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Lori With Larry Butler Who Passed Away Last Week

“Country singer Lori Smith with Larry Butler who passed away last week. Lori’s latest single, “What’s In It For Me,” is a cut from the final album Butler produced.” The album is not yet released.

“What’s In It For Me” has been getting major airplay on NBRN.FM for more than two weeks now and according to the station’s owner Keith Bradford,  “Judging from the comments and requests for the song from their listeners, it is sure to be a another huge hit for Lori”

“What’s In It For Me” will be one of Wildhorse Entertainment’s free promotional download songs for February 2012.

JC Hyke Sends Tip Jar Song Around With A Smile

Independent country artist J.C. Hyke has just released his new single, “The Tip Jar Song”, JC is proud to announce that he has some of the top Nashville musicians playing on this new single. JC wrote the song telling the story of a group of musicians trying to make a few extra dollars by getting a pretty girl to pass the tip jar around the local bar. JC hopes that it will cure the problem of having an empty tip jar which is very unrewarding after giving your all to the crowd for the night. JC also mentioned that “Musicians haven’t got a raise for the past 30 years, and this is a way to help them out” This new Hit song by JC is a really fun filled and happy song and you can almost hear yourself wanting to yell, “Yeehaw” out louder than anyone else in the Bar while dancing to this new hit song.

You can also find one of JC Hyke’s great hit songs “Do You Think There’s A Chance”

as a free promotional download on Wildhorse Entertainment

“The Tip Jar Song’ is now available on iTUNES and at

WHISNews21 Weekly Quote By Barbara Rainey

Wildhorse Entertainment presents our weekly

“Independent Superstar Quote Spot”

Brought to you by Barbara Rainey.

“No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day & be thankful for life. Someone, somewhere else is fighting to survive!”

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If you know who the person was that coined this quote use the comment section, please

 If you would like to comment on this Quote supplied to us by Barbara Rainey then you are most welcome to do so.

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Cowboy rules for: Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nebraska, Idaho, and the rest of the Wild West are as follows:

1. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

2. Turn your cap right, your head ain’t crooked.

3. Let’s get this straight: it’s called a ‘gravel road.’ I drive a pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you’re gonna get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way.

4. They are cattle. That’s why they smell like cattle. They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don’t like it? I-10 & I-40 go east and west, I-17 & I-15 goes north and south. Pick one and go.

5. So you have a $60,000 car. We’re impressed. We have $250,000 Combines that are driven only 3 weeks a year.

6. Every person in the Wild West waves. It’s called being friendly. Try to understand the concept.

7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of geese/pheasants/ducks/doves are comin’ in during a hunt, we WILL shoot it outta your hand. You better hope you don’t have it up to your ear at the time.

8. Yeah. We eat trout, salmon, deer and elk. You really want sushi and caviar? It’s available at the corner bait shop.

9. The ‘Opener’ refers to the first day of deer season. It’s a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November.

10. We open doors for women. That’s applied to all women, regardless of age.

11. No, there’s no ‘vegetarian special’ on the menu. Order steak, or you can order the Chef’s Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham and turkey.

12. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup! Oh, yeah … We don’t care what you folks in Cincinnati call that stuff you eat… IT AIN’T REAL CHILI!!

13. You bring ‘Coke’ into my house, it better be brown, wet and served over ice. You bring ‘Mary Jane’ into my house, she better be cute, know how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair.

14. College and High School Football is as important here as the Giants, the Yankees, the Mets, the Lakers and the Knicks, and a dang site more fun to watch.

15. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don’t hit the water hazards – it spooks the fish.

16. Turn down that blasted car stereo! That thumpity-thump ain’t music, anyway. We don’t want to hear it anymore than we want to see your boxers! Refer back to #1!

A true Westerner is always friendly and we share our hopes, And there is more………….
The COWBOY Solution to save Gasoline.

OBAMA wants us to cut the amount of gasoline we use…..The best way to stop using so much gasoline is to deport 15 million illegal immigrants! That would be 15 million less people using our gas.
The price of gas would come down…..

Bring our troops home from Afghanistan to guard the borders….When they catch an illegal immigrant crossing the Border, hand him a canteen, rifle and some ammo and ship him to Afghanistan….Tell him if he wants to come to AMERICA then he must serve a tour in OUR military….Give him a soldier’s pay while he’s there and tax him on it……After his tour, he will be allowed to become a citizen since he defended this country…..He will also be registered to be taxed and be a legal resident…..This option will probably deter illegal immigration and provide a solution for the troops in Afghanistan and the aliens trying to make a better life for themselves.

The Identity of the Cowboy who sent this in is withheld because of the ……………….

All Aboard! Destination…Rhon’s Inspiration Station

Start your day on a high note

I hope you will take a few minutes each week and visit with me


…..He is gifted with superlative musical talent, and he could have had a brilliant career as a concert pianist..But his devotion to Christ and a call to the ministry were the top priorities in his life.
…..The dilemma hit him in his teens. ” Should I become a preaching piano player, or a piano-playing preacher” he asked himself.
…. Voices in favor of his music bombarded him. He struggled and went to his knees. His decision was as clear as his faith was firm: God first- he would be a piano-playing preacher. That decision led him to seminary, marriage, children and then over 20 years on the mission field.
…. His recent e-mail came as a shock. “The tumor in my leg is malignant. I need an amputation above the knee, and there is a possibility it has metastasized to my lungs. I’m so glad I don’t have to worry about the outcome. It’s heaven anyway, whether I arrive earlier or later. My life is in the Lord’s hands. Please pray.”
…. My daughter hadn’t opened the piano for years. For the past weeks she’s been shakily pecking out “Greensleeves.” “It’s the first piece he taught me, she said” “I am playing it as I pray, remembering him before God.” As I hear the notes, I hum the tune and join my heart with hers.
….Without his leg, his fingers continue to fly across the keyboard, up-lifting hearts with consecrated music. One thing is sure: He will always be praising the Lord, now and through all eternity.
…..I will love thee, O Lord my strength…in whom I will trust… – Psalm 18:1-2
Please come back , each week you will find inspirational messages here….. God is faithful! Rhon
Please leave your valued comments !

Jake Clayton On MTV And The Sportman’s Channel

Barnyard Stomp on Ardent’s Bass Battles Starting Monday, January 30th, selections from Jake Clayton’s Barnyard Stomp album can be heard on the Sportsman Channel’s new fishing show called, ‘Ardent’s Bass Battles’. Jake’s music will appear in 2 upcoming episodes: Episode #6 Pickwick Lake and Episode #9: Lake of the Ozarks. On top of that, each episode displays the Barnyard Stomp album cover, the song titles used in the show, and a link to Jake’s website! The Sportsman Channel reaches more than 25 million U.S. television households and is available in HD on CableTV, DirectTV, and Dish Network. For the exact show airtimes and the full story, visit Jake’s website

Kickin’ Up Dust Video on MTV in the UK Jake’s ‘Kickin’ Up Dust’ music video is still making waves in the industry. The latest website to add the video is MTV in the UK! Check out Jake’s MTV page here: MTV UK If you haven’t already, check out Jake’s CMT page as well: CMT  Kickin’ Up Dust is also available on Wildhorse Entertainment as a free promotional download and has Charted on The “Wildhorse Independent Supertstars Country TOP30 Download Chart” for February hosted by Ed Dailey of 102.7 KORD FM. Speaking of the ‘Kickin’ Up Dust’ video, did you know it was shot at the Chappell Acres in Coopertown, TN? Chappell Acres is a great barn location right outside of Nashville that is used for weddings and events. Thanks to Jimi Chappell for use of her property for the shoot. Visit the Chappell Acres website HERE

Jake Clayton in the Press An article on Jake Clayton in the Examiner shares some insight on Jake’s background and how he got into the music business. Read the story here: Examiner Guitar-Muse posted an Artist Spotlight on Jake. The article brings to light Jake’s skills as a multi-instrumentalist and goes as far as to call Jake, ‘the epitome of incredible”! Read the Spotlight here: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT A lot of things are in the works for Jake Clayton. Rehearsals are underway and some show dates will be announced soon. Also, a 2nd music video is in the planning stages as well. More info and news coming very soon.

Randy Travis Silver Anniversary Celebrations Begin

Nashville, Tennessee – (January 18, 2012) — Country Music Superstar Randy Travis is emphasizing the ‘new’ in the New Year unfolding. Under a just announced new management team, the career reins of the multi-platinum awarded Randy Travis, who ranks as one of country music’s top-selling artists of all time, are being guided by Ken Levitan, of Vector Management, and Jeff Davis, of SUM Management. Levitan is the high-profile management force behind some of the top names in the industry, as diverse as Hank Williams, Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Fray, Trace Adkins, Emmylou Harris, and Kings of Leon, to mention just a few. Levitan is creatively aligning with Davis, whose working association with Travis spans over 24 years, to form a major affiliate for development of Travis’ ongoing successful career interests. Levitan’s and Davis’ new direction for Travis will continue to be supported by CAA, where Marc Dennis acts as responsible agent for scheduling Travis’ bookings and live performances. Randy Travis moves into 2012 with renewed career momentum.

2011 marked the official beginning of Randy’s 25th year in the industry, with the Warner Bros. Records release of his “Anniversary Celebration” CD on June 7 that gives a panoramic view of what a quarter century of iconic success in country music looks like, and sounds like. 1986 ignited the-then 27 year old artist’s career and reached mass market heights, with the single release of his breakthrough smash, “On The Other Hand”. The single pinnacled to become the first of 18 #1 hits for Travis.“Storms of Life”, the debut album that followed, reached triple platinum, laying the foundation for the 20+ million lifetime sales of Travis’ incredible music career. In the midst of becoming a humble phenomena, Travis is credited with being the creative cornerstone of the ‘new traditionalist’ movement that emerged from his influence—a late 80’s, early 90’s wave that swept in a flood of new artists influenced by Travis such as Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley.

In addition to guest tracks from the aforementioned ‘new artists’ he influenced, the star-studded cast of collaborators, on “Anniversary Celebration”, included a virtual who’s who of Nashville’s current hit-makers and legends. In May 2011, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store released their own 11-track tribute to Travis, with a much-anticipated “Greatest Hits” package, which benefitted the national Wounded Warriors Project.

In the wings of 2012, there will be an immediate and aggressive emphasis placed on the visibility of Travis across multiple media formats. Announcements of several major new career initiatives will be forthcoming from Levitan and Davis.

About Randy Travis
Warner Bros. Records has been home to Randy Travis for the majority of his recording career; and together they have accumulated lifetime sales of his music in excess of 20 million units to date. Travis is one of the biggest record sellers in music industry history, with 18 #1 singles, 29 Top 10 chartings, certification of the rare quintuple platinum album (Always and Forever, released in 1987), one triple platinum album (Storms of Life, released in 1986), two double platinum’s (Old 8×10, released in 1988, and No Holding Back, released in 1989), eight platinum albums, and 10 gold albums. Major industry career awards include seven GRAMMY Awards, five Country Music Association Awards (CMA), 10 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), 10 American Music Awards (AMA), two People’s Choice Awards, and eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association. He is a three-time recipient of CMA Award’s “Song of the Year’’ honors (“On The Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever Amen,” and “Three Wooden Crosses”). Randy Travis has appearances in more than 40 feature film productions and major television projects to his credit. In 2004, he was honored with his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the midst of every major career award and accolade, he considers his honored induction as a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, in 1986, as a shining highlight of his first 25 years of legendary accomplishments.

Rodeo Girls Dance To Allen Karl’s Hit “Butterflies”

The Rodeo Girls run by Lientjie Bayman, are a group of ladies of all ages, the youngest being only 12 years old, who travel across South Africa entertaining the public with their professional and fun Linedance routines.

The Rodeo Girls have been performing at shows and offering tuition for the past 14 years and though the faces in the group have changed from time to time, their performances have always been of the highest standard. You will always find the Rodeo Girls on stage with different costumes but that will always include the theme of Blue Jeans, Cowgirl Skirts with waistcoats, Cowboy Hats and Boots to match. At Wildhorse Entertainment we believe that the “Rodeo Girls’ are as Country as Country can be.

You can always count on the Rodeo Girls to get the party started, which they have done at Flea Markets, Casino’s, Corporate Functions, Birthday parties, Weddings, Charity functions, Fashion Shows and not to mention being the preferred Linedance backup dancers for if not all, then most of the cream of the South African Country music stars live shows and TV performances. The Rodeo Girls have also appeared on dozens of Music DVD’s by top artists. They have also amongst their long list of awards received them from places in the USA as New York, Florida and have had the privilege of dancing in Country Music’s Dream City, Nashville, Tennessee.  

The Rodeo Girls have recently made headlines with their DVD recording of a Linedance for Independent Superstar “Allen Karl’s” huge international hit “Butterflies” This video was sent to Wildhorse Entertainment and to the production team of Allen Karl, James Allen Promotions and RhonBob Promotions. Comments passed by these people have been most rewarding thus far as James Allen and Allen Karl have said the DVD was simply amazing. It is not sure yet what will be the outcome of this DVD as it may form part of worldwide promotional champagne promoting Allen Karl’s 2012 European Tour. There are also rumors that Donna Jean Cunningham may accompany Allen Karl on this tour. But that will be another great story later this year

We at WHISNews21 wish the Rodeo Girls and Lientjie only the very best in their very bright future, and we are proud to know that they not only work with the major, local and International artists, but find the time to work with all Independent Artists worldwide too, who from time to time, may need a professional Linedance group backing up their performances.

Written by Frans Maritz of Wildhorse Entertainment for WHISNews21

Answers Of A Brilliant Student Who Obtained A Zero

Question 01:   In which battle did Napoleon die?

Answer 01:      His last battle

Question 02:  Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?

Answer 02:     At the bottom of the page

Question 03:   If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?

Answer 03:     No time at all, the wall is already built.

Question 04:  What can you never eat for breakfast?

Answer 04:     Lunch & dinner

Question 05:  What looks like half an apple?

Answer 05:     The other half

Question 06:   How can a man go eight days without sleeping?

Answer 06:      No problem, he sleeps at night.

Question 07:   If you had 3 apples and 4 oranges in one hand and 4 apples and 3 oranges in the other hand, what would you have?

Answer 07:      Very large hands

I know you’ve heard this before but it’s was just here to pass a missing smile and a moment between your busy work schedule, if it worked, well only you would know, we sure hope it did though……

Independent Superstar Lee Marcus Goes Reuben

WHISNews21 just wanted to let yall know that one of our Independent Superstars Lee Marcus  was recently asked to contribute to an article on Engine 145 honoring the 88th Birthday of Mr. Earl Scruggs. Please take a moment and check it out. If you would like, you can leave a comment and share your favorite Scruggs tune as well. Here is the link: 

Here is the article as published on Engine 145:

Earl Scruggs turns 88 today, so to celebrate the five-string legend—who is also a mighty fine guitar player and singer—we reached out to a few of the myriad banjo players he’s has influenced over the past sixty-plus years and asked them to select their favorite Scruggs tune.

Give a listen to the songs below while you check out the Tennessean‘s Scruggs photo gallery, and tell us: what’s your personal favorite Earl Scruggs song? This morning, mine is “Ground Speed.”

This was Independent Superstar Lee’s choice below:

Lee Marcus: My personal favorite Earl Scruggs tune is “Reuben.” It is one of the simplest, yet most soulful banjo instrumentals written thus far. And no one can play it with more soul than Mr. Scruggs.

Lee Marcus will have his very first hit song “Carolina Dreams” available on Wildhorse Entertainment for free download on the 1st of February. We are extremely proud to feature an artist of  Lee Marcus calibre a true professional instrumentalist.

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