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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Top 40 Country Songs - May 2015













 I love all kinds of music, but when I am not playing a CD, then my radio is almost always on a country music station. I love country music and Taste of Country has announced some of the new songs playing on the radio now. Sam Hunt;s new song House Party is a fave of mine. I also love Jake Owen and he has music set to come out in May as well, so stay tuned for that information.

New Songs on the Radio for May 2015:

The Cadillac Three, “White Lightning”
Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over”
Darius Rucker, “Southern Style”
Kyle Park, “What Goes Around Comes Around”
Lee Brice, “That Don’t Sound Like You”
Miranda Lambert, “Two of a Crime”
Randy Houser, “We Went”
Sam Hunt, “House Party”
Sandra Lynn, “Bar Hoppin’”

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Music and Writing - Gave me the Desire to Further my Education

This blog is about music. I started this blog a few years ago and concentrated on the live music scene. That is how the title of the blog “Live Mic” came about. I have always been a huge music lover, as are most of us, no matter which genre we prefer. I have also been freelance writing since 2005. In 2006 I became a fan of American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks. I was granted the opportunity to interview him, and the next thing I knew I was interviewing several musicians. Well-known names, musicians who were in a band and now breaking out on their own, actors who also are great musicians, too great independent artists who just need some extra word of mouth to get their music out to the masses. I find an immense amount of joy in speaking with musicians, and helping to get information out to their fans, and hopefully gaining them new fans.

Along the way I have discovered that being in the music industry is very hard work. Not only does a musician need to be good at what they do, and entertain their fans, they must also try to gain new fans in a business that is filled with millions out to do the same thing. Another thing I discovered is no matter how good your music is it does not mean the masses will get to hear it. Creating great music does not guarantee getting radio play.

A musician also needs people are their side. They need their publicists, promoters, and everyone else on their team to be on their side 100%. They cannot slack off on their duties to their client if the client is to noticed by the public. You would think that since they are getting paid to do that then it obvious that they will do their job. This is not always the case however, and the musician is the one who suffers from sloppy management.

I was doing what I could interviewing and writing about musicians and searching out Indie artists who needed publicity. I soon realized that while I was doing what I could to help it wasn’t enough. Let me clarify, it was not enough to satisfy my desire for what I want to do in regards to music. I made a huge decision to get an education, so I could learn more about how the music industry works, and also to become a better writer.

In October I enrolled in college to obtain a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications at Ashford University. I am nearing the end of my first year of college. I am very excited to get my degree and become a professional music blogger, or a music publicist.

This blog will showcase some great musicians.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bucky Covington Racine Ohio



We went and saw Bucky Covington in concert in Racine Ohio. He put on an a amazing Live show and we loved it. Below you will find some videos of the night.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Interview with Jeff Timmons
An Interview with Jeff Timmons founding member of 98 Degrees.Jeff Timmmons is now a solo artist and preparing to release a collection of songs to his fans for free.
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Jeff Timmons Interview

Thursday 12/31/09 I interviewed Jeff Timmons from 98 Degress who is now doing his own thing. Check it out

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2549197/interview_with_jeff_timmons.html?cat=49

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bucky Covington Gotta be Somebody

Bucky Covington Video for new song Gotta be Somebody. Did I say I love this song? Well I do!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Bucky Covington News



Photo Credit - David McClister

As all my readers know I am a Bucky Covington fan. Today I received a new press release and am sharing it with you. Bucky Covington as exciting new things coming up. His newest CD is set to be released in spring of 2009. Below is the newest press release and a link to hear a 90 second preview of Bucky's Newest single "Gotta Be Somebody". I also love to feature Bucky here on Live Mic because he is one of those artists that gives his all to the Live Performance and the audience enjoys every minute of a Bucky Covington concert.


Bucky Covington Is Gearing Up To Headline NASCAR Post-Race Concert In Memphis



NASHVILLE, TN / October 19, 2009 - Lyric Street recording artist Bucky Covington is gearing up to headline the Comcast Concert Series Post-Race show following the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kroger On Track For The Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park coming up on October 24, 2009 in Memphis, TN. The free show kicks off immediately following Saturday's race, which is scheduled to get underway at 2:30pm. Concert attendees will be treated to a high energy set featuring a preview of the new music from Bucky's forthcoming release.



"I'm thrilled to perform for the NASCAR crowd to say the least," said Bucky Covington. "My two favorite things have always been cars and country music. We're going to get the audience all revved up and have a great time."



Recently, Bucky Covington delivered to radio his brand new single "Gotta Be Somebody." Currently climbing the country charts, this song is from his much anticipated sophomore album, I'm Alright, to be released in spring 2010.



Bucky Covington's self-titled debut CD opened at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart in April 2007 with the biggest first week sales for any debut country artist that year. He's the best selling debut artist of the 2007 class and is one of only three male country artists since 2005 to have three consecutive top 10 singles from his debut album. In addition to competing on the fifth season of "American Idol," Bucky's national television appearances have included Live with Regis and Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America and Fox & Friends.



To learn more about Bucky Covington and upcoming tour dates, log on to: www.buckycovington.com or www.myspace.com/buckycovington.

"Gotta Be Somebdy" 90 second clip

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Search Engines work strangely but cool to

I have been surfing the internet today for music news about Michael Jackson and any updated info about Taylor Hicks. So my search engine had his name in the search bar. My husband asked me to get some auto insurance quote and I just typed it in without noticing I had not deleted Taylor’s name. SO my search ended up being for Taylor Hicks auto insurance quotes.

This search query brought up Ford Signs American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks For National Advertising ... full Auto News article at Motor Trend: Ford Signs American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks For National ... Insurance Price Check. The link takes you here http://www.motortrend.com/auto_news/112_news060628_ford_signs_american_idol_taylor_hicks/photo_02.html

All you see is small picture of Taylor over top their other stuff, you then click the picture and see this picture.




No specific reason I am sharing this information except that I thought it was pretty cool. It is amazing what can be typed into a search engine and what information will show up.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Summer Concerts

Summer is here and finding things to do that is cheap for a family is not an easy task. I love to go to outdoor concerts. I was searching for outdoor concerts and stumbled on something nice for those who live in, or will be visiting Alabama.

The 2009 Gazebo Concert Series.

Here is the info for those interested. Remember Taylor Hicks, Bo Bice and Ruben Studdard are Alabama natives so I am sure some great music will be enjoyed.

Gazebos Concerts in the Park
at Village Green Gazebo in Historic Downtown Madison

When: Thursday Nights

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.



July 16 - North Alabama Songwriters -
Donny & Susan Grace
Dave Swinford
Jesse Lindsey Smith
Will Stults
Mary Justice Luca
Holly Helms

July 23 - Country - Jeff Whitlow and the Old Barn Band

July 30 - Southern Gospel - The Majestics Quartet

August 6 - Bluegrass - Mike Ball & the Madison Mountaintop Band

August 13 - Originals/County/Gospel - Matt Prater

August 20 - Latin - Luis Trevino & the Soft Notes Combo

Aug. 27 - Classic Pop - Purple Ravens

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Kris Allen Apologize

I haven't watched American Idol much this year. But the little I have watched of it I figured Danny Gokey, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen would be the final three. I also think Adam Lambert will win but I want Kris Allen to win or at the least be in the final 2 with Adam. I have never voted for a contestant since Taylor Hicks but I cast some votes last night for Kris Allen. I loved his performance of One Republic's Apologize. I like Kris Allen for his voice and also for his personality. I hope he got enough votes last night to be in the finale and if so than I will probably vote for him again next week to hopefully see him win the show.His performance of the song is below. Enjoy.



And here is the studio Version




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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kevin Costner

We have all more than likely seen movies starring Kevin Costner. I have enjoyed many movies with Costner in them. Now I have found out that he also has a music career. So I wanted to share a music video with you of his for those like me who do not know that Kevin Costner sings. Since I started this blog I have started searching for new music to share with the readers and I have found lots of great new music. I recently interviewed The Bacon Brothers which is Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael. I love their music. So if you know of other actors who also play music let me know. Seems I have missed out on some good music. Enjoy the video below.



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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Indie Artist to Check Out Shane Avery

I have found out that the best way to discover great music that isn’t being shoved down our throats by radio is to just go online to MySpace or YouTube and listen for yourself. One such artist I just recently discovered is Shane Avery. If you enjoy great country music and an amazing voice than check him out here. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=339125874




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