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Reba McEntire Ready to Release New Album in April!!

RebaMaritz001Reba McEntire Ready to Release New Album in April!!

Reba‘s new album Love Somebody comes out April 14th! She’s ready to hit the airwaves with a new sound.

We’ve been working on it a long time and we can’t wait to hear what you think about it. As you all know, I love looking for songs to record. I’ve said that many times. Getting to work again with Allison Jones over at Nash Icon Records (part of the Big Machine Label Group) was a blast! We listened to thousands of songs to find just the right ones for this album. The album has 12 songs and there will be a Target exclusive version with 2 extra tracks. Stay tuned for information about a special fan pre-order coming soon! I can’t wait for April!

reReba’s “Love Somebody” Track Listing

1. “Going Out Like That” (Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Jason Sellers) *
2. “Enough” featuring Jennifer Nettles (Kelly Archer, Aaron Scherz, Emily Shackelton)
3. “She Got Drunk Last Night” (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally) *
4. “Livin’ Ain’t Killed Me Yet” (Tommy Lee James, Laura Veltz) *
5. “That’s When I Knew” (Jim Collins, Ashley Gorley) **
6. “I’ll Go On” (Ella Mae Bowen, Tommy Lee James) **
7. “Until They Don’t Love You” (Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Josh Osborne) *
8. “Promise Me Love” (Nicole Fernandez, Jason Miller, Susan Ruth) *
9. “Just Like Them Horses” (Liz Hengber, Tommy Lee James) *
10. “Love Somebody” (Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne) *
11. “Love Land” (Tom Douglas, Rachel Thibodeau)*
12. “Pray For Peace” (Reba McEntire)***

TARGET EXCLUSIVE TRACKS
13. “Whatever Way It Hurts The Least” (Brandy Clark, Tommy Lee James, Josh Osborne) 14. “More Than Just Her Last Name” (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne) For more details, visit Reba’s Website here.

– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT

McGraw to Perform “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” at Oscars

timmcgraw04Tim McGraw to Perform Glen Campbell’s “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” on the Oscars

Oscar® producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced this morning that Tim McGraw will perform Glen Campbells’s “I’M NOT GONNA MISS YOU” during the live television broadcast of the Oscars®. “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” is nominated this year in the category of Best Original Song.

GlenCampbell01The song appears in the Critics’ Choice nominated documentary GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME,which follows Campbell’s final tour and his struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Recorded with the famed Wrecking Crew and co-written with producer Julian Raymond, the song conveys his personal experience with the disease and laments the memory of his wife and family. The recording of “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” was captured in a heartfelt scene near the end of the film. See it here.

The performance by McGraw will be a dedication to Campbell from the Country community that has rallied behind him and his family during this difficult time. Campbell, who received the GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and is a member of the esteemed Country Music Hall of Fame, is no longer able to perform for public audiences due to Alzheimer’s progression. Campbell’s immediate family, who appears alongside him in the film, asked McGraw if he would be willing to honor the legend by performing the song at the upcoming awards.

Said the Campbell family, “We are thrilled that Tim McGraw will be singing ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ on Glen’s behalf at the Academy Awards®. Glen was always a fan of his music and Tim is sure to bring great emotional depth to the performance. We can’t wait to hear it live!”

“I’m honored to be asked to sing this powerful song from one of the true legends of the music industry,” added McGraw.

ShotgunRiderMcGraw001A lifelong fan of Campbell’s music, the two-time GRAMMY® winning McGraw, is one of today’s hottest music icons. His recent single, “Shotgun Rider,” hit #1 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Charts. This marked his 27th #1 on Billboard Country Airplay, which is the most of any artist in the charts’ 25-year history. His historic career achievements include being named BDS Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres and having the Most Played Song of the Decade for all music genres. No stranger to the silver screen himself having starred in the critically-acclaimed Friday Night Lights, The Blind Side, and Country Strong, McGraw will return to theaters this this spring alongside George Clooney in Disney’s Tomorrowland, out May 22nd.

McGraw records music on Big Machine Records, the record label that also released “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” along with the documentary’s upcoming full soundtrack. Big Machine Label Group President/CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA serves as an Executive Producer for the film and the soundtrack along with the film’s director James Keach.

With over 7 million music video views to date and a historic ranking on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” has amassed glowing reviews from critics everywhere.

The 87th Oscars®, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will be held on Sunday, February 22nd at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Season Finale

EmmylooWillie001Austin City Limits Hall of Fame All-Star Season Finale to Include

Wille Nelson, Emmylou Harris and More

Austin City Limits (ACL) celebrates 40 years on television with a grand finale featuring musical highlights and inductions from the first-ever Austin City Limits Hall of Fame presentation. Hosted by Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, this never before broadcast special showcases outstanding performances and collaborations from the ACL Hall of Fame ceremony held April 26, 2014, including Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph and more. The program also honors the inaugural class of Hall of Fame inductees, featuring two legendary music acts, Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, and a pair of individuals who played an invaluable role in the genesis of the series, show creator Bill Arhos and Texas Longhorns football head coach and ACL supporter Darrell Royal.

Willie Nelson started it all now the show is free for all

Willie Nelson started it all now the show is free for all

The hourlong season finale premieres February 14th at 8pm CT/9pm ET. ACL’s landmark 40th Season has featured a stellar slate of performers including Grammy winners Beck and Sam Smith, along with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Spoon, Los Lobos, Nine Inch Nails, Tweedy, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis. In the following weeks, the Peabody Award-winning series will continue to broadcast fan-favorite encore episodes weekly until Season 41 premieres in the fall. Viewers can stay tuned to acltv.com for episode schedules and news regarding live streams of upcoming tapings. ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings for times) and full episodes are made available online for a limited time at http://video.pbs.org/program/austin-city-limits/ immediately following the initial broadcast. The show’s official hashtag is #acltv.

For this extraordinary occasion ACL returns to its original Studio 6A, where the series taped its first episode in 1974—featuring Willie Nelson—to honor the artists and individuals who have inspired the iconic television series throughout its four decade run. The intimate performances include inductee Willie Nelson, joined by Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris for stunning readings of Nelson-penned classics including “Funny How Time Slips Away”, “Crazy” and “On the Road Again”. Matthew McConaughey inducts his friend and fellow Texan, saying “There would be no Austin City Limits without Willie Nelson”.

Austin blues-rock giants Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble are honored with a stirring tribute and their signature songs are performed by special guests backed by Double Trouble’s Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans. Guitar ace Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Grammy-winning singer Mike Farris perform a scorching rendition of “The House Is Rockin’”. Blues titan and ACL veteran Buddy Guy says, “I wasn’t here when Willie started, but I came soon after,” then demonstrates his incredible guitar prowess with an electrifying take on “Mary Had A Little Lamb”. Steel guitar dynamo Robert Randolph performs a fiery version of “Give Me Back My Wig” joined by Doyle Bramhall II. The special comes to an epic close with an all-star reading of a Lone Star classic as a stellar lineup of guitar slingers blaze through “Texas Flood,” a song Stevie Ray Vaughan made iconic when he performed it on a now-classic 1983 ACL appearance.

“The return to Studio 6A was a night filled with many emotions,” says ACL executive producer Terry Lickona. “A lot of history was made on that weathered wood stage, so it was only fitting that we come home for this special night to launch the ACL Hall of Fame. It almost felt like a time warp seeing Willie back up there, and we could feel the spirit of Stevie Ray in the room. There was magic in the air, and it shows!”

ACL recently announced the inductees for its second annual ACL Hall of Fame and the first round of tapings for the series’ upcoming Season 41, which include the Grammy nominated country rebel Sturgill Simpson, acclaimed rock outfit The War on Drugs, and new ACL Hall of Fame members Asleep at the Wheel, joined by special guests including The Avett Brothers and Amos Lee, in a special tribute to the late Bob Wills, King of Western swing.

Click READ MORE for the Austin City Limits 2014 Hall of Fame Setlist:

Austin City Limits 2014 Hall of Fame Setlist:
Willie Nelson | “Whiskey River”
Willie Nelson & Lyle Lovett | “Funny How Time Slips Away”
Willie Nelson & Emmylou Harris | “Crazy”
Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris & Lyle Lovett | “Pancho & Lefty”
Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris & Lyle Lovett | “On the Road Again”
Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Mike Farris | “The House Is Rockin’”
Doyle Bramhall II | “Change It”
Robert Randolph & Doyle Bramhall II | “Give Me Back My Wig”
Buddy Guy | “Let Me Love You Baby”
Buddy Guy | “Mary Had A Little Lamb”
All-Star Finale | “Texas Flood”

– Posted by Country Girl CMTT

Only One Week To Vote For Top20 Request Chart

01FebruaryTop20RequestChartlogoOur Artists and Listeners Have Spoken and we Have Listened

The Monthly Top20 Request Chart is a stand alone chart based on requests Only 

The Wildhorse Top 20 Request Chart has come about due to the enormous demand by listeners and artists who wanted to know if their songs and favorites could be included on our Charts. As you all know the IDSS Country Download chart only features songs by artists that are available as free downloads on Wildhorse Entertainment. Therefore we could and would not add any requested songs that are not free downloads to that Top 30 countdown. So that is how this TOP 20 was born or as some would say created.

On our front page of WHISNews21 you will find a place to request your songs for the request Top20. Every single song on this Top20 are requests by you the readers and visitors of WHISNews21.

If your song was not featured here this month you need to get all your fans friends and family to visit  this page and start requesting your favorite song for this special Wildhorse Chart Show.

Below is the February Chart soon to be replaced by the March Chart have you added your request yet ?

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 – Frans Maritz WHISNews21 for Wildhorse Entertainment 2015

Rhon’s Early Morning Inspiration For Wednesday

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How Can I Abide in Christ?

Fruit of the Spirit

Jaye Martin

Jaye Martin

No one has ever accused me of having a green thumb. As a child, I picked cherry tomatoes from plants and wondered why the plant did not produce more. As a young adult, I chopped the rose bushes back to the stump and watched them die rather than grow more flowers. This city girl did not have a clue, and Google wasn’t around to answer my questions. Now that I have studied John 15, I understand more about gardening. I am pretty sure the group to whom Jesus was speaking was a bit more familiar with vineyards.

Jesus used the story of the vineyard to explain what it meant to remain connected to Him. “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5, NASB). The word abide is a verb. To abide in Christ carries the concept of actively attaching oneself to Christ. While the vine gives life to the branch, the branch must stay attached in order to produce fruit. The vine is the illustration Jesus used to explain the concepts found in John 14. He told the disciples that He was the only way to get to God (John 14:6), that He would work through them when connected to Him (John 14:12), and if they loved Him they would remain in Him and allow Him to prune them through the work of the Holy Spirit (John 14:15-21). Jesus told them to remain or abide in Him. No life would reproduce spiritually apart from Him. A Christ-filled life that abides in Him will produce other lives that also produce fruit.

God is the vine dresser, Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. God’s pruning comes as He corrects us. The pruning of the vine is given for directing the vine in order to produce the most fruit possible. When we stay connected or abide in Him, He can do many things through our lives. We allow Him to take things from our lives that are not the best things. We allow Him to work in our lives as we follow His commands, obey the things we know to do, and confess our sins. When we are sorry and turn from our wrongdoings (as well as repent of those things we should have done), the flow of the Holy Spirit is open in our lives. We actively remain in Christ by doing the things we know to do and following His lead. We know His desires because we spend time with God in prayer and read His Word. When we seek Him, He is there and ready to direct our every step. We grow in Him and allow Him to be the manager of our lives. John 15:8 says this, “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples” (NASB).

Those cherry tomato plants and rose bushes didn’t produce fruit by themselves, although they might have done better without my intervention. They needed a vine dresser who knew what to do and how to prune plants to make them grow without cutting them off. God is that kind of gardener. He knows what is best and how we can be produce more fruit. He knows what He is doing. Our response is to glorify Him by remaining in Christ, the proof of sincere discipleship. And with this, there is great joy for us, as well as for the Lord.

by Jaye Martin

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