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Rose Angelica at #1 on AirplayExpress Top 20 Chart

AETop20Week22Header AirplayExpress May’s Top 20 Airplay Download Chart Week 22

Now Available On WHISNews21 With Rose Angelica At #1

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kidstakenashvillNBNTVThis weeks Top 20 sees Independent Superstar Singer Songwriter Rose Angelica at the Top of the AirplayExpress chart  for the very first time ever, DSCLOGOwith her #1 hit and girls party anthem,”Girls Just Wanna Drink Beer’ sitting pretty at #1 for week 22, May 30, 2016.

This weeks really good news for the AirplayExpress Chart show is that radio stations are downloading the radio show and airing on their radio stations worldwide. Unfortunately not all stations are giving us the feedback we need to publish their names but luckily some do. This week the AirplayExpress Chart show will be aired on the following radio stations:

freedomradiologo001The Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network NBRN.FM, Down South Country Stereo 24.7, SAUK Radio and Freedom Radio. Next week Perron 94.1 FM has also indicated that they will air the show weekly. Now those are only the stations we are aware of, as collectively the Top 20 Radio show has been downloaded over 50 times this week form RadioWorld.

Sauk logoPlease note the songs below are not linked to the downloads as these songs can only be downloaded by AirplayExpress members being Disc Jockey’s, Radio Station, Promoters, Artists, Recording Companies or fans who have permission from their Idols. You are invited go to the AirplayExpress  web site and register as a member and add your profile free for now as the window for that will close June 30th, 2016. AirplayExpress delivering Your Music Worldwide.

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Carrie Underwood Covers Us Weekly’s Best Bodies

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Carrie Underwood looks stunning on the cover of US Weekly‘s Best Body Issue. Inside, the singer gives away the secrets to her strong body and stunning legs. “I like squats, lunges,” she tells Us. “If I go for a jog and I meet up with a good hill, I will lunge up the hill and that will burn them out.” The singer is a mom to son Isaiah, who’s just 14 months old, and knows she’s in the best shape of her life. “I feel much better now at 33 than I did when I was 20 because I take better care of myself.” The issue is on stands now!

– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT

Today’s Inspiration Station With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Inspiration Station For All In Need This Morning

Staying When You Feel Like Leaving – Part 1

Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:9

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Not every relationship can be saved. When physical, mental or emotional abuse threatens your child’s safety, or your own, you may be forced to leave. Failing to do so could lead to tragedy, but where a workable resolution can be found, a troubled relationship can become a source of shared joy and full filment. Here are some keys to make staying worthwhile: Adopt God’s perspective on sin—yours and your spouse’s.

One of the major problems is the way we classify sin—especially our spouse’s. You’re understandably overwrought and anxious because they’re incorrigible and selfish. They’re the willful sinner—you’re the offended saint. They need a major overhaul, and you’re responsible to see they get it. Things like being critical, nagging and controlling seem like small things compared to a spouse who swears, drinks and visits porn sites. From God’s perspective, sin is sin—yours and theirs! It’s all harmful to relationships. Stop ‘classifying’ sin and try to discover the relationship-transforming power of handling the situation the way Jesus taught. ‘How can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye’ (Matthew 7:4-5). You’ll be amazed at how God will cause your spouse to acknowledge and deal with ‘their’ problem when you get honest and deal with ‘yours’!Prayer

Heavenly Father,

help me see that sin is sin and to look at my life first and deal with my “sin” issues.

Help me Father, in Jesus’ Name, Amen

Dont Be So Naive Kerry Kennedy Or Are You Blind?

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‘There’s no country on Earth better known for overcoming hate than South Africa’ – Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter

Why Are You Not Saying Anything About The 100,000 White Children,

Woman and Men Murdered by Blacks in South Africa, do you call that forgiveness?

After reading the article below in a South African newspaper I can only believe that Kerry Kennedy is happy that whites are murdered like flies in South Africa her absolute ignorance and disregard to this as a human rights activist can only bring me to the conclusion that she is blinded by her hatred for white South Africans.

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Kerry Kennedy daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and president of RFK Human Rights is in South Africa to commemorate her father’s historic visit country in 1966.

Each cross represents a white murder in South Africa

Each cross represents a white murder in South Africa

Kerry‚ who is in the country until Saturday‚ is participating in a series of events arranged by U.S. Embassy‚ Pretoria and the U.S. Consulates General in Johannesburg‚ Durban‚ and Cape Town.

She is joined by representatives from the Kennedy family‚ RFK Human Rights‚ the Faith and Justice Institute‚ and a delegation from the U.S. Congress‚ led by Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE).

Speaking at the opening event for the series‚ a panel presentation hosted by Wits University on Monday‚ entitled “Ripples of Hope: Robert F. Kennedy’s Historic 1966 Visit to South Africa – Its Significance Then and Now‚” Kerry said‚ “My father came to South Africa in 1966 to listen and to learn. We are here today‚ 50 years later‚ to listen and learn also”.

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“We look forward to learning the lessons South Africa has for our country and for the rest of the world. It’s hard to think of a country that has endured more pain and suffering than South Africa‚ but as a human rights activist‚ I have tremendous optimism about the present and the future.”

She said South Africa is in an unique position at the moment‚ as the greatest challenge across the world is hate and there is no country on Earth better known for overcoming hate than South Africa.

If White Farmers were Rhino's they would have a much better chance of survival.

If White Farmers were Rhino’s they would have a much better chance of survival.

Former president Kgalema Mothlanthe was also at the event.

He said RFK had made a passionate call to action that was “very important at that time” and it was important to understand history because it provided context.

When RFK came to visit South Africa‚ he met with Chief Albert Luthuli.

Commemorative events will continue throughout the week across the country.

The delegation will travel to KwaZulu-Natal‚ where they will visit the Luthuli museum and attend a public screening of the documentary “RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope”.

In Gauteng‚ they will participate at a roundtable discussion at Liliesleaf Farm with senior anti-apartheid struggle veterans‚ before traveling to Cape Town for a keynote address by Kerry Kennedy at the University of Cape Town.

RFK served as a Senator for New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968.

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Jim Rose Remembers Radio Monday May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016 [Monday] Issue #1516

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

SUZIE AND I WISH YOU A HAPPY AND SAFE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

TRAGEDY STRIKES TEXAS HILL COUNTRY Early Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer reports that at 5:47 am a coworker at The Ranch Radio Group offices at 3205 Texas 16 discovers a lifeless female body where she works for about a month. Sheriff identifies the woman as 52 year old KRNH FM (92.3) host Sherry Ruth Francis. Less than 90 minutes later Kerr County deputies arrest 36 year old drug crazed San Angelo, TX resident Gilbert Manriquez who under questioning confesses to slaying the woman.

IF YOU THINK THIS ISSUE OF JRRR IS WORTH READING…Please forward this entire issue to five of your friends and associates! To subscribe to Jim Rose Remembers Radio send your full Name, City, State and Country of residence plus email address to Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.

THE BERKSHIRES MINUS MORNING HOST After he graduates from Williams College, Rick Bletaire begins his radio career 42 years ago on WBEC-1420. Following three years on WBEC-1420 in the mid-1970s, Beltaire exits the Berkshires in 1977 for WCOD FM in Hyannis, MA. In 1980, he replaces Bob Cudmore as host of WBEC’s morning show. In 1984 Beltaire joins WBRK-1340 as a member of the ownership group that buys it for $625,000. On Friday, May 21. 2016 Rick Beltaire signs off on WBRK-1340 for the final time.

HILL AND HOCH TWO-STEP UP THE IHEART LADDER Travis Hill moves on up to Director of Marketing and Promotions, and Callie Hoch propels to Regional Digital Program Director of iHeartMedia’s Central Texas Region, that includes Austin and San Antonio. Hoch commands the digital strategy of the region’s 15 brands, including their websites, social media, mobile and online presence for on-air personalities. Hill creates and delivers effective opportunities to reach consumers through iHeartMedia’s assets.

SUZIE HAS ABSESSED TOOTH! On Monday morning I have to rush Suzie back to the vet because her swollen jaw has open sores! Maybe she rubs her swollen jaw on the carpet. Vet gives her a special shot to bring down the swelling and cure her infection. He says Suzie has an abscessed cracked tooth. She will have to go to a specialist who will pull her abscessed tooth! Today’s charges are $66 on top of the already $400 vet bill. We return to the vet on Thursday. If you want to help please email us at Rosekkkj@earthlink,net.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the first radio station in New York City? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! C.C. McCartney May 30th. Buddy Sadler and Sonny Melendrez May 31, 2016. •CUMULUSnames 21-year radio programming pro Lance Tidwell as Cluster Operations Manager for its 7-station Kansas City cluster and the KC Chiefs Radio Network. •[John On Line] MINGIONE resigns from the morning show on Cox Media Group Top 40 WBLI FM (106.1) Nassau-Suffolk, NY to accept a Digital Video Production position at Cumulus Hot AC WPLJ FM (95.5) New York City.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1951 HERMANN BROCH Austrian writer dies at 64 on May 30th. •1966 MERLE HAGGARD records The Bottle Let Me Down on June 28th at the Capitol Recording Studios near Hollywood & Vine in Los Angeles, CA.•1977 PAUL DESMOND Jazz saxophonist dies at 52 on May 30th. •1988 RANDY TRAVIS’ I Told You So wins #1 in Billboard Country on June 11th. •1992 PAUL SIMON weds Edie Brickell on May 30th. •2012 THE BAND PERRY’s video Postcard From Paris debuts on CMT on June 1st. ‎

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DAN HUGHES [GM WPCD FM Teaches radio broadcasting/broadcast history-Parkland College] (Champaign, IL) College Gives Up Radio Station – From Tom Taylor this morning: “Nebraska’s best alternative,” KFKX Hastings (90.1), is turning in its license next month. NBC Nebraska says students at Hastings College learned last week about the decision not to seek license renewal for the Class A facility. Journalism and Media Arts Director Chad Power says the factors include the low listenership to the student-programmed variety station, and fewer potential jobs in radio for grads. Hastings will continue to offer opportunities for podcasting and webcasting – but it won’t be doing any over-the-air broadcasting.

WHERE DO YOU READ JRRR? Tell us how far away from Houston, TX that you read JRRR. Got a news tip or a question? Send your full Name, City, State and Country of residence to Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.

DANNY MACK MCWILLIAMS [GM KRNH FM Country (The Ranch 92.3)] (Kerrville, TX) Subject: Sad day. Jim, Having been the GM for The Ranch Radio Group, until just a couple of years ago, and though I did not know her, I was shocked and sadden by the news of the murder of the 96.5 Fox morning show host, Sherry Ruth Francis, in the parking lot of the station, in Kerrville, this morning. Sherry had only been with the station about one-month. This senseless killing, and what is being called a random act of violence, reminds us that even in rural America we cannot escape violence. When I was doing the morning show on 96.5 in the fall of 2013, I worried about snakes and skunks, not so much two legged predators. Her killer, who didn’t even know her, has been caught and is charged with murder. May she rest in peace and I pray for her family. Many broken hearts in radio, today. “Danny Mack” McWilliams

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JACK PARNELL [ex WHBQ-560 PD/DJ] (Memphis, TN) Subject: TRHoF. Here in TN, we’re working hard planning for the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremonies…new members, old members, in-between members. We’re expecting sold out crowds. Jack Parnell- former WHBQ morning man/PD from way back in the 50s & 60s.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S RADIO? WHERE IS RADIO HEADED? We want to know what is on your mind. Let’s start a radio revolution. Give us your opinion about today’s radio or whatever is on your mind at Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.

MIKE SHANNON [WBAP-820/WFAA-TV] (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: DFW Media “Lunch Bunch” coming up Sat June 4! The quarterly Dallas-Ft. Worth Radio-TV-Media Lunch Bunch is happening once again! We’ll return to Humperdink’s on Northwest Highway and I-35E (Stemmons) in northwest Dallas, on Saturday, June 4th, 12p-3pm. Informal, pay your own way, see old friends, meet new ones and do some networking! RSVP not necessary…just show up, come and go as you please, drop in/drop out, etc. You’ll get one more reminder email before the big date. See you there! (www.dfwRetroplex.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: On March 2, 1922, WEAF-610 owned by AT&T Western Electric is the first radio station in NYC. On November 11, 1928, WEAF moves from 610 to 660 kc.

BILL CHERRY [Realtor, In late 1950s Music ’til Dawn host on WWL-870] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio May 13, 2016 [Friday] Issue #1511. Jim, I love the information about Don McNeill. Bill

FRED ALLEN (May 31, 1894 – March 17, 1956) The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.

Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo

Wyn Machon Tell’s It Like It Is On WHISNews21

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Gosh time flies it’s time for another little article to see if I can stir up some controversy

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WynMachon002Last week I received an mp3 song, you know the usual hype from a promoter, who for sure had never previewed the song before sending out to who knows how many radio stations. I thought OK lets have a wee listen, well the start was OK then the singer ran out or rhythm and nothing rhymed so he reverted to a kind of spoken word until he got back on track, to be honest that’s the best way I can describe it.

How can a singer tout that to a promoter and expect him/her to be honest to DJ’s or does he/she just take the money and not give a damn knowing if he/she sends to five hundred radio stations some are going to play it and report it as being played. The said promoter then reports back to the singer and writer saying it went well, yeah right.

Many years ago I got hounded by a singer saying how his material was being played on umpteen radio stations, well I listened to a lot of his stuff, none of it improved. After many letters back and forth I told him he couldn’t sing. My name is now a naughty word in his vocabulary. The funny thing is I get emails from other DJ’s asking about my dealings with him, so I just tell them my opinion. For some reason I always get back mail agreeing with me.

I think a lot of singers and promoters should take a long hard look at the harm they are doing to Country music sending out rubbish ..

May all your days be sunny ones .. Wyn

Mike Contoni’s Radio Special on DownSouth Country

RadioWorldMikeContoniDSC002DownSouth Country To Air RadioWorld’s Mike Contoni One Hour Radio Special

RadioWorld is Pleased To Announce Down South Country Stereo Airs Within the Hour

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listenclickhereAt 12 Noon Nashville [CST] time history will be made again as the first South African Radio station air’s Mike Contoni’s One hour Radio Special  downloaded from “RadioWorld“.  DownSouth Country Stereo has scheduled “AirplayExpress One Hour Radio Special featuring the Music of ‘Mike Contoni” for airing at 7pm tonight South African [Central Africa Time, CAT] time for worldwide broadcast. Down South Country Stereo has also agreed to air all these shows at the same time slot every Monday 12 Noon Nashville time [CST] and 7pm South African Tim [CAT].

Edwin Oliphant the station manager and Ricky Schulze the radio compiler together with the station’s owner Raymond Greenberg have also indicted they will accept all radio shows for airplay on Down South Country Stereo that are made available on RadioWorld in the future.  although there are more Radio stations downloading these shows for airplay it’s only NBRN.FM in Nashville and Down South Country Stereo who have confirmed airplay and time slots for airing these shows. RadioWorld thanks these stations for their vision and support of these Independent Artists who are featured on the AirplayExpress One hour Radio Specials brought to you by RadioWorld.

For More Info On Mike Contoni’s One Hour AirplayExpress Radio Special click Here

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May/June 2016 Schedule Supplied By Down South Country Stereo Is As follows:

Please Note: Mondays 12 Noon Nashville [CST] and 7pm Evening South Africa [CAT]

May 30:  The AirplayExpress One Hour Radio Special Ft Mike Contoni

June 06:  The AirplayExpress One Hour Radio Special Ft Larry M Clark

June 13:  The AirplayExpress One Hour Radio Special Ft Luanne Hunt

June 20:  The AirplayExpress Celebrity Showcase Ft Dave Caley and Alan Jackson

June 27:  The AirplayExpress Celebrity Showcase Ft Larry M Clark and Alan Jackson

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RadioWorld has made a commitment that every radio station that carries one of the Radio Shows on RadioWorld will get a press release 30 minutes before their show airs on their radio station, if RadioWorld was informed of the schedule ahead of time. Links to the radio station will also be provided so that listeners can just click on the link and listen immediately.

Remember if there are DJ’s out there who want their radio shows featured on RadioWorld or Radio Stations who want to download radio shows at RadioWorld please contact us now at airplay@whisnews21.com. We are ready to assist you……or click here for more information Thank You

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Is Johnson There To Trump Donald and Elect Hillary?

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Do the Democrates Now have a Libertarian Presidential Candidate to Help Stop Trump?

The Libertarian Party has a presidential candidate: former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. In recent national polls, Johnson got about 10 percent in a three-way matchup against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. That 10 percent likely reflects discontent with the main parties’ candidates as much as Johnson’s popularity. Now that Johnson’s the nominee, he’ll be on the ballot in all 50 states. – Aol

The Libertarian Party could play the spoiler role in 2016 for Donald Trump, just as Ralph Nader did in 2000, but this time helping to tip the election to the Democrat. The party has largely been ignored in previous cycles, but party leaders are hoping that this year might be different. Sarwark, a mild-mannered former attorney who now operates his family-owned used auto business in Phoenix, sees friendly terrain to blow up the established two-party system. – Sacret Heart

Vote 4 Your Candidate 

Today’s Inspiration Station With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Inspiration Station For All In Need This Morning

Memorial Day in the United States

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It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.

arlington-national-cemeteryWhat Do People Do?: It is traditional to fly the flag of the United States at half staff from dawn until noon. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. Memorial Day is combined with Jefferson Davis’ Birthday in Mississippi. Memorial Day has become less of an occasion of remembrance.

Many people choose to hold picnics, sports events and family gatherings on this weekend: This day is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season for cultural events. For the fashion conscious, it is seen as acceptable to wear white clothing, particularly shoes from Memorial Day until Labor Day. However, fewer and fewer people follow this rule and many wear white clothing throughout the year.

memorial-dayPublic Life: Memorial Day is a federal holiday. All non-essential Government offices are closed, as are schools, businesses and other organizations. Most public transit systems do not run on their regular schedule. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go on a short vacation or visit family or friends. This can cause some congestion on highways and at airports.

Background: Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action.

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day:

MemorialDay05The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends. This meant that, from 1971, Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. However, it took a longer period for all American states to recognize the new date.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans

Rhonnie and husband Bob Pray that All Americans Are Inspired by Memorial Day

Our men and women who gave their all to protect the USA should always be honored

George Ducas Honk Tonks Roadhouses & Dancehalls

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A Lone Star Native whose Heart and Soul Is Forever Rooted In the Honk Tonks, Roadhouses and Dancehalls

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GeorgeDucas03George Ducas is a musical talent seasoned with experience, driven by passion and humbled by a God-given talent. With a string of Billboard charting songs that established him early as a country music trendsetter, George Ducas is a recording artist, hit songwriter, global entertainer and father to his children; his musical offerings encompass a creativity, sentiment, edge and wisdom of a man who lives life with a passion.

Ducas entered the country music genre as a deep-rooted traditionalist and defined vocalist who brought a contemporary edge to the format in the mid-90s. A Capitol-Nashville Records artist, Ducas was among a hefty roster of award-winning label mates Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, Deana Carter and Suzy Bogguss.

220px-Ducas_Lipstick_singleSince his success as a national major label and critically acclaimed recording artist (with a string of hits including the Top 10 single “Lipstick Promises”), Ducas took an intended “recording hiatus” to devote his attention to raising his son and daughter (Will and Grace) in their early years.

With a noticeable personal “presence missed” on mainstream radio in recent years, Ducas has remained a mainstay in the country recording industry –his talents for putting words into music have been recognized by his peers and heard loud and clear echoing throughout stadiums, across the dance floors, and booming from stereo speakers over the past decade. It is only his voice that has been quieted from the “front and center” over the airwaves. His reputation has made him a sought-after songcrafter.

I laugh when I’m asked the question, “Where have you been?” I’m not coming out of the ‘Lost and Found.” I’ve been writing, recording and playing gigs for the last ten years… growing into my own skin to become a more confident writer, recording artist and producer. The music “switch” never turns off. I think that’s revealed in my music today.

“I consider myself very much a singer and songwriter with an emphasis on performing and being out there playing for people is a chance for the songs I write to live and breathe.”  George

GeorgeDucas04Making a subtle yet impacting and lasting impression on the country audience and the music industry from the shadows, Ducas has become the “go-to” guy for good songs. His name can be found behind the pen of some of country music’s biggest hits including: Sara Evan’s No. 1 “Real Fine Place To Start,” Josh Thompson’s “Won’t Be Lonely Long,” The Eli Young Band’s “Always The Love Songs” as well as cuts recorded by George Jones and Garth Brooks, The Dixie Chicks, Trisha Yearwood and the Randy Rogers Band, only to name a few.

I’ve never stopped making music; I just stopped making records. In all this time, I have been growing as a man, which ultimately led my musical direction.

unspecifiedThe allure of the night and bright lights, and his fervor to be heard, drew Ducas back into the recording booth taking a short respite and detour from the miles of Texas roads where he’s performed again and again along the trails blazed by hero Willie Nelson and other Texan troubadours before him. Feeding the hunger to record his own new music, the highways nurtured his creative appetite and the call and answer from fans moved him to step from beyond the borders of the big sky and head back to the studio. The result: 4340 !

With a craft mastered by reflections of life lessons complimented by present day maturity, Ducas returns to the country music format to “voice” his songs, and without exception 4340 (Loud Ranch/October 2013) showcases Ducas’ talents to illuminate storylines with defining imagery that brings lyrics to life.

10524657_10153030738504560_18388074735832_nFeaturing co-writes alongside Keifer Thompson (Thompson Square), Jim Beavers (“Red Solo Cup”/Toby Keith, “5150”/Dierks Bentley), Radney Foster, Jon Henderson, Jason Matthews, Blake Wise, Richard Brodock and Jaida Dreyer, the album is stocked with radio worthy tracks and lined with carefully painted musical canvasses including “CowTown” “Ain’t That Crazy,” “Love Struck,” “Amnesia,” “Gimme Back My Honky Tonk” and “I Need To Love You.”

4340 covers an array of topics. “CowTown” is three minutes of good times; “Amnesia” is a longing with regret (with which I’m very familiar); “Ain’t That Crazy” is a journalistic review of how things change over time, what was once ‘cool’ is no longer hip, unexpected twists and turns in love affairs and ‘changes’ (technological or otherwise) that historically become modern day. The album is relationship driven; what can be bigger than that?

A tunesmith who constructs lyrics that attract the ears of the deeply emotional, light-hearted and the little bit crazy, George Ducas is a captivating music poet and entertainer who satisfies the palate of even the most eclectic and thoughtful of listeners.

– GeorgeDucas.com

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