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February 12, 2006

Hi All,

How about that.. there was enough news (and time for me) to be able to wish you a more timely Happy Valentine's Day!
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Don't forget to check out the latest sales! Lots of neat stuff for your special Valentine.. or yourself!

MKOC Store
Find Books, Music, Videos, Software, Electronics, Website Hosts/Servers .... Don't pay the high prices you find in the stores. I've researched the links posted to give everyone an opportunity to buy great things at the best prices.

Artist Info
Artists, be sure to check out the "Info" section as it's been updated with even more info.. web links, sheet music, instruments and more.


MKOC Official Artists
Song Clips Added.. Just Click a Song Title to hear music in Real Audio - Songs are rotated with each newsletter.
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
Jones On The Jukebox
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
From Now On
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
American Trilogy
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Don't You Blame This On Me
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
On My Word of Honor
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
I Took Your Memory For A Walk
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
This Love
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Hope You Can Forgive Me
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

If you liked "On My Word of Honor" from the song list above, you still have a chance to get the CD it is on. "Super Songs Narvelized". There are only a small quantity left so hurry and get yours before they're all sold out! Click Here - Narvelized

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 & Tamra Holden-Tinoco

Producers and Entertainers

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We currently Produce and Star in the "Magnificent 7pm Show" in Branson, Missouri at The White House Theatre.

We are always on the look out for Talented Singers who can Dance. So if you think you have what it takes to work hard, maintain a positive attitude and a friendly personality then we want to hear from you!

Send us your Resume, Video, DVD, Photo, CD, or anything else you would like us to see, and we will schedule an audition as needed.

For more information visit TNT Productions

Happy Happy Valentine's Day
From Joe, Tamra & Talya Tinoco
And all of the Fan Club Staff.
We hope you will have a Great Valentine's Day
And be with that someone you love and care about!!!

Thanks too for Being there and all the support and concern for Joe and Tamra.
Talya too, wishes you a Happy Valentines Day.

Hope to see you soon.

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Joe's Show Business  Tamra Holden   The White House Show

TNT Productions  Joe Tinoco on MKOC


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Click Here To Listen To Joe's Gospel Recordings

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Billy Yates

Hello Billy fans,

BillyYates.jpg (3337 bytes)I just got this information and sure want to pass it along to you as I am sure a lot of you have good questions you always wanted to ask Billy. Here is your chance:

STAR Country! will be attending next week's Country Radio Seminar-37 (CRS) and have scheduled an interview with BILLY YATES!!!!

They are inviting fans to send in YOUR questions for Billy. You can e-mail them to LilMissCntryAngel@hotmail.com. Any type of question is welcome - however, please refrain from asking when Billy will do a show in your town, as that info is posted on his website. Other than that, BE CREATIVE and HAVE FUN!!
NOTE: In order to have your questions considered for the interview, please send them by midnight (Eastern time) on Sunday, February 13.

As you see you have to send in your questions soon and you should think about real interesting questions. Let us show them Billy has the best fans in the world with the best questions for their favourite artist ;-)

Jutta Hentschel

Song Samples:
Choices   Would You Believe Me If I Lied

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Billy Yates CDs


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Country Radio Broadcasters
Executive Memo February 09, 2006

BS Your Way To Great Ideas: That's Brainstorming 101
By: Larry Daniels, Bob Richards, and Jay McCarthy's

Brainstorming = Creativity. There's no question that unique ideas come from thinking 'out of the box' and that's one of the big benefits of brainstorming. You see, it's easy to repeat a contest, a stunt, sweepers, strategies and nearly anything else that involves on-air content in radio; but repeating and repeating and repeating can get old to your listeners.
Read More

Used with permission. Copyright 2005 Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc., all rights reserved. Visit www.crb.org
Ringingphone.com, one of the pioneers in North American ringtones, recently released "The New Ringingphone.com," a vastly improved site with upgraded functionality, navigation, product options, and much more.
(as reported in Stuart Cameron's "Hot Country News")

At the world famous Grammys this week which covers all forms of music the list of country winners is as follows..

Female Vocal Solo - Emmylou Harris, The Connection
Male Vocal Solo - Keith Urban, You'll Think Of Me
Duo Or Group With Vocal - Restless, Alison Krauss & Union Station
Collaboration With Vocals - Like We Never Loved At All, Faith Hill & Tim
Instrumental - Unionhouse Branch - Alison Krauss & Union Station
Country Song - Bless The Broken Road, Rascal Flatts
Country Album - Lonely Runs Both Ways, Alison Krauss & Union Station
Bluegrass Album - The Company We Keep, The Del McCoury Band
Contemporary Folk Album - Fair & Square, John Prine

Find Your Favorite Grammy Winning Artists' CDs Here!
Hear 5000 Online Stations on Live365: Listen to thousands of stations programmed by people like you!
Listen or broadcast internet radio at Live365
(as reported in Stuart Cameron's "Hot Country News")

Popular CLINT MILLER says that he very excited about the new TOMPALL GLASER CD that he produced. Entitled 'Outlaw To The Cross' (Tompall Glaser and the Jordanaires with special guest Clint Miller), it is officially being released by Miller Music in April at the Gospel Music Association convention in Nashville, Tennessee.


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Contact: Steve Levesque, Guy McCain
Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. (310) 860-9170
info@luckmedia.com or www.luckmedia.com


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Coming To CRS To Promote Their Debut Albums 'Labor Pains' and 'Deeper'
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Label Promotes Its Artists Through Mainstream Channels and Alternative Internet Marketing

Alive Records recording artists Michael Lee Austin and Brandi Valentine are coming to Nashville to experience their first CRS.

Austin will be promoting his debut album Labor Pains and its title track single. Growing up in North Carolina, Austin listened to his grandparents’ Hank Williams and Charley Pride albums.

Valentine will be talking about her new album Deeper and its first single “She’s Got A Way With Men.” Her musical influences include Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, The Judds and Reba McEntire.

Both Austin and Valentine have been garnering airplay at over 150 country radio stations nationwide.

Alive Records is an innovative new label that is marketing its artists via Internet and alternative marketing strategies as well as mainstream channels, including radio.

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Buy Michael's CD, Labor Pains Here

For more information on ALIVE RECORDS, MICHAEL LEE AUSTIN, and BRANDI VALENTINE contact:
Steve Levesque or Guy McCain at Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. at (310) 860-9170
info@luckmedia.com, www.luckmedia.com, www.aliverecords.com, www.michaelleeaustin.com, www.brandivalentine.com

Jaime Beaver

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Hi Everyone,

We will need everyone's help on this VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT.

As most of you already know, Jaime has moved to Dallas, Texas, under new management, "Rendleman Management Group, Inc." (with Marty Rendleman President who was LeAnn Rimes Manager for 3 years when she first got started) she will also be performing 5 times per week at the biggest Dancehall/Night Club in the Dallas, Texas area. Jaime has finally gotten a few good breaks and is headed in the right direction.

We now have to concentrate on building her "FAN BASE",to show the Major Recording Companies that she has a huge following. Please join her mailing list and Fan Club - it does not cost you anything! Just go to her web site at www.jaimebeaver.com, click on "Contacts" at the top of the page, click Join My Mailing List, fill out the form and submit. In the future we will be putting out a monthly News Letter via the Internet to her fans. The music business is changing very fast thanks to the Internet and now Indie artist like Jaime can get the attention of Nashville Executive's without even leaving the house so to speak. What are they (Nashville) looking for?

1. Does the artist have a large fan base?
2. Is the artist getting lots of radio airplay, does not matter if it's overseas or in the U.S.A.
3. How is the artist doing on the International Radio Charts based on airplay.
4. Does the artist have a web site? How many people go to the web site, daily, monthly or yearly? Here they are talking # of hits the web site is getting, over 50,000 people have gone to Jaime's site.
5. Is the artist selling lots of CD's via the stores and/or downloads over the internet. Fans can now download Jaime's music (by song) at the WAL-MART & BEST BUY online music sites.
6. Where has the artist performed in the past and where is the artist going to be performing in the future?
7. Who is the Management Team behind the artist?
8. What kind of media coverage is the artist getting, TV, Radio, Newspaper, Magazine, etc.?
9. What are they (fans & people in the music business) saying about the artist? ( Reviews....see her web site).
10. Is the artist really talented? Does the artist have the looks & personality? Does the artist have good stage presents? Is the artist totally committed to her/his career?

The list goes on & on, but I think you get the picture. Jaime needs a big "Fan Base" and we need to keep Jaime's name out there all of the time and in every positive way we can. We must show Nashville that Jaime is popular and she has what it takes to make it at the Major Recording Artist Level. Can we depend on you?

J & B Enterprises

Jaime Beaver on MKOC

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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan

MistysSolo.jpg (4771 bytes)When I first met Misty Morgan we were both pianists and singers. Well, to be honest, she was actually the singer, and I was more of a songwriter.

After we had been working together a while natural selection took over, and she became the lead piano player and I became the backup rhythm and bass guy.

Her singing voice is so smooth and full of nuances and depth, we developed a “Beauty and the Beast” style of duet singing. Of course I was the beast.

Besides being a great at the keyboards, she has always been my favorite singer. Somehow, she’s never been as thrilled with her own singing as the rest of us are.

Misty released several solo singles in the 1960’s on our own labels. She recorded under the names Jacqueline Hyde and Maryanne Mail. at least two of the cuts were exceptionally good, but they never got much airplay on our little label.

Jump ahead a bunch of years and you see us in a recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where we’re recording some duets and the great country/jazz fiddle player Vassar Clements is there. We decide to do a couple of things featuring Misty and Vassar. First they do an instrumental, “Georgia on My Mind”, which just gets them warmed up.

Then Misty picks out a bluesy torch song I wrote called “Still Comin’ Down from You”. The performance is a classic.

I love it! Misty has a little smile when she hears it. I’m sure she likes it too, although she probably won’t come right out and say so.

Listen to the clip: http://www.kokosuniverse.com/jm/wma/still_comin_down.htm

Jack Blanchard

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For a while I belonged to The International Platform Association,
a speakers' organization, and this was my billing...
"Professor Blanchard lectures on Dynamic Ignorance."

With a little professional help, I got over it.

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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Our daily column now has well over 40,000 readers via newspapers and the internet. They're free, and If you'd like to receive them, send an email to subscribe@jackandmisty.com

Check out all of the Newest Released CDs in Country Music!

Stardust with Col. Buster Doss



Just Go to www.scmr-n.com NOW !!

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See & hear MAYf at the

Buck McNeely
Outdoorsman International
Outdoorsman International Timberwolf Productions 573-204-1900 www.outdoorsmanint.com  twolf@ldd.net


FEB. 11, NWT CARIBOU WITH MAYF NUTTER, Buck and guest Mayf Nutter (Actor/Singer) travel to the Arctic of The Northwest Territories of Canada on an exploration of this remote wilderness. Caribou hunting is featured with discussions about conservation and migration elements.
The Outdoorsman is the Largest Syndicated Outdoor Adventure Series in the Nation!   
Web: www.outdoorsmanint.com  573-204-1900   twolf@ldd.net

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Rooster Quantrell Sings 20 Songs Written & Produced By Colonel Buster Doss!


Just Go to www.scmr-n.com NOW!!

See Rooster's MKOC Review and hear his music!


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



Walt Hollis

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New Single Lyrics for L-O-V and E Available
Just in time for Valentine's Day the lyrics to Walt's new debut
single L-O-V and...


Walt's first single will be released in late summer/early fall of 2006 and Walt's debut album will arrive at the end of 2006 or early in 2007.

Walt is now accepting songs to be considered for contracting or purchase for his first album at:

Walt Hollis Music Productions
P.O. Box 1462
Benton, LA, 71006

A touring schedule for late summer/early fall 2006 is being set up as we speak. For Bookings contact the address below or call Dance Express Music Productions at 318.635.9008.

Walt Hollis Touring and Promotions
P.O. Box 1462
Benton, LA, 71006

-The WaltHollis.com Team

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IFCO Show_2006 Program_Advertising Rates

Preliminary work has begun on the Official Program Book for the 39th Annual IFCO "Fun Fest" Show on Tuesday evening, June 6th at the Ryman Auditorium. IFCO Show 2006 is proudly working to benefit the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.

Every IFCO Show ticket-holder, performer, media and guest will receive a FREE copy of the Program Book as they arrive for the show. Great way to get your business, name, coupons and special offers in fans' hands before start of CMA Music Festival events.

See advertising specifications and rates below. Don't overlook Volume and Early-bird Discount Specials!

Let us know if you have questions or need additional information.

Thank you for your consideration.

Loudilla, Loretta & Kay Johnson

* 8-1/2" x 11"
* 7 x 10 trim size
* No bleeds
* Line screen 133
* 2nd color available only on back cover, inside front, and inside back cover
* 2nd color to be IFCO's discretion

Camera ready art due before Monday, May 1, 2006*
*If IFCO is to prepare ad (see production rates), copy deadline is Monday, April 24th.

Back Cover, 7" x 10".............................$500
Inside Front Cover, 7" x 10"...................$400
Inside Back Cover, 7" x 10"...................$400
Full page ad (inside), 7" x 10".................$350
Half page ad, 7'" x 5" or 3-1/2" x 10".......$200
Quarter Page ad, 3-1/2" x 5"..................$125
Eighth Page ad, 3-1/2" x 2-1/2"..............$75

FRIENDS OF IFCO ................................$35
Alphabetical listing of name website or eMail + message (maximum 12 words)
*$5 each 'Friends of IFCO' ad will benefit Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

LOGOS ..................................................$50
B/W - multi logos per page. Submit your camera-ready b/w copy

Half page or smaller ads = $25 (includes one photo or logo scan)
Additional photos or logos = $10 each
Full page or cover ads = contact Lisa Wysocky for rates.

Requirements: Camera ready art MUST be in 300 dpi tiff or jpeg format, or must be a QuarkXpress Mac file
and submitted to Lisa Wysocky.

Ads sold on a first come first reserved basis. IFCO reserves the right to refuse any advertising that contains inappropriate art, language or content, or ads that do not meet ad specifications.

10% - two (2) ads (inside cover/full/half/quarter page)
15% - three (3) ads (inside cover/full/half/quarter page)
20% - four (4) or more ads (inside cover/full/half/quarter page)

5% - each (inside cover/full/half/quarter page) PAID before March 20th!


General Information, Billing and Payment:
Loudilla Johnson
P.O. Box 40328, Nashville, TN 37204-0328
Phone: 615.371.9596 * Email: ifco@ifco.org

Information/Questions Re Advertising Specifications, Setup and Copy:
Lisa Wysocky
P.O. Box 90751, Nashville, TN 37209-0751
Phone: 615.353.8662 * Email: lisawysocky@comcast.net

Vanderbilt Children's ~
* Ranked as one of the 10 best children's hospitals and in the top 10 for pediatric cancer care in the nation by Child magazine.
* Treats all children, providing services from cancer treatments, organ and bone marrow transplants to broken legs and everything in between.
* Has the only Pediatric Emergency Department in Middle Tennessee. More than 100,000 patients are seen in the outpatient clinics each year.
• Constructed in 2004, the new freestanding children's hospital is filled with the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and information systems to provide the best treatment for patients and offers a variety of family accommodations to help fulfill its mission of family-centered care.
* Is a non-profit teaching and research hospital, and relies on the support of individuals and others to help children get well and on their way. http://www.vanderbiltchildrens.com

International Fan Club Organization (IFCO)
Loudilla, Loretta & Kay Johnson, Presidents
Mail: P.O. Box 40328, Nashville, TN 37204-0328
Ph: 615-371-9596 * Fax: 615-371-9597
eMail: 4info@ifco.org  *  Website: http://www.ifco.org

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That's all Folks!

As always, Thanks for being there and take care,
The MKOC Newsletter is sent with the permission of the recipients.
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Country Sings Out For Child Protection

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Hoyt Hughes http://www.mkoc.com/HoytHughes/
Narvel Felts http://www.mkoc.com/NarvelFelts/
Red Johnson http://www.mkoc.com/RedJohnson/
Tecia McKenna http://www.mkoc.com/TeciaMcKenna/
Debbie Miles http://www.mkoc.com/DebbieMiles/
Tony Oliphant http://www.tonyoliphant.com/
Joe Tinoco http://www.mkoc.com/JoeTinoco/
Boots 'n' Saddles Radio http://www.mkoc.com/Boots-n-Saddles/

More Country!
Advisory Board Member (consultant) and webmaster of:
** Country Legends Association (CLA) http://www.clalonestar.com/
Global Singers and Songwriters Association
Terri Lynn http://www.mkoc.com/TerriLynn/
Project Linus - Nashville Chapter http://www.projectlinus-nashville.org/
Need a website? I'm available.
Yours By Design http://www.mkoc.com/SiteDesign/  



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