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?  

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Donald Trump wants to protect American Children as if they were his own

Do you believe Donald Trump cares at all about America's children?
You know what they say about a picture is worth a thousand words.  Take a look at this recent photo of Trump boarding Air Force One.  Perhaps he doesn't even remember he has a 5th child?  

This man is so self centered that he can't see past his own nose to put a protective cover over his own child.  Why is that child not wearing a jacket?  Where's Mama bear in all of this?  

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Donald Trump is protecting Russia because he needs them in Midterms and 2020 Election

If you are wondering why Donald Trump won't enforce sanctions that were voted on unanimously in Congress, it's because he needs Russia.  He needs them to interfere in the 2018 Midterm elections. 

If Trump loses the Republicans in the House, he will surely be impeached and you can bet his minions are keeping him updated on that.  So with that being said, he needs Russia to work their trolling magic to get the less than intelligent Americans to believe the bogus Memes and postings on social media.  

The 2020 Election 
It is only approximately 250 days until the midterms.  If America can survive until then, there is a really good chance that the House will be flipped by the blue wave that is coming.  

You can expect Trump, his minions and his rhetoric to be amped up because he won't be a participant in the 2020 election if he gets impeached.  You don't have to be an agent in the F.B.I., to figure this one out.  It is very obvious what is going on here.  

Trump's twitter page is full of so much BS today it is enough to make you want to puke.  He is using a photo from Florida and he current Twitter photo. Why is everyone smiling after 17 people are dead? It is not like the cops stopped this shooter. He escaped from the school while blending in with students and long after he had gotten rid of his killing machine.  

Trumps twitter page is also full of the insane ramblings of a certifiable nutcase. How the HELL is this moron still sitting in the White House?  

Life it tough enough without having to worry about having a deranged sicko in the White House.  


Very Presidential message from Joe Biden to Americans

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Stormy weather brewing for Donald Trump in the residence of the White House

Stormy Daniels 

"Stormy is going to tell her story"

Because Michael Cohen came out and told the world that he was the one to pay Stormy, she thinks she can now speak freely about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.

She may be right.  Normally a gag order (Non-Disclosure Agreement) means that all parties connected to the agreement must stay silent. 

Does Michael Cohens admission release Stormy from that agreement?  She surely thinks so.  One has to assume she is being told it does and she is ready to speak.

Stormy has been smirking, smiling and playing possum on TV talk shows around the nation to tell her story. It enabled her to launch her "Make America Horny Again Tour" at strip clubs across the nation.

It would seem that the $130,000 was just the tip of the iceberg of what she can earn from her disgusting time with a man 3 times her age and 3 times her weight.

Her manager told the AP on Wednesday that "everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story.

This can't possibly be going on well with Melania who is now sitting in a dark room in the White House waiting for a women to talk about what Stormy has previously referred to as mundane common sex with Trump. 

Cohen says the payment was lawful but that may not be the case.  Here is a question for the people that know lawyers, do you know any lawyer that would use his or her personal funds to pay off a clients $130,000 debt? 

I worked for at least 10 lawyers in my life time and I can tell you not one would have ever done that under any circumstance.  I would have to "say the matter is far from settled..."

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A MESSAGE FROM JOE BIDEN - Sure sounds Presidential to BUZZ-ZINGA

Joe Biden outside Oval Office in better days!!

Dear Americans:

House Democrats had a retreat last week -- and I had the honor of speaking to them. I'm going to say to you what I said to them.

We have a president who's in this for himself -- and nobody else.

And that means he'll shred our values, destroy our institutions and our standing in the world, if it means saving his own hide.

And we have a Republican Party that will do anything to protect him. They've abandoned their principles and their obligations to millions of Americans who put their faith in them.

So Donald Trump's looking out for Donald Trump. Republicans are looking out for Donald Trump. Who's looking out for everyone else?

Democrats. Not with words. With action. That has been true since our party's founding, and it's true today.

So in 2018, I'm going to beat a path all across this country to stand up for leaders who will stand up for all of us.

Are you with me? Are you ready? Then help me fight. Give what you can to help elect a new set of American leaders in districts all around this country -- and let's take back the House.

I truly believe we can do that, Donna. And I think we might even be able to win the Senate, too.

But we're not going to be able to do it if we're divided as a movement.

I'm sick and tired of this talk that we have to choose between a progressive party and the party of working people. It's elitist, and it's wrong.

High-school educated, working-class folks aren't imagining what they're living through. They've got real concerns. They're losing hope. And standing up for those people doesn't mean we don't also believe:

That who you love is your business.

That my granddaughters deserve every opportunity that my grandson does.

That violence against women will never be tolerated.

That climate change is real.

So don't tell me we have to choose between our progressive values and working people.

That's like telling me I have to rip out my heart to save my soul.

I won't do it, and this party shouldn't, either.

I'm making it my number one job this year to get out there and elect the folks who will actually get something done for all of us. Join me.

Thank you.


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Friday, February 2, 2018



NASHVILLE, Tennessee. (February 2, 2018) — "Reno's Old Time Music" (ROTM) enjoys providing viewers with the BEST Bluegrass and Old Time music programming possible. February's lineup is one you'll love! Tune in to see the episodes of BEST OF BLUEGRASS, FRONT PORCH GOSPEL, and HATS OFF TO BLUEGRASS featuring guest co-hosts, the award-winning GIBSON BROTHERS. This month’s lineup also includes the highly-anticipated PART TWO of WELCOME TO THE VALLEY--proving that the sweetest things don't always come in a heart-shaped box. 
"Reno's Old Time Music" reaches over 50 million homes, and pulls an estimated 1.3 million monthly viewers on the RFD-TV network. The show airs weekly in prime time onSaturday night at 7:00 P.M. Eastern, and Thursday morning at 6:30 A.M. Eastern, and is sponsored by Derksen Portable BuildingsPickin' In ParsonsHadley's Southern KitchenTurkey Track Bluegrass Festivaland the Old Time Music Store (click HERE for more information and for exact times in your area). For more information on Ronnie Reno or "Reno's Old Time Music," please visit www.ronniereno.com. 
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Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition
Upcoming 2018 Tour--Highlights:
TONIGHT--Friday, February 2 -- 7:20 PM*
Nashville, TN
Friday, August 3 -- 11 AM & 3 PM
Parsons, WV
Wednesday, October 3 -- Showtime TBD
Waldron, AR
*Showtime is approximate




(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) March 6, 2018  –  Hearts of Glass , a beautiful new album by  Beth Nielsen Chapman , will be released in the Unite...