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Since Sugarland exploded onto the music scene in ’04, they have sold over nine million records, achieved eight No. 1 singles, and won numerous awards; Nettles has won five ASCAP awards for her songwriting abilities, and in 2008 individually received a Grammy Award, ACM Award and CMA Award for penning the emotionally charged, platinum-selling No. 1 hit “Stay.”
She has been seen all over the media spectrum, with performances ranging from President Barack Obama’s inauguration celebration to Oprah, The Kennedy Center Honors, and VH1 Divas: Salute The Troops. Most recently, Nettles treated fans to a show-stopping performance of “You and I” with Lady Gaga at the 2011 ‘Grammy Nominations Live’ concert.
Mary began her journey in 1995 with a semester of yoga at Scottsdale Community College from Julie Crutchfield. She received her first teacher training certification and began teaching in 1997. Mary's enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge continued. She found her teacher Rod Stryker literally at the same time at a Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park, Colorado in 1998, and has studied with him intensely, immersing herself in his presence since then.
Mary is an ERYT 500 registered yoga alliance teacher, a senior student of Rod Stryker's and a Level II Certified Para Yoga® Teacher. The synthesis of biomechanical principles of alignment, along with heart-centered themes and the lineage and depth of knowledge of energetics of Tantric Hatha in the Para Yoga® style, is a complete yoga.
Candice Schwager joins us today with GRADE leader Debby Valdez to tell the story of Ruby Peterson, a 93-year old woman being held against her will, falsely imprisoned and illegally chemically restrained at Silverado Senior Living, Sugarland Texas. The cause Let Ruby Go is featured on Facebook at Free Ruby from Silverado, http://www.letrubygo.com
Candice Schwager, President of ElderLaw Advocates "Let Go of Ruby!"
Candice is a 15 year civil litigation attorney and serves as President of 2 nonprofits for the disabled, Attorneys for Special Needs Children and ElderLaw Advocates her website is http//www.elderlawadvocates.org. She practices in Houston, Texas. She's an advocate and attorney and has testified before the Texas Senate on special education issues. Her journey began like many before her, when her son's School District denied him a free appropriate public education in services he required as a result of his 31/2 months premature birth at one pound and retaliated against her personally for her advocacy. Candice is a 4 time recipient of awards by the Texas State Bar for outstanding provision of legal services to low income Texans, included in the Texas Bar Pro Bono College. She has also been featured in the Houston Examiner as an inspiring woman.
With a unique combination of smooth country vocals and an explosive live performance, Nashville Recording Artist Tom Dixon has given birth to a new way of delivering that sweet country sound, with a heart-pumping, foot-stomping beat that has been bringing audiences to their feet for years.
Tom has continued to work on his song writing skills and has played several writers nights and open mics in Nashville, TN at places such as the legendary Blue Bird Cafe. Tom pulls influences from such artists as: Gary Allan, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean and legends like Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Tom is determined and will not let go of the dream. He has had an opportunity to open for artists such as: Eric Church, Alan Jackson, The Zac Brown Band, Sugarland, Phil Vassar & Kip Moore. In 2014 Tom is scheduled to open for Lady Antebelum, Billy Currington and Joe Nichols.
Austin Webb is signed to Streamsound Records, the Nashville-based label founded by Grammy award-winning producer Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sugarland), veteran industry exec Jim Wilkes and Tim McHugh. The newcomer recently wrapped-up the six-week, 16-market Country Deep Tour presented by AT&T U-verse and is currently touring the nation performing and visiting radio stations in support of new his single, "Raise 'Em Up." The party anthem is the follow-up from his Top 40 hit, "Slip On By." He is a Williamston, S.C., native and Nashville resident. Austin’s music straddles the line between the two genres he grew up listening to most: Country and Soul. Citing influences like Joe Cocker, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Guy Clark, Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt.
JAIDA DREYER's unmistakable country voice, bubbly personality, and eclectic, insightful songwriting scored her a publishing deal with Grammy award-winning producer Byron Gallimore (Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Sugarland) at the age of 19. In 2012, Byron announced the creation of his own label called Streamsound Records, and threw his full support behind Jaida’s career. “I’m proud for her to be our flagship artist,” says Byron. “She’s the real deal. I couldn’t feel stronger about anybody.” The album entitled I Am Jaida Dreyer has featured the popular radio singles Confessions (Of An Ex-Girlfriend) and Half Broke Horses. She credits her eclectic taste in music to her mother, who introduced her to classic artists like Kitty Wells and Hank Williams, Sr., as well as then-current hitmakers like Tanya Tucker, Keith Whitley, and Patty Loveless. As a pre-teen, Jaida also found herself drawn to a variety of singer-songwriters like Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, and Steve Earle. Recently, she has had three of her songs (Dreams, This Town and Tell Me) used on the ABC hit TV show Nashville. “I originally had no aspirations to be an artist,” explains Jaida who was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario and raised in Latimer, Iowa. “Not because I didn’t want to be, I was just a realist. I knew that I didn’t sound like the female country singers I was hearing on the radio at the time, and I just figured my place was as a songwriter. I was okay with that. Little did I know that someday people would actually like my voice for the exact reasons that I thought they wouldn’t.”
(www.paxstereo.tv) Morning Coffee with Mario Talk Show – We've been away for a while as the studio upgrades continue, so it is real good to be back with a guest as special as Jim Gilstrap who has been a part of many historic studio recording moments with folks like Stevie Wonder, George Duke, Quincy Jones and more. He comes with stories about his many musical legend friends and associates, and charms us with his insights into some of music's good old days!
In HOtt PiXX by Vic, Kevin Hart's recent film "About Last Night" includes a score of beautiful women in various roles. We vote on who is the hottest actress between Selita Banks, Joy Bryant, Paula Patton and Regina Bell.
In Victor Allen's Nu New Sportz, Sochi Olympic bronze medal speed skater celebrates by zipping down her skating suit, only to realize she forgot she does not have any clothing underneath! What's the odds that former NBA great Tracy McGrady can crack major league baseball as a pitcher? Currently Tracy is working out with the Sugarland Texas Skeeters, a minor league team. The Australian Masters goes to a Woods, but not the Tiger. Cheyenne Woods,the niece of Tiger Woods wins the tournament.
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Laura Walsh discusses her album Take Your Time Pop Roxx Radio, Featuring Interesting People doing Interesting Things Hosted by Pop Artist Jamie Roxx Tonight's Featured Guest: Laura Walsh http://www.facebook.com/LauraWalshMusic http://www.laurawalshmusic.com http://www.reverbnation.com/laurawalsh http://twitter.com/LauraWalshMusic http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/laura-walsh/id435146591 http://open.spotify.com/artist/5e9mByLFP9kMK0hZKNghdz Nashville recording artist and Arizona native, Laura Walsh, is actively involved in the Southwest music scene. Debuting her brand new album, Take Your Time, Laura has been featured as a pre-show opener for Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, Lee Brice, and Kacey Musgraves as well as a featured guest artist with The Lost Trailers at the NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway. As a local regular, she is making a name for herself at venues such as Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, Handlebar J, Hard Rock Café, Harrah’s Ak Chin, and Martini Ranch.
Rick Barker is a Personal Manager, Marketing Consultant and Public Speaker and the former manager of Taylor Swift.
After a 15 year career in radio, Rick moved over to the record company side in 2004 after accepting a job with Big Machine Records. While there he developed a unique touring model which helped create opportunities for recently signed artists with or without a national radio single to get in front of audiences, called Nashville To You. The concept was no matter where you live in the country, he could bring Nashville to you. Some of the first acts he took out were Sugarland, Josh Turner and Rodney Atkins.
Rick LOVES to teach and share with others and has observed that too often people waste time, energy and money becasue of lack of direction. His goal is to assist as many people as possible who are interested in pursuing a career in the music business.
Most recently he has been a consultant to Sony Music Nashville and Big Machine Records and owns his own marketing and consulting company Music Industry Blueprint.
Country artist JAIDA DREYER recently released he debut album featuring the hot new single Half Broke Horses. She credits her eclectic taste in music to her mother who introduced her to classic artists like Kitty Wells and Hank Williams Sr. as well as then-current hitmakers like Tanya Tucker, Keith Whitley and Patty Loveless. Jaida was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario and rasied in Latimer, Iowa. She began riding horses at a young age and won her first of many world championships at age 5! Her album is produced by Grammy award-winning producer Bryan Gallimore who has worked with Tim McGraw, Sugarland, Martina McBride, among others. This mutli-talented artist has toured with Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. Tune in and to get to know my guest and songs from her album I Am Jaida Dreyer on which she wrote or co-wrote all 10 tracks.
Trish Buscemi started a painting business-Two Sisters Painting in 2009. She became certified as a Color Consultant in 2011 to assist people in choosing the right color of paint to coordinate with the lighting, their furnishings, and their lifestyle. Most Interior Designers don’t really have knowledge about color and have asked Trish to partner with her. Color can make a huge difference in motivating individuals to learn, perform more efficiently at work, increase mental and physical healing, and help with memory. Everything in our world is in color. Toddlers learn color before anything else. Color represents symbols, traditions, emotions, communication, and has universal acceptance. Recently, Trish has worked with parents of Special Needs children (ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Down Syndrome) because color can make a difference in their lives. Children with a heightened sensory see colors differently. Colors can affect neuro-pathways to motivate learning, increase memory, and stimulate an effective learning environment for the child. Colors Matter has also donated time and talent to the Make a Wish Foundation. In January Colors Matter will be leading a team for the Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity All Women Build that will be completed for Mother’s Day 2013. Trish is also a speaker for the Sugarland Home and Garden Show in January, and the Cy-Fair Home and Garden Show in February.
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