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Lulu Roman - Hee Haw TV series - Music Charts Magazine® Celebrity Interview

From the famous TV series Hee Haw

 

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“Lulu Roman”

 

 

 

LuLu Roman has enjoyed many successes in her life, but also more than her share of disappointments and hardships. Famous for her side-splitting humor and jovial disposition, a lesser-known story lies behind those clear, radiant eyes, which have often been filled with tears of both pain and joy.

People know LuLu as the most requested female cast member of the long running hit television series, “Hee Haw”. Many know her as the accomplished and celebrated songwriter; and as the singer who has been successfully making records for over 25 years.

Few know that Lulu was born with a thyroid dysfunction in a home for unwed mothers and was soon placed in an orphanage. It was there that her weight problem furthered her pain, preventing her adoption and making her the center of teasing by the other children. It was also during this time that LuLu learned to use her sense of humor as a defense.

That sense of humor later evolved into a highly successful career as an actress and comedienne with a lead role on “Hee Haw.” Success and wealth, however proved poisonous to the actress who began her career in her early twenties. Drug addiction led LuLu on a downward spiral that nearly destroyed her life and her career in 1971.

LuLu’s search for happiness and acceptance, which had almost led her to her personal destruction, instead led her to God. It was her new found faith in God that led her to begin using a talent that had been laying dormant for many years: her voice.

In 1999, LuLu was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame.  In 2002 Lulu’s 16th album, a collection of hits and favorites called “Lulu, Inspired” was nominated for a Dove award.  In 2006, LuLu recorded the song “Orphan Girl” which is the title song of an “Americana” type recording project which features Gospel, Country and Rhythm & Blues.  This almost biographical song has become her signature song and is enjoyed in concerts all over the United States.  Her latest gospel project “Seven Times” has garnered an international hit song, “Do You Know How To Fly”, and is still being shared across the globe. It also features one of the last songs her precious friend Dottie Rambo wrote for her, “Move Upon Us”.

LuLu has just completed a new project entitled “At Last”. The album features 12 of her favorite standards and classics, such as “I Will Always Love You”, “Summertime”, “You Don’t Know Me”, “Til I Can Make It On My Own” and the title song, “At Last”. LuLu’s dear friends Dolly Parton, T. Graham Brown, Linda Davis and Georgette Jones also joined her on the album.

In addition to “Hee Haw”, LuLu has also been a guest star on such television programs as “The Love Boat” and “Touched By An Angel”. She is also an accomplished author. Her most recent work is a cookbook “Kitchen Komforts”.

Although she has been performing for over 40 years, she has no plans to rest or retire. LuLu continues to travel sharing her testimony, her humor and her music.

 

1968 – 1995

Regular cast member of the syndicated television show “Hee Haw”.

1980

Guest performer at the inauguration celebration of President Ronald Reagan.

1985

Gospel Music Association Dove Award winner for the project “You Were Loving Me”.

1992 – 1995

Performed on “Hee Haw Live!” at the Roy Acuff Theater in Nashville, TN.

1999

Inducted into the Country Music Gospel Hall Of Fame.

1999

Cast member of the Gaither Homecoming Video Series.

2001

Guest appearance on the “Touched By An Angel” season finale episode.

2002

Gospel Music Association Dove Award nominee for “Country Gospel Album Of The Year”.

2007

Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair nominee for “Naomi Sego Living Legend Award”.

2008

Diamond Award Winner “J. D. Sumner Living Legend Award”.

2008

Received “Doctorate Of Sacred Music” from North Carolina College Of Theology.

2008

Inducted into Christian Music Hall Of Fame.

 

www.LuluRoman.com

 

 



 

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JACK BLANCHARD'S COLUMN at Music Charts Magazine®

 

It was Misty’s first party and she really wanted it to go well.
It did for an hour or so.

During the earliest years that Misty and I were together
we played in some small nightclubs in Hialeah, Florida.
These jobs were always five or six nights a week,
long hours, and short pay. We got by.
We had never lived in a place where we could have guests over.

We finally moved into a cluster of bungalows off Flamingo Way,
Hialeah’s main drag.
The white cabins looked like an old-fashioned motor court,
but each contained a little efficiency apartment.

It was just before Christmas,
and Misty was anxious to have our first party. I guess I was too.
She went to a lot of effort to fix the place up
and get the food and drinks just right.
(I wrote “food” in the previous sentence
because I don’t know how to spell hors d’oeuvres.)

We had only invited a few musician friends,
but we felt like real people for a change,
instead of rooming house rats.

The little tree was lit, and tastefully, though cheaply, decorated.
She had carols playing softly behind the conversation,
which was mostly about how rotten night club owners were,
and why the bad musicians got better gigs than we did.
The usual musician stuff.

Then the police car lights came swirling
like a winter snowstorm, only blue and red.
People were running by our place in all directions.
There was loud pounding, and the crash of a door being broken down.

Then the ambulances and fire trucks screamed in
and more hurried scuffling around.
To our horror, they started running by our window,
carrying people or bodies out on stretchers.
We started to go out to see what the matter was,
but the cops told us to stay inside.
We did see that the cabin in question was right next door.

Two people had died in their beds,
and one was found on the kitchen floor.
It was a chilly night and they had the gas heater on.
But there was no gas smell.
Later investigation raised the theory
that the flame in the gas heater
burned up the oxygen in the air and they had suffocated.

Jalousie windows may have been the cause.
They are made of horizontal glass slats
that crank shut and seal more tightly than most windows.
Our guests left. We were depressed.

In later years,
with some distance and time between us and that night,
the terrible event slipped into our cluttered past.
I felt sorry for Misty. It was her first party.

Jack Blanchard.

 

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Darren Dowler - Lead singer of Paul Revere And The Raiders - Music Charts Magazine® Celebrity Interview

 

“Darren Dowler”

 

~ Paul Revere And The Raiders ~

 

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Currently the lead vocalist for the legendary Paul Revere And The Raiders, Darren Dowler has been called, “The Most Multi-Talented Performer In Showbusiness Today,” (In Focus Magazine, Craig Soldinger / Editor in Chief).

Musician, actor, author, director and songwriter, Dowler, also a top impressionist and comedian, was born in Indiana, raised in Florida, and now resides in the Los Angeles area. He has appeared in concert around most of the world, acted in television series, film and on Broadway, authored the novel, The War Of Angels (Author House Books), and wrote, directed and starred in his own feature film, Rock And Roll The Movie (American World Pictures). He not only performs in his own music based show, but is, or has performed with legendary names such as, Paul Revere And The Raiders, The Righteous Brothers (Bill Medley), The Lettermen, The Jordanaires, and many more.

Thanks to Music Charts Magazine’s Diane Davis for catching up with Darren and letting us know what is going on in his world of music.

Visit Darren Dowler’s website HERE:  www.DarrenDowler.com

 


 

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Lacy Jay Syler - New Discovery for the month of November 2015 at Music Charts Magazine®Music Charts Magazine® Presents – “NEW DISCOVERY” – “Lacy Jay Syler“- for the month of November 2015.

Looking for some “New” music to add to your player and can’t find anything that blows you away?

Check out this Music Charts Magazine® “NEW DISCOVERY” Interview with “Lacy Jay Syler” and be prepared to be excited knowing there is still 100% awesome music out there that you still have not heard.

After you listen to this great radio interview pasted below of “Lacy Jay Syler” we are sure you will be glad you found this “New Discovery” and her song “Forever Every Day” to add to your music playlist.

 

We are always searching for great new music to listen to and share with you.

Music Charts Magazine’s Big Al Weekley found this little country music gem named Lacy Jay Syler just outside of Nashville. Of course Music Charts Magazine’s team searches through dozens of music artist(s) every single day on various social networks as well as sift through the many emails we receive from artist(s) wanting to get their music noticed. Out of all these artist(s) there is only one chosen to fill the monthly New Discovery slot. This month Lacy Jay Syler is that chosen artist.

Listen to this interview with Lacy Jay Syler and her song Forever Every Day at the end of the interview. Lacy Jay Syler is young & talented with many years of making music to come.

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Ask your radio station to hear Lacy Jay Syler’s song “Forever Every Day”. – It’s a great tune!

 

Who is Lacy Jay Syler?

The biggest part of being in this business as a new artist, is to be an entertainer. Lacy Jay Syler is that and so much more. Not only does Lacy have a singing voice that is uniquely identifiable, different from anyone else out there, she has a down home Country charm that makes audiences laugh with her subtle comedy.

Lacy Jay comes from a long line of country music entertainers. Her grand parents, Buck and Connie McCarty were on the country music road for many years. Lacy’s mother, Jodi and her brother Matthew were raised on the bus and have many great stories about the adventures they had growing up on the road. From the time Lacy was about four years old, her family knew that little Lacy Jay was very gifted, as all she wanted to do was sing, and sing she can!

Time and experience shows that Lacy Jay has been honing and developing her craft, both in front of audiences and in theLacy Jay Syler - New Discovery November 2015 - Music Charts Magazine® studio. Lacy Jay is preparing for her second Album and a video release. Before Thanksgiving 2014, “Wide Open” from her new Album has been produced into a video that looks to be a 4 wheelin’, mud slingin’ down home on the farm Country Fun!

Lacy Jay writes songs with her Uncle Matthew that people want to hear. From her first album, “Living My Life” a song that the audience can relate too, catches what is going on in the first line of the song, “Love is A Natural Disaster”. An unforgettable song you can sing along with, from the first time you hear it.

“Living My Life” Album, which sold out in just the first few weeks, proves Lacy Jay is already a hit over seas. Filled with Country Western Music sounds from 1955; progressive country; Pop Country and Ballads. The album opens with a tune of love trials and tribulations “Trouble Maker”. With a fresh new approach, Lacy Jay Syler stands out on her own. Then “Dear John” sets us up, making fun out of first love gone wrong. Like a good joke, it’s fun and done right, then delivers the punch line, Your all done, Dear John!

Plans are on the drawing board for Lacy Jay to tour Denmark and Norway, get more shows, on the radio and publicity in the U.S.

 

For more information on Lacy Jay Syler visit –

www.LacyJaySyler.com

 

Radio interested in how to obtain Lacy’s music please contact us on our contact page and we will be glad to get it to your radio station for radio play. Many thanks to those of you who have already played it.

To find out more about Lacy Jay Syler HERE:

 

Music Charts Magazine® proudly presents NEW DISCOVERY for the month of November 2015 “Lacy Jay Sylerfeature song – Forever Every Day

 

LISTEN to the “NEW DISCOVERY” Interview with Lacy Jay Syler – HERE:

Music Charts Magazine® Presents “New Discovery” Morgan White featuring the song “Forever Every Day” – Interview by Award winning DJ Big Al Weekley

 

 

 

Music Charts Magazine® Presents August NEW DISCOVERY “Lacy Jay Syler” – Interview by Big Al Weekley


 

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Jeff Bates - Music Charts Magazine® Exclusive intimate audio interview with Country music star Jeff Bates

 

“Jeff Bates”

 

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– Celebrity Audio Exclusive

 

 

Jeffery Wayne “Jeff” Bates (born September 19, 1963) in Bunker Hill, Mississippi is an American country singer. Jeff was signed to RCA Records in late 2002, Bates released his debut album Rainbow Man in May 2003. A second album, Leave the Light On, was released in 2005 on RCA. He left RCA in 2006. This album was followed by Jeff Bates in 2008 on the independent Black River Entertainment. Bates’ two RCA albums accounted for seven chart singles on the Billboard country charts, of which three reached top 40: “The Love Song” (his highest, at No. 8), “I Wanna Make You Cry” at No. 23, and “Long, Slow Kisses” at No. 17.

 

Jeff Bates - Audio Exclusive Celebrity Interview Presented by Music Charts Magazine® - The Pulse Of Music - Country Music

 

“As an artist, I have certain goals at this point in my life, and that is to make the music that I want to make, that’s true to me, and true to my fans,” says Bates. “I know I have the best fans in the world. They’ve been loyal, and they’ve been with me through thick and thin. I know what they ask for and what they want to hear, so I want to make that kind of music.”
 
And that is exactly what he’s done.  Bates’ current secular project titled “Me and Conway” includes six original tunes and six Conway Twitty classics, one of which is a duet with the legendary Mrs. Loretta Lynn.  “My fans have requested for years for me to record some Conway Twitty songs.  Me and Conway is the answer to that request ,” Bates says.

Bates is also proud of his current Christmas album, titled “Once Upon A Star”.  “It’s a very unique project, not like any other Christmas album you’ve ever heard.  It’s the story of the nativity told from the perspective of the characters who were there,” explains Bates.

 However, his life and career have not always been on such a positive path. Bates took a dark detour from life in the late 90s where drugs and alcohol overtook his world and landed him in jail. The day Bates woke up from behind the cold, metal bars, he knew that only one person could help him turn things around. 

 “A lot of times you get trapped in a situation like that and you want to make a deal with God – get me out of here and I’ll be a better person,” Bates says. “I didn’t want that and I didn’t ask for that deal. I simply said I don’t want to be this person anymore … please help me be a better person. That was all I was after, no matter how long I had to stay in jail to do it.”

 Some are not nearly as fortunate as Bates when they find themselves in that kind of situation, but he is one of the few who stayed strong in his choice to change. Just two years after being released from jail, Bates inked his first record deal with RCA Records and released his debut album, Rainbow Man. Three more albums would follow for Bates, including Leave the Light On (also on RCA), and his self-titled project and One Day Closer, both on Black River Entertainment.

 However, his greatest accomplishment through it all is not scoring his first Top 10 single or having a hit album under his belt… it’s being a loving father to his beautiful daughter, Brianna.

 “Being a daddy is my No. 1 job,” Bates smiles. “Nothing is as satisfying to me as being that little girl’s daddy. I try to give her a normal life when there’s nothing normal about doing what I do. One of the biggest changes with fatherhood for me is making decisions based on what’s good for her, rather than just what’s good for me or my career. God gave and trusted me and my wife with this little life, and I think that’s No. 1. What’s most important is making sure that she’s not only taken care of, but that we put thoughts into what we do to make her grow into the person we want her to be. She is so amazing!”

 While continuing to work on his own musical projects, his book, working with other artists, and being a full-time daddy, Bates also maintains a busy touring schedule each year, as well as speaking engagements to share his story with those to help prevent them making the wrong decisions in life as he did some 20-years ago. “I share it all through song and story,” says Bates, who won the ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards title for Mainstream Country Artist in 2011. “I share the trials and tribulations to drug addiction, going to jail, finding Jesus in jail, and what He’s done in my life the past 14 years. I’ve been clean and sober now over 14 years.”

 Not a single day goes by for Bates that he doesn’t count his life’s blessings. Bates is humbled by the fact that he is an inspiration to others and is honored to give back in any way he can, especially through music.

 

Read & learn more about Jeff Bates by visiting his website HERE:  www.JeffBates.net

 


 

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Steve-N-Seagulls - NEW DISCOVERY for the month of October 2015 at Music Charts Magazine - If you listen to the new album "Farm Machine" you will know what we mean!Music Charts Magazine® Presents – “NEW DISCOVERY” – “Steve-N-Seagulls“- for the month of October 2015.

Looking for some “New” music to add to your player and can’t find anything that blows you away?

Check out this Music Charts Magazine® “NEW DISCOVERY” Interview with “Steve-N-Seagulls” and be prepared to be excited knowing there is still 100% awesome music out there that you still have not heard.

After you listen to this great radio interview pasted below of “Steve-N-Seagulls” we are sure you will be glad you found this “New Discovery” and their songs to add to your music playlist.

We will continue to search for great new music to listen to and share with you.

 

I’ve seen this group described in different ways.  This is understandable as they cover various areas of music with a mixing of genres which is what actually grabbed my attention in the beginning.  This group of guys from the country of Finland are without a doubt talented and their viral videos on the internet are the proof to bring home.  Not only do these guys sing and play multiple instruments, they also have a comedic value to boot in their videos.  It’s almost as though you are watching little mini comedy television clips.  I would say they took your average music video and stepped it up a notch (possible 3 notches).  Growing at full speed with online video views into the multiple millions this band is a sure fire success that the world will likely be seeing a lot more of. 

This interview took place just prior to Steve-N-Seagulls 1st American tour which took place the whole month of September 2015.  Steve-N-Seagulls was a Music Charts Magazine® feature front page audio interview for the month of September 2015.  We have now double dubbed them by making them the NEW DISCOVERY for the month of October 2015.

Rock, Bluegrass & everything in between.  Check out Steve-N-Seagulls!

Jason Rogers – CEO/Editor in Chief

~ Music Charts Magazine®

 

Music Charts Magazine’s team searches through dozens of music artist(s) every single day on various social networks as well as sift through the many emails we receive from artist(s) wanting to get their music noticed. Out of all these artist(s) there is only one chosen to fill the monthly New Discovery slot. This month Steve-N-Seagulls is that chosen music group.

Listen to the below interview with Steve-N-Seagulls and enjoy.

 Steve N Seagulls - NEW DISCOVERY for the month of October 2015 at Music Charts Magazine - NEW ABLUM - "FARM MACHINE" - Steve N Seagulls

 

Ask your radio station to hear Steve-N-Seagulls new album “Farm Machine”. – Pure enjoyment!

 

For more information on Steve-N-Seagulls visit –

www.SteveNSeagulls.com

 

Radio interested in how to obtain this music please contact us on our contact page and we will be glad to get it to your radio station for radio play. Many thanks to those of you who have already played it.

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Music Charts Magazine® proudly presents NEW DISCOVERY for the month of October 2015 “Steve-N-Seagulls

 

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Music Charts Magazine® Presents “New Discovery” Steve-N-Seagulls featuring some of their repertoire of famous Rock songs played in a Bluegrass format – Interview by Award winning DJ Big Al Weekley

 

 

 

Music Charts Magazine® Presents October NEW DISCOVERY “Steve-N-Seagulls” – Interview by Big Al Weekley


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Paul Schiminger Executive Director of IBMA - International Bluegrass Music Association - Music Charts Magazine® audio interview July 2015

 

Paul J. Schiminger

Executive Director of IBMA

International Bluegrass Music Association

 

Music Charts Magazine® from its beginning has sought to bring to you the truest history of music in different genres from industry professionals in all fields of music.

Big Al Weekley joined us as a Music Charts Magazine® partner not long after its formation.  In the process he brought his love of Bluegrass music with him.  With an encyclopedia of knowledge in Country, Bluegrass & Gospel music Big Al quickly updated us on the Bluegrass world, its history, and all it had to offer.

We since then have interviewed The Roys (www.theroysonline.com), Driven (www.drivenbluegrass.com), Mac Wiseman, Larry Sparks (www.larrysparks.com), Rhonda Vincent (www.rhondavincent.com) and so many others.  It has been a joy to learn about Bluegrass music, its history, and its growing popularity across the world.  Music Charts Magazine® with the guidance of Big Al started celebrating “International Bluegrass Month of May” three years ago.  During the month of May we feature some of the best in Bluegrass DJ’s and the shows on which they work hard to share their love of Bluegrass.  We have had the honor to work with Judith Burnette “Blue Ridge Backroads”, Darwin Davidson “BronzeWound”, Tim White “The Tim White Bluegrass Show”, Charlie Hall “Bluegrass Express” and of course Big Al Weekley “The Big Al Bluegrass Show”.

Big Al Weekley, who was a Top 5 Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year at the IBMA Awards this past 2014, is honored to do this interview as his passion for Bluegrass music and its history is like that of Paul Schiminger’s.

Paul is a Certified Investment Management Analyst.  With a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from James Madison University in Virginia, and a Master of Science in Finance from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland we know Paul Schiminger is up for his new job with the IBMA and along with his love of Bluegrass will fill the position and take the role to new heights.

Join Big Al Weekley and Paul Schiminger in this interview as they discuss Paul’s new career, his vision for the IBMA, and of course the 2015 IBMA Awards Show that will be held Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hall in Raleigh, NC.

 

 

Paul is not just some financial wizard that crunches numbers all day.. he is a fan of Bluegrass music, he has a heart for Bluegrass music and he also has a love for playing Bluegrass music.

Don’t take it as a fact but we have heard rumors at Music Charts Magazine® that the last time Paul picked up a banjo he played so fast sparks flew off the strings and they burnt a small hole in the ozone layer.  We figure that’s just more rays of sunlight Schiminger is letting in to shine on the IBMA.

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Billy Yates - These Old Walls - Music Charts Magazine Exclusive Interview - June 2015

Billy Wayne Yates

Billy Yates’ hobbies include art (pencil, watercolor, pen and ink portraits), collecting vintage guitars, and working with wood & gardening.

Billy has written and/or sang national commercials for Chevy Trucks, Ford Trucks, Kellogg’s, Slick 50, Heinz 57, Seven Eleven & Pepsi Cola.

 

“Die Hard Country music fans sometime ask where the country is in the country music now a days.  If you’re a hardcore country music fan – Billy Yates has you covered.” ~ Music Charts Magazine®

 

Billy is an American country music artist. He was born March 13, 1963 in Doniphan, Missouri. Billy has released eight studio albums and has charted four singles on the Billboard country charts, including the number 36 “Flowers” in 1997. Yates also co-wrote George Jones’ singles “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” and “Choices”.

 

Country artist Billy Yates rolled the dice in 2001 when he walked away from Columbia Records Nashville to form his own company, M.O.D. (My Own Damn) Record Label. At the time it was unheard of in Music City for an artist to make such a move. Yates’ decision to go independent was brazen considering the fact the singer/songwriter had yet to build much of a fan base while signed to a major label. During a meeting with (then) Columbia Nashville label chief Allen Butler, Yates voiced his desire to make an old-school country album free from the restrictions of a major corporation. Once it was clear that Yates wasn’t leaving to join a competitor’s roster, Butler released the singer from his contract. The very next day, Yates began work on what would become his first indie release, the critically acclaimed If I Could Go Back (2001).

 

Born into a musical family, Yates got his start singing alongside his father  and mother (Sunday mornings before church) on a local radio program. The future country star grew up on a farm, where the family “lived off the land” and raised its own “beef, pork and poultry.” A steady diet of hardcore country music — artists like Jim Reeves, Ernest Tubb, Buck Owens, and Merle Haggard — helped form the musical foundation on which Yates would later build his career. At one point too shy to perform in public, Yates eventually summoned the courage to approach the owner of the Lake Wappapello Opry in Wappapello, MO. An impromptu performance of Ricky Skaggs’ “Cryin’ My Heart Out Over You” won the young performer a spot on the weekly show. After three years (during which time he began making regular trips to Nashville), Yates landed a theater gig in West Plains, MO.

 

After a brief stint in college, Yates attended barber school. Once he received his barber’s license, the singer returned home, where for five years he cut hair in the day, played music on the weekends, and worked at a local radio station in the evenings. In 1987 Yates made the move to Nashville and later signed a publishing deal with Hori Pro Entertainment. The wordsmith’s first cuts as a songwriter came when legendary country artist George Jones recorded two Yates compositions for his 1992 album Walls Can Fall, including “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” the 1993 Country Music Association’s Vocal Event of the Year. Jones would later take the Yates-penned “Choices” into the Top 30 on the country charts. The song earned Yates and co-writer Mike Curtis a Grammy nomination. More cuts came for Yates while he pursued his own record deal. Almo Sounds released the singer’s self-titled debut in 1997. The album’s first single, the riveting “Flowers,” cemented Yates’ reputation as a traditionalist. Sadly, Almo Sounds folded before the singer could establish himself in the country music community. Yates would eventually sign with Columbia Records Nashville. After a few false starts, and after years on the major-label treadmill, Yates made the decision to leave Columbia and form his own record label. The singer/songwriter produced nine critically lauded studio albums and one hits package (Favorites) between 2001-2013, including masterstroke collections Harmony Man (2005),That’s Why I Run (2008), along with his current 2015 release, These Old Walls. While success as a performer has all but eluded him in the United States, Yates has built a large and loyal following in Europe, where he enjoys hit singles and sold-out tours. Yates’ songs have been recorded by various artists, including Gary Allan, Tracy Lawrence, George Strait, Sara Evans, and Kenny Chesney. ~ Todd Sterling, Rovi

To book a show, buy a CD, or to just learn more about Billy Yates – Please visit his website:

www.BillyYates.com

 

 

 

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Judith Burnette WBRF 98-1 FM Classic Country - Blue Ridge Backroads - Music Charts Magazine celebrates International Bluegrass month of May 2015Music Charts Magazine® welcomes Judith Burnette and “Blue Ridge Backroads” for joining us for the 2nd year in a row celebrating International Bluegrass month of May  2015.

Sit back and enjoy as Judith takes you through some Bluegrass favorites.  Thanks Judith Burnette for being part of this very special Bluegrass month at Music Charts Magazine®

Judith Burnette was a nominee for the 2014 SPBGMA BLUEGRASS DJ OF THE YEAR

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Judith Burnette host of “Blue Ridge Backroads” – WBRF-FM, Galax, VA “Classic Country” 98.1 FM

 

With 100,000 watts and a transmitter facility located more than 3,500 feet above sea level, WBRF reaches much of Virginia and North Carolina, as well as portions of West Virginia and Tennessee. Included in the coverage area are the densely populated Roanoke and New River Valleys of Virginia, and The Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.

Judith Burnette is a native of Galax, VA.  She also works in retail sales full time but enjoys spending her spare time working in the field she’s most passionate about, Bluegrass music.
Judith had been a part-time DJ with Blue Ridge Country 98 for more than a decade before becoming the host of the Blue Ridge Backroads Show every Tuesday through Saturday evening from 6 to Midnight.  She has also met and interviewed many of the artists whose music she shares with her radio audience each time she is on the air.  Judith has a vast knowledge of Bluegrass music, it’s history, and it’s current state as well. 
Judith likes photography and has had the opportunity to photograph various bluegrass artists over the years.
 
Judith has a great love for animals, particularly loves riding horses, playing with dogs, and often, rescuing cats.  In fact, she has never met a cat she couldn’t befriend or tame!
 
Judith Burnette – Host of The Blue Ridge Backroads
P.O. Box 838
Galax, Virginia 24333
Local Phone: 276-236-9273
Fax: 276-236-7198
Email: judith@blueridgecountry98.com

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