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June 26-30, 2005

Hi All,

I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July Weekend. Me? I'm still painting in the basement but wanted to take some time off to get the news out to y'all and yes, I admit, to take a rest! ;) This newsletter is filled with all the news since the last newsletter to the end of June. The first July edition will be following soon.

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Wade Hayes

WOWW!! A Word on Wade's World - June 26, 2005

WadeHayes.jpg (3477 bytes) FAN GET TOGETHER - was a great success!!!
More than 2 hours of music and visiting with Wade

We've added pictures, review and play list for the Fan Gathering
or go straight to:

We had a really wonderful afternoon - great music and visiting and picture taking. We were wall-to-wall and standing room only, but everyone came together to make this a very enjoyable event. I'm sorry that so many on the waiting list were unable to join us.

We'd love to have more pictures. I'm planning another page from the party. I've had about as much luck calling this a "fan gathering" as the CMA has in renaming Fan Fair to CMA Music Fest. <smile> It was a "gathering," but it sure felt like a party.

It was wonderful to hear the great music and see old friends again. Wade commented later on how much he enjoyed seeing everyone again.

NEW SHOW DATE - Nashville, TN
August 6 .. Saturday
Fiddlin', Brewin', BBQ'n Cook-Off with Live Entertainment
Opryland Hotel Pavilion

This is a 2-day event (Friday and Saturday). Wade will be there Saturday night only. A single-day adult admission is $10. That does not include the $10 parking.

This is an outside event at the Pavilion - a large roofed shelter that's near the McGavock Pike entrance to the Opry Mills Mall. As you go north on McGavock Pike, pass the entrance to the hotel and look for the mall entrance on the left (this is a back entrance to the mall) Pack your lawn chairs. I'm not certain there will be seating.

For the events and the package deals check their web site:

Thanks, Amanda T

Yes, I know most stations are locked into play lists that play the same current 10 over and over. But there are smaller stations that take requests and we want them to remember Wade and play his music. Our friend, Wade fan, and extraordinary computer programmer, Gayle, has set up a page to make it easy for you to find stations in your area. And we each do need to concentrate on our own neck of the woods.

Check out this page. She's included stations that report to the Music Row Country Breakout Chart, which seeks smaller stations that are programmed locally.

She'd also like to include your local station, if it's not on her list yet. Send her this info for posting:
city and state
call letters
web site
on-line form link if there is one
request line

Send to: windy_1@skyhighway.com

If you want help searching for lesser known stations in your area, you can check out the Radio-Locator site. (or send me your zip code and I'll check for you.) http://www.radio-locator.com/

On the first page, enter your zip code or city, state. When you get the second page (which is the listing of all the radio stations in your area), scroll down to near the bottom of the page, where it has a box for Station Format - change that from Any Format to Country. The listing of stations you now see will be the country radio stations in your area. When you click on the little "i" on the left, you'll get information on the station.

Wade and Trent Willmon, Shelly Fairchild, Jon Randall, and Jeff Bates are the performers on a 4-night Western Caribbean Cruise - to Cozumel and back - leaving Galveston, Texas on October 27th (Thu), returning to Galveston on Monday morning, October 31st.

October 27 - October 31st - Galveston to Cozumel and back.

I'm beginning to hear from "cruisers" who went on the first two trips about what a great time it was. And I'm hearing from Wade fans who've already signed up - sounds terrific!

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.
This time it's a "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: http://www.elvinsystems.com/invision/index.php?showforum=5261

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, South Korea, Spain, New Zealand, Hong Kong.

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

Keep us up to date on your address. When you make a change send us the old one (so we can remove it) and the new one so that we can add it. We don't want to lose you.

....... 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

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Billy Dean

Contact: Steve Levesque, Guy McCain
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(310) 860-9170 info@luckmedia www.luckmedia.com

Releases Third Single "Race You to the Bottom"
From Let Them Be Little Album

BillyDean-CD-LetLittle.jpg (4193 bytes)Billy Dean fans may not recognize their favorite singer when "Race You To The Bottom", the third single from his Curb Records album Let Them Be Little hits the radio airwaves next month. Known for lyrics with a lighter tone, on “Race You To The Bottom,” Dean sings lyrics from a cynical character (nothing like Dean) to point out folly from a reverse perspective, such as:

“Power, sex, money and whatever they can think of next

It’s just a game and if you want in

I’ll race you to the bottom

Whoever dies with the most wins…I’ll race you to the bottom “

According to Dean, “I’ve always had this big kid at heart thing going on with tunes like ‘Billy The Kid’ and ‘Young Man,’ but then I had to grow up.”

Upcoming Billy Dean tour dates:
July 4 Ft. Stewart, GA
July 6 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
July 9 Taylorville, IL – Nashville North USA
July 16 Richmond, VA – K95 Countryfest
July 16 Roanoke, VA – WSLC radio acoustic show
July 17 Hershey, PA – Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser
July 19 Boston, MA – WKLB radio Country Café
July 22 Fremont, MI – Veterans Park Amphitheater
July 23 Sloan, IA- Winnevagas Casino

For more information on BILLY DEAN contact:
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The Bellamy Brothers
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Contact: Steve Levesque, Guy McCain
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(310) 860-9170 info@luckmedia www.luckmedia.com

Country Music Legends
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Duo to Perform Songs from Their Latest CD
Angels & Outlaws Volume 1
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FOX Appearance Follows a Concert Tour of Europe with David Bellamy’s sons as an Opening Act

Country music duo The Bellamy Brothers (www.bellamybrothers.com) are set to appear on FOX News Channel’s highly rated morning show “FOX & Friends” on Friday, July 15th. The Bellamys will perform songs from their latest Curb album Angels & Outlaws Volume 1.

The FOX News Channel appearance will take place upon The Bellamy Brothers return from a two week European tour that kicked off on July 2nd . Joining them on the tour as an opening act will be David Bellamy’s sons Jesse & Noah. These second generation Bellamy Brothers have been putting the finishing touches are their debut album and have been performing in several southern cities.

'We’ve been playing a lot of honky tonks and writers nights during the last couple of years so we’re really excited that we got to perform on a Festival Tour with our Dad and Uncle for the folks in Europe,'' according to Jesse and Noah Bellamy.

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(NASHVILLE, TN) – Jett Williams, daughter of legendary Hank Williams, joined renowned Montana sculptor Bill Rains, and Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg to present President George Bush a nearly life-size bronze statue of Hank Williams in a private meeting with the President at the Oval Office on June 29th. The statue weighs approximately 200 pounds. President Bush, a fan of country music in general and of Hank Williams in particular, plans to display the statue in his presidential library.

“While I have been to the White House many times, this truly was a special occasion. Presenting this beautiful work of art to a President I admire, support and respect –and who loves my daddy—was an event I will never forget. But the best part was sharing Hank stories with each other,” Jett commented on her visit.

Jett Williams, no stranger to the White House, struggled for over 10 years for the right to claim her heritage as the daughter of the late Hank Williams.

Rains, who sculpted the statue, resides in Congressman Rehberg’s state of Montana, and is recognized as one of the nation’s premiere portrait sculptor. In addition to being displayed in the White House, a smaller version of the Hank Williams statue also resides in his daughter’s home.

Accompanying Jett Williams was her husband Keith Adkinson.

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President George W. Bush is joined by Denny Rehberg, R-Mont; Jett Williams, daughter of Hank Williams, and artist Bill Rains in the Oval Office of the White House Wednesday, June 29, 2005. Behind them is a 5-foot-tall bronze statue of Hank Williams that Mr. Rains sculpted and presented to the President.

White House photo by Paul Morse
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For additional information, to arrange an interview with Jett Williams, or to schedule an appearance, please contact:
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I get a lot of encouraging letters from people who say nice things about my writings... songs, articles, and stories. It’s a real incentive to write more.

Most of my writing seems to me to be accidental. By that I mean: I have never planned or plotted a story or song in my life. I don’t know how.

I usually let my mind wander into a situation, real or imaginary, and the pictures unfold in front of me. I just take down what happens, as it happens.

I don’t know what the ending will be until it ends. I’m as surprised as everybody else.

I seldom know the title of a song until the rest of it is done. I often have a temporary working title but it’s usually replaced and demoted to a line somewhere in the piece.

Any craftsmanship I may have comes later, when I go in and heartlessly edit the whole thing, trying to get rid of all phrases that don’t add to the story, and replacing all words that are almost right with ones that are closer to right.

I don’t like fill-in lines. I’d rather have it short. Or, maybe a better word is “tight”.

In school sports I was a good sprinter but not good in any race over 100 yards. I did okay in football, baseball, and hockey because the action is in spurts. My writing limitations are the same... short all-you’ve-got bursts.

I like composing song lyrics. because they’re miniatures, like little pieces of jewelry.

Working out the music part is fun because the secret of music is surprises.

The music can come first, last, or along with the words. No formula works for me all the time.

I’m telling you this because people are often interested in how writers work. I know I am.

I would write even if I never got paid... which is somewhat true.

Some guys play golf.

Jack Blanchard
© 2005.


Why we like music:
1. It's what we're used to.
2. It's popular with our age group.
3. It brings back memories.
4. We understand it.
5. We can play it, or almost play it.
6. It's good music.

Why we don't like music:
1. It's not what we're used to.
2, We don't understand it.
3. It's not popular with our age group.
4. We can't play it.
5. It's just crappy music.
6. We don't like the guys playing it.

Musician "A" has conquered the simpler forms of music, gets bored, and looks for challenges elsewhere.

Musician "B" is still working on his E chord, and doesn't need or want to look elsewhere. Don't try to hand him your diminished chords. They would only screw up "Jumbalay'", which is true. B may even resent music that is beyond his expertise.

B doesn't like A's music, or the horse he rode in on.

A feels an unhealthy need to educate B by making him listen to more music styles. B will say they all stink.

"If you say everything stinks, you will be right some of the time." Albert Einstein.

Fortunately for A, there are a zillion people in the world, several of whom may understand what he's playing.
The majority will think he's nuts.

Fortunately for B, A will eventually give up and leave him alone so he can perfect his open E chord.

Musician C is playing Hip Hop music, and nobody with an IQ over 22 cares if he hip hops into a jet engine.

Jack Blanchard
© 2005.


In Rock it doesn’t seem to matter so much, but in Country we want to hear the words. I hear too many recordings where the lyrics are lost.

If the words aren’t audible there are several possible culprits. The singer may not be making them clear, or the producer and engineer aren’t recording them right.

Sometimes the singer tries too hard to sound Southern or Country, and it comes out slurred and run together.

Here’s a trick to get rig of Singer’s Lockjaw: Pretend you’re singing to a deaf person who is reading your lips.

When Misty and I record vocalists (ourselves and other artists) we use a soft-knee compressor on the mike and maybe later in the mixdown. The compressor brings out the low notes, the soft words, and the nuances that give an artist identity.

The compressor should be set conservatively at 2.5:1 or less. The compressor itself should be inaudible.

Sometimes the voice needs presence, or edge. To add vocal presence we boost the frequency slightly at 2 kHz, and maybe a touch at 4 kHz. Too much presence can make the voice brassy and thin. A little can make it sound good, and bring out the lyrics.

Enhancers like Aphex and BBE can help with general clarity, and instrument/vocal separation, but they can be overdone, if we’re not careful.

We try to get backup lead instruments to play in the cracks between the singer’s phrases, not during,
and we try not to have too much going on in the singer’s frequency range.

Misty and I find it helpful to analyze the lyrics beforehand, marking on lyric sheets where we want to take breaths, and which words we want to punch.

If a song is good enough to record the lyrics should be heard.

Each of us has different methods and tastes. I’m sharing ours just in case it may help somebody.

Jack Blanchard
© 2005.

Please visit our Home Page at: www.jackandmisty.com

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Jack & Buster have known each other since Jack was a drummer for the Great ERNEST TUBB and playing at our "FRONTIER JAMBOREE" THEATRES !!



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When I first starting discussing the idea of the "Jamboree on the Mountain" with some friends, we agreed to a few ground rules, NO CHARGE to the artists for tickets or to showcase and no competition or awards! It would be more like a family picnic where we all could see old friends and make new ones. None of us had any idea that it would attracts artists from all over the world. BUT IT DID!!

The picture above is of DOREEN BROWN from CANADA!!



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There were many great performances at the
and one of them was when JULIE TAYLOR & the "FIRE MOUNTAIN BAND" WERE ON THE STAGE!



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RustieBlue.jpg (3997 bytes)Rustie Blue has released the third single off of her Chip Chip CD titled “Tomorrow Tonight”. The song was written by Deborah Allen and Bill Anderson (who is also Rustie’s duet partner on “Chip Chip”). This mid-tempo ballad is about a couple getting together for the very first time and not worrying about anything else but that moment. “Tomorrow Tonight” can be found on Chi HotDisc #79 and Mark Trail on M-T-M #12.

Praise is already pouring in about “Tomorrow Tonight”. Stuart Cameron of Country Music Roundup says that “Tomorrow Tonight” is “…one of the highlights from Rustie Blue's current album, "Chip Chip," and is without a doubt one of her finest vocal performances of her career to date...” Hot-N-Gold out of London and BBC Radio Lancashire have already picked up the song.

Rustie Blue appeared on several charts with "The Devil May Care," the second single off of her Chip Chip album! She went to #1 on the Number One Music traditional country chart in June. "The Devil May Care" is currently at #6 on the Indie World Country Chart.

Rustie is nominated for the French 2005 Music Box Country Rising Artist and Outgoing Artist Awards! Winners will be announced in November or December in a theatre in Paris, France. She is also nominated for Favorite Country Album, International Entertainer, and Song of the Year for Chip Chip in the Texas River Awards. Rustie Blue and Bill Anderson also won 2005 European CMA Awards Vocal Collaboration of the Year for their "Chip Chip" duet, which appears on the latest CD by both artists.

MP3s of Tomorrow Tonight, a copy of the Chip Chip album, interviews, & photos available to the media by request.

Tomorrow Tonight clip


More on Rustie

GO TO HOT-N-GOLD WEBSITE AT: http://www.hotngold.co.uk
and click on the menu at the left that says NEW! ON HOT-N-GOLD to view Rustie Blue's feature. Hot-N-Gold also welcomes your emails. Email Hot-N-Gold at studio@hotngold.co.uk and let them know what you think of Rustie's songs to keep them playing!! They are currently playing "Chip Chip," "The Devil May Care" and they have also just added, "Tomorrow Tonight." THANKS HOT-N-GOLD!!


Thank you also to all the folks that have registered and voted for Rustie at the Music Box TV Awards in France. We can't tell you how much we appreciate all that you do! To vote go to http://www.musicboxtv.com
and click on the menu at the left that says, Le To Twenty, to register to vote. Rustie is currently #9. She is in with a great bunch of talent! THANK YOU ALL AT MUSIC BOX TV and to all the listeners!!

Thank you so much for all of your great support to Rustie!!

Bob Keister
Center Stage Productions
512 West Sixth Ave.
Lancaster, OH 43130
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Bow Thayer
June 27, 2005

Dear folks of My Kind of Country,

BowThayer.jpg (4749 bytes)I thought you might be interested to know that Bow Thayer's rootsie acoustic single "Get Lost Again" from his critically acclaimed solo CD "The Driftwood Periodicals, Volume 1" is hitting Americana and alternative radio playlists across America this week.

If you'd like to hear the single, or download a hi-fi MP3 for free, just click through the following link: http://www.crookedroot.com/americanaradio.html

Bow and I hope you'll make time to listen, and if you like it, please share it with My Kind of Country's readers or listeners.

And if you do, please let us know, so Bow can acknowledge your support at gigs and we can link to your website from www.bowthayer.com and http://www.crookedroot.com.

Bow is available for telephone interviews almost anytime he's not playing or travelling to a gig. If you have any inkling to chat with Bow, please give him a call directly at 802-234-4007 or call Crooked Root Records at 802-234-9950 to schedule a time.

Thanks very much for your time. I hope you enjoy the single "Get Lost Again" and the CD "The Driftwood Periodicals, Volume 1."

Yours In Music,

Stephen Farrington, Owner
Crooked Root Records

P.S. Crooked Root Records is my small (actually "micro") label, propelled by a love of the music and a sincere belief in the magic of artists like Bow. I do not have the budget to advertise much or, thankfully, to "pester" you about our existence. I just hope you'll like the music and you'll introduce your audience to Bow. Thanks again for your time.

This message a courtesy of Crooked Root Records. Click here to subscribe to news about our artists. For booking information, call 802-234-9950 or send an email to booking@crookedroot.com.


Country Radio Broadcasters

Executive Memo June 30, 2005

Country at the Conclave

By Ed Salamon
Executive Director
Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.

Country radio is currently very hot and will make a big impact on the 30th anniversary of The Conclave Learning Conference, the Midwest’s multi-format convention, as Keith Urban, The MuzikMafia, Billboard Magazine and the Country Radio Broadcasters converge to present Country in Minneapolis July 21-24.

Many of you who participate in Country Radio Broadcasters’ activities know that the CRB usually presents a regional convention a few months after our annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. In 2004, we presented CRS*LV (CRS Las Vegas) in conjunction with the Academy of Country Music Awards. In previous years the CRB has presented regional conventions in Dallas, Sacramento, Kansas City, Cleveland and other markets. This year, the CRB had not scheduled a regional convention and we were glad to accept The Conclave’s invitation to present two of the most popular panels form the Country Radio Seminar as “CRS at the Conclave.”


Used with permission. Copyright 2005 Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc., all rights reserved. Visit www.crb.org


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SongU.com Summer e-Workshops Are Here

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"I've been out of town and wanted to say a belated Happy Birthday to you at SongU! The last SongU.com Campus News was amazing--I am so excited by all the plans--you guys rock! Thanks so much for all you've done and all you are planning." - quote submitted on 6/27/05 by SongU.com member, C. Ryerson, TX

Hi everyone,

Are you traveling this summer, without a lot of time to concentrate on your songwriting? We've got some special short e-workshops just to keep you motivated and creative.

Summer e-Workshops Are Here!
Since it's summer here and many people travel and take vacation, at SongU.com we try to offer a lot more special e-Workshops (1 or 2 week classes) so there's not a big time commitment. This week, there's several special e-Workshops that you can register for. You can take any of these classes individually, or for a better value, you can sign up as a SongU.com Platinum member and get complete access to all of our courses, co-writing and pitching opportunities...

  • SONG 180 The Writer's Room: The Urban Experience. Jump in as #1 writer, Jack Knight, (cuts by J-Lo, Usher, Monifah), breaks down and explains the process behind his hit song, "My First Love" (recorded by Carl Thomas).
  • SONG 230 Song Production for Film/TV. Find out what it takes to create a demo to pitch for Film/TV with hit writers, Jack Sundrud and Craig Bickhardt as they talk about a song they wrote, demoed and pitched for the Showtime original series, "Huff".
  • SONG 181 The Writer's Room: Writing For Film. Get the inside scoop about writing (and re-writing) for Film as Grammy nominated writer, Pamela Oland breaks down the song she wrote for the opening/closing to Disney's "102 Dalmatians" (she wrote 32 verses in all!).
  • BUS 250 The Business of The Independent Songwriter. Learn more about the business of making money as an independent songwriter in this special two-week e-Workshop led by #1 writer, Craig Bickhardt.

Gold Stars
We love it when our SongU.com members are out there slugging away against the big music industry beast and winning some battles. So applause to Lisa Medill, whose song, "Take Back The Night", is being pitched for a possible book deal while another one of her songs, "Next To Nothing" (co-written with member Lorna Flowers) is currently being performed by the group, "Great Guns" who are opening for Phil Vassar at Summerfest. High-five to Randy Thomas whose song, "You Love Me, You Don't Know It Yet" is climbing the indie country charts. Hats off to Vaughan Ray Daniel whose song, "Highway Miles", is being showcased the entire day of the 4th of July at Garageband.com and has been put into rotation on Country Radio in Canada. Congrats to MB for signing three single song agreements in the past couple of months with major publishing companies in Los Angeles. A standing ovation for Krystle-Blue who was named "Best New Artist" for her R&B vocal performance at the finals of the USA World Showcase, held last week at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Congrats to Rebecca Hosking whose vocal talent and songwriting talent peaked the interest of the legendary Skaggs family who have expressed interest in working with her. Incidentally, they discovered Rebecca's voice and her songs on her SongU.com Member Website (after seeing a message with her signature and web address). And a round of applause to Lorna Flowers and Shelley Jacobson on signing their first staff writing deals with Full Court Press Music. Thanks for making the SongU.com campus rock!

Birthday Special Extended!
Hurry to take advantage of our 2nd birthday celebration - offer extended through July 4th! Just use redemption code BDAY when signing up at www.SongU.com to receive your first quarter of Platinum Membership for $39.95 ($40 off). Questions? email us at: admissions@SongU.com

Best wishes,
Sara Light
Courses, Coaching, Connections

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Two friends are walking in the jungle.
Suddenly a tiger appears in the distance running toward them.
One friend pulls a pair of 'Nikes' out of his bag and quickly puts them on.
With a surprised look, the other friend says, "You don't really think you can out run that tiger with those?"
"I don't need to out run the tiger", his friend replies,
"I just need to run faster than you".


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