A New Star Shining On The Horizon
Baylie Brown. is a 14 year old, blonde
haired, blue eyed girl that is
already a seasoned professional.
But she is not just another kid singer. Her poise and
polish as well as the passion in her voice belie her age. Simply put,
she is a natural.
Baylie is a country girl through and through. When she
takes the stage her voice and presence radiate talent. Her tone is
sweet and true and she sings with an amazing amount of clarity and
conviction that is rare. Whether singing for a crowd of thousands or
for an intimate gathering, she gives her all. Baylie has all the
ingredients to emerge as country music's newest superstar!
Baylie is a member in good standing of Young
Guns Country Music Association, an organization dedicated to the
developing and promoting of country music performers who are 17 and
Her latest CD, "Big Trouble", is located at http://countrymusicplanet.com/bayliebrown.
This is an outstanding CD. Each and every song is great (a must for
all contemporary and traditional country music fans). Click
here to view the CD and to listen to the music. You can, also, get
to other sites concerning Baylie from there.
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Celebrates Big Time
"In Jimmy's Own
On August 19, 2004 we welcomed our first
child, Trinity Rain Swan into the world. She weighed 6.7 ounces
and was 19.5 inches long at 10:14 am. It was by far the most
incredible day of my life (well, right after the one when I married my
wife). We have some pictures of Trinity Rain on my website at www.jimmyswan.com.
Thank you guys for all your support and for all the letters, gifts and
calls for Trinity and us.
The cool thing is that on the 17th my other family is
giving birth to our other kid. Now before you go starting
rumors, I must explain. Rhythm and I are so close that we are
considered to be a family. Our kid is named "The Forward
Concept." It has been 2 and half years in the making and it
finally is going to see the light of day. If you haven't figured
it out by now, Rhythm's new CD "The Forward Concept"
will be released on September 17th at the Curtain Club. It feels
like a "kid" to us because we gave so much time, effort and
energy towards making it perfect. We really wanted to deliver
the very best we possibly could. As their manager I can see
where this album is going to take Rhythm to the next level. If you
think that you know Rhythm, you have nothing but a small taste of what
they are now. This album is definitely a milestone, and a career
maker. I encourage everyone from far and near to come to the
Curtain Club on the 17th to celebrate the release of "The Forward
Concept." If for some reason you can't make it to the CD
release party, make sure you keep checking out the website and see if
they will be coming to a city near you. The CD is now for sale
(but will ship on the 17th).
Complete Track Listings:
01 On The Verge
02 Moment In Your Life
05 Take Me
08 Let Me Sing
09 The Switch
10 Words From The Heart
11 Beautiful World
Produced by Todd & Toby Pipes (Deep Blue Something)
Time: 9:00 PM
Rhythm's CD Release Party
The Curtain Club
2800 Main St
$10 @ the door
$13 for ages 17 to 20 (Must Have ID)
Line Up from start to finish: Chris Megert, TBA, The Afters (Blisse).and
Rhythm. Get ready for a long night...But a good night!
Jimmy Swan Productions
2407 Bennington Dr.
Arlington, TX 76018
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Tresa Street - “Ain’t Nothing Changed"
By: Jerry Mac - 9/6'2004
If I was only allowed to write one sentence about
this CD of Tresa Street’s it would be, “I listened to it, and I
loved it.”, but it’s so good that
I can’t limit my comments to one sentence.
Before getting to the review, I must admit that I
am human, and that I made a human error in the misplacing of this
5-inch by 5-inch jewel. Laura with Publicity House, a well-established
music promotion organization, sent this CD to me for a review on
February 14, 2002. I finally rediscovered this fantastic work of art
yesterday, and have listened to it over and over again after finding
it in the bottom of the wrong drawer in one of my filing cabinets. I
want to publicly extend a sincere apology to both Laura and Tresa for
the delay in this review, but maybe it happened for a reason. After
more than 2 years has passed, fans of Tresa’s and those that are not
fans, yet, need to be reminded of how good this CD really is.
Now let’s get down to it. This CD is a genuine
treasure of well-written, well-performed, and well-produced songs.
There is not one song on this 14 song CD that is not worthy of praise
for all who participated in its creation. Bruce McCabe & David Z
must be extremely proud of the way Tresa delivered the song they
penned, “Lie To Me”, track number one on the CD. I can honestly
say, this is one song that I wish I had written, and I can’t imagine
anyone on Planet Earth that could do a better job than Tresa did of
delivering the song. This was a title track from a Johnny Lang album
"Lie To Me" (A & M Records - 1977). The fact that Tresa
put this song on her CD is proof that she has a unique talent of
choosing songs that fit her style. The second track on the song is a
bluesy tune that could cross the borders of many genres of music. The
title of the song is “Naturally”, and Tresa sings it “naturally”
in a laid back fashion to some very creative musical arrangements.
Tresa proves to be a fantastic songwriter by writing “Naturally”.
This is only one of 3 songs on the CD that Tresa wrote, and anyone of
them would be worthy of a nomination for song of the year by any of
the organizations out there giving out awards in this category.
All the writers on this project deserve to be
recognized for their contributions they have made in years gone by,
and the writers should, also, all be thankful that someone as talented
as Tresa decided to include their songs on this CD. Ask anyone who
knows me very well, and they will tell you that I tell it like it is.
If there was anything I could criticize about this work of art, I
would do it, but I can’t find anything at all wrong with this CD,
and that is a rarity.
If you want to know more about this CD, you are
just going to have to purchase it, and you will be glad you did.
However, we have a minute or two of three of the songs listed here for
your listening pleasure. Click on the titles of the songs to listen in
streaming real audio (no download time- Just click, and be listening
in a few seconds). After listening, see if you don't agree with me
concerning my appraisal of this CD.
To Me / Ain't
Nothin' Changed / I
Deborah Allen - "I’m Only In It For Love"
Deborah Allen’s song, “I’m Only In It For Love” is
absolute proof that this extremely talented entertainer is only in it
for the love. No one could deliver a song with this much “it”
without doing it for love. We’ve all heard of an entertainer having
“it”, whatever “it” is. Elvis had “it”. James Dean had “it”.
Marilyn Monroe had “it”. Deborah Allen has “it”, and now she
has given “it” to the song, “I’m Only In It For Love”.
Have you ever heard of the old saying, “Build a better mouse trap,
and the world will beat a path to your door”. Well! That saying is
definitely not true. If it were, the world would be beating a path to
listen to this song. I can guarantee that anyone who has listened to
this song has been glad they did, and if they are anything like me,
they listened to it again and again. The problem is that too many disc
jockeys and too many program directors at too many big radio stations
are not allowed to play what they want to play. Instead, what they do
play is dictated by too many higher ups that are insisting that these
too many radio stations play too many songs that no average song lover
would even consider listening to if they had a choice.
When I listen to a song like “I’m Only In It For Love”, I can’t
help but wonder why the song was not on the billboard hot 100 singles
chart for at least six months. Excuse me, if I seem angry, but I am
angry. The major radio stations are cheating all of us by not playing
this song in heavy rotation for a consistently long time. I have no
reason to pick this particular song to use as the basis for my anger
at the way the major radio stations operate, other than the fact that
“I’m Only In It For Love” is a great song delivered in a great
way. It’s not going to make me any money if the radio stations play
it or not play it. Deborah Allen or anyone associated with her is not
going to pay me for saying these great things about Deborah’s song.
It’s no sense in me going into detail about the way the song was
written or performed or how great the musicians and the producers and
engineers who worked on this song are. If you don’t know how I feel
about the song by now, you must have been day dreaming while reading
this. Do yourself a favor, call a radio station that plays request and
request they play it, and listen close if and when it’s played.
GEORGE HAMILTON IV
Receives BCMA Award For International Achievements
George Hamilton IV was the recipient
of a unique award at a surprise presentation in Nashville, Tuesday
September 21. Long
acknowledged for his ground-breaking international touring – and
given the title “International Ambassador of Country Music” by
Billboard in 1974 – the North Carolina born entertainer added to his
accolades by being presented with the British Country Music
Association’s first ever International Award.
The award was
in recognition of Hamilton’s many international achievements and was
made at the CMA’s offices in Nashville by the BCMA’s Jim Marshall
(Chairman), Mike Storey (Vice Chairman) and Tony Byworth (PR and Trade
Liaison). Also present was Ed Benson, CMA Executive Director and Jeff
Walker, Chairman CMA’s Global Market Taskforce.
"This is the first time the BCMA,
in its 35 year history, has ever presented such an award and it has
been made to George Hamilton IV in recognition of his work overseas,
sometimes to the detriment of his domestic career” said
Byworth. “He not only opened up the doorways for other
Nashville acts to follow but also encouraged the interest in country
music, especially in the Eastern European countries. I personally
believe such recognition is long overdue.”
award is a complete surprise, though I am delighted to receive it” Hamilton
responded. “It has been my pleasure to spend time
traveling overseas, making new friends and spreading the country music
word wherever I can. I am so lucky to call this my job, meeting
friends and making music, and I certainly hope this will continue for
a long time to come. I am truly, very grateful to the BCMA for
presenting me this award. I would also like to accept this on behalf,
and in memory of, Skeeter Davis who had a special place in her heart
for Great Britain, its people and its music. She loved them and they
Hamilton IV began his international career in 1967 with a
investigative trip to Europe on the suggestion of Wesley Rose
(President, Acuff-Rose Music). During subsequent years he visited
Europe on many occasions, including the then “Iron Curtain”
countries Russia and Czechoslovakia, made trips to the East and
Australia, and was a regular mc at the annual International Festivals
of Country Music at London’s Wembley Arena. He also headlined
several series for BBC Television and radio alongside a long running
syndicated television series in Canada which was also seen
As a recording
artist he made his chart debut with the million selling A Rose And
A Baby Ruth in 1956, instantly establishing him as a teen idol –
and it took another five years, and a move to Nashville, before he
started achieving his ambition to be a successful country music
entertainer, hitting #1 with Abilene in 1963. Among his other
early successes were If You Don’t Know I Ain’t Gonna Tell You
and Fort Worth, Dallas or Houston but, being an artist with an
ear for material away from the norm, he was among the first of the
Nashville artists to start recording material by international
writers, scoring further chart successes with Canadian Gordon
Lightfoot (Steel Rail Blues) and Joni Mitchell (Urge For
member of Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry, George Hamilton IV has
spent much time in the British Isles in recent years undertaking both
country and gospel tours, as well as co-headlining a long-running
Patsy Cline tribute stage show with Ireland’s Sandy Kelly. He has
also been seen on a series of highly successful Canadian tours with
fellow Opry artists Bill Anderson, Jean Shepard and Kitty Wells Show.
Country Music Association (BCMA) was formed in 1968 and is a consumer
orientated organization. Among its activities are the publication of a
bi-monthly newsletter and an annual Yearbook that includes listings of
artists, clubs, promoters, publications and radio broadcasters. Since
its inception, the BCMA has also organized an annual trip to the USA.
For further information, please contact Tony Byworth - 020 8440
8884 or email email@example.com.
For information on the BCMA, please contact Jim Marshall - 01273
559750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Release submitted by:
Tony Byworth & Associates
George Hamilton IV
Citizen Of The Country Music Planet
the International Ambassador of Country Music thanks to his world
tours in the '70s, George Hamilton IV began his career in the late
'50s as a teen-oriented pop star. After his first hit, "A Rose
and a Baby Ruth," hit number six on the pop charts in 1956, he
toured with Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers. Click
here to visit George Hamilton IV web site at The country Music
Hank Cochran – Lets
The Good Times Roll
Nashville, TN (September 27, 2004) – Hank Cochran believes in
letting the good times roll – literally. Hank is now the proud new
owner of a marvelous early 1900’s mahogany and teak commuter yacht.
Aptly named, Le Bon Temps Roule (Let
The Good Times Roll), will be a floating
family and songwriter retreat. But the new boat is not the only reason
the world’s sweetest songwriter has to smile: the legendary
tunesmith is hotter than ever. Currently, Hank has 19 cuts on 9mar
albums from big stars and up & up-and-comers alike.
Recent cuts include:
2 cuts on George Strait’s 50
#1s (October ’04)
1 cut on George Jones’s 50
YEARS OF HITS (November ’04)
2 cuts on Reba McEntire’s ROOM
1 cut on Brad Paisley platinum CD, MUD
ON THE TIRES
1 cut on Mark Chesnutt's new SAVIN’
THE HONKY TONK
Current single & title track on Texas
favorite Rick Salsly’s PATSY PROOF
4 cuts on Ricky Dean Morgan's COUNTRY
5 cuts on John Cody Carter’s DON’T
YOU THINK IT’S TIME
2 cuts on Con Hunley's brand new SWEET
In the midst of
writing and pitching songs, Cochran found time last week to speak at
the Country Music Hall of Fame, entertaining the audience with tales
of the "early days" on Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway.
He was recently inducted into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of
Fame and may be one the most-honored songwriters in the history of
country music. Last year, three of his songs were named to CMT’s 100
Greatest Songs of Country Music ("The Chair," "Make The
World Go Away" and "I Fall To Pieces). In his 45-plus years
in Music City, Cochran has been inducted into the Country Music
Foundation’s Walkway of Stars in 1967, and into the Nashville
Songwriters’ Association International Hall of Fame in 1974. In
2003, he was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. He
has received over 40 B.M.I. awards (in both the pop and country
categories) for his songs. Long ago Hank earned himself the nickname
"Legend," and this legend just keeps rolling on. For more
information on one of country music’s treasures, log on to www.hankcochran.com.
To see his latest passion, log on to http://www.lebontempsroule.org.
Martha E. Moore
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Nashville, TN 37212-0426
"No More War"
Nashville (Sept 25, 2004)….Oklahoma
cowgirl Becky Hobbs joins Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle and other
stellar singer/songwriters with a message, "No More War." It’s
the debut single from her upcoming
CD, Songs From The Road of Life, produced by Duane Sciacqua.
Becky wrote "No More War" with Dene Anton and
Benita Hill. She currently performs songwriter nights billed as
"A Cowgirl, a Diva and a Shameless Hussy" with Benita Hill,
jazz artist and writer of Garth Brooks’s "Two Pina
Coladas" and "It’s Your Song," and Kacey Jones, who
first made waves with Ethel and the Shameless Hussies. Becky also
frequently appears with Alabama’s Randy Owen for St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital benefits and plays Country Music Festivals
throughout the world.
The award-winning writer has always intertwined
hard-hitting significant lyrics with her hard-rocking country boogie.
Her song "Angels Among Us," was a hit for Alabama that
stayed on the Billboard Top Singles Sales Chart for over a year, and
she tipped her Stetson to America’s working woman in "Mama Was
A Working Man."
In fact, Hobbs’s eclectic repertoire is filled with
what People magazine calls "…an earthy honesty." Her
writers’ credits include "I Want To Know You Before We Make
Love" was a #1 hit for Conway Twitty, the Grammy-nominated
"You Are" for Glen Campbell and Emmylou Harris, and other
cuts by artists such as George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Lacy J. Dalton and
Shirley Bassey. As an artist she hit with stone country songs like
"Let’s Get Over Them Together" (a duet with Moe Bandy),
and "Jones on the Jukebox." Yet it is her turbo-charged
piano-pounding live show that cause the Chicago Tribune to say,
"fasten your seatbelts for this one, folks," and United
Press International to call her the female counterpart to Dwight
Yoakam. And it is her personality that makes music critic Michael
McCall call her a "…take-no-bull" female artist and
results in the straight-ahead message of "No More War."
For more information go to www.beckyhobbs.com