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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

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Oct. 20, 2006

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Ya know, I'm tired of sayin', "I'm Sorry" cuz I know y'all are really tired of hearin' it so let me just say, HERE I AM and Here's the news! I want to welcome all of the new subscribers and thank you as well as the veterans of MKOC for hanging in there to wait for the news. I sure appreciate y'all more than you'll ever know.

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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
Precious Memories
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
Pick Me
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
I Thought She'd Never Leave
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
American Soldiers
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
My Prayer
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
My Buddy Bought A Harley
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
When the Storm Is Over
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Will I
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!

Narvel Felts

Red Johnson

Red JohnsonBe sure to visit Red's site to read the latest reviews on his most famous song, "Veteran's Day"!

Military personnel sing Red's praises!

Check out Red's show dates page for updated listings.

INFO CALL KATHY AT: 1-320-245-2429

Red Johnson

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Darryl & Allie Gatlin

Darryl-Allie.jpg (5716 bytes)Most of you who are familiar with MKOC and with me, know about the section of the site that showcases "Hidden Talent". For many, many years, I've showcased the "Ellis Brothers" in "Hidden Talent".

A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to learn more about Don Ellis, who is still in Nashville working successfully as a singer/songwriter. I knew his brother, Darryl, lived in Ohio, was married and still performing, but I couldn't remember where and at that time, he wasn't on the net.

Well, this week I had the good fortune of meeting Darryl's webmaster online. She saw the posting about his and Don's 2 CDs on my site and contacted me to let me know about Darryl and his singing partner in life/wife, Allie and sent the link to their website where I found the most wonderful surprise... For one, Darryl has changed so much in looks from his earlier years with his sweet baby face, which was adorable, but Lordy.. look at him now! WOW! And Allie, lovely and equally as talented as her husband. They perform together in the northern Ohio are where of all things, I used to live! Had I only known then.....

I may not be able to see their shows for a long time to come, but we can all see them and hear them on the beautifully crafted web site that Lodema (web master) created for them.

They have CDs that will soon you'll soon be able to purchase from their website but for now, please duck in and look around and listen to the wonderful song clips. available for your pleasure. You'll be fans just as I've become.

Visit Darryl & Allie Gatlin

PS. In case you're wondering about the difference in the last names... When Don and Darryl were signed to a label, their name was already in full swing by a different family of "Gatlins".. so, they used Don's middle name, which is Ellis and became the Ellis Brothers. They had some very good success and charted more than a couple songs. Most folks best remember, "No Sir" which was also the title of their first album.

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Visit MKOC's Hidden Talent to learn more about
Darryl and Don Ellis

Indie Bible 2007

The all NEW Indie Bible 2007 is now available!
Don't miss out on opportunities and all the connections you can find for reviews, showcases and more!

Wade Hayes
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* WADE HAYES APPEARANCES (Details further down in the newsletter)
.... Oct 20 .. TN, Franklin .. Writers Night at Puckett Grocery .. 8:30 pm * NEW *
.... Oct 28 .. TN, Nashville .. Judge Bean's BBQ .. 7 - 12 pm
.... Dec 31 .. FL, Okeechobee .. Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.. 10:30 pm * NEW *

* SITE UPDATES - since last WOWW!
.... Tour page information added on the Writers Night and New Years Eve

The Heart of Texas fair had milder weather than usual following some much needed rain earlier in the week. Seventies instead of nineties temperature was definitely better. The show is an outdoor one, near the coliseum where the last professional rodeo of the year, before the finals in Last Vegas in December, was taking place. The stage show began as the rodeo ended - Wade took the stage, followed by Trent Willmon, and ended with a 3 song encore that included both. Great music, great place. We'll add to the web site after we get pictures. It was great to hug those Texas friends that we hadn't seen in so long, and such fun to meet new ones! Helen

Dave and Alice McAfee on the arrival of Sandra Jeanne McAfee, their first child, born on September 14th. Dave, who now plays drums for Toby Keith, was a long time member of Wade's former touring band, Wheel Hoss.

For more news on Wade, visit WOWW Archives online.
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Roy Orbison and Country Music
October 19, 2006

By Barbara Orbison
President, Barbara Orbison Productions/Still Working Music
Nashville, TN
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As many of you may already know, I have created a petition to urge the US Postal Service to issue a stamp in honor of my husband, Roy Orbison. I have reached out to government leaders, friends and fans from all walks of life. I am writing to you, the Country Radio family, to request your support to Give Roy His Stamp by visiting www.royorbison.com and clicking the STAMP on the home page.

As we all know, Roy was there at the birth of rock and roll with Buddy Holly and with fellow Sun Records pioneers Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. And while he became a Pop Rock artist to many, his heart was steeped in Country. When Roy moved to Nashville, he did so at the suggestion of his life long friend, Johnny Cash. Roy embraced Nashville and the Country Music community as his home.


Used with permission. Copyright 2006 Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc., all rights reserved. Visit www.crb.org


Web Host Servers

Find the web host server deal that best fits your needs on MKOC! Many different services listed, each with their own unique offers. The industry is battling to earn you as a customer.. sort of a "Hosting War" if you will. Remember the gas wars we used to have.. the kind where folks didn't shoot each other, the stations just kept lowering their prices to earn more business (dating myself here!).. Welp, the web host servers are doing the same thing. There's different sales and incentives every month from different servers from free hosting to free software! Look through the list and find one that's just right for your needs!

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Lee Ann Womack presents Erv Woolsey the NATD Col. Tom Parker Award

Erv Woolsey was presented the NATD Col. Tom Parker award at the annual IEBA conference on Tuesday, October 17th in Nashville, Tennessee. Lee Ann Womack was on-hand to present the award to her long-time manager. Erv Woolsey currently manages George Strait, Dierks Bentley, and Lee Ann Womack, among others.

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L to R: Tony Conway (LAW Agent), Lee Ann Womack, Erv Woolsey, and Joey Lee (LAW Agent).

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HANK WILLIAMS JR. recently appeared on the Fox News Channel show DAYSIDE, where he and Everybody Loves Raymond star DORIS ROBERTS were guests on the program. "Everybody Loves Doris!" says Hank Jr. "That show is funny and so is she."

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Hank Jr is promoting his latest album, "That's How They Do It In Dixie; The Essential Collection".

That's How They Do It In Dixie - The Essential Collection

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Kenny Chesney

Amazon.com Review
KennyChesney-Live-SingThoseSongsAgain.jpg (4323 bytes)Live country albums are relatively scarce these days, and that's regrettable. Granted, the studio is a remarkable place, yet there's something about a quality concert recording--the immediacy and raw interaction with the audience--that no studio effort can match. While most concert albums are recorded at one location, Kenny Chesney created this collection from tapes of five years of shows at various locales. The material reflects the past eight years of his career, including "How Forever Feels" from 1998, "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" from 1999, and "What I Need to Do" from 2000. "When the Sun Goes Down" comes complete with Uncle Kracker, who appeared on the single. There's an edgy version of 2005's "Beer in Mexico" and a remarkable performance of "Anything But Mine" in which a surprised Chesney stands by as the audience takes over the chorus. What's amazing is the blazing-hot consistency of the band throughout. While their backing reflects Chesney's arena-rock influences (no number is shorter than four minutes), his charisma, energetic presence, and ability to connect is pure country. --Rich Kienzle

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Soundtrack from Upcoming Movie, "Come Early Morning"
starring Ashley Judd. Coming to a theater near you.

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1. Killing The Blues _ Malcolm Holcombe
2. End Of The Wine _ Misty Morgan & Jack Blanchard
3. Going To See Cal _ Alan Brewer
4. The Way I Am _ Merle Haggard
5. Don't Knock _ Taylor Grocery Band
6. An Invitation And A Kiss _ Alan Brewer
7. Silver Wings _ Merle Haggard
8. Frog Leg Chomp _ Alan Brewer
9. I Got Mexico _ Eddy Raven
10. Goodnight Lucy _ Alan Brewer
11. Oh Lonesome Me _ Don Gibson
12. Movin' Out, Movin' Up & Movin' On _ Troy Cook Jr.
13. Argument In The Parking Lot _ Alan Brewer
14. I'm Going Nowhere _ Troy Cook Jr.
15. What's Done Is Done _ Jeannie Max Lane
16. Owen Is Leaving _ Alan Brewer
17. Jesus On The Main Line _ Taylor Grocery Band
18. Gaining Strength _ Alan Brewer
19. Get Back To Loving Me _ Jim Chestnut
20. Daddy And Daughter _ Alan Brewer
21. Leavin' Ain't The Only Way To Go _ Eric James Jochmans
22. Somebody Pick Up My Pieces _ Willie Nelson & Emmylou Harris
23. Lucy Is Free _ Alan Brewer
24. Old Chuck Of Coal _ Billy Joe Shaver
25. If Anybody Asks You (Callin') _ Shannon Boshears

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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
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Here's a new review by Dan Michel,
DJ and Program Director WPMB and WKRV-FM,Vandalia, Illinois...
A drinking song in the grandest tradition of drinking songs...complete with
an infectious singalong chorus...This song is a timeless example of Jack and Misty's
musical magic...Ready to charm a new generation with their top-notch musical chops.
"Motel Time" is ready for radio...A song that invites the audience to sing along...If you
play it...they'll sing it...and then request another round of "Motel Time".
Click here for a preview... http://www.kokosuniverse.com/avi/jm/wma/motel_time.htm
On Stardust Records Compilation #63

We're in the new Ashley Judd movie!

We'll, not exactly. :)
You won't see us in the picture, but you'll hear us singing "The End of the Wine". We're also on the soundtrack CD album, on sale at Amazon.com as listed above: Come Early Morning
Your friends,
Jack & Misty

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Stardust Records

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Another Amazing Article

The newspaper is called "The Community Express" and it's published monthly throughout the Poconos in Pennsylvania. The article is slated to be published in the November edition.

I'm so pleased to have this to post and I thank Barbara Doss, wife of the late, great Buster Doss for continuing to send his news and keeping his dreams alive.. Thanks from ALL OF US, Barbara! Love, Marli
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Colonel Buster Doss (June 2005)

MY POINT OF (RE)VIEW – Colonel Buster Doss Ode To A Hero
By Danny Grae

While my reviews are generally about musical artists and their recordings, this "review" is going to be a little different as I honor the memory of a very special man - Colonel Buster Doss who passed away on August 6th, 2006.

As children, we all had our heroes. Superman, the Lone Ranger, a teacher, a friend - someone who went above and beyond the call of duty to help others and whose efforts made a lasting impression on our lives. Some of us are even fortunate enough to find such heroes as adults. I am one of those fortunates.

Several years ago my wife, Susan, made numerous cold canvas calls to various record labels and agents to drum up some interest in my recordings. Of all the calls and contacts made, only one proved fruitful. And it marked the beginning of a new leg in my musical journey - a journey that would lead me to Colonel Buster Doss. A man who I would first come to know as an honest, trustworthy promoter (a rarity in the music business). A man who would open doors in Tennessee for this "damn Yankee" that would have otherwise gone unopened. Buster single-handedly helped elevate my musical career to a new level of professionalism for which I will always be grateful. Our business relationship eventually turned into a friendship - one that evolved despite the odds of time and distance getting in the way. I've always felt so lucky to have him in my corner and honored to be able to call him my friend.

If you read his bio, you'd be amazed at the breadth of his talents and accomplishments. I couldn't possibly name them all here because of space limitations, but let me relate a few of the "highlights". In 1945 Buster appeared in several Hollywood western movies as "Bronco Buck Cody" and "The Cactus Kid". Became a member of the Louisiana Hayride in 1948 along with Hank Williams, Kitty Wells and Jim Reeves. During the mid 50's he owned seven radio stations. Formed Wizard Records in 1959, which became the first major independent record label on Music Row in Nashville. In 1963 Buster managed country artists Billy Grammer, Billy Walker, Sky King among others. Opened his first of seven "Frontier Jamboree Music Theaters" in 1969. Then in 1983, he appeared on Broadway in the lead role of "The Vitonka Medicine Show". Besides these "highlights", Buster has written over 500 recorded songs, produced thousands of records and worked with many of country music's elite from Hank Williams to Dolly Parton to Willie Nelson to The Oak Ridge Boys.

In recent years, Buster launched The Colonel Buster Doss Music Group, which has helped promote the fledgling careers of many independent country music artists like myself. This vision of promoting independent country music will continue as his wife, Barbara and a select team follow in his footsteps and build upon the foundation he so carefully laid.

We should all be so lucky to have led such a full and successful life as Buster. He was bigger than life and yet was one of the most humble and unpretentious people I've ever met in the music industry. He was a guiding light and inspiration and his passing has left a void both artistically and emotionally for many. I will miss him dearly, but am so grateful that I was able to enjoy a “brush with greatness” and meet a hero firsthand.

I would say "rest in peace", but those of us that knew Buster know that resting is not an option for him. He probably entered the pearly gates and started planning the first ever "Jamboree On A Cloud". And by now has probably signed several independent angels to his new "Starbound" record label and will promote them in his first of seven "Heavenly Frontier Music Theaters". So, instead I'll just say, "Til we meet again, my friend - my hero".

Comments should be addressed through Danny’s website at www.dannygrae.com

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Heartland Visits Blair Garner

Lofton Creek Records' smash hit group Heartland stopped by the studio's of After Midnite to promote their single "I Loved Her First". From left Lofton Creek Records' President Mike Borchetta, LCR's West Coast Regional Tonya Campos, Mike Myerson, Todd Anderson, Keith West, Chuck Crawford, Blair Garner, Jason Albert, Craig Anderson, Heartland Manager, Martha Borchetta

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f. 615.369.2515

From the Artists
"We just all love music," says lead vocalist Jason Albert as he begins chronicling the band's early days. "The core of the band was me, Craig and Todd starting out. Then we added Mike and Keith. Chuck's not been with us that long. We've known him for a long time, but he recently joined the band and he just fits like a glove. It's been wonderful."

However in 1997, they got their first taste of that dream becoming a reality when they performed at the final June Jam, an annual concert held in Ft. Payne each year by country music legends Alabama. When they took the stage in front of more than 20,000 screaming fans, they were surprised and elated to see people holding up Heartland signs and shouting their name. It was an especially poignant moment for Todd Anderson. "Alabama had been such a huge influence," he says. "Alabama was the first concert I went to when I was six-years-old and they were the greatest band in country music. When we were fortunate enough to play the June Jam, it really summed it up. There were no other career options after that."

Jason agrees. "We always knew we wanted to do it," he says of pursuing a music career. "We dreamed about it, but that was one of the defining moments. We've played some big shows. We've played with a lot of big people. When you actually get up there and get a taste of it, it tastes GOOD!"

Heartland became known for delivering a great live show. "I heard somebody say `If you take some Beach Boys and a little bit Alabama and put them in a cup and shake them up, you get the Heartland sound,'" Keith West says. "We like putting on a very lively show that might make you think back to the 80's rock days--maybe not as crazy, but we do like to move around and entertain the people."

"There's six guys in the band and we like to give everybody six different things to look at," says Jason. "Everybody has their own little thing and everybody is very good at what they do. And as opposed to having one focal point, then you have seven. There are a lot of different things going on. When we get up there, we like to really give people something for their money. It's not like they are just listening to the CD, they are getting the whole package." "There's a lot of stuff that we have on each other and you kind of get that when you've known someone since the 5th grade," says Craig.

Just then Chuck feels compelled to share a juicy tidbit from the band's past. "These guys had the biggest mullets, except for Jason," he says with a laugh. "There were some serious mullets in this band. If the mullet nation had a currency, these guys would have been on the $100 bill."

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