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CountryHome - Germany's Premier Country Music Magazine - proudly presents RICK MONROE

   Country singer-songwriter Rick Monroe possesses the ability to take life experiences that we all share and create songs that speak to his listeners. Monroe connects with his audiences and leaves them wanting more whether it is in an intimate setting with his acoustic guitar or a festival with his band halfway around the world. Monroe truly embodies the Indie Artist tradition. Having recorded and released two previous albums on his own independent label, Divorce Records, as well as extensive worldwide touring. Monroe's first album, "Legend's Diner" featured many notable players on it such as Keith Howland (Chicago), Lance Morrison (Don Henley, Rod Stewart) and Matt Laug (Alanis Morisette) and ended up charting two singles from that album on the Gavin AC chart.
   Rick's second album, "Shame", also featured prominent musicians including members of the legendary Texas Tornadoes blending roots rock, country and Texas soul. That album also produced another single ("Can I Call You Home") that reached #19 on the Gavin AC chart.
   To date, the two independent records released by Rick have sold over 30,000 units. Monroe has an extensive touring history both domestically and internationally with an impressive list of countries performed in. He has played: Russia, Bosnia, Kosovo Macedonia, Hungry, Honduras, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Germany and England in addition to the United States. With an invitation from Pete Peterson, US Ambassador to Vietnam at the US / Vietnam Embassy, Monroe performed at the weeklong 4th of July celebrations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Mihn City. Monroe was honored to sing the US National anthem for the 5-year anniversary for the re-opening of diplomatic relations between the countries. It was the first time the anthem had been sung in Vietnam at a public event in 25 years. Monroe followed that up with a Command Performance for the former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev on the USS Sequoia Presidential Yacht, Washington, DC. This performance lead to a trip to Russia where Monroe performed for the children at several orphanages and was a featured performer on REN TV's Bulat Okudzhava Festival in Moscow, Russia.
   For his new album “Against The Grain” Monroe has been working with producer Clyde Brooks. Under Clyde's direction and a host of "Nashville's Finest", the sound picks up where "Shame" left off with even more of the Country, American Roots sound that Monroe has always pursued. His new songs reflect years of experience and growth that is usually found in only the most seasoned of artists. With their special blend of Showmanship, Contemporary & Classic Country a dash of Southern Roots Rock and twist of Texas Swing, Monroe and his band have been kicking up a storm on the Country Dance Hall Scene and is finally attending Europe as well.

  • 12. Mai 2005 D – München - Rattle-Snake Saloon

  • 13. Mai 2005 D – München - Oklahoma Country Saloon

  • 14. Mai 2005 D – Freiburg - Rattenspiegel

  • 15. Mai 2005 CH - Thun - Cherokee American Bar

  • 16. Mai 2005 D – Untermeitingen - Four Corners

  • 18. Mai 2005 D – Hamburg – LIVE (Music Club)

  • 20. Mai 2005 D – Hannover - Blues Garage

  • 21. Mai 2005 D – Oldenburg - Die Tränke

  • 22. Mai 2005 NL – WE Gemert - Saloon El Paso

  • 26. Mai 2005 UK - North Yorkshire - Coverdale Hall

  • 27. Mai 2005 UK – Scarbrough – TBA

  • 28. Mai 2005 UK – Durham - Rock Ridge Country & Western Festival

  • 29. Mai 2005 UK - Tradewell Show - TBA

   As a real highlight CountryHome, www.countryhome.de , arranged for 2 persons on each German and Swiss show a Meet & Greet with Rick Monroe exclusively for their readers, that you are able to win. The special includes free visit to the show as well. Who would like to meet Rick personally joins the game 'til May 5th, 2005 and please don't forget to let us know to which show you would like to attend. And as this wouldn't be enough we are raffling 5 signed CDs of Rick Monroe "Against The Grain" 'til may 29th 2005. It's worth joining the competition don't let this chance pass away!

Press release submitted by:
CountryHome - Germany's Premier Country Music Magazine
Christian Lamitschka
An der Pfingstweide 28
61118 Bad Vilbel
Germany
Phone: ++49 6101 544613
Mobil: ++49 171 6903352
Fax: ++49 6101 544622
E-Mail: info@countrymusic-magazin.de

Visit Rick Monroe's Web Site at www.rickmonroe.com

Listen to Rick's music "Daddy's Little Girl" ( MP3 ) ( real audio )


Win Tickets at CountryHome - Germany's Premier Country Music Magazine for Country Show  

   Coblenz. International and national Country, sizes will give themselves the handle at the 1st international Coblenz Country festival into their hand from May 13th to 16th, 2005.
   Starling like the Americans: "BONNIE J. TAYLOR" and "STEVE HAGGART", the Frenches Country starling "JACKSON MACKAY" with band, the Canadian "MARK MIDDLER" or the German Country icon "GUDRUN LANGE" with your band "KAKTUS" have you come as well accepted as " SLOW HORSES " this one at present most successful German newcomer band, Niederlands Nr.1 " MONTANA BLAZE ", the Nr.1 from Switzerland " COUNTRY TIME ", " SILVERWOLFS BAND " 3. put the European-Country-Contest in 2004 in Poland, die Lokalmatadoren "CHICKEN TRAIN", "COUNTRY COMPANY", "FIEDEL JOE & CO", "REGINA FELNER with yours Shania Twain Show, " KIM BENNETT" und "COUNTRY GITTY & CO"
   The mammoth event will take place on the Esso car court Coblenz (GVZ). Coblenz shall become a firm concept in the national and international American's & Country scene. Live music from all divisions of the Country scene admits dozens of bands and over 50 hours on the four days about one to see and to hear.
   The popular tickets get slowly scarce! Who would for certain like on the festival should hesitate no longer. The organizers work at full stretch to prepare their guests an unforgettable Whit week end.
   Atmosphere purely is guaranteed: Show, hers are like stages Light an and a program on the highest standard searches. So nothing more is a festival in the way -- weekend of the superlatives.
   The four menu of the day costs 25. EUR in the VVk. There are cards and further information on the Internet under www.country-festival.de.vu or telephone hotline: 0 26, 07 -97 42 17.
   Venue: Esso car court Coblenz-Metternich in that one of (GVZ) at the A61
   Verantstaltungsdatum: 13.05 -- 5-16-2005
   Program: Confirmed bands and artists (Gudrun Lange & Kactus), (Bonnie J. Taylor), (Jackson Mackay & Band), (Steve Haggerd), (Mark Middler), (Montana Blaze), (Slow Horses), (Company Time), (SilverWolfs Band), (Chicken Train), (Country Company), (Country Gitty & Co.),(Regina Fellner)(Kim Benett) und (Fiedel Joe & Co.).
   Number of visitors expected: 5,000 concert-goers

Doors Open/show time:
Friday: 17:00 H approx. 19:00 H -- approx. 01:00 H
Saturday: 14:00 H approx. 15:00 H -- approx. 01:00 H
Sunday: 11:00 H approx. 14:00 H -- approx. 01:00 H
Monday: 10:00 H approx. 11:00 H -- approx. 15:00 H

Ticket prices: VVk. Box-office family ticket
Duration ticket EUR 25.00 EUR 35.00
Friday-Ticket 7,00 EUR 8,00 EUR 18,00 EUR*
Saturday-Ticket 15,00 EUR 18,00 EUR 35,00 EUR*
Sunday-Ticket 15,00 EUR 18,00 EUR 35,00 EUR*
Monday-Ticket 7,00 EUR 8,00 EUR 15,00 EUR*
Children of adult paying one until 14 years admission freely, with "age proof" and in company
Children 14-18 years pay the half.
*family ticket contains 2 arises are 1 child further Kinder freely (card)

Sale of tickets:
Internet: www.country-festival.de.vu or ticket hotline: 02607-974217

Esso car court Coblenz
Hompage: www.country-festival.de.vu

Journey:
   From direction of Cologne A61, about expressway intersection Koblenz, departure Koblenz Metternich (38)
   From direction Mainz A61 to exit Koblenz Metternich (38) (car court)
   From direction Trier A48, to expressway intersection Coblenz, direction A61 Mainz/Ludwigshafen, departure Coblenz Metternich (38)
   From direction Frankfurt about A3 to as of triangle Dernbach, direction Koblenz A48 to as of cross Koblenz, then on A61 direction Mainz/Ludwigshafen, departure Koblenz Metternich (38).

Gastromonie:

Family-orientated and payable

Organizer: mea event k . wisweh e . k ., Lerchensteg 6, D-56332 Dieblich

Internet: www.country-festival.de.vu

e-Mail: country-festival@mea-event.com

Internet: www.mea-event.com

e-Mail: info@mea-event.com

Partner: Bitburger Brauerei, RZ Entertainment, Kanal10 Koblenz, drink trade Willy Klein Miesenheim, Esso car court Koblenz contents Jürgen Keck.

Germany -- and in connection with this the CountryHome draws lots premier Country Music magazines, tickets for the event. Increase to this in the CountryHome under www.countryhome.de

CountryHome - Germany's Premier Country Music Magazine -
Christian Lamitschka
An der Pfingstweide 28
61118 Bad Vilbel
Germany
Phone: ++49 6101 544613
Mobil: ++49 171 6903352
Fax: ++49 6101 544622
E-Mail: info@countrymusic-magazin.de

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