Keith Bradford Shares Funny story with Us
To be released on AirplayExpress StoryBookExpress SBX#01
When I was a very young boy either in the first or second grade, my parents had a ZENITH round screen black and white TV set. On the top of it sat the antenna or what everyone called the rabbit ears. We got a total of 3 channels and you had to stand up and adjust or move the rabbit ears every time you changed the channel in order to help clear up the fuzzy or snowy picture on the screen. My father insisted that if I didn’t quit moving the antenna that I was going to break it or mess it up where it wouldn’t work anymore.
One Saturday morning I was trying desperately to find the sweet spot with the rabbit ears in order to watch my favorite cartoon where I could at least see the picture somewhat clearly. For whatever reason that morning it never did clear up and so I switched it to a channel that was at least visible. It was a re-run of The Milton Berle Show from the previous weekend.
My father came storming into the room and screamed his lungs out at me. He said now you done it. You finally broke the TV. That show that is playing was on last week. I told you a thousand times to leave it alone. Of course I didn’t break anything and from that day on he came to enjoy the meaning of the word a re-run and often tuned into the Network re-runs if he missed the original broadcast.
By the way we kept that old TV set until the picture tube finally went out. In its final years we even learned how to wrap the rabbit ears with aluminum foil for even better reception.
– By Keith Bradford | WHISNews21
AirplayExpress Releases Compilations 4 Artists
AirplayExpress recently held a meeting at the famous HeroDome in CyberCity where many new ideas were discussed. Some of the decisions made are still top-secret, however it was made known that AirplayExpress would release a bouquet of compilations to help the artists get their music out to as many Disc Jockeys worldwide as possible. It was said by some of the attendees that this would not be possible in such a short time period, but Frans Maritz assured them that it would be done, no matter what state the world is in at the moment, “Artists need some good news and we will give it to them”.
As promised here are the compilations being worked on at the moment some are already out there and some are already competed for the year. First of all its the AirplayExpress Country compilation APX#21, the GospelExpress GPX#2 and the Rock&PopExpress RPX#1. The EasterExpress ETX#1, ValentineExpress #2, the ChristmasHeroes CHX#4 are all seasonal and on going. The very latest compilation just added now are, the PatrioticExpress and the StorybookExpress SBX#1 . main picture above is an example of the latest to radio while some are not completed they soon will be thanks to the tremendous support of artists worldwide for AirplayExpress compilations.
Garth Brooks Continues to Break Records Pretty Much Everywhere He Goes
Garth Brooks broke the Bon Secours Wellness Arena record in Greenville, SC in less than 15 minutes. The arena record was set on March 22nd, 2013 with 15,290 tickets sold. Today Garth has sold over 25,000 tickets and tickets are still selling.
The three concerts will be:
Friday, November 18th, 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 19th, 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 20th. 7:00 PM
There is an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or ticketmaster.com or either Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000. Tickets cost $63.44 plus a $3.29 tax, a $2.00 facility fee and a $6.25 service charge for a total of $74.98.
Willie Nelson Gets ‘On the Road Again’ in a New Volkswagen Commercial
Willie Nelson has gotten a lot of mileage out of his 1980 No. 1 hit “On the Road Again.” In addition to winning a Grammy for Best Country Song in 1981 and earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song in the movie Honeysuckle Rose, the tune has been featured in Forrest Gump, South Park,Family Guy and more.With gas prices hovering around $2, Willie is getting a little extra mileage out of “On the Road Again” in a new commercial for the Volkswagen Passat—and there’s even a Willie lookalike who gets behind the wheel of a vintage VW Beetle.Check out the clip below.
The Wait’s Almost Over As Ronnie Dunn Previews Music From His New Album
“Tattooed Heart” Which Is The Singer’s Third Solo Album, Due Out Oct. 21
Following the 2011 release of his self-titled debut album and the 2014 release of Peace, Love and Country Music
The weather in Nashville started to cool down last night (Sept. 1), but the heat in Ronnie Dunn’s barn began to rise when the legendary singer invited industry friends over for cocktails and a sampling of his upcoming album, Tattooed Heart.
The night kicked off with a modest Ronnie Dunn addressing the intimate crowd. “You don’t have to stand her and just listen, you can walk around and enjoy the food,” he told the guests as he played songs from the album over the speakers.
Not wanting to “bore” the crowd, as if that was even remotely possible, Ronnie sampled a handful of songs, including his current single, “Damn Drunk,” “I Worship the Woman You Walked On,” “Young Buck” and the Ariana Grande song and title track, “Tattooed Heart.” With a laugh, he told partygoers to grab a CD on their way out and listen to the whole thing in their cars.
The event, held in Ronnie Dunn’s barn—when I say barn, I mean a gorgeous decked-out structure nicer than most people’s homes complete with antler chandelier—saw industry insiders noshing on corn fritters, tequila-lime shrimp, egg rolls and the pièce de résistance, chocolate avocado pudding cups. Be sure and pick up a copy of Tattooed Heart on Oct. 21, but for now enjoy Ronnie’s current single, “Damn Drunk,” featuring his former duo partner, Kix Brooks.
Tattooed Heart Tracklisting with songwriters:
1. “Ain’t No Trucks in Texas” | Tony Martin, Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher
2. “Damn Drunk” with Kix Brooks | Liz Hengber, Alex Kline, Ben Stennis
3. “I Worship the Woman You Walked On” | Bob DiPiero, Mitzi Dawn Jenkins, Tony Mullins
4. “That’s Why They Make Jack Daniels” | Jim Collins, Tom Hambridge, Tony Martin
5. “I Put That There” | Deric Ruttan, Jonathan Singleton
6. “Young Buck” | Jaren Johnston, Jeremy Stover
7. “I Wanna Love Like That Again” | Ronnie Dunn
8 .“Still Feels Like Mexico” featuring Reba McEntire | Tommy Lee James, Jon Randall
9. “Tattooed Heart” | Antonio Dixon, Kenneth Edmonds, Sean Forman, Ariana Grande, Matt Squire, Leon Thomas, Khristopher Van Riddick Tynes
10. “This Old Heart” | Jim Beavers, Jonathan Singleton
11. “Only Broken Heart in San Antone” | Steve Bogard, Jeff Stevens
12. “She Don’t Honky Tonk No More” | Ronnie Dunn, Nikki Fernandez, Andrew Rollin
Kelsea Ballerini and Tween Store Justice Have an Exciting New Partnership
Award-winning country star Kelsea Ballerini partnered with Justice™, the largest tween girl lifestyle brand retailer, to bring her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME to select stores nationwide. Known as the premier fashion destination for tween girls, ages 7-14, Justice offers fashion apparel and accessories in over 950 stores throughout the United States and Canada alone. Ballerini’s music and positive persona is a perfect role model for the Justice shoppers.
As part of the partnership, the Black River Entertainment artist will perform live during The Concert at The Classic presented by Justice at the 19th Annual New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day on Sunday, September 25, 2016 in New Albany, Ohio. Ballerini joins the A-list class of star-powered performers who previously performed on this stage, including Fifth Harmony (2014), Ariana Grande (2013), Demi Lovato (2008), the Jonas Brothers (2007), and more. For additional information about the New Albany Classic event and the Concert at The Classic.
In addition to the official RIAA certification of over 500,000 sales and streams in the U.S. alone, “Peter Pan” has surpassed 19 million streams on Spotify worldwide. Continuing her record-breaking streak, “Peter Pan” is Ballerini’s third single to be certified GOLD off her debut THE FIRST TIME following “Dibs” and PLATINUM-certified “Love Me Like You Mean It.”
Meanwhile, the cinematic “Peter Pan” music video, directed by Kristin Barlowe, is nearing 12 million views on Vevo. Written by Ballerini, Jesse Lee, and Forest Glen Whitehead, the multifaceted song highlights Ballerini’s wise beyond her years maturity heard throughout THE FIRST TIME. For updated tour dates and information on Kelsea Ballerini’s THE FIRST TIME TOUR and brand new Fan Club, visit the newly launched KelseaBallerini.com and reach out to her on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.
Dolly Parton to Perform on ‘Today’ and ‘The Tonight Show’
Dolly Parton performs on “The Tonight Show”on Aug 23rd and on “Today” Aug 24th
In support of her 43rd studio album, Pure & Simple which hit stores recently
Dolly Parton Album title: Pure & Simple
1. Pure and Simple
2. Say Forever You’ll Be Mine
3. Never Not Love You
4. Kiss It (And Make It All Better)
5. Can’t Be That Wrong
6. Outside Your Door
7. Tomorrow Is Forever
8. I’m Sixteen
9. Head Over High Heels
10. Forever Love
Produced by Dolly Parton
Jon Pardi Scores First #1 Song with “Head Over Boots”
Jon Pardi lands his first No. 1 radio single on both the Billboard and MediaBase country airplay charts with “Head Over Boots.”
Additionally, the smash hit is the No. 1 most-Shazamed country song of the year so far and has tallied more than 100 million streams across all platforms. Written by Pardi and Luke Laird, the RIAA-certified GOLD “Head Over Boots” is the lead single off Pardi’s recently released, critically-acclaimed, No. 1-debuting album, California Sunrise.
As evident in this “Head Over Boots” live video, fans across the country gravitate towards Pardi’s authenticity, working-man relatability, and ready-to-cut-loose spirit.
“We’ve come a long way,” shares Pardi. “To have the support of country radio and everyone at Capitol Records, it’s amazing! I’m thankful and excited for what’s next.”
Leading into the weekend, Pardi headlined “Buck’s Birthday Bash” at the world-renowned Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, Calif. Friday night (Aug. 12) where he was presented by the Palace and local country station KUZZ with a Red, White and Blue special limited edition Buck Owens signature guitar. As a fellow Californian, Owens was one of Pardi’s most significant country music influences. The first time Pardi played the Palace was sadly after the passing of Owens, but longtime Palace talent buyer Jerry Hufford affirmed, “I wish Buck were here to see this kid. He’d love him.”
“The Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace is like the Grand Ole Opry of California,” explains Pardi. “People don’t always know how big of a star Buck was, but you get to the Palace and see the pictures on the wall of him with Dean Martin, with Ray Charles, with The Beatles – this guy was huge in his day and his impact on country music was huge. This guitar represents California and I’m proud to help make people aware of Buck’s legacy.”
Pardi stands among impressive company as recipients of these rare guitars include superstars Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Garth Brooks. Fittingly, Pardi named the newest addition to his guitar collection “Buck.” “Buck” joins “Waylon,” “Loretta,” “Hollywood” and “Sunset” as Pardi stamps his name in country music history.
In addition to upcoming shows in Fla.; Ill.; Va. and N.C., Pardi hits the road next month on the Me and My Kind Tour with Kip Moore.
– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT
Kenny Chesney Sets Radio on Fire: P!NK Duet Arrives 7/28
Having just dropped a new title – Cosmic Hallelujah – for his upcoming album, Kenny Chesneycontinues ratcheting up the excitement by releasing “Setting The World On Fire” to country radio on July 28th at 5 p.m. ET. The duet, with triple Grammy-winning P!NK, captures the combustive euphoria of being on the brink of love – and was recorded in part at Rick Rubin’s Malibu studio.
With a tumbling guitar part, clean percussion and pillowy synth pads, the mid-tempo song builds and recedes, featuring a stand-out electric guitar solo from Kenny Greenberg. Invoking the dazzle of being lost in the heart of Saturday night: lipstick on mirrors, philosophical conversations strewn across hours, bands on the speakers matching the name on your t-shirt, “Setting The World On Fire” is the wonder of how sweet and enervating falling into love can be.
“You can’t conjure a song that captures that feeling of being on the brink like this does,” Chesney says. “The lyrics are a perfect way of saying it, but when you feel that melody rise, the arrangement picking up momentum – it’s bigger than you are, and all you want to do is throw yourself against the night. Then when P!NK comes in, well, that just brings this (song) to life.
Having made the decision to delay the follow-up to The Big Revival – with it’s four straight No. 1s, including the Grammy-nominated “American Kids,” “Wild Child” with Grace Potter and the life-affirming, three-week chart-topper “Save It For A Rainy Day,” Chesney’s hopes of having “Setting The World On Fire” as his next single were realized. For the 8-time Entertainer of the Year, it’s a song that embodies the very best part of what summer holds.
“With the Spread the Love Tour in full force,” the man The Wall Street Journal calls “The King of the Road” says, “I wanted a song that packs all that joy, all that fun, all the energy that love is made of. When I heard ‘Setting The World On Fire,’ I knew it was exactly the song I’d been looking for. Like ‘Somewhere With You,’ there’s an urgency, but this one is ‘in’ the moment – and what a moment it is!”
Given Chesney’s history of unlikely – and often chart-topping – duets with Dave Matthews (“I’m Alive”), the Wailers (“Spread The Love”), Mac McAnally (“Down The Road”), Grace Potter (“You & Tequila,” “Wild Child”) and six weeks at No. 1 with Uncle Kracker (“When The Sun Goes Down”), teaming with P!NK continues his longstanding tradition of seeking the best collaborators in modern music.
“To me, great songs are great songs regardless of genre – and the core of being alive is the same no matter where you are,” Chesney says. “That rush of realizing there’s something going on here… You’re really clicking with someone… Or even just one of those perfect nights with your friends, there’s no feeling like it. And I like the idea of P!NK with her voice that is so strong and contains so many colors, she really makes that idea of giving into your heart, shouting out the window and whirling around in the middle of an abandoned street feel real.”
– Posted by TawnyTucker
AirplayExpress “Paws Of War” By Award Winning UK Artist Wayne Jacobs On Top20
A True Story Inspired by a Stray Dog Named Sheba That Wandered On To An American Base In Afghanistan
International Independent Superstar Wayne Jacobs
Wayne Jacobs is over the moon as he has just received confirmation that he has been voted as a 2016 finalist for the UKCountryRadio.com’s Listeners’s Club Song Award, for his latest release on AirplayExpress “Paws Of War”. Wayne’s hit song entered the AirplayExpress chart this week at #17 after being released for only 48 hours. This is an amazing sixth time he has been voted as a finalist for this prestigious award and Wayne have won this National Country Music Award for the last four years in a row.
“I like to thank you and your Editors for all you support you have given me in the past” Wayne said to his fans and to the organizers.
A selfie taken by Wayne’s Dog
The True Story Behind Wayne’s new Hit Song: Wayne was inspired to write this true story about a stray dog named Sheba in a country song, naturally because of his love for Country Music. The stray dog, Sheba just wandered onto an American base in Afghanistan one morning and stayed. She eventually went on patrols with the soldiers who took an instant liking to her. They fed her out of their own army rations and it wasn’t too long and she had a litter of seven puppies. When the solders left Afghanistan, a charity called “Guardians of Rescue” paid to have all eight dogs flown to JFK airport in the USA where seven of the soldiers from the base were each given one of Sheba’s puppies
Tom Manche “Paws Of War” Producer
Wayne was so excited about recording Paws Of War” that he had it produced in Nashville by one of Nashville’s top music producers, Tom Manche. DJ’s and Radio Stations worldwide can download now download, “Paws Of War” at AirplayExpress.com by clicking on the, “Paws Of War” AirplayExpress Release banner or right here and scroll down to the Title.
Wayne is very extremely excited and pleased to have been given the opportunity to perform,”Paws Of War” live on the radio at the ceremony. “How cool is that, You also get a meal, a three-course celebratory dinner that will be free of charge.” Wayne Jacobs
Radisson Blu Hotel
UKCountryRadio.com’s Listeners’s Club Song Award’s: The final takes place on Saturday 3rd September at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, DE74 2TZ in the United Kingdom.
Everyone attending the Birthday Party and Awards Ceremony will be able to vote for their favourite song at the Awards Ceremony. The votes on the night will be added to those received in the first round of online voting to determine the overall winner, which will be announced on the night.
If you are a fan of our International independent Superstar Wayne Jacobs you could support him by purchasing your own ticket right here right now http://www.ukcountryradio.com/birthday.php
We at Wildhorse Entertainment wish all the artists the best of luck and especially our Independent Superstar Wayne Jacobs on the night of the UKCountryRadio.com’s Listeners’s Club Song Award’s final.
– WHISNews21 (2016)