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For over a decade, Superchick has redefined the concept of what a Christian band can be. Their music incorporates various styles, from Pop, Rock and Punk - to Rap and R&B, and their sound has been compared to mainstream acts such as No Doubt and Avril Lavigne. Learn why they still hope to make a difference with their music.

15 Behind the Desk

As the Senior Vice President of Music Strategy at CMT, Jay Frank oversees all of the major network’s on-air and digital music programs across multiple platforms, including films, games, touring and other enterprise businesses. His new book, FutureHit.DNA, is sure to help change the way digital music is discovered and consumed.

18 NEW COLUMN! “I’m Jus’ Sayin’” by funny man, Spanky Brown

26 BEYOND THE SONG

Former Olympian Cathy Rigby contributes her musical and acting talents to Discovery Arts, a unique charitable organization that brings the healing power of the arts to children who suffer with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

29 LIFESTYLE FEATURE: Fontanel = Country Cool In the 1980s, entertainer Barbara Mandrell built her mansion, Fontanel, in the woods near Nashville. Recently, it has been transformed into a tourist attraction and culinary and recreational destination, and a showplace for live music. Like the crossover singing icon who helped create it, it is country, but it also transcends boundaries.

31 CHRISTIAN MUSIC WEEKLY 38 APD GLOBAL RADIO INDICATOR CHARTS™ New Genre-Specific Charts!

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FROM THE PUBLISHER Welcome to the September edition of the Direct Buzz! Christian Rock band Superchick is our cover feature. With their youthful good looks, hooky songs and cutting-edge videos, they have redefined the concept of what a Christian band is. In our interview, bassist Matt Dally and front woman Tricia Brock give their take on what makes this Grammy-winning act a success. Jay Frank, the Senior Vice President of Music Strategy at CMT rules in “Behind the Desk,” talking about his role at the music and entertainment network, what he looks for in an act, his thoughts on the state of the industry, and his new book, FutureHit.DNA. Funny man, Spanky Brown provides us with some comedic relief in “I’m Jus’ Sayin,’” and we couldn’t resist his tongue-in-cheek take on our pop culture obsessed world. We explore the Fontanel, the mansion and former home of Barbara Mandrell, that has recently been transformed into one of Nashville’s newest tourist attractions. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. To honor that, we focus on a unique charity, Discovery Arts, and their national spokesperson, former Olympic gold medal-winner-turned-musical-actress, Cathy Rigby. Together, they bring the healing power of the arts to children in hospitals who suffer with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Finally, we wish to congratulate AirPlay Direct members and guitar wizards, Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto on their recent sellout tour of Japan! We have cool new “Featured Artists,” to check out - and we warmly welcome James McCartney, the only son of former Beatle, Paul, who just dropped his debut EP exclusively to radio at AirPlay Direct. The music business is starting to be fun again. Come on in. The water’s warm.

Robert Weingartz Founder & CEO, AirPlay Direct Founder & Publisher, the Direct Buzz


THE WRITERS ROUND

A Songwriter Profile by Paul Clifford

No Justice “Just Get Going” AirPlayDirect.com/NoJustice

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ince 2005, the name No Justice has become a familiar fixture on Texas radio, charting seven Top 10 singles and a pair of #1s. The five-piece band from Stillwater, Oklahoma, is a polished touring machine, playing nearly 200 shows a year and every square inch of roadhouse in the Lone Star State. The No Justice sound has developed over the years into a well-balanced compound of roots, red dirt, country and blues. After recording three albums and building up a formidable grassroots following, No Justice’s lead singer and guitarist Steve Rice realized that even a state the size of Texas has its borders and it was time for No Justice to introduce themselves to the rest of the country. By late 2009, the group had landed a new record deal, partnered with a veteran artist manager and made the decision to record the next project in Music City, USA. “The Writer’s Round” caught up with Steve after a sound check recently to talk about their new album and latest single, “Just Get Going.” WR: How do you approach songwriting, and where did the inspiration

for the song “Just Get Going” come from? SR: I have been writing for about 12 years, but not song after song every month. I can’t sit down and write a song. It just doesn’t flow out until it’s ready. But, when it comes it feels good. Drinking songs and that kind of thing are cool, but I think there’s other writer’s who have that covered very well. We write a lot about relationships and everybody can relate to a good breakup song. WR: You worked with Dexter Green on your new album, Second Avenue, which was recorded in Nashville. What was that experience like? SR: Working with Dex was really easy. I am really impressed with him. He has a way of bringing out the best in you. The band’s country leanings were certainly a fit for Nashville, so we all got together and picked everything apart, and really nailed down what we wanted this album to be. I don’t think I would change a thing about it. WR: You have been a fixture on the Oklahoma/Texas music scene for quite a few years. How are your longtime fans accepting the new album?

SR: We had cut two earlier records and we recorded what we thought people wanted to hear. On this record, we got to spread out into other genres, Rock, Country and Blues. We want to reach a bigger audience; we want to have cowboys and Mohawks at our shows. You either like our new album or you don’t. I hope you like it! WR: Where does No Justice go from here? SR: Hopefully home (he chuckles). We have been on the road for so long, but we want to break out nationally and expend our regional focus at the same time. It’s like starting over in a way, but with Carved Records and our great team behind us, we are ready for it.


Superchick The Master’s Plan By: Clif Doyal

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estiny may be the best word to describe the success of Christian Rock band, Superchick. From their debut concert performance in front of thousands, to stadium tours around the world, hit records, and a GRAMMY® nomination - it seems that big things were always in the master plan for Superchick. With their youthful good looks, hooky songs and cutting-edge videos, Superchick has redefined the concept of what a Christian band can be. Their music incorporates various styles, from Pop, Rock and Punk - to Rap and R&B, and their sound has been compared to mainstream acts such as No Doubt and Avril Lavigne. Fronted by sisters, Tricia Brock on lead vocals and Melissa Brock on vocals and guitar, Superchick is rounded out by Matt Dally on bass and vocals; Dave Ghazarian on lead guitar and vocals; Chase Lovelace on drums, and Max Hsu, who serves as their producer, keyboardist, DJ, videographer, and all-around creative wunderkind. Since forming in Chicago over a decade ago, Superchick has released six albums, sold upwards of 750,000 albums and have celebrated multiple

record-breaking #1 singles at radio, including the standout tracks “We Live” and “Stand In The Rain.” Superchick’s 2008 release, Rock What You Got, turned out the group’s highest ever first week sales numbers and has received significant licensing placements on MTV’s “The Hills,” ABC television spots for “True Beauty,” and the Style Network’s reality series “Running In Heels,” to name a few. The album received a 2009 GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album” and produced the Top 5 radio hit, “Hold.” “I believe that we were destined to make it,” stated founding member, Dally, in a recent phone call with the Direct Buzz. “We set out to start a revolu

Tricia Brock

tion. We are just average kids from the ‘burbs and we had a plan. Our first gig was at a festival in front of 5,000 people and we were signed

“If you are passionate about what you do and you are good at it, someone will pay you for it.”


within a year of forming the band. For us, our band was the way for us to be able to inspire people to reach their visions and goals.” When asked about advice for younger aspiring musicians, he said, “I don’t have advice for other performers, except to follow your dreams, and if you are passionate about what you do, and you are good at it, someone will pay you for it.” On the subject of the band’s secret to their longevity, he added, “Being in a group is a lot like a marriage. For the first two years it is fun, and the next two years it really gets tough. It’s in that four-six year timeframe that a lot of bands break up. We always knew, ‘I love you, but I hate you at the same time.’ We stopped taking things personal, and having set expectations from each other. As long as it gets done, it is better that we go on together. We still have a few knock-down drag outs every once in awhile, but at the end of the day, I know that we all love each other and that is pretty special. Every year we ask ourselves, ‘Are we still successful, and are we still able to make a

Melissa Brock

difference?’ The answer is always ‘Yes.’ ” Superchick recently returned to the studio to reinvent their favorite songs from the band’s career. The aptly-named, Reinvention, in stores now, is being supported with their current radio single, “Still Here,” and an upcoming headlining tour. In addition to touching on significant lyrical themes that have resonated with Superchick’s fans, Reinvention draws inspiration from the more than 100 TV shows, video games and movies that have featured the group’s music. It is a soundtrack album for a world filled with fast car chases, giant fighting robots, teen romance and bad guys walking in slow mo-

Max Hsu

“We wanted God to do something special with our lives.” tion. Three new songs accompany nine reinventions pulled from every album in the band’s discography. A solo breakout from bassist Matt Dally entitled “Let It Roll,” was the project’s debut radio single, and now as the album picks up steam, “Still Here” is winning new fans for the group at both AC & CHR stations alike. In a rare day off between road trips last week, singer Tricia Brock was interviewed by the Direct Buzz. She brought us up to date on what is happening with Superchick, how they create their music and videos, and why they still hope to make a difference in the world with their music. the Direct Buzz (tDB): Tell us about your new album, Reinvention. ab

Tricia Brock (TB): Reinvention has nine songs from previous albums that we took completely apart and made new songs, just keeping the lyrics and melodies -thus the name. We love to take our songs you’ve heard and make them something new...sometimes it changes the meaning and feel completely. There are three new songs too. tDB: What is it like to be in a band with your sister? TB: Melissa and I get along better than any two friends could. It’s like having a best friend and a family member and a mom with me because she likes to take care of me. There were times I might not have stayed if I hadn’t had the security of Melissa.


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tDB: Was that always in the plan for both of you? TB: No, God completely surprised us with this. I was planning to go to college and minor in music and major in nursing. I still think I may go into nursing someday, but for now, this is where I am supposed to be. We wanted God to do something special with our lives, and we both felt like this was it. tDB: Where did you grow up? TB: We lived in a little town in Indiana on a 24-acre farm. I was the epitome of ‘tomboy country girl’ when I was little. I had a Honda 50 motorcycle; we had a four-wheeler, a trampoline, a lake we’d swim in, a huge fire pit where we’d have bonfires. It was the best childhood. I love the country still! tDB: What music were you influenced by? TB: Amy Grant was who I really looked up to. I had every one of her albums. And recently I’ve been thinking I might get some of them again. They were so good and still are! Later, I think my favorites be-

Dave Ghazarian

came some of the 80’s chick-rock that I heard on soft rock stations. I try to capture the energy in my vocals that they had. tDB: What was the inspiration for your latest single, “Still Here.” TB: We found the blog of a man dying of terminal brain cancer. He’s blogging about the rest of his life. He doesn’t really know how many days or weeks he has, but he’s trying to live every day just with joy that he’s still here. Initially, he was the inspiration, and when we talked about that, we realized we know

Matt Dally

so many people right now who are struggling through something in life. Health problems have been such a struggle in our families, even cancer and heart attacks; we’ve all been affected in the last few years closely. And we’ve seen people we love having money trouble because of the economy. And these people are just trudging through. They are making it through things that most of us don’t want to have to know, and still believing in God when it could look like He’s abandoned them from the outside. But they have that hope and the joy that comes only from Him, and even if it’s just as graceful as a stagger, they are making it through another day and finding joy in what they have. tDB: Tell us about “Operation Beautiful.”

“Some people crave the attention they get onstage, and I think that’s dangerous.”


TB: “Operation Beautiful” is a movement started by Caitlin Boyle. She began leaving nice little post-it notes with words of encouragement in random public places for other girls to find. We heard that it was catching on and that girls all over the world were encouraging other girls to see the beauty in themselves. So we wrote Caitlin and told her we loved what she was doing and wanted to be a part. She used our song “So Beautiful” in some videos she made for her site, and we leave happy little notes everywhere we go! tDB: Where does the name Superchick come from? What does it mean to you? TB: It was just a girl’s email address long, long ago. But we felt like it was a great name to state what we wanted to be about - encouraging girls and guys to find what’s special about themselves and to do it well; letting God use those things to do good in the world around them. tDB: Your videos are very cool. Who is responsible for the look and feel of them? TB: Max is our creative genius. He usually comes up with the themes and researches a lot to make it happen. Then together, we figure it out. We did our last video “Cross the Line” all on our own. We did styling, makeup and hair. Max figured out the wire training, and we all just had friends come help. It turned out amazing! Max is a perfectionist. He loves that stuff!! tDB: How does the band approach making music together on your albums. Is it a collective effort? TB: It is. When album time comes, we sit together and talk about life, and that prompts a lot of lyrics and song ideas. We talk about what’s going on with us, our friends, things we’re reading about, what’s important to us, what’s on our hearts, and the songs come from that. Max sometimes brings us a chorus idea

and we start writing toward it. And then the boys all work on the music together. It’s a big jam session. tDB: How did it feel to receive a GRAMMY® nomination for Rock What You Got? TB: Amazing! I never thought I’d be there. And when people tell you to dream big, you don’t always even think of something like earning a ticket to the Grammy’s because it seems so far out there. It’s amazing to be acknowledged and to be surrounded with so much talent in one place. It was the best concert I’ve ever been to and maybe ever will! tDB: “Stand In The Rain” was at #1 for 13 weeks. Was that a surprise to the band? TB: In some ways, yes. It was the fastest song we ever wrote. It was done in about a week total. But it felt emotional and personal, and I had a feeling it was special and would connect with people. You never know with radio what people will love or hate. SO you just make music you love. tDB: How did the success of that song change your career? TB: I think with “We Live” and “Stand in the Rain” we saw that our crowd changed a lot. More adults came to our shows without kids because they loved those songs and had heard them on the radio. More of the conservative stations played them, so the people who knew about us grew and changed. It was a really cool time in our career, and we still see the effects of it. tDB: When you were growing up, did you always want to be a singer? TB: I did kind of. I think to be like Amy was sort of this far-fetched dream. I always sang and loved it. I took vocal lessons and was trained in opera. I think I thought I might use it some other way. A music teacher, a vocal coach, just to lead worship in a home church, but I never really dreamed of being onstage perform-

ing. I was really kind of shy, so that wasn’t easy for me at first. tDB: What artists inspire you? TB: When I meet bands who love what they do, and they do it not for money or fame, but out of a genuine place, wanting their music to soothe someone’s soul out there, that’s who I respect. It’s easy to be the hugely famous artists who are given life on a gold platter. Some people crave the attention they get onstage, and I think that’s dangerous. I’m glad that it wasn’t easy for me to be in the spotlight. I think God keeps me really humble because of that. tDB: How has the digital delivery of your music to fans, and to radio, changed the way people get your music? TB: Hmmm, I don’t know really. In one way, it hurts artists a bit that people don’t go buy albums like they used to. But it makes music more accessible and faster, and in that way, it moves things forward. tDB: What does the future hold for Superchick? TB: We hope we can keep doing what we’re doing and what we love, but who knows how long or where that takes us. We have always prayed that one year at a time God will lead us, and when the New Year comes we see where He’s brought us and take a step into where we are. We are working on a new album this winter that will come out next year. We are about to start a fall tour called the “Reinvention Tour” with Manafest, Me In Motion and Bread of Stone. It’s headed to the West Coast, and not every tour does, so we’re excited to see those fans!! Then, the winter will be album time. I am also doing a worship album on my own with my husband. We are writing now, and will be recording it in the next few months, so it’s a busy but exciting time! For more information, visit www. superchickonline.com.


Jay Frank Senior Vice President of Music Strategy, CMT

By: Clif Doyal

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s the Senior Vice President of Music Strategy at CMT,

Jay Frank oversees CMT’s Music and Digital divisions and all of the major network’s on-air and digital music programs across multiple platforms, including films, games, touring and other enterprise businesses. Prior to CMT, he was VP of Music Programming and Label Relations at Yahoo! Music. A highly respected industry leader, Frank speaks regularly at the music businesses most prestigious conferences and seminars. His new book, FutureHit.DNA, is sure to help change the way digital music is discovered and consumed. Under Frank’s leadership, music video ratings have reached an all-time high for CMT, with an incredible 43 percent growth in 2009 with stunt programming and exclusive premieres as part of an aggressive multi-platform promotional strategy. He led the network’s biggest video premiere event ever, featuring nine superstars as part of “Big New Music Weekend.” The videos premiered exclusively across CMT, CMT.com and CMT Mobile, resulting in double-digit increases for channel ratings and unique visits on CMT.com, while streams to CMT.com grew 45 percent during the stunt weekend. Frank’s rise to success is no accident. It has been in his sights since he was a youth. Growing up in New Jersey, he showed an early interest in music, first playing piano when he was only four-years-old. “I started collecting records when I was six or seven,” Frank recalls. “My mother went to garage sales and bought them for me. I would spend most Saturday afternoons listening to everything from Disco to Louis Armstrong. I would never have been exposed to that variety of music any other way.” And while the young man’s tastes

were varied, he explains, “It eventually ended up being about artists with great songs like Cash, the Beatles, and Sonny and Cher.” Frank began his music career in Scotch Plains, New Jersey as the producer/host for the first-ever video show ran out of a high school. “I went to the guy who ran our school’s television network and proposed my idea for a video show. He agreed, saying: ‘Get me the videos and we can start a show.’ So, I cold-called labels and eventually got what we needed to get rolling. It was 1989,

and videos were relatively new and labels didn’t have a lot of outlets. We started with weekly half-hour show, focused on alternative rock music like Nine Inch Nails. We also featured local musicians as well. I basically got to do what I wanted to do. It really didn’t seem like a big deal at the time.” Frank was seventeen. Just before graduating high school, a friend asked Frank if he would be interested in interning at a U.K.based label called Big Life - and he was. “It cemented my desire to go into the music business, almost to the


point of not going to college,” Frank says matter-of-factly. “I really enjoyed it. Plus, I was DJ’ing in clubs, and I even worked for awhile as an assistant manager at a record store, and promoted some local shows. I always knew I wanted to do music business as a life choice,” he says without hesitation. Frank did go on to attend Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. The school had no music business courses at the time, so his focus of study was film, even though he would never have to worry about that becoming his career path. He also programmed broadcast radio stations, managed a live music venue and created another local music video show during this time. Upon graduation, the young man was employed as the marketing and A&R man for Ignition Records. “Since it was small and independent, I did everything that needs to be done at a label. There were only about six or eight of us at any given time, so I had to cover a lot of ground in my three years that I was there.” Ignition was owned by another company called Musical Marketing Network, and they were the first to do directto-consumer marketing for the music business. “It was 1995, and the Internet was just starting to become available to people. I was one of the first to set up e-mail databases for artists to connect with their fans. They had Alanis Morissette’s account and I managed that for her.” Frank went from that job to becoming the Senior Music Director at The Box Music Network, managing all daily music activity on the music video network and coordinating programming efforts that resulted in the

“I always knew I wanted to do music business as a life choice.” network’s first Emmy award. “The Box was one of the first on-demand channels that existed. It was a multiformat national company, and was tailor-programmed to specific local markets.” Users dialed a 900 number to request a music video that would play on the air. “We programmed differently; we had to pay attention to customer demands to stay in business,” he says. The network also created additional pieces of unique content, and one of them was about the Country Music Fan Fair in Nashville. “It was my first entrée into the Nashville music business. It was a ten-minute segment, with artist interviews, mixed with ‘man-on-thestreet’ stuff. I saw that Nashville had a lot of music with wider appeal and I wanted to take the opportunity to expose it to a larger audience. Since The Box was programmed with local focus, covering Fan Fair was an out growth of that. So, we submitted it to the Emmy’s and we actually won an award!” Frank says proudly. “When The Box sold to MTV Networks and they changed the company to the MTV 2 channel, I left to work for Launch, which eventually became Yahoo! Music. In the middle of the dot com bust, I took a chance. Several people all warned me not to do it. They told me that I was crazy.” It was a great calculated risk for Frank to head to the uncertainty of the still unproven Internet world, but it was one that proved

“Labels, large or small, should believe in the artist.”

wise; Yahoo! Music became the biggest destination for music on the web. “Within two years, those same folks that called me crazy were asking me for jobs.” At Yahoo! Music, Frank assumed the role of Vice President of Music Programming and Label Relations, responsible for all the company’s music programming, and working closely with record labels and managers to oversee artist promotions. While at Yahoo!, Frank was instrumental in growing its audience exponentially to a monthly audience of approximately 25 million people. This time period in his life became the inspiration for his book FutureHit.DNA. “I was paying attention and I started to see some patterns that had not been paid much attention to before, and I started to look at why some songs become hits and others did not. No one had explored technology’s impact on music in the past – no one had done that before. It comes down to what people used to say: ‘How can I make a song that is more likely to get played on the radio?’ Why wouldn’t they say, ‘What would make my song be successful on the Internet?’ Starting with cylinder recordings in the Thomas Edison-era, each technology has had its boundaries and the music had to fit those boundaries.” In the current trend, major and independent Country labels and major market radio are both struggling to survive, seemingly working out-ofsynch with the other. Frank believes that he understands part of what is happening. “I think the thing that people tend to forget is the actual music consumer. Just because some-


one creates music does not mean that it is widely accepted by the public. I see record companies losing money by spending more and more money trying to promote a song that will not be a hit. Sometimes it is a quality of content issue. I also see indie acts that don’t spend a million dollars to support it. Labels, large or small, should believe in the artist, and give them the opportunity to release multiple songs over a longer period so they can develop their craft. It is critical for an artist to have someone with the expertise and money to sustain their career. I look at where sales have been lost in the music business and it is the mediocre middle ground that is being lost. You can blame radio for taking a long time – but in the end it is the person who pulled the trigger at the record company.” Frank does see some solutions to the problem. “Everybody should be focused on that fan base, and if the music is good, the audience will come. If you focus on the business side, you may not be able to build something that lasts as long. I recommend releasing more songs more often and fanning the flames for new music.” At CMT, Frank oversees music strategy as it relates to all of the network’s on-air and digital music initiatives across all properties, including CMT, CMT.com, CMT Mobile, games, touring and other businesses. He works closely with music labels and artists to create multi-platform

promotions that leverage all of the CMT brands to enhance artist reach and drive awareness for the channel. “We have the ability to take a song and play it on television, on the Internet, radio, and mobile - every angle where the consumers are discovering music.” On his approach to selecting music for CMT Frank is clear: “I find songs and videos that the public will thoroughly enjoy and focus on supporting the acts that my audience likes. I look at the whole picture. No one outlet can break an act. I look for methods that support others. I look at the response to an artist’s music online, requests at radio, Soundscan, and live performances. Some of the decision is based on major market airplay play, but not always. If we find an indie project that we like, we have to know that the sparks that we create are going to fan flames elsewhere. If the label does not have the leverage to capitalize on our efforts, then it is fruitless. Whether it’s in New York City or Montgomery, Alabama, the question is: are fans seeking out the music - and are they buying it?” To learn about Jay Frank’s songwriting challenge and to download a free chapter of Futurehit.DNA, please visit futurehitdna.com. Clif Doyal is a Nashville-based artist manager, publicist, and independent record label manager.

“I see record companies losing money by spending more and more money trying to promote a song that will not be a hit. Sometimes it is a quality of content issue.”


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ow I know I can be an old man sometimes, at least that’s what my daughter Chelsea thinks, but forget her, can somebody tell me: Who the hell is Kesha? I ask because I didn’t know, but I know now and she’s got a gold tooth!!!! And I thought the First 48 was Ghetto! This is awesome; Lady Gaga I thought was out there, well, she is. It’s like a trend of Girls Gone Wild, crazy, but they’re hit machines right now. Just when I think I’ve heard or seen it all, some grown ass women are goin’ crazy too. Erykah Badu got fined $500 and 6 months of probation for stripping in Deley Plaza, while shooting the music video “Window Seat.” If my history memory is right, that’s right where JFK was assassinated. I guess I should appreciate Gaga and Kesha, no matter how bad their clothes are, at least they’ve got some on. Justin Bieber and Drake got onstage together at the Indianapolis State fair for a show. I’m impressed, it’s more that one Canadian together and they ain’t playing hockey, good for you fellas! You know what lemme hook you guys up, hey, to the aforementioned ladies, I think these guys are single. Riddle me this? What do Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Taylor, and New Edition have in common? Breakin’ up that’s what! Everything is done in pencil with these ladies. Halle and her baby’s daddy split up. What’s wrong with this guy you ask? Seemingly handsome, got a job, and evidently loves her, like so many others have, and do. Just don’t understand why she, and other beautiful, talented women who everybody loves can’t seem

to love anybody else. I’ll tell you, THEY CRAZY THAT’S WHY!!! Love in Hollywood has always been tough, even the Millionaire Matchmaker apparently can’t get it right either calling off her nuptials. Contrary to what you hear these days ladies there are still good men out there, Neil Patrick Harris found the right guy and they’re gonna have TWINS, with no morning sickness!!!! Maybe men are the problem, gotta be tough loving a strong, beautiful, talented and obviously richer and more beautiful and more talented than you are woman. Looks like Amy Winehouse “let herself go” again. I actually like her music but her behavior is “crappy”. I mean this business you can be Shizzle (thanks Snoop Dizzle for helping me keep this clean) and the next minute you’re in the toilet that you couldn’t seem to find for some reason. This girl needs an intervention, nope, maybe an exorcism! Anybody see Lindsay Lohan’s Momma on the Today Show? She had to be higher than an last minute plane ticket. She was so awful Matt Lauer hung around to drink with Kathie Lee and Hoda (that’s how those women get down). Denial is truly not a river in Africa! That family has more drama than TNT, and they know drama. She went on about how terrible the Judge was, how Lindsay has never failed rehab after three attempts. That’s why she keeps going back, I guess it’s the “No Lohan Left Behind” program or something. Now her dad, Michael wants to open a rehab center. I can’t even find a joke for that! Ubettagonbouchabizness….

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Born in Russia, Natasha moved to Nashville as lead singer / acoustic guitarist of Bering Strait. The band released two CDs and received a Grammy nomination in 2002, before going their separate ways in 2006. For Borzilova, suddenly being a solo artist meant an opportunity to re-visit some earlier songs. The album features Natasha on acoustic guitar; Billy Panda on mandocello, high string, National guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, bottleneck, baritone acoustic and gut string; Byron House on upright and Arco bass, and former band mate Alexander Arzamastsev on cajon and percussion. -------------------------------------------Listen here: AirPlayDirect.com/NatashaBorzilova...

Justin Townes Earle’s age belies his experience. He mis-spent his youth in Nashville playing in bluegrass/ragtime combo The Swindlers and The Distributors, developing some very bad habits. During tours as guitarist /keyboardist in his father Steve Earle’s band, his problems ultimately got him fired. Ultimately, he cleaned up his act and focused on songcraft. With inspirations Townes Van Zandt (named in his honor), Jimmy Reed, Kurt Cobain, The Replacements and Ray Charles, Justin forged his own brand of American roots music. -------------------------------------------Listen here: AirPlayDirect.com/JustinTownes... --------------------------------------------

Jody Adams is a singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist from Asher, Oklahoma, who grew up in an acoustic-string environment. Adams’ influences include Flatt and Scruggs, Bob Wills, Merle Haggard and the Stanley Brothers. His music has been featured on Sirius-XM Radio’s “Bluegrass Junction,” MTV’s Real World, Access Hollywood, CMT: Johnny Cash, Raw and Uncut, A&E’s Biography: Brooks and Dunn, ESPN, FOX, ABC, and countless other outlets. His new CD Voices of Home is a collection of Folk Gospel, Bluegrass and Acoustic music. -------------------------------------------Listen here: AirPlayDirect.com/JodyAdams --------------------------------------------


SEPTEMBER 2010 FEATURED ARTISTS

Mark Robinson

The McClymonts

After college, Mark moved to Chicago and had the chance to play with blues legends Lonnie Brooks, Jimmy Johnson, Koko Taylor, and Son Seals. When he returned to Bloomington to take a job, he continued to perform. In 2004, Mark quit his job to play guitar in Nashville. Since, Mark has played and recorded with Davis Raines, Randy Handley, Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros, Tricia Walker, Cory Batten, Johnny Neel, and Joe Sun—to name a few. Nashville’s best join him on the CD: Dave Roe, Tracy Nelson, Johnny Neel, and more. -------------------------------------------Listen here: AirPlayDirect.com/MarkRobinson... --------------------------------------------

Rising Australian country music female trio, The McClymonts, released their debut album Chaos and Bright Lights in the U.S. on August 17th. The up and coming, awardwinning, young country act have kicked off their first official U.S. concert dates recently, and will support chart-topping country artist Jason Aldean, award-winning country group, Lady Antebellum and the legendary Ozzy Osbourne. Their latest single is “Save Yourself.” -------------------------------------------Listen here: AirPlayDirect.com/TheMcClymonts --------------------------------------------

Twangtown Paramours

JJ Grey & Mofro

KC Johns

MaryBeth Zamer has sung professionally since age 18. Before moving to Nashville, she was a fixture of the local music scene in the Washington, D.C. area, toured Europe, worked as a guest artist with several other bands, and sang background vocals for the band, Method Actor featuring Eva Cassidy. Guitarist Mike T. Lewis has played guitar for many years and sometimes tours with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, playing upright bass. In 1997, Mike had a #1 pop hit called “A Heartbeat Away” on South Korea artist Yang Pa’s first album. -------------------------------------------Listen here: AirPlayDirect.com/TheTwangtown... --------------------------------------------

Directly influenced by the classic soul heroes, JJ Grey has written and recorded five albums of original songs steeped in the rhythm & blues, rock, and country soul of his native backwoods home outside Jacksonville, Florida. Grey comes from a long tradition of Southern storytellers and, in that spirit, he fills his songs with details that are at once vivid, personal and universal. After a decade of hard touring, he still spends eight months of the year on the road, bringing his music to a loyal, ever-growing worldwide fan base.

KC Johns’ debut album Tell Me You Love Me brought attention for the 19year old. Her debut video, “Fireflies At Night,” was added to GACTV.com. She recently performed at the Colorado Country Music Fest and Expo where she opened for Darryl Worley and Trent Tomlinson, and was selected as a finalist for the upcoming Hard Road To Nashville. Fans can look forward to her new album, Carousel Ride and her new single, “Fishin’ In Daddy’s Pond” produced by Thomm Jutz. Johns wrote or co-wrote all of the tracks on the album, which was recorded in Nashville. -------------------------------------------Listen here: AirPlayDirect.com/KCJohns --------------------------------------------

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Carved Records, Various Artists Benefiting the newly launched “Boot Campaign,” created to assist and fund military personnel and veterans, the CD combines previously released material from 16 Red Dirt country music artists, including Cross Canadian Ragweed, No Justice, Randy Rogers, and others. The title track, “When They Come Back,” has provided the Boot Campaign with its anthem, taking a closer look into the period of soldiers’ lives when they enter back into civilization. -------------------------------------------Listen here: AirPlayDirect.com/CarvedRecords --------------------------------------------


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he Direct Buzz offers reviews by a team of professional music critics. Any AirPlay Direct artist or label interested in being considered for a review, should contact us. Choose three songs from your DPK, and we’ll give you our opinion of them. We can’t guarantee a rave review, but we can assure you that it will be honest and constructive. We will try to honor all requests, but it might take a while. As such, your patience is appreciated.

James McCartney

Anne McCue

Charlie Musselwhite

Available Light

Broken Promise Land

The Well

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Available Light is the debut release from James McCartney, only son of former Beatle, Paul, and late wife, Linda. Expectations are high - James has made appearances on his parent’s records, including guitar work on his Dad’s 1997 Flaming Pie album -and Available Light does not disappoint. Co-produced by Sir Paul, it is filled with melody-driven, hook-laden tunes that show songwriting and musicianship runs in the family; James plays bass, guitars, piano, and wrote four of the five songs. A sense of homage to the past while embracing the present - pervades the EP, and influences abound, including The Beatles, Nirvana, The Cure, PJ Harvey and Radiohead. “Angel” opens the set with a 12-string electric guitar line reminiscent of the Byrds. The cello-laden “Glisten” adds a distinct Beatles flavor underpinning a wall of guitars providing the perfect foil for James’ reedy vocal treatment that brings Roger McGuinn to mind - and although James does have his own voice, one can’t help but think of John Lennon on “My Friend.” “Denial” mesmerizes with hypnotic guitar and dreamy vocals before turning to full-out screaming, while a synth-loop and pretty guitar riffs sets up his unique take on Neil Young’s “Old Man.” Highly recommended. Paul Clifford

Australian singersongwriter Anne McCue’s new album, Broken Promise Land, returns to the sound of her Roll and Koala Hotel releases. With a raw, gritty edge, her blues-rock informed songs draw on many influences, which include the Yardbirds, the Rolling Stones, the Pretenders, Suzie Quatro, Albert King, and the Doors. McCue demonstrates her formidable guitar chops on many of the tracks including the Stonsey opener, “Don’t Go To Texas (Without Me).” McCue channels Jim Morrison on the dark and painful “Ol’ Black Sky,” and wails with subtle intensity and brooding on “Lonesome Child” complete with haunting backing vocals. Morrison’s specter meets West Coast surf to fine effect on “God’s Home Number.” Soul and Memphis horns infuse “Crusin’ Paradise” for a cool escape with sand, fried chicken and nightlife, just in time for a pounding lock-step beat to march off to “Broken Promise Land,” where milk, honey and love are as scarce as hen’s teeth. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Outlaw” lays out McCue’s mission in plain no-nonsense 70’s infused guitar-slinger attitude. With Broken Promise Land, McCue takes the listener on a trip thru Blues Rock, Americana, Alt. Country and West Coast psychadelia. It’s a long, strange, very cool ride. Paul Clifford

The Well is the first full-band recording in Musselwhite’s long career for which he wrote or cowrote every track on the album, and it is the most personal and the emotionally deepest group of songs he has ever created. “Dig The Pain” recalls his drinking days, while “The Well” tells of his recovery. In “Cook County Blues,” he wryly remembers his short stint behind bars. “Sad And Beautiful World,” a duet with Charlie’s close friend, Mavis Staples, is his response to the tragic murder of his 93-year-old mother in her own home (and the house Charlie grew up in) during a burglary. Each track on The Well is a chapter from his life. Recorded at Los Angeles’ legendary Sunset Sound with guitarist Dave Gonzales (Paladins), bassist John Bazz (The Blasters) and drummer Stephen Hodges (Mavis Staples), the CD was produced by Chris Goldsmith (Ruthie Foster, Blind Boys of Alabama). The revealing, autobiographical songs recall specific events and places in Musselwhite’s amazingly colorful life. His conversational vocals and masterful harmonica work are perfectly matched with the stories he tells and the great musicianship behind him. Susan Fischer


Quick Tips

By: Ariel Hyatt

Setting Goals

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Before you dive into the full nineweek program of getting into action and learning new things detailed in my book, Music Success in Nine Weeks, I want to help put you in the right frame of mind to tackle it all. This portion of the book, “Setting Goals,” is supposed to be fun and creative. WEEK 1: GETTING MENTALLY PREPARED Do not look at this like an assignment – think of it as creatively as you can, like writing a song. Make sure you have a notebook available where you can keep all of your notes. I suggest writing these exercises out by hand; however, if you take notes on a computer, create a separate folder so you can refer to them later. SETTING GOALS Starting this program with a clear set of goals is an empowering way to set the stage for your success. This section will assist you in creating a personal roadmap for achieving your goals in your musical career, whether music is your hobby or your full-time living. An Astounding Fact: Only three percent of all people have their long-term

1. A blank notebook / your diary / journal. (If you don’t goals written have one on hand right this moment it’s OK – buy one down, and ASAP.) it has been proven that 2. Several pieces (10 – 12) of blank paper. by simply writing down 3. Colored pens, crayons, or watercolors. your goals 4. An inspiring place - your studio, home, a coffee shop etc. you are much more likely to achieve continuously keeping them in front of them. I Repeat—Just By Completing me, I made them happen! This Exercise You Are MUCH More Likely to Achieve Your Goals. Dr. EdGOAL ACHIEVING TIP # 1: THIS ward Banfield of Harvard University IS A GAME; YOU CAN CHANGE concluded, after more than 50 years of THE RULES AS YOU GO research, that long-term perspective is Goals are not written in stone and the most accurate single predictor of they are not the word of the Almighty. upward social and economic mobility They should be looked at as beacons in America. It is more important than and guiding points to help keep you family background, education, race, on track along your journey. While I intelligence, and connections in deterwould not recommend changing your mining your success in life and work. goals every week, the music industry is changing so rapidly it’s hard to And IT WORKS! Goal setting is the know what goals are reachable in this most powerful thing I did for myself landscape. So if in the course of the last year. In January, I wrote down year your goals change, it’s okay to what I wanted to achieve for the year, cross one off, modify another, or start both personally and for my business. the game again and write new ones Every month I wrote down what I had down as you go. achieved, or checked something off the list when I completed it. Just by GOAL ACHIEVING TIP #2: writing out, measuring my goals, and DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP!


Implementing these goals freely will take a whole year, so be patient. You will have days where you may get frustrated, and you will start to beat yourself up. This is something I see a lot of my musicians do. One client I represent will play an amazing set, get offstage, and all of a sudden start ripping into himself saying it sucked, or the sound was awful, or he couldn’t hear himself, or he screwed up the entire second verse. Sound familiar? This kind of self-criticism will interfere directly with achieving your goals and dreams. So, the next time you are making yourself wrong for the bad note you hit or the drummer who was late to rehearsal... take a step back and try to take a moment to acknowledge the good, and even – gasp! – celebrate the wins. GOAL ACHIEVING TIP #3: FIVE SUCCESSES EACH DAY I’m inviting you to write down five little victories a day not only for the coming nine weeks but for an entire year, starting right now. *Excerpted from the book, Music Success in Nine Weeks. © 2009 Ariel Hyatt. Used by permission.

Please visit musicsuccessinnineweeks.com to receive a free chapter download or use the promo code: AIRPLAY to get an exclusive $5 off/ free shipping offer on Ariel Hyatt’s Music Success in Nine Weeks compliments of Ariel Hyatt and AirPlay Direct. Ariel, AirPlay Direct and Bandzoogle will be launching a Blog Challenge on October 11, 2010. Sign up for more information here: http:// musicsuccessinnineweeks.blogspot. com or visit the Opportunities page at AirPlayDirect.com.

By: Mike Hagler, Jr.

The New Social Media

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pple recently made several new product announcements. As always, there were speculations as to what we may see, and there was a nice update to the Apple TV that we kind of expected after several blogs had reported on it. However, the big surprise was adding the social network aspect to iTunes known as Ping. Just how many networks will be too many? I am on a relatively small amount of social networks. I still am mostly on Facebook, which was my first social network experience. I did have a MySpace for a (very) short time and am also on Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare. I went ahead and joined Ping. Not really too sure what to think of it right now, but it might be kind of cool. It just depends on what I have to put into it. It seems to me that Steve Jobs really wants artists to use Ping to show their fans what they like and think of music out there on iTunes. Thus, this would strengthen the iTunes ecosystem over other services. But what networks do we really need? How many is too many? Eventually, social networks will be like Windows and Mac: There will be one major network and one major competitor. Now, with Facebook’s addition of a location service, who needs Foursquare? I saw friends “checking in” to locations using Facebook’s tool that had never before tried it on Foursquare. Perhaps the convenience of using it being on their primary network led them to try this new concept out. What if you

are an artist though? Should you really be using this to let fans know where you are? It could actually be a security risk for many artists and other well-known people. I actually told two of our clients that if they want to tweet about a good place they ate breakfast or had coffee, to do it after they leave. This way, they keep the social aspect of it without letting fans know their exact current location. Though, there is nothing wrong with checking in while at a venue or store for a scheduled appearance. MySpace is also pushing for a comeback. They’ve been rolling out new profiles that should help the end user experience. MySpace’s were very popular to hack. Artists wanted to have a cleverly designed MySpace instead of just adding a cool background and color scheme. I have been trying some clients in the beta profile and really prefer it over a hacked page. The new beta profiles are clean and simple. This is what Facebook always has been, clean. MySpace probably needs more than a revamped profile to catch back up with Facebook, but at least these new pages should load faster. Lady Gaga doesn’t even promote her MySpace on her homepage. Her team seems to prefer her Facebook and Twitter, though she does have a MySpace. How many networks are you or your artist on? And, what needs to happen to a social network for you to abandon it and narrow down your presence? Having a plan of action today can save you a headache tomorrow.


Cathy Rigby and Discovery Arts Making a Difference for Kids Cathy Rigby has been bringing joy to audiences for over four decades. From her worldwide acclaim as “America’s Sweetheart of Gymnastics” as an eight-time gold medal-winning Olympian, to her musical and acting career where she has appeared in many theatrical productions including roles as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, and the high-flying Peter in Peter Pan, Rigby has spent her career wowing and entertaining “children” of all ages. “Joy is God’s way of telling us that we are on the right path. Sustained joy requires the elimination of others’ suffering,” states Rigby, who in addition to her many creative pursuits, is also the National Spokesperson and Board Member of Discovery Arts, a unique charitable organization that brings the healing power of the arts to children in hospitals who suffer with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. In addition to the benefits of providing an outlet for creative expression, Discovery Arts gives children a much-needed escape from their illness and from the very un-childlike world of hospital rooms and intensive treatments. “We look beyond the illness into the soul of the child,” says Marilyn Clements, Co-Founder, Executive Director and Vice President of Discovery Arts. “With our ‘Arts Adventures,’ we go into hospitals and set up a room with costume racks and

By: Clif Doyal

Photo by: Craig Schwartz

an art cart with themed projects for the day. The children whose blood counts are high enough join us, and for those who can’t leave their beds, we take the art projects to them. We have everything ready and music playing when the children come in, so it all looks simple and magical. Each child has the freedom to choose their art projects for the day. Some want to pick a costume and get their faces painted first. The girls want to be pretty and the boys want to be strong. Some go straight to the arts projects. Soon the kids are dancing and singing to the music. It’s like going to a party where everybody is shy at first, but by the end everybody is wearing lamp shades and dancing in a conga line!” These ‘Arts Adventures’ provide


a welcome diversion, and an opportunity for children to exercise their minds and their bodies. And, because the medical staff is encouraged to join in the fun, the children often get a new perspective of their doctors as people. “The psychological impact is amazing,” says Rigby. “The kids are lonely and here comes this group of entertainers and it really lifts their spirits! Some of these children have never been exposed to anything like this. It gives them the hope to keep going.” Discovery Arts was founded in 1993 by Clements and President, Don Harper. Both Clements and Harper are dedicated entertainment industry professionals. Harper is a composer of music for film, television and stage. His works include the scores for Disney’s Lion King 1.5 DVD release, and the animated television series, The Legend of Tarzan. He also composed music included in feature films such as G-Force, National Treasure, National Treasure 2, Texas Rangers, Armageddon and The Rock, among others. Clements has choreographed and directed numerous special events and theatrical productions for Pope John Paul II’s visit to the LA Memorial Coliseum, the 10th Anniversary Production of Radio City Music Hall’s “Magnificent Christmas Spectacular” and The Joe Gibbs Charity Event at Kennedy Center with special guests, President and Mrs. Bush. She has worked extensively for the Disney Company, choreographing the N.A.R.M. Convention for the Disney Record and Video Divisions, to mention a few. Discovery Arts serves over 3,500

children and their families each year. Currently there are nine Discovery Arts’ programs in six hospitals in California: Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA; Children’s Hospital of Orange County; Miller Children’s Hospital; Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center; and CHOC at Mission and Fountain Valley Hospital. The program has recently been added at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, with plans to branch out across the nation. Discovery Arts programs and services are free of charge to the hospitals, patients and their families. Rigby recently wrapped a six-week run of performances of Peter Pan at The Mansion Theatre in Branson, Missouri. To help raise funds for Discovery Arts, she conducted a raffle during each performance where children were able to win a walk-on part in the show. “The children want to fly!” Rigby exclaims. “I sprinkle some fairy dust on them, and they think it is just magical. I can make them smile and bring a twinkle to their eyes - and the eyes of their parents - and they have a chance to forget for a moment. As an entertainer, I get the chance to make a difference. I can’t even describe the feeling.”

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month How You Can Help: JOIN OUR CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Your support of just $15 a month will help bring “Arts Adventures” to a child with cancer, serious blood disorder or life-threatening illness while they are in the hospital receiving treatment. Print out the flyer in the link and send in to Discovery Arts! http://www.discoveryarts. org/New-circle.pdf


THE FONTANEL - Country Cool Entertainment icon Barbara Mandrell proudly proclaimed, in one of her career-defining recordings, that she “was country when country wasn’t cool.” That same statement of purpose might also apply to her former home, Fontanel, which since opening for tours June 7 is rapidly becoming a can’t-miss landmark on the Nashville landscape: a tourist attraction, a culinary and recreational destination for visitors and locals, a special events facility, and a world-class showplace for live music. Like the crossover singing icon who helped create it, it is country, but it also transcends boundaries. Expectations for The Fontanel Mansion & Farm are lofty ― but pretensions are not. Fontanel’s authentic down-home emphasis extends to its location in the quiet Whites Creek community, largely farmland for centuries, where it aims to blend in peacefully with its rural neighbors and become a “cherished community asset”; the local meats and produce and oldfashioned home-style cooking served in its Farm House restaurant; and its tranquil nature trails. Fontanel, once considered the largest log home in the United States, stands as more than a tribute to a beloved performer and savvy businesswoman. In its latest incarnation, it’s also a reflection of its current owners, music artist management veterans Dale Morris and Marc Oswald, who collectively have helped guide the careers of Alabama, Gretchen Wilson, Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, and many others. THE MANDRELL TOUCH Although Barbara Mandrell has had no involvement in the mansion and surrounding land since 2002, when she and

By: Jeff Walter

Photo by: Clif Doyal

husband Ken Dudney sold it, her stamp and her spirit pervade the property. It’s a one-of-a-kind place, the couple’s own vision stunningly brought to life by noted Nashville architect Seab Tuck. It’s a fitting vision for a legendary entertainer who began her career as a child prodigy in a family band (the band’s drummer was her future husband) and rose to the pinnacle of show business. Although Mandrell never engaged in feminist causes ― she was fond of quoting her musician father, who told her never to let anyone tell her she was “a good picker for a girl” ― her success was all the more remarkable in an era when the entertainment world, and particularly country music, was largely a men’s club. With hits such as “Sleeping Single in a Double Bed,” “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” and “If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don’t Wanna Be Right,” she was a consistent presence at the top of the country charts from the late 1970s well into the ’80s. She was a twotime CMA “Entertainer of the Year,” as well as the centerpiece of a hit TV show, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters, which ran for two seasons in 1980-

81. In 2009, she not only became the first female member of the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, but also was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Mandrell, Dudney and their two sons and daughter had been living in Hendersonville on Old Hickory Lake when Dudney, a helicopter pilot who had flown for the governor and continued to fly recreationally, spotted the land from the air while providing rides for a school fundraising event. The property, nestled in a beautiful wooded valley, was an outdoorsloving family’s dream. Tuck, the architect, also designed the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and the Adventure Science Center & Sudekum Planetarium, as well as many elegant area homes. His grand sense of style is reflected in such signature touches as the rectangular windows in the great room. The architect accompanied Mandrell and Dudney to Montana to select the massive larch pine logs used to build the 27,000square-foot mansion; it took 42 semi trucks to transport the logs to Whites Creek. Construction began in 1987 and was completed


the following year. During construction, the family lived in the stone house, near the front of the property that now serves as the visitors’ center and gift shop. The three-story Fontanel Mansion contains 18 rooms, seven full baths, six half-baths, five fireplaces, two kitchens, a media room, an indoor pool and spa, and an indoor shooting range. Bear carvings throughout the home by Montana artist, Jim Rogers, lend a distinctive feel to the rugged ambiance. The property was the primary Mandrell/ Dudney residence until 2002, when Morris and Oswald bought it. A NEW GENERATION OF ARTISTS Although the Mandrell/Dudney household had held occasional parties at Fontanel and welcomed famous visitors such as Dick Clark and Oprah Winfrey, the mansion was not used for musical entertainment such as jam sessions and sing-alongs. Under its new owners, that has changed. Major motion pictures and television productions have been shot on the grounds, as have music video shoots. Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman” video featured the singer cavorting in a four-wheeler in the field behind where the outdoor stage now stands. CMT’s three-season reality series Gone Country ― which featured John Rich’s attempts to mold cross-genre music stars such as Julio Iglesias Jr., Bobby Brown, Jermaine Jackson, Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees, and hard rock singers Dee Snider and Sebastian Bach into country singers ― was filmed at the Fontanel Mansion. In addition, Rich and other members of his MuzikMafia crew reportedly have held some legendary parties at the mansion, which is now available for rental for events such as weddings, receptions and corporate meetings. Daughter Jaime Dudney ― Barbara and Ken’s middle child and only daughter ― serves as Fontanel’s Hospitality Director. Her involvement fell into place after she read a newspaper article about Morris and Oswald’s plans for the property and, a couple of days later, saw it featured in a TV

Photo by: Patti Doyal

Photo by: Patti Doyal

reality show. Soon after e-mailing Oswald to express her excitement and interest, she was on board. She played a key role in helping to redecorate the mansion, restoring areas such as the family room and master wing to what they were like when her family lived there. She relishes the opportunity to interact with tour groups, hear their recollections of her mother and answer their questions. “Who wouldn’t want to go back in their childhood home?” Dudney says. “It’s like that great Miranda Lambert song (‘The House That Built Me’). The song came out the week I came on board working

in this house. My favorite dog is buried in the backyard. My bedroom is up those stairs. It’s my life to a T. And I’m glad to be back.” Personal touches include family portraits in their original locations, bedrooms filled with family mementoes; a master bathroom adorned with Barbara’s makeup and ever-present bottle of Coca-Cola; and a soda fountain room decorated with neon signs advertising “specialties” of the three Dudney children. Videos of Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters play on televisions throughout the complex, including the kitchen and the visitors’ cen-


ter/gift shop. Memorabilia of artists from the Morris/ Oswald stable is also on display throughout the mansion. THE FARMHOUSE RESTAURANT The Farmhouse is operated by Tom Morales’ TomKats Group, which also runs the beloved Loveless Café in southwest Nashville. “We want to be known as the home for all things country,” says Jesse Goldstein, the Creative Director of TomKats, who stressed the restaurant’s focus on “authentic and old-fashioned local food.” Lisa Shively, publisher of The Local Table: A Guide to Food and Farming in Middle Tennessee, has the title of Farm Sustainability Manager. Recycling, composting and sustainability are key words in the operation. The Farmhouse serves locally raised beef and pork, produce and cheeses. Standout entrees include beer-braised beef brisket, the “smokin’” meatloaf plate and cornbread panzanella salad. Sides such as the smoked tomato grits put a fresh twist on familiar fare. Care is also given to the desserts, which include chocolate pie, bread pudding and the popular rhubarb crisp, the supply of which unfortunately has been depleted on both of this writer’s visits. The Farmhouse also features frequent live entertainment by Nashville songwriters. THE STONE HOUSE The Stone House, the Mandrell/Dudney family’s home while the mansion was being built, is now where visitors buy tickets for the tours, and its shop offers a selection of unique gifts, food items, crafts, T-shirts, jewelry, home décor, CDs and DVDs, books and other souvenirs. THE WOODS AT FONTANEL The outdoor music venue, with a capacity for over 2,500 concertgoers, features stateof-the-art sound in a natural amphitheater surrounded by woods. Its inaugural event, a flood benefit held July 17, featured a stel-

lar group of Hall of Fame songwriters. The concerts won’t be limited to country and singer-songwriter fare, though. Concerts, which most likely will be limited to April through October, might range from bluegrass to rock to symphony. Plans are to build rustic skyboxes on the terraced area ringing the amphitheater. THE TRAILS AT FONTANEL Two miles of trails for hiking and biking wind through the woods surrounding the mansion and are open for free public use from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pets on a leash are welcome. Just stop by the visitors’ center for a trail pass.

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we all have very special memories of the 13 years we lived there. I’m pleased that Fontanel belongs to Dale Morris and Marc Oswald, who have done so much for country music. They are using Fontanel for a project to help promote the love, history and preservation of America’s music. I’m sure that they will create a special place that will provide enjoyment for people for many years to come, and my family and I wish them the very best.” Let’s face it: That’s pretty cool.

THE STUDIO GALLERY Also in the works is The Studio Gallery, which will host art exhibits and showcases, intimate performances and private events. “We’re thrilled at the way our neighbors, the city and state have embraced all aspects of the Fontanel,” states Oswald, co-owner of Fontanel Attractions. “From the mansion tours, to the Farm House Restaurant, the Woods music venue and the Trails, there really is something here for the entire family. This property and facility gives visitors another wonderful destination in Nashville. And, the opening of the Studio Gallery at Fontanel will open up even more possibilities for intimate performances and smaller private events, industry showcases and television and radio productions.” Mandrell herself is also happy with the present status of her beloved former home. “Love was the motivation 20 years ago for my husband, Ken, and me to plan and build Fontanel,” she said recently. “It brought us such joy and happiness living in our log home, and raising our three children, and

MAKING PLANS The Fontanel Mansion & Farm 4225 Whites Creek Pike Whites Creek, TN 37189 615-256-5699 Toll free 877-820-8687 Restaurant: 615-724-1600 www.fontanelmansion.com HOURS Restaurant ― 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday 7:30-9 p.m. Friday- Saturday. Breakfast is available all day. Tours ― 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the hour daily except Monday. Trails ― 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily except Monday. Although closed on Mondays, the Fontanel will be open when a major national holiday falls on a Monday.


September 2010

CMW CMW No.1 Songs AC

SANCTUS REAL Lead Me [Sparrow/EMI]

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STELLAR KART Something Holy [INO]

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PAPER TONGUES Trinity [A&M/ Interscope]

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LINCOLN BREWSTER f/ DARLENE ZCHECH Power Of Your Name [Integrity]

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Syntax Acquires Frontline Records Catalog Syntax Distribution, in tandem with physical product partner Central South Distribution, has acquired distribution rights for the pioneer label Frontline Records that recorded music projects from 1986 through the early 1990's. The deal also includes imprint labels Intense, Alarma! and MYX Records. “This is very significant for Christian Music,” states Tim Trudeau, President of Syntax Distribution. “These titles include music from Gospel Gangstas, Insyderz, Jon Gibson and so many more. I’m excited to get these songs back out to the fans.” “Having Syntax as our digital distributor is a perfect fit,” says Adel Meisenheimer, President of Meis Music Group, administrator of the catalog. “Tim Trudeau and his team have been fans of Frontline artists since the label’s inception. Our mission at Meis Music Group is to serve Frontline, KMG and Damascus Road artists and writers. Syntax is vital to that mission.” Frontline Records was one of the first alternative Christian music labels of its kind, offering up artists like The Altar Boys, Christafari, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Benny Hester.

Show Promoter Scanland Dies From Fall Michael Scanland, longtime Christian and Gospel concert promoter, passed away on Aug. 19 due to a fall from his fourth floor condo in Chicago. Scanland had worked with dozens of radio stations with label-driven marketing projects over the years, along with hundreds of Christian concerts that he helped put on throughout the country. He is survived by his wife Marta and son Maximillian.

Quartet Convention Will Feature Palin The National Quartet Convention has invited former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential nominee Sara Palin to be their keynote speaker during their annual 2010 event held in Louisville, KY. Palin will speak for 30 minutes and then conduct a 30-minute question and answer session with

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The RIAA handed out several plaques recently celebrating sales achievements of artists throughout the music industry, including the accomplishments of Casting Crowns and Skillet of late. Casting Crown's 2007 disc was certified Platinum for one-million units sold, marking the third Platinum designation for the band from the RIAA.

Rapper Christopher “CJ” Walk Passes Away

Skillet was also the recipient of awards from the RIAA and their label, hitting Gold certification for their newest project . The project has landed them within the Top 5 at Active Rock, and No. 1 on CMW's CHR and Rock charts with different radio singles. Atlantic threw a surprise bash for the band to celebrate the accomplishments of the foursome over the past year.

His label Humble Beast shared on their website, “CJ's body progressively became weaker and shut down; yet, his faith in the Lord greatly increased. Despite all the suffering, CJ never ceased to give God the glory for his life, circumstances and salvation, and in many cases used his circumstances to exalt his Great God.”

Battling the debilitating disease of cystic fibrosis since the age of two, Christopher “CJ” Walk lost his fight with the disease on August 21 at the age of 28. He had been in and out of hospitals over the past several months, including carrying an oxygen tank around with him due to suffering from a collapsed lung.

A gifted producer and emcee, Christopher Walk’s abilities enabled him to address the complexities of life, religion and relationships in an understandable language. He is survived by his wife, Jenna.


News & Tunes Congrats to Kendall Payne and hubby Tyler as they announce they are with child, with a due date in early Spring 2011 … Skillet and Papa Roach will link up on the “Monsters of Annihilation” tour beginning Oct. 1 in Myrtle Beach. After playing a one-off date with Papa Roach earlier, the members of Skillet have been trying to go out on the road with the band on a full-blown tour … Switchfoot hit iTunes this week with their new iTunes Session offering, while releasing “Your Love Is A Song” to Mainstream AC radio, and seeing “The Sound” crack Top 10 at Active Rock … Sanctus Real will see the video to their radio hit “Lead Me” premiere on iTunes on Sept. 7. The band also coordinated to perfection the birth of two members newborns on the same day (Aug. 11) as Chris Rohman and Pete Prevost are celebrating sleepness nights in unison with their firstborns … The Essential Christmas Collection will hit retail on Oct. 19 featuring 12 tunes by mainly Provident artists. The artist list includes Third Day, Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay, Brandon Heath, Tenth Avenue North, Rebecca St. James, Building 429, Matt Maher, Revive, Kerrie Roberts, and Anthem Lights … Chris Tomlin's newest disc And If Our God Is For Us is available via preorder in Family Christian Stores and online from now until Nov. 15, helping to raise funds off of each CD sale to help widows and children in need in Guatemala … Ethan Luck of Relient K has been in the studio with Hayley Williams of Paramore and Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory recording something that all three have been tweeting about. Nothing else has been made public, except for a screenshot of their levels on a computer. More details forthcoming … Anberlin heads out on Sept. 3 for a series of week-long release parties for Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place, including a Labor Day special in Nashville that will sport a family-style BBQ cookout … Superchick heads out on the “Reinvention > more on page 3 <

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INDUSTRY NEWS [from page 1] attendees on Sept. 16 starting at 2pm local time. Information on the event and tickets can be found here.

Beatmart Staging A Comeback Based on a new Twitter account and Facebook page appearing recently, it would seem that the guys from hip-hop label Beatmart Recordings are looking to re-enter the industry very soon. A brand new logo has been made public (see here), along with the statement on their Facebook page, that reads, “We're dusting off the minds of the founders and bringing Beatmart out of hibernation.” CMW will keep you posted as more details become available.

Inspirational Country Awards Nominees Announced The 16th Annual Inspirational Country Awards will be held north of Nashville at the Trinity Music City USA facility on Oct. 14. The nominees have been announced for all categories for the awards show, including those up for Entertainer of the Year, who are: Andrew Heller, Barry McGee, Jason Crabb, Point of Grace, Steve Richard, and Tommy Brandt. For a full list of nominees, please go here.

Industry Shorts EMI President/Central Marketing and Global Catalog will exit the company shortly, to “return to his entrepreneurial roots.” His responsibilities will flow to EMI Music Publishing COO while EMI looks for a replacement ... Syndication One does not renew the contract of co-host of ... adds signals in Orland, IN and an additional stick in Ft. Wayne at 88.7 FM to expand their coverage area. also joins the WLAB morning show with co-host Ace McKay ... 's newest Christian outlet KTHF/Hammon, OK signs on in Western Oklahoma, bringing the total of network frequencies to 10 ... takes over the co-host chair on the morning show at The Fish in Nashville this week. She's the last of the three members of Point of Grace who have graced the chair over the past month, filling in for host Kim Ford who is out on maternity leave ... sells the construction permit for non-comm KCPC/Sealy, TX to . Orrick will in return transfer LPFM KQLC-LP/Brookshire, TX to Body Of Christ Church of Katy ... sells the construction permit for a new unnamed FM

CMW Adds This Week 39STRIPES My Desire [GoodTree]

A NEW MONDAY Modern Day [A New Monday]

ANDREW PETERSON Dancing In The Minefields [Centricity]

JIMMY NEEDHAM Being Small [Inpop]

JOSH WILSON I Refuse [Sparrow/EMI]

MICHAEL BOGGS Said And Done [in:cite]

PHILMONT You Will Remain [Caliber]

REVIVE Almost Missed This Moment [Essential/PLG]

SILVERLINE Life Everafter [VSR]

THE LETTER BLACK Believe [Tooth & Nail] signal in Craigsville, WV to West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority ... sells FM translator K297BB in Purcell, OK to .


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ARTIST SHORTS [continued]

no, while seeing his single “Others” co-penned with wife Meleasa heading out to Mainstream AC radio … Tye Tribbett will bow his solo debut effort on Oct. 19 called Fresh. Contributors include the aforementioned Houghton and Isaac Caree … Original vocalist Chris Carrabba for the group Further Seems Forever is > more on page 4 <

Tour” on Sept. 22 to visit over 20 cities with Manafest, Me In Motion, and Bread of Stone, in support of their newest radio single, “Still Here” … Israel Houghton will sit in with Rickey Minor and the Tonight Show Band on Sept. 8 on The Tonight Show with Jay Le-


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ARTIST SHORTS [continued] currently in the studio with the rest of the band, promising a reunion project sometime in Spring 2011. The band has not been active since 2006. You can follow them at @fsfofficial on Twitter … Abandon Kansas are recording their next disc with Mark Lee Townsend, while hitting the tour track this fall

[Word/Curb]

[BEC/Tooth & Nail]

with Everyday Sunday, and then a short stint with Kiros … The Punk Goes Pop compilation disc set for release on Nov. 2 will feature a track from Family Force 5 called “Bulletproof” … Cincinnati Reds fan and funnyman on Cross Movement Records, K-Drama debuts his first video called “Holistic” here.


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August 2010 TOP 25 Albums

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August 2010 TOP 25 Americana / AAA Albums

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August 2010 TOP 25 Bluegrass / Folk Albums

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August 2010 TOP 25 Blues Albums

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August 2010 TOP 25 Country / Alt. Albums

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August 2010 TOP 25 Rock Albums

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