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Sept. 9, 2005

Hi All,

I've been AOL for quite some time now and there's tons of news to catch up on. I'm going to post the most recent news first and then will work on the rest of last month's news as soon as I can. There's only over 160 emails with news, so have patience with me.. LOL.. this is a lot to get out all at once.

Hurricane Katrina

As most of you know, we were planning a Child Alert Benefit to be held next month in Nashville. Due to the dire need of so many left homeless and scattered about the country, this benefit is being held back and will hopefully take place next spring. My sources tell me there are nearly 10,000 displaced persons being brought into Nashville. They need all the help any of us can manage to give.

We've all seen the horrific remains of Hurricane Katrina.. and there are at least 3 more hurricanes brewing at this very moment. I encourage all to donate whatever you can. If you don't have spare change, maybe you can donate some unused clothing, kitchenware, whatever you have to spare, the folks from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama can use it. Let's not forget the pets that have been rescued.. they have needs as well.

Just remember to be wise with your donations. Don't fall prey to abuse websites that would bilk you and the needy of your money, not to mention your identify. Only donate to organizations you know are legitimate. There are many artists who are donating proceeds of their sales to help. All of those listed here are good and honest folks and I trust them completely and it also gives you something back for the money you send so everyone wins, but you use your own judgement as to how and where you donate.

Latest Hurricane News from CNN

Ophelia regains hurricane strength and could make landfall in South Carolina on Monday or Tuesday, says National Hurricane Center.

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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.
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
You Ain't Been Worth A Dime
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
San Antonio Sweetheart
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Five Cards on the Mantle
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
Veteran's Day
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
Goodbye's What You Got
Tony Oliphant
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.

Narvel Felts

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


Joe Tinoco

It's Country Music and Much More

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Weekly Updates

Sad News
Actor Bob Denver, 70, of TV's "Gilligan's Island" fame lost his battle to cancer at the age of 70. Prior to his best known role as "Gilligan", Mr. Denver was the well known beatnick, Mainard G. Crebbs on the "Dobie Gillis" show. Dobie was played by Dwayne Hickman.. and yes, he's still alive and kickin'.
More Country  News
As reported in Stuart Cameron's Hot Disc News

The nominees have been announced for the prestigious country music "oscars" taking place in America later this year. Here are the main listings - for more information, go to the CMA website. Keith Urban is nominated in several categories once again, but if he wins any gongs don't expect his British record label EMI to publicize the fact because, remember, Keith does not want to be connected with country music!!!

So if he does win something how embarrassing will that be for "rock" star Keith? Let's hope that the awards go to people who are PROUD to be considered country, and not to Keith who clearly hates being connected with this genre of music. It amazes me how this Jekyll and Hyde character has the nerve to even attend the CMA Awards - let alone accept his nominations - when he openly endorses his record company's stance on making sure he is not regarded as country on this side of the pond.

Kenny Chesney
Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
Keith Urban

(Award goes to artist and producer)
"Alcohol" - Brad Paisley - Produced by Frank Rogers
"As Good As I Once Was" - Toby Keith - Produced by James Stroud/Toby Keith
"Baby Girl" - Sugarland - Produced by Garth Fundis
"Bless the Broken Road" - Rascal Flatts - Produced by Mark Bright/Marty Williams/Rascal Flatts
"I May Hate Myself In The Morning" - Lee Ann Womack - Produced by Byron Gallimore

(Award goes to artist and producer)
Be Here - Keith Urban - Produced by Dann Huff/Keith Urban
Feels Like Today - Rascal Flatts - Produced by Mark Bright/Marty Williams/Rascal Flatts
Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw - Produced by Tim McGraw/Byron Gallimore/Darran Smith
Somewhere Down In Texas - George Strait - Produced by Tony Brown/George Strait
There's More Where That Came From - Lee Ann Womack - Produced by Byron Gallimore/Greg Droman

(Award goes to songwriter and primary publisher)
"Alcohol" - Brad Paisley
"As Good As I Once Was" - Toby Keith/Scotty Emerick
"Bless The Broken Road" - Marcus Hummon/Bobby Boyd/Jeff Hanna
"I May Hate Myself In The Morning" - Odie Blackmon - Cal IV Songs
"Redneck Woman" - Gretchen Wilson/John Rich
"Whiskey Lullaby" - Bill Anderson/Jon Randall

Sara Evans
Alison Krauss
Martina McBride
Gretchen Wilson
Lee Ann Womack

Kenny Chesney
Alan Jackson
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Keith Urban

Alison Krauss + Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas
Diamond Rio
Rascal Flatts

Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Montgomery Gentry
Van Zant
The Warren Brothers

George Strait (Duet with Lee Ann Womack) - "Good News, Bad News"
Willie Nelson with Lee Ann Womack - "I'll Never Be Free"
Brad Paisley/Sara Evans - "New Again"
Shania Twain (with Billy Currington) - "Party For Two"
Jimmy Buffett with Martina McBride - "Trip Around The Sun"

Jerry Douglas - Dobro
Paul Franklin - Steel Guitar
Dann Huff - Electric Guitar
Brent Mason - Guitar/Electric Guitar
Randy Scruggs - Guitar/Mandolin

(Award goes to artist and director)
"Alcohol" - Brad Paisley - Directed by Jim Shea
"As Good As I Once Was" - Toby Keith - Directed by Michael Salomon
"Days Go By" - Keith Urban - Directed by Wayne Isham
"I May Hate Myself In The Morning" - Lee Ann Womack - Directed by Trey Fanjoy
"When I Think About Cheatin'" - Gretchen Wilson - Directed by Robert Deaton/George J. Flanigen IV

Dierks Bentley
Big & Rich
Miranda Lambert
Julie Roberts

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Wade Hayes


WadeHayes.jpg (3477 bytes)NEW - Every Wednesday night in September
Around 7 until around 10:30 (the
Address: 123 - 12th Avenue North, Nashville

Wade says he's going to be trying out some new material. We're eager for it!

The Judge's is a wonderful venue with great food, good sound and some of the best country music around.

Directions: Take I-40 to Broadway (Exit # 209). Head toward downtown 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. There's valet parking - also parking in the gravel lot behind the Judge's.

Turn your speakers down before entering the site. then adjust them. You can't cut the audio on the first page, you have to "enter" before you can mute it.

9/17 Sat .. Concert on the Green
Riverfront across from 100 Main Street, Calhoun, Kentucky

Driving directions have been added to the web-site. This is a free show at the river front. This veneue is close to Owensboro, KY and Evansville, IN, less than 2 hours from Nashville, Louisville or Bowling Green. Come on out and enjoy an end of summer evening at a great show with Wade and Randy Lanham.




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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.

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Wade on MKOC

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!

Rae of Hope Scores Music High Notes for a Flat Industry

New York, NY - "The Rae of HopeTM" does it again! Thursday, September 15, 2005, Jaci Rae will team up with one of the top PR Agents in the United States, Annie Jennings, to share much sought after advice and inside information about the music industry for fr-ee.

Don't let your dreams be over and end up like many of the multi-talented artists on yet another major label today that has just been given their pink slips. They ended up out of work, with their dreams shattered and a huge loan to payback.

"Everything You Need to Know to Make It in the Entertainment Business," is an edgy and outspoken class that teaches struggling artists where to go and how to get there without losing everything including your hopes and dreams. This is the real deal with no punches being held back.

This tele-seminar is unprecedented, giving away what you would normally be required to pay thousands of dollars for. But this seminar is not just for artists, it's for struggling authors and entertainers who want to know how to get booked on some of the top shows in America!

How do you grab a seat on what is sure to be the hottest ticket in town? Type in the following information and sign up for this blockbuster f'r-ee seminar. That's it! http://www.anniejenningspr.com/jaci-rae.htm

Jaci Rae and Annie Jennings have graciously donated their time to help struggling artists, authors, and entertainers everywhere. Everyone who signs up will also be sent Annie Jennings smash hit CD "How to Create a Media Friendly Book Packed with Segment Ideas and Buzz!" for f'r-ee!

But hurry, because there is only a limited about of space in this f'r-ee class and I know you don't want to miss it! As if that weren't enough, Jaci Rae also hosts one of the hottest shows on the ArtistFirst network that can be heard around the world every Thursday night at 8 PM PST.

Jaci hosts some of the top entertainment moguls in the industry who give away their advice. You don't want to miss it! Go to: www.jacirae.com and hit the weekly show button to find out about her weekly guests such as the current Backstreet Boys legal counsel, Mariah Carey's former A&R rep, former VP of sales for Clear Channel and many more.


                              You Can't Push A River But You Can own it!

Jaci Rae's smash hit, "Can't Push A River," has touched the hearts and musical souls of people around the world.  Be sure to get your copy today!  This is what just ONE Grand Ole' Opry Star has to say about Jaci:  "This is a great CD!  The first 2 songs are Terrific.  All in all its a great CD and it should do well for her."  Ernie Ashworth, Grand Ole Opry Star and Country Hall of Fame Inductee

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Bobby Mountain


You have been nominated in the following categorie(s):

Male Artist of the Year
Southern Mainstream Artist of the Year
Up & Coming Artist of the Year

Subject: Dixie Outfitters Southern Heritage Music Awards 2005

Last year’s first-ever Southern Heritage Music Awards was a resounding success for everyone associated with the Southern Movement… and especially for our artists. This year’s Awards program is even bigger than last year’s and is, again, being produced by DixieBroadcasting, the first radio station (now, network) in the world dedicated exclusively to today’s Southern Movement.

The official title sponsor of this year’s Southern Heritage Music Awards is Dixie Outfitters, the premier Southern heritage clothier in the world! The other primary sponsors of the Awards are the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Atlantic Bullion & Coin, and The Hunt for Confederate Gold!

As last year, the Awards process will include two phases: 1) A preliminary round of voting to be conducted through the end of September. In this round of voting, anyone may visit the station's website at www.DixieBroadcasting.com and cast a vote every single day for nominees in each of twelve different categories. The vote count will be continuously available during this first round; and the nominees will be narrowed down in each category to five finalists. 2) The final round will be held during the first several weeks of October, during which anyone may again vote in each category every day; however, the vote count will not be revealed in this round until the LIVE awards ceremony which will be broadcast on DixieBroadcasting (date TBA).

There are two main purposes for beginning to hold an annual "Southern Heritage Music Awards." First of all, those artists who labour to produce the quality music that we in the Southern Movement have come to enjoy will now be recognised for their efforts and, hopefully, encouraged to continue to produce quality new work each year. Since the awards will recognize new work each year by the artists and groups, it will constantly motivate all of our artists to provide new material for the Movement. Secondly, though, we hope that the recognition given to our artists will also provide a catalyst to get more young people involved in using their musical talents for the Southern Cause, instead of thinking that Nashville, New York, and Motown are the only options.

In connection with these goals, DixieBroadcasting is also proud to announce the release of a second "best of" musical CD, featuring songs from some of our most requested artists at DixieBroadcasting! This new CD, entitled "Southron Anthology Volume II" will be available for pre-order on the DixieBroadcasting website beginning on the day of the Awards balloting. Funds derived from the sale of the CD will go towards purchasing high-quality etched glass awards for the winners, as well as our efforts to further promote the artists and the station. We will be sending out complimentary CD's to "friendly" small country radio stations around the South, in an effort to get our artists' music some much-deserved airplay on traditional radio stations. Each CD insert will include the contact information for each artist on the CD. It is our belief that the quality music being produced by our artists in the Southern Movement today is a very refreshing sound that will be welcomed by many Southerners who listen to such stations and have regional pride in the South. If you know of such stations, please contact us at DixieBroadcasting with the station's address and phone number.

For the South,

Ray McBerry, President

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Join Keith & CDBaby to help Katrina Victims

tall.jpg (9103 bytes)Keith has designated that all profits from his CD sales on CDBaby will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund through September. The money will help the victims in the states hit the hardest by Hurricane Katrina.

We always urge you to donate to the charities of your choice, but particularly during this time of devastation.

Help out the folks who really need it -- and get a CD in return. Just purchase the "Deuce" album from cdbaby.com and the profits will be on their way to help those in need.

The album can be viewed and purchased at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/norris2

Please forward this special offer to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks,
- Keith Norris and everyone at the Keith Norris International Fan Club
- http://www.keithnorris.com
- 2000 Mallory Lane
- Suite 130-171
- Franklin, TN 37067

Get your copy of "DEUCE" by calling TOLL FREE 1-800-BUY-MY-CD - OR visit www.cdbaby.com

Keith Norris International Fan Club * http://www.KeithNorris.com

See Keith Norris on MKOC

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Gary Allan

Gary Allan CD, Tough All Over


PreOrder Gary Allan's New CD "Tough All Over" before it hits the stores!

Release date: Oct. 11

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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley CD, Time Well Wasted
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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
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September on Stardust Records

Lovin' Hands

Hands that run their fingers
Gently through my hair
Hands that give the touch
Of tender loving care

Hands to hold
Whenever things go wrong
Helping hands
When troubles come along
Mmm, baby, I love your Lovin’ Hands.

Hands that wear the ring
That tells the world you're mine
Ah, hands that wake me softly
Every morning just in time

Hands to hold
Whenever things go wrong
Helping hands
When troubles come along
Mmm, baby, I love your Lovin’ Hands.

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan

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I took a walk today and these are some of the things I thought about.

We have a light in our refrigerator, but it goes off when you open the door.

If they can make sex a whole course in schools, there must be more to it than I thought.

The decline of show business: The audience has taken over the show, e.g. reality TV shows, karaoke, etc.. They'd rather watch each other than watch professional entertainers. Why not take take Merle Haggard's voice off a record and let a drunk sing it?

They'd rather listen to a DJ than real musicians. They prefer those silly and unreal "reality" TV shows, over good stories with good actors. Maybe it's a decline of imagination.

I'm glad the elections are behind us. I had to go back on my anti-depressants. No republican was safe around me.

We seem to fight each other, but what we're really fighting against is change.

I write songs because I have to. It's not my job. It's who I am.

We spend a lot of effort picking out material things that will hide our true selves.

A song has been running through my head all day. It's one I wrote a long time ago. The chorus goes like this:
"If I had a time machine
To take me back to New Orleans,
We could play those old love scenes again.
I wish I may. I wish I might
Have no more lonely days and nights.
Everything would be all right
If I had a time machine."

Jack Blanchard
© 2005.

Visit the Music Room MESSAGE BOARD .... "it's a little bit different."
Please visit our Home Page at: www.jackandmisty.com

Jack & Misty on MKOC

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Stardust with Col. Buster Doss

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Compilation # 56




Came all the way from Holland to do a session at Bayou Studios in Nashville, backed by the "Stardust Studio Band" the top studio pickers on Music Row! Will was a pleasure to work with and had some great songs to sing, which will be released one song at a time on upcoming Stardust Compilations.

Troy Cook, Jr
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The Choctaw Casino & Countryland, OKLAHOMA


That the GREAT "DOC" HOLIDAY and his MEGA *Artists will be joining us at the "JAMBOREE 2006" !!

Doc Holiday
Voting Member Of The Grammy Awards
17 First Round "Grammy" Entries In The Past 3 Years
Winner of 13 International "Telly Awards" for Music Videos"
Golden Music Award Winner For "Record Producer Of The Year"
Nominated For The 2005 NAMMY Awards (Native American Music Awards)



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Wildfire Publicity
Phone: 615-825-0019; Fax: 760-437-4633

Rustie Blue Donates to Katrina Relief

RustieBlue.jpg (4668 bytes)Rustie Blue will be donating all profits from CD sales to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Fans can purchase any of Rustie's three CD's from CDBaby: Chip Chip http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rustieblue3
Enter At Your Own Risk http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rustieblue and
That Oughta Do It http://cdbaby.com/cd/rustieblue2

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.

Rustie Blue was also in Country Weekly, again! The August 1 issue mentions in the Scene and Heard section that Rustie & Bill Anderson won the ECMA "Vocal Collaboration of the Year" for "Chip Chip", their hit duet. Also, Music City News has Rustie as the Artist of Interest for their August/September issue. Fans can listen to song clips and read more about Rustie in the feature!

After recently parting ways with Bluesprings Music Group, Rustie Blue has signed a new booking agent agreement with Mission Country (Rachael Warwick, Arley Karlsen) for France and other European countries. Jean Claude Paulin du Besset of Mission Country will continue putting together a European tour for Rustie during 2006.

Rustie Blue now has her own fan club! Fans can register for a basic (free) or platinum membership. To start off with a bang, Rustie Blue is having a membership contest, the True Blue Giveaway! From now until October 1, 2005, fans that join the basic fan club at www.rustieblue.com/contestpage.htm will be entered to win an upgrade to the Platinum Membership and an autographed 2-CD pack (of Rustie Blue’s Chip Chip CD and Bill Anderson’s, "The Way I Feel") to a grand prize winner, and an upgrade to a runner-up winner! Current and new Platinum fan club members will also be entered in to another contest.

MP3s of the "Tomorrow Tonight", a copy of the Chip Chip album, interviews, and print quality photos available to media by request. Rustie also has a sound byte recorded for radio about the story behind "Tomorrow Tonight" and how the song ended up in her hands.

For more information on booking Rustie Blue in Europe, contact Mission Country at 33 1 60 66 80 47.

Tomorrow Tonight clip

Chip Chip
Enter At Your Own Risk
That Oughta Do It

Skyla Spencer

SkylaSpencer-speach.jpg (7275 bytes)Singer Skyla Spencer, a Buckhannon native and West Virginia University graduate who now performs in Nashville, gave a performance and motivational speech at East Fairmont High School Friday. Freshman Ricky Fox gives the crowd of freshmen a wave after helping Spencer with a verse in her song. In the background is Dustin Starsick.

Photo Credit: Danny Snyder

For more information, an MP3 of “You Said You’d Call Me”, the album, photos, or to schedule a phoner, contact Laura Claffey with Wildfire Publicity at wildfirepublicity@comcast.net or 615-825-0019.

You Said You'd Call Me clip



ann-marita.jpg (12365 bytes)Australia’s Ann-Marita has released the second single, "Alive and Kickin'", from her self-titled CD. Ann-Marita says she wrote "Alive and Kickin'" "like it was about a relationship breakup. What really inspired it was getting out of a bad recording contract! I realized that I was finally free to live my life again, and make my own choices, and I wrote "Alive And Kickin'" as a celebration of life and independence." "Alive and Kickin'" can be found on WHP #58 and on NFS Publicity #100 in Australia.

One reviewer called "Alive And Kickin’" "…a 'can’t hold me down' declaration that will stir the blood of 'Hell-Yeah' girls everywhere…"! This song, with its driving rock beat, pumping bass and bluesy harmonica has had listeners draw comparisons to both classic Rolling Stones and country rocker Wynonna Judd. Ann-Marita’s powerhouse voice delivers this 3-minute anthem of rediscovered independence with unshakable conviction.

Norwegian-born singer/songwriter Ann-Marita has captured a world-wide audience with her 2004 self-titled album. Her diverse background in four countries on three continents gives her a wealth of experience for her writing. While she grew up listening to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, and Kenny Rogers, her influence by other musical styles, like rock and blues, color the sound that is so unique you instantly know it’s her.

Ann-Marita describes her debut CD as being about "growing up, and having to do it a little faster than expected. It’s about heartbreak, survival and finding your place in the world … When someone tells me that they were moved by one of my songs, …I know that I’ve hit the mark." Ann-Marita wrote all of the songs for her self-titled album.

Ann-Marita has already traveled around the world, going to school and performing. She was born and raised on a farm in the Norwegian mountains. She then spent many years living in a small mining community north of the Arctic Circle. At fifteen, she spent a year living in Iowa, as a foreign exchange student. This was followed by Gothenburg, Sweden, where she landed a two-year contract as the lead vocalist in an international show band performing on cruise ships in northern Europe. Ann-Marita landed in Australia in 2003.

Ann-Marita is about to return to the studio to begin recording her sophomore album, tentatively titled Intuition.

For more information on Ann-Marita, please contact Laura at wildfirepublicity@comcast.net or 615-825-0019. Photos, her self-titled CD, Alive and Kickin' MP3, and interviews available to radio and the media by request.

Alive and Kickin' clip

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Germany and the world via the Internet – September 1, 2005 – CountryHome™, Germany’s Premier Country Music Magazine will open the first international Forum & Messageboard for Music, Dance, Country Fans & Fan Clubs

CountryHome international Forum / Messageboard for Music, Dance, Country Fans & Fan Clubs

CountryHome – Germany’s Premier Country Music Magazine – in English, French and German, invites all Music Fans, Dance Fans, Country Fans and Fan Clubs to talk with everybody around the world about Music, Dance, Country, Artists and everything that has to do with Country Music.

CountryHome is proud of the fact that they are the first magazine in Germany, which to have an international Forum & Messageboard.

Come and sign up now. The board is in German at the moment, but follow these instructions and you’ll have no problems:


1. go to http://www.countryhome.de/forum.htm and click on Register
2. Click on: „Ich bin mit den Konditionen dieses Forums einverstanden und über oder exakt 12 Jahre alt“ – which means: I have read and agree to abide by the Country Music Forum rules and I’m over 12 years old.
3. Benutzername – Please enter a valid User Name for yourself
4. E-Mail-Adresse - Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
5. Passwort - Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
6. Passwort bestätigen - Confirm Password
7. Board-Sprache – board language
8. Click on „Absenden“ – submit
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Ken Overcast

KenOvercast.jpg (8959 bytes)Greetings from the Real West. Here's just a quick note to catch you up on the news around our camp.

First our so called monthly drawing sometimes gets a little behind. Sorry about that. Granny used to say, 'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.' I have certainly contributed my share to the paving crew lately, but we do have a new winner.

Lesley Neuman of Rescue, California is the name that came out of the hat this time. Lesley will be receiving an autographed copy of 'Yesterday's Yarns' and a one year's subscription to American Cowboy Magazine, compliments of the fine folks at www.americancowboy.com

If you haven't signed up for our drawing for a while, here's the address: http://www.kenovercast.com/CDSignUp/cdform.html

We just returned from a little tour out west where we did several shows in Oregon, Idaho and western Montana, and that was a real blast. Special thanks are due to David Nelson and the crew at KWVR in Enterprise, Oregon and Tommy Tucker and the folks
at KRLC in Lewiston, Idaho. Their support of all things western is amazing.

Our book, 'Shootin' the Breeze, Cowboy Style' is in the middle of the printing process, and we're really excited for the first shipment to come rolling in here. We'll be sure to let you know when that happens.

Our radio affiliates for 'The Cowboy Show' continue to grow, and we're sure thankful for that. I think the number is over sixty now from coast to coast. Folks all over the place are getting to hear some real cowboy music, and their lovin' it.

If we can send some music or a book your way, just give us a call toll free at 1-888-753-7611. The gals will fix you right up.

I've gotta run.
Remember to Keep Smilin'.....

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Hello everyone,
I wanted to send this email out personally to first, say thanks to the many fans and radio stations around the country who helped make my current single, "Open Road", a great success, as it remains a #1 hit on Independent country music charts for the third consecutive week. We have received many emails from all over the world with support of this album and are working hard to get it released as soon as possible.

Also, as hundreds of victims are pouring into Nashville shelters, myself and those within my organization are doing all we can to help. I have placed a link at the bottom of my web site's home page to Hurricanehousing.org. This organization is helping
those devastated in New Orleans and surrounding areas find shelter where available throughout the United States. If you, or anyone you know has a spare house, room, couch, bed or anything else to provide hurricane evacuees with temporary shelter, please click on the link provided to post your message.

Thanks and may God bless you all.
Aldo Calabrese
Click here to donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

See Aldo on MKOC

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We all hope everyone had a good summer and now that it's time to get back to work, you might be looking for a relaxing cruise on the river this Saturday, Sept. 10th. We'll be playing on the Majestic again and would love for you to join us. You can get tickets by calling 412-355-7980 or online at www.gatewayclipper.com  The show starts around 8:00 PM after the boat has left the dock. If you haven't been on the cruise before, you're sure to enjoy it. If you have been, you know how much fun it can be --

On another note, we'll be donating a portion of the proceeds of all merchandise sales that night to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief. We were lucky to avoid any widespread damage this year from the giant hurricane, but we all remember what happened last year. Please join us on Saturday night.

Also, we have only two concerts left for the year -- on Saturday, Sept. 24th we'll be at the Elk County Fairgrounds for the annual "Elk Expo". There are lots of interesting things to do and see in the area. We'll be sending a flyer on special pricing for rooms, etc. before the end of the week. It would make a nice "get away" weekend. The fairgrounds are north of Pittsburgh near Cook's Forest. It's a beautiful area.

Our final show for the year will be at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA. We're doing a special Halloween show on Oct. 29th with Vanessa Campagna opening the show. The Palace is a grand showplace and we're sure you will enjoy the evening. Tickets are available at the Palace Theatre office or you can go online at www.thepalacetheatre.org
Hope to see you Saturday night!

Bob and Dave

Note from Marli: FYI... Corbin/Hanner perform in the Pittsburg, PA area which includes parts of Ohio and West Virginia.. just in case you were wondering where these show dates are held.

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D' Rameriz

DRamirezCD.jpg (6136 bytes)Dee's CD is finally finished! About two weeks ago.

10 songs, originals and her most requested.

The title cut, "I Can't Wait," is being played on radio in Tennessee and Alabama.

Right now it's only available at Ernest Tubb Record Shop and by mail.
Cost is $10.00 plus $2.00 for postage and handling (it cost $1.92 for postage and the envelope).

Check or money order made to: D'Ramirez
% D-Ram Entertainment
1308 Mountain Meadows Way
Sevierville, TN 37862

Email me if you would like a list of the songs.
Thanks for your support.
Jim & Dee

Becky Hobbs

Howdy Friends,

BeckyHobbs.jpg (8396 bytes)Becky Hobbs (The "Beckaroo") will be hosting and performing LIVE on The Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree at Midnight (Central Daylight Time) Saturday night, Sept. 10, 2005. If you can hear WSM on the radio, tune into 650 AM or listen LIVE on the Internet at: http://etrecordshop.com
(10PM Pacific, 11PM Mountain, 1:00AM Eastern, 6:00AM Sunday Morning the U.K. (YIKES!), 7:00AM Sunday Morning in Scandinavia and most of the rest of Europe, Sunday afternoon in Japan and early Sunday evening in New Zealand and Australia.
And if you're sawing logs, you can always listen later when they post it in the "Archives."
I've got a great group of musicians with me and my special guest will be Kacey Jones.

Join us if you can!


Thanks so much for all of your great support!
Robert Keister
Center Stage Productions
512 West Sixth Ave.
Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 653-1916


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If you are looking for songs for your next recording project make sure to check out my catalog. I have tried to make it easy to find what you need by color codes for the type of songs. If you find a song you are interested in contact me for a Mechanical License along with the Songwriter/Publisher info.

I am trying to get all the lyric sheets (click on lyrics/story) and additional demos posted so check back from time to time. Be sure to bookmark this website for future reference.

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For almost two weeks now, we've heard about the cataclysmic devastation brought on by the havoc of Hurricane Katrina. While no price can be put on the human loss both in lives and in memories, history, etc., another issue in all this tragedy is the ongoing problem of identity theft.

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