Monday, January 31, 2011

Dog Driver needed...


From Dog Rescue folks ..on the chance anyone can help.....
 
 Y'all, I have very few contact in some of these towns/cities.  Sooo, if you are not EXACTLY in the transport area, please crosspost to friends, family, neighbors, etc and ask them to do the same.  If we are going to get Jakoby to his new home in TN . . . we are going to have to get this request in a lot of hands.  Thanks!
 
           TRANSPORT RUN SHEET  
San Antonio, TX to Dickson (Nashville), TN
SATURDAY/SUNDAY February 5 & 6, 2011



Coordinators, please help by crossposting to your lists and other coordinators.
Thank you . . I will, gladly, return the favor!

FOLKS THIS IS A TRANSPORT FOR A BEAUTIFUL SIBERIAN HUSKY NAMED JAKOBY.  JAKOBY IS HAVING TO BE RE-HOMED AND IS BEING, GRATEFULLY, ACCEPTED BY  THE LOVING PEOPLE AT SPEAK TRUE.  THIS IS A VERY LONG TRANSPORT AND I HAVE LIMITED CONTACTS IN ARKANSAS.  SOOOOOO, PLEASE, PLEASE CROSSPOST AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME.

THANK YOU, IN ADVANCE, FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN OFFER.

If you can help, please contact rescue coordinator: Suzanne Young at: YoungSunDog@aol.com 

Name of sending rescue group or shelter
Contact Name   Rick Tolan
Organization:
Location:    San Antonio, TX
Phone:   1-210-391-8598
 
Name of receiving rescue group or shelter
Contact Name  Melissa Lee
Organization:   Humane Society of Dickson County
Location:  Dickson, TN (20 minutes outside of Nashville)
Phone:  1-615-686-9064
 
 
Passenger Name- JAKOBY
Breed:  Siberian Husky
Age:  2
Sex:  M
Spayed/Neutered?   Yes
Size/weight: 60 lbs.
UTD on shots?  (must have rabies for interstate travel) Yes (1/26/11)
HW status:  Current on HeartGuard
Does he/she get along with other animals?  Yes
Any behavior problems? No
Reason for transport: Owner surrender in TX and adopted in TN
Items provided for travel: (must have medical records for interstate travel)
Medical Records
Collar
Leash
 

Driving times are liberal thru MapQuest.  Potty breaks are liberal, as well.  The "pup" is current on vaccs. No time added for the animal(s) to be exchanged.

Please call ahead when you have received the animal and let your contact know if you are ahead or behind schedule.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011


Leg 1****FILLED***By former family 
Depart:  San Antonio, TX (7:00 p.m.)  ** includes load time
Arrive:  Austin, TX (8:30 p.m.)  
Time:    1 1/2 hour - 79 miles
Phone:
E-mail: 


Leg 2****NEEDED****
Depart:  Austin, TX (8:30 a.m.) 
Arrive:   Waco, TX (10: 15 a.m.) 
Time:    1 3/4 hours - 101 miles
Phone:
E-mail: 


Leg 3****NEEDED**** 
Depart:  Waco, TX (10:15 a.m.) 
Arrive:   Dallas, TX (12 noon)                   *** 15 min. potty break
Time:    1 3/4 hour - 96 miles
Phone:
E-mail: 

Leg 4****NEEDED**** 
Depart:  Dallas, TX (12:15 p.m.) 
Arrive:   Greenville, TX (1:00 p.m.) 
Time:     3/4 hour - 53 miles
Phone:
E-mail: 

Leg 5 ****NEEDED**** 
Depart:  Greenville, TX (1:00 p.m.) 
Arrive:   Mount Pleasant, TX (2:00 p.m.)        
Time:    1 hour – 68 miles
Phone:
E-mail: 



Leg 6 ****NEEDED**** 
Depart: Mount Pleasant, TX  (2:00 p.m.)
Arrive     Texarkana, TX (3:00 p.m.)                    *** 15 min. potty break
Time :    1 hour – 64 miles
Phone:
E-mail:


Leg 7 ****NEEDED**** 
Depart: Texarkana, TX (3:15 p.m.)
Arrive: Arkadelphia, AR (4:30 p.m.)
Time:  1 1/4 hour – 78 miles
Phone: 
E-mail:



Leg 8 ****NEEDED**** 
Depart:  Texarkana, AR (4:30 p.m.)
Arrive:   Little Rock, AR  (5:30 p.m.)   
Time:    1 hour – 68 miles                  
Phone: 
E-mail: 

OVERNIGHT ****NEEDED*** IN OR AROUND LITTLE ROCK, AR


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011

Leg 9****NEEDED****
Depart:  Little Rock, AR (9:00 a.m.)
Arrive:   Brinkley, AR (10:15 a.m.) 
Time:    1 1/4 hour –  69  miles                   
Phone:
E-mail: 

Leg 10****NEEDED****
Depart:  Brinkley, AR (10:15 a.m.)
Arrive:   Memphis, TN (11:30 a.m.) 
Time:    1 1/4 hours – 71 miles
Phone:
E-mail:  


 Leg 11   ****NEEDED**** 
Depart:  Memphis, TN (11:30 a.m.)
Arrive:   Jackson, TN  (1:00 p.m.)           *** 15 min. potty break
Time:    1 1/2  hours – 88 miles                  
Phone: 
E-mail:   


Leg 12   ****NEEDED****
Depart:  Jackson, TN (1:15 p.m.) 
Arrive:    Dickson, TN (2:45 p.m.)             
Time:    1 1/2 hours – 93 miles
Phone:
E-mail:   


If I have made an error, please do not hesitate to make me aware if it.  I am just not the woman I used to be.
Thanks for any help you can offer.


 
 
Suzanne Young, Breed Liaison
Southeast Shelters and Rescues
Tuscaloosa, AL
. . . . . it's all about the dogs !

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BRAD PAISLEY’S H2O FROZEN OVER TOUR
SELLS OUT EASTERN CANADA
Tour on History Channel’s Modern Marvels

NashvilleTenn.  (Jan. 31, 2011)  Brad Paisley took his H2O Frozen Over Tour to Eastern Canada this past weekend and played to sellout crowds in London,HamiltonMontreal and Ottawa.  Over 40,000 tickets were sold for the four shows.  One of the highlights of the weekend was playing the Bell Centre in Montrealon Saturday evening.  This was the first time Paisley had ever played Montreal and all advertising and promotion for the show had been done in French, as well as the review that followed the performance in Montreal’s largest newspaper LaPresse.  The review ends with the words “Brad, reviens,” which translates, “Brad, come back.” –summing up the whole review.

Another highlight of the weekend happened last night in Ottawa.  To the crowd’s delight Carrie Underwood and husband, Mike Fisher, who plays for the Ottawa Senators hockey team, joined Paisley on his final encore, “Alcohol.”

The H2O Tour is on an upcoming Modern Marvels – American Trucking show that airs on the History Channel this Friday, Feb. 4, 8:00pm central.  This episode ofModern Marvels explores the diverse world of American trucking and the men and women behind it.  The show followed Paisley and his crew on the road betweenLittle RockAR and TulsaOK last November and shows behind the scenes of what it takes to move a huge production from one city to another in a few short hours.

H2O Frozen Over will take a break this week and then hits the road again Feb. 10 when it plays AtlantaGA.
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MIRANDA LAMBERT ANNOUNCES THE REVOLUTION CONTINUES TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS JUSTIN MOORE AND JOSH KELLEY
 
Nashville, TN (January 31, 2011) Following a whirlwind year full of impressive accolades and her first ever headlining tour, Texas singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert is revving up to hit the road again.  The Revolution Continues nationwide tour kicks off February 24th in St. Louis, MO with special guests Justin Moore and Josh Kelley.  In addition to her own tour, Lambert will join country legend Alan Jackson for his first Australian tour, which sold out in minutes.
 
Last year, Lambert’s first headlining tour met with sold out shows and rave reviews.  The Revolution Continues tour should prove to deliver more of the same.
 
"Whether it was the energetic 'Gunpowder and Lead,' where she picked up her microphone stand (shaped as a rifle) and pointed it at the crowd, or the emotional 'The House That Built Me,' Miranda proved she's one of the most powerful performers in today's country scene," praises Annie Reuter from AOL’s The Boot. 
 
"Aided by her powerhouse band, tender ballads like the exquisite 'The House That Built Me' and snarling barnburners like 'Maintain the Pain' blended to form a seamless 90-minute set that was over far too soon," raves Preston Jones with the Star Telegram.
 
"As for Lambert, she proved her queenly stature with terrific songs (the right mix of attitude and emotion -- with plenty of depth), a potent voice (no one can twang a song like she can) and a tight, forceful band," says Star Tribune’s Jon Bream.
 
Lambert’s special guests also sing her praises and can’t wait to get this tour started.
 
"Miranda and I met and became buddies on Brad Paisley's American Saturday Night tour, although, I’ve been a fan of her music for a while," says Justin Moore.  "I am very excited to get to tour together again and I couldn’t be happier for her and her success over the past year.  It’s gonna be a blast."
 
"I can’t wait to tour again with Miranda this spring to continue the Revolution, we had so much fun together in fall," exclaims Josh Kelley.  "Getting to introduce my new songs to her audience was exhilarating, and now that my album 'Georgia Clay' is being released on March 22nd, fans will be able to take the music home with them."
 
TOUR DATES:
 
Miranda Solo Dates
February 16   San Antonio,TX       San Antonio Rodeo - AT & T Center 
February 18&19   Ft. Worth, TX                      Billy Bob's                                                                          
March 16   Houston, TX    Houston Rodeo - Reliant Stadium 

With Justin Moore and Josh Kelley:
February 24St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
February 25 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
February 26 Cedar Falls, IA McLeod Center
March 24Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial
March 25 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
March 26 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
March 27 Morgantown, WV West Virginia University Coliseum
April 7Norman, OK Lloyd Noble Center 
April 8 Dodge City, KS Ford County Events Center
April 9 Lincoln, NE Pershing Auditorium 
April 14 Estero, FL Germain Arena 
April 15 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater
April 16 Melbournem, FL Wickham Park Pavilion 

Australia dates with Alan Jackson:
March 4 Melbourne, AustraliaRod Laver Arena
March 6 Hunter Valley, AustraliaCMC Rocks The Hunter Festival
March 7Sydney, AustraliaAcer Arena 
March 10 - 12Brisbane, AustraliaBrisbane Entertainment Centre 
 
Platinum-selling recording artist and hit singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert recently added three GRAMMY nominations to her list of ever-growing accolades, for a total of six career GRAMMY nods.  She will perform on the show, along with such superstars as Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and Usher.

In 2010, she was nominated for a record-setting nine CMA awards and took home the trophies for three of those, including Album of the Year (Revolution), Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for “The House That Built Me.”  She received her first AMA nomination for Favorite Female Country Artist and won her first ever fan-voted CMT Award, for Female Video of the Year.  Earlier in the year, she scored  ACM wins for Album of the Year (Revolution), Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year (White Liar).  Her second single from Revolution, "The House That Built Me," held the Number 1 position for 4 straight weeks.  It followed “White Liar” which was Miranda’s first career No.1 single.  Miranda newest single is “Heart Like Mine.”

For more information, visit www.MirandaLambert.com.
 
Born and raised in Poyen, Arkansas (Pop. 272), Southern Country Stylist Justin Moore embodies the soul and character of a kid from a small town in both life and in music with his tough-talking, straight-shooting brand of Country music.   Lauded as Billboard’s “New Country Artist of 2009,” Moore was the only new Country artist that year to earn #1 single status (for his hometown anthem “Small Town USA”).  The success of "Small Town USA" made the Arkansas native the first solo artist to have a song from his/her debut album go to #1 since Taylor Swift's "Our Song" (from her Big Machine Records self-titled release) in December 2007.   The hit has sold over half a million downloads to-date. Moore’s follow-up single, “Backwoods,” was a Top 5 hit and his single, “How I Got To Be This Way” was a top 20 hit.  Moore’s self-titled album, which debuted on the Billboar d Top 200’s Top 10, was recognized as one of the best albums of 2009 in The New York Times’  “The Year in the Arts” list by music critic Jon Caramanica. Justin’s sophomore album will be out later this year, with a new single set to impact Country Radio in first quarter.

A 2010 CMT Music Award Nominee, Moore is also a Top 15 MySpace Artist (Country) and performed alongside Brad Paisley on the H20 World Tour through the end of 2010.  The rising star has been featured recently in The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Country, Billboard and USA Today as well as on the 2010 CMT Music Awards, NPR, WGN Midday News, Fox News Channel, the Associated Press, the 2009 CMT Music AwardsCrook & Chase, GAC and Better TV.  Moore’s music has also been featured on FOX’s Hannity & Colmes, NFL Rewind and the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards.  For more information on Justin Moore, visit:  www.moorejustinmusic.com or www.myspace.com/moorejustinmusic
 
Singer-songwriter Josh Kelley joined the Universal Music Group Nashville family, signing with MCA in 2009.  His debut country album Georgia Clay is slated for release on March 22nd, with the first single  “Georgia Clay” currently Top 30 at country radio.  Kelley has experienced plenty of musical success in the past with the release of six previous studio albums; including the critically-acclaimed For The Ride Home which featured his top-5 hit "Amazing". 

Growing up in Georgia, country music was always a part of his upbringing.  With this new project he has returned to his roots and feels like he is finally back home.  Kelley has maintained a high media profile over the past 4 years, appearing on the Emmy award-winning NBC talk show Ellen and performing on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Regis & Kelly, Carson Daly and E!.  He has been featured in People Magazine, Us Weekly, Billboard, Life & Style, OK! Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Radar, Paste, and many other notable publications.  Several of his songs have been featured on episodes of Smallville (“Almost Honest” and “Cain and Able”), Scrubs (digital soundtrack), Brothers and Sisters(“Opposite of Me”), The Hills (“Miles Away”) and What About Brian (“Lady of Mine”).  Kelley also penned the theme song for CBS’ hit series Mike & Molly entitled “I See Love” which is performed by Keb Mo.
 
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 SUGARLAND’S THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE RECEIVES PLATINUM CERTIFICATION

MARKS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE RECORD TO GO PLATINUM OR
MULTI-PLATINUM

NASHVILLETN –Sugarland’s latest album, The Incredible Machine, recently received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) indicating sales of more than one million albums.

This recent certification marks the fourth consecutive release from the international super-duo that has reached platinum or multi-platinum status, resulting in more than 9 million records sold.

Sugarland will begin their 2011 The Incredible Machine Tour this spring beginning in HoustonTX on March 3 and ending in their hometown of AtlantaGA on October 22.  Last year’s The Incredible Machine Tour was one of Pollstar’s Top 50 North American Tours of 2010 and has been described as “stunning,” “fantastically fun” and “not one to be missed.” Tickets are currently on sale in select markets at www.sugarlandmusic.com/events.


 Joanna Smith Covers Country Radio In “Georgia Mud” On February 7

Columbia Nashville newcomer Joanna Smith is ready to hit the country airwaves with a new single on February 7th, which marks the official radio impact date of “Georgia Mud.” Joanna was recently named one of Billboard Magazine’s “Artists To Watch In 2011,”  as well as “One To Watch in 2011” by Roughstock.com and one of the “New Faces On The Music Scene” by Variety Magazine.

The single has already received rave reviews from music critics such as MusicRow Magazine’s Robert Oermann who praises that it is “sweetly romantic, with a cool, crunchy backbeat and a vocal performance with a built-in smile.”  Roughstock.com adds, “’Georgia Mud’ is nothing short of charming - rich, and layered with shades of emotion.” 

“’Georgia Mud’ is about the lingering effects of young love,” says Joanna. “Years after the pain has gone you can look back on it sentimentally. The song is set against a scenic backdrop in Georgia which is where I grew up, experienced young love and wallowed around in the mud,” she laughs. “Anyone who has that first love scar can relate to the song and reminisce.” 

The new song is from her forthcoming debut album, of which she wrote all but one song. Fans can hear and purchase “Georgia Mud” online immediately at www.joannasmithofficial.com.  The single officially impacts on February 7, and is at radio now.

                                                                                                             
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