International Independent Superstar Wayne Jacobs a 54 years old Erith civil servant from Kent in the United Kingdom has just found out that he has been nominated for three Country Music Awards, the UK Country Artist Of The Year, Listeners’ Club Song Award, and UK Male Country Singer Of The Year.
Wayne latest song written and sung by himself may have played a huge role in these nomination as it is a brilliant tribute song to Ground Zero 9/11 called “May We Never Forget” which has also just reached the finals of the UK CountryRadio National Music competition. The Awards Show will be held in Derby, UK on September 5th at the Radisson Blu Hotel,East Midlands Airport. http://www.radissonblu.co.uk/
“I am so excited about this song as it flowed straight out of my heart” Wayne
He got the idea for the song from a plague on the wall at ground zero in New York, the plaque reads “May We Never Forget those who fell and those that carry on”. The curator of the Museum has given Wayne permission to upload “May We Never Forget” to their site which is a great honor for Wayne. He have won the Listeners Club song award for the last three years in a row with his Nashville produced country songs called? Kentucky Whiskey, I Want My Daddy and In Cold Blood
Former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn will premiere his long-awaited first single on Nash Icon Records, “Ain’t No Trucks in Texas,” Friday when he stops by the “America’s Morning Show” to chat with Blair Garner and the Cumulus crew.
The new soulful tune, produced by Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, also will be available on iTunes and all digital retailers that same day.
“It has been great to be back in the studio and writing new songs,” said Dunn in a news release. “I am really excited for everyone to hear the music. “I loved ‘Ain’t No Trucks in Texas’ the minute I heard it and think fans will too.”
Showcasing Dunn’s signature silky voice and written by top tunesmiths Wendell Mobley, Tony Martin and Neil Thrasher, “Ain’t No Trucks in Texas” boasts the lyrics “There ain’t no trucks in Texas / ain’t no football in the south / ain’t no bourbon in Kentucky, I ain’t drinking me some now” to reflect a lost love and denial of true feelings driven with a rich melody.
The lead track is one of the fresh songs Dunn recently recorded for an upcoming album on Nash Icon Records, the innovative new joint venture between the Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus.
The announcement comes on the heels of an exciting run of sold-out Las Vegas shows with two longtime friends: labelmate and Oklahoma native Reba and former Brooks & Dunn partner Kix Brooks. With the successful debut of the “Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas” residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, more dates have just been added beginning Dec. 1.
As half of the best-selling duo in country music history with more than 30 million albums sold, Dunn’s career already boasts 23 No. 1 singles and more than 80 industry awards from the Grammys, Country Music Association and a record 27 Academy of Country Music honors. Named Entertainer of the Year four times collectively by the ACM and CMA, Brooks & Dunn consistently remained among country’s most popular touring acts, a testament both to their showmanship and to their status as one of the true bedrock artists of country music.
Dunn has twice been honored as the BMI Country Songwriter of the Year as well as named the Billboard Magazine’s Country Songwriter of the Year. As a solo artist, the Texas native earned two Grammy nominations in 2013.
– by Brandy McDonnell BAM
Cartoonist Jonny Hawkins drew a sketch of five board members sitting around a table at the annual church business meeting. One says, ‘I see our church’s biggest problems as communication and procrastination.’ To which a fellow board member replies, ‘I vote that we postpone this discussion till next year.’ We smile, but you know it’s the truth, don’t you?
Now let’s discuss the second step: 2) Do something today. Runner, author and cardiologist George Sheehan puts it this way: ‘There are those of us who are always about to live. We are waiting until things change, until there is more time, until we are less tired, until we get a promotion, until we settle down—until, until, until. It always seems as if there is some major event that must occur in our lives before we begin living.’ If you want to achieve your God-given dream, you can’t allow yourself to be one of those people! ‘How can I avoid it?’ you ask. By doing something that will move you forward today! You can’t fulfil your dream all at once. You have to get there in steps, and the only time you can actually take a step is—today. German philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, ‘Each indecision brings its own delays, and days are lost lamenting over lost days… What you can do, or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has power and genius in it.’ So before the sun sets today, do something that will move you further toward your dream.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me do something today that furthers what You have planned for me and stop waiting for You to reveal everything before I act. In Jesus’ Name, Amen