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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Clockwise from Top Left: Randy Owen, Jeffrey Steele, Will Jennings and Layng Martine, Jr.
Clockwise from Top Left: Randy Owen, Jeffrey Steele, Will Jennings and Layng Martine, Jr.

Clockwise from Top Left: Randy Owen, Jeffrey Steele, Will Jennings and Layng Martine, Jr.

Will Jennings, Layng Martine, Jr., Randy Owen (Alabama) and Jeffrey Steele will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October, according to an announcement made today by the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation (NaSHOF).

The four new inductees will join the 188 existing members of the elite organization when they are officially inducted during the 43rd Annual Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 13th at the Music City Center. AT&T will again be a sponsor of the event.

“Among all the great songwriters who have put the music in Music City, only a few are elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame,” said Pat Alger, chair of the foundation’s board of directors. “This year we are delighted to bestow this honor upon Will Jennings and Jeffrey Steele in the songwriter category; Randy Owen in the songwriter/artist category, and Layng Martine, Jr. in the veteran songwriter category.”

Will Jennings’ songwriter credits include “Up Where We Belong” (Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes) and “My Heart Will Go On” (Celine Dion). Jeffrey Steele’s resume is known for “The Cowboy In Me” (Tim McGraw) and “What Hurts The Most” (Rascal Flatts). Layng Martine, Jr. is the tunesmith behind “Rub It In” (Billy “Crash” Craddock) and “The Greatest Man I Never Knew” (Reba McEntire). Alabama front-man Randy Owen popularized many of his own compositions with the band, such as “Feels So Right” and “Fallin’ Again.”

Source: musicrow.com

Rodney Atkins, The Oakridge Boys and More Perform at Final Campaign Rally Events

Rodney Atkins

“Musicians For Mitt” continues during the final stretch to bring Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan to The White House. Kid Rock will perform the final event tonight for Gov. Romney in Manchester, New Hampshire, while Randy Owen will bring the campaign trail for Congressman Ryan to a close in Wisconsin singing Alabama hits that lead him to become a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Hitting Ohio during the final two-days included performances by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Sam Moore, The Marshall Tucker Band, country star Rodney Atkins, gospel-country group The Oak Ridge Boys, and Tim Rushlow (lead singer of hit-making group Little Texas), while various other artists including Big & Rich, Trace Adkins, Meat Loaf, John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting), Cowboy Troy, Lee Greenwood, Ricky Skaggs, Mark Wills, Lorrie Morgan, JoDee Messina, The Roys, Jamie O’Neal, Bryan White, Jett Williams, Baillie & The Boys, Lisa Matassa, Jeff Foxworthy, Collin Raye, John Michael Montgomery, T.G. Sheppard and more have criss-crossed the United States to entertain crowds at rally events.

“I love and respect my Country and I want it back! I want the Country that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and so many others including myself marched for; that we gave blood and sweat to help create, that’s why I support Mitt Romney for President,” says Sam Moore of Sam & Dave fame.

“I am supporting Mitt Romney because our country is in an economic mess and Mitt Romney is a businessman. The Oak Ridge Boys have to balance our books every year. Obama has exploded our budget and national debt. With the stimulus money, he used borrowed money to buy government jobs and pay off his supporters. Very few ‘real’ jobs were created. We need real change,” said Duane Allen of The Oak Ridge Boys.

Doug Gray of The Marshall Tucker Band stated, “We have been a small business for over 40 years, and we want to see other small businesses succeed. The Presidential race is drawing to a close, so we knew it was time to put our efforts to the cause. This is the most monumental vote that we will probably see in our entire lifetime – the most important vote to elect the next President of the United States.”

Christian artist Michael W. Smith endorses the Romney-Ryan ticket adding, “I value the sanctity of human life, I value the biblical definition of traditional marriage, and I value the principals this great nation was founded on. And that is why I support Mitt Romney for President. This is a man of great principle and integrity with a strong moral compass that , I believe, will be a great President – at a time we are desperate for leadership.”

It’s our responsibility as US citizens to exercise our right to vote. There are clear cut choices in this election that will determine the direction of our country. I will be casting my vote for Mitt Romney – and I hope you’ll consider doing the same.”
Rodney Atkins adds, “I support what Gov. Romney plans to do to support our military and families. And furthermore, I just believe in Governor Romney.”

Election Day is TOMORROW so please make sure you get out and exercise your RIGHT to VOTE!

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John Rich To Host GOP Rally

John Rich

John Rich is hosting a rally for Governor Mitt Romney today in Ohio. It’s called “Musicians for Mitt.” Randy Owen of Alabama is the first of several artists to be announced for the event. Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins are performing at another GOP event in Colorado this week.

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Vince Gill, Charlie Daniels and Randy Owen to Be Honored in Music City

Vince Gill

According to GAC Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill and Randy Owen will be honored at the 9th Annual Leadership Music Dale Franklin Awards on Wednesday, October 17th. The event, which will take place at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium, will feature a tribute to the honorees featuring Ronnie Dunn, The Grascals and Big Al Anderson.

The awards were established in 2004 in recognition of exemplary leadership and named for Leadership Music’s first executive director, the late Dale Franklin. Another award will go to Nashville’s Mayor Karl Dean. An alumnus of Leadership Music, he will receive the Brian Williams Ambassador Award which goes to an individual who has worked to bridge the gap between business and music communities.

Blair Garner will act as the host and John Hobbs, will serve as band leader and keyboardist, fronting a group of musicians that includes bassist Michael Rhodes, drummer Eddie Bayers, electric guitarist Brent Mason, acoustic guitarist Bobby Terry, pedal steel guitarist Paul Franklin, fiddler Deanie Richardson and Dawn Sears and Jeff White on background vocals.

CMTT sends BIG congrats out to all the honorees!!

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