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Find Books, Music, Movies, Software, Electronics, Hardware, Software, Phones and
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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.
There has been a change to Narvel's show dates. His appearance at the
Music Ranch in KY was rescheduled earlier and I had the wrong date on it. It was marked as
July 13th and the show is on Saturday, July 14th. Check the schedule so you won't miss the
next show nearest you!
Also, latest news from Narvel covering his tour in May as well as his SURGERY!
An update to Narvel's news: Narvel called today and I learned he had to have another
procedure to remove gall stones that had escaped to another part of his body. It was
performed a week ago and he is on the mend!
If you'd like to send Narvel a GET WELL card
or letter you can send it to him at:
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Malden, MO 63863
HARLAN HOWARD, WAYLON JENNINGS, JACK
LAMEIER, BUCK OWENS, DOLLY PARTON & DON WILLIAMS TO BE HONORED WITH SPECIAL AWARDS
FROM THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC
RECIPIENTS TO BE HONORED AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY HOSTED BY MARTY STUART ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE
20 AT THE TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM
ENCINO, CA (June 11, 2007) The Academy of Country Music has announced that country
music superstars and industry leaders Harlan Howard, Waylon Jennings, Jack Lameier, Buck
Owens, Dolly Parton and Don Williams will be honored at a special ceremony hosted by Marty
Stuart on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.
Harlan Howard, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton and Don Williams will be honored with the
Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, presented to an outstanding pioneer of country
Harlan Howard is one of the most influential composers in country music. With more than
4,000 songs to his credit, Howard worked with some of the industrys biggest names
including Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Jr., Reba McEntire and more. Howard will be honored
Waylon Jennings is known as a renaissance man in country music. Jennings crafted a new
sound that combined his forceful electric guitar, rough-edged lyrics and diverse range.
From Buddy Holly to Willie Nelson, Jennings has worked with the best in the business. He
is also known worldwide for writing and performing the theme song from The Dukes of
Hazzard. Jennings will be honored posthumously.
Dolly Parton is by far one of the most popular country icons of all time. From I
Will Always Love You to her Oscar nominated song Travelin Thru,
Parton has many hits spanning her long career. She is also known for breaking down
barriers for women in country music. Parton is known as a philanthropist as well,
providing books to schools across the country and scholarships to children from her home
state of Tennessee.
Don Williams is a legendary singer and song writer in the country world. After seven years
with the folk group Pozo Seco Singers, Williams started a solo career that lead to 17
number one hits. Williams also developed a style that had gently paced love songs with
simple arrangements, vocals and sentiments. This style was Williams signature when
collaborating with other artists. After much success in the United States, Williams
frequently tours the United Kingdom and South Africa.
Past honorees of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award have included Alabama, Johnny Cash, Merle
Haggard, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Tex Ritter, Hank Williams Sr., and Bob
Wills, among others.
Buck Owens will be honored with the Jim Reeves International Award, presented to an
individual, not necessarily an artist, for outstanding contribution to the acceptance of
country music throughout the world. Owens is one of the most admired country idols of all
time. In his astonishing career, he had 26 consecutive hits and was honored with a star on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Owens influence on country music can be heard today by
Dwight Yoakam, Brad Paisley and countless others who carry his legacy and introduce a new
generation to his style. Owens will be honored posthumously. Past honorees of the the Jim
Reeves International Award have included Roy Clark, Merv Griffin, Charlie Nagatani, and
Louise Scruggs, among others.
Jack Lameier will be honored with the Mae Boren Axton Award, given in recognition of years
of dedication and service by an outstanding individual to the Academy of Country Music.
Lameier served on the Academy of Country Music Board of Directors for 28 years and was
President for two of those years. His career in music includes more than 40 years at Sony,
and he is a veteran in radio promoting and DJing. In 2006, he received the
Presidents Award from the Country Radio Broadcasters. Past honorees of the Mae Boren
Axton Award have included Gaynelle Pitts, Gene Weed, Ray Pilzak and Marge Meoli.
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC, an artist and industry-driven organization, exists to
produce a world-class network television awards show, and its associated events, to
provide the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of its
Charitable Fund. Academy of Country Music Charitable Fund promotes and supports music
education and humanitarian programs that transform the human spirit. Through its
charitable donations, the ACMCF works towards two main goals: encouraging Learning Through
Music and Healing Through Music. The Academy, which is comprised of more than 4,500
professional members and more than 40,000 associate members, was established in 1964 and
is headquartered in Encino, Calif.
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is produced for television by dick clark productions.
The show is executive produced by Allen Shapiro and R.A. Clark, produced by Barry Adelman
and directed by Louis J. Horvitz. The executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo, and
the executive in charge is Francis LaMaina.
For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY
MUSIC, please visit www.acmcountry.com. For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY
MUSIC CHARITABLE FUND, please visit www.acmcf.org.
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COUNTRY LEGEND MERLE
HAGGARD FINDS A NEW HOME FOR HIS MUSIC:
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE®
Exclusive CD features new songs and previously unreleased recordings of Haggard classics
29, 2007) After 40 years of touring and traveling Americas highways, Merle
Haggard believed his music would be a natural fit with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store,
Inc. (Cracker Barrel). So when Cracker Barrel came calling for an exclusive
CD, Haggard sifted through more than 600 songs in his archives and selected twelve
previously unreleased recordings that seemed just right. With the Cracker Barrel release
of Working Mans Journey, Merle Haggard has blended new songs with new recordings of
some of his classics. The result is an impressive recording that strengthens a growing
collection of exclusive music that can be found only at Cracker Barrel.
I had the working man in mind when I went through the archives, said Merle
Haggard. All of these songs seem to work together. Were talking about a guy
who spent his lifetime writing songs for the common man. These are all working man
On sale now at 559 Cracker Barrel locations and online at crackerbarrel.com, Working Mans
Journey captures Haggards songwriting talents that have earned 38 number one hits
and more than 30 top honors from the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country
Music and the Grammy Awards. In addition to previously unreleased versions of six classic
songs, Working Mans Journey features six new songs that contribute to Haggards
legendary status as the voice of the common man. Haggard fans will quickly
identify with Cmon Sixty-Five, a tribute to the working man who dreams
Merle Haggards songwriting speaks volumes about the spirit of Americas
heartland, said Simon Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at Cracker Barrel Old Country
Store, Inc. Working Mans Journey showcases an artist whose talent and
blue-collar style define country music. The new music on this CD shows how Merles
songwriting continues to connect with working men and women.
Haggard also appreciates the CDs nostalgic touch. Haggard first recorded Shade
Tree Fix-It Man for an album in 1965. A previously unreleased version, recorded some
30 years later, is featured on Working Mans Journey. Haggard says the song reminds
him of fishing trips with his favorite uncle, a man who often fixed his own truck.
I think back to when I was nine years old. We would throw a two-man boat in the back
of that silver truck, says Haggard. Every time I see an old 1931 Model A
pickup, it takes me back. These songs are all gathered from my garden of creativity. They
take me back to a thought I had at one time and I was able to make use of it. Its
nostalgic to me for different reasons than what it might be for the fans.
With a retail price of $11.99, Working Mans Journey also features previously
unreleased versions of classic Haggard songs including If We Make It Through
December, Are The Good Times Really Over, Working Man Blues,
Kern River and Rainbow Stew.
With the release of Working Mans Journey, Cracker Barrel continues to build its
impressive collection of exclusive CDs. The most recent release, Songs Of The Year,
features new recordings by todays 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. Following the Merle Haggard CD, Cracker Barrel will release an exclusive Josh
Turner CD. Josh Turner: Live At The Ryman will be available beginning Tuesday, July 3.
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, Tenn.
Each Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® unit is modeled after a 1900-era country store,
featuring old photographs, authentic antiques, memorabilia and a real wood-burning
fireplace with a stone hearth to add a warm cozy touch to the dining room. The restaurant
serves up classic comfort foods such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n dumplins as
well as 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 childrens games and puzzles, including classic favorites
such as Raggedy Ann® & Andy® and Slinky®.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. operates 559 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 more information, visit
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
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MONTGOMERY GENTRY SHARE INSPIRATIONAL EVENING WITH DR.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
TN) Unique Lives & Experiences hosted An Evening With Dr. Angelou
on Monday, May 21st in Nashville, Tennessee at TPACs Jackson Hall featuring her
friends-- the Fisk Jubilee Singers and country music duo Montgomery Gentry.
The evening opened with a special performance from the Jubilee Singers, followed by a
collaborated effort with the performance of Some People Change, where duo
Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry were joined by the Singers for a memorable and moving
Dr. Angelou originally heard Some People Change and its powerful message in
2006 when she caught a glimpse of their video for the single. The imagery in the video
features a man standing up to racial prejudices. After featuring Montgomery Gentry on her
Oprah and Friends XM Satellite Radio program earlier this year, the
opportunity for the duo to perform the song presented itself.
Prior to taking the stage for the performance the duo joined Dr. Angelou backstage.
Dr. Maya Angelou is an inspiration I am honored to have shared a moment in time
with, says Gentry. Her presentation is a life experience that no one should
When I listen to Montgomery Gentry they are young men I can claim as my sons--they
dont know that, but its alright, said Dr. Angelou.
The evening concluded with a second standing ovation for the Renaissance woman, a true
testament that she truly is one of the great voices of contemporary literature.
"What an incredible night," Eddie commented after the show. "You can just
feel the energy around Dr. Angelou, and there is no doubt in my mind, before I meet the
man upstairs, Dr. Angelou will be the first one to greet me with open arms. I will never
forget that moment!"
Some People Change is the title track from Montgomery Gentrys latest
album featuring the current Top 10 single, Lucky Man.
Montgomery Gentry CDs Here
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GARY FANS KNOW HOW TO HAVE A
Gary Allan's Official Fan Club party, held June 6th,2007;
was a great kick off to CMA Music Fest Week! Gary gave his fans an intimate performance
and a behind the scenes glimpse of the stories and songwriters behind some of his biggest
and best loved songs. Gary invited songwrites Harley
Lauderdale, and Odie Blackman to perform and share a few stories about how they write
the songs we love to hear. Gary fans came from as far away as England to be a part of this
special event! Keep checking the site and fan club for more pitures soon!
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A VERY STRANGE EXPERIMENT.
First a little historical background:
Before there were nerds, geeks, and dweebs, there were squares. The only difference was
the squares had short haircuts, which is now hip.
The hippies had long hair and were hip, hence the name.
Cowboys without horses were a source of humor: All hat and no cattle, etc.. (I once rode
with a cowboy who had hemorrhoids. Hank had to stop every couple of miles and fluff up his
Kids never played Cowboys and Native Americans. We thought they were Indians and liked
their names, like: Sitting Duck, Standing Water, and Trailing Throttle, and Laughing
Squirrel. My wife is part Indian and says "Indian".
Indians have no part in this story. I'm sorry I brought it up. In fact this is just a
hypothetical experiment I made up to test Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
THE 1970 EXPERIMENT:
Bus A and Bus B are parked side by side. Bus A begins to move. According to Einstein, it's
impossible for the passengers on either bus to tell which one is moving, until they spot a
stationary object like a lamppost or a wino. I've found that this principle applies in
A hippie walks up to a bus stop, sits down on the empty bench, and begins smoking his
A guy in a cowboy suit approaches from the other direction. He moseys up, thumbs in belt,
and sits on the far end of the bench.
They regard each other darkly.
Here's where Einstein's theory comes in: It is impossible at this point for either party
to know which one is nuts. They need a stationary point of perspective.
From out of nowhere appears a guy wearing a crewcut, horn rim glasses, and a leisure suit
with a bow tie. He sits in the middle,
and shines his oxfords on the back of his pants. This is the inert object needed for our
experiment. A square.
Each one is absolutely sure the other two are nuts.
The square takes out his nail clippers and snips the hippie's bead string. While the
cowboy is laughing heartily at this, the square turns, and with both hands on the brim of
the cowboy's ten gallon hat, forces it down to his shoulders.
With a muffled oath, the cowboy grabs and holds the square, while the hippie beats him on
the head with his Peace sign.
As the hippie swings his sign, he slips on the broken beads and grasps the other two for
balance. The three begin turning as one, on a sea of ball bearings. Our subjects roll
helplessly into the roadway and are promptly run over by Bus A.
This, students, proves that Bus B is the one that was not moving, thereby restoring your
faith in science.
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Los Angeles, CA, USA - On May 30, ABC will debut a new
show called "The Next Best Thing". It will be a two hour premiere, in the
time slot where the show "Lost" was. A huge audience is expected to tune in.
This show is about celebrity look-a-likes and impersonators. They are critiqued by a panel
of judges. New Music Weekly's radio host Buck McCoy will be appearing on the show.
McCoy's new single "A Few Steps Away" has also been gathering momentum at radio
over the past week as the #1 most add single in Country radio.
Media - Publicity - Promotion
Buck McCoy's "Top Dog" Here
I hope all is well in your camp. It's going great here.
We've got our monthly drawing results, a little news from around here and a fun story from
the Real West
all ready for you.
Here's the link..... http://www.realsingingcowboy.com/newsletter6807.html
but don't forget to check yer cinch.
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The RMA is working with SaveNetRadio coalition to help keep internet radio stations from
being shut down by having to pay large royalties as proposed by the "Copyright
This is a very important issue for artist/bands and internet broadcasters around the
If you would like to help with this cause, simply reply to this email and enter your name
and address. We will then add your name to a growing list of musicians that want to keep
internet radio streaming on the internet as an outlet for their music.
We will then present a list of all to the "Copyright Royalty Board".
Please respond promptly as the final date for petitions is this coming Tuesday, May 29.
"Elizabeth Cook's new album, Balls, proves that beauty and brains are not mutually
exclusive in country music. Why, hail no! And, her lyrical wit is so devoid of cliché
that you can't escape being seduced by it. I remain haunted by the purity of her voice,
all the while becoming "curious-er and curious-er" about who this girl
"sanger" is." -Dwight Yoakam
Exclusive PERFORMANCES and INTERVIEWS! Head over to the AT&T blue room
Don't miss exclusive Elizabeth performances and interviews at the AT&T blue room. Just
head on over to: attblueroom.com.
You'll find acoustic performaces of "Sometimes It Takes Balls...," "Rest
Your Weary Mind," "Mama's Prayer," and "He Got No Heart." Happy
ROLLING STONE Review Out Now!
"For this moonshiner's daughter, having balls doesn't equal singing on steroids like
Trace Adkins or LeAnn Rimes. Instead, Cook rides her Deep South twang so hard you'd never
figure she knew what "vernacular" meant. Only she does, been to college, too,
and she's not ashamed of it. Rodney Crowell produced her fourth album, and though she
didn't write the best thing here, the Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning,"
it's got competition. Title track is recommended to Gretchen Wilson, and the lead
"Times Are Tough in Rock 'n Roll" is forgiven for disparaging this magazine
because catchy cris de coeur needn't be PC by us. From "Down Girl" to
"Gonna Be," Cook clearly knows a woman's downs and ups. And you won't catch her
putting her man on a pedestal anymore, either." -- ROBERT CHRISTGAU
1604 8th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37203