Friday, May 9, 2008


NASHVILLE, Tennessee (May 8, 2008)—Capitol Recording artist Chris Cagle made one young lady’s dream come true and an entire community embrace her story. Chris accompanied Miss Danielle “Bella” Romeo to the prom held this past weekend at the Victoria Community Center, Victoria Texas.

“Bella is an extraordinary young lady,” Chris introduced. Since the age of thirteen, Miss Romeo has suffered from a rare seizure disorder. “This is not just one rare illness, the doctors say Bella ‘endures a rainbow of seizures’ and the cause is unknown--unidentified,” Chris added.

A patient at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Bella’s life-threatening condition is being reviewed a team of fifty neurologists. Her treatments have caused her to gain weight; she cannot drive, nor attend public school.

Bella and her mother were introduced to Chris at a benefit concert (October 2007) by the event chairpersons, Jim Babcock and Anna-Leigh London. (Chris trains and boards his horses at the Babcock Ranch in Texas.) “Bella was so weakened by the lights, she could not make it through the entire show,” Chris said. “My heart went out to her.” On May 3, Chris Cagle brought joy and “life” back into Bella’s heart.

Chris accompanied the 17 year-old, tenth grader to the Junior/Senior prom. (The high school made a special exception for her to attend.) Bella wore a pink strapless custom-made, one-of-a-kind, ball gown and Chris wore a suit jacket designed by Manuel.

“Chris, a gentlemen we hardly know, took my child by the arm, and I could see it in his eyes, his honor in the moment,” Bella’s mom, Nipal Corder, said. “This is a ‘forever’ moment for my daughter and a blessing not only to her, but our entire community. The community’s response to this man’s kindness has been overwhelming. I believe Chris Cagle was a gift in our lives, I believe he blessed this child and our community who has embraced this story. He’s given strength and unity to me and Bella and our entire community.”

The evening ended with a limo drive home. Chris’ single “Wal-Mart Parking Lot” is now on the ballot to be considered as the graduating senior theme song.

“Danielle was the ‘Belle’ of the ball, and I thank her for an unforgettable evening and the honor,” Chris said.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Skyla Spencer Returns to CRS

Skyla Spencer took the stage on April 26th at the 9th Annual Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN. More than 40 bands of varios genres and 20,000 runners and volunteers participated in this event making it one of the best in the nation.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

2008 Volunteer Jam

(Nashville, TN - April 22nd, 2008) The Charlie Daniels Band, 38 Special and Shooter Jennings continue to tour the country on the 2008 Volunteer Jam. Pictured (L-R) backstage at their stop in West Palm Beach are Donnie Van Zant, Charlie Daniels, and Shooter Jennings. To view upcoming 2008 Volunteer Jam dates, please click here.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Announces Addition of Venue Profiles

(Nashville, Tennessee - April 22nd, 2008), the leading country music social networking site, has launched venue profiles.

Starting this week, clubs and venues can utilize the resource reaching country music fans and club goers online. Venue profiles can be used to promote events, upload photos and video, and drive traffic to the venue's own website. Venues receive instant local promotion, as upcoming events in a member's area are displayed on their homepage. Fans can also utilize the community's extensive search capability to find events and venue information.

Additional details included in the venue profile are: hours of operation; location of venue (along with a link for directions); type of venue (bar, restaurant, live music); seating details (ticketed, first-come, first serve, etc.); age limit (all ages, 18+, 21+); venue capacity; contact information; links to related websites; venue events page; and more.

Venues profiles are free and can easily be set up by visiting

"Digital Rodeo is about the country music lifestyle, which goes beyond artists and fans," commented John Pyne, Director of Marketing and Promotions for Digital Rodeo. "Venues, from 200 seat honkytonks to 20,000 seat stadiums, are where fans, artists, and the country music lifestyle intersect. We're excited to add yet another component to our community, which we hope will eventually be the home of all things country music."

Since it's launch in March 2007, has been one of the fastest growing online communities for country music fans. Membership to is free, and offers fans multiple homepages filled with country music news, artist features and the opportunity to connect with artists and other fans. also provides specialized tools for artist, company and venue members, free of charge.

For more information on, visit

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Country Artist Rustie Blue Launches NEW Website!

Nashville, TN. (April 22, 2008) –Ohio Country artist Rustie Blue launches her new official website today, April 22. The new website has several new features for Rustie’s fans!

Rustie’s website was completely redesigned by Digital Dreamz and includes several new features such as videos, fan community, wallpaper, photo gallery along with a brand new jukebox featuring the title track (written by Rustie Blue/Willie Mack & Mark Trail) from Rustie’s soon to be released album “Stronger Than Steel." Please stop by and connect with Rustie today!

Keep informed at for all the latest updates on Rustie’s new album “Stronger Than Steel”, exciting contests, give-a-ways, and much more!

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Friday, March 28, 2008

SouthComm Acquires Music Row

SouthComm Acquires Music Row
Ross Retains Publisher Role
(NASHVILLE, TN -- March 27th, 2008) Now in its 26th year, Music Row has been acquired by SouthComm Communications, Inc., a media company dedicated to local and niche news and information. Music Row joins publications such as Nashville Post, SouthComm Publishing and others that are part of SouthComm's growing list of local and regional properties.
"The SouthComm collaboration is a great fit," says Ross who in addition to his Music Row Publisher/CEO title will become a SouthComm VP and gain a seat on the company's Board of Directors. "Joining a larger organization means Music Row will benefit with added resources, efficiencies of scale and cross marketing opportunities. SouthComm also provides added conduits for music industry news to reach a wider network of Nashville business leaders and bolster the process of uniting Nashville's music and business communities."
"Music Row began transitioning its business model online in 2000," says Chris Ferrell, SouthComm CEO. "Today its entrepreneurial mix of print and digital is truly revolutionary. We're very excited about the SouthComm mission of creating a 21st Century information utility and confident that Music Row and its founder, David M. Ross, will greatly assist us in meeting those goals."
"Critical to this new agreement was SouthComm's insistence that the Music Row staff remain intact," Ross continues. "In addition to our dedicated staff, there are so many industry leaders whose support has been crucial to our ongoing success. My wife and partner Susana and I especially want to note the contribution of friend and colleague Robert K. Oermann whose byline has appeared in Music Row for over 25 years. Nashville is a great place to live and work. We're looking forward to the next 25 years of covering Nashville's Music Industry as it continues to grow and evolve."
About SouthComm Communications, Inc.: Headed by former Nashville Scene publisher Chris Ferrell, SouthComm Communications was founded in 2007 and includes, an online source of business and political news; SouthComm Publishing, a custom publishing company focused mainly on chamber and economic development publications; plus Music Row. The company is based in Nashville
Pictured below: David Ross, Music Row Publisher/CEO

Pictured below (L to R): News Editor, Sarah Skates; Music Row Publisher/CEO, David Ross; Chart Director, Jon Freeman; Art Director, Christie King; and RowFax Manager, Michelle Ross.


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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

ZANE LEWIS CD In Stores Across North America Today

Nashville, TN - Texas-bred country rocker Zane Lewis' self-titled CD drops across North America today. The disc's first single, "Come With Me," debuts this week at #46 on the Texas Music chart, and continues to move up the national Music Row chart, sitting at the #63 spot.

Lewis continues to blitz the Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas honk tonk circuit, and he kicks off the first leg of a three-state, 70-plus radio station promo tour this month. Current and upcoming features include: DALLAS MORNING NEWS; the nationally-syndicated TV show, Inside Music Row; Voice of Country; CMR Nashville; HONKY TONK magazine; Blue Highways TV; Cybercountry;YouTubeand lots more.

  • "If you take a pint of Waylon, mix it with a gallon or two of Charlie Daniels, then pour a hefty amount of U2 into the mix, chances are you would probably come out with a musical recipe resembling Zane Lewis." - Cybercountry

  • "Zane Lewis is a guilty pleasure. The new CD is pure unadulterated country music fun." - Texas Music Times

  • "A southern rock sound has been a recent force on country radio, but Lewis proves he's more versatile than that on his self-titled, 12-track CD - his voice is enough to carry the music." - Country Standard Time

  • "We've heard the disc, and it definitely has its moments. Southland sounds like it could be a breakout hit for the hometown country act." - Dallas Observer

  • "This is a perfect and complete album from start to finish. A must have." - Gone Country

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Monday, March 24, 2008


Anita, Iowa.....It's the first mini-fest of the year for the Pioneer Music Museum in Anita, Iowa. Just off Interstate-80 at Exit 70, this down-home rural village is gearing up for their first music event at the Oak Tree Opry, located on Main Street, down-town Anita. APRIL 18-19-20 brings four great shows to the performance center, starting at 7pm on Friday, APR 18; a matinee at 2pm and an evening show at 7pm on Sat, APR 19; and a morning gospel show starting at 10am on Sun APR 20.

"There may even be a Saturday morning show," says Sheila Everhart, booking agent for the Oak Tree Opry. "Especially if we have the interest for it. As it is, we have a full program with different shows all four times, with some incredible new acts coming from Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and even New Zealand, plus all of our regulars who help out with this first fund-raiser which helps us keep the theater in good repair. It's always a fun time for us, we're a down-home kind of show featuring the very best in traditional country music, and we will also be treated to some bluegrass, rag-time, ballads, some folk songs, cowboy songs, and some great gospel music. Bob, Bobbie Lhea, and I just returned from a 3-month tour of New Zealand, so we have some new songs to do, new stories to tell, and some great new cd's to give away during intermission."

The Pioneer Music Museum, just across the street from the Oak Tree Opry, home of America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, will be open all weekend, free of charge, according to Bob Everhart, the curator. "We like to do this SpringFest early in the year, and it will be fun especially after a hard winter in Iowa. We can't wait to get started, the old time music is so different from today's country music, and we have some of the best elder statesmen in the business performing on our spring festival. It's really a kind of house-concert, and very intimate. The Oak Tree is not all that large, the stage door opens directly to our apartment kitchen. The entertainers gather in our living room before they go on stage, which gives them an opportunity to visit and catch up on the music business before they perform. It's probably one of the most unique venues in the entire state of Iowa, and everybody is invited to attend. It's especially attractive to anyone over the age of 50, who might not have heard the old songs for awhile. It's an incredibly pleasant trip down memory lane"

Headlining the weekend of great country music is New Zealand country music star Patricia Hannah who is on a whirlwind tour across mid-America to some performances in Ohio. She will probably perform on the Saturday afternoon mantinee show, depending on when she arrives. Jackie Shewey, the incredible vocalist who works with Terry Smith will be the featured performer on Friday night. Jackie has a full summer of performances with dedication to Patsy Cline one of her most redeeming stage performances. On the Saturday night show a great family string band, Family Affair from Minnesota will be featured. The regulars and a few special guests will be on all weekend, featuring Nebraska's Daughter, Pat Boilesen throughout the weekend. Other performers over the weekend will include Bob & Sheila Everhart, just returned from a 3-month tour of New Zealand, where they did a performance with the internationally reknown guitarist, Peter Posa. Danny & Donna Dee from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, will head up several of the shows, as will Francis Hahn, just back from the Rio Grande Valley, and host, producer, and performer on the big Mercedes Country Music Festival there. Expect to see Rick & Harriette Andersen, Wild Iowa Rose, and a few surprises, including an appearance by England banjo player Johnny Butten.

The Lake Anita State Park Campground will be open for anyone wishing to bring an RV to the event, the park being less than a mile from the theater. The Weathervane Cafe, just across the street from the Oak Tree will be open for lunch, and the Redwood Steakhouse will be open in the evening for some of the best corn-fed beef-steak dinners available in Iowa. The snack bar in the Oak Tree will also be open with hot-dogs, polish sausages, popcorn, soft drinks, and candy. There are motel rooms available in Anita, Adair, and Atlantic, all within easy driving distance to Anita.

"We'll be giving special tours of the Pioneer Music Museum, free of charge," says Bob Everhart, "with a lot of new items added in just the last year. We need to build a special stanchion for the inductees from New Zealand, and hopefully that will be up by SpringFest time. I'd like to personally guide some of the tours, because the music that we work so hard to save is an incredible cultural statement of our homesteaders, settlers, and rural folks, that made it possible for all the rest of us to live in this great state, and to enjoy our own rural music.

We wish we could get a little more understanding and assistance from the various arts councils because of this cultural importance, but our efforts in getting help there has been pretty dismal, yet hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent in the state capitol for classical music every year. Our own rural music seems to be shuttled aside. Still, we do what we can, and invite anyone interested in a pleasant weekend listening to some of the country classics of our past, in an acoustic format (not too loud), we certainly invite everyone to attend. Admission is $7 per person per show, or all four shows for $20. Reserved seats can be made by calling 712-762-4363.

More information at our website at

From: National Traditional Country Music Association, Inc. (501-c-3) Non-profit Corp.
P O Box 492, Anita, Iowa, 50020
Telephone: 712-762-4363

Press release prepared by Bob Phillips, Public Relations, NTCMA

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Monday, March 17, 2008

The Country Radio Broadcasters Release "Are You Smarter Than A..." Videos

(Nashville, Tennessee -- March 17th, 2008) The Country Radio Broadcasters have released the "Are You Smarter Than A..." videos showcased at the New Faces of Country Music Show ® during Country Radio Seminar-39. The video series includes four seven-minute clips of Sirius Satellite Radio's Sr. Director of Country Programming Scott Lindy roaming around the Nashville Convention Center during the 2008 Country Radio Seminar challenging program directors, label executives, radio consultants, and "This Guy" on the country radio industry. Bonus footage from the "Are You Smarter Than A..." series is also posted along with the CRS Intro videos. The videos were compiled by Todd Cassetty of Hi-Fi Fusion and are posted on the CRB's website,

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Ashley Gearing Stops By GAC Nights

(Nashville, Tennessee - March 17th, 2008) Curb recording artist Ashley Gearing visited with Suzanne Alexander during a recent interview on GAC Nights. During the interview, Ashley spoke about her upcoming single, "Out The Window;" her experience of being the youngest female to ever enter the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart; and co-writing with some of Nashville's most notable writers. Ashley is currently in the studio completing her upcoming album with acclaimed producer Byron Gallimore.

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