Johnny Cash Stamp Ceremony

Wednesday, June 5th was a historic day for fans of Johnny Cash, marking the launch of the Johnny Cash Forever stamp. To commemorate the event the Cash family and the United States Postal Service held a launch ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium. Now, generally I avoid Nashville, particularly downtown, anywhere close to CMA week, but this seemed like a once in a lifetime-type of deal, so I decided to pack up the family and see it for ourselves.

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Writer Spotlight: Dave Rose

Dave Rose runs Deep South Entertainment where over the years he helped guide the careers of artists such as Michael MyCousinRick_cover_FINAL copySweet (Stryper) and Bruce Hornsby. Earlier this year he added author to his resume with Everything I Know About The Music Business I Learned From My Cousin Rick. In the book Rose tells prospective artists everything they need to know to succeed in the music business. This was Rose’s first book and he took some time to talk a little about the experience of writing it. Continue reading

To Be A Writer

I was always one of those people who said, “By the time I’m 30, I want to have written a book.” There’s a4162953165_d5dd956c0f_m lot of get into in that simple statement, but for right now the takeaway is that I will be 42 soon and my first book will be out in June. And then my second will be out in 2014. And possibly my third. Timing is everything. There are three things to keep in mind if you are a writer that I hadn’t learned by the time I was 30.

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