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Hank Williams Jr Joins Nash Icon Records, Nashville

HankWilliamsJr002Hank Williams Jr Joins Nash Icon Records

Country Legend Joins Superstar Roster

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 29, 2015) – Country legend HANK WILLIAMS, JR. has officially signed to NASH ICON RECORDS, a joint venture label between the Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) and Cumulus. The raucous Superstar joins the distinct voices of Reba, Martina McBride and Ronnie Dunn on the label, which launched in 2014. These four artists combined have sold over 186 million albums worldwide.

(L-R: BMLG’s John Zarling, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan, Nash Icon Records’ Jim Weatherson, Hank Williams, Jr., BMLG’s Jackie Campbell)

(L-R: BMLG’s John Zarling, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan, Nash Icon Records’ Jim Weatherson, Hank Williams, Jr., BMLG’s Jackie Campbell)

“Country music singers have always been a real close family and today the Nash Icon family has added me as a new member. I have done shows with Ronnie Dunn, recorded a hit record with Reba and absolutely love Martina McBride,” said Williams, Jr. “I am writing songs better than ever and am signed with a label that is already making history … it’s an exciting time!”

Following up his 2012 OLD SCHOOL NEW RULES release, Williams, Jr. will record his 37th album on Nash Icon Records with music expected later this year. His five-decade career continues to add accolades to an extremely impressive resume, which has spawned 70 million albums sold worldwide, 20 gold albums, six platinum albums and 13 chart-topping albums. Williams, Jr. has been named ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of the Yearand BMI Icon in addition to winning a GRAMMY and being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Williams, Jr. isn’t slowing down with a rigorous tour schedule that has him entertaining fans on the road throughout the fall. For more information and tour dates, please visit hankjr.com.

“We are all absolutely thrilled and honored to have Hank Jr. join us at Nash Icon Records. His passion for making new music has never been stronger and creatively he is on fire!” exclaimed Nash Icon Records General Manager Jim Weatherson.

Already making an impact, Nash Icon Records scored its first #1 Country album this month with Reba’s LOVE SOMEBODY. The entertainment powerhouse partnership will continue to engage with new music and live events from Nashville’s most prolific artists over the last 30 years. Separately, Cumulus independently operates 26 Nash Icon radio stations and distributes Nash Icon content to stations nationwide through its wholly owned distribution service Westwood One.

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Merle Haggard is Awarded High School Diploma

MerleHaggard001Merle Haggard is Awarded High School Diploma

He may already have an honorary doctorate from California State University in Bakersfield, California, but 78-year-old country legend Merle Haggard finally received his high school diploma on Saturday.

The Bakersfield Californian reports Bakersfield High School principal David Reese presented Haggard with a diploma Saturday before Haggard’s show in Bakersfield.

Haggard pointed out he only went to the school nine days. Haggard skipped school starting with the first week of his freshman year. He spent time in juvenile detention centers before eventually landing at San Quentin Prison for burglary. Haggard discovered music and stayed out of trouble after that.

– Posted by Country Girl CMTT

Laura Dodd’s Video Jukebox #020 – WETv

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This week Laura Dodd features a very special guest on her show in the NBN studio’s Nashville, Tennessee. This show has an in depth interview with a very popular songwriter Linda Curotte featuring the huge hit, “Eugenie’s Army” written by Linda. Now available to view on WET TV

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Randy Houser Releases New Single “We Went”

RandyHouser003Randy Houser Releases Sizzling New Single “We Went” Just in Time for Summer

Randy Houser races into the summer with new single “We Went,” first cut from his as-yet-untitled forthcoming 2015 album

Rolling Stone Country debuted “We Went” on Monday afternoon and it is already at Country radio and will be available for fans for purchase and streaming beginning Monday, May 18. The single comes following an impressive run for the singer, songwriter and powerhouse vocalist after three No. 1 singles and a Top 3 entry from his 2013 album “How Country Feels.” Rolling Stone Country called “We Went” “a churning, you-and-me-against-the-world storyline and a thumping beat, Houser’s tongue-twisting tale (his delivery is the essence of rapid-fire) follows a couple of modern-day Bonnie and Clydes as they lead police on a wild chase,” and the song marks something different for the Mississippi singer.

RandyHouser002“I wanted to lead with ‘We Went’ as the first single from the new record because it was so different for me. The song is about hanging out, a little bit of danger, running from the cops – all things I grew up doing (well, maybe avoiding the cops is more accurate),” Houser told Rolling Stone Country. “But rhythmically and lyrically it’s more progressive than what I’ve ever done. Justin [Wilson] told me they put this song together like a puzzle, and I think they did a great job with the alliteration and how the lyrics fit together seamlessly.”

Wilson, Matt Rogers and John King wrote the song with How Country Feels–Houser’s 2013 critically-acclaimed third studio record–producer Derek George helming the recording session. While the new Stoney Creek Records album, Houser’s fourth, is still a few seasons away, fans can hear new material like “We Went” out on the road this summer as Houser continues his yearlong sojourn with Luke Bryan, kicking off the Kick the Dust Up Tour starting May 1 for a string of dates in Canada.

– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT

Rhon’s Early Morning Inspiration For Thursday

RhonsInspirationDaily2014Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Early Morning Inspiration For All Who May Be In Need Of Some

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Keep your eyes on Me! I am with you, taking care of you in the best possible way.

When you are suffering, My care may seem imperfect and inadequate. You seek relief, and I make you wait. Just remember: There are many different ways to wait, and some are much better than others. Beneficial waiting involves looking to Me continually-trusting and loving Me.

Thank Me for this time of neediness, when you must depend on Me more than usual. Do not waste this opportunity by wishing it away. Trust that I know what I’m doing-that I can bring good out of everything you encounter, everything you endure. Don’t let your past or present suffering contaminate your view of the future. I am the Lord of your future, and I have good things in store for you. I alone know the things I am planning for you-to give you a future and a hope.

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. -Lamentations 3:25 nkjv

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31 nkjv

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28

 

For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. -Jeremiah 29:11 nasb

 

 

The Truth and the Lies about South African History

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Truth and Lies about South African History

Blacks Are Not “Indigenous” and Arrived at Same Time as Whites

The recent uproar in South Africa over the claims by ANC president Jacob Zuma that the 1913 Land Act dispossessed blacks is a blatant lie, and forms part of four core lies about South African history, a  New Observer correspondent Yochanan has written.

Submitted in the comment section of this newspaper, Yochanan’s remarks are so pertinent that they deserve greater publicity:

LIE NUMBER ONE: There is a common belief in South Africa that the Natives Land Act of 1913 shoved blacks on reserves (‘7 percent of the land’) and ‘prohibited them from buying land in white areas’. That ‘whites forcibly removed blacks to these reserves and that these reserves were on the worst land in the country with no mineral riches and that whites kept all the best land and minerals for themselves’.

Now if I was a black man, I would probably also want to believe that myth, because it would ensure me eternal victim hood status and compensation for generations to come.Unfortunately, it is a blatant lie and can be attributed to the lack of reading ability or legal comprehension of the journalists and historians of our time.

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Black tribal areas, secured, not defined, by the 1913 Land Act.

THE TRUTH: First of all the biggest Platinum reserves in the world run through the former Black homeland of Bophuthatswana (North West province).

The former Nationalist government had no problem allocating this area to the Tswana tribes for self-rule—although they already had a massive country called Botswana given to them by the British. It was originally part of South Africa, called Bechuanaland.

Blacks further got another two massive countries from the British called Lesotho and Swaziland. There goes their 7 percent.

LIE NUMBER TWO‘Black homelands were on the worst land in South Africa’.

THE TRUTH: When one compares the  rainfall map of South Africa and anybody with elementary knowledge of South Africa will tell you that the largest part of South Africa is called the Karoo. It is a semi desert comparable to Arizona or Nevada in the USA.

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Blacks never even entered this area let alone settled it. Whites made it blossom and created successful sheep farms producing meat of world quality. Black “settlements” are found on the north and east coast of South Africa. The East Coast has a sub-tropical climate and the north a prairie-like climate with summer rainfall and thunderstorms. An exception to this is the Western Cape with a Mediterranean climate and winter rainfall.

The northern and eastern part of South Africa with its beautiful green grasslands and fertile soil is where the blacks eventually coalesced and this is the land they chose for themselves. Their eventual homelands were found on the land they inhabited out of their own free will.

The Boers even have a song praising the greenness of Natal, called “Groen is die land van Natal” (Green is the land of Natal). It was perfect grazing area for the cattle herding blacks.

LIE NUMBER THREE: ‘Blacks are indigenous to South Africa and first settled it’.

THE TRUTH: Today Blacks in South Africa often tell Afrikaners and other minorities such as the Coloureds, Indians, Chinese or Jews to adapt to their misrule and corruption or “Go Home”…implying that we, who have been born here, who hold legal citizenship through successive birthrights; should emigrate to Europe, Malaysia, India or Israel. That the only ones who have a legal claim to South Africa, all of it, are the blacks. Blacks believe that they are ‘indigenous to South Africa’—but they are not: it was proven by DNA research. We are ALL settlers in South Africa.

All South Africans are settlers, regardless of their skin colour, and their DNA carries the proof.  So says Dr Wilmot James, head of the African Genome Project, a distinguished academic, sociologist and, more recently, honorary professor of human genetics at the University of Cape Town.

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Where is the archaeological proof that blacks ‘settled’ South Africa? Apart from a few scattered archaeological remains found of black culture in the far northern Transvaal prior to 1652, it is generally agreed that blacks and whites were contemporary settlers of South Africa.

I use the term “Settler” loosely, because blacks never ‘settled’ South Africa; their presence was nomadic. Blacks were itinerants who travelled from place to place with no fixed home.

Whole capital “cities” of grass huts could be moved if grazing was exhausted. They had no demarcated areas, no fences, no borders, no maps, no title deeds to proof ownership of any land apart from a verbal claim and mutual understanding that their temporary presence in a certain area in a certain period of time constituted “ownership” of the land.

They left behind no foundations of buildings, no statues, no roads, no rock paintings, not a single proof of “settlement” of the land prior to the whites settling South Africa.

The only rock paintings were made by the Bushmen and the Hottentots (Khoi-Khoi and San) in the caves they temporarily occupied. Blacks were pastoral-nomads and the Bushmen/Hottentots were hunter-gatherer-nomads.

Whites, on the other hand, built cities, railroads, dams and a first world country comparable to the best in Europe and the new world…their legacy speaks of a people who intended to live there for a thousand years, if not eternity. To claim that ‘the whole of Africa belongs to Blacks’ is absurd. It is like an Italian claiming the whole of Europe belongs to Italians, including Norway.

In fact, the pyramids of Egypt are proof of white settlement going back thousands of years—and also the Phoenicians settling Carthage and the Greeks settling Alexandria.

The Arabs settled North Africa soon after the Prophet Mohammed died and the whites settled Southern Africa from 1652 onwards. Today there are three Africas as Dr. Eschel Rhoodie calls it in his book “The Third Africa” (1968)… Arabic up north, Black in the centre and Whites at the south…

The white settlers of the Cape first came face to face with the Bantu around 1770 on the banks of the Great Fish River, 120 years after Van Riebeeck came to the Cape and 1000 km east of Cape Town.

LIE NUMBER FOUR: Whites created black reserves and homelands.

THE TRUTH: Blacks created the homelands themselves, thanks to Shaka Zulu. The common belief is that the ‘black tribes at the time were all living peacefully and in the spirit of ‘Ubuntu’ with each other in a virtual liberal paradise’. Nothing could be further from the truth. Shaka-Zulu was a genocidal maniac who wiped out some two million black people in the Defeqane ( “great scattering”).

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Above: The Difeqane, or “great scattering” of blacks occurred centuries after Europeans arrived in South Africa.

The Zulu tyrant Shaka, at the time was committing genocide against other tribes. The Swazis and the Ndebeles fled back north in the direction of central Africa where they migrated from.

The Sothos fled into the mountains of what is today, Lesotho. The rest of the smaller tribes huddled together trying to find strength in coalescing.

That is the history of black South Africans that blacks prefer to ignore… that blacks drove other blacks off their land, not whites.

It is into this maelstrom of black chaos that the Boers trekked in 1838. As far as they went they found large open sections of country uninhabited by anyone. Black tribes fleeing Shaka’s carnage grouped themselves into areas finding protection in concentrated numbers. This is how Sir Theophilus Shepstone later found the remnants of black refugees huddled together on self-created reserves. He just demarcated it in order to protect them from each other.

The creators of the Bantustans were not the Boers or the whites, it was a black man called Shaka.

Jerry Mac CMP Online Music Show Tonight 8pm Eastern

jerrymac03aJerry Mac CMP Online Music Show Tonight at 8pm Eastern

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EVERYONE Is Invited!!! James Marvell will be DJ Jerry Mac‘s guest on April 29th at 8 pm eastern. Hope many of you will join the get together this coming Wednesday. Jerry Mac will cover Marvell’s career through videos, from his days with garage bands in the 60s to Warner Brothers’ and MGM recordings to several Nashville labels in the 70s and country gospel in the 90s to the present WildHorse Worldwide Discovery 8 release of “Flower Of My Life”.

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EVERYONE is Welcomed! Go there between 8 and 11 PM eastern. Marvell is on at 9 pm. Join the Fun (Wednesday, 4/29/15) from 8 to 11 PM eastern time at the CMP Online Music Show With Chat. Chat with other country music lovers (singers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, and fans, etc.).

Join Jerry Mac and Friends by going to www.anymeeting.com/cmpradio ( it’s very simple to connect ) Oh, he’ll also play the song that got Marvell banned back in 1967. That’s at  No Active Meeting – AnyMeeting | Web Conferencing, Webcast and Meeting Service

– WHISNews21

A Soldier’s Child Foundation – WETv

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A Soldier’s Child Foundation – WETv

This week Colonel Garry Thomas will be “Speaking Up For The Unknown Soldiers” with special studio guest Daryl JW Mackin on the subject of the Unknown Soldiers.

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Donald Trump The Silents Agree that You’re So Right

donaldtrump001Donald Trump’s Post About Baltimore Protests Incites Backlash

Above is AOL’s headline on Donald Trumps comment he is being Crucified by Liberals for telling the truth

Donald Trump shared his thoughts on Monday’s riots in Baltimore. by tweeting, “Our great African American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!”

Immediately the people who want America to burn all rallied together and called Donald Trump, Rude and Racist among other things. It is our opinion that anyone who attacked Mr Trump here is in fact for the looting and burning of America. Some other comments would have been really funny if the situation was not so serious.

Some Twits said: “Time to unplug your Twitter account, Donald.”, “So very rude and racist very disappointed in you Mr. Trump”, “Will Someone please get him some Imodium to stop his mouth from running” well that was just a few there are so much more but one that surprised me as it does seem that Donald Trump is running for President was:

Believe me he speaks for the major majority of people in America. I admire his comments, agree with him 100% and he shows he is the only possible candidate that shows back bone and guts. I would vote for him today.”

Well there is much truth in the last comment, if he will be a good president or not I cannot tell, but it does seem as he has the guts to say what millions of Americans are to scared to even whisper.

Donald Trump also took the time to criticize the city’s mayor on poor handling of the situation, “The Mayor of Baltimore said she wanted to give the rioters “space to destroy” – another real genius!” Over a dozen police officers were injured and many stores were looted during Monday’s riots.

The backlash against Mr Trump is not surprising though, as these violent riots need to continue so that America can be thrown into chaos. We may all even be surprised that it has nothing to do with race at all, it is all about getting things for free and creating a lawless society so that the lawless can rule this beautiful country by fear.

Well what do I know, I am just happy that Donald Trump has voiced an opinion that many wanted to but either could not, would not because of the fear of victimization, and if you think I am exaggerating look at the way Donald Trump is being attacked.

– WHISNews21

Rhon’s Early Morning Inspiration For Wednesday

RhonsInspirationDaily2014Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Early Morning Inspiration For All In Need Of Some

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The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be Thy name,

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven,

give us this day our daily bread

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil,

for Thine is the kingdom and

the power and the glory,

now and forever

Amen.

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GOD Wanted you to know, it shall be well with you this coming year.

No matter how much your enemies try this year, they will not succeed.

You have been destined to make it and you shall surely achieve all your goals this year.

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For the remainder of 2015 ,

all your agonies will be diverted and victory and prosperity will be incoming in abundance.

Today, God has confirmed the end of your sufferings sorrows and pain

HE that sits on the throne has remembered you.

He has taken away the hardships and given you JOY.

He will never let you down.

I knocked at heaven’s door this morning,

God asked me, My child! What can I do for you?

And I said,

‘Father, please protect and bless the person reading this message.’

Let’s pray for one another,

we are just asking for Gods will to be done here on earth.

GOD BLESS YOU!

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