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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

My Kind of Country


Feb. 9, 2006

Hi All,

This will be the only newsletter this week unless I get a ton of news before the week is out. This one is large enough to keep y'all entertained and informed for at least a day or so.

Let's not forget, Valentine's day is only a few days from now so if you haven't gotten that special someone something... you're in the dog house! Just to keep y'all out of trouble, I've posted some great ideas and deals for Valentine gifts. :) Ain't I just the sweetest? So.. whatcha gonna get me????


Don't forget to check out the SALE page for newly added specialties!

Name That Tune
Still looking for a winner for the new game! Name That Tune and Artist and WIN A FREE CD!

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.
Why Hasn't Tamra Heard From You?

  Why Hasn't Tamra Heard From You???
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  Joe Tinoco on MKOC   Joe's Show Business  

  Tamra Holden  The White House Show

Narvel Felts

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

There has been a change in Narvel's show dates. Check the schedule to make your plans to attend a show.


More Country News

Gary Allan

Feb.08, 2006
Latest News

Take a trip through country history and vote for your all-time favorite singers, songs and albums.

Country Weekly gave you a list of choices in each category. But, because this is your survey, if your favorite isn't noted in a particular list, just write it in.

Read more!

REVIEW: 'Life Ain`t Always Beautiful'
The great thing about country music is how it can impart so much truth in less than four minutes. This powerful ballad will speak to everyone with lines such as 'The struggles make you stronger/and the changes make you wise/and happiness has its own way of taking its sweet time.' Gary Allan turns in a potent performance:
Read more!

Country Music Critics’ Poll 2006
Gary was voted top male vocalist in the Nashville Scene's Country Music Critic's Poll, as well as Number 2 album and Number 5 single. Hurt can be just as hard to overcome as temptation. The No. 5 single, Gary Allan’s “Best I Ever Had,” seems like a conventional breakup song on first listen; the guy tries to rationalize that “it’s not so bad.”
Read more!

Don't miss Gary on the road! Click here to for the most current tour information!

Join Gary's Official Fan Club Now!
Not an I-Squad Member? It's Free!! Join the Gary Allan I-Squad Today!

Gary Allan CD, Tough All Over
Order Gary Allan's New CD "Tough All Over"

Gary Allan Web Site

Wade Hayes

WOWW!! A Word on Wade's World
February 9, 2006


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.... Arkansas
.... Country Music Cruise info

.... Tour Page, Fan Zone

.... 30 second archive on Nashville TV

.... Pic in Country Weekly
February 13th issue (Faith and Tim on the cover)
Page 66 - the fan page - pictured with children of family friends


Saturdays - 7 - 10 pm

February 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25

TN, Nashville .. Judge Bean's BBQ and Steakhouse
123 - 12th Avenue North, Nashville, TN

Feb 11.. Sat ... KY, Owensboro Sundown Saloon.. 9:30 - 11 p.m.
with Randy Lanham

Mar 9 .. Thu .. ND, Valley City .. Winter Show
with Jeff Carson and Bryan White

June 30, July 1 .. AR, Piggott .. Clay County Rodeo and Fairgrounds

December 9-14, 2006 - 4th Annual Country Music Cruise

Wade has announced that he will not be on the cruise this year due to other projects he's involved in.

.... Tour Page
.... Fan Zone - pics added - Reda, Nikki, Sheri, Christina

.... 30 second archive on Nashville TV

Wade and Aubrey (The Judge) Bean appeared on Nashville's Fox 17 TN Mornings show on 2/8. A 30 second clip was placed on their web page. They archive clips for 10 days.
http://www.fox17.com  > TN Mornings > Click to Play OR View Video Clips from past mornings

This was a funny incident (well, Aubrey might not think so). Mostly, they were talking about the restaurant, the food and that Wade was playing there.

I-Tunes adds Wade videos for Download
For $1.99 each you can download to your computer these videos:
Old Enough to Know Better
I'm Still Dancin' With You
Where Do I Go to Start All Over
On a Good Night

For info check at:

Gayle, our great Wade Hayes' supporter and talented computer programmer, has met the requests for a message board. She's set up an ad-free forum site for fans. She kicks it off with the first post - "Welcome Wade Hayes Fans."

Check-it out and add your comments here: http://www.elvinsystems.com/invision/index.php?showforum=5261

Do you know your Wade Hayes' song trivia? In the Games section of the message board, fans are posting lyric sentences and challenging others to post the next line and the song and album source. Have some fun with it.

You can view past issues of WOWW! beginning with 6/25/04 at this site http://www.ymlp.com/pubarchive.php?wadehayesnews

Were you there for the first fan club party at the lake? Laurie Paulik and Heather Baniszewski have an extensive gallery of photos on their Mountain West Music site. You'll enjoy reminiscing with their pics. Here's the link to their Wade gallery.

WOWW!, an e-mail newsletter to Wade Hayes fans, began in December, 1997. Subscribers reside in FIFTY (50) states as well as - Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, New Zealand, Hong Kong.

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.

<< All dates are subject to change >>
<< Make sure to check before travelling >>
<< For maps/driving directions: >>
<< http://www.mapquest.com >>

Saturdays - 7 - 10:30 pm
January 28
February 4, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25

TN, Nashville .. Judge Bean's BBQ and Steakhouse
123 - 12th Avenue North, Nashville, TN

Directions: Take I-40 to Broadway (Exit # 209). Head toward downtown Nashville 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. Besides valet parking, there is also parking in the gravel lot behind the Judge's.
Feb 11.. Sat ... KY, Owensboro Sundown Saloon.. 9:30 - 11 p.m.
with Randy Lanham

4416 Hwy 60 E
Admission - $10; VIP - $25
Seating is limited
Make reservations now.
Mar 9 .. Thu .. ND, Valley City .. Winter Show
with Jeff Carson and Bryan White
Tickets on sale 2/1 - $25
June 30, July 1 .. AR, Piggott .. Clay County Rodeo and Fairgrounds
6:30 pm - Opening act goes on at 5:45. Professional Bull Riding Event that follows is included in the $25 ticket. Fireworks, also Clay county is in the northeast tip of Arkansas

....... WOWW! News (Helen Neal)
....... P. O. Box 148274
....... Nashville, TN 37214-8274

Messages for Wade can be sent to this address:
....... Wade Hayes
....... WOWW! News
....... P. O. Box 148274
....... Nashville, TN 37214-8274

NEW Wade Hayes Site
E-mail to WOWW!!
Message Board for Wade Hayes Fans
Cheryl Hill's Wade Hayes Site
Country Stars Online Fan Tribute Sites
Country Radio Stations by States
Venue Listings by States
WOWW! Archives
Mapquest - Maps and Directions

Wade Hayes on MKOC


Totally Country Vol. 5
Just released Feb. 6th!

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Get A Year's Supply of Country Today!

Track Listings
1. Kerosene - Miranda Lambert
2. Homewrecker - Gretchen Wilson
3. How Am I Doin' - Dierks Bentley
4. Comin' to Your City - Big & Rich
5. Suds in the Bucket - Sara Evans
6. Help Somebody - Van Zant
7. I Play Chicken With the Train - Big & Rich, Cowboy Troy
8. You Do Your Thing - Montgomery Gentry
9. Redneck Yacht Club - Craig Morgan
10. XXL - Keith Anderson
11. My Kind of Music - Ray Scott
12. You're Like Comin' Home - Lonestar
13. Goodbye Time - Blake Shelton
14. Hicktown - Jason Aldean
15. God's Will - Martina McBride
16. If Heaven - Andy Griggs
17. It's Getting Better All the Time - Brooks & Dunn
Don't forget to get the others: Totally Country Volumes 1 - 4


Jaime Beaver

Special Announcement: Great News on Jaime's Growing Career!
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It's official Marty Rendleman is now Jaime's Management
Consultant. Marty is the President of Rendleman Management Group, Inc. located in Dallas, Texas and was LeAnn Rimes Manager for three years when she first got started in the business. If things continue to workout for both Jaime & Marty in the months ahead The Rendleman Management Group, Inc. will take over the total management of Jaime Beaver.
Web Site for Rendleman Management Group, Inc. http://www.rendleman.net

Jaime has been hired full time by Cowboys Red River to perform five days per week. Her first official appearance will depend on how fast she can learn all the songs working with the house band. The Dancehall/Night Club is the largest in the Dallas area, over 65,000 square feet and over the past year such Major Artists as Joe Nichols, Blake Shelton, Jeff Bates, Keith Anderson, Chris Cagle, Chely Wright, Mark Chesnutt & Tracy Lawrence have performed there.

Please send congratulations to Jaime at jbeav58@hotmail.com and pass on to other relatives and friends.

Larry Beaver
Jaime Beaver Web Site

See Jaime's review on MKOC from when she was just a little girl!

New Duet Song Recorded In Nashville, TN

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Here is the duet song, "Here Comes That Heartache Again," by Troy Cook Jr. & Jaime Beaver which was recorded in Nashville, TN. and will be released in March.

Go to Web Site:


Valentine's Day Gift Guides
Valentine's Day Gift Organizer

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Wildfire Publicity
PO Box 558
Smyrna, TN 37167-0588
Phone: 614-748-9627
Fax: 760-437-4633

Mark Holt & Kimberlee Holt Tully Release New Single

MarkHolt-KimberleeHoltTullyLiveBC_small.jpg (4757 bytes)Mark Holt & Kimberlee Holt Tully have released "One Last Dance", a lost love/heartbreaker bluegrass song. "One Last Dance" was written by Mark Holt, and can be found on the latest Mark Trail Compilation disc.

Mark Holt and Kimberlee Holt Tully's music has a 1970's retro acoustic classic country and bluegrass sound with an edgy kick. Smother describes them by saying "They live up to their title with their Native American sounds routed through the veins of roots rock, country, and folk. Americana never sounded this good."

When this brother and sister team released their debut album, Acoustically Native, they used producer by Bill VornDick, who has also worked with Alison Krauss.

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One Last Dance clip

Mark & Kimberlee - Acoustically Native


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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan

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Thank you so much for playing "Molasses in the Moonlight"!
Jack & Misty

Listen to the clip:

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I wouldn't try to tell other songwriters how to write. I just explain my feelings on the subject, in case it might be of help to somebody.

Love is the most popular song subject, but it can be treated in endless ways. In this song, the lovers are separated by time, space, and maybe life and death. This approach works well with symbolism:

(I sing first)
"I woke up in the night
and saw the moonlight shining through my window.
I sat up and looked around,
startled by a sound I thought I'd heard.
There was something in the air.
I could feel it as I stood there by the window,
Like the sighing of a lover,
or the whisper of a long forgotten word."

(Misty sings):
"From across the silver years,
beyond the sea of time,
where the wind blows,
Flies the spirit of my love,
like the shadow of a Big Black Bird."

(Listen to the song here):
* * *
Here's a more intimate treatment of the same subject, where the two people are together, speaking to each other face to face.

"In neon lights and smoky places,
We drank with lonely faces,
Playing at the social graces,
Trying to fill those empty spaces;
Sick and tired of one night stands,
And white skin left by wedding bands.
Now my life is in your hands,
I'm High on You.

I'll cover you on winter nights,
apologize when we have fights,
And never lose my appetite for the things you do.
We don't need those smoky places.
You fill all the empty spaces.
By your side I'm satisfied,
I'm High on You."

(Listen to the song here)
* * *
In this love song, the lovers are geographically separated. This lends itself to a lot of picturesque detail.

"The weeds are brown and dry along the Indiana blacktop,
and the heatwaves on the highway make it shine.
Got your picture in my pocket with your number on the back,
and A Handful of Dimes.

With a little bit of luck I'll catch a truck down through Kentucky,
and I'll see you then by Thursday suppertime.
Baby, we'll get by, we can make it if we try...
On A Handful of Dimes."

(Here's a lo-fi sample):

My point is this:
I try to avoid the cliche rut, tempting as it is. There are a lot of good songwriters already ahead of us in line, so we have to come at it from a different angle. Provide something different, and if it's good, it will work.

Jack Blanchard
© 2006.

The Official Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan Home Page:

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Just a quick note to let you know that the first Corbin/Hanner concert will be at Jimmy G's in Sharpsburg, PA on Saturday, April 8, 2006. You can get tickets by calling 412-781-4884.

Also, we've added some of the 2006 shows to our website at www.corbinhanner.com -- you can see what is coming up for the rest of the year -- and we will be adding new shows as they are confirmed.

It seems like a long time since we've seen all our friends and we're looking forward to seeing you at Jimmy G's.

Thanks to everyone for your support --
Bob and Dave

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Purchase Corbin/Hanner CDs Here

See Corbin/Hanner on MKOC's Hidden Artists!

Website: Corbin/Hanner

Stardust of Nashville

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at the Colonel's "FRONTIER JAMBOREE" in Missouri 1972

Find your favorite David Houston CDs Here

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MidPoint Music Festival 2006

For Immediate Release
February 6, 2006

What: MidPoint Music Festival: The Midwest’s Largest & Longest-Running Independent Music Festival
Who: Independent Bands & Solo Artists
When: Band registration begins February 1.
Bands & Solo Artists save by registering early! Early band registration: February 1 to April 30 ($19.95). Late registration: May 1 to May 15 ($24.95). May 15 is the LAST day to register for MPMF 2006.
Where: For more info or to register, visit: http://www.mpmf.com
Contact: Sarah Hawkins at sarah@mpmf.com

MidPoint Music Festival: Five Straight Years of Rockin’ The Midwest
In 2005, Midpoint Music Festival drew 50,000 fans and 300 independent bands to Cincinnati for three days of concerts in downtown clubs. Now MidPoint, the Midwest’s biggest and longest-running independent music festival, is back again on September 20-23, 2006.

“Other festivals come and go, but MidPoint has been bringing hundreds of great unsigned bands to Cincinnati for five straight years,” says festival co-founder & indie songwriter Bill Donabedian.

“MidPoint Music Festival has really put Cincinnati on the map as THE place to go to hear great independent music.”

Cincinnati: Where Rock‘N’ Roll Was Conceived
Esquire Magazine (April 2004) placed Cincinnati at number 7 for “Cities That Rock”. Cincinnati has a long, proud, diverse musical heritage: from the 1950s when Cincinnati's King Records gave birth to the soul and funk music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers James Brown and Bootsy Collins, to the 80s synthesized dance R&B of Midnight Star, through the 90s when Adrian Belew and The Bears, Afghan Whigs, AssPonys, and Over the Rhine pioneered the "Alternative" sound.

Today, Over The Rhine, Ass Ponys and newer bands like Moth and hiphop star J. Grams ("Big
Spender") continue to make waves from their home base in Cincinnati.

MidPoint: For The Love of Music
For new fans and die-hard music lovers, MidPoint Music Festival is the place to hear the best in new independent music, including pop, hiphop, soul, rock, funk, metal, punk, electronica, singer-songwriter, altcountry, blues and jazz.

Bands: Listen Up!
Bands accepted to MidPoint may choose to receive free admission to MidPoint’s industry conference, where there’s more networking than you can handle.

Previous panelists at MidPoint’s music industry conference include Joe Armenia, Vice President of Music Promotion for MTV, and producer Erwin Musper, whose clients include David Bowie, Elton John and Mick Jagger.

Past Midpoint Music Festival industry conference keynotes include Greg Dulli (The Twilight Singers and The Afghan Whigs) and Art Alexakis (of Everclear) .

MidPoint: Truly Independent
All-Volunteer Staff
No politics, no bartering, no label showcases. Just the best. The MidPoint Music Festival selection process utilizes judges from around the country with ties to the music industry — from radio DJs to music editors to recording engineers. Each band/ artist is independently judged and scored.
All Independent Original Artists/Bands of all genres: MidPoint Music Festival does not book signed national acts. The festival is all about brand-spankin’ NEW music. Fifty-thousand people attended MidPoint last year because they had the opportunity to discover something new.

MidPoint Attendance
2002: 15,000
2003: 25,000
2004: 40,000
2005: 50,000

For more information on MidPoint Music Festival, contact: Sarah Hawkins at sarah@mpmf.com

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Patriotic Singer & Army Veteran Makes "Call to Service"
Public Service Announcement to Broadcast in Nashville

Cheryl Peach Gives Tribute to Legendary Kate Smith
on American Salute CD with Stirring Rendition of "God Bless America"

CherylPeach-AmericanSalute.jpg (5650 bytes)Cheryl Peach, one of our nation’s premier patriotic singers, has begun a campaign to encourage Americans to take a more active role in supporting our troops. Leading the way, Cheryl Peach is currently broadcasting a public service announcement on Channel 49 in Nashville to provide specific suggestions on what folks can do to put their patriotic feelings into action.

During a distinguished professional singing career that has spanned over 30 years, Cheryl Peach has performed thousands of times at venues including Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl, Disney World, Disneyland, Texas State Fair, July 4th Celebrations at Baltimore Harbor Place, Opryland, Opry Mills, and recently as part of an Operation Welcome Home event near Nashville with Lee Greenwood as headliner.

Cheryl Peach grew up on a farm in the foothills of the Appalachians near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Cheryl Peach has been a singer with a cause all of her life. In the wake of the Vietnam conflict she became a lead singer for the Army’s top touring band, the US Army Field Band for about nine years. As a ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ her mission was to help rekindle patriotism among the American people.

As an Army veteran herself, Cheryl Peach has chosen to send out a “Call to Service to Our Country.” Cheryl has a few suggestions on how to get on board:

1) “Visit a recruiting office to explore a career in the US armed forces for yourself, a relative, or a friend. Most folks might not realize it, but about 4 out of 5 jobs in the military are careers such as nurses, doctors, clergy, computer techs, pilots, publicists, rescue workers, engineers, firefighters, police officers, administrative assistants, cooks, musicians, accountants, plumbers, and truck drivers. Check it out!!”

2) “Buy a new American-built car or truck that gets at least 30 mpg. Keep your big SUVs and trucks for when you need them. But for running errands, save gas and money while reducing our dependence on foreign oil by driving a fuel-efficient car or truck.”

3) “Give a couple of hours per week of your time to a good cause. As examples: visit a veterans hospital to support our troops; volunteer to help out a charitable, fraternal, or faith-based organization. Consider participating in Operation Welcome Home and Operation Gratitude.”

Today, Cheryl Peach once again sees a divided America over an increasingly unpopular war. Cheryl's mission is to help bring Americans together through music, and her new CD American Salute aims at just that. In a stirring musical tribute to legendary patriotic singer Kate Smith on the American Salute CD, Cheryl Peach sings a powerful rendition of God Bless America guaranteed to unite our souls as Americans.

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

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PRATTVILLE - Has A NEW Country Music Show

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Saturday-March 25th
Doster Memorial Community Center

Doors Open at 6:00pm
Show Starts at 7:00pm
Adults: $8.00 in Advance
Adults: $10.00 at the door
Children: 6-12 $4.00 In Advance
Children: $5.00 at the door
For more information contact:
Deke Little - (615) 429-4165
Anne Brehm - (863) 439-4931

Miranda Stars Opry-was created to further Present, Promote and PRESERVE Tradition in Country Music Founders: Anne Brehm - Country & Gospel Recording Artist & Webmaster

It began as a radio show when Anne Brehm, webmaster for Miranda Promotions International came up with the concept to present the recording artists represented by Miranda Promotions through internet radio programming. During the 1st month of broadcast Miranda Stars Opry quickly received the highest recognition and acceptance by Country Music DJ's across the USA and around the world.

Miranda Leake-Reknowned Record & Music Video Promoter
Her name is highly respected throughout the Country Music Industry coast to coast and the country music markets spanning the Globe "And she's a Prattville native!". She began Miranda Promotions International in October of 2003 and quickly established a repoire with Record Labels throughout Nashville to promote their recording artists. In just 2 1/2 years she has accomplished record breaking success and in 2004 was nominated by the TCMA-Tennessee Country Music Alliance for Promoter of the Year. Also, in 2004 was nominated by the Texas Music Awards for Promoter of the Year. In 2005 she won a score of awards beginning with Promoter of the Year by the NACMAI-North American Country and Gospel
Music Association. (Mississippi). Again winning Promoter of the Year at the Texas River Music Awards, and Silver Elite Promoter of the Year at the TCMA Awards in Nashville.

Deke Little-Record & Music Video Producer CEO-Ameri-Star Entertainment
Credits: Production & Promotion for RCA Recording Star "Earl Thomas Conley" Spirit of the South Tour 1989 including the Forester Sisters & William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys

Former East Coast Division Talent Scout for TV's Star Search as hosted by Ed McMahon
Producer for Miranda Stars Opry -LIVE Country Music Video Producer of the Year 2005 TCMA
Proudly Announces "Miranda Promotions International" as a Division of Ameri-Star Entertainment

Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
As we all know many of our great country music legends have passed on and George Jones asked the question in a great country song "Who's Gonna Fill their Shoe's" We must look at while here these legends created a special blend of country music and comedy and their vision was that their legacy be handed down and enjoyed for many generations to come. When it comes to living legends like George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and those that have gone on like Conway Twitty, Minnie Pearl, Tammy Wynette and Jerry Clower, these are some "BIG" shoe's to fill and it is the ultimate goal of Ameri-Star Entertainment and Miranda Promotions through Miranda Stars Opry to bring you the New Pioneer Stars who are walking in the footsteps of these legends, proudly beginning with Prattville, Alabama.

Opening Cast for Miranda Stars Opry
The Miranda Stars Artists can be seen entertaining all over the world and heard on radio throughout the world, and are charting in the CMA Record Charts in many countries. Names and faces you need to come to know. All of these artists are very excited about entertaining in Prattville and will be on hand to meet and greet you at the shows intermission.

Anne Brehm, Arkansas Banjo, Jerry Lane, Jessica Mae, Dean Holmen, Charlie Helmick, Roger Liles, Keke Nichols and Rebecca Lou Snyder

Also we're proud to feature our Opry House Band from Nashville, TN Wooden Wire....

VIP Invitation:
You are cordially invited to visit our websites where you can tune into Miranda Stars Opry "Radio" and TCMT -Traditional Country Music Television (Music Video's). We also feature a Messageboard and would welcome your comments and you can also vote for your favorite artists on soundclick radio charts. We'd love to hear from you.

Miranda Promotions: www.mirandapromotions.net
Ameri-Star Entertainment & Traditional Country TV: www.tradcountrytv.net

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International Dance Council CID

Dance Day preparations

On the 29th of April, as every year since 1982, World Dance Day will be celebrated all over the world by the international community of dancers and dance enthusiasts.
The International Dance Council CID has prepared the following guidelines as a useful checklist for persons institutionally involved in the wider field of dance: teachers, choreographers, group leaders, journalists, researchers, associations, suppliers, organizations etc.

The main purpose of Dance Day events is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance. Special emphasis should be given to addressing a “new” public, people who do not follow dance events during the course of the year.

Dance Day events may be special performances, open-door courses, public rehearsals, lectures, exhibitions, articles in newspapers and magazines, dance evenings, radio and TV programs, visits, street shows etc.

Events are primarily organized by dance companies, amateur groups, schools, associations and other institutions active in dance. Wherever possible, it is better for events to be organized jointly with a non-dance institution such as a government agency, a public school, a municipality, a business enterprise, a trade union.

Organizers have full freedom to define the content of the event.
Make sure that you include general information on the art of dance, its history, its importance to society, its universal character. This can be done in a short speech, a note in the program, a text distributed to those present. By adding this dimension you make the event different from dance activities taking place any other day.
Read a message from a prominent personality, a poem, a passage from a text by a famous author.

In order to achieve maximum success, it is important that preparations start early enough.
It is imperative to inform the press and generally the media about your event.
Notify an organization holding a central position at regional or national level, which should publish a list of events planned for Dance Day.
Entrance to events should preferably be free, or by invitation. Invite persons who do not normally attend dance events.

At best, events should take place in “new” places, such as streets, parks, squares, shops, factories, villages, discotheques, schools, stadiums etc.
By setting the event in original surroundings you stress the fact that this is an event dedicated to the universal family of dancers.

Prof. Alkis Raftis
President of the CID

World Dance Day has been established in 1982 in view of attracting attention to the art of dance, every year on the 29th of April. On that day, dance companies, dance schools, organizations and individuals are asked to organize an activity addressing an audience larger than their usual one.

The International Dance Council (Conseil International de la Danse - CID) is the official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world. It is a non-governmental non-profit organization (NGO) founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based. Its purpose is to act as a worldwide forum bringing together international, national and local organizations as well as individuals active in dance. It represents the interests of the dance world at large and consults accordingly governments and international agencies.

International Dance Council - CID - Conseil International de la Danse
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[NashvilleMusic] Live Music This week/end 2/7
Burnlounge Mixer, Guitarist Needed & Vote for Roy

Wednesday February 8th

- BURNLOUNGE MIXER - 6:00-7:30PM - French Quarter - 823 Woodland Street Nashville, Tennessee 37206
Come out to the French Quarter where you can enjoy Live Music, Great Food and Drinks and a Burnlounge Overview By Alan Thomas.Independent Artists learn how to sell your music digitally (no CDs to buy/ship) alongside major labels artists! In less than 4 months BurnLounge has over 12,000+ retailers ,learn more about this exciting business !
hosted by Jack Scott, Michael Ward, Heather Stokes and Lori Weiss
Special Guest : Alan Thomas - Michael Ward - 615 403-8949

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

Bluebird Cafe ~ 6:00 In The Round SGA Presents Carl Cartee, Charlie Dodrill, Lisa La Pointe and Michael Logen, no cover; 9:00 In The Round with Bernie Nelson, Russell Smith, Dave Gibson and Red Lane, $10.00

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

Cocktails ~ Writer's Night ~ hosted by CJ Watson

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

Thursday February 9th

Bluebird Cafe ~ 6:00 In The Round Bayou's Song Stew with Shannon "Bayou" Williford, Patio Daddio, Terry Goose Downing and Two Tone Malone, no cover; 9:00 In The Round with Bob DiPiero, Tony Mullins, Rivers Rutherford and Tim Nichols, A Benefit For Alive Hospice, $25.00

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-Molly Jack, 6:15 - Jeanne Richardson w/LaLa Deaton and Karleen Watt, 7:00 - Leslie Dysinger w/Jason Klavinga and Brock Goodwin, 7:30 - Jenny Goforth, 8:00 - Dan Shafer, 8:30-Steve Price Band, 9:00 - Jennifer Breeze w/Duke Boles and Morgan Bracy
www.writerartist.com  ~ www.BurnLounge.com/writerartist

Hall of Fame ~ 7PM ~ Melissa Sigler's Gumbo Ya-Ya Writer's- Night Mini-Sets

The Commodore hosted by Debi Champion ~

Friday February 10th

Bluebird Cafe ~ 6:30 In The Round with Valentines Couples Sarah Light and Danny Arena, Pat and Pete Luboff, Marcia Ramirez and Mike Waldron, Dave Gibson and Daisy Dern, no cover; 9:30 In The Round with Al Anderson, Bob DiPiero, Leslie Satcher and Tony Mullins, $12.00

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

French Quarter Cafe ~ hosted by Jack Scott:

Open Mic - www.writerartist.com www.BurnLounge.com/writerartist

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

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

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

The End ~ 8PM ~ ZigZag www.zigzagnashville.com

Saturday February 11th

Bluebird Cafe ~6:30 Cliff Goldmacher, Clay Cumbie, Dave Francis and Catherine Styron Marx, no cover; 9:30 An Evening with Gary Burr and Randy Hart, $10.00

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

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

Sunday February 12th

Bluebird Cafe ~ 6:30 Sunday Spotlight: Kalamity Jane, no cover; 8:00 Writers Night hosted by Jeff Pearson with special guest Jon Robbin, no cover

Guitarist needed for Christie's Ex--The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band. Harmony vocals are necessary, along with a great ear and good chops. Part-time work, full-time fun!! Contact JD @ (615) 360-7366 or info@christies-ex.com. Our website is www.christies-ex.com.

Attached a rant from our beloved songwriter, host, and muscian... CJ Watson Folks, let me tell ya: There are some basic and important rules of the music business at work at your favorite local writer's night.

1. If you always bring people, the host will take note, as will any music biz types present. Why? With the host, it's because it brings in business, which helps keep the writer's night going and the host paid. With the 'suits' it shows grass roots support and lends an air of power. Also, half of the people in the industry have no ears of their own.

The icon of the lonely troubador as tragic/romantic figure is on the wane. Posse is juice but choose carefully and make it 'worth the squeeze' as we East Nashvillians say. Which brings us to:

2. If you bring important, or at least really cool or nice people with you, it acts as a multiplier: Bringing a hundred convicted goat molesters out to see you is not nearly as impressive as bringing three goat molesters who are publishers and/or A&R reps.

Why? Because important people, really cool people and nice people all attract OTHER people.

3. Be a nice person, a good person and, if possible, a really cool person. It will impress the host AND attract more people.
Here's the deal: I'm going to use my buddy, Tom Templeman, here, because he has illustrated these rules and deserves the credit. Tom is a pretty good writer but he's getting in on the 'Nashville' game a little late, like I did. He knows he has to be more organized to stay ahead of the steady stream of young, beautiful, financially unencumbered hopefuls who arrive daily in the Music City. So, he finds a few good co-writer/performing buddies (in this case Charlie and Ashley), one of whom is among the aforementioned young 'uns. They work together to complement each other on stage. They try to bring people, sometimes important people. They are nice and good and pretty cool on the whole. When Tom calls me to book a round, I take all this into account. He's a good enough writer that I'd book him anyway but these factors definitely bump him up a time slot or two. He's conducting himself as a professional, showing respect for craft and community and proving he's serious about being here. These skills, and others, will stand one in good stead on the Row: I was recently surprised at a publishing meeting when one Creative Director recounted hearing about a favor I'd done for a Creative 'D' at another company (one of the ones with ears!). I didn't do it to get ahead: It involved sending him another writer (as in ONE WHO IS NOT ME) whom I thought he would really dig. He did, I'm glad and it all comes back around. Be a good person, a nice person. The 'important' and 'really cool' person will grow out of that. So, when Tom called and asked for a spot on an already overfull night, I started juggling, looking for a spot. Still working on it, Tom. I'll make some more calls tomorrow. You earned 'em.

That's the TRUE politics of this town. It's easy for the uninitiated to call it clique-ishness but it really amounts to being a good person and a pro in ALL facets of the Biz.

Peace, Love and Flowers, CJ

Roy Orbison Commemorative Stamp

A special letter from Barbara Orbison:

Dear Friends:

I am actively petitioning the US Postal Service to issue a stamp for my husband, Roy Orbison in honor of what would have been his 70th Birthday. This is a grass roots campaign from my heart and I am calling on everyone that loved Roy and his music.In political circles, the petition I have circulating the US House of Representatives is nearly complete including a personal letter of support from the President of the United States! I have an on-line petition which now has over 4000 names and I want to thank all the people who have taken the time to VOTE FOR ROY. And now I am asking you TODAY to please VOTE FOR ROY by simply clicking on the below link, scroll down and then click on to sign petition and join some of Roy's friends like Olivia Harrison, Bono, Will Jennings, Dan Aykroyd, Pamela Anderson and many others.Thank you for your vote and thank you for forwarding this request to all of your friends.

All my Love, Barbara Orbison
Join the Roy Orbison Commemorative US Stamp Campaign. Vote here, http://www.petitiononline.com/royvote/petition.html or follow the link at www.royorbison.com   <outbind://567/www.royorbison.com> to send a letter of support to our nation's leaders in Washington urging the creation of a commemorative US stamp honoring the lifetime achievements of Roy Orbison, a true American music icon.

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At the Grammies

Shawn King (wearing a Gucci Suit, La Perla Bustier, and carrying a Moo Roo bag; own jewelry) joined husband Larry King at CLIVE DAVIS' annual pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, the night before the February 8th awards ceremony.

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