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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

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April 6, 2007

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Hi All,

I'm happy to be able to get the news to y'all before your busy weekend starts.. I know huntin' for all those eggs can be exhausting!
I also want to take this opportunity to wish y'all a very Happy Easter!  Enjoy the news and see ya soon.. I hope!
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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
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.

Joe Tinoco

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Joe-stripeshirt.jpg (4127 bytes)Hello,
Just a short note to say hello and also wish you all a Happy Easter.

We just returned from Branson, the show is as great as ever and we sure hope one day soon you can see the newest and youngest star, Tallie Nicole Tinoco. She is now actually walking on stage at night after the very last song and stands with the cast to bow goodbye. She should have that privilege since she has been part of the show (where dad sings to her) for a year now, so it was about time she got to walk out and take a bow. She is practicing her soon to be part on the show, "Good Ship Lollipop" To cute. She is taking dance lessons ... And seems to love all of it.

Here she is practicing her curtsey ..

New Branson Tour

Rick has a tour coming up in June so anyone wanting to come along, let let him know. Going to be a little different this year as to one day will be leaving for Arkansas on a Chuck Wagon ordeal.
Plus a fan club party and lunch ...
Spread the word. Call 913-780-4012.

In the works are fans working on getting Joe on the Old Settlers Fair in September. Hope it can materialize. So many have requested his appearance there (His Home Town) Old Settlers draws over millions of people and it would sure be nice to get him there. He did two major appearances there as a teen in which time he was opening acts for Skip Ewing and Travis Tritt. His home town also gave him the spot as his going off to Branson concert right after graduation.

Okay .. Keep in touch. We are looking forward to staying with the Obbinks at their time share in Branson April 31st and getting Talya for a week and see some of the new shows while there.

Guest Book Winners
Two winners this last month for the guest page, they were Patty and Sam Messer
Please Sign The Guest Book To Be Entered Into The Guest Contest

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Joe & Tamra will be performing part of thier Magnificent Seven Show
Friday April 13th afternoon after 2pm.

The line up of other Branson stars starts at:
Date: 04/10/2007 - 04/14/2007
Time: 11:00 AM
Branson Fest 2007 Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 7:00 pm 50's At The Hop Roy Rogers Jr. Les Brown Celebrate America & The Promise Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 2:00 pm Spirit of the Dance & Broadway! Tony Roi Red Skelton - A Tribute Brett Family Doug Gabriel Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 2:00 pm Mickey Gilley #1 Hits of the 60's Clay Cooper's Country Music Express Red, Hot & Blue! Hamner Barber Show

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 2:00 pm Dino,
Acrobats of China Hughes Brothers Pam Tillis Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 2:00 pm Legends In Concert Branson Brothers Braschler's Barbara Fairchild
Location: Welk Theater
1984 State Highway 165
Branson, MO 65616

GO CHECK OUT WHAT... The show goers are saying about the Joe & Tamra's Show production The Magnificent Seven Show
Have you seen the show? If so so, why not LEAVE YOUR COMMENT!!!!

Have A Wonderful Easter

Joe Tinoco on MKOC   Joe's Show Business    Tamra Holden    The White House Show

Click Here To Listen To Joe's Gospel Recordings   Weekly Updates

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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!




More Country  News


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Partnership includes tour sponsorship & exclusive CD to be recorded live at historic Ryman Auditorium

LEBANON, TENN. – (April 5, 2007) --- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (“Cracker Barrel”) is honored to announce an official partnership with one of country music’s fastest rising stars, Grammy and Academy of Country Music nominee Josh Turner. This partnership includes a tour sponsorship and exclusive CD to be recorded live during Josh Turner’s April 19th concert at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, known worldwide as “The Mother Church of Country Music.” The April 19th concert, Turner’s first full-length show at the Ryman, will kick off Cracker Barrel’s sponsorship of his summer concert tour.

“I’m excited to be taking Cracker Barrel on the road with me this year,” said Josh Turner. “The band and I never get tired of seeing a Cracker Barrel sign off the side of the interstate. When you’re on the road, it’s nice to know that you can pull into any Cracker Barrel and feel like you’re in your mama’s kitchen, waiting on your favorite meal. I am pretty sure my band and I have all the Cracker Barrel exits memorized between here and South Carolina.”

Embraced by fans and critics alike, Turner’s signature baritone voice has earned him comparisons to legends George Jones and Johnny Cash. Cracker Barrel secured a partnership with Turner because of the artist’s great fit with Cracker Barrel and country music. Prior to the tour sponsorship and CD deal, Turner was the “voice” of Cracker Barrel’s Christmas holiday advertising campaign. The commercials aired on radio stations throughout the United States.

“Josh Turner seems right at home at Cracker Barrel,” said Simon Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. “Our guests enjoy country music and Josh has a voice and style that connect generations of country music fans. We believe this live CD will be an excellent addition to our exclusive line of music.”

Josh Turner’s performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium will be the first concert in his Cracker Barrel-sponsored tour. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Presents Josh Turner will continue April 20th in Wabash, Indiana. Other concert stops include Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; Richland Center, Wisconsin; Montgomery, Alabama & Columbia, South Carolina.

During the Ryman show, Josh will sing his hits as well as personal favorites that have not appeared on any of his previous releases. The resulting CD will be a collection of songs performed at the Ryman. Scheduled for release later this summer, the CD will be available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store? locations and online at crackerbarrel.com.

“I am looking forward to working with Cracker Barrel on my first live album that will be recorded at the historic Ryman Auditorium,” said Turner. “This is definitely going to be one of the most memorable nights of my career. It’s gonna be fun.”

Turner’s sophomore release on MCA Nashville, YOUR MAN, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and was recently certified double platinum. Songs from this latest release have earned three ACM Award nominations. His #1 smash “Would You Go With Me” is nominated for both “Song Of The Year” as well as “Single Record Of The Year.” While his current single, a collaboration with Dr. Ralph Stanley and members of Diamond Rio, “Me And God,” is nominated for ACM “Vocal Event Of The Year.” The two-time Grammy nominee was also the #2 best-selling country male artist of 2006.

With this partnership, Cracker Barrel continues to build its impressive collection of exclusive CDs. The most recent release, Songs Of The Year, features new recordings by today’s top country performers including Trace Adkins, Trisha Yearwood, Dierks Bentley & George Jones. Cracker Barrel has also released exclusive CDs by Alison Krauss & Union Station, Charlie Daniels, Amy Grant and Sara Evans.

Tickets for Josh Turner’s Ryman concert are currently on sale at www.ryman.com and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets are available for $29.50 and $24.50.

About Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the publicly held CBRL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL). Cracker Barrel was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Each Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® unit is modeled after a 1900-era country store, featuring old photographs, authentic antiques, memorabilia, and a real woodburning fireplace with a stone hearth to add a warm cozy touch to the dining room. The restaurant serves up hearty meals of such comfort foods as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins, and made-from-scratch biscuits using an old family recipe. The retail store has more than 2,700 gift items including accessories for the home, old-fashioned candies, books on audio, nostalgic items, and children’s games and puzzles, including classic favorites such as Raggedy Ann® & Raggedy Andy® and Slinky® .

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. operates 557 company-owned locations in 41 states. Every Cracker Barrel unit is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.


For Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Jim Taylor
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
(615) 235-4082
Kirt Webster
Webster & Associates
(615) 777-6995
For Josh Turner
Renee Behrman-Greiman
Modern Management
(615) 742-0099
Amber Williams
Universal Music Group
(615) 524-7516

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Joe Nichols

JoeNichols-face2.jpg (4729 bytes)A SONG JOE NICHOLS COULDN'T PASS UP
April 4, 2007 — Joe Nichols wasn't looking for another ballad when his latest hit, "I'll Wait For You," came his way. In fact, Joe tells icebergradio.com that he was purposely trying to put out more light-hearted material like "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" and "Size Matters" to avoid being labeled country music's ballad boy.

"I thought that I was getting into a world of music that really wasn't reflective of my daily routine, my life," he says. "It's not all as miracle-y as some of the music I was doing," he says. "Some of my life is just really comical, and I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't portraying somebody that was different than what I was living at home."

But Joe said he felt like he had no choice but to record "I'll Wait For You." "This song came along, and I couldn't help it. I knew I would regret giving it up, and so rather than knowing I would regret it, I cut it. I said, 'You never know,' so it became a single."

Joe is currently working on his next album, which is tentatively scheduled for release later this year.

Join Joe on April 10th and 13th when he performs LIVE at the Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville TN. Call 1-800-SEE-OPRY or click here to get your tickets now! more

We proudly announce Joe's plans for this year's fan club party and hope you'll join us for a spectacular afternoon of food, friends and great music! Joe and his band have cooked up an exciting event filled with plenty of surprises for the 2007 edition of the JNFC party - you won't want to miss it! more

04/10/07 Nashville TN @ The Grand Ole Opry
04/11/07 CMT: 100 Greatest Duets - 5:00 PM ET
04/13/07 Nashville TN @ The Grand Ole Opry
04/21/07 Arlington, TX - University of Texas
04/22/07 Mescalero, NM - Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino
04/27/07 Duluth, GA @ Wild Bill's

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Joe Nichols III

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Allison Moorer Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

AllisonMoorer2.jpg (4909 bytes)If you are in New York City on Wednesday May 2nd, checkout Allison's reading of the Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove book "Voices of a People's History of the United States." This event is free to the public and will be held at Great Hall, Cooper Union at 6:30 PM. Joining Allison in readings will be Ally Sheedy, Brian Jones, Danny Glover, Deepa Fernandes, Erin Cherry, Harris Yulin, Kathleen Chalfant, Opal Alladin, Staceyann Chin, and Stanley Tucci. Narration and introduction by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Address below.

The Great Hall
Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
Third Avenue (Between 6th and 7th Streets)
Enter at south side of building and head to basement
New York, New York

Allison will enter the studio to begin recording a new record soon! Details coming shortly.

Checkout the website for a new journal entry just posted by Allison, and for a list of upcoming tour dates in July!  AllisonMoorer.com

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Buy Allison's 2006 CD, "Getting Somewhere"

1. Work To Do
2. You'll Never Know
3. Hallelujah
4. Fairweather
5. New Year's Day
6. How She Does It
7. Where Are You
8. Take It So Hard
9. If It's Just For Today
10. Getting Somewhere

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Martina McBride

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Listen to Samples

1. If I Had Your Name
2. Cry Cry (Till The Sun Shines)
3. Tryin' To Find A Reason
4. For These Times
5. Anyway (Album & Digital Single Version)
6. How I Feel
7. I'll Still Be Me
8. Beautiful Again
9. Everybody Does
10. House Of A Thousand Dreams
11. Love Land

Amazon.com Review
Martina McBride has long been a champion of music as social consciousness, particularly for abused women ("Independence Day") and children. On Waking Up Laughing, her ninth album and the follow-up to Timeless, her platinum-selling album of country classics, she advances the theme while expanding it. While two songs explore the issue of unwed mothers (particularly the exquisite "Love Land," which closes the album), and another, "Beautiful Again," touches on child sexual abuse, her overall repertoire embraces the wholeness of family, and of standing strong together in the face of adversity and defeat. Musically, McBride has always proved to be an elegant thorn--her song selection is often inspired (and here, she co-wrote three tunes, including the skyscraping single "Anyway"), but she has tended to use her huge, ride-the-wave soprano full-tilt, without employing the subtle shadings that would make her even more emotionally resonant. On Waking Up Laughing she seems to have worked on the problem, yet in her second foray as solo producer, she still tends to gild the lily instrumentally--inflating string bridges between choruses, for example, or loading the opening country-pop track, "If I Had Your Name," with a Southern-rock guitar break, a listen-to-me fiddle showcase, a Celtic guitar intro, and a close that brings to mind George Harrison's sitar in play-it-backward mode. That said, she makes fine use of what sounds like a black female choir on the uplifting "For These Times," and wisely keeps the haunting break-up ballad "Tryin' to Find a Reason" (with Keith Urban's harmony vocals and guitar solo) lean and affecting. As McBride works to refine her pastiche of creativity, commerciality, and social awareness, she slyly takes more chances than one might think, all the while rallying old fans and making new ones. --Alanna Nash

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Alan Jackson, George Strait & Jimmy Buffett

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1. Honk If You Honky Tonk
2. Murder On Music Row
3. Milk Cow Blues
4. Cowboys Like Us
5. All My Ex's Live In Texas
6. Hey Good Lookin'
7. Sea Of Heartbreak
8. Northeast Texas Women
9. Boats To Build
10. Margaritaville
11. It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere
12. Designated Drinker
13. Texas Women
14. Seven Bridges Road
15. Where I Come From

Recorded live at Dallas's Texas Stadium in 2004, this long-delayed release is worth the wait. Over 15 tracks, the three superstars sing together, separately, and in pairs for what turns out to be both a musical treat and a long draw of fun. Strait, who normally stands stock still in concert, loosens up and--surprise!--talks between songs ("That's country right there now"), and if my ears heard right, may actually say the word "ass." His is the strongest section musically, as he uses the western-swing classic "Milk Cow Blues" to stretch out with a fine showcase of his Ace in the Hole Band, and brings Jackson out for a masterful version of their hit "Murder on Music Row." But Jackson's set offers a personality-rich rendition of "Where I Come From," as well as a bluegrass version of Steve Young's "Seven Bridges Road" and a sturdy cover of "Texas Women," Hank Williams Jr.'s exercise in Lone Star braggadocio. Buffett gets a little too cute on "Margaritaville," on which over-the-top chorines shout, "Salt! Salt! Salt!" But when Jackson and Strait join him for a rousing romp through "Hey, Good Lookin'," you can almost see the ghost of Hank Sr. dancing in the aisles. --Alanna Nash


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Have you seen our videos on YouTube?



If eggs had legs
And long hair to their knees
They'd run through the flowers…
Shinny up trees.
Then they tiptoe through the city.
Better lock all the locks.
They'll drink up our wine
And take our dirty socks.

If Eggs Had Legs
They'd steal our football shoes
You can see 'em kickin' chickens
On the six o'clock news

Well they don't give a (quack!).
They got nothin' to lose.
They're on the way to Tennessee,
That's why I got the blues.

If Eggs Had Legs
And long hair to their knees,
You could hear 'em bite their toenails
Up in the trees.
Drinkin' our wine,
Gettin' stoned as an ox,
Staggerin' around
In our dirty socks.

Little hairy legs
In socks and football shoes
You can see 'em kickin' chickens
On the six o'clock news

Well they don't give a (quack!)
They got nothin' to lose
They're on the way to Tennessee
That's why I got the blues.

To hear the song click here

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
© 2007

Visit the Music Room MESSAGE BOARD .... "it's a little bit different."

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


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