From: Dan Harr [dan_at_musicnewsnashville_dot_com]
Sent: 02 July 2006 03:15
Subject: July 2 Music News Nashville

Music News Nashville

July 2, 2006

Vol. 2, Issue 13








Greetings everyone....


A thought from Dan...


You know, I love my job.  I have the opportunity to attend major events, meet artists and songwriters, network with music industry execs, and more.  But when I'm at those events and someone is trying to address the crowd, I always do my best to remain respectful and keep my conversations to a minimum.  It's only polite, right?  After all, they invited me there so it's proper for me to stop talking and listen to what they have to say.  I can network and get my conversations in before and after the ceremonies.  Just a thought.  (Okay, Dan just jumped down from his soap box.)  That said...


Welcome to another edition of Music News Nashville.  We hope we've overcome the glitches we had of a couple weeks ago and got our e-mail lists straightened out.  If you receive the TEXT-ONLY edition and want to get the graphics version, please e-mail Dan and include HTML VERSION in the subject line.


We have a ton of new photos, new articles and a batch of things from CMA week on the MNN website this week.  AND WE'RE STILL WORKING TO CATCH UP!  Make sure to log on today and see the current stories, and again Wed. and Thursday of this coming week when we put up even more new ones.


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. 


Check out MNN to enter contests to win Brad Paisley stuff. Songwriters, check out the Competitions and Submissions page for contests you can enter. Want to know what's happening with your favorite artist? Check out the LATEST NEWS page every day. When it happens, MNN reports it.


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.


Here's what's new in MNN this week: (more coming Wed. of this coming week)

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




Aaron Tippin: Family Man And Idealist by Deborah Evans Price

Antennae Up? by Kim Copeland

Burrito Deluxe: Fully Loaded by Kelly Ann Monahan

David Mead: Live And In Person by Rebecca Hosking

How To Make The Most Out Of A Music Conference by Valerie De La Cruz

Kris Kristofferson: A Friend To Freedom by Chris Neal

Rhonda Vincent And The Rage by Miranda Daulton

U.S. Reps Blackburn And Bono Discuss Issues Important To Music Community by Amber McDonald




A Conversation With GAC's Suzanne Alexander by Dan Harr

Daniel Lee Martin: On The Road To Success by Dan harr

Fifteen Minutes With Hank Williams Jr. by Amber McDonald

Fifteen Minutes With Karen Taylor-Good by Amber McDonald

Fifteen Minutes With Michael Peterson by Dan Harr

NBC Coap Stars At The CMA Music Festival by Amber McDonald

New Artist Spotlight: Megan Mullins by Peter Cronin

New Artist Spotlight: The Wreckers by Peter Cronin


CD Reviews:


Appalachian Trail - "Time For Movin'" by Barry Barnes

Billy Swisher & Pony Express - "What Goes Around" by Lori Shropshire

Celebration Of Life - "Musicians Against Childhood Cancer" by Gracie Muldoon

Jan Smith - "29 Dances" by Lori Shropshire

Jeff Black - "Tin Lilly" by Rebecca Hosking

Lane Brody - "Pieces Of Life" by Lori Shropshire

Pat Riley - "The Key Of Sea" by Rebecca Hosking

PovertyNeck Hillbillies - "Self-Titled" by Lori Shropshire

The Dust Devils - "Gathering Dust" by Rebecca Hosking



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


Keith Anderson Rocks The Sony/BMG Parking Lot

Ladies Of Music Row Celebrity Gold Tournament And Tupperware Party

Music Row Magazine's "Best Of..." Awards

Paulette Carlson's CD Release Party At BMI

Sam Bush CD Release/Listening Party At BMI


Upcoming Events:

- Bluebird On The Mountain: The summer concert series continues July 8 and runs through October,

   Dyer Observatory, Brentwood, TN
- TPAC's 2006/2007 Season Announced
- The Chet Atkins Appreciation Society's (CAAS) 22nd Annual Convention will be held July 12-15, 2006

   at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, TN.

- Jamboree In The Hills, Wheeling, W.VA., July 13-16
- Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, July 18-22
- Country Jam in Cadott, Wisconsin, July 19-23
- Hal Ketchum At TPAC, July 29th
- 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

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)

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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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