IMPORTANT NOTE

Due to continued issues with my arm, I will not be doing links in The PartyList. All promos will be done through Twitter.
Thank you for understanding. CountryBlessings!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A SURPRISE FIND

'Tis the season!

We'll be celebrating Christmas ten days early this year as Bob will be back out on the boat by the time Santa comes. So crummy as I felt with this stupid head cold last night I needed to get the shopping done. I'm normally done by now but it's just been a crazy year.

Anyway... while digging through the $5 CD bin looking for a RUSH cd for Bob's Christmas stocking I came across Brewed in Texas Vol. 2.  WOW!  The banner on the label says 'More Fine Hand-Crafted Texas Music'. The CD consists of 20 Tracks of some of the best music out of Texas. Total Drinking Time: 73:07. Yep, that's what it says on the back of the label.

First off, I don't see a lot of Texas music CD's in southern MO, though every once in awhile I come across one or two. So I was quite thrilled to see some of the people I promote on a weekly basis on The Party List.
Randy Rogers Band sets the tone with a Gary Stewart cover tune - 'She's Actin' Single'.  From there we are treated to people like Charlie Robison, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Kevin Fowler, The Lost Trailers, Gary P. Nunn, Flaco Jimenez, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Billy Joe Shaver and my all-time favorite Texas band, Asleep At the Wheel to name a few. My favorite is a duet of Roger Creager and Radney Foster.

Speaking of Radney Foster, I happen to know he's working on  a new album. He spent time in the studio last week with the best bass player in Nashville, Jimmy Carter.

So don't discount a few minutes to dig through those $5 bins at your local discount store. You never know what gem may be buried there!

Country Blessings!
Kelly

Thursday, December 6, 2012

THE PARTY LIST - Dec. 7th - 12th


Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS

FRIDAY – SATURDAY – Back to Beef Cook-off
Cedar Lodge – Buchanan Dam – Weekend Pass $20
Official event kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday but come for a fun-packed weekend!
Music provided by: Thomas Michael Riley, W.C. Jameson, Chris Wall, Buddy Case,
  Chad Richard and MORE!
RV slips are sold out!

BBQ Cook-off, Margarita Contest, Music, Camp fire pickin’ GOOD TIMES!


Thu – 6th
Gary P. NunnThe Blue Light – Lubbock –
Casey Hubble The Hideaway on Danvale -  Houston -  7 p.m.
Jason BolanderHouse of Blues – Houston –
  /w/ Cody Canada & Chris Knight

Fri – 7th
Scotty Thurman & PTB  - Texas Spur Dancehall – Lindsey – 9 p.m.
Special Guest – Aubrey Lynn  England
Gary P. NunnThe Lone Star Bar – Midland –
John Arthur MartinezJulie’s Cocina – Cottonwood Shores – 6-9 p.m.
Jason BolanderGruene Hall – New Braunfels –
 /w/ Cody Canada & Chris Knight

Sat – 8th
Scotty Thurman & PTBRemington Roadhouse – Corsicanna  -
John Arthur Martinez- Torre di Pietra Winery – Fredricksburg – 1-5 p.m.
Gary P. NunnGolden Light Café – Amarillo
Terri HendrixUrban Campfires – Lions Field Activity Center – San Antonio 7 p.m.
Jason Bolander Blaines Pub – San Angelo –
  /w/ Cody Canda & Chris Knight

Sun – 9th
John Arthur Martinez 4.0 Winery – Fredricksburg – 2-6 p.m.
Jason Bolander Brewster St. – Corpus Christi –
 /w/ Cody Canada & Chris Knight

Mon  –  10th
NO DATES FOUND

Tue – 11th
John Arthur Martinez – Crazy Gal’s Café - 512-715-8040  – Burnet – 6-8 p.m.
/w/ Kurt Baumer

Wed – 12th
NO DATES FOUND!


ELSEWHERE

Thu – 6th
Aaron WatsonRockin’ Rodeo – Sacramento CA
Casey Donahew BandSingers – Hays, KS
Kim CarsonDMAC’s Bar & Grill – New Orleans, LA – 8p.m. – 12 a.m.

Fri – 7th
Aaron Watson- Nugget Hotel & Casino – Sparks NV
Casey Donahew BandShooters – Kearney, NE
Kim Carson Little Tropical Isle – New Orleans, LA – 5 p.m. -  9 p.m.
No Justice- Rockin’ Ranch – Lawton OK

Sat – 8th 
Kim CarsonLittle Tropical Isle – New Orleans, LA – 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Casey Donahew BandUncle Ron’s – Lincoln, NE
No Justice Arbuckle Ballroom – Davis OK

Sun – 9th
Aaron Watson South Point Casino – Nat’l Finals Rodeo! – Las Vegas
Aaron Watson FanFest 2012 – Las Vegas Convention Center – Las Vegas
Kim Carson Little Tropical Isle – New Orleans, LA 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Mon – 10th
Aaron Watson South Point Casino – Nat’l Finals Rodeo – Las Vegas
Kim CarsonKerri Irish Pub – New Orleans, LA – 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Tue –  11th
Kim CarsonTropical Isle – New Orleans, LA – 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Wed – 12th 
Kim CarsonLittle Tropical Isle – New Orleans, LA -  9 p.m. – 1 a.m.




Thursday, November 29, 2012

THE PARTY LIST - Nov. 29th - Dec. 5th


Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS
Thur. 29th 
Pauline ReeseSouthern Jewlz (in store) - College Station – 2p.m.
Pauline ReeseDosey Doe’s – Conroe – 8:30 p.m
W.C. JamesonThe Badu House – Llano – 7 p.m.
W.C. welcomes The Laws (from Canada!)
Brian KeaneCheatham Street Warehouse – San Marcos – 10 p.m.
/s/ Seth Candan

Fri. 30th
Pauline ReeseCross Roads Saloon & Steakhouse – Fredricksburg – 9 p.m. –12:30 a.m.
Byrd & StreetB.B. Rovers Café & Pub – Austin – 7:30- 9:30
John Arthur Martinez – 2nd Annual Vegas By The River – Marble Falls – 7p.m. – 11 p.m.
This is a HUGE fundraiser near and dear to jAm’s heart.
    Click the link for all the details:
2nd Annual Vegas By The River
Ryan BeaverFloores Country Store – Helotes – 10:30 p.m.
Doors open @ 7 p.m. James Delgado @ 9 p.m. $8 cover FCFS
Owen Temple Trio  – Cheatham Street Warehouse – San Marcos – 10 p.m.
Casey HubbleR Bar – Marble Falls – 7 p.m.
Jason Boland Silver Saloon – Terrell -

Sat. 1st
John Arthur Martinez 4.0 Winery – Fredricksburg – 2-6 p.m.
Artist Randy Rudman will hand embellish then sign a limited number of
canvas prints of jAm's You Play My Heart album cover.
Gary P. NunnFloores Country Store – Helotes – Doors open
$12 cover – Limited seating – first come/ first serve.
Randy BrownToby Keith’s ILTB – Dallas – 10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Almost Patsy Cline Band Dance Club @ Turner Hall- Fredricksburg –
                              8 p.m. – midnight
Terri HendrixUniTunes Coffee House Concert – Houston – 7:30
Jason Boland- The Mule Barn – Justin -

Sun. 2nd
Pauline ReeseTree House – Marble Falls – 4 p.m.
/w/ John Arthur Martinez, Debbie Walton, Moi & Six Killer
Randy Brown Pearl’s Dance Hall & Saloon – Fort Worth – 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
This is the annual Kowboys for Kids benefit
Great entertainment line-up.  Click the Link for details!
Drugstore CowboysFloores Country Store – Helotes – 6p.m. – 10 p.m.
Holiday Acoustic Jam – Cheatham Street Warehouse – San Marcos – 1 p.m.
Concert to collect Toys For Tots
Almost Patsy Cline Band Western Heritage Cowboy Church – Bandera – 3 p.m.
Terri HendrixCreative Life Spiritual Center – Spring – 9:30 a.m.


Mon. 3rd
Randy Rogers BandCheatham Street Warehouse – San Marcos – 10 p.m.
Surprise Guest @ 9 p.m.

Tue. 4th
John Arthur Martinez – Crazy Gals Café – Burnet – 6-8 p.m.
/w/ Kurt Baumer
             They are temporarily without a website but if you have questions,
                         feel free to call:  512-715-8040
Randy Brown Railhead Smokehouse – Willow Park – 7:30- 10:30
/w/ Bo Phillips
First Tuesday Blues Jam – Cheatham Street Warehouse – San Marcos -  9 p.m.
Hosted by Jeff Stahan
Almost Patsy Cline BandMission Rd Ministries – San Antonio -

Wed. 5th 3rd 
Annual Mistletoe Jam Benefit – Threadgills World Hdqrts. – Austin 5p.m. – 10 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Adoption Coalition of Texas –
                    Too many artists to mention.
             Check out the website: http://www.adoptioncoalitiontx.org/
John Arthur Martinez River City Grille- Marble Falls – 7-9 p.m.
/w/ Mike Blakely
Kent Finlay’s Songwriters Circle – Cheatham Street Warehouse – San Marcos – 9 p.m.
Jason Boland – Acoustic @ The House of Blues – Dallas -


ELSEWHERE

Thur. 29th
Oak Ridge Boys – Portsmouth OH

Fri. 30th
Candy Coburn – The Branding Iron – Sunrise Beach MO – 8:30 p.m.
Stoney LaRue - Midnight Rodeo - Springfield MO


Sat. 1st
Candy Coburn – The Canoe Club – Lee’s Summit MO- 8:30 p.m.
Oak Ridge Boys – Hiawassee GA


Sun. 2nd
Oak Ridge Boys – Fort Pierce FL -

Mon. 3rd
Oak Ridge Boys – Fort Myers FL

Tue. 4th
Oak Ridge Boys – Sarasota FL

Wed. 5th
Steve Helms – National Finals Rodeo –Vegas NV – 8 a.m.

Friday, November 23, 2012

THE PARTY LIST - Nov. 23 - 28th


Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS
Friday – 23
Thomas Michael Riley Hondo’s On Main – Fredricksburg –
    /w/ Kenny Grimes and Randy Johnson
Scotty ThurmanThe Western Place – Burleson –
Steve HelmsRailhead BBQ – Willow Park – 7 p.m.

Saturday – 24
Randy BrownPearl’s Dancehall & Saloon – Fort Worth – 9 p.m. –1:30 a.m.
Thomas Michael Riley  - Buckhorn Lake Resort – Kerrville – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner & Show. Call for reservations: 800-568-6458
Adam Johnson BandCheatham Street – San Marcos – 10:30 pm
FREE SHOW! – Special Surprise Guest!
John Arthur MartinezJulie’s Cocina – Cottonwood Shores – 6- 9 p.m.
Josh Ward Blue Star Saloon – Crosby – 11 p.m.
From Josh’s website: Time: 11:00pm. Admission: $25. All Ages.
1st Annual ‘ROCKIN LONESTAR BASH’. This event brings music artists together with fans in a unique setting on the 30 acres behind the Saloon to celebrate what we all love – MUSIC. As part of this venue, we are partnering up with ‘TOYS FOR TOTS’ to which a portion of the proceeds will be donated and during the event we will designate a donation area for toys…so don’t forget to bring a gift!
             7:00 Jason Allen, 9:00 Thom Shepherd, 11:00 Josh Ward Band.
Scotty Thurman – Nocona VFW – Nocona –
Bellamy Brothers Old Peanut Mill Steakhouse and Restaurant – Mason -

Sunday – 25
Randy BrownLonghorn Saloon – Fort Worth TX – 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Benefit for Ray and Diane Austn – Multiple Bands!

Monday – 26
Grant Ewing (Acoustic) Cheatham Street – San Marcos – 10 p.m
Special Surprise Guest – 9 p.m.
W.C. JamesonPoodie’s Hilltop  Bar & Grill – Spicewood –
Songwriters showcase /w/ Woody Eastman 

Tuesday -27
Brett Hauser BandCheatham Street – San Marcos – 9:30 p.m.
/w/ Will Arrington Band
Mike Blakely River City Grille – Marble Falls  - 7 p.m.
/w/ Larry Nye and The Laws

Wednesday – 28
John Arthur Martinez River City Grille  – Marble Falls – 7 p.m.
/w/ Edward Flores & Kurt Baumer 
Cody Johnson Band  - Electric Cowboy- Tyler  -



ELSEWHERE

Friday – 23
Oak Ridge Boys – Van Wert OH - Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio
Stoney LaRue - Norman OK - Riverwind Casino 

Saturday – 24
Kim Carson Little Tropical Isle – New Orleans LA – 9 p.m. –2 a.m.
Oak Ridge Boys – New Philadelphia OH - The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas
Stoney LaRue -  Bullard TX - Kiepersol Estates

Sunday – 25
Kim Carson – SEE 24TH
Oak Ridge Boys – Merrillville IN – Star Plaza Theater 

Monday – 26
Kim Carson Kerry Irish Pub – New Orleans LA – 9 p.m – 1 a.m.
Oak Ridge Boys – Niagra Falls ON Canada -

Tuesday – 27
Kim Carson – SEE 24TH

Wednesday –28
Kim Carson – SEE 24TH
Oak Ridge Boys – Saginaw MI - Dow Event Center -
Stoney LaRue - Manhattan KS - Wareham Opera House

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I'M THANKFUL FOR...

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I feel so blessed to be living my dream as an entertainment journalist. And I have all of you to thank. You've opened up your homes and your hearts, given of your time and continued to network with me. I am truly thankful for each and every one of you. I hope today finds you with family, friends and taking a moment to count your blessings.

Here are my Top 5
1 - Husband (Bob) He is the absolute best! So supportive of this 'starving artist' career path I've chosen
2 - My family. Aside from writing, I never wanted to be anything but a mom. I love my daughter and she
          has blessed me with two adorable granddaughters. I can't imagine my life without them.
      My two sisters and their families. We're not always close, but we're love each other.
3- Friends. I am blessed to know so many people and love them all for their individuality. But it's nice to
          have those really close ones who will be there for you no matter what.
4 - My abilities - first and foremost the ability to learn. They say knowledge is power. Self-empowerment is
          a Good Thing!
5 - Encompassing my many blessings in this one. My heart is full thanks to my Faith and all I am able to
         accept in this life because of my Faith.

and a BONUS.... I am thankful for our Troops. They've all stepped up and put themselves in harms way so that we may have today and all it's blessings.

One of my greatest blessings this year has been reconnecting with James Williams after twenty years. I have James to thank for introducing me to the incredible talent of Nathan Osmond.

So I'd like to redirect you to Nathan Osmond's YouTube of Stars and Stripes.

Remember those not here with us on this day of all days when Family should be together.
Country Blessings
Kelly


Thursday, November 15, 2012

THE PARTY LIST - Nov 15th - 21st


Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS
Thursday – 15th
Thomas Michael RileyRiver City Grille – Marble Falls – 7-9 p.m.
Scotty Thurman Bowie Community Center – Bowie – 7-9 p.m.
Hearts Helping for the Holidays -    $5 + 2 food items
Geoff Union – Bluegrass Happy Hour – Whitehorse Saloon – Austin – 7-9 p.m.
Aaron WatsonRockin Rodeo – Denton - $18
                 /w/ Josh Abbot

Friday – 16th 
Randy BrownThe Mule Pub – Ft. Worth – 8 p.m. – Midnight
Aaron WatsonLucky Mule Saloon – Abilene – Doors/ 6 p.m. Show/ 10 p.m.
CD Release Party!  $10/ advance - $15/ door
Almost Patsy Cline BandO’Brien’s Restaurant – Bergheim – 6:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Cody JohnsonMidnight Rodeo – Austin – 10:30 p.m.
Drugstore Cowboys Inn Pub – Kerrville  - 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
John Arthur MartinezEscondido – Horseshoe Bay – 7 p.m.
Stoney LaRue Waco PID – Waco -

Saturday- 17th 
Jimmy LaFaveAustin Acoustical Café  - Austin – 7 p.m.
    Noelle Hampton opens $15 pre/ $20 door
Scotty Thurman Southern Nights Dance Hall – Abilene –
/w/ Aubrey Lynn England
Aaron Watson Midnight Rodeo – Amarillo – Doors/ 8 p.m. Show/ 10:30 p.m.
CD Release Party! $12/ advance - $15/ door
Almost Patsy Cline BandHistoric Gem Theater – Claude
Cody JohnsonRockett Café – Waxahachie – 10:30 p.m.
Drugstore Cowboys Inn Pub – Kerrville – 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
CD Release Party!
John Arthur MartinezInterfaith Music Festival – Austin – Noon
John Arthur MartinezHondo’s On Main – Fredricksburg  – 8 p.m.
Jason CassidyRiver Run ATV Park – Jacksonville – 8 p.m.
Stoney LaRueMidnight Rodeo – Austin –
Walt Wilkins – Walts Across Texas! – Stingaree – Crystal Beach – 8 p.m.
  /w/ The Mystiqueros and Tommy Alverson (just to name a couple!)

Sunday- 18th
Thomas Michael Riley Luckenbach – 1 p.m.
Randy BrownRockett Café – Waxahachie -  All Day Event
106.9 The Roadhouse Toy Run  /w/ Stoney LaRue
Scotty Thurman Filthy McNastys – Fort Worth
Hope Center 4 Autism
/w/ Dempsey Pullen, Aubrey Lynn England & Yellow Rose
Drugstore CowboysInn Pub – Kerrville –  4 p.m.
40th Anniversary Party! Loads of FUN & Surprises!
John Arthur MartinezHorseshoe Bay Yacht Club – Horseshoe Bay – 11 a.m.
John Arthur MartinezInterfaith Thanksgiving Service and Celebration  Austin – 4 p.m.

Monday- 19th 
Geoff UnionFlipnotics – Austin
Jean Synodinos – Bergstrom Int. Airport – Austin – 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday- 20th  
John Arthur Martinez Crazy Gal’s Café – Burnet – 6 p.m.
Steve HelmsRailhead BBQ  – Willow Park – 7 p.m.

Wednesday- 21st  
Randy BrownRockin’ Rodeo – Denton – Doors open at 8 p.m.
/w/ Jamie Richards and other ‘mystery guests’
              Click Rockin’ Rodeo link for all the details!
Geoff Union Tantra – San Marcos
/w/ the Bluegrass Outfit
Cody JohnsonThe Old Trading Post – Booth – 10 p.m.
           /w/ Breelan Angel   -  $12/ advance - $15/ Door
Jason CassidyStetson’s Nightlife – Humble – 10:30 p.m.
Steve HelmsKJT Hall – Ennis – 8 p.m.
/w/ Deryl Dodd , Tejas Brothers


ELSEWHERE
Thursday- 15th  
Buddy CaseJ.Js Grill – Conway AR - 6 p.m.
/w/ John Murphy
Randy Rogers BandUncle Ron’s  -Lincoln NE -
Oak Ridge Boys - Oak Ridge Boys Theater - Branson MO -
The Bellamy Brothers - Longhorn Saloon - Ft. Smith AR - 10 p.m.

Friday- 16th 
No JusticeThe Tumbleweed – Stillwater OK
Neal McCoyOak Ridge Boys Theater – Branson MO –
Randy Rogers Band Joe’s Sports Bar – Chicago IL –
Steve HelmsLonghorn Saloon – Ft. Smith AR – 9 p.m.

Saturday- 17th
No JusticeJ.C. Cowboys – Weatherford OK
Buddy Case – House Concert – Enola AR – 8 p.m.
/w/ Moonshine Mafia Last House Concert of the Season!
Neal McCoyOak Ridge Boys Theater – Branson MO –

Sunday- 18th 
No Dates Found
Monday- 19th  
No Dates Found
Tuesday- 20th   
No Dates Found

Wednesday- 21st  
Stoney LaRueHeritage Hall – Ardmore OK -





Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PLAN AHEAD - 2 GREAT EVENTS

I haven't acquired permission to post the actual posters on my blog yet but wanted to let you know about to AWESOME events coming up next week where you can catch Randy Brown as well as others.
You can see both posters HERE

Wednesday November 21st - Rockin Rodeo in Denton.

Sunday November 25th - Longhorn Saloon - Fort Worth Stockyards.
This one is An Awesome Benefit for Ray Austin and his wife, Diane. Diane is having medical issues and they could sure use some Texas Love to ease the medical expenses

The event kicks off at 1 p.m and goes as long as it takes. A great bunch of artists are sharing their time for this event:
Randy Brown
Tommy Alverson
Scotty Lee
Steve Helms
and Many Many More!
If you'd like to help out, contact: 
Gary Newell - 817-233-6640
Monetary donations as well as items for the auction greatly appreciated!

Country Blessings
~Kelly


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

BACK TO YOU by Dimitri's Rail


Today, I'm doing a belated review of a great album. I hate when life jumps on a fast track and forgets to make a boarding call. That pretty much explains my life the past few weeks. And I apologize to Paul, Justin, Eric and Mike for not doing this sooner. They earned and deserved better from me. So here we go.

Before we get into the review, here's the YouTube of the title track.



BACK TO YOU by Dimitri's Rail

This CD contains eleven tracks that will blow you away. I'm not a rocker by any stretch of the imagination but I find myself listening to Back To You with a new perspective and not at all what I expected from Dimitri's Rail. The album is refreshing with an undercurrent of frustration. As a guy, you'll get the licks and the intensity of the lyrics. As a woman, a part of you will want to make everything all better. As a whole, you want to keep listening.

From the opening strains of Back To You to the final note in Home, you are carried on a journey of love, heartache and all the bumps in between with haunting overtones. Each track pulls you into a not-so-imaginary world offering up strength and determination to keep going, no matter what tries to smack you down. Whether it be a broken heart or just life in general. You have to take a breath, evaluate and then move forward. My two favorite tracks are Just Breathe and Through the Window.

You can order your copy direct from the Dimitri's Rail STORE

So.. have you ordered your copy yet?
Country Blessings!
~Kelly




Monday, November 12, 2012

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS


I grew up listening to the Osmonds. I am not surprised to find Nathan Osmond as talented as his father (Alan), Aunt Marie and uncles. Like his family members, his words and music comes from the heart.

I first learned about Nathan from James at Williams Productions and Promotions and began following him on Twitter. I know James only works with people he believes in. In that respect, Nathan and James are the perfect match.

So when I got a tweet from Nathan Friday regarding the video I have to share with you today, I had to check it out… two links actually.  The first link is the ‘behind the story’ video about how the song and video for Stars and Stripes came about. I won’t give it all away, but you are taken on an emotional walk about the LOVE for God and Country which has encircled his life.

Please, take a few minutes to watch the Behind the Stars and Stripes. Then watch Stars and Stripes and click LIKE.  You may leave a comment on the YouTube page or go over to Nathan’s FB page and leave one there.

The other thing I ask you to do is reach out today… and everyday...  to the Veterans, their families and everyone who supports their efforts to ensure our freedom.

Country Blessings
~Kelly

Friday, November 9, 2012

WALTS ACROSS TEXAS!

I just picked this up off of Tommy Alverson's website yesterday. The 4th Annual Walts Across Texas is set for next weekend. This HUGE event needed to be shared separate from the weekly Party List. So start planning now for an AWESOME weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

THE PARTY LIST - Nov. 8th - 14th, 2012


Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!


TEXAS

Thursday 8th:
Mike Blakely The Badu House – Llano – 7 p.m.
Mike and W.C. Jameson welcome Brian Hudson

Friday 9th:
Randy Brown – 106.9 The Ranch Acoustic Lunch – Noon – 2 p.m.
                                   1879 Chisolm Grill – Waxahachie  FREE!
No JusticeSilver Saloon - Terrell -
Stoney LaRue- Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill – Dallas - 9 p.m. $20
KHYI 95.3 Range Night @ Toby’s!
Jason Boland & the StranglersMidnight Rodeo – Amarillo –  10 p.m.
Tickets $12 Advance/ $15 Day of

Saturday 10th:
Oak Ridge Boys – Wellington Theater - Wellington
Tommy Alverson Red’s Roadhouse – Kennedale  5 p.m. $5
Brian BurnsBack Porch Grill and Tavern – Grapevine
No JusticeRockett Café and Club – Rockett
Wade BowenToby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill – Dallas
Sol Patch – Hosting Legendary Picker’s Circle @ Luckenbach – 1 -  5 p.m.
Mandi PowellFilthy McNasty’s Saloon – Fort Worth – 5 p.m.
97.com Toys for Tots Benefit. Bring a New/ unwrapped Toy
Jason Boland & the StranglersWild West – Lubbock –  10 p.m.
Tickets $12 Advance/ $15 Day of
Gary P. NunnLove and War in TX – Plano - $12


Sunday 11th:
Tommy AlversonFilthy McNasty’s Saloon – Fort Worth – Noon –
97.com Toys for Tots Benefit. Bring a New/ unwrapped Toy
Sol Patch Hondo’s on Main – Fredricksburg – Noon – 3 p.m.
Hondo’s Gospel Sunday /w/ Melissa Weatherly and the Any Given Sunday Band

Monday 12th: - No Dates Found

Tuesday 13th:
Randy Brown Railhead Smokehouse – Willow Park – 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Sol Patch – Picker’s Circle – Luckenbach – 5 – 9 p.m.

Wednesday 14th:
  Davin JamesPuffbelly’s – Spring – 8 p.m.
               /w/ Tommy Alverson
Sol PatchSilver Creek Beer Garden – Fredricksburg – 6- 9:30 p.m.


Because you need to register early, I wanted to pass on this information:
My friend, Mike Blakely, and his wife Annie have a awesome new business venture – LoneStar Wine and Music Tours. Their next tour is coming up on Friday Nov. 17th. You’ll want to sign up for their Wine and Music Newsletter to get all the details. Email: mike@mikeblakely.com and put Wine Tour in the subject line. They’ll get you signed up to receive updates of tour dates.


ELSEWHERE

Thursday 8th:
Wade BowenUncle Ron’s Wild West Saloon – Lincoln NE -
Oak Ridge Boys Oak Ridge Boys Theater - Branson
Jason Boland & The StranglersThe Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall & Saloon
Albuquerque  NM – 5 p.m. $10 + $2 fee (Ticket purchase)

Friday 9th:
Oak Ridge BoysWLW Arena - Emporia KS
Wade Bowen Midnight Rodeo – Springfield MO –
Randy Houser8 Second Saloon – Indianapolis IN –
Eli Young BandCoyote Joe’s – Charlotte NC –  8 p.m. $18
    /w/ J. T. Hodges

Saturday 10th:
Randy Houser Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown OH –
Neal McCoyOak Ridge Boys Theater – Branson MO – 8 p.m.
Eli Young Band Track 29 – Chattanooga TN – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $22 Advance / $25 Day of.

Sunday 11th: No Dates Found

Monday 12th: No Dates Found

Tuesday 13th:
Randy HouserThe Orange Peel – Asheville NC -
Oak Ridge Boys - Oak Ridge Boys Theater - Branson - Christmas Show!


Wednesday 14th:
Eli Young BandTurning Stone Resort & Casino -  Verona NY –
Ticket Info HERE
Oak Ridge Boys - Oak Ridge Boys Theater - Branson - Christmas Show!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

TOYS FOR TOTS BASH!

As I sit here looking out at what remains of the fall leaves of the season, the sunshine filtering through the trees, it's hard to imagine Christmas is less than seven weeks away.

For every leaf that has fallen from my favorite Maple tree, there is at least one family who will need help putting something under the tree this year. Were you were a kid growing up with memories of a tree loaded with presents and bulging stockings, or were you left wondering if Santa Claus really existed?

Either way, this event is something we should all be a part of. I always give to my local Toys For Tots. Since I can't be in Texas for this amazing event, I'm spreading the word and praying that everyone who reads this at least takes the time to drop off a NEW/ UNWRAPPED toy to Filthy McNasty's in Fort Worth or any Toys For Tots drop-off near you. If you check out Filthy McNasty's FB page, you'll see a complete list of the entertainment available for this five-day event.

That said - This event is AWESOME. So check out the poster below, link over to their FB page and plan to have some FUN while spreading the Christmas Spirit!

Country Blessings!
~Kelly

Photo: Ok folks the final line-up for our 3rd annual Toys for Tots Benefit Bash & Food Drive. Day 4 this Saturday 11/10th:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

POST CMAs

Another year is almost behind us. I can't say there were any surprises. Well, maybe one. I thought sure Brantley Gilbert would get New Artist, though Hunter Hayes earned it. Nice to see it not just 'handed' over as has seemed the case in recent years.

I was THRILLED not to see Taylor Swift get Female Vocalist.

The thing that made me most happy was the tribute to Willie Nelson. Lady Antebellum was a good choice for Always On My Mind.  Though I think my heart would have gone pitter patter if it had been Trace Atkins instead. Hey, even a journalist has her favorites. I also thought Whiskey River and Blake Shelton was a great pairing. Though you couldn't miss the double play with reformed Keith Urban as the other half of the duo.

As I type this, I'm crossing my fingers for Entertainer of the Year... praying they'll give it to someone who's truly EARNED it!

Yes, the award went to Blake Shelton. I can't believe it. I've NEVER known Blake to be speechless LOL.

If you missed the show but would like to see how things went down, you can check out the link  at CMA World

Please leave a comment. What did you like about the CMAs? What disappointed you? Let your voice be heard.

Country Blessings
Kelly



THE PARTY LIST - Nov. 1 - Nov. 7th


Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!


CRAZY HORSE SALOON in Decatur opens up this weekend.
1982 E. Highway 380
Fun begins on Friday night at 9 p.m.
Scotty Thurman and the Perfect Trouble Band among the featured music for the weekend.
You don’t want to miss this event!


TEXAS
Thursday
Geoff Union – Blue Grass Happy Hour – Whitehorse Saloon – Austin 7-9 p.m.
Mike BlakelyBadu House – Llano
Jeff Posey joins Mike and W.C. Jameson this week. Going to be HOT!
Cody JohnsonLucky Mule  Abilene -

Friday
Thomas Michael RileyTerlingua Chili Cook off – 9:45 p.m.
Several others will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. Check the Link for details!
Mike BlakelyRiver Bluff Party Barn – Center Point – 7 p.m. Tix $15
Almost Patsy Cline Band Leon Springs Dance Hall- 8p.m. – midnight
Dimitri’s Rail – Main Street Crossing - Tomball –
Terri HendrixUncle Calvin’s Concert/ Coffeehouse – Dallas – 8 p.m.
/w/ Lloyd Maines
                        Also performing:  Albert & Gage, Brooks Williams

Saturday
Geoff Union – Last Concert Café – Houston
Byrd and Street – Rear Window Listening Room – Ganado - 7 p.m. –
South Texas SoundsTerlingua Chili Cook off – 7:30 p.m.
Drugstore CowboysTerlingua Chili Cook off – 9:45 p.m.
Randy Rogers Band – Lone Star Bike Rally – Galveston – 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.
This is with Randy and Brady  Acoustic

Monday
Geoff UnionFlipnotics – Austin –
Randy Rogers BandCheatham St. Warehouse – San Marcos 8 p.m.
  Advanced Ticket Purchase Recommended!

Wednesday 
Geoff Union – Blue Grass Outfit – Tantra – San Marcos



ELSWHERE
8th Annual Songwriters Showcase
It’s a ‘Meeting of the Minds’ with Kelly McQuire
Key West FL now – through Nov. 4th.
2-5 p.m. Wed. – Saturday. 12-2 on Sunday.
Songwriters Island Radio will be broadcasting live Thur. – Sun.
Lighthouse Court

Thursday
Casey Donahue Band Granada Theater – Lawrence KS

Friday-
Buddy Case – Word Aflame – Little Rock AR –
Casey Donahue BandGeorge’s – Fayetteville AR
Brantley GilbertBarton Coliseum – Little Rock  AR

Saturday 
Casey Donahue BandGeorge’s - Fayetteville AR

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

THE PARTY LIST - Oct. 25th - 31st


Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS

Thursday
Geoff UnionThe Whitehorse Saloon – Austin – 7-9 p.m.
Ben BeckendorfHondo’s on Main – Fredricksburg – 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Sam Sliva & The GoodThe Longhorn Saloon – Fort Worth – 9 p.m.
Buck ReamsPearl’s Dance Hall – Fort Worth - 9 p.m – 1:30 a.m. $5 cover

Friday
Cotton HillChubby’s Burger Shack – Fort Worth – 8-11 p.m.
HWY 80 – Cowtown Bar & Grill – Fort Worth – 9 p.m – 1 a.m.
Randy Houser Banita Creek Hall - Nacogdoches  Doors open at 8 pm. $15
Geoff UnionThe Badu House – Llano – 8 p.m.
Thumbs UpDahlia Café – Liberty Hill – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Almost Patsy Cline BandHondo’s on Main – Fredricksburg – 8 – 11:30 p.m.


Saturday
Randy Brown Band – Blues Brothers Open 2012 – Fort Worth - 7p.m – 1.am.
Check out the POSTER for all the details on cost/ inclusions. PARTY!
Scotty Thurman – Hollow Bye Bull Bash - The Texas Bull – Gainesville  - 9 p.m.
Mike BlakelyRabbit Hill Cantina – Georgetown – 7 p.m.
                              Cover and food by donation
Jason CassidyBanita Creek Hall – Nacogdoches – Doors open at 8 p.m. $10
Stephen Hendricks & SidekicksDahlia Café – Liberty Hill – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thomas Michael Riley Hondos on Main – Fredricksburg – 8-11:30 p.m.

Sunday
Randy BrownTXRDR @Railhead  - Willow Park – 3-6 p.m.
Bill NashHondo’s on Main – Fredricksburg – 7:30-10:30 p.m.


ELSEWHERE

Thursday
The Trishas4th Street Live – Louisville KY – 8 p.m.
Eli Young Band4th Street Live – Louisville KY – 9 p.m.

Friday
Sam Sliva & The Good  - The Cotillion – Witchita KS
Click their link for ticket info
Candy Coburn 4th Street Live – Louisville KY – 8 p.m.
                     
Saturday
Sam Sliva & The GoodBar 115 – Ardmore OK



Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Party List - Oct. 18th - 24th, 2012


Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS

THURSDAY: 
Brigitte London – Pickers Circle – Luckenbach – 5 p.m.
John Arthur MartinezLinda’s Fine Foods – Wimberley – 7 p.m.
Mike Blakely The Badu House – Llano – 7- 9 p.m.
            /w/ W. C. Jameson & Noel McKay
           Mike also cuts the ribbon on his new venture –
                      Lone Star Wine and Music Tours! 5:30 p.m.


FRIDAY:
Deryl DoddDosey Does – Conroe –  8:30 p.m. $18
/w/ Rick Huckaby
Scotty ThurmanFilthy McNasty’s Saloon – Fort Worth - 9 p.m.
Chris WallLonghorn Saloon – Fort Worth – 9 p.m.
Hayden WhittingtonLuckenbach – Pickin’ Party – 4 p.m.
Jason CassidyLuckenbach – 8 p.m. No Cover!


SATURDAY:
Randy Brown  – Red’s Roadhouse – Kennedale – 9-11 p.m.
Bonnie Bishop & Band Dosey Does – Conroe – 8 p.m. $12
/w/ Special Guest the legendary Lee Roy Parnell!
Byrd & StreetAustin Acoustical Café – Austin – 7 p.m.
Bradley Kopp and Lorrie Singer Open
Thomas Michael RileyLove and War – Plano – 8 p.m.
John Arthur MartinezTorre di Pietra Winery – Fredricksburg – 1 p.m.
Mike BlakelyPecan Jam – San Saba – 10 a.m.
Mike BlakelyThe Badu House – Llano – 7 –9 p.m

SUNDAY:
Thomas Michael RileyLuckenbach – 1 p.m.


MONDAY:
NO Dates located


TUESDAY:
Randy Brown  – Railhead Smokehouse – Willow Park – 7:30-10:30
/w/ Deryl Dodd
Mike Blakely River City Grille – Marble Falls – 7-9 p.m.
/w/ Larry Nye and Duke Davis


WEDNESDAY:
John Arthur MartinezRiver City Grille – Marble Falls – 7 p.m.


ELSEWHERE
No dates to report this week. Hectic week. Keep watching!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The PARTY LIST - Oct. 11 - 17th


Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!


TEXAS

THURSDAY:
Brigitte London – Pickers Circle @ Luckenbach –5 p.m.
Phillip Gibbs Hondo’s on Main – Fredricksburg – 7:30-10:30 p.m.

FRIDAY:
The Drugstore CowboysRolling Oaks Golf Center – San Antonio – 8 p.m-midnight
Hayden Whittington – Pickers Circle @ Luckenbach – 4 p.m.
Phillip Gibbs Hondo’s on Main – Fredricksburg - 8 – 1:30 p.m.
The Dirty River Boys Hurricane Harry’s – College Station – Doors open @ 9 p.m.
/w/ Brison Bursey

SATURDAY:
The Drugstore CowboysHondo’s on Main – Fredricksburg – 8 p.m.
  40th Anniversary & CD Release Party!
Jason AllenCotton Club & Steakhouse – Granger – 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. $10 cover
Jamie RichardsThe Drunken Mule – Commerce – 10 p.m. - $10 cover

SUNDAY:
The Drugstore Cowboys – The Welfare Café – Welfare – 6 p.m.
Jamie RichardsDosey Doe’s Coffee Shop – The Woodlands – 5 p.m.
* acoustic set* - Kevin Black & Gary P. Nunn also perform


TUESDAY:
John Arthur Martinez Crazy Gal’s Café – Burnet – 6 p.m.
Jamie RichardsWhiskey & Rye/ Omni Fort Worth Hotel – 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:
John Arthur MartinezRiver City Grille – Marble Falls – 7 p.m.


ELSEWHERE

SATURDAY:
John Arthur Martinez Spaar House Concert – Finksburg MD – 6:30 p.m.
/w/ Kurt Baumer The Spaar link will give you all the Details
Door admission goes to a GREAT cause!

SUNDAY
John Arthur MartinezFimbles House Concert – Mont Vernon NH – 2 p.m.
/w/ Kurt Baumer – The Fimbles link will give you all the Details





Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Party List - Oct. 4th - 10th


Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

Technically, John Arthur Martinez kicked the weekend off last night with his release party at River City Grille in Marble Falls.  If you’ve not heard it yet, the CD is jAm’s personal best in my opinion.

So what’s up with the rest of the weekend?

TEXAS:

Thursday:
Aaron Watson – Texas Rice Festival – Winnie – 8:30 p.m.
    With Easton Corbin! Adults $8/ Students $5
W.C. Jameson – The Badu Wine House –Llano – 7-9 p.m.
    /w/ Susan Gibson


Friday:
Byrd & Street – KE Cellars – Tyler – 6-9 p.m.
Matt Dunn – The Garage – Denton  -
Scotty Thurman – Bono’s – Decatur – 9 p.m.
Brian Burke – Hurricane Harry’s – College Station – 9 p.m.
                       /w/ The Dustin Perkins Band
Cody Johnson – Waller Co. Fair – Waller – 8:45 p.m.
Davin James – Tommy Alverson’s Family Gathering – Grand Prairie -8.pm


Saturday:
Byrd & Street – Sweet Dreams Winery – Palestine  -5-8p.m.
                           Special Guest Texas Rex on Mandolin
Terri Hendrix - McGonigel's Mucky Duck – Houston – 7:30 p.m.
Cody Johnson – Heart of TX Fair – Waco  - 8:30 p.m.
Josh Ward – St. Jude BBQ Cook-off - Coldspring


Sunday:
Randy Brown – Mule Barn – Justin – 5-9 p.m.
   Fundraiser for Neuroblastoma – Come lend your support!

Monday: 
NOTHING LISTED

Tuesday:
Terri Hendrix – Threadgills World Hdqtrs South – Austin – 8:40 p.m
Lloyd Maines joins Terri.
Erin Ivey performs at 8 p.m. and Aly Tadros at 9 p.m.
Randy Brown – Railhead Smokehouse – Willow Park – 7:30-10:30
     /w/ Jamie Richards
Aaron Watson – Heart of TX fair – Waco –9 p.m.
Larry Nye – River City Grille – Marble Falls – 7-9 p.m.
                             /w/ Juni Fisher

Wednesday: 
Aaron Watson – Hurricane Harry’s – College Station –
                        CD release party 18+ $10 advance/ $15 door
                         /w/ William Clark Green



ELSEWHERE:

Thursday:
Oak Ridge Boys – Holmes Convocation Center- Boone NC -

Friday:
Terri Hendrix – Red Draon Listening Room – Baton Rouge LA – 8 p.m.
Oak Ridge Boys – Capital Theater – Wheeling WV -

Saturday:
Kelly McGuire – House Concert – Landsdale PA – 6-9 p.m.
                                 Contact kelly@redfishisland.com for details

Sunday:
Kelly McGuire – Pusser’s Caribbean Grill - @ The Annapolis Boat Show – MD
12-2 p.m.

Monday:
Kelly McGuire – Pusser’s Caribbean Grill - @ The Annapolis Boat Show- MD 1-4 pm
Oak Ridge Boys – Fairfield Co. Fairgrounds – Lancaster OH –

Tuesday: 
Byrd & Street – Faulker  Public Library - Conway AR 7 p.m.
Oak Ridge Boys – Oak Ridge Boys Theater – Branson –
                                     Through the 11th.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

YOU PLAY MY HEART - Review


YOU PLAY MY HEART is the tenth album in a series of masterful creativity by John Arthur Martinez. Like any series, this compilation shows how his artistry has grown over time. The thirteen-track CD is full of pride, pasion and compassion.

The album opens up with a powerful story of love and devotion in You Don’t Mean To Hurt Me (with Pauline Reese) and carries the passion throughout the album. With the first notes in Cajita de Milangros you know jAm has reached back to his roots. From the haunting background of Emmylou’s Guitar to the story of strength in Dare To Dream Out Loud, jAm takes you on a tour of what’s inside of this quiet yet passionate man.

He’s added a touch of love and heartache in I Know How To Fall and Tennessee Left Texas and revisits a classic Merle Haggard tune in Sing Me Back Home. Any artist worth his salt knows you can’t go it alone in this business. The respect he’s garnered shines in the co-writing with Wake Eastman, Mike Blakely and Jan Landry (Apache Songs) to name just a few who've lent their talent to the lyrics. The amazing musicians and back vocals, all talented artists in their own right, are too numerous to mention. Grab a copy of the CD and you’ll see what I mean. And it’s all been pulled together for our listening pleasure with the help of Casey Hubble, Kurt Baumer, David Helms and Stefano Bertolotti.  This collection comes from his heart and he wants to touch yours.

This Country Angel gives the album 5 HATS

You can purchase your copy (and any of his other CDs)  by clicking HERE. It will soon be available at My Texas Music