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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

Music Notes for Monday

A few notes about updates and music news:

Bret Michaels will release his newest single “A Beautiful Soul” on April 1. It will be available on iTunes and other digital retailers as well. Checkout bretmichaels.com for more information.

He will also release the video for the song on April 2 in conjunction with his appearance on Oprah’s Lifeclass on Oprah.com.

Michaels’ official YouTube Channel –> http://www.youtube.com/bretmichaelsofficial

Next, a reminder that you can pick up Peter Keys‘ CD at CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon. Autopsy-Turvy is a funky mix of styles and topics that you won’t be able to turn off. Toe-tapping, head-bobbing fun for all. You can also keep up with Peter by subscribing to his YouTube Channel.

Charlie Daniels will release “Off The Grid – Doin’ It Dylan” on April 1. For more information visit CharlieDaniels.com.

TIME Magazine: The Beatles Invasion


Just got finished reading the TIME Inc. Special The Beatles Invasion. I highly recommend it for any Beatles fan – casual or diehard. It’s well written, funny and insightful. The photos are perfectly placed throughout showing all the ins and outs of the trip “that rocked America.”

It’s on newstands now. $14.99 US, $16.99 CAN


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World Television Premiere of Dazzling 1989 Concert Featuring Sam Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bo Diddley, Ronnie Wood, Billy Preston,
Percy Sledge, Delbert McClinton, Dr. John and more

Sam Moore set to perform on Imus in the Morning and Huckabee in early April

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 17, 2014) – This March, PBS viewers will be treated to the world television premiere of a never-before-seen historic concert featuring Sam Moore and some of the biggest names in blues, soul and rock history performing their greatest hits. Recorded during a live Presidential Inaugural Concert Event in 1989 for President George H.W. Bush, the video and audiotapes of this concert were presumed lost for nearly 20 years after the untimely death of Lee Atwater, the concert organizer and host.

A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL: THE 1989 INAUGURAL CONCERT is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning March 1, 2014.

   features Sam Moore’s performance of “Soul Man,” Dr. John’s performance of “Right Place, Wrong Time,” Bo Diddley’s performance of “Hey! Bo Diddley,” with Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones, “Hoochie Coochie Man,” performed by Willie Dixon with Albert Collins, fellow Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Joe Louis Walker and Delbert McClinton, and McClinton’s own performance of “Just A Little Bit,” with both Albert Collins and a stunning duet by 5th Beatle Billy Preston and Carla Thomas performing the Sam & Dave classic “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby”.

“PBS viewers are in for a once-in-a-lifetime musical treat,” said Joyce Moore, one of the principal producers of the 1989 concert. “This broadcast of the concert originally called ‘A Celebration for Young Americans’ is especially significant because it contains truly magnificent performances from brilliant American icons we have since lost — Billy Preston, Willie Dixon, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, Duck Dunn, Lafayette Leake and Stevie Ray Vaughan. It was an honor and the thrill of a lifetime to have been part of and associated with this inaugural event when it occurred in 1989.”

In addition, the special features nearly 20 minutes of dazzling historic Stevie Ray Vaughan performances including “Superstition,” “Love Struck Baby” (with guest artist Jimmie Vaughan), and “Frosty,” with guest artists Jimmie Vaughan and Blues Hall of Fame legend Albert Collins and Rolling Stone Ronnie Woods.

Finally, A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL has the elements of being a very special tribute to the legendary artists who recorded for Memphis’ Stax Records. Including Eddie Floyd’s performance of “Knock on Wood,” Moore’s “Soul Man”, the and a stirring Carla Thomas and Billy Preston rendition of “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby.” These performances also include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn from the Stax Records legendary group Booker T and the MG’s, who played on the original studio recordings for these songs, and fellow Stax guitarist Michael Toles of the Bar-Kays. The companion pledge drive dvd also features Stax label mate William Bell performing the Albert King classic, Booker T penned “Born Under A Bad Sign”.

The original video for A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL was professionally recorded with seven cameras, along with a separate 24-track audio recording. When these original recordings were relocated six years ago, the original video was restored, re-mastered, color-corrected, and converted to HD, and the audio was remixed to a 6-channel, 5.1 format by the legendary audio engineer Ed Greene, who has won more than 20 Emmy® Awards for sound mixing and engineering, for programs such as American Idol, and numerous productions of the Grammy Awards® and the Academy Awards®

Check local PBS schedules here for airdate and times:www.pbs.org/tv_schedules

SHERRY LYNN Brings Seasonal Sparkle To “Christmas On My Mind”

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Single & New Video Available Now 


Nashville, TN (December 4, 2013) – Country songstress Sherry Lynn brings a special sparkle to her latest single/video, “Christmas On My Mind.”  The up-tempo holiday offering (written by Nashville hitmakers Sandy Ramos and Carmen Logan) features everything that makes the season memorable:  family, friends, snow, icicles and Santa.


The video was produced by Tom Frkovich (Kennedy Center, Amazon, United Way), directed by Nicole Agostino (Silver Linings Playbook) and filmed at several New Jersey locations.  Settings include the Almonesson Fire Hall in Deptford and Exley’s Garden Center & Christmas Tree Farm in Sewell.  The garland-festooned log cabin seen throughout is the Franklinville home of Sherry’s friends Donna and Joe Kennedy, who also portray a merry mother and father.


“Christmas On My Mind” kicks off with Lynn’s crystal clear Country vocal, a bouncy melody, tinkling sleigh bells, chimes and more.  It’s a song Sherry has been searching years to find.  “I have always wanted to record a Christmas song,” Sherry notes.  “And while I love the traditional classics, I wanted to find something new so I could make it my own.  When Sandy brought this tune to me I believed I had finally found the perfect fit.  It was a blast to record and my whole family really got into the holiday spirit during the shoot.”


Fans can sample “Christmas On My Mind” HERE via Lynn’s streaming music website, and follow her online at these social media sites:









Radio programmers can access the track via Play MPE and AirPlay Direct, and fans can purchase at iTunes.



Born in Woodberry, New Jersey and now splitting her time between Sewell, NJ and Nashville, TN, Sherry began her career in 2006 when she opened for Sammy Kershaw at Pitman, New Jersey’s historic Broadway Theatre.  She has gone on to share the stage with Miranda Lambert, the Oak Ridge Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Gene Watson, John Rich and Chris Young.  Sherry performed The Star Spangled Bannerbefore a crowd of 45,000 baseball fans at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia and entertained at the 2013 CMA Music Festival in Nashville.  Most recently Lynn enjoyed a Top 40 Country hit duet with the legendary Crystal Gayle, “Beautiful Life.”




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“There are a couple of parts in the movie where the grizzled man astronaut, played by the devastatingly charming George Clooney, is floating around listening to music in his suit. He’s listening to Hank Williams Jr.’s “Angels Are Hard To Find” which ostensibly is about a woman but can be applied to basically anything else. It was just a tiny part of a gigantic movie, but it was entirely moving. It was so peaceful and terrifying. I loved it.” – Shea Serrano, LA Weekly

HankWilliamsJr_AngelsAreHardToFind_600pxNASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 2, 2013) – Will Hank Williams Jr. be headed to the stage of the Academy Awards?? Having won three Emmy Awards for his composition of the ever-popular theme song to Monday Night Football for 21 years, Williams is garnering rave reviews for his musical contribution “Angels Are Hard To Find,” to the current Warner Bros. Picture Gravity.

“This song was on both my 1974 album Living Proof and the 1991 album Pure Hank.  It just proves good songs resurface at the appropriate time,” says Hank Williams Jr.  “I like both Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in their roles.  Then hearing my song in the movie, for me, already made it a winner.”

“Angels Are Hard To Find,” is included twice within the movie where Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into… More the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.


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Country Thunder Arizona Brings Out the Heavy Artillery in 2014!

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CountryThunder_logo_lrgFLORENCE, Ariz. (November 30, 2013) – Country Thunder is preparing for a massive musical onslaught in the desert from April 10-13, 2014. Country music fans will two-step the night away with Jason Aldean, reigning ACM “Male Vocalist of the Year.” Aldean brings the power to the party wherever he performs. Alongside powerhouse Aldean is the firecracker artist herself, Miranda Lambert. With her massive catalogue of hits, her high-energy show and her fiery personality, fans will come to see the real face of new country music.

Also headlining, The Band Perry, the family trio that embraces that old trusted adage of any good music – the hook. And they have a lot of great hooks. Add to that Kimberly Perry’s lusty, belting voice, and fans will be lost in the maelstrom of music that is The Band Perry.

Joining these three powerhouses, are some names everyone will know. The festival site will become a massive sing-a-long when the likes of Sawyer BrownCraig MorganMark ChesnuttJoe Diffie, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hit the stage. Joining these legendary acts are some of the hottest artists up and coming in country music. Enter Charlie WorshamWill Hoge, and Chad Brownlee, with a few acts still to be announced and you’ve got the makings of an epic weekend of country music.

“We feel it’s important to get the right mix of talent every year,” said Troy Vollhoffer, executive producer. “We think we’ve gotten it right yet again. Our headliners are incredibly strong and we’ve backed them up with a good mix of hot, young talent, and classic artists who appeal to our entire demographic. We know that our fans are going to have a blast this spring!”

Four day passes are still available for only $99, but that price won’t last! Get your tickets today before they go up at midnight tonight to $130. A Country Thunder ticket is the easiest gift anyone can give and it’s an amazing value. Visit www.countrythunder.com or call 866-802-6418 to purchase tickets or for more festival information. Also receive CT updates directly to your mobile phone by texting ARIZONA to 74455. Like us on Facebook at: facebook.com/countrythunderusa and follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/countrythunder.

Set against the backdrop of the Arizona desert, Country Thunder offers its patrons much more than your typical music festival. With thousands descending on Florence, Arizona every year for the full-fan experience, the limitless activities include camping, thrill rides, amazing food, specialty item vendors, and much more. Electric Thunder, the latest addition to the Country Thunder experience is where the party keeps going all night long.  DJs are spinning country, red dirt, and rock while giving a EDM/club twist.

Country Thunder radio partners include KMLE in Phoenix and KIIM in Tucson.  Listen to our exclusive radio partners for giveaways and prizes you won’t find anywhere else!

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RV_ADreamComeTrue_cvr_600pxNASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 29, 2013) – In a recent Huffington Post poll, the “new queen of bluegrass” as named by the Wall Street Journal, Rhonda Vincent joins some of the biggest names in music for having the “BEST ALBUM” of all-time with the “WORST ALBUM ART.”

As quoted by The Huffington Post, “Hey, look! Your Sunday School teacher made an album! Hailed today as one of the best bluegrass records of the past 30 years, Rhonda Vincent’s first album may also have one of the all-time dweebiest covers. The hair. The sequins. The font. The blush. The lavender. The hair. Everything about this screams the early ‘80s (which is all the dorkier considering that the record came out in the early ‘90s). But if you are able to unsee that awkwardness, the performances on this extraordinary debut are all utterly thrilling.”

Check it out here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/14/best-albums-worst-album-art_n_4257759.html

“To have my music recognized 20 years after its release as one of the best albums of all-time, is a cool thing and pretty amazing,” says the award-winning Rhonda Vincent. “Back then I was recording for an independent label and now, today, I continue to make the BEST music possible, and meet the challenge of creating the artwork for my own label.  I’ve learned so much since this CD, and now I have the tools and knowledge to make a better album cover!! But, regardless of the album art, I am thrilled to be among some of the best recording artists, and listed in the top 10 albums of all-time! Wait till you see my next album cover, to be released in January!

Top 10 Best Albums, Worst Album Art:
1.    The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
2.    Blind Faith – Blind Faith
3.    Rhonda Vincent – A Dream Come True
4.    David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
5.    Iron Maiden – Iron of the Beast
6.    The Beatles – Yesterday and Today
7.    Neil Young – Zuma
8.    Ghostface Killah – Supreme Clientele
9.    Waylon Jennings – Ladies Love Outlaws
10. The Rolling Stones – Get Your Ya Yas Out

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