Are you a HANK WILLIAMS JR. fan?
If so, you might be interested in the persuasive case Report
reader and Navy LT.
ADAM SINCIL makes for Bocephus' belated induction into the Country
Music Hall of Fame. Paraphrasing Sincil's
well-reasoned arguments would not do them justice, but fortunately we
can follow links to Adam's Roughstock
guest editorial and another recent
article about the campaign Sincil and his "Navy buddy" MIKE
ABERNATHY have launched in support of Rockin' Randall Hank.
The aforementioned pages include room for reader feedback- a brilliant
stroke for a grassroots movement!
Adam and Mike, thank you for your service!
the offer of media credentials for coverage of the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March
29, 2015 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
to TAYLOR VAUGHN, MARISA
BIANCO and SAMARA SHWODICK f or
the invitation to join Republic Records during a
three-night event at the record company's 2015 SXSW
Each night (March 18- March 20, 2015) "the compound will host musical
performances" and provide "food & drinks from
Austin's fines, as well as a 'media room' where press/media can
interview/photograph artists onsite."
to to DIANE
DIEKMAN f or
crediting this Report in the March 10, 2015
edition of Diane's
Country Music Newsletter.
MARIE OSMOND in town?"
was HARRY WAYNE CASEY’s question to
anyone and everyone remaining in a
spacious BMI 6th
floor room following the formal adjournment of a "special awards
presentation" there on March 3, 2015.
better known as KC (get it?), as in the artist fronting the disco
hitmakers known as KC and the Sunshine Band, was in
Nashville to, as AMANDA FRENCH CLARK's invitation
indicated, accept BMI's "Million Airplay Award as
well as an outstanding 2014 Urban Pop Award, recognizing the
revolutionary impact on modern pop music since the 70s."
DAVID PRESTON emceed the
presentation, noting that one million airplays of the eight hit songs
BMI recognized (with an equal number of certificates Preston presented
the singer on behalf of the group) is best visualized by realizing that
if these dance songs were played back-to-back, it would take six years
before the demonstration reached one million performances.
told the crowd (that included KIRT WEBSTER, JEREMY WESTBY,
BETH GWINN, RAE ANN RUBENSTEIN, JOHN LOMAX III and LIV TAYLOR, among
others), that he is no stranger to Nashville, having known David's mother and having recorded
Don't Go at Sound
new album, a rerecording of '60s
hits is actually the first of two releases. The second, not
yet complete, will be all original material.
for Osmond, I was across the emptying room, engaged in conversation
with another straggler when I heard Casey's query. Though
Harry expressed interest in getting together with the latter-day talk
show artist on whose show he has appeared, it was up to me, the only
one in the room who knew what he was talking about to deliver the news
that he was a day late but need not be dollar short.
Marie had been in town a day earlier where she surprised the Elliston Place IHOP lunch
crowd by making pancakes for them during a personal appearance
promoting the participating restaurant's promotion in IHOP
chain's 10th annual National Pancake Day (this year falling on March 3,
the BMI event broke up around noon, as it was Casey had plenty of time
to reach the restaurant, about a mile away, to join the rest of the
day's diners receiving a complimentary short stack of griddle cakes, in
exchange for a donation to Osmond's favorite charity, The Children's
it was either answer the question or shake my booty (which is only a
year younger than Casey's own) so mine was an obvious
reading it here first: It's official, thanks to a good criminal
defense lawyer (this time, ROBERT PEAL), once again LYNN ANDERSON has
gotten a break; that is, if she behaves herself pending a date in
Davidson County General Sessions Court on November 5, 2015.
On February 9, 2015, Davidson County General
Sessions Court Judge ANGELITA BLACKSHEAR DALTON dismissed
an implied consent- misdemeanor charge against Lynn, stemming from
Anderson's September 12, 2014 DUI arrest.
Simultaneously, Lynn pleaded guilty to an amended misdemeanor offense,
effectively convicting her of DUI (arising from the same September 12,
Anderson received credit for time-served (one hour in jail) and
received a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days minus all but
seven days' incarceration. Lynn's driver's license
has been revoked for one year and, during her supervised probation and
she is to perform 23 hours of community service, complete an
eight hours of a defensive driving school course and pay court costs
of $846 and a $350 fine.
The incidents were not Lynn's first brush with the law. Lynn
was jailed during her second divorce, losing two of her children during
the early 1980s in a custody fight (though Lynn did prevail in related
matters at the appellate level).
Then, in October, 1988, Lynn was charged with malicious mischief after
allegedly breaking into a waitress’ car, taking some of the server’s
belongings and threatening her. LINDA
GAIL BOWERS agreed
to drop the charges after receiving Lynn's letter of apology; a gesture
resulting in the late Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge LEON RUBEN dismissing
the case on January 23, 1989.
On December 2, 2004, after Denton, Texas police found Lynn passed out
in a car she had parked on the side of a highway (after another driver
alerted police that Anderson was weaving in-and-out of traffic) and
charged her with drunk driving, Lynn was released on a $1,000 bail,
serving no jail time.
Fifty-three days later, in an apparent cry for help, Lynn was charged
with stealing a HARRY POTTER DVD from a
Taos, New Mexico convenience store and felony battery on a policy
officer Anderson allegedly struck on the arm as Lynn was being led to a
patrol car. After resisting arrest and striking the officer, Lynn
struck an agreement with the Taos DA’s office. The shoplifting charge
was dismissed in exchange for Anderson agreeing to refrain from
committing further offenses unbefitting what Lynn’s attorney described
as a “loved and respected member of the Taos community."
thanks to JOANNA CICHOCKI for
offering press credentials to cover the 50th Academy
of Country Music Awards. The
ACMs will be held Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the AT
& T Stadium in
Arlington, Texas and televised (throughout the United States) by CBS-TV affiliates
at 7 p.m. Central Time.2
to to MELISSA
the invitation to join other media types, as well as JOE STAMPLEY, BECKY HOBBS, T. GRAHAM BROWN, GENE WATSON, JOHNNY LEE, JEANNIE SEELY, DAVID FRIZZELL, RHONDA VINCENT, DALLAS FRAZIER, LEONA WILLIAMS, MARK WILLS, JETT WILLIAMS, JOHN CONLEE, LANE BRODY, EDDY RAVEN, and the proverbial
many others, at the Nashville
March 18, 2015.
occasion? MOE BANDY is
hosting an all-star tribute to WHITEY SHAFER. Shafer
is battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
of all, if you’re not being comped, you can purchase a ($20) ticket here or at
open at 5 p.m. Show
time is 6 p.m.
the emailbag: MEIJIN BRUTTOMESSO writes:
“Hi, STACY. Hope
you’re doing great!
wanted to invite you to rock with Austin-based/Paris-born eclectic
blues rock band HOOKA HEY. They
are embarking on a February tour to support their new EP, Untamed… and performing at Turn One Bar on
February 21 in Nashville.
Hey is taking the cross-continental rock scene by storm and showcasing
‘a reverence for the kind of serious rockin’ out that leaves you
sweaty, grimy and wanting more.’ (KUTX),
you attend the show…?”
its album review, New
Noise Magazine raves
about a particular track, noting Nasty “is
soaked in blues and mysterious seduction that’s brought to life in the
to be outdone, Sonic
Abuse UK adds,
"If you're a fan of unconventional blazing rock 'n' roll with balls and
attitude by the skip-full, then you owe it to yourself to check this
Mark your calendars! The long-anticipated GEORGE JONES Museum
is set to open the weekend of April 24, 2015.
Jones' widow, NANCY was on
hand January 12, 2015 at Nashville's Riverfront RTA/MTA station,
unveiling plans and drawings for the museum, following JEREMY WESTBY's
media invitation affording a sneak-peak at Nancy's plans for the legacy
As if on cue, the rain stopped as Nancy spoke of what fans will see at
128 and 130 Second Avenue North (formerly the site of Graham Central
Station), the downtown destination of a 44,000 building containing not
only the Jones museum, but a gift shop, fourth floor (rooftop) bar,
event space and live music venue.
The museum's opening coincides with the launch of White Lightning
Moonshine. (Fans will note that this is the second licensing
of Jones' name with a brand paying homage to George's 1959 signature
song. Anyone remember the introduction, to similar fanfare, of George Jones' White Lightning Tennessee
Nancy tells me that the price of admission to the museum has yet to be
She adds that a George Jone biopic is in the work with the lead actor
to be announced.