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Maggie Austin's current single, "Taking Time", is still holding on tight to the #3 spot on the Indie World Country Chart!

May 1, 2005 - Maggie Austin's current single, "Taking Time", stayed at #3 this Maggie Austinweek. The single is also making waves on the ECMA Chart, where it is currently #6 in Spain, #3 in Ireland, and #7 in Austria. "Taking Time" can be found on Mark Trail Music's compilation disc #9, track 14, and January's CHi Hotdisc, track 17. The Indie World Country Chart is based on airplay from about 100 US & 30 foreign radio stations.

Maggie Austin's blend of traditional country themes and contemporary country delivery have made her an innovative and ground breaking artist. Her music is enjoying worldwide exposure, with her music being aired in Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan, Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the USA in California, Texas, New York, Vermont, and New Mexico. Fans can listen to an interview with Maggie by clicking here. She has appeared on the cover of Blazing Boots, and has been reviewed on and in Strictly Country, Rikk's Reviews, Smother, Rambles, and Country Stars Online. Maggie is currently in the studio working on new music.

Maggie Austin recently became a sponsor of Cell Phones For Soldiers, a program helping soldiers call home to their families. She has since received numerous requests to discuss the program. Maggie will donate $1 from every Time & Again CD sold from CDBaby  and $.25 for every download from MPeria  to the CPFS fund.

For more information, please contact Laura at or 615-825-0019.

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Country Roots Artist Lisa O'Kane "Makes" Clint Eastwood's Day

Nashville, TN (April 25, 2005) - Country Roots artist Lisa O'Kane will Click here to purchase CD.make her musical television debut May 4 when AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS television channel begins promoting the May 14 Clint Eastwood marathon billed as "Make My Saturday." Lisa's song, "Peace Of Mind," penned with frequent collaborator Mark Fosson, will be featured in 30-second promos during the 10 days leading up to the marathon. The track is the title cut from O'Kane's current album.

"This is one of the most exciting things that has happened to me in my musical career to date. It's such an honor to be validated as a songwriter so early in my career," says the outgoing O'Kane.

The L.A.-based entertainer has ruled the European radio airwaves and dominated the country charts since the release of her debut album (AM I TOO BLUE) in 2002. O'Kane has also toured regularly overseas and will pay a return visit to England in May and July promoting her current CD, PEACE OF MIND.

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Click here to go to Lisa's site at The country Music Planet where you can listen to Inside Nashville Country Music Radio Show with Lisa O'Kane as a special guest.

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International Songwriting Competition - $100,000 Cash & Prizes - 50 Winner, 16 Catagories


Now in its fourth year, ISC is an annual songwriting competition that provides songwriters and musicians the opportunity to gain exposure in the international arena. ISC offers its entrants the unprecedented opportunity to have their music heard by some of the most prominent members of the music industry. ISC's judging panel includes high-profile industry professionals and celebrities encompassing a diverse spectrum of musical genres.

2005 Competition Update:
ISC's is now accepting online entries! Powered by Sonicbids, ISC's online submission process is easy and convenient, and saves you time and money on postage. All online entrants will receive a complimentary Sonicbids
6-month membership. Enter Online Now

Please note that you may also send in your entries by mail if preferred. Visit for an entry form.

Enter Early And Save!
Remember, enter ISC by July 15, 2005 and save on multiple-song entries.

2005 ISC Judges include:
Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); LeAnn Rimes; Macy Gray; Tara Griggs-Magee (Executive VP Gospel/Urban Music, Sony Records); Michael McDonald (President, ATO Records); Chris Parr (VP of Music Programming & Talent Relations, CMT); Barbara Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada); and many more to be announced.

In addition to a total prize package of $100,000 in cash and merchandise, ISC winners also benefit from a multi-lateral promotion campaign designed to heighten awareness and increase exposure for their songwriting, and most importantly, to help them further their careers.

Deadline for submission is September 15, 2005. Please visit for more information.

2005 Sponsors: Alphabet Arm Design, FYE, Music Registry, Mediaguide, Sam Ash Music Stores, Sibelius, and Sonicbids.

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