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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

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October 27, 2007
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Hi All,

I hope your week has gone well and you're enjoying your weekend. Can you believe it's almost Halloween and soon... UGH... it'll be Christmas! I shudder to think. I don't know about y'all, but I wasn't done with summer yet! Guess it doesn't matter, it's done with me.

Newsletter Mailings
I've had some difficulty lately with the way Zinester has sent out my email alerts to y'all about the news being posted. I have no way of really knowing if everyone has gotten the notice and while tech support says that 99% of you should have gotten it, they can't really tell for sure either. There's 2 email announcements from last month that are still sitting there as though they had never been sent out, yet I know that a lot of you got those mailings, I can't tell if everyone did. So, I've decided to resend them. IF you've already gotten them before, just delete it and bear with me. If you didn't get it before, I'd like to hear from you so I have some sort of number to feed to tech support.. and finally get them of the "post" board. Any questions or comments email me at marli@mkoc.com   Thanks!

CD Links
I'd like to get a little feedback if you find the time. I'm trying out some new CD links from Amazon. Now... they do make the pages load a little slower and I'm not sure how much of a headache that'll be for most. I've got the feeling those of us who live here in the sticks are the last ones still on a slower DSL connection. At any rate, I'd like to know if you like the links better or if you prefer text or the older graphic links. I do this for you to enjoy and to make it easy for you to find the CDs you like... God knows I don't make enough money to pay for the time it takes me to make any of the links.. so it's up to y'all. What's your pleasure? Write me a marli@mkoc.com

Crystal Gayle on MKOC
I've got another special little treat for y'all to enjoy. A PR special for Crystal Gayle's new CD, "Greatest Hits" featuring 25 of her top charting songs! There's several song clips for you to listen to.. Caution... listening may well take you back in time and make you buy the CD! LOL.. Please do take some time to check it out and hear the music. It's too good to pass up and hey, this just may be that the thing for that hard to shop for person in your life! Common... I know we've all got one or more of those!
Crystal Gayle on MKOC

MKOC Store
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
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Five Cards on the Mantle
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
Veteran's Day
Tommy Riddle
Tommy Riddle
No Right to Cry
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Can't Change Your Mind
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
You Ain't Been Worth A Dime
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
Goodbye's What You Got
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
San Antonio Sweetheart
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.

Joe Tinoco

There's new videos posted on Joe's video page on his web site. You simply HAVE to see the one where little Talya sings "Little Things" to Joe on the stage of the White House Theater! It's so adorable! Talya has become a major hit with the audiences!

There will be new stage photos added very soon. I could have done it today, but I wanted to get the newsletter out to y'all and maybe tomorrow I'll get to work on the photos. In the meantime, enjoy the new videos! They're great!

Joe Tinoco

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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 news
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.



Find more of Narvel's CDs on his web site!


Porter Wagoner Update
Sent from Marty Martel

This press release is not one that I enjoy sending but I am asking each of you to take the minute that you read this email, to stop and ask our Good Lord to bless and touch Porter Wagoner with his miraculous hand to cure him of his lung cancer.  I believe strongly in prayer as each of you do, and I feel that it should be done now by all of us.  Thank you, and please also keep Porter's family in your prayers and prayer lines.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Porter Wagoner was released to hospice care Friday.
The 80-year-old country singer was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. He was hospitalized on Oct. 15.

Earlier this year, Wagoner celebrated his 50th year at the long-running live country music show.

Porter Wagoner: http://www.porterwagoner.net/   


Marty Martel Reports:

I received this email from Robyn Young and I hope you will attend this event.  The following is information on when and where.  I look forward to seeing you there.  Put this date on your calendar. 

On November 10th there will be a book signing at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop at Music Valley Drive for the new book that is out about my dad. That same night will also be a Reunion of the " Faron Young Deputy's" which will feature many if not all of the talented musicains who played on the road with my dad over his 40 something year career.  Caping off the evening will be the E.T. Midnight Jamboree hosted by Darrell McCall ( former Deputy frontman) . Sometime during the pre-jamboree radio portion. My new band " NextaKyn " will take the stage to play a set . I will also be guesting on the Radio portion to do a couple of my Dad's old classic hits.
I invite all of you to come out and enjoy the evening, which promises to be a night of memories.  The book is awesome.



If you live here in Nashville or you are coming to Nashville during the time period of this awesome show, then you need to buy a ticket. Seely and Cornelius make this show a hit already.  Check your calendar and the dates of this show and get a ticket and it will make "Make Your Day."

Click the image to see full size poster with details.


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OurStage offers a $5,000 monthly grand prize to the highest ranked OurStage artist across all channels on the Music Stage Check out our monthly Artist Prize Calendar for the most up-to-date details on the opportunities we offer to artists on a monthly basis.

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Gary Allan goes for the visceral thrill of making music.

Country musician Gary Allan Onstage or in the studio, the California-born, Nashville-based artist performs with an emotional, gritty edge. His life and surroundings, as well as the batch of CDs playing on his changer, inform his music.


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by Brady Vercher

I seriously wanted to like Gary Allan’s latest album, Living Hard. I’ve been to more of his concerts than can be counted on one hand. I thought his previous four albums were outstanding and I wanted this one to be outstanding as well. But it didn’t work out that way and I was disappointed. The consensus amongst everyone I had spoken with about the album turned out to be the same. I should have been prepared after the comments he made, describing the album as having more edge than his previous, already edgy albums.


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Gary wants to know what YOU think of his new music. Now you can tell him in your own words! Just click here or go to the Fans page and call in. Tell Gary what you love about the new album, what your favorite song is, or let him know how much fun you had at his show last night! Please remember this for all audience to hear. Gary can’t wait for you to call and be a part of his mobile network! Click here to leave a shout out to Gary NOW!

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By MICHAEL McCALL For The Associated Press

As country music’s steely eyed tough guy with a tender heart, Gary Allan never has shied away from difficult subjects or emotional truths. On ‘’Living Hard,'’ he examines a man’s heart and motivations at an age where responsibilities become impossible to ignore.


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Gary Allan’s new CD, Living Hard, is out this month. He tells CMT Insider why the project was therapy for him, and in a rare interview since his wife’s death, he talks candidly about dealing with her suicide. Tune in Sat., Oct. 27 2:00 PM ET/PT.


Joe Nichols



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.

=> Read more!

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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® Coffeemaker!

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. more

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Note from Marli: I bought Joe's "Little Things" for my Ma for her birthday and as with all of his CDs, she just loves it.. as do I. I highly recommend this CD for your collection! It's one of those "must have" CDs.

Buy Real Things Here


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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan

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The neighbors complain that I'm too big to be coming to their doors with my Trick or Treat bag. Too bad I don't drink anymore. Alcohol really helped my Halloween enthusiasm.

Lately, if I dress up for the occasion, it's not in a regular costume... It's just some flotsam and jetsam from the back of the closet. I hate it when people ask me what I'm supposed to be.

My sister sent us this note"

"I am going to wear a costume to hand out tricks or treats to the neighborhood kids as I usually do, however, this year I'm going to have to make do with half of one costume and half of another, since money is tight. I have part of a "Grim Reaper" suit and half of a duck outfit so I'm going as....... 'The Grim Duck'. Happy Halloween! Love, Val"

I'm sure that hers will be better than our recent attempts. Misty was sort of a Dolly Parton, and I was some kind of gangster/dentist.

I know the neighbors will give me a hard time in this getup.

Jack Blanchard
© 2007.


Download Jack and Misty's music at: Soundclick or SnoCap

Please visit our Home Page at: www.jackandmisty.com


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