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September 2012 Issue

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George Jones is alive, well, and happy to be touring.  After performing two successful shows Labor Day weekend, he is scheduled to appear on average six to eight more shows each month continuing into 2013. Jones states, “I love the road. I love the fans. I am just a singer and love to sing my songs.  Until I’m done I still don’t need no rockin’ chair. Just gimme’ that stage and I’ll have at it”. In August, he announced what will be his 2013 farewell tour for his fans, The Grand Tour  performing in some 60 cities. The Country Music icon decided he is ready to slow down after next year to spend more time with family.
Toby Keith’s  Live In Overdrive Tour, Presented by Ford F-Series continues to fill large venues nationwide. His rapidly expanding I Love This  Bar & Grill restaurant chain is earning rave reviews and his signature mezcal is already a segment leader, but he’s always been a music maker first and foremost. So to fans’ delight (and no one’s surprise), Keith will release a new album titled Hope On The Rocks Nov. 13. One of the most added records at country radio since its release, “I Like Girls That Drink Beer” has cracked the top 30 on its way to joining his deep discography of chart-topping hits. Co-written by Toby and collaborator Bobby Pinson, the song is one of the album’s 10 cuts, as is the title track. The deluxe edition will have 14 cuts (track list will be forthcoming). As is his custom, Keith produced Hope On The Rocks and served as its principle songwriter.
News Briefs: Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, wife of Brad Paisley, has a recurring role in ABC’s new primetime drama, Nashville. The country music themed show is set in Music City. •••  Rascal Flatts has formed Rascal Flatts Restaurant Group and is planning themed restaurants throughout the U.S & Canada. The first to open next year will be in Phoenix. 10 locations are planned and expected to open by 2014 in the U.S. ••• Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl” is her 15th No. 1 hit. ••• Darryl Worley’s annual Tennessee River Run will be held in Savannah, TN Sept. 13-16 and will include a concert on the 15th featuring Worley, John Anderson, David Lee Murphy and more. ••• With the fall leg of his arena headlining tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour, kicking off Sept. 13, Eric Church reveals plans for an early 2013 live album release. For his first-ever live album, Church will record back-to-back shows in Chattanooga, TN on Oct. 8-9. ••• Set your DVR to ABC on Sept. 12, so you don’t miss Kix Brooks’ “New To This Town” performance! This special appearance follows the official release of the full New To This Town album on Sept. 11.
Luke Bryan recently scored his third consecutive Platinum single with “Drunk On You” from his Platinum-certified album, Tailgates & Tanlines.  He is currently on the My Kind of Party Tour with Jason Aldean and also headlining his own shows this summer and fall.  In October, he will embark on his 4rh annual Farm Tour 2012 with eight concerts planned through several southern states, including five in his home state of Georgia.
BMI will honor Tom T. Hall with its BMI Icon Award  Oct. 30, during their 60th annual country awards. The Award is presented to songwriters who have had a “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Among Hall’s seven self-penned No. 1 songs are “I Love, “Country Is” and “I Care”.  Tom T. has  won a total of 31 BMI Awards and met his wife, Dixie, at the awards show in 1965. The couple has been married for 45 years. Michael “Cactus” Moser, Wynonna Judd’s husband, severed his left leg in a motorcycle accident in South Dakota Aug. 18, and underwent surgery to amputate  above the knee. Moser, a drummer in Wynonna’s band, also underwent surgery on his hand. Judd and the rest of the band have resumed touring. In lieu of flowers, gifts and cards, Moser asks that donations in his name to Homes For Our Troops, a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to helping military personnel who have returned home with serious disabilities. The Roys, reigning Inspirational Country Music Bluegrass Artist of the Year, are among the Top 5 nominees in three categories for the 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards, to be held Oct. 18 in Nashville. The siblings are nominated for  Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Duo, and Inspirational Bluegrass Artist  awards.
Award-wining singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson will kick-off the release of his new album Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran with a momentous concert. The night will feature Jamey with a very a special group of friends at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium  Oct. 16, coinciding with the street date of the album.  The vinyl is due Sept. 25 and will include legends like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Leon Russell, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Ray Price. Also featured: Asleep at the Wheel, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Ronnie Dunn, Bobby Bare, Lee Ann Womack, Kris Kristofferson and Cochran himself.  Along with Jamey, they’re singing such Cochran hits as “I Fall To Pieces,” “Make the World Go Away,” “Don’t Touch Me,” “Would These Arms Be In Your Way” and “A-11.” The album features a total of 16 all-time hits from the pen of Hank Cochran, a mentor to artists such as Nelson and Haggard. Larry Black, host and creator of TV programs Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion, in partnership with The Starlite Theatre  in Branson, MO presents a show series from Sept. 4 through Oct. 21.  Black and other cast members of  Larry’s Country Diner show serve as emcees throughout the series.  Performers include Gene Watson, Moe Bandy, Dailey & Vincent, Gary Morris, T.G. Sheppard, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee, Daryle Singletary, Linda Davis, Con Hunley, Linda Davis, Joey + Rory and more. Tracy Lawrence recently presented a check to Lace Up 4 Pink and Susan G. Komen of Greater Nashville for $5,000 each to help battle breast cancer. The funds were raised through the second annual Tracy Lawrence Golf & Concert For A Cure. This month, Lawrence will receive the Wilson County Humanitarian Award in honor of his philanthropy and charitable efforts in the community. The gala event will held Sept. 25, recently proclaimed Tracy Lawrence Day in Wilson County. The event will benefit New Leash On Life, an organization dedicated to providing care and improving the welfare of stray and abused animals in need. He will take part in the upcoming Music With A Mission Concert on Oct. 14 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center to benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission.
Norway’s recently Arne Benoni got the thrill of a lifetime by singing posthumously with the great Jim Reeves on a new rendition of the song “I Know One,” released on the new 2-CD set Jim Reeves: The New Recording. The 144-minute documentary, narrated by Dan Hurst, traces Reeves’ evolution from East Texas farm boy to international singing star. It is based on the 672-page award-winning book, Jim Reeves: His Untold Story, by American author Larry Jordan, who also provides commentary. Included are over 42 Reeves tracks, including 20 new overdubs of RCA masters that fans have not heard before. Additionally, there are 11 overdubs of new songs and alternate versions that made their debut on U.S.-based VoiceMasters (now out of print or hard to get), revealing new interviews with Reeves, new in-concert performances by Jim never previously available, new material from his long-lost network radio show, and even a recording that Reeves made on his bus that until now has never seen commercial release. The project is a joint venture between H&H Music in the U.K. and the American indie Once In A Blue Moon Records, and was released and manufactured in Europe. In addition to singing on one track, Benoni  also played guitar and mandolin on five tracks. Norway’s Arne Vigeland, also played steel; Thor Einar Ribe, played keyboards; and Peter Lundell, did engineering on some of the tracks. Only four days after the new 2-CD set made its debut on Amazon U.S., it skyrocketed to #11 on the Top 20 Amazon Best Selling Chart, a remarkable achievement as it was in competition with thousands of CDs by other artists.The new 2-CD set is not available in stores; only internet, including
The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards will be held Oct. 18 in Nashville. In addition to the awards ceremony, this year ICMA will pay a special tribute to the past twenty years of Inspirational and Christian Country music during the ICM Faith, Family & Country 20 Year Home Coming Concert Celebration, Oct., 14 in Madison, Tenn., a free event that is open to the public. The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel (2025 Rosa L. Parks Blvd) in Nashville will host the convention Oct 15-18 where festivities will include music showcases, a songwriting contest, seminars, a talent competition and much more. Nominees Include Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Josh Turner and More. Doyle Lawson & Quicksliver, Andy Griggs, DJ Miller, Steve Richard and Laura Dodd are set to perform. Veteran country music journalist and publicist Tony Byworth was inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 2 at the British Country Music Awards. Also inducted were the much acclaimed artist/band leader Jon Derek (who died last year; award accepted by his son, Mark Derek) and legendary BBC broadcaster Bob Harris. Byworth, a veteran of the country music scene, is well known in both the UK and USA. During the 1970s Byworth was one of  music’s most prolific writers and, in addition to providing features for both trade and consumer publications, was a contributing editor to Record Mirror, Music Week and the US trade publication Billboard. In 1977 he took over editorship of Country Music People, a role he held for over six years. He served (1974-76) as Catalogue Manager of Acuff-Rose Music’s  London office, appointed by Wesley Rose, and was twice elected Chairman of the Country Music Association (GB) in the late 1970s. In 1983 he founded Byworth-Wootton International with Richard Wootton, a company representing American country music acts in Britain. During the remainder of the decade B-WI worked with virtually every country music act that came into Britain. In the 1990s Byworth’s main clients included Garth Brooks and George Strait. He is the author of  several books and compiler/sleeve note writer of numerous LPs and CDs. Although “semi-retired” these days, he cannot entirely forsake country music and continues working with old friends and associates that include George Hamilton IV and Germany’s Bear Family Records, as well as taking on projects that excite him, the latest being developing the international career of Clovis, N.M. based singer/songwriter Will Banister.
EVENTS Calendar 2012:
• Sept. 12-15 – Americana Music Assn. Fest & Conference, Nashville, TN
• Sept. 21-22 – Country Night Gstaad Festival, Gstaad, Switzerland
• Oct. 4-7 – Independent Music Fest, Nashville, TN
• Oct. 7 – Nashville Songwriters Awards, Nashville, TN
• Oct. 15 – Music With A Mission Concert, Nashville, TN
• Oct. 18 – ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards, Nashville, TN
• Oct. 30- BMI Country Awards, Nashville, TN
• Nov. 1 – CMA Awards, Nashville, TN
Events and more are listed on our LINKS page!

Rhon’s Inspiration Station: Our Real Roots Part 2



This is one e-mail that I need to share with you all,  we are NOT too late yet!

‘These sentences have been erased from our textbooks”


Was Patrick Henry a Christian?

The following year, 1776, he wrote this

‘It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.’

Consider these words that Thomas Jefferson wrote on the front of his well – worn Bible:

‘I am a Christian, that is to say a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator and, I hope, to the pure doctrine of Jesus also.’

Consider these words from George Washington, the Father of our Nation, in his farewell speech on September 19, 1796: ‘It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.’ Was George Washington a Christian? Consider these words from his personal prayer book: ‘Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb and purge my heart by the Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of thy son, Jesus Christ.’

Consider these words by John Adams, our second president, who also served as chairman of the American Bible Society. In an address to military leaders he said, ‘We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.’

How about our first Court Justice, John Jay? He stated that when we select our national leaders, if we are to preserve our Nation, we must select Christians.

‘ Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.’

John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, was the sixth U.S. President. He was also the chairman of the American Bible Society, which he considered his highest and most important role. On July 4, 1821, President Adams said, ‘The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.’

Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President of the United States reaffirmed this truth when he wrote,

‘The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.’



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