Digital Release of “Things We Do For Dreams”

 

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Trinity River Band’s popular new bluegrass album, Things I Do For Dreams, is now available for purchase at major retail outlets including  iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, and more. The band released the physical album to their fans earlier this month on their website and at their label’s site, Orange Blossom Records.

BU - JULY 2016 - TRINITY RIVER BANDBe sure to check out this month’s issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine for a feature article on the band titled “Faith, Family, Music.”  The talented group includes: Sarah Harris – Lead & Harmony Vocal, Mandolin; Joshua Harris – Lead & Harmony Vocals, Banjo, Dobro; Brianna Harris – Lead & Harmony Vocals, Fiddle; and parents Lisa Harris – Harmony Vocals, Bass and Mike Harris – Lead & Harmony Vocals, Guitar.

Bluegrass music fans and radio programmers are loving the fast-paced first single release, “Come Back Train” written by Jerry Salley and Cassidy Lynn Alexander. The song has been appearing on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Song Chart and is currently #5 on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Singles Chart.

Radio stations can access the album at AirPlayDirect.com (APD) or by request. Things We Do For Dreams hit #1 on the APD Top 50 Bluegrass Albums Chart earlier this month and jumped to #6 on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Album chart.

Album-Cover_FINALTracks and songwriters include:

1.      Between Me and Jolene (3:27); Kim Fox, Brandon Rickman

2.     Time’s A Crooked Thing (3:17), Irene Kelley, Becky Buller

3.     The Promised Land (3:52), Fred Lehner, Andy Spooner

4.     Lover’s Leap (4:58), Sarah Harris

5.     The Mirror (3:54), Joie Scott, Bob Stewart

6.     Ten Miles To Deep Gap (3:15), Jack Lawrence

7.     The Things We Do For Dreams (3:42), Brink Brinkman, Tresa Jordan

8.     Silver and Gold (4:25), Carl Perkins, Greg Perkins, Stan Perkins

9.     Right Where She Left Him (3:44), Kim Fox, Craig Market

10.   My Own Worst Enemy (3:47), Sarah Harris

11.    Secrets (4:48), Sarah Harris

12.   Come Back Train (3:17), Jerry Salley, Cassidy Lynn Alexander (1st Single)

The group has been on an incredibly busy summer tour. For a complete tour schedule and more information on Trinity River Band, please visit trinityriverband.com and join them on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Newcomer Blues Artist Jesse Kramer Added to Uncle Dave Macon Days Kick-Off Concert

jesse-kramerUncle Dave Macon Days Music & Arts Festival is proud to announce they have added Blues artist Jesse Kramer to the Kick-Off Party on July 7, 2016. The event will take place at Main St. Music, 527 Main St. in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will headline the concert that will also include a performance by The Glade City Rounders. Tickets are $15 at the door.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7:15 pm.

Jesse Kramer, the talented 19-year-old Indianapolis native, is quite the old soul. Unlike the millennials of his generation, Jesse has a deep affection for the Mississippi Delta sounds of the blues. Take that soulful sound and combine it with his influence from two of his modern day heroes, Amos Lee and Chris Stapleton, and fans are immediately drawn in. Not only is he a compelling vocalist, he is equally gifted as a songwriter with a unique ability to write songs far beyond his 19 years of experience in life. Unique in every aspect of his being, fans across the world will soon fall in love with the endless gifts of Jesse Kramer.

Jesse made his on-air live performance debut this week on WGNS Radio that immediately earned him the respect of host Scott Walker. “Man he has talent. I think we will see his name in lights soon!”

Before the Kick-Off concert gets underway July 7, an attempt of setting the Guinness Book of World Record for the World’s Largest Square Dance at 6:00 pm on the Public Square in Murfreesboro. The Hog Slop String Band and the America’s Square Dance Band will perform. Marcia Campbell from Grand Ole Opry Dancers and WSM 650 will also be in attendance.  The “square dance” is the official dance of the state of Tennessee and the event organizers hope to break the record previously set by the state of Illinois.  No registration fee is required and all skill levels are welcome. An instructional square dance video hosted by Marcia Campbell is available on Youtube. For more information, please visit uncledavemacondays.com/the-worlds-largest-squaredance.

banner-udmdUncle Dave Macon Days Music and Arts Festival will take place July 7-9, 2016 and include performances by Lonesome River Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Grascals, The Boxcars, The Church Sisters, Flatt Lonesome, and more. The event is also well-known for their national championships in old-time banjo, clogging and buck dancing along with an arts and crafts show, parade, historic demonstrations, live music and children’s activities. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Eventbrite or at the gate. Prices are $10/day for Adults, free for children 12 and under and $5 for Seniors.  Free Parking is available in the City Garage, just a short walk from the grounds. Paid Parking will be available at Front St. and Hickerson. For more information, please visit uncledavemacondays.com.

 

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Donna Hughes Wins 2015 Canine Freedom Musician Award from Dogs Deserve Better

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cfawardslogo-winners2015Multi-award winning Singer-Songwriter and Animal Rights Activist, Donna Hughes has won the 2015 Canine Freedom Award in the Musician category from Dogs Deserve Better – a nonprofit organization that has been freeing chained dogs since 2002. For a complete list of winners of the 2015 Canine Freedom Awards, please visit www.dogsdeservebetter.org.

Dogs Deserve Better announced, “Each year, more laws are made limiting or banning chaining, and more groups get involved in making a difference for chained dogs. These formerly forgotten dogs’ plights are written about, their rescues applauded. While we spend so much time focusing on the negative and harsh realities involved in the fight to free Man’s Best Friends from chains, we realized we need to take a moment to CELEBRATE the good, too. There are so many people who HAVE stepped up to make a difference on behalf of chained dogs, who have come together to fight for them and say “No More.”

Donna Hughes’ original song, “Dog On A 10 Foot Chain” has certainly caught the attention of people around the world as she brings important awareness to dogs being kept on chains and living a life of suffering. The heart-wrenching tune appears in different two versions on her current albums, From the Heart and Fly. The song has received significant airplay, charting on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Songs and on AirPlay Direct’s Global Radio Indicator Chart’s Top 50 Bluegrass / Folk Singles. Due to the heart-wrenching lyrics and video for “Dog On A 10’ Chain”, Hughes has since penned a happy follow up song, “One Less Dog In the Cold” that can be viewed on YouTube.

The Animal Rights Advocate continues her passionate mission to change tethering laws around the country. Hughes recently launched a Change.org petition to change tethering laws around the country and in her home state of North Carolina. Her grassroots efforts through social media have also made an impact and caught the attention of high profile celebrities, especially on Twitter, who are now lending their support.

Donna Hughes, along with the award-winning talents of Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Brink Brinkman, and Jenee Fleenor, will be judging a new Songwriting Contest hosted by Dogs Deserve Better. For more information including prizes to be award, please visit dogsdeservebetter.org/2015songcontest.html. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2015.

For more information on Donna Hughes’ impressive catalog of music including lyrics, please visit www.donnahughes.com.

The John Boy & Billy Show to Feature Donna Hughes’ “Walmart Checkout Line”

Donna-Hughes-DSC_9819-red-porch-sit-slogo-johnboy&billyradionetworkDonna Hughes’ original song “Walmart Checkout Line” will be featured on the nationally syndicated morning radio program, The John Boy & Billy Big Show on Tuesday, December 9. The hilarious song video, that has received over 63,000 YouTube views so far, will be featured as the “Video of the Day” on the show’s website. The John Boy & Billy Big Show airs mornings from 6-10 Eastern across the country and is available via live stream. Listeners can view stations in their area here.

albumcover-donnahughes-fromtheheart2014“Walmart Checkout Line” appears on Donna’s From The Heart album that includes 18 other original songs on the 21 track project. Her songwriting talents certainly shine on the album with haunting tunes like “Red Oak Tree,” to the heartbreaking “Dog On A 10’ Chain”, to other funny tunes like “Facebook (Was Made In Hell).”

Donna’s impressive catalog of music can be found on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and many more outlets.

All of Donna’s albums are now available to Radio Stations worldwide at AirPlayDirect.com. She recently hit the #1 spot on the site’s Global Indicator Chart and was also the first recipient of the Beyond the Song contest.

To view lyrics and get more information on Donna Hughes, please visit DonnaHughes.com and join her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Pandora, and many more sites.

Two beautiful versions of the song, “Living Water”

Here is a quick little video so readers can check out the two beautiful versions of the song “Living Water” written by Chris West.  Chris had pitched the song to his good friends in the bluegrass band, BRAND NEW STRINGS who put their own unique style on the song.  It appeared on their 2010 album, “NO STRINGS ATTACHED” released in 2010 on Rural Rhythm Records.

Later in 2010, West added the tune to his band’s album, “STRANGE NEW WORLD” by Blue Moon Rising also released on the Rural Rhythm Records label in October 2010.

Check out the video and hear clips from both versions.  We would love to hear your comments on the song.

New CD Release by Jett’s Creek

Bluegrass band, JETT’S CREEK is proud to announce their second album, GUILTY set for release on May 5, 2010.  The album was produced by band member Angie Young who contributed two original songs to the project: “Please” and “One Small Problem.”  Her brother and fellow band member, Adam McIntosh also provided his original tune, “He Loves Me.”

The album, “GUILTY” and the first single, Gun Powder and Lead” (Miranda Lambert and Heather Little) are available now to radio stations via AirplayDirect.com and stations will also be serviced with a physical copy this week.  Worldwidebluegrass.com (WWB) is one of many stations that have added the single and other tracks from “Guilty” to their playlist.  “Guilty Pleasures is what the name of the new CD by Jett’s Creek should be!  I’ve been listening to it OVER AND OVER AGAIN!  Enjoyable? Jett’s Creek has been found ‘guilty!” said WWB Host Gracie Muldoon.

Special Guests on the album include:  Terry Baucom, Evan McGregor, Rob Baker and Garrett Bryant. “GUILTY” was recorded at Oscar Fish Studio in Brookville, Ohio and engineered, mixed and mastered by Evan McGregorread more