WHO IS THAT CRAZY LUCKY COWBOY? NASHVILLE, TENN January 3, 2020 LuckyCowboy.com - Ron Wilkinson AKA 'Lucky Cowboy' was born at a very young age in the "Land of Lincoln." Alton, Illinois, to be exact, is where old Lucky is from. Alton is famous for its celebrities of stage and screen. Remember Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in the world? How about TV star Clint Walker of "Cheyenne" and Butch Calvey the singer? Alton is also where one of the famous Lincoln/Douglas debates took place, and where Bluff City Beer was made. It seems Lucky was just destined to be a famous person. In his early years, Lucky appeared at the Madison Avenue Corral in Alton as a live DJ for WOKZ radio. He's been a trapeze artist, a motorcycle stunt rider, and even hosted his own carnival. He was a National Indian Chief for the Boy Scouts of America and managed a scout camp. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force. Worked for major companies such as Coca Cola, Frito-Lay, Anheuser-Busch, Minnesota State Lottery and even managed a bar in a cave. Lucky spent some time in Minnesota where he still has many country fans. Nowadays, old Lucky is based in Nashville, TN, Music City USA. Here he founded Lucky Cowboy Productions. Member of the Country Music Association (CMA). You might catch him anywhere in Nashville, or somewhere in the rest of the USA promoting country music. He's even been on the Today Show! Lucky even has his own backyard concert and it's in it's 12th year. But you'll always find him wearing his famous forty gallon orange cowboy hat - you can't miss him wherever he goes. Lucky's favorite song is "I Feel Lucky." His handprints are on the WE Fest "Walk of Fame," and there's even a ceramic bobblehead doll of Lucky Cowboy (2001). Yep, you can bet old Lucky will continue to be a star in his own right. Watch out for The Lucky Cowboy as you might just get "Lucky!" Yeeeeeeeeehaw!!! And he's been playing cowboy since 1992. Happy 25th Anniversary 2017.
Rayla Ray is a Texas gal, raised in a small town of Gatesville, the spur capital of Texas. Produced and Managed out of Nashville, Tennessee by Tom Loomis. Her Band is one of the most popular cover bands in Nashville and Alabama, Kentucky, Texas and Tennessee. Rayla Ray has opened for country artists Charlie Daniels Band, Mark Chesnutt, Collin Raye, Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, Eli Young Band, Merile Haggard, Mark McKinney and Arron Watson and many more. Rayla Ray covers over 500 songs in her set list. Her band members are her husband Tommy Loomis on Drums, Scott Rogers on Lead Guitar , Charlie Howell on Bass/ backing vocals and Brenda Lewis on acoustic guitar/ back grounds vocals. Rayla's influences are Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, LeAnne Womack, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Rayla started music seriously with contest singing in her teens and won the event for the State of Texas (in Arlington, TX six flags) and the event in Durant, Oklahoma at Choctaw Casino, both Talent Quest Events that took her to the nationals in Laughlin, NV. Major stages Rayla has performed on is the Texas Motor Speedway (FT. Worth, TX), Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)(Texas/ OU game), Dr. Pepper Park in Frisco, TX, and the State Fair of Texas (Dallas, TX). Rayla Ray has opened at Lucky Bash for several years. Always a crowd pleaser and favorite artist.
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ANNOUNCING ARTISTS LINEUP - LUCKY COWBOY BACKYARD BASH 2020 NEWS NASHVILLE, TENN 37203 January 6, 2020 LuckyCowboy.com - Facebook.com/Ron.luckycowboy2 - Plans for the Biggest Lucky Bash' ever to be held Saturday August 22, 2020 in Cottontown, Tennessee is underway. Special show honoring our Military and First Responders. Donations Benefits the Cottontown Volunteer Fire Department. You won't want to miss 'The Last Rodeo' with headliner KEITH BURNS (Trick Pony) and 'THE KEITH BURNS SHOW' With Special Guest LISA GUERRERO (Inside Edition), MARK ADDISON CHANDLER, PRESLEY & TAYLOR, RAYLA RAY, MELISSA LEE, KALYSTA MINTON and BRANDY NEELY plus A VERY SPECIAL GUEST! It's gonna be a hoot. Keep up to date at LuckyCowboy.com. Don't miss 'The Last Rodeo.'
KEITH BURNS (TRICK PONY) HEADLINER 2020 LUCKY BASH AUGUST 22
Keith Burns is a singer, songwriter and guitar gunslinger that originally hails from Atlanta, GA. As founding member of the Grammy-nominated, award winning (Academy of Country Music/American Music Awards) and platinum selling trio, Trick Pony, and notable hit songwriter, Burns has become viable member of the country music format and Nashville songwriting community. Burns and his band, Trick Pony, rode their way to three consecutive Top 10 singles (two of which--"Pour Me" and "Just What I Do”--were co-written by Burns). Keith performed alongside Joe Diffie for six years and penned the Diffie hit song “Whole Lotta Gone.” Following his run with the Ponies, Burns became the counterpart to the duo Burns & Poe; the pair (formed with Michelle Poe formerly a Dreamworks' recording artist) released its self-titled double CD, charted 4 Top 20 hits and was named MusicRow "Independent Artist Of The Year” (2010). In January 2018, Keith and his wife, Bonnie, launched the management and production company, B3E Music with the concentration to provide artist development and production services. In addition to the new single (“Everybody Loves A Comeback”), Burns recently co-produced up ’n coming newcomers Presley & Taylor and Lisa Guerrero of Inside Edition.
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Sault Ste. Marie, MI native Missy Zenker, or Melissa Lee, has been entertaining Upper Peninsula locals for years with her country music and modern flair. Melissa Lee creates fun, heartfelt Country music, with a little sass. Starting her career at a very young age, Missy continues to give it all she’s got, and work her way to the top. Her music is contemporary country that is highly influenced by pop and classic rock. Melissa’s captivating voice can be compared to Miranda Lambert & Natalie Maines (of the Dixie Chicks), however, the breathy tones and softness of her voice give her a unique sound that is distinctive from anyone else. Melissa’s songwriting is clever, witty, and thoughtful beyond her years. She kicked off the new year with a sold out Album Release show at Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. She spent 2017 on tour with Confederate Railroad, and she has opened for many national acts such as Brothers Osborne, Cole Swindell, David Allan Coe, Josh Turner, William Michael Morgan, Jeff Carson, Tyler Farr, The Kentucky Headhunters, and Doug Supernaw. She has also shared the stage with artists such as Charlie Daniels and Buddy Jewell. In 2016, Melissa sold out casinos as the only female singer in a “tribute to the Grand Ole Opry” show. She performed over 200 shows in 2015, and toured the country with “Girls With Guitars” in 2013-14.
PRESLEY AND TAYLOR
When Presley & Taylor sing, and fans hear their sibling harmonies they experience more than beautiful music and a “neo traditional sound.” They experience the true bond of sisters and best friends. Before the first verse is finished listeners gain a glimpse inside the true sense of a duo, which is inseparable in performance and in life. The duo’s dynamic vocal delivery and song selection reflect the good things in life centered on real life experiences, faith, hope and love. Original material such as their recent single, “Heart Over Mind” feat. Pam Tillis or “Tall, Dark and Lonesome,” penned by country music hall of famer Bill Anderson, coupled with crowd favorites like, "Jolene" and "Fishing in the Dark," forge a true country sound that is unmistakable to fans. Complete with closely held harmonies, steel guitar and swirling fiddles, listeners immediately become fans that are treated to great country music performed in a new and energetic way. Presley & Taylor have exhibited atypical maturity for an act barely in their twenties. Presley states, "We grew up singing country music together and wouldn’t have it any other way. We will never forget the Friday night that Pam Tillis called us out to sing Heart Over Mind with her to a full house at the Grand Ole Opry. To experience it was breathtaking but to experience it with my baby sister singing with me was a dream come true. Funny as it sounds, we get the same feeling singing at the kitchen table to family or to friends and neighbors at the county fair, it’s just what we love to do.”
The brand that has become “Presley & Taylor” is already recognized as the next generation of country music. The duo has had several appearances on 650 AM, WSM the world’s most famous country radio station and radio home of the Grand Ole Opry. Perhaps the best example is the humbling recognition by the CMA’s as the organization has repeatedly invited the girls to appear at the CMA Music Fest on sanctioned CMA stages. “It’s hard to believe we are so blessed to appear as part of this great genre and with country music organization’s like WSM and the CMA’s, which we have always admired and looked up to” said Taylor. The before mentioned experiences are early indicators of the road ahead for the dynamic sister duo. They are from a small farm town in Connecticut where they grew up with a corn field out their back door.
Presley & Taylor’s professional career began with having a little fun with their talent at a local recording studio where the girls planned on singing a song or two. Three months and eight songs later it became clear that the recordings were not just another demo, but sounded more like a mastered record. The songs were presented to a Nashville based radio promotions company and resulted in four consecutive top 30 singles on the National Music Row Country Breakout Chart. Radio stations from across the country and listeners began embracing the duo’s authentic country sound with arms wide open. “Listening to country music growing up, we just fell in love with artists like the Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, and Miranda Lambert, our playlist is a long one and includes everyone from Keith Whitley to Carrie Underwood. I wish you could see what happens on our road trips. It’s hour after hour of hard core, stone cold, solid gold, country music (with a little Bruno Mars, Whitney Houston, etc. thrown in). Taylor and I singing the entire way.” said Presley.
Encouraged to move to Nashville in 2017 and surrounded by world-class musicians and industry professionals, Presley & Taylor joined the roster of Buddy Lee Attractions and have completed the recording of a soon to be released EP with legendary record producer, James Stroud, and co-producer, Keith Burns of Trick Pony. " We're not sure how we could be so blessed to have all of this happening, but it looks like God has some big plans and we are enjoying the ride." (Presley & Taylor).
BRANDY NEELLY BIO
Brandy was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1995. She began singing from the moment she could speak. To quote “Little Miss Dynamite” Brenda Lee, “Brandy has a God-given talent and things she can do with her voice cannot be taught. The girl can sang!" Brandy’s music career began early with church musical performances and acting in local plays. It wasn’t long before Brandy's name was on the marquee at Opry Houses and Jamborees all across Kentucky and Indiana. She was featured at The Music Ranch, Music Land, and Shepherdsville Country Music Show, among others. Brandy was the 2010 Kentucky CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and the reigning 2010 Entertainer of the Year. She won many other local contests including, Mike Linnig's Music Fest, Kentucky State Fair, Beech Bend Superstar judged by music industry professionals from Nashville with rave reviews for her cover of Carrie Underwood's, "I Know You Won’t." Scott Ponce, who judged Brandy's performance in Nashville at the Bud Light Battle of the Bands, stood in front of the audience and told the Brandy, “You are electric on stage and superstar potential."
At ages 15, 16, and 17, Brandy made it to the American Idol final cut on the live television show at the end of Hollywood Week. And at age 18, with patience and perseverance, she broke though and made the American Idol Top 15. Upon graduating High School, Brandy moved closer to Nashville to continue following her musical calling. She enrolled as a full time student at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and became a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Consistently throughout her four year college career, Brandy committed herself weekly to making the three hour round trip to Nashville for co-writing sessions, songwriter rounds, solo performances, and studio work for her upcoming debut EP. It was during this time that she received a Top 11 placement in the 2016 Original Song Grammy U contest.
Brandy also performed acoustic and full band performances across Kentucky and Tennessee opening for major label artists including William Michael Morgan, The Kentucky Headhunters, Love and Theft, Mark Wills, and Lucy Angel. In 2016, Brandy Neelly was invited to become a Member of SESAC as a songwriter. She is also a member of Grammy U, and YEP - Young Entertainment Professionals. Brandy was selected by WSM radio to perform Opry Pre Show showcasing Stars of Tomorrow in 2017. She was an invited guest to perform at Publisher's Night at the Bluebird Café performing a song she co-wrote. Brandy has also been doing demo work as a vocalist for various publishing companies, producers, and writers in Nashville. Brandy graduated from Western Kentucky University in May 2017 and made Nashville her permanent address. In 2019, Brandy made the final top 4 Nashville Song Songwriting Contest and the final top 8 for the Grammy U songwriting contest.
Brandy released her debut EP, HONEST, in January 2019 featuring six of her best co-written songs in a stripped down, performance driven acoustic style produced by veteran Nashville music producer Art Ward of Century Music Group, Nashville. Brandy will begin recording her sophomore EP, again with producer Art Ward, in May 2019 which will feature 4 full production co-written songs from Brandy's extensive song catalog.
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LISA GUERRERO BIO - INSIDE EDITION
Lisa Guerrero is the award winning Chief Investigative Correspondent for America’s top rated syndicated news magazine, Inside Edition. One of the most versatile broadcasters on television, Lisa has guest co-hosted The View, been a special correspondent for Dr. Phil and is a frequent guest panelist on CNN and HLN. She is also a successful actress having starred in Aaron Spelling’s, Sunset Beach and guest starred on Southland, Frasier and The George Lopez Show. Lisa recently played herself in the Academy Award nominated film, Moneyball. Before joining Inside Edition in 2006, she spent a decade and a half as a sportscaster for CBS, Fox Sports Net and ABC reporting for Monday Night Football, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Toughman, Sports Geniuses, Fox Sports Report and Sports Central. She has covered everything from the Superbowl to The World Series and has interviewed hundreds of athletes, including Shaquille O’Neal, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Favre and Mia Hamm. Lisa was the first woman to earn a TV contract as a sports reporter in LA and was the first journalist (male or female) to ask Barry Bonds, on camera, if he’d taken steroids. She was also the first Latina to host the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception at The White House and was named “One of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America” by the Hispanic Business Journal. Since becoming an investigative journalist in 2010, Lisa has won numerous prestigious, national awards. Most recently, in 2019, she has been nominated for a prestigious Deadline club for her investigation into child labor in America, and in 2018 won a first place national headliner award for her investigation “Liar for Hire,” which was also honored with best in show. Lisa has won back-to-back-to back National Headliner Awards in 2011, 2012 and 2013, twice for Business and Consumer Reporting and once for “Best Investigative Report” beating other nominees including NBC News and CNN’s Anderson Cooper. She’s been honored twice by The National Press Club for consumer reporting and animal abuse investigations. Lisa also won commendations from both The Genesis Awards and The Prism Awards. (2010, 2011, 2012). And she penned a song written by herself and Keith Burns "Everybody Loves A Comeback." Lisa and Keith will perform the song at Lucky Bash.
Kalysta Minton age 16 from Dublin Ohio is one of those special talents that has a voice of great range and beauty. She is a charismatic new country, pop artist to watch. Signed by Spotlight Records. Kalysta’s singing will touch your heart making her an enviable and admirable singer. Her voice has been described at times as angelic and magical. Darrel Riggs agent for Access Entertainment Group said “I like her mostly because of her amazing, distinguishable and remarkable vocals. Her choice of song is extraordinary and whenever I listen to her sing, it gives me chills.” Darrel Riggs, agent for Access Entertainment Group, discovered Kalysta at a Winterfest and suggested to James Bruce owner “that we consider her talent for future projects, she is an unbelievable talent for her age”. After several meetings with Kalysta’s parents, Kim and Glenn Minton, all have agreed that this contract is in the best interest for her music career.
Kalysta has had the privilege of performing at the Clinton County Fair, Brown County Fair, Clermont County Fair, The Famous Murphy Theater, The Mid West VOICE talent Search, and has appeared on Channel 4 News in Nashville Tennessee! Kalysta has also performed at the famous Horse Drawn Carriage Parade in Lebanon, Ohio, the Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun, Indiana, and at the famous Tootsies Lounge in Nashville just to mention a few.
Other accomplishments include a performance at Cincinnati's Famous Dinner Club, Jim n Jacks on The River and entertained at the Community Arts Theatre, Fairfield, Ohio for their 60th Anniversary of the City! The Mayor just loved her!! Kalysta is currently backed by a band of 4 musicians from Nashville, Tennessee. Kalysta’s band was hand-picked by John Pineiro owner of Perfect Image Recording who recorded Kalysta’s debut EP. Kalysta will perform either as a solo artist using the Boise Sound System or with her band.
YOU WANNA GO CAMPING WITH A FULL BLOWN CONCERT? LUCKY BASH 2020 COTTONTOWN, TN FREE CAMPING NEWS COTTONTOWN, TENN 37048 February 4, 2020 LuckyCowboy.com - Facebook.com/Ron.luckycowboy2 - Bring your camper, tent or motor home. We'll have a place for you. Lucky Bash 2020 Cottontown, Tennessee awaits. Call ahead so we can look for you and you rig. No hookups are available, but we got the spot for you. The show is a party, a fun time in the great outdoors, it's a full blown concert with all the festival jazz. Showtime August 22, 2020. Gates open at 3pm. Yes, you can even come the day before to camp. Camping Lucky Cowboy Ranch 615.618.7288
IS LUCKY BASH STILL HAPPENING? COTTONTOWN, TN March 21, 2020 LuckyCowboy.com - Facebook.com/Ron.luckycowboy2 - With the World Health Organization declaring the spread of coronavirus a global pandemic and events cancelling left and right, at least one highlight of the country music calendar is still happening — LUCKY BASH.
“As of March 21, Lucky Bash 2020 will proceed as scheduled August 22 in Cottontown, TN.” “We are taking appropriate steps to ensure the grounds will be safe and comfortable for all attendees, including enhanced sanitation protocols and hygiene standards.” We are monitoring the very latest guidance from CDC and local authorities to carefully evaluate the spread of COVID-19.
The CDC recommends taking simple, everyday steps to avoid catching or spreading respiratory diseases, including the coronavirus, COVID-19. These include covering your cough or sneeze, disinfecting commonly used surfaces, and thoroughly washing or sanitizing your hands. Call your doctor if you feel sick, and stay home if you are sick. Get more information at CDC.gov/coronavirus. Get more information at CDC.gov/coronavirus or contact the Tennessee Department of Health coronavirus information line at 877-857-2945 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Thank you doctors, nurses and hospital staff for what you do concerning your job and COVID-19 cases.
MARK ADDISON CHANDLER BIO Mark was born into a North Carolina family of Southern Gospel singers. While Mark’s music is unmistakably country, gospel harmonies are just as much at the core of his sound as his dad’s classic country records. Mark was on the church stage from four through his teens years. His dreams of Nashville would wait as he joined the Army after High School.
During his early years in the Army, Mark had the opportunity to perform for three presidents as a member of the West Point Glee Club. The demands of the Army due to the War on Terror prevented Mark’s pursuit of music for most of his military career, but in the final two years of his career, Mark began writing songs and reconnected to his musical roots. In 2014 and 2015, he wrote and recorded his debut album that he released in Apr 2015. During this period he performed Texas venues to include the legendary Rosa’s Cantina in El Paso, TX.
Mark retired from the Army in 2015 and moved to Nashville where he now pursues his music full time as an artist and songwriter. Mark plays regularly in Nashville and his home state of NC. Increasingly he is playing other venues throughout the Country. He is currently working on his second album (scheduled for release late 2018).
Mark is making a name for himself as a songwriter penning numerous songs other artists have recorded. In Feb 2018, Jake Ward had a #1 hit on Texas Country Radio with a song Mark cowrote. Mark also cowrote the first single off Spencer Crandall’s record that debuted #1 on iTunes in Mar 2018. Mark also cowrote Josh Gallagher’s latest single “How Bout You”. The video reached #1 on CMT’s 12-pack countdown in Mar 2018. New Single hitting radio March-April 2020 "Wishing For A Woman."