Michelle Obama singled out the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while completely ignoring America’s white woman by declaring her own message of education for black girls only at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color only, from all walks of life.
Michelle Obama declares ‘Black Girls Rock!’ At Blacks Only Award Function
First Lady Michelle Obama, on stage with Making A Difference award winners, from left, Kaya Thomas, Chental-Song Bembry and Gabrielle Jordan during the taping of the Black Girls Rock award ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center held on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
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Nashville, Tenn. (March 27, 2015) – With his easy-going style and laid back nature, Don Williams has become one of Country Music’s most-beloved performers both in the United States, as well as abroad. Williams announces the Spring and Fall legs of his 2015 tour, bringing his hits to fans old and new.
“Mercy, the fans have kept us going for years, and I am glad to share the music with them once again,” says Williams
Williams first came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the folk group The Pozo-Seco Singers. The trio recorded several hit records, with the biggest being “Time.” By 1971, Williams had gone solo, and had signed a publishing deal with Jack Clement. The Hall of Fame producer was so taken with Don’s style that he offered him a recording contract with his JMI Records in 1972. Early hits included “Atta Way To Go” and “Come Early Morning,” as well as “We Should Be Together,” which became his first Billboard top ten hit from 1974. He then moved to ABC / Dot (Later MCA), where the hits increased. Tracks such as “Rake and Ramblin’ Man,” “Tulsa Time,” and “Nobody But You” helped to make him one of the most-played artists on Country Radio in the 1970s and 1980s. He took home the Male Vocalist of the Year trophy from the Country Music Association in 1978, and notched his biggest hit in 1981 with “I Believe In You,” which also crossed over to the top-30 on the Hot 100.
Subsequent moves to Capitol Nashville and RCA kept Williams on the charts into the 1990s, as he continued to play for huge crowds on the road. His success in the United States is well-documented, but the music of Don Williams has made him an international star – with followings in such places as England and New Zealand. He has placed 52 singles in the top-40 on the Country charts in the United States, with 17 going all the way to the top spot. Williams was a member of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1980s, and appeared in the films W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings and Smokey & The Bandit IIwith Burt Reynolds.
Williams’ most recent album was 2014’s Reflections, which earned the singer his highest peak on the Country Album chart in three decades. Known as “The Gentle Giant,” Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
Don Williams 2015 Tour Dates
April 16th – Effingham, Illinois – Effingham Performance Center
April 17th – Peshawbestown, Michigan – Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom
April 18th – Shipshewana, Indiana – Blue Gate Theater
April 19th – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin – Crystal Grand Music Theatre
April 21st – St. Charles, Illinois – The Arcada Theatre
April 23rd – North Canton, Ohio – Canton Palace Theatre
April 24th – Hopewell, Virginia – The Beacon Theatre
April 25th – Franklin, North Carolina – Smoky Mountain Center
May 14th – Eau Claire, Wisconsin – State Theatre
May 15th – Saint Michael, North Dakota – Spirit Lake Casino
May 16th – Fort Yates, North Dakota – Pavilion at Prairie Knights Casino
May 17th – Onamia, Minnesota – Grand Casino Mille Lacs
May 20th – Omaha, Nebraska – Kiewit Convert Hall at The Holland
May 21st – Salina, Kansas – The Stiefel Theatre
May 22nd – Bartlesville, Oklahoma – Bartlesville Community Center
May 23rd – Lula, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casino
Sept. 9th – Dodge City, Kansas – United Wireless Arena
Sept. 10th – Colorado Springs, Colorado – Pikes Peak Center
Sept. 11th – Deadwood, South Dakota – Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel
Sept. 14th – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Pantages Playhouse Theatre
Sept. 15th – Regina, Saskatchewan – Conexus Centre of the Arts
Sept. 16th – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – TCU Place
Sept. 17th – Edmonton, Alberta – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sept. 19th – Calgary, Alberta – Jack Singer Hall Epcor Centre
Sept. 20th – Kelowna, British Columbia – Kelowna Community Theatre
Sept. 24th – Pocatello, Idaho – Stephens Performing Arts Center
Sept. 25th & 26th – Wendover, Nevada – Peppermill Concert Hall
Oct. 14th – Clearwater, Florida – The Capitol Theatre
Oct. 15th – Bremen, Georgia – Mill Town Music Hall
Oct. 16th – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Country Tonight Theatre
Oct. 17th – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Country Tonight Theatre
Oct. 18th – Newberry, South Carolina – Newberry Opera House
Oct. 20th – Durham, North Carolina – Carolina Theatre of Durham
Oct. 22nd – Huntsville, Alabama – Von Braun Center Concert Hall
Oct. 23rd – Paducah, Kentucky – The Carson Center
Oct. 24th – Branson, Missouri – Oakridge Boys Theatre
Nov. 12th – Kansas City, Missouri – Ameristar Casino and Hotel
Nov. 13th – Norman, Oklahoma – Riverwind Casino
Nov. 14th – Bossier City, Louisiana – Riverdome Horseshoe Hotel
Nov. 15th – San Antonio, Texas – The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 18th – Stafford, Texas – Stafford Centre
Nov. 19th – Midland, Texas – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Nov. 20th – Austin, Texas – Paramount Theatre
Resource Don Williams online at: www.Don-Williams.com
Your tendency is to gaze at problems for prolonged periods of time, glancing at Me for help. This is natural for someone with a fallen mind living in a fallen world. However, I have called you to live supernaturally, and I have empowered you to do so. The Holy Spirit, who lives in all My followers, enables you to live beyond yourself-to transcend your natural tendencies.
Ask My Spirit to help you fix your gaze on Me. Invite Him to alert you whenever you get overly focused on problems so you can redirect your attention to Me. This is hard work, because it is not only unnatural but also countercultural. Moreover, the evil one and his demons seek to distract you from My Presence. All these influences working together put massive pressure on you to pay attention to your problems-or else! So you need the assistance of My Spirit continually. Ask Him to help you deal with difficulties as needed, while reserving the bulk of your attention for Me-your constant Companion.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. -Hebrews 12:2
I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. -John 14:16-17 nkjv