Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Don Henry, Jim Femino and Rusty Tabor at Flora-Bama for FBISF
Alabama Music Office.com goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend Frank Brown Songwriter's Festival 1013. The Flora-Bama Dome Stage had Don Henry, Jim Femino and Rusty Tabor to entertain.
Grammy Award winner Don Henry's songs have been recorded by legends like:
Ray Charles, Patti Page and Conway Twitty
By country crooners like: Gene Watson, John Conlee and B.J. Thomas
By young hit makers of today like: Blake Shelton, Lonestar and Miranda Lambert ....
.....and the list goes on.
And he's shared the stage with performers as diverse as Joey Ramone to Keith Urban.
The wit and wisdom of Don's songs are widely renowned whether it's campfire favorites, the hilarious "B.F.D." and biker lullaby "Harley", to the wonderfully poignant tribute to Martin Luther King "Beautiful Fool", and of course his Grammy Award winning country classic "Where've You Been".
In addition to a Grammy, Kathy Mattea's version of "Where've You Been" won Don (and co-writer Jon Vezner) song of the year honors from ACM (Academy of Country Music), CMA (Country Music Association) and NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International).
"Where've You Been" was the first song in country music history to be awarded all four honors in the same year!
JIM FEMINO is one of the greatest living entertainers and singer-songwriters alive today, and is a true American treasure. After entertaining crowds both large and small all through the seventies and eighties throughout the entire eastern hemisphere, he "retired" to Nashville to become a professional songwriter. His abilities garnered him everything from Grammy nominations to having his songs recorded by some of the biggest names in Country music, including the highest honor any pro songwriter can achieve; he co-wrote the Billboard 2008 Most Played Country Song Of The Year, "JUST GOT STARTED LOVIN' YOU", by Warner Bros. recording artist James Otto.
Kentucky born singer/songwriter Rusty Tabor was born to entertain.
His first taste of success as a songwriter came when Billy Ray Cyrus recorded the poignant "Back to Memphis." The song was a single from the Sony Records release "Time Flies," and is also a selection on a recent greatest hits project. Cyrus also recorded Tabor's "Wouldn't You Do This for Me" on his critically acclaimed gospel project "The Other Side." "No matter what else happens for me from here on out, I can say that Billy Ray Cyrus believed in two of my songs strong enough to record them. I remember being in the studio the day he cut "Back to Memphis," and Billy told me 'Rusty, you're a hell of a talent kid; don't ever give up on your passion' and after all of those years of hard work, it made sense to me."
Newbury Syndicate at FloraBama for Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival
Alabama Music Office.com goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013. Newbury Syndicate performed at Flora-Bama on the tent stage. A large crowd of locals came to see some of their hometown talent. Newbury Syndicate is Preston Stanfill, Mike Locklin, Buzz Kiefer, Chris Newbury, and Mel Knapp. Chris Newbury is the son of songwriting legend Mickey Newbury.
Newbury Syndicate was to release their first full length CD at the 2013 Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival.
Wil Nance and Steve Williams at Flora-Bama for FBISF
Alabama Music Office.com goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013. Wil Nance, Steve Williams and Billy Yates were at Flora-Bama for FBISF. Wil Nance and Steve Williams sing on this video. Bill Yates is on another AMO video already posted.
Wil Nance hit the top of R&R and Billboard with his #1 BRAD PAISLEY smash "She's Everything", a song on Time Well Wasted, the Multi Platinum 2007 CMA Album of the Year. He also landed on Troubadour, GEORGE STRAIT'S Platinum selling, Grammy Winning, 2008 CMA Album Of The Year with a song called "If Heartaches Were Horses." In 2009, GEORGE STRAIT cut another Wil Nance song; "Where Have I Been All My Life", which is on the GEORGE STRAIT Cd Twang.
In 1999, Wil received a BMI award for "Round About Way", a #1 hit single for GEORGE STRAIT, a song on the Multi Platinum CMA Album Of The Year Carrying Your Love With Me. "Round About Way" is also on GEORGE STRAIT'S Latest Greatest Hits and GEORGE STRAIT'S 50 Number Ones ... Over ten million sales and counting.
Wil has received "Million Air" Awards from BMI for GEORGE STRAIT'S "Round About Way" and BRAD PAISLEY'S "She's Everything".
In 2004, Wil received another BMI Award for his top ten JOE NICHOLS single "Cool To Be A Fool".
Other singles include; BLUE COUNTY "I Get To", JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY "You Are", GENE WATSON "Next To Nothin", CHAD BROCK "You Are", & more.
Plus additional cuts on artists BRAD PAISLEY, TRACY LAWRENCE, JOE NICHOLS, NEAL MCCOY, CRAIG MORGAN, DIAMOND RIO, SAMMY KERSHAW, JEFF & SHEREI EASTER, OAKRIDGE BOYS, and many many others. Wil recently landed cuts on Universal's EASTON CORBIN and Warner Record's THE FARM.
Steve Williams' songs are featured on 3 gold records. "Where Have I Been All My Life" recorded by George Strait is on "Twang" (2009 release) has been heralded as one of the most poignant songs of Strait's career. "Redneck Yacht Club" (recorded by Craig Morgan), went to #1 in 2005 and became one of the most downloaded songs of the year. ASCAP called it "The summer song of the year." It's popularity spawned the official website http://www.redneckyachtclub.com and several businesses as well.
American Idol's Bucky Covington released, "A Fathers Love (the Only Way He Knew How)", another Williams' write, and it received rave reviews from country radio, being quoted as Bucky's best yet. Canadian artists High Valley, also recorded the song and were awarded "Song & Video of the Year" at the 2011 GMA Awards.
Steve's latest, the 2011 single for the Oak Ridge Boys, "What'cha Gonna Do", has been an explosive YouTube.com video and their album, "It's only Natural" is available at Cracker Barrel.
"I Get To" flew to #1 on the Christian Music Charts for Blue County and has been recorded by several artists, including the Oak Ridge Boys. "I Didn't", recorded by Trick Pony, Kristin Chenoweth and numerous others, is a hilarious look into a dysfunctional relationship.
He's had songs recorded by Buddy Jewell, Blake Shelton and more and performed with Kenny Chesney and Tanya Tucker as keyboardist/vocalist.
As a performer, Steve captivates the audience with his talent and powerful songs that make you laugh, dance or cry. Visit http://www.SteveWilliamsSongs.com for more on his music and career.