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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

My Kind of Country


Feb. 5, 2006

Hi All,

Welcome new subscribers.. artists and fans alike. There's not a ton of news tonight, but certainly enough to entertain ya a bit and introduce you to some new artists and new websites. I figure many of y'all are watchin' the Super Bowl tonight.. I know Ma is! Man, that lady is a sports nut! I didn't inherit that enthusiasm for sports from her. I'm a movie gal... I'll take a good movie any day over a ball game. The closest I get to sports is I love watchin' that new Ballroom Dancing With the Stars. There's a football player on this season and he's been learning some great moves.. even took a crash course in ballet to help him with his dancing! Gotta give him credit there and he's been doing better each week on the dance floor.

OK.. this is about music, not TV or sports or what I like to watch. I'm gonna sign off now cuz I wanna be rested up when "Dangerous Housewives" and "Grey's Anatomy" comes on!

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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.

Flux Services Website Hosting
We now offer the Flux Ultra 10x plan which allows for the hosting of up to
10 websites and 100 domain names for only $9.95 a month!

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
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.

Narvel Felts

2006 is Narvel's 50th Anniversary in the music business!
Happy Anniversary Narvel!

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


More Country News

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

Pre-order now at Musicountry.com and get a free mini-poster

Duet single goes for radio adds January 30th.

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

Jamey Johnson

JameyJohnson.jpg (5107 bytes)Nashville newcomer, Jamey Johnson is off to a flying start. I heard his song, "The Dollar while in my car and the song grabbed me from the start with his deep vocals and strong traditional sound.. and as usual, the DJ neglected to say WHO the artist was. I would still be wondering but as luck would have it, Jamey is signed with BNA records and I received the news from them about Jamey's new CD, "The Dollar". It still didn't hit me that it was the song I'd heard on the radio, but I jumped in to hear songclips.. Track #1 was the song, "The Dollar". I clicked and in the first few notes, I knew it was the man I'd been wanting to know about.

Jamey's CD was released Jan. 31st and is available in all stores as well as online.

Song Clip: The Dollar


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Downloading Ratings and Revenue
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By: Daniel Anstandig

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New from Time Life - Great Country Collections!

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Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton: Islands In The Stream * Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn: Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man * George Jones and Tammy Wynette: Golden Ring * Johnny and June Carter Cash: If I Were A Carpenter * Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings: Suspicious Minds...

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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan

Jack-Misty-bw.jpg (4415 bytes)Hi, everybody.

We just got an email from Omni Recording Corporation, regarding our 29 song anthology CD.. Omni is a fine new label,
but they don't yet have a large enough staff to keep up with all the requests for CDs.

They have released two CDs so far... Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan and Henson Cargill.

This is part of what the email said:
"...howdy guys...
...we have the Omni MEDIA page sorted now...sorry for the delay...
...please send this address to your people...maybe add that "because we
have been flooded with Media requests
this seems the most practical way to proceed":

Here is their website where radio and TV people can download four songs and all the album artwork and liner notes in high resolution for printing. http://worldwentdown.com/omni/media/

If you would like any of the other songs, we can try to email you the mp3's.
Let us know.

All the best
Jack & Misty

Sometimes we just try to make you smile. :)

Jack & Misty
"If I need a smile...all I need is 'Molasses in the Moonlight' Dan Michel, DJ and PD, WPMB and WKRV-FM, Vandalia, Illinois

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

Stardust Records - Compilation #59.

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

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Back in the 70's or 80's (I'm no expert on time), our bus broke down in Valdosta, Georgia.

While waiting for the rig to be fixed, I called the local country station and talked to a DJ I knew from phone conversations.
His radio name was Gary Monroe. His regular name is Gary Graves.

We went to meet him, and he introduced us to Joel Mathis, a talented local country singer.

We went to Joel's house, met his wife JoAn and the kids, and somebody handed me a flattop guitar.

Gary set up a mike and a tape recorder, and I pitched a bunch of my songs to Joel. We wound up working together on some of them. (During the past couple of years we've remastered and released some of Joel's music. He passed away in 1999,
and we think his music should be heard.)

Okay. 20 or 25 years later, and I get a CD in the mail from Gary Graves. It contains an hour or so of me pitching songs to Joel on that day, way back when. What a surprise!

I'm singing a whole flock of original songs, and then I hear myself sing something I don't remember. It was called "Follow the Bouncing Ball". I said to Misty, across the breakfast table: "Hey! That's great! I sang a Roger Miller song!"

She said something sweet like: "You wrote that yourself, dummy".

Well, I may have imagined the dummy part, but after a few minutes I remembered that I DID write it

I had completely forgotten the song, but now I can't get the damn thing out of my head, We're just going to HAVE to record it. These are the lyrics:

"Got no reason,
Got no rhyme.
Kickin' a can down the road o' time.
Follow the Bouncing Ball,
Sing an old song.
I don't mind if you tag along.

Saturday matinee,
give away a funny book,
free of charge.
(Also a CrackerJack)
Read "Red Ryder",
"Little Beaver".
Trade it for a Dizzy Dean baseball card.

I'm goin...
Down to the roundhouse,
Look at the trains.
Up on the rooftop, spottin' airplanes.
Follow the Bouncing Ball,
Sing and old song.
I don't mind if you tag along."

Don't tell anybody,
because I'm going to say it's a new song.

Jack Blanchard
© 2005.

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

CD Stands
Fans can display an autographed CD.
Artists can commemorate their work.
CDstands.com also provides products that help display and sell your CDs in stores or at your Shows!

Jaime Beaver

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Check out the Indie Islands Feb. issue featuring Jaime Beaver. The entire issue is available for downloading.
According to Larry Beaver, Jaime's dad and manager, Indie Islands is a great new resource for the indie artist!

Jaime Beaver's Web Site

SizzleFizzle & MakeAStar Join Forces

GET PAID for promoting your music!

That's right! For a limited period, you will be paid for simply uploading your songs, photos and music videos to SizzleFizzle. When you enter a FREE contest, not only there is no cost for entering the contest, but you will also get paid 50 cents for each song you upload! Or upload your music video and get paid $1! SizzleFizzle is the only site that pays you to promote your music! You and your family members can also enter any photo contest on the site and earn 5 cents per upload! How cool is that?

Win $1000 cash in 4 days!

Submit your song to the “Best Songwriter” contest and walk away with $1000 cash in just 4 days! The contest will be judged by our panel of expert judges in 3 criteria of Music, Lyrics and Marketability.

Your Fan votes will also have a say in the outcome (fan votes counts for 5% of the total vote.)
You will also be able to view the demographic data of your voting fans.

Fans! Be a part of making your favorite singing artist a star with your vote!

Predict who will win the Oscar!

Check it out.. there's many different contests and ways for artists as well as fans to earn cash by just doing what they love!


BMG Music Club: 12 CDs for the Price of 1! with membership

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Just Go to www.scmr-n.com NOW

TroyCook-JaimeBeaver.jpg (4704 bytes)COMING SOON.... THE DUET OF THE YEAR

Written & Produced by Colonel Buster Doss

Released in March Simultaneously on

Stardust Records and WHP Records
(Radio Compilations)

Jaime Beaver    Troy Cook, Jr.

Are you getting the Stardust releases ??.. If not, it must be because we don't have your mailing address. Please send it to us at cbd@vallnet.com and we will be glad to add YOU to our VIP list !!


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Marty Daniels

MartyDaniels.Jpg (4511 bytes)Marty Daniels may be a new name on the Irish country music scene just now, but all of that is about to change thanks to a fantastic new album which he has just launched on the market.

The new album titled A Little Bluer Than That, was recorded at Gene Stuart’s North Sound Studio in Dungannon, and contains no less than 14 tracks, each of them a gem. Produced by Eugene Smith, the album boasts a line-up of Ireland’s top session players, among them Patsy Mc Dermott, Martin Cleary, Charlie Arkin, Marty Pollock and Tony McEvanna.

Marty Daniels began his career in country music as Donal Lyons and following a very successful appearance on the TG4 Glór Tíre talent competition, he went on to compete in the national talent competition
Search For A New Country Star, reaching the final and finishing in the top three after a very close contest.

Marty said, “I learned a lot from appearing in those series and intend to put that experience to good use when I take to the road with my new band in April”. News of Marty’s talent spread among the country music fraternity and soon the offers started pouring in. When Bob Wootton (lead guitar player and vocalist with the Johnny Cash Show for over 30 years) toured Ireland last year he chose Marty as his support act, and was loud in his praise for the Clonmel man for the way he could communicate with his audience.
“Marty certainly has great stage presence and his ability to sing a wide range of material will stand him in good stead for the future. He’s a singer that could hold his own with the best that Nashville has to offer” said Bob. High praise indeed from a man who performed alongside one of the greatest in the business, Johnny Cash.

Following Bob’s comments, Marty decided that he would like to visit Nashville, the Home of Country Music, and check out the scene there.
Thanks to Promoter and Tour Operator Hugh O’Brien, Marty not only got the opportunity to visit Nashville, but to also perform there. Marty was accompanied by top Irish band, Off The Cuff and got the opportunity to display his talents at some of the top spots in Downtown Nashville namely, Legends Corner, Robert’s, The Stage and Tootsies Orchid Lounge.
Marty was conscious of the fact that he was standing on the stage where some of the superstars of country music had performed, and still do.
Artists such as Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and many more began their career’s on these very stages before going on to achieve great success in the music business.
Marty is hopeful that his performance on these hallowed stages will lead to similar success for him. And judging by his progress to-date, there is no doubt he will.

Yesterday he was Donal Lyons.
Today he’s Marty Daniels.
Tomorrow he’ll be a STAR.

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Mike Parrish
Rye Whiskey Why
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Original lyrics with a traditional country sound. Recorded in Burleson, Texas at Patriot Recording with some of the finest Texas players imaginable. Two time Grammy award recipient Chris Booher on keyboard and fiddle, Gary Carpenter - pedal steel/dobro, Derek Spigener - drums, John Sharp - background vocals, Reggie Rouffer - fiddle, Tommy Nash - electric/acoustic guitar, Ron Jones - bass/acoustic guitar/dobro, Randy Elmore - Mandolin, Stefani Little - background vocals, Jai Hutcherson - studio engineer. Prepare yourself for some great old fashioned country sounds behind truly unique lyrics. 

Audio clip of "Rodeo Angel"


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