Carl Ray's Single "I Stand With This Country" Offers Comfort During Difficult Times

“Carl Ray’s ‘I Stand for This Country’ is the modern anthem for what loving America is all about. We were founded as a country One Nation Under God and Carl’s emotion, heart and conviction can be felt in every verse. When I listen to this song, it moves you to rekindle the love for our America and to pray for her every day.”

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LADY A ADD CHEER TO HOLIDAY ALBUM WITH RELEASE OF ON THIS WINTER’S NIGHT DELUXE

The Spirited Album Offers Four Brand New Tracks – Pre-Save Here

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Rising Country Singer / Songwriter Jordan Moore’s Debut Single, “Hard At Quittin’” Available Now

Music Video Premiered Exclusively on CMChatlive.com

"With Jordan's single ‘Hard at Quittin’, he's showcasing his twang-country sound. From the moment the song begins, the listeners are immediately drawn into his deep and country rooted vocals that instantly make you addicted." - Trevor Justin, Country Sway

"Hard At Quittin’ is a rock-infused ditty with rock-solid vocals and a melody that will have you swaying along. It embodies everything that modern country is about. He is radio-ready and rock-solid.” - Brittany Vance, CMChatLive

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HOLIDAY MUSIC: GABBY BARRETT’S TAKE ON CHRISTMAS CLASSIC “THE FIRST NOEL”

AVAILABLE NOW

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COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND CHARLEY PRIDE RECEIVED THE 2020 WILLIE NELSON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT 'THE 54TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS'

The Country Music Association has revealed its 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient—trailblazing country music star Charley Pride.

Pride accepted the honor during 'The 54th Annual CMA Awards,' broadcasting live from Nashville’s Music City Center.

“Charley Pride is the epitome of a trailblazer,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Few other artists have grown country music’s rich heritage and led to the advancement of country music around the world like Charley. His distinctive voice has created a timeless legacy that continues to echo through the country community today. We could not be more excited to honor Charley with one of CMA’s highest accolades.”

The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award is for an iconic artist who has attained the highest degree of recognition in country music. The Award was established to recognize an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence and stature through concert performances, humanitarian efforts, philanthropy, record sales, and public representation at the highest level. The artist receiving this Award has positively impacted and contributed to the growth of the genre throughout a course of years that have proven to have an unprecedented historical impact on fans and industry alike.

Previous recipients of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award include Willie Nelson (2012), Kenny Rogers (2013), Johnny Cash (2015), Dolly Parton (2016), and Kris Kristofferson (2019).

Through a mix of courage, determination, and extraordinary talent, Pride made country music history by becoming the genre’s first black superstar. The country legend has seen remarkable longevity in his career, which spans more than five decades. His distinctive baritone voice allowed him to take almost every song he touched into the Top 10, if not the No. 1 position, typically spending multiple weeks there. Between his chart debut in 1966, and 1989, Pride had 29 No. 1 country hits and over 50 Top 10 tracks, including enduring classics like “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone” (1970), “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” (1971), and “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)” (1969).

In 1971, he was named CMA Entertainer of the Year as well as Male Vocalist of the Year in both 1971 and 1972. Pride was also the first black man to co-host the CMA Awards, taking the reins in 1975 alongside Glen Campbell. He became a Grand Ole Opry member in 1993 and in 2000, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He holds three Grammy Awards and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Recording Academy in 2017.

About the CMA Awards: The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.”

About Charley Pride: Charley Pride is celebrating more than 50 years as a recording artist. He has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in the history of country music and is credited with helping to break color barriers by becoming the first black superstar within the genre. A true living legend, he has sold tens of millions of records worldwide with his large repertoire of hits. A three-time GRAMMY® award and Recording Academy “Lifetime Achievement Award” winner, Pride has garnered no less than 36 chart-topping country hits, including “Kiss An Angel Good Morning,” a massive #1 crossover hit that sold over a million singles and helped Pride land the Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year” award in 1971 and the “Top Male Vocalist” awards of 1971 and 1972. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, Pride continues to perform concerts worldwide and has toured the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand over the last several years. Pride received the Crossroads Of American Music Award At the 2019 GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi Gala in November of 2019 and has plans to release a new album soon.

Follow Charley Pride on Facebook and at CharleyPride.com.

GARTH BROOKS' EMOTIONAL RENDITION OF “SHALLOW” THE DUET WITH TRISHA YEARWOOD

Highly-Demanded Duet Is On Brooks’ 12th Studio Album “FUN” Out Now

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GABBY BARRETT’S “I HOPE” FEAT. CHARLIE PUTH TOPS ALL-GENRE HOT AC CHART

NEW SINGLE “THE GOOD ONES” SPARKING ACROSS THE COUNTRY CHARTS

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Country Artist Lee Greenwood and AEG Promoter John Meglen to Receive Casino Entertainment Legend Awards

Nine Casino Artists, Executives, and Venues also will be Honored at Eighth Annual Casino Entertainment Awards in Livestream Virtual Awards Show

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Travis Tritt Releases Lyric Video for New Single, “Ghost Town Nation”

Produced by Dave Cobb, the new single rallies fans to leave the pressures behind and focus on the simple pleasures of Country Life

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TANYA TUCKER'S LIVE FROM THE TROUBADOUR OUT NOW ON FANTASY RECORDS

FIRST RELEASE SINCE WINNING 2020 GRAMMY® AWARDS FOR BEST COUNTRY ALBUM AND BEST COUNTRY SONG

PORTION OF PROCEEDS BENEFIT LEGENDARY WEST-HOLLYWOOD VENUE

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DIERKS BENTLEY COLLECTS MORE PLATINUM AS “LIVING” BECOMES THIRD SINGLE FROM THE MOUNTAIN TO BE CERTIFIED BY THE RIAA

Dierks Bentley adds to his growing list of RIAA certifications today as his 19th No. One hit "Living" has been certified PLATINUM. Known as "the heart of” (Billboard) his most recent album THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), it follows the commercial and radio success of both "Burning Man" (feat. Brothers Osborne) and “Woman, Amen."

Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 6.4 billion streams. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on THE MOUNTAIN, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 GRAMMY  nominations. The multi-Platinum singer/songwriter continues to be “one of Country music’s most adventurous artists" (Billboard) and just recently celebrated his 15 year anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. For more information visit www.dierks.com.

The Country Music Cruise 2021 News

A Word From The Country Music Cruise Executive Producer Mike Jason

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Coming Arizona Songwriters Events

ASA ZOOM MEETING!

3rd SATURDAY WORKSHOP October 17, 2020 at 1pm MST

  • SPECIAL GUEST FOR OCTOBER ZOOM MEETING*

JEFF DAYTON

His topic will be: "Avoiding the Clichè Police: Making It Fresh."

He will also join us for the critiques.

"Nashville songwriter and lifetime ASA member, staff writer at Curb, Black River, Wrensong and Glen Campbell Music. Highlights include cuts by George Strait, Sarah Darling, Doug Stone, Idol top 5 winner Mishavonna, Voice top 5 winner Casey Mussigman, placements on TLC, The Voice and Hawaii Five-0. Toured with Kenny Chesney, Lee Greenwood and 15 years as bandleader for Glen Campbell. Before moving to Nashville 20 years ago, had the only #1 record at KNIX by a regional group ever (Jeff Dayton Band), won New Times' Best of the Decade's Best Country Band, Marlboro Country Roundup, Wrangler Country Showdown (twice) and more.

For more info: http://www.jeffdaytonmusic.com

YOU MUST RSVP TO GET THE ZOOM MEETING LINK!

RSVP: Jon@IgerMusic.com

The October 17th Saturday Workshop will start at 1pm.



Randy Brown and Jon Iger will be hosting the meeting.




Plus Q&A on the discussion topic; and whatever songwriting questions or answers you may have.

Zoom critiques: (We’ll get to as many songs as time permits.)



To submit a song for critique, go to: Chelseaslinks.com/asa

  • Your song should be on: Google drive, dropbox, soundcloud, or youtube.
  • Lyrics are mandatory: You can copy/paste or type your lyrics in the comments at Chelseaslinks.com/asa

Chelsea Robson will be facilitating the meeting again. We had a record number of writers attend our first few Zoom meetings! We hope you can join us this month for another great session!



To participate, you’ll need to download the Zoom app at https://zoom.us/download on your computer, cell phone or iPad.



SIGN-IN DETAILS for October 17th Zoom meeting! The day of the event, please sign-in a few minutes early prior to 1pm so we can all be ready to go.

Very Important: Be sure to keep your microphone muted unless you are speaking to the group. If the microphone is not muted it will cause feedback.



There is no charge to participate.

Thanks everybody! JI



TAXI VIRTUAL ROAD RALLY - 2020 * COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS AVAILABLE



It’s coming up again Friday, November 6 thru Sunday, November 8, 2020 in Los Angeles.



TAXI has expressed disappointment that we can't be together at a physical Rally this year, but they feel confident that the Virtual Road Rally they are putting together is going to be really, really good!



If you are interested in attending the online sessions, we can put you on the ASA Guest List (as long as you have not been an actual member of TAXI in the past).



EXPERIENCE THE TAXI ROAD RALLY FOR YOURSELF! The 2020 Virtual Road Rally is a huge event for songwriters and musicians! You’ll be able to learn from top music supervisors, producers, songwriters, publishers, etc.



If you want to participate, TAXI is requesting the following information:

(Send to jon@igermusic.com)

Name Address Email address Phone number



Please send the information to Jon by 3pm MST, Monday, October 19, so we can put our list together for TAXI.

The TAXI/ASA Guest List gives you COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION to the Road Rally event only.

Jon



PS. It is TAXI's hope that by offering you this complimentary admission you will see the benefits of becoming a participating member of their organization.



Panelists Announced Soon - Check TAXI website for schedule updates!



https://www.taxi.com/taxi-road-rally/ (This year you will need to subscribe to YouTube (free) in order to participate...)

The Glendale Public Library is offering a Virtual Coffeehouse Series while we are unable to share our music in person. If you are interested in performing your originals for this community, please reach out to Ivy Jarvis at ijarvis@glendaleaz.com or 623-930-3573.



VIRTUAL COFFEEHOUSE SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES Video requirements for the Glendale Public Library’s Virtual Coffeehouse series:

between 15-35 minutes in length at least 1080p and in landscape format place in Google drive with shareable link emailed to Ivy at ijarvis@glendaleaz.com

You can view the programs that have already been posted here: http:// https://www.glendaleazlibrary.com/events_services/library__home#programs These performances are posted on the City’s YouTube channel, and have become some of the most viewed videos on the City’s page!




Check out the TIN PAN SOUTH VIRTUAL SONGWRITING SEMINAR October 19 - November 20, 2020 https://www.nashvillesongwriters.com/

NEW PITCH TO PRO PIPELINE OPPORTUNITIES

JUSTIN DAVID

Sam Grow Currently looking! Probably going to cut two or three more songs. Things are just starting to happen for him! His current single, "Song About You", is on the biggest Spotify and Apple playlists!



Colt Ford Average Joe's Entertainment is always on the lookout for great songs for Colt!

JEFF GORDON TV & Film Sync Opportunities

NEW!! Christmas Songs NEW!!

Jeff is looking for songs to pitch to holiday movies and TV shows! Songs should be pop-leaning and/or have that "nostalgic", traditional Christmas sound.

NEW!! Instrumentals NEW!! Jeff is presently looking for unique and interesting instrumental music in every genre and song category!

NEW!! Modern Folk/Pop Music NEW!! Looking for strong melodic pop songs as well as modern-sounding folk/pop music, a la Taylor Swift's new album! Pop is churning out more unique melodies every day! Backing track needs to sound sparse in order for the song to be commercial! All songs that are being pitched to TV/Film sync opportunities must be studio quality (sound "radio-ready") and must be 100% clearable!

DEBBIE ZAVITSON

NEW!! Runaway June NEW!! Cutting in October! Looking for some new hits! Think "rootsy/organic, fun" songs, a la early Dixie Chicks. They're the first all-female group to have a Top 10 Hit since 2005! Debbie will be sending any great songs she finds directly to the girls for their consideration!

TED HEWITT

Soon! Rodney Atkins Soon! Ted recently found a killer up-tempo love song for Rodney that he will be recording soon. He would love to find another undeniable hit song to bring in at the same time! Rodney is also doing a co-project with his wife, Rose Falcon! Think "Little Big Town"-like songs that could easily work as a duet. Looking for something different - a la Jason Isbell or Caitlyn Smith

If you would like your song(s) to be considered for any of these new opportunities on the PITCH TO PRO PIPELINE, click the link below!

https://www.thesongtuner.com/pitch-to-pro-pipeline

Join Us For TAXI Music's Daily "Quarantini" Happy Hour



Live YouTube Broadcast and Happy Hour Chat For musicians from all over the world! Tuesday - Friday

7pm Eastern (EDT) / 6pm Central (CDT) / 4pm Pacific (PDT) 12am London (BST) / 9am Sydney (AEST)

Dear Songwriters, Composers, and Artists Join Us Every Tuesday - Friday at 4 pm Pacific Time on TAXI TV's YouTube Channel!

We want to include musicians of all types (not just TAXI members), from all over the world, and you will pick the topics. I’ll be there to answer questions, but it’s going to be directed by you!

And like TAXI TV and the TAXI Road Rally convention, we want to keep it very supportive and friendly! Trolls will be excommunicated on the spot

You can talk about what's going on in your (musical or personal) life, how you’re dealing with being cooped up, ask pressing music creation or music business questions, share recording and production techniques, trade songwriting tips, ask film and TV music licensing questions, trade time management ideas, meet collaborators, talk about your frustrations or best placements, and whatever else you want our daily hangouts to be about!

Celebrity Guests We’ll be joined by some TAXI All-Stars from time to time, as well as some of my music industry friends, so drop by and meet them! Grammy-winning Producer/Engineer/Mixer Rob Chiarelli joined us a few days ago, and today we'll be having Ronan Chris Murphy as our special guest to talk about production, recording, and mixing! I'm going to invite Bobby Borg to join us this week, as well!



Let’s Turn This into a “Thing”! We’re doing this for love, not money. It’s totally free — no strings attached. We want to give you a place to hang out with old friends and make some new ones from a bunch of different countries and cultures.



We only ask two things: Be polite and respectful. Tell every musician you know about the TAXI Music "Quarantini" Happy Hour, and here’s why… If our community gets big enough, I’ve got gear manufacturers that will give us microphones, software, guitars, books, and keyboards to give away for… wait for it… yes, FREE!



Spread the Word! So forward this email, post about it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and any music-related groups, chats, or forums you know of. If we can get our audience to hit 1,000 people during the live show, I can get my hands on some great stuff to give away!



To Join the Daily "Quarantini" Happy Hour... Simply go to http://youtube.com and search for "TAXI Independent A&R." Then click on the red "subscribe" button! That way you'll get an instant notification that will alert you each time we go live. Otherwise, you can click on the button below to go to our YouTube channel at 4 pm Pacific from Tuesday - Friday and click on the "Videos" section where you'll see the live video for the day and can join the show there.



To Join the Live Chat and Ask Questions During the Happy Hour... You’ll need to be signed up to YouTube (FREE) and be logged in to be able to join in on the chat during the show. Go to youtube.com and click the "Sign In" link in the upper right-hand corner of the page and fill out the short form to join. If you have a Gmail account, you’ll be able to associate your YouTube account with it!

See you during Happy Hour, Michael Laskow

COUNTRY MUSIC RECORDING ARTIST & FORMER U.S. ARMY INTELLIGENCE SERGEANT JENNY LEIGH MILLER SET TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “GOD AND COUNTRY”

Patriotic, Nostalgia-Infused Tune Aligns With Veterans Day Campaign

Track Available Via All Digital Retail And Streaming Outlets —Friday, November 13, 2020

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DIERKS BENTLEY COMMEMORATES 15 YEARS AS GRAND OLE OPRY MEMBER DURING OPRY’S 95TH ANNIVERSARY

Bentley Pens Open Letter to Billboard Describing Importance of the Wooden Circle

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Reba McEntire & Darius Rucker Host the CMA Awards

I’m thrilled to be back hosting the CMA Awards and even more thrilled that I get to share the stage with Darius Rucker! Tune in LIVE Wednesday, November 11th on ABC for Country Music's Biggest Night!

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AMAZON MUSIC LAUNCHES BREAKTHROUGH: GABBY BARRETT MINI-DOCUMENTARY

BREAKTHROUGH: GABBY BARRETT DETAILS THE RISING COUNTRY STAR'S ROAD TO RECORD-SETTING SUCCESS

FANS FIRST, BARRETT SHARED A SNEAK PEEK OF THE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FOOTAGE TO CELEBRATE

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Dolly Parton's New Christmas Album

"A Holly Dolly Christmas" Available Now

Beloved global entertainment icon, Dolly Parton releases “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” her first holiday album in 30 years

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DENNIS QUAID UNLEASHES "AMERICA, I LOVE YOU, TOO"

Multi-hyphenate superstar Dennis Quaid continues to connect with audiences of all facets of his legendary career, as he releases "America, I Love You, Too," a LIVE performance track originally aired during CMT's 2020 Concert for Love & Acceptance with a message of unity and patriotism.

CLICK HERE to stream and download "America, I Love You, Too."

Released via Audio Up Records, "America, I Love You, Too" captures Quaid performing with all-star musicians, including The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger.



Most recently, Quaid co-founded Audio Up, a podcast content studio, network, and production company, and launched his own podcast, The Dennissance, on the platform. He will run Audio Up alongside CEO Jared Gutstadt. In addition to The Dennissance, Quaid is involved in several other Audio Up podcasts. He co-hosts The Pet Show with Jimmy Jellinek, which premiered on July 14; Uncle Drank: The Totally Hammered Podcast alongside Gary Busey, which will debut in October with Warner Records set to release the soundtrack; and Make It Up As We Go, which he is executive producing and is due to release this fall.

Quaid is an acclaimed actor known for his roles in hit films The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow, Traffic, Vantage Point, Frequency, The Parent Trap, Soul Surfer, The Right Stuff, and Breaking Away. More recently, his latest big-screen credits include starring roles in Sony’s thriller The Intruder, Universal’s A Dog’s Journey and A Dog’s Purpose, and Roadside Attractions’ I Can Only Imagine, among others. For his role in Todd Haynes’ Far from Heaven, he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for “Best Supporting Actor,” the Chicago Film Critics’ Association Award for “Best Supporting Actor,” the Online Film Critics Society Award for “Best Supporting Actor,” and the Film Independent Spirit Award for “Best Supporting Male.”

Currently, Quaid is developing The Charley Pride Story, which he will produce along with Ben Howard’s production company, Third Coast Content. Quaid is also set to star in the Ronald Reagan biopic, Reagan, produced by Mark Joseph, with production currently underway.



On the television side, Quaid recently starred in and executive produced Netflix’s holiday-themed multi-camera comedy series Merry Happy Whatever. He also starred in the third season of Amazon’s Goliath opposite Billy Bob Thornton, which premiered in 2019. Previously, he was nominated for numerous awards including a Golden Globe, a SAG Award, and a Primetime Emmy for his portrayal of Bill Clinton in the HBO movie, The Special Relationship. Additional TV highlights include starring in and executive producing Crackle’s auctioneering drama The Art of More and starring in the BAFTA-nominated Amazon series Fortitude.

Along with his acting accomplishments, Quaid is a singer-songwriter and touring musician who performs both original songs and country standards. After years of playing clubs with his band, Quaid released his debut album, Out of the Box, in November 2018.



To keep up with Quaid, follow him on Instagram and visit AudioUp.com.



About “The Dennissance”: Dennis Quaid is a renaissance man, one of the busiest people in show business. Besides being an actor, musician, songwriter, writer and podcast pioneer; he is also a jet pilot, amateur astronomer, fly-fisherman, philosopher, low handicap golfer, medical safety advocate and armchair historian. He has powered a NASCAR around an oval track, given speeches and appeared before congress on patient safety, played golf with 2 presidents, piloted a dogsled in the arctic, meditated on the shore of the Ganges River in India, has run and cycled marathons, team-roped on a quarter horse, trained dogs and people, pitched on the mound in Texas stadium, been a middle-weight boxer, and can change a diaper in 20 seconds.

From the biggest, blockbuster movies, to being a hilarious and insightful talk-show guest and host, Dennis does it all. All of Dennis's famous friends have interests outside of the thing they're known for. In each episode of The Dennissance, Dennis talks to his guests about those things and what makes them unique in the world. This ongoing series features compelling and shareable content that focuses on honest conversations. The Dennissance combines all of Dennis Quaid's famous friends and Denizens into a weekly podcast full of can't miss content. The Dennissance is executive produced by veteran network TV executive David Hurwitz. Season one is out now, and season two has just started!

About Audio Up: Audio Up is a podcast content production studio, housing a world of infinite, audio based properties. Lead by founder and CEO Jared Gutstadt (formerly of the Jingle Punks), Audio Up is building an ecosystem of premium entertainment content within the music and audio space. From fictional scripted podcasts, which include a Marvel-like universe of musicals, where the records themselves become the story foundation, to Dennis Quaid’s unfiltered interview series, The Dennissance, Audio Up’s goal is to create a new and innovative form of IP. They are bringing audio blockbusters to life and taking this media from black and white, into technicolor. Their upcoming slate of projects include Uncle Drank: The Totally Hammered Podcast, Make It Up As We Go with Scarlett Burke and other huge country entertainment names, Halloween In Hell, Finding Pierre, Ego System, S’ad Land and Hero The Band.

The Grand Ole Opry 95th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate something good with the grandest stage in country music. Join us in honoring the stories, the legends, and the stars, that make the Opry the true home of country music

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