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TIPPIN FLIES WITH NEW SINGLE, LABEL
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January 22, 2007
Tippin makes He Believed a family affair
NASHVILLE, TN Aaron Tippin recently released a family inspired single He
Believed on his new, power-staffed record label, NIPPIT Records, and it is garnering
a great response.
The video for He Believed, directed by Wes Edwards of award-winning production
company Ruckus Film, features Tippins son Teddy as a young Aaron. Filmed
at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport in Sparta, Tenn. on January 16th and 17th, the
location was most appropriate for Tippin, a certified pilot.
Tippin wrote He Believed shortly after the passing of his father, Willis
Tip Tippin. Tip died in April 2005 in a car accident in North Carolina.
My dad was the oak tree of the Tippin family, Tippin commented of his father.
He taught me to stand for something; to stand for what I believe
in, Tippin said.
Ruckus also produced recent videos for Jason Aldean, Craig Morgan and Nashville Star Chris
NIPPIT Records welcomes three new additions to the record label staff. Dave Kirth will
handle Western promotion, Joe Carroll, the Southeast and Ryan Barnstead, the Midwest. The
promotion staff can be reached at the following email addresses: Ryan Barnstead at firstname.lastname@example.org, Joe Carroll at email@example.com and Dave Kirth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
"When the river's runnin' gray,
on a dark and cloudy day,
And the winds that bring October
Make the weeds and reeds and cattails sway..."
We write more songs during the remnants of the year
when emotions are nearer to the surface,
the past is just over our shoulder,
and old voices whisper in our ear.
BLUES COME IN FROM THE RAIN.
Listen to the song here: http://www.kokosuniverse.com/avi/jm/wma/blues_rain.htm
by Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan on STARDUST RECORDS.
DJ's who would like an mp3, please email us: CD@jackandmisty.com
© Jack Blanchard Songs (BMI)
A review by Dan
DJ and Program Director WPMB and WKRV-FM, Vandalia, Illinois...
You swear you've heard that song before...But you don't know when or where. Was it in a
movie?...Was it in a Broadway musical?... It's instant familiarity the first time you hear
it. One thing you'll know for sure when you hear "Blues Come In From The Rain"
is that it's Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan doing the singing.
I don't know when Jack Blanchard wrote this song, but it has a kind of timeless quality
about it...brilliant lyrics...a sweet melody... and an easy mid-tempo pace that'll make
you want to sing along. It's the classic tale of a love gone wrong and the regrets that
follow... A theme that has been in used again and again in country and pop music... But
it's so much more well done when it's written by a master songwriter, and performed by a
duo that put it all on the line when they record a song.
I've listened to it three more times as I've written these words... But it's more fun if
you listen for yourself... Check out Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan's "Blues Come In
From The Rain"... I think it'll be easy to hear that this song is a winner.
Click here to listen
Thanks again, Dan!
Jack & Misty
SONGWRITING UNDER PRESSURE.
Its harder to write songs under pressure. At least for me.
When Misty and I were flying high on major labels, and having to plan a recording session
every couple of months, the pressure was on us to come up with four or five songs that
were not only damn good, but, more importantly, were different. Different enough to grab
the public attention span.
If we didnt, we would be at the mercy of the corporate guys who would descend upon
us with songs written by themselves or their uncle and lots of ideas for improving our
Ive long resented the term product as applied to the music we work so
Misty and I always recorded four or five songs in a three-hour session, and kept the suits
at bay by writing 99% of them. We occasionally picked an outside song, before they got a
chance to do it for us.
Having to come up with so many special songs, so often was a constant pressure, because
being a major label artist with hits
isnt a condition thats easy to maintain. Hit a slump and youre back
working at Burger King.
There is little or no security for musicians at the top, This can bring on writers
block. It may be a form of a musical death wish,
when the stress level gets way up the scale, and you almost dont care anymore.
When the deadlines approached, I would start writing fast. Sometimes in the bus on the way
to Nashville, or in the motel room before a session. There is a power that takes over when
its sink or swim. I felt as though my feet were up in stirrups, and somebody was
telling me to breathe and push.
Somehow my song babies turned out okay, and still call me once in a while.
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TROY COOK, JR. SINGS
"Forgive me Darlin"
on0 STARDUST COMPILATION #65!!
Congratulations to Troy as his previous release "Plain and Simple Country" on
Stardust went #1 in Europe on the ECMA Charts!
Troy Cook, Jr. will also be attending the:
August 31, September 1 & 2, 2007!
All artists on Stardust Records is promoted by Barbara Doss Promotions
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|Bridgeworks by Bill LIttleton
Happy Middle Of January!!! The new issue is up on the website. It
was all ready to mail when I learned that my pal Doyle Holly had died; we'll have a spot
for him in February, if I can decide which story to tell!! Early feedback might be a
harbinger of getting somewhere with our long-running suggestion to induct Stephen Foster
in the Country Music Hall of Fame; maybe I've finally found a way to say it poetically!
Keep us posted,
There's always a chair with your name on it at Uncle Willam's Place http://www.unclewillamsplace.com
And it ALWAYS comes down to the music: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=102341
Cadillac Sky Newest Stars On Bluegrass Horizon
Skaggs Family Records Debut CD Blind Man Walking Hits Stores Today (Jan. 23)
Nashville, Tenn.Cadillac Sky transcends tradition by infusing
their progressive brand of bluegrass with groundbreaking originality and an insatiable
musical curiosity. The bands new Skaggs Family Records CD Blind Man Walking lands in
stores on Jan. 23. The album features the virtuoso picking and singing youd expect
from a band made up of two national champion pickers, a respected guitar veteran, an
upright bass phenomenon, and an award winning songwriter. A little more unexpected is the
thematic range of the record that plays like a good novel with climactic moments and
emotional highs and lows.
Cadillac Skys music is fueled by chemistrya chain reaction transpires when
Bryan Simpson (mandolin, vocals), Matt Menefee (banjo), Mike Jump (guitar, vocals), Ross
Holmes (fiddle, vocals), and Andy Moritz (bass, vocals) come together to play music. The
results are explosive.
One of Cadillac Skys secret weapons is their ace songwriting skill. Simpson has
written tunes for George Strait, Martina McBride and Gretchen Wilson. Hes had cuts
with Kenny Rogers, Jo Dee Messina, Diamond Rio and Neal McCoy. Simpsons Before
I Knew Better became a top 15 hit for Epic/Sony artist Brad Martin.
This record also serves as the coming out party for banjo phenomenon Menefee, who was
crowned a Winfield champion at age 17. Blind Man Walking showcases his outstanding
soloing, and excellent rhythmic backup skills. His playing is the instrumental center
point of the record where he displays the world-class skills that have other players
clamoring to learn his secrets after the bands live performances.
In fact, the band has built a reputation as an amazing live band. Every time Cadillac Sky
hits the stage, they earn more fans and accolades. The band was chosen as one of the
twelve acts from hundreds of applicants, to showcase at the 2004 IBMA World of Bluegrass
Trade Show, a very prestigious honor. That should come as no surprise because individually
the band members have toured with Sara Evans, Josh Turner and a host of perceptive artists
who know world-class talent when they hear it. Like a fine wine, the band is only getting
better with time--at this years (2006) IBMA they were once again chosen as one of 12
acts to showcase for the whos who of the bluegrass world. The buzz generated from
their red-hot set was almost deafening.
One of their biggest fans is country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs who signed the band
to his Skaggs Family Record label in April of 2006.
"When I heard Cadillac Sky for the first time, I heard some of the freshest new
bluegrass I had heard in a long time. They write all of their songs. Their vocals just
killed me, and they have a new sound. I wanted them for Skaggs Family Records. Anytime you
sign a brand new group, you're taking a chance, but with a CD like this, I was willing to
go for it. They're great!"
"Skaggs Family Records seems to have a knack for finding and signing exciting young
bluegrass bands. Cadillac Skys first nationally released album, Blind Man Walking,
has all the fire of a freshman release coupled with the polish of a doctoral thesis. How
many bluegrass bands have quotes from Marcel Proust on their liner notes?"
-Steven Stone Vintage Guitar
"Newgrass" music is bluegrass made by restless folks, music that honors the
roots while stretching the branches. The North Texas-based Cadillac Sky proves on Blind
Man Walking that it can do both new and traditional as well as any.
-Tom Geddie Buddy Magazine
"The bands creativity and wild, boyish exuberance are a product of their
familiarity with traditional bluegrass."
-Joe Ross Bluegrass Now
"Returning to a theme, Simpson and Cadillac Sky are searching - and finding - an
audience that, like them, craves something new and different, yet still reveres and
respects the tradition."
-John Lupton Country Standard Time
"Cadillac Sky is not your Daddy's bluegrass, it has more of a compressed modern
sound. The recording is very slick in a good way while they delve into the newgrass likes
of The Greencards and The Duhks."
-Jim Moulton Country Stars Online
"Simpson is joined by fiddler Ross Holmes, banjo player Matt Menefee, guitarist Mike
Jump and Andy Moritz on Blind Man Walking, and its a showcase of fabulous playing
and intense, joyful singing."
-Ron Wynn The Nashville City Paper
"The group showcased for industry insiders at the IBMAs October trade show, and
despite the inevitable mutterings of purists, most were wowed by a confident presentation
based on years of appealing to more than just bluegrass audiences."
-Jon Weisberger The Nashville Scene
For more information contact:
Lotos Nile Media
P.O. Box 23050
Nashville, TN 37202
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Shawn Michael Perry Gives Back To His Roots
Los Angeles, CA January 26, 2007 - For Shawn Michael
Perry the donation of musical instruments to the students at a remote school in Baraspamba
in the Andes of Ecuador was like sending something of himself home. But that home is a
place hes never been. Perry heard of the Ecuadorian schools need through Angel
Armijos of The Long Beach/Manta (Ecuador) Sister Cities Organization. Perry and his
company All That Culture: Music Of The Americas, asked Samick Music
Corporation/Greg Bennett Designs for help which they graciously gave. The presentation
took place at this years International Music Products Association trade show,
NAMM in Anaheim, CA on January 20th. Pat McMaster, president of the Long
Beach/Manta Sister Cities branch accepted the certificate of donation for the school.
Both Pat McMaster and Angel Armijos have said that they would love to get Shawn Michael
Perry and All That Culture at their cultural event in Ecuador. Perry is looking forward to
go there as part of his journey home.
Shawn Michael Perry's s ballad Forever is 72 in the nation this week on
the Hot AC& Top 40 charts. Shawn is also currently working on his next album
HUNGRY-4-HEROES. His new single 4-EVERN MY HEART (which will also be done in
Spanish,) will be unveiled at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee next
month. For more information, visit Shawn Michael Perrys website at
www.shawn-m-perry.freeservers.com or his my space at
For radio interviews and servicing contact: Loggins Promotion at 888-325-2901 or email email@example.com
Music of the Americas is an organization working to build cultural bridges through
community events -- sharing music, food, fun and the arts of different American cultures.
The events allow American musical cultures (including Native American and Hispanic) to
express themselves at friendly, family-oriented gatherings. Cultures are encouraged to
include their traditional foods, crafts, etc. These shows have taken place in such diverse
settings as Hastings Entertainment Stores and the Skirball Cultural Center in Santa
Ecuador: In 2005, the Long Beach / Manta Sister Cities organization invited Shawn to
perform in their annual Cultural Event at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in LA. Through them,
Shawn became interested in Baraspamba, a remote school in the Andes in Ecuador (inland
from Manta). Shawn and All that Culture are proud to be providing musical instruments for
those children with the help of one of his sponsors.
NAMM: Shawns image will be displayed at the International Music Products Association
trade show NAMM at the Samick Music Corporation booth. Shawn is endorsed by Greg Bennett
Design and Ovation Guitars.
For more information visit Shawn Michael Perry's website at www.shawn-m-perry.freeservers.com
For radio interviews and servicing contact: Loggins Promotion at 888-325-2901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Country music artist, Skyla Spencer, has plenty to be smiling about
these days. She recently performed as the headliner for an Armed Forces Entertainment Tour
and is now featured in Jan/Feb issue of Skope magazine, on shelves now at
Barnes and Noble.
Skyla has been promoting her single, "One More Chance," to radio stations
nationwide. Skyla says [One More Chance] talks about losing someone dear to you and
wanting a second chance. I think we all, at one time or another in our lives, wish we had
another chance to make things right with someone. Sometimes it is too late, but we cling
to the hope that it's not, and that we will will be given 'one more chance'.
"One More Chance" can be found on her debut album, "You Said Youd
For more information, MP3s, the You Said Youd Call Me album, print quality photos,
her EPK, or to schedule an interview, contact Laura Claffey with Wildfire Publicity at Laura@wildfirepublicity.net or 615-825-0019.
MP3s are also available to radio through Airplay Direct.
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