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March 30, 2007
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As promised, I have more news for y'all today. Wasn't sure
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eater so the yard is neat and the news is set to go. ENJOY!
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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.
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IFCO eBay Auction
I wanted to let you know about the IFCO eBay Auction to help benefit Loretta Johnson's (of
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Rustie Blue's single, "Don't Come Cryin," from the
"Chip Chip" album, was picked on After Midnight With Blair Garner's Pick It or
Flick It! "Don't Come Cryin" aired on March 18th. After Midnight With Blair
Garner is a syndicated radio show with over 250 affiliated Clear Channel radio stations.
Don't Come Cryin' is also going for ADDS at New Music Weekly and can be downloaded by
radio at http://www.airplayonly.com
Dont Come Cryin, written by Bobby Atkins, is sassy country/rock
song with lots of attitude. When I first heard the demo, I immediately loved
it! says Rustie. I did change the song quite a bit from the demo to make it
more my own. I've always loved this song and am glad that I'm having a chance to release
it as a single!
Rustie is currently recording her new album, Born Again Country, which is scheduled to be
released just in time for the CMA Fest, Fans will also be able to catch Rustie performing
on the Carnival Cruise on May 4th 2008. More details to come! Log on to www.rustieblue.com to read the latest news, see live
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MP3s of the "Don't Come Cryin", a copy of the Chip Chip album, interviews, and
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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS.
Weve known Ralph Emery since the beginning. We often parked our Winnebago outside
WSM when he had the coast-to-coast all night radio show. Marty Robbins was there quite
regularly, and one night we took turns playing the piano and singing our songs. I asked
Marty how he got the blond streaks in his hair, and he said, "Lemon-go-Lightly".
Marty had just returned from Hawaii, and was telling us about a Hawaiian game, where they
use a coconut instead of a ball. I said this to Ralph: They call it Fruitball."
We all laughed, including me. It was the first time I'd heard it too. Good times are
not forgotten, to paraphrase an old song.
Weve enjoyed being on a number of TV shows with Ralph and his guests... Music Hall
America, That Good Old Nashville Music, Pop Goes the Country, and others. They were all
Once Ralph whispered this to me before the show started:
Jack, don't say anything to embarrass me."
I still dont know whether he was kidding or not.
Anyway, he opened the interview with this:
Well, Jack and Misty, what have you been doing?"
I said, Weve been living in a cardboard box in Central Park.
"He said, I think I'll talk to Misty."
I don't know what comes over me sometimes. Sorry, Ralph."
One of the good things about being in the music business is that you end up with a lot of
fine friends, unless you're one of those legends in your own mind. I'd love to
go into three paragraphs of big name dropping, but I'll try to control myself, and
just mention a few here today. Steve Hall, who is Shotgun Reds alter ego, sent us an
audio clip of Ralph Emery and Tex Ritter involved in a little ad lib comedy about Misty
and me. I'll ask Gayle Noble to put it on the net so you can check it out. Speaking of
friends, Gayle is one.
A new friend just sent us a DVD with two of the many TV shows we did in the 1970s.
One of the shows is Pop Goes the Country, with Ralph Emery and Tanya Tucker. The other is
a black and white copy of Dick Clark's American Bandstand. I forgot that we were so
damn cute!> I'm going to give you a couple of links I hope youll enjoy. One
is http://www.RalphEmery.com. Ralph has put together a wonderful CD set of 40 years of
interviews. I dont think Misty and I are on it, but here's a photo of us on TV with
Ralph: http://tinyurl.com/3a52co and we hope to have a video for you soon.
You hear a lot of horror stories about the music business, but Im glad we never
listened to the folks who told us to get a real job.
Visit the Music Room MESSAGE BOARD .... "it's a
little bit different."
Please visit our Home Page at: www.jackandmisty.com
Today's - TWANGTOWNUSA.COM COUNTRY MUSIC REPORTER
"We Don't Write The News...We Report The News"
Today's Country Music News Has Been Posted On The News Board. http://www.twangtownusa.com/news/
It feels like spring is here in northern Montana. I sure hope so.
The cows are calving like crazy and the weather has been mild, so that's a great
Richard Anderson of Gordon, Nebraska is the name that came out of the hat this month for
our monthly giveaway. Here's what's going to be in Richard's mailbox:
1. "The Way the West Was Herd" a great CD by my ol' buddy Eli Barsi. Here's
Eli's website: www.elibarsi.com
2. An autographed copy of our latest book of almost all true cowboy stories,
"Shootin' the Breeze, Cowboy Style".
3. An entire year's subscription to "American Cowboy Magazine compliments of the
folks at www.americancowboy.com
4. An autographed copy of "Honky Tonk Town", authored by Montana historian, Gary
Things have been busy and exciting for us both off the ranch and on. Our song
"Montana Lullaby", co-written with Wylie Gustafson, is still in the mill to
become the "Official Lullaby of the State of Montana". Wow, is that exciting. It
has passed the House of Representatives by a two to one margin, and just cleared the first
reading in the Montana Senate. It's currently before their Education and Cultural
Resources committee, with a hearing to be scheduled any day now.
I think this has been the biggest honor I've ever been blessed with. The movement was
started by Disc Jockey Hall of Famer, Lonnie Bell of KGHL in Billings because of the
number of requests he's had to play it on his program. I had the opportunity to perform it
before the Montana House of Representatives last month, and the possibility of having it
become the very first official Lullaby in the nation has led to appearances on several
national talk shows and a nice write up in USA Today as well as a lot
of in-state coverage. Here's the link: http://www.kenovercast.com/Press/USA_Today/USA%20Today%202-15-07.pdf
A busy week coming up, with the Western Collectable's Auction at Pacific Galleries in
Great Falls on Thursday, and then also performing again at Western Heritage Artist's Show
on Saturday and Sunday. Both events are tied to the big Charlie Russell birthday bash.
There are probably more Western Art and Collectables shows and events in Great Falls this
week than anywhere else in the nation..... ever! If you've never made it there to look
things over, you sure need to take the time.
and don't forget to check yer cinch.
Ken Overcast is a recording cowboy singer that ranches on Lodge Creek in North Central
Montana where he raises and dispenses B.S. www.kenovercast.com
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Its Here Brand New From Ameri-Star Records And Miranda Promotions
Dee Dee Downs First Ever Album Release, "Riding On A Wing And A Prayer"
Produced By: Miranda Leake, Leake Lane Studios.
This North Carolina Girl shows her stuff with one of 2007 hottest new releases to date.
Ameri-Star Records Is A Major Label For Artist Promotion. Packed full of some of
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Special Thanks to you for such wonderful talent, we couldnt do it without you.
|Anna Marie Burden
E. Ruth Jones
Trinity Lane/Harold Stall
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Dee Dee will be apart of the Miranda Stars Opry Road Tour A
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Riding On A Wing And A Prayer by Dee Dee Downs is a phenomenal project. I feel that every
song on the album is a HIT. There are so many cd's released
even in the majors that have only one great song and the rest leave a lot to be desired.
Such is not the case with Dee Dee's album. Congrats to all of you the SONGWRITERS--Ed
Gowens-Trinity Lane-Anna Marie Burden-Gilbert Burke-Dale Hayre and E. Ruth Jones for
submitting such wonderful tunes to a Great promoter, producer and A & R, Ms. Miranda
Leake. All of your contributions are Top Shelf and all of you deserve the highest
recognition possible. I know Miranda will be looking very forward to working with each of
you again on future projects. Dee Dee, You go gett'm girl, you're a GREAT Artist!!!!!!!!!.
I have just received a copy of Dee Dee's new album and it is awesome. Thank you and Dee
Dee both for adding some of my songs to it.
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Hello Miranda, Thank you so much for the CD. It sounds great. My wife really liked the
song :Riding On A Wing And A Prayer. Tell "Dee" she did a wonderful job on the
song Head Over Heels. I wish you all the best with the new CD. God Bless
Anna Marie Burden
Well I can say having songs Dee Dee has done that between Miranda and Dee Dee and the song
writers all made a terrific combination. . thanks to all. Anna Marie Burden
Hi Miranda, Ed Gowens, Anna and Dee: Thank you all for your work and efforts on Dee
Dees new cd "Riding On A Wing And A Prayer"...So glad to be included with
ya`ll on her new cd as songwriters!. Just as flattered that Dee named my song, on the cd,
as the title, "Riding On A Wing And A Prayer" of the new cd....You guys
"are the best"!...Love ya all!....Gilbert
Thank you Dee Dee for recording Mine and Harolds Song. Its Great..
And so is the entire album..
Yours In Music,
E. Ruth Jones (Mother Of Dee Dee Downs)
Busting at the seems she is so very proud of her daughter and the song in honor of Dee
Dees younger brother, who was tragically killed while ridding a motor cycle by a
She will also be attending the 2007 Tennessee Country Music Alliance Awards Convention
where she has been nominated for a New Horizon Award.
She will be Promoted by Miranda Leake, to get her music contact Miranda at Miranda@mirandapromotions.net Or email@example.com
Visit her at her Jam Wave site http://www.jamwave.com/91mustanggirl
Yours In Music,
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(March 26, 2007, San Marcos, Texas) Two years ago Roots Music Group, headquartered in the
San Marcos/Wimberley area of the Texas Hill Country, launched Radio Submit, the first
company in the world to offer digital song uploads directly to radio stations. The
companys revolutionary concept was developed by its CEO, Robert Bartosh, having
evolved from 40 years of first hand knowledge of the barriers that exist for independent
artists and bands in trying to have their music reach an international audience.
Bartosh had previously founded Roots Music Report which gathers weekly data from hundreds
of domestic and international broadcasters. The information is published in a series of
genre and geographic specific charts. For almost a decade RMR has been gathering radio
airplay data from radio stations and has built a respected international presence within
the music industry.
As a segue from the relationships hed built and feedback from that base of
international broadcasters he launched Radio Submit, a first of its kind
digital delivery system that utilizes state of the art technology to help bridge the void
between independent music and radio. To date thousands of songs have made their way
directly into the hands of radio programmers by way of this ground-breaking service.
Broadcasters had expressed frustration at not being able to readily obtain airplay copies
of some of the independent artists they were becoming aware of. Bartosh knew that
independent artists were being crippled by the cost of servicing radio stations now that
the music industrys digital revolution had created an immense global market looking
for access and product.
Radio Submits service delivery model was created to counter the time and cost
constraints of traditional radio servicing that consisted of sending hard copies of the
project and promotional material by way of regular mail. The cost of traditional
servicing is prohibitive for everyone but particularly independent labels and
artists says Bartosh On the average an artist sends out about 500 hard copies
of their release to radio station. If they are lucky they might get 50 radio stations to
play the music, the other 450 CDs and promo material are thrown in the trash.
With a factored cost of approximately $2.50 per mailing domestically and $4.50
internationally (without promotional material costs) Radio Submits digital
alternative has been welcomed with open arms by both artists and broadcasters.
Broadcaster Larry Timko accesses the services for his Clear Channel station shares
Sometimes it takes weeks for labels to send me new music, and now thanks to
RadioSubmit.com, I can access new material right away."
Bryon Tosoff, of Voodoohead Productions and a member of the premier, Vancouver based
blues-rock band The Blue Voodoo offers his first hand perspective promoting,
This method of digitally distributing their music through radiosubmit.com has saved
me and the Indie artists I represent thousands of dollars in mail out costs. Radio Submit
is certainly helping to level the playing field in the music industry for the
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Genre: Roots Country
Record Label: Upheval Dome
Songs Submitted: 5
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Record Label: EMI Publishing
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Trinity Lane To Perform Apollo Talent Show April 20th
Sails through a Saturday March 24th audition in Montgomery Alabama she attended with her
promoter Miranda Leake.
The audition was held by :
Difference Makers Youth Organization in a
Celebration of National & Global Youth Service Day
Trinity Lane sailed through the audition with top score's, the highest of the day, singing
accapella His Eye Is On The Sparrow, where she captured the hearts of all the judges and
all in attendance with a very heart warming applause at her completion.
Difference Makers Youth Organization in a Celebration of National & Global Youth
"It's Showtime at the Apollo"
A talent show fundraiser to benefit the SKIP, Inc. Organization
Friday, April 20, 2007
G.W. Carver High School Auditorium
2001 W. Fairview Ave, Montgomery, AL
7:00 - 9:00 pm
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parents and the necessity of community support.
Increasing family awareness of community services and support that are available to them.
Trinity Lane will be attending the 2007 Tennessee Country Music Alliance Awards Convention
where she is a member and has been nominated for several music awards, April 5-8 in
Trinity Lane is a Miranda Stars Opry Performer a division of Ameri-Star Entertainment.
Please visit her website and wish her good luck with her venture and see her award winning
video *Worth Calvary* at http://www.trinitylane.net
Yours In Music,
Miranda Promotions International Alabama/Nashville USA
Promoting Country And Gospel Around The World Home Of The Miranda Stars Opry, Traditional
Country Music TV, And TCBG Radio.
Visit Trinity Lane in chat as she DJ's and spins the best in Country Gospel and Blugrass.
Miranda Stars Opry Wednesday Nights 8pm Central time on TCBG RADIO Tune in.
Country Music Artist Dean Holmen Heads
To Denmark And Sweden For His 2007 Music Tour.
Dean has had a very prosperous year and is looking forward to returning to
Denmark, where he has spent time in the past with longtime friend and Denmark DJ Promoter
Dann Hansen of The Hanging Tree Foundation.
Dean has claimed his fame with a number one charting song in Denmark *Dear Hank* written
by: Dean Holmen which remained in the top music charts in several countries around the
world for 18 months.
Dean then released the world famous music video which was filmed in Nashville Tennessee to
include the Grand Ole Opry and County Stars Porter Wagoner and Little Jimmy Dickens, which
turned heads all over the music industry.
Dean appeared on the world famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on December 31st with Jet
Williams and her band which was the kick start to his super year.
Dean is promoted in the US by Miranda Leake of Miranda Promotions International and a
member of the Miranda Stars Opry Tour A Division of Ameri-Star Entertainment.
Dean will be attending the Tennessee Country Music Alliance 2007 Awards Convention where
he is nominated for several awards April 5-8 and will be heading to Denmark on the 10th of
April 14th - Country Music Club Copenhagen Denmark with Colin Clark
April 21st - Svalov Hotel Svalov Sweden with Colin Clark
April 28th - CMV Country Music Club Vamdrwp with Rio Grande Band
To contact Dean for his music or to book him for your event.
9 Music Square South #143
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Yours In Music,
733 Ruth Street
Prattville, Alabama 36067
Miranda Promotions International Alabama/Nashville USA Promoting Country Gospel and
Bluegrass Around the World.
STEALING IS ILLEGAL, EXCEPT IN THE WORLD OF RADIO
by Randy Adams
Los Angeles, CA - While having lunch with a program director from another market recently
while on the road, he was screaming mad that the station across town had sweepers and
positioning statements running that they were the "number one" station in the
market, when, in reality, his station was the winner of the latest Arbitron. They got away
with using the slogan "the number ONE hit music station"
.certainly not a
lie, misleading, perhaps.
Not being a big fan of surveys in the first place, I had to laugh aloud. A station in the
market were in (not a rated market, (Arbitron rates markets much smaller than
its a long story) has been using a 4 year old county wide survey with 62
tabs/diaries that show them as the walk away winner. They back that up with a telephone
based survey from nearly 8 years ago, blocking out the dates of the survey period, where
they also showed well. (As it turns out, the current owner of that survey group used to be
a market manager for one of the groups that owns said stations here in this market). You
bring it in and buy it, and chances are, youll win. Especially in that case.
Perception is reality, and most listeners could care less if your station is number one in
a market, or number 21. If they listen to your station, its number one to them, and
as a programmer, you should always program as if youre trying to hold on to that
number one position. Only you know the things that need done to move your station up if
its down, or keep it at the top if youre good enough to be there.
This program director was also fuming about the competition essentially copying everything
they did, from rotation of current songs and adds, to miniscule things that get into the
intricacies of programming. Our discussion was parallel to what has happened in our market
with our country station. We were the "newbies" in the country format here in
1993, going up against a legendary country station. Country listeners are the most
faithful to a station than any other format, but weve made great headway. And this
PD couldnt understand why his main competitor was essentially doing a copy and paste
routine to try and copy their success.
Aside from copyright infringement on monikers such as "KISS" or
"JACK", its pretty much fair game out there. Using the term "number
one" can be worded in such a way as to be legal, and in the case above, it is true.
The station YOUR listener listens to most IS number one to them. I tried to explain that,
as this has happened with our station. We took away their younger demos by playing more
currents and recurrents, and by bringing a more hip approach with a fantastic jingle
package and new imaging (I highly suggest TM Centurys "short
built in market exclusivity) against a bland and boring opponent. As such,
weve put their station in a reactive instead of a proactive mode. We forced them out
of their 13-year-old game plan, which was simplistic and watered down, and forced them to
work for everything they get. Theyve hired new talent. Theyve updated their
ten year old "sweeper" package and their station sounds
.well, it sounds
much more like ours and is a mere shadow of what they were doing 6 months ago. Now, if
they would just take their 10 year old promos out about the "last time" they
called somebody on the KXXX cash call
.a tactic used by them that put them
"under the line" in one telephonic survey. They still do some things that boggle
the mind, but you can tell somebody with an ounce of programming expertise has tweaked it
The old saying does ring true, though my programming friend didnt take much solace
in it. Imitation is indeed the highest form of flattery a person or business, or in this
case, a radio station can have. I then reminded him that HIS station was number one in the
.that his programming was superior, thus, it was being copied
seemed to lighten up a little bit after that. I also reminded him of the line used by the
base commander to the radio station program director in the movie "Good Morning,
Vietnam". "Besides, its just radio". Doing what we do, we are prone
to have tunnel vision and be "on duty" 24/7. Its hard not to do.
And, he mentioned he got a raise out of the deal. Great! So, I let him pick up the tab.
The "power lunch" was good for both of us, and I encourage any programmer with
ties to other PDs in markets that you travel through often to share ideas and
stories. Networking the old-fashioned way- without using the internet or telephone- is by
far the most retentive in our always revolving radio minds.
INSIDE COUNTRY RADIO
by: Chuck Dauphin
Los Angeles, CA - The Country charts of New Music Weekly are filled with new and breaking
hits. To prove my point I will sight the latest from the great George Strait. He is
quickly trying to put the "wrap" on all of our reporters as his
"Wrapped" (MCA) single has been leading the pack over the last few weeks. Rodney
Atkins is also getting his share of love from the NMW reporting gang. This time out he is
serving up "These Are My People" (Curb). He just hopes that "his
people" take care of business for him and so far, so very good. The man of the hour
(and the week) Tim Murphy is also "burning down the house" as his "Burn Me
Down" (Big 7) takes another major leap on the New Music Weekly Country charts. A
recent winner from our last New Music Awards is back at it again.
Darryl Worley is about as American and true blue as they come. His latest offering in
"Living In The Here And Now" (903) is the perfect example of a major talent
breaking through in spite of label politics. Brad Paisley keeps getting stronger every
week here and just about everywhere you turn, as his "Ticks" (Arista/RLG) single
marches to the top of the charts. The Wreckers who are comprised of the best gals in
Country continue to prove their point as "Tennessee" (WB/WEA) moves along in
Shawn King & Willie Nelson have something going, and you better tell Larry King.
"I Give" (Lofton Creek) is giving radio programmers a real thrill out there, and
this is just the beginning. It appears that Mike Borchetta and company have another hit on
their hands, and they can take this one all the way to the bank. Craig Morgan is also
getting plenty of attention from our music and program directors for his "Tough"
(Broken Bow) single. Lisa Dames has been on a role as the single "Id Leave
Me" (WRR) begins to put her on the map. Our favorite band Heartland has a potential
smash hit on their hands too. "Lets Get Dirty" (Lofton Creek) is the track
and its the perfect hit for spring into summer.
Roger Davidson maybe a new name to remember, and it should not take long.
"Yesterdays" (Door Knob) is the cut that you need to pay attention to and there
are some strong things going on here. Those Pirates Of The Mississippi are also back in
the hunt and looking for adds and spins. "Fish Bait" (Evergreen) is the cut that
is making some noise and look for a strong run on this one. Also be on the watch as
Flynnville Train makes their move. "Last Good Time" (Show Dog/Universal) is the
jam and its a real gem at that. We also are very up here at NMW on the latest from
Jake Owen. "Starting With Me" (RCA/RLG) is the track and this one has a bit of
magic to it. Kim McAbee is also moving strong with her brilliant "Ill Still Be
Waiting For You" (Soigne).
Tracy Lawrence is back in the saddle with "Find Out Who Your Friends Are"
(RCR/CO5). Toby Keith has a real gem that is moving fast in "High Maintenance
Woman" (Show Do/Universal). Newcomer and former American Idol finalist Bucky
Covington also appears moving fast with "A Different World" (Lyric Street).
Montgomery Gentry continue their dominance with "Lucky Man" (Columbia/Sony) as
Rascal Flatts chase them with "Stand" (Lyric Street). Carolina Rain has been on
a role with "Isnt She" (Equity) and you have to love Donovan
Chapmans "House Like That" (Category 5). Alison Krauss & Union Station
w/John Waite keep building with their remake of Johns classic "Missing
You" (Rounder). Vince Hatfield is back with "Stop and Smell the Roses".
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