News 10-27-07 Pg. 2
USA Songwriting Competition
October 18, 2007
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As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I had run
into what we webmasters call "html hell". My sister and her husband had
come home from Boston for a week to visit. As they only get to come home
for 1 week a year, I devoted my time to visiting with them and had not
been online. Afterwards I found that MKOC was not actively online. I
thought, well... servers have problems from time to time, it'll be back
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dumped my site and didn't bother to tell me. I have no idea exactly how
long it had been down but had to scurry to find a good web host with a
price I could afford.. then I had to redo ALL of the links that had
previously led to HostLand (which was on every page) as the deal was,
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awhile to get all the site uploaded and updated, etc. but it's now all
back in place.
I decided to take all day today preparing
the news that has been sitting in my mailbox waiting to be posted for
y'all. I'm sorry it's taken so long but some things just can't be
helped. There's also a new review for y'all to check out. I had just
written it before my sister came home so when I was uploading the site
to the new server, I uploaded the review with the rest. It's not my best
work by far, but at least you can hear the music and tell me... how much
convincing does anyone need to know Gene Watson is one of the greatest
artists in country music?!
That's right, GENE WATSON has a new CD,
"In A Perfect World" is on MKOC with review and song clips! My advise,
make that your first stop from the news!
Watson's, "In A Perfect World" Reviewed on MKOC
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Joe Tinoco / Tamra Holden Tinoco News
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Sky Angel Special. Brings to you clean stand-up comics. You will also hear
and see some of worlds greatest Gospel songs performered weekly! It all
started September 28th, 2007 and will continue airing the fourth Friday
of every month. The "Magnificent Gospel Showcase." This Gospel Showcase"
comes directly of the stage from The White House Theatre in Branson,
You can enjoy Christian comedians Ron McGehee and Thor Ramsey along with
gospel music artists such as The Martins, Hope's Call, Brian Free &
Assurance, Gold City and many others! Be sure and stay tuned. (Airs
every fourth Friday starting September 28)
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her previous Gospel recordings
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Visit Narvel's site to see the
latest news about his tour during September.
Another treat is the review
of Narvel's show in Kingston, OK which was written by fans, Essie Shell
and Faye Huffman. Photos are included!
To read the latest news go
to Sept. 2007
To read the review and see the photos, you can click on the link below
Narvel's Sept. news piece or go directly to
News From Fans.
Porter Wagoner Ailing, Hospitalized"
October 19, 2007, 11:45 am
Porter Wagoner has been hospitalized
with an undisclosed ailment and is in serious condition, his
Darlene Bieber said the 80-year-old
Grand Ole Opry star, known for his trademark rhinestone stage
outfits, "is asking for prayers from his friends and fans."
She had no other information, Bieber
WSMV-TV reported that Wagoner was
admitted to the hospital earlier this week for observation.
He was hospitalized for two weeks in
July 2006 after suffering a stomach aneurism.
In May, he celebrated his 50th year
on the Grand Ole Opry, the long-running live country music show. He
helped launch Dolly Parton's career by hiring her as his duet
partner in 1967.
Wagoner's career took an upturn this
year when he signed with ANTI-records, an eclectic Los Angeles label
best known for alt-rock acts such as Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Neko
Case. He released the album "Wagonmaster," earning Wagoner some of
the best reviews of his career.
Wagoner was the opening act for the
White Stripes at a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in
Manhattan this summer.
Dave "Pappy Hamel Passed Away
It is with great sadness that we are
circulating this notice. Dave 'Pappy' Hamel passed away in his home, in
the early morning hours, Sunday, October 7th. He was having difficulty
with his breathing over the last couple of days and had recently
completed a series of tests to determine if he could go on oxygen
therapy to relieve his discomfort.
We are taking solace in the facts that
he held his active Drivers and Pilots Licenses, having trained his
students up until this weekend, when he had to cancel due to his
He maintained his sense of humor through
these troublesome times, always having or making a joke for
someone. We celebrated Thanksgiving with our turkey dinner on
Saturday evening which he thoroughly enjoyed.
At this time, we wish to extend our
sincere thanks for all the love and support that has come into our
home and we will be keeping you informed in the coming days.
Pappy was also a singer/songwriter
from Canada. I met him through our mutual friend, Alex Cullum who
sent this sad message to me. Alex was not only a good friend of the
Hamel's, he was a huge fan of Pappy's work. He will be sorely missed
by all who knew and loved him.
Support Our Troops
By Marty Martel
I have received an email from a
Brother Knight of Columbus, of which I am a member of. He has
requested emails to Marines serving in Iraq showing support for
the troops. The target is 6000
emails and so far they have rcvd 2000. This request
has been made from Marine Colonel Simcock.
I am asking you to send a support
email to our military men and women who will have their spirits
lifted when they know that we are with them in cause and in
prayer and we wait with hope and prayer for their safe return to
our homeland and to their loved ones.
Please take time if you can, right now, to sit down and send
them an email. Their need to know how much we love and thank
them for what they are fighting for, to keep us free here in
Thank you and please don't yourself
NOTICE: Extended deadlines - Entries must be posted before Nov. 19th!
Legendary Music Celebrities Team Up With
Record Label Executives To Judge The International Songwriting
Nelly Furtado, Jerry Lee Lewis, Loretta Lynn, Ray Davies (The Kinks),
Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Tom Waits, Sean Paul, Robert Smith
(The Cure), Cassandra Wilson, And Many More Celebrities Team Up With Top
Music Industry Executives To Choose This Year's ISC Winner
October 1, 2007 -- The deadline for songwriters to enter the
International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is fast approaching. Many of
the music industry's top celebrities and record label executives have
joined together to judge this year's competition, one of the largest and
most prestigious songwriting and music competitions in the world.
Judging ISC provides a unique vehicle for celebrities to give back to
their fans and offer encouragement and support to aspiring songwriters
all over the world. It also offers the unprecedented opportunity for
up-and-coming artists to have their music heard by the music industry's
top recording artists and record label executives.
Scott Leger, Grand Prize Winner of ISC 2006, says about the competition,
"I cannot tell you what an amazing feeling of validation it has given
me. When I wrote this song I knew it was important, but I never imagined
it would mean something like this for me. Thank you for believing in
'songs.'" His manager, Mike Regan, adds, "winning the Grand Prize for
the ISC can best be described as 'career changing' for an artist."
ISC gives away over $150,000 in cash and prizes each year, including an
Overall Grand Prize package of $25,000 (US) in cash and over $20,000 in
merchandise, unmatched by any other songwriting competition. ISC is open
to musicians, artists, and songwriters at every level from amateur to
professional, and offers 19 categories, covering all genres of
contemporary music. In addition to the regular prizes, the winner of the
Teen category receives a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music's
Summer Performance Program.
Entry forms are available at
The complete ISC judging panel includes: Nelly Furtado; Jerry Lee Lewis;
Loretta Lynn; Ray Davies (The Kinks); Hinder; Julian Casablancas (The
Strokes); Tom Waits; Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Ornette Coleman; Youssou
N'Dour; Sean Paul; "Weird Al" Yankovic; Frank Black (Pixies); Robert
Smith (The Cure); Cassandra Wilson; David Cross (FOX-TV's Arrested
Development); Craig Morgan; John Mayall; Joe Satriani; Toby Mac; Michael
W. Smith; Chris Hillman (The Byrds); John Scofield; Amy Ray (Indigo
Girls); Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong); Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Macy
Gray; Peter Hook (New Order); Paulina Rubio; and Tiesto
Also judging will be music industry executives Charlie Walk (President,
Epic Records); Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Mona
Scott-Young (President, Violator Records); Cameron Strang (President,
New West Records); Steve Lillywhite (Producer - credits include U2, The
Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Peter Gabriel, and more);
Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Cory Robbins
(Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Betty Pino (DJ, WAMR Miami);
Angel Carrasco (President, 605 Discos and Sr. VP A&R, Sony BMG Latin
America); Thomas Brooman (Co-Founder/Artistic Director, WOMAD); Dan
Storper (President, Putumayo World Music); Nancy Wolpert (VP Home
Entertainment and Nick Records, Nickelodeon/BMG); Leib Ostrow (CEO,
Music For Little People); and Paul Majors (CEO/Founder Majors Music)
ISC is sponsored by Electro-Voice, ASCAP, Berklee College Of Music,
Cakewalk, Shure, D'Addario, Thayers, Hear Technologies, Disc Makers,
Sonicbids, Musician's Atlas, Sibelius, Karian Studios, OnlineGigs, The
Music Business Registry, Mediaguide, ArtistMonitor, Platinum Blue Music
Intelligence, Alphabet Arm Design, George Stein, Esq., SongU, The Indie
Venue Bible, Shari's Berries, and Taxi
More information and entry forms can be found on the ISC website at
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GARY'S NEW VIDEO FIRST AT GARYALLAN.COM
Allan Fans, we
pre-boarding for the
premiere of the
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position as this video
is about to
Were you one of the
30,000 people at one of
the following shows:
Saint George, UT, Red
Rocks, CO, Austin, TX
and Fort Worth, TX? If
so, then you may be in
the video! Gary has
always wanted to give
his fans a real close-up
of his live show and
this video is it!
Watching this video,
you'll feel like you're
right on stage with Gary
and the band.
WATCH IT NOW!
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SECOND LEG OF URBAN'S WORLD TOUR
crowds have followed three-time CMA nominee
Keith Urban from Germany to the United
Kingdom, Australia, Canada and parts of the
United States. Now Urban’s World Tour will
take the recently nominated Male Vocalist of
the Year and Entertainer of the Year,
through America with concert dates slated
well into the fall. The North American leg
of the tour, which originally kicked off on
June 8th in Phoenix, has now had an
additional twenty cities added. This second
leg of the “Love, Pain & the whole crazy
World Tour” will continue in Columbus, Ohio
after its last “summer performances” in
Edmonton, Alberta on September 21st and
for Gary's new album "Living Hard" to hit
stores October 23rd. The latest album from
Gary Allan will include his current single
flying up the charts "Watching Airplanes".
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Marksville, LA @ Mari Center
College Station, TX @ Texas World Speedway
Niceville, FL @ Mullet Festival Site
Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena
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By Roger Ryan
Bob Wootton has just
completed his 7th and most successful tour of Ireland. Bob, who supplied
the distinctive guitar sound to the Johnny Cash Show for over 30 years,
is now helping to keep the music of Cash alive. Back home in the States
he has also re-formed The Tennessee Three, Johnny's Band, and they are
kept busy with touring and recording. Bob will be back in Ireland again
in December or a series of Christmas Shows, so keep an eye out for him.
It's a most enjoyable show and one not to be missed.
Johnny Cash's brother Tommy Cash, will be back in Ireland next month for
a series of shows with his Cash crew Band. Some local dates are the
Everyman, Cork on Thursday Nov. 29th, and Gleneagle, Killarney, on
Two Grand Ladies of Country Music, Leona Williams and Jean Shepard are
due to tour Ireland in November. The 8 date tour begins at the Longford
Arms on Wed Nov 14th and ends at The Sligo Park Hotel on Thursday Nov.
22nd. Regrettably there are no dates down South.
Daniel O'Donnell and Mary Duff have been performing together as part of
the Daniel O'Donell Show for many moons now and their duets have gone
down a treat with their fans. Incredibly however, despite all the time
they've spent together on the road, to date they have only released one
album together. Fans have long been clamouring for a new album and the
good news is that a new album is due out this week. To celebrate the
20th anniversary of Daniel and Mary's performing together, they have now
produced a memorable new album entitled Together Agian. Featuring a
number of hit songs from across the years, Together Again is sure to be
a big hit with their countless fans. Also included with the album is an
exclusive 8 track DVD featuring previously unreleased songs and live
performances. The DVD will only be available for a limited period.
The Glencarn Hotel, Castleblaney, Co. Monagahan, will present the
Entertainment Country Music Awards on Thursday Nov 1. Michael Lyster of
RTE will present some of the top names on the Irish country Music scene
among them, Jimmy Buckley, Robert Mizzell,Susan McCann, Patrick Feeney,
Hugo Duncan Helen McCabe and many more.
The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co.Kerry, will present a Country Music
Festival on November 16, 17 and 18. Amongst the huge lineup of talent
over the weekend are Jimmy Buckley, Louise Morrissey, Paddy O'Brien,
Patrick Feeney, Trudi Lalor and John Hogan. This promises to be a super
weekend of dancing to some of the top entertainers and bands in the
country. Weekend packages are available from the hotel which can be
contacted at 062-63773.
Gene Watson and his Farewell Party Band has just completed a very
successful Irish tour. Hopefully he will be back again next year.
JOIN JOE & DENNY'S FOR
A COUNTRY MUSIC GIVEAWAY
This fall, Denny’s restaurants invite country music fans
to stop in, take a load off and enjoy some Denny’s cookin’. The nation’s
largest family dining chain has teamed up with Coca-Cola� and Universal
Music Group to offer guests free song downloads and a chance to win a
VIP Country Music Experience.
Denny’s, an American icon, has selected Joe and some of today’s hottest
country stars to participate in its newest promotion.
JOE NICHOLS CELEBRATES REAL
THINGS IN NEW ALBUM
Enter daily for a chance to win the Grand Prize trip for
two to Nashville to sit down and have a cup of joe with Joe Nichols!
Plus…Ten First Place winners will each get their very own Mr. Coffee�
Submit here. You may enter once a day from October 8 to November 12,
2007 Must be 21 years of age or older to register.
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Heaven, Heartache, And The Power of Love is now available to
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CHECK OUT A SNEAK PEEK OF TRISHA ON TOP 20
Tune in to GAC on Friday, October 12th at 8 p.m. ET, when Trisha
Yearwood stops by the studio to talk with Nan Kelley about the recent
frenzy surrounding her upcoming concerts with husband, Garth Brooks.
Nan and Trisha also talk about her soon to be released album, a new
recipe book and a whole lot more...don't miss it! Check
GAC's Top 20 section for more show times and to vote for Trisha!
Be sure to visit the Trisha Yearwood section of
October 12, 2007 8:00 PM ET
October 13, 2007 12:00 AM ET
October 13, 2007 10:00 AM ET
October 13, 2007 5:30 PM ET
October 14, 2007 1:00 PM ET
REQUEST HEAVEN, HEARTACHE, AND THE POWER OF LOVE
You have the power to make "Heaven, Heartache, and The Power or Love"
NUMBER 1 for Trisha! You have already helped make this single one of her
fastest rising songs ever! Remember to call your favorite local
country station and request "Heaven, Heartache, and The Power of
Don't forget you can request Trisha's new video on
GAC NOW! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
to get Trisha on GAC's top 20. On CMT the more we stream the video, the
more we see it on CMT. Click here
WATCH IT NOW!
TRISHA ON TV
here for more Trisha on TV.
Program & Time
Grand Ole Opry at
Carnegie Hall @ 9:00 PM ET
Grand Ole Opry at
Carnegie Hall @ 1:00 AM ET
CMT Giants: Reba @ 9:00 AM ET
Top 20 Countdown @ 8:00 PM ET
Top 20 Countdown @ 12:00 AM ET
TOUR DATES 2007
here for more of Trisha's Tour Dates!
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THE BETTER LIFE FOUNDATION PRESENTS
3 DOORS DOWN & FRIENDS
Sponsored by AIG/American General Life &
Biloxi, MS – Multi-platinum, Grammy nominated band
3 Doors Down will hold their 4th annual "The Better
Life Foundation" Concert at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on December
1, 2007, in Biloxi, Mississippi. 3 Doors Down and
Sara Evans will perform with more performers to be
announced. This evening is sponsored in part by AIG/American General
Life & Accident Insurance.
3 Doors Down lead singer Brad
Arnold commented on their efforts: "This concert we're doing is just
another way for us to try and give back to the area we so dearly
time platinum band, 3 Doors Down has enjoyed major
success since day one. Popular hits include "Kryptonite," "Duck &
Run," "Loser," "Be Like That," "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without
You," making them one of the consistently successful rock bands in
Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast area, The Better Life
Foundation has been working locally to assess the individual needs
of each community and getting them exactly what they need. The 2007
Better Life Foundation event will benefit children's charities along
the Gulf Coast.
General Admission tickets will go on sale October
11th at all TicketMaster locations and the Biloxi Hard Rock Hotel &
Casino Box Office.
VIP Tickets can be purchased exclusively at
251-586-2208. VIP Ticket prices range from $300 - $500 and include
food and beverage. General admission tickets can be purchased for
$100 - $125.
information on 3 Doors Down or The Better Life Foundation visit:
3 Doors Down media
Kirt Webster, 615-777-6995 x30
Sara Evans media contact:
Renee Behrman-Greiman, 615-742-0099
SHOWS HE HAS HIS GAME ON
Adkins has a new video out and
fans are calling him the Love
Doctor. Adkins stops by CMT's
Top 20 Countdown, along with his
co-star from the video, comedian
Rodney Carrington, to talk about
the video. Find out just how
smooth Adkins can be when the
country star trades pick-up
lines with Carrington for a
spirited round of the "I Got My
Game On" game. The show
premieres Thursday, Oct. 11 at
4:00 PM ET/PT
"I GOT MY GAME ON" NOW AT RADIO!
for Trace Adkins new single "I Got My Game On" from his upcoming album
at Country Radio now!
Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
Dan Michel, DJ and Program Director
WPMB and WKRV-FM, Vandalia, Illinois
"SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND"
We hear so many cheatin', breakup
songs...Now Jack and Misty present an un-breakup, get back together
song..."Is There Something On Your Mind"...The lyrics are an upbeat and
true to life reflection of a couple that are glad to be together
again...after some lesson learning time apart...This song has a bright
and shiny melody carried by the classic Jack and Misty sound...It's
perfect to hear anytime of day...But it's especially good to hear at
wake up time..."Is There Something On Your Mind" will generate requests
from couples who are getting together again...and are happy to be
on Stardust Records Comp. #69.
Please click here for a preview:
We hope you
enjoy it. :)
Jack & Misty
ONCE UPON A SONG.
Once upon a time a young couple lived on the edge of starvation...
but still managed to come up with beer money.
They had no cash or college degrees,
and they were too nervous to steal, so they chose music as their
Cars and houses were being repossessed faster than they could
and times were hard.
There were trolls under every bridge, and wolves at the door,
but they had each other, their music, and more than their fair share
He sat down and tried to write a song.
He printed "Notes in a Birdbath" at the top of the legal pad page,
and wrote a few lines of a story that went like this:
A guy's wife had left him, he was drinking beers, writing notes to
putting the notes in the empty bottles,
and throwing the bottles with the messages into the birdbath.
Sort of like a person stranded on an island tosses bottled notes
into the sea.
In this case, he was drunk, the notes were not being delivered to
and the birds were getting dirty and annoyed.
He ran out of ideas before he ran out of song,
and the legal pad was tossed on The Heap of Lost Things.
Years went by and the semi-young musicians were still screwed up.
He sat on the porch, still trying to write songs.
He blamed his guitar, the weather, and General Mills for his
Desperation grew into a magic force,
and suddenly a complete song popped into his maturing brain.
It was funny and had a good beat, but no title.
They sang the song together and laughed at its weirdness.
Later that night, they were given the title: "TENNESSEE BIRDWALK"
(To listen to the song, click here):
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