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Award-winning singer/songwriter and Coatesville, PA resident, Jiggley Jones will perform at Sharpshooter’s Grille in Gettysburg, PA on February 7, 2015, as part of the “Gettysburg Rocks” Festival to benefit children battling cancer
Records Nashville recording artist and Coatesville, PA resident, Jiggley Jones will peform at Gettysburg Rocks 2015. Jiggley will perform songs from his critically acclaimed, ..A Mountain, a Struggle, a Tunnel, a Light.., as well as new material and old favorites, on February 7, 2015 at 7pm, at Sharpshooter’s Grille, Inn At Herr Ridge, 900 Chambersburg Road, in Gettysburg, PA. Jiggley joins acts like Silvertung, D-Bo, Ed Kaplan and more, who are donating their time and talents, during the 3-day-long festival, to raise funds for Children’s Cancer organization, Four Diamonds Fund. For more information on Gettysburg Rocks, visit http://www.gburgrocks.com.
“What can I say about Jiggley Jones? He is a very generous and caring individual, not to mention being extremely talented,” said Michael Stover of MTS Management Group. “Jiggley has always made it his policy to lend a hand, whenever possible…especially if it has something to do with kids. We were honored to have him perform last year, and are thrilled to have him back for 2015. Jiggley’s from around that neck of the woods, so this is a great way for him to give back to his region. Come on out, folks, and see a national recording artist, who just happens to live in your backyard. Let’s raise a ton of money for the kids!”
Bald Rob Experience presents Gettysburg Rocks, 150+ bands across 12 venues in Gettysburg, PA over February 6, 7, and 8th. Gettysburg Rocks is a fundraiser and all money raised will be donated to The Four Diamonds Fund, via Penn State Mont Alto’s THON group, supporting children battling cancer.
The mission of the Four Diamonds is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research. Since it’s creation in 1972,Four Diamonds has helped more than 3,400 children and families and supported a diverse platform of pediatric cancer research at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, seeking improved treatments and cures to benefit those around the world. For more information, visit http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/fourdiamonds.
Jiggley Jones is the 2013 International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards Songwriter of the Year and winner of the 2014 IMEA AC Song of the Year Award. He is also a 2-time 2014 New Music Award Nominee, a 2014 AMG Heritage Awards Nominee and a 2014 Independent Country Music Association Award Nominee. His debut EP, No Spring Chicken spent more than 6 months on the Roots Music charts, and his follow up, …A Mountain, a Struggle, a Tunnel , a Light… (Lamon Records Nashville) reached the RMR Top 20. Jiggley has performed at CMA Fest, Dewey Beach Music Conference, Millenium Music Conference, SS Cape May, The Bitter End in NYC, and many other top venues. For more information, visit http://www.jiggleyjones.com.
Manager Brian Crews And Grammy-Nominated Producer Dave Brainard Join Major Indie Team
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 8, 2015)- Country-recording artist Ray Scott(deciBel Nashville), who is on the fast track to become a major independent and household name across the country and abroad, has announced additions to his team. His new alliances include professionals in management, booking and music production; Brian Crews (Crewser Entertainment and Promotions) will oversee Scott’s day-to-day management and booking while Grammy-nominated producer,Dave Brainard (deciBel Productions, LLC) is on board to head-up creative, music supervision and production.
Reigning from North Carolina, Ray Scott has become a country music staple on the radio, on stages in historic honky-tonks and in the spotlight performing at national and international fairs, festivals and entertainment venues. He has made more than 40 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry and performed at the Interlackin Festival, Switzerland, Outlaw Trail, Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX (PBS Special), Country Thunder, Country Jam, Charlie-palooza Festival, Tampa, FL and CMA Fest.
Ray Scott entered the format as a songwriter and charted songs recorded by Clay Walker (“A Few Questions”) and Randy Travis (“Pray for the Fish”). He made his entry official as a national recording artist with his debut album entitled MY KIND OF MUSIC (Warner Bros/2005). Since then, the traditionalist has taken the reins to “Ray-invent” his career in an undeniable and destined direction. Answering the call to tout his own unique sound and original style, he released RAY SCOTT in October 2014 (his third independent album) that garnered global recognition for “truthful music delivery.” A career and artistic regroup for Scott, the project clearly defines his vision and enables the listening audience an insightful RAY SCOTT interpretation of country music. (Scott wrote the majority of the featured tracks.)
His latest single, “Drinkin’ Beer” (co-written with Tony Mullins), enjoyed extended airplay on ”The Highway”–Sirius XM over the entire 2014 summer season, was the HotDisc (UK) “Song of the Year” and ranked at No. 18 on the Rolling Stone Country chart as one of the Top 25 Songs of the Year in 2014.
“Ray Scott is a singer/songwriter who naturally blends the traditional sounds of yesteryear with today’s unique trends. He has an uncanny ability to add humor to real life, heartfelt stories which makes for a ‘direct connect’ to his fans,” noted Brian Crews. “I am honored to be living out a dream with a childhood friend.”
“We are working hard to remain competitive in the ever-changing country music landscape and contemporary format while being true to the very fiber of my creativity,” said Ray Scott. “I believe Brian and David share the same philosophy and vision and our passion will put us a cut above the rest.”
Brian Crews, who is also a North Carolina native, launched Crewser Entertainment and Promotions in 2009. His credentials include producing concerts for Corey Smith, Little Texas, T. Graham Brown, Percy Sledge, Sammy Kershaw, Josh Thompson and Parmalee. Through his dedication and passion for the industry, Crews has successfully booked more than 1000 dates during his six-year tenure as a performing artist agent. Coinciding with his passion to promote his clients, Crews is a fervent community leader and philanthropist active in a number of charitable organizations and events.
Dave Brainard began his career writing songs for Balmur Corus Group; he moved on to write for Bigger Picture Music Group (formerly Big Picture Music Group). Neal McCoy, Sammy Kershaw and Brooks and Dunn have recorded Brainard-signature songs. Stepping behind the board as a self-taught producer and known for his multi-instrumental ability and creativity, Brainard has worked alongside Jamey Johnson (THEY CALL ME COUNTRY), Jerrod Niemann (JUDGE JERROD AND THE HUNG JURY and FREE THE MUSIC) and the highly-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated, TWELVE STORIES CD project recorded by Brandy Clark and recognized as one of the “Best Country Albums in 2013.” Brainard produced Ray Scott’s hit single “Those Jeans“ (2012) which has achieved single sales surmounting more than 200,000; he also produced and promoted Scott’s 2014 self- titled album.
“Ray reinvented his artistry and sound with his new album while maintaining his sense of self throughout the entire collection of songs. As part of the reinvention process, Ray added a few key players to his professional team and I am proud to be a part of it,” stated Dave Brainard. “I truly believe in Ray’s talent and we didn’t want to deviate from that in the production of his album. Ray has something for everyone—young or old!”
For more information on Ray Scott, visit: www.rayscott.com.
HOODS WITH MACHINE GUNS STORM FRENCH NEWSPAPER In 2012, satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo publishes cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. In fear of reprisal, France quickly closes its embassies and schools in more than 20 countries. It’s latest tweet is a cartoon of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 a shooting massacre occurs in Paris, France when two black-clad hooded men with AK47 assault weapons storm headquarters of Charlie Hebdo newspaper shouting Allahu Akbar and murder at least 12 people including 10 journalists.
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BREAKING NEWS! FRENCH SHOOTERS IDENTIFIED French video shows the shooters with AK47 assault rifles. Retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, Fox News analyst says: …this was a carefully planned, sophisticated operation by well-trained, well-armed veterans of jihad. French police identify the three Islamist butchers as two brothers, Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi (32 and 34) as well as 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad. One official admits they link to a Yemeni terrorist network. Is this a wakeup call to journalists who report on Mid-East terrorism?
ATTRACTIVE TV PERSONALITY FADES AWAY In the Fabulous Fifties, one of our absolute favorite TV shows is the long-running hit game show I’ve Got a Secret. One of its panelists is former Miss America 1945 Bess Myerson. Ms. Myerson is born in the Bronx on July 16, 1924. Bess later becomes a force in public affairs. She leads two New York City agencies, Consumer and Cultural Affairs; advises three presidents; champions social causes and supports powerful political careers. Bess Myerson dies at 90 on December 14, 2014 in her home in Santa Monica, CA.
DALLAS, TX NEWS DIRECTOR JUMPS SHIP Just a little more than three months after he moves on up to assistant news director of WFAA TV ABC CH 8 Dallas, TX George Rodrigue hightails it to Cleveland, OH for a position at Advance Publications’ Cleveland Plain Dealer. The 58 year old Rodrigue replaces Debra Adams Simmons who exits the newsroom in April 2014 to accept a corporate position with Advance. Before George makes a U-turn to TV in September 2014 he is the long-time managing editor of The Dallas Morning News and a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Why does Capitol records to smash all copies of The Four Preps’ tune Letter To The Beatles? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Dave Tucker KFJZ-1270, KBOX-1480 friend Friday, January 9, 2014. •SHARON DASTURlongtime Z100 New York, NY PD joins HeartMedia National Programming Platforms team as SVP of Programming Integration effective Monday, January 5, 2015. •BILLY BUSH SHOW & Westwood One Billy Bush Countdown halts production at 2014’s end. Westwood One offers substitute Zach Sang and the Gang.•ED GOODMAN former morning show host on KEZK FM (102.5) St. Louis, MO passes away on Friday, January 2, 2015 from cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1959 RAWHIDE with Clint Eastwood premieres on January 9th on CBS TV. •1968 KEITH ANDERSON (Gold album Pickin’ Wildflowers #8-2004) born on January 12th in Miami, OK. •1976 CW MCCALL’s CB tune Convoymarks #1 in Billboard Country on January 9th. •1982 THE OAK RIDGE BOYS’ Rocking single Bobbie Suereleases on MCA records on January 10th. •1992 STEVE BRODIE film and TV actor (Blue Hawaii – 1961) dies of cancer at 72 in West Hills, CA. •2006 GEORGE STRAIT’s single She Let Herself Go takes #1 in Billboard Country on January 14th.
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TOM ELLIS [KONO-860/KONO TV] (Boston-Cape Cod-East Sandwich, MA) Hi, Jim and Suzie, As they say …. in life, timing is everything. Being somewhere at the right time can mean the difference between life and death in the broadcast business. Lady Luck smiled on me for sure…but had it not been for LUCK and TIMING, I probably would not have made out as well as I did. Also, talent and raw instinct play a big part…knowing when to jump when opportunity knocks…and knowing the right words to say when the time is right. Tom
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BEN HAROLD [ex KXOL-1360, KENR-1070] (Knoxville, TN) Jim, my wife, Becky, and I love Akitas. the last dog we had (a girl doggie) was a maremma (molly) she got old and passed in her sleep right before we moved to our new home outside the city. We haven’t even thought about getting another dog, She can’t be replaced. best regards, Ben Harold
ROBERT MILLER [Eastern Michigan University Professor] (Detroit/Plymouth, MI) Hey Jim, I see Bruce Hathaway’s name regularly in your column and remember him fondly when he was one of the giants of San Antonio radio. When I was just a kid he was in a drag race against my dad, Les Miller of WOAI, in the early 60’s As I recall it was a promotion for Pontiac. My dad was so used to driving his old stick shift Plymouth wagon, he instinctively tried to “shift” and lost by a quarter mile to Bruce! I remember Bruce as a gentleman and a great jock! Bob Miller; Plymouth, Michigan
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MIKE MARSHALL [former KQUE FM/Tweeters] (Houston, TX) A little background on me. I grew up in Fort Worth, worked at hometown KFJZ 60-67 with two years out while I was in the army. Lucked out and got assigned to American Forces Network, Europe, first in Frankfurt, then a year in West Berlin. From KFJZ, as Jim (Rose) said, I moved to WFAA 570/820 in Dallas, the only remaining station in the states that operated on two frequencies. In 1969, I got a call from Buddy Holiday at KPRC. Bill Enis, who had been my PD at KFJZ was Sports Director at KPRC-TV and had recommended me for a 4-7 opening. I started in September 1969. Six months later Buddy was replaced by Buzz Lawrence who cleared out everybody but Tim and Bob. About a year later, I started at “Gentle on Your Mind” KXYZ, 1320. They went rock three years later . In 1974, Bill Wamsley hired me to do overnight at KULF with the promise that he would move me to days the first time there was an opening. Staff as I remember was Jim Tate, Jim Heath, Joe Bauer, Gary Ryder and me. There were daytime openings but they always went to someone Bill Bosse “had to have”, so after two years, I left in June. 1976. That was my last full time radio gig. I started selling stereo gear at Home Entertaiment and went back to weekends at KPRC for six years. In 1983, I added 9 to midnight at KQUE to my day job for nearly 14 years until SFX bought it and ran a satellite show from 6PM-6-AM, replacing me and Webb Hunt.
TRIVIA ANSWER: On March 9, 1964 Capitol Records releases The Four Preps’ record Letter To The Beatles. The lyrics portray a boy who is sad because he loses his girlfriend to The Fab Four. On its first day, the record shoots to #85 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Looks like The Preps may have another hit record. Regrettably they use a few bars from The Beatles hit tune I Want To Hold Your Hand without their permission. Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein threatens to sue The Preps. Capitol removes the single. Its employees smash copies of the single with mallets.
DON SUNDEEN [DJ/Hi Records promotion/TV ad prod] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Bess Myerson, Dies at 90. “First and only Jewish woman to be Crowned Miss America.” I had a crush on her as I sat on the floor in front of the old black and white TV in my Roy Rogers P.J.s, laughing along with the audience at the pithy comments made by the panelists on “I’ve got a secret,” even though I had no idea what was so funny. But that’s what unrequited love can do to you.
JOHAN WOLFGANG VON GEOTHE (August 28, 1749 – March 22, 1832) We are shaped and fashioned bythose we love.
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Houston, Texas – Laus Deo
Worry is largely a matter of thinking about things at the wrong time. I have built into your brain the amazing capacity to observe your own thoughts. So it is possible to monitor your thoughts and make choices about them.
To avoid wasting mental and emotional energy, timing is very important. If you think about certain things at the wrong time-for example, when you’re lying in bed-it’s all too easy to start worrying about them. This is why it’s so helpful to monitor your thinking. Instead of waiting until you’re deep in worry, you can interrupt anxious thoughts and change the subject.
I want you to discipline your mind to minimize worry and maximize worship. This will require much ongoing effort, but you’ll find that it is a path to freedom. When you realize you’re thinking about something at the wrong time-a worrisome thought at a time when you can do nothing about it-take swift action. Tell yourself, Not now! and direct your mind elsewhere. The best direction for your thinking is toward Me. Draw near Me by expressing your trust in Me, your love for Me. This is worship.
Then Jesus said to his disciples: Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? -Luke 12:22-26
Worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water. -Revelation 14:7 nkjv