Nashville Music Guide News

Nashville Music Guide Sponsors Acoustic Performance Night At Douglas Corner the First Wednesday of Each Month To Spotlight Six Performing Singer-Songwriters.
Next show on November 2,  2011. 
NASHVILLE MUSIC GUIDE (NMG) is proud to sponsor Acoustic Performance Night at the legendary Douglas Corner Café on the first Wednesday of  each month from 8pm to midnight with no cover charge. The only exception is the Wednesday Dec. 7 show has been re-scheduled for the next night, Thursday Dec. 8. The format of  the event, hosted by NMG founder Dan Wunsch, is six  singer-songwriters showcasing their writing, singing and performing talents in a 30 minute set and a late open mic. 
The November 2nd show will feature Grammy Nominated writer Rand Bishop with over 250 songs recorded by such renown artists as the Beach Boys, Toby Keith, Heart, Indigo Girls to mention a few. Bishop is also an accomplished author, recording artist, studio vocalist, producer, recording engineer, A&R exec, and publisher. He will be joined on stage that night by Jessie Goldberg ( super comedy singer/songwriter with major credits and channel 19 TV personality), Ayla Brown (American Idol Finalist and Label Ready Diva), Kurt Fortmeyer (performing singer/songwriter and one of the top three unsigned Nashville composers), Jackson Drake (countrified teen age hippie hunk), JB Bruck (rockin’ singer songwriter with career tune hit), and Cali Tucker (superb singer songwriter with talented genes from star relative). 
NMG continues to be on the forefront of media exposure for up and coming artists  through live music events, the monthly print magazine (Nashville Music Guide), the internet site ( and the internet radio station ( 
For information on performers on future shows, check the Douglas Corner or Nashville Music Guide Website. 
For venue info: Douglas Corner, 2106 8th Ave S (Across from Zanies), 615-298-1688,

For show information: Dan Wunsch,  615-242-3838, 
(Photo: Dan Wunsch, founder of NMG and host of NMG Acoustic Performance Nights)

Catch The Roys’ Impromptu Appearance On RFD-TV’sLarry’s Country Diner Tomorrow Night
Lee and Elaine Roy were spotted on the set during an August taping of Larry’s Country Diner, and show host Larry Black invited them to perform. “It was totally unexpected,” laughs Elaine Roy.  “We were really lucky our fiddle player Clint White happened to be with us.” Leona Williams was the show’s featured guest that day, but the grand lady of Country graciously made way for the Bluegrass/Roots duo.
The Roys rose to the occasion with a rousing rendition of “Give A Ride To The Devil” from their current Rural Rhythm Records’ CD, LONESOME WHISTLE.  “And we didn’t leave until we’d gotten our fill of the Diner’s awesome cheeseburgers and chocolate pie,” adds Lee Roy.  This is The Roys’ second appearance on the popular RFD-TV show this year.
AIR DATES/TIMES (more info at
Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m. CDT
Friday, October 28th at 9:00 a.m. CDT
Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 p.m. CDT

Lee and Elaine are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Duo of the Year, and are in the running for three additional ICM awards this year: Vocal Duo of the Year, Inspirational Bluegrass Artist and Inspirational Country Song (“I Wonder What God’s Thinking”).  The Roys will perform on this year’s show, which will be held in Nashville on Friday, October 28at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
The duo heads back out on the road on October 29 for shows in Alabama, Minnesota, Kentucky, Florida and Virginia.  These dates follow a hectic summer of high-profile performances at Country Thunder Festival USA (where they opened for Lady Antebellum), Dollywood, Dogwood Park Concert Series, and numerous other festivals and events.  The Roys have appeared on several Fox Television Network shows, Daily Buzz, ABC-TV’s What’s The BuzzDaytime, GAC-TV, and other national programs.
Fans can catch up with all the news and The Roys’ complete itinerary by going to

Country Star Rodney Atkins Helps Launch The Thank You Movement Today To Honor Veterans & Troops
Platinum-selling country artist Rodney Atkins has partnered with Applebee’s to launch the world’s largest ongoing military thank you campaign, honoring veterans and active duty soldiers worldwide.  As Ambassador of the Thank You Movement, Rodney Atkins officially launched the campaign this morning with an exclusive announcement on NBC’s Today show, followed by a stellar live performance for an enthusiastic crowd of civilians, veterans and military organizations in New York’s Times Square.  Guests of honor at the event included representatives from  Pinnacle Five, comprised of senior enlisted members from the all respective branches of the U.S. Military, as well as  Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and—the largest military and veteran membership organization consisting of 10 million members. 
Aimed at creating a groundswell of gratitude for our nation’s military, theThank You Movement offers messages of thanks to our veterans and troops via  www.thankyoumovement.comApplebee’s Facebook Fan Page, #thankyoumovement onTwitter and on  YouTube. The Web site will host a live rolling counter of ongoing “Thank Yous.” Veterans and active duty troops can then go online anytime to see and hear heartfelt thanks from the people they serve.
The Thank You Movement is a natural extension of both Rodney Atkins’ and Applebee’s longstanding dedication to veterans and active duty military.  Atkins has always made time to support the U.S. armed forces and their families, often visiting with soldiers, volunteering at various base concerts, and spending time with wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In 2012, he will participate in a USO tour of military bases abroad.  Likewise, Applebee’s has served more than two million free “thank you meals” to the military on Veteran’s Day for the past two years, and will continue the tradition this year. 
In addition to his military support and stellar musical talent, Atkins spends his time in a variety of charitable efforts. As the 2010 Spokesman for the National Council for Adoption at Holston Methodist Children’s Home in Greeneville, Tenn. — where he himself was adopted as an infant — Atkins performs there as often as he can, and participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new “Rodney Atkins Youth Home” in 2009.  He also headlined the 2011 Music City Gives Back Benefit Concert, which contributed donations to the American Red Cross Relief Fund for tornado victims of the recent storms throughout the Midwest and Southeast.

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