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Jack Blanchard: Nothing Is Over Like Christmas

Jack Blanchard’s Column: Nothing Is Over Like Christmas

Nothing is over like Christmas.
Months of anticipation, and then it’s gone.
Try to hold on to it and it slides away like this morning’s dream.

People who tell us that it’s a pagan holiday,
just because it’s near the winter solstice,
may not realize what an intrusion that is upon our enjoyment.
We can each bring our own thoughts to the season,
and make it our personal non-pagan celebration.
It’s in the spirit of the beholder.

It’s hard to work up the spirit here in Florida,
but we give it a shot every year.
Misty decorates a tree,
and puts Christmas stuff all over the place.
We listen to Christmas music with the air conditioning on
and with palm trees lurking in the yard.

Television doesn’t help, with reports of all night sales,
talking heads urging us to be good consumers,
stranded travelers sleeping in airports,
and carolers singing “Happy Honda Days”.

I toss up futile prayers for snow here in the subtropics,
but this is the time of year
when we just get a cheap imitation of early autumn.
A couple of trees around here get a touch of red,
and I go look at them.

I get sentimental about Christmas,
probably because I had real Christmasy holidays years ago,
with folks who are no longer with us,
and my childish subconscious thinks it will happen again.

I think next year I’ll write a letter to Santa,
and ask him for one more snowfall in Buffalo,
where the night is silent, the homes are warm,
and Christmas is strong in the air.

Jack Blanchard

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan…
Home Page: http://www.jackandmisty.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackandmisty
Billboard Duet of the Year, Grammy and CMA Finalists. 

© Jack Blanchard, 2019.

New Country Artists To Watch Out For In 2020

New Country Artists To Watch In 2020

Keep your eyes on these budding stars to be…

2019 saw a batch of amazing artists hit the country mainstream, many of which were featured on our 19 New Country Artists to Watch in 2019. But now, we’re back with a complete list to keep your playlists full of Nashville’s brightest new performers.

Here are 20 acts to keep on your radar in 2020 (in alphabetical order).

AVENUE BEAT

Avenue Beat; Photo Credit: Lance Goodman
Avenue Beat; Photo Credit: Lance Goodman

Country’s newest all-female trio instantly grabs one’s ear with their engaging melodies and harmonies. The Gen Z group of Sami Bearden, Savana Santos and Sam Backoff recently made their way on to the country scene and are already garnering attention with such charmers as “Delight” and “Ruin That For Me,” while their animated personalities that pour through on screen are enough to uplift your spirits. But the feminist edge of “Be a Bro” and lyrics like “If you hold a sister down / It’ll all come back around / So be a bro / Know the girl code,” prove that they’re the future of country music. – Cillea Houghton

CHRIS BANDI

Chris Bandi; Photo credit: Matthew Berinato
Chris Bandi; Photo credit: Matthew Berinato

Though there’s a smooth charm in Bandi’s voice like that of a member of your favorite boy band, he balances this vocal ability with the sensitivity he pours into his music. This gives his songwriting an intriguing effect, as demonstrated by the way he vulnerably lets his guard down on tracks like “Man Enough Now” and “Why I Don’t Drink.” “Cause I know what I feel ain’t love / Only time I open up / Is when I’m drunk / Standing at your door,” he croons on the latter, yet is just as smooth and suave on such grooves as “Rain Man” and “Only One.” With his open-hearted nature, Bandi is sure to swoon listeners as his collection grows along with his talent. – C.H.

RENEE BLAIR

Renee Blair; Photo credit: Ford Fairchild
Renee Blair; Photo credit: Ford Fairchild

There’s a cinematic element to Blair’s music that makes it so enticing. The Missouri native brings a pop flair to her compositions while unveiling the insecurities and mistakes that come with being a 20-something. Love affairs that are in a gray area and going back to someone you know you shouldn’t are just some of the topics she tackles honestly in her songwriting. But if you really want to hear her vulnerability, turn to “Gotta Quit Drinkin.” With a dreamy voice that she utilizes with precision, Blair is one of Nashville’s most dynamic young artists. – C.H.

LARRY FLEET

Larry Fleet; Photo credit: Matthew Paskert
Larry Fleet; Photo credit: Matthew Paskert

Before he was runner-up on the country music competition show Real Country in 2018Fleet had already won over fans in Willie Nelson and Jake Owen with his undeniable voice. The Chattanooga-based singer who mellifluously blends blues and country impressed Owen so much during his performance at a mutual friend’s party that the hit maker offered him an opening slot on his tour, eventually landing him a guest spot opening for Nelson. With a rugged, but comforting voice and lyrics that touch on blue collar life, Fleet is always speaking to the common man in a way that’s artistic, yet relatable. – C.H.

KYLIE FREY

Kylie Frey; Photo Credit: Rachael Mason
Kylie Frey; Photo Credit: Rachael Mason

With just one hit of Frey’s voice, you’d think she’d been transported from the 90s era of country music, as she’s quipped with a voice that’s as crisp and nostalgic as power women like Faith Hill and Trisha Yearwood. Frey carries this sense of timelessness into songs like “One Night in Tulsa” that reflect the storytelling of the 90s country era that makes it so beloved, using images of walking through the scorching hot desert and riding a buck wild mustang bare back to convey the pain of longing, while songs like “Too Bad” draw one in with their pure, traditional country identity. With this unbeatable combination, Frey is sure to continue to attract fans in the new year. – C.H.

JOHNNY GATES

Johnny Gates; Photo credit: Joshua Shultz
Johnny Gates; Photo credit: Joshua Shultz

With a voice that’s soulful and distinctive, it’s no wonder Gates landed a coveted slot during season 12 of The Voice on Gwen Stefani’s teamGates originally launched his career as former frontman of Rhode Island-turned-Nashville-based pop rock band Runaway Saints, but has since struck out on his own with an intoxicating voice and sophisticated songwriting palette. You hear this on such vulnerable tracks as “Dive Bar,” “Bandit” and “Brooklyn Nights” that put the listener at the center of his heartache. With an impressive resume and bold voice serving as his aces in the deck, look for Gates’ star power to rise in 2020. – C.H.

CAROLINE JONES

Caroline Jones; Photo credit: Tyler Lord
Caroline Jones; Photo credit: Tyler Lord

Jones’ bubbly charisma shines through across her dynamic body of work. Her infectious smile matches that of such catchy numbers as “Chasin’ Me” and “The Difference,” while her endearing flair has won over fans across the musical spectrum. She was hand picked to open for the likes of Zac Brown BandKenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett, the latter of whom believes in her so much that he gave her a distribution deal with his Mailboat Records and personally penned the breezy “Gulf Coast Girl” for her. Watch for Jones to break through the mainstream country ceiling in 2020. – C.H.

MADISON KOZAK

Madison Kozak; Photo credit: Jessica Amerson
Madison Kozak; Photo credit: Jessica Amerson

Between her unique voice and emotive songwriting, it’s easy to see why Kozak was selected as the flagship artist to Nashville’s first all-female label, Songs & Daughters, helmed by songwriting pioneer Nicolle Galyon. The Ontario native has a voice that glows and a songwriting capability that resonates, particularly with her debut single “First Last Name.” The touching number that serves as a Father’s Day gift to the man who inspired her love for country music is a potent example of Kozak’s talent demands your attention. – C.H.

KALSEY KULYK

Kalsey Kulyk; Photo credit: Jason Myers
Kalsey Kulyk; Photo credit: Jason Myers

With a bright, effervescent vocal and a talent for exposing the connective tissue of the soul, Kalsey Kulyk wraps emotional depth in an optimistic-roots package. The Saskatchewan native scored an early believer in one of Fleetwood Mac’s original producers, and it’s easy to hear on her self-titled debut album – full of thick vocal stacks and deceptively sophisticated arrangements. – Chris Parton

TREA LANDON

Trea Landon; Photo credit: Michael Tedesco
Trea Landon; Photo credit: Michael Tedesco

One listen to a song from Trea Landon’s catalogue and you know he’s unabashedly country. Built on a foundation of laid back country melodies and equally carefree lyrics, the Georgian picks up where Easton Corbin left off with tracks like “Loved By A Country Boy” and “Get The Girl” that portray him as a southern gentleman at heart. Sweet and simple are two of the qualities Landon conveys melodically and lyrically, particularly as he proclaims “you ain’t been loved ‘til you’ve been loved by a country boy” in his easy going debut single. The welcoming nature of this rising star is sure to entice fans in the new year. – C.H.

PARKER MCCOLLUM

Parker McCollum; Photo credit: Evolve Media
Parker McCollum; Photo credit: Evolve Media

Parker McCollum spent years grinding show-to-show in Texas’ independent scene, building himself a dedicated following on a youthful wave of self-penned country rockers … but recently he’s made a play at the mainstream. His latest major label release is the reflective midtempo “Pretty Heart,” which mixes a loose-fitting vocal with a Lone Star-sized dose of regret and distorted slide guitars. – C.P.

BRANDON RATCLIFF

Brandon Ratcliff; Photo credit: Robert Chavers
Brandon Ratcliff; Photo credit: Robert Chavers

As the son of Suzanne Cox, member of the Grammy winning bluegrass band The Cox Family, Ratcliff literally has music in blood. Though he’s merely 24-years-old, Ratcliff’s songwriting ability proves he posses maturity beyond his age. He demonstrates this with tracks like the bluesy “See Me Like This” that has an edge without being bitter while debut single “Rules of Breaking Up” shows off his emotional side. Watch for this talented musician to continue to flourish in 2020. – C.H.

TEDDY ROBB

Teddy Robb; Photo credit: Matt Berinato
Teddy Robb; Photo credit: Matt Berinato

Pairing up with power songwriters Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Matt McGinn, Robb’s growing catalogue proves him to be a modern writer with a serene voice. His McAnally and Osborne-penned second single “Really Shouldn’t Drink Around You” is a breezy bop that invites one into Robb’s talent that is bound to only grow in the new year. With a voice that calls to mind Dustin Lynch and a songwriting style that reflects the modern country landscape Robb has solidified himself as one of the genre’s promising new acts. – C.H.

MATT STELL

Matt Stell; Photo credit: Matthew Berinato
Matt Stell; Photo credit: Matthew Berinato

Sometimes one song is all it takes to launch a career, and that is happily the case with Matt Stell. The chill-bump raising “Prayed for You” turned into a wish fulfilled this year, showcasing his smoky vocal and a sense of poetic romance to become his first No.1 at country radio, while also pulling in north of 40 million Spotify streams. He’s doubling down with the Everywhere But On EP. – C.P.

EMMA WHITE

Emma White; Photo credit: Cameron Powell
Emma White; Photo credit: Cameron Powell

White can write and deliver a pop-country hit with the best of them (see the undeniably catchy modern relationship bop “If You’re In It”), but it’s the unflinchingly honest ballads that truly allow her to shine. Though White’s career is only destined to soar, it’s a safe bet that “Ten Year Town” will always stand as one of her best. The painstakingly outspoken guitar ballad that speaks of selling one’s soul and wondering if they have what it takes to make it as an artist are just two of the raw confessions she makes in the song that gives listener a no-holds-barred explanation of how the music business operates. This is just one example of the vulnerability that White brings to her songwriting, making her one of the best rising stars Nashville has to offer. – C.H.

HAILEY WHITTERS

Hailey Whitters; Photo Credit: Harper Smith
Hailey Whitters; Photo Credit: Harper Smith

Hailey Whitters broke out in 2019 after capturing the struggle to do just that in “Ten Year Town,” a striking diary entry any down-on-their-luck-dreamer could relate to. With an organic ‘90s sound and a knack for insightful lyrics, her work finally paid off, grabbing attention on tours with Maren Morris and Little Big Town. Next year includes a full album and tours with Tanya Tucker and Jordan Davis– C.P.

SAM WILLIAMS

Sam Williams; Photo credit: Andrew Thorpe
Sam Williams; Photo credit: Andrew Thorpe

The Williams family tradition continues through Sam Williams, son of Hank Jr. and grandson to the iconic Hank Sr. But like the generations before him, this Williams follows his own artistic arrow – even when he’s covering his elders. With the single “Weatherman,” he puts a lonesome howl of a vocal on his father’s 1981 ballad, and often veers into spacey experimentalism on tracks like “Gemini.” – C.P.

LAINEY WILSON

Lainey Wilson; Photo credit: Alex Berger
Lainey Wilson; Photo credit: Alex Berger

The small town Louisiana native is proud of her roots, as demonstrated by her new album Redneck Hollywood that’s filled with such gems as “Workin’ Ovetime” and “LA” and showcase her sound that’s an alluring mix of smoky and sultry. The young star has a strong strain of confidence she carries into other songs like “Things a Man Oughta Know” and the ode to her favorite brazen gesture, “Middle Finger,” yet displays this confidence in a poignant way on “Tougher.” With her thoughtful songs and eclectic style that calls back to the 70s, Wilson is a name you need to keep an eye on. – C.H.

 

Sleepy LaBeef Dies At Home December 26, 2019

Sleepy LaBeef “Rockabilly Man” Dies At Home Dec. 26, 2019

Thomas Paulsley LaBeef, Rockabilly Man Dies at 84

LaBeef was born in Smackover, Arkansas, the youngest of 10 children,he was raised on a melon farm. He received the nickname “Sleepy” as the result of a lazy eye. He moved to Houston, Texas, when he was 18. There, he sang gospel music on local radio and put together a bar band to play venues as well as radio programs such as the Houston Jamboree and Louisiana Hayride. LaBeef stands 6.5 ft (2.0 m) tall.

The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the Great Sleepy LaBeef.

Linda LaBeef and Entire Family: It is with deep, agonizing sadness that we inform you of the news that this morning, Sleepy LaBeef, born Thomas Paulsley LaBeff, passed on from this life to be with the Lord. He died at home, in his own bed, surrounded by his family who loved him, and whom he dearly loved. He lived a full and vibrant life, filled with the excitement of much travel and experience, the contentment that came from being able to spend his life doing what he loved best, and the fulfilling love of his wife, children, and grandchildren around him. We loved him, love him, and will always love him, and will cherish the memories of the time we were blessed to be given with him in this life. We thank you for your love and support for Sleepy throughout the years, and during this very difficult time. – With all our love.

Pete Djpj Paraskevas: The news is spreading. Sleepy LaBeef has passed away. I had the pleasure to meet and work with him a few times in Portland, Maine. Great guy, great musician, biggest one I know of. An upright bass looked like a violin in his hands. May your memories be eternal.

Matthew Mcghee: Rock And Roll Sleepy!! Simon Chardiet Scott Kitchen Glenn Healy and your band blew up the Continental D ! I spent the entire weekend there, probably should have just slept there but Roger would have thrown my ass out 🙂 Sleepy WAS a human jukebox..

Tracy Moon: So sorry to hear about the loss of a great man he was a great singer and musician

Janne Smeds A true Gentleman has gone to heaven. He won’t be forgotten… RIP

Deke Dickerson: I woke up to the news that rockabilly great Sleepy LaBeef just passed away, and saw that just about every one of my friends and colleagues had a story about the guy. We all got to spend so much time with him over the years, myself included, and we’re all richer because of it. Sleepy was one of the original 50’s rockabillies, he made excellent records for Starday, Mercury, Dixie, and Wayside. In a way he was one of the first “50’s revivalists,” cutting greasy rock and roll records all through the British Invasion years of the mid-60’s, but the truth was that Sleepy existed in a Gulf Coast world of rough bars and sleazy dives where the hard driving 50’s rock and roll mixed with classic country never went away. Sleepy was HUGE.

Frans Maritz AirplayExpress: Being from South Africa I only discovered Sleepy LaBeef a year or two ago while searchin’ the Internet for a newer version of “Staggerlee”. I did find many but they were either badly recorded, badly sung. I am not saying they were all bad as some were pretty good and some were just too clean if you know what I mean.  Then just as I was about to give up, I clicked on a version by “Sleepy LaBeef” not knowing what to expect as I had never heard of him before. Well it took about 10 seconds for me to realized I had not just found me the best version of ‘Staggerlee” I had ever heard, but I also found me a great singer and just like that I was a fan of the great “Sleepy LaBeef”. Today I am also very saddened to hear that he has passed away, I will make a place in my musical heart for him right next to Elvis Presley and George Jones. Thank you for the music “Sleepy LaBeef” I wish I had known of you earlier or even personally you are a legend in my Musical World.

Deke Dickerson Continued:I Sleep was Huge, always referred to him as a ‘Man-Mountain,’ and I always found it comical when I loaned him a guitar or upright bass and it looked like a ukulele or a toothpick on his large frame. His girth enabled him to portray “The Swamp Thing” (a large, semi-naked caveman/wildman character) in the 1968 exploitation film “The Exotic Ones,” a memorable film moment, if you’ve ever had the good fortune to screen that particular gem. In the 70’s, Sleepy got signed by the new Shelby Singleton-owned Sun label and then the Boston-based Rounder Records, and he began working the Rockabilly revival and Teddy Boy circuit in England and Europe.

He became known as “The Human Jukebox” because he seemed to know every song ever written, and sometimes his shows would consist of him performing for 3 or 4 hours straight, no breaks, with short-and-long term band members holding on for dear life, often not knowing the songs as Sleepy plowed through them like a mule plowing through hard and rocky Arkansas farmland. Sleepy kept going and going and that’s where we met him, in the early 1990s, playing in Los Angeles at the Blue Saloon in North Hollywood. At that time, we didn’t back him up but we got to know him and appreciate him for what a great and unique character he was. He had a deep bass voice that could rattle the foundation loose from a building! He fired a band member for secretly listening to a heavy metal cassette! He kept playing past last call and finally had to have the electricity turned off to stop him from playing! He would buy junk on the road to sell at the flea market back home in Arkansas until there was barely any room left for the band in the back of the van! Eventually we got to play with him. Once around 1994 or 1995 at a gig in San Francisco, my group the Dave and Deke Combo were opening for Sleepy, and he was watching our set. We launched into “Cherokee Boogie,” an old Moon Mullican tune, and Sleepy got so excited he jumped up on stage, took the bass out of Shorty‘s hand (or was it Lloyd?), and played bass with us on the number (he was a great upright bass player, but the bass looked like he was slapping a child’s cello). I backed up Sleepy at one of the Green Bay rockabilly festivals in the early 2000s, and when his string broke he finished the set playing my guitar. I still savor the memory of how tiny my guitar looked on him. We crossed paths and played on the same bill dozens of times, and I was always overjoyed when I heard his basso profundo voice chime out “HEY DEKE” backstage or wherever we happened to see each other.

The last time I got to back up Sleepy was at the Rockabilly Rave in England in 2010. Sleepy was supposed to play with a European band, who had learned all of his 50’s rockabilly songs, but didn’t realize that 95% of Sleepy’s set consisted of ‘The Great American Songbook.’ Which meant you had to go into the gig knowing about 10,000 songs of all genres–it might be rock and roll, it might be country, it might be blues, it might be gospel, it might be an old pop standard. Sleepy rehearsed with the European band and decided he didn’t want to play with them. Jerry Chatabox summoned me and luckily I was prepared, at that particular Rockabilly Rave I had the best rhythm section you could get–Beau Sample on bass and Alex Hall on drums, from the Modern Sounds. I’ll never forget the show, Sleepy went into every song and style imaginable, and we knew all the songs. He was pleased and had a big smile on his face the whole time. It might have marked the only time in my career where I played a medley of “Bo Diddley” into “Amazing Grace.” I never got a chance to back up Sleepy after that, and I knew he had a bout of very bad health problems a few years ago. I was overjoyed to run into a much older and much slimmer Sleepy backstage at Viva Las Vegas a couple years ago, where he greeted me with a “Hey, ol’ Deke!” We all got to know him and love him, and he gave us so much great music over the years. RIP Sleepy, thank you for all the great memories–you truly were a giant.

Sleepy LaBeef

Through Your Music, Your Family, Friends and Fans

You Will Always Be Remembered 

 

Jack Blanchard’s Column: The Christmas Town

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Jack Blanchard’s Column: The Christmas Town

It was the day before Christmas.
We were road tired and traveling westward through Illinois or Iowa…
on our way to another show somewhere.
We tried to cheer each other up,
and said we’d celebrate our Christmas at a later date.

The countryside looked like a Christmas card
through the windshield of our motor home.
Fine dusty snow was starting to whirl around.
and the Interstate Highway was just about deserted.

It began snowing harder.
We needed a place to pull in for the night,
but we hadn’t seen anything open for miles.
We started to get worried.

It was getting dark,
and the wind was blowing the snow into drifts.
We pulled off at the next exit,
but there was no sign of life except for an old barn.
There was a wooden sign over the door,
and Christmas lights were on inside.
It turned out to be a little store
with a few groceries, and some antiques for sale in the back.

The owner took us to a little room where they kept boots and snow shovels.
That’s where we plugged in our electric line.
Misty made a good deal…
One night, two dollars.

I dragged our small artificial Christmas tree out of the trunk.
She had it trimmed and lit in about ten minutes.

We’d been on a long hard tour
and we didn’t have any presents for each other,
so we looked around at the antiques and things in the store.
We picked out a few gifts,
but we didn’t have any way to gift wrap them.

Two or three at a time people from the town came into the store,
stomping the snow off their shoes
and saying “Merry Christmas” to each other.
They were smiling and friendly
and offered to take our gifts back to their homes and wrap them for us.
When they came back a while later our presents looked beautiful.

They brought along some cookies and eggnog,
and we had a little party with these unusual strangers.
We wanted to cancel all our future bookings and live here.

In the morning we woke up to snow covered cornfields
and a sparkling forest of winter trees.
An old rusty plow and a wagon
were half buried in the snow outside our window..
It was a perfect Christmas.

We don’t even know the name of the town,
or which state it’s in.
And we haven’t been able to find it on any map.

We just think of it as our Christmas Town.
Maybe it’s in the twilight zone.

Jack Blanchard

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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan…

Home Page: http://www.jackandmisty.net Awards: Grammy, Billboard, CMA, BMI, ASCAP. Mastering & restoration studio: 352-530-2068.  Email: jackandmisty@gmail.com.

© Jack Blanchard,© 2007, 2012.

WHISNews21 Wishes all who visit us Merry Christmas

WHISNews21 Wishes all who Visit Us a Merry Christmas

We wish you the very best for the Christmas Season. Remember that we will be praying for you all this Christmas for we need you all back in 2020, not even to talk about the years to come. Enjoy the Festive Season as best you can, responsibly. We are looking forward to spending 2020 with y’all. Make yourself happy, pursue your passions & be the best in what you do this Christmas Day. Take care if not for yourself, then for us. So remember to love, laugh and live completely today. Have a blessed Christmas and if you are away over the New Year have an awesome new year!!!!!  And May our God be with you each step of the way. With all our love and warm wishes.
God bless you ALL and thank you for being so good to us we feel so blessed for your friendship and support during 2019

Frans and Cathy Maritz

 

Jack Blanchard’s Column: A Winter Morning

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Jack Blanchard’s Column: A Winter Morning

By the time you read this it will not be current,
but I’m writing at the kitchen table on Christmas morning.
It’s a little chilly and the steam is swirling up from my coffee cup.
Carolers are singing softly and there are church bells.

I haven’t opened the curtains yet
but judging by the grayish light seeping through, it’s a winter day.
I haven’t heard any snow shovels, but it’s still early.
I think I’ll plug in the tree lights.

Even through the closed curtains
snow is visible in the corners of the windows.
Holly and candles add color to the room
and the silhouette of a Christmas wreath
can be seen at the front window.

As little as a couple of inches of overnight snowfall
can blow into deep white drifts,
so I feel around under the bed for my high top boots.
The ones with the knife pocket.

And I’d better get out my blue flannel shirt.
The checkered one.
That always feels good and warm on a winter’s morning
when the snow is squeaky cold.
We’d better hurry.
We’re due at Alan and Vivian’s house for Christmas dinner.

Funny, I can’t seem to find my high-tops,
or the flannel shirt,
or even my sheepskin mittens and earmuffs.
Grandma probably put them away somewhere.
I’ll ask her.

No, that’s right, I can’t ask her.
She’s not here. She’s been gone a long time.
Sometimes, especially at Christmas, I forget that.

I wonder what ever happened to those old winter clothes of mine.
Seems like I had ’em just the other day.
Or was it 20 years ago?

Got to go now, we’re late for dinner.
Don’t forget to turn off the tree lights and the air conditioner.
And, oh yes, the stereo Christmas music.

As I step out the door, Christmas presents under each arm,
the white glare makes my eyes water.
It could be snow. It really could!
But I feel the coral rock under my feet
as I step down from our motor home
and I hear the waves slapping against the shore a few feet to my left.

I wonder if they’re having snow up home.

Jack Blanchard

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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan…

Home Page: http://www.jackandmisty.net Awards: Grammy, Billboard, CMA, BMI, ASCAP. Mastering & restoration studio: 352-530-2068.  Email: jackandmisty@gmail.com.

© Jack Blanchard,© 2007, 2012.

Larry’s Christmas special airs tonight & Christmas Day

Larry M Clark’s Christmas Special Airs Worldwide Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Radio Stations Welcome To Download Larry’ Christmas Day Special Free link below

The Old Chief, as Larry M Clark is affectionately referred to, is a retired Navy Chief, a disabled Vietnam Vet, Hall Of Fame Member, Gold and Platinum recording artist, a Country Singer, BMI songwriter, Husband, Father, Grand Father and friend hosts his own AirplayExpress Christmas special tonght.

Larry has lived a remarkable life spending most all of his youth in the military. Being retired now, Larry has concentrated on his songwriting and singing skills to keep his mind busy while enjoying the benefits of being a Retired Navy Man.  Larry lives everyday to the full taking full advantage of every day, every hour and every minute.

This Christmas special features Larry and his Christmas songs. Larry also wrote all but one or two of the songs he performs on this special. All the songs are introduced by Larry himself and gives us a short backstory about each and everyone of his Christmas tunes.

The following radio stations have confirmed a date and time to air Larry’s Veterans Christmas Special this week.

WCTR Wildhorse Christmas Time Radio at 1pm (13:00) Christmas Day Nashville Time,  and 9pm (21:00) South African time. The show will also repeat at the following times: 3pm (15:00) and 5pm (23:00) also on Christmas Day.

Z Country Radio United States Scheduled for Christmas Eve on Z Country Radio at 7pm (19:00) EST Eastern Time. MGZC Media Radio Network.

According to the downloads at AirplayExpress there more than two dozen radio station showing up that they downloaded Larry’s Christmas Special. However only the above have confirmed a time and date for airplay. So don’t be surprised if you are tuned into your local radio station and hear Larry’s Christmas show on their airwaves. To download the Free Christmas Special click this link https://www.airplayexpress.com/radio-shows-larry-m-clark-2019-christmas-special/

Hope y’all enjoy the Christmas Special from Larry M Clark

 

 

Jack Blanchard’s Column: Merry Christmas Anyway

Jack Blanchard’s Column: Merry Christmas Anyway

Merry Christmas all you Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, rich, poor,
and let’s not leave out the fringe weirdos.
Merry Christmas I say,
to all humans, dogs, cats, and miscellaneous living items.

Christmas has been my favorite holiday my whole life,
and I want to share it with you.
You don’t have to buy me anything.

Join me in toasting old Saint Nicholas,
if he will fit in our toaster. (Haha. I get jolly at Christmas.)

Cry with me at the ending of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
Let’s boo and hiss together at Old Mr. Potter.
We’ll get sentimental listening to the Christmas carols at Walmart.
What time is Charlie Brown on?

Let’s all pray for snow even if we’re in Florida.

Enjoy new times with old friends.
If we don’t have any friends, let’s make some.
Find somebody who looks down in the dumps,
give them a big smile, and toss them a “Merry Christmas”.
If they just look at you funny and walk away, so what?
There are other people waiting to be annoyed with our Christmas glee.

Think about your home town, and try to recall the good times.
I think about Buffalo this time of year.
Not necessarily the real Buffalo, but the one that only I remember.
That’s where I got all my Christmas spirit to begin with,
shopping downtown… a lost art, and trimming the scotch pine
with people we loved more than we knew at the time.

I laugh and cry a lot as Christmas approaches.
I even cry at commercials.
I laugh easily at funny remarks, especially mine.
It’s embarrassing but I don’t much care.
Ten minutes after the joke has slipped into the past
I think about it and start laughing again.
Everybody tries not to notice,
and the more I try to stifle it, the more I laugh.
Tears come out of my eyes.
Christmas makes me weak.

So, whatever your religion or non-religion is, Merry Dang Christmas!
You don’t have to go to church if you don’t want to.
I probably won’t, but I might watch Midnight Mass on television,
and I’m not even Catholic.
It’s all part of the pageantry that is my holiday,
and I plan to eat too much, mellow out, and enjoy the feeling.

Call me on your holiday and I’ll join you,
but listen…
What I’m saying to you right now is this:
“Merry Christmas to all good people.”

Jack Blanchard

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan…
Home Page: http://www.jackandmisty.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackandmisty
Billboard Duet of the Year, Grammy and CMA Finalists. 

© Jack Blanchard, 2019.

WCTR Christmas Time Radio on air for You Christmas

ChristmasTimeRadioPromo01sWCTR Christmas Time Radio Broadcasting All Year Long

Wildhorse Entertainments Christmas Time Radio broadcast’s

24 hours a day 365 Days a Year for as long as Forever Is

Click Icon Above To Tune InSoon it will be Christmas Eve, followed by Christmas Day and then it’s over and everyone looks forward to a new year. Then without fail a few days later everyone starts packing Christmas away for the next year and carries on with their normal day-to-day routines, forgetting about the joy that Christmas brings to the world. That’s where WCTR Wildhorse Christmas Time Radio takes over with the compliments of AirplayExpress.

Christmas Time Radio wants to remember Christmas and wants to keep your Christmas wishes alive, by airing your Christmas wish year after year after year. We want to make sure that when you wish your wife husband, daughter, son, brother, sister, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, sister or brother-in-law, friends, fans or even your favorite dog, cat or horse a Merry Christmas, that your wishes will play every Christmas for as long as forever is.

WCTR Wildhorse Christmas Time Radio add’s Christmas music from Independent artists featured on AirplayExpress with a small pinch of major artists,  short Christmas stories, poems and everything that is Christmas. Once we add anything, be it your music, your Christmas wishes, your stories we will never remove it from WCTR it will play randomly for as long as forever is. Once your wish or music is added you can be assured that with or without you for all the Christmas’ to come, your wish and your music will be broadcast worldwide on WCTR Wildhorse Christmas Time Radio.

All Christmas Wishes Are Free On WCTR Wildhorse Christmas Time Radio

We offer various special Christmas Jingles to all, most being free with the exception of the Worldwide Radio Promotions

Christmas Heroes #15 just one of our AE Radio Promotions

1. Add your personal Christmas wishes on WCTR to be aired for as long as forever is, you need to send an audio clip of your Christmas wish and we will master it for free and add it to our forever playlist, for future generations to listen too. So make your wish count you can mention everyone that you care for, if your wish is way too long we may have to edit it but will never do that unless we really have to.

2. Keep adding music and wishes on WCTR and keep WCTR on air 24 hours a day 365 days a year, so that whenever you feel you are missing Christmas too much you can tune in to WCTR Wildhorse Christmas Time Radio.

3. If you are an artist and want to add your Christmas song to WCTR  all you need to do to qualify is have one of your songs featured on our Christmas Heroes Radio Promotion compilations, and your song will be played for as long as forever is on WCTR. We guarantee that your song will play at least once a day 365 days year forever and will never be removed from the playlist.

4. We will forever respect the spirit of Christmas and what it stands for, and will also forever honor the Heroes who support WCTR Wildhorse Christms Time Radio.

We also post all new Christmas Releases on Facebook at this link  WCTR Wildhorse Christmas Time Radio we hope that you would go there and talk Christmas with all Christmas loving people. There may be more to mention here so during the course of my lifetime I will be adding more and more news and information to the WCTR articles on WHISNews21.

WCTR Wildhorse Christmas Time Radio Brought To You Forever and a day by Wildhorse Entertainment as a Free Promotion for all AirplayExpress Artists

 

Larry’s Christmas Special Air’s Worldwide This Week

Larry M Clark’s Christmas Special to Air Worldwide This Week

Radio Stations Welcome To Download Larry’ Christmas Day Special Free link below

The Old Chief, as Larry M Clark is affectionately referred to, is a retired Navy Chief, a disabled Vietnam Vet, Hall Of Fame Member, Gold and Platinum recording artist, a Country Singer, BMI songwriter, Husband, Father, Grand Father and friend hosts his own AirplayExpress Christmas special this week.

Larry has lived a remarkable life spending most all of his youth in the military. Being retired now, Larry has concentrated on his songwriting and singing skills to keep his mind busy while enjoying the benefits of being a Retired Navy Man.  Larry lives everyday to the full taking full advantage of every day, every hour and every minute.

This Christmas special features Larry and his Christmas songs. Larry also wrote all but one or two of the songs he performs on this special. All the songs are introduced by Larry himself and gives us a short backstory about each and everyone of his Christmas tunes.

The following radio stations have confirmed a date and time to air Larry’s Veterans Christmas Special this week.

WCTR Wildhorse Christmas Time Radio at 1pm (13:00) Christmas Day Nashville Time,  and 9pm (21:00) South African time. The show will also repeat at the following times: 3pm (15:00) and 5pm (23:00) also on Christmas Day.

Z Country Radio United States Scheduled for Christmas Eve on Z Country Radio at 7pm (19:00) EST Eastern Time. MGZC Media Radio Network.

According to the downloads at AirplayExpress there more than two dozen radio station showing up that they downloaded Larry’s Christmas Special. However only the above have confirmed a time and date for airplay. So don’t be surprised if you are tuned into your local radio station and hear Larry’s Christmas show on their airwaves. To download the Free Christmas Special click this link https://www.airplayexpress.com/radio-shows-larry-m-clark-2019-christmas-special/

Hope y’all enjoy the Christmas Special from Larry M Clark

 

 

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