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Hi All,

I'm a little late in the salutations... never the less, I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year! I'm trying to start the year off right by bringing you lots news. This one is a 2 pager! With any luck at all, tomorrow or Monday you'll get another batch of news so we can all get caught up on goin' down, goin' up and goin' on!

Name That Tune
Last week a contestant WON Name That Tune and in doing so, received a FREE CD from country artist, Clay Dubose! Visit Name That Tune to find out who won and then visit Clay Dubose on MKOC's Stars on the Horizon to hear the great prize awarded to Tune's winner! There hasn't been a new song contest posted as yet so sign up on the page to be alerted for updates! It's simple, just insert your email address and click.. then whenever the page is updated, you'll get an email.

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MKOC Featured Artist
Attention DJs!

Sergeant First Class, Sean Bennett - Currently Serving In Iraq

Sean recorded one song just one day before being shipped out to Iraq. I just love the song and his style and I want to be able to help him get his song heard. Hopefully some of you DJs out there will give it airplay. Visit Sean's page on MKOC to hear the song and find out more about this soldier and his music Just click the pic!.

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

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

 

MKOC Official Artists
Song Clips Added.. Just Click a Song Title to hear music in Real Audio - Songs are rotated with each newsletter.
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
You Ain't Been Worth A Dime
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
San Antonio Sweetheart
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
WWW.Gone
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Five Cards on the Mantle
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
Veteran's Day
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
Goodbye's What You Got
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Can't Change Your Mind
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!



http://www.mkoc.com/NarvelFelts/


Joe Tinoco

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This is a friendly updated letter to say hello and to give our Happy New Year Wishes a little after the start of the New Year. Hope all is going great for you.

Here, all our shows at The White House Theatre are going strong and we are packing them in. The house has been almost full this last few months and we expect even a better year this coming spring & summer. We hope to see you too!!!

Thanks for all the support you have been for us. We always remember you even though we do not always get e-mail to you as often as we would like.

Talya is growing like a weed and we love her to pieces. She is on the show every night and really seems to love it, Until then she will be with us every night. She took the house down at our Christmas Shows with bringing her nightly gifts for Jesus. You can go to her own web page and see her Christmas video (Silent Night) It will give you an idea of her performances with the moving photos.  http://WWW.joetinoco.Com/CountryMania/page8.htm   Her version of Happy Birthday Jesus is short but It was loved. She gets a break the next two months. Going to Disney World and to see her Aunt Mary while enjoying the seashore..

Latest News of our CD ... And Radio Play ....
We have a new CD and if you want to hear it on the radio, just tune into Logan St James "Branson Nights" KCXL Web site and listen to our interview.  http://WWW.bransontonight.net/audio/12-1006showforbroadcast.mp3 It was done live last month from Branson and we think you will enjoy it. Good sound and live. If you enjoyed it, let the fan club associates know and if you just go sign the Joe Tinoco guest book sign ... Link below ... You may win a nice prize ... there will be 5 CDs given randomly from those who sign the guest book. You have till January 15th to leave a message on Joe's Guest page.
http://pub33.bravenet.Com/guestbook/2758603637

Give a good review.
NOTE: If you have his CD or Tamra's, mention that too in your message and rave about It!!!! We have special gift for those who already have bought the CD, just in case you are randomly picked. Hurry over now.

God Bless and Have a Healthy and safe and Happy New Year.
The Tinocos

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Joe's Performance at The Ryman Auditorium IFCO ...
Joe with "Little Big Town Group"

Visit TNT Productions for all the information

Joe Tinoco on MKOC

Joe's Show Business          Tamra Holden         The White House Show

Click Here To Listen To Joe's Gospel Recordings  Weekly Updates

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Emerson Drive
(1-2-07)

MIDAS RECORDS NASHVILLE AND ACCLAIMED GROUP EMERSON DRIVE HAVE JOINED FORCES WITH AMERICA’S SECOND HARVEST TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR FEEDING THE HUNGRY
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GROUP’S CURRENT SINGLE & VIDEO “MOMENTS” HIGHLIGHTS HOMELESS PROBLEM

EmersonDrive.jpg (20062 bytes)Midas Records Nashville and the band Emerson Drive will partner with America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network, the largest hunger relief organization in the United States, to raise awareness for feeding those in need. Inspired by the lyrics of “Moments”, the second single from their album Countrified, and the storyline of its music video, the group sought an organization that can help people that have fallen on hard times.

Food banks with the Second Harvest Network will staff information tables and collection receptacles that will be present at Emerson Drive concert venues next year. The group will also appear in public service announcements for the organization.

According to Emerson Drive’s lead singer Brad Mates, “Thanks to our fans, we’ve had a blessed career. Getting involved with a great organization like America’s Second Harvest is our way help out those less fortunate.”

America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network is comprised of more than 200 member food banks and food-rescue organizations serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The America’s Second Harvest Network secures and distributes more than 2 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually.

“Hunger exists in nearly every community in this country, and it’s within our ability to bring an end to hunger in America with greater awareness of this issue,” said Vicki Escarra, President and CEO of America’s Second Harvest. “We are thankful to Emerson Drive for stepping up and helping hunger relief gain greater visibility in this country.”

“Moments” was recently the #1 most added at Country radio across the country and its music video has been programmed at CMT and GAC

(1-4-06)
EMERSON’S DRIVE’S “A GOOD MAN”
IS PART OF GRAND RAPIDS RADIO STATION’S TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT FORD

Emerson Drive were happy to learn yesterday that Grand Rapids radio station WBCT included portions of their Top 20 country hit song “A Good Man” in their tribute that aired yesterday & today to President Gerald R. Ford.

Midas Records Nashville and Emerson Drive have partnered with America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network, the largest hunger relief organization in the United States, to raise awareness for feeding those in need. Inspired by the lyrics of “Moments”, the second single from their album Countrified, and the storyline of its music video, the group sought an organization that can help people that have fallen on hard times.

Contact:
Midas Records Nashville: Steve Levesque, Guy McCain, Luck Media & Marketing, Inc.
(310) 860-9170 info@luckmedia, www.luckmedia.com
Emerson Drive: Vanessa Davis, Splash Public Relations
(615) 321-1383, vanessa@splashpublicity.com

For more information on EMERSON DRIVE, MIDAS RECORDS NASHVILLE, or SECOND HARVEST contact:
Steve Levesque or Guy McCain at Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. at (310) 860-9170
info@luckmedia.com, www.luckmedia.com, www.emersondrive.com  www.midasrecords.net  or www.secondharvest.org

 

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Nashville Star, USA Network's original grassroots talent search to find America's next great country music star, will return on its new night, Thursday, January 11th at 10/9C with Grammy-nominated host Jewel, who teams with season four co-host Cowboy Troy. Over 20,000 singers auditioned nationwide over the past months, and thousands more submitted auditions via tape. On the live season premiere, the selection narrows down to the final 10 contestants, who will vie for a major music recording contract with a top-level record label.

For those who missed the first show, you can catch the reruns at the following times:
Sat. Jan. 11 9PM & Thurs. Jan. 18 9PM (just before 2nd episode)

Visit the Nashville Star website to meed the 6 contestants and tons of info.
BTW... there's only TWO men in this year's line-up!

The Official Site of Nashville Star will have you riding shotgun with the Finalists on the road toward stardom.

Get behind-the-scenes access to Toby's new movie BROKEN BRIDGES!
Enter to win the guitar as well as watch the movie trailer and behind-the-scenes footage, preview the soundtrack, download wallpaper and buddy icons, watch the "Broken" music video and more!


Doyle Holly Passed Away This Morning
(report sent by Dick Shuey of Twangtown USA)

Doyle Holly and the Buckaroos are together again

By Jon Johnson, June 2003 - Country Standard Time
(Photo: Doyle Holly & Don Rich)

Of the great country bands of the 1960's, none was more successful than Buck Owens and the Buckaroos.

DoyleHolly-DonRich.jpg (5767 bytes)Although the band's lineup shifted from time to time during the '60s (even employing Merle Haggard as the group's bassist during one brief period in early 1962), their classic '64-'67 lineup - Owens, lead guitarist Don Rich, drummer Willie Cantu, steel guitarist Tom Brumley and bassist Doyle Holly - is today revered as one of country music's all-time great bands, thanks to the driving rhythms of the group's singles, the tight vocal harmonies of Owens and Rich and Rich's virtuoso lead guitar work.

"I think what it boils down to was that combination," says Holly - who released his new solo album, "Together Again," in early May - in a telephone interview from his home in Hendersonville, Tenn. "Everybody was in the right place at the right time."

Holly, 66, was born in Oklahoma and spent his young adult years working in the oil fields of Oklahoma, Kansas and California.

Upon landing in Bakersfield, he discovered that the city had a music scene as rich as its oil wells and soon found himself performing with a wide assortment of country and rock 'n' roll musicians, including Joe and Rose Lee Maphis, Jimmy Wakely and Johnny Burnette and also touring the rodeo circuit with the pre-"Hawaii Five-O" Jack Lord.

Holly says that he was brought into the band by Don Rich in August 1963, adding that it was common practice for them to collect the phone numbers of musicians who impressed them as possible future Buckaroos should the need arise.

"I was playing in a band at the Lucky Spot, got to be friends with Don, and Don hired me when Kenny Pierce quit. I really don't know who hired Tom Brumley. It could have been Buck and Don. Me and Don hired Willie Cantu."

During Holly's tenure in the Buckaroos - 1963 to 1971 - the act batted over 30 singles into the country top 40, more than half of which went to number 1, usually staying there for several weeks.

During what was arguably the band's peak year - 1966 - Buck Owens singles occupied the number 1 position for 17 weeks or about one-third of the year.

Holly's time as a Buckaroo wasn't continuous: He left the band for a 9-month period between late 1966 and the summer of '67. During those months, Holly went to Washington and was replaced by Wayne Wilson, who appears on the 1967 live album "Buck Owens and His Buckaroos in Japan" and a few studio recordings.

"I recommended Wayne for the job when I left. Me and Buck had a love/hate relationship. He'd fire me a couple of times a month, and I'd quit a couple of times a month. And this was one of those times where neither one of us made up until nine months later. I always regretted leaving Buck. That was the Buckaroos' heyday."

"Buck made a film during the time that I missed out on," adds Holly. "There was a film crew that traveled on the bus with them. I've never seen it to tell you the truth. I don't think he's very proud of it."

After returning to the band, Holly remained with the group for another 4 years, leaving for the last time in November 1971 and forming his own band, the Vanishing Breed.

"I just wanted to try it on my own. I felt I went just as far as I could go (as a Buckaroo), although Buck was featuring me on a couple of songs on every album. He was always good like that. I can't think of anybody that had Buck's stature that would do that."

Although Holly had a small degree of solo success in the early '70s, scoring 2 top 40 country hits under his own name and releasing 2 solo albums on the Barnaby label, he eventually grew tired of life on the road and in 1982 opened a musical instrument shop in Hendersonville, where he concentrated his energies for the next couple of decades.

"I just quit all of a sudden; stopped touring and stopped recording. And Johnny Russell wanted to do this CD, so I said, 'Well, why not?' I didn't have anything else to do."

Though Russell enjoyed a string of solo hits during the '70s, during his life he was known primarily as a songwriter, his calling card being "Act Naturally," which was a hit for Owens in 1963, for The Beatles in 1965, and for Owens and ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr when they teamed up to re-record the song as a duet in 1989.

Russell proposed to record an album of bluegrass-influenced versions of Buck Owens hits with Holly on vocals. Unfortunately, Russell's health declined sharply when recording was about two-thirds completed, and the album was shelved until OMS label head Hugh Moore stepped in to revive the project following Russell's death in 2001.

"Hugh Moore (who also contributes banjo to the album) is a bluegrass producer," says Holly. "His forte is bluegrass, and I love bluegrass. It was supposed to have been a little more bluegrass than it was. I tried to get more of Del McCoury's band on there."

Released in early May by OMS Records, "Together Again" is a fine blend of bluegrass and Bakersfield featuring ' fel low ex-Buckaroos Brumley and Cantu as part of the core band, as well as Owens himself on two duets with Holly; "Foolin' Around" and "Love's Gonna Live Here." Also appearing as duet partners are Bobby Osborne and Jeannie Seely.

Perhaps surprisingly, Holly doesn't play bass on the new album, explaining, "It's because I haven't done it for a while, although I do still have one. And we had Mike Bub, Del McCoury's bass player. I was busy doing vocals, so I never did give it much thought."

The only member of the classic Buckaroos lineup absent from "Together Again" is guitarist Don Rich, who died during the summer of 1974 in a motorcycle accident at the age of 32. Rich's death was devastating to Owens; both personally and in terms of his career.

Holly still clearly misses Rich as well.

"Don was just a great big old teddy bear who'd set the world for you," says Holly. "I remember an incident where somebody called up Don about two or three o'clock in the morning and said, 'My battery's dead. You've got to give me a jump.' And (this person) figured Don knew who he was talking to. So he said, 'Yeah, I'll be there in a minute. Tell me where you're at.' He gave him the directions where he was at, and Don got up to get ready and said, 'By the way, who is this?'"

Although Holly's new album marks the only occasion on which the four surviving members of the classic Buckaroos lineup have recorded together since 1967, he says that RCA Records had approached him about recording a Buckaroos reunion album in the early '90s. Though the project never got past the planning stages, the idea had been to reunite the group's famed '64-'67 lineup, as well as bringing in other ex-members.

"They wanted me to get all the original Buckaroos, plus a few other musicians who'd worked with Buck. As a matter of fact, one of the ideas was to make 'Together Again' an instrumental with Tom Brumley, Ralph Mooney and Jay Dee Manness," the last two of whom had also played on Owens' '60s recordings.

"Probably it didn't happen fast enough for RCA," says Holly when asked why the project never saw the light of day. "Somebody was probably dragging their feet. I was probably one of the guiltiest. I know there was a problem with using the Buckaroos name. Buck had a patent on the Buckaroos name, and he had a project going where he couldn't release permission to use the name."

During the group's mid-'60s peak, it seemed like everyone was a Buckaroos fan; none more so than the Beatles, who covered Owens' 1963 hit "Act Naturally" (the Buckaroos returned the compliment with a spirited cover of "Twist and Shout" on 1966's "Carnegie Hall Concert" while wearing Beatles wigs) and who, it is said, had a standing order for all new Buck Owens records to be forwarded to them in England.

"We went to a brunch with Ringo and John in Liverpool. I didn't stay very long because I wanted to ride a steam locomotive. Don was a big Beatles fan. I was a fan, too, but not as big as Don. If I had to do it over, I would have stayed there and eaten with them."

Asked to name his favorite Buckaroos album today, Holly says, "Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the Carnegie Hall album. The album is still selling very well. The shows were oversold. The people came to Carnegie Hall in their tuxedos and evening gowns, and they had to sit in the aisles."

"Carnegie Hall Concert," in some respects, represented the high water mark for Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. Owens and his crew were only the second country band to record a live album there (following Flatt & Scruggs' lead in 1962, and the album captures a flawless performance from the group.

Although Holly says - perhaps surprisingly - that the album is a little more laid back than a typical Buckaroos show of that era, he says that the group pulled back a bit on the reins for the Carnegie Hall shows since they knew that the performances were being taped.

"We were nervous about being recorded," says Holly. "When you're doing a tape, you don't want to make any mistakes. We were probably more concerned with making the record than with entertaining the audience. I asked Buck if he wanted to do comedy and he said, 'No, just play everything straight.' Then it got back into the groove of a regular show, and we started doing the comedy and the impressions."

Today Holly appears to have a good life. He sold off the music store not too long ago and now regards himself as "semi-retired," playing a handful of live dates per year (in fact, he had just returned from opening two shows in Canada for Steve Earle the day before this interview was conducted).

And Holly takes some pride in the fact that the records he played on have had such a lasting influence on later performers including The Eagles, the Desert Rose Band and The Derailers.

"You bet. We weren't really country, although we thought we were. I would [say] that we were a bunch of bluegrass musicians with electric guitars. Don was so versatile. He dug the Beatles. He dug The Band...in fact we recorded three or four songs by The Band."

"If we heard a good song, we'd record it."

Country Standard Time

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PO BOX 148
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Country Radio Broadcasters

January 2, 2007
State of Country Radio 2007
By Ed Salamon
Executive Director
Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.

Since radio is the primary medium for the exposure of Country artists, songs, and recordings, Radio affects everyone in the Country music industry, and thus a substantial portion of Nashville’s economy.

Therefore, it is good news for many readers that Country radio continues on an uptrend as we enter 2007.

CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

January 11, 2007
The Life of a Legend
By Rick Kelly
Vice-President, Radio Marketing
Marco Music Group
Nashville, TN

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

There are some artists whose bodies of work defy categorization. The great ones will not be limited to one style of music or one signature sound. The truly legendary artists take their inspiration from the entire spectrum of music, and create something uniquely theirs, something universal and timeless. Through their music they become part of our culture, and their songs are ingrained in the soundtrack of our lives.

Ronnie Milsap is just such an artist. Since exploding onto the Country Music scene in 1973, Milsap has landed 60 singles in the top 10, 39 of them going all the way to #1.

CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

Used with permission. Copyright 2005 Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc., all rights reserved. Visit www.crb.org


Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
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WRITING SERIOUS LYRICS.

I can't tell a songwriter how to write, but I can describe some of my methods that others may find helpful.

On a serious lyric I try to avoid cleverness. It sucks the sincerity right out of it.

First I stare out the window a while and mentally put myself in a place and situation, and see where it goes from there. In my case, most of them are places and situations I've been in. I set the scene with a few details I call "furniture", to get the feel of it, then the story develops from that. I have some examples.

"Dandelions that grow along the highway, Silver gray they blow away like foam. Trucks roll by and make the blackbirds fly away. Seems like there ain't no goin' home."

I was broke and hitchhiking in the rain outside Phenix City, Alabama. I had a hangover, a new sore tattoo, and no home to go to. Until then I'd thought I was the happy wanderer. I was hitching vaguely northward because I had remnants of a family somewhere up there.

"Spent what I had left in Phenix City. Nothin' in my pocket but my comb. The way I look this morning ain't so pretty. It seems like there ain't no goin' home. Oh, it seems like there ain't no goin' home."

I had walked away from a couple of relationships, thinking there would always be another waiting in the wings. I found you can't depend on that. These were not perfect relationships, but on that journey, I could have used a partner.

"Over on the hill I see a farmer, Workin' in his field behind a mule. There'll be smoke from the chimney of his cabin, In the evening when the air is turning cool; And a woman cookin' supper in the kitchen. That's not for me, you see my freedom's all I own. Here and there I get my share of lovin', But it seems like there ain't no goin' home. Yeah, it seems like there ain't no goin' home."

After a lot of rides to nowhere that left me stranded in desolate places, I wound up in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania with the flu. It was cold and all I had for warmth was a fold up plastic raincoat. The town was having a centennial, and a bunch of good-natured men, including a sheriff, wanted to arrest me for not having a beard, as I was sitting shaking in the Greyhound station.

I had somehow come up with bus fare to Buffalo, where relatives agreed to take me in, but the bus driver didn't want to let me on the bus because of my shaking, and the awful way I looked, and the wrinkled plastic I was clutching around myself.

But it must have turned out all right because I'm still here.

And I got a song out of it. You can hear the song here:http://www.myspace.com/jackandmisty  

Jack Blanchard 2006.

Visit the Music Room MESSAGE BOARD .... "it's a little bit different."
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Stardust Records

Buster-Barbara.jpg (7243 bytes)From Barbara Doss:

I wanted to send to each and every one of you my personal thanks for the overwhelming support I have received over the past few months. It's been a rough road with many emotions and the phone calls, emails, etc. from all the artists, DJs and friends has helped me and my family continue on with Buster's dreams. You all have given me the strength to do what I do every day and will continue every day, every week and every year! 2007 is looking brighter with new ventures for Stardust and all independent artists and I hope to meet each of you at the Jamboree by the Lake August 31, September 1 & 2, 2007. Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for keeping Buster's memory going!

Barbara Doss, CEO
Col. Buster Doss Music Group

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Larry Franklin, Willie Nelson & Buster Buster
At Willie’s Opry House in Austin, TX

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Buster & Barbara Larry Franklin
at Buster’s Frontier Jamboree in 1973

To see more of these pics: http://www.stardustcountrymusic.com - go to scrapbook

GET YOUR MESSAGE OR PLAYLIST OUT TO THE WORLD ! POST ON THE STARDUST MESSAGE BOARD !!
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Nashville Showcase Newsletter

January 3rd. 2007
Featured Artist Website

Becky Hobbs
www.BeckyHobbs.com

I can think of no one better than Becky Hobbs to be the first featured artist of 2007. Becky has been a favorite of mine for years and not just because she is from Oklahoma like I am. I'm sure many of you will remember Becky's song "Jones On The Jukebox" but there is a lot more to her than just that one song.

Go read some of the information available on her website (Just click on the little red hearts beside the subject you want to read about) and you will probably find out a few things you never knew about Becky.

Be sure to read her songwriter credits and while you are there think about buying one of her CD's and don't forget to sign her Guestbook. Tell her Lonnie sent you.

Lonnie Ratliff

Country Artists ~ Internet Radio Airplay

Country Artists, are you getting any airplay on the Internet Radio Stations  There are hundreds if not thousands of radio stations broadcasting on the Internet now and many of them are posting their PLAYLISTS on the
Nashville Showcase Internet Radio Playlist Board

Drop by over there and "Click" on the name of the various Radio Shows and see if they are playing any of your music. You will find E Mail Contacts for many of the DJ's there so you can ask if they are interested in playing your music.

You can POST a "Thank you" to the DJ's by scrolling down to where it says Post A Response
You can also PRINT off the PLAYLIST for your records or to ADD to your bio information.
NOTE: Only DJ's can Use the LINK that says (Post Internet Radio Playlists (Only)

CONTACTS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC INTERNET RADIO SHOWS
"Click" on the flashing Radio Icons to go to the show where you will find an E Mail Link to contact the DJ's

Notice to Erin Hay Fans. The new 23 song CD is now available - Click Here

IMPORTANT WEBSITES FOR COUNTRY ARTISTS

Bookmark these Websites

Nashville Showcase AM & FM Radio Playlist Board
Nashville Showcase Internet Radio Playlist Board
Nashville Nightlife 365 Internet Radio Show (Features lots of Int’l. Country Artists)

See ya next week - Lonnie Ratliff www.NashvilleCDStore.com
E Mail Lonnie - NashvilleShowcase@comcast.net

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Vin Lamar

1-5-06

VinLamar.jpg (27301 bytes)Vin Lamar may simply seem like the guy next door. He's the sweet guy with whom you would trust your dog. He's that kind of guy, only he has this incredible talent to write songs about our everyday experiences. Vin takes the everyday moments and causes you to search your soul as you travel through your own personal journey. He addresses the full gambit of life's moments filled with painful decisions, through those moments when you find you are finally able to laugh at yourself.

Having the ability to express and define those chosen moments when life hands you monumental challenges is the heart and soul of Vin's music. He sees the struggle, sorrow, or pain of his own misfortunes, or that of others, and transcends the feelings from each of those moments into beautiful resonating songs.

Yet, without missing a beat, Vin can embrace how amusing life can be and creates light-hearted, "rib-busting" humorous songs that allow us to laugh at ourselves and at our shortcomings. He sees the silliness, playfulness and the childlike beauty in our everyday life and harnesses this with extraordinary simplicity into fun light-hearted songs.

The balance of both love and laughter is the real premise of the way Vin lives his life. It is this balance and his keen sense of awareness of the human journey that makes Vin a master of his craft.

For an MP3 of "Fittin' In", the Vin Lamar self-titled album, photos, or to schedule an interview, contact Laura Claffey with Wildfire Publicity at Laura@wildfirepublicity.net  or 615-825-0019.

www.VinLamar.com

Wildfire Publicity
wildfirepublicity@comcast.net
Phone: 615-825-0019; Fax: 760-437-4633

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