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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    www.jakeclayton.com

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

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