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Independent Music Network Awards Show Debut

Los Angeles, CA — The Indie music scene got a major shot in the arm with the first ”live broadcast” of the Independent Music Network Awards last Thursday evening, January 12. The event was launched from Studio City Sound in Los Angeles hosted by the network’s anchors Carter Bechtol and Jason Rennebu with special remotes to Nashville hosted by Country recording artist Buck McCoy.
 
There was a stellar performance from music icon Billy Vera who performed his #1 single “At This Moment.” Nominee performances included Jessie Sparks and Royalush along with a spotlight from “new discovery” Harley Jay.
 
The entire Independent Music Network Awards can now be viewed by going to:http://www.ustream.tv/channel/studio-city-sound-live
 
The Independent Music Network is now in pre-production for their “New Discovery & Winners” syndicated radio special. Artists and bands are encouraged to visit the website atwww.independentmusicnetwork.com where they can submit their new releases. Fans and friends of bands and artists can also vote for their favorite indie artists there as well.
 
For more information please contact FAF Media at fafmedia@aol.com.
 
Cast Photo from Independent Music Network Awards Photo by: Masika Swain
 
Publicity Contact:
 
Debi Fee
FAF MEDIA GROUP
310.877.9006
FAFMEDIA@aol.com

All Aboard! Destination…Rhon’s Inspiration Station

Welcome aboard 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. My desire is for you to get refreshed and feeling good about yourself ! Along with this for YOU to have a A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD !
 
 
Hopefully YOU & OTHERS will soon be asking each other , “Have you been to Rhon’s Inspiration Station lately on WildHorse, I cannot believe how good it makes me feel and encourages me” .
 
DID YOU KNOW?????????????????????????????????????
 
It is human nature to feel how am I going to get through this problem! First suggestion is let go, and give it over to God. He already knows what is happening, and wishes you to pray to him about it. If you can do something to solve it, have the courage to do it. Fear is one of the greatest destroyers of confidence, and loves chaos and making you feel you’re alone, a loser, going nowhere, give up. This is NOT true ! Ask a family member, friend or co-worker to pray with you. Many times reaching out to someone helps you, try it ! Indirectly they get helped as well!
 
THINK POSITIVE
 
YOU HAVE EVERY REASON TO FEEL GREAT ABOUT YOURSELF !
 
YOUR DREAMS ARE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK !
 
WONDERFUL, THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE, GOD ONLY CREATED ONE VERSION OF YOU, YOU ARE UNIQUE !
 
SETBACKS MAKE US STRONGER, SMARTER AND EVEN MORE LIKELY TO SUCCEED !
 
Isaiah 41:10 ” Fear not, I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand “.
 
Have a blessed week! Rhon

It’s Been More than A Year Since Charlie Louvin died

Charlie Louvin died a year ago this month, and it’s not too late for you to get to know him.

Louvin was a Country Music Hall of Famer, a genre-shaping force as half of the Louvin Brothers, a notable solo artist and a longtime star of the Grand Ole Opry. He was honest and unusually open, filled with religious certainty and casual profanity.He was a workhorse who survived an often-brutal childhood, served two wartime military stints and held the duo together even as brother Ira Louvin’s drinking and violent temper threatened to silence a sibling harmony that ranked with the world’s most natural and arresting sounds. And when that harmony was finally muted — first through a booze-fueled breakup and then permanently when Ira was killed in a car wreck — Charlie forged ahead as a solo act, notching Grammy nominations and finding a next-generation audience of admirers that included Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and Alison Krauss. Louvin was always eager to talk about all that, but death tends to curtail even a fascinating conversationalist. Before he died at age 83, though, Louvin cooperated in two projects that are newly available: an autobiography (written with Benjamin Whitmer) called Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers, and a documentary film called Charlie Louvin: Still Rattlin’ the Devil’s Cage.

Stories just like he told them

I knew Charlie well enough to tell you that both the book and the film are accurate and engaging windows into his life and his way of thinking. The autobiography and the interview segments of the movie are like spending an afternoon in Louvin’s living room, listening to stories and watching him try to sneak cigarettes without his wife, Betty, noticing. In the pages and on the screen, Charlie tells the same stories he’d have told you in the living room: The story about Ira treating Elvis Presley callously, ending any chance of Presley recording the Louvin Brothers’ songs, which Elvis had considered among his favorites.The one about meeting a young boy named Johnny Cash at a Louvin Brothers show in Dyess, Ark., and another one about Cash’s generosity to Charlie during hard times. The many tales about Ira, and the assertion that “He had a thing for marrying women that weren’t worth killing.”The one about the Grand Ole Opry’s most surprising scrapper, Little Jimmy Dickens: “He was a dangerous fighting man because he was so low down. He whipped Webb Pierce once. I’ll never forget that. Webb weighed over 200 pounds, and Dickens beat him up bad.”

Satan Is Real concentrates on Charlie’s impoverished upbringing and on the Louvins’ singular story. Directed by Blake Judd & Keith Neltner, Still Rattlin’ the Devil’s Cage features spectacular footage from The Louvin Brothers, and it offers a more complete picture of Charlie’s post-Louvin career (check out Charlie singing the absolute fire out of “In the Pines”), as well as interviews with Krauss, Harris, Marty Stuart and others. The film was shot in Louvin’s final months, and it includes scenes from his final concert, at indie hangout Foo Bar in East Nashville. “I don’t know who else to even compare to Charlie,” Krauss says, on camera, before deciding that there’s no one at all who would fit that complicated, cantankerous, beautiful bill. Charlie Louvin’s is not a life that will ever be replicated. Times have changed, and his struggles make clear that many of those changes are for the better. Children these days don’t pick cotton until their hands are bloody and scarred. And what once passed for “discipline” is now classified as “child abuse.” Other changes, he bemoaned. But there are valuable lessons to be learned by meeting Charlie Louvin, and the lessons are as effectively transferred in pages and on screen as they were in person. Charlie Louvin still has much to teach about perseverance and professionalism, about keeping troublesome habits at bay, about maintaining humor in hard times, and about never, ever trifling with a dangerous fighting man like Little Jimmy Dickens.

Keeping Country’s Memory Alive, as Marty Martel remembers the friends and family who pass through the Country we all love so much

Saying Goodbye To Paul “Mouse” Justice

LEGENDARY FIDDLE PLAYER PAUL “MOUSE” JUSTICE HAS PASSED AWAY 

Paul Justice has passed away this past weekend, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s decease. Paul was one of country music’s greatest  fiddle players of all time, and worked with Mel Tillis for 20 years. I was unable to find a pix of Paul at this time. Please keep Paul and his family in your thoughts and prayers. MAY HE REST IN THE PEACEFUL AND BLESSED ARMS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Please note that if any of “Mouse” family or friends have a picture, please mail it to francemaritz@aol.com and we will insert the picture here for the world to see, and always to remind is of the great Paul “Mouse” Justice.

Keeping Country’s Memory Alive, as Marty Martel remembers the friends and family who pass through the Country we all love so much

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