From: Dan Harr [dan_at_musicnewsnashville_dot_com]
Sent: 15 July 2006 03:47
Subject: July 16 Music News Nashville

Music News Nashville

July 16, 2006

Vol. 2, Issue 14








Greetings everyone....


It's summer slow down time, but, even so, Music News Nashville is bringing new information to your e-mail box in this issue.  We have new articles, interviews, CD reviews and photographs.  And, speaking of photographs... have you taken pictures of a concert or other music related event and would like to see your pics on the MNN website?  We welcome photograph submissions from others so send us your best shots.


Music News Nashville would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Nashville musician / singer / songwriter Melissa Sigler.  This past week, Melissa's son passed away suddenly as a result of a previously unknown heart condition.  Please keep Melissa and her family in your thoughts and prayers.


Singers and dancers, make sure to check out the AUDITIONS listing below - it's a chance for a REAL job in Nashville, believe it or not.  Also, make sure to check out the information for the Music City Hit Makers weekend at the Gaylord Opryland Hotels and Resort. 


There are new competitions listed, new places to submit your songs, and new advertisers (yes, please support those who advertise with Music News Nashville).  Also, Music News Nashville now has some merchandise.  Yes, that's right... we're selling hats and t-shirts, with more to come.  Get a hat and t-shirt today and show your support of Music News Nashville.  CLICK HERE to view the merchandise page.


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Here's what's new in MNN this week:

(To read the story, review or see the photos, simply click on the headline)




Bluebird On The Mountain - July 8 by Lori Shropshire

Demos by Susan Tucker

Fans Hear "Behind The Scenes" Of Stars' Personal Lives by Amber McDonald

Getting To Know Rusty Walker by Gary Voorhies

Jody Evans At 12th & Porter by Miranda Daulton

The Karg Boys at 2 Doors Down and 3rd and Lindsley by Miranda Daulton

Tracy Lawrence: Loving Life by Rob Patterson




Brad Cotter: What's Next for the 2004 Nashville Star Winner? by Amber McDonald

Duane Allen and the Oak Ridge Boys: one Year Later by Dan Harr

Ken Mellons: A Talk with the "Jukebox Junkie" by Amber McDonald

New Artist Spotlight: Ashley Monroe by Peter Cronin

New Artist Spotlight: Bomshel by Peter Cronin

New Artist Spotlight: Jesse Lee by Lori Shropshire

Rising Star: Holly Lucas is the New Girl In Town by Amber McDonald


CD Reviews:


Amy Speace - "Songs For Bright Street by Rebecca Hosking

Daniel Lee Martin - "All That I Am" by Rebecca Hosking

Jonah's Road - "Hold On" by Nancy Montgomery

Karin Paparelli - "I Am Ready" by Nancy Montgomery

Lisa Weyerhauser - "Life On Earth" by Nancy Montgomery

Three Ring Circle - "Self-Titled" by Nancy Montgomery

Tim Murphy - "Ain't No Shame" by Rebecca Hosking



(Most photos on the MNN website are available for purchase - please contact Dan)


Bluebird on the Mountain - July (Kent Blazy, Tony Mullins and David Lee)

Jack Ingram #1 Party for "Wherever You Are"

Montage Music Group Launch Party At Sambucas


Upcoming Events:

- Bluebird On The Mountain: The summer concert series continues August 12 and runs through October,
Dyer Observatory, Brentwood, TN
- TPAC's 2006/2007 Season Announced
- Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, July 18-22
- Country Jam in Cadott, Wisconsin, July 19-23
- Hal Ketchum At TPAC, July 29th

- PineyFest Five, Aug. 2 - 4 at Ga'Dang in Nashville

- “Music City Hit Makers” Songwriter’s Weekend at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, August 18-20  

- 8th Annual Paul Williams Bean Blossom Gospel Jubilee August 10-12, 2006
- IBMA Week and Awards, Nashville Sept. 24 - Oct. 1, 2006
- Lion King at TPAC, 6 week run beginning October 26, 2006
- BMI Country Music Awards, November 4th, Nashville


Columns / Concert Reviews:

- Bayou's Blue-s Blast

- Miranda's Nashville Unplugged

- Preshias Tome's Monthly Column


JOB OPENING WITH ARISTOMEDIA: Starter position available immediately at AristoMedia as a Promotion Assistant in the Christian/Crossover format. AristoMedia has specialized in Music Video Promotion/Marketing, Publicity, Radio Promotion, Special Events Coordination and Public Relations for over 26 years. Good communication, organizational, writing and computer skills needed for this position. E-mail resumes to AristoMedia at info_at_aristomedia_dot_com.

Music City Hit Makers Features Some of Nashville’s Best Talent - Gaylord Opryland® Offers

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(Music News Nashville is proud to support this event)

Looking for an authentic Music City experience that you won’t be able to find anywhere else? How about spending a fun-filled weekend August 18-20, 2006 with some of Nashville’s top songwriters? Perfect for current songwriter wannabes or music enthusiasts, this event will feature songwriters-in-the-rounds, pool party, and a 90 minute concert by Jeffrey Steele!  Appearing will be: Jeffrey Steele, Wendell Mobley, Chuck Cannon, Keith Stegall, & D Vincent Williams along with others. For more details click on the logo to the left or log on to or call 1-888-999-OPRY

AUDITIONS FOR DANCERS/SINGERS: Spazelle Entertainment will be holding AUDITIONS for Female Singers & Dancers Sunday, July 23, 2006 2-5 pm & Monday, July 24, 2006 6-9 pm for the current production of elle Revue. For further information, location and application, call 615-345-3069 or visit


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