Country Star, the Jukebox Junkie, Ken Mellons Joins the July 26th Lyrics for
Lyric Show, Hosted by the Award Winning Stylist/ Musician Mark Newton
Nashville, TN – Mark Newton, Lyrics for Lyric show host, is proud to announce the addition of Country Music great Ken Mellons, affectionately known to fans as the Jukebox Junkie, to the July 26th Lyrics for Lyric show.
Born in Kingsport, TN, Ken Mellons’ parents Rita and Charles unknowingly groomed their son to have an appreciation for soulful harmonies and raw acoustic sounds, the same sounds that could only be found on his dad’s Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs records. Ken signed his first record deal in 1992 with Sony Music and sold over 500,000 copies of his debut album, which boasted the radio hits “Jukebox Junkie,” and “I Can Bring Her Back.” Mellons parted Epic after a second album and then signed to Curb. In 2004, he offered the album Sweet on a small label, with guest spots from George Jones, Vince Gill, Rebecca Lynn Howard and Earl Scruggs.
In 2010 Ken paid tribute to his earliest music roots by releasing his first bluegrass album entitled “Rural Route” with help from an all-star bluegrass line-up including Rhonda Vincent, Larry Cordle, Vince Gill and many more. His writing credits include cuts by George Strait, Hank Williams Jr., Dierks Bentley and Mark Chesnutt.
The July 26th Lyrics for Lyric show will be the eighth installment of the on-going concert series presented by Roosters TX Style BBQ & Steakhouse, located at 123 12th Avenue North, Nashville, TN. 37203, hosted by Mark Newton, IBMA Award winning Stylist/ Musician and one of today’s most respected interpreters of bluegrass music. Each month is jam packed with Nashville’s best established talent in the Country, Bluegrass, Americana and Roots genres to benefit two year old Lyric Alana Frizzell (offset costs incurred while living at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital) whom was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of Leukemia at ten months old. After spending 6 months undergoing harsh chemo treatments at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Lyric is now in what’s called a “partial remission”, which simply means she has responded well to the chosen chemo treatment. She now frequents the Vanderbilt Cancer Clinic on a monthly basis and will do so for the next 3 and ½ years. If she can reach the 5 year mark without a relapse, she will be declared in full remission. Past shows have featured such stars as Jamie Johnson, Marty Raybon, Carl Jackson, Trent Tomlinson, Claire Lynch, Cia Cheryholmes, Missy Raines, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, The Roys, Whitney Duncan, Michael Peterson, Whitney Duncan and Billy Yates. As the show has grown, so has the talent level and sponsorship support from companies such as TKL Cases, D’Addario Strings, Double E Promotions and Paige Capo.
The July 26th show will also feature such great artists as American Idol Alum Bo Bice, Dean Miller, Chris Caskey, John Austin McDaniel and Bedhed & Blondy and the Sleepwalkers.
For more information on Lyrics for Lyric, Corey & Lyric Frizzell, Mark Newton, Rooster’s, Alane Anno Photography, Workman’s Comp Productions, TKL Cases, D’Addario Strings or Double E Promotions please visit the following websites; www.facebook.com/lyricsforlyrics www.coreyfrizzell.com www.lyricfrizzell.com www.marknewtonband.com www.roostersbbqnashville.com www.alaneanno.com www.tkl.com www.daddario.com www.doubleepromotions.com