March 16, 2006
I guess we all knew that run of Sundays was too good to be true..
sooner or later, I always get waylaid and the news is put on hold. Not to worry, I saved
it all and even though it takes up 2 pages, it's all here for y'all to enjoy!
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Records Hosts "Heart of Gold" afterparty
Steve Smith, owner of Tootsies Orchid Lounge, is pictured
here with Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and Tootsies recording artist John Stone at the after
party for Neils movie HEART OF GOLD. World Famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge
hosted the party in celebration for Willie Nelson, as Tootsies is where he started in
country music as a songwriter.
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ACM TOPS BIG YEAR FOR ALLAN
Nashville, TN March 8, 2006 --- Country superstar Gary Allan earned
nominations this morning for Album of the Year and Single Record of the Year for the 41st
Academy Of Country Music Awards. The buzz surrounding Allans album TOUGH ALL OVER
has been uncontrollable since the album made its debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Country
Albums Chart and #3 on the Billboard Top 200. With sales of over 100,000 units its first
week in stores, the album quickly went gold and is on its way to platinum.
GARY NOMINATED FOR 2 ACM'S INCLUDING ALBUM OF THE
NASHVILLE, TN (March 8, 2006) Nominations have been announced for the 41st ANNUAL
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Gary Allan has been nominated for Album of the Year
(TOUGH ALL OVER) and Single of the Year (BEST I EVER HAD). Congratulations Gary! Read
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Kenny Rogers's Water &
Bridges will be released on March 21st!
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Could Kenny Rogers be a continuous, viable presence on country radio today? Probably not.
In 1999, "Buy Me a Rose" made him the oldest artist to reach #1 in the history
of the country charts. And to the contemporary tattoo-and-tank-top record buyers, that
rates the Gambler a great-grandfather--hey, maybe as old as Hank Williams, ya think?
Nonetheless, Water and Bridges, his first studio effort in three years, is an impressive
comeback. Produced by Dann Huff (Faith Hill, Keith Urban), who keeps the backing leaner
than you might expect, the album spotlights a mature man looking back and surveying his
life with clear-eyed honesty and more than a little regret. What strikes a listener most
is both the quality of songs (by such veteran writers as Craig Wiseman, Annie Roboff, and
Mike Reid) and how authentic and soulful Rogers seems throughout, particularly in dealing
with the recurring theme of loss. Whether contemplating a long-ago abortion, a lifelong
rift with a parent, or the tug of home--even when home is no longer there--Rogers always
underplays the sentiment, adding weight to his pathos. "The Last 10 Years
(Superman)" and "The Petition" seem a little too obvious and maudlin, but
Huff and Rogers make up for it with the extraordinary "You'll Know Love," a
sophisticated and anguished ballad of nearly paralyzing grief. Call it just one of many
surprises on this album of unexpected and serious depth. --Alanna Nash
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Heartworn Highways Soundtrack
LOS ANGELES - HackTone Records and Shout! Factory announce the CD release of Heartworn
Highways, the whiskey-warm companion album to the cult documentary
of the same name. Recorded in 1975-76 in Nashville and Austin, Heartworn Highways captures
the birth of an alt-country movement light-years from the spit-polished Music Row. Armed
with little more than a camera and microphone (and maybe a case of Jack), the filmmakers
captured lightning in a bottle, spotlighting a particular band of brothers - Steve Earle,
Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell, John Hiatt, Guy Clark and perennial outsider David Allan
Coe - at the dawn of their careers. They also captured inspired performances from relative
unknowns Gamble Rogers and Larry Jon Wilson that will convert listeners into fans on the
first listen. What they walked away with is a document of the fierce, raw talent burning
at the core of some of the greatest singer-songwriters of our time. The CD, produced with
the direct involvement of the movies original producer, Graham Leader (In the
Bedroom, etc.) and editor, Phillip Schopper, features 20 audio performances recorded for
the film, as well as key dialogue excerpts. After more than six months of painstaking
audio restoration from the raw Nagra tapes, each song has been restored to its unedited
length, speed corrected, and remastered to stunning audiophile quality.
Naturally, the first-ever recordings by Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, and John Hiatt - not
to mention previously unreleased acoustic performances by David Allan Coe, Townes Van
Zandt and Guy Clark - demand treatment. Rather than doing a literal soundtrack, HackTone
started from scratch, compiling an album from all of the recordings made during filming in
order to create a stand-alone listening experience that captured the essence of the film.
They eliminated songs featured in the film that were irrelevant to the new wave of artists
it was conceived to document; they also included several tracks from artists that were
omitted from the original film. All of which says nothing of the meticulous audio
restoration, done by GRAMMY®-award nominee Alan Silverman and Heartworn Highways editor
Phillip Schopper, which restored all of the recordings to their original length and
captured all the richness and warmth inherent in their original performances. Its
this exacting attention to detail that makes the Heartworn Highways CD a deeply intimate
listening experience as well as a historical document of incredible value. Please contact
me for any further information or to receive a review copy.
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MIDAS RECORDS NASHVILLE Signs
Colgate Country Showdown Winner MICHELLE RENÉ
Dynamic Vocalist Earns Title "Best New Artist in Country Music"
Continuing to make exciting news in the country music world, Midas
Records Nashville announces the signing of Michelle René, winner of the 24th annual
Colgate Country Showdown, held at Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium in January. A
poised entertainer with a remarkable resume', the Arizona native now boasts a savings
account $100,000 richer as a result of the big win.
"I really didn't enter the Colgate Country Showdown expecting to win the money or a
recording contract," René says of the contest, which over the years has turned
several young newcomers into country music superstars. "I entered to gain experience
and exposure. It's been an education. I've performed in front of a lot of people and with
my new home at Midas Records, I'm truly in the music business."
Midas Nashvilles A&R Department is helmed by Grammy-nominated country hitmaker
Keith Follese and acclaimed country music publisher Brad Allen. Two of the most notable
behind the scenes creative forces on the country scene today, Follese and Allen
established a working partnership in 1998 with the publishing venture Encore
Entertainment, which has flourished on the strength of over 200 cuts placed with major
Follese says, "Michelle René has star written all over every note she sings. We are
thrilled to be involved with an artist destined for such a bright future."
Dean Unkefer, President of SPI, which manages the Colgate Country Showdown says, "The
Midas Records Nashville affiliation is an exciting opportunity for Michelle, and a great
way for us to showcase her upcoming single on our Showdown radio stations and in local
tie-ins with Colgate retailers."
Michelle René's first single, "Kick It Up A Notch" will debut on country radio
stations May 1st preceded by two months of syndicated TV airing of the 24th Annual Colgate
Country Showdown National Finals, covering 90% of US households. And Great American
Country (GAC) will broadcast multiple airings of the Finals beginning May 1st. Midas
Records plans a major promotional tour.
Midas Records Nashville can be reached at 1108 16th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212.
Phone: (615) 401-6567
For more information on Midas Records Nashville contact:
Steve Levesque or Guy McCain at Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. at (310) 860-9170
firstname.lastname@example.org www.luckmedia.com or www.midasrecords.net
Hear Michelle's music on her web site at www.michellerene.com
Contact: Steve Levesque, Guy McCain
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Country Cookin From The Land Down Under:
Set To Unleash Her Powerful Stuff On Nashville
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The Single, Which Ships To Major Reporting Country Music Stations April 17, Was Co-Written
And Produced By Rich Mouser (Oleander, Tears For Fears, Dream Theatre, American Pie 2)
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Russells First Full-Length CD, Also Called Powerful Stuff, Is Scheduled
For An Early Summer 2006 Release
With the release of Powerful Stuff, her debut single for Urunga Records, Kate
Russell is determined to show American country music audiences that Aussies can put more
than just shrimp on the Barbiethey can create great country barbecue
Set to ship to major reporting country stations April 17, Powerful
Stuffand her debut album of the same name, scheduled for release in early
summershowcases the multi-talented musician, composer, singer and songwriters
wide range of musical gifts. She may be based now in the U.S., but, like her male
superstar counterpart Keith Urbana major influence, naturally--there are equal parts
Sydney and Nashville in her musical soul.
Its the kind of fun, dancing, rocking music you want to hear while youre
socializing at a barbecue, Russell says of the collection, which was produced partly
in Los Angeles with Rich Mouser (Oleander, Tears For Fears, Dream Theatre, the American
Pie 2 Soundtrack), with additional production in Nashville by Clyde Brooks (Ronna Reeves,
Perfect Stranger). Russell, who handles the lions share of the songwriting
throughout the ten-song collection, co-wrote the title track with Mouser.
The recently-shot video for Powerful Stuff tells the story of a jet-setting
James Bond-like character all the women believe is just that, powerful stuff.
She adds, Hes the guy always getting off jets and out of fancy cars, hanging
out at nightclubs, the guy with all the goods. I think he is, too, and at the end of the
song and video, I end up with him. Its a high impact song but also a pretty tune,
and fits my edgy voice well.
Elsewhere, the songs on the album Powerful Stuff are about personal relationships and life
experiencesstories, Russell believes, listeners will find instant common ground
with. On the provocative ballad Talk Is Cheap, she offers a great lesson for
women who dont want to believe the worst about their latest love. In part, the
lyrics go: News travels fast on the grapevine
Guess you cant hide three
kids and a wife. Well, thats nice
Was I the spice in your life? On
Bittersweet, Russell tackles the realm of internet dating from the perspective
of a woman who doesnt want to get as deeply involved as her male suitor.
I think Im writing the best songs of my life, she says. Ive
reached a place that I want to be with my writing, and Id like to branch out and
write songs for other people, too. Usually in Nashville, everyone is co-writing everything
and vocalists are looking for the best outside songs. Its rare when an album comes
out with most of the songs being written by the artist, but I have a lot of great stories
to tell and am not afraid to share them with the world.
Co-producer Clyde Brooks says of Russell: Kate is an artist that brings soul and
lyrical imagery to everything that she sings. She is an eclectic singer/songwriter that
approaches her artistry from a standpoint of integrity. It has been a pleasure to work
with her both musically and personally.
For more information on KATE RUSSELL contact:
Steve Levesque or Guy McCain at Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. at (310) 860-9170
firstname.lastname@example.org www.luckmedia.com or www.katerussellonline.com
Country Stars & Alive Records'
Michael Lee Austin and Brandi Valentine at CRS
Alive Records recording artists Michael Lee Austin and Brandi Valentine were welcomed to
their first CRS by Chief Strategic Officer Ed Benson and COO Tammy Genovese. During their
meeting, Austin and Valentine signed up to become active members of the organization.
Both Austins title track single from his recently released debut album Labor
Pains and Valentines first single Shes Got A Way With Men
from her soon-to-be released debut album Deeper have been garnering
airplay at over 150 country stations nationwide.
Pictured, left to right, CMA COO Tammy
Genovese, Austin, Valentine and CMA President Ed Benson
Alive Records recording artist Michael Lee
Austin trekked to Nashville last month for his first Country Radio Seminar. Austin
promoted his debut album Labor Pains and its title track single which has
been garnering airplay at over 150 country music radio stations nationwide. Being a
country music fan, Austin was excited to run into Ronnie Milsap, Kix Brooks and Craig
Austin, Ronnie Milsap and Valentine
Austin, Kix Brooks and Valentine
Pictured left to right, Austin and Craig Morgan
Alive Records recording artist Brandi
Valentine went to Nashville last month for her first Country Radio Seminar. Valentine
promoted her soon-to-be released debut album Deeper and its first single Shes
Got A Way With Men which has been garnering airplay at over 150 country music radio
stations across the nation. A country music fan herself, Valentine was thrilled was she
crossed paths with Billy Dean, Montgomery Gentry, John Corbett and Trick Pony's Ira Dean.
Valentine and John Corbett
Eddie Montgomery, Valentine and Troy Gentry
Billy Dean and Valentine
Ira Dean and Valentine
For more information on ALIVE
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PETE KRONOWITT: Singer/Songwriter Launches Heartfelt Website
For more information on PETE KRONOWITT contact:
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Jaime Beaver Fan Club Up-Date and news
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performing five nights a week at Cowboys Red River located in Dallas, Texas. Visit the web
site at www.cowboysdancehall.com. Jaime recently March 2nd, opened-up for Jason Aldean ,
latest single, In A HickTown. If you get a chance stop in to see Jaime perform
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Van Preston music on CMT.com and radio
Van Preston's song, "What Goes Around, Comes Around", written when she was just
eighteen, is in the top 15 songs in the 2006 CMT/NSAI Songwriting Competition, out of over
6,000 entries. Van's song and bio will be featured on cmt.com until April 23. The song is
included on her 2005 debut album.
Van's first single, "Absolutely Broken" was just
released in February to over 2,000 secondary radio stations, and has been receiving great
feedback to date. The video for her song,"Toy", is currently airing on Music
video shows as well as airing on Sprint video phones in New York, LA, Miami, and Virgin
phones in London and Dublin.
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