From: Dan Harr [dan_at_musicnewsmail_dot_com]
Sent: 12 August 2006 05:52
Subject: Music News Nashville CORRECTED Aug. 13 (SORRY...)

Music News Nashville

Aug. 13, 2006

Vol. 2, Issue 16







Greetings everyone....


MNN is doing something new this week.  We're beginning the process of changing over mail servers and sending out the newsletter under a different return address.  Therefore, when you see "dan_at_musicnewsmail_dot_com" as the return address, don't be shocked...  It really is us.  We're going to be making everything more efficient for both you and us.  So please bear with us as we make the changes.  (Hopefully, you won't see any disruption in the service.)  If you have any problems, PLEASE email Dan today.


Want to see Jeffrey Steele in concert at the Wild Horse Saloon?  He'll be there August 19th at 10:00pm for a concert as part of the Music City Hit Makers weekend.  Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased  from the Wild Horse box office or online at or at


And Speaking of the Wild Horse saloon... new artist Jesse Lee will be holding a showcase there on August 28th at 6:00pm, sponsored by Broken Bow Records.  It is free and open to the public.  We've heard this girl sing and, let me tell you - Go to the showcase and check her out.  Jesse Lee is bound to be the next big thing in Nashville.


ASCAP is sponsoring its annual fall Foundation Songwriters Workshops.  These are open to ALL songwriters, regardless of affiliation.  Sign up deadline is August 31.  To be considered for participation, submit:  (1) Biography/resume (including contact info; name, address, phone & e-mail) (2) 2 original song demos (may be co-written), on labeled CD with Lyrics (will not be returned)  and send  them to: ASCAP ATTN: ASCAP Foundation Nashville Pop Workshop Two Music Square West Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What's new in MNN this week, you ask?  We've begun taking pics around Nashville at night, showing different scenes and clubs, and calling it "An Average Night In Nashville."  Somebody said to me, "why call it 'average"?"  Well, think of it this way - an "average" night in Nashville is filled with all kinds of great music, characters and other things, making one think about what happens when a night isn't "average."  In other words, there is always so much going on in Music City that it's well worth your time to take a trip and see us if you don't live here.  CLICK HERE to check out the photos in the new section


We HIGHLY recommend you visiting MNN every day to catch the LATEST NEWS.  The industry news changes daily, including notices of events and more.  Log on every day and visit the LATEST NEWS section where stories are updated from noon to 5:00pm EVERY DAY.


We have a number of new articles this week, including tips and tricks of the trade.  We have more new photographs and CD reviews.  There are new competitions listed, new places to submit your songs, and new advertisers (please support those who advertise with Music News Nashville).


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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)




Are you beating Your Song To Death? by Nancy Moran

Dave Barnes - Chasing Mississippi by Lori Shropshire

Genius In The Shadows: New Musician's Hall Of Fame And Museum... by John Hood

Honky Tonk Survival: The Revival Of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge by John Hood

Is This A Business Or A Game? by Allen Johnston

Lyrix - The Best New Club In Town by Dan Harr

New Artist Spotlight: Jake Owen by Peter Cronin

"No" Rarely Means "No" by Fett

Outlook Nashville - 15th Annual Celebration Of Music And Friendship by Lori Shropshire

Popular CMA Songwriter's Series Continues At Joe's Pub In NYC - by Wendy Pearl

Rise And Shine by Mariann Martin

The Secrets Of Songwriting by Susan Tucker

Thoughts On Being A Better Lead Player by Tom Shinness

You Are What You Look Like On MySpace by Anne Freeman


CD Reviews:


Burrito Deluxe "Disciples Of The Truth" by Rebecca Hosking

Freebo "Before The Separation" by Nancy Montgomery

Hermann Lammers Meyer "Yesterday Once More" by Mike Gross

Jeff Morris "Everything" by Jessica Ford

Jim VanCleve "No Apologies" by Gracie Muldoon

Rhonda Vincent "All American Bluegrass Girl" by Gracie Muldoon

Stella Parton "Favorites V.2" by Jessica Ford

Tom Smith "Juliet's Window" by Jessica Ford



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


An Average Night In Nashville

James Slater's Fiesta Party At Lyrix

Kacey Jones CD Release At 12th & Porter

Monday Night Writer's Night At Lyrix

Outlook Nashville Benefit At 3rd & Lindsley


Upcoming Events:

- Bluebird On The Mountain: The summer concert series continues September 9 and runs through October,
Dyer Observatory, Brentwood, TN
- “Music City Hit Makers” Songwriter’s Weekend at Gaylord Opryland, August 18-20  

- NedFest 2006, Nederland, CO (Just 17 miles West of - and 3,000 ft. above) Boulder Aug. 25th - 27th

- ASCAP Foundation Songwriters Workshops - Signing up deadline is Aug. 31

- Celebrity Tablescapes For TJ Martell Foundation, September 15-25, 2006
- IBMA Week and Awards, Nashville Sept. 24 - Oct. 1, 2006

- Country Star University Oct. 9 & 10

- IEBA in Nashville, October 15-17
- Lion King at TPAC, 6 week run beginning October 26, 2006

- TN4Kids Live Auction, November 2nd, 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



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