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Playlist – Independence Day – The Real West from the Old West

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS

7-2-14 Independence Day Show

The Real West – Rod Taylor

Star Spangled Banner – US Army Band

Songs of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard by their respective bands

The Pledge Of Allegiance – John Wayne – America, Why I Love Her

Betsy’s Bright Banner – Jean Prescott – America

There’s A Star Spangled Banner Flying Somewhere – Don Edwards – American

My Country’s Not For Sale – R.W. Hampton

Why I Love Her – John Wayne – America, Why I Love Her

Old Glory – Jean Prescott – America

Lady Warrior – Rebecca Linda Smith

Hard Times – Don Edwards – American

I Will Go – Jean Prescott – America

Why Are You Marching Son? – John Wayne – America, Why I Love Her

My Own Native Land – Don Edwards – American

These Things Say Freedom To Me – Jean Prescott – America

Hell In A Helmet – R.W. Hampton

Fourth Of July – Hal Swift – Holiday Poems

Liberty Bell – Earl Gleason – Windmill In The Sunset

This Land Is Your Land – Don Edwards – American

American Heroes – Rebecca Linda Smith – American Heroes

Face The Flag – John Wayne – America, Why I Love Her

Frank – James Michael – Beyond The Divide

The Flag Out On The Ranch – Yvonne Hollenbeck – Pieces Of The Past

War Horse – G.T. Hurley – War Horse

We Will Remember – Rebecca Linda Smith – American Heroes

Michael Bia – Chris Isaacs – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 5

Don Edwards For President – Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers – Too Hot To Handle

You Just Can’t See Him From The Road – Bill Barwick – Sometime

Forgotten Heroes – Rebecca Linda Smith

God Bless America – Judy James – My God And I

AWA Award Winners

Congratulations to all!!!
Radio Station-KKRN Montgomery Creek, CA

Disc Jockey-Billy Bowles

Cowboy Poet-J. W. Beeson

Cowgirl Poet-Mag Mawhinney

Cowboy Poetry Album/CD-Deanna Dickinson McCall “Riding”

Buck Ramsey Book-Steve Deming “The Source”

Western Music Male-James Michael

Western Music Female-Barbara Nelson

Western Music Duo/Group-Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers

Western Music Album-Paul Kelly “Old New Mexico”

Western Music Song-Barry Ward “Eli Crow”

Yodeler-David Bradley

Young Artist-Colby Sheppard

Western Swing Male-Alex Dormont

Western Swing Female-Naomi Emmerson

Western Swing Duo/Group-Great Recession Orchestra

Western Swing Album-Brady Bowen “Tribute to Tom Morrell, Bob Boatright, Leon Chambers”

Western Swing Song-Erik Swanson “Big Texas”

Instrumentalist-Jessica Munn

Pure Country Male-Garry Ash

re Country Female-Kendall Barnes

Pure Country Duo/Group-Will Banister Mulbery Band

Pure Country Album-Ken Goldsmith “Legends In My Mind, Vol. 1-2-3-”

Pure Country Song-Mark Powell “Dublin Dr. Pepper”

Special Achievement-Gloria Miers

Cartoonist-Johnathan Rankin

Artist-Jason Scull

Spurmaker-Russell Yates

Hitcher-Shoni Maulding

Saddlemaker-Keith Seidel

Don King Memorial Saddlemaker-Dale Harwood

Braider-Vince Donley

Bootmaker-Dave Hutchings

Engraver-Joe Curtiss

Master Leather Artisan-George E. Hurst

Garnet Brooks Chuckwagon-Shirley Richardson

Beyond The Divide – James Michael

The reason I love this Western Music DJ job so much is all the wonderful folks I get to know.  Joe Baker introduced me to James Michael at the WMA Festival in Albuquerque in 2008.  He lives in Las Cruces, just 60 miles away so I get to take advantage of him occasionally with radio interviews, house concerts and such.  It’s fun!  And he is such a nice guy!  It’s such fun to make new friends!

James Michael’s new CD, “Borrowed Time” is wonderful!  The title song about an old mare that raised his kids is beautiful and brings back a lot of memories of Sonny, the old gelding that raised me. “Frank” is about a guy in his 50s that wanted to do something for his country after 9-11!  It’s an amazing story about an amazing man!  Most of the songs are written by a guy by the name of Mike Hosea…and he wrote them quite well!  LOL!  There is also a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney??? (Well know Western Music writers, no doubt!)  James does a wonderful job with “Rocky Raccoon!”  And also Jon Messenger’s “Old Peloncillos.”  That’s a great song Jon!  Of course part of the reason I love it so much is because I grew up in the Animas Valley and had a great view of the Peloncillos! Beautiful mountains!

Also on the CD are “Serenade Of The Bells” written by Twomey, Goodheart and Urbano, “Hour Before Dawn” by Buffham and Ley, “Blue Mountain” by Keller, “Moonshine Steer” by Gardner and “My Cathedral” by Pat Twitty.  That song brings memories of my dad.  His feelings exactly.   James is joined on the CD by musicians Call Of The WestJeanne Cahill (playing whatever she wants to and singing harmony)  and Jerome Campbell (lead and rhythm guitar and harmony vocals). Alison Reynolds (cello), Gordon Butler (violin) and Roy Garcia (steel guitar.)

James Michael spends most of his time at the WMA Showcase and Awards Show working with kids in the Junior WMA.  In 2011 I attended the Showcase where the kids presented their show and what a show it was!  Good for you James!!!  Check out the website http://jamesmichaelmusic.com to find out more about James Michael and to purchase this wonderful CD! You’ll be glad you did!!!

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