Archive for April, 2010
From the desk of Tracy Pitcox: Heart of Texas Records is very pleased to release the first duet album featuring two of our most requested artists-Amber Digby and Justin Trevino. The fourteen song album captures Amber and Justin in their finest performing some classic and even obscure songs from Country Music’s great past.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard new cowboy songs and songs of rodeo and bull riding. “Broken Bones” by Kelly Keening caught our attention the other day, so let’s learn more about this talented artist.
It started as a simple statement, and became one of the most touching conversations. David Smith started by saying “Tim – I own one of Hawkshaw Hawkin’s Stetson hats, still in the original Box. Inside the brim it says Beaver Stetson custom made for Hawkshaw Hawkins. It was a gift to me from Kitty and Smiley Wilson, close friends of his wife Jean Shepard.”
We just received a report on our music video libraries, all three of which are filled with traditional country music from around the world. As of today, the libraries had 13,781 page views. By our estimates that represents a healthy serving of traditional country music, with almost 200 page views per day. Analytics show an average of five videos watched per person.
Larry’s Country Diner is a popular television show on RFD TV and Rural TV. The show has a Facebook page, and you can visit their website. Each episode features an interview with one of your favorite traditional country music stars. The show is hosted by Larry Black and presented by Gabriel Communications.
Narrowcasting has traditionally been understood as the dissemination of information (usually by radio or television) to a narrow audience, not to the general public. Social networking sites like Facebook narrowcast to groups of like-minded people, and The Country Classics is no exception.
Among today’s press releases I saw this one: “Kid Rock is putting on his country music hat and will host this year’s Country Music Television Awards June 9 in Nashville. “The rumors are true,” Rock said in an announcement on his website Thursday, confirming the gig. “All I can promise is I will be awesome.”"
NASHVILLE, Tenn., -Reba McEntire: Put On Your Red Dress, Baby, a spotlight exhibit featuring the attention-grabbing red gown worn by superstar Reba McEntire on the 1993 Country Music Association Awards telecast, is open now at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The exhibit will run through June 13, 2010.
The Hank Williams Festival, the “31st Annual Salute To A Legend” will be held at Hank Williams Music Park, Georgiana, Alabama on Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, 2010. The event is billed as “A fun-filled weekend of Country Music, Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink”.