Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Susan Herndon Band this thursday!

Doe's 3rd Year Anniversary

come join in the celebration!

Thursday, 1 November 2007

1350 East 15th Street

on Cherry Street

5 pm

visit susan's website at

October 30rd, 2007

If you haven't heard Pillar's new single "For the Love of the Game" head on over to and and turn up your speakers. Send us a Myspace comment and let us know what you think. Pillar's new album "For the Love of the Game" is set to release February 2008.

Please help us out and request "For Love of the Game" here at these links-


Pillar is headlining Shout Festival for a few more weeks. Come see them while you can. They will be performing the new single. If you are a member of Pillar's street team The Underground Army or join the UG Army at Shout Fest (at the Pillar merch table) you will have an opportunity to preview the whole new album (

Nov 3- New Orleans, LA
Nov 4- Pineville, LA
Nov 9- Englewood, FL
Nov 10- West Palm Beach, FL
Nov 11- Jacksonville, FL
Nov 14- Tampa, FL- Pillar only
Nov 16- Homestead, FL- Pillar only
Nov 17- Winterhaven, FL
Dec 7- Germany

More information can be found on and

"Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love"

Trisha Yearwood's latest album "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love" hits shelves on November 13th, but you can pre-order yours at the official Online Store!

You can also pre-order Trisha Yearwood's Gold or Platinum Bundles today, and not only receive her long awaited new album, but great Trisha Yearwood merchandise! The first 100 people to order bundles will also receive autographed CD inserts!

Platinum Bundle

Platinum Bundle includes: the new album, a Trisha Yearwood T-Shirt, a keychain and an 8x10 of Trisha!

Gold Bundle

Gold Bundle includes: the new album and a Trisha Yearwood T-Shirt!

Click here to go to the store!

©2007 Trisha Yearwood | Trisha Yearwood Store

Poor David's - Dallas...

A free Halloween costume party on 10/31 from 7pm -?? on . It is our open mic, and all performerers must be in costume.

Prizes for best musical, scary, original, sexy. I will probably win the sexy as I am coming as an olympic sprigboard diver!

No cover and promises to be great yuks and chuckles.

On Friday 11/2- Mary Cutrufello is releasing her first cd in a LOONNNNGGGGGG time. She is terrific, a great person to boot, but don't boot her.

She is very sensitive- It is a $12 cover at 9pm, doors at 8pm and Greg Klyma opens the show.

On Saturday 11/3 at 7pm, Former Concrete Blonde -ette, Johnette Napolitano, will do an intimate acoustic solo show.

It is 22$ at the door, or thru frontgate tix , and is a rare opportunity to see such an artist in a "living room" environment.

Then at 10pm, our pure talent showcase, which is a distillation of the better talent we have encountered from our open mic sessions during the past 6 months or so. $7 at the door

11/7- Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers, from Seattle

11/8- Homespun Remedies (gosh!)

11/9- The Campaign (much -liked by Gary Cogill and me)

11/10- Robin English w/ Bruce Smith opening. Robin is a country talent on-the-rize, mark my emails!

11/14- our nov open mic

11/15-Russell Howard

11/16- B'Ann and the Stingers (another country-comer girl)

11/17- Black Top Gypsy

11/21- Rigby, Lifers open


11/23- The Lawson Fink Band

11/24- 7-9pm One Way Tell

11/24- 10pm John Nitzinger- only $12 to hear this Texas Rock Legend.

11/29- KNON benefit, broadcasting the Grateful Dead show live from the club, and a band to follow.


OFF OF YOUR DUFFS, get up and get out!


Poor David :-*

Robert Goulet

Robert Goulet dies at age 73

Singer was at a Los Angeles hospital awaiting a lung transplant

Food for thought on this Halloween...........

Johnny Cooper


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 - Johnny and Cody Shaw are hosting a Halloween Bash at the Wormy keep that costume for one last blast this Wednesday night and join us at the "DAWG" for a Halloween party!!!

We're back at our favorite Duncan watering hole, Wall Street, for a night of music with our friends Mary, Bill and Staff!

the best little Texas Roadhouse in Missouri is our destination as we visit our friend Steve Greene at the Snorty Horse Saloon in Springfield, MO.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone
Monday October 29, 2007


Click HERE to see the week in photos including Bono being honored by the Keep a Child Alive foundation in New York City, Mariah Carey launching her new perfume line, Pete Wentz opening his new clothing store and more.

The King of Pop may lose his longtime home after defaulting on a $23 million loan. Click HERE for details.

Rolling Stone's Evan Serpick recently spoke to Nas regarding his new album's title and the problems it's causing with politicians. Click HERE for what Nas has to say.

Click HERE to watch a video interview with French DJ duo Justice, and check out their three favorite bands.

Check this week to see contributing editor Christian Hoard review Britney Spears' Blackout in the next episode of New Music Tuesdays, and on Wednesday come back to meet our next Breaking artist. Also this week: the third issue celebrating Rolling Stone's 40th anniversary.

For more of the latest music news — including photos from Vegoose, Voodoo and Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit — visit


DAILY TRACK: Hurricane Chris — "A Bay Bay"
This past summer, the eighteen-year-old Shreveport, Louisiana, rapper Hurricane Chris became a household name among clubgoers and ringtone buyers thanks to "A Bay Bay," a slinky little hit that was not much more than a synth line, three pizzicato notes and a wickedly catchy chorus. Click HERE for more.

DAILY VIDEO: Video Interview — Justice

DAILY REVIEW: Various Artists — The Brit Box
The Brit Box tells the music part of the Brit-pop story, as scads of U.K. bands from the Smiths to the Stone Roses took off to make their own champagne-supernova splash. Click HERE for more on the album.

The complete ROLLINGSTONE.COM archive includes videos, photos, interviews, reviews, and more.


Randy Jackson of the Jacksons, 46
Roger O'Donnell of the Cure, 52


11:35pm - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: CARRIE UNDERWOOD
12:35am - Late Night with Conan O'Brien: SEETHER
1:35am - Last Call with Carson Daly: PAOLO NUTINI

12:35am - The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: AVRIL LAVIGNE

12:05am - Jimmy Kimmel Live - JUSTICE

The Rep for GHS strings has graciously allowed me to bring the stock from their Dallas guitar show booth to sell at OCTMA next weekend. If you haven't tried GHS strings, you really should. I'll have strings for pretty much everything with frets at the at the November meeting and I'll be glad to put them on while you wait.
Neal Risenhoover
Grampy Neal's Guitar Wagon

Country star Porter Wagoner dies at 80

Country star Porter Wagoner dies at 80

By JOHN GEROME, AP Entertainment Writer1 hour, 47 minutes ago

Porter Wagoner was known for a string of country hits in the '60s, perennial appearances at the Grand Ole Opry in his trademark rhinestone suits, and for launching the career of Dolly Parton.

Like many older performers, his star had faded in recent years. But his death from lung cancer Sunday, at 80, came only after a remarkable late-career revival that won him a new generation of fans.

The Missouri-born Wagoner signed with RCA Records in 1955 and joined the Opry in 1957, "the greatest place in the world to have a career in country music," he said in 1997. His showmanship, suits and pompadoured hair made him famous.

He had his own syndicated TV show, "The Porter Wagoner Show," for 21 years, beginning in 1960. It was one of the first syndicated shows to come out of Nashville and set a pattern for many others.

"Some shows are mechanical, but ours was not polished and slick," he said in 1982.

Among his hits, many of which he wrote or co-wrote, were "Carroll County Accident," "A Satisfied Mind," "Company's Comin'," "Skid Row Joe," "Misery Loves Company" and "Green Green Grass of Home."

The songs often told stories of tragedy or despair. In "Carroll County Accident," a married man having an affair is killed in a car crash; "Skid Row Joe" deals with a once-famous singer who's lost everything.

In 2002, he was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In May, after years without a recording contract, he signed with ANTI- records, an eclectic Los Angeles label best known for alt-rock acts like Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Neko Case.

Wagoner's final album, "Wagonmaster," was released in June and earned him some of the best reviews of his career. Over the summer, he was the opening act for the influential rock duo White Stripes at a sold-out show at New York's Madison Square Garden.

"The young people I met backstage, some of them were 20 years old. They wanted to get my autograph and tell me they really liked me," Porter said with tears in his eyes the day after the New York show. "If only they knew how that made me feel — like a new breath of fresh air."

To many music fans, Wagoner was best known as the man who boosted Parton's career. He had hired the 21-year-old singer as his duet partner in 1967, when she was just beginning to gain notice through songs such as "Dumb Blonde."

They were the Country Music Association's duo of the year in 1970 and 1971, recording hit duets including "The Last Thing on My Mind."

Parton's solo country records, such as her autobiographical "Coat of Many Colors," also began climbing the charts in the early 1970s. She wrote the pop standard "I Will Always Love You" in 1973 after Wagoner suggested she shift from story songs to focus on love songs.

The two quit singing duets in 1974 and she went on to wide stardom with pop hits and movies such as "9 to 5," whose theme song was also a hit for her.

Wagoner sued her for $3 million in assets, but they settled out of court in 1980. He said later they were always friendly, "but it's a fact that when you're involved with attorneys and companies that have them on retainer, it makes a different story."

At a charity roast for Wagoner in 1995, she explained the breakup this way: "We split over creative differences. I was creative, and Porter was different."

He said in a 1982 Associated Press interview that his show "was a training ground for her; she learned a great deal and I exposed her to very important people and the country music fans."

She was present at the ceremony in May 2007 honoring Wagoner on his silver anniversary with the Opry. At the time, he called Parton "one of my best friends today." She also visited him in the hospital as he battled cancer.

Wagoner, who had survived an abdominal aneurysm in 2006, was hospitalized again this month and his publicist disclosed he had lung cancer. He died at 8:25 p.m. CDT Sunday in a Nashville hospice, said Darlene Bieber, a spokeswoman for the Opry.

Country singer and Opry member Dierks Bentley visited Wagoner in the hospice over the weekend and said Wagoner led them in prayer, thanking God for his friends, his family and the Grand Ole Opry.

"The loss of Porter is a great loss for the Grand Ole Opry and for country music, and personally it is a great loss of a friend I was really just getting to know," Bentley said. "I feel blessed for the time I had with him."

Pete Fisher, vice president and general manager of the Opry, said the Opry family of musicians and performers was deeply saddened by the news. "His passion for the Opry and all of country music was truly immeasurable," Fisher said.

Wagoner was born in West Plains, Mo., and became known as "The Thin Man From West Plains" because of his lanky frame. He recalled that he spent hours as a child pretending to be an Opry performer, using a tree stump as a stage.

He started in radio, then became a regular on the "Ozark Jubilee," one of the first televised national country music shows. On the Opry since 1957, he joined Roy Acuff and other onetime idols.

At one point his wardrobe included more than 60 handmade rhinestone suits.

"Rhinestone suits are just beautiful under the lights," he said. "They've become a big part of my career. I get more compliments on my outfits than any other entertainer — except for Liberace."

While he continued with the Opry, and even had a small part in the 1982 movie "Honky Tonk Man" starring Clint Eastwood, his recording career dried up in the 1980s — until his return this year.

"I stopped making records because I didn't like the way they were wanting me to record," he said. "When RCA dropped me from the label, I didn't really care about making records for another label because I didn't have any say in what they would release and how they would make the records and so forth."


On the Net:

Sunday, October 28, 2007



There are only 4 days left to enter your songs or

lyrics into October's competition. For more information

please visit . Any submission

entered online or postmarked by October 31st will be

entered into October's round. International entries

are accepted.


We have recently added three new judges to the Song of

the Year yearly judging panel. These individuals have

worked with some of the biggest names in music such as

Christina Aguilera, Rascall Flatts, Pink, and more.

For a list of the judges you can visit


Many radio stations are getting ready to make their

playlist for the Christmas season. All Christmas songs

entered into the Song of the Year songwriting

competition between now and November 14th will be

forwarded to program directors for air-play

consideration this holiday season. You can enter your

Christmas song into any of the 10 categories of the

competition for this opportunity. "All" Christmas

songs entered (regardless of the category or if you

place in the contest) will be sent to Clear Channel

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individuals who received radio play with this



September's winners should be posted by November

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Friday, October 26, 2007

think on this....

Author: Jerry Del Colliano
President/Publisher for INSIDE MUSIC MEDIA™
Jerry Del Colliano

The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily that of
October 15, 2007

Universal Thinks Consumers Are iDiots [Printer Friendly Version]

Have you heard about Universal Music’s new Apple-killing idea to make consumers pay a monthly fee for free music (pay and free don’t go in the same sentence real well)?

According to Business Week: “…insiders say [Universal head Doug] Morris & Co. have an intriguing business model: get hardware makers or cell carriers to absorb the cost of a roughly $5-per-month subscription fee so consumers get a device with all-you-can-eat music that's essentially free. Music companies would collect the subscription fee, while hardware makers theoretically would move many more players”.

So let me get this right? The hardware makers or cell phone manufacturers bury the cost of what basically is a subscription service and all these young kids who have taken down the record labels run out and buy these un-cool devices – and presumably forsake their iPods.

(I can hear you saying, how can Jerry know that these devices will be un-cool, they haven’t even made them yet).

Let’s start with the proposed name of the service – Total Music.

That’s about as bad as Microsoft naming its iPod a Zune or more recently naming the Zune social network – Zune Social. C’mmon. All you have to do is have kids to know this is as un-cool as Barry Manilow.

Now don’t hyperventilate when you read this description of Total Music courtesy of my friend Vytas Safroncikas of Born Again Radio:

“With the Total Music service, Morris and his allies are trying to hit reset on how digital music is consumed. In essence, Morris & Co. are telling consumers that music is a utility to which they are entitled, like water or gas. Buy one of the Total Music devices, and you've got it all. Ironically, the plan takes (Steve) Jobs' basic strategy-- getting people to pay a few hundred bucks for a music player but a measly 99 cents for the music that gives it value--and pushes it to its extreme. After all, the Total Music subscriber pays only for the device--and never shells out a penny for the music. "You know that it's there, and it costs something," says one tech company executive who has seen Morris' presentation. "But you

never write a check for it."

Total Music could then become a streaming radio station or allow individual songs to be downloaded like Yahoo Music.

This could be so good. The killer app! Giving Steve Jobs his comeuppance. A whole new beginning for record labels.

Then, I woke up.

Universal must be kidding.

Jobs gets the next generation (and their parents, baby boomers like him) to shell out substantial cash for his products because they are not designed to fool consumers into thinking it is one thing while they are paying for another.

Doesn’t anyone get it yet?

The iPod is a portable record player – okay, you forced me to use the words. Record player. Except, an iPod is even better. And you don’t always have to buy music for it.

While I am on the topic of buying music, the next generation never worries about this because they can find almost anything for free online. (Please re-read that last sentence).

When they buy from Apple’s iTunes store it is because it is convenient, seamless and they want to. But they don’t have to.

Universal alert: consumers don’t have to buy music to own it. Therefore, they don’t have to buy one of your “record players” disguised as a mild-mannered reproducer of music for which you really want them to pay.

As they would say in the British Parliament, “I refer you back to the right honorable gentleman from Hoboken, New Jersey” – that’s me!

Record labels don’t have to connive, mislead, threaten or bully their customers.

Just lower the price of legally downloaded music. As I have written before in this space – make a song the price of a text-message and you will do a land office business.

Still don’t believe me?

How would you like to add the cell phone carriers’ profit for something as simple as text messaging to your bottom line.

Back to the drawing board.

AMA Conference Opens Next Wednesday In Nashville
The Tennessee State Museum will play host to the Americana Music Festival’s opening party, Wednesday (10/31)from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Presented by The
Americana Music Association and Great American Country (GAC), this free, family-friendly event is open to the public and will feature a special musical salute to Porter Wagoner with performances by Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell, and some very special guests and friends of the Wagonmaster himself.

Known for his showmanship, rhinestone suits and silver pompadour, Wagoner’s extraordinary career spans five decades. The multiple Grammy winner recently celebrated his 50th year with the Grand Ole Opry and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. As the host of the syndicated television show The Porter Wagoner Show, he introduced the world to Dolly Parton. After racking up 81 charted records, the 80-year-old Wagoner recently released “Wagonmaster,” produced by Marty Stuart. The “Thin Man From West Plains” proves he is still a relevant force in American music by seamlessly bridging the generations while still staying true to his country heritage.

“It’s that legacy we want to honor as we open our 8th Annual Festival and Conference,” says AMA Executive Director Jed Hilly. “I can’t think of a better place to recognize Porter than the Tennessee State’s Museum’s breathtaking exhibit, “Sparkle and Twang,” Marty Stuart’s American Music Odyssey. It’s a visual history lesson on the legacy of folk, country, rock, gospel and Americana music, of which Porter is such a big a part of.”

It’s also the organization’s way of inviting Nashville to the party to learn more about Americana Music. The event will assemble some of the city’s finest artist/songwriters and musicians on the Museum stage. The jam is hosted by Jim Lauderdale and will feature Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell, and other surprise guests. “We hope people will come to the museum and bring their kids with them—in costumes, of course,” says Hilly. “This is an event for all ages, and being Halloween, anything goes.”

Great Americana Country is a co-sponsor of the party. Also presenting the event is the Nashville Film Festival, Billy Block, Nashville Songwriters Association International and Nashville Lifestyles. Guests will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from these organizations and learn more about them as well.

Slated for Wednesday, October 31, through Saturday, November 3, the Eighth Annual Americana Festival and Conference will offer daily seminars, panels and networking opportunities at the Nashville Convention Center. Each evening brings stacked Americana showcases to key venues throughout Nashville. One ticket to the November 1st Americana Honors and Awards show held at the Ryman Auditorium is included in each conference registration packet. The general public may now also purchase tickets for the ceremony through the Ryman and Ticketmaster outlets for $35 each. $30 wristbands granting admission to all evening showcases are also available to non-members of the Association.


GAC-TV Becomes The 'Home Of Garth'
Multimillion-selling country superstar Garth Brooks is back with his new, chart-topping single "More Than a Memory," and throughout October and November, Great American Country and its website,
GAC-TV.Com will be THE place to be for Garth Brooks fans, showcasing exclusives and specials in time for the release of the star's new CD/DVD collection Garth Brooks: The Ultimate Hits on November 6.

Visitors to can enter the Ultimate Garth Getaway Sweepstakes to win a trip to catch one of Garth's sold out concerts in Kansas City, Missouri -- a rare treat, since these concerts will be his first since he retired from touring in 2001. Fans will be able to enter daily through October 30, and runner-up winners will all receive copies of GARTH BROOKS: The Ultimate Hits.

On October 19, the video for "More Than a Memory" will debut exclusively on GAC's Top 20 Country Countdown, and will be made available to fans via streamable format on the week after. As "The Home of Garth Brooks" this fall, GAC will premiere exclusive specials on the star, including a one-on-one with Lorianne Crook, set to air on November 3. During this special Offstage with Lorianne Crook, Brooks shares his thoughts on his record-breaking career as the fastest-selling solo artist in music history, as well as personal details and stories.

It's Ranch Bash 07 This Weekend In Ft Worth
The Ranch Radio Group is proud to present Ranch Bash 07 and Country Legends Fest 07. Two days of outdoor Concerts this weekend in beautiful Sundance Square, Downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Saturday (10/27) Ranch Bash 07 features the best in Texas and Red Dirt Music Performers, with Stoney LaRue, No Justice, Wade Bowen and others.

Sunday (10/28), Country Legends Fest 07 brings the "Return of Moe & Joe", Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley and a special "Tribute To Buck Owens" from The Derailers, also Sonny Burgess.

The weekend will offer something for Country Music Fans of all ages, and a Historic reunion of one of the most successful Duo's in Country Music.

Josh Turner Achieves Milestones In Next Few Days
Josh Turner will achieve several career milestones in the near future. On Saturday (10/27), Turner will be become the newest member of the famed Grand Ole Opry. His labelmate, Vince Gill, will host the induction, which airs 8:00-9:00pm EST on GAC. Turner, age 29, will become The Opry's youngest current member.

Prior to Turner's Opry induction, "Josh Turner - My Road To The Opry," a one-hour documentary shot by award-winning director Shaun Silva, will air on GAC from 7:00-8:00pm EST. The special gives fans a rare glimpse into Turner's life not only as a recording artist but as a husband and father. Cameras travel with him to his hometown of Hannah, South Carolina and follow the journey that takes him to becoming the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

In addition, fans can catch Josh Turner on national television next week as he pounds the pavement in NYC promoting his new CD, Everything is Fine. Turner will appear Monday(10/29) on NBC's Today Show singing two songs from his latest album. He will perform and chat with the domestic diva herself on Martha, which will air on November 6th. Turner is also featured this weekend on CMT's Top 20 Countdown and Insider. Next week, he is featured on GAC's On The Streets, Country Music Across America and GAC Nights.

In print, Turner graces the cover of USA Weekend with Martina McBride, November 2-4. Other features include People Magazine, Associated Press, Billboard, Dallas Morning News, Charlotte Observer, The Tennessean and L.A. Daily News. And rave reviews of Turner's album will run in Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Arizona Republic, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, and many others next week.

Capping off the launch of Turner's new album and his induction into the Grand Ole Opry will be his performance at the "41st Annual CMA Awards," airing live on ABC November 7th. He will perform his fasting rising single to date "Firecracker" and for the first time, Turner is nominated in the prestigious Male Vocalist of the Year category alongside superstars George Strait, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley.

Josh Turner burst onto the scene in 2003 with his debut album Long Black Train, selling more than a million copies. His follow up disc, Your Man, has sold more than double that amount establishing Turner as one of the fastest rising stars in country music today. His distinctive voice paired with his inspired songwriting makes him one of Nashville's most notable traditionalists. Turner is on the road

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton--Rhapsody Originals Available Tuesday
Blake Shelton recently visited Rhapsody's studio in Seattle for a taping for Rhapsody Originals, the digital music service's premiere live performance series.

Fans can log on to Rhapsody to watch and listen as well as buy Shelton’s exclusive Rhapsody Original digital EP which features "The More I Drink," "Don't Make Me," "She Don't Love Me," "Nobody But Me," and "Ol' Red."

Eagles 'Long Road Out Of Eden' Drops Tuesday
The Eagles will release their first studio album in more than 20 years on Tuesday( 10/30). Long Road Out Of Eden, the two-disc set contains 20 songs including the top 25 hit "How Long" and is available exclusively at Wal*Mart locations nationwide.

The Eagles will perform on the CMA Awards live on November 7th and are currently playing a six-night stint at the new Nokia theatre in Los Angeles.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood Is Music Choice's 'Artist Of The Month' For November
Music Choice, the leading multi-platform music network, announces that two-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood, will be the featured 'Artist of the Month' in November. Music Choice, the most popular On Demand music network in the country, will feature the six-time platinum-selling country music superstar in three Music Choice Original shows, including:

Carrie Underwood: I Told You So — a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of her new video, “So Small”

Carrie Underwood: Naked — an unscripted Q&A session where Carrie answers questions from her fans

Carrie Underwood: Video Carnival — a hosted video playlist that takes viewers on a chronological video tour through Carrie’s rise to superstardom.

In addition, Music Choice will provide a selection of Carrie Underwood’s videos to watch free On Demand throughout the month of November. Fans can tune-in to see her latest video, "So Small” from her new album on 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville, "Carnival Ride", as well as many of her other smash hits such as, “Before He Cheats,” “Don’t Forget to Remember Me,” “Jesus, Take The Wheel,” and “Wasted.”

“Music Choice has created a great platform to go behind the scenes with an artist around an album launch. Carrie’s Music Choice Artist of the Month program takes the viewer behind the scenes of the making of her new video “So Small” and gives great insight into her new album, Carnival Ride,” says Jon Elliot, Vice President, Marketing & Artist Development, Arista/Nashville.

"Music Choice recognizes Carrie Underwood not just as one of Country music's biggest superstars, but as one of the greatest current Pop phenomenon as well," says Justin Prager, Director of Rock and Pop Programming for Music Choice. "By featuring Carrie as part of our highly-successful Artist of the Month program, we are exposing both Carrie the artist and Carrie the person to our millions of viewers across the country who watch our free On Demand music network every day."

Carrie Sings The National Anthem For World Series
Look -- and listen -- for Carrie Underwood as she honors America by singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to the start of Game 3 of the World Series Saturday night (10/27). Carrie's performance -- and the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies -- are scheduled to air live from Denver's Coors Field on FOX; coverage begins at 8:00pm (ET).

Carrie's performance ends a whirlwind week of activity surrounding the Tuesday (October 23) release of her second album, Carnival Ride (featuring Top 10 hit "So Small"). Look for her next week on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Monday, October 29), with more TV appearances to follow. She can also be found on the covers of Self and Seventeen; both magazines are on newsstands now.

Porter Wagoner Released To Hospice Care
Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Porter Wagoner, who was hospitalized in Nashville on October 15, was released to hospice care today. Wagoner, an Opry member since 1957, was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.

Tulsa's PILLAR... on ESPN.....

October 26rd, 2007

Starting tonight (10/26/07), ESPN will begin use of the new Pillar song, "For the Love of the Game," during montages highlighting the 2007 WORLD SERIES on its program, BASEBALL TONIGHT. ESPN will continue use of the song through Nov. 1, which is the scheduled-date for game 7 of the 2007 World Series (if necessary). "For the Love of the Game" is the title-track to Pillar's Feb. 26, 2008 release, and has already claimed the "most added" title on the R&R Christian Rock chart despite the fact that it's add date is Nov. 16.

Hear Pillar's new single "For the Love of The Game" on and

Ian Moore and band.....

This caps off our latest tour for the new record, To Be Loved, which has taken us out to the WestCoast, up through Seattle, and back through the midwest. We are very pleased to be ending the tour with two lovely weekend shows in Oklahoma. Here they are:

Friday, October 26, 2007
113 North Crawford
Norman, OK 73069

doors at 9:30, show at 10

Saturday, October 27, 2007
Two Frogs Grill
2646 W. Broadway
Ardmore.OK 73401

show starts at 10


Would like to let everyone know about an incredible concert coming FRIDAY/NOV.2nd at 8PM to the Catlett Music Center/OU campus,Norman,OK...

ROBERT MIRABAL & his BAND .... IN THE BLOOD tour ( IF you're NOT familiar with these me they/the concert experience WILL BLOW YOU AWAY...THIS concert is NOT to be missed!!!...

doors open at 7PM...and tickets at the door evening of event or at the Performing Arts Studio in Norman...307-9320...JacobsonHouse in Norman...366-1667 or at the Jeweler's Bench in OKcity...495-1800...
Hope to see you all there...

Support first americans/the Native americans...COME to this concert!!!...Marie Soleil...

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Friday October 26, 2007


Click HERE to watch footage of Pete Townshend demonstrating his guitar-smashing technique in an exclusive clip from the upcoming DVD Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who.

Pink Floyd will celebrate their belated 40th anniversary with Oh By The Way, a massive collection that compiles the band's discography into one very special box set. Click HERE for details.

In the latest "Alternate Takes," Executive Editor Joe Levy examines Radiohead's name-your-price payment plan for In Rainbows and the RIAA's first legal victory against an illegal downloader. Click HERE to read the column.

Click HERE to see a gallery of mug shots from the likes of Johnny Cash, Sid Vicious, Jack White, Lil' Kim and more and see which rock stars smiled for their jail house photo.

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Ronald Wayne Brown died Tuesday

For those of you who knew and loved him.

Wreck on I-65 kills local musician
Ballistic Pintos singer dies, two injured
The Leaf-Chronicle

Ronald Wayne Brown, 57, the lead singer of the Ballistic Pintos, who
closed out each of the band's shows with the song "Wreck on the
Highway" died Tuesday in a wreck on Interstate 65.

The wreck occurred around 2:36 p.m. when Brown's vehicle, along with
another, were traveling south on I-65, according to a report by
Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Rickey Alexander.

There were two wrecks near the 67 mile marker of the highway, one on
each side of the road, and traffic came to a stop.

Highway Patrol spokesman Mike Browning told the Associated Press
Brown was killed when his Ford Ranger rear-ended a stopped Dodge
2500 on the interstate.

The two passengers in the Dodge were from Nashville, and were both
injured in the wreck, according to Alexander's report.

Brown was not wearing a seat belt.

Richard Stevens, who met Brown nine years ago after he first came to
Clarksville, said Brown had "this iconic stature ... when he was in
the room, everyone knew it was Wayne Brown."

When Stevens, executive editor of The Leaf-Chronicle, learned of his
best friend's death, "I was just crushed. I grabbed my head and fell
to one knee. He was one of my brothers."

Brown's lineage can be traced back to Dorsey Dixon, who wrote "Wreck
on the Highway," which was used by Roy Acuff to close out shows at
the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

"He was connected to the genesis of country music; he really was,"
Stevens said. "Wayne had it in his blood."

Before moving to Montgomery County 10 years ago to form the
Ballistic Pintos with Bobby Keel and Kenny Bagget, Brown played in
North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Brown was the lead singer and played mandolin and guitar with the

Stevens, who shared the stage with Brown, said lead singer was the
term that could best describe him.

"He was the kind of guy who could sing and didn't even need a
microphone," Stevens said.

"He sang, and I saw the power of him singing in three states. People
just stopped and their jaws dropped ... he had 'it,' whatever 'it'

Stevens said that although he never had a huge hit, Brown was
someone people in the music industry knew, from John Prine to Waylon

"He was somebody that everyone knew, because he had soul," Stevens

Besides his music career, Brown was an iron worker, a Shriner and a
best friend, Stevens said.

"When you're 52 years old like I am, and to have met Wayne Brown
nine years ago — to meet someone that late in life who's your
brother is extraordinary," Stevens said, adding that Brown was the
best man at his wedding.

"He was one of the best people I met in my whole life, and I loved
him like a brother."

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Cross Canadian Ragweed Takes a Deep Breath

Cross Canadian Ragweed Takes a Deep Breath

Band Releases New CD, Mission California

By: Whitney Self

Only a few hours before their Grand Ole Opry debut and days from an album release, Cross Canadian Ragweed members Cody Canada, Grady Cross, Jeremy Plato and Randy Ragsdale sit nonchalantly cracking jokes and telling stories at a Nashville office. If they are at all anxious about their big night and new release, it isn't showing.

"It's something we've always wanted to do," said Canada, the lead singer. "Actually, it kind of just came out of nowhere. We knew we were playing a gig tonight, and then a couple of days ago, the manager called and said, 'You guys want to play the Opry?'"

Smiling, Canada adds, "That's a pretty dumb question. Yeah!"

Ragweed's alternative country sound and Texas rock 'n' roll edge may not fit within the country music spectrum for some. Even for the band, playing the Opry came as a pleasant surprise.

"What I think is cool about it," said Canada, "is we're not really that country and we get to play the Opry. That's cool. That's them bending a little bit and us bending a little bit."

The four members started playing together 13 years ago in Yukon, Okla., and have remained friends since childhood. ("Yep, until this morning," joked Canada.) The band later moved to Stillwater, Okla., sometimes referred to as "North Austin" or "West Nashville." They played continuous gigs, earning recognition within the Oklahoma-Texas music scene. After releasing four albums on their own, Ragweed signed their first record deal with Universal South in 2004. They have been known to spend a taxing 260 days of the year traveling from one venue to the next.

"We don't get a lot of radio support, and it doesn't really bother us that we don't. We do get it in some areas.

But without radio support, you've got to keep playing," said Canada. "You've got to stay in front of people, or they forget about you."

The new album, Mission California, consists of their familiar Texas rock with the occasional road song thrown into the mix. "I know that's always cheesy," said Canada, "but if you approach them right, I think they can be good." Producer Mike McClure (formerly of the Great Divide) and the band traveled to Strait Studios in Santee, Calif., where they spent more time than usual perfecting the CD.

"We had a lot of time for this record," said Canada. "We had 25 days instead of three or four. We'd finish some songs and then call it a day and come back the next day and just listen and pick one."

The exceptionally personal project features five co-writes as well as six original tunes, including the heart wrenching tune, "Lawrence," about a young boy accompanying his homeless parents as they sing on a street corner for money.

"The way I always describe it is, he looked like he had chocolate ice cream all over his face, he was so dirty," Canada said. "He hadn't had a bath in forever, and he was just humming along and kicking his feet. Just like nothing new, nothing strange about that to him. It was sad, but he wasn't. Sad to me just because I was an outsider looking in, but he couldn't have cared less. He was just sittin' next to mom and dad, just jamming."

The song also features friend Lee Ann Womack. Canada said she fits perfectly and balances out their rough kind of sound. "We'll work with her again," he said. "I love having women singers in the background. I think it gives it that Southern rock feel."

Bassist Plato takes his turn at the mike for the first time on "Soul Agent." His deep, gravely voice paints a picture of strong, hopeful individuals who comfort others the best way they know how.

"I've always loved that song," said Plato. "I started singing it on the bus late at night. After a few beers, I'd grab a guitar and just play songs on the bus." After singing a few lines during sound check one day, Canada said,

"Man, we ought to just play that live."

However, their upbeat songs don't go unnoticed. "Record Exec," "Deal" and "NYCG" keep that familiar upbeat tempo, and comic relief is never far behind, especially in "Smoke Another."

"That is the day in the life of our men," said Canada. "We did a sound check in Baton Rouge, and we had a long night just like every night. I walked up to the mike and I was real gravelly. Making fun of myself, I said, 'Smoke another cigarette, drink some more booze ... check, check, hey, hey, one two.' I told McClure about it, and he said, 'We probably need to write that one.'"

Rolling Stone

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Thursday October 25, 2007


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Snorty Horse Saloon...... Somebody else is goin' to hell .....

Somebody else is goin' to hell this week. Yup, got robbed again. You know that concrete horse head that kind of looked like our logo...well some som bitch took it!!! It just sat there on the table where Grandpa John takes your money and would have been real easy for someone to walk off with it. You know that blue cooler we put on the stage for band members that we call the bottomless blue cooler? It has been stolen three times...all on "accident" and has been mailed back to me every time once the person who took it developed a guilty conscience. One time it was mailed back from Houston, TX and I'm sure shipping cost more than what the cooler was worth, but we were sure glad to get it back. A lot of really cool people have grabbed beers out of that cooler. Same thing happened with the old Snorty Horse hat that I used to wear. I don't wear it anymore just ‘cause it's wore completely out. But in its day it was a pretty cool hat and random people just wore it in the bar and the hat seemed to dance around from different people's head's. A lot of hot girls danced on the tables wearing that old hat. At the end of the night, the door guys just kind of waited ‘till it started out the front door and one of them would grab it for me. There were a couple of times when it did make it out the door. The best story is when a girl from Columbia, MO snuck out with it and later decided to go bar hopin' around the MU campus wearing my Snorty Horse hat in which at the time had celebrity status mostly ‘cause it was known to attract hot girls and somehow made them do things they wouldn't normally do while wearing it. The story I heard is that the girl stumbled into the Black and Gold bar, which is my favorite bar in Columbia wearing my hat. Many of the people in the bar recognized the hat and pretty much shamed her into mailing it back to me. I guess people made her feel pretty shitty for taking it calling her a thief, etc. and eventually she got pretty emotional and wrote me a long note apologizing for stealing my hat. I still have the note and the box it was sent in and I did except her apology. So I guess let's start another tradition with the horse head if who ever took it has the balls to give it back.

WED, OCT. 24th: COLE, CODY and HUTCH are back with the "NOT SO SPECIAL DRINK SPECIAL!!!" Before coming to this show you need to ask yourself..."Am I ready for the 2 C's and H and an occasional party boy???" If you want a professional show, don't come to this one.

THUR. OCT. 25th: The SHOTGUN BROTHERS!!! These guys love this bar and have been dying to play here. Had them booked a couple of times before and some bad shit happened like a car wreck among other things. It's going on now by golly! These guys are bluegrass only different...not Ben Miller different but even more different...kind of I guess. But it's real cool and I love this stuff and you will too. They packed the Bar Next Door before it closed, so I expect an awesome night.

FRI. OCT. 26th: CHRIS KNIGHT and The CHANCE RAY BAND!!! You asked for it and you finely got it. Chris Knight is making his way to the Snorty Horse! Never ever have I've had so many request to get this guy here as to any other artist. From Slaughter's Kentucky which is a small mining town is where Chris discovered his songwriting abilities in a sweltering single wide trailer. His song's are harsh and real and at times, completely unforgiving and as hard as a core can get. "Cry Lonely" is a song written by Chris Knight that was added on Ragweed's new album "Mission California." He has tons of press all over the place and does a bunch of acoustic shows although this one will be with a full band which is rockin'! This is a much anticipated show and the only reason we got it is because of the "Loudest Show on Dirt" in Jackson, MO.
I paired him up with Chance Ray. I liked his song's a lot and it will be a good match with Chris Knight. I get some emails from Chance Ray fans saying stuff like "all he needs is a break!" Well don't we all, but I really think this is a perfect opportunity for Chance to strut his stuff. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!! Tix are $12 and you can buy them off our website.

SAT. OCT. 27th: The MARK CHAPMAN BAND!!! Having just come off their LIVE AT THE SNORTY HORSE CD recording, I'm sure they'll be choppin' at the bit for round two! Everyone loves it when Mark and the boys are at the horse! I think they like playing here so much because it's more like an event then just a night at the bar. We usually put some old school metal on the P.A. before they hit the stage and dim the lights and just really give it a concert atmosphere. By the time they get to playin', everyone is completely stoked and ready to throw down! Got to check out a Mark Chapman Band show out at the horse if you haven't already. $7.

Also on SAT. OCT. 27th if your ready for a road trip. Check out the "LOUDEST SHOW ON DIRT" in Jackson, MO. Biggest lineup I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with including BILLY JOE SHAVOR, CHRIS KNIGHT, CORB LUND, JOHN D. HALE BAND, and The DIRTY THIRTIES. Check out

It's gonna be cool!


Steve Greene
Snorty Horse Saloon
"Best Little Texas Roadhouse in Missouri"
3050 N. Kentwood Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803
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