Judy’s Notes: From Singer, Songwriter, Judy Welden
FRIENDS WITH NOTEWORTHY NEWS FROM JUDY WELDEN
Frans & Cathy Maritz: Owner’s of WHIS NEWS 21, Cathy & Frans, from S. Africa are two of the hardest workers I’ve ever known. They have Wildhorse Entertainment and have been in business for just over a year. They’ve been wonderful for my career (made the video for LET’S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, use most of my newsletter in their newspaper and so much more).
I’ve just learned that in their first year they’ve had 100,000 + visitors to their site from 170+ countries and over 1667 posts & stories by themselves and others. I’m very impressed by all this; had no idea! It really shouldn’t surprise me since I know how hard they work and they put their hearts and souls in all they do.
I, for one am very grateful for all they’ve done for me and so many Independent aritsts, songwriters and promoters, etc. and also happy to read the varied stories and posts. I hope you’ll take the time to visit their great site soon. www.whisnews21.com – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl K. Warner: From Nashville, TN, I’m pleased to write that my friend, Cheryl K’s great recording of THE AUCTION has gone viral at youtube.com!
Produced by Frans Maritz of Wildhorse Entertainment, it has over 2 million views. It portrays the emotional imagery of a daughter observing the auction of her father’s farm, her life-long home, filled with many memories.
It is her hope to bring a renewed appreciation for the important work that farmers do, honoring them and asking for better understanding and help when they are in a time of need. Most people take for granted the food that they eat every day, never stopping to give thanks to the farmer who makes sure that the food they produce finds its’ way to yours’ and my table.
By the time you have listened to this emotional and well written song, sung beautifully by Cheryl K., another farmer somewhere will have lost his farm and someone, somewhere will go without food tonight. Click to view video – email@example.com
Ronda Rich: From Clarmont, GA, my writer friend Ronda Rich, who has columns in many newspapers in the southeast (Dixie Divas), numerous self-help books, a weekly newsletter which I love to read, also has a novel, “The Town That Came ‘A Courting” that is going to be made into a movie this summer. I own this great book along with 3 other titles and I recommend them highly.
I need to mention that Ronda is also a very entertaining speaker as well and she is recording a DVD at Pearce Auditorium (@ Brenau University where she graduated college) on May 14th @ 6:30 pm. She requested that I invite some friends. I’ve already invited a few to sit with me. I hope to get there at 6 PM.
Doris E. Hays: From Peoria, IL, writer friend, Doris is a prolific songwriter whose last CD with Keith Bradford called: Biography of a Song, Volume 2. has been doing very well. She now has a new song out titled AMERICA NEEDS A MIRACLE. It surely does and this special song is getting airply on the Likileakes Show at WHIS NEWS 21. Email Doris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Bailey: From Gainesville, FL, another prolific writer friend, Stephen, has a new song titeld MODERN DAY COWBOY. It is catchy and well-written and surely will be getting lot of airpay. email@example.com
Ron Butko: Friend and former FL producer, Ron lives in Kansas. He is now promoting a unique, young singer, Kaitlyn Nicole, who has some great songs that he plays all the instruments, produces and mixes. I’m sure you’ll find her as talented as I do :http://www.reverbnation.com/kaitlynnicole Email Ron: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Johnson: From TN, friend Mike sent me a PDF Book on a Disc: “I Just Wanted To Be A Songwriter, a Mike Johnson Music Anthology”. This is just amazing. He included all his shows, PR, CD covers with songs for his entire career. It took him 6 months but was well worth it. There was even some PR about me as we were both promoted by Ed King early in our careers. In the package he also included 2 CDs that each had 2 songs. One was 2 songs by Mike: “LIVIN’ LOST LOVE ON THE JUKEBOX AGAIN” &”THE HEARTACHES ARE CALLIN’ “. The second CD was by a young artist Mike produces & who sings his songs, James Adelsberger. James’ (who plays all the music) 2 songs are: BACK HOME AGAIN & THE HOLY RIVER. Wishing you lots of success with these projects, Mike! BlackYodelNo1@aol.com
DJ Dean Wilt: From NY, friend & DJ Dean, who owns Country Gold Jukebox (aPalTalk.com online radio show), is known for his recitations and his current one THE PRICE OF INNOCENCE is getting lots of airplay worldwide.
He has a follow up song titled BULLIED. Dean’s LITTLE PINK RIBBON is still doing well and enabled Dean to be given a HALL OF FAME award by GCR (Great Country Radio) & Mike Stevenson.
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