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February 26, 2006

Hi All,

I'm beginning to think I should write up the intro to the news first rather than last... I'm much more positive when I start writing up the news but by the time I'm done, I'm too tired to be witty (like I ever was?) and too tired to chat. All I can think of is getting off this chair and get my feet up... boo-hoo.. thanks for comin' to my pity party. OK, I'll pep it up. The news is filled with country music news from around the globe just waitin' for y'all to dig in, so enjoy!

OH yeah! Before I forget... WELCOME to all of you new subscribers and thanks for tryin' out MKOC! I hope y'all will enjoy it and hang around awhile. The #s have been climbing steadily since I changed the news format and post it online rather than making ya download it. LOL.. go figure! I know the artists are always happy to find new fans to read about them, listen to their music and most of all, buy their CDs! The Indies really have to depend on fans to keep them goin' and y'all are the best bunch of fans ever so on behalf of all artists, stars and Indies alike... THANKS!!

Name That Tune
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MKOC Store
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.

NEW Indie Bible Edition #7
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The Indie Contact Bible 7th Edition
A Must for ALL Indie Artists!

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
She's Got You
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
Pick Me
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
The Next Voice You Hear
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
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.

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!


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Fan Seeks CD

There is a fan in search of the CD, "No Easy Horses" by Schuyler, Knoblock and Bickhartd. I used to have it but it must have "disappeared" in one of Ma's past garage sales. I haven't been able to find one online so I thought I'd add this message to the news and send it out to the cosmos. If anyone out there has this CD and would be willing to sell it to the fan, contact me at marli@mkoc.com and I'll give you the info needed to contact the fan in need.


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Rhonda Vincent

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bgcruise_lr.jpg (10882 bytes)While most music artists spend their free time lounging in their tour bus; Rhonda Vincent goes from stage to her business office aboard her state-of-the-art Martha White Bluegrass Express. Creating a new way to introduce her brand of bluegrass music to new audiences, in the nation's fastest growing travel industry of cruising, and utilize her college skills to expand her career goals.

On February 12, 2006, she proved her business savvy, when over 240 bluegrass fans set sail with Vincent and her band "The Rage", as they hosted the first ever bluegrass cruise to the Mexican Rivera, on the Carnival Cruise Ship "PRIDE".

The Six-Time Female Vocalist of the Year for the International Bluegrass Music Association, and Grammy nominated entrepreneur, deems her first bluegrass cruise a tremendous success. Vincent says, "We were excited about our first cruise, and we knew we had 20 years experience hosting a festival, but concerned if that experience would transfer to a cruise ship. We held our breath each day, expecting the phone to ring, with at least a few problems. Instead, there wasn't one call or complaint. The entire seven days went without incident, and exceeded all our expectations for a first cruise!"

The seven day cruise to the Mexican Rivera set sail on Sunday, February 12, 2006, to visit the same ports of Mexico as the famed TV show "The Love Boat"; Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas. When asked what made her cruise something special, Vincent replied, "There's more than the normal cruise activities. We have performances each night, workshops during the day, and continuous jam sessions 24 hours a day. My band and I were involved in every activity to insure that each person had the ultimate bluegrass cruise experience. In addition, we performed a private concert for the dining staff and a pool side show for everyone to enjoy! Bluegrass music became a new discovery to many aboard the Carnival cruise ship!"

Following this success, additional cruises are planned for February 2007 and July 2007 to the Bahamas and Alaska. Dubbed "The NEW Queen of Bluegrass" by The Wall Street Journal, Rhonda Vincent may very well earn a new title as Queen of the Bluegrass Cruises! A complete photo diary of the week long Mexican Rivera bluegrass cruise is available at www.bluegrasscruise.com

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Paulette Carlson

Paulette Carlson-Phil Bredesen.JPG (10652 bytes)Phil Bredesen, the Governor of Tennessee, and Paulette Carlson posed while attending a Veterans event in Nashville Thursday, February 16th. Paulette has a song titled "Thank You Vets" on her new album slated for release in June of this year.

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Neal McCoy Gets Right with Van Zant

The 2006 Country Radio Seminar, held at the Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, allowed some old friends to catch-up. Johnny and Donnie Van Zant (of the country duo Van Zant) found time to chat with long-time buddy Neal McCoy. Johnny and Donnie are celebrating the success of their second release from “Get Right With The Man” on Columbia Records with a Top 20 hit “Nobody Gonna Tell Me What To Do”—AND it’s currently climbing the charts!

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L to R: Donnie Van Zant (of 38 Special), Neal McCoy, and Johnny Van Zant (of Lynyrd Skynyrd)

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CRS Executive Memo


We Want (and Need) YOU!

If you missed CRS 37 you missed one of the best in recent years! How will CRS 38 compare to CRS 37? That question can be answered with your help! It’s time to start planning CRS 38 and we need you to be part of the agenda committee team!

First, I would like to take a moment to recognize and thank Mike Culotta, CRS 37 Agenda Chair (and newly elected CRB Board member) and all of the team players who served on the 2006 Agenda Committee. CRS 37 would not have been so successful without their help.

I am extremely honored to have been elected as the CRS Agenda Chair. I look forward to the challenge of improving this year’s agenda. We have an enormous task ahead, but I know that together, we can do it. more

Renee Fonner
Promotions Director, KFKF, Kansas City, MO
CRS 38 Agenda Chair

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Thursday 23 February 2006


The new film, "Walk the Line," is highly entertaining and fully deserves the accolades it has received from critics and punters alike. Johnny Cash's son John R Cash recently had this to say in the "USA Weekend" publication, which gives an interesting insight into the closeness between father and son....

"My dad never got to see the final cut, but he had great faith that Joaquin Phoenix, as both an actor and singer, could pull off playing him. He saw how Sissy Spacek portrayed Loretta Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter" in 1980, and he was greatly impressed. To have his own singing voice come out of Joaquin's mouth? That wouldn't feel honest to Dad.

"Dad lived in a complex balance. It would tear at our hearts to see him struggle with sadness and personal demons, all the while trying to be the very best father and husband he could be. And he was just as devoted to his music. On the way home from my mother's funeral, just four months before he himself died, Dad told me, 'I have to get to the studio.' And I understood why: Music was his healer.

Contrary to his brooding image my dad loved a good laugh. He was big on telling funny stories about his family and friends. Dad would chuckle when he'd tell me how Bob Dylan acted like a silly kid when they first met. He burst into Dad's hotel room and began jumping on the bed, shouting, "I met Johnny Cash! I finally met Johnny Cash!"

He walked the line with his public positions, too. He was welcome in every president's White House, from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush. And I was there to meet them all with him. When I was a baby, the White House staff allowed my mother to put me down for a nap while my parents talked with Nixon and first lady Pat. I have seen letters from all of these presidents to my father, each showing their respect and appreciation. Every one of them treated him with admiration.

At the same time, I never heard him publicly endorse or oppose a war, or speak out as an anti-war activist. He supported the troops by performing for them. But I know that, privately, he never supported any war, including the current one. He was a deeply spiritual man. He always thought world leaders should come up with other ideas.

I played guitar on stage for him and often acted as a personal assistant. We'd travel the world for adventure. We were best friends. I miss my dad terribly. I can't call him when I need him, but I see Johnny Cash every day. He will live as long as the world is intrigued by his magical ability to walk the line -- when Dad was asked what he would like to be remembered for, he said he'd like to be remembered as a good father. To his family, this is his greatest gift. And even though his greatest gift to the world may
arguably be his music, I believe his faith and perseverance offer just as strong a legacy.

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Independent record label Aspirion has already created waves with the signing of Collin Raye, and the forward-thinking label has announced a healthy line-up of stars who they'll be releasing music on in the near future including the great Mel McDaniel, whose album "Reloaded" is released on April 25th. European fans will get a sneak preview on the March Hotdisc as Mel's risque but very funny track "Plastic Girl" gets a release to radio exclusively. Tim Aaron and John Corbett will have music released in March and April and if you are thinking you know the name of John Corbett ... you're right. He's the actor from Sex In The City and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Cowboy Bill Martin, Kathie Baillie (formerly from Baillie & The Boys), Robin English and T Graham Brown will all be releasing product on Aspirion later in the year. Aspirion's will also be selectively looking for new & unique artists to build the Label's New Artist roster. The label also is actively looking for completed CD product to distribute nationally & internationally. Go to
www.aspirionrecords.com for more details.


After massive European radio support of Rachael Warwick and last year's rave reviews of her "stunning, professional and dynamic live performances" many major festivals have booked Rachael and her band to perform - some as headline performances and some will be broadcast live on national TV, including one in Belgium.

These appearances will be backed up with radio/TV/ press interviews and exclusive performances.

"Anglo Americana", the award winning debut album, recently voted album of the year at the UK Country Radio Awards, is now on the shelf at retail outlets and initial reports show strong demand especially from European and US outlets. Stockists include HMV and Tower and many independent retailers are now ordering from right across Europe. Two new videos have recently been shot to coincide with single releases in the spring. They will also be shown on the big screens at festival appearances. For more information and interview requests go to www.impressiverecords.com

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CMT Awards

It's that time of year again, time for the fans to stand up and be heard by voting for the 2006 CMT Music Awards, country's only fan-voted awards show. First-round voting is now open. Be sure to check out the nominees, then vote for your favorite four videos in each category. Remember, you can only vote once per round, so choose your nominees carefully. First-round voting will end at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 9.

Final nominees in each category will be announced March 15, and final voting will begin. Be sure to return to CMT.com to vote for the winners in all categories except the video of the year. The final four nominees in the video of the year category will be announced during the live broadcast April 10, and voting will take place during the show.

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It's that time of year again, time for the fans to stand up and be heard by voting for the 2006 CMT Music Awards, country's only fan-voted awards show. Gary has been nominated for Male Video of The Year for "Best I Ever Had". First-round voting will end at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 9. VOTE NOW
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Ken Overcast

Howdy ,

KenOvercast.jpg (8959 bytes)Greetings from our end of the world. We just had our official drawing for this month, and Josh Teigen from Scranton, North Dakota came out on top. We’ll be mailing Josh a “Kamikaze Cow” DVD and an autographed copy of “Honky Tonk Town” by Montana historian Gary A. Wilson. He’ll also be on the list for a full year’s subscription to American Cowboy Magazine, compliments of the folks at www.americancowboy.com

We’ve been pretty busy traveling around here lately and have had a great time with old pals and meeting new ones. We were in Grassrange, Montana last Sunday afternoon for the big jam session at the Wrangler. I think every good musician for a couple of hundred miles was there. What a time that was! That’s a regular event the third Sunday of every month, starting right after dinner and going ‘til the cows come home.

It’s a real slice of Montana culture, so you for sure need to put that on your calendar. Harold and Marge Matovich are the folks that put that on, and they do a dandy job. They grill a mean rib steak there, too.

This past month we’ve had the opportunity to be part of the North Dakota Auctioneers annual doin’s, and the Montana Veterinarian’s get-together as well as several Cowboy Church deals and Valentine banquets. I even had the opportunity to do a Sunday afternoon gig for the DUI offenders that are locked up at Warm Springs State Hospital. I’ll tell you what, that’s enough to make a man stop drinkin’.

We’ll be stickin’ a little closer to home for few weeks. The weather turned cold last weekend, and the cows started calvin’…. (it’s all in the management) so maybe I ought to make myself a little more useful around home for a while.

Stop by our website and check out our new sound samples if you haven’t for a while. www.kenovercast.com Our new CD project “Montana In My Soul” will be ready for release in a month or so, so stay tuned.

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

Ken Overcast is a recording cowboy singer that ranches on Lodge Creek in North Central Montana where he raises and dispenses B.S. www.kenovercast.com

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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
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Hi, everybody.

To check out our new 29 song anthology CD on Omni Records, click this link.
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To download 4 songs and cover art, click here:

All the best.
Jack & Misty


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For some people the world changes so slowly they hardly notice it. Things happen less suddenly in their lives, and on a small familiar set, like a stage play.

For others of us, our horizons have grown so far apart, it's hard to get our bearings.

I've been trying to find my way home for such a long time, I've lost track of where it is, but if I ever do get back to my old neighborhood I'm sure I'll run into a guy I used to know for whom nothing much has changed.

I wrote this song for all the guys like Jody who are still hangin' out on the same old corner.


Poor Jody,
standin’ on the same old corner,
It don't seem like the same old town.
You dreamed of the good life,
where a man could walk alone,
Walked out on a good wife...
Now it's too late, she's gone.

Poor Jody,
leanin’ on the same old lamp post
Watchin' the buses goin' up town
You and the neighborhood
are feelin’ rundown.
Poor Jody...
Don't seem like the same old town.

You're the last of the old gang,
the last hanger-on.
The years seem to fly by.
Oh, where have they gone

Poor Jody,
leanin' on the same old lamp post
Watchin' the buses goin' up town
You and the neighborhood
are feelin’ rundown
Poor Jody...
Don't seem like the same old town...

Jack Blanchard
2004, 2006.

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Stardust with Col. Buster Doss

Are you wanting to record a NASHVILLE SESSION?

Col. Buster Doss, CEO
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341 Billy Goat Hill Rd.
Winchester, TN 37398
Phone 931.649.2577 Fax 931-649-2732
Email cbd@vallnet.com

Dear Friends in the Music Business,
It has been a long time since I have had the time to take on new artists to produce, So I have had to turn down
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But with albums finished on a lot of Stardust artists, now I am ready to produce a few new artists that would like...
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( Whether it is Modern or Traditional Country, Western Swing, Gospel, Bluegrass, Rockabilly etc.)

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Pat James

Hi everybody !

PatJames.jpg (10182 bytes)Great news confirming the introduction of Pat among the well-established and up-and-coming country artists: the Roots Country Music Chart has ranked "Some like it Country" # 48 for the week of February 15. It is the first week for the album and a new entry to this music chart, just before Randy Travis, listed # 49 !

As some of you may have noticed, Pat's website is updated almost everyday with new radio stations playing his music. The list is probably not accurate, since a lot of stations are not reporting to us. Just to give you an idea, out of only 339 submissions e-mailed to radio stations since the end of January, 139 downloaded Pat's music and 31 requested his CDs. It is an excellent ratio, which is not surprising considering Pat's uniqueness in today's country music world. It is not hard to convince radio stations' DJs to play Pat's music once they've heard it. But having them listening to it remains the main difficulty! We'd like to thank all of you who keep on requesting Pat' songs to your local radio stations or to the internet radios. That really helps to spread Pat's music out there where it belongs.

There is a new CD review just posted on the site and some new links that you can check out. Also, you can now download any of Pat' songs directly from the website.

We still have some 3,000 radio submissions or so to do, so we better go back to work, to get him number 1 on the music charts!
Have a great President's Day !

Circle Cross Music

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Rustie Blue

Calling all Songwriters!

RustieBlue.jpg (4668 bytes)Rustie Blue is preparing to record her next CD! While Rustie is a great songwriter, she knows there are some great, unrecorded songs out there! Rustie is looking for upbeat as well as strong ballads, traditional country as well as mainstream. Rustie has quite a range to her voice, so send her something challenging!

Rustie has been getting a lot of attention lately! Her current single, "Cloud Of Dust," debuted on the R&R chart, and was "picked" during Blair Garner's "Pick it or Flick it". She has appeared in Country Weekly, and was Music City News "Artist of Interest" in August. Her current CD, Chip Chip, includes a duet with Bill Anderson and a song written by Deborah Allen.

To get a feel for what she can do, please visit her website or e-press kit (below). Please mail (no MP3s, please) up to 3 of your best to: Center Stage Productions, attn: Robert D. Keister, 512 West Sixth Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130.

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512 West Sixth Ave.
Lancaster, OH 43130
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PO Box 558
Smyrna, TN 37167


MaggieAustin-fountainclose.jpg (3703 bytes)“Rain on a Tin Roof,” Maggie Austin's debut single off of her upcoming CD on Gulfwind Records, is currently Number 5 on New Music Weekly's Country Indie Chart!

Maggie describes “Rain on a Tin Roof” as "a beautifully written bluegrass flavored song that creeps up on the listener, slowly washing over the soul." This song is pure Nashville, including songwriter John Ozier, musicians Lonnie Wilson and Troy Lancaster, and producer Larry Beaird. Robert K. Oermann says that "the mix of acoustic instruments, lively percussion, and the chorus harmonies is zesty and refreshing."

Maggie Austin's blend of traditional country themes and contemporary country delivery have made her an innovative and ground breaking artist. Her music is enjoying worldwide exposure, with airplay everywhere from the United Kingdom to New Zealand to Canada and the USA. She has appeared on the cover of Blazing Boots, and has been reviewed on many websites and magazines, including CountryInterviewsOnline.net, Strictly Country, and Country Stars Online.

Maggie Austin is currently working with CMA award winning musicians on her debut full-length CD, due out this year.

Maggie Austin is a sponsor of Cell Phones For Soldiers, a program helping soldiers call home to their families. She has since received numerous requests to discuss the program. Maggie will donate 25cents for every download from www.MPeria.com/artists/Maggie_Austin to the CPFS fund.

For more information, please contact Laura at Laura@WildfirePublicity.ne   or 615-825-0019. Photos, Rain on a Tin Roof MP3 and single CD, and interviews available to the media by request. Radio is encouraged to contact Gus with Gulfwind Records.


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Ann-Marita-hat-sm.jpg (1815 bytes)Ann-Marita "Alive and Kickin'" is currently at #11 on the Independent World Country chart, up 3 from last week. Ann-Marita says that "the response from radio and fans worldwide has been great. My first single, "Face In The Crowd", was mellow and melancholic, and "Alive And Kickin'" is anything BUT that!" "Alive and Kickin'" can be found on WHP #58 and on NFS Publicity #100 in Australia.

"Alive And Kickin’" has been described as "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.

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

For more information on Ann-Marita, or to book her for an acoustic show in New South Wales and Victoria (Australia), 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. We now also have a MEDIA ONLY download page for downloading photos & MP3s.

January 26 - 2.30pm-2.55pm MusicOz Stage, The Vault, 429 Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
January 27 - 2.00pm-2.25pm MusicOz Stage, The Vault, 429 Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
March 28 - 8.00pm Vic On the Park Hotel, Sydney NSW
March 29 - 8.30pm The Boat Shed, Manly NSW
March 30 - 8.00pm Sydney Junction Hotel, Newcastle NSW
April 2 - 12.30pm Source at Kangaroo, Kangaroo Valley NSW
April 9 - 3.00pm Hard Rock Cafe Melbourne, Melbourne Vic
July 1st - 10.30pm Churchill Saloon, Churchill, VIC

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