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Jones Revs Engines Nationwide With Multiple
Performances During NASCAR Ford Championship
Country Star and YouTube Sensation, Arabella
Jones, is gearing up to release new music in
the coming months, but first will be making a
pit stop in Miami for several performances
during this weekend's NASCAR Ford Championship
Weekend. Arabella will be singing "God
Bless America" for a sold out crowd at
the Homestead Miami Speedway before both the
Nationwide Series on Saturday and the Sprint
Cup Series Championship on Sunday.
fans can also check out her high energy
acoustic set at the Monster Energy merchandise
trailer Friday at 4pm, and Sunday at 10am
during a pre-race show in the Coke Zero Fan
Zone. Check your local listings for air times
of the Nationwide and Sprint cup races.
weekend's festivities wrap up a busy month for
Arabella, as her Monster Energy's Peace Tea
sponsorship also took her to the Charlotte
Motor Speedway weekend activities in October
followed by the Ragnar Trail Relay in West
Virginia. While in Charlotte, Jones performed
for WCNC's Charlotte Today (view WCNC
performance HERE), visited radio stations, and
played at the Kyle Bush Foundation's 2nd
Annual Project Pink benefit hosted by Kyle
Busch and his wife Samantha.
Jones has accomplished more by the age of 19
than some artists do in a lifetime. As her
star continues to rise, Arabella could not be
happier to share her signature sound with the
world. Her vocals are edgy and powerful, with
outlaw country and southern rock influences,
but she still manages to let her femininity
shine through, setting her apart from the
in Texas has not slowed Arabella from diving
right into the Nashville music scene and
adopting it as her second home. Jones' much
anticipated new music was recently recorded in
Nashville with producers Grammy nominated Dale
Oliver and Country Singer Bucky Covington. She
has gained attention from many sponsors,
including Peace Tea, a Division of Monster
Energy [who even designed a special edition
drink container in her likeness]. In 2014, she
participated in CMA
for the first time as an artist performing at
several events across the city.
The Henningsens' "Our Family
Christmas" Is Like Combining
"O Brother" and U2, Says Aaron
We try to hold fast to the "no Christmas
music until after Thanksgiving" policy
around these parts, but it's harder and harder
to resist as the day gets closer.
let's just jump right in with family trio The
Henningsens-father Brian, son Aaron, daughter
Clara-and their newly released collection Our
Family Christmas. The digital-only release
(available now) combines standards like
"White Christmas" and "O Holy
Night" with originals like
"Christmas Kissin'," which features
went into it with a couple friends of ours who
are writers and producers, great artists
themselves-Spencer and Preston Dalton,"
Brian explains. "We'd never done any
project with them, we'd only written with them
and they just blew the doors off this. It is
so cool that, I'm not kidding you, I will want
to listen to it the rest of the year.
mean, we are a little biased, but at the same
time it is really cool," Clara adds.
Family Christmas takes the trio's harmonizing
talents and puts them in more rootsy, acoustic
bluegrass arrangements, something Aaron calls
"a cross between O Brother, Where Art
Thou? and a U2 album."
is reporting that SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is
considering dropping its artists -- which
include ONE DIRECTION, PITBULL, CALVIN HARRIS
and CARRIE UNDERWOOD -- from all free-music
streaming services, which presumably includes
DECISION has reportedly promoted the music giant
-- #2 behind only UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP in
worldwide marketshare -- to revisit the
licensing of songs for free, ad-supported music
services, according to EVP/CFO KEVIN KELLEHER.
lot of conversation has taken place over the
last week in the light of SWIFT's
decision," KELLEHER sais at SONY's investor
relations day today, as reported by the WALL
key question is, are the free, ad-supported
services taking away from, how quickly and to
what extent can we grow those paid
services?" KELLEHER said. "What it all
really comes down to is how much value are the
music company and the artist getting from the
different consumption methods?"
the same time, KELLEHER says SONY is "very
encouraged" by the rise in
subscription-based streaming services,like
GOOGLE's YOUTUBE MUSIC KEY, which is setting a
special introductory price of $7.99 per month,
as opposed to its normal charge fo $9.99.
said it expects revenue for the music group to
be $4.8 billion to $5.2 billion for the 2017-18
fiscal year. That would be up to 8% growth
compared with the $4.8 billion projected for the
12 months ending in March 2015.
radio knocked off air when pipes burst at
pipes at Tribune Tower knocked WGN-AM 720 off
the air for 20 minutes during the 6 a.m. hour
of the Steve Cochran show.
water streamed down from the ninth floor,
where the pipes burst, and reached the radio
studios on the seventh floor, causing the
interruption at the start of morning drive
Tuesday, according to WGN President Jimmy de
actual signal was knocked off for 20 minutes,
and we're lucky ... that the engineers were
able to get us back on," de Castro said.
Tower, at 435 N. Michigan Ave., houses Tribune
Media, parent company of WGN Radio, and
Tribune Publishing, the spun off newspaper
company that includes the Chicago Tribune. The
burst pipes affected numerous floors in the
building, pooling in the lobby and shutting
down a bank of elevators, according to de
apparently pretty significant damage,"
said de Castro, who was stuck in traffic
driving to work during the incident. "The
seventh floor where the station is, is
basically intact, but the lobby is a wreck and
smells horrible and has water all over. I just
heard we had a priest on the air who had to
wade through it to get on the air."
radio station remained online throughout,
according to de Castro, but lost its signal
during a very busy news morning outside of
Tribune Tower as well, with a plane crash at
Midway Airport, a bus fire on Lake Shore Drive
and extremely cold temperatures affecting
a lot of craziness, so it's a good time to be
listening to the radio," de Castro said.
"When I couldn't get the station for the
first time, I thought it was me, but that
of blues musicians find
inspiration in Shreveport
of love and loss, of passion and punishment,
have filled city dance halls and bars since
Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter
honed his guitar skills in St. Paul's
Bottoms circa 1904.
they've continued through the decades as
big-name performers brought new variations
to town and local record labels broadcast
style of music has virtually been around
Shreveport since it was invented," said
Chris Brown, an archivist at Centenary
College and local music historian.
who showcases local musician sounds and
stories on his Shreveport
Songs blog, said period newspapers
illustrate a rich history of the genre in
Shreveport. But that history can be hard to
tap into because not all blues musicians
made records in its infancy.
the decades passed, that changed, and
eventually, in the 1960s, local record
labels, such as Jewel Records and Murco
Records, began releasing music by Shreveport
musicians, he said.
light of Saturday's Highland
and Jazz Blues Festival, which features
some of today's local blues artists, The
Times asked Brown to detail key players and
venues of Shreveport's Blues scene through
the decades. Here's a few people and places
that were part of the local progression of
the genre in Shreveport.
"Lead Belly" Ledbetter
teenage boy wandering the streets of a newly
established red light district, Ledbetter
played a mix of blues and popular songs
performances are some of the earliest
examples of blues music in Shreveport, Brown
Mountain Country 103.9 and 94.3 FM covers the Tri-State area of North Georgia, western North Carolina, and the Copper Basin of Tennessee, broadcasting Today's Best Country from the tallest tower in the land.
Mountain Country Radio broadcasts Today's Best Country on 103.9 and 94.3 on the FM dial. This is made possible by a new translator that was installed in the Blairsville area. The translator provides a crystal clear signal for Union County and allows for a stronger signal inside the local businesses as well.