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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

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October 4, 2008
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Hi All,

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!

2 Previous Winners Won Chris Cagle's Latest CD, "My Life's Been A Country Song"!

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: 18 Kids"

The contest will resume soon so stay tuned!
You can find out who won by going to Name That Tune and click on the Winners Links.

MKOC Store
Find Books, Music, Videos, Software, Electronics, Website Hosts/Servers .... Don't pay the high prices you find in the stores. I've researched the links posted to give everyone an opportunity to buy great things at the best prices.

Artist Info
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.

MKOC Official Artists
Song Clips Added.. Just Click a Song Title to hear music in Real Audio
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Five Cards on the Mantle
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
Veteran's Day
Tommy Riddle
Tommy Riddle
No Right to Cry
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Can't Change Your Mind
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
You Ain't Been Worth A Dime
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
Goodbye's What You Got
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
San Antonio Sweetheart
The song collection above are some of my favorites of the MKOC Official Artists. Please take time to visit their web sites to hear all the music and choose your favorites. Write me, and maybe your favorite will be the next song showcased.

Narvel-wave.jpg (2479 bytes)Narvel Felts

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 Narvel

Also be sure to check out the latest dates added to Narvel's Show Date section.


Red Johnson

There have been new show dates added to Red's schedule so be sure to check in and find one near you!


Red Johnson

More Country  News





Congratulations goes out to Brad for receiving 4 CMA Award Nominations.  Brad received his nominations for the following categories:

  • Entertainer of the Year
  • Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Song of the Year - "Letter To Me"
  • Music 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!



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!



Thanks for being part of the BP Fan Club!

September 11, 2009


Shop Brad's Store at Amazon


The Stage Is Set!
For San Marcos, Texas November 14-15-16, 2008.

The 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 website!

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




Country Weekly is asking: Which star should be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry. Let them know what you think! Vote for Joe here! more!



The national media has had a field day with a gas shortage in Nashville; as many as 80 percent of the stations in the city have gone dry at some point since last Friday and lines have formed at many of the outlets that still have fuel on sale.  more!



Victoria Cumbow
AL.com - Big Spring Jam

Joe Nichols proves he is a "country boy," and he wasn't afraid to push the limits of his typical country fans by singing everything from Hank Jr. to Nickelback.

He started the show with the upbeat, "What's a Guy Got to Do to Get a Girl in this Town" followed by a new song, "Give Me that Girl." His third choice came from his first No. 1 hit, "The Impossible."  more!



Ever wanted to know what it felt like to be on the inside of the music business? Now for one night only you may have your chance! Enter to be a JNFC Tour Insider. A Tour Insider not only will get 2 tickets to the show of their choice, but they will also get a special photo pass, and they will get to meet Joe Nichols backstage! Official Joe Nichols Fan Club Members don't miss this amazing opportunity! To win, just sign up here! Not a JNFC member yet? Why miss out! JOIN NOW! more!


So tequila made your clothes fall off? Don't worry! Joe Nichols new official online store has plenty and is now OPEN! Check out Joe's new merch and let Joe know what you think in his online community Joe's Place!


If you have trouble viewing, please
click here for the online version.


Click for Joe Nichols: Unplugged at Studio 330.

Get Joe Nichols' CDs Here

Charlie Daniels
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.
Listing Details:
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 debbie@christmas4kids.org.


Media Requests Contact:
Bonnie Brozik
Webster & Associates Public Relations
615-777-6995 x 24
Webster and Associates Public Relations • PO Box 23015 • Nashville • TN • 37202

Get Charlie Daniels CDs Here


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 www.RamChallenge.com or www.jasonmeadows.com.


Media Requests Contact:
Bonnie Brozik
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 in ‘Cadillac’.
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 kitsch value.
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 Recording Corporation
have outdone themselves with this compilation.

Adrian Elmer

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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 blood clots.
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 was over.
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 friendly enough,
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 eat..."
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 extra-terrestrial,
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 bleeding.

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.

Jack Blanchard

Download Jack and Misty's music at: Soundclick or SnoCap

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan...
Grammy Nominees... Billboard's Duet of the Year.
Home page: http://jackandmisty.com
CD catalog: http://elvinsystems.com/jm/catalog.htm


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The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling Now Available for Pre-order at Amazon.com

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 illustrations not found in the Standard Edition.


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