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Merle Haggard and today’s “Country” music, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0


Got to hand it to Merle. If anyone “knows” country music it’s him and when he speaks…Well, Nashville should listen.

Here’s a quote from The Legend himself…I couldn’t agree with him more.


Haggard furthers that modern country music lacks “substance,” something he’s valued since he got started. “I know these guys, occasionally play shows with them and they’re all good people. But I wonder if that record they’re making is something they can actually do,” the legend says. “Too much boogie boogie wham-bam and not enough substance.”

“It’s all the same musicians, too, probably eight to 10 musicians play on every record you hear,” Haggard adds. “For a musician hearing things that way, you can tell when a certain guitarist is playing. I know more about the musicians than the artists, actually.”

Here’s the link for the rest over at Fox 411

Merle Haggard


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Posted by Chuck Gee - August 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM

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Taylor Swift “channeling” Toni Basil? Bringing back 1989!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

lol. I think this is super cool!…Got to give her props when she can make fun of herself and have fun doing it! Her new pop album is called 1989…I am going with it’s because it was the year she was born. But enjoy a different and very hip side of Taylor Swift!



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Posted by Chuck Gee - August 19, 2014 at 7:12 AM

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KISS/Def Leppard Nashville review with Downloads!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Had to be a great show! Check out this review and Download the show! Don’t forget to comment on the website!



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Posted by Chuck Gee - August 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

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Motley Crue’s new music video has age requirements? WTH?, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0


Well, for shitties and kitties let’s pretend you are 16 years old and you just got paid from your first job as the fry guy at the local hamburger restaurant…The new Motley Crue album just dropped on Tuesday and you got to have it. “JUST GOT TO HAVE IT!” You are spending your hard earned bucks on something,so it might as well be that Motley album. You cash your check and take your fry guy grease pimpled face down to the local record store and pick up it. Your hooked! You become a Motley Crue fan for life. You buy every album/cassette or disk that comes out. You attend concerts. You buy swag. You stick up for them even when the album you just  bought might not have been their best work. Still you “Crue” on. Right? RIGHT. When you’re out with a hot date you throw in “Home Sweet Home” on the car stereo to get her legs to uncross…you grow up with the Crue. They grow old with you. You and the Crue experience life together. It’s a deal right? A brotherhood. Live fast die young? Well, not really…

It seems country music star Justin Moore is redoing Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home ” song and will have Motley Crue in the video. However, if you were around 16 at the time and  purchased any of the following Motley Crue’s Albums when they were released with your own hard earned work money  you are not welcome to the video shoot in Nashville. The video shoot has an age limit of 21 to 35…

1981’s “Too Fast For Love”

1983’s Shout at the Devil”

1985’s “Theater of Pain”

1987’s “Girls Girls Girls”

1989’s “Dr. Feelgood”

1994’s “Motley Crue”

Now how freaking wrong is that? I get it that they want some young hip people in the video. But I would almost dare say that most 20 to 30 something year old people have neither (A)  purchased a Motley Crue album” (B) couldn’t name no more than 2 Motley Crue songs without having to pause and think about it” (C)  attended or will attend a Motley Crue concert or name anyone in the band…or (D) know that everyone in the band is in their 50’s and 60’s…

Doesn’t Nashville realize that with those age limits the Band Motley Crue couldn’t be in their own video if held to those standards?

I am not disappointed but Nashville and Hollywood are going to have to break down the age barrier and let people be people…All ages. Not just the glamorous clueless youth. Maybe everyone that is a Crue fan over 35 should storm the video shoot???



Here is the cattle call for those that are in the age bracket and are interested.


From Motley’s Facebook page

Justin Moore and Mötley Crüe invite you to be their guests and participate in the filming of their upcoming music video shoot for “Home Sweet Home” on Tuesday May 13th in the Nashville area.

You must:

-be between the ages of 21- 35
-available to stay at the venue from 4-8 PM
-bring a photo ID and sign a talent release
-submit a current photo
– no compensation but we’ll have a great time!
-and be among the first 200 people to respond:


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Posted by Chuck Gee - May 13, 2014 at 7:17 AM

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“World Class Assassins” New band & song coming soon!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

When was the last time you heard a band recording with two drummers playing in tandem? Its been awhile and its about freaking time too! Matt Camp has a new band and they are currently mixing down their first single. Check out their Facebook page and give them a like and get ready for some new kick ass music from WORLD CLASS ASSASSINS!



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Posted by Chuck Gee - April 21, 2014 at 6:58 AM

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Attention Nashville/LA/Hollywood/ and life. At 41 he is, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Still relevant. That is Eminem. Of course he established himself at around 27 years old. But he currently has the # 1 single in the Country…

So when Nashville, Los Angeles, Hollywood or life in general  thinks everyone over 30 is washed up and too old to have a career I say to them they can kiss my ass…Do you agree? Don’t put an age or a limit on your dream or your life for that matter.  I am 48 and I see so many people my age literally just dry up and die but go on just “existing”. They have no ambition, no desire. They are stuck in the matrix. They sit at home like elderly people and don’t live. We all know too many people that have already died and I bet if they could talk to them they would say “Just live”. Run another mile, play kick the can, go to the park, let your hair down a little and most importantly of all, get your ass in gear, life is too short. Chase the dream. Chase life. I see on Facebook over and over, people  that are my age or at least close to my age barely living and looking like  they are 100 years old. They are beaten…Some on disability and don’t need it. Some taking Xanax,Vyvanse or Lartabs just to get up or to go to bed or just to deal with life in general. I gotta say WTF…Where is the kid in you? Did you kill it? Did you let someone else kill it?What the hell you gonna do ten years from now? Look worse? Still have a flat spot on your ass from sitting?  Be on what ever hot website at the moment still talking/whing about “dealing with it”…What ever “Dealing with it” means???

Anyway…I get depressed but I snap out of it. and on my own I might add. I am not taking meds “to get by”…Medical meds are one thing, meds to get you “going” is a totally different monster…Dye your hair if you have to..put some paint on the barn… Live..Chase your dreams…As Morgan’s Freeman’s character “Red”  in the “Shawshank Redemption” said…”Get busy living or get busy dying”…Most of you have been dying long enough…

And back to my original theme… Eminem is over 40 and making music and has a #1 song in Country…He is still kicking it so why can’t you…or me???

Here are a few more examples.

Toni Basil. The “Hey Mickey” song. Almost 40 when that song hit big.

Meredith Brooks. The “I’m A Bitch” song from 1997. Was 40 when that song hit it big.

Susan Boyle. At 48, she changed how the world saw her and people like her. I still get chill bumps as I watch the video of her singing “I dreamed a dream” on “Britain’s got talent”. All the judges including Simon Cowell thought they would have a laugh at her expense. In stead, she dropped them dead in their places with her magical voice. Clearly showing you cannot judge a book by its cover …or age.

So… I just kicked the can into your court…What you gonna do about it? Get busy living or get busy dying????

Here is Eminem’s new video featuring Rihanna.

Posted by Chuck Gee - December 17, 2013 at 3:11 PM

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Interview with Jaga Glassman!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and your band and were you can be found at on the web.

jaga body 1Hi, nice to meet you. Thanks for taking the time to interview me Kick Acts Magazine —really appreciate it! I started out a few years ago fronting a little jazz band in San Diego called the Cedros Jazz Trio. We took our unique Jazzy/Pop sound and played out at all the local venues, like the San Diego Polo club, The UCSD Faculty Club, and various local restaurants and community events. I sent out live recordings of our performances to industry people, hoping for an opportunity to get our sound out there to a larger audience, and my prayers were answered when I was invited to come out to Nashville by the Tyler Music Group.

So it was that in the Spring of 2010, I found myself at the Sound Emporium Studio, on Nashville’s famous Music Row recoding beautiful jazzy/country/pop music with Nashville’s A-listers backing me up. As Michelle Gawley, of TMG told me,” you’ve now been to the top of the mountain…there’s no going back!” And… she was right!! There was no going back! I Loved the Nashville music scene, and the amazing musicians I met! I went back several more times, and after a long, heartfelt talk with producer Will Smith, and then later with Sound Engineer Taylor Pollert, I decided I couldn’t leave Nashville without putting my heart and soul into making a Jazz CD.

Having had such success in Nashville, and continuing on with my growth as a singer/songwriter, I sought out the great songwriter Jeff Blue of Atlantic Records/ Rock Shop Music group, and decided to try out my voice in the Pop genre, co-writing and singing three Pop songs with Jeff Blue and Mike Gonsolin. This was my first Hollywood experience, and I loved every minute of it! There was admittedly a little culture shock, when Instead of Nashville barbeque for creative music writing breaks, I found myself going out for the Hollywood mainstay of raw sushi… and we swapped the time-honored Music Row recording studios for Mike Gonsolin’s Multi-million dollar in-home studio. I must admit though, it was here in this cozy studio that I really learned how to write music!

The final piece of the puzzle, the business side, finally came into play only four or five months ago when I met Maurice Carmon of MLyrics, and learned that one could actually make some money in this business! It was April, and I had just finished shooting my first Music Video in Memphis with the amazing Joe Spike Yung. My husband and I were enjoying a little time at Memphis’s grand Old Peabody Hotel, and as I’ve come to realize… very fortunate for us… Maurice lived an hour outside of Memphis and agreed to make the drive and meet with us. My husband and I proceeded to bombard Mr. Carmon with questions for over an hour, which he graciously answered… the theme of which was ‘”How does one make any money in this business?” I now had all this great music, and even a music video, but had yet to receive a real royalty check. After that meeting, and many, many more conversations to come, I started to learn that one HAD to take care of the business side, that It wasn’t enough to just put some great music out there. One had to have a budget ,and a team with the right connections! In just the few short months that Maurice has been onboard, I am charting in the TOP 40 CHARTS for JAZZ, and am in the TOP 20 in the INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION, both of which are quite an honor! I am up in over 200 radio stations, and I just had my first radio interview! I feel like my music is definitely getting out there.



Who are your musical heroes, influences & why?

One of my greatest musical influences would be John Lennon, not only for his musical composition, but for his world view of peace…


Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in playing music? Any pitfalls they should avoid?

This is a rewarding, but very tough business to get into, and make any kind of a living with. My advice to anyone getting started is to make sure you have a unique, one-of-a-kind sound that adds something to the world of music. Don’t let anyone try and tell you that you should try and sound like someone who’s making it. I had one publisher tell me that to move my music he needed me to sound more like Adele. Now, why would I want to do that? Adele sounds like Adele, and is doing great being herself! Be your own unique self—it doesn’t get any better than that! Also, while you’re making that great sounding music, please make sure to put together a budget to promote your music! If your music doesn’t make it past your family and friends, you’re not going anywhere!!


 Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of boobs?

I am also a visual artist in the genres of Oil painting, graphic Arts and Photography! What can I say? I’ve got that part of my brain in high gear! A few years back, I had a gallery showing of my Artwork at the UC San Diego Faculty Club, while my band entertained them with our music! Best night of my life!


“Shout It Out Loud”. It’s were you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”!

Hey, I’m all about the creative process! Whether it be music, art, your career, your family, do it all to your best ability! Bring out your creative soul and spirit in everything you do, and don’t ever let anyone try and control you. Your creativeness is God’s gift to you, and your gift to the world.

I like to think of myself as a renaissance woman. I bring my love of Music and Art into every aspect of my life! Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me, God bless!


Posted by Chuck Gee - November 29, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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Please remember Randy Travis in your prayers…, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

According to the news wire not only does he have heart issues he had a stroke during the night last night….His family has asked for prayers. 🙁

One of the first songs our daughter Crystal learned as a small kid was  “digging up bones”…Here it is.


Posted by Chuck Gee - July 11, 2013 at 6:09 AM

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George Jones R.I.P., pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

He stopped loving her today….:( Another legend is gone…God Bless you George.



from the AP


George JonesNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81.

Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure.

Known for his clenched, precise baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s, and was idolized not just by fellow country singers, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others.

In a career that lasted more than 50 years, “Possum” recorded more than 150 albums and became the champion and symbol of traditional country music, a well-lined link to his hero, Hank Williams.

Posted by Chuck Gee - April 26, 2013 at 8:24 AM

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Iron Maiden is coming to Nashville!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

with Megadeth!. This is going to be an awesome show! Tickets go on sale April 13th!


Sep. 03 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Sep. 05 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Sep. 07 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Sep. 08 – St Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
Sep. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
Sep. 13 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheatre


Posted by Chuck Gee - April 8, 2013 at 6:39 AM

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