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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

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MKOC News

September 7, 2007
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Hi All,

As promised, here's the rest of the news I have for now. Some of it is a little past dated but still pertinent. Along with news items, you'll also find some important perspectives on the upcoming Country Music Awards (CMA) so be sure to take your time and check out everything that's goin' on and thanks to everyone for being so patient with me.

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
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Dry Those Teardrops
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
WWW.Gone
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.

 

Joe Tinoco

If you haven't done so yet, please take some time to visit Joe Tinoco's new website and please, drop him a line to let him know what you think.. about the site, the music, the videos, or his Branson show! I know he and the fan club would love to hear from y'all. Also, if you drop a note in the guest book, you may be the next winner of Joe's latest CD, "Burnin' It Up"!


Just got to Joe Tinoco right here on MKOC!


Narvel-wave.jpg (2479 bytes)Narvel Felts

There's a new photo of Narvel taken back in 1990 at the "Indie Awards" in Nashville, TN. Many thanks to Lisa Van Drach for sending the photo, which she is also in. Check it out on Narvel's Photos page.


 

 



NarvelFelts

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Raising money and awarenss to benefit those who serve in our military.
Visit the American Freedom Foundation Site for more information.
Tickets are to go on sale Sept. 1st.
 



NEW MUSIC WEEKLY ANNOUNCES
2007 NEW MUSIC AWARDS SHOW

 
Los Angeles : New Music Weekly will hold their 2007 New Music Awards on November 10th 2007 in Hollywood, California. The much anticipated music event that has become the premiere annual awards shows will honor recording artists, radio, program and music directors, in addition to major and independent record labels. There will be a red carpet press event held prior to the three hour show and presentation.

The show will be held once again at the world famous Avalon Theatre in the heart of Hollywood, California. Nominating ballots are officially open by visiting www.newmusicawards.com or by visiting www.newmusicweekly.com.

Tickets can be purchased by calling New Music Weekly magazine at 310.325.9997.

Hotels in and around the Hollywood area will be offering special discounted rates for all in attendance. Additional information may be found at www.newmusicawards.com (or see info at left).

A sellout show is expected for this star-studded annual music event, so early reservations are strongly suggested. Feel free to contact New Music Weekly at 310-327-9997 or visit the our web-sites at www.newmusicawards.com or www.newmusicweekly.com for ticket and sponsorship opportunities.

 
 
Avalon Theater:
1735 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
www.avalonhollywood.com
MAP
 
Awards Meet & Greet: 4:00pm
New Music Awards: 6:00pm
Post-Awards Celebration: 8:30pm
 
 
Awards Tickets:
Price:
Before October 25th:
$99.00
After October 25th:
$129.00
At Door:
$159.00
2 x tickets (couples):
$179.00
 
 

 
Post-Awards Party:
Price:
Before October 25th:
$49.00
After October 25th:
$69.00
At Door:
Not available
 
 
The Roosevelt
Contact:: Manya
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
P 323.466.7000   F 323.462.8056
Reservations 800.950.7667
www.hollywoodroosevelt.com
MAP

Hollywood Guest House
Inn6700 W Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-467-6137 
1-800-21 GUEST
www.hollywoodguesthouseinn.com
Contact: Kevin Pater
 
 

For Media Credentials click here
 
 


International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Deadline Approaching -- Final 2007 Judging Panel Is Announced

Tom Waits, Nelly Furtado, Ray Davies (The Kinks), Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Robert Smith (The Cure), Loretta Lynn, Weird Al, Cassandra Wilson, And Many More Celebrities Team Up With Dozens Of Top Music Industry Executives To Choose This Year's Winners

(
PRWEB) August 24, 2007 -- The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting entries for 2007. One of the largest songwriting competitions in the world, ISC gives away over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including an Overall Grand Prize package of $25,000 (US) in cash and over $20,000 in merchandise. ISC offers artists the most exposure, the best judges, and the biggest cash prize, unmatched by any other songwriting competition. ISC winners benefit from extensive press and publicity, gaining exposure and recognition from an international music market of industry professionals and fans.

PasteMagazine.com says, "How do you show the world that you have just made history? You could sit back down on the couch and hope for a record executive's phone call, or you could be proactive and win $25,000. The latter approach is not a dream; it merely requires talent and a submission to the 2007 International Songwriting Competition."

ISC is proud to announce a new category for 2007: Comedy/Novelty. Judging the new category will be comedy icons "Weird Al" Yankovic, David Cross (FOX TV's
Arrested Development), and Cheech Marin (Cheech and Chong). All original comedy, parody, and novelty songs are welcome in the new category. In all, ISC offers 19 different categories to enter: Pop/Top 40, AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Rock, Country, Americana, R&B/Hip-Hop, Blues, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Jazz, Gospel/Christian, Latin Music, Instrumental, Dance/Electronica, World Music, Children's Music, Comedy/Novelty, Lyrics Only, Teen, and Performance.

ISC is unique because of its judges. Since its inception, ISC has become internationally renowned for having the most prestigious judging panel of any songwriting competition in the world, offering entrants the unprecedented opportunity to have their songs heard by the industry's top recording artists and influential music executives.

Continuing in that tradition, the ISC 2007 judging panel includes recording artists Tom Waits; Loretta Lynn; Ray Davies (The Kinks); Julian Casablancas (The Strokes); Nelly Furtado; Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Ornette Coleman; Youssou N'Dour; Sean Paul; Jerry Lee Lewis; "Weird Al" Yankovic; Frank Black (Pixies); Robert Smith (The Cure); Cassandra Wilson; David Cross; Craig Morgan; John Mayall; Joe Satriani; Toby Mac; Michael W. Smith; Chris Hillman (The Byrds); John Scofield; Hinder; Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong); Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Macy Gray; Peter Hook (New Order); Paulina Rubio; and Tiesto

Also judging will be music industry executives Charlie Walk (President, Epic Records); Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Mona Scott-Young (President, Violator Records); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); Steve Lillywhite (Producer - credits include U2, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Peter Gabriel, and more); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Betty Pino (DJ, WAMR Miami, pioneer of Latin radio); Angel Carrasco (President, 605 Discos and Sr. VP A&R, Sony BMG Latin America); Thomas Brooman (Co-Founder/Artistic Director, WOMAD); Dan Storper (President, Putumayo World Music); Nancy Wolpert (VP Home Entertainment and Nick Records, Nickelodeon/BMG); Leib Ostrow (CEO, Music For Little People); and Paul Majors (CEO/Founder Majors Music)

ISC is open to musicians, artists, and songwriters at every level from amateur to professional. Artists may submit as many songs as desired in each category or enter the same song in more than one category.

Entries are accepted online or by mail. For more information or to enter ISC 2007, please visit
www.songwritingcompetition.com The deadline is quickly approaching, so enter now!

ISC 2007 sponsors include Electro-Voice, ASCAP, Berklee College Of Music, Cakewalk, Shure, D'Addario, Hear Technologies, Disc Makers, Sonicbids, Musician's Atlas, Sibelius, Karian Studios, OnlineGigs, The Music Business Registry, Mediaguide, ArtistMonitor, Platinum Blue Music Intelligence, Alphabet Arm Design, George Stein, Esq., SongU, The Indie Bible, Shari's Berries, and Taxi

International Songwriting Competition
1307 Eastland Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 251-4441

 


 Trisha Yearwood

NEWS

ENTER NOW TO WIN A SIGNED CD FROM TRISHA BEFORE IT HITS STORES NOVEMBER 13TH!

Get special text messages about Trisha! Just fill out the quick form 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, Heartache, and The Power or Love NUMBER 1 for Trisha! You have already helped make 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 and GAC NOW! Email top20@gactv.com 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

Date

Program & Time

Channel

09/08

On The Streets @ 2:00 AM ET

GAC

09/08

On The Streets @ 10:00 PM ET

GAC

09/09

On The Streets @ 2:00 AM ET

GAC

09/10

JAG @ 7:00 AM ET

USA

09/12

Cracker Barrel's Song of the Year @ 9:00 PM ET

GAC

Click here for more Trisha on TV.


TOUR DATES 2007

Date

City/State

Venue

09/08

Fayetteville, AR

Walton Arts Center

09/09

Meridian, MS

Riley Ctr for the Perf Arts

09/10

Fort Worth, TX

Bass Performance Hall

09/12

Albuquerque, NM

Sandia Casino Amphitheater

09/14

Park City, UT

Eccles Ctr for the Perf Arts

09/15

Reno, NV

Grand Sierra Casino

09/16

Santa Rosa, CA

Wells Fargo Center of the Arts

09/18

Bakersfield, CA

Fox Theater

Click here for more of Trisha's Tour Dates!


Maggie Austin

Please take a minute to review the Maggie Austin play stats and then check out Maggie's website: www.maggieaustin.com and listen to her music and then we hope you will return to Number One Music and vote for Maggie's music.  Send her an email and become a fan of her great music.  It is awesome.  A super star for sure on the horizon.  Thank you.

 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 12:27 AM
Subject: N1M stats Maggie Austin
 
NumberOneMusic.com Weekly Stats 'Maggie Austin'
Number One music profile: http://www.numberonemusic.com/maggieaustin/
Total plays: 13208
Profile views: 13035.

This is Forever (Georgia Clay Road)
Votes: 4527; Current Rating: 4.01; Highest Position: 7;Rain on a Tin Roof (Georgia Clay Road)
Votes: 4443; Current Rating: 4; Highest Position: 27;Georgia Clay Road (Georgia Clay Road)
Votes: 1433; Current Rating: 4.02; Highest Position: 5;------------


Tex Davis Remembered

Thank you Peter Cooper of The Tennessean for this great article on Tex.  He was a great friend of mine and you have expressed to everyone how much he has meant to our music industry.  I will truly miss him and all the good things he has given to so many of us, especially his friendship and a whole lot of advice.

Marty Martel
martymartel@earthlink.net

Wednesday, 08/29/07

'Be-Bop-A-Lula' co-writer, music promoter Davis dies at 93

Sheriff Tex Davis, whose efforts as a songwriter, manager and promoter altered rock ’n’ roll and country music history, died today at 5:55 a.m. He was 93, and had recently been released from the hospital after a long period of declining health.

Mr. Davis is credited with co-writing the Gene Vincent smash “Be-Bop-A-Lula,” he managed Vincent to popularity, and later Mr. Davis took a job as promotion man at Monument Records in Nashville, where he pitched now-classics from Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Jeannie Seely and many others to radio stations.

All of this from a man born in Connecticut as William Douchette.

“He was a very… colorful character,” chuckled Monument boss Fred Foster. “And he was very important to the business. Tex never met a stranger.”

Douchette became “Sheriff Tex Davis” quite suddenly one day, after WLOW radio in Norfolk, Va. gave him a job as disc jockey for a country music show. “Douchette” didn’t sound terribly country, and the station ran an introduction with the sound effect of a horse galloping. When the horse sounds stopped, the nervous disc jockey improvised, “This is Sheriff Tex Davis here,” and the name stuck.

In 1954, Mr. Davis opened Norfolk station WCMS, where he did disc jockey work and also booked Grand Ole Opry acts into the Norfolk Arena. Soon, Gene Vincent began hanging around WCMS, and Mr. Davis was impressed by his voice. Stories vary as to the creation of “Be-Bop-A-Lula” — Foster believes Vincent had much of the song together but that Davis contributed four or five lines — but the finished song was catchy enough that Mr. Davis signed Vincent to a management deal and began shopping the song (and two others) to labels.

Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson instructed Mr. Davis to bring Vincent and his band, The Blue Caps, to Nashville to record at Owen Bradley’s studio. The result was an enduring classic that is now part of rock ’n’ roll’s DNA. It has been covered by John Lennon, the Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis and hundreds of others. Mr. Davis and Vincent wrote several other songs together before parting company less than a year later.

Mr. Davis went back to radio, but in 1967 he moved to Middle Tennessee to promote Monument singles to radio.

“Back then, a promoter also did sales, marketing, artist development, press publicity and all sorts of other things,” said Jeannie Seely. “Tex had a wonderful personality, and he seemed to know everybody. He taught me so much, in terms of learning to deal with people. They all loved him.”

Foster said Mr. Davis was ideal for the position.

“He was great with people, and he got records played,” Foster said.

Mr. Davis cultivated his “Sheriff Tex” image, even adding a little southern-flavored grift to his conversational repertoire lest anyone think that he wasn’t a down-home kind of guy.

“After he changed his name to Tex Davis, he said at first that his real name was William Davis,” Foster said. “But William Davis didn’t sound Southern enough.”

The Southern solution? William Beauregard Davis.

Mr. Davis’ contributions weren’t limited to music. He also served his country in World War II.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Betty, daughter Bobbi and son Michael (an in-demand Nashville steel player and harmonica player).
 


TALENT WANTED

WWW.WILDBILLSATLANTA.COM
America’s Largest Country Dance Club & Music Hall
MALE & FEMALE COUNTRY SINGERS

Submit
Head Shot
Body Shot
Resume/Bio
Audio Recording
Video (if available)
To: Wild Bill’s, Auditions/Casting, 3780 Old Norcross Rd., Ste. 103-370, Duluth, GA 30096
Questions: Email Marcy at marcy@wildbillsatlanta.com

Auditions
Round 1 - Material Submission (Deadline is ASAP):
Round 2 – Live Audition– invitation only

Basic Gig Information
Current Schedule
Tuesday Night - Rehearsal 8PM-12:30AM (every other week --Wed rehearsals on off weeks)
Wednesday Night - Performance 8PM-1AM (3 shared sets)
Friday Night - Performance 8PM-2AM (3 shared sets)
Saturday Night - Performance 8PM-2AM (3 shared sets)

Basic Compensation Information
Singer-
$150 per WB’s show night
$50 per rehearsal

Wild Bill's General Information
Wild Bill's is the Largest Country Music Concert Hall in the nation. The venue has a capacity of over 5,000 with the largest dance floor in the world. The venue is set up with state of the art lighting, sound, and staff that would compare to a mid size arena show. Wild Bill's house band regularly opens for major national artists.

WWW.WILDBILLSATLANTA.COM



Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
People often write to us asking about certain songs or lyrics. We've made a lot of records over the past 40 years, almost all can be found easily on these web pages, thanks to our Webmaster Jerry Withers, and Assistant Webmaster Lee Withers...
Most of our singles are here: http://birdwalk1.tripod.com/jandmdiscs.htm

Our albums are here:http://birdwalk1.tripod.com/jandmalbums.htm
Click on an album cover to get the song list and lyrics.
Many of our lyrics are here: http://birdwalk1.tripod.com/jandmlyrics.htm
All the best. Jack & Misty
 

COUNTRY HOME.

I wasn't raised around Country music, but I chose it as my life's work because I like it, because it fits my voice and writing style,
and because I'm too nervous to steal.

I grew up in a city and was exposed to very little Country. When I first heard Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb, and Lefty Frizzell, I was fascinated! Maybe you were brought up on Country music, but to me it was a whole new thing!

The imagery in the lyrics held extra drama for me because I'd never been to those places. Distant places hold a magic.

Our family took Sunday drives through the countryside. We loved it, and I even envied the folks who lived there, even though I knew it wasn't for me. I can only take so much peace and quiet.

But I do have a country home. It's in my songs.

A PLACE IN MY MIND.

Home - a place in my mind with summertime snow…
Home - a place in my mind where wintertime flowers grow…
I can go home in the springtime and see the leaves turn gold,
Or just drop in and say hello to my folks,
In a place where they'll never grow old

Home - a feeling of love that the family gives…
Home - a place in my mind where Grandpa and Grandma still live…
Dad's gonna shake my hand,
I'll get a kiss from Mom, I know.
Home - a place in my mind where I sometimes go.

Home - a place in my mind where dandelions blow…
Home - a tree I can climb and look at the world below…
I can sit out on the front porch in that squeaky swing,
Or just drop in to my yesterday house,
Where little sisters often sing.

Home - a place in my mind with a kitchen that's warm…
Home - by the fireside glow, I'm lookin' out at the storm…
And when this lonesome traveler's feeling kinda low,
Home - is a place in my mind where I sometimes go.
* * *
You can hear the song at this website:
http://www.kokosuniverse.com/avi/jm/wma/in_my_mind.htm

Jack Blanchard
2007.

WHY MASTERING?

The final step in making a professional recording is the mastering. A studio master tape is not a final master.

You've had a recording session, with top notch musicians, in a good studio. You have your beautiful mixdown, thanks to expert engineers and producer. Are you ready to press your CD's? Not quite. Next you send it to the mastering studio. The mastering process puts the final touches, the idea being this... to make the recording sound perfect on as many players and radio stations as possible. Mastering engineers do a number of processes to accomplish this.

Here are a few of the things a pro mastering engineer thinks about... It should sound great in both stereo and mono. In fringe areas, FM radio reverts to mono on most receivers. There's not much you can do about it after the recording is out there, but you can keep hitting the mono button during the mix... or you can leave it to the mastering guy to fix it. There are several ways to make it mono/stereo compatible during mastering. If nothing is done, some instruments might just disappear in mono, and the tone of others can change.

Bass sounds below 40Hz take airspace away from the rest of the music, and can't even be heard on a lot of systems. Bass sounds below about 28 Hz take up tons of space and can't even be heard by the human ear. I call it "silent rumble". The first thing I do when mastering is to cut away this useless junk. The highs and the rest of the record jump right out. I can see it on the visual display, and the sound is instantly cleaner.

The string bass and bass drum are important. The low end that gives them power is somewhere below 80 Hz. The attack or tap that gives them presence is above 1000Hz. These factors have to be balanced.

Records get louder every year, so you want to get a good level, but without hurting your music. It's wrong to push the level to 100% and chop it off there with a limiter. This loses punch, sound quality, and dynamics. Dynamics are the soft and louder sounds needed for contrast, like building up to a chorus. If all the music is full blast and chopped off at the top like a hedge, you lose. It can also make the listeners swear and jump for the the volume control.

One way to beat this is with "apparent loudness".  The human ear is most efficient in midrange. and hears things loud and clear at 2KHz to 3KHz... the CB radio range. So if you roll off some lows and highs, like a TV commercial, it sounds louder, at least to humans. Trouble is it can sound brassy.

"Punch" is not loudness.
Punch is how far the speaker cone moves and pushes air. If the whole track is all the way up, the the speaker just goes all the way forward and stays there. No punch. So we don't cut off all the peaks. We just even them up a little. Much of this relies on our "ear" and experience. The mastering engineer has a barrel of terrific tools now'days, thanks to electronic and computer advancements. I have well over a hundred sound tools that didn't exist a few years ago. The only problem with this is that I get too many good mixes to choose from.

There is too much to the subject of mastering to cover here, but I hope I've convinced a few of you recording artists to send your studio mix to the mastering studio before pressing. Especially if you're in this for a career.

Jack Blanchard
2007.

Please visit our Home Page at: www.jackandmisty.com
THE JACK BLANCHARD & MISTY MORGAN ONLINE CD CATALOG:
http://www.elvinsystems.com/jm/catalog.htm

 

 

Paul & Helen Mateki

 

Howdy y'all...please check out our #1 Music Network site and give us a listen...your votes would be much appreciated also...tell your friends...God Bless...PAUL & HELEN ??????

 

 


CALVIN RAY RECEIVES SEVERAL AWARDS AT MDA BENEFIT

Nashville, TN, USA
8-26-2007

The Epiphone Guitar Company (A Division of Gibson Musical Instruments) presented Calvin Ray the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his accomplishments in the world of music as well as his humanitarian work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and his countless contributions of time and talent to raise funds for MDA and the programs they provide.

In addition, Calvin also works diligently is a driving force within his community to help in any possible manner, for any possible cause.

The award was presented at the historic Nashville Palace Club in Nashville TN Epiphone Representatives on the 26th of August, 2007.

The list of attendees at the MDA benefit hosted by Mr. Calvin Ray, includes legendary performers, Stu Phillips, The LeGarde Twins, Jack Green, Tommy Cash, as well as Jim Vest and the famous Nashville Cats Band, comprised of Nashville leading session musicians. The Lovin Spoonful wrote a song about this band which was listed # 8 on Billboard charts in 1967.

Epiphone representative Scott Aisenbrey explained that this is an award that is only given to an individual whose accomplishments have been completely outstanding not only in the world of music, but also in their efforts to contribute help to benefits others. Calvin Ray fully deserves and has earned this award and honor as he always gives of himself for his humanitarian work and also his contributions to the music world.

Calvin also received two additional awards from BSW Records President and CEO, Frank Wilson, and Jerry Duncan Record Promotion head Jerry Duncan. The first was to commemorate the release of his first CD, “Take That Chance” and also, for his single, “Should Have Been Singing Rock of Ages” which reached # 1 in Europe.

All attendees donated their time and talent to honor Calvin Ray and to raise contribution for the MDA.

 

Calvin Ray Web Site

CONTACT;   EARL E. OWENS
TOTAL CONCEPT REPRESENTATION
PHONE   615 824 1578 / 615 824 1325
FAX  615 822 8439

Check out all of the Newest Released CDs in Country Music!


(DANVILLE, VA) -- THE WOMAN KNOWN AS THE FEMALE ELVIS HAS DIED.
9-4-07

JANIS MARTIN DIED YESTERDAY AT DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER AFTER A FIVE-WEEK DECLINE IN HEALTH. SHE WAS 67.

MARTIN ROSE TO FAME IN THE FIFTIES AS THE FIRST FEMALE ROCKABILLY ARTIST. SHE RECORDED FOR ELVIS' LABEL, RCA VICTOR. HER FIRST RECORD AND BIGGEST HIT, "WILL YOU WILLYUM," WAS RELEASED IN 1956, WHEN MARTIN WAS JUST 15. THE SONG MADE BILLBOARD'S TOP TEN FOR ONE WEEK AND SOLD ABOUT 750-THOUSAND COPIES. THE RELEASE WAS FOLLOWED BY APPEARANCES ON THE TONIGHT SHOW, AMERICAN BANDSTAND AND OZARK JUBILEE WITH RED FOLEY.

MARTIN TOURED WITH JOHNNY CASH, CARL PERKINS, FARON YOUNG, HANK SNOW AND PORTER WAGGONER. SHE BECAME A HUGE STAR IN EUROPE, WHERE HER ENTIRE CATALOG IS STILL AVAILABLE ON COMPACT DISC. MARTIN WAS VOTED BILLBOARD'S MOST PROMISING FEMALE ARTIST IN 1956, FORMED HER OWN BAND AND PLAYED CLUBS AND FAIRS IN THE U-S AND CANADA. MARTIN MARRIED HER CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART AND GAVE BIRTH TO A SON IN 1958, TEMPORARILY RETIRING FROM SHOW BUSINESS.

SHE RECORDED BRIEFLY FOR PALETTE RECORDS IN NEW YORK IN 1959 BUT REMAINED LARGELY INACTIVE IN THE RECORDING INDUSTRY UNTIL THE SEVENTIES, WHEN THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL LED TO EXTENSIVE TOURS IN GERMANY AND THE NETHERLANDS.

MARTIN ALSO MANAGED THE DANVILLE GOLF CLUB AND REMAINED ACTIVE ON THE CONCERT CIRCUIT UNTIL SHORTLY BEFORE HER DEATH.

JGARRETT WBTM RADIO (434) 793-6756

Theresa Werner
Associated Press
Domestic Planning Editor
1825 K St, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 736-9564

 


Rustie Blue back for Season 3 at Famecast

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Hi all,

Great news! Rustie is back for the NEW Season at www.famecast.com for their Fenomenon competition on the Country Stage 8! Famecast is a new nationwide online contest in it's third season where the online audience determines the winner! Rustie placed 2nd in Season 2 thanks to all of you that voted! The top 5 winners in each music genre category go to the finals in Texas & have a chance of winning $10,000 and receive national exposure! Let's help Rustie be a WINNER!! Here's how you can help!

First, go to www.famecast.com and register on their site as a fan. There is no cost; registration is free. Once you are registered, you will be eligible to vote. Voting has begun for the Top 50 and Rustie is currently in 2nd place! Rustie is on stage 8-Country Category. Deadline for voting in this round is September 25th. We would love for you to also leave Rustie a comment and sign up for her FAN CLUB on Famecast while your there by clicking the FAN CLUB button above her video. Read below for detailed instructions how to register.

You now can also visit Rustie's backstage and watch Rustie Blue & The Stallions LIVE Video Performance in Austin by going to this link. http://www.famecast.com/rustieblue

If you have never voted, you will need to register first. Voting instructions below.

__________________

If you haven't registered yet, this is how it works! For Folks in the UK Enter: "Austin, TX 78702" when you register.

1. Create a Fan Account by going to: http://famecast.com/registerfan.php

2. Verify your email address after you register, and log in.

3. If you've already registered, log in by going to: http://famecast.com/login.php?login=1

4. Visit the Country Stage 8 and Rustie's video by going to: http://www.famecast.com/contest/stage.php?stage_id=29&round_id=106&artist_id=2481

6. Once Rustie's video is playing, click on the "Vote for this Artist" icon above the video, and you'll receive a popup message confirming your vote!

Thanks so much for your continued support to Rustie!!

Bob Keister

Center Stage Productions,
Robert D. Keister
512 West Sixth Ave.
Lancaster, OH 43130
740.653.1916
www.rustieblue.com
Electronic Press Kit
Rustie Blue on Famecast
Rusty's CDs on Amazon.com


Randy McAllister
 
Randy at the House of Blues Every Tuesday in September in Dallas
No, he's not on their web site calendar but he will be playing EVERY Tuesday in September! The admission is free, the food is great and the music will be HOT! Call HOB for exact show time, approx 8:30pm.

Make sure you catch Randy at the House of Blues every Tuesday in September. It's downtown Dallas, HOB's restaurant area. This is a great opportunity for Dallas area fans to take in a FULL SERIES of 4 free concerts and hear more of Randy's library live. With over 100 recorded originals and lots of new material that's never been recorded, you never know what the band will play. Randy will have plenty of the new CD's available at the shows. Make plans to catch all Randy's concerts in September. Reserve the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. See you there!

"BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST HOLIDAY DATES"
The season is coming... If your company is planning an event you can make the band a part of it. We are booking corporate dates for September through January NOW. Randy takes a few dates every month playing for corporate events, parties and conventions. If your company has an event that includes live music, you already know about the kind of performance you can expect from Randy and the band. Give us a call at 214-453-2503 ex 101 Randy's staff is always looking to add dates to his schedule. Randy enjoys the variety.

"Fans - WE NEED YOU!"
Once again we can't thank you enough for your support. WE NEED YOU AT THE HOB concerts! You can make a huge difference in the direction this band takes. Please come out to support the band and show the House of Blues how Dallas supports their own. You make everything possible. We need your support and greatly appreciate every friend you bring to the concerts. See you there.

You keep the music playing. The new CD is still doing exceptionally well at all the concerts. Some of the new tracks are opening doors and expanding interest in the Band. Your radio requests, play a huge part in getting Randy heard. Every time a song gets requested a radio programmer discovers him and if we can get him played more fans discover Randy's music. Just taking a few minutes to call a station means the world to the Band. We have a list of stations and call in lines if you are looking for one at http://www.RandyMcAllister.com/radio.html  Only you can make Randy's music important to them.


"Dope Slap Soup" Available Online
It's the 8th album released by Randy McAllister. "Dope Slap Soup" broadens the recorded library to include "Clear My Head", and the soulful "When I get Back Home" among others. The CD is currently available on Randy's web site http://www.RandyMcallister.com  where you can sample some of the tracks. CD's are available on Randy's web site, Amazon.com and Ebay.com.

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Listen to "Dope Slap Soup" Online

"Dope Slap Soup" CD Comments - Brett Fleming, WEVL, Memphis
"When I first saw the title of Randy McAllister's latest effort, "Dope Slap Soup", I wasn't quite sure what to expect. But upon listening through the entire CD a second time, I realized I had been handed a big, thick slice of great Texas blues and roots music. McAllister has surrounded himself with a host of fine musicians on this recording and their playing is uniformly excellent throughout the disc. Even though McAllister is a fine harp player, his playing doesn't dominate this record. Instead he lets his very soulful vocals, top notch song-writing from his own pen and that of fellow Texan Mike Morgan, and the aforementioned fine studio band carry the music along on a rousing trip through Texas. Do yourself a favor and give this disc a thorough listen, and you'll be very pleasantly surprised. I will be spinning this one for a long time to come." - Brett Fleming, WEVL, Memphis

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Booking Contact: Chris Ownbey - Busthead Management - 214-453-2503
Record Label: Reaction Records
Entertainment Promotion: Crowsfeet Productions
Entertainment Marketing: Lokke Advertising

 

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