Marty Martel Prayer Line For Wednesday March 20

martymartelprayer2013If you have a prayer or a thought that you want to mention here or send to someone who you believe is deserving please use my column to reach special people who would go out of their way to say a special prayer on your behalf for that someone you care about – Marty Martel

.WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for Wednesday March 20, By Marty Martel.


Janet Rickman (1949-2013)

Longtime music industry veteran, Janet Rickman, passed away Tuesday, March 19that Alive Hospice after a year long battle with cancer. Rickman began her Music Industry career as a publicist for PolyGram -Mercury/Nashville in the mid 1970’s working with The Statler Brothers, Johnny Rodriguez and a young Reba McEntire. After stints in both LA and NY publicity departments with Mercury Records where she worked closely with Tears for Fears, Rush and John Mellencamp among others, she moved back to her Nashville home to head up the MCA Nashville Publicity and Video department. There she worked extensively with artists such as Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, George Strait, Patty Loveless, Marty Stuart, Trisha Yearwood and more during MCA Nashville’s ride as “Label of the Decade.” Rickman retired from MCA Nashville in the late 90’s and began a second career with the Metro Nashville Library. No Memorial service is planned but donations may be made to a library of your choice.

For more information: Sarah Brosmer Lytle Management 615-770-2688

Singer David Allan Coe was injured in a serious car accident in Ocala, Fla. early Tuesday morning (March 19). The entertainer was struck by a semi after reportedly running a red light. Authorities say Coe was driving his 2011 Suburban eastbound when he ran the light shortly after 1:30AM. The semi was traveling north and broadsided Coe’s vehicle, pushing it into a parking lot. Bruce Smith, Coe’s longtime road manager, tells the Ocala Star-Banner the singer is “doing OK.” Coe’s wife has been with him at the hospital, according to Smith. The driver of the other vehicle, Robert Johnson, 59, and his passenger, Lisa Meade, 49, were both taken to an area hospital, where Meade was treated and released. Johnson is listed in serious condition.

The 73-year-old Coe shot to fame as part of the Outlaw movement of the ’70s that also spawned Waylon Jennings,Willie Nelson and Johnny Paycheck. Best known for hits like ‘You Never Even Called Me by My Name’ and‘The Ride,’ Coe has also written hits for others, including Tanya Tucker‘s ‘Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)’ and ‘Take This Job and Shove It,’which Paycheck made famous.

Smith says Coe has canceled two upcoming concerts in St. Louis and Louisville as a result of his injuries.

 HE GRANTS WHAT IS THE BEST: We build our future plans and hopes upon the transient life, And then once the bubble bursts, our day is filled with strife. Could we not learn to trust in Him, seek what He knows is best; Commit our ways unto His care, trust Him for daily rest. What blessings will await us! He grants what is best. Charles G. Ramsey


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in the interest of goodwill to all in need of a little help by the way of a prayer


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