Christian & Country Love Songs / Various
GEORGE HAMILTON IV George is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has recorded country, rock, folk, Christian and gospel songs. He has many hit records to his credit, including the million sellers: "Abilene" and "A Rose And A Baby Ruth." In addition to his enduring popularity in the United States, his unique talent, Christian values, friendly and gentle personality have made him a highly popular stage performer and recording artist in many countries, including Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. He is widely known as "The Ambassador Of Country Music (and has been named as such by Billboard Magazine). George has been a frequent guest singer with the Dr. Billy Graham Crusades. He lives his faith. Without fanfare, he visits hospitals and schools to encourage young and old, alike. In late 2006, George was honored in London, England, for his "Considerable work in bringing Country Music to International audiences, including ground-breaking work in Russia and other Eastern countries in the 1970s when he became the first to take Country Music behind the Iron Curtain". These songs by George are selected from his recent and popular album from RGO Records, "Songs Of Faith And Inspiration. " George said of that album. "This album could easily have been titled, 'George IV Sings the Roy G. "Jack" Ownbey Songbook, since most of the songs were written or co-written by my friend, Roy G. "Jack" Ownbey. (Jack is also the co-writer of the award-winning book, The Hank Snow Story). Jack and his co-writers pen lyrics with a message - songs that 'touch the heartstrings' - positive songs of faith and inspiration! Many of these songs have already become personal favorites of mine and will, I'm sure, someday become country-gospel standards. It was a joy, a privilege, and a blessing to be involved in this project. I'm grateful to Jack for inspiring me and strengthening my faith with his gift of song, as I'm sure you, the listener, will be, too!" ....George IV ***** MITCH SNOW MITCH is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, engineer and has been working professionally since the age of 12 when he first performed with his father and teacher, Jim Snow. Since that time, Mitch has captivated diverse audiences from Las Vegas to Saudi Arabia, Canada to Florida. He has performed as Hank Williams in the play 'Lost Highways' to great reviews at the Barn Dinner Theater. He has opened for more than 40 national acts, including Marty Robbins, Tracy Byrd, Ronnie Millsap, Gene Watson, Joe Diffie and Billy 'Crash' Craddock, to name a few. If experience is the best teacher, Mitch has graduated from the right school. He owns and operates Mitch Snow Productions, where he produces and engineers sound tracks for songwriters and artists of various styles. He has also appeared on recordings by several top name artists in country music, and he sometimes performs for private and/or corporate venues. Also, he has the facility and expertise to record and design complete albums for commercial release. Additionally, he has written, produced and appeared in television advertisements. Mitch also stays busy with live concert performances, and has played on many records of Various Artists. For some projects, he provides all the instruments and vocals on recorded tracks. A normal day's work on stage or in the studio might include Mitch playing the acoustic rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, piano, pedal steel, dobro and occasionally even a sax line. His performances may be solo or with a band depending on the occasion. He is an accomplished and seasoned musician. Mitch has recorded several albums for RGO Records. ****** Mitch Snow is no ordinary singer-songwriter, nor is he an ordinary musician. It is evident that he was born into a realm above the simple talents of most. Nothing about him is ordinary! With his quiet smile and thoughtful, non-assuming manner, he might be mistaken for anyone but the explosive performer he's known for. However, when he takes the stage and the lights go down, it is quickly discovered why the house is packed to standing-room-only! His vocals rival anyone heard on the radio and he is totally in command of the stage. With his guitar and harmonicas, he keeps the crowd rocking and riveted in awe of his musical abilities! Linne Black, NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) ***** This release contains some great original country material and when you hear SNOW sing'em, you know they've been sung. His sound is, no doubt, influenced by GENE WATSON & MERLE HAGGARD with shades of DAVID FRIZZELL - but with more range. All songs were recorded in Nashville, Tennessee and Thomasville, North Carolina, including these instruments: Fiddle, Steel Guitar, Acoustic Lead, Electric, Lead, Harmonica, Bass, and Drums with Harmony Vocals. ***** GEARY HANLEY Geary is a versatile singer/songwriter/musician who established a reputation as a great country honky tonker. His talent landed him on tour with John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard) for 2½ years, and has appeared on Austin city limits, Nashville Now, and Farm Aid 1 and Farm Aid 2. He has performed on stage with Reba McIntire, The Judds, Alabama, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Johnny Tillotson, among many others. Among his many accolades, Geary was honored as "Rhythm Guitar Player of the Year" and his band was honored as "Band of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music. Music Connection Magazine selected his band as "Best Non-Touring Band of the Year." Geary continues to perform regularly, and he also produces demos and master tracks for songwriters via mail and in his studio. In both of his successful Nashville albums, he sang mostly honky tonkin' songs by talented songwriter, Peter Richardson. However, he is just as adept when singing all kinds of traditional and Americana music. In this new album, Geary sings two of his newer songs. He has recorded two albums for RGO Records. ***** RAY SANDERS Ray in 1981 had already had Billboard Hit Recordings for United Artists Records, and had been voted "Best New Country Music Singer" by the Academy of Country Music. In the 80s, he moved from Los Angeles to San Diego to work with Rick Carlson. Rick was a talented singer, lead guitarist and keyboard player. Rick and Ray formed a five piece band and played at top night clubs. They recorded and wrote songs and, for over five years, became the most popular country band in the San Diego area. During those years, Ray and Rick co-wrote and worked with many songwriters and recorded demos for them in Rick's recording studio. A new and talented songwriter, Roy "Jack" Ownbey (later Roy 'Jack' wrote the Award Winner, The Hank Snow Story), hooked up with Rick and Ray and that friendship has lasted to this day. Many early evenings Roy and Ray would be hard at work writing songs in Roy's music room and sharing a hot pizza. Roy gives sincere credit for his development as a songwriter to Ray's direction and influence. Ray said, "With all their music activity and all the good food, it's a miracle that they stayed so thin! I guess Roy's tennis playing and my weight lifting paid off." This album includes three positive love songs by Ray (with Cici Porter) from his new RGO album, 'I'll Be Loving You Tonight.' RGO RECORDS HAS RELEASED ALBUMS FOR EACH OF THESE ARTISTS. CHECK THEM OUT AT HonkyTonkin.com and CDBaby.com.