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Join us this week as we welcome the country music band, Breaking Southwest. Hailing from Dallas, TX., country, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, pop, punk, classical, soul, and all the rest… If you can spout off a genre, one of these guys has probably played it. The roots are planted deep in country music, but listen closely, and you’ll hear little bits of so much more. Since their formation in 2010, Breaking Southwest has continued to steadily grow in the North Texas area. They’ve played for 40,000+ people on New Year’s Eve outside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, they’ve rocked a packed house at The House of Blues in Dallas, they’ve opened for the likes of Kellie Pickler, Billy Currington, Stoney Larue, Johnny Cooper, Reckless Kelly, Roger Creager, The O’s, and many more. With well over 100 shows behind them, Breaking Southwest has fined tuned their live performance to be a fun, high energy, rockin’ good time. And they strive to always leave the crowd wanting just a little bit more. Their new album, “Take a Moment” is available now on iTunes. We will talk to them about their upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at their music, feature their latest songs, and ask them to share their message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Breaking Southwest at http://breakingsouthwest.com/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with with them during the show (718) 766-4193 If you would like to participate in the live chat during the show, you must sign up on the show site first and then log in during the show. More great music for a really great cause! And as always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. This is sure to be a terrific show so be sure to join us, Sunday March 9th 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT! Our message to the troops....WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
THE NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION : SCHOOL BOARD ADVOCACY with
David A. Pickler, President of the National School Boards Association and member of Tennessee’s Shelby County Board of Education.
Listen 24/7 on www.blogtalkradio.com/talkingwithheroes1 as I have the Honor of talking with Ft Carson and Missouri National Guard Soldiers call in from Kandahar, Afghanistan. SSG Rob Oson, Staff Sgt. Joshua Breig, Spc. Reba Colony, Spc. Deven Mitchell, Spc. Joseph Myers, Spc. Jennifer Cooper. They talk about their recent visit from Duck Dynasty Starts Willie and Jeb Robertson and Country Western Singer Singer/Star Kellie Pickler and her Band. They talk about Care Packages and Letters from back Home, Training Afghanistan and more. Please SHARE this information!!!
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Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – publishers of ChampagneSundaysMagazine.com, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays entertainment show, airing live from Pine Mountain Lake, in Yosemite’s Gold Country.
- P. Christina Greenaway, acclaimed author of “Dream Chaser: Awakening”, will discuss her new romantic, time travel adventure novel ‘Written in Ruberah: Age of Jeweled Intelligence’.
- Lauren Elise - Nashville recording artist and award winning vocalist accepted into the prestigious Country Music Association (CMA). She sang with Sara Evans at CMA Fest 2013, opened for Craig Morgan and Dustin Lynch, and has performed shows with Luke Bryan, Phil Vassar, and Kelli Pickler.
- Artist Victoria Chick will discuss Jim Dine and Robert Indiana, two artists associated with the Pop Art movement whose art explored the symbols most associated with Valentine’s Day, and turned them into their own trademarks.
- Nelene DeGuzman ‘The Rifle’ - A solo act based in Tucson, Arizona, Nelene will discuss her new EP ‘Rib to Rib’.
Plus, Hollywood History with Steve Schneickert!
Join us this week as we celebrate the 4th year anniversary of our show and welcome the country rock band, The Jeremy Graham Band. Hailing from Augusta, GA., this band has been around the world. From touring all over the USA performing for their loyal fans and making more along the way to overseas entertaining our troops. They have their own tour bus and play for thousands of people every week. They are the hottest country-rock band in the Southeastern US. Jeremy has been singing since he could walk, just like every artist, but music doesn't make an artist - LIFE does. The road behind Jeremy Graham is paved with blood, sweat, tears, bus parts and friends for life. The road ahead adds a production/management deal with Monsta Nash in Nashville, new music co-written with seasoned songwriters, a crew of supporters in Nashville and plenty of goosebumps for his fans. Over the past years, the band has had the privilege of working with some of the most talented entertainers in the country music industry. They nclude: Jason Aldean, Kellie Pickler, Lee Brice, Buddy Jewell, Lee Ann Womack, Darryl Worley, Jamey Johnson, Crossin Dixin, Rhett Akins, and many more! We will talk with Jeremy about their upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at their music, feature their latest songs and ask him to share his message for the troops. Please be sure to visit The Jeremy Graham Band at http://www.thejeremygrahamband.com/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with Jeremy during the show (718) 766-4193 If you would like to participate in the live chat during the show, you must sign up on the blogtalkradio site first and then log in during the show. More great music for a really great cause! And as always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. Join us, Sunday 8/4/2013 at 4 PM EDT! Our message to the troops....WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
Lynnae Schneller, a lifelong pickler turned her family pickling pastime into Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles, a thriving commercial business. Since 2011, Lynnae has produced her savory pickles from her company headquartersin Fircrest, Washington, with sister-in-law, Aly Cullinane – Partner and VP of Sales. The duo has gone from selling 1,000 jars in the first month of business to producing 10,000 jars a month. Initially only available in select gourmet stores along the West Coast, Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles recently expanded into new markets across the U.S.
The November Special Edition (1 hour) will feature two special guests who are the chief architects for the ongoing merger of Shelby County and Memphis City Public Schools - David Pickler and Martavius Jones. The unification is considered to be the largest school district consolidation in American history. Fraught with historical tensions, issues of race and equity, this is a consolidation ambitious both in scale and momentum. Actions by members of the Memphis and Shelby school boards, local city councils, a 2011 referendum, and ongoing lawsuits have divided the local landscapes along political lines.
Discussions about a possible consolidation occurred as far back as October / November 2010, spurred by a proposal by David Pickler (SCPS) to authorize special district status to Shelby School District. In response, Martavius Jones (MCPS) proposed the city of Memphis relinquish its charter. What followed has proven to be a hugely influential series of efforts to reform two very different school districts, the implications of which may reverberate in school districts across the USA.
However, the move has divided community members, parents, and local residents due to the significance of the logistical, legal, and community challenges such a substantial consolidation process poses. Some of the issues it raises for those directly affected include, but are not limited to:
Memphis teachers are unionized, Shelby County’s are not.
The county owns its buses, the city has historically relied on a contractor.
Both use different textbooks and different curriculums
Each district implements different teacher evaluation systems.
Median family income in Memphis is $32,000 a year vs. suburban average of $92,000.
85 percent of students in Memphis are black vs. 38 percent in Shelby County are black.
Join us for what will certainly be an amazing discussion.
Tonight, we'll be talking about how much artists are charging to book concerts & how much money, time & promotion are involved in that type of production. TSG.com recently took a look at the contracts for some major artists & the results are shocking - even more shocking is the location at which some of the world's most popular hip hop artists are in terms of dollars, compared to their counterparts in country music:
Rascal Flatts $702,500
Keith Urban $487,500
Selena Gomez $100,000
Kelly Pickler $ 40,000
Kris Allen $ 12,500
Chris Young $ 7,500
Does this speak to the level of support given to hip hop artists - or does this just indicate higher ticket costs, etc.? Tell us what you think.
Join us this week and enjoy the awesome sounds of HER & Kings County. HER & Kings County has shared the stage with national touring acts such as Kid Rock, Montgomery Gentry, Jason Aldean, Kellie Pickler, Pat Green, Randy Houser, Shooter Jennings, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Charlie Daniels, and the list continues to grow. They’ve been featured on CMT, GAC, in Country Weekly magazine, and even on CNN. We will talk to them about their upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look into their music, play many of their songs, and ask them to share their efforts to support the troops. Please be sure to visit HER & Kings County at http://www.myspace.com/her and spread the word. More great music for a really great cause! And as always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. This is sure to be an terrific show so be sure to join us, Sunday February 14th at 4:00 PM EST! Our message to the troops....WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.