Your Country Music Festival Must Be Planned

Your Country Music Festival Must Be Planned

A visit to a country music festival is becoming more and more popular in the lives of many fans. They see it as an opportunity to not only listen to several of their favorite artists in one location, but an opportunity to get a well-deserved vacation as well. The surrounding areas for many festival locations provide beautiful scenery, historical attractions, sumptuous eating places and upscale resorts. Using Jambase.Com to carefully select a festival can make your experience an enjoyable one.

Typically music festivals are held during summer months—May to September, but with the level of sophistication today, fall festivals are on the rise. The primary role of a festival is fun, fun, and more fun! So, in order to have that fun, careful planning is essential. The first step is to nail down your budget and work everything else accordingly.

Check out the cost of tickets, what is included with the ticket, showcasing of artists, sleeping arrangements and the distance between the stage and those arrangements. Are tent accommodations your specialty or are hotel accommodations a good fit? These ingredients are key factors in determining whether your festival is fun-filled or filled with glitches.

Diversity is the goal of most festivals. Artists range from classic country, western swing, folksongs to modern day music. Select a country music festival that is unique, colorful and rich with artists whose harmonies and melodies are reminiscent of early country music, present day country soul and those using heart and soul to further their own impressions and endeavors.

Some musicians take country music from its deeper roots, move it forward, while others concentrate on heart-wrenching blues, soul and gospel. Getting it all in one package is gold!

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Make Your Music Festival a Vacation

Combining a festival with vacation can be a delightful experience! Well-planned festival seekers explore tons of information, view site maps, take-in videos, view picture galleries and check-out nearby restaurants. Landing a location near mammoth mountains and calm waters can be a needed change of pace from the festival’s boot-kicking and hand-slapping performances.

Another idea could be to do the festival first and vacation second. Lying in a comfortable bed in a hotel room for a day or two after a “swinging” good time at a festival, is a welcomed sight to tired legs and aching feet. Use the vacation time to relax, feel safe and let life’s worries drift away. Take in the beauty and serenity of cities and islands. Be ready to rub shoulders with the natives, relax over dinner and wind down. You deserve it!

A summer country music festival is a must for country lovers. So . . . grab your money, tent, sunglasses and get ready to sing along.

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What Does the Country Music Entertainer-of-the-Year Award Really Mean?

Entertainer-of-the-Year means what?CMAawards Surfing the web for an answer was very challenging. No one seemed to really know! Some said it is the person who makes the greatest fan connection, others say, politics or “giving the fans the most for their money.” Here is what the CMA guidelines say:

Your Country Music Festival Must Be Planned

Your Country Music Festival  Must Be Planned

Sing Along with Us!

A visit to a country music festival is becoming more and more popular in the lives of many fans. They see it as an opportunity to not only listen to several of their favorite artists in one location, but an opportunity to get a well-deserved vacation as well. The surrounding areas for many festival locations provide beautiful scenery, historical attractions, sumptuous eating places and upscale resorts. Using Jambase.Com to carefully select a festival can make your experience an enjoyable one.

Typically music festivals are held during summer months—May to September, but with the level of sophistication today, fall festivals are on the rise. The primary role of a festival is fun, fun, and more fun! So, in order to have that fun, careful planning is essential. The first step is to nail down your budget and work everything else accordingly.

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Make Your Music Festival a Vacation

Combining a festival with vacation can be a delightful experience! Well-planned festival seekers explore tons of information, view site maps, take-in videos, view picture galleries and check-out nearby restaurants. Landing a location near mammoth mountains and calm waters can be a needed change of pace from the festival’s boot-kicking and hand-slapping performances.

Another idea could be to do the festival first and vacation second. Lying in a comfortable bed in a hotel room for a day or two after a “swinging” good time at a festival, is a welcomed sight to tired legs and aching feet. Use the vacation time to relax, feel safe and let life’s worries drift away. Take in the beauty and serenity of cities and islands. Be ready to rub shoulders with the natives, relax over dinner and wind down. You deserve it!

Check out the cost of tickets, what is included with the ticket, showcasing of artists, sleeping arrangements and the distance between the stage and those arrangements. Are tent accommodations your specialty or are hotel accommodations a good fit? These ingredients are key factors in determining whether your festival is fun-filled or filled with glitches.

A summer country music festival is a must for country lovers. So . . . grab your money, tent, sunglasses and get ready to sing along.

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Country Music Singers: Personal Lives and Paying It Forward

country (1)Country music singers can appear one way to the outside world, and another way to those with whom they have close relationships. As fans or country music lovers, it is easy to forget that the artists we see on the TV screen in our family rooms, or the “big screen” at the movies are people just like us.   countrymusicisloveThere is one exception—they “scored it big” with their talents, but humanly, they have the same hurts, pains, likes, dislikes or loves as everyone else. In many instances, the country music songs they sing tell the world what is going on in their souls. Listen and you will hear!

Just as we enjoy touching the lives of people in a positive way, so do country music singers. Having this awareness is the focal point of this article. It takes a look at the personal lives of artists, who they were before, during and after fame and fortune, and how they use their wealth, knowledge and connections to impact the lives of others.

Personal Life Defined

How does one describe an individual’s personal life? Wikipedia says, “In modern times, many people have come to think of their personal lives as separate from work. Work and recreation are distinct; one is either on the job or not, and the transition is abrupt.” The definition makes a distinction between being on the job and not being on the job. Being on the job seems to dictate one method of behavior, while off the job signals another. Once the job is clearly known, the behavior when one is there should be different from the behavior when one is not there.

Personality, on the other hand, defines the core of a person’s being—his individuality. Unless he is especially clever in deception, observation of habitual patterns and qualities of behavior give a glimpse of who a person really is. Watch the attitude! Check out the physical nuances, and soon, the real person shines through.

Society equates financial success and prestige with good character and sound moral values. One has nothing to do with the other. A DUI for a country music singer should not make the headlines if a DUI for “Joe Blow” does not make the headlines.

There are those who would argue “That’s the price you pay for fortune and fame,” or “Fortune and fame are only placed on broad shoulders, wear them carefully.” The flip side of that argument is “As long as I give you great music, what I do outside of that, is my business and not your concern.” Should character, conduct and motives be private? Such a question is food for thought and not the focus of this article.

The underlying principle that governs what one does on the job, should govern his motives and actions outside of the job. There are consequences for all actions—famous or non-famous, rich or poor.

Paying It Forward

The phrase “paying it forward” is tossed around in today’s conversations like a basket ball in a “play-off” game. What does it mean? How does it apply to country music singers?

I read several definitions before writing this article, and the one many readers chose was: “When something, usually good, happens to you, you turn around and do something good for someone else. Instead of paying something “back” you are paying it “forward” on to the next person.”

The writer is simply saying one kind act done to you, deserves your doing a kind act to someone else, not necessarily the person who did it to you. It is simply the Golden Rule jazzed up a bit. Now that we are all on the same page with the meaning, the question arises, “Do you believe country music singers pay it forward?” This article takes the position that they do. Millions of fans pay it forward by buying the artists’ CDs and DVDs. How do the artists respond?

Five Ways Country Music Singers

Pay It Forward

1. Support of numerous of charitable organizations.

2. Promote and help other struggling artists achieve success.

3. Become role models for youth in deprived communities.

4. Share personal failures in their lives so that others may avoid the same mistakes.

5. Develop networks that help others to establish the core values that bring happiness and success.

Most country music singers who achieve success do not get there without many human sacrifices. These sacrifices help to mold and shape their personalities, define their ideologies and determine their core values.

Behind the glitter of stardom, many have fragile souls that are ripped apart by gossip, headlines and unthinking individuals who have not learned what it means to “pay it forward” themselves. Money has no power to heal the pain and mend the broken-hearted. It simply allows one to purchase “things.”

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Free Downloads Waiting for You

Free downloads are a selling tool that many site owners use to get visitors, but what is the quality of these downloads? Who are the artists and what kind of songs are they singing? Finally, what is a free download? This article will look at these questions and seek answers that are valuable to country music seekers looking for good music to download freely.

What is a Free Download?

Downloads are very important to many web seekers. They are looking for favorite artists singing their favorite songs. As I maneuver around the web, I see “free downloads” that would not be worth my time and effort to download. I do not know the artists and . . . the music is far from my version of good country music. “Free” in this instance, has no motivational qualities. I equate it to the store that has huge “FOR SALE” signs plastered all over the windows, but when you stop, park your car and go in, everything in the store is crap.

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There is an adage that says, “Nothing is free! Somebody pays!”

This statement seems to be true in most scenarios, but is it true in downloading country music? What is a free download? The term “download” is the ability of a person to transfer data from another computer, site or email to his own computer, usually the internet. It contrasts with “upload” which means a person sends data from his computer to someone else’s computer. The word “free” means unrestricted, unleashed or unfettered. Combining the definitions, “free download” means the act of electronically transferring data from another person’s computer via a site, file or email to your own computer without any restrictions.

Have you ever read an ad announcing something free and when you actually tried to download it, you found the download was free, but to get the information, you had to commit your credit card to a certain amount? I call that commitment a restriction. Watch for this kind of “selective advertising.”

Today, I read that one could get a download of 15 million songs free. Now, I am sure this was not meant for one computer, but my first reaction was “How long would it take a person to listen to 15 million songs? Who would use that much space on a hard drive? Why am I raising these issues?

I am doing so because many ads are not what they appear to be. It’s called “creative advertising” and is designed to get a positive response from you whether you get a positive reaction or not. Just because something is free, does not mean it is something you should place on your computer. Thus, this page will link you to sites that have been carefully selected for their quality and quantity of country music. There are no hidden agendas.

This site will provide a list of sites with the best, top-rated classic and new country music artists and songs on the net.

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Country Music Lyrics-Site-Directory

 

Locate the lyrics of your favorite song with lyrics-site-directory. Stop humming the melody when you can sing the words! Get them from a lyrics website. We have made your search easier by developing a directory that not only lists the site name, but the category as well.

Discover at a glance if the song you are want has a good chance of being on that site! From hip-hop to country, locate the lyrics of your favorite songs. Check out the “features” to see how each site is set-up—another element that helps you in your search. Let us know what other feature(s) you think we can add.

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Category: All Song Lyrics
Features: Search by Song or Artist

Customers can send in a request, and view a Top Ten Lyrics List.

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Features:
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rock, oldies, Italian and Spanish genres.
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Latest Song Additions, Artists Folios
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Category: Classic Country
Features: Search by Artist
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Category: All Country Lyrics
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The Free Dictionary

This site does not have features that other sites on this lyrics-site-directory have, but is one you might find interesting if you can rule out the ads and other distracting items.

It is a good tool for familiarizing yourself with country music terms that you hear in country songs. Example: A “country mile” means “a very great distance.” “Bluegrass” means “A type of country music played at a rapid tempo on a banjo and guitar.” Check it out!

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Canvassing the web for a site with good country music lyrics can be time consuming. While our list of sites is an ongoing process, we have covered several major websites that give exhaustive features for country music lyric seekers.

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Country Music: Top Ten Hits That You Can Agree On

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How does one define soul? How does one define heartbreak? Answer: With the country music top-ten-hits of all time. It wasn’t easy, but we did it! This list will cover a period from the 1950s to 2011. The artist can be be either male or female, but the focus is American country music artists.

The commonalities that bind them together are: songs or ballads of hardluck, heartbreak, humble beginnings, sincerity, redemption and “help me make it through the night” attitudes. Every piece must fall in place: the lyrics, the music and . . . the voice. If any piece is missing, it did not make the list.

Since every artist is #1, a one to ten list revealing level of achievement, is not appropriate. Every song is also #1. Each artist is listed aphabetically. Are there other artists and songs that could be on the list? Probably, but this is the list we chose. See if you agree.

                      RODNEY ATKINS

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My first question after I heard Rodney Atkins sing was, “Is he related to Chet Atkins?” Research says, No! (Chet Atkins was a country music favorite of mine).

Rodney Atkins was born in 1969 which makes him 42 years old. He is married to Tammy Jo, who appeared in the video “Farmer’s Daughter. He has three #1 hit records including the 2011 “Take a back Road.” How did he make our country music-top-ten-list? His voice and his music reek of a “cry of the soul.” The depth, honesty, sincerity and heart-felt longing put it on the list. Listen to it!

Country Music Singer Rodney Atkins

Johnny Cash

Born February 16, 1932 and died September 12, 2003, Johnny Cash had a career that span over five decades. His success began in the mid 50s with “Folsom Prison Blues.” Cash was a singer-songwriter, actor and author. Though considered to be a country music singer, he had success in the genres of blues, rock-and-roll and gospel. He received three halls of fame inductions: the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Blues Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Cash is known for his deep bass-baritone voice, somber and humble demeanor. His troubled, but devout Christian experiences caused him to record the entire New Testament of the King James Version of the Bible. He was placed on the country music top-ten-list because of his voice, guitar-playing and lyrics that echoed sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption.

Johnny Cash Made It

Ray Charles “I Can’t Stop Loving You” Made Our Top-Ten-Hits List

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Ray Charles, shortened from Ray Charles Robinison, was a singer of heart-and-soul. It didn’t matter if it were rhythm and blues, blues, or gospel, the listener heard “soul.” His crossover in the 1960s to country music with the album “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, established him as a versatile singer.

The album hit both R&B and country music top-ten-hits radio charts all over the country. The #1 hit “I Can’t Stop Loving You” from the album elevated his musical career. It’s intergration of soul and country music bent racial barriers in popular music during the heights of the African-American civil rights movement. Charles was a legend in his own time. He passed away June 10, 2004.

Country Music Top-Ten-Hits List Singer Ray Charles

Patsy Cline – “I Fall To Pieces”

Patsy Cline was born in 1932 and died in a private plane crash in 1963 at the young age of 30. She was a pop music crossover who proved to be very successful in the genre of country music. Some believe she is one of the most influential female singers of the 20th century. She made our top-ten-hits list because of her contralto voice, rich tone and deep emotional expression. Her hit “I Fall To Pieces” is popular with audiences everywhere.

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Patsy Cline Made the Country Music Top-Ten-Hit List

Loretta Lynn “Coal Miner’s Daughter”

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Loretta Lynn is a singer-songwriter, author and philanthropist. Her daddy really was a coal miner. She married at the age of 13 and became a mother soon afterward. At age 24, she taught herself to play the guitar and used her newly aquired skills to record a song the following year. She has a list of #1 hits. Among them, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” from her best-selling autobiography, and Academy Award winning movie with the same name.

Lynn had a stubborn personality and “pushed the envelope” with lyrics about birth control when it was unpopular to do so. Themes of her songs focused on cheatin’ husbands and pushy mistresses. She found her place on our country music top-ten-hits list with songs of depth, honesty, devotion and words that pulled at your heartstrings.

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Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You” Is a Top-Ten-Hits List Favorite

Dolly Parton is an actress, author, singer-songwriter and philanthropist. Her success as a artist has crowned her with the title “The Queen of Country Music.” She is truly a top-ten-list singer!

Parton is the fourth of twelve children, and has described her family during her childhood days as “dirt poor.” Her career as a singer began at age 9, and at 13, she performed on the stage of The Grand Ole Opry. However, her first rise to prominence as a musician was not as a singer, but as a songwriter. She wrote hits for her uncle Bill Owens.

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In 1967, Parton joined Porter Waggoner on the Porter Waggoner Show. Working with him for seven years afforded her several opportunities to make the country music top-ten-hits list. In 1974, the professional relationship ended. This prompted Dolly to write the #1 hit song “I Will Always Love You.” This song shows Parton’s ability to massage the heart and capture the soul of any country music lover.

Country Music Star Dolly Parton

Top-Ten-Hits Singer Charlie Pride with “Kiss An Angel Good Morning”charliepride

Charlie Pride is one of the few African-American singers to have immeasurable success in a white-dominated country music world. It was not an easy “climb to success” for Pride. From 1958 to 1969, he recorded several songs, but not one of them reached the charts. But in 1965, he signed with Chet Atkins and RCA Records, and had his first song to chart at #9.

Between 1969 and 1970, Pride racked up several #1 hits. His biggest one came in 1971 with “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin.”

This was the first time I laid eyes on him, and I was astounded to find him a man of color. He won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award that same year, and the Top Vocalist of the Year Award the following year.

His smooth, silky, baritone voice got him a spot on our country music top-ten-hits list.

Charlie Pride Kissing An Angel Good Mornin’

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Kenny Rogers – “The Gambler”

Singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers is a man of many talents: actor, photographer, record producer and entreprenuer.

His hits cover several genres, though country music is the most noted and successful one. Most of us recall Rogers and The First Edition’s charted song “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” which definitely is not country.

Rogers has more than 60 top-40-hit singles, with 25 reaching #1. His song “Lucille” rapidly climbed the country music’s top-ten-hits list and stayed #1 for months in 12 countries. The “Gambler” was also a #1 international hit record. Success courted him at many levels.

In 1986, readers of USA Today and People magazines voted Rogers the “Favorite Singer of All Times.” His music career span over 50 years.

The message of the lyrics of “The Gambler” got him on our list. He speaks of a gambler, but it is really a message that each of us can carry into life–“know when and how to look at a situation, and determine if it is best to stay with it, or . . . . move on.”

Kenny Rogers and The Gambler

Hank Williams Has the Voice of a Top-Ten-Hits List

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Hank Williams was one of the greatest country music singers of all time; but because of his troubled life with alcohol, morphine and pain-killers, he only actively shared his music with the world for 29 years. He was born September 17, 1923 and died January 1, 1953. The world mourned this man.

Williams made a major impact on country music. His voice says it all. You listen, hear his message and declare it to be true. This is the strength of sincerity that his voice registers. The voice and lyrics foretold the turmoil churning within him. He lived his music.

Williams had eleven #1 hit records between 1948 and 1953. Among them, the one you will hear right now: “Your Cheatin’ Heart!” A top-ten-hits list special!

Country Musician Hank Williams

Tammy Wynette Stands By Her Man with a Top-Ten-Hits Song

Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” was one of the biggest selling hit singles by a woman in the history of country music.

It made our country music top-ten-hits list because it touched the hearts of many people. As with several of her lyrics, it dealt with loneliness and male-female relationships. It came at a time when women were seeking mental and emotional independence, and “rang true” with the struggle they were experiencing in achieving it.tammywynette

Wynette had seventeen #1 hit records during the 1960s and 1970s. Her success onstage did not parallel her life offstage. It was tumultuous! She was married five times, had personal public challenges, but finally found happiness with George Richey (her 5th husband), and remained with him until her death in 1998.

Stand By Your Man with Tammy Wynette