Posts made in February, 2014

Tammy Wynette’s Daughters Need Our Help!

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I was given permission to write this and help Georgette Jones and her
sisters.
They are launching a campaign to restore her name to her burial crypt
at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville Tennessee.
As it stands now her married name of Virginia W Richardson
is what is on her crypt.
This article is more or less to help them achieve this goal,
the Tennessean wrote about a lot of family drama and
I myself have my opinions…but they are private and so will
the family drama be..at least on my website.

I think Georgette Jones is one of the best things to
happen to country music in the last 20 years!
And I think her husband is one HELL of a steel picker!
I met them last year at Muddy Roots when Mr. Jamie played
for Shooter Jennings.

They are asking for public support as they attempt to
rectify a mistake they made after they were told the
name change would only be temporary.
However now they don’t own the burial crypt and cannot
legally change the name.

How can YOU help?
Here’s the facebook page you can join HERE.
“She worked very hard and long her whole life for that name,”
Lennon said. “That’s who she believed she was. That is who she was.”

They are hoping an outpour of public support will help
strengthen their case as they have had no luck
in the past of obtaining ANY rights to any of their
mother’s property or items or rights of any legal sort.

This from the Tennessean:
Wynette’s husband, George Richardson, who went by the professional
name of George Richey, was given their mother’s home and belongings
as well as the rights to her publishing and business enterprises after
her 1998 death. Lennon said her mother had shown them a handwritten list
specifying who would get what personal items, but Richey told estate lawyers
he could not find it.

They and Richey’s children expected to have the intellectual property passed
on to them but learned that those rights were sold to a music publishing company
shortly before his death in 2010.

The Bicycle Music Co. and its affiliate, the AF Circle C. Fund,
announced in a Feb. 19, 2010, press release “the acquisition of
a significant interest in the Tammy Wynette music catalog, name
and likeness rights as well as the trademarks, ‘Tammy Wynette,’
‘First Lady of Country Music’ and ‘Stand By Your Man.’ ”

I myself am not really sure how or why any of it happened..
All I can tell you is I firmly believe that her crypt
deserves to say “Tammy Wynette”.
And if you feel the same way join the page and render your support.

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Pam Tillis And Lorrie Morgan Host “Hee Haw Night”

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Pam Tillis daughter of country legend Mel Tillis and Lorrie Morgan
daughter of country legend George Morgan have announced that on
March 4rth at the Country Music Hall Of Fame there will be a Hee Haw night.

This event will be a fundraiser for Nashville Rochelle Center which helps care for
disabled adults. They haven’t had a budget increase in 15 years.
And this event will help raise money for them.

There are props and some of the props are original pieces from the show
itself and several cast members have been scheduled to appear.
Who will be appearing from the show hasn’t been made public.
I was told the butt kicking fence will be part of the show.
And there will be sketches and music much like the show
which aired from 1969-1992 and is the longest syndicated comedy show
in television history.
It was aired to take the place of Tom and Dickey Smothers Brothers.
It sustained the same theme until 1986 when co host Buck Owens left
and Roy Clark would have a celebrity guest co-host.

Lorrie Morgan Craig Morgan and Joe Diffie will help
“Hey Y’all..An All-Star Salute to Hee Haw.
Also Elzabeth Cook and Jim Lauderdale will appear.

Tickets start at 50 and ALL your money goes to the center
to help needy adults get the care they need to live.
The center does wonderful things for many Nashville adults.

Pam and Lorrie have been touring together for years now
and have released albums together.
Dos Divas has been an ongoing project with them for some time now.

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Good Evening Folks Were The Pine Box Boys…Layla’s: Tennessee.

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Dog gone it…I can’t make them all!
Here at Garyhayescountry.com we get ALL the good invites!
SO MANY awesome shows in town and out of town..after
tonight week I’ll wrap up the week with a few more articles
and THEN it’s my “Wayne Mills Weekend”..
BUT FOR NOW…..

The folks at Layla’s Bluegrass Inn have booked a really
awesome west coast band in The Pine Box Boys.
This will be a VERY energetic show and will also include Jake Cox
And on March 28th it will be murderous!

The Pine Box Boys are celebrating their 10th anniversary and they want YOU to join them
on the road when they visit Nashville and bring their murder bluegrass here.

Their new album ‘Tales From The Emancipated” is available NOW their
website and their EP “Worms” is also available.
I recently got their new album and “Waltzing Through The Graveyard” was really
good..so was “No Room For Barbara”.
This is their fourth album their first album from back in 2003
was ‘Arkansas Killing Time” and was a GREAT album.

Honestly drummer Steven Uncle Doods is ONE HELL of a solo
drummer on “Mr. Skeleton” which is my personal favorite song
they play.

They were started out as an old fashioned murder ballad band
to play songs like “Knoxville Girl” Also covered by BR5-49
Live from Roberts..they eventually began writing their OWN
murder ballads. And the rest is history!

you can get tickets by clicking on the Layla’s link above.

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Spillway Songwriter Series

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Outlaw Magazine and Spillway Bar And Grill are launching a Thursday night
songwriter series and I was asked to sponsor the event and OF COURSE I
said HELL YES!
I joined Moonshine Bbq Company and Kenneth Marr Graphics
to bring some really awesome songwriters to the area!
I decided to sponsor this event because I think it’s important to help
independent roots musicians get heard and I think it’s equally important
to take care of them.
This is how they make their living, and the best way to help is to contribute.

This series will launch March 20th and will feature
Brigite London
Cley Reynolds
Joshua Morningstar
And guests.

This series will feature one local and one national songwriter.
Robert Baxter, owner of The Spillway, says, “We at Spillway Bar
and Grill are very excited to join with Outlaw Magazine to give
singer/songwriters a chance to showcase their music and to also
bring some great talent to our stage and to Bowling Green, KY,
as well as provide a place for our Locals to play with some very
talented musicians from other areas. It’s all about bringing
musicians and friends together for some awesome music.”

Folks that’s directly from the event on Facebook.
Spillway is quickly becoming a stop between Louisville Ky
and Nashville Tn. it’s a WONDERFULL venue with REALLY GOOD FOOD.
It’s about 40 minutes from my home and I have driven there
already for just a meal.
Take it from me when I say I like their pizza. They are known for their
wings but I am a pizza guy.

I can’t say enough good about these three artists playing that night.
I can call them at any time and I know they would be there for me.
I can’t say many of the “big names” would ever do that.

Joshua Morningstar to me is more than a friend.
I love him and his music so much I cannot put it in words.
I will support them ANY WAY I can..and this is how I can.

I owe Cley Reynolds a HUGE debt of thanks for using my photo
in his album project and I think Miss Brigite did Mr. Billy Don Burns
good on his song “Hank Williams Lonesome And Keith Whitley Blue”
on her new forthcoming album ‘The Highwaywoman”.
I really enjoy the songs these three songwriters and artists
have given us to enjoy.
I think they are all so very talented and represent the roots music
scene very well.
Like I said they are more than friends.

So please go out and support these fine songwriters and enjoy
this GREAT music and food.

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SAVC: North Carolina

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OFFICIAL LAUNCH
Illinois
Washington State
Alabama
Texas
Colorado

Folks it’s time to start out the night with another SAVC state venue.
MAN the roster just keeps getting better and better ALL the time!
There’s ALOT of great artists on the various shows ALL OVER the U.S!
THIS IS turning out to be a VERY good resource for everyone involved.
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Their choice for North Carolina is The Thirsty Beaver.
This bar has a old-school FREE jukebox…isn’t THAT enough to go?

Well I can give you ANOTHER..one TV plays Hee Haw CONSTANTLY!
That’s correct they have ON LOOP Hee Haw TV..
Free pretzel sticks and a very clean atmosphere.

People are giving good reviews about the drink prices
and a BIG Bloody Mary menu.
It’s described as a tiny, no-frills dive bar.

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