By The Way

Proposed Budget Reductions Rejected

We are in the last few days of the General Assembly for this year, I want to keep you posted on what is taking place. The conference committee met this morning and a vote has been called for on the current income tax proposal. This is the modified Flatter Income Tax plan with rates of 4% and 5% on earned income. The Senate is set to caucus at 10:30 and the conference committee will reconvene following this meeting. If you…

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Tennessee Taxes

The Tennessee tax fight continues. The pro-income tax forces have mounted an assault on the General Assembly. We need your help. Both Rep. Mae Beavers and Sen. Marsha Blackburn said yesterday on our show that they were being inundated with pro-tax phone calls, faxes and e-mails. If and when a state income tax makes it out of committee, we will be there with the horn honkers once again. Until then, please keep the pressure on by contacting the General Assembly….

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Spiritual or Sensual?

Respected Christian artist manager, Mark Hollingsworth, recently left the Christian music industry (for the second time) to return to a job as Radio Marketing Manager with child sponsorship agency Compassion, International. In this thought-provoking article in the May 18 edition of the Atlanta Consitution-Journal, Hollingsworth states some of his frustration with the Christian Music Industry: Mark Hollingsworth saw something at a Christian booksellers’ convention that still makes him angry a year later. Hollingsworth watched 14-year-old Stacie Orrico, a rising star…

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Opry Blast

Opry To Tribute Country Music Hall of Fame May 19. In celebration of the opening of the new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, The Opry will pay tribute to members of the Country Music Hall of Fame Saturday, May 19 with performances by Hall of Famers Jimmy Dickens, Charley Pride and Kitty Wells (first show only), as well as tributes to other Hall of Fame members including Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins, Tammy Wynette, Roger Miller and many others….

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Opry Update

Visit the Opry and you’ll catch performances by Opry member Marty Stuart, Chad Brock, Trick Pony (“Pour Me”), Sherrie Austin (“Jolene”), and George Hamilton IV plus IBMA award-winners Del McCoury Band and Rhonda Vincent. Two incredible voices–Don Williams and Gene Watson– round out the weekend line-up along with a host of other Opry favorites. Opry Trivia: 1) Martina McBride and husband John have two daughters, Emma Justine and Delaney Katharine. What is Delaney singing at the end of “Valentine” on…

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Mother’s Day Banned at Pricey Manhattan School

According to a story in today’s New York Post by Andrea Peyser, parents whose children attend a “pricey Manhattan private school” are outraged by a new policy allegedly aimed at protecting the feelings of children raised by same-sex couples by banning Mother’s Day as well as Father’s Day. The post reports, “Students at Rodeph Sholom Day School on the Upper West Side, where tennis legend John McEnroe sends his children, came home Friday with an unusual note tucked into their…

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Christian Activities Latin spotlight

Thank you for your recent information on Christian Activities and the spotlight on Latin Christian music! I had a chance to read the recen articles on Latin Music, and was also honored to have been invited to speak along with other panelists at this year’s GMA ” Spotlight on the Growth on Latin Music” Our company, Love & Laughter Music Productions has been producing Christian Latin music for over 15 years now, and we would love to have the opportunity…

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RE: Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Hi Kathryn — Just checked out the feature on Latin music in the online version of Christian Activities. As Two or More’s manager, I want to thank you for the article on their work. As you know, the Aguas brothers started to gain some momentum on their previous two projects, but have not released any new work in the past two years. We’ve been working hard on regrouping and rediscovering the talent that these guys have. Part of the plan…

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Latin Spotlight

Awesome article by Christian Activities on the Latin Spotlight! The hispanic community is growing and we are here to stay and we are so happy that the christian community is finally recognizing our talents and our latin sounds. Thank you so much for making us feel welcome. Daniel & Lissette Diaz  37 total views,  1 views today

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