7-7-05 Hannity Freedom Concert
July 24, 2005
I tried to send the news out last night but
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news so read on and enjoy!
New to MKOC This Week
There's a new song on "Country
Sings out for Child Protection" by songwriter, Rhonda Walsh - "Sweet
Dreams". I hope to showcase more of Rhonda's work soon. She has some wonderful songs
available for artists looking for songs to record.
Sweet Dreams is featured on "Music
4" of the site. For those who've never been to that part of MKCO, take some time
and hear some great songs all in the interest of protecting our children. There are many
wonderful artists and songs that have been contributed to this cause; Joe Diffie, Little
River Band, Ronnie McDowell, Cerrito.. just to name a few.
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RETURNS AUGUST 7TH FOR HOMECOMING CONCERT
THE GOOD NEWS AND THE BAD NEWS
RETURNING TO KANSAS CITY Straight from Branson, Missouri.
Joe will be performing in Kansas City, Missouri August 27th, Saturday Evening at The North
Town Theatre. Call Byron Jones 816- 471-6779 for tickets now, in order to guarantee your
seats early. This too should be an early sell out.
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Madison, WI Native Puts Up Billboard, at Plaum Road on Highway 51 to Kick-Off
Who Wants to Marry Brian Stace Campaign, July 19th
* * *
Country Music Singer to also put up billboards in Los Angeles and Nashville
* * *
Stace to Hold Press Conference at Billboard Location,
Plaum Road on Highway 51, Tuesday, July 26th, 10:00 AM
WHO: Country music singer Brian Stace, a native of Madison, who has dealt with the
frustrations of finding his true love, has placed a billboard in his native city of
Madison in hopes of attracting a suitable candidate for marriage. Though a successful
businessman as well as an up-and-coming country singer, Stace has made a commitment to
change his life completely. He recently left the business world to pursue his dream of
being a country singer. Stace now intends leave the world of bachelorhood and settle down
with the woman of his dream. I Dont Wanna Wish I Had, the debut single
from his forthcoming album is being played by country radio stations across the country
WHAT: A press conference at the base of the billboard. Brian will talk about his quest for
a wife and how interested candidates can apply online at www.brianstace.com
WHERE: Plaum Road on Highway 51, near The Farm & Fleet store
WHEN: Tuesday, July 26th 10:00 10:30 AM
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For more information on BRIAN STACE, go to www.brianstace.com
To arrange an interview with Brian, contact Luck Media & Marketing, 310-860-9170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Note from Marli: I hope Brian can run
reaaaaaaaallllly fast cuz there's gonna be a mob of gals after this blue eyed bad boy!
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It's come to our attention that we forgot to include the time for
the concert on Saturday, July 23rd at Horse Trading Days in Zelienople. The show starts at
8:30 PM -- we'll be doing two sets to end around 11:00 PM. It's supposed to be a very nice
day and evening weatherwise -- hope to see you there!
And -- we also don't know why, but we are having a bit of a delay updating the schedule on
our website. In case you go to the site and don't see the listing for Sunday, July 24th in
Kittanning, be assured that the show will go on. The ESPN Junior Bassmaster World
Tournament starts on the river during the day and Corbin/Hanner will perform at 6:30 PM.
Vanessa Campagna will open the show at 6:00 PM.
One more quick note: we've added another show on Saturday, Sept. 10th -- we'll be on the
Majestic again. The show starts at 8:00 PM but the boat sails before that. You can call
412-355-7980 for tickets and info or you can also purchase tickets online at
www.gatewayclipper.com -- we'll let you know our August schedule very soon.
Thanks to all of you for your interest in Corbin/Hanner
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Here's my favorite Corbin/Hanner song: If Wishes Were Horses
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Sara & Danny at Bluebird Cafe, Nashville
This week's quotes:
"Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!" - quote submitted on 7/22/05 by SongU.com
member, R. Hoskings, GA
"Thanks for challenging me, yet again, to take another step that I never thought I
could." - quote submitted on 7/22/05 by SongU.com member, B. Herrema, CO
Since many of you will be in Nashville next week for Songposium and we'd like to invite
The Bluebird Cafe, Sunday, July 24th
Sara and Danny are the featured writers. Our half-hour set will start about 9:30pm. Catch
us as we do a medley of "firsts" - our first published song, our first song on
hold, first cut, etc. Earlier that night will be individual writers doing their own sets
(we know that SongU.com members, Melanie Johnson, Jane Godfrey and Frank Jones will be
performing that night -- whoo hoo!) .
Our Songposium Seminars
Our 90-minute seminars are:
* Monday, July 25th, 11:00 am "Music Theory Survival Guide For Songwriters" with
* Monday, July 25th, 2:00pm "Five Strategies For Setting and Achieving Your
Songwriting Goals" with Sara
* Thursday, July 28th, 2:00pm "Writing From The Heart" with Sara
Several other SongU.com instructors will be participating in Songposium. So be sure to
also catch the seminars of Jerry Vandiver/Gracie Hollombe, Pat/Pete Luboff, Nancy Moran
and Fett, Kim Copeland and Susan Tucker.
Pamela Phillips Oland: Thanks!
A special thanks to SongU.com faculty member Pamela Phillips Oland for a great and
insightful talk this past Thursday night for SONG 181. It was great to hear some of the
stories about writing a song for Film/TV as well as watch the song progress from its
initial state through its re-writes. Here's just one of the many great comments we got:
"SONG 181: I appreciated that a
successful songwriter would present her material so honestly and humbly. Great inspiration
for re-writing. I love Digga Digga Dog! My kiddo has the 102 Dalmatians movie; I'm
definitely going to dust it off and watch it again (with new ears). :) Terri R!"
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"DON'T IT MAKE YOU WANTA GO HOME", written by JOE SOUTH, has long been one of my
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BLANCHARD and MISTY MORGAN have taken this classic song and have remade it with their
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This song is due for another go around so that another generation can be reminded of all
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Jack & Misty
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LOST IN THE CROWD.
I'm honored that so many stars have recorded or performed my songs, but the ones I'm most
proud of are relatively unknown artists.
The names you will probably recognize are: Buck Owens, Englebert Humperdink, Lawrence
Welk, Rolfe Harris, Dean Martin and The Golddiggers, Henry Mancini, The Ventures, Wilma
Burgess, Des O'Connor, Tony Martin, Connie Eaton, Sheb Wooley, The Tennessee Guitars, The
George Wright Orchestra, and Bob Hope, to name a few.
Most of them did a good job. A few just phoned it in.
A couple names that aren't household words are Mike Miller and Joel Mathis. Their
renditions of my songs are the best of all.
Joel was a friend from Valdosta Georgia. We lost Joel a few years ago, but his music is
still with us.
Mike Miller is our old pal, and former bandleader who lives and plays in Jacksonville,
Florida, where he and his band draw big crowds.
Misty and I have no financial interest in either of these artists, but we will keep on
trying to get their music out to the world.
If you haven't heard them yet, you're in for a treat.
Mike Miller's rendition of my "Don't It Look Like Georgia" is beautiful.
Joel Mathis' version of my "Little Orphan Annie" is a little gem.
There is untapped talent out there that just gets lost in the crowd.
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Country Radio Broadcasters
Executive Memo July 21, 2005
COUNTRY LEADS IN HD
By Dave Robbins
WUSN HD2 Chicagos Future Country
The Spring of 2005 will be forever written in the history books of Country Music radio.
The Country format took a giant leap forward in May as Country artists and broadcasters
worldwide watched Americas Country Station WUSN Chicago become Americas first
commercial radio station to launch a fulltime digital multicast radio station. The new
station, WUSN HD2 Chicagos Future Country, features all brand new
released country music, and is the most exciting thing on the radio dial today.
This new and all digital Country radio station broadcast covering over 8 million
Chicagoland listeners was destined for greatness the moment it was conceived. The format
choice and concept were simple: Give Country music fans a radio station that exposes new
artists as well as brand new songs from established artists 24 hours a day. Songs
that cannot be heard back to back anywhere else on the dial. Its new Country music,
all the time.
Using HD Radio technology, WUSN HD2 in Chicago is a second broadcast channel to
Americas largest and most listened to Country radio station, US99.5. Both stations
can coexist on one frequency thanks to digital transmission. Listeners who are listening
to US99.5 with a digital radio now have a choice: Listen to the main channel, or select
HD2 with the push of a button and hear all new Country music, all the time - without ever
leaving 99.5 FM. All for free in crystal clear CD quality.
True Country music fans will love this format. It is unique, different, and most
importantly promotes Country music for the future. There is nothing as powerful as
launching a radio station that will impact future generations of Country music listeners,
and actively promote the new music in the format. No other format has anything like WUSN
HD2 to support its future growth.
This is a radio station that Country artists and Nashville alike can be proud of,
providing airplay for artists and songs and building the foundation for the future stars
of Country. By exposing new product on a continuous basis, we open a direct line of
communication to the trendsetters, the actives, the true lovers of Country music. We
expose the new and fresh product and create an excitement about new Country music that has
never been created before.
As HD capable radios begin showing up in cars this fall and tabletop models begin
appearing in stores for Christmas 2005, guess what will be on the digital dial and leading
the way? WUSN HD2 broadcasting all new Country music, all the time.
As we leap into future technologies, the Country music industry should be proud. Proud of
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showcasing the future of Country music.
Country music listeners will be able to download and purchase songs right in their car,
get additional artist information, and download lyrics, all at the push of a button as
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The winner of course is the format, the artist, the music retailers just to name a few.
But the most important winner is the one who will determine the future success of Country
music radio: The Country music fan. We all know them, and we all love them.
Thank you for all of the support we have received in the launch of this fantastic project.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Used with permission. Copyright 2005 Country Radio
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A campaign encouraging people to enter an emergency contact number in their mobile phone's
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London. Originally established as a nation-wide campaign in the UK, ICE allows paramedics
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