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Dolly Parton Receives 100 Million Album Sales Award

dolly100MillionSales01Dolly Parton Receives 100 Million Album Sales Award During Glastonbury Appearance

Somerset, UK (June 29, 2014) – The most celebrated female in country music history, Dolly Parton, receives, yet, another accolade for RIAA gold, platinum, and multi-platinum career sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide.  While attending the historic Glastonbury Music Festival, Dolly took time to speak to journalists before hitting the Pyramid stage in front of a crowd exceeding 100,000 music loving fans.  During Dolly’s press event, BBC2 Radio’s Lauren Laverne introduced CTK Management CEO and Dolly Records President Danny Nozell and Glastonbury owner Michael Eavis who made the special plaque presentation which commemorated her sales of 100 million albums worldwide.

“I’ve been so busy making records for the past several decades, I didn’t realize I had racked up so many sales.  What a great honor to know that I have so many fans that have supported me through the years.  Thanks to the RIAA for the acknowledgment and the plaque I feel very honored and proud,” says Dolly Parton.

2014 has continued to bring Dolly career milestones as her 42nd studio album, BLUE SMOKE, is her highest charting solo album ever in both the United States (landing at #6 on Billboard Top 200) and in the United Kingdom (landing at #6 on the UK official chart).

Parton’s chart history on the Top Country Albums chart is more befitting of her living-legend status: She’s notched 42 top 10 albums, with six of them going to No. 1. On the Hot Country Songs chart, she holds the record for the most No. 1s among women, with 25.

bluesmokedollyAbout Dolly Parton: Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 42 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.  And the litany goes on.

Dolly’s career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down.  An internationally-renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television.  Some of her hit films have included Nine to Five, Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, Straight Talk, and Joyful Noise.  Parton received two Oscar® nominations – one for writing the title tune to Nine to Five and the other for Travelin’ Thru from the film Transamerica.

– Kirt Webster

Performers Announced for Wide Open Bluegrass

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Yonder Mountain String Band

Additional artists have been announced for the Wide Open Bluegrass festival, which takes place October 3-4 in Raleigh, North Carolina; the list includes Yonder Mountain String Band, Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Balsam Range, Lonesome River Band, Chatham County Line, Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan, Della Mae, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Grascals, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Special Consensus, Town Mountain, The Deadly Gentlemen, James King Band, Larry Stephenson Band, Mustered Courage, The Roys and The Davidson Brothers. Of special note in the WOB lineup are two legendary bluegrass artists: Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Jesse McReynolds, from Virginia, and North Carolina’s own Bobby Hicks, a ten time Grammy award winning fiddler who recently received the prestigious North Carolina Heritage Award from the North Carolina Arts Council. For his set, Hicks will be joined by musicians Tony Williamson, Ron Shuffler and other special guests.

Chatham County Line

Chatham County Line

These artists will join the previously announced Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder with Bruce Hornsby, Del McCoury Band with special guests, Hot Rize (with Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers), Gibson Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sierra Hull, The Kruger Brothers with Kontras Quartet’s world premiere of new concerto “Lucid Dreamer” and the Wide Open Jam, featuring the superstar lineup of Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton and Stuart Duncan as the performers for the ticketed portion of the two-day music festival.

Performers for the free Street Festival portion of Wide Open Bluegrass will be announced in the coming months. Wide Open Bluegrass is part of International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass 2014 event, which takes place September 30 – October 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Those wishing to obtain tickets for the ticketed portion of Wide Open Bluegrass (which takes place at Red Hat Amphitheater and Raleigh Convention Center Ballroom Stages), Bluegrass Ramble Showcase passes, IBMA Business Conference registration, IBMA Award Show tickets and hotel reservations should go to IBMA’s website,

Single day general admission for the ticketed portion of Wide Open Bluegrass starts as low as $50, with a three-day Bluegrass Ramble pass available for $75. Additional details and pricing information are available at the website.

– Posted by Country Girl  CMTT

Laura Dodd’s Latest Video Jukebox #011 – WET TV

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This week Laura Dodd features a very special show as Laura conducts interviews by your favorite Country Stars visiting from Las Vegas, Jill and Julia. Filmed at the Nashville Broadcasting Network NBN, 2014

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Jim Rose Remembers Radio Monday June 30, 2014

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SOUL SINGER AT END OF HIS JOURNEY Soul singer Bobby Womack dies at 70 of colon cancer and diabetes on ‎Friday, June 27, 2014. Bobby is a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influences recording artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn. Two years ago, Womack receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, plus prostate cancer. When Womack performs recently at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival he appears to be in good health and spirits. In 1964, Womack’s It’s All Over Now is a #1 hit for the Rolling Stones. Bobby works with, writes for and inspires generations of artists that includes Jimi Hendrix, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Sly Stone, Elvis Presley and Gorillaz’s Damon Albarn.

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FIRST FEMALE TV ANCHOR STEPS DOWN After 42 years on the KING TV NBC CH 5 Seattle, WA anchor desk, Jean Enersen steps away on Friday, June 27, 2014. Jean is the first female local TV news anchor in America. She exits as KING TV’s longest-standing local female anchor. According to The Seattle Times, Jean’s nickname is The Franchise. While she will no longer be a TV anchor, she will involve herself on projects like the KING TV HealthLink. Enersen also continues her involvement on KING 5 specials, political coverage and major news events. KING TV CH 5 Executive News Director Mark Ginther brags: Jean is a force of nature in the newsroom.

KASEM LAW PASSES This week we music lovers sadden with the passing of disc jockey, music historian, radio personality, Casey Kasem, host of music radio countdown program American Top 40. Kemal Amin [Casey] Kasem is born on April 27, 1932 in Detroit, MI. Casey’s daughter Kerri struggles to obtain even basic visitation rights during Casey’s final hours. Kerri holds a stack of letters that represent thousands that she receives from folks with similar stories of heartache. A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) seeks to protect children from being denied access to a parent by a parent’s future spouse or child. We will always remember Casey Kasem’s sign off words: Keep Your Feet On The Ground And Keep Reaching For The Stars.

WGN SAYS WE DIDN’T KILL GARRY In late May 2014, WGN-720 stuns both top-rated afternoon star Garry Meier plus his many fans when they demote him to the Internet-only WGN.FM stream. This week, another shocker for Meier when a staffer tells him that he is having his WGN Radio office taken away from him. Ironically, this happens next week when Meier is on vacation. WGN will give Garry a space next to the new Howells & Hood restaurant, which is six floors below where he now does his daily show and below where most of the rest of the WGN-720 offices are. This drastic move shifts Meier off the 50,000-watt WGN-720 and relegates him to streaming portal. WGN management says in its social page: We didn’t kill Garry.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Is Estelle Bennett of the girl group The Ronettes still alive? The answer appears below.


•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Judy Salvador and Barry Keller Monday, June 30, 2014. •CHRISTOPHER HACKETT joins CBS Hot AC KVIL FM (103.7) Dallas, TX on July 1, 2014 to provide traffic and weather updates weekdays from 10am-7pm plus weekend DJ duties. •DAN MCNEIL (Danny Mac) WSCR-670 (The Score) Chicago. IL CBS Sports Talk radio personality reportedly holds out on his contract for an increase of at least $200,000. •GEORGIA EAGLE MEDIA unloads six GA radio stations (WHKN FM 94.9 Millen, WPMX FM 102.9 Statesboro, WZBX FM 106.5 Rocky Ford, WMCD FM 107.3 Claxton, WPTB-850 Statesboro and WWNS-1240 Stateboro) to Neal & Elizabeth Ardman’s Statesboro Radio for $600,000.


•1955 THE JOHNNY CARSON SHOW debuts on CBS TV on June 30th. •1963 DWAYNE O’BRIEN guitarist with Little Texas (God Blessed Texas #4-1993) is born on June 30th in Ada, OK. •1971 MONICA POTTER appears as Kristina Braverman in NBC TV drama series Parenthood born on June 30th. •1987 K.T. OSLIN’s album 80′s Ladies releases on RCA on June 30th. •1995 GALE GORDON comedian (Our Miss Brooks, Here’s Lucy) dies at 89 on June 30th. •2001 CHET ATKINS Lifetime Achievement award from the Grammys influential guitarist and producer who helps create The Nashville Sound dies at home on June 30th after a long bout with cancer.


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TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1959, three young singers make a name for themselves dancing The Twist at the Peppermint Lounge. Estelle Bennett plus her sister Ronnie Spector and cousin Nedra Talley are The Ronettes who later sing backup for Joey Dee, Bobby Rydell and others. Phil Spector signs The Ronettes to his Philles label wall of sound. In August 1963 they release their hit single Be My Baby. Estelle’s daughter, Toyin Hunter says a friend finds her lifeless body in her Englewood, NJ apartment on Wednesday, February 11, 2009. She suffers from colon cancer.

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BILL CHERRY [Late 1950s Music ’til Dawn host on WWL-870] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio June 27, 2014 [Friday] Issue #1315 Hi, Jim — One of your best issues! Regards, Bill Cherry

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Rhon’s Early Morning Inspiration For Monday

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Lord of the Living and the Dead Romans 14:7-12

In the New Testament, Lord is the most frequently used title for Jesus Christ. Although we rarely use this term in our daily lives, we are all quite familiar with another word: boss. That is basically what Lord means—one possessing authority, power, and control. The Word of God describes Jesus as the head of the church, the ruler over all creation, and the Lord of lords and King of kings (Col. 1:15-18; Rev. 3:14; 17:14).

The realm of Christ’s reign covers everything that happens in heaven and on the earth. No one—not even those who deny His existence—can be free of His rule or outside His sphere of authority. Although Satan tries to convince us that liberty is found in doing what we want, true freedom is acquired only through submission to Christ’s loving lordship.

Even death cannot release anyone from the authority of God’s Son. He is Lord of both the living and the dead. All people must decide to either yield or rebel against Him, but they have the opportunity to make this choice only while they are still living. After death, they will acknowledge Christ’s lordship through accountability to Him. If we have not bowed the knee to Jesus in life, we will be forced to bend it in the judgment.


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