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Thank you for understanding. CountryBlessings!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Party List - November 24 - 30



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. Also, some venues have an age restriction. 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…

TEXAS
Thursday – 24
Dale Watson – The Continental Club – Austin


Friday – 25
Bellamy Brothers – Masones Saloon – Cypress
William Clark Green – Floore’s – Helotes
            /w John Baumann
Dave Thomas – Hard Eight BBQ – Coppell
Jack Nelson – Neon Country – Jacksonville – 8 p.m.
Dale Watson – Love and War – Plano
Scott Taylor Band – Inez Community Center –
john Arthur martinez – Hondo’s On Main – Fredricksburg – 8 p.m.


Saturday – 26
Sam Riggs – Floore’s – Helotes
            /w Flatland Cavalry
Dave Thomas – Hard Eight BBQ – Roanoke
Gene Douglas – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 6 p.m.
The Warhorses – Poodie’s -  Spicewood – 8 p.m.
Braken Hale – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 10:30 p.m.
Mike Blakely – House Concert – Corpus Christi – 6 p.m.
            /w Doc Blakely
            Potlock @ 5 p.m. Contact: suztrot@stx.rr.com
John Michael Montgomery – Schroeder Dance Hall – Goliad
Dale Watson – The Broken Spoke – Austin
Charlie Pride – Redneck Country Club – Houston
Josh Grider – Specht’s Store – San Antonio
           

Sunday – 27
Tessy Lou – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 4 p.m.
Jon Napier – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Guest: Collin McDonald
Dale Watson – The Big T Roadhouse – Saint Hedwig
john Arthur martinez – Riley’s Tavern – Hunter – 4 p.m.


Monday – 28
W.C. Jameson – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 6:30 p.m.
            /w Guest: Robert Cline, Jr
            Steak Night!
Dale Watson – The Continental Club – Austin


Tuesday – 29
Mike Blakely – Burger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.
            /w Annie Blakely
Jean Synodinos – ABA – Ray Benson Stage – Austin
john Arthur martinez – Trailblazer Grille – Burnet – 6 p.m.


Wednesday – 30
Michael Martin Murphey – The Cactus Theatre – Lubbock
john Arthur martinez – On the Rocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.


ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 24
Buddy Case – Fox & Fork – Clarksville AR
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Friday – 25
Mark Chesnutt – Grizzly Rose – Denver CO
Tracy Lawrence – Dover Downs Hotel & Casino – Dover DE
            Rollins Center Ballroom
Oak Ridge Boys – Joplin Memorial Hall – Joplin MO
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Michael Martin Murphey – Gryphon Theater – Laramie WY
            Cowboy Christmas
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Saturday – 26
Marc Broussard – Amos Southland – Charlotte NC
            Heart & Soul Benefit Concert
Bellamy Brothers – Sugar Creek Casino/ Event Center – Hinton OK
Bo Phillips Band – Gilley’s – Pocola OK
Kentucky Headhunters – The Sundowner – Russell Springs KY
Dolly Parton – Amalie Arena – Tampa FL
Tracy Lawrence – Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown OH
Mickey Gilley – Cypress Bayou Casino – Charenton LA
Oak Ridge Boys – Washington Pavilion Of Arts & Science – Sioux Falls SD
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Michael Martin Murphey – Broomfield Auditorium - Broomfield CO
            Cowboy Christmas!
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN
Cody Jinks – Old Rock House – St. Louis


Sunday – 27
Dolly Parton – BB&T Center – Sunrise FL
Oak Ridge Boys – Chester Fritz Auditorium – Grand Forks ND
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Michael Martin Murphey – Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts – Palmer Lake CO
            Cowboy Christmas!
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Monday – 28
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Oak Ridge Boys – State Theatre – Minneapolis MN
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Michael Martin Murphey – Burlington High School - Burlington CO
            Cowboy Christmas!
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Tuesday – 29
Dolly Parton – Pensacola Bay Center – Pensacola FL
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Oak Ridge Boys – Five Flags Center – Dubuque IA
            Christmas Celebration Tour!


Wednesday – 30
Christmas @ Rockefeller Center – Telecast 8-9 p.m. ET (Pre-Recorded!)
            Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Josh Groban, Neil Diamond,
Tony Bennett, Sarah McLachlan, Jordan Smith
Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville
            Chris Stapleton

Dolly Parton – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans LA
Travis Tritt – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville TN
Vince Gill – Ryman – Nashville TN
            Christmas @ the Ryman with Amy Grant
Oak Ridge Boys – Milwaukee Theatre – Milwaukee WI
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN
            2 Shows





Tuesday, November 22, 2016

TURNTABLE TUESDAY- I'm Not the Devil


I love surprises. The good kind, of course. Not those Haunted House kind of things, but surprises that make me smile. I'M NOT THE DEVIL is one of those good ones. Cody Jinks is the perfect example of you "can't judge a book (or in this case, an artist) by its cover". Cody has all the appearance of 'outlaw country' to the core. Yet, when you hear his voice, the two just do not match. But, he parallels the two images in one of the tracks on the album - The Same. The title track, I'm Not the Devil comes in a close second. His rough exterior appears as an armor, protecting the vulnerability of his soul... vulnerability necessary to produce thought-provoking lyrics. 

Some of his musical background comes through in his beautifully done tribute cover of Merle Haggard's The Way I Am. Every note, every tune peels back another layer of  Cody Jinks - the man. Through the process we discover the importance of who each of us are and the minuscule part we play in this life. There are No Guarantees, you just have to Give All You Can, particularly when you have a Heavy Load to bear. One song I found the most heartwarming was Gaylor Creek Church where everyone knows each other and the preacher works the mill right alongside his parishioners. I found Vampires to be a very eloquent way of making a point. 

While there's an outlaw edge present on this album, what you will hear is pure country to the core. With the opening strains of the first tune, you can feel the sawdust beneath your boots and your partner's hand in yours as you move around the dance floor. Find your soul in I'M NOT THE DEVIL. 

Grab your copy at: 
Website     iTunes     Spotify     Amazon

Here's a sample from Cody's YouTube Channel:




I've listened to this album over and over again, enjoying every textured note and outlaw lyric. For that, I'm tipping my hat:



You'll find Cody on various Social Media sites. Give him a shout-out:

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - November 17 - 23

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. Also, some venues have an age restriction. 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…

TEXAS
Thursday – 17
Marc Broussard – ACL Live – Austin
            Music & Memories benefiting Alzheimer’s Texas
Dale Watson – The Highball – Austin
Jeff Posey – Del Norte Tacos – Godley – 6 p.m.
            Special Guest: Mike Blakely


Friday – 18
Marc Broussard – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio
Jack Nelson – Rowdy Bucks – Crosby – 10:30 p.m.
Bracken Hale – Hole In the Wall – Austin
Cody Jinks - Hurricane Harry's- College Station - 


Saturday – 19
Mark Chesnutt – Chuters – Pasadena
Marc Broussard – Grendada Theater – Dallas
Gary P. Nunn  - Poodie’s – Spicewood
Jack Nelson – Longbranch Saloon – Round Rock – 9 p.m.
Tracy Lawrence – ACL Live @ Moody Theatre – Austin
Clay Walker – Billy Bob’s – Ft. Worth
Dale Watson – Reds Longhorn Saloon – Ft. Worth
Scott Taylor Band – Old Coupland Inn & Dance Hall – Coupland – 9 p.m.
            /w Kenny Orts
john Arthur martinez – Torra di Pietra – Fredricksburg – 2 p.m.


Sunday – 20
Marc Broussard – Dosey Doe’s – The Woodlands
Tessi Lou – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 4 p.m.
Jon Napier – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Ordinary Elephant
Dale Watson – Cboys Heart and Soul – Austin
Oak Ridge Boys – Love Civic Center – Paris
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Josh Grider – Mule Barn TRDR – Justin
Jean Synodinos – Homespun Kitchen & Bar – Dripping Springs


Monday – 21
George Ensle – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 6:30 pm.
            /w David Lee
            Steak Night!
Dale Watson – The Continental Club – Austin


Tuesday – 22
Mike Blakely – Burger Burger – Fredricksburg – 6-8 p.m.
            /w Annie Blakely Note New Winter Performance Hours!
Bracken Hale – The White Horse – Austin – 11:59 p.m.


Wednesday – 23
Mike Blakely – Western Edge Wine Cellars – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.
Dale Watson – Luckenbach –
Scott Taylor Band – Moonshine Drinkery – Victoria – 8 p.m.
john Arthur martinez – On the Rocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.



ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 17
Bellamy Brothers – Don Gibson Theater – Shelby NC
Collin Raye - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hotel – Tulsa OK
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Travis Tritt – Temple Theatre – Meridian MS
Vince Gill – Effingham Performing Arts Center – Effingham IL
Shenandoah – Capital Theatre Center – Chambersburg PA
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Bobby Bare – The Basement East – Nashville TN
Oak Ridge Boys – The Mansion Theatre – Branson MO
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Buddy Case – Fox & Fork – Clarksville AR
Rhonda Vincent – Augusta Expo Center – Fishersville VA
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Friday – 18
Sylvia – Paw Paw High School – Paw Paw MI
Bellamy Brothers – Country Tonite Theater – Pigeon Forge TN
Bill Anderson – Opry at the Ryman  – Nashville TN
Collin Raye  - Benton Civic Center – Benton IL
Dolly Parton – North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston SC
Tanya Tucker – Florence Civic Center – Florence SC
Travis Tritt – IP Casino Resort & Spa – Biloxi MS
Vince Gill – Island Resort & Casino – Harris MI
Shenandoah – Newberry Opera House – Newberry SC
Tracy Lawrence – Gilley’s @ Choctaw Casino – Durant OK
Clay Walker – The Texas Club – Baton Rouge LA
Terri Clark – Florence Civic Center – Florence SC
Oak Ridge Boys – Golden Nugget – Biloxi MS
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Charlie Pride – Peppermill Concert Hall – Wendover NV
Rhonda Vincent – Eichelberger PAC – Hanover PA
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Saturday – 19
Bellamy Brothers – A. Curtis Andrews Auction Barn – Federalsburg MD
            /w Rhonda Vincent
Jamey Johnson – Downstream Casino – Quapaw OK
Bill Anderson – Opry at the Ryman – Nashville TN
Jeannie Seely – Opry at the Ryman – Nashville TN
Dolly Parton – Spectrum Center – Charlotte NC
Jason Boland & the Stragglers – Black River Coliseum – Poplar Bluff MO
            /w Turnpike Troubadours
Vince Gill – Island Resort & Casino – Harris MI
Shenandoah – Pinellas PAC – Pinellas Park FL
Crystal Gayle – Seneca Alleghany Resort & Casino Event Center – Salamanca NY
Mickey Gilley – Margaritaville Resort Casino – Bossier City LA
Oak Ridge Boys – Golden Nugget – Lake Charles LA
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Rex Allen, Jr – Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival – Monterey CA
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Sunday – 20
Jeannie Seely – Nashville Palace – Nashville TN
            Jean Shepard Tribute Show!
Vince Gill – Morris Performing Arts Center – South Bend IN
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Monday – 21
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Aaron Tippin – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville TN
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Tuesday – 22
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Tracy Lawrence – Mission: Possible Turkey Fry Concert – Nashville TN
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO

Wednesday – 23
No Shows Found




Friday, November 11, 2016

THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS!

Today is about thanking those who have in the past, who currently serve and those who will provide us with the life we enjoy in the coming years.

First... a little history about Veteran's Day from The History Channel:



The people who deserve our thanks the most, in my opinion, are the families who wait at home. Grab the tissues. This year I'm featuring a classic from the band, Lonestar. This is the official video.






Thursday, November 10, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - November 10 - 16

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. Also, some venues have an age restriction. 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…

TEXAS
Thursday – 10
Josh Grider – Live Oak Music Hall – Ft. Worth
john Arthur martinez – Blue Corn Harvest – Cedar Park


Friday – 11
Stoney LaRue – Floore’s – Helotes
Lee Greenwood – Blue Bonnet Palace – San Antonio
James Hand – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 10 p.m.
Clay Walker – Stampede Houston – Houston
Dale Watson – Brick @ Blue Star Arts Complex – San Antonio
Bracken Hale – BD Riley’s – Austin – 10 p.m.
Josh Grider – Poor David’s Pub – Dallas
john Arthur martinez – Flat Creek Enoteca – Marble Falls


Saturday – 12
John Conlee – Floore’s – Helotes
Byrd & Street – Fairhaven Vineyards – Hawkins – 7-9 p.m.
Gene Douglas – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 6 p.m.
Jesse Stratton Band – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 8 p.m.
Johnny Lee – Cuero Performing Arts Center – Cuero –
            /w Mickey Gilley
Dale Watson – SANTA De Connection – Wimberley
            Afternoon show
Dale Watson – Double Wide – Dallas
            Evening show
Josh Grider – Saxon Pub – Austin
            /w Walt Wilkins & Drew Kennedy
Terri Hendrix – Fischer Fest – Fischer
            /w Lloyd Maines
Scott Taylor Band – Shiner Nursing & Rehab Fundraiser – Shiner 6 p.m.
Jean Synodinos – Skylark Lounge – Austin 1-2 p.m.
john Arthur martinez – Guero’s Tacos - Austin


Sunday – 13
Tessy Lou – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 4 p.m.
Jon Napier – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Guest: Chris Beall
Mike Blakely – Luckenbach – 2-5 p.m.
            /w Larry Nye, Duke Davis, Jake Martin
Johnny Lee – Dosey Doe’s – The Woodlands
Dale Watson – Oak St. Draft House – Denton
Charlie Pride – Waxahatchie Civic Center- Waxahatchie


Monday – 14
W. C. Jameson – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 6:30 p.m.
            /w Guest: Chuck Hawthorne
            Steak Night!
Dale Watson – Continental Club – Austin


Tuesday – 15
Louis Long – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 5 p.m.
Mike Blakely – Burger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.
            /w Annie Blakely
Josh Grider – Gruene Hall – New Braunfels
            /w Drew Kennedy
john Arthur martinez – Trail Blazer Grille – Burnet – 6 p.m.


Wednesday – 16
Scott Taylor Band – Moonshine Drinkery – Victoria – 8 p.m.
john Arthur martinez – On the Rocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.



ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 10
Neal McCoy – The Mansion Theatre – Branson MO
Bellamy Brothers – The Museum Club – Flagstaff AZ
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Grand Theatre – Frankfort KY
Byrd & Street – County Library – Conway AR – 7-9 p.m.
Dwight Yoakam – Buffalo Run Casino – Miami OK
Oak Ridge Boys – The Mansion Theatre – Branson MO
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Pam Tillis – Halloran Centre @ the Orpheum Theatre – Memphis TN
Tracy Byrd – Isle Resort & Casino – Albuquerque NM
Vince Gill – Patsy Cline Theatre – Winchester VA
Shenandoah – Buffalo PAC – Buffalo NY
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theatre – Branson MO
Buddy Case – Hilton Garden Inn – Conway AR
Rhonda Vincent – Hatfield Hall – Terre Haute IN
Michael Martin Murphy – The Soda Fountain – Steeleville MO
Larry Gatlin – Vada Shield PAC – Mountain Home AR


Friday – 11
Bo Phillips Band – Wishbones – Ft. Smith AR
Bellamy Brothers – Peppermill Concert Hall – Wendover NV
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Midland Theatre – Newark OH
Jeannie Seely – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Kentucky Headhunters – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville TN
Jack Nelson – The Landing Zone – Oklahoma City OK
Pam Tillis – Golden Nugget – Lake Charles LA
Vince Gill – Crown Theatre – Fayetteville NC
Shenandoah – Penn’s Peak – JimThorpe PA
Tracy Lawrence – Upstate Salute – Greenville SC
Ragged Union – Shine Boulder – Boulder CO
Rhonda Vincent – Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival – Wilmington OH
Michael Martin Murphey – 3 Cedars Event Center – Nevada MO
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Saturday – 12
Mark Chesnutt – Sondheim Center for Performing Arts – Fairfield IA
Bellamy Brothers – Sevier Valley Center – Richfield UT
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Temple Theatre – Saginaw MI
Bill Anderson – The Henrico Theatre – Henrico VA (2 shows!)
Lee Greenwood – Odawa Casino & Resort – Petosky MI
Collin Raye – Plaza Theatre – Glasgow KY
Pam Tillis – Golden Nugget – Biloxi MS
Travis Tritt – Niswonger PAC – Greenville TN
Vince Gill – Sandler Center for the Performing Arts – Virginia Beach VA
Shenandoah – Newton Theatre – Newton NJ
John Michael Montgomery – Cocoa R – Cocoa FL
Exile – Alapaha Station Celebration – Alapaha GA
Rex Allen, Jr. – Wild Rose Casino – Emmetsburg IA
            /w LeRoy VanDyke, Leona Williams and T. Graham Brown
Rhonda Vincent – The Beacon Theatre – Hopewell VA
Michael Martin Murphey – Capitol Theatre – Burlington IA
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Sunday – 13
Bellamy Brothers – Hitching Post 1 – Apache Junction AZ
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Motor City Casino Hotel – Detroit MI
Mike & the Moonpies – Coda Concert House – Joplin MO
Bill Anderson –The Lincoln Theater – Marion VA
Lee Greenwood – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine FL
Rex Allen, Jr. – Wild Rose Casino – Clinton IA
            /w LeRoy VanDyke, Leona Williams and T. Graham Brown
Rhonda Vincent – Family Baptist Church – Lebanon TN
Michael Martin Murphey – Decker Auditorium – Fort Dodge IA
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Monday – 14
Jimmy Fortune – Starlight Theatre – Branson MO
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Lampe MO
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Tuesday – 15
Oak Ridge Boys – The Mansion Theatre – Branson MO
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Jimmy Fortune – Starlight Theatre – Branson MO
Dolly Parton – LeConte Center – Pigeon Forge TN
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO



Wednesday – 16
Neal McCoy – The Mansion Theatre – Branson MO
The Oak Ridge Boys – The Mansion Theatre – Branson MO
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Sylvia – River Raisin Center – Monroe MI
Dolly Parton – Von Braun Center Arena – Huntsville AL



Tuesday, November 8, 2016

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - The Warhorses


We're getting back in the swing of things here in Kelly's Country and what a way to start. This week I have a relatively new group to introduce you to. They've been around since 2014 but people are finally beginning to take serious notice of these five guys. They call themselves 'The Warhorses.

Their self-titled album fits the group name well. Nearly every track connects with a group member in some way ... making this the perfect album for everyone who listens to say 'I hear you, man. I've been there.'

A quick introduction before I give you my take on this album.
Casey Shaw - vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, songwriter
Sonny Bihl - guitar
Seth "Tobo" Tobin - bass, songwriter
Phil Medina - drums
Lucas Seiferman - lead guitar, harmony vocals

Casey and Seth's songwriting talents (as well as Lang Freeman and Clay Shaw) shine on every track while the music from all of them bring the pieces together in a fantastic album. You'll hear influences of southern rock, jazz, and blues. As I listened to each of the ten songs I heard notes of Marshall Tucker Band, Townes VanZandt and Arlo Guthrie.

One of my favorite tunes is Hear You Sing Along. The guitar lead is exceptional and sets the tone for the emotion Casey needed to convey to his wife, his inspiration for the lyrics. I Drink Whisky is one of the best true country songs I've heard in a long time. Check out this video and see if you agree:



There were a couple of spots that came off a bit flat but I think the challenge was more about trying to carry the lower notes but did not deter from the over-all song. Casey's pure southern roots carry over, giving this album the authenticity The Warhorses strive for.

The raw vocals are a far cry from what some people are trying to sell as country. These guys touch a chord with folks from the Red Dirt road to city folks craving to break out of their cubicles and have a good time. Casey sums their sound up best - 'What you see and hear is what you get... We just want to be known for playing good  music, being good musicians and good dudes.' 

The Warhorses have traveled far on the musicians journey and this album is only a whisper of the stories they have to tell.  I'm tipping my hat:


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The album was released October 7. Purchase your copy at one of the following locations:

AMAZON      iTUNES      LONESTAR MUSIC


You can find out more about the guys and follow their journey on various social media sights:






Monday, November 7, 2016

OUT OF THE CHUTE - A New Venture

An AMAZING thing happened at the Ozark Creative Writers conference last month.  Okay, several amazing things but this one is HUGE and involves all of you.

KellysCountry is now expanding into publication. I'll give you the details in a minute but first, this is the most recent copy of Saddlebag Dispatches magazine, with western author Jodi Thomas on the cover.


Saddlebag Dispatches is a glossy, full-color magazine published four times a year. The subjects vary but all with a core cowboy/ western theme. Where Stories Of The West Come To Be Told  That might have something to do with our Editor-in-Chief being the talented author, Dusty Richards

Not all of KellysCountry will run in Saddlebag Dispatches. Rather, I will focus on one artist to write about each month. I'm kicking off my debut with an article on Rex Allen. Rex, otherwise known as The Arizona Cowboy, was a film star in the 1950s, along with Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. Prior to that, he was part of The National Barn Dance radio program from WLS, Chicago.

I won't give away everything. You can read the magazine on-line for Free or subscribe to the gorgeous magazine to have and to hold for $14.95 an issue. You'll understand what I mean when I say bargain. You won't find a magazine of this caliber on any newsstand at this price point.

Watch my Twitter and FB accounts for notice when the Winter 2016 issue goes live. In the mean time, here's a video of Rex Allen:


Turntable Tuesday returns tomorrow. The Warhorses are kicking things off! Until then...
Country Blessings