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July 31, 2014 Playlist

31 Country Songs that were on the radio/charts in 1994 (31 of my favorites anyway), in random order:

1. Wild One – Faith Hill
2. Live Until I Die – Clay Walker
3. I Swear – John Michael Montgomery
4. No Doubt About It – Neal McCoy
5. My Love – Little Texas
6. If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too) – Shenandoah
7. Don’t Take the Girl – Tim McGraw
8. Wink – Neal McCoy
9. Foolish Pride – Travis Tritt
10. Summertime Blues – Alan Jackson
11. Be My Baby Tonight – John Michael Montgomery
12. Third Rock From the Sun – Joe Diffie
13. Dreaming With My Eyes Wide Open – Clay Walker
14. If I Could Make A Living – Clay Walker
15. Pickup Man – Joe Diffie
16. Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous – Tracy Byrd
17. National Workin’ Woman’s Holiday – Sammy Kershaw
18. Thinkin’ Problem – David Ball
19. Shut Up and Kiss Me – Mary Chapin Carpenter
20. Kick A Little – Little Texas
21. Watermelon Crawl – Tracy Byrd
22. Calling Baton Rouge – Garth Brooks
23. I Try to Think About Elvis – Patty Loveless
24. The City Put the Country Back In Me – Neal McCoy
25. Rock My World (Little Country Girl) – Brooks & Dunn
26. That’s My Story – Collin Raye
27. Walking Away A Winner – Kathy Mattea
28. Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind – Confederate Railroad
29. If the Good Die Young – Tracy Lawrence
30.  Goin’ Through the Big D – Mark Chesnutt
31. I Want to Be Loved Like That – Shenandoah

Kathy Mattea to host new NPT series on Issues Affecting the Aging and Those that Care For Them

Source: Sugar Hill Records Press Release

Kathy Mattea to host new NPT series on Issues Affecting the Aging and Those that Care For Them

‘NPT Reports: Aging Matters’ to spend more than three years exploring significant factors surround an aging population
Nashville, Tenn. (August 22, 2013) — Kathy Mattea, the GRAMMY® and CMA Award-winning singer-songwriter and advocate for a number of causes, including AIDS awareness and research, global warming and Appalachian mining practices, will host a new Nashville Public Television (NPT) series focused on the issues that surround an increasing older population. The series, “NPT Reports: Aging Matters,” premieres on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. on NPT with “End of Life,” an episode exploring the difficult though important topic of end-of life-care. A national version will be distributed through American Public Television (APT) later this year.
Following in the footsteps of NPT’s previous two multi-year, socially engaged and award-winning projects, “Next Door Neighbors” and “NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis.” “NPT Reports: Aging Matters” is a major multi-year initiative designed to open a community-based conversation about what Middle Tennessee’s older citizens need to optimize their quality of life and what the community needs to do to prepare for a coming explosion in our aging population.  Over a three to five year period NPT will focus on these issues — caregiving, finances, end-of-life issues, dementia and Alzheimer’s among them —  through at least six documentaries, televised town hall or panel discussions, “Aging Matters” updates, community engagement conversations, a project website, interactive OVEE screenings and DVD distribution.
“Children’s Health’s Crisis” shared a wealth of information with the community, and proved there was an interest in extensive in-depth coverage of issues affecting Middle Tennessee,” said Beth Curley, president and CEO of NPT. “As a generation ages, they and those that care for them — both personally and institutionally — will have important decisions to make. Now is the time to be informed.”
Mattea will introduce and close each episode, providing context from a trusted voice in the community, and from someone who herself has had experience with caring for the elderly. Her late mother Ruth and two of her aunts had Alzheimer’s. It’s that personal connection that led Mattea to lend her name, voice and image to the Alzheimer’s Association and to Abe’s Garden, a non-profit Alzheimer’s and dementia care facility planned in Nashville. Her song “Where’ve You Been,” co-written by her husband Jon Vezner, earned her a Grammy in 1990 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. The song has become a source of strength for families of loved ones with Alzheimer’s.
“I have had firsthand experience with loving someone while they walk through the stages of Alzheimer’s,” said Mattea. “I’m honored to be part of NPT’s thoughtful and timely coverage of this and other issues surrounding our aging population.”
Twice named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association, West Virginia-native Mattea carved out a role for herself in the late 1980s and 1990s as a sensitive yet energetic artist at ease both with country tradition and free-ranging innovation. With close to 30 Top 40 country hits, including 15 Top 10s and four No. 1s, five gold albums and a platinum-selling greatest hits compilation, she is among the most successful women in the genre’s history.
Her creative spirit continues to lead her to explore musical territory extending well beyond its confines. Her latest release, Calling Me Home, an exploration of the music of her native Appalachia and a follow up to 2008’s critically acclaimed Coal, was released in the fall of 2012 on Sugar Hill Records.
“Mattea’s work with the Azheimer’s Association and locally with Abe’s Garden, in addition to her role advocating for numerous causes during her career, indicate her strong commitment to respect, dignity and the value of the human spirit,” added Curley. “She is an inspiration to singers, songwriters and anyone aspiring to live an engaged life.”
“NPT Reports: Aging Matters: End of Life” is made possible in part through the generous support of Cigna HealthSpring, West End Home Foundation, Jeanette Travis Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
About Nashville Public Television:
Nashville Public Television, Nashville’s PBS station, is available free and over-the-air to nearly 2.4 million people throughout the Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky viewing area, through its main NPT and secondary NPT2 channels, and to anyone in the world through its stable of NPT Digital services, including wnpt.org, YouTube and the PBS video app. The mission of NPT is to provide, through the power of traditional television and interactive digital communications, high quality educational, cultural and civic experiences that address issues and concerns of the people of the Nashville region, and which thereby help improve the lives of those we serve.





Celeb Q&A George JonesNashville, TN (March 7, 2013) – With the SOLD OUT final concert already hosting top names in all genres of music including Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Kenny Rogers, and Randy Travis among others, George Jones is excited to announce his dear friends and fellow Grand Ole Opry members Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and other performers from his hit song “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” will join him onstage.  Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Lawrence, Patty Loveless, Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt, and T. Graham Brown latest additions to concert lineup.  The event, which will soon be dubbed the Country Music Event of the Year, has already announced Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Shelby Lynne, Sam Moore, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson as participating in the evening of music.

In addition, Brenda Lee, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Eddy Raven, The Roys, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Dailey & Vincent, Gary Morris, Jessi Colter, Bobby Bare, Jim Ed Brown, Little Jimmy Dickens, Stonewall Jackson and more will all take the stage during the finale performance.

More stars are expected to be announced as performers gear up to pay tribute to one of the world’s most accomplished recording artists.

“Alan and Denise Jackson have been friends of Nancy and I for years, so this show wouldn’t be the same without him,” says George Jones.  “I am also so grateful that my dear friend Garth Brooks is going to be on stage with me.  I am not sure who will be crying more, me or him.”

George Jones, often referred to as the “the greatest living country singer” will mark the end of an era with 2013’s farewell tour titled “The Grand Tour”. The tour is expected to make approximately 44 stops this year. The  icon’s hits, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair”, “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”, “White Lightning” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” will surely be part of each night’s set list, along with plenty of guests and surprises.

About George Jones
George Jones is the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles since the ‘50s.  The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and holds a National Medal of Arts medallion.

For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com

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