Tuesday, November 21, 2017

STAR-STUDDED ALBUM HONORING DAN FOGELBERG TO BENEFIT PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION


The highly-anticipated album, A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg, is now available on CD, digital and streaming platforms. Released worldwide through BMG, sales will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), a cause near and dear to Dan’s wife, Jean Fogelberg. In 2008, a year after Dan Fogelberg passed away from prostate cancer, Jean released “Sometimes A Song”, a Valentine’s Day gift to her from Dan, and donated proceeds to PCF. Each year since then she has designed the annual PCF Holiday Cards to help raise money and awareness.

In 2010, Jean put together a production dream team of some of Dan’s long-time friends, including producer Norbert Putnam; mega manager Irving Azoff; and concert promoter Chuck Morris. Together they gathered some of the industry’s leading musicians and vocalists to record an album honoring Dan. Included in the stellar lineup are Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Jimmy Buffett, Joe Walsh and the Eagles, Michael McDonald, Train, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, Boz Scaggs, Casey James, Dobie Gray, Donna Summer, Fool’s Gold’s Denny Henson and Tom Kelly, Randy Owens, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Richie Furay.

Almost 8 years in the making, the album was a true labor of love for Jean Fogelberg, who says, “I will be forever grateful to these amazing artists for giving their time and talents to honor Dan and to help fund the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s research programs to find a cure for prostate cancer.” In August some of the artists from A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg performed at a sold-out concert at Fiddler’s Green in Colorado that raised $152,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

“We are blessed and grateful to Jean for her steadfast and devotional support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and our work to defeat this cancer that continues to take the life of a man every 20 minutes,” said Jonathan Simons, MD, president and chief executive officer, PCF. “With her help and the support of all of Dan’s fans who purchase this beautiful tribute album, research gets that much closer to the day when loved ones are no longer lost to prostate cancer.”

The album features covers of some of Dan Fogelberg’s greatest hits:

A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg track listing:

1.    Phoenix performed by Garth Brooks
2.    Nether Lands performed by Donna Summer
3.    Better Change performed by Michael McDonald
4.    Longer performed by Amy Grant/Vince Gill
5.    Same Old Lang Syne performed by Train
6.    Don’t Lose Heart performed by Dobie Gray
7.    Old Tennessee performed by Fool’s Gold/Denny Henson and Tom Kelly
8.    As the Raven Flies performed by Casey James
9.    Sutters Mill performed by Randy Owens
10.  Run for the Roses performed by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Richie Furay
11.   Hard to Say performed by Boz Scaggs
12.  Part of the Plan performed by Eagles
13.  There’s a Place in the World for a Gambler performed by Jimmy Buffett
14.  Leader of the Band performed by Zac Brown

Dan Fogelberg, one of the most popular artists of the '70s and '80s, was a key component of the golden age of the singer/songwriter. His second album, the 1974 Joe Walsh-produced Souvenirs, hit the top 20 and led Dan into a three-decade run that would include 11 platinum and two gold albums. His best- known songs include “Longer”, a ballad that became a wedding ceremony standard; “Leader of the Band,” a tribute to his bandleader father, Lawrence Fogelberg; “Run For The Roses”, the unofficial theme of the Kentucky Derby; and the seasonal staple “Same Old Lang Syne.”

COUNT ON COUNTRY - BIG AND RICH TO HOST RADIO SPECIAL FOR LAS VEGAS SHOOTING VICTIMS ON NOV 28


All 19 Entercom Country stations will air the one-hour commercial-free #COUNTONCOUNTRY special hosted by Big & Rich on Nov. 28 to raise money for the Las Vegas Victim's Fund.
"When the unthinkable happens, people come together," says Pres./Programming Pat Paxton. "We come together to heal, to grow, to cry, to remember, and most importantly to help each other."
The show will include stories from first responders, interviews and music from Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney Fan Club and Lady Antebellum.

You can tune in on these stations for more info:

93.1 The Wolf

WUSY US-101

US99 / Chicago's Hottest Country

99.5 WYCD

The Bull

106.5 the WOLF

94.1 The Wolf

Kiss 99.9

BUZ'N 102.9

92.5 XTU

KMLE Country 107.9

Y108

99.5 The Wolf

K-FROG

92.5 WBEE

KSON FM

Seattle Wolf

94.1 KMPS

Froggy 101

FIRST CONWAY TWITTY VINYL AVAILABLE IN 26 YEARS APTLY TITLED TIMELESS


Conway Twitty, one of America's most-loved performers of all-time with 55 No. 1 one hits to his credit (second only to George Strait) created a musical legacy that continues to endure and thrive almost a quarter-century after his passing in 1993. Country Rewind Records has released TIMELESS, a collection of never before heard recordings from Twitty himself. The new record is now available on vinyl and it’s the first vinyl release of Conway music since the 1991 record Even Now. The vinyl is available on ConwayTwitty.com and Amazon.

The songs on Timeless haven't been heard since their original airing in 1972, included in a series of musical recordings from top artists at the time as part of a United States recruitment program. Singers such as Dolly Parton, George Jones, and Waylon Jennings would record fifteen-minute performances that would be distributed to over 2,000 radio stations throughout the world intended for commercial release. Tom Gramuglia of Country Rewind Records, says that he can’t wait for fans to hear these recordings - which put the recorded genius of Conway Twitty on full display for all to hear.

“These recordings were long forgotten and few people who knew of their existence. They’ve never before been made commercially available to the public and I truly felt like this music needed to be shared with long-time traditional fans, and heard by our younger generation of Millennials who have a flavor and inkling for country music recording artists that made American country music great.”

"Timeless is a truly special piece of Country Music history that reminds listeners of the exquisite musical legacy of an artist who was rightfully called "The Best Friend A Song Ever Had." The title of the album says it all. Conway Twitty was - is - and always will be 'Timeless.'" 
- Chuck Dauphin, Billboard Magazine

The music on Timeless is a mixture of many of the songs that made Conway Twitty a household name, such as his signature song from 1970, “Hello Darlin,” as well as a pair of deeper Twitty cuts that are no less historic or powerful - “The Image Of Me” and “Next In Line” (his first top ten and number one hits, respectively) from 1968. His band, the Twitty Birds - featuring steel guitar wizard John “Buttermilk” Hughey, bassist “Big Joe” Lewis, and drummer Tommy “Pork Chop” Markham - are featured on Timeless, as well as new musical accompaniment produced by Twitty’s daughter and son-in-law, Joni and John Wesley Ryles. Joni - who performed with her father on the 1975 classic “Don’t Cry Joni” - says this music is something that Twitty’s loyal following will want to add to their collection:

“When I heard it, I was blown away. I couldn't be prouder of Dad's performance, and the Twitty Birds did such a great job. Every Conway Twitty fan needs to hear this. My family could not be more pleased to celebrate his life in music with this compilation of treasures.” Ryles says that her family has been pleased to see that his music continues to warrant praise and attention from many of today’s biggest stars - something for which she is grateful.

While the sessions that comprise Timeless weren’t the typical Decca recording session with Owen Bradley producing, these tracks - cut at the studio of former Elvis Presley band member Scotty Moore - drip with as much perfection as anything he cut at Bradley’s Barn. It wasn't like a typical session where everything was perfected,” explained Ryles. “But, these songs are an incredible gift, and Daddy was sounding as incredible as he ever did. These recordings make my heart smile, and I think his fans will feel the same way.”

Timeless Track Listing:

1. (Lost Her Love) On Our Last Date
2. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
3. Hello Darlin’
4. How Much More Can She Stand
5. Working Girl
6. I Can’t See Me Without You
7. I Love You More Today
8. Crazy Arms
9. 15 Years Ago
10. Honky Tonk Man
11. The Image Of Me
12. If You Were Mine To Lose
13. Proud Mary
14. Next In Line