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World Famous Barbara's
In World Famous Printer's Alley
Nashville, TN

By Jerry Mac

   There use to be a place in World Famous Printer's Alley called Barbara's. It was the place where so many country music singers and musicians would come when they were not on the road. In other words, it was a real musicians hangout. There never was before then and never will be again a place quite like Barbara's. I had the pleasure of emceeing shows there back in the 90's. Barbara was the kind of club owner that did her best to give the up and coming musicians and singers in Nashville a place to showcase their talent. You never knew who you were going to see in Barbara's on any given night, so, therefore you would, also, see a lot of country music fans in there that had heard about the place. The regular folks would come for many reasons. Once they came, they stayed, because there was no other place in Nashville or anywhere else where you could hear such great real country music.
   Just a few of the folks that would frequent Barbara's were Tanya Tucker, Toby Keith, Hank Williams, Jr.,  Mark Chesnutt, , Brad Martin, Marty Haggard, Noel Haggard, and Bonnie Owens just to mention a few. I even had the pleasure of introducing Tom Jones from stage one night. There were so many hit songwriters in there on any given night that it's hard to believe they were all there, but, after all, they had to have a place to go, too, and they all loved Barbara's, because Barbara made them all feel at home.
   I just listened to a song off of Mark Chesnutt's new CD that got me to thinking about Barbara's. The name of the song is "Somebody Save The Honky Tonks".
Click on Play to listen. Click on the song title to order the CD. The song just got me to thinking about how great it would be if some things just never changed. I miss the Honky Tonks, and I miss Barbara's.
Jerry Mac

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Newgrass Review
"Little Black Train" Top 5 In Bluegrass Charts
Since April, 2004

   Newgrass Review is "The Only" bluegrass group to have a song, "Little Black Train", in the Top 5 list, other than the Song, "Man Of Constant Sorrow".
   Little Black Train has been in the Top 5 in the bluegrass charts since April
2004. And of course like Man Of Constant Sorrow. Maybe Newgrass Review will never get the recognition 'till we appear in a movie, but we are having fun
and playing good music. We will be cutting a new album this coming month, if it
goes as planned, with some dynamite songs by some of Nashville's premier
songwriters, as well as some of our own. Hold on to your seat for this album!
We love our freinds, family, fans and the USA.

KC "Band leader Of Newgrass Review"

   KC will be performing live on channel 75 which is nationally televised, on
September 29th, also second week of October date TBA.

Message from KC & Newgrass Review

   We would like to take this time to personally thank our personal friends
we love dearly: Jo Crowe of Crowe Entertainment "The Best" song plugger and Artist Development company in Nashville. Also Tom Devine one of my dearest and closest friends.

Message from Jerry Mac

   I want to 2nd what KC & Newgrass Review said about Jo Crowe and Tom Devine. I know them both very well, and each of them have a personal endorsement from me. If you are a new artist, you can't go wrong with getting yourself and/or your music in the hands of these 2 well seasoned music professionals.
Jerry Mac

Contact information for Tom Devine:
New Breed Music Group
1621 16th Ave. Sq.
Nashville, TN 37212

Tom Devine
Tom Devine

Contact information for Jo Crowe:
Crowe Entertainment
1219 16th Ave. Sq.
Nashville, TN 37212

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Country Music News From Down Under
"Katrina’s On Top Of The world"

September 21, 2004

   The Pub Management’s latest signing as an artist in development KATRINA BURGOYNE NASHVILLE SONG SEARCH HONOURS - TAMWORTH CAMERTAhas been named in the top four songwriters under 18 in the international Nashville Song Search.
   Sixteen-year-old Katrina Burgoyne, from Gunnedah, NSW, and fellow Tamworth Camerata* graduate Shandell Tosoni, from Queensland, are the two Australians placed in the top four of the quest, which drew 1800 entries from young writers all over the world.
   Shandell was placed first and will travel to Nashville to accept her award and perform on the awards show later this year.
Meanwhile, Katrina has entered her second year of tuition with the NSW Education Department’s Talent Development Project.
   At 16, Katrina was too young to graduate from the course which involves travel to Sydney once a month for workshops and performance opportunities with leading Australian musicians from all fields.
   She will now benefit from a further 12 months of study, learning from the best and following her dream of becoming a professional singer-songwriter.

   Tamworth Camerata is a five-day country music school for youth held each July, in the Australasian Country Music Capital.

Please visit the Tamworth Camerata website:

Please visit Katrina's website:


2005 Tamworth Country Music Festival Dates:
Friday 14th January - Sunday 23rd January

Press Release Submitted By:
Cheryl Byrnes
The Pub Management

Representing: Felicity Urquhart, The Baileys, Aaron Bolton, Aleyce Simmonds & Katrina Burgoyne

  • The Pub, The Family & Southgate Inn

  • Tamworth Camerata - Youth School Of Country Music - Sat 2nd July to Thurs 7th July 2005

Landline: 02 6765 4875
Mobile: 0428 413 809
Fax: 02 6762 4304

Texas Recording Artist Sammy Sadler
Renews Commitment To The National Organization of Victims’ Rights

   Nashville, TN (September 29, 2004) – Texas recording artist Sammy Sadler has renewed his commitment to the National Organization of Victims’ Rights (NOVA). Sadler attended the 30th Annual North American Victim Assistance Conference held in Sacramento last month, where he spoke and performed – and accepted an offer to serve, once again, as a national spokesperson for the group. He’s already booked for the National conference in Atlanta next August and will make appearances on behalf of the organization throughout 2005.
   Sadler knows better than anyone the toll that crime can take on its victims. A survivor of 1989’s infamous "Murder On Music Row" (profiled last week on A & E Television’s COLD CASE FILES), Sammy worked for years to overcome the effects of the attack. "It was a life-changing event," says the soft-spoken singer. "It was a long hard road, but I fought my way back."
   It is a fight that Sammy has clearly won. His debut CD, HARD ON A HEART, was released earlier this year to critical acclaim and phenomenal fan support. He has enjoyed two Top 15 Texas Music Chart singles ("I Know A Place" and "Hard On A Heart"), been featured in the national publications Country Weekly and Country Music Today, major newspapers in  Dallas, Houston, Little Rock , Nashville, San Antonio, Tulsa, and toured extensively throughout the summer.

Sammy's Web Site:

For more information contact:

Martha E. Moore
so much MOORE media - Celebrating 16 Years!
PO Box 120426
Nashville, TN 37212-0426
ph 615.298.1689
fax 615.298.1446
Web Site:

And The Winner Is...Arly Karlsen (Norway)
Here's To You (Man In Black)

   Arly Karlsen is no stranger around the world and that is why he is the "World's First Future Star". His song saluting the late Johnny Cash "Here's To You (Man In Black) was well received by many of the country formats from Australia to Canada and from the US and Europe. His deep mellow voice has touched the souls of many of the country music fans in the world, both contemporary and the traditional fan. Arly in many ways has always been a "star" and now he has the title.
   Arly now will be on an upcoming compilation CD of Mark Trail Music ( - M-T-M compilationCD's has included many of the elite newcomers to country music around the world.
   Arly will be touring New Zealand this fall and will get to show why he is the "World's First Future Star"

CHRISTCHURCH - in the South Island of New Zealand
CHRISTCHURCH - in the South Island of New Zealand
"ALPHA TAVERN" 7.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m.
KIHIKIHI - in the North Island of New Zealand
HAMILTON - in the North Island of New Zealand

   The competition was very competitive, the runner-up was the USA's Joel Fry and right behind was Canada's Quentin Wiebe. The contestants in the WFFS have all received great reviews from participating stations.
   A special thanks to everyone who participated in the WFFS . To get mp3's of the contest please contact us at -

2004 International Songwriting Competition
Deadline Approaching In Two Weeks

Sept 30, 2004

   The October 15 deadline for the third annual International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is only two weeks away. If you are an artist, songwriter or band member looking to gain exposure in the music industry, ISC is the perfect opportunity for you. "In addition to great prizes, ISC offers the unique opportunity to have your music heard by the most impressive group of judges from a variety of industry backgrounds in any songwriting competition. This makes ISC the songwriting competition to take note of."
Robbie Woliver, New York Times

ISC's 2004 panel of judges include top celebrities and record label executives:
Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Sean "P. Diddy" Combs; Aaron Lewis (Staind); John Ondrasik (Five For Fighting); Bo Diddley; Clint Black; David Hidalgo (Los Lobos); Branford Marsalis; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Peter Furler (Newsboys); Taj Mahal; Sully Erna (Godsmack); Macy Gray; Stacey Earle; Scott Kirkland (The Crystal Method); Michael Gudinski (Chairman, Mushroom Group of Companies); Alan Meltzer (CEO, Wind-Up Records); Tara Griggs-Magee (Executive VP Gospel/Urban Music, Sony Records); Michael McDonald (President, ATO Records); Tracy Gershon (Sr. Dir A&R/Artist Dev, Sony Records Nashville); Chris Parr (VP of Music Programming & Talent Relations, CMT); Peter Asher (Co-President, Sanctuary Artist Management); Kim Stephens (VP A&R, Lava Records); Barbara Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada) and Leib Ostrow (CEO, Music For Little People).

   More than $100,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to 50 winners, including $10,000 in cash and $30,000 in merchandise/services to the 2004 Overall Grand Prize winner.
   Visit for an entry form, or to upload your songs. ISC accepts entries via mail and online. All entries submitted by mail have to be postmarked on or before October 15, 2004. Online entries have to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST, October 15, 2004.

Entries are accepted in the following categories:
AAA/Roots/Americana, Dance/Electronica, Jazz, R&B/Hip-Hop, Blues, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Lyrics Only, Rock, Children's Music, Gospel/Christian, Performance, Teen, Country, Instrumental, Pop/Top 40, and World Music

International Songwriting Competition
211 Seventh Avenue North, Suite LL-20
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615.251.4441
Fax: 615.251.4442

Special Performance By "Young Ladies of Country"
The Garland Opry In Garland Texas

   On Sunday, October 17th there will be a special performance by Ashley Simons, Britnee Edmonds, Tiffani Boyer, Kristian Garcia, and Madison Fox ("The Young Ladies Of Country"). The show starts at 4:30 PM. Ticket prices are: Adults $10.00; Seniors 60 & up and children 12 & under $8.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance.

To purchase tickets or for more information contact:

Jana D. Simons
Assistant to Assistant Head
Episcopal School of Dallas
(214) 353-5885

Listen to Ashley sing "When I Think About Angels".
Visit Ashley Simons website at The Country Music Planet.

Celebrities Help Make Internet Auction For Animals
A Big Charity Event!

Pick up autographed goodies from today’s biggest entertainers and help save animals! WSPA (The World Society for the Protection of Animals*) kicks off its internet auction to benefit animals at, live today and running until midnight October 31st!

Shop your way through over 270 auction items including lots of hot memorabilia:

Music Sensations:

Yoko Ono Autographed CD - “Blueprint for a Sunrise”

“REM” Autographed 8” x 10” B&W Photograph

Kelly Clarkson Autographed 8” x 10” B&W Photograph

Barenaked Ladies Autographed 8” x 10” B&W Photograph

Sarah McLachlan Autographed 8” x 10” B&W Photograph

Personalized Tim McGraw Autographed 8” x 10” Coloured Photograph

Our Lady Peace Autographed 8” x 10” B&W Photograph

Joni Mitchell Originally Signed Art Poster

Joni Mitchell Autographed 8” x 10” B&W Photograph

Tom Cochrane Autographed Canadian Music Hall of Fame Sweatshirt and "Trapeze" CD!!!

Tom Cochrane Autographed "Mad Mad World" CD

Tragically Hip Signed Music @ Work Tour Poster

Tragically Hip Poster from their In Between Evolution Tour

"Tragically Hip" Autographed 8” x 10” B&W Photograph

Jann Arden Autographed:

a/ Long-Sleeve Shirt (Hemp/Cotton Long Sleeve Size XL)

b/ Two CD Samplers: “Love is the Only Soldier”, and “Ruby Red”)

c/ “Love is the Only Soldier Tour” Mouse Pad

Terri Clarke Autographed Tour Shirt & Autographed 8” x 10” B&W Photograph

Terri Clarke Autographed CD Edition!!

John Denver 4-CD Set: “The Country Roads Collection”

Anne Murray Autographed CD

Michael Burgess Autographed CD

Korn Collection 8’ x 10” Band Photograph

Corey Feldman Autographed CD of "Former Child Actor"

TV/Movie Stars:

Christina Ricci Autographed "Monster" Poster

Ben Stiller Autographed 8” x 10” Photograph

Ashley Judd Autographed Photographs at “Kentucky Wildcats” Games

"Two and a Half Men" Autographed Promotional Photo

Jennifer Connelly Autographed 8” x 10” Photograph

Dan Aykroyd House of Blues Signed T-shirt & Photograph

Rob Lowe Autographed 8” x 10” Photograph

Jaclyn Smith Autographed Coloured Photograph

Sports Sensations:

Over 40 signed items (jerseys, frames, pucks, photos) from sports celebrities such as Maurice Richard, Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull, Guy Lafleur, Doug Gilmour, Mats Sundin, Martin Brodeur & Brad Richards;

2004 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Autographed Photograph;

WWE Rob Van Dam/Hulk Hogan Fan Pack PLUS…other WWE Deluxe Packs!

The auction also features hotel stays; dinners; theatre, comedy & museum tickets; ski/snowboard passes; a rafting trip; a spa getaway; a romantic helicopter flight for two; other entertainment attractions; as well as artwork; gift baskets & certificates; jewellery; books; clothing; collector’s items; and other highly sought after goodies.

To view our online items today, please link to and look for the “WSPA” logo. Click on “Browse all of our items HERE”, choose “Memorabilia” then view our celebrity items up for auctioning!

Please help us raise money for animals and get some Christmas shopping done at the same time. Remember to link to today and “shop away” until midnight October 31st!

All proceeds from the sale of auction items will go directly towards WSPA’s animal protection work. *The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is the world’s largest federation of animal protection agencies working with more than 460 humane societies in over 100 countries to improve the welfare of animals and prevent cruelty wherever it occurs. For more information, please visit

   Entertainers, submit your press releases by e-mail. All submissions will be considered for inclusion, but the articles that appear here must be approved by the owners and publishers of "Jerry Mac's News".

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