Sunday, January 11, 2009
We will be having our next Indie Country Showcase at The Nashville Palace in Nashville, TN on Saturday March 14th. Artists will each be performing their 4 best songs and showcasing their talents to numerous record label executives, talent buyers as well as to publishers & writers looking to have their songs cut.
If interested please visit our website at;
for complete information and to see some of the talent that appeared on our last show in April 2008.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
We are in the beginning planning stages for holding an Independent Country Music Festival in Ohio on September 27th. It is a bit of a short notice I know but if there is enough interest shown we plan to go for it as the Indie artists need their own festival to promote their talents to the people.
I sincerely believe that the best artists in The World are not the ones on the major labels that you are hearing on your radio everyday. Sadly country music has reached a state when the one with the most marketing, promotion and of course MONEY behind them wins and talent has very little to do with it.
I and my friends & business partners are wanting to do what we can to change that but it will take some time as it has taken 18-20 years for the music business to reach its present state.
So if you are an artist on an Indie label or no label at all that is interested in performing please send me an email. Just be forewarned that at least for this year it will not be a paying gig. In fact we may have to even charge a small fee to perform just to cover our expenses.
We have to pay rental on the facilities, hire security, purchase liability insurance and pay for the production costs such as sound, lights & staff members. Not to mention that we need to advertise and promote the show.
We will also be video taping if you are interested in having a video of your live performance. We are not looking to make money from this as it is for the artists but we have to cover our costs.
If you are a fan please show your support and make plans to attend on Saturday September 27th from around 11 AM until 10 PM.
More info & directions are listed on the website, which I am still in the process of building. It is at www.indiecountryfest.com
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Songwriters Workshop & Artist
Showcase at The Nashville Palace:
Country, Bluegrass & Gospel Artists,
We are having a artist showcase at The Nashville Palace on August 2nd, 2008. The showcase site is at;
US Talent Showcase
and we are also holding an artist & writers workshop and seminar on August 1st at The Hall of Fame
located at The Best Western on Music Row.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
We have a brand new CD that we are putting together for sceduled release in late May called Indie Country Gold. Artists submissions for consideration are open from now till April 23rd.
On it we will feature 12 songs by the very best independent country artists in The World. The CD will be sent out to over 400 radio stations as well as featured on sites such as iTunes & CD Baby and promoted worldwide.
Any artist interested in submitting songs or wanting further info should visit my record label site at;
Monday, February 18, 2008
We are having a artist showcase at The Nashville Palace on April 19th, 2008. The showcase site is at; www.ustalentshowcase.com
that tells you more about it. As of right now we have 9 record labels, 3 promoters, 4 artists management companies plus some producers, writers and others that are involved in the music business that have committed to be there.
The response has been pretty good so far from the artists also so we have to set it up so that they had two choices to consider. For $35.00 they can submit there entry to be considered and we'll pick the Top 12 of those entries and some folks have wanted a guaranteed spot so they are paying $250.00 for a guaranteed slot in the showcase
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Billy Darnell Music Publishing is proud to announce that one of our songs “ I’m Gonna Love You Till Forever “ has made it through all the station tiers of competition, and placed second in the competition at http://www.songvault.fm/ , not only is it listed on their top 40 charts at #18, and climbing, but it has also earned the right to be placed on the stations permanent play list as “Most suited for radio play”.
As a publishing company we will benefit greatly from the promotion efforts of Songvault in 2008 to get this song out to public radio stations and promote the singer and song writer, Billy Darnell, as one of the top independent singer/songwriters in the world, and for that we would like to thank the fine people at Songvault, the fans, the Dj’s, and all those people who have shown great support for this artist, and his music.
Since starting out in August of 2007 Billy Darnell has placed almost all of his songs consistently in the top 40 charts of all of the music sites where his music is listed.
He gained the distinction of being made a featured artist at www.indie-music.com, where his songs have constantly placed in the top 40 country charts, and their number of daily plays grows month to month.
He had a #1 single on Ram Radio, a Live365 and itunes radio network, with his song “ Don’t Hold On To A Memory “ from his current CD ( 15 Years later ).
Another song off his current CD, “ Your One True Love ”, was listed as #2 on Jerry Mac and Friends Internet radio shows top 40 charts for November. http://www.eboards4all.com/844063/
This same song “I’m Gonna Love You Till Forever” was also cut and performed by Trey Young and The Country Deputys, under the “Time” music label, and is currently listed as #17 on the Sound Click country charts. That’s pretty amazing when you see that it competes with thousands of artists, and songs, at Sound Click. http://www.soundclick.com/
He was also listed as #5 on Joyce Ramgaties top 200 country singers International play list for November. This list is an independently compiled listing based on the posting of play lists from Internet Dj’s from around the world. To make it into the top 200 list of elite Country singers is quite a major accomplishment, to be #5 in the world is spectacular! http://www.eboards4all.com/206687/
He has managed to make his way on to the play lists of Hundreds of Dj’s throughout the world, and the response we get from all of them is “ Our listeners love him, where can we get more? “
Now he can add the Songvault award as another major accomplishment in 2007. Quite an outstanding performance for an artist who has just recently came on to the world scene, and we are sure the coming year will produce even more accolades for this outstanding Singer, and Songwriter. This most certainly will enhance our exposure in 2008, and help us to achieve even greater accomplishments in the New Year.
Thank you all for your support, and be sure to check out Billy’s web site at, www.billydarnell.com for personal information, and for updates about this rising stars future.
This is the email from song vault advising us of the results.
----- Original Message -----
To: Billy Darnell
Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 2:15 AM
Subject: Your track has been promoted!
We want to personally congratulate you in having your song "I'm Gonna Love You Till Forever" placed in the SongVault Directory and in our play list on the SongVault Radio Network.
This is quite an accomplishment and something you should be proud of, considering that your song has been up against hundreds of other songs and has taken several months in order to pass through all the tiered stations.
This is not the end of the journey but just the beginning!
In a few weeks, your song will be on one of our podcast shows to help promote your song on iTunes and other podcast venues.
In 2008, we will be in contact with all the public radio stations to work on partnerships in order to help promote the artist that have made it in the SongVault. Other exciting benefits will be announced over the next year that will help you generate money and build a bigger fan base at the same time.
Dick Clark put it best when he said "Music is the soundtrack of our lives". The songs we like to listen to become part of our life in general.
Thank you for being part of our soundtrack and we look forward to helping promote you and your music further in the months and years ahead.
Monday, December 24, 2007
The Hardest Part of Lovin'
Is George Jones Country
Some Bridges Just Won't Burn
My Pain Ain't News
For The Love of Me
For Every Man
Loose Change In Nashville
My Aim Is Gettin' Better
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I really appreciate your inviting me to join this blog. It is folks like you who play us indie artists that are doing so much to keep Country Music as we know it alive and well.
As you know, I have had a lot on my plate lately, but I will try to listen to your shows more frequently as soon as I can. I haven't forgotten what a great job you did on my showcase a little while ago.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
J. K. Coltrain was born in Columbus, Ohio. He spent his early childhood days between there and West Virginia where his parents operated a small Mom & Pop grocery store. His Dad also was an excellent auto mechanic and in fact owned a number of repair shops over the years and was a weekend stock car racer (One reason why J. K. is a Nascar fanatic to this day) J. K. grew up surrounded by music & musicians. His cousin, Buddy Starcher was a professional recording artist on Columbia Records and was one of the founders of the Starday recording label and performed on the then popular Midwestern & Louisiana Hayrides. He also introduced the late Keith Whitley who first appeared on Buddy's weekly radio show in Charleston, West Virginia when he was 8 years old. J. K. made his own first appearance on radio at age 12 and first TV appearance at age 14. Click here to go to J. K. web site at The Country Music Planet.
We have a new CD coming out soon 'The Best of The Country Caravan' for 2007. Here are the tracks for this years edition;
J. K. Coltrain – I Pray There's A Honkytonk In Heaven
Dean Holmen – Dear Hank
Karen Pendley – Sometimes Angels Cry
Ricky Lee Phelps – Tears in a Bottle
Brandon Lynn Shane – If I Were An Angel
Leon Seiter – Mr Jones
Dale Howard – You're Gonna Make My Day Tonight
Rustie Blue – Cloud Of Dust
Jerry Mac – I'm So Afraid Of Losing You Again
Dean Holmen – Rodeo Has Got My Heart
Brandon Lynn Shane – Someone
Rustie Blue & Bill Anderson – Chip Chip
Leon Seiter – The Shadows of a Honky Tonk
J. K. Coltrain – Some Bridges Just Won't Burn
Karen Pendley – I'll Be There
You can take a listen by copying & pasting the link below if it doesn't work.