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John Fogerty’s ‘Wrote a Song for Everyone’ out on MAY 28th!

JOHN FOGERTY’S much-anticipated album WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE will be released May 28th on Vanguard Records, his first for the label. Beginning today (February 4), the album is available for pre-order in both the iTunes and Amazon stores (see the album cover above and the tracklisting below). One of the album’s highlights–FOGERTY’s immortal swamp rock smash hit “Born On The Bayou” which the legendary rocker has recorded with Kid Rockwas used by NFL Network in their coverage of Super Bowl XLVII fittingly played in New Orleans.

Wrote a Song for Everyone tracklisting:

1. Fortunate Son (with Foo Fighters)
2. Almost Saturday Night (with Keith Urban)
3. Lodi (with Shane Fogerty and Tyler Fogerty)
4. Mystic Highway (John Fogerty solo)
5. Wrote a Song for Everyone (with Miranda Lambert feat. Tom Morello)
6. Bad Moon Rising (with Zac Brown Band)
7. Long As I Can See the Light (with My Morning Jacket)
8. Born on the Bayou (with Kid Rock)
9. Train of Fools (John Fogerty solo)
10. Someday Never Comes (with Dawes)
11. Who’ll Stop the Rain (with Bob Seger)
12. Hot Rod Heart (with Brad Paisley)
13. Have You Ever Seen the Rain (with Alan Jackson)
14. Proud Mary (with Jennifer Hudson feat. Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band)

JohnFogerty_WroteASong_Cover_Produced by FOGERTY, one of rock’s most important artists and a national treasure who’s sold over 100 million records, WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE is a celebration of his iconic songbook and a collection of 12 classics and deep tracks from his remarkable canon of hits as well as two brand new songs, Mystic Highway” and “Train of Fools.” FOGERTY performed alongside an array of today’s biggest superstars from the country, pop and rock worlds including Foo Fighters, Bob Seger, Keith Urban, Jennifer Hudson, Kid Rock, Brad Paisley, the Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and more. The album also sees FOGERTY teaming with an acclaimed new band like Dawes, who were eager to acknowledge the groundbreaking songwriter/guitarist’s titanic influence. FOGERTY also recorded his classic “Lodi” with his sons Shane and Tyler Fogerty at Abbey Road Studios in London.

As FOGERTY explains in a cover story in the current (January/February) “Legends” issue of American Songwriter: “I encouraged each of these artists to come up with their own vision of my song, rather than just redoing what I’d recorded in the past. I was hoping they’d have some different twist so it would be fresh, so I’d have to work, too. I wanted it to be something new.”

WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE marks FOGERTY‘s ninth studio solo album since disbanding Creedence Clearwater Revival. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, it was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville except for “Proud Mary which was recorded in New Orleans with AllenToussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band. FOGERTY recorded “Fortunate Son” with Foo Fighters at their 606 studio using “the” legendary Neve recording console featured in the #1 iTunes documentary Sound City. FOGERTY has performed with the Sound City Players, the all-star band assembled by Dave Grohl to play the music created for the film and other classics, at recent shows at both the Sundance Film Festival and the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

JOHN FOGERTY will tour in 2013 and look for him to be at this year’s SXSW in Austin (dates/events TBA).

About John Fogerty:

John Fogerty–singer, songwriter and guitarist–has sold over 100 million records, earning 18 Gold Albums and 10 Platinum Albums. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, won the Grammy Award for his album Blue Moon Swamp in 1997 and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. He is also a BMI Icon Award Winner. In addition, Fogerty and his #1 phenomenal recording “Centerfield” were honored during the 2010 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies–the first time the National Baseball Hall of Fame has immortalized a musician or song as part of the annual ceremonies. He’s also called the “Father of the Flannel Shirt.”

WHISNews21: It is so hard to not accept John Fogerty into my country circle as Creedence Clearwater Rivival is my all time favorite pop band. Now the Pop/Rock songs of John Fogerty that I still love as much today as the day I first heard them, is now today’s Country. What are we to do ?  

American Couple Shot In South Africa Wife Unharmed

Trent BarcroftAmerican CEO’s Wife Still In Shock After Shooting

(Willie Maartens, Beeld)Johannesburg – The wife of Daimler Chrysler chief executive officer Trent Barcroft was still in shock after the couple were shot at and robbed in Midrand, the company said on Wednesday.”She was unharmed in the robbery… but she is still very shocked by the shooting,” spokesman Richard Sloman said.Trent and Cathy Barcroft, who are both American citizens, were robbed of their cellphones, jewellery, and handbag in Waterfall Park, Midrand, on Tuesday.Trent was shot in the abdomen. He is still in the intensive care unit at Sunninghill Hospital.

“He remains in ICU and is progressing well. He is expected to make a full recovery.”

United States Embassy spokesperson Jack Hilmer said they were aware of the shooting. They were however not authorised to comment because Trent is a private citizen.

A management division at the company was currently in charge of the day-to-day running of Daimler Chrysler until Trent recovered.

Comment pasted from the Citizen Newspaper:
“United States Embassy spokesperson Jack Hilmer said they were aware of the shooting.
They were however not authorised to comment because Trent is a private citizen.”
Just curious as to procedure:
Does the USA never comment when their citizens are attacked / killed / robbed in foreign countries?

Loudilla And Kay Johnson’s Latest Tri-Son News

Tri-Son New biggest Little News Sheet In Country Music (Since 1963) • February 2013 Issue
Loudilla and Kay Johnson • P.O. Box 40328 • Nashville, TN 37204 • Ph. 615-371-9596


George Strait will be honored with the 2013 Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. Career Achievement Award at the Country Radio Hall of Fame Induction Feb. 26. The CRB Achievement Award is presented to an individual artist or act that, through their creativity, vision, performance or leadership has made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of country music and country radio. As previously announced, the evening will also feature Gaylan Christie being inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame and Dr. Don Carpenter, Crook & Chase, Eddie Edwards and Bill “Dex” Poindexter will be inducted in the Air Personality category. Bob Romeo will receive the 2013 Presidents’ Award. Previous winners of this Award include Brooks and Dunn, Kenny Rogers, Charlie Daniels, Dolly Parton, and Reba McEntire. The dinner and induction ceremony unofficially kicks off Country Radio Seminar.
George Jones has announced that the final Nashville concert of his career will be at the Bridgestone Arena Nov. 22. Although still 9 months away, this is already gearing up to be a star-studded event – Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Travis, Jamey Johnson, and Gene Watson are the first round of performers that will join previously announced guest Tanya Tucker to help honor this legendary entertainer with special performances. More artists will continue to be announced. Tickets on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations.
Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Music City’s legendary honky-tonk, will celebrate its 53rd Birthday in downtown Nashville on Nov. 21 with a Broadway street-party hosted by GAC personality Storme Warren. The annual affair will be the kick-off event celebrating and honoring George Jones’ final Nashville concert (Nov. 22) at the Bridgestone Arena. As part of the celebration, Tootsie’s is extending their annual Birthday Bash to a two-day event with entertainment on the outdoor Broadway stage taking place on both Thursday and Friday nights. Entertainment will be announced in the coming months.
News Briefs: Following the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, the Zac Brown Band headed to Florida where they will play a mini-concert Feb. 24 during the Budweiser Pre-Race Show (two songs will air live) at Daytona 500, NASCAR’s season-opening race. ••• Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter’s narration of the documentary “No Going Back: Women and the War,” just won her an Emmy. The documentary is the third episode in Nashville Public Television’s “Tennessee Civil War 150” series. ••• Music industry veteran Greg Hill has launched Hill Entertainment Group, home to artists Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer. ••• APA Nashville has signed Outlaw Country royalty, Shooter Jennings. His new album, The Other Life (Black Country Rock/Entertainment One Nashville), and its short film will be released on Mar. 12. Jennings also continues his 7-year tenure on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country channel with his signature show, Electric Rodeo. ••• Justin Boots Presents Gary Morris’ My First Love online concert Feb. 14.
MusicRow reports Grammy ratings fell from 2012’s high of more than 39 million viewers to about 29 million for the 2013 (Feb. 10) primetime show. The slip was expected due to 2012’s ceremony drawing a 30-year ratings high, spurred by the death of Whitney Houston the night before.
JohnFogerty_WroteASong_Cover_Rock legend John Fogerty enlisted some country, pop and rock stars for his upcoming album Wrote A Song For Everyone, due out May 28. The 14-track album, his first for Vanguard Records, features collaborations with Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Kid Rock, sons Shane Fogerty and Tyler Fogerty, and more. Pre-order now via iTunes and Amazon.
Phil Vassar has hit 2013 running with a brand new single, “Love Is Alive.” Co-written with Tom Douglas, ACM and CMA Song of the Year Award-winner for “The House That Built Me,” the mandolin-infused uptempo song was just shipped to radio. “Tom and I had a blast writing this song,” said Phil, who is finishing a full album to be released later this year. Phil premiered the new single at a recent sold-out concert at one of his favorite haunts, Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago, where over 1000 fans packed the sold out venue for the nearly three-hour performance.”
Live Nation’s Brian O’Connell has created a new three-day country music and camping festival, Faster Horses, set to launch in Brooklyn, MI. July 18-21, according to Billboard. The festival will be held in a field adjacent to the Brooklyn International Speedway. Faster Horses is the second country music festival produced by Live Nation and O’Connell; the first , Watershed, launched in 2012 in Quincy, WA. Twenty-five artists have been booked for the show so far, though a formal announcement of the talent lineup is not expected until next week.
EMI Records’ Eric Church will release a 17-track live album, Caught In The Act: Live, on Apr. 9 featuring songs from Sinners Like Me, Carolina, and his CMA Award-winning 2011 release, Chief. Act will be available on iTunes and stores nationwide. The album was recorded at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre in Oct. 2012 and is Church’s first live recording. A double gatefold vinyl version of the record will also be made available on National Record Store Day, April 20. The package will include four additional tracks and a special whiskey-infused 7-inch. Currently touring Canada on his sold-out The Blood Sweat & Beers Tour, Church will join Kenny Chesney on the No Shoes Nation Tour beginning March 16 in Tampa, FL.
Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley will return to Country Radio Seminar for the second consecutive year. Rhett Atkins, Tom Douglas, Marv Green, Ben Hayslip, Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Wendell Mobley, Jeff Stevens and several surprise guests are set to perform. This year’s event will be held on Thursday night (Feb. 28) at the Renaissance Hotel.
Tracy Pitcox advises the TruCountry Television show is moving its production from Hamilton to Brady, Texas. The popular thirty minute show reaches millions three times per week on the RFD Television Network. The first taping will be held in Brady, on Mar 21, 22 and 23, with guests including Darrell McCall, Curtis Potter, Norma Jean, Tony Booth, Mona McCall, Jake Hooker, Bobby Flores, Heather Myles, Justin Trevino, Tommy Hooker, Landon Dodd, Rance Norton, Amber Digby, Diane McCall, Dottsy and Rance Norton. Phone for ticket availabilities 325 597 1895
BGC Records/GMV Nashville Records artist Bobby Cyrus has become the official spokesperson of the National Walking Horse Association. He is scheduled to appear at a series of public NWHA events in the coming months, meeting fans, signing merchandise and advocating his passion for walking horses.
EVENTS Calendar 2013:
• Apr. 25-28 – MerleFest, Wilkesboro, NC
• May 25-26 – Bayou Country Superfest, Baton Rouge, LA
• Jun. 6-9 – CMA Music Festival, Nashville, TN
• Jun. 13-16 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
Events and more are listed on our LINKS page!

Marty Martel Prayer Line For Tuesday February 12

martymartelprayer2013If you have a prayer or a thought that you want to mention here or send to someone who you believe is deserving please use my column to reach special people who would go out of their way to say a special prayer on your behalf for that someone you care about – Marty Martel

.WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for Tuesday February 12, By Marty Martel.


Jerry Overcast asks for prayers and prayer lines for his true Valentine as she is undergoing tests to determine how to treat her health issues. Ralph Emery’s wife is still undergoing tests and Ralph would like for all of our prayer lines to keep her in their prayers.

Hello Marty, It was great to see you yesterday. Thank you for taking the time to read up on my message I sent you on FB. My mother’s name is Martha Stewart (I know…) Also, thank you for adding her name to the prayer line. It means so much!! ~Blessings~ Rebecca  

Marty, please add my 5 day old grandson Sawyer John Newman to your prayer list. He had surgery last Friday at LA Childrens Hospital and will need more surgery in 3 months. He is rcovering nicely and may be allowed to go home by Thursday. Thanks and God bless, Danny

Marty, This is a prayer request from one of my lodge brothers in Charlotte NC…”My brother-in-law, Bob Sellers will be undergoing a kidney transplant tomorrow morning. I believe that prayers are a powerful force. I’m asking for prayers for Bob as well as his kidney donor for a successful procedure and rapid recovery. Thank you and God bless…” Bill Clark

Marty, please add to prayer requests one for my grandson Colton, who has been sick for several days and vomiting. He is going to doctor today. Thanks and blessings, Marilyn Moore

HE’LL SEE YOU THROUGH:  Draw near to God, He’s waiting for you; Trust in Him, He’ll see you through. No matter the problem, if it’s big or small, He’s our great God, He can handle it all. Don’t hesitate and hold back in fear; He’ll never forsake you, He’s holding you near. Just trust and obey, that’s all He wants from you; Trust and obey, He’ll always see you through. – Dona M. Maroney


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