has been in existence for over twenty years providing special children the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season. Each year, the organization brings the spirit of Christmas to hundreds of children throughout Middle Tennessee allowing them to participate in festive activities organized specifically for them. Events such as the Tour Bus Tour raise money and allow folks to visit the home-away-from-homes of more than fifty stars and celebrities at the Hendersonville Wal*Mart from 5:00 – 9:00PM. The date for the Tour Bus Tour is set for December 15th.
The money raised at both events, the concert and Tour Bus Tour, is used to escort children from 25 different schools for a day-long excursion. The day consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard a country music star’s luxury tour bus to a local Wal-Mart where they are accompanied by a volunteer to participate in their own Christmas shopping spree. On the return trip home, the children will participate in a Christmas carol sing-along.
All proceeds from the Tour Bus Show and the Charlie Daniels Band & Friends Benefit Concert (sponsored in part by 95.5 The Wolf)—November 24th--will be donated toward the children’s Christmas Shopping.
Charlie Daniels and Friends Char ity Concert
For the benefit of Christmas for Kids
Monday, November 24 / 7:00PM / Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, TN
Tickets are available by visiting www.christmas4kids.org <http://www.christmas4kids.org/> , TicketMaster, or by calling (615) 255-9600. Golden circle VIP tickets available September 22nd by calling (615) 453-2434 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Requests Contact:
Webster & Associates Public Relations
615-777-6995 x 24
Jason Meadows featured in New Chrysler Campaign
(Nashville, TN) - Country music artist,
Jason Meadows, will be featured in Chrysler’s new advertising campaign
directed by Tony Scott (Top Gun, Enemy Of The State) for the new Dodge
Ram this fall.
Chrysler is taking an innovative marketing approach for the campaign,
featuring online and television reality Webisodes based on challenges
that feature the Ram’s capabilities. The competition has four rounds of
driving challenges by Dodge’s primary driver demographic: Military,
Firefighters, Contractors and Cowboys.
Jason Meadows will compete against other contestants with fellow cowboy,
Scott Davis, National Sales Director for Championship Bull Riding.
Meadows’ song, “Ride It Out,” has just been chosen to be the official
theme song for CBR and it will be featured in their RFDTV show and all
their events for the remainder of 2008 and throughout 2009.
“I am so fired up to be a part of the
Dodge Ram Challenge,” says Meadows. He continues, “I can’t wait for
everybody to see it. Theses trucks are 100% Cowboy.”
To watch video trailers and find
out more on Jason Meadows and the 2009 Dodge Ram competition, visit
Media Requests Contact:
Webster & Associates Public Relations
615-777-6995 x 24
Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
CYCLIC DEFROST MAGAZINE. An electronic music magazine.
The Deep South Outer Space
Productions of Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan"
I’m a sucker for the slightly
more obscure fringes of popular music
history. Nuggets boxsets of 60s
garage - check. Sun Studios box sets of
rockabilly - check. Luke Vibert’s
Nuggets collection of 70s electronica -
check. As Good As It Gets
Hillbilly box sets - check. So just the look of
this collection intrigued me from
the outset, before I even had a clue what
it might sound like. As the back
cover states -
“It’s kind-a-country, kind-a-pop, kind-a-weird…”
Back Story - There’s this
producer who grew up in New York in the
1940s and 50s named Jack
Blanchard. He cuts his first doo-wop 45 in
the late 50s, produces some other
people, then heads to Florida to
make country and western. Yep,
Florida. Florida not being a hive of
C&W action, things aren’t quite
so straight up. He meets his soul mate,
Misty Morgan, a singer and
keyboardist extraordinaire. A few regional
hits later, he’s got enough of a
name to head for Mecca, well, Nashville,
and make a career of independent
productions. So that’s where this
material comes from, the duo’s
productions of both themselves and others.
But what’s it like?
Imagine MOR country pop of the
sort that might not even sound out of place on 2CH.
But, then, something’s not quite right.
You start paying closer attention and everything has a
slightly strange twist.
Perhaps it’s the sitar lines contrasting Brad Wolfe’s huge
drawl in ‘Changin' Times’.
Perhaps it’s the lyrics about the lonely sniper in Rusty
Diamond and Maryanne Mail’s
(pseudonyms for Blanchard and
Morgan) ‘The Lonely Sentry’. Perhaps
it’s lines like ‘If I had a time
machine/I’d fill the tank with gasoline/then I’d
crank it up and set the dial for
yesterday” to replay moments of lost love
in Joel Mathis’ ‘Time Machine’
(which also features some lush synth from
Morgan). Perhaps it’s Morgan’s
own ‘yucka-yucka’ solo in ‘The Love
Habit’ - an Arp synth hooked up
to a proto-talk box for some pre-vocoder action.
Or Misty playing the organ like she’s fingerpicking a banjo
Yet framing all this is jaunty country-pop.
Yep, it’s all just slightly odd, and slightly wonderful.
Highlights other than those
already mentioned definitely come from the
duo’s own recordings, where they
often bring a kind of deadpan Frank
and Nancy Sinatra feel to their
low pitched harmonies - see ‘Lonely Bell’,
‘Journey’s End’ or ‘Hit Me One
More Time’ (outdoing Brittany in the
political incorrectness stakes a
good 30 years earlier). Or the
instrumental ‘Gemini’, a very
obvious ‘tribute’ to the first ever British song
to reach the top of the US charts
- ‘Telstar’ by the Tornados.
This is killer stuff.
There’s enough melodic brilliance to lift it above just
The music reveals layers of invention the more you listen,
especially in Morgan’s
exploration of keyboard and early synth sounds.
And much of the lyrical content
is just hilarious. The CD liner notes are
extensive, outlining entertaining
histories of criminals and studio execs,
plus a track by track run through
by Blanchard himself. This is a lovingly
put together collection, none of
which has ever been on CD before.
David Thrussell and his Omni
have outdone themselves with this compilation.
A HOSPITAL MYSTERY.
I'm home from the
hospital...at least for now,
thanks to some cool little pain pills.
I'm sitting at my computer, trying to keep my legs moving to prevent
This goes against my very nature.
It's been my lifelong practice to never move a muscle
without first thinking it over carefully.
I have no involuntary movements except maybe breathing.
Anyway, here's a weird little
episode from a couple of days ago at the hospital:
I was told not to eat or drink
anything for twelve hours before checking in.
After checking in there was a six hour delay before my surgery,
and then more hours of no eating or drinking during surgery and after it
I woke up starving and thirsty,
but there was a sign on my room door that said "NPO".
NPO is an abbreviation of the Latin "Non per os" or "Nothing by mouth".
This is like the Catholics calling the Bingo numbers in Latin
so the Protestants can't win.
I had a new nurse who was
but not the type who would sneak you stuff.
She said I would probably get food and drink soon,
but not to have anything until she found out for sure..
A few minutes later a tray of
beautiful food was wheeled in and presented to me.
I thought that maybe the nurse had worked it out for me,
but I also thought that it might be a mistake.
I put that out of my mind and began eating.
Just then the nurse walked in
and said "Who gave you that food?"
Between gulps I said "Didn't you order it?"
She raised her voice and said" And I gave you specific orders not to
I started eating faster.
She was getting louder when I
noticed a huge cherry cobbler on the far side of the tray,
and went for it.
She yelled and I ate at full speed ahead.
She threw up her hands and stormed out of the room.
Speaking of "threw up",
later that night I barfed up something that appeared to be
and the whole hospital went into red alert.
They rushed samples of my output to the lab,
and somebody thought I was poisoned.
Someone else mentioned carbolic acid, and others suspected internal
I had a crowd around my bed
and staff members running in and out of the room.
Then the news came back from the laboratory:
"No sign of poison, blood or anything harmful."
I guess the lab technicians
weren't looking for cherry cobbler.
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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan...
Grammy Nominees... Billboard's Duet of the Year.
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Have a great week-end...God Bless
from Texas...PAUL & HELEN
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling is now available for
pre-order at Amazon.com. This book of fairy tales was written to
supplement the Harry Potter series and will be published in two
new editions, Standard and Collector’s Edition, on December 4, 2008.
Amazon’s exclusive Collector's Edition includes a reproduction of J.K.
Rowling's handwritten introduction, as well as 10 additional
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