July 31 Tracie Lynn – C&W Dance Night

Tracie Lynn

http://www.tracielynn.com/music.html

Tracie Lynn is a Blanco’s Bar, favorite artist. Why? One reason is that you can two step to every song. Come see for yourself!

The 65 Roses Story
In the past couple of years, my band and I have had the opportunity to help with a few benefits for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Last year while singing at one of their events, I couldn’t help but notice that every time we played at one of the functions, there were always a number of roses throughout the room. I asked my friend, and supporter of the foundation, Tom Wertz, what the roses represented. He explained that 65 Roses actually stood for “Cystic Fibrosis” and later sent me
the true story about the meaning of the roses.

This story moved me to begin writing a song about Cystic Fibrosis. So, while I was in Nashville, I shared Mary and Richard’s story with my friend, Troy Powers, who was also moved and wanted to help me finish the song. I was happy with what we wrote but I really couldn’t put my finger on why I had such a desire to record it. At the time, I wasn’t working on a new album, I really didn’t have the money to go in the studio and I had no plans for the song after it was recorded. But, I just let my heart lead me and ended up in San Antonio at the Cherry Ridge Studio. We recorded the song, and it turned out great. I am now hoping the song we wrote, Sixty Five Roses, can help raise a little money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Therefore, ALL money/donations made from the sale of the Sixty Five Roses MP3 located on my website will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I will track the amount of money raised and report it on this site. So please check back in and thank you in advance for your contribution.

Since 1965, the term “65 Roses” has been used by children of all ages to describe their disease. But, making it easier to say does not make CF any easier to live with. The “65 Roses” story has captured the hearts and emotions of all who have heard it. The rose, appropriately the ancient symbol of love, has become a symbol of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Montgomery wrote over 70 songs for George Jones. 38 of them became singles. Join us tonight for a very up close and intimate night with Mr. Montgomery and Robert Cline, Jr.

Starts at 8 pm.

Doors open at 5:30 pm.

August 1 Adam Hood w/Special Guest: Rosehill

Adam Hood

Now a successful songwriter and an Alabaman with a devout Texas following, Adam says he never dreamed of being an artist. “I never realized it was possible because I’m from a small town,” he says. “But I’ve always been the kind of guy who puts the cart before the horse, and I spent most of my 20s forcing things to happen. Honestly, that’s why it’s taken me so long to get here. But timing’s everything.”

Rosehill

Rosehill – the charismatic duo comprised of lifelong friends Mitch McBain and Blake Myers – celebrates the launch of their anticipated sophomore album, Crooked Thoughts. Coming off the success of their last disc, White Lines And Stars, the pair has effectively won over the hearts of fans and critics alike. “We have really grown into our strengths over the past couple years,” says Myers. “Crooked Thoughts is a distinct reflection of our combined creative vision and we are very proud of this project.”

On Crooked Thoughts, tracks like “Playing For Pride,” “Shotgun Out Of Town,” and “When The Flame Goes Out” showcase their writing talents and airtight, pristine harmonies. The new album also reflects life’s experiences, which have helped make this a collection of songs they could not have released – until now. “My whole world has changed since the first album,” says McBain. “I’ve gotten married, and we just had our first baby. All of that plays into your emotions when you’re writing a song.”

That sense of ownership spills over into their overall career goals. “We are lucky to be from Texas, where there is such a passion and demand for music. That audience has really embraced us,” says Myers. “However, we feel that our brand of music transcends Texas and with the new album, we hope to achieve that type of success throughout the country.”

Working again with all-star producers Radney Foster and Jay Clementi, Rosehill feels that the recording process for Crooked Thoughts was one that allowed them to branch out sonically and artistically. This album goes hand in hand with who they are musically. “You’re not going to get a better example of us than when you hear the harmonies on this record, and the songs we wrote. This is the record we wanted to make.”

Rosehill has already garnered impressive accolades, including four Top 15 singles on the Texas Music Chart, including the #5 hit, ‘Dream It All Over Again’; extensive play on CMT Pure with a #10 spot on the CMT Pure 12-Pack Countdown; high praise from media outlets like the Dallas Morning News, CMT, E! News, Billboard.com, Lonestar Music Magazine, Best in Texas and the Austin Chronicle. Rosehill has also realized great success in touring over the past 12 months, including performing with acts like Bob Seger, Kevin Fowler, Stoney LaRue, Jarrod Nieman, Aaron Watson, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott and Radney Foster. Venue highlights include Houston Livestock and Rodeo, Ziegenbock festival, BamaJam and the American Airlines Center (Dallas).

August 2 Mark McKinney w/Special Guest: Drugstore Gypsies

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Mark McKinney likes to keep the people guessing.

Considered by Texas music fans to be a powerhouse of an entertainer, McKinney’s wide range of musical influences are clearly evident in his highly original songs- and range from emotion and lyric rich Americana songs, rowdy Country drinking anthems to delicately crafted love songs.

A west Texas native, he moved to Austin, Texas in the 90s and has since been quite comfortable living in the live music capitol of the world. In the summer of 2006, Mark released his first solo album, “Get It On” and began touring with Texas country hell-raiser Kevin Fowler.

Anyone who has ever been to a Mark McKinney show knows that he delivers a high-powered, energetic live performance centered around crowd favorites like “Bonfire” and “Drink Too Much” that can work a rowdy, honky-tonkin crowd. But his studio albums will surprise you. Ballads such as “Long Night Coming On,” and “Sleeping Alone Tonight,” from his “Middle America” album and “Warm With You” off of his latest studio album, “Home,” offer honest and personal lyrics, and show a deeper side to his songwriting. Mark snagged his first Number One spot on the Texas Music Chart and TRRR in early 2013 with “She Ain’t Leavin’,” the deubt single off of his latest album, “Standing My Ground.” Later that year, the second single from the album, “Stolen Cash,” made its way up to Number Three on the charts.

Touring constantly since 2006, Mark has delivered over 160 memorable performances every single year to his growing Texas and national fan base. To his credit, Mark has penned co-writes with Grammy-nominated songwriters John Mabe and James Slater, as well as renowned Texas songwriters Kevin Fowler, Larry Joe Taylor, and Kyle Park. Newcomer to the Texas music scene, Brian Burke, recently released his latest single “Close,” a light-hearted love song, co-written with McKinney that has spent 8 weeks on the Texas Music Chart since its radio debut in the spring of 2012. McKinney has also gained national recognition by having several songs licensed and used by ESPN and NASCAR.

Over the course of his career, McKinney has shared the stage with music legends like Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt, Ted Nugent, Robert Earl Keen, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Billy Currington, Gary Allan, Randy Houser, Ryan Bingham, Randy Rogers, Eli Young Band, Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen and Pat Green. In the summer of 2008 during a tour with Kevin Fowler in France, McKinney won the French Country Music Award for “Live Performance of the Year” for his concert at the Equiblues Festival in St. Agreve France. He is in great company- previous winners of this award include Brad Paisley, Jamey Johnson, and Dierks Bentley.

With four studio albums, a live album, eleven Top 10 hits on the Texas Country Charts, an ever-growing fan base and a favorite entertainer of Texas music scene, Mark McKinney is a force to be reckoned with, and has no plans of slowing down any time soon. “I just released my fourth studio album, “Standing My Ground.” I’ve never been more excited about a collection of songs than these. I feel like I’m really coming back to my roots, and my song writing is heading in a very inspiring and exciting direction, and I have had nothing but postive reactions from radio, fans and friends. I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store.” We can’t wait either.

 

Drugstore Gypsies