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My Kind of Country

MKOC News

Jan 25, 2006

Hi All,

Can ya believe it?? I've got another newsletter all set for y'all. I'm on a roll, but won't say anymore as I don't wanna jinx myself! F_14WA~16.GIF (1647 bytes)

Don't forget to check out the new "On Sale" page as it's updated constantly with the latest deals and promotions for all kinds of great products.

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There have been quite a few updates done to the MKOC Store so if you're shoppin', come a knockin'!
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.

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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.

 

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Song Clips Added.. Just Click a Song Title to hear music in Real Audio
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
She's Got You
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
Pick Me
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
The Next Voice You Hear
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Angel
Five Cards on the Mantle
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
One Run for the Roses
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
My Current Affair
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
The Horses Knew The Way Home
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
I Will
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.

Tony Oliphant

Tony Oliphant
Visit Tony's site for a FREE MP3 download of "Countrified Real Love"!

Tony Oliphant

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Trisha Yearwood

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Trisha Yearwood's Grammy-Nominated JASPER COUNTY set for February 7th Re-release

New version to include “Love Will Always Win” duet with Garth Brooks

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Duet single goes for radio adds January 30th.

 

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The Jaci Rae show on Artistfirst Radio Network

Attention Artists!

On January 19th, Jaci had a very important guest on her show. For artists out there who may have missed it, check out the info below visit the site to hear the saved audio of this show to find out HOW you can CONTACT Peter Visvardis to get your music heard!

8 - 9 pm PST / 11 - 12 pm EST Guest: Peter Visvardis Part II
Peter's dad was responsible for writing "Little Boy Blue" back in the early 60's... and was not only involved in several big 80's bands, but was the A&R Director at Columbia Records before he recently resigned his position.
NOTE: This show will be posted in the archives soon so bookmark this URL and check in daily to find it.
http://www.artistfirst.com/jacirae.htm


January 26, 2006
8 - 9 pm PST / 11 - 12 pm EST Guest: Kenneth Fournier, V.P. Stretch the Skies Inc. A company that's all about helping the indie artist succeed. They provide the resources and the help.
Simulcast live click on this link to listen: http://www.artistfirst.com

February 2, 2006
8 - 9 pm PST / 11 - 12 pm EST Guest: Mike Corbet Former A&R for Mariah Carey and George Michael.
Mike got his start as background singer and musician for Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat and Tears, then went to Atlantic when Sony head Tommy Mottola saw his talent and stole him away.

Mike was also a minor league baseball player to boot! I met Mike when he was just getting Mariah started in the business and then launched her career.

A starry eyed young green kid who didn't even know what A&R meant, Mike is the one who taught me a lot about the business and has advised me along the way. I owe him so much and he is quite a person of integrity! A friend to all Indie Musicians - Please be sure to tune in!
Simulcast live click on this link to listen: http://www.artistfirst.com

February 9, 2006
8 - 9 pm PST / 11 - 12 pm EST Guests: Peter Albin, Sam Andrew and Dave Getz of Big Brother and Holding Company (Janis Joplins original band) will be one to share about life on the road.
Simulcast live click on this link to listen: http://www.artistfirst.com

February 16, 2006
8 - 9 pm PST / 11 - 12 pm EST Guest: DJ H. Vargas will be teaching about Record Pools and how they can help you with you indie music. www.vipchicago.com/
Simulcast live click on this link to listen: http://www.artistfirst.com

March 2, 2006
8 - 8:30 pm PST / 11 - 11:30 pm EST Guest: Emma K. Viglucci, MA, MFT, CFT will be sharing Tips for Relationship Success and to "Spring" Your Relationship to Life! Emma is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Writer and Speaker and Relationship Success Expert

8:30 - 9 pm PST/ 11:30 pm EST 12 pm EST Guest: Larry James Best selling author and relational counselor. Featured in "In Touch," "Modern Bride," and many other magazines, you have got to make this show!
Simulcast live click on this link to listen: http://www.artistfirst.com

March 9, 2006
8 - 9 pm PST / 11 - 12 pm EST Guest: Jordan Keller legal counsel for the Backstreet Boys. Learn what you must know to get to avoid getting into messy contractual arguments.

Jaci's One Year Anniversary Show!
Simulcast live click on this link to listen: http://www.artistfirst.com

March 16, 2006
8 - 9 pm PST / 11 - 12 pm EST Guest: Miller Hogan. Mr. Hogan is a well known and respected attorney for both authors and artists.
Simulcast live click on this link to listen: http://www.artistfirst.com

March 30, 2006
8 - 9 pm PST / 11 - 12 pm EST Guest: Rev Moose, Editor-In Cheif of CMJ will come on to tell us all about the Indie scene and how we can do better!
Simulcast live click on this link to listen: http://www.artistfirst.com

April 6, 2006
8 - 9 pm PST / 11 - 12 pm EST Guest: Kenneth Hamlett of unsignedmusicmag.com will be on teaching indie artists how to be successfull
Simulcast live click on this link to listen: http://www.artistfirst.com

April 13, 2006
8 - 9 pm PST / 11 - 12 pm EST Guest: Ernie Ashworth, Grand 'Ole Opry Star and Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee and Legend.
Simulcast live click on this link to listen: http://www.artistfirst.co

June 1, 2006
8 - 8:30 pm PST / 11 - 11:30 pm EST Guest: Peter Albin, Sam Andrew and Dave Getz of Big Brother and Holding Company (Janis Joplins original band) will be doing a second appearance, premiering their new CD.
Simulcast live click on this link to listen: http://www.artistfirst.com

Jaci Rae: Singer, Writer...Renaissance Woman
Dubbed by the media as "The Rae of Hope" for her quick wit...this is one gal whose got it goin' on! Jaci Rae's The Indie Guide to Music, Marketing and Money!
#1 Best Selling Author, Jaci Rae...award winning singer, critically acclaimed writer, popular radio show host touted by the media for her brutal honesty and industry guests, and successful entrepreneur.
www.jacirae.com 

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Country Radio Broadcasters
Executive Memo January 19, 2006
   
Programming 201: Breaking Down the Book
By Mac Daniels & Sherri Crowder

Sound Familiar? You have adjusted your music library to match the most recent research information available. You have freshened your clocks, the station imaging, you have met with your airstaff and you even have the best fall promotion in recent station history. You are well prepared for the book.

Fast forward 4 months, the fall book comes back and the results weren't what you expected. More importantly your General Manager is requesting answers and the General Sales Manager is needing a positive story to spin to the sales department.

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MIDAS RECORDS NASHVILLE
Inks National Distribution Deal With Industry Leader NAVARRE

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Growing Label Will Host Its Debut Event at CRS 37 In Nashville
With Performances By Newly Signed Artists Emerson Drive and Newcomer Lindsey Grant
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Company Will Also Introduce Industry To Its Recently
Completed Regional Radio Promotion Team

Midas Records Nashville, Nashville's newest independent label, is proud to be an integral part of the Navarre distribution team. The newly formed relationship is a perfect fit, as members of the Midas team and many Navarre principals have worked together, in various capacities, over the past two decades.

Bob Freese, VP/GM of Navarre says of the budding partnership, “I am excited about the potential for Midas Records. They set up a first class record company by hiring quality music executives and signing top talent for their first several releases. Navarre is very excited about the success we’ve had in Nashville and with Midas on board it’s only going to get better.”

Ron Clapper, the multifaceted visionary who founded Midas Records, has teamed up with Keith Follese and Brad Allen, two of the most creative forces in country music, who will head the label and spearhead the company's A&R function. Notable industry veterans will plan and execute the company's marketing, sales, distribution, operations, artist development, and publicity efforts: Mike Martinovich, Stan Moress, Bob Morrison, Al Schiltz and Alan Siegel.

Midas Records Nashville's fully staffed radio promotion department is comprised of six highly seasoned professionals: Bob Reeves (National Director of Promotion), Mary Befera (Associate Director of Promotion), and regional reps Mike Severson (Southwest), Shari Roth (Midwest), Clay Henderson (Southeast) and Stacy Nichols (West Coast), who begins her duties with the label on February 1.

The label has signed veteran hitmaking country band Emerson Drive as its flagship artists. The group, which released two stellar albums on DreamWorks Records Nashville, is readying its debut with four producers at the helm: Midas A&R heads Keith Follese and Brad Allen, along with Alabama's Teddy Gentry and renown producer, Josh Leo. The band's first single hits radio February 2006 and the debut Midas album is slated for an early summer release. Keith Follese says the band has found a sound that's "rootsier and earthier" than their previous work, while remaining "unmistakably Emerson Drive."

Midas Records Nashville has also signed newcomer Lindsey Grant, who will open for Emerson Drive at the Midas showcase at the Feb. 2006 Country Radio Seminar. The label also has a Contemporary Christian Music division, which is launching with Jessie Daniels, a debut artist who is already garnering a buzz at CCM radio. Additionally, an exciting association between Midas Records and the Colgate Country Showdown will be announced in the forthcoming weeks.

Standing L-R: Midas Records Nashville's Bob "Goldfinger" Reeves, Stan Moress, Brad Allen, Alan Siegel, Mike Martinovich, and Bob Morrison.
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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan

From Our Scrapbook

...from The Milwaukee Sentinel...
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THE M'WOKY FEST, 1972
The second annual event at Milwaukee County Stadium, June 14th, was a 7 1/2 hour bash featuring 14 top acts,
produced by Purcell Associates and WOKY Radio. On the bill were: The Supremes, The Lettermen, Franki Avalon, The Ventures, Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan, The Beach Boys, Frijid Pink, Tommie Roe, Andy Kim, Ides of March, Lighthouse, Jaggerz, The Neighborhood, and John Phillips (of The Mamas and Papas).

A good time was had by all!
Jack & Misty



The Jack & Misty Official Home Page:
http://jackandmisty.com

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HOW TO PICK YOUR NEXT SINGLE.

What makes a recording a hit?

First, let’s just tackle an easier one... What makes a recording good?

Publishers and writers usually say it’s the song. Lyricists say it’s the words. Composers say it’s the music. The artists say it’s the vocal performance. The musicians say it’s the arrangement. Producers say it’s the whole package.

I tend to side with the producers, but, being good doesn’t guarantee a hit. Sadly, it’s not a quality contest.

There are plenty of things along the way that can kill a great record, or make a bad one popular. Most of these involve money and politics.

For instance, if you are releasing a single next week and an artist who is managed by the label’s vice-president, is also putting out a single the same week, which one do you think will get the promotion? This was our experience with one of the major labels.

There are less politics in the Indie field, but there are still problems in selecting a single that will help your career.

Things to consider... Twenty-four hour programming: If the song is too slow, DJ’s might not play it in the daytime. They like to keep the audience awake in the morning and during drive time. If it’s too fast they may not play it after dark, when listeners are trying too relax. Medium is the safest tempo, but there are a lot of hits that don’t follow this rule.

A story lyric? A singalong? A novelty? A ballad? And on and on.

Momentum.
If you’ve had some recent airplay with ballads, do you need a similar follow-up or a change of pace?

Some DJ’s like the old time sound, and some like it more modern. No matter which you choose, somebody won’t like it.
That’s okay. You don’t need everybody to like it. Just apply some skin thickener.

Here’s how we pick singles.

We listen to all the potential singles we have and narrow it down to a short list, our criteria being “What WE like”.

Although we’ve learned that we can’t second-guess the public that’s usually what we try to do next. We analyze tempo, lyric and music content, vocal performance, etc.. We get discouraged and angry, bang each other on the head, give each other wedgies, and say we don’t care. Then we try again.

When we have it down to two or three, we take a poll of our friends. If we don’t like the poll results, we throw them away.

We listen to the short list over and over until we can’t hear it anymore. We try listening from the next room, from the backyard, from inside the toilet tank.

We finally pick one and send it in to the record company. As soon as the mailbox slams shut, we start thinking we sent the wrong one.

We begged the record label not to release our biggest hit: “Tennessee Birdwalk”.

I thought “Somewhere in Virginia in the Rain” had too many chords for country music.

Our most popular songs have been fast, slow, funny, serious, and unexpected. We press on regardless.

I think the only good rule is this: Don’t put out anything that is so bad that it will embarrass you.

When you play it for friends, you don’t want to have to cough to cover certain parts.

Jack Blanchard
© 2005.

Our Official Home Page: http://jackandmisty.com
Our CDs: http://www.elvinsystems.com/jm/catalog.htm  

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Jaime Beaver

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Musicians Wanted

I'm located in Dallas, Texas and I’m looking for experienced and serious musicians for my band. I will need a drummer, keyboard player, bass player, steel, electric & acoustic guitar players and a fiddle player. If you play more than one instrument that would be great because we would like to keep the band at five members in the beginning.

If you are interested please email me at lbeaver@csinet.net and leave your contact information. Remember, I’m serious about my music & career and I want to take it to the next level.

Only contact me if you are serious about your music career.

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Codie Prevost

P.O Box 111
Zenon Park, Sask.
S0E 1W0
(306) 862-6919
al@codieprevost.com
PRESS RELEASE                    
Jan 20/2006

Codie Prevost Receives 6 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards Nominations!!
Including: Fan’s Choice Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Rising Star and Song of the Year (Composer).

CodiePrevost2NDSinglePic.jpg (6510 bytes)Codie Prevost is a genuine person with a down to earth perspective, who’s main objective is to share his music, build his career using his talents and work at something he loves. These recent nominations are an important step towards reaching that goal. Codie is overwhelmed by the support of his peers and fans and is grateful to be included with such artists as Anthony Kelly, Brad Johner, Poverty Plainsmen, and Jessica Robinson.

Being included in the nominees creates an opportunity for Codie to showcase his talents at the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards weekend being held March 17-19 in Nipawin.

Codie’s debut album “The Road Ahead” has earned him 3 of the 6 nominations. It features the singles “Not Just the Beer Talkin”, nominated for song and single of the year, as well as his most recent release “The Road Ahead”.
“The Road Ahead” nominated for album of the year was recorded in Nashville with producer Steve Fox. It includes 12 original songs on which 11 Codie had a hand in writing, along with other talented Canadian songwriters such as Tim Taylor, Steve Fox, Jay Semko and Alain Leblanc.

Codie and his debut album continue to gain exposure nationally and internationally receiving radio airplay on over 105 stations in Europe and Canada.

I’ve been a Broadcaster for over 30 years. It was a pleasure to meet and introduce Codie. He is genuine, cares about music, and cares about his fans. We need more Codie Prevost’s in our industry.
Bill Wood
Program Director
FM Country CJVR

Codie tours using the grassroots approach to promote his album and build his fan base. He has performed at a wide variety of venues from small establishments to larger events as well as opening for such artists as Charlie Major, Ronnie Prophet, Brad Johner and The Good Brothers.

The past year has been full of achievements for Codie and “The Road Ahead” is wide and clear.

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EMI & CountryHome presents Dierks Bently in Germany

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CountryHome, www.countryhome.de, which is the oldest Country Music Online Magazine in Germany, notes here, that it presents Dierks Bently with EMI.

In that connection, CountryHome where the biggest Stars from the Country Music Scene speak out in Interviews, to find in German, English and French under http://www.countryhome.de/interviews start a prize game. There will be 5 CDs raffled of, from the in Germany Album, published on 27.01.2006 "Modern Day Drifter“ and a Meet & Greet with Dierks Bently.

For all music Fans CountryHome and EMI have another Highlight. Only in the CountryHome it will be possible to listen to the new Album „Modern Day Drifter“ already now, for a total of two weeks.

Printing and Publishing free of charge.
When published, please send receipt or Web-link.

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Ken Overcast

Howdy ,

KenOvercast.jpg (8959 bytes)I hope you’re winterin’ OK. Things are just fine over this direction. Bobbi Dennis from Moss Point, Mississippi was the name that came to the top of the pile for our drawing this month. We’re sending Bobbi one of our “Montana Cowboy” CDs and an autographed copy of “Honky Tonk Town” by Montana Historian, Gary A. Wilson.

We just rolled back in home here from a book signing at the MAGGIE event in Great Falls. “The Prairie Star”
is a paper that we’ve been writing for a long time now, and they graciously sponsored us being there.

Next weekend will be a little busy with a private gig on Friday evening in Bozeman, another book signing at the Montana Ag Tech Show in Billings and then we have part of the Sunday morning service at Joliet Baptist Church in Joliet, Montana. We’re headed into North Dakota after that.

The weather has been mild for this northern side of the prairie, and the cattle are doing great. We’ve got one more bunch to work again before they start calving next month.

Don’t forget to get your special someone a little treat for Valentine’s Day. A book or a CD would be just the thing. There are a ton of new sound samples on our website, so there’s no danger of buying a pig in a poke. Give them a listen at www.kenovercast.com or just call the office toll free at 1-888-753-7611.

Keep Smilin’…….
but don’t forget to check yer cinch.

Ken Overcast is a recording, singin’ cowboy that ranches on Lodge Creek in Northern Montana where he raises and dispenses B.S. www.kenovercast.com

 

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I guess we had too much of a good thing with over 10,000 visitors to the Jamboree website !! So we were off over the weekend until I I could buy more space for visitors to the site !!

BUT WE ARE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN !!

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[NashvilleMusic] Live Music This Week 1/23 & Songwriting Seminar

Wednesday January 25th

3rd and Lindsley ~ 7PM Derryl Perry 9:30PM ~ The Wooten Brothers

Bluebird Cafe ~6:00 On Stage with Jude Toy, John Stone, Dillon Dixon and friend, no cover; 9:00 Tom Kimmel Book Release show, A Benefit for Alive Hospice, $10

** Blue Bar ~ 8PM ~ Rachel Rodriguez w/ Chamo Lopez - Latin Rock Night Rack Room Blue Bar - www.rachelrodriguez.com

Dad's Place ~ 9PM ~ Joy-Ride - www.joy-ride-band.com

Hall of Fame Lounge 7PM Writer's Night - 10PM Open Mic

Jim and Layla's Bluegrass Inn ~ 8-12PM ~ Camaros

Robert's Western World ~ 10PM-2AM ~ Harry Fontana

The Commodore hosted by Debi Champion ~

Thursday January 26th

Bluebird Cafe ~ 6:00 In The Round Sharp Objects presents David Worby, Greg Althammer, David Norris and Kate Ashby, no cover; 9:00 In The Round with Randy Sharp, Michael Peterson, Jason Sellers and Michelle Wright, A Benefit for Alive Hospice, $10

BLUESBORO OPEN MIC CONTEST (THE BLUESBORO,MURFREESBORO):7pm Open mic stand-up comedy competition for weekly prizes of $25 Bluesboro gift certificates and a $500 dollar grand prize. $7

French Quarter Café ~ hosted by Jack Scott: 6:00-Linda Wright, 6:15 - Alison Block, 6:30-Tory Bailey, 7:00-Dusty Hicks, 7:30-Angela Adams, 8:00-Daniel B. Marshall8:30-Vic Beach, 9:00-Melissa Andress w/Nick Shell, 10:00-Open mic
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Hall of Fame ~ 7PM ~ Melissa Sigler's Gumbo Ya-Ya Writer's- Night Mini-Sets

LightHouse Lounge ~ 7:30-11:30PM ~ The Hit Men, Hendersonville featuring michael ward , Steve Hill , Dana Jordan & Robin Combs Featuring Open Mic Night!

The Commodore hosted by Debi Champion ~

The Stage ~ Tory Bailey - call for time .. 6PM (I think) www.ToryBailey.com

Friday December 27th

Bluebird Cafe ~ 6:30 In The Round with Jeff Lindsey, Jesse Terry, Dan Demay and Fred Wilhelm, no cover; 9:30 In The Round with Tony Haselden, Billy Kirsch, Steven Dale Jones and Mark D. Sanders, A Benefit for Alive Hospice, $10

Dad's Lounge ~ 9PM ~ Joy Ride - www.joy-ride-band.com

Douglas Corner ~ 9PM ~ Blue Mother Tupelo

French Quarter Cafe ~ hosted by Jack Scott: 6:00-Kimberley Dahme Fan Appreciation Show, 6:30-Patrick Johnson, 7:00-Mike Oakley, 7:30 - Stephen Gordon, 8:00-Megan Light w/Richard Island and Ron Brunk, 8:30- Audrey Baker, 9:00-Labeling Deloris www.writerartist.com www.BurnLounge.com/writerartist

Holiday Inn Select on West End Ave ~ Writer's Night hosted by Lee Rascone

Jim and Layla's Bluegrass Inn ~ 9-11PM ~ Brandon Giles and the WildChild band - www.brandongiles.com -11PM-2AM~ Harry Fontana

LightHouse Lounge ~6PM~8:30 BoomeRang ~ Boomer Castleman, RobinCombs, Smiley Roberts, & Steve Hill 9PM-1AM ~ The Hit Men, featuring michael ward , Steve hill , Dana Jordan & Robin Combs - Hendersonville

Roberts Western World ~ 6-10PM ~ Don Kelley ~ 10-2AM Brazil Billy

Saturday January 28th

Bluebird Cafe ~6:30 In The Round with Ace Ford, Davis Raines, Dan Colehour and Annie Moser, no cover; 9:30 In The Round with Tricia Walker, Karen Staley, Buddy Greene and Gordon Kennedy, A Benefit for Alive Hospice, $15

Dad's Lounge ~ 9PM ~ Joy Ride - www.joy-ride-band.com

LightHouse Lounge ~6PM~8:30 BoomeRang ~ Boomer Castleman, Robin Combs, Smiley Roberts, & Steve Hill 9PM-1AM ~ The Hit Men, featuring Michael Ward, Steve Hill , Dana Jordan & Robin Combs - Hendersonville

Roberts Western World ~ 6-10PM ~ Don Kelley ~ 10-2AM Brazil Billy

Sunday January 29th

Bluebird Cafe ~ 6:30 Sunday Spotlight: Buckle Down, no cover; 8:00 Writers Night hosted by Jeff Pearson with special guest Ron Hellard, no cover

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The Nashville Muse www.nashvillemuse.com and www.burnlounge.com/nashvillemuse present:

Songwriting seminar with No.1 hit songwriters Gary Hannan and Max T. Barnes, Jr. on February 11th and 12th in Nashville. This event is limited to 20 songwriters.

Gary Hannan - with his No.1 song "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" by Joe Nichols. Gary has been a staff writer in Nashville for 8 years and has several independent cuts (15 last year). Gary has written on the road with Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar and Ricochet and has a new song being recorded by Michael Peterson. Gary will discuss: Journey to the First Big Hit song - staying focused and staying driven! Conversational Angle - Say it like you Speak It.

Max T Barnes Jr. with hit songs including Diamond Rio's "That's How your Love Makes Me Feel", Colin Raye's "Love Me", Joe Diffe's "Tougher Than Nails" and "A Night to Remember", John Anderson's "Let Go of the Stone". Max T will discuss: Coming from a Strange Angle - Real life to Cool Lines, such as the line, "There's a cow in the road and you swerve to the left, fate skips a beat and it scares you to death" from the Diamond Rio song, "That's How Your Love Makes Me Feel" Co-writer alliances - the right and wrong co-writing situation Spending your time Wisely

The day will be set up with (2) groups of (10) writers each with Gary and Max T and a question and answer and performance by the pros.

Powergroups on Sunday, Jan. 21st - (3) writers with (1) pro for song critiques and question and answer session with your group for one hour. $90.00 for the Sunday Power Group. To register - send a check to: Doak Turner at PO Box 121456 Nashville, TN 37212 for the Saturday seminar - $135.00 includes lunch and snacks. After February 3rd, the cost is $165.00 for the seminar if avails remain. Questions - e-mail doakt@comcast.net or call 615-354-6400. 

*Friday night, February 9th will include dinner (on your own) and a songwriters round in Nashville for participants of the seminar. The event will be held at 701 Brook Hollow Road in Nashville - Doak's home which is the home of the 3rd Sunday at 3 and the Guitar BQ events.

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Heather Stokes
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Country Cuts with Roger Ryan

Letterkenny dates for Country Stars

A host of Country Stars will take to the stage at the Clanree hotel Letterkenny, on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th July for the third annual Country Music Extravaganza Cabaret and Dance Festival promoted by Finn Valley Events in benefit of the cancer care unit in Letterkenny.

Due to the phenomenal success of last year’s event with the cream of Irish Country Artistes on display tickets are going fast and many have already been pre booked as coach loads of people are attending from as far away as Scotland and Wales with new additional coaches from both Dublin and Belfast now available.

Taking the stage will be Country King Mick Flavin, Showband star Brian Coll, Thomas Mc Guire with Fiona Ennis, James & Brendan Quinn and the hilarious Comedian Conal Gallen.

Also starring will be Curtis Magee, Ireland’s newest female country star Colette Cavanagh, Boxcar Brian from Banbridge town, Michael Cosgrave, Country Duets from Co Mayo, Castlefinn singer Brenda Carlin and The Quigley Irish dance school from Letterkenny.

Compere for the events will be Sean Greene presenter with Spider Fm Radio London, and Country Harmony from Hugo Duncan’s Radio Ulster outside broadcast show, will provide the backing band for the artistes.

Tickets for the event are priced at £15 sterling or €20 are on sale and can be obtained by ringing the Hotel hotline on 003537491 24369 or Marty on 003537491 43844 with early booking advisable. Other ticket outlets are Soundsaround Derry, also the Music shop’s Omagh, Cookstown, Letterkenny and Ballybofey Co Donegal.

Roger Ryan
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