Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Jenna Longmire performing at House Concert at Thistletop Inn after just releasing "The God I Knew"

A Magical Place for some Magical Music

Jenna Longmire will be performing at a House Concert this on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Jenna Longmire performing at House Concert at Thistletop Inn after just releasing "The God I Knew"
"An Authentic Nashville Music Experience"
Doors open at 6:00pm for a pot luck dinner. BYOB
$15 suggested donation per person, CASH ONLY at the door. 

Music starts at 7:00pm with a great line up including Nashville rising star Allie Farris, Chuck McDowell of ESOEBO by way of Atlanta, local artist Emily Dodson performing with her band, and Jenna Longmire with a new band of incredible players. THIS IS AN OUTDOOR SHOW!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Little River Band Rockin' For a Cause in Harrison Arkansas at the Pioneer Pavilion in 4 days

Little River Band at the Pioneer Pavilion 
Little River Band will be preforming in Harrison, AR April 28th! NPR will be opening for them, doors open at 6:00 p.m.! All of the proceeds from this concert will be split between five different non-profits; Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce, CASA, North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Foundation, North Arkansas College, and Rotary Club of Harrison!
One concert, five causes sums up the mission of Rockin’ for a Cause. Rockin’ for a Cause is a community effort and partnership between several local nonprofit organizations. Rockin’ for a Cause presents Little River Band on April 28 at Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison. Proceeds from this concert will benefit five local charities including CASA, Harrison Chamber of Commerce, North Arkansas College, North Arkansas Medical Foundation and Rotary Club of Harrison.

“We are so excited to be able to partner with all of these worthy organizations and bring a concert like this to Harrison,” Event organizer Shannon Snow said. “Our goal is to build this event and make it ever bigger every year for our community.”

“This effort is a way for these organizations to say thank you for the community’s support,” Rotary Marketing Chair Spree Hilliard said. “Not only are you able to give to several worthy causes, but you get to enjoy a great night of music.”

Rockin’ for a Cause is presented by Harrison’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. Event sponsors include Ritter Communications and Equity Bank.

Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at Doors to the event open at 6 p.m. and National Park Radio will begin at 7 p.m. with Little River Band to follow.  CLICK TO BUY TICKETS!

Follow the event on Facebook to participate in contests to win free tickets and back stage passes.

Country Radio Seminar Announces New Members to 2018-2019 Agenda Committee

(Nashville, Tenn. – April 24, 2018) On Feb. 13-15, 2019, the Country Radio Broadcasters will celebrate the organization’s milestone 50th Anniversary Country Radio Seminar.  Behind the scenes, will be a group of industry professionals leading the discussion in planning the agenda. 

The Country Radio Broadcasters have announced the individuals who will serve on the 2018-2019 CRS Agenda Committee and they are Andrew Bland (Entercom/KKWF, Seattle, WA), Raffaella Braun(Warner Music Nashville), Andi Brooks (Midwest Family Broadcasting/WWQM, Madison, WI), M. Fletcher Brown (Big River Broadcasting/WXFL, Muscle Shoals, AL), Andrew Curran(DMR/Interactive), Andy Elliott (Pearl Records), Tim Gerst (Thinkswell), Jess Jennings (Saga Communications/WCKN, Charleston, SC), Michelle Kammerer (Big Machine Label Group), Billy McKim (Texas A&M University), Brent Michaels (Buck Owens Productions/KUZZ, Bakersfield, CA),Eric Michaels (Midwest Communications/WTHI, Terre Haute, IN), Terry Phillips (Entercom/WYCD, Detroit, MI), Lou Ramirez (Warner Music Nashville), Toby Tucker (Neuhoff Media/WDZQ, Decatur, IL), JoJo Turnbeaugh (iHeartMedia/Denver Region), and Sue Wilson (Rubber City Radio/WQMX, Akron, OH).

As previously announced, Judy Lakin, Director of Sales at Cox Media Group (Houston) will serve as the 2018-2019 Country Radio Seminar agenda chair with vice chair Jay Cruze, Director of Country Programming at iHeartMedia (Kentucky & Indiana) and co-vice chair Monta Vaden, Assistant Editor at All Access.

CRS Agenda Chair, Judy Lakin, comments, “This year’s Agenda Committee is the most diverse and talented group of individuals that we have assembled during my tenure with the CRS Agenda Committee. We are committed to creating a dynamic, informative and inventive agenda for the 50th Anniversary of CRS and I’m honored to lead the team responsible for building it.”

The CRS Agenda Committee is made up of volunteer professionals from all areas of the Country radio and record industries. The committee is primarily responsible for planning events for the upcoming year’s Country Radio Seminar.

Country Radio Seminar 2019 will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel.  The 2018 Country Radio Hall of Fame event is set for Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Nashville Marriott by Vanderbilt.  Tickets for the 2018 Country Radio Hall of Fame event are now available here. For more information, please visit

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2019 is set for Feb. 13-15, 2019 at the Omni Nashville. Visit for more information. Follow CRS on FacebookTwitter (Hashtag #CRS2019) and Instagram.
About CRB: The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. ® is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure the vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format. More information may be obtained at or at the CRB office at 615-327-4487.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Here is the funniest cold open on SNL featuring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller

Saturday Night Live really outdid itself this week 

If you missed Saturday night live this week, you really missed a fantastically funny cold open.  HERE IT IS:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) March 6, 2018 – Hearts of Glass, a beautiful new album by Beth Nielsen Chapman, will be released in the United States on April 27. The celebrated songwriter issued the project in the United Kingdom in February prior to a four-week tour there.
Produced by Sam Ashworth, Hearts of Glass is a collection of songs about vulnerability and strength, which includes several new compositions and a few striking versions of rediscovered songs. Riveting and sparse, these songs, like the heart, traverse the delicate line between vulnerability and strength.

Chapman also includes on the record a pair of early songs recorded by Waylon Jennings (“Old Church Hymns & Nursery Rhymes”) and Willie Nelson (“If My World Didn’t Have You”). Rodney Crowell provides background vocals on “If I Didn’t Have You,” and Ruby Amanfu sings on five of the album’s 11 tracks. Hearts of Glass is Chapman’s 13th studio album and her first release since her 2016 induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Although Chapman has been making records since 1980 with many top producers, Hearts of Glass marks the first time in a long time  she has not been at least a co-producer. Inspired to create an album with clarity and space, in the same vein of the Civil Wars, Chapman contacted Charlie Peacock, their producer. Peacock embraced her vision. However, when their schedules did not align, Peacock set up an introductory meeting with his son and fellow producer, Sam Ashworth. After initial conversations with Ashworth, Chapman felt confident that this partnership would work and turned production completely over to him.

For Hearts of Glass, Chapman refreshed five songs that have appeared on her past albums: “Rage on Rage,” “All for the Love,” “Child Again,” “Life Holds On” and “Dancer to the Drum.” Ashworth approached the new recordings with minimal touches of production, occasionally moving the accompaniment from piano to acoustic guitar. The spare arrangements are especially effective on poignant songs like “Epitaph for Love.” Meanwhile, “You’re Still My Valentine” provides a unique dip into the complexities of deep lasting love.

“Creatively this was an interesting new dynamic for me,” Chapman says. “Handing over so many of the decisions and trusting the process, while trying to quiet my inner control freak. By doing so, I ended up, not only with something I loved, but I learned a lot about myself and the places you can go when you let someone else drive.”

Ashworth and Chapman  also worked together as songwriters on the jubilant “Enough for Me.” In addition, she collaborated with Graham Gouldman (of 10cc) and Nashville songwriter Kevin Montgomery on the inviting lead track, “Come to Mine.”

Chapman’s songs have been cut by an eclectic list of legendary artists ranging from Neil Diamond, Waylon Jennings, Keb Mo’, The Indigo Girls, Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins to Elton John, Patti LuPone, Bette Midler, Amy Grant, Olivia Newton-John and Bonnie Raitt to name a few.

Her impressive songwriting catalog includes “Down on My Knees” (Trisha Yearwood), “Five Minutes” (Lorrie Morgan), “Happy Girl” (Martina McBride), “Here We Are” (Alabama), “Nothing I Can Do About It Now” (Willie Nelson), “Strong Enough to Bend” (Tanya Tucker), and “This Kiss” (Faith Hill).

Other country artists who have recorded her songs include Suzy Bogguss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Terri Clark, Holly Dunn, Sara Evans, the Forester Sisters, Lee Greenwood, Andy Griggs, Emmylou Harris, Ty Herndon, Highway 101, Barbara Mandrell, Kathy Mattea, Jamie O’Neal, Marie Osmond, Pam Tillis, and Don Williams. 

As a breast cancer survivor, speaker on grief and creativity, and a teacher of songwriting, vocal, and creativity workshops, Chapman, in addition to her concerts, has delivered deeply moving and inspiring keynotes at various conferences. Her stories and delivery illustrate the healing power of music, as she weaves her music into this theme, opening every heart to experience how resilience is fueled through creativity. That is the clear focus in her presentations as she deems herself a “creativity whisperer” with a passion for inspiring others to fully blossom into their creative life. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

What does it tell you that there has been a CARTOON made about Trump? - 'Our Cartoon President'

What does it tell you that there has been a CARTOON made about Trump ? 'Our Cartoon President'

A Scene from Cartoon President 
Have you seen it?  Have you watched 'Our Cartoon President?' If it weren't so sad that we have a man occupying the Oval Office that is a walking talking cartoon, it would be funny.  

The description from IMDb is: 
This fresh, cutting-edge comedy presents the truish adventures of Trump's confidants and bon vivants - family, top associates, heads of government, golf pros and anyone else straying into his orbit - intrepidly exploring their histories and their psyches, revealing insights into what makes them so definitively Trumpian. It's a workplace comedy where the office happens to be oval; it's a character study in search of character, as seen through the eyes of an imaginary documentary crew.

Art imitating life  

When you talk about art imitating life, this cartoon has it down to a science.  I bet you if the staff in the White House watch this they probably laugh their butts off.  This is a showtime original and it is worth a watch.  Here is the first episode.

Have you tuned in and seen Cartoon President?  Will you?  

Jenna Longmire performing at House Concert at Thistletop Inn after just releasing "The God I Knew"

A Magical Place for some Magical Music Jenna Longmire will be performing at a House Concert this on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m....