Country Singers Who Tell A Great Story

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What is the best kind of station to tune into on a long, lonesome drive? It depends on personal tastes, of course, but there is a definite sense of satisfaction to be found in a classic country station. Many country singers draw from a long, rich narrative tradition, so one is much more likely to encounter story-songs in this genre than any other. Thus, one can expect to listen to engaging tales a mere few minutes in length, and the fact that they are told through music simply makes them easier to latch onto. There’s nothing quite like hearing a satisfying story on the radio when a person is all alone and eager to return to loved ones.

Several singers spring to mind when considering this type of music. One of the undisputed masters is Kenny Rogers, who established himself as an accomplished balladeer decades ago. Of his many richly drawn story-songs complete with vibrant characters and a riveting plot, the most enduring has been “The Gambler,” in which a man relates his encounter with a grizzled poker player on an evening train ride. Not only is this tale of a newly forged friendship between men who share a hobby entertaining, it contains some very practical advice that can be applied to everyone, not just those with an enthusiasm for card-playing.

On the other end of the age spectrum is Taylor Swift, a promising up-and-comer who has been writing her own songs since her early teens and has a singular way of getting the heart of teen loves and anxieties. She has built a reputation as a wholesome singer-songwriter who speaks for the geekier members of her generation. Her most potent anthem is “You Belong With Me,” made far more poignant by the music video that accompanies it. Here, we see an ordinary girl pining for the friend she secretly loves and wishing he would understand what a great match they would make. For anyone who has experienced a burning crush, this certainly hits home.

These are only two examples out of the dozens of country singers whose stories fill the airwaves. Others include the deep-voiced Randy Travis, gentle Alan Jackson and effusive Dolly Parton, to name just a few. The beauty of it is that one needn’t know who the singer is to appreciate a good country song. It’s easy to just sit and listen to a string of unknown songs and soak up the colorful characters and twisty plots that emerge. It feels a bit like gathering a campfire as people swap stories. It’s great when a new one comes along to catch a person by surprise, though hearing the same song multiple times means being able to sing along. Either way, this music makes a great traveling companion.

Profit Instruments Review – How Does Profit Instruments System Work

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Are you interested to find out more about the new online marketing course called Profit Instruments and how you can use it to make more money? This is a module based course that members can simply watch what is done in the training videos and materials and follow every step of the strategy.

It is basically a step by step online course package that consists of process maps, assignments, more than 30 training videos, blueprints and various checklists to help members ensure that they are on the right track. To provide extra value for his clients, Ritoban has also prepared several surprise bonuses for members who join up at his club.

What Exactly Are The Profit Instruments All About?

For the past couple of months, Ritoban, the owner of this course, has been making money building small niche websites that he calls Profit Instruments. In total so far, he has accumulated more than $250,000 in total earnings with his sites and has packed all his experience and knowledge about Internet marketing into this new course.

Because Ritoban likes to target very specific niche keywords such as only the product name using his blogs, I have found that most of the traffic visiting my sites are very targeted by nature and can be converted very easily to customers and subscribers. They are also very easy to optimize in the search engines by targeting only the specific product titles.

How Much Time Do You Have to Spend in Order to Generate a Full Time Income from Profit Instruments?

One good thing I have found about following the system here is that most of the steps in the strategy guide can be easily outsourced. Thus, depending on your own time schedule and money you can afford to invest, you can actually start to actually outsource most of the tasks and spend more of your time looking for other products to promote. Many of the products sold can bring in a residual income, and this is exactly how Ritoban managed to accumulate his fortune and will continue to do so in the future.

Top 3 Music Business Books That Every Artist, Singer, Musician And Rapper Should Read – Part Iii

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The one thing that nobody seems to have enough of these days is time. This is especially true when you are building a career. For aspiring musicians, singers and songwriters, learning how to establish, promote and sustain a career is a full time job in and of itself and would leave little time for working on music. Thats why The Indie Bible is considered one of the most thorough and valuable resources for anyone in the music business but especially newcomers.

Written by David Wimple, The Indie Bible is currently in its 11th printing, which reflects the rapidly changing nature of the music business. What makes The Indie Bible so valuable is the depth of the research to give musicians and songwriters the most up-to-date information possible. It would literally take someone months of intensive research to gather all of the contacts and resources detailed in the book. Even music industry veterans have endorsed The Indie Bible as an invaluable tool.

The resources listed include 3600 radio station and radio show contacts; the names of 4200 publications and periodicals that review music; the names of 500 CD vendors and music promoters; 500 web site where you can post your music for downloading and promotion; 500 miscellaneous resources all together more than 10,000 contacts are contained within The Indie Bible.

The Indie Bible is written to address a wide range of situations, from seeking representation to selling your son online, across all genres, from Hip Hoop to country. The book is organized into seven sections to make it as user-friendly as possible.

Sections one and two offer tips on how to get your CD reviewed in print publications.

Section three discusses who t contact about doing radio promotion. Radio stations are a particularly accessible area because they have a lot of air time to fill. Its especially smart to approach home town radio stations; they are usually very open to promoting local talent.

Section four focuses on marketing oriented services.

Section five covers the growing importance of Internet based distribution and cuts through the clutter to list the top sites proven to be most valuable to performers.

Section six is a compilation of miscellaneous resources.

Section seven reprints over 50 articles on various aspects of the business to give a complete and informative overview of the business.

Realizing the Need to See Shirtless Male Celebrities

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Dangerously bordering between a healthy habit to an obsessive fetish, perusing images of shirtless male celebrities have slowly crept into the daily routines of most teenage daughters, mothers, and even grandmothers. Apparently, a lot of men also seem to include this ritual in their daily tasks, no doubt to compare whose abdominals are tighter or which shirtless guy would most probably land him a lot of women. Still, there are those who need to simply because of the pleasure viewing male teats brings, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and sexually.

Without going to the merits of whether this is actually moral or not, we need to realize that there exists a real need to see male celebrities without their shirts. Looking at these photos remind us non-celebrities that basically, there is nothing different between us and them. The just happened to have great paying jobs, better looking one-night stands and lots of days-off than the rest of us. But seeing them without their shirts shows us that in reality, they are just people. When you look at a lot of naked pictures, the pictures begin to lose their differences and appear common and usual. Male celebrities rely on looks, acting and influence. But without garments, they all look like typical males, complete with your nipples and belly button. Sure, most of them have well-chiseled bodies but still, seeing them uncovered reminds us that we have the same parts as they do, only less sculpted and more insulated.

Also, the world is in agreement that there is nothing wrong seeing a male without his shirt. Now, if that were a female, then that would be totally banned, although it would have made great viewing for a lot of people, in my and their very humble opinion. Men are always the protectors of their tribes or social units, and women and children look up to their males for protection, food, comfort and security. And what can be more comforting than the sight of a strong, able-bodied male? But sadly, the grandeur of the moment is dampened extensively with the presence of covering, thus, the need to see them shirtless.

The comforts of modern living has somewhat diluted the primal beast within the males of our species. Layers of clothing continue to alienate our naked bodies from the perusal and scrutiny of those who would most benefit from it. Fortunately, those who were gifted with the popularity to become celebrities have used their stature and social standing to remind us of the rawness and beauty that is the naked male body. The shirtless male celebrities of our society strive to encourage us all that there is nothing more adorable and pleasing to behold than the uncovered male form.

Of course, whether the actual adoration for such a thing leads to certain acts or behavior is beyond the point. Since time immemorial, and for many more years to come, the shirtless male celebrities will continue to be held in the highest praise and standard.

Vocalist Debi Smith, From Soprano To Alto To Soprano

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Vocalist Debi Smith started out as a soprano singing in church, but after college she became interested in jazz and started developing her alto range. She and Mary Chapin Carpenter began performing around Washington, DC about the same time, but when Smith’s sister Megan, who is five years younger, came home from college, they started touring together as The Smith Sisters.

Smith is a master of many skills. She is a composer and recording artist whose songs have captured six ASCAP popular music awards and been recorded by such artists as Tom Paxton and Al Petteway. With five solo albums to her credit, she has stashed away many Wammies (Washington Area Music Awards). Her latest double-disc CD, “The Soprano” and “The Soprano Christmas,” highlights the upper register of her three-octave range. In contrast, pop fans around the country know her as one quarter of The Four Bitchin’ Babes, solo artists who write and perform their own witty songs and share others in glorious harmony. She has been heard often as both soloist and ensemble member on national radio and telecasts, among them Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, PBS specials, CMT’s New Country, CBS Sunday Morning and Good Morning America.

Touring with TFBB has occupied a large chunk of Smith’s life since 1994. Next month they head for Florida and will be on the road until May, followed by the gigs at the shore during the summer.

Whether singing country, pop, folk, or jazz, Smith receives raves for her solo appearances accompanying herself on guitar. She is also a master of the bodhran, an Irish hand drum, which she played on the main theme song in Ken Burns’ “The National Parks” PBS documentary. She loves the bodhran and integrates it with most of the songs she writes.

Writing is cathartic for her and a way to honor her family. She has penned songs about her son, who suffers from autism, and songs about her parents, such as “My Mother’s Hands” and “My Father Was a Quiet Man.”

Nothing pleases her more than having someone come up with tears in their eyes and tell her how much her music has uplifted them.

Of The Most Popular Country Singers Of All Time

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When it comes to the listing the top ten country singers, you are in for a herculean task. No one can really say that one singer is better than the other as this is a subjective thing. Everyone tries to come up with lists and hoping to seek the approval of the people who will be reading it.

1.Hank Williams He is the one who introduced the honky tonk style to the country music world. Others dubbed him as one of the greatest country singer for all time.

2.George Jones Just like the other country singers, Jones earned his spot in the country music industry by having a long list for his hit records. No show Jones was his nickname for his failure to show up in many performances.

3.Roy Acuff This country singer is best known by his fans as the King of Country Music. He was the one who showed the world the hoedown format which eventually captured the international market. Acuff is the first living person to be inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

4.Johnny Cash Hello, Im Johnny Cash is how he starts his concerts. Having a bass-baritone voice and dark clothing, he earned the nick The Man in Black. He is also known to integrate various genres in his music like gospel, rock and roll, blues and the likes.

5.Carter family This family of country singers were considered to be the first vocal group to be country music stars. Their songs primarily focused on southern gospel, U.S. folk revival, pop and the likes.

6.Jimmie Rodgers Just like the others, he too has his own trademark when it comes to singing. Rodgers was known for his rhythmic yodeling. Among his nicknames are The Father of Country Music, The Blue Yodeler and The Singing Brakeman.

7.Merle Haggard Haggard and his band was known for the creation of the Bakersfield Sound. It has a unique twang of the guitar and vocal harmonies. His song Okie from Muskogee paved the way for his induction into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

8.Loretta Lynn Lynn was considered to be one of the forerunners of country vocalists and songwriters during the1960s. Because of this, she was known to be as a country music legend.

9.Eddie Arnold He lived in the music world for six decades. He too was able to sell more than 85 million records from the time he started his career on 1943 until his death in 2008.

10.Kitty Wells Her song It Wasnt God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels that enabled her to become the first female country singer to be able to top the U.S. country charts.

There are singers who are creating unique country love songs; they will be able to have their limelight. They just have to think positive and be patient for it to happen. For now, all they have to do is to do their best and hope that it works.

Musical Instruments From Benjamin Adams

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Benjamin Adams musical instruments are very popular, such as student trumpets or drums. Benjamin Adams provides the beginning musician some instruments of high quality at affordable prices. Benjamin Adams musical instruments are really appropriate for students. Flutes from Benjamin Adams are also perfect for beginners; Benjamin Adams flutes are full size, nickel-silver, professional construction and Italian pads. Benjamin Adams flute comes with a gig bag and with all the accessories for a student needs. Benjamin Adams flute includes also Polishing Cloth, Flute Rod and Cork Grease.

Another musical instrument from Benjamin Adams is the clarinet; it I one a best most popular Benjamin Adams musical instruments. The clarinet is full size, 17-key, high quality construction, Italian pads and stainless steel springs. The clarinet outfit comes with all the necessary accessories, such as mouthpiece, reed, cleaning cloth and cork grease. It is a cost effective woodwinds clarinet, for beginners and for professionals. It is made of granadilla wood exclusively; it has great resonance and stability. The key design is ergonomic, the bell ring is solid metal, and key work is silver plated.

Student musicians can purchase a great trumpet form Benjamin Adams; it has a beautiful engraving, as well as high grade brass construction and it is really affordable. Benjamin Adams trumpet is delivered with yellow bras construction, a rose brass lead pipe and a bell. Reliability and resistance to sticking are ensured by Monel pistons; a mouthpiece is specially created for students as well as some polish cloths. Each Benjamin Adams musical instrument is hand engraved, as classy instruments. It is delivered with a deluxe velour lined case, two handles and a hideaway backpack straps.

Musicians, beginners or professionals, can successfully play with Benjamin Adams alto saxophone. It is designed with the comfort of the beginning player in mind. From many years, Benjamin Adams is devoted to create value in low prices musical instruments; all his instruments have passed inspections for durability and tested for tonal quality and playability by professional musicians. Benjamin Adams continues to ask for improvements and verify every musical instrument before it is shipped. The result is that everyone can say that Benjamin Adams musical instruments are a secure value anywhere.

All Benjamin Adams musical instruments are protected by a warranty. If the musical instrument cannot be fixed, the manufacturer will replace it for free with another instruments of similar qualities.

Choosing the Correct Medical Instrument Repair Company

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The skill of surgical instrument restoration is not something that can be taught overnight. Muchlike the creaters of medical instruments in Germany, For delicate and precise work such as surgical instruments repair, it is common for a technician to aquire years and years of practise. In today’s healthcare market, surgical instrument repair and other surgical equipment is a must in todays multi-million dollar company trying to protect their high-dollar interest surgical instruments in lieu of purchasing new surgical equipment. The scores of issues surrounding the selection of a repair vendor make this a most difficult decision and not making the right choice could end up costing your facility time, money and needless aggravation if you were to make the wrong decesion it may cost your company money, time and needless aggravation. The following questions will help you put your medical instrument repair vendor to the test.

1)What is the vendor’s availability Is the vendor open to different medical equipment or just one main focus? 2)Do they have a history of buffing off catalogue digits? 3)Does the medical instrument repair service only offer German-made instrument or Pakistani as well? 4)Does the medical instrument repair vendor have a history of changing the finish of the surgical instrument? 5)Does the medical instrument repair company switch needle-holder jaws on-location? 6)Do they only send one technician to fix your surgical instrument? 7)Does your repair company offer instrument tracking and quality assurance programs? 8)Does your medical instrument repair vendor have a reputation of returning non-repairable surgical instruments? 9)Does your medical instrument repair company offer any sort of educational service? 10)Does your surgical instrument repair vendor specialize in any other repair service like for forceps? 11)Does your repair company inspect and service your instrument board? 12)Have you seen the vendors own repair laboratory? 13)Does the surgical instrument repair service offer any other sort of product repair, or is it just surgical instruments?

A “Choosing the Right Surgical Instrument Repair Company” article is by Rick O.

How to be a Successful Vocalist

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Who is a Vocalist?

A Vocalist is a person who uses his or her voice to produce music. Often the singer is accompanied by musicians and instruments. While many people sing for pleasure, vocal skill is usually a combination of innate talent and professional training. People who fit the above requirements are referred to as vocalists. Vocalizing is a talent which seems to come easily for many individuals. For other individuals, this particular capability has to be practiced.

Tips to be a good vocalist:

Take Singing Classes:

It seems like an obvious thing to do, but looking at many people who think they can sing – when they actually don’t! An excellent Vocal coach will help you hit the right notes and make sure that you’re using your vocal chords properly.

Be patient:

Don’t give up! No matter how frustrating it is, many performers get disappointed very easily if they do not sound better straight away. Being a beginner is quite complicated for many of us – be patient and try to learn things slowly.

Get Experience:

Try to explore your singing talent in occasions like birthday parties, corporate events, wedding anniversaries etc. or join a local band. What matters most is that you get experience. It will not only help you to become a better vocalist, but also reduce emotional stress and/or possible embarrassment.

Vary your experience:

Practice singing as much as you can. Try groups, small ensembles, solo or personal coaching etc. The more you practice singing in a variety of singing activities, the more comfortable and confident you will feel about your voice.

Be a good observer:

You need to be a good listener before you want to be a singer. Try to observe Vocalists carefully; what makes them to be a good singer? How to control voice variations, how to make use of stage presence? You can even ask for their advice after the show.

Get others opinion:

Try to record your voice and send it to your friends, colleagues and relatives, and ask what they think of it. It is the best practice to keep track of your progress.

Find a few warm-up exercises for your vocal chords and then practice them whenever you have time.

www.SkillCountry.com is an ideal place to find good vocalists and also musicians, vocal coaches, instrumentalists, music bands and others with many unique talents and skills.

Learn How To Become A Famous Singer Fast

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How to become a famous singer fast is something many people ask when starting out. You need to learn the basics of singing or you won’t be able to sustain a good career. You can get a good vocal coach, read books, or take a course to get better and launch your singing career higher. Just find out which method is best for you.

First, you need to make sure that you’re diverse in your ability to sing different things. If you are just one type of singer without any ability to sing different songs, you aren’t as marketable as a singer. Considering this, we need to make sure you have some of the singing basics so you can improve quickly.

If there’s one thing I would advise you to do if you’re wondering how to become a famous singer fast, it would be to make sure you understand correct breathing techniques. It’s crucial that you start breathing deeply from the diaphragm as a singer. This will allow you to expand your range and hold notes much longer. In addition, your singing is going to require much less effort in the process of the breathing from the diaphragm.

When you take in a breath watching your stomach expand, let the exhale just happen naturally without pushing air. Your exhale is just a natural follow up to an inhale with no effort whatsoever.

Become Famous and Rock the World?

Now, once you have that comfortable breathing pattern, just start singing anything upon the exhale and you can feel how you’re holding notes longer and you have more control from that added airflow coming from the diaphragm.

Later on, you can also start learning how to control your larynx and soft palate. But your breathing technique is number one on the list to get you singing better fast. It will open up range you never thought was possible while making you much more calm and confident. It may sound remedial, but theses often maligned fundamentals can show you how to become a famous singer fast if you master them.