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MKOC News

April 22, 2007


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Hi All,

I can't believe another week has passed by us so quickly and the month is near to being gone. It's been one crazy year with the weather... one day it's 70 degrees, the next day it's snowing... Hello, Global Warming!  Speaking of which, things are heating up at MKOC! There's tons of new information that's been posted in so many different areas of the site, I can't even remember to tell ya where to look.. how sad is that! LOL.. one place I can tell ya to look is in the "Store". Tons of new merchants who all seem to be having sales of one kind or another with some great products. I've even added new categories so be sure to check in and do some "Mother's Day" shopping.. OR.. spend that big tax return. Hahahhaha.. (wait.. why am I laughin'? I don't earn enough to even file a claim, let alone get a return!.. the blond is showing!)

Enjoy the news, y'all.. it's another 2 pager!

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 - Songs are rotated with each newsletter.
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
You Ain't Been Worth A Dime
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
San Antonio Sweetheart
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
WWW.Gone
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Five Cards on the Mantle
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
Veteran's Day
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
Goodbye's What You Got
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Can't Change Your Mind
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.


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New show dates have been added to Narvel's site.Check the schedule so you won't miss the next show nearest you!


Also, latest news from Narvel covering his tour in March!

 

 



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More Country  News

Billy Yates

ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR COUNTRIEST of the COUNTRY SHOW

Joe Diffie, Tammy Cochran, Michael Peterson, Chris Young, Highway 101, David Frizzell, Ricky Lynn Gregg, Jimmy Fortune, Billy Ryan and David Kroll are among the artists announced to appear on Billy Yates' COUNTRIEST of the COUNTRY show scheduled for Wednesday, June 6th at the Ernest Tubb Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville.

The annual event which is sponsored by the Billy Yates International Fan Club began only three few years ago has now evolved into what is considered by many to be the best Country Music show during the CMA Music Festival. With so many guests, it is by far one of the best entertainment values in Nashville that week.

This year's show will also include "hit songwriters in the round" featuring Byron Hill ("Nothin' On But The Radio" - Gary Allan, "Size Matters" - Joe Nichols, "Fool Hearted Memory" - George Strait plus many more hits), Georgia Middleman ("Don't Ruin It For The Rest Of Us" - Joe Nichols & Mark Chesnutt, "I'm In" - Radney Foster & "The Kinleys"), and Kerry Kurt Phillips ("Pick Up Man", "Is It Cold In Here", "Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox" - Joe Diffie, "Do You Want Fries With That" - Tim McGraw, "That's Just Jesse" - Kevin Denney plus more).
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To order tickets send $25.00 (check or money order) per ticket to:

Billy Yates International Fan Club
P.O. Box 864
White House, TN 37188
USA

Doors will open at 5:30PM and the show will start at 6:00PM.

All profits from the show will be donated to CHRISTMAS for the CHILDREN, a non-profit organization that raises money throughout the year to take local underprivileged children Christmas shopping. The organization is located in White House, Tennessee.

40th Annual IFCO Show Announces Performers

NASHVILLE IFCO (the International Fan Club Organization) announced today that the 40th Annual IFCO FunFest Show will be held Monday, June 4th at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Headlining this milestone show will be Joe Diffie. Also on the show are Trick Pony, Aaron Tippin, Chris Young, Ty Herndon, Billy Yates, Lady Antebellum, Carly Goodwin, John Stone, Todd Fritsch, and Two Foot Fred, with more to be announced. IFCO band leader is Joe Bob Barnhill. Robert K. Oermann will be the night's host.

The 2007 IFCO FunFest Show benefits Nashville's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (http://www.vanderbiltchildrens.com/ ). This hospital was created to give children a place to hope and heal. The focus is on research, education and advocacy, which allows the hospital to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care delivered in a nurturing, family-centered environment.

Ticket prices are $40 for Tier 1 seating, $35 for Tier 2 seating, and $27.50 for Tier 3 seating. A limited number of special VIP meet & greet tickets are sold out. Ticket orders can be placed online at: http://www.ifco.org or by calling 615.371.9596.

IFCO is an international regulatory body, and is widely regarded as the foremost authority on setting-up and operating fan clubs. Founded in 1967 by Loudilla, Loretta and Kay Johnson, they have since established IFCO as a respected force in the entertainment industry, a clearing house for fan clubs, and consumer watchdog for the fans.
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Wade Hayes

WadeH.jpg (5370 bytes)Wade's touring for 2007 will include appearances with Rhett Akins and Trent Willmon as the Honky Tonk Tailgate Party Tour (HTTGP). These shows include performances by each artist and a closing with all 3 acts on stage. Trent and Wade will also share the stage for some other shows. Randy Owen, former Alabama lead singer, will be touring as a single performer. Wade will be playing lead guitar and singing harmony for Randy.

* WADE HAYES APPEARANCES
.... new dates for Wade in Owensboro, KY and Clute, Texas
.... new dates for HTTGP Tour in McMinnville, TN and Florence, KY
.... new dates for Randy Owen - Ft. Payne, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Twin Lakes, WI; Eau Claire, WI; Minot, ND; Lewisburg, PA; Mt. Pleasant, IA; York, PA
.... CHANGE - the June 8th date in Nashville has been pulled from the calendar. Wade will be in rehearsal with Randy Owen and won't be available for the acoustic show at Judge Beans.  See all updates and tour dates here

If you haven't booked for the Cancun Beach Party, you want to give it a second look. This should be lots of fun in a very relaxed atmosphere. If you went on the cruise, you know how much fun it is to get with other fans to enjoy the fun and the shows. Cancun Beach Party

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GARY'S "GOOD MORNING AMERICA" APPEARANCE POSTPONED
Due to recent events, Gary's appearance on Good Morning America has been postponed. We will let you know as soon as it has been rescheduled.

GARY ALLAN SURPRISED BY GREATEST HITS AND HAPPY WITH FIRST SINGLE
Gary Allan was a little surprised when it seemed right to do a greatest hits package, and he was amazed how many years it spanned.

"You know what it doesn't seem like 11 years, it blew by...I mean looking back and seeing all the stuff we recorded and accomplished it's an amazing thing. Read More

PEOPLE FEATURES GARY ALLAN
Country singer Gary Allan opens up for the first time about his terrible loss—and how he got back on his feet

Three years ago, country singer Gary Allan had a thriving career, a lakefront home outside Nashville and a Brady Bunch-style family with his wife of three years, Angela Herzberg, to fill it up. But on October 25, 2004, Angela, 36, committed suicide. A devastated Allan put his career on hold, only to find that the best medicine was his own music. He poured out his agony in the recording studio, resulting in 2005’s heart-wrenchingly personal album, Tough All Over. Read More

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 2007 FAN CLUB PARTY
We're happy to announce tickets for Gary's 2007 fan club party are on sale now! We hope you'll join us for a spectacular afternoon of food, friends and great music! Gary has a very special afternoon full of surprises planned and we know you won't want to miss this very special event! more!

Not a member? Don't Worry there is still time to join! JOIN NOW!   Read more!

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Cold-eyed drifters, crooked yet sentimental cops, and prostitutes who kill their johns are characters in the brutal, deadpan songs of Chris Knight, a country singer from Kentucky whose oeuvre resembles Bruce Springsteen's album "Nebraska" set in the South. - Sisario / The New York Times
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Darryl Worley Shows His Horns at the Red, White, and BULL Concert

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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
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A SONGWRITER'S PET LINES.

Every songwriter has favorite lines that he's written,
and they are not always in his best known songs.

This is more than just a sneaky way to fill a column,
but these lines of mine
have actually been going through my head all day.
Now I'm trying to get them to go through yours.
* * *
On the cold November sidewalk,
lookin' through the rusty fence,
I stand and watch a nighthawk fly
across the dusty Pennsylvania moon.
* * *
When you're down to the end of the wine,
Like a bird on a telephone line,
Conversations go by,
Then they fade and they die,
When you're down to the end of the wine.
* * *
The weeds are brown and dry along the Indiana blacktop,
and the heat waves on the highway make it shine.
* * *
Brush away the cobwebs
Where the weeds grow in the spring...
Here lies the man who knew the words,
But never learned to sing.
* * *
Who gives me milk? Who gives me cheese?
Who gives me hoof and mouth disease?
I like to have my friends around...
I'll take cows when the chips are down.
* * *
There was something in the air.
I could feel it as I stood there by the windows...
Like a sighing of a lover,
or the whisper of a long forgotten word.
* * *
Here Today...and Gone Tomorrow.
A little joy...a little sorrow.
Not ours to keep...but just to borrow, Lord.
Here Today and Gone Tomorrow.
* * *
Kill Kill Kill,
Everybody do the Cockroach Stomp.
* * *
Dandelions that grow along the highway,
Silver gray they blow away like foam.
Trucks roll by and make the blackbirds fly away.
Seems like there ain't no goin' home.
* * *
The Clock of St. James looking down through the rain,
At the city blackened with time.
* * *
Oh, remember me, my darling,
when spring is in the air,
And the bald headed birds are whispering everywhere.
When you see them walking southward in their dirty underwear,
That's the Tennessee Bird Walk.

Jack Blanchard
2007.
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Record labels look for next big star on reality TV, Internet

Tennessean.com
By RYAN UNDERWOOD
Staff Writer


Larry Willoughby knows that he will never be able to sign a chart-smashing American Idol winner like Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson.

That's because Sony BMG holds the exclusive right to sign the show's top contestant each season and Willoughby happens to be at Capitol Records Nashville, home to artists such as Keith Urban and Dierks Bentley.

So Willoughby, Capitol Nashville's vice president of Artist & Repertoire, the department responsible for identifying and developing talent, did the next best thing — or something approaching that. He and a friend from Bix.com, a site that hosts online contests and was recently acquired by Yahoo, launched "The Road To Nashville," a country music showdown that will give the winner $50,000 and a three-song demo deal with the label.

"We now have the opportunity to let the public vote on our next big country star," Willoughby said, explaining that today's music consumers have grown up in a connected media culture where they expect to play a role in the star-making process. "Just look at American Idol's TV ratings."

Such experiments suggest that Music Row is starting to open up the mysterious, often gut-driven process of signing new acts in the hope that it will have better luck in picking the next crop of hit-makers.

Getting audiences invested in the careers of up-and-coming stars also helps labels decide how much money to spend on which artists.

"If Carrie Underwood was somebody who'd just gotten signed to a label, would she have gotten the same kind of song selection and producers that she got?" asked Tracy Gershon, vice president of A&R at Warner Bros. Nashville. "That's the $1 million question."

Executives from Sony BMG Nashville who have helped develop Underwood's brief but spectacular career were unavailable to comment for this story.

Many factors behind hits

In a town where music industry careers hinge on having a "golden set of ears" able to pluck out hit-making talent from a cacophony of wailing wannabes, it's nothing short of heresy to suggest that such a skill doesn't exist.

But that's precisely what an ongoing research project being conducted at Columbia University indicates, saying the social effects of a musician's popularity influence consumers as much or more than pure musical quality.

"Experts fail to predict hits not because they are uninformed or incompetent but because hits are driven by complex networks of social influences that render accurate prediction of specific outcomes impossible," wrote Columbia professor Duncan J. Watts and McKinsey & Company partner Steven Hasker in a September Harvard Business Review article.

Stuart Dill, a co-manager of the group The Wreckers and a partner in a new Nashville-L.A. entertainment company, Three Ring Projects, goes a step further, saying that shows such as American Idol have shed light on the power of taking music directly to consumers.

"It eliminates the gatekeepers," said Dill, pointing to a deal that was worked within his own company in which American Idol alum Elliott Yamin struck a direct partnership with publisher Sony/ATV to put out an album, bypassing a label altogether.

And Nashville entertainment attorney John Beiter, who in some cases works with unsigned artists to shop a label deal, said he'd seen a major shift in how acts view the traditional A&R function.

"It used to be that getting a contract was the thing you were after," Beiter said. No longer.

One Texas band he's been working with, Auto Escape, has built such a following through online tools such as the MySpace Web site that it has been approached by independent and major labels on both coasts.

"That's all been unsolicited interest," he said, though the band has not yet signed a deal.

Gershon said that, while she doesn't feel like the Internet and reality TV have completely changed how she does business, she does make a point these days to see what kind of a following somebody has built up on their MySpace page before she'll consider signing them.

"I have people in my office who spend their days doing nothing but looking at MySpace," she said.

Buzz still counts

For the time being, Nashville's A&R departments don't seem to have entirely gotten away from traditional means of finding new acts, such as attending showcases or picking up buzz from Music Row's various tentacles.

Doug Howard, senior vice president of A&R at Lyric Street Records, whose artist roster includes one-time American Idol contestants Bucky Covington and Josh Gracin, said the reality show may have helped get those artists in the door, but they had to audition for him just like everybody else.

"They still have to have something that causes me to be intrigued — that X factor," Howard said. Still, he admits that in a case like that of Bucky Covington, top songwriters and producers were probably more eager to want to work with the singer than they might have been with a total unknown.

And Capitol's Willoughby said he viewed the label's "Road To Nashville" contest as more of a low-cost experiment in trying to find new talent than a wholesale shift of how his department operates.

"Yes, Mike (Dungan, Capitol Nashville's president and CEO) is very aggressive in trying new things," he said. "But honestly, we're still relying on the things that we always have, like writers nights and showcases."

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"Carrying The Torch"

By Dick Shuey

There are a few of us left that participated and were blessed ro have been involved in watching the foundation for Country Music as we know it today being laid.

I would venture to guess that at the time we didn't realize the importance our involvement would have on the longivity for Country Music as we know it today.

I know now this to be true...because many of the pioneers are finding their way into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Ernest Tubb, Marty Robins, Charlie Louvin, Faron Young, Owen Bradly, Roy Horton, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Bill Anderson and countless more inducted or will eventually be inducted.

These artists worked thousand's of day's throughout their careers performing, entertaining and singing their songs for country music fans coast to coast and border to border and even around the world.

They were never too good to just show up at a Radio Station and visit with a country D.J. on the Radio Waves unannounced. Very seldom did a D.J. have to make a appointment...that was just the way it was. At the very least a Country Artist would drop a hand written note or postcard in the mail express their gratitude of thanks....and many times make a phone call of thanks.
Many Country Music D.J. Hall of Famers of today were part of that process.

I would venture to guess that many of the Country Artist in those formable years did not have P.R. firms to get the word out on what was happening with thair careers. Some did...but many more didn't.

The Country Music Artist made a point to be in touch...make contacts...and remained accessible. Unfortunatley that is not the case in todays country music world.

I would urge and hope that some of today's artist would reconsider and start making themselves more accessable to those who count most in their successful careers.

It would be a breath of fresh air see the Country Artist of today continue to carry that torch and ensure a solid foundation for the country music industry of the future. That may be much to ask of today's Country Music Artist and the country music industry as a whole...but it certainly would be something for them to think about.

I can't recall Ernest Tubb, Bill Anderson and many more who felt it necessary to have body guards to protect them from their fans. Why they even signed their own autographs.
Now isn't that interesting?

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Our point is we we have no competion...because we are not competing for advertising dollars.
We don't write the News we just report it from our sources and give credit where credit is due. We try to be fair and understanding....and most of all interesting.
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Pat James

Hi everybody !

PatJames.jpg (10182 bytes)For his 32nd consecutive week on the Roots Country Music Chart, Pat is making his way up! He made it to number 8 on the top 50 this week, way ahead of Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, among others...
More and more US radios are picking up his songs, directly downloadable from the Radio Submit website, and the word is spreading by itself! The most played are "She's Kind", from Pat's "It's My Life" CD and "A Good Night in Cave Creek" from his "Some Like it Country".
Interestingly enough, from the start, radio stations have always chosen to play Pat's originals first rather than the cover songs that he recorded. This only confirms what so many of them have already stated: he is a great singer AND songwriter !

More radio news, good and bad; the good one first: “…last Friday, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) announced that CBS, Clear Channel, Entercom Communications and Citadel Broadcasting, agreed to pay a combined 12,5 million to settle investigations into whether they received secret payments to play certain songs. The four radio station owners also separately agreed to set aside 4,200 hours of free radio time for local and independent musicians...” (source: fcc.gov)
So please, jump on this good news and request Pat’s music to your local commercial radio station! They probably can dedicate a small portion of these 4,200 hours to your favorite singer !!! (Wishful thinking!)

The bad news now: “…The survival of all of Internet radio is in jeopardy because of a recent decision by the Copyright Royalty Board in Washington, DC to almost triple the licensing fees for Internet radio sites like Pandora. The new royalty rates are more than four times what satellite radio pays and broadcast radio doesn't pay these at all. Left unchanged, these new royalties will kill every Internet radio site…” (source: Pandora.com)
These new rates will, as usual, benefit the Licensing Organizations like BMI or ASCAP that collect these royalty fees but very seldom redistribute them to the independent publishers and musicians who are not lucky enough to be in the Top 20 of Commercial radios – meaning, who are not played 30 times a day by thousands of radio stations, generating tons of royalty fees. Although Pat’s music has been played hundreds of times on internet and independent radio stations paying royalty fees for the past year and a half, there has been no redistribution of money to him whatsoever! Not surprising in our greedy world, but just unfair that such a decision will shut down many great internet radios and subsequently the opportunity for indie musicians to be heard by people like you. If you’d like to act, just click here to go to the SaveInternetRadio website.

A very sad note now. Chris Pavie, who was instrumental in the first tour of Pat in France, passed away. He was a dedicated fan of Marty Robbins and immediately became Pat’s fan the first time he heard him. He was organizing the Berck Country Festival in France and it’s thanks to him that Pat was able to perform over there on the 4th of July 2004, making on that occasion faithful fans and great friends. Thank you Chris, and goodbye.

For those of you who didn’t check it yet, there are now free ringtones available on Pat’s website, working with any cellular phones providers (yes, including Verizon!) but restricted to US and Canada only… Sorry!
That’s all for now, have a great weekend !

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Jaci Rae

JaciRae.jpg (8009 bytes)Hi! I am so sorry it's been so long since I have written. No excuses other than a sometimes-overwhelming amount of tasks to do and not enough time in the day to do it.

I wanted to find out what's been going on in your life. How you have been. What you've been up too…you know, all that Jazz!

As for me, it's been a fun time, filled with a lot of activity, some sadness, and some stress as with any life.

Currently, I am preparing for teaching at The Learning Annex (they called me to teach! Can you believe it! Donald Trump is there right now. I will be teaching in San Francisco, although they gave me a choice of any of the cities. Check it out:

http://www.learningannex.com/?bizunit=annex&keyword=110FSF

In addition, if you ever want to see what I am doing you can go too: http://www.jacirae.com/tour.html

I have also been asked by Holland Cruise Lines to host one of their cruises in October. That's very cool. All expenses paid for myself and Bruce as well as a salary. Loads of fun. You can check that out at:

http://www.chefcruise.com/jaci-rae.html

Bruce is doing very well and he is fun and sweet, kind and wonderful! Truly my life soul mate. Two and half years and we still feel the exact same way we did two and half years ago! It's awesome!

My latest book is out, Shop for a Day, and both North Shore Records and Luco Sport are doing very well, so it's an exciting time in that arena!

Recap of the past few months:

Flown to New York four times between the months of October – December to appear on radio and television. Various shows and moderator for the CMJ Music Marathon.

Brought into Los Angeles to co-host one of the biggest radio shows down there. That was an honor!
Flew to Ohio to see Bruce's family and mine.
Bruce's brother flew out for Bruce's birthday.
My friend Beth asked me to speak at my old ammeter. What a blast that was to see the old digs, talk to the students and see Beth!

Became the relationship expert for lovingyou.com, igniteyourromance.com and several others. It's a lot of fun!

Future:

Will be flying back to New York for more media.
Have been asked to be a regular monthly contributor on Q100.7 for the tri-state area. It's a medium format radio show out of New York.

Have been asked to be a monthly columnist for a top music magazine. Don't want to say until it's announced!
Have also been asked to have a regular column on Savvymiss

That's about all from the home side. Please let me know how you are doing. Blessings! Me.

To a better day in every way, Jaci Rae
http://www.jacirae.com  
http://www.christmaswithlove.com
http://www.winningromance.com


                               
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