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September 16, 2007
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It's so hard to believe we're already half way through September!
What happened to June, July and August??? I was just gettin' settled in for summer to
start and now it's nearly over. From the temperatures around here the past few days, it IS
over. We've hit a new low temp record here in the Ohio Valley for this time of year.
That's not the kind of records I think we sould be breaking.. heck.. there's plenty of Rap
and Hip-Hop out there.. break those!
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.
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.
A Hard Way to Make a Living
(Red sent the following message in an email to me and his
friends. One of his friends and his son replied to the email which is posted below Red's
Front page of the Brainerd Mn Paper
We did a festival over the weekend "Cowboy & Hobo Days" at the Crow Wing Co
Fairgrounds, Brainerd, Mn.
Holding the Pig is: Gary Dauer from THE BEARS DEN at Leader Mn featuring his famous pig
Now, THAT's funny, Red. I have my Shipmates on for a copy of this. Most of them have
kissed many a pig themselves while in the Navy. [:>) For those who may not know, Red
allowed us to use his Veteran's Day song on our 26 Years of Thunder DVD. This DVD is now
in the hands of over 800 Shipmates and others. You can see and hear a clip of this Video
on my home page below:
Dexter Goad, NN '61-64 & '66-69
---My Love of Thunder Web Site---
Red, thank you for your Support of our Military. Keep on kissing them pigs. Good Career
Red's son wrote:
SO NOW WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PIG THAT LOSES!!!!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!
KIDS! What are ya gonna do?
FYI... Red's birthday was the 14th. Happy Birthday, Red!
Narvel's news about his gigs in August has
been posted on the site along with 2 photos of him with Grand Ole Opry star, Connie Smith
who shared the stage with Narvel in one of those shows. Check it out at News From Narvel.
Narvel also reports, "I'll be singing on
a show for the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH November 11th honoring Jerry Lee
Lewis. Kris Kristoferson will host." That date is also Narvel's birthday!
The details about this show will be posted as
soon as I get all the details. Sad part for me... before I moved, I lived only 30 miles
from Cleveland and could have been there to share another birthday with Narvel, see a
great show and hey... meet Kris Kristoferson! Ugh! I miss being home more than ever!
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WILLIAMS, SR. to the Grand Ole Opry
I have just read and signed the online petition: "Reinstate HANK WILLIAMS, SR. to the Grand Ole Opry"
hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition service, at: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/mcp3ada1/
I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
My thanks to C. L. Shaifer for contacting me about the petition.
More on Hank Williams, Sr.
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM TO OPEN FAMILY TRADITION:
THE HANK WILLIAMS LEGACY,
PRESENTED BY SUNTRUST IN MARCH 2008
Major New Exhibition to Trace the Legacy of Country Music's Most Iconic Figure
Tenn., September 13, 2007 - The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's major new
exhibition, Family Tradition: The Hank Williams Legacy, Presented by SunTrust, which opens
on Friday, March 28, 2008, for a near two-year run, will explore the connections between
country music's most iconic figure and his creative heirs - both biological and musical -
and examine the ways in which American music continues to be measured by the standards
Hank Williams set.
Presented with the full cooperation and assistance of the Williams family, the exhibition
will use artifacts, instruments, song manuscripts, costumes, photographs, computer
interactives, moving images and more to explore the connections between Hank Williams and
his progeny, and his enduring impact on popular music.
Additional support is being provided by the Museum's official Family Tradition media
partners: Great American Country Television Network, Cumulus Broadcasting and The
"In past years, the Museum has examined the life and music of Hank Williams through a
major biographical exhibit and a two-CD collection of his demo recordings," said
Museum Director Kyle Young. "As his heirs speak frankly about their ancestor's legacy
and his impact on their lives, the Family Tradition story will take our visitors on a
voyage to the spiritual and emotional core of the Williams family.
"This exhibition would not be possible without the blessing and participation of the
family," he said. "They have opened their hearts to us and shared their stories
and their journeys. They have also opened their homes and personal archives and shared a
wealth of precious artifacts, many of which will be exhibited for the first time in Family
Among the items never or rarely seen by the public until now are Williams family
scrapbooks and correspondence; and awards, instruments and costumes belonging to Hank
Williams and Hank Williams Jr., including some of the latter's first toddler-size stage
costumes designed by Nudie the Rodeo Tailor.
Family Tradition will be accompanied by an ongoing series of school and family programs,
including live performances, panel discussions, films, instrument demonstrations and more.
The exhibit will close on December 31, 2009.
The 5,000-square-foot exhibit will follow the Museum's exhibition I Can't Stop Loving You:
Ray Charles and Country Music, Sponsored by SunTrust, which closes on December 31, 2007,
after a 21-month run.
The death of Hank Williams on January 1, 1953, cut short a career that, even in its
brevity, placed him high among the top American artists of the twentieth century. More
than a half-century after his passing, his music and image still personify what makes
country music great. Just as importantly, his creative legacy reverberates far beyond
country music, reaching into every facet of popular and vernacular music. His work has
influenced, and continues to influence, nearly everyone who tries to write a true-to-life
While his life and work had an immense impact on the world, his death hit hardest for
those closest to him. It's in those direct connections-the blood kin, the business
associates and the creative community who worked alongside him-that the Hank Williams
legacy exerts the most weight. For those who deal every day with what he stands for and
who he was, that legacy is a blessing and a burden, an inspiration and an
More than anyone, Hank Williams Jr. embodies how other artists must reckon with the legacy
his father left. As the only blood son of American music's most fabled figure, he has been
asked to carry on a tradition, yet also find his own voice and speak to his own
generation. For a while, at his mother Audrey's insistence, he tried to be his father's
substitute rather than his artistic heir. Smothered by the image thrust upon him, he
eventually stepped from this daunting shadow by following his father's more lasting
legacy-that is, be true to yourself, your art and your fans by telling your own story.
Hank Williams was a man, a child of the southern working class, a product of a broken
family and eventually a patriarch to his own ancestral line of restlessly creative souls.
As with many poor, rural, southern folk of his generation, his life was transformed by the
mobility of the automobile, the growth of electronic communication, the increasing
integration of the races, and the emergence of the record industry as a force that gave
impoverished Americans a new voice in the nation's culture and entertainment. Other
significant social issues also influenced Williams's life and found their way into his
music, including the growing independence of women after World War II and the economic
prosperity and footloose nature of post-war America. More than any other songwriter,
Williams' songs explicitly deal with the friction between old America's traditional
Christian values and modern America's wide-open possibilities and wild temptations.
Just as Hank Williams merged the Texas honky-tonk of Ernest Tubb, the Appalachian
sincerity of Roy Acuff, the gospel intensity of the hymnal and the blues moan of his
mentor, Rufus "Tee Tot" Payne, his son brought together different influences
from his generation. Hank Williams Jr. merged his father's honky-tonk with the southern
rock of the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Charlie Daniels Band and the
blues of John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins and ZZ Top. In doing so, he conjured his own
distinct sound that embraced the prideful independence and long-haired social freedom and
experimentation running through southern youth of that era.
Hank Williams' other heirs have each adapted to the family legacy in their own ways. From
Jett Williams' loving embrace of her inheritance to Lycrecia Williams Hoover's enduring
respect for her stepfather and mother, and from Hank Williams III's uncompromising
declarations to Holly Williams' personal testaments and Hilary Williams' determined
insights, each of them has dealt with this heritage in private and public ways.
But artists beyond the family also bear the creative legacy Hank Williams bestowed upon
them; songwriters who aspire to tell an honest story in earthy language must measure
themselves against him. Moreover, nearly every significant songwriter to come after Hank
Williams has cited him as a primary influence. To name just a few, the list includes
Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Merle Haggard, Don
Henley, Harlan Howard, Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn,
Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, John Prine, Bruce Springsteen, Ronnie Van Zant, Tom Waits and
Just as significantly, Hank Williams Jr. has wielded his own acute impact on contemporary
country music. From the southern rock influence pounding through today's Music Row albums
to the chest-beating confidence shown by modern country stars in arena and stadium
concerts, Hank Williams Jr. introduced a new sound and style to a whole generation of
The measure brought to bear by the Williams legacy remains the same for all the family's
creative descendants: Would Hank have done it this way?
Made possible, in part, by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and by
an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts.
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Country Music Hall of FameR and
Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational
organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The Museum's mission is the
preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern
culture. With the same educational mission, the Foundation also operates CMF Records, the
Museum's Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B, and Hatch Show
More information about the Country Music Hall of FameR and Museum is available at
www.countrymusichalloffame.com or by calling (615) 416-2001.
Country Music hall of Fame Contacts:
Webster and Associates
Public Relations · P.O. Box 23015 · Nashville · TN · 37202
LONESTAR RETURNS TO COUNTRY MUSIC SCENE WITH STOP AT CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY
Exclusive holiday CD features new lead singer & eleven new songs; Cracker Barrel to
TENN. (September 12, 2007) After years of touring and releasing platinum selling
records, Lonestar has built a strong and loyal following of music fans across the country.
The band is about to hit the road again, this time with a new lead singer and a new
Christmas CD that's only available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and
online at crackerbarrel.com.
"It's an honor to be involved with Cracker Barrel on this project. I can't think of a
better combination than Lonestar, Christmas and Cracker Barrel," said Lonestar's
Keech Rainwater. "These recordings are a perfect reflection of what Lonestar has
evolved into as a group of musicians."
Available in early November, this Lonestar CD, titled My Christmas List, will feature a
new sound as Cody Collins joins the band as its new lead singer. From the first moment
they heard Collins sing, Dean Sams, Michael Britt and Keech Rainwater believed Collins
would be an outstanding addition to the band.
"Cody is such a strong singer and he brings a lot to the table with his vocal
ability," said Michael Britt. "His voice has a believable quality to it that
draws you in. We wanted to make sure his talent was highlighted in the best way possible
and what ended up coming out still sounded like Lonestar music. It's a perfect fit."
In addition to being the exclusive home of the My Christmas List CD, Cracker Barrel Old
Country Store, Inc. ("Cracker Barrel") will be the presenting sponsor of
Lonestar's holiday concert tour. The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Presents Lonestar's
My Christmas List tour begins in November.
"Lonestar's new CD is definitely on Cracker Barrel's Christmas list," said Simon
Turner, Cracker Barrel's Chief Marketing Officer. "Lonestar has created a unique
product that connects Christmas, country music and our heritage. With eleven new
recordings on this CD, our guests will enjoy the holidays even more as they discover and
experience Lonestar's new sound with lead singer Cody Collins."
"Putting this Christmas album together was truly one of the best experiences I have
had doing a record in our eleven years recording together," said Dean Sams. "We
locked ourselves in my studio for a week and came up with eleven unique, moving
arrangements that are guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit!"
Since forming in 1992, Lonestar has scored 17 hit singles on the Billboard chart,
including ten #1 hits and has sold more than ten million records. Three of their CDs went
platinum, including 1999's Lonely Grill which went triple-platinum. More success followed
in 2003 when "My Front Porch Looking In" was named Billboard's "Most Played
Country Song of the Year."
With the upcoming release of My Christmas List, Cracker Barrel continues to establish
itself as a unique shopping destination for exclusive music. The Lonestar CD joins Cracker
Barrel's list of exclusive CDs featuring Josh Turner, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss &
Union Station, Sara Evans, Amy Grant, Charlie Daniels, Songs Of The Year and the Grand Ole
Opry® Live Classics series
About Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurants provide a friendly home-away-from-home in
their old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing
and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that's surprisingly unique, genuinely fun
and reminiscent of America's country heritage
all at a fair price. The restaurant
serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n'
dumplins as well as its signature biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old
country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.
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.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. operates 563 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
Webster and Associates
Public Relations · P.O. Box 23015 · Nashville · TN · 37202
Collin Raye & Carmen Rasmussen Join Utah Governor
Huntsman At Huntington Community Event
Celebration of Heroes event to be held September 15
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman will join Mayor Hilary
Gordon, family and friends of the lost miners in the Crandall Canyon Mine Disaster and
citizens from around Utah at two special events to be held in Huntington.
"Now is a time for healing," said Governor Huntsman. "It is my hope the
entire State of Utah will rally around the family and friends of the lost miners, in
addition to the community of Huntington, and help them find peace during this difficult
On September 15, Governor Huntsman will be in Huntington to be part of a Celebration of
Heroes event to be held at the Canyon View Junior High School beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Featured performers include country-music artist Colin Raye, American Idol contestant
Carmen Rasmussen, and Jericho Road, in addition to several local artists.
"It seems like nothing less than blessed duty, to help any way I can, as the people
of Utah begin the healing process, from this painful tragedy," said Collin Raye.
"It is for the lost miners, their families, the rescue workers and the entire state.
I will proudly join with my dear friends, Governor and Mrs. Huntsman, to honor the lives
of the lost and celebrate the beautiful spirit of love and giving that is Utah."
Some of the best freestyle motocross riders in the world will also be part of the show. X
Games gold medalists Ronnie Renner and Adam Jones and 2006 Dew Tour winner Mike Mason will
showcase their extreme talent for attendees. The Huntington motocross track is open from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for local riders who will get a chance to meet Renner, Jones and
Nick Carver, Webster & Associates Public Relations
Judy Ade, JADE Public Relations
Webster and Associates
Public Relations · P.O. Box 23015 · Nashville · TN · 37202
Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
FOR THE SEASON.
Autumn is on its way... my favorite time of year. It's a colorful, yet melancholy season,
conducive to thoughts of home, echoes of good old times, and memories of those we loved
We are thinking of taking a trip to Celina, Tennessee, to see the leaves, which should
start turning color in a few weeks, and to be with family.
Who knows when we'll get another chance?
As I write this, September 7th, 2007 is on its way out, and will gone forever in a few
short minutes. One of our songs concerns this date. It's an autumn flavored song, taking
us from summer's end to bleak early winter...Part of it goes like this:
"It was the seventh of September, nineteen hundred sixty nine,
95 degrees and rising, we crossed the Pennsylvania line.
We paid a judge our last ten dollars to bless us with his legal seal.
I guess that puttin' love on paper doesn't always make it real."
A song for the season, and if you care to, you can listen to it here:
|Rummaging through the old steamer trunk again,
I came across this wrinkled paper bag
with my old notes in brown crayon.
It seems to fit as much today
as it did when first written.
Disease of the heart,
Prices get higher,
Porno called art,
and your Ford is on fire.
Sniffing of glue,
And food that is bad for you,
Chickens with flu,
And cows that are mad for you.
And tropical storming.
And shooting pains
New commies and predators
Tsunamis and senators
Bombs that are nuclear,
How high the gas is,
Bombs that are "nucular",
Destruction of masses.
Air pollution, prostitution,
And how to interpret the Constitution
The hopeless and the hopers.
The homeless and the dopers
Take some pills,
Learn new skills,
Pay your bills,
And write your wills.
No wonder weve got the blues.
Its the news.
GO AHEAD...Click the Squirrel Button.
You'll be surprised at what you get! :)
Please visit our Home Page at: www.jackandmisty.com
THE JACK BLANCHARD & MISTY MORGAN ONLINE CD CATALOG:
|HEAVEN HEADS TO ITUNES SEPTEMBER 11TH
||You don't have to wait until November 13th to
own HH&TPOL! Beginning Tuesday September 11th, fans can purchase Trisha's new single
"Heaven, Heartache, And The Power of Love" on iTunes! Click
here to check out all of Trisha's music on iTunes! more!
|"CHANGE THE WORLD" ON CMT
||Trisha Yearwoods CMT
Crossroads collaboration with Kenny Babyface Edmonds on Change The
World has been added to heavy rotation on CMT and CMT Pure Country. Catch the video
premiere this Thursday on CMT Top 20 Countdown and catch the premiere of CMT Crossroads
with Trisha and Babyface September 21st on the network. more!
|TRISHA ON THE SILVER SCREEN
||Trisha Yearwood is a part of a Coke on-screen
promotion at AMC
Movie Theaters this fall; she will be featured on over 14,000 screens with a trivia
question and a profile of her upcoming album. more!
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and you'll be entered to win! We'll randomly draw one lucky fan on September 25th to win a
Personalized signed copy of Trisha's new album, "Heaven, Heartache, And The Power of
Love" BEFORE it hits stores November 13th! more!
|REQUEST HEAVEN, HEARTACHE, AND
THE POWER OF LOVE
||You have the power to make "Heaven,
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this single one of her fastest rising songs ever! Remember to call your favorite local country
station and request "Heaven, Heartache, and The Power of Love"!
Don't forget you can request Trisha's new video on CMT
NOW! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get Trisha on GAC's top
20. On CMT the more we stream the video, the more we see it on CMT. Click here WATCH
IT NOW! more!
TRISHA ON TV
Program & Time
Soundstage @ 6:00 PM ET
Soundstage @ 1:00 PM ET
Cracker Barrel's Song of the Year @ 9:00 PM ET
CMT Insider Special Edition @ 2:30 PM ET
CMT Giants: Reba @ 11:00 PM ET
for more Trisha on TV.
TOUR DATES 2007
for more of Trisha's Tour Dates!
Heartache, and the Power of Love
NICHOLS MARRIES HEATHER SINGLETON
Wed in Savannah Ceremony
TN September 10, 2007 -- In a candlelight ceremony attended by family and close friends,
country music artist Joe Nichols married sweetheart Heather Singleton last night
(September 9th) at the historic Whitfield Chapel in Savannah, GA. The couple opted for a
traditional wedding in a city they agree is one of the most romantic in the world.
"Heather and I have known each other
since we were 18 years old, and I can honestly say I fell in love with her the first day I
saw her," Nichols said. "The saying 'timing is everything' is so true with us. I
have never been happier."
The couple will reside in Nashville, TN.
out all of the Newest Released CDs in Country Music!
|E PUYALLUP FAIR SAVED THE
BEST FOR FIRST
GARY ALLAN: Puyallup Fairgrounds.
The fair's musical
fare includes such Nashville heavyweights as veterans Reba McEntire, star of stage and
small screen, and Clint Black, as well as Muzik Mafia hit men Big & Rich. But of late
the lineup's most consistently strong performer has been Gary Allan, whose stirring
opening-night performance Friday was alternately fist-pumping and heart-tugging. Read
SECOND LEG OF URBAN'S WORLD TOUR
||Exhilarated crowds have followed three-time
CMA nominee Keith Urban from Germany to the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and parts of
the United States. Now Urbans World Tour will take the recently nominated Male
Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, through America with concert dates
slated well into the fall. The North American leg of the tour, which originally kicked off
on June 8th in Phoenix, has now had an additional twenty cities added. This second leg of
the Love, Pain & the whole crazy World Tour will continue in Columbus,
Ohio after its last summer performances in Edmonton, Alberta on September 21st
and 22nd. Read
|SO YOU WANT
TO BE IN A GARY ALLAN VIDEO?
||Well now you can! over the next
few weeks you will see extra video cameras at Gary's concerts filming for the upcoming
video "Watching Airplains" so make sure you are wearing your best T-shirt and
holding up your best sign! You just never know how you will be discovered! We will be
looking for you here at GaryAllan.com!
FOR GARY ALLAN
||Look for Gary's new album "Living
Hard" to hit stores October 23rd. The latest album from Gary Allan will include his
current single flying up the charts "Watching Airplanes".
Gary's CD, Living Hard now
Marty Martel reports: I
just rcv'd this email with the news of another great loss.
Jim Burdette, the husband of country singer June Stearns, passed away Saturday morning at
around 5:15 am. The arrangements will not be known until tomorrow. I will post them as
soon as I possibly can, as I will be with June and the family tomorrow afternoon.
Please pray for June and the rest of the family in this time of loss.
May God bless her
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That's all Folks! At least for now. There's more news to come so if I don't get
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