Today on Give Me A Break Radio we have Shirley Landsdown ~ Dr Dale Hammond ~ Ruthie Steele ~ Tommy Turner ~ Steve Brickhouse
Tommy Turner is from Deland FL where he and his late wife Peggy owned Turners Discount Music Center. Tommy formed a songwriters workshop there under the Guidance of NSAI Maggie Cavender founder who staged several NSAI Seminars in Deland. Some Nashville Songwriters were part of those seminars such as Bob Dipiero, Woody Bomar and Thomas Cain before Tommy Moved to Nashville TN. That NSAI workshop is now called DAYTONA BEACH SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP moderated by DONNA MACGREGOR FANT After moving to Nashville Tommy Moderated the Thursday night NSAI Workshops @ Belmont University for NSAI workshop founder Wood Bomar for several years.` Soon Tommy Started at Bluebird Café Open mic Mondays for Barbara Cloydd and eventually appeared with known Songwriters at Sunday Night Showcases and had numerous ‘In The Round Writers Nites’ and Tommy’s Own 28 Minute Writers Nite performing 11 Original Songs written with the above mentioned writers and songs written alone. Tommy was a member of a road band named the Hearts and the Mavericks (comedy group). Thom’s Travelers also was a successful road group. Tommy has worked as a single on the road as well at The Black Poodle and The Voodoo Room in Printers Alley Nashville. He Staged bands for One Nighters Inc. Nashville including the James Gang from AL. Mel Tillis introduced THE HEARTS group to Nashville Via Printers Alley Bookings. They also appeared at Hugh Heffner’s Miami Playboy Club in the main lounge, as well as Playboys listening room AKA The Library. They were signed with Lee Magid CA. and United Artists Records. Tommy and his Late wife Peggy bought and sold old stringed instruments and sold old interesting items at the Nashville TN State Fairgrounds for 20 years where Tommy is semi retired now from that much loved business today. Tommy’s Musical Parents were musicians also and Appeared On Radio Shows in Cincinnatte WCKY performing live the 30’s and 40’s. Mom, Janet Turner, studied Music at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, she had a beautiful voice and even sang in Hawaiian Language. She sang for years with the Coral Gables FL performing chorus. Dad , C.A. Turner, played outstanding Hawaiian Guitar and a great guitar teacher well known in Jacksonville FL from 1940 thru 1990, also owning American Music Store there. Tommy was a columnist for, American Songwriter Magazine as a Columnist Songwriter Tools Columnist 1990s, Jim Sharp Owner, Vernell Hackett Editor
Shirley Landsdown My name is Shirley Landsdown. I live in Rock Hill SC and originally from Danville, Illinois. I have been down here since 1985. I have been a music fan since I was a very young child and just started doing things in the music realm. I have been on Facebook for about four years and into two different rooms with DJ’s. I know have two groups of my own Shirley’s Indies Corner and Hear It Here First. I’m also the Admin. and President of Ruthie Steele Country Corner Fan Club by Shirley. I played her song “Love Is Not Always a Rose” way before I met her online. We met on Facebook last February. We became close friends in June. I have started being a song plugger for Ruthie Steele about three months ago. We have co-written close to 25 songs together. Two are coming out on a label on Lucky 7. We are also started to co-write a book with 12 of her most popular songs. Ms Steele is the sister to the late Max D. Barnes well known songwriter. Her songs are mostly all written from life experiences.
Ruthie Barnes Steele Award winning Singer, Songwriter, & Producer
belong to one of country music’s most famous songwriting families. Sister to (Nashville Songwriters Hall of fame) Max D. Barnes, musician Link Barnes, award winner Singer/songwriter David Steele, and award winning guitarist & songwriter Max T. Barnes. In Nashville the Barnes family name means gold, Gold Records that is! Just ask, George Jones, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, Collin Raye, Vern Gosdin, Pam Tillis, Loretta Lynn, and Reba McIntyre, to name a few. Ask The Grammys, CMA’s, and Hall of Fame who the Barnes family is and bells start ringing like a Vegas casino. Though her brother Max D. Barnes passed away he is still winning awards. In 2006 Max D. and Ruthie (Brother & Sister) and (Ruthie’s son) David Steele were all inducted into the American Old Time Country Music HALL OF FAME.
As a recording artist Ruthie brought the Barnes name to Nashville in “the good ole days” when 1960’s Music Row was bustling with pickers and dreams. Encouraged by a fiddle playing grandma Ruthie came to Nashville and literally walked on to music row and set in motion a series of future of events that would see her younger brother reach superstar status and watched him give birth to the next great American songwriter (Max T. Barnes). Ruthie paved the way for herself and her younger brother (Max D. Barnes) in the 1960’s where they both signed with Cedarwood Publishing and Jed Records- and launched careers that has enjoyed unprecedented success for the next 30 years. This is were we stop to say the rest is (country music) history.
Dr Dale Hammond also opens his heart and shares a worldwide with a message, information that you just may find priceless.
Steve Brickhouse was raised around the swamps and beaches of Eastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Along with being blessed with a lot of musical family members and friend’s Steve has a deep respect for the roots of music. His influences includes multiple artist of diverse genres. He also had the pleasure of working in transportation on 4 motion pictures filmed in Virginia just before moving to East Tennessee for 11 Years where Steve’s love for music became rooted even deeper. His music tends to lean toward traditional with a modern blend of Steve’s own continuously developing style. “I owe the credit to God for My multiple creative talents.”
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