Sunday, August 31, 2014
I wanted everyone to see the James Brown I knew....We talked about the good old days..He was distorted in the movie...Im not even sure anyone making that film ever sat down and had a real talk with him...we did several times...talked politics...race...race..modern R&B..he told me much more off camera...I really liked him...he had many struggles in his life...a Proud man... Helped a lot of people...helped many find self respect!! Great American success story! came from less than nothing...became one of the greatest show business figures of all time!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Grammy-Award Winner’s 12th Studio Album to be titled PrizeFighter Fifth Season of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on Food Network to Debut 8/23; Third Cookbook Planned; Cookware and Cutlery Lines to Launch; Additional Lifestyle Brands to be Announced (Nashville, TN – August 19, 2014) – Grammy Award-winning vocalist Trisha Yearwood has signed with Sony Music Nashville and announced that her twelfth studio album will be titled PrizeFighter on RCA Nashville. The news was shared at an event tonight that gathered friends and colleagues for an evening of food and music that she performed with members of her long-time backing band, who will join her on the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood when it kicks off in Chicago, IL on Sept. 4. The event also celebrated the start of the fifth season of her Emmy®Award-winning Food Network series, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, which will debut on Saturday, 8/23; plans for a third cookbook from the two-time New York Times Bestselling author; her own line of Precious Metals cookware (The Cookware Company makers of GreenPan), cutlery (Furi) and additional lifestyle brands to be announced; and a partnership with Hellmann’s. “Trisha Yearwood is a tremendous recording artist who has enjoyed much success in everything she has done,” commented Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment. “She is a talent like no other, and I am pleased to welcome her to the Sony Music family for the next chapter of her exciting music career.” In revealing the title of her long-awaited upcoming album, she was joined in Nashville by Sony Music Nashville chairman & CEO, Gary Overton, who added “Trisha Yearwood is one of country music’s brightest stars. Her versatility and passion have put her at the forefront of countless industries—she is a best-selling author, a culinary maven, and an-Emmy award winning television personality, but first and foremost, Trisha is an unparalleled recording artist who has sold millions of albums and is respected as one of the greatest female vocalists in country music. We’re honored to welcome her to the RCA Nashville family, and look forward to her fans hearing her highly-anticipated new music.” Throughout five seasons on Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, Yearwood has uniquely folded musical elements and performances into her Food Network show. “Of Trisha’s many talents, there can be no doubt,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. “In Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, it is Trisha’s devotion to friends and family, her Southern hospitality and her passion for cooking that resonate so strongly with our audience. Viewers love spending time ‘in the kitchen’ with her as she cooks and entertains with her signature down-to-earth charm, playful humor and deliciously appealing warmth.” Trisha Yearwood has pursued her life’s passions to create an authentic empire with integrity. In sharing her stories across mediums, she has faced hardships and celebrated success with grace, humor and love. Those who’ve joined her throughout this journey, no doubt, recognize the mark of a true PrizeFighter. “I can't even find the right words to express how excited I am to be releasing new music! I chose the title PrizeFighter because it feels like an anthem for all of us,” said Trisha Yearwood. “It's about fighting for what you believe in, and never giving up, even when it's hard. It's a message we all need to hear. I'm so looking forward to working with the amazing staff at Sony. Music is what feeds my soul, and I'm grateful to them for giving me the chance to share what I love.” · MUSIC – Trisha Yearwood’s 12th studio album, PrizeFighter, will be released by Sony Music Nashville (details to be announced). The Garth Brooks World Tour with special guest Trisha Yearwood will kick off September 4 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL. Her last album, Heaven Heartache and the Power of Love, released in November 2007, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album. Trisha also earned Grammy nominations for Best Female Country Vocal Performance (“This is Me You’re Talking To”) and Best Country Collaboration (“Let The Wind Chase You” ft. Keith Urban) from the album. Trisha Yearwood has sold over 12 million albums, earned three Grammy Awards®, two Academy of Country Music Awards, three Country Music Association honors and has charted 19 top-ten Singles. She performed at the 70th Academy Awards when “How Do I Live” was nominated for Best Original Song. · COOKBOOKS – Trisha’s New York Times Bestselling cookbooks feature family recipes and anecdotes. Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen was released in 2008 and Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood in 2010. Her third will be released in April 2015 by Clarkson Potter. · FOOD NETWORK– Season five of the Emmy® Award winning Trisha’s Southern Kitchen premieres on August 23, 2014 at 10:30am ET/PT. The show debuted in April 2012, featuring Yearwood in a relaxed kitchen setting joined by family and friends telling stories, sharing laughs and making traditional dishes with simple ingredients. · COOKWARE & CUTLERY– Trisha’s Precious Metals cookware with The Cookware Company will be available on QVC this November and in 400 Walmart stores in the Spring of 2015. Her line of cutlery with Furi will feature two offerings, Professional (available on QVC November 2014) and Essentials (available early 2015). · *She will appear on QVC on August 24 at 12 PM (ET) during “In the Kitchen with David” with two items from GreenPan. She’ll return to QVC on November 12 to unveil a new product line. · PARTNERSHIPS – Trisha recently signed on as a spokesperson for Hellmann’s. Additional announcements about additional lifestyle partnerships will be made in coming months. ABOUT TRISHA YEARWOOD: One of the highest-selling female artists in Country music history, a New York Times Bestselling cookbook author, and Food Network star Trisha Yearwood has a habit of surpassing expectations. Since her 1991 debut, Yearwood has recorded eleven studio albums and achieved a hit-list of nine #1 hits and twenty Top Ten hits, including “She’s in Love With the Boy,” “Walkaway Joe,” and “How Do I Live.” Her twelfth studio album, PrizeFighter, will be released by Sony Music Nashville (date to be announced). Trisha turned her favorite hobby into a cookbook series that combines Yearwood family anecdotes and recipes. In 2008, she released “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen” and in 2010 “Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood,” both of which debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list. The success of the books led to her Food Network series, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen which debuted in April 2012, won a 2013 Daytime Emmy® for Outstanding Culinary Program and is now entering its fifth season. In addition to three Grammy Awards, the Grand Ole Opry member has won three Country Music Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. Website: TrishaYearwood.com Facebook: facebook.com/TrishaYearwood Twitter: @TYcom
Sunday, August 17, 2014
BRAD PAISLEY CONTINUES ALBUM LEAKS IN AN OUT OF THIS WORLD WAY Direct from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to International Space Station NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 17, 2014) Brad Paisley has been leaking songs from his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, via Twitter for the past couple of weeks and he took it to a new level as he made a trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida yesterday to launch a new song from a historic launch pad. late 1960s, Pads A and B at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39 have served as backdrops for ca's most significant manned space flight endeavors -- Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and space shuttle. Paisley stood on the surface of Launch Pad 39B, where a Saturn V rocket once launched three American astronauts to the moon, as he sent out a tweet to leak, “American Flag on the Moon.” In the background was historic Launch Pad 39A, where the first men who landed on the moon left Earth. Paisley exchanged social media posts about the song with NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, a current resident of the International Space Station. Paisley tweeted, "I’m at @NASA's Apollo launch pad in FL! Leaking my new song, American Flag on the Moon. Take a listen @Astro_Reid” and included a link to the song. A quick response Wiseman followed, "Hold on @BradPaisley, we don't usually like leaks at the launch pad," and attached a photo of Florida from his vantage point in orbit. "Thanks for the amazing view," the singer wrote in reply. "Hope you love the song!" “And here is Florida from the ground @astro_reid - blocked by a very very large building” Paisley tweeted with a photo of himself in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). “@BradPaisley Great selfie. Enjoy the humid ocean air and rich history at the Cape. BTW, just listened to your song on the #ISS - thanks!!” Check out video footage here http://bit.ly/NASAbp. Media download is available at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv. In "American Flag on the Moon," Paisley dares Americans to dream again and "believe in impossible things." "I mean, after all, there's an American flag on the moon," he sings. Moonshine in the Trunk – Monday, August 25 release date.
Nashville, TN (August 12, 2014) – Country star Jake Owen released his emotional new single “What We Ain’t Got” to Country radio nationwide yesterday (8/11). Written by Travis Jerome Goff and Travis Meadows, the song is a wistful ballad about longing for something that is out of reach and showcases his remarkable voice. When Jake made the leap to Nashville, he came to town to pursue songwriting. The first time he heard “What We Ain’t Got” it resonated with him on every level and he knew that he had to record it. “For me, there is a lot in my life that I have, and more that I really want, and sometimes that’s good and sometimes that’s not so good. People relate to that on many levels, whether it’s in their marriage or in their business. This song can be a mirror to people’s lives,” shares Jake. “Seeing the fans overwhelming emotional reaction when we play it every night on the road, I knew this had to be my next song.” Music critics are also connecting with this fresh offering of love and loss: “His aching delivery of its lovelorn lyric is right on the money.” – MUSIC ROW “A ballad about pining for things outside our grasp, the song showcases Owen's voice, with just a plaintive piano backing him up.” – ROLLING STONE “A powerful ballad sung with raw honesty and heartbreaking soul.” – TASTE OF COUNTRY The compelling tune is the #1 most added single with 67 first week stations this week and last Tuesday (8/5), Jake performed the song on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8QRRYx_Dck “What We Ain’t Got” is featured on his latest album DAYS OF GOLD, which also includes the lively fan-favorite “Days of Gold” and infectious summer anthem “Beachin’.” The RCA Nashville project is the follow up to the GOLD-certified BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT album, which has sold well over 5 million tracks. Jake has ascended to one of Country music’s leading male vocalists with five #1 smashes – GOLD-certified hits “The One That Got Away,” “Anywhere with You,” PLATINUM-certified “Alone with You,” “Beachin’” and 2X PLATINUM “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” Previously taking home ACA and ACM Awards, the Vero Beach, Fla., native is currently on the road with his major nationwide headlining run—JAKE OWEN’S DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014. Presented by Discover Boating, the sizzling tour covers 75-plus cities and Saturday night (8/9) stopped at the Mandalay Bay Beach in Las Vegas for a sold-out show for over 4,000 fans. Jake’s DAYS OF GOLD is available now via this link: http://smarturl.it/daysofgoldalbum
Nashville, TN (August 15, 2014) – Known for their seize-the-day attitude and festive party tunes, Florida Georgia Line finds new creativity while building on their signature sound with the highly anticipated album ANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville), slated for release October 14. “Tyler and I’ve been really blessed to have an amazing team – an extended family – who push us continually to be better and think differently. Whether we’re home or out on the road, we’re doing things the FGL way and it feels like with our recording, our writing, our lives … ANYTHING GOES … and we can’t wait to see where it leads next,” said Brian Kelley. Live from Central Park in New York City this morning (8/15), FGL headlined ABC’s Good Morning America Summer Concert Series and revealed details about their forthcoming album. The talented pair hit the stage with PLATINUM-certified smashes – chart-topping “Round Here” and Teen Choice Award’s Choice Country Song “This Is How We Roll” (featuring Luke Bryan) – and their MULTI-PLATINUM #1 “Cruise,” the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan). Giving fans a taste of what’s to come, FGL also performed their latest single “Dirt,” which has already sold over 535,000 downloads and shot to #1 on both the iTunes all genre and Country charts in the US and Canada, while also sitting atop the Country chart in Australia shortly after release. Their lead single’s record-breaking momentum not only filtered across Country radio with earning the highest one-week add total in Country Aircheck history, but its moving lyrics inspired FGL to launch the Dirt Campaign to benefit Habitat for Humanity. “There have been a lot of changes in our lives over the past couple of years but we’re still the same guys from Florida and Georgia who drove from show to show in BK’s Tahoe. We’re really excited about what we’ve learned on this journey and can’t wait to give our fans new music they can crank up just as loud as the tunes they sing back to us every night,” said Tyler Hubbard. “ANYTHING GOES is a natural progression of where we’re at and what we’ve learned getting here.” Everything is better when doubled for the Superstar duo, who released their 2X Platinum debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES two years ago and again have producer Joey Moi at the helm for their second album. Critics nationwide from USA TODAY to ROLLING STONE and BILLBOARD are embracing FGL’s fresh vibe. Fans can get the ANYTHING GOES party started early with the iTunes pre-order beginning on 9/16. TRACK LISTING “Anything Goes” (Felix McTeigue, Chris Tompkins, Craig Wiseman) “Sun Daze” (Cary Barlowe, Jesse Frasure, Sarah Buxton, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley) “Good Good” (Cary Barlowe, Jesse Frasure, Sarah Buxton, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley) “Dirt” (Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawson) “Smile” (Chris DeStefano, Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley) “Sippin’ On Fire” (Rodney Clawson, Matt Dragstrem, Cole Taylor) “Smoke” (Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins) “Bumpin’ The Night” (Bart Allmand, Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawson) “Angel” (Rodney Clawson, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Ross Copperman) “Confession” (Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman, Matt Jenkins) “Like You Ain’t Even Gone” (Chris Tompkins, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Rodney Clawson) “Every Night” (Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley) FGL has skyrocketed to stardom with becoming the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four back-to-back, multi-week #1 singles; breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart; selling over 16 million tracks worldwide, winning numerous industry awards and collaborating across genres with sensations like Nelly and Jason Derulo. Currently on the road as direct support for Jason Aldean's BURN IT DOWN Tour, FGL will host "This Is How We Cruise" aboard the Norwegian Pearl in November. FloridaGeorgiaLine.com
GARTH IS THE ONLY ARTIST TO EVER SELL SEVEN CONSECUTIVE SHOWS AT THE PHILIPS ARENA IN ATLANTA AND IS STILL SELLING LOS ANGELES- AUGUST 16, 2014- Garth Brooks has beaten his personal record for tickets sold in Atlanta. The record was previously set at the Omni, March 13th -17th, 1996, with 81,902 paid tickets. Garth has now surpassed that number and is still selling. Two shows were put on sale this morning then two shows were added, making Garth the only artist to ever sell seven consecutive shows at the Philips Arena. The previous record was held by Elvis Presley, with four shows. The dates are, September 19th 6:30 PM and 10:30 PM, September 20th 6:30 PM and 10:30 PM, September 21 7:30 PM, September 26 7:30 PM, September 27 7:30 PM. Tickets will cost $56.94 plus $4.56 tax, a $4.00 facility fee and a $6.00 service charge, totaling $71.50. There is a six ticket limit. They can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849. Please note there will be no sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets.