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From Rowdy To Sentimental, Tender To Towering, Disc Available
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Nashville, TN -- Singer/songwriter Jimmy Charles’ debut EP, HARD WAY TO GO, is set for December 7 release. Charles wrote or co-wrote all but one of the songs withpartners whose credits range from cuts by Country legends (Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis) to young guns (Chris Cagle, Hunter Hayes, Eli Young Band). The disc includes the previously-released “Superman” and his current single, “I Am Not Alone.” His music is available to radio via Play MPE and AirPlay Direct and music lovers can find “I Am Not Alone” now on iTunes, Amazon and other popular e-tailers.
Fans eager to hear more will thrill to this seven-song outing.Six of the tracks were helmed by respected producer Paul David (CeCe Winans, Andre Crouch, Jonny Lang) and recorded at Ocean Way studio in Nashville with some of Music City’s hottest pickers. “I Am Not Alone” was produced by Grammy Award-winner Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell (Rod Stewart, Al Green, John Mayer) and recorded at the famous Royal Studios Memphis.
From rowdy to sweetly sentimental, from tender to towering, Jimmy’s latest music shows why his popularity has grown from year to year and from show to show.
HARD WAY TO GO kicks off with shredding guitars and a pounding bass and drum line set the stage for a rocking ode to paradise on “Blue Spaces.” The tempo and feel change dramatically with Jimmy’s emotive vocal and the tender “home is where the heart is” message of “She’s Where I Belong.” Charles fires it up to tell of the challenges he’s faced while chasing his dream with “Rollin’ On,” a new Southern Rock classic ala Lynyrd Skynyrd that highlights edgy guitar riffs and a vamping chorus. Tasteful acoustic guitar, mandolin and Jimmy’s raw vocal vulnerability shine through on the whisper-soft “God And A Woman,” which conveys the amazing grace found in both love and faith. The tune is a perfect segue to “Superman,” which was written specifically for ZERO Cancer, a support organization. A perennial fan favorite due to Jimmy’s powerful performance and his work as the organization’s national spokesman, the production perfectly mirrors the dramatic highs and lows found in the fight against cancer.
“I Am Not Alone” is another purpose-written song about battling this disease. An anthem-like rendering, it shows Jimmy’s dedication to cancer awareness, prevention, and aid. The EP closes with the title track, “Hard Way To Go,” a song that takes the Maryland native to a “different place” every time he sings it. “This is raw and true and deep,” he says. “It’s about addiction; about not giving up.” The track opens with an echoing, acoustic guitar and the lyric is stark. The vocal is a triumph; need, hopelessness, faith, and forgiveness are all conveyed here, and it is a poignant close to this project.
“If my music helps just one person get through their hard times, then I’ll be happy,” Jimmy says. “People face struggles in this life, and I hope they know they’re not alone. People do want to reach out and give back.”
Giving back is something Jimmy has been doing since joining Zero Cancer as a spokesman in 2014, and he expanded his outreach with the formation this year of his own nonprofit, #IAMNOTALONE. The EP is the culmination of two years of writing and honing his craft and Jimmy is excited to share it with the world. “I’ve come a long way since American Idol and Nashville Star,” says the laid-back vocalist. “I had a blast making this record and I hope everyone who hears it takes something positive away from it. That’s part of my message – and I want to share it.”
1) Blue Spaces (J. Charles, L. Wilbanks, B. DiLuigi)
2) She’s Where I Belong (J. Charles, M. Bollea Rowe, T. Castellano)
3) Rollin’ On (J. Charles, K. Bergsnes)
4) God and a Woman (J. Charles, C.J. Garton)
5) Superman (J. Charles, G. Gossett)
6) I Am Not Alone (J. Charles, C.J. Garton, R. Fehle)
7) Hard Way to Go (K. Bergsnes, M. Peirce)
All downloads of the “I Am Not Alone” single, and a portion of the album sales, will go to #IAMNOTALONE. To donate directly to the nonprofit, click HERE.
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ABOUT JIMMY CHARLES
He’s made a national name for himself with compelling original material and toured the country opening for Lady Antebellum, Montgomery Gentry, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Josh Turner, Merle Haggard and more since launching his music career in 2014. A Season 9 American Idol “Hollywood ticket” participant, he placed in the Top 50 of Nashville Star in 2013. The singer/songwriter found early success with his first single, “Whatever It Takes,” and the power of his second release, “Superman” solidified his place in the spotlight. The single’s companion video premiered on CMT, trending in the #1 spot for over a week, generating over 5,000 shares its first day on the site. His third single, “Bout Summertime” showcased his more adventurous and carefree side, landed him on the MusicRow Chart and set the stage for “I Am Not Alone.” A native of Ocean City, Maryland, Jimmy graduated from Towson University. He played football and baseball, loves to fish, work out, play golf, and spend time at the beach. When he’s not on the road touring, he enjoys playing with his bulldog Hank.
The Pet Safety Crusader’s
My Pet & Me Guide to Disaster PAWparedness
What Your Pet Needs YOU to Know to Save You Both
“Whether the wind blows, the ground shakes, the flames rise or snow and water fall from the skies, YOU must be prepared for your pet’s sake!” says Denise Fleck aka The Pet Safety Crusader™. “Disasters aren’t always on a regional scale. Power could go out on just your street or in only your building. A tree could fall on your roof or a water pipe could break in your home alone. Even without your neighbors being affected, your household of two-legged, four-legged, feathered, finned or scaled family members could be in distress.”
In “The Pet Safety Crusader’s My Pet & Me Guide to Disaster PAWparedness,” Fleck, who has personally instructed closed to 20,000 humans in animal life-saving skills and millions more on national TV segments, lays out the steps your pets need YOU to know to be READY, REACT and then RECOVER. “Training, supplies, a positive mental attitude and a plan can make all the difference,” she says. In addition to preparedness tips for humans and their animal companions, the author provides templates for your family's emergency plan, what to have on hand and skills to possess, suggestions for specific disasters ranging from earthquakes, hurricanes & chemical disasters to tsunamis, power outages and civil unrest. The book concludes with a comprehensive manual covering basic first-aid – should the worst happen – for those who walk on two-legs, four paws or hooves, fly, swim or crawl.
DENISE FLECK advised the Department of Homeland Security on their K9 Border Patrol First-Aid Program and drafted the Animal Emergency Plan for the City of Burbank, California. She has been twice-named a finalist as Pet Industry’s Woman of the Year, authored ten books (“The Pet Safety Bible” coming this June) and developed a line of pet first aid kits. Fleck recently relocated from Los Angeles to Atlanta where she resides with her husband Paul and their canine pack. Learn more at www.PetSafetyCrusader.com.
Available on Amazon or with other items at www.PetSafetyCrusader.com.
Denise covers an extensive amount of valuable information and the organized format and easy-to-understand “ready, react, recover” steps make it a resource that all pet owners can implement. The inclusion of the first-aid basics is a real bonus. Denise has, yet again, written a must-have title for every pet owner’s bookshelf!
--Beth Stultz, Vice-President, Marketing & Operations, PET SITTERS INTERNATIONAL
A must-have for every pet parent, charity and government agency! Denise's creative and insightful PAWparedness is stellar and spot-on. Buy two - keep one at home and the other in the car.
--Lynn Molnar, Founder
You may think you understand all you need to know about pet safety, however, your eyes will be opened after reading "My Pet & Me Guide to Disaster PAWparedness" by Denise Fleck. This is a book to read, relish, and USE! I immediately downloaded a suggested AP on my phone, have printed the cards to carry in my wallet and feel so much better about how my pets will survive during and especially after, a disaster. Denise is an amazing expert on all things pet safety and this volume is her best yet. They say it's not IF a disaster happens, but WHEN. Read this book now so you & your pets are safe. I'm so glad I read it and I know you’ll love it too!
--Shawna Schuh, CSP
President of WOMEN IN THE PET INDUSTRY NETWORK
Brian Hutson's "Habit" Breaks 100 On The Billboard Mediabase Pop Chart
Oct 31, 2018, 22:00 ET
NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BRIAN HUTSON — In under two months on radio, Brian Hutson's single, "Habit", has entered the top 100 on the Mediabase Top 40 Pop Chart. Currently at 81 and climbing, "Habit" is spinning all across the United States, from Burlington, Vermont, to Honolulu, Hawaii. Said New York City-based Brian Hutson – "It's an amazing feeling I can't quite explain, receiving messages from fans all over, especially in Hawaii, telling me they just heard "Habit" on their local radio station!!"
And this is just the beginning for Brian. "Habit" has also entered the Top 10 Mediabase Top 40 Pop Independent Artist rankings at #8, which tracks the most active new artist independent songs at pop radio. The single has been gaining traction across multiple platforms, with over 45 thousand streams on Spotify (click to listen on Spotify) and over 50 thousand views on YouTube for the sexy music video shot in Las Vegas (click to watch the music video).
Never "resting on his laurels", Brian is releasing the official club remix of "Habit" on Halloween Day, which is already creating hype and being added to DJ mix pools in clubs and on Billboard radio (click to listen on Apple Music).
The music industry has noticed all the attention the single has received, including a "Habit" billboard. Said Lifestyle Republic: "[Brian] is currently featured on a billboard in the famous Times Square in Manhattan, if that's not breaking the barrier not sure what is." This is quite an achievement for an independent artist with only an EP and new single to his name.
Brian is currently touring the East Coast, with upcoming shows in Washington, DC (Oct. 31st), Boston (Nov. 9th) and New York (Nov. 14th). As you read this, a European tour is in the works for early 2019. For more information, visit www.brianhutsonmusic.com.
"I've never met anyone who works harder and is more deserving," said co-manager and producer, Joe Vulpis, AP Music Group.
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THE REVOLUTION IS MEOW
From Francesco Marciuliano, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book
I Could Pee on This, comes the political cat book today’s felines (read: humans) so
desperately need. Written in the style of free-verse poetry, CLAW THE SYSTEM
(October 2018, $12.99) echoes the fears, frustrations, and concerns conjured by
today’s political climate through the mouths and typing paws of cats.
Watch the uprising unfold through anthems such as “I Need This To Stop,”
“What Do I Do with My Anger,” “How Can You Sleep?” and “A New Dawn.” Show
support for your feline friends and try to understand why they’re so spitting mad.
Wise beyond their appearance, these cats dauntlessly articulate their dread, their
anger, and their resolve, imploring humans everywhere to rise up with them.
Ultimately, CLAW THE SYSTEM is a book of action by authors who never doubt
themselves, never question their belief in what is just, and never for a moment
consider that you have a good sense of interior design as they bring down the
living room curtains.
Francesco Marciuliano is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling
book I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats as well as the bestselling
titles I Could Chew on This, I Knead My Mommy, You Need More Sleep, and I
Could Pee on This, Too. He writes the internationally syndicated daily comic
strips Sally Forth and Judge Parker in addition to his webcomic Medium Large.
He was the head writer for the twice Emmy Award-winning children’s show
SeeMore’s Playhouse and has written for the Onion News Network, Smosh, and
McSweeney’s. He also penned/typed/scrawled the play This Isn’t Working for the
New York International Fringe Festival.
Francesco has appeared in/on HuffPost, All Things Considered, SiriusXM,
BuzzFeed, the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Mental
Floss, and The A.V. Club. He lives in New York City with his two cats, Kiki and
Leelo, and eventually a dog, tea cup pig, and pygmy goat, unless the co-op board
says otherwise or checks.
Texas Troubadour's CAN'T BE DENIED Offers "Unlimited Appeal"
Nashville, TN (October 12, 2018) -- Mark Wayne Glasmire's new CD, CAN'T BE DENIED, drops today. The award-winning singer/songwriter's latest 12-track offering, co-produced by Glasmire and John Albani (Steve Azar, Monty Holmes, Randy Boudreaux), can be purchased from Amazon and CD Baby.
Mark's current single, "I've Got A Feeling" has just hit #1 on the International charts. The well-received companion music video is airing on The Country Network (TCN), the HOTDISC TOP 20 TV SHOW in HD, Sky TV Channel 376, "Keep It Country" and FreeSat.
Early reviewers weigh in:
"Country music fans, you are going to love this album!" - Country's Chatter
"Unlimited appeal; the songs are there to be savored." - Cross Country Magazine (UK)
"He has crafted a wide-ranging album embracing personal reflection, acceptance, and forbearance. A few songs have such a power-pop undertone that one would be forgiven for mistaking them for deep cuts from Phil Seymour or the Raspberries." - Fervor Coulee
"What's not to like!" - KCR Radio (Scotland)
"Glasmire continues to come up with competent Country/Americana offerings and this album is up there with his best. The song writing is of the highest order, includes excellent musicians and is certainly worth a listen."- Maverick Magazine (UK)
"Our program is richer with Mark's music and my listeners love this album.Powerful lyrics, great musicianship and Mark is in best form." - Radio Carinzia (Austria)
"An amiable cat that fits comfortably into the Country-Rock/Americana/Folk vibe, he found his voice in Texas after years of . . . trying to fit into round holes with his square pegs. Easy rolling stuff that always feels at home particularly after a tough day. This is a solid set to mellow out with . . . Well done." - Midwest Record Entertainment
"Five stars. Never has an album title better encapsulated the range of a singer/songwriter's talent. There is not a bad song among these different takes on love in all of its joy, disappointment and teachable moments." - Stacy's Music Row Report
"With his music, his pleasant voice and his accessible, intuitive texts about things that are universal, Mark knows how to bind a large number of fans worldwide. I hope that he continues to do so in this way for years to come."- Radio Compagnie (NL)
Since the release of his 2009 CD, LIFE GOES ON, Mark has enjoyed hits on the MusicRow Chart and earned international acclaim with a string of #1s. His "I Like You" spent nine weeks in 2012 at the top of the Hotdisc International Chart and solidified his global fan base. He has shared the stage with Gordon Lightfoot, Dierks Bentley, Guy Clark, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Chapman, Jessie Winchester, Al Stewart, Bruce Robison, Rick Vito, Verlon Thompson, Roger McQuinn, Tom Paxton, Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, and more. Glasmire has performed at venues ranging from the CMA Music Fest to intimate night clubs, and he has toured on the national level for years. He has taken home first place honors in the B.W. Stevenson Memorial Songwriting Competition in Dallas, the Dallas Songwriters Association International Songwriting Competition and the GINA/LAWIM Songwriting Competition in Los Angeles, as well as the Grand Prize in the Country Song division of the 2010 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest. The Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-born native now lives in Arlington, Texas.
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Rescuing Tweety or Helping Bugs Feel Better
BEFORE Veterinary Help is Available
OCTOBER 22nd, 2018…Two new books and online classes have been unveiled by Denise Fleck, the Pet Safety Crusader™, to help you help your smaller family members in the event of injury or illness and BEFORE you can get to veterinary care! “Basic Bird First Aid” and “First Aid Basics for Rabbits and Pocket Pets” provide the 4-1-1 you need to know should you share your life with or care for a bird, rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil, mouse or rat. The books and classes teach you how to check vitals and provide an overview into the care and basic needs for each species as well as susceptibilities to illness or injury. In addition to the books, the author has recorded two instructional webinars to help you grasp these basic skills at your own pace. After successful completion of a multiple choice and true/false exam, you will receive a certificate stating you have completed the training.
“Over the years, I have had scores of students use lessons learned in my classes to save an animal in need, and that is the best reward. Up until now that has been mostly dogs and cats, so I want to make sure humans also know how to care for our feathered as well as our tiniest furry best friends,” Fleck explains.
And besides helping pet parents, Fleck want to make sure pet sitters are true professionals continuing to up their education with certificate courses. “I also offer trainings in Dog & Cat First Aid, Senior Pet Care and Pet Disaster Preparedness because as cliché as it may sound, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail, and I feel it is so important that pet parents and sitters can react confidently using whatever is available at arm’s length. That could include improvising a splint, muzzle, bandage or pet transport, so being able to think on your feet comes with non-stop learning,” Fleck professes.
Having personally taught close to 20,000 humans and millions more on national TV, Fleck’s mission is to help YOU make a difference in the life of an animal through her books and courses. Denise has appeared widely on radio & TV (The Doctors, CNN Headline News, Animal Planet, Kirstie Alley's Big Life and had a weekly segment on KTLA in Los Angeles for several years), has written for pet publications/blogs and authored a dozen books. In 2018, she was named one of Pet Age Magazine's "Women of Influence," Voyage Atlanta Magazine’s “Most Inspiring Story” and won two special awards from the Cat Writers Association. With a soft spot for our older best friends, Denise serves as the President of the Grey Muzzle Organization (aiding senior dogs) and on the boards of both the Emma Zen Foundation (pet oxygen masks) and Thankful Paws (educating on proper procedures for establishing pet food banks).
Topics covered in “First Aid Basics for Rabbits & Pocket Pets” and “Basic Bird First Aid” include:
ü Attacks by Another Animals
ü Bleeding (including Blood Feathers)
ü Bone & Back Injuries
ü Breathing Difficulties & CPR
ü Dehydration & Diarrhea
ü Egg Straining
ü G.I. Stasis
ü Regurgitation vs Vomiting
Both books are available in living color on Amazon while you can learn more about and register for the online classes at www.PetSafetyCrusader.com/products/classes/
Many years later, I was visiting friends. They had just gotten a Rottweiler puppy from the people at the bottom of the hill, and she sure was cute!! After hearing me say so, our friends took us to visit the puppies. It wasn’t my intention to get a dog. I had never even considered owning a dog. Yet when I sat down to play with the puppies, one leaped into my lap and chose me. Repeatedly, he returned to my lap, even when he was put with the other puppies. And so, Woodrow was mine. And I was his.
- If you treat dogs like family, they believe they are.
- Dogs are good judges of character. Their reactions to strangers at the door should be taken seriously.
- Stereotypes don’t necessarily apply. Rottweilers are only mean dogs if you raise them to be mean dogs. But not Woodrow; he loved the mailman, the vet, kids, and dressing up for Halloween!
- Dogs teach us life-changing lessons: the meaning of unconditional love, how to greet someone with enthusiasm, and how to enjoy simple pleasures such as the sights, sounds, and relaxation that can be found in the back yard or a walk down the street.
- 13 total sizes
- 2 distinct foot shapes
- a reinforced toe product (Power Paws Advanced)
- a reinforced whole foot product (Power Paws Reinforced Foot)
- a non-drug allergy solution
- a stretchable, breathable, comfortable product that dogs don’t mind wearing
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Praise for Mark Winik's Debut Novel The Dog Healers
FINALLY! A truly powerful heroine. Mark Winik’s debut novel is the suspense packed story of a fierce young healer named Isabella who can breathe life into ailing dogs and turn race horses into champions.
In the tradition of Eva Peron, she ignores her Argentinian culture's ideas about female roles, plunging into the shadowy reaches of the horse racing world where thugs would turn her gift into riches. To her, money is just the means to her dream: creating a haven for all dogs, be they wretched, ill or aggressive. Isabella wields wit and charisma among society ladies, twisting gold-braceleted arms for donations, exerting a still greater spell on men.
This includes her handsome protégé Carlos, who yearns for the love Isabella shares with her dogs. But her dogs are her allies as villainous threats mount. Isabella faces the fight of her life, but when you've got dogs at your back, you're never alone.
Mark Winik is an entrepreneur and an internationally recognized, award-winning author of The Dog Healers. His inspiration for the story struck him on a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina with his wife Norma where he met a dog handler named Carlos.
Carlos taught him an Ancient Tibetan technique on his dogs called Kum Nye. This gift of healing so captivated Mark that he knew he had to write about his experience and share it with others. Since its publish, The Dog Healers was awarded 2017 Pet Novel of the Year at The New York Pet Fashion Show and has received praise from Hampton Pet’s Publisher Gregg Oehler, NYC Mayor’s Alliance for Animals, Pet Philanthropy Circle and appeared in the summer reads “Editors Picks” in New Haven Magazine.
Mark has been interviewed by Pet Life Radio’s Animal Writes with Tim Link, DogCast Radio and Top Dog Tips. Mark is also the conceptual artist for his collection of The Dog Healers cartoons in collaboration with his illustrator, Ivan Camilli, and is also working on a documentary related to the book that aims to share the stories of individuals who have overcome significant trauma or life difficulties with the support of their therapy dog. The Dog Healers Facebook page currently entertains more than 30,000 followers.
Humans of New York meets The Dogist:
Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs
CITY OF DOGS
N e w York Dogs, T h e i r N e i g h b o r h o o d s ,
a n d t h e P eo p l e W h o Lov e Them
CITY OF DOGS combines moving stories with candid
images to reveal the multifaceted relationships canine
New Yorkers have with their human counterparts.
Enlivened with striking photography, this book pays
tribute to the five boroughs and the dogs who fill them
with loyalty, love, and open-heartedness.
As joyful equalizers, dogs cut through boundaries of social
class and bring people together. Encapsulating the
character of New York and its neighborhoods, Foster and
Scott capture a wide range, including:
• Famous writer and Brooklynite
Jacqueline Woodson, whose
beloved Toffee taught her how to slow down, while her puppy, Shadow,
keeps her active.
• The dogs of Homeland Security at JFK airport in Queens, who maintain
the safety of hundreds of thousands of people traveling each day.
• The Moschellas from Staten Island, who learned to embrace surprise
with the arrival of their triplet children and two dogs.
• Will from the East Village and his corgi, Hobbes, who has taught
him unconditional love and motivates him to spend nights improving
himself professionally with online classes.
• Alex from the Bronx, who owes his sense of purpose to his pit bulls,
Luci and Max.
This perfect holiday gift book uncovers 80 dogs’ different personalities—from the
showboaters to the shy—and the owners who adore them. Bestselling writer Ken Foster and
renowned photographer Traer Scott illustrate the marvelous effect these dogs have on
their urban kingdom.
Ken Foster is the author of several books on dogs, including: The Dogs Who Found Me;
the New York Times bestseller Dogs I Have Met: And the People They Found; and the
national bestseller I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's
Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet. His writing has
appeared in McSweeney's, The Believer, the San Francisco
Chronicle, Bomb, Fence, and Bark.
Traer Scott is an award-winning photographer and
author of ten books, including the bestseller Shelter Dogs
as well as Nocturne: Creatures of the Night, Finding Home:
Shelter Dogs and Their Stories and the forthcoming
Radiant: Farm Animals Up Close and Personal. Her work
is exhibited around the world and has been featured in
National Geographic, Life, Vogue, People, and O: The
Oprah Magazine, and on The New York Times’s Lens blog.
Avery, an imprint focusing on health, wellness,
cookbooks, fitness, psychology, and popular science, is
best known for publishing cutting-edge, but accessible
books from the top experts in their fields. Founded in 1976, Avery quickly established itself as the most
successful independent publisher of health books in
the market. Penguin Group (USA) acquired it as an
imprint in 1999 with a strong commitment to continue
publishing respected, up-to-the-minute books with a clear
focus on helping people make the most of their lives.
The Penguin Group (penguin.com) is a Penguin Random
CITY OF DOGS Avery • Hardcover • 9780525535164 • $20 • On Sale: October 9, 2018
s t o r i e s by K e n Fo s t e r
Photos by T ra e r S c o t t