April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
October 2005
Sept. 2005
Jaci Rae News


Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

_mkoc.jpg (3165 bytes)


Nov. 5, 2005

Hi All,

I'm sorry this is getting out so late.. y'all send me so much news it takes all day to get this all together! F_14WA~16.GIF (1647 bytes) This one is a 2 pager. On that note, I'll quit yappin and let y'all get on with the news. Please see the important info in red below!

My dear pal, and everyone's pal, Alex Cullum is in the hospital again and expected to remain there at least one month. Please say some prayers for him.

MKOC Featured Artist
Featured Artist - Pat James
Pat James
Y'all are gonna love this guy SO much!
Song Clip:
Let Me Live Long Enough

How would you like to have ONE FREE YEAR of Web Hosting??
You can get it today! This is a real deal!
GLOBAT.com is running this special for a few days only so jump in and get yours while the offer is good. No tricks, no guessing games and no run-a-round. Free hosting, free domain name if you need one or free transfer of your current domain.

Details from Globat:
The F r e e Web Hosting offer will require new customers to use a mail-in rebate form to be completed and mailed to us;
and within 60 days after the mail-in deadline we will refund the customer's hosting fee for the entire first year of service!
There is a limit of one rebate per new customer.

That basically means:
10,000 MB Terabyte Hosting Package
Used to be $7.95/mo, now $0.00 (after rebate)

This amazing offer will be last until Thursday, Nov 10, 2005 - although we reserve the right to discontinue it before that - just in case. Sign Up Today for your F ree Web Hosting at Globat

PS. If you have any questions Globat has a toll free # that you can call, 24/7 tech support and more. Now get goin'!

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 - Songs are rotated with each newsletter.
DebbieMiles.jpg (2321 bytes)
Debbie Miles
You Ain't Been Worth A Dime
HaroldHill.jpg (2607 bytes)
Harold Hill
San Antonio Sweetheart
HoytHughes.jpg (3626 bytes)
Hoyt Hughes
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Five Cards on the Mantle
NarvelFelts.jpg (2218 bytes)
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
RedJohnson.jpg (1655 bytes)
Red Johnson
Veteran's Day
TeciaMcKenna.jpg (2901 bytes)
Tecia McKenna
Goodbye's What You Got
TonyOliphant.jpg (2140 bytes)
Tony Oliphant
Can't Change Your Mind
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.
Joe Tinoco

The Holidays are now upon us and Branson is the
USA's Ultimate Hot Spot for Beautiful Christmas Shows.

jt-caroling.jpg (11155 bytes)The White House Theatre is now showing Mondays through Saturdays nightly, the new 2005 Christmas Spectacular. You've seen last years show, well you do not want to miss it this year!!! Producer Joe Tinoco & Tamra Holden have worked hours upon hours along with the Amanda ... Branson's award winning youngest performer, to bring a beautiful show to you. Be sure to take a trip to where you are guaranteed to get into the Christmas Spirit.

To top it all off, this next two months, Super Star Frank Stallone brings his Spectacular Big Band to the White House Theatre.
One more terrific reason to get your tickets "for a whole day stay" at The White House Theatre. Steak & lobster Dinners are served each evening.

Frank Stallone's "Day In Day Out" Tour Opens October 31st, 2005
BRANSON, MO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/12/2005 -- Frank Stallone, one of America's best Big Band & Jazz Singers, is bringing his "Day In Day Out" Tour to Branson, Missouri. Stallone will be performing a 2:00p.m. Show every Monday - Saturday at the Branson White House Theatre from October 31st through December 10th, 2005. Stallone, a GRAMMY, GOLDEN GLOBE & ACADEMY AWARD-nominated artist, is one of music's most renowned and loved Big Band, Jazz & Blues Singers. Tony Bennett said it best, when talking about Frank and his music, "Frank Stallone's new album is a knockout. It's the kind of music that I love to hear and be around."

Stallone, who has performed for sold out audiences from Las Vegas to London, is now set to premier his "Day In Day Out" tour in Branson, Missouri. This tour is so much more than just a concert or show; the "Day In Day Out" tour is a true "entertainment experience" that encompasses the multi-faceted 40-year career of Frank Stallone. Audiences will be taken to a legendary Las Vegas" showroom while listening to Stallone's stylistic performance of Big Band Standards." Feel the power of the music that Stallone wrote and performed for his brother Sylvester's movies, Rocky I, II and III, the theme from Rambo and the phenomenal hits from John Travolta's "Staying Alive." Stallone will then take guitar in hand and lead you on a soulful journey of his music roots performing legendary Jazz, Blues and acoustic guitar tunes that truly reflect the passion of this man and his music.  Frank Stallone's "Day In Day Out" tour is a "rare gem" that you won't want to miss! Tickets can be purchased by calling the Branson White House Theatre toll free at 877-487-2386 or by visiting www.frankstallone.com  

The White House Theatre is now showing Mondays through Saturdays nightly, the new 2005 Christmas Spectacular. You seen last years show, well you do not want to miss it this year!!! Producer Joe Tinoco & Tamra Holden have worked hours upon hours along with the top musicians and top talent to bring this show to you. Be sure to take a trip to where you are guaranteed to get into the Christmas Spirit.

One more terrific reason to get your tickets "for a whole day stay" at The White House Theatre. Steak & lobster Dinners are served each evening. 

Visit Frank Stallone's web site at http://www.frankstallone.com/ or find out all about his show at The White House by clicking here http://press.arrivenet.com/travel/article.php/684654.html

Meanwhile we hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather and have some Happy, Happy Holidays as the season starts.
Go to Joe's new Christmas Site


Joe Tinoco's Official Site on MKOC           Joe's Show Business          Tamra Holden         The White House Show


Please Sign The Guest Book To Be Entered Into The Guest Contest

Click Here To Listen To Joe's Gospel Recordings

Weekly Updates

Tony Oliphant & Project Linus of Nashville - The Missing Websites

Tony's website isn't gone.. not actually, but you can't access it online yet due to the unscrupulous web host server company that previously held Tony's web site. I have been working for TWO months to get his site posted on a new and BETTER server, Globat.com, but the CEO at WebLinkHosting.com (previous server), while claiming to have "renewed" Tony's domain after I paid to have it done,  has yet to "Unlock" the domain name so that the Globat can take over hosting it. I will give a lot of credit to the Globat team as they (folks in the offices, not techs) have worked with me and WLH directly to help me get this taken care of. At no fault of Gloabat, Tony's service is paid for and waiting to be filled with his site, but no thanks to WLH it still sits idle.

I have the same problem with another client's site, "Project Linus-Nashville.org", which is a non-profit charity that makes quilts and blankets for children who have been traumatized in any way. The work they do is tremendous and a true service to the children in the area... yet it is also in the same state as Tony's site.

Now, what does that say to you about a service that will hold a non-profit children's charity hostage??!! I wish I could afford a lawyer, alas, if I had that kind of money, I could do so much more and I would certainly take WLH to task! Since I have no money for that, all I can do is alert you, the online public, DO NOT deal with WebLinkHosting.com. They're crooks and unsavory, heartless leeches that would even take money from a children's charity without so much as a blink of an eye!

I'll keep fighting until something is done. If anyone out there has ANY ideas on how to accomplish this faster, or can offer any help at all, it would be greatly appreciated by all involved... except maybe WLH. ;)


Narvel Felts

New show dates are always being added to Narvel's site. Check the schedule so you won't miss the next show nearest you!


More Country  News

The Jaci Rae Show on Artistfirst Radio Network
Who's on Jaci Rae's Radio Show this week - Don't miss a single show as Jaci talks with her friends in the industry who can help you succeed in your career. View the Schedule right here on MKOC!
Hear 5000 Online Stations on Live365: Listen to thousands of stations programmed by people like you!
Live365 is the world’s largest radio network on the Internet, with over 15,000 stations spanning myriad genres and created from over 150 countries. We have over three million unique listeners per month worldwide. Our content and stations are syndicated in iTunes, RealPlayer, WindowsMediaPlayer, and Windows Media Center, and various other websites.
Listen or broadcast internet radio at Live365
Hank Brake

Destined to become an important song in the history of patriotism and the support of our troops, this song is getting rave reviews patriotic tune, "Thank You", raising money to support the USO & troops wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and honoring all veterans for their service to are country in the past. Song performed by a former Army Vet & Released on Vet own Star Chaser Records- Nashville

Former Army Vet Hank Brake to Perform for Vietnam Veterans During Operation Welcome Home in Las Vegas

HankBrake-Joe.jpg (15752 bytes)The Aviation Nation Foundation proudly announces that Vet own Star Chaser Recording Artist Hank Brake will perform live on stage during the Operation Welcome Home celebration weekend in Las Vegas, NV. Operation Welcome Home is being presented by Las Vegas and the U.S. Air Force over Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 11-13th.

Mr. Brake's newest release, "Thank You", has been chosen as the theme song for Operation Welcome Home, the "Thank You and Welcome Home" event to honor the 2.7 million Vietnam Veterans who served.

Hank recorded this moving tribute, written by Daniel Smith, in honor of all past and present members of our Armed Forces, but most especially for his Uncle, Army 1st Lieutenant Kenneth Slaughter, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1970. "I finally found a way to say Thank You to my Uncle for his service to our country. I only wish he was here so I could shake his hand and say it to him personally", says Mr. Brake. "My goal is to have any American who has ever worn the uniform, past or present, to hear the song and understand just how much we appreciate their duty to country and sacrifices they and their families make while defending our freedoms. I am especially honored to be a part of thanking those who served with my Uncle Ken, in Vietnam."

hankbrake.jpg (7167 bytes)Hank will be performing at Aviation Nation 2005—The Nellis Air Force Base-Las Vegas Centennial Air Show, as part of the USO show and at other events associated with the air show. He may also perform, at a time to be announced, during the nightly Patriots Party on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. The Patriots Party includes a salute to the USO and is free to the public.

Hank Brake has donated hundreds of hours of time entertaining America’s active duty military and veterans at multiple events across the U.S., including military and veterans hospitals.

"We are honored to have Hank Brake be a part of this celebration, and look forward to his Thank You song that will be performed for thousands of veterans who will be present in Las Vegas for this momentous occasion", said Bob Avery, Organizing Chairman for Operation Welcome Home.

More information on Hank Brake and to hear the Thank You song: www.HankBrake.com  http://www.pittradio.net/music_info/song_info.asp?id=259

Manager Buddy Spenser
Star Chaser Music Group Inc
B & B Associates
44 Music Square East Suite 208
Nashville TN 37203


Booking & Press Call 540 662 7171
More information on Las Vegas’ Patriots Party: www.VegasExperience.com
More information on Operation Welcome Home: www.VietnamWelcomeHome.org

Hank Brake on MKOC - Read my review on Hank and hear clips from his CD, 'Maybe I'd Best Leave Well Enough Alone"

HankBrake-CD.jpg (4062 bytes)
Maybe I'd Best Leave Well Enough Alone
ONLY $11.99

Musicmatch Jukebox 10 - Get more out of your music
Rip, burn, play and manage CDs, digital audio files and more with Jukebox 10
Get the ultimate music experience and instant access to more than 800,000 songs with the all-new On Demand music service
Purchase and enjoy individual tracks and entire albums in the Music Store
Listen to streaming stations, discover new music and rediscover forgotten favorites with Musicmatch Radio

Wade Hayes

WadeHayes.jpg (3477 bytes)WOWW!! A Word on Wade's World
November 3, 2005


.... Judge Bean's 11/5 and 11/11
.... 4th Annual Country Music Cruise - December, 2006

.... Storme Warren's "Country Across America"

.... Notes on benefit show at The Bluebird Cafe
.... Notes on the Cruise

.... News - Notes and pic from the Bluebird Show
.... Tour Page
.... Gallery will be updated as we get more of the Cruise pics in.


Nov 5 .. Sat .. TN, Nashville .. Judge Bean's BBQ and Steakhouse
Nov 11 .. Fri
123 - 12th Avenue North, Nashville, TN

Music usually starts around 7:20 or so.

Directions: Take I-40 to Broadway (Exit # 209). Head toward downtown Nashville and turn left at 12th (the next street after the interstate). Take 12th to Porter, at the bottom of the hill. (a tenth of a mile). Building is on the left corner. Besides valet parking, there is also parking in the gravel lot behind the Judge's.

December 9-14, 2006 - 4th Annual Country Music Cruise: Leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and headed to Ocho Rios and Grand Cayman 5 nights aboard the Royal Caribbean's "Enchantment of the Seas."

Wade told the King's Cruise staff that he'd be there next year!

For cruise information:

.... Storme Warren's "Country Across America"

Storme and his crew were filming the cruise. The premier show airs Thursday night 11/3. They do a new one every 2 weeks. In a 30 minute show, each segment is only about 4 or 5 minutes long, so that's about all we'll get of the cruise. Storme said they usually shoot about an hour of film for each minute of actual air time. There's no way to know what will be included - Here are the times - the same show will repeat for 2 weeks.

First Showing - Thursday 11/3
Eastern Time (Standard) - an hour earlier for Central Time
9 p.m. Premier

Thursday - midnight

12 pm; 9 pm; Midnight

3 pm, 10 pm, 1 am

10 pm, 1 am
(Same schedule for the second week - then a new show will replace it.)


Oct 24 .. Mon .. TN, Nashville .. Bluebird Cafe
Hurricane Katrina Benefit for Red Cross

I always love going to The Bluebird Cafe. The Bluebird Cafe is the flagship club for Nashville Writer's Nights. Wade joined Buddy Jewell, Britton Curry, Bobby Carmichael, and Rivers Rutherford for a round robin style performance before a very receptive packed house. The event benefited Katrina survivors.

By design, a Writer's Night features songs sung by the author. They may be well-known or as yet unpublished, something old or something so new that the ink isn't dry yet. Bluebird audiences come to listen and they appreciate the music.

On the first round, Wade sang "She Knows Me (But Loves Me Anyway)." On subsequent rounds he did two as yet un-recorded songs, "Blessings in Disguise." and "The Devil Song." This tongue in cheek romp was the crowd pleaser of the evening (got the loudest applause). He closed with his signature hit, "Old Enough to Know Better."

October 27 - 31 - 3rd Annual Country Music Cruise

Well, actually, it began with a Pre-Cruise BBQ on the lawn of the Harbor House Hotel in Galveston. Pleasant weather, Judge Bean's BBQ, and a Silent Auction to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims set the stage. Four of the performers, Trent Willmon, Shelly Fairchild, Jon Randall and Wade were there to "pick a few" and to mingle with those who'd made it in. Jeff's bus didn't get there until much later in the evening . Wade lingered to watch a few innings of the World Series with some of the baseball fans in the crowd. Jeff came out on the sidewalk next to his bus on Thursday morning to talk and visit with those who were waiting on the shuttle to the ship.

Jon Randall's concert was held Thursday night - late. Meet and Greets for each artist were held on Friday.

Wade and Trent had a joint show on Friday before supper. And were they ever well received!!! After Wade's set of 6 of his familiar songs, he left the room for a short time. (He'll know better the next time - <smile>). While he was out of the room, Storme Warren (from GAC) auctioned a personal serenade from Wade (song of the recipient's choice) to be sung in the recipient's doorway on the ship. The bidding quickly rose to $600 to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims. When Wade re-entered the room, one of the musicians on stage spotted him and started a chant of "Wade Wade Wade." It took the audience less than 2 seconds to loudly join in. The "deer-in-the-headlights" look on Wade's face was priceless; he had no clue as to what had transpired. When informed, he was very gallant about the auction.

Saturday morning we were in Progresso, the substitute destination for the closed Cozumel. Since the beach party for the country cruisers had to be canceled, the artists did a "pickin" or "jam" session that afternoon on the raised platform stage next to the pool - open to anyone. It was a good opportunity for the performers to have their music heard by individuals who hadn't ever attended a country music show. Of course, it was a treat for the rest of us, too. Wade took a stool and played the guitar for each of the artists, as well as providing some background vocals.

Sunday was a day at sea with all of us looking forward to the final concert performance - Jeff and Shelly headlining it and all of the others joining in for the finale. Wade was on stage for all of Shelly's performance, playing the guitar and being the band leader for Trent's band which was supporting Shelly. Many in the audience and Trent, Shelly and Wade were in Halloween costumes. Trent as a pirate, Shelly as wild-haired rock performer (could it have been Elvis?), and Wade as Gilligan. Who would have thought that the "little buddy" was such a hot guitar player. Lots of fun going on.

One of the fun things about a cruise with country music artists is the way they mix and mingle - from sunning on the deck to eating in the dining room and all points in between. It makes for a fun and exciting vacation.

Wade was really a hit with the cruisers. And he definitely showed his musical versatility and talent in backing up others when he hadn't played with them before. If there's such a thing as a musician "utility infielder," he's it.

Wade's already said he plans to be there next year. That's enough notice for the rest of us to make our plans, too. I hope to see you there.


And a special "hey" to all you cruisers. If you have pictures and/or comments to share, please send them in.


Occasionally, we'll publish a web page that can only be reached for a limited time through the link that we list in WOWW! It's a bonus for subscribers.

We've added the lyrics for last month's "mystery" sound file.


Gayle, our great Wade Hayes' supporter and talented computer programmer, has met the requests for a message board. She's set up an ad-free forum site for fans. She kicks it off with the first post - "Welcome Wade Hayes Fans."

Check-it out and add your comments here:

Do you know your Wade Hayes' song trivia? In the Games section of the message board, fans are posting lyric sentences and challenging others to post the next line and the song and album source. Have some fun with it.


You can view past issues of WOWW! beginning with 6/25/04 at this site

Were you there for the first fan club party at the lake? Laurie Paulik and Heather Baniszewski have an extensive gallery of photos on their Mountain West Music site. You'll enjoy reminiscing with their pics. Here's the link to their Wade gallery.


WOWW!, an e-mail newsletter to Wade Hayes fans, began in December, 1997. Subscribers reside in FIFTY (50) states as well as - Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, New Zealand, Hong Kong.

Send replies, questions, comments, changes of address and requests to be added to the WOWW! list to


....... WOWW! News (Helen Neal)
....... P. O. Box 148274
....... Nashville, TN 37214-8274

Messages for Wade can be sent to this address:
....... Wade Hayes
....... WOWW! News
....... P. O. Box 148274
....... Nashville, TN 37214-8274

NEW Wade Hayes Site
E-mail to WOWW!!
Cruise Laminated Name Tags
WOWW! Bonus Page
Message Board for Wade Hayes Fans
Cheryl Hill's Wade Hayes Site
Country Stars Online Fan Tribute Sites
Country Radio Stations by States
Venue Listings by States
WOWW! Archives
Mapquest - Maps and Directions


Vista Print
50% Off Premium Business Cards – Expires 11/30/05
Free Shipping on Orders over $25 – Expires 11/30/05
Eddie Bear

eddiebear.JPG (2084 bytes)Greetings, Salutations and HOWDY!

Yes, I am alive and well working in central Illinois on B104 radio. Among my other duties, I host a Sunday Night program called "Classic Country with Eddie Bear" 7 to 10pm central time, that I think you might enjoy. Yes, you can listen online at www.wbwn.com
I also work weeknights playing today's country.
This Sunday night, I'll be airing an interview with Whisperin' Bill Anderson at 8pm central time.

Note from Marli: This is part of an email from my old pal, Eddie Bear. Eddie was the FIRST online DJ to agree to play the indie's music on his ETC Country Radio show for me, which started a wave of fame for all... then lo and behold... other online stations popped up all over playing indie music! Eddie held interviews with the artists from the indies to the the stars and legends. Eddie also hosted the 2nd CAF benefit produced by Jimmy Williams in Indiana near Louisville, Kentucky. We all miss Eddie's online independant radio station but you don't have to miss Eddie! Be sure to tune into to WBWN and catch his shows!

Ring Factory Ring Factory users can use MP3's and CD's from their music collection to customize the ringtones for their phones. Simply pick the favorite part of a favorite song from any mp3 or CD track that you own and you can make it your cell phone's ringer.
Software Features:
Create Ring Tones from your favorite songs or sounds
Upload your own wallpapers
Or choose from the hottest wallpapers online!
Unlimited use - upload new ring tones and wallpapers as often as you like*
Cell Phone Requirements:
Ring Factory operates on these networks: AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Fido, Rogers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Bell Canada.

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan

Jack-Misty-CD-LifeAndDeath-SM.jpg (3679 bytes)For the first time on CD, with exclusive photographs and liner notes sourced directly from the artist's own archives. All original recordings from 1967-1973 including 2 previously unreleased tracks direct from the vault. 29 tracks. Omni. 2005.

Buy Yours Now!
Life & Death

PenJackBlanchard.jpg (6003 bytes)


Songwriter are always looking for new subjects, and it’s funny how few songs are written about the people who play music.
Here are two I wrote to fill that void.

First, “The Family Band”.
This is about amateurs who love to get together and pick. With a slightly red face, I admit that I wrote it after listening to “Daddy Sang Bass”.

(Fast waltz with wildlife.)

Grandma found a brand new sound
Tickling her canary. (Bird trill)
Lord, she made that poor thing sing
'Til it wasn't sanitary.
Uncle Pete kept the beat
Squeezing on a frog (Croak).
Baby sister raised a blister
Gumming on the dog. (Dog bark optional.)

(Musical interlude here for twin fiddles, bird, and frog.)

Old aunt Grace sang the bass.
Grampa sang soprano.
Papa Joe ran his toes
Up and down the old piano.
We could never understand
Why Mama ran away,
'Cause we were all in hog heaven
When the Family Band would play.

(All together now, with a Mexican feeling!)
Ay ay-------(Croak) (Tweet)
Ay ay-------(Croak) (Tweet)
Ay ay-------(Croak) (Tweet)
Ay ay-------(Croak) (Tweet)

(And, of course, a retarded ending.)

* * *

The next one is about a band that was really good, but lost their steady gig anyway. I’ve known these bands, and have even been in a couple.


Rusty and The Cowboys don't play here anymore.
They took their picture down from the wall out by the door.
They tried their best to play requests,
Put their hearts in every song.
Now Rusty And The Cowboys are gone.

Rusty went to Nashville,
I heard somebody say.
Curly moved to Macon,
Or someplace down that way.
Clyde's out selling siding,
But he hasn't made a sale.
Buck went back to drinkin',
And Jack went back to jail.

There's a new bunch up there singin' now
But I don't know their names
The register's still ringin'
And the crowd's about the same
But Rusty and The Cowboys
Had everything it takes
And I think they might have made it
If they'd only got the breaks

Rusty and The Cowboys don't play here anymore
They took their picture down from the wall out by the door
They tried their best to play requests
Put their hearts in every song
Now Rusty and The Cowboys…
Are gone

* * *

Recorded by Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
Jack Blanchard. 2005.

Visit the Music Room MESSAGE BOARD .... "it's a little bit different."
Please visit our Home Page at: www.jackandmisty.com
Our Euro Interactive Portal: http://www.birdwalk.org
See & Hear Jack and Misty on MKOC

A Different Way to Be On Tour

I just received an e-mail from a realtor pal and it got me thinking about unique exposure opportunities for musicians. It seems a number of houses in the same neighborhood have just been renovated and are now on the market for sale. To draw potential buyers, the realtors involved are having a house tour.

But the focus of this tour isn't only on the houses. To make things interesting, each house will host an exhibit by a fine artist and live music from an area musician. Cool idea.

Thought nugget: Anywhere that a group of people are gathering, it's an opportunity to get your music into the ears of potential new fans. Don't think about nightclubs, coffee shops and traditional venues only. Think in terms of opportunities to reach groups of people.

What other events and venues might apply? How about singles events, bingo nights, haunted houses (since we just celebrated Halloween), tenant appreciation parties at apartment complexes, art exhibit openings, or strip mall sidewalk sales?

The possibilities are limitless. Think about it. Then act on your ideas. Talk to people, make some calls, and make things happen!

Get many, many more ideas and how-to hints from Bob Baker's book, "Guerrilla Music Marketing, Encore Edition: 201 More Self-Promotion Ideas, Tips & Tactics for Do-It-Yourself Artists,"

Find more great books to aid the indie artist at MKOC's Book Store!

Audium Closes Nashville Doors

AudiumCloses.jpg (20079 bytes)
Left to Right: Nick Hunter, Chuck Rhodes, Kim Drummond, Anne Sarosdy, Barry Yarbrough, Jack Purcell (with dogs)

Webster & Associates PR
P.O. Box 23015
Nashville, TN 37202
615.777.6995 x. 25
E-mail: ebie@websterpr.com

Musician's Friend

Shop for guitars, basses, keyboards, percussion, amps, as well as recording, mixing, lighting, and DJ gear.
Free Express Shipping on Most Orders Over $199!

Check out all of the Newly Released  & Hard to Find CDs in Country Music!

Amazon Logo

For my pals overseas, here's the Amazon search engine for the UK!

Stardust-NashvilleLogo.jpg (4346 bytes)
Col. Buster Doss, CEO
Stardust, Wizard & Thunderhawk Records
341 Billy Goat Hill Rd.
Winchester, TN 37398
Phone 931.649.2577 Fax 931-649-2732
Email cbd@vallnet.com

Western Heart Promotions PalTalk Internet Radio<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /

WHP/TKO PalTalk Internet will be broadcasting much of the “Jamboree By The Lake 2006” live complete with Sound and Video for all of you unable to be there with us. Our Paltalk Radio Room is one of the best promotional avenues for our Artists and special functions such as the Jamboree to be heard all over the World today. PalTalk is an interactive chat room with full high quality Sound and Video capabilities. You can actually come in to our room by downloading the PalTalk software and interact with us while listening to your favorite Artists music. You do not need a Cam on your Computer to see us but you do need one for us to see you.

In conjunction with our room, we also PalCast over the Internet where anyone can listen from any Computer in the World.

To Interact with us just download PalTalk at http://www.paltalk.com

To just listen Click here http://download.paltalk.com/palcast/westernheart.htm

Our PalTalk Show has been responsible for Sales, Bookings, Friendships, Artists meeting DJ’s, DJ’s meeting Artists, Companionship, Promotions and extended Airplay for our Artists.

Here are a few statements made by our DJ’s and Artists:

I first joined the WHP/TKO Pal Talk Radio Room not long after it started and I have never met so many lovely people in one place, what brings us all together is our love of Country Music.

I have been a Country Music DJ for the last 6 years here in my slice of Paradise in NZ and the opportunity to play the Independent Artists has been a wonderful experience for me

it is getting hard to choose which artist to play because there are so many out there. On commercial radio you usually only get to hear the Big label stars and the Indies dont get a look in.

WHP/TKO Radio room has changed a lot of that We now have such a pool of artists to air and the listeners are enjoying the "New Country" as they call it I get many phone calls on air asking me about them, So Thank you Gary & Tom for giving us this opportunity to increase our knowledge of the real Country Music stars

To all you Artists keep the music rolling. you are all great stars in my eyes.

It has also given me the chance to put my music out there I thought I had left my run at being a country singer far behind, it goes to show you are never too old to you all that have received and enjoyed my music I Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Keep on Keeping it Country

Barb Berry (Barbie Big Boots) DJ for WHP/TKO Pal Talk Radio
also DJ for West Coast Country On Coast FM NZ

I get a big kick out of going into the Paltalk room. After so many years of people telling me to hang it up, forget about it, and it will never happen, it feels great to finally know that somewhere out there in this world, there is a group of people that do appreciate my little version of what I have always envied others for getting to do.
Darren Knight
Loraine Washburn (The Washburns)

How WHP/TKO Paltalk Radio Room Has helped me

I have made literally THOUSANDS of dollars due to this room!
I estimate I have made over $16,000

Last year I stumbled on a room in paltalk that was being set up by Gary Bradshaw and Tom Cunningham TKO... I stuck around for an hour or so to find out what was going on, and learned that it was being set up for DJ's from around the world and Independent artists... Curiosity kept me there, and I learned more about the program, I was an outsider (just a listener) but was very impressed that someone was going to all this trouble for independent artists, especially since I had some home recordings myself.

I became a regular in that room, and Tom asked me if I could sing, I told him I had some home recordings and he asked me to send them to him...before I knew it he had set it up for me to Record a song at Echota Records.

Next Gary put the song on his comp...within a month that one song was getting us on the world wide charts... DJ's from the paltalk room were spinning the song in the room, and on their stations, and I was getting e-mails from DJ's all over the world asking me for more music...Soon people started to know who The Washburns were, My husband Jonathan and I recorded some more, trading out demo singing for recording, then as more people learned about us, we got opportunities to co-write and get paid for that work, I have also received the opportunity to do web sites for some of the artists I have met, and will be working on the 2006 Jamboree web site coming out soon for Buster Doss!

We have had our songs advertised so much that this year alone on soundclick as of today October 12th 2005 we have had 80,577 plays of our songs If you don't believe that check it out yourself, the numbers are on the main page...that got the attention of Dan and Ruby Gold, who used to produce songs for Frank Sinatra and Roy Orbison, he offered to pay me to do a demo for a song he was sending to Alison Krauss

We are now receiving song requests from all over the world, we recently recorded for Bob Johnson a promoter out of Canada, and are receiving top rated songs worldwide to record... We have met SOOOOO many artists that we have been able to collaborate with, I have received music tracks from Spain, from England, from Canada ...the list goes on, these are people I have met in the room who have helped us out on the production of our music, they are more than artists , they are friends, many of us spend time in the WHP room and get to know each other, I have had the opportunity to play in several shows with the people I have met.

The reason I wrote this is because, sooo many DJ's and artists are missing out by not checking it out, there is no cost at all, you can promote yourself and get your songs out there, the more the merrier, we sometimes have open mic for musicians that want to play their guitars and sing, we have camera's if you want to have them on....we have special shows like the Looney show on Monday night where we play theme songs and often dress up accordingly and get on cam and just have a great time, we run FM radio station shows from around the world that feature many of the people who may be reading this right now!!!
How cool it is to come into paltalk on Friday morning and listen to Q6 Country SportFM from Australia with Derek Cusick and hear him playing our songs, and including us in his show....How cool is it that DJ's volunteer their time in there, accept our music and play it for everyone to hear, advertising yourself in the room is absolutely encouraged, its a win win situation...

Folks if it wasn't for WHP/TKO /Paltalk no one would know who I was, in one year I think we have accomplished more than some people have done in several years, This is the age of computers and MP3's take advantage of it, come and visit www.paltalk.com look for the WHP (Western Heart Promotions) Room in the music section.

Thanks for reading this. If you need more info e-mail me LWashburn70@comcast.net
Loraine Washburn

Come see us and have a great day. We will see you at the Jamboree 2006

Gary Bradshaw
Western Heart PromotionsWestern Heart Promotions
Gary Bradshaw
4557 West Bloomfield Rd.
Glendale, Arizona 85304
1-602-889-8023 Off
(602) 896-9910 Home
(602) 896-9919 Fax
(480) 221-7505 Cell
Email: gbradshaw3@cox.net
Web: www.gbww.com
WHP/TKO Compilation CD, $175.00
PalTalk Internet Radio:
Then Rooms, Music, Western Heart Promotions
Palcast: http://download.paltalk.com/palcast/westernheart.htm
Download the Latest WHP/TKO Comp CD - http://www.soundclick.com/whp59


Visit Ed's web site, Echota Recording Studio for photos AND a video of last year's Jamboree by the Lake.
Listen to our new internet show!!!! "Echota Recording Presents 'ERP'"

More Jamboree Info....
We will have 3 stages in 2006 so we will be able to have more than the 150 or more acts we had this year and since I am turning it open FREE to the public also there will be BIG crowds at all 3 locations, You are on our email list, as we get closer to the date of the Jamboree I will be sending out emails asking for confirmations from artists. The show is the first weekend in May 5th, 6th & 7th (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). We also will keep you informed on our message board JAMBOREE BY THE LAKE 2006!! If you would like to help us have a BIG crowd tell all y our friends that it is a FREE Concert by email or word of mouth!

PLEASE Visit the "JAMBOREE BY THE LAKE" Website and sign our Guest book! http://www.Jamboree-by-the-lake.com

CharlieConner-MelTillis.jpg (9049 bytes)CHARLEY CONNOR & MEL TILLIS
Mel is performing at Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort and Casino in
Laughlin, NV through Sunday and will be my guest Sunday night on KFLG. He has some great stories to tell.
Charley Connor Artist
Stardust Records Nashville ,Tenn.

(Laughlin, NV – Bullhead City, AZ – Needles, CA – 95.9 - FM)
(Kingman, AZ - N. Las Vegas/Henderson, NV – 94.7- FM)
(Lake Havasu City, AZ - Parker, AZ – 106.3 - FM)
Sunday Nights 6 to 10 Mt. Standard Time
The Swap Shop - Saturday Mornings 8 to 10 Mt. Standard Time
KAAA - AM 1230 & KZZZ - AM 1490
CHARLEY CONNOR sings the WILLIE NELSON Classic "NIGHT LIFE" on Stardust Compilation # 57 !!


Clay Dubose

For Immediate Release
For Further Information Contact
Robert Weingartz – President / Lazy River Records


“Long Lonely Life” the first single from the new Clay DuBose record “These Days” went to secondary Country radio this month. The response has been excellent and to date Clay has been now been added to 129 stations nationally!
Currently, “Long Lonely Life” has moved up to the #106 position on the Music Row Chart; and is poised to break into the top 100 next week.

Clay has also been invited to perform at the Sunset Saloon on November 13th. This event is held monthly at the Key Club in W. Hollywood , CA . Headlining is David Allen Coe; the rest of the bill includes John Corbett, The Groovy Rednecks, Merle Jagger and Simon Stokes.

Doors open at 7:30 PM, Clay takes the stage at 8 PM sharp and will perform a 40-minute set of original material from his recently released CD “These Days”. Tickets are $18 at the door, but if you are interested in attending, just respond to this e-mail and we will arrange for you and a guest to be on the Lazy River Records “guest list”.

For more information on Clay DuBose please visit: www.ClayDuBose.com

ClayDubose-TheseDays.jpg (3437 bytes)
Get These Days (2005)Today!       Rewriting History (2003) Also Available

EDGE Tech Corp Huge Selection of Products and Price Points. Established Industry Leader – Selling Memory Since 1986
Free Shipping - www.edgetechcorp.com* Memory for desktops, laptops, printers, servers iPod Dock
* Digital Camera Flash Memory Cards
* Digital Memory Card Readers
* MP3 Players and Digital Music Accessories
* Portable Hard Drives
* USB Flash Drives
* Technology Gifts and Gadgets
Luck Media Marketing
Contact: Steve Levesque, Guy McCain
Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. (310) 860-9170
info@luckmedia.com, www.luckmedia.com


Brian Stace Meets Kiss Bad BoyBad Boy Meeting

The “Blue Eyed Bad Boy” singer/songwriter Brian Stace got to meet KISS bad boy Gene Simmons recently the Guitar Center in Los Angeles. Stace was there to kick off a tour to promote his debut CD Blue Eyed Bad Boy along with his “Rolling Bachelor Billboard’ tour bus with its “Who Wants To Marry Brian Stace” graphics. Not a fan of marriage, Simmons tried to talk Stace out of getting married. Undaunted, Brian still hopes to meet worthy spouse candidates on the road and via www.brianstace.com

Pictured, left to right, Brian Stace and Gene Simmons (of "Kiss").
For more information on BRIAN STACE, go to www.brianstace.com or www.luckmedia.com
To arrange an interview with Brian, contact Steve Levesque or Guy McCain at Luck Media & Marketing: 310-860-9170 or info@luckmedia.com
You can also contact his manager Cathy Nakos of Diamond Minds Inc.: 615-473-1104 or cnakos@aol.com




BrianStace-CD2.jpg (4185 bytes)
"Blue Eyed Bad Boy"
Available on Stace's Website
I Don't Wanna to Wish I Had - Song Clip

BrianStace-CD1.jpg (4097 bytes)
Country Music Ain't Noise Pollution
Available on Amazon

Suggestion For Interview…

Contact: Steve Levesque, Guy McCain
Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. 310-860-9170
info@luckmedia.com  or www.luckmedia.com
* * *
PatBoone & BillyGraham on the David Frost Show
(L-R Billy Graham, Talk Show Host, David Frost & Pat Boone)

Happy Birthday and “Thank You, Billy Graham”: Video Of Loving All-Star Tribute
By PAT BOONE And Friends,
To Air on Larry King Live on November 7, The Beloved Evangelist’s 87th Birthday

* * *
Penned By Boone, Former Ambrosia Lead Singer David Pack And Country Star Billy Dean,
The Labor Of Love Anthem Features Contributions From Bono, Larry King, Kenny Rogers,
Michael McDonald, Leann Rimes, Jeffrey Osborne, Andre Crouch, DC Talk, Marty Stuart And Others
* * *
Sneak Preview of Video Available on www.PatBooneandFriends.com

Celebrating his 87th Birthday on Monday, November 7, Billy Graham has dedicated his life to traveling the world, spreading the Good News and offering a simple message of love and hope to millions. Throughout his life and ministry, he’s been a great friend to numerous American Presidents, foreign leaders and dignitaries, kings and queens, the high and mighty and also—perhaps most importantly in his eyes-- the downtrodden.

As you’ll see at the close of Larry King Live the night of November 7, when CNN’s famed talk show host airs the documentary style video for the all-star tribute song “Thank You Billy Graham,” his impact extends to many of the biggest starts in the music industry as well.

His longtime friend, legendary crooner Pat Boone, felt it was high time to pay tribute to the man and his ministry—while the beloved evangelist is still alive to appreciate it.

Boone, who is currently available for interviews, has many fascinating behind the scenes stories to tell about the historic project, a true labor of love that was seven years in the making. Featuring vocal contributions from top artists from the worlds of country, pop, R&B and gospel music—plus spoken passages from King and Dr. Graham himself--“Thank You Billy Graham” by Pat Boone and Friends is the “We Are The World” of the current generation, the perfect way to celebrate the Carolina farmer’s son’s life and legacy on the occasion of his birthday.

In addition to a heartfelt spoken word introduction by U2 frontman Bono—yes, you can ask Pat about the watershed moment when “Boone-o” met “Bono”--the recording and video includes vocal contributions from Leann Rimes, Michael McDonald, Kenny Rogers, Jeffrey Osborne, Andre Crouch, Marty Stuart, DC Talk, Mark Kibble, top country producer James Stroud, Vestal Goodman, John Ford Coley, John Elefante, Christ Church Choir and Lisa Bevil.

Written by Boone, former Ambrosia frontman and Grammy winning gospel producer David Pack (who produced the track) and popular country singer Billy Dean, the song and accompanying DVD video are currently available on Glory Train, Boone’s collection of gospel surprises newly released on Boone’s The Gold Label in association with Oak Records, distributed by Sony Distribution.

Net proceeds from the song and video will benefit Mercy Corps and Samaritan’s Purse (a humanitarian organization run by Billy’s son Franklin Graham) for Hurricane Katrina and poverty relief around the world.

Opening with the line, “On the 7th of November, 1918 he was born/To a Carolina farmer and his wife,” “Thank You Billy Graham” is a magnificent autobiographical journey through the evangelist’s life, which recognizes his selfless service in bringing spiritual guidance and charity to the most impoverished and remote areas of the world.

Each verse builds to the irresistible singalong chorus: “He Heard the word, got the call/ Took the message to us all/Said it so we all could understand/Around the world, here at home/He let us know we’re not alone/Oh thank you, Billy Graham.”

A sneak preview of the video of “Thank You, Billy Graham,” and more information about the project, is available on www.patbooneandfriends.com

Net Proceeds From Song and Video Will Benefit Mercy Corps & Samaritan’s Purse for Hurricane Katrina and Global Poverty Relief

“Thank You Billy Graham” Is Currently Available on Boone’s New Gospel Release ‘Glory Train', One of Five New Boone Recordings On Legendary Singer’s The Gold Label

For more information on the above artists, contact:
Steve Levesque or Guy McCain at Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. at (310) 860-9170
info@luckmedia.com, www.luckmedia.com  or www.michaelleeaustin.com

CardStore.com - Design your own premium paper greeting cards and post cards from your computer.  
We'll print and mail them for you! Click Here
Country Cuts with Roger Ryan


New DVD & Video

The Rock’n’Roll Show

Rock'n'Roll is Dead - Long Live Rock'n'Roll …………..

Daniel_ODonnell.Teenage_Dreams.JPG (13142 bytes)People have been saying that Rock'n'Roll is dead for some years now, but then over the years a number of artists have proved otherwise. The latest star to challenge the theory is Ireland's easy listening star, Daniel O'Donnell. His three rock’n’roll albums have all been gold discs and as such inspired the special tour and forthcoming DVD -The Rock’n’Roll Show.

The Rock’n’Roll Show is a massive 2 hours and 40 minutes with 43 highly entertaining tracks many of them drawn from these three hugely successful albums. With national TV and radio support there is every indication that, like his previous two DVD’s, this will be another No.1 UK music DVD for Daniel.

Daniel’s chart achievements are quite astonishing and bear repeating - he is the only artist who has had an album in the UK charts every year for the past eighteen years, which is no mean feat.

For this one-off concert tour, out of the window went the trademark stylish suits and patent shoes and in their place jeans, leather jacket and the inevitable blue suede shoes. Daniel has frequently included a rock'n'roll song or medley in his normal stage performance, but such has been the interest generated by these hit albums that last September he toured this Rock'n'Roll spectacular around some major venues in the UK and Ireland. Daniel's normal band was augmented by a brass section and the show also featured a colourful nostalgic stage set and a very lively group of young dancers. The end result was entertainment with a capital E and many observers have said that the show should be a West End production. That may happen in the future, but for the moment we have a sparkling DVD, a fast moving and highly entertaining one, so please judge for yourselves.

Catalogue no. DVD – ROSDVD 7860 & Video ROSV 860
Order Teenage Dreams now on Amazon!

Roger Ryan


BMG Music Club: 12 CDs for the Price of 1! with membership

Child Alert Foundation

More News
Page 2


Home ] April 2005 ] May 2005 ] June 2005 ] July 2005 ] August 2005 ] October 2005 ] Sept. 2005 ] [ 11-5-05 ] Jaci Rae News ]

Mail MKOC                            _mkoc.jpg (3165 bytes)

{ MKOC Main Navigation } { Stairway To The Stars } { Stars On The Horizon } { Hidden Talent }  {Official Artists' Homepages }
{ Scrap Book } { List O' Links } { Special Attractions } { Name That Tune} { Awards } { Contests } { Artist Info }
{ Country Sings Out For Child Protection } { Redneck Test } { Store } { Yours By Design } { Web Rings }

Copyright 1996 - 2007  My Kind Of Country Produced and maintained by Marlene Slater, All rights reserved. This page and all contents therein are the sole property of Marlene Slater and may not be reproduced or copied in whole or in part without the express prior written consent of the owner. Copyright and trademarks contained in the links embedded on this page are the property of their respective owners.

Child Alert Foundation
Help make your community CAF safe!