McAllen – The death of a South Texas singer well known for his ballads, including some about the exploits of Mexican drug cartels, was being treated as a murder investigation after authorities found his body on Thursday on a rural road.
Jesus “Chuy” Quintanilla appeared to have been shot at least twice in the head and was found near his vehicle, Sheriff Lupe Trevino said. Irrigation workers found his body on a roadway north of Mission in an isolated area surrounded by citrus groves, Trevino said.
Quintanilla’s family filed a missing person report early on Thursday, saying they hadn’t had contact with him since the previous night. But investigators were already on the scene, Trevino said.
Targeted in the past
Trevino wouldn’t release details about the investigation but said it was being treated as a murder investigation. He speculated that the singer was either lured or taken to the area where his body was found. “It’s not like a ‘let’s meet at a bar and talk about a music contract,'” Trevino said.
Quintanilla is well known in the region for musica nortena, a genre of music popular in northern Mexico and South Texas, particularly for his ballads, known as corridos. Some of his songs could be considered narcocorridos, which often tell of the power of top drug traffickers or recount big gun battles in ways that can sometime draw the ire of those on the losing side.
Singers of narcocorridos have been targeted in the past. Valentin Elizalde was fatally shot in 2006 after performing in Reynosa, a border city across from McAllen, and Sergio Vega was killed in Sinaloa in 2010.
‘I enjoy writing songs about racehorses’
Quintanilla dismissed the term narcocorrido during a 2011 interview with The Monitor newspaper in McAllen, saying his genre of music has always illustrated people’s lives. He said the songs began more than a century ago as a way to tell the stories of battles, and have changed only to keep up with the times.
“This is something that is very real; it’s happening right now, and everyone can identify with it or has heard of it or been affected by it,” Quintanilla told the newspaper in Spanish. Quintanilla also said he had worked for 20 years with the state police in Mexico and later worked for the federal police there before embarking on his musical career.
“Personally, I enjoy writing songs about racehorses,” he said.
A man reached at a number advertised with Quintanilla’s performances wouldn’t give his full name but said he was friends with Quintanilla. He said the singer was noted for his nortena music and ballads.
George Jones Dies Today Very Very Sad News For Us All
I am in tears as we just heard on Fox news that our Country Hero George Jones has just died. I have never felt this way about a Music artists since Elvis died. This is sad, sad news I am sure the Country Music world is in tears right now. To hear more about George’s passing please watch your local news.
A Comment to the organizers of the November Sold Out Show in NASHVILLE
PLEASE DONT CANCEL IT, IT WILL BE A GREAT TRIBUTE TO OUR HERO
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Country music legend George Jones has died at the age of 81.
Jones died on Friday after he was hospitalized in Nashville, Tenn., with a fever and irregular blood pressure, according to TMZ. A cause of death has not been identified.
Jones was hospitalized on Thursday, April 18, and had to cancel concerts in Atlanta and Salem, Va., according to Billboard. He was in the middle of his yearlong goodbye tour, which was set to conclude in November in Nashville. Over the last year, he has had to cancel other appearances due to health issues.
Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member, and Kennedy Center Honoree George Glenn Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was hospitalized April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure.Nashville, Tenn. (April 26, 2013) – Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member, and Kennedy Center Honoree George Glenn Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
He was hospitalized April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure.Born September 12, 1931, Jones is regarded among the most important and influential singers in American popular music history. He was the singer of enduring country music hits including “She Thinks I Still Care,” “The Grand Tour,” “Walk Through This World With Me,” “Tender Years” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” the latter of which is often at the top of industry lists of the greatest country music singles of all time.“A singer who can soar from a deep growl to dizzying heights, he is the undisputed successor of earlier natural geniuses such as Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell,” wrote Bob Allen in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Encyclopedia of Country Music.”Jones was born in Saratoga, Texas, and he played on the streets of Beaumont for tips as a teenager.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps before returning to Texas and recording for the Starday label in Houston, Texas. In 1955, his “Why Baby Why” became his first Top 10 country single, peaking at number four and beginning a remarkable commercial string: Jones would ultimately record more than 160 charting singles, more than any other artist in any format in the history of popular music.Jones’ first number one hit came in 1959 with “White Lightning,” a Mercury Records single that topped Billboard country charts for five weeks.He moved on to United Artists and then to Musicor, notching hits including “She Thinks I Still Care,” “The Race Is On,” “A Good Year for the Roses” and “Walk Through This World With Me.”Jones signed with Epic Records in 1971 and worked with producer Billy Sherrill to craft a sound at once elegant and rooted, scoring with “The Grand Tour,” “Bartenders Blues” and many more. Sherrill also produced duets between Jones and his then-wife Tammy Wynette, and in the 1970s they scored top-charting hits including “We’re Gonna Hold On,” “Golden Ring” and “Near You.”By the time “Golden Ring” and “Near You” hit in 1976, Jones and Wynette were divorced, and Jones was battling personal demons.
He signed with MCA Records in 1990 and began a successful run, and he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992. His guest vocal on Patty Loveless’ “You Don’t Seem To Miss Me” won a CMA award for top vocal event in 1998, and it became his final Top 20 country hit.In 1999, Jones nearly died in a car wreck, but he recovered and resumed touring and recording. He remained a force in music until his death, playing hundreds of shows in the new century and collecting the nation’s highest arts award, the Kennedy Center Honor for lifetime achievement, in 2008.In late 2012, Jones announced his farewell tour, which was to conclude with a sold-out, star-packed show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 22, 2013. Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Rogers, Sam Moore, The Oak Ridge Boys and many others were set to perform at Jones’ Bridgestone show.Jones is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Nancy Jones, his sister Helen Scroggins, and by his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Nashville, TN-4.23.13) Century II recording artist Allen Karl has just released a new single to country radio, “I Get So Lonesome.” With a great song and performance, this single is a different side of Allen as the songwriter. His writing talents have been hidden until he was urged to record the great songs that he has written. This new single is already generating airplay in the U.S. and Europe.
Allen recently received great news that he has been selected to be inducted into the George D. Hay Foundation Hall of Fame and Museum. The induction recognizes rare individuals who have played an outstanding and enduring role in the world of country music, and Allen’s musical history and career has set him apart as one such individual.
Allen will be inducted along with Grand Ole Opry star Vince Gill, the late steel guitarist John Hughey, legendary songwriter Dallas Frazier, and bluegrass legend Larry Sparks. This is a very proud moment for Allen to be recognized for his achievements in country music and his continuous and constant support of the music his loves.
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A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago . They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night’s dinner. In their rush, with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table which held a display of apples. Apples flew everywhere.
Without stopping or looking back, they all managed to Reach the plane in time for their nearly-missed boarding…
ALL BUT ONE!!! He paused, took a deep breath, got in touch with his feelings and experienced a twinge of compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been overturned. He told his buddies to go on without him, waved good-bye, told one of them to call his wife when they arrived at their home destination and explain his taking a later flight. Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were all over the terminal floor.
He was glad he did. The 16-year-old girl was totally blind! She was softly crying, tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same time helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd swirled about her; no one stopping and no one to care for her plight. The salesman knelt on the floor with her, gathered up the apples, put them back on the table and helped organize her display. As he did this, he noticed that many of them had become battered and bruised; these he set aside in another basket. When he had finished, he pulled out his wallet and said to the girl, “Here, please take this $40 for the damage we did. Are you okay?” She nodded through her tears. He continued on with, “I hope we didn’t spoil your day too badly.”
As the salesman started to walk away, the bewildered blind girl called out to him, “Mister….” He paused and turned to look back into those blind eyes. She continued, “Are you Jesus?” He stopped in mid-stride … and he wondered. He gently went back and said, “No, I am nothing like Jesus. He is good, kind, caring, loving, and would never have bumped into your display in the first place.” The girl gently nodded: “I only asked because I prayed for Jesus to help me gather the apples. He sent you to help me, so you are like Him – only He knows who will do His will. Thank you for hearing His call, Mister.”
Then slowly he made his way to catch the later flight with that question burning and bouncing about in his soul: “Are you Jesus?” Do people mistake you for Jesus? That’s our destiny, is it not? To be so much like Jesus that people cannot tell the difference as we live and interact with a world that is blind to His love, life and grace. If we claim to know Him, we should live, walk and act as He would. Knowing Him is more than simply quoting Scripture and going to church. It’s actually living the Word as life unfolds day to day .
You are the apple of His eye even though you, too, have been bruised by a fall. He stopped what He was doing and picked up you and me on a hill called Calvary and paid in full for our damaged fruit.
JIM ED BROWN DEBUTS NEW SINGLE ON WSM AM
TOMORROW – APR. 26, 2013 – 830AM-CST
With Long Time Friend BILL CODY
(Nashville, TN-4.25.13) Grand Ole Opry star Jim Ed Brown will be joining his longtime friend Bill Cody, Friday April 26 at 830AM-CST on Coffee, Cody, and Country. Bill will be debuting Jim Ed’s new single “In Style Again,” and talking about his 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Jim Ed will be also previewing the song on the Grand Ole Opry, April 26 & 27. Both nights Jim Ed will host the 7:30PM to 8PM-CST portion of the show.
This is a special time in Jim Ed Brown’s music career with a new record release on Century II Records. It has been nearly 30 years since Jim Ed’s last major release. His career has spanned the award winning Browns’, Jim Ed’s solo career, and his award winning duet career with Helen Cornelius, and now this special song.
The song depicts many of today’s veteran country artists who no longer wish to be left out in the pasture because of time and age. Style is only a word, and Jim Ed Brown has always been in style. This song gives him the opportunity to bring attention to country radio that he and many others are still “In Style Again.”
We hope that you will join Jim Ed and Bill Cody tomorrow at 830am-CST on WSM 750 on your dial, to hear the new single release.
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WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for this Thursday ending April 25, By Marty Martel..
Joy McReynolds send the following true story about Daisy to me and no doubt it is my thought for this day. I feel that you will know what the message says and what it means still today. God Bless Daisy.
True story about DAISY
HER NAME IS DAISY James Crane worked on the 101st floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Centre.. He is blind so he has a golden retriever named Daisy.
After the plane hit 20 stories below, James knew that he was doomed, so he let Daisy go, out of an act of love. She darted away into the darkened hallway.
Choking on the fumes of the jet fuel and the smoke James was just waiting to die. About 30 minutes later, Daisy comes back along with James’ boss, who Daisy just happened to pick up on floor 112
On her first run of the building, she leads James, James’ boss, and about 300 more people out of the doomed building. But she wasn’t through yet, she knew there were others who were trapped. So, highly against James’ wishes she ran back in the building.
On her second run, she saved 392 lives. Again she went back in. During this run, the building collapses. James hears about this and falls on his knees into tears. Against all known odds, Daisy makes it out alive, but this time she is carried by a firefighter. “She led us right to the people, before she got injured” the fireman explained.
Her final run saved another 273 lives. She suffered acute smoke inhalation, severe burns on all four paws, and a broken leg, but she saved 967 lives. Daisy is the first civilian Canine to win the Medal of Honor of New York City.
I hope you enjoyed this story. I thought it was terrific. Pass it on to all animal lovers .. Remember love is to be shared to be multiplied.
Marty, Please put Allen Hall on your prayer list. He is my granddaughter’s grandfather (her mother’s Dad) they told the family this morning he has cancer from being exposed to asbestes at the TVA plant in his younger years (he is 85). Please keep him and his family in your prayers. Thanks Jo Ann
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The two dollar bill: Recently a man tried to pay for his burrito at a Taco Bell with a two dollar bill. The person at the cash register asked if the man had any other money to pay for it because he had never seen a two dollar bill and didn’t want to get in trouble for taking counterfeit money. The man asked to talk to the manager. The manager looked at the two dollar bill and said he had never seen one before and therefore it had to be fake. The man was trying to be as patient as he could when he showed the two of them where it said, “This note is legal tender for all debts public and private.” The manager told the man if you don’t leave I will call the police. Within minutes the mall security was at the counter asking what the problem was. After carefully examining the two dollar bill he asked the manager what the problem was. The manager said it was fake. The policeman said it doesn’t look fake to me. The manager had never seen such a thing and therefore it was counterfeit. The man ended up with his burrito for free and a medium soft drink was thrown in for free also. I think I will go gather up as many two dollar bills as I can find and see what happens when I go shopping.
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