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Country Music News International Newsletter July 11. 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter July 11. 2014

Here is your Country Music News of the day from Country Music News International Magazine http://www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.blogspot.com . Your Country Music News is supported by, Courtyard Nashville Downtown http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnadt-courtyard-nashville-downtown , Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmusiccity.com , Tennessee Tourism, http://www.Tennessee.de , Coreopsis Publications LLC www.coreopsis.gs , Richard Lynch http://richardlynchband.com , Stephanie Grace http://www.stephanie-grace.com ,Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info

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RAY STEVENS AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM

RAY STEVENS SET FOR SONGWRITER SESSION AT
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
 
Stevens to be Spotlighted with Special Songwriter Program Held at
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Ford Theater on Saturday, July 19 at 11:30 AM
Nashville, Tenn. (July 10, 2014) - Country music's legendary master of comedy, RAY STEVENS, is set to be spotlighted by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum (CM HOF) with a special Songwriter Session.  Stevens' Songwriter Session will be held in the CM HOF's Ford Theater on SaturdayJuly 19 at 11:30 AM.  During the 45 minute program, Stevens will perform several of his hit songs and will discuss his storied career.

"I'm sincerely honored to be asked to be a part of this special program at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and to join the company of all the great songwriters who have appeared there before me," says Stevens.

Stevens, a GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, musician, and comedian wrote his hits “Ahab The Arab,” “Everything Is Beautiful,” “Gitarzan,” “Jeremiah Peabody's Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolving Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills,” "Shriner's Convention" and “The Streak.”  He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980.
 
Immediately following the program, Stevens will sign copies of his new memoir, Ray Stevens' Nashville, in the Museum Store.

PROGRAM ADMISSION:  Free with Museum admission or Museum membership.  For more information on obtaining a program pass or members-only advance reservation:
http://countrymusichalloffame.org/calendar/event/songwriter-session-ray-stevens

About Ray Stevens
Twelve-time nominated and two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ray Stevens has spanned the generations with over 50 years of comedic musical talent, including songs such as his multi-million selling hit “The Streak” and his classic pop standard “Everything Is Beautiful.”  Throughout his career, Stevens has sold more than 40 million albums and continues daily office operations at his home base, Ray Stevens Music / Clyde Records, located on Nashville's historic Music Row.  Stevens has released a number of video collections and CDs throughout the years, including his most recent in 2012, The Encyclopedia of Recorded Comedy Music
 
For more information on Ray Stevens, visit www.raystevens.com or his official Facebook Page.
 
About the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964.  The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture.  With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
 
*Photo Courtesy of Ray Stevens Music

Josh Abbott Band's Toobapalooza Saturday, August 16





YETI COOLERS PRESENTS DEBUT OF JOSH ABBOTT BAND'S TOOBAPALOOZA FESTIVAL IN NEW BRAUNFELS, TX ON AUGUST 16
Partnership Offers Fans a Month of Contests and Summer-Essential Prizes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (July 10, 2014) – YETI Coolers brings a new Hill Country experience to the  Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, TX with the official debut of Josh Abbott Band's Toobapalooza.  Set for Saturday, August 16, the debut festival boasts an exciting lineup featuring the Josh Abbott Band (JAB), Dirty River Boys, Saints of Valory and Nelo. There will also be an official EDM Afterparty following the show at Whitewater.
Teaming up with Texas troubadours the Josh Abbott Band, YETI Coolers will also launch a series of fan-engaging contents to get concert-goers fully geared up for the event starting tomorrow, Friday, July 11 through the performance on August 16.  Prizes will include YETI coolers filled with an array JAB sizzling summer necessities. This bound –to-be Texas tradition is one that will have fans returning to the Hill Country for years to come! Tickets also become available tomorrow, Friday, July 11 to the public starting at $20 and may be purchased at whitewaterrocks.com  
# # #

About Josh Abbott Band:
Josh Abbott Band is a
Warner Music Nashville recording artist hailing from Lubbock, TX, where it was founded in 2006 while Josh Abbott attended graduate school at Texas Tech University. The Red Raider alum recalls the epiphany he had during a concert at Lubbock’s Blue Light to write and play his own music for a living. Since its formation, the band of Texas troubadours, composed of lead vocalist Josh Abbott, Austin Davis (banjo), Preston Wait (fiddle), Edward Villanueva (drums), James Hertless (bass) and Caleb Keeter (guitar), have opened for acts such as Eli Young Band, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Pat Green.
Already, the band boasts sensational albums like “Small Town Family Dream” and “She’s Like Texas,” as well as Texas Music Chart toppers like “My Texas,” the musically riveting passion of “Touch” and “Oh, Tonight,” featuring the talents of Grammy Award-winning Country chanteuse Kasey Musgraves, which charted at No. 44 on the Billboard charts. While he expands his horizons beyond the Lone Star State, Abbott’s independent Texas spirit is stronger than ever.

If You Want Some EVEN THE RIVER RUNS

JOEL CROUSE TO RELEASE DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THIS SUMMER (8/19)
 
EVEN THE RIVER RUNS Features Breakout Single “If You Want Some”








Photo Credit: Courtesy of Show Dog - Universal Music
 
Nashville, TN – (July 10, 2014) – As revealed across his social networks, rising country artist Joel Crouse will release his debut studio album, EVEN THE RIVER RUNS on August 19th. Produced by Jamie Houston, the Show Dog - Universal Music project includes the talented singer-songwriter’s newest offering, “Don’t Tell Me,” which is set to hit SiriusXM’s The Highway.
 
I'm very excited for everyone to see who I am through this record and to follow my journey in life as I write about it,” shares Crouse.  
 
EVEN THE RIVER RUNS, is a remarkable 10-song collection that highlights Crouse’s songwriting prowess as he had a hand in writing every song on the project. Recently featured in the CW’s smash TV show Hart of Dixie, “Don’t Tell Me” was co-written by Crouse and Nashville hit makers James Dean Hicks and Jamie Houston. Other album highlights include his Top 35 breakout debut, “If You Want Some,” with fan-favorites such as “Why God Made Love Songs” and “You Could Break A Heart Like That.”
 
The Massachusetts native is known for his energetic live shows, which landed him opening tour slots with some of country music’s biggest stars, including 16 dates on Taylor Swift’s RED Tour. He has also opened for The Band Perry, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker, Sara Evans, and even the Goo Goo Dolls. Crouse recently fulfilled a lifelong dream, as he made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Thanks to his grandfather, Crouse was introduced to country music and classic rock at a young age, and those influences can be found on his debut album.
 
EVEN THE RIVER RUNS Track Listing
1. Don't Tell Me
2. If You Want Some
3. You Could Break A Heart Like That 
4. Summer Love
5. Even The River Runs 
6. Slow Motion 
7. Oh Juliet 
8. Ruby Puts Her Red Dress On
9. Why God Made Love Songs
10. I Never Said I Was In Love 

Garth Brooks Is Back

» Garth Is Back: "It's a day of joy," Garth Brooks said at the outset of this morning's press conference. "Not going to be lying to you, it's also under a cloud right now." Sony Chairman/CEO Doug Morris introduced Brooks, confirming the label home for new music from Brooks. "It's because Doug Morris took the time to find me at my convenience," Brooks said of his signing with Sony. "Everybody loves everybody when you get started. We'll see in a year. I hope you don't regret this. I hope I don't. I think we'll be alright."
Producer Allen Reynolds' retirement has Brooks working with Mark Miller, who engineered the Reynolds-produced albums. "I've never had more fun in my life making music," Brooks said, noting that RCA will handle retail and radio, with new music coming sometime around the end of this month. The double album will land at all physical retailers sometime around Black Friday. "I'm getting my ass kicked by the songwriters right now," he said. "We're cutting everything but Garth stuff right now. The level of songwriting stunned me."
"We've never allowed ourselves to go digital," Brooks said. "That will begin in next two or three weeks ..." exclusively at garthbrooks.com. "That's the only place you can get Garth Brooks music." A window will be opened in which fans can buy the entire catalog.
Based on a promise made to a young fan at a show in Las Vegas, Brooks will call Andy from Atlanta to tell him the date and city of the first tour stop on July 14. Official word will follow at an unspecified time. "We hope we give you a show that makes you forget the ones in the '90s," he said. "That is our goal." Brooks is working with Ticketmaster to keep ticket prices reasonable, with an announcement expected in the next few weeks.
Speaking to the cloud he referenced in the open, "Ireland? I don't have a clue," he said. "I wish I could tell you I saw it coming ... We don't treat people different, so now what do I do with those 160,000 people, and why are they treated different?" Brooks offered to fly to Ireland immediately and "get on my knees and beg" if the Prime Minister would meet with him.
Before the presser got underway, a train sounded its horn behind the venue. It was a fitting metaphor for the train that is now underway and on its way through country music. "Scared? Yes," Brooks said. "Old? Yes. I want to thank God and everybody that has given me the chance to look at the second half of a career. I don't know how many artists get this chance."
 Country Aircheck .

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter July 10. 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter July 10. 2014

Here is your Country Music News of the day from Country Music News International Magazine http://www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.blogspot.com . Your Country Music News is supported by, Courtyard Nashville Downtown http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnadt-courtyard-nashville-downtown , Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmusiccity.com , Tennessee Tourism, http://www.Tennessee.de , Coreopsis Publications LLC www.coreopsis.gs , Richard Lynch http://richardlynchband.com , Stephanie Grace http://www.stephanie-grace.com ,Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info

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Jim Croce Sees Brilliant Career Overview


American Folk Legend Jim Croce Sees Brilliant Career Overview In Rarities Of His Greatest Hits Including A Previously Unreleased Concert From 1964!

Los Angeles, CA – On July 22nd, the legacy of folk singer Jim Croce will see added to its distinguished discography, the release of Lost Time In A Bottle, a 24-track collection of rare versions of all his greatest hit songs including “Time In A Bottle,” “Operator,” “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “I Got A Name.” The collection will be released by Cleopatra Records first on CD, with a 2LP vinyl version set to follow shortly thereafter.

Between the years 1966 and 1973, Croce released a mere five studio albums and 11 singles, 2 of which made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Sadly, we lost this incredible artist on September 20, 1973. His body of work however has lived on in a timeless state as new fans and old have embraced the incredible songwriting that has made him into the legend that he is today.

Included on Lost Time In A Bottle, is a previously unreleased radio concert from Cazenovia College in 1964. Recorded near the beginning of Jim’s career, it is a marvelous showcase of the storytelling skills and sparkling personality that the world would soon come to love.

1. Next Time, This Time (Harper College 2/5/73)
2. New York’s Not My Home (Harper College 2/5/73)
3. You Don’t Mess Around With Jim (Harper College 2/5/73)
4. Careful Man (Harper College 2/5/73)
5. A Good Time Man Like Me (Demo)
6. Tractor Trailer Story Intro (Harper College 2/5/73)
7. Speedball Tucker (Demo)
8. Operator (Demo)
9. Hard Time Losin’ Man (Demo)
10. Seems Like Such A Long Time Ago (Demo)
11. It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way (Harper College 2/5/73)
12. Bar Story Intro (Harper College 2/5/73)
13. Roller Derby Queen (Harper College 2/5/73)
14. One Less Set Of Footsteps (Harper College 2/5/73)
15. Dreamin’ Again (Harper College 2/5/73)
16. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (Demo)
17. Time In A Bottle (Demo)
18. I Got A Name (Live 1973)
19. Charley Green, Play That Slide Trombone (Cazenovia College 1964)
20. San Francisco Bay Blues (Cazenovia College 1964)
21. Washington At Valley Forge (Cazenovia College 1964)
22. La Bamba (Cazenovia College 1964)
23. Seek And You Shall Find (Cazenovia College 1964)
24. Woke Up This Morning (Cazenovia College 1964)

JIM REEVES ON ABBOTT RECORDS

JIM REEVES ON ABBOTT RECORDS

Bear Family Release Complete Recordings + More

Way before he became the smooth voiced stylist with a devoted following that spread across international boundaries, Jim Reeves was a hardcore country singer recording songs that reflected both his Texas roots and current chart sounds. Now, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death, Bear Family Records has released all the recordings that Gentleman Jim made before signing with RCA Victor in 1955.

Titled The Complete Abbott Recordings, plus this is a 3 cd mini-box set with a 100 page booklet comprising 76 tracks which, as the title indicates, is more than just the Abbott recordings but also the earlier 1949 Macy’s recordings plus a handful of early ‘50s demo recordings, allowing the listener to hear how the phenomenal Reeves career was launched.

Biographical information on James Travis Reeves is well documented and has regularly appeared in print over the years since his tragically early death, noting how a promising baseball career was short-lived through injury, leading on to radio broasting and, eventually, to music as a dj and performer.

But this collection marks the first ever, fully definitive examination of this artist’s early work, the project overseen by veteran Reeves expert David Bussey who, for many years, ran the Jim Reeves Fan Club after first being hooked on the artist following the purchase of the Bimbo LP. Bussey, with regular Bear Family contributor Kevin Coffey were the set’s reissue producers and, besides detailed information on all the recordings, the set’s highly detailed book also includes a mass of photographs (some rare and previously unpublished) and a newly researched discography.

The first tracks in this set are the four titles (My Heart’s Like A Welcome Mat, I’ve Never Been So Blue, Teardrops Of Regret and Chicken Hearted, all co-written by Reeves) recorded for the short-lived Macy’s, a subsidiary of Houston’s Macy’s Record Distributors, in October 1949, with all the expenses coming out of the singer’s pocket. The songs were slow-to-middle tempo and hardly made much impact, whether performance or popularity wise.

Then, with five self-penned demos recorded in the early 1950s, Jim Reeves signed with Abbott Records, following an introduction to Fabor Robison (the label’s owner) by disc jockey Tom Perryman. He had first became aware of Reeves from his sports broadcasting days and later engineered the singer’s first tracks (including the originals Wagon Load Of Love and What Were You Doing Last Night), released by Abbott in 1952. But another five sessions were to pass before the singer recorded what was to become not only his first chart record but also a number one – Mexican Joe, an up-tempo novelty penned by fellow label recording artist Mitchell Torok which entered the charts in March 1953. Its’ success  immediately set the style and pace for the follow-up, Bimbo, another chart-topper. Four more hits followed – I Love You (a song-narration with Ginny Wright, and released on associate label Fabor), Then I’ll Stop Loving You, Penny Candy and Drinking Tequila - before Reeves departed from Robison and Abbott and moved on to sign with Steve Shoals for RCA.

In total Reeves recorded 36 titles for Abbott and none giving any indication of his later work, the majority kept up the tempo in solid honky-tonk surroundings, following the decision of producer Robison who obviously wanted to maintain the winning streak with songs and sound, also frequently urging the artist to sing in a higher key than he preferred.

Like other releases in Bear Family’s irregular mini-box collections (which includes sets by Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and the Everly Brothers), the Complete Abbott Recordings, plus not only contains all the original masters and alternative takes (the several different versions of recordings are listed below) but also all the surviving false starts and studio chatter. Overall it gives a much fuller picture of Jim Reeves in a recording studio, often working alongside legendary musicians such as steel guitarists Bobby Garrett, Jimmy Day and Speedy West, pianist Floyd  Cramer, fiddlers Big Red and Little Red Hayes, and Harold Hensley among others. It all adds up to almost three and a half hours in a recording studio, presenting Jim Reeves as never revealed before.

The accompanying book provides considerable light not only on the songs but also on Reeves and related events and people in this period of his career, including information on fellow Abbott recording artist Johnny Horton, a brief history of Abbott Records and its’  bossman Fabor Robison who might have been loathed by many but was, nevertheless, a major contributor to the success of country music during the 1950s and ‘60s.


Other Jim Reeves releases on Bear Family Records:
Welcome To My World (16 cd box set with 124 page book) - BCD 15656 PI
Jim Reeves & Friends: Radio Days Vol. 1 (4 cd box set with 24 page book) – BCD 16274 DI
Jim Reeves & Friends: Radio Days Vol. 2 (4 cd box set with 24 page book) – BCD 16282 DI
The Jim Reeves Radio Show (February 14, 1958) (cd with 20 page booklet) – ACD 25002 AH
The Jim Reeves Radio Show (February 25-28, 1958) (cd with 20 page booklet) – ACD 25005 AH
Jim Reeves & Others: The Jim Reeves Connection (cd with 28 page booklet) – BCD 18341 AH
Nashville Stars On Tour (with Chet Atkins, Bobby Bare, Anita Kerr Singers) (4 cd/1 DVD box set with 112 page hardcover book) – BCD 16821 EL

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