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Shawn Michael Perry
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Shawn Michael Perry gets All Shook Up in Nashville
Los Angeles, CA, USA - Shawn Michael Perry never thought of himself as a Country Western
artist. . . . But then he went to Nashville. . . . And Nashville grabbed him by his
musical heart strings and shook his creative soul until he got it . . . . Until he got the
rhythm of Nashville and of Country Western Music.
"Nashville," he says, "is so alive - so in-tune to the true character of
this country and what the country wants to hear in its music."
Just as music lovers learn to appreciate more than one genre, Shawn Michael Perry is ready
to broaden his reach. He isn't turning to Country Music as his only venue. He's just doing
one of the things he does best - using the universality of his music to speak to his
audience. And that audience is the one that listens to music that touches its soul, that
cuts to the truth about love, heartbreak, joy and sorrow. Country Music has never allowed
itself to be denied its place in American Music - because all things Country form the
heartbeat of America and Shawn Michael Perry is a singer, songwriter who has his music in
rhythm with that beat.
Shawn Michael Perry's country version of his song "Forever" speaks to Country
Music and Country Music has responded. "Forever" is raced up the charts and
requests to hear more of his music are keeping up with it.
"Sharing thoughts and feelings in their purest, most down to earth, form, is what
Country Music is all about - and that's what my music is about - it's that simple,"
he says. Simple maybe but also aflame with even more excitement. Shawn Michael Perry will
continue to inspire us with Pop, Rock, Latin, Native and Country music - and each style
with benefit from his growth in the others . . . they'll be a Whole Lot a Shakin' Goin'
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THOU SHALT NOT WORSHIP FALSE IDOLS
Los Angeles, CA - There was a time when it
was taboo for a band or recording artist to be on television. Industry experts believed
that artists worked on music and their craft of recording and performing live, and that
they really had no time for television nonsense. First MTV began to change that notion (at
a time when they actually played videos), and now with the event of American Idol all of
this has been turned upside down. In fact the Idol machine has become so much "the
deal", that some believe you cant break as a recording artist without it.
Speaking to a music director in the mid-west the other day, they told us they had little
power in adding any new music without the expressed permission from their corporate
program director. If you were an American Idol contestant past of present, you were exempt
from any rules and could be put on the air immediately.
On any given hour of Americas new
favorite reality television concert, there are more pitches thrown at the viewer than one
would find during a fifteen-inning baseball game. Ryan Seacrest, the ringmaster of this
musical circus, prods the viewer to do everything from calling, texting, voting, logging
on, pledging to a dozen other assignments. If he told the viewers to blow smoke-signals
they would probably go outside and try. We were too busy just trying to figure out how to
Even their recent songwriting competition,
which sounded like something of promise, turned out to be a "cash cow" for the
producers. Each contestant paid ten bucks just to enter a song, good or bad. To add to
that, they had songwriting participants sign a publishing agreement that locked their song
on to the production company for life. If the songwriting deal is so complicated, can you
even imagine the contract that the contestants have to sign? For that one you would have
to hire a team of lawyers, but they know these kids wont bother. They want
"in" so bad that they will sign anything to make it happen.
The makers of American Idol know that they
have a good thing, and they are pushing this baby as far as they can. If you are a
recording artist, and you are having a hard time selling product, just go on American Idol
and that will take care of everything. We saw Robin Thick on Idol the other night singing
in his strange falsetto (whats with this guy?) that sounded like Minnie Ripperton on
a bad day. Were sure he sold more CDs for that one shot on the show, then
hes ever sold in his short and bizarre solo recording career.
Even the recent "Idol Gives
Back", was somewhat of a promotion. It was like a telethon mixed with the Ed Sullivan
show and everybody on the planet wanted to be a part of it. Its true that they
raised a ton of money from the fans of the show for bringing top recording artists in who
were all plugging their product, but it seemed all so self-serving. Television
commentators from various networks were complaining and asking why the producers of the
show didnt match the funds donated by the viewers. The show received more attention,
publicity, viewers, made more money, and picked up even higher ratings, and it really
didnt cost them a thing.
For all of the contestants that have been paraded in front
of millions and millions of people, its also curious as to how many of them have
really built strong and powerful recording careers. We can think of well
Clarkson, Carrie Underwood (which has been an overnight marketing machine) and maybe Clay
& Daughtry, but what about the other hundred plus artists? Dont get your panties
all bunched up about this article as its just an opinion piece, but were
looking at this show for what it really is, a "cash cow" for the network, the
shows producers, and the record labels that are involved in the show. Did we say Clive
Davis? Its quite entertaining, and we will probably still watch it every week, but
its getting more and more like a "sellathon". Next time you watch it, sit
down and count how many plugs you are hit with at every turn, and were not even
talking about the commercials.
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Pete Berwick's Last Train Outta Nashville is Breaking the Sound Barrier
After over three decades in the music industry Pete Berwick's music
is finally getting its due -- the chance to be heard worldwide.
The album is garnering a warm reception from a diverse cross section of radio
broadcasters, both domestic and international via internet, satellite and terrestrial
radio simply because this album contains something for everyone. Americana reporters in
Europe and the USA, blues stations, roots rock broadcasters and more have all discovered
the unique diversity of Pete Berwick. His songs are whiskey-soaked, ragged and weathered,
with a mix of hardcore heartbreak and rock-edged attitude that dares to go unnoticed.
Roots Music Report's Robert Bartosh gave "Ain't No Train Outta Nashville" 5
stars with its recent review. "Pete Berwick's sound is as unique as they come and his
songwriting is even more intriguing. His music is high-spirited and definitely on the
cutting edge of roots music. His vocal performance is convincing and a delight to listen
to as he delivers this album of self-penned songs. Aint No Train Outta
Nashville is more than your average album release, it's chance to look into the soul
of a man that has lived the songs he has written as he presents them to fans across the
ever expanding world of roots music."
Noted roots rock reviewer Rev Keith Gordon has called it the album of the year! "The
best album of 2007 was actually recorded in 1993 and, surprisingly, it was so damn far
ahead of its time that it sounds as fresh, dynamic and topical today as it would have
fourteen years ago; maybe more so. Too rock & roll for Nashvilles taste, too
country for the coasts, Pete Berwick has nevertheless been on the verge of his big
break for almost two decades now. Luckily, it hasnt kept him from making great
music. Aint No Train Outta Nashville is proof that you cant keep a good man
down, and if you aint listening to Pete Berwick, then you aint listening to
." The full review can be found here: http://www.thatdevilmusic.com/TMQ/2007/04/aint-no-train-outta-nashville.html
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SongU.com: Courses and Opportunities in May
Hope you're all doing well. April has zipped on by! It's been a hectic month with spring
breaks and holidays. Our daughter, Mia, is graduating in two weeks from pre-school. Seems
like just a year ago she was in diapers (oh wait, that was just a year ago). Anyway, I
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Wow! What a ride this has all been. "Montana Lullaby" is
now The Official Lullaby of the State of Montana! We were in Montana Governor
Brian Schweitzers office last Wednesday to witness the signing. What an honor.
Weve also done our regular monthly drawing, and Margorie Parker of Blacklick, Ohio
is Cowgirl of the Month for April. Heres what shell have in her
A full years subscription to American Cowboy Magazine.
An autographed copy of Honky Tonk Town by author and historian, Gary A.
A brand spankin new CD of traditional and cowboy gospel music by Wylie
Gustafson of Wylie and the Wild West entitled Glory Trail.
An autographed copy of our award winning Montana Cowboy CD that
contains the original version of our now official Montana Lullaby.
You can order your very own CD of Montana Cowboy right here, and Ill personally sign
the first twenty five copies. Click on the link http://www.kenovercast.com/mt_lullaby.html
Its been a real whirlwind trying to keep up around here, both on the ranch and with
our music and traveling. Im also the official sideman and backup guitar player for
Faith Halingstad the Montana State PeeWee Fiddling Champion, and shes got a gig
tonight. (I only landed the job because Im her Grandad, and I got a little
Were still needing to brand the calves and get moved to the summer range.
Thats coming right up. The grass has a great start, and the range has plenty of
water so all is well on this end of the real West. Weve got quite a slate of calf
brandings coming up at the neighbors in the next few weeks, so thats going to keep
us on the run.
Montana Lullaby Download
Hi , Rumor has it that our server was down, and some folks
couldn't download the complimentary mp3 file of "Montana Lullaby." Doggone it
I'm happy to report that we've got the little web gremlins
under control and back in the sack where they belong. If you missed out on your download
just give 'er another try on our homepage. Sorry 'bout that. http://www.kenovercast.com
but don't forget to check yer cinch.
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JIM OWEN's Video
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Great to watch
performed at the 8th Annual Country Music Marathon this past weekend. Approximatley 30,000
people participated in the race. "It was the first time I performed at this event,
and I had an amazing time," says Skyla. "I have always held a great admiration
for people who participate & train for marathons." Skyla, along with a five piece
band, performed some of her original material, as well as some country and rock favorites.
Skyla shared the stage with representatives from 95.5 The Wolf radio station.
For more information, MP3s, the You Said Youd Call Me album, print quality photos,
her EPK, or to schedule an interview, contact Laura Claffey with Wildfire Publicity at
Laura@wildfirepublicity.net or 615-825-0019. MP3s are also available to radio through
Buy Skyla Spencer's "You
Said You'd Call Me"
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Miranda Artist Judith Lynne
Takes Top Honors At The 2007 Tennessee Country Music Alliance Awards
This Tyler Texas gal has had a very eventful year, singing and performing around her home
state, she can been seen most any weekend at any one of the great Texas Oprys.
Judith Lynne has recently released her second album to compliment her music career,
*Becoming A Woman Again* produced by Legendary Joey Welz of Canadian American Records.
Joey Welz, former pianist with Bill Haley and the Comets and co-writer of the country
version of the world famous ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK.
Her first album self titled Judith Lynne, was produced by Keith Bradford of the world
Famous Kitty Wells Band at KMA Records Nashville Tennessee.
Judith Lynne added a new side of her talent to this new album, by co-writing almost every
song, if not self writing, along with Joey Welz and Martha Barr, which has soared on music
charts across the world in just a few short months.
Top Honors To Include
Silver Elite Songwriter Of The Year 2007
Most Promising Female Vocalist Of The Year 2007
She is promoted by Nashville Music Promoter Miranda Leake of Miranda Promotions
and a member of the Miranda Stars Opry Road Tour, A division of Ameri-Star Entertainment
which is owned by Deke Little formerly A&R for Star Search.
To Book this artist for your event contact Miranda Leake at 334-361-9060 or Miranda@mirandapromotions.net
Visit Judith Lynne On the web at http://judithlynnemusic.com/
And pick up her new album today.
Becoming a Woman Again Here
Miranda Welcomes Artist Singer Songwriter *Rick (Levi)Amburgey*To Her Stable Of
He was born and raised in the state of Ohio, in 1997 moved to
Tennessee to be closer to my family and to peruse his dream of being a recording artist.
At the age of six he started playing accordion. He says his first thrill in life and music
was hearing the crowd applaud as he played that accordion live for the first time. At the
age of ten he picked up his first guitar and took lessons. It wasn't long after that he
was playing in a local band and performing at junior high and then high school functions
By the age of eighteen he was playing the club circuit and became a guitar instructor for
Sonny's Guitar Shop out of Columbus Ohio. At that time Sonny Curtis was playing steel
guitar with Tammy Wynette.
Rick say's he is living with dreams of getting back into music full time and returning the
talents the Lord has given him....back to HIM, and Your support is truly appreciated.
A Message from Rick Below
I appreciate you taking the time to listen to my music. The latest release "Too Proud
To Listen, Too Ashamed To Pray" can be heard on many of your favorite Christian radio
stations. Please call and request to hear it. THE SINGLE (It's Time I Find My Way (back to
Jesus) CAN NOW BE HEARD on the Solid Gospel Network in addition to many Christian Country
radio stations. These songs can be downloaded for only .99 cents from http://www.rickamburgey.org/catalog.html
I am currently working on my debut CD in which I feel will be completed in 2007. I am
currently working with KMA Records out of Nashville, TN and Miranda Promotions based out
of Prattville, AL The two songs listed above were recorded under the Sims record label.
IMPORTANT...PLEASE READ....BE A PART OF THIS PROJECT.
Let us do more than Travel On Our Knees in prayer to
these folks who lost their loved ones. Download the song for less than the cost of a
bottle of water and let your contribution go for a good cause.
Produced By: Keith Bradford KMA Records Nashville
Hello to you all and God Bless. Please pass this on
share it with everyone you
know....May God have all the glory as we step out to help during this time of crisis.
As many of you know I re-recorded a song April Patrick and Myself had written after the
tragedy of 911. The song "Travel On Our Knees" now makes reference in the first
verse to the tragedy at Virginia Tech.
Please be a part of helping me raise money to donate to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund at
Virginia Tech University. For all those that download this song for a small investment of
$1.00 will be recognized and honored for contributing in time of need. The entire donation
for this song "Travel On Our Knees" will be given to Virginia Tech University to
assist all who may need help due to this tragic event in their lives.
.this INVESTMENT is less than a 16 oz bottle of soft drink.
You can go to the LINK DOWN BELOW. Click on the link to be directed to my site at IAC
Music. There you will find the song "Travel On Our Knees"in addition to a few
other songs I have on this site. Simply select the song (s) you want to hear and purchase.
When finished, click on the shopping cart that says "CHECK OUT". You will then
be directed to PayPal's website where you can see what your purchasing, You will also see
the payment options. You can use your paypal account if you have one or, you can use your
debit card or a major credit card.
PLEASE NOTE......Look for the link that says..."CLICK TO DOWNLOAD" on the final
Paypal page showing that your purchase has been completed....Simply click the
link...you'll be directed to the page where you can download the songs you
ordered.....Right click on the link and (where You want to save the download)
Click on the link below and get your download of "Travel On Our Knees"Today.
Please help support my music ministry by purchasing the other 3 songs.
Here is the link to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund
Thank You all and God Bless
Rick Amburgey pronounced...Am..Burg....E
Song Writers....Rick Amburgey & April Patrick 2001
Please Tell All Your Family and Friends.....Direct them to http://www.rickamburgey.org or .com
Miranda is excited to add Rick to her team of talent and sure you will love him also
please visit his sites and make him feel welcome to our family.
Contact us for his music for your show today, and find out you to can become a Miranda
Yours In Music,
Miranda Promotions International Alabama/Nashville USA
Home Of The Miranda Stars Opry Road Tour.
Miranda Welcomes KC AND THE NEW GRASS REVIEW ALSO DARLENE COZART
KC AND THE NEWGRASS REVIEW
by no means is new on the music scene with many years of Tire Tread and Nashville Blood
under his nails has made his way to Miranda.
Who is KC:
Raised in a small town near Beckley, WV and raised by a coal miner and his family. KC
started playing guitar in 1978. KC studied lead guitar (acoustic and electric) by
listening to old records and 8-track tapes, and occasionally would sit in at sets at
various night clubs with dearest and closest friend Charlie Lilly (bassist with The Lilly
Brothers, Clear Creek Crossin', Johnny Russell, Joe Diffie, Billy Walker) In 1984 KC
became the Lead Guitarist for Al Hogan and Back Country. He had been playing rhythm guitar
and due to some unknown disagreement their lead guitarist quit 1 hour before showtime at a
major event, Al came back and told KC your it. KC had to play lead on his acoustic guitar
but from that point on KC was the group's guitarist.
After laying 4 nights a week for several years, KC got burned out on the same old Top 40
shows and decided to form Newgrass Review. The music of Newgrass Review is a mixture of
Country, Bluegrass, Gospel with overtones of other music incorporated into the sound.
After these years of playing KC was offered a record deal in Nashville by one of the
Majors, which he promptly turned down because they wanted him to fire his band and use
theirs. KC during that time ran into Charlie Lilly again, and being as close as they were,
KC packed everything up and moved to Nashville. KC started playing downtown in the local
clubs sometimes with 4 bands a day.
Teaming up with KC is his lovely wife Darlene who has an extensive
background and success.
Darlene was born in Vancouver, BC. Made the Emmys for best entertainer of the year in the
Gospel field in 1991. Did radio voiceovers, to TV shows. Sang on many radio hit club
mixes, to touring. I then started to write books for children, as I love to read. I am so
have been so blessed by the children who have loved them all. I also have many college
degrees, but have followed my dreams with writing.
I have also co hosted a TV show in Nashville with my good producer friend Keith, and have
been doing shows with my husband KC. He's the lead singer of Newgrass Review and is also
my coolest best friend. I look up to people who are positive, and love to have fun and
laugh. I am a writer of scripts to book stories for children. I have lots of fun in the
arts, and also used to sing and tour.
Music: I love playing congas, bongos, to tambourines, and singing with others in sweet
harmonies. To me life is so short. So use every gift to the best of your abilities, and
you can make a huge difference.
KC Teamed up with Keith Bradford of KMA Records and was offered another "Deal"
this time accepting, and has been with KMA Records ever since. KC has been endorsed by
many companies including Intellitouch Tuners, Freshman Guitars and the list goes on.
Newgrass Review also endorses GHS Strings and Accessories and Rocktron. (Especially the
Rocktron Xpression System). Currently Newgrass Review has staff writers from Gravels and
Dust Publishing, and other collaborators from some very well known writers (Buy the CD and
see who????). KC is being promoted by Miranda Promotions, KMA Records, Crowe Entertainment
as well as some private promoters.
If You would like their music for your show contact:
Miranda Leake 334-361-9060 or email@example.com
Yours In Music,
Miranda Promotions International Alabama/Nashville USA
Home Of The Miranda Stars Opry Road Tour And Traditional Country Music TV
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Music News Nashville
May 14, 2007
Vol. 2, Issue 7
Your next issue of Music News Nashville is waiting for you today. To view it, visit http://www.musicnewsnashville.com/newsletter/html/2007/051407.htm
If you're a songwriter, who's your boss? Why was Big Kenny talking about his 'Last
Dollar?' What do Martina McBride, Little Big Town and Rodney Atkins have in common? Who's
Lucy Angel and why is Nashville listening to them? For answers to these questions, and
more, check out the latest issue of Music News Nashville.
We have new articles, new CD reviews and new pictures in the magazine. We also have
several new contests for FREE CONCERT TICKETS (including two that close SOON - Seal and
Click on http://www.musicnewsnashville.com/newsletter/html/2007/051407.htm
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