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AE Presents Gold/Platinum to Top Charted Artists

AirplayExpress Awards Multi Platinum, Platinum and Gold Disc Awards To Artists in the Gospel/Country Genre August 2018

More of the prestigious Multi Platinum, Platinum and Gold Disc Awards have been awarded to artists who have recently broken into the Number One and Top 5 positions of the AirplayExpress Country/Gospel Top 20/40 International download charts.

Kelly Lynn Madison,  Rita Faye,  Dave Caley,  Johnathan Bond & Young Harmony, McMains,  Dan Schafer, Pat Garrett and Scott Simmons have all accomplished the task. We at AirplayExpress congratulate them and thank radio and Disc Jockeys worldwide for supporting these artists and in so doing helping them to reach the much sought after number one position on the AirplayExpress Charts. Thank you all.

 – WHISNews21 / AirplayExpress

AE Releases Legends Heroes & future Country Heroes

AirplayExpress Releases Legends Heroes And Future Heroes Of Country Music

More Major stars seeing value of hiring AirplayExpress to deliver their music to radio

Airplay Express, the most trusted digital music delivery promotion company on a worldwide scale  is now releasing legendary stars to it’s network of music industry personnel

Airplay express charts are considered an accurate reflection of how well a song is doing at radio because they are based on how many times a song is downloaded from their website as well as reported airplays from DJ’s and radio presenters worldwide.

More and more Major stars are seeing the value of hiring Airplay Express to deliver their music to radio.  A singer or songwriter who has a song show up in one of their charts now has bragging rights that their music was downloaded right along side of the biggest names in the industry.   Music from legendary artists living and deceased is now being distributed by Airplay Express and the number of songs arriving each week is staggering.

– WHISNews21

AE Presents Gold/Platinum to Top Charted Artists

AirplayExpress Awards Multi Platinum, Platinum and Gold Disc Awards To Artists in the Gospel/Country Genre July 2018

More of the prestigious Multi Platinum, Platinum and Gold Disc Awards have been awarded to artists who have recently broken into the Number One and Top 5 positions of the AirplayExpress Country/Gospel Top 20/40 International download charts.

Larry M CLarkJJ Hamm,  Dave Caley,  Johnathan Bond & Young Harmony, Terry Lawrence,  Dan Schafer and  Mike Contoni have all accomplished the task. We at AirplayExpress congratulate them and thank radio and Disc Jockeys worldwide for supporting these artists and in so doing helping them to reach the much sought after number one position on the AirplayExpress Charts. Thank you all.

 – WHISNews21 / AirplayExpress

AE Presents Gold Discs to Gospel/Country Artists

AirplayExpress Awards Four Gold Disc Awards To Artists in the Gospel/Country Genre July 2018

The prestigious Gold Disc Awards have been awarded to the following artists who have recently broken into the Top 5  of the AirplayExpress Country/Gospel Top 20/40 International download charts. Larry M CLark,  Rita FayePat Garrett  and  McMains have all accomplished the task. We at AirplayExpress congratulate them and thank radio and Disc Jockeys worldwide for supporting these artists and in so doing helping them to reach the much sought after number one position on the AirplayExpress Charts. Thank you all.

 – WHISNews21 / AirplayExpress

AE Presents Platinum Discs to Gospel/Country Artists

AirplayExpress Awards Three Platinum Disc Awards To Artists in the Gospel/Country Genre June 2018

The prestigious Platinum Disc Awards have been awarded to the following artists who have managed to Top the charts during the month of June 2018 on the AirplayExpress Country/Gospel Top 20/40 International download charts. Larry M CLark, Johnathan Bond, Paul and Helen Mateki have all accomplished the task of being Number one. We at AirplayExpress congratulate them and thank radio and Disc Jockeys worldwide for supporting these artists and in so doing helping them to reach the much sought after number one position on the AirplayExpress Charts. Thank you all.

 – WHISNews21 / AirplayExpress

AirplayExpress Rewards Artists Hits with Gold & Silver

AirplayExpress Rewards Artists Biggest Hits with Gold & Silver

Over 100 Gold, Silver and Video Awards sent out To Artists

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AirplayExpress has been around for less than 5 years and has managed to shake up the industry with all its innovative and new ideas. Many others have started doing the same but AirplayExpress looks at that as part of doing business in a very competitive business. Artists who have received Platinum and Gold disc awards in the mail over the past 30 days have replied to us with absolute excitment in their emails.

Most everyone have been extremely pleased with their awards, some have framed them and hung them up in their homes, offices and even in their music rooms. Others have been showing them off to the press and have gotten glorious newspaper write ups on their wonderful achievements.

Now this coming week AirplayExpress has over a dozen Video Awards to hand out and those lucky and deserving artists will receive their AirplayExpress, VideoExpress award in the mail. These are for artists who have released their videos on VideoExpress and the awards are given out for those who have reached an extremely good viewing rate over a short period of time while promoted by VideoExpress.

Airplay Express has had numerous songwriters, producers, promoters, radio stations and even Disc Jockeys ask why they didn’t get an award.  They feel like their contribution and promotion of the song should garner them an award also.  They even pointed out the fact that Record Labels give Gold and Platinum awards out to many people in the music business  and not just the artist..

With all that said AirplayExpress admits it does not have the time to prepare and send out all the extra awards but understands, and have outsourced the work to a third party. They have agreed to send out all the extra awards at a cost of $35 per award by email. But AirplayExpress must confirm if the person deserves the award and qualifies for the award, as no awards will be given out just for the fun of it. The money charged by the third party, is just for their work, and is still way below the cost of preparing the extra personalized awards.

AirplayExpress congratulates all the artists who have received awards and give the artists the insurance that these awards will not end here they will be issued every month to those who qualify for them.

– Wildhorse Entertainment 2018

 

AirplayExpress Awakens Independent Music Giants

AirplayExpress Awakens Independent Music Giants

Most Every Promotional Company In Nashville’s Independent Music Promotion Business

Has Improved their Services or Copied AirplayExpress Since its Inception less Than 5 Years Ago

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It is said that, “The greatest Form Of Flattery Is Imitation.”  Proof of imitation can now be found all over the Internet by companies now offering services and  goods that they never did before that AirplayExpress has been doing since it’s inception 5 years ago.

Gold and Platinum records awarded to promotion company artists are showing up everywhere.  New charts based on anything from number of downloads to number of fan votes are showing up on social media websites like never before.

We all learn from each other and we all take other people’s ideas and try to put our own twist or interpretation on it.  It has been going on since the beginning of mankind.

It will not stop any time in the future.  I can’t help but wonder what the newest and improved service and or goods coming out from AirplayExpress will be next to be copied or imitated.

“We are forwarding this article to AirplayExpress with permission to publish. We feel credit should be given where credit is due.” – IFW

– Internet Fairplay Watchdog (IFW 6/16/2018)

Rose Angelica Hits Milestone With ‘Platinum Award’

Rose Angelica hits milestone with ‘Saturday Night Is Girls’ Night Out’

At AirplayExpress You Are Now a Platinum Artist and a Cut Above the Rest

Word came earlier this month that the Mingo Junction songwriter and recording artist on Century II Records in Nashville went platinum with her hit song “Saturday Night Is Girls’ Night Out,” recorded with Donna Cunningham. “Reaching the No. 1 position on the AirplayExpress Country Top 40 is no easy task,” reads her notification of the personal milestone. “To be No. 1 means you have a song that is special, it has that something that others don’t have, that being the magic of a hit tune. A No. 1 song could become No. 1 because it is well written, it has a good beat that makes people wanna’ dance, a singer who is just so good that no matter what he or she sings it hits the No. 1 slot, it has an amazing melody that no one can ignore once heard, or it is a combination of all the above,” the congratulatory acknowledgment continues.

“Your song has all these qualities, and that is why it made it to the top of the country charts, and therefore, we at AirplayExpress want you to know that we acknowledge this achievement and therefore present you with this award.

“At AirplayExpress, you are now a platinum artist and a cut above the rest.” AirplayExpress

For Angelica, whose music has been on Internet radio, AM/FM radio, satellite radio and music video channels since 2011, the desire to head to Nashville and make it in the music industry comes more than three decades after she’d initially toyed with the idea. What stopped her then was the practical advice of her father, the late Albert Gron, who urged her to put her music education degree to use, a decision she respected, appreciated and never regretted. But the death of her mother, the late Joanna Gron would revive the dream in a now-or-never kind of fashion.

Angelica rewinds to tell the story of her musical journey, a story in which singing was always a part of her life. She grew up on a farm in Smithfield.

“I sang in church with the choir and at Smithfield High School, and I always sang country music, oldies, all the great Temptations music and ‘Under the Boardwalk’ and stuff I still do,” Angelica said. “Music has always been there — I was always into music pretty heavy,” said the Elvis fan. “I can still remember when Elvis went to the service. I remember sitting there crying, ‘we’re not going to hear him on the radio any more.’ I was like 5 years old.”

She graduated from Buckeye North High School in Brilliant in 1973 — its first graduating class after Smithfield High School had closed — and headed off to Ohio State University on a music scholarship, earning a bachelor’s degree in music education. In the interim, she became one of the first women to make the Ohio State Marching Band and continues to be active in the alumni band.

She wrote songs, too.

“I started writing in college,” she said. “When I graduated, I wanted to go to Nashville and see if I could make it, but my dad said you’ve got a job, a teaching offer, and it’s a safe route to go. You have an income, why go chance it, why go there, and then have nothing?”

Angelica said she heeded her father’s advice and taught, first at Buckeye South, then Mingo High School for 10 years, where she initially was assistant band director, then director. She earned her master’s degree in music at OSU, served as a music education consultant for Gerrero’s in Steubenville and Wheeling for 20 years, teaching lessons there as well, and also taught at Bethany College and the former Jefferson Community College.

“I kept writing and playing local around town, here and there, writing country, a little bit of everything, dabbling,” she said. “As I heard country music evolving, it was no longer country music, and I’m thinking what happened, it’s like garbage. It just changed,” Angelica said. “I thought, man. I’m better than most of these people. My songs sound better than that. I know music and how to write it.”

The death of Steubenville native Dean Martin on Christmas Day in 1995 would redirect Angelica’s attention as she would come to serve as chairman of the local Dean Martin Festival for 21 years, a leadership role that wrapped up at the 2017 observance. The event has helped raise money through the years for music scholarships awarded at Steubenville High School. A visitor to the festival moved music back into Angelica’s thoughts with increased conviction. “What really dove me into music was a friend of mine who came here from Virginia,” she said, referring to Dale Kennedy, who she met at a Dean Martin festival in the late 1990s. Casual conversation about country music brought the revelation that Kennedy had played bluegrass with Ralph Stanley and had played fiddle for Hank Williams Jr. Angelica was impressed.

The two made good on a let’s-get-together-and-play promise. “He says, ‘You’re great — you gotta’ go to Nashville’ — and I said, ‘You’re crazy!’ but I played him some of my songs, and he said they are good enough,” Angelica continued with her story. “But what really sent me to Nashville was in 2010 my mother died suddenly, and I made my mind up, I told Richard, my husband, that I am going to put something out there, a song I wrote called ‘The Wish.’ I am going to put it out on the Internet radio. I recorded it at Studio L in Weirton and put it on Internet radio, and it was out there about a week, and I got five or six hits from recording studios in Nashville wanting to sign me, so I researched them, and I found Lamon Records, and that’s who I was with.”

The company liked the song, which Angelica wrote and sang about a child’s wish to be adopted at Christmas. What else did she have was the next question. Angelica explained she had other songs, but not recorded. She did seven songs on a cassette recorder and sent them on request.

That was 2011.

Angelica was signed for a five-year contract and put out her first four-song promotional EP. On it was her first big hit, “Girls Just Want to Drink Beer,” a song she’d written during her OSU days. “That song was written in 1975. My girlfriends all knew it, so when it came out, they went nuts,” she said.

“It went straight to No. 1. People loved it,” Angelica said. “I was shocked. I couldn’t believe it, because my music is like old country music from the Loretta Lynn era and Dolly Parton, what I sing and write, and here it took off like wildfire. I am on the charts with Taylor Swift and Billy Ray Cyrus and Big and Rich, and I can’t believe this, and it goes to No. 1.

“Then they brought ‘The Wish’ back at Christmas, and it was on the charts for 48 weeks, and I went to the CMA Fest that year, and everyone was going crazy,” she said with a smile, recalling those events of 2012.

Angelica said she and her husband were eating when Billy Ray Cyrus approached them and said it was an honor to meet her. “People were starting to recognize my writing,” she said.

Come June, Angelica will be participating in her seventh CMA music festival, a Nashville tradition. “All the fans come to town and what we do as artists is play all around town all week, and they charge like $10 to get in, and all the money — nobody makes money or gets paid — all the money goes to music education to buy instruments for poor kids,” Angelica explained.

“This year is huge because my latest song, ‘Saturday Night Is Girls’ Night Out,’ went platinum on AirPlayExpress charts,” she said.

The song’s appeal, she believes, is it’s good dance beat. “People really like that.”

The CMA Fests are occasion to be in the company of many big-name stars. Angelica has opened, for example, for Phil Vassar. “I’m looking forward to going back. It’s a great time,” she said. Beyond Nashville, Angelica said her itinerary will include performing at the Riverside Casino in Laughlin, Nev., and at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

She’s also working on a song for Latino star Nuby. “I ran into her agent, and he was so thrilled because I went platinum, he wants me to write a country song for the two of us to do a duet, so that is what I’m working on — an upbeat country song,” she said.

Angelica is glad she listened to her father.

“When I first went to Nashville, what shocked me the most was how many people were living on the street who went there with a dream and everything they had in their pocket and were flat broke living on the street, and there are tons of people there.

You can’t believe it,” she said. “I met a lot of these people, and they were good people, and a lot of people go there with a song and a dream, and a lot of times their songs are stolen,” Angelica said.

Her takeaway message, she said, is “never give up your dream. “Dreams do come true. You’re not going to live forever so you’d better do it now. If you have something unfinished, you’d better finish it. You’d better go for it — go for the gusto.”

 – Janice Kiaski, Herald Star Newspaper

Waylon Jennings Officially Honored By AirplayExpress

Waylon Jennings Officially An Honorary Express Artist at AirplayExpress

Honorary Status has been awarded to Country Superstar Waylon Jennings

by the official members of AirplayExpress this the 15th day of June 2018 AEHonoraryMembers

The Waylon Jennings Story On AirplayExpress

Musical rebel Waylon Jennings is best remembered for helping to popularize the grittier and more rock-influenced genre known as outlaw country music.

Synopsis: Waylon Jennings was born on June 15, 1937, in Littlefield, Texas. By age 12 he was playing in a band and working as a radio DJ. His style evolved over time, taking on a tougher, more bass-driven sound. He befriended such artists as Willie Nelson, and formed the Highwaymen with Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson in 1985. By

Early Career: A musical rebel, Waylon Jennings was born on June 15, 1937, in Littlefield, Texas, and is best remembered for helping to popularize a grittier and more rock-influenced style of music known as outlaw country music. He and some of his fellow artists were labeled “outlaws” for challenging the country music establishment and for their hard-partying ways.

Jennings learned to play guitar as a child. By the age of 12, he was playing in a band and working as a radio disc jockey. Jennings dropped out of school and moved to Lubbock in 1954.

There he found work at a local radio station, KLLL, where he met and befriended early rock and roll star Buddy Holly. In 1958, Holly produced Jennings’ first single, “Jole Blon,” and Jennings played in Holly’s backup band, The Crickets, for a time.

He was performing with the group on February 3, 1959, and he was supposed to get on a private plane with Holly after their show at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Jennings, however, gave up his spot on the plane to rock star J.P. Richardson—better known as “The Big Bopper”—who wasn’t feeling well. Shortly after takeoff, the plane crashed, killing Holly, Richardson, singer Ritchie Valens, and the pilot.

Heartbroken after the tragedy, Jennings returned to Lubbock for a time and worked as a radio disc jockey. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1960 and restarted his musical career, forming a band called the Waylors.

The group developed a local following and even recorded some singles through the independent record label Trend. While the band never really took off commercially, Jennings landed a contract with A&M Records in 1963 and moved to Los Angeles, California

He got into a conflict with the record label over the direction of his music. They wanted him to take on more of a pop sound. Not one to be pushed around, Jennings remained committed to his country style. He made only one album for A&M.

Country Star: In 1965, Jennings moved to Nashville. He became roommates with country music’s man in black, Johnny Cash, which marked the start of a lifelong friendship.

That year Jennings had his first country hit, “Stop the World (And Let Me Off).” By 1968, he had several successful singles, including “Walk On Out of My Mind” and “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line.”Jennings won his first Grammy Award in 1969 for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “MacArthur Park,” which he recorded with the Kimberlys.

Around this time, Jennings’ musical style continued to evolve, taking on a tougher, more bass-driven sound. He worked on sgs with such songwriters and artists as Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. In 1973, Jennings released Honky Tonk Heroes, which is often seen as one of the early albums displaying his new so-called outlaw sound.

This new style was a distinct break from the slick productions of the more traditional country music and began to develop its own following. Reaching the top of the country charts in 1974, “This Time” was the first number one hit for Jennings and was quickly followed by another chart-topper “I’m a Ramblin’ Man.”

Crossover Success: Jennings got his first taste of crossover success in 1975 when “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” made its way onto the pop charts. Around that same time, he was honored by the Country Music Association as Male Vocalist of the Year.

Jennings’ participation in the compilation Wanted! The Outlaws (1976) helped him become an even bigger name in music. A number one hit on the pop album charts, the recording featured songs by Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser, and Jessi Colter, Jennings’ fourth wife. The couple even sang several duets together, including a cover of “Suspicious Minds.”Joining forces with Nelson, he recorded Waylon & Willie (1978), which went on to sell several million copies. One of their duets from the album, “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” reached the top of the charts and gave Jennings his second Grammy Award. He and Nelson shared the honors for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.For the rest of the decade and into the early 1980s, Jennings continued to make hits, including “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” and “Theme from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ (Good Ol’ Boys).” In addition to creating the theme song for the television series, Jennings served as the narrator for the country comedy The Dukes of Hazzard.

Struggles: Long known for his partying ways, Jennings’ drug use escalated into an expensive cocaine and amphetamine habit, which sometimes cost him as much as $1,500 a day. He decided to quit in 1984. The following year, Jennings teamed up with KrisKristofferson, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson to form the Highwaymen. They hit the top of the country charts with “Highwayman,” which was included on their successful album of the same name. The 1990 follow-up album, Highwayman 2, did not fare as well.While he had a tough time getting his music played on country music stations, Jennings remained a popular performer, touring extensively until 1997. He even played a few dates on 1996 Lollapalooza tour, better known for showcasing alternative rock acts.

Around this time, Jennings candidly shared his many ups and downs in Waylon: An Autobiography, written with Lenny Kaye.Diagnosed with diabetes in the early 1990s, Jennings had trouble walking in his later years. But that did not stop him from making music. In 2000, Jennings recorded several performances at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for the album Never Say Die Live. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. Later that year, Jennings had to have a foot amputated due to diabetes-related poor health.

Legacy: Jennings died on February 13, 2002, at his home in Chandler, Arizona. Married since 1969, he and Jessi Colter had one child together, Waylon Albright “Shooter” Jennings. Jennings had five other children from his three previous marriages.Friends and fans alike mourned the passing of the country music superstar.

“Waylon Jennings was an American archetype, the bad guy with the big heart,” Kristofferson told the Los Angeles Times. Despite his difficult final years, “he was filled with creativity and joy,” his son Shooter explained to People magazine.

Shooter Jennings has followed his father’s footsteps, playing in a number of bands. With his backup band, the .357s, he put together an album of his father’s music consisting of tracks recorded years before Waylon’s death. The recording, Waylon Forever, was released in October 2008.

Waylon Jennings Officially included on AirplayExpress’ Honorary Express

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AirplayExpress Awards 4 Platinum Discs To Artists

AirplayExpress Awards 4 Platinum Discs To Artists

The prestigious Platinum Disc Awards have been awarded to the following artists who have managed to Top the charts during the month of May 2018 on the AirplayExpress Country Top 40 International download charts. Larry M CLark, Dennis DiChiaro and the West Nashville Orchestra, Donny Richmond and the Three Bees Band have all accomplished the task of being Number one. We at AirplayExpress congratulate them and thank radio and Disc Jockeys worldwide for supporting these artists and in so doing helping them to reach the much sought after number one position on the Country To 40. Thank you all.

 – WHISNews21 / AirplayExpress

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