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June 17, 2007

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Happy Father's Day!
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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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MKOC Official Artists
Song Clips Added.. Just Click a Song Title to hear music in Real Audio
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Five Cards on the Mantle
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
Veteran's Day
Tommy Riddle
Tommy Riddle
No Right to Cry
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Can't Change Your Mind
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
You Ain't Been Worth A Dime
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
Goodbye's What You Got
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
San Antonio Sweetheart
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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Tommy has a new "single" CD with 2 songs. Check it out on Tommy's Music page!

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Brad Paisley

How fatherhood gave Paisley his muse
Country star reflects on childhood in song

By BEVERLY KEEL/ The Tennessean

BradPaisley-athome.jpg (10329 bytes)This is the first Father's Day where country singer Brad Paisley will both give and receive.

"It's about time I got the tie," joked Paisley, 34, who will spend the day with his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, 35, on their 85-acre farm with their son, William Huckleberry, who was born Feb. 22.
"It's one of those holidays that you never think about actually celebrating yourself. It's always more about going and buying your dad something, and then you realize you're a dad."

But beyond the standard presents for pop on this first Father's Day for Paisley, 6-month-old William may have helped give his dad something else: his latest album, 5th Gear, which hits streets Tuesday.

Paisley said his impending fatherhood caused him to reflect on his own years growing up while writing songs for the new record.

This nostalgia shows through in songs like "Letter to Me," in which Paisley talks to his 17-year-old self, and "All I Wanted Was a Car," which depicts his teen-age longing for a set of wheels.

"When I wrote ('Letter to Me'), we didn't know what we were having, but I'm sitting there in January writing this by myself and thinking about" having a child, he said. "As his father, you instantly see yourself in this kid. Every mistake the kid makes, I'm probably going to be like, 'Yeah, I remember that. I remember touching the stove.' "

Motivation changes

Now that he's a father, Paisley said, he does things for different reasons, even if they're the same things he's been doing since launching a recording career in 1999. As he promotes his new album, he's not just supporting a new project but providing for his family.

"But more than that, you start to want to do really good work," he said. "Whenever you have a child, you try to do that the best you can, even more so. At least that's what I found."

So far, the baby hasn't slowed his career down a bit.

Despite four wake-ups on a recent night, Paisley, with no time for napping, completed a two-hour satellite TV tour and still had a Grand Ole Opry segment to tape on his front porch with Little Jimmy Dickens.

On Friday, he appeared on Good Morning America and was featured for an hour on Great American Country's televised segment of Saturday's Opry. The Great American Country concert special, Brad Paisley 5th Gear, premieres tonight at 7.

"It's a strange balance between a lot of different responsibilities," said Paisley, clad in a brown T-shirt, jeans and square-toed black boots. Wearing his signature white hat, the singer talked from what became a guesthouse in February when the family completed work on a new home on their Williamson County farm. They moved in a week before the baby arrived.

"I've got to make sure that a baby and a wife are happy, and I'm doing my part there," Paisley said. "This is a busy time with launching an album. That's the busiest time you have as a singer. I couldn't have a whole lot more going on."

Fatherhood is more rewarding than he expected, although he admits that the whole thing wasn't his idea.

"This came about sort of with me going along with it, like, 'Sure, OK, we can have kids if you want to. Are you sure?' and that sort of thing. You are drug along sort of by your wife; you are along for the ride on this whole experience," Paisley said. "You go to the hospital and the doctor tells you where to stand and you do whatever he says and you hold her hand and then you drive home from there and you feel an immense amount of responsibility and pressure, just in that drive home from Baptist (Hospital), like the most important thing you've ever done at that moment is get in that car and make sure you don't wreck on the way home."

He hits superstar status

Paisley pushed through this year as a true country music superstar, with dual nominations as Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year. He's also making some of country's most celebrated contemporary mus ic with hits such as "Whiskey Lullaby," with Alison Krauss, and "When I Get Where I'm Going," with Dolly Parton. He could be seen as a latter-day Vince Gill for his flashy guitar work, impressive writing, heartfelt vocals, humor and love of the Opry.

In May, Paisley won Top Male Vocalist and Album of the Year at the ACM Awards, which came on the heels of the two awards he won at November's CMA Awards, including Album of the Year. Both album trophies were for his double-platinum Time Well Wasted.

In 2006, he had the fifth-highest-grossing country tour, with ticket sales of nearly $27 million, and also came in fifth in total attendance, playing to about 750,000 fans. According to Billboard magazine, he had the No. 2 country song of the year with "The World."

Paisley, who was included in Billboard's five hot headliners in all genres to watch this year, is in the midst of his 2007 Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour. Last weekend marked his largest touring weekend ever as he played for more than 50,000 people in Indianapolis, Buffalo and Boston. In 19 shows, he has performed for 250,000 fans.

"I would say that I am exactly where I hoped I'd be," Paisley said. "I really wanted to get to this point — and when I say this point, the point where you are headlining shows, you are doing it your way."

His family stays at home

On the family front, Paisley compared his life to a traveling circus. His actress wife's career is based in Los Angeles, so they've had to learn to do things in several places that they would normally do in one. His wife and baby rarely accompany him on tour.

"That's by choice, both her choice and mine. It's just easier for me to do my work out there and do what I need to do," he said. "And it's easier for her to be a mom and do things and keep the baby on the schedule that they tell you you've got to do."

Paisley said he's lucky to have found a wife who understands the demands of his job. "She is rational, she doesn't jump to conclusions, she isn't the jealous type in any way," he said. "She doesn't demand anything out of me that I don't have, maybe other than she would like me to listen better, and I'm not real good at that. But no guy is, are they?

Because his wife is an actress — she can be seen on ABC's According to Jim — and not a singer, there's no competition in the marriage. "There's never any of that awkward, 'Oh, I just got asked to perform on Letterman.' " he said, dropping his voice to a whisper. "I can run home excited that, 'We're going to do Letterman again!' And she's not mad that she's not on Letterman that night and I'm not mad that she's walking the red carpet."

Paisley said it helps that their stardoms exist in two separate worlds — and cities.

"When we go out to L.A., I'm just me and there are people who say, 'There's her husband.' It's great. They know who I am now, but they are not impressed out there," he said. "They couldn't care less. 'Country music? What? Get out of here….' Here in Nashville, it's a different life for her, too."

Now that he has a marriage, baby and thriving career, Paisley wants to nurture everything to keep it all growing.

"Your family grows and the people around you change and go through their things," he said. "Then the career: I've got a lot left to say and a lot left to do. There's always a bigger venue that you're hoping to play."

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Nashville, TN – On June 20th, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC will honor DOLLY PARTON, DON WILLIAMS, HARLAN HOWARD, and WAYLON JENNINGS with the prestigious Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, BUCK OWENS will be honored with the Jim Reeves International Award, and JACK LAMEIER will receive the Mae Boren Axton Award during a special ceremony at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

The celebration would not be complete without music! So to help honor these fine entertainers, Trisha Yearwood, Rhonda Vincent and Ashley Monroe have been added to the performance line-up. More artists will be announced in the coming days.

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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Clear Sky recording artist John Berry performed new music from his upcoming studio album, Those Were the Days, for fans at his Fan Club party during the CMA Music Festival. Berry also performed his signature songs from his Hits cd, re-released earlier this year.

For more information, a print quality photo, or to schedule an interview, please contact Publicity House. Print and online media should contact Laura Claffey at publicityhouse@comcast.net or 615-825-0019. Radio should contact Sharon Eaves at 615-297-7002. To book a show, please contact Circle T Management at 229-395-9673.


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Toby Keith's New CD Release

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By. As in, sung by, written by, released by, produced by...

TobyKeith2.jpg (3213 bytes)That last one's new for me. The only reason I never produced an album by myself before is I didn't have time. Why not? Because I'm opening record labels and restaurants, working on movies and things like that. But I knew I was going to have to across the board dive in if I wanted this album to be one of the best of my career. So I came in with guns blazing.

So a tremendous amount of thought, time and effort went into Big Dog Daddy.

Last year when we were finishing White Trash with Money, Tom Bukovac came in and played guitar. I told him I had a couple things that were going to be really rock edged on the next album, kind of a southern rock and blues thing. I asked him to take them from the guitar side and think about grooves and rhythms -- help structure these things. So he and I co-produced "Hit It" and "Big Dog Daddy," and I produced the rest by myself.

I sang my own harmonies on this album and I'd never done that before. I'd let harmony singers come in and do their thing. This time we'd get through laying down a song and the engineer would play it back while I threw down a harmony track. Me singing with me. "High Maintenance Woman" is one of them. "White Rose" and "Love Me If You Can."

You get out what you put in. I've always been the hardest worker, and prided myself on that. I may not be the biggest star around, but nobody will ever out work me. That's my approach.

For the first time ever, I've made an album that I can listen to up and down and never go, "Man, I wish I didn't let them do that." If I didn't like the way something sounded, I fixed it.

There's a little piece on "White Rose" where the chorus says, "Now there's plywood for glass where the windows all got smashed...there's a couple of cars half out of the ground..." right in there you can hear the harmonies do a big swell. Well, when they comp'ed it down somebody lost that. I was already hearing it in my head and loved it, so I called back and told them to turn those harmonies up 25%. Ten years from now I'd have been wondering why the producer let that go.

Those intricate pieces are scattered all through the album, and they're stamped with my approval. We break it down as far as turning everything off but the steel guitar and listening to the full three minutes of just that. When you've got 30 tracks it takes hours to listen to one song that way. But we went in there, cleaning stuff up, taking out all the unnecessary string noises and accidental pick sounds. All those decisions are my brand on this album.

Every song on here means something to me and a lot of effort went into making sure there's no letdown whatsoever. Dean Dillon and Scotty Emerick wrote a couple with me, I wrote one with Bobby Pinson, whose music I've really gotten into lately. I picked up one from Fred Eaglesmith that's been on my list for years and I'm glad to finally get on an album.

When Craig Wiseman came out to write a couple songs with me, he played "Love Me If You Can." I asked him to leave it with me for a while, and he did. It grew on me until finally not only did it get cut, it's going to be a single. That song is just me.

I get roped into these political arguments, but the truth is I don't see things right or left, I see them right or wrong. If you put check boxes on the left and right for all the big issues, my list will go back and forth all the way down. But all I have to do is disagree with a hardcore, far left liberal on one thing and they just mark me down with all the boxes on the right. And it's pretty much the same thing on the other side.

That song says exactly how I feel about myself in the world. I have to deal with other celebrities assuming all my marks are in one column, and all it shows me is that most of those people are very uneducated. For instance, Sean Penn was accepting a humanitarian award from a freedom of speech organization recently and said Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and Toby Keith should be held accountable now that the Iraq war has gone astray. He's lumping me in with these guys when my song clearly, word for word, indicated my support for the invasion of Afghanistan.

Now the difference between me and Sean Penn is that I've talked to 50 generals. I doubt he's even talked to one. I didn't support the war in Iraq and still don't, but I'm sure I know more about it than he does. When he and Clooney get together and say we should go to Africa and stop the genocide, I'll be the one over there performing for the troops when it happens.

I'm not going to apologize for where I stand. I am who I am, and if that bothers people it's okay. And if you agree with me, that's fine, too. I don't feel like I have anything to prove. Not since 2000, anyway. My first seven years in the business I was fighting all the time to prove myself. But I've answered those questions.

It's been a blur, the last 18 months. It really has. I looked up the other day and thought about the 50 million airplays BMI honored me for a couple months back. I had no idea what that means. There's no board, no big music ladder you can look at and say, well you started out down here and you've gotten up this far. So I asked them, what does it mean? They said it means Elton John, the Bee Gees, John Lennon. That put it in perspective.

All I'm really trying to do now is keep my plate creatively full. Staying creative is important to me. I don't work 155 shows anymore. I don't work 100 or 80. I work 60 and that's plenty. I can go out and tackle this acting world. The people who are in the know are very comfortable with my first attempt. I just wrote the treatment for my next movie, Beer for My Horses. Turned it in yesterday.

And I can take the time and put the energy into producing this album. It was time. White Trash with Money was released on Show Dog, but it was still a 50-50 venture with Universal. It was actually the last album off my old deal with DreamWorks-Universal. Other than the soundtrack for Broken Bridges, this is the first studio album Show Dog has released that it has 100% ownership of. To own these masters, you would have to buy my record label. So it just seems right that it's sung by, written by and produced by. I couldn't be happier with it.

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Doc Wooten Performs Again on CBS


DocWooten.jpg (3747 bytes)Los Angeles, CA, June 14, 2007 -  Doc Wooten, an indie artist, will return for his third invitation on the CBS affiliate WREG in Memphis. Performing with his band, Doc will sing his single, "I'd Die For You" which has been moving up the charts with great momentum. Now a top 40 tune on New Music Weekly, Doc's single will promote the upcoming Johnny Cash Benefit in the late singer's hometown.


Appearing with the Mayor on the Good Morning Memphis show, details of the upcoming event will be discussed. The two day event will raise funds to open a Johnny Cash museum in his hometown of Dyess, Arkansas. Also performing for the event will be Mickey Gilley and Mel McDaniel.


You may get more information about Wooten at www.docwooten.com 


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Peter Britt

Hi everyone....

Well the new links to order my book, All That I Am, I Think! are here now. You can order the book through the links below.

The book is presently being printed, so it will be ready and in my hands VERY soon. The prices include shipping so no worries about calculating anything like that. I will be posting the cover photo of the book in a couple of days with the links. I do not have the cover back from the publisher yet, but a couple of days and it will be ready to send out, soon as I receive it.

Hopefully you will want to get one and I certainly hope you enjoy reading it.
Thanks to all my friends and fans for all your wonderful and warm support.
Peter Britt

Hard cover: $23.99 shipping included Use this link to order the hardcover book
Paper back: $19.99 shipping included Use this link to order the paper back book

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"Come n' See Us...The World Does"

Country Music Hall Of Fame Member & Grand Ole Opry Star - Charlie Louvin Chatting with Zeke Thomas At The June 2007 R.O.P.E Spectacular -
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Skyla Spencer Returns to CMA Music Fest 2007

SkylaSpencerCMAFest07.jpg (10470 bytes)Skyla Spencer delighted fans for the fifth year in a row at the CMA Music Festival held June 7-11 in Nashville. “It is an amazing time and I look forward to it every year. Meeting the fans I have made over the years and making new ones is a thrill, and I appreciate all the support of my devoted fans. It also gives me a chance to catch up with my friends who are artists and musicians that have been on the road.” Skyla made appearances Thursday through Saturday at the exhibit hall, signing autographs at Y’all Magazine and Fan Clubhouse Booths. She also took the stage Thursday at the Full Moon Saloon for a more intimate performance with Fan Club members and new fans.

Skyla was sponsored by Studio Fox Nashville make-up artist/owner, Sherlyn Fox.

For more information, MP3s, the You Said You’d Call Me album, print quality photos, 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 Airplay Direct.

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