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Heidi Parton - An interview with a legend in the making. She opens up to CMV regarding bias in the music industry.

Is it more difficult for women to get work in the country music industry then men? Heidi Parton opens up to Country Music Vibe in a compelling interview. There is so much more to Heidi Parton then her talented music.

I have had heard that there is a stigma in the country music industry that men are getting more
work than women. I am relatively NEW to the country music industry as a Publicist to know if
there is a difference. I personally do not see it, nor have experienced a prejudice against
women country music singers. I would hope that isn’t the case. Some of my most favorite
country music singers are women. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great male country
music singers as well. However, I think back at some of the most dynamic country music singers and Crystal Gale, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton comes to mind.

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Jessica Lynn - A City girl? No. Not by any stretch of the imagination. She is a country girl at heart.

Getting her start in country music came early, and stuck with her forever. Remarkable and talented, country music is what made her who she is today.

A self-taught musician who formed her first band when she was a teenager, Lynn is so intent on being a successful country music artists that she put together the financing for her two PBS specials: “Jessica Lynn: This Much Fun – Live from St. George’s Winery” (2014) and “Jessica Lynn: Takin’ Over – Live at The Paramount” (2015). Jessica has also released two EP’s, her second one “Look at Me That Way” was recorded in Belgium last year with top European producer Patrick Hamilton at the helm.

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Caroline Gray Interview - Humility – Why it means everything to your music career.

It was important for us to get the perspective of someone that is highly respected in the country music industry. So we had to go to someone who knows what it takes to succeed.

Today if the day that you meet with your new manager or publicist. Maybe even a record label. As you prepare for your meeting, you look at yourself in the mirror and say “time to put my game face on”. What does that expression mean? We all have heard it at one time or another. It refers to having a “confident swagger you bring out when you are about to get ready to tackle something difficult, or when you are about to take on a challenge”. So, does being humble mean that you have to give up your game face? No, not by any means. There is an edge to being humble. No one expects you to come into the room, for a career changing opportunity with humility. They anticipate you being way to eager, or hard nose and ready to battle over contract terms.

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The Barbi Twins - Making the best of 15 minutes of fame?

There were a couple of sisters back in the late 90’s that were very popular. They could easily be identified by their names the “Barbi Twins”. Find out how this article applies to them, and how they responded to the questions raised by Country Music Vibe.

This article was directed towards country music artists. However, it applies also to those in the entertainment industry. If an actor or actress is no longer in the limelight, people refer to them as “15 and done”. They had their window of opportunity to be famous, and now it’s over for them. This quote was one of the most overrated quotes in the history of man. It was used to define both men and women. As if the talent of an individual was limited to just a small period of time. People don’t lose their talent, they just move on to something else that defines them. Actors, musicians, athletes, politicians, they change their scene. They realize that there is more to life, then the life they are currently experiencing.

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Aaron Watson - A focused and rebellious country music artist, with more to prove.

Everyone has their own perspective when covering other artists music. Some feel that its a form of flattery, others its an opportunity to rip off someone's hard work.

We already mentioned that an artist cannot be successful by covering another artist’s music. Sooner than later, the artist will need to put both elements together. An artist must combine original words and music. Write your own lyrics, or have a professional write them for you. There are reputable organizations, that will connect you with professional songwriters. You may be saying to yourself “Who is this guy, what does he know about singing country music”? Actually, there is a lot I don’t know about singing or writing country music. However, there are many legal guidelines that I am familiar with, that prevents me from posting anything I do not have written permission to use.

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The Bellamy Brothers - Letting your love flow. The life and times of the Bellamy Brothers.

Quality music that has withstood the test of time, and music trends. The success of the Bellamy Brothers have made it clear, there style of music will always be unique and will be with us forever.

It is amazing the feeling you get when you hear a song from the past. Not just any song, but one that truly made an impact on you as you grew up. Other than Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Jr., few artists and their music had an impact on my entire life like that of The Bellamy Brothers. Every time I hear their music, it allows me to reminisce about the “good old days”. Songs like, “Let Your Love Flow”, “Red Neck Girl”, and “When I’m Away From You,” and so many more hits that they sang during the 80’s and 90’s  could make you fan of the Bellamy Brothers forever. There is not much in this life that makes you feel as good as music does. The Bellamy Brothers music was “feel good” music, and it had the ability to get you up and dancing, enjoying life, and forgetting all your troubles. How many bands can you say that about?

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Robert Ray Shafer Jr. - An amazing history of acting talent and a character that no T.V. show can be without.

There is more to this actor then what meets the eye. He has a history of acting that includes 30 or more movies and T.V. shows..

Before he became an actor, Robert Ray Shafer Jr. was born in Charleston, West Virginia, in April, 1958. His father was a heavy equipment operator and his mother a housewife. As a child he also lived in Bowie, Maryland, and graduated from high school in Romeo, Michigan, in 1976. After attending Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Shafer moved to Los Angeles in 1980. He studied acting with Peggy Feury at The Loft Studios and works in feature films, television, commercials, voice overs and the theater.

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