Vengeancia “For over twenty years, Christmas 4 Kids has given the joy of Christmas to thousands of Middle Tennessee children that might not otherwise experience it. Each December, local businesses, volunteers, celebrities, recording artists, and their bus drivers set aside two days from their busy schedules for these special children.” Read more about the concert, below.
Did you know that Charlie Daniels was featured in an important film last year, Behold a Pale Horse? Listen to Charlie’s song, The South’s Gonna Do It Again, here. Listen to his song, This Ain’t No Rag It’s a Flag, here. Charlie Daniels is our May 2012 Featured Musician. Read more.
“The season for giving kicks off every November with the Charlie Daniels and Friends Concert to benefit Christmas 4 Kids. The concert is the cornerstone of Christmas 4 Kids’ fundraising efforts. Also, everyone loves the Tour Bus Show, which features buses from some of today’s top artists, whose drivers graciously open their doors. For a small donation, fans can see what the artists’ home-away-from-home is really like. The best part is you never know who you’re going to meet. We will have 20-30 recording artists there to meet fans and sign autographs. Past artists have included Gretchen Wilson, Chris Young, Taylor Swift, Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Trace Adkins, Trisha Yearwood, Darryl Worley, Jeff Bates, and Larry-The Cable Guy.
“The entire year’s efforts come together when the buses pick up over 400 children and bring them to a Christmas Party held in their honor. Santa and Mrs. Claus host the party, which provides lunch (donated by Garth Brooks), live music, dancing and a lot of fun!! After the party, the children get back on the buses for a parade, led by the Nashville Trolley carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus, that stretches nearly five miles and features more than 70 Tour Buses, ending at Super Walmart in Hendersonville. Each child is met by his or her own chaperone, and they’re given $150.00 to buy anything they want. Plus, Christmas 4 Kids gives every child a brand new winter coat.
“Charlie Daniels sums it up by saying, “You think about making a kid smile when there is very little to smile about in their life. That’s what Christmas 4 Kids is all about.” Read more at the website.
The Charlie Daniels band: Charlie Hayward, Shannon Wickline, Charlie Daniels, Pat McDonald, Bruce Brown, and Chris Wormer. Read more.
NASHVILLE, TENN. (November 22, 2013) – “I’ve been taking criticism all my life,” music star Charlie Daniels said in “Backstory: Charlie Daniels,” premiering Thursday, November 28, 11:00 p.m./ET on Great American Country. “People get upset about something you say. Just turn it off…don’t listen to it,” he added. The story of the artist who helped create the southern rock genre of music began 77 years ago in North Carolina where his family spent every Saturday night listening to the Grand Ole Opry. “That’s basically what I cut my teeth on,” Daniels said. At age 70, he was invited to become an Opry member.
“Although Daniels popularized the fiddle as an instrument that can rock, he worked as a session guitarist when he relocated his young family to Nashville in the ’60s. He found that he didn’t fit into the Nashville sessions style with his rowdy playing and wild appearance but that changed when he secured a spot on one of Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline recording sessions. As he packed up to head to a club gig, Dylan asked producer Bob Johnston why Daniels was leaving and was told another guitar player was coming in. “I don’t want another guitar player, I want him,” was Dylan’s response. “Those are the nine words that probably meant more to me than any nine words anyone’s ever said to me.” Daniels said. “I mean after not fitting in and not being a part of what’s going on in Nashville because of just being who I was. That went a long way with me.”
“By ’72, Daniels had tired of studio work and was itching to perform with his own band. He created the Charlie Daniels Band, melding country, rock and rhythm and blues sounds and putting fiddle on rock radio for the first time. “People couldn’t decide what kind of music we played,” he said. “I said it doesn’t matter, we play American music.” Never one to shy away from what’s on his mind, CDB hits reflected the rebellious nature of the times that included Vietnam, Watergate and the hippie culture.
“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” catapulted him to international stardom in 1979.
“For more than 20 years Daniels has been a tireless supporter of America’s military with repeated tours all over the globe including active war zones. “He’s a national treasure, that’s all you need to know,” said General Terry M. Haston of the Tennessee National Guard. He also continues to pay it forward, mentoring up and coming artists and taking them under his wing. “Everything I’ve learned about the business part of the music business is from Charlie Daniels,” said country star Travis Tritt.
“Yet with Grammy, CMA and ACM awards and multiple platinum album releases, it’s something else that makes Daniels most proud. “I’ve kept 30 people gainfully employed for 30 years and we’re working on it still. That is one of my most cherished accomplishments.”
“Great American Country’s Backstory series has attracted superstars like Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Reba, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts and others. “Backstory goes beyond the traditional interview format to reveal deeply personal insights and revelations from top country stars which many viewers find riveting,” said Suzanne Gordon, vice-president of programming for the network.” Read more.
Here’s another opportunity for musicians to help out this holiday season; check out Musicians on Call. Here’s more:
NASHVILLE (Nov. 13, 2013) – In honor of Veterans Day, country artist Rodney Atkins made a special visit to the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s Nashville Campus VA Hospital yesterday, which was arranged through one of Musicians On Call’s weekly Bedside Performance Programs to visit with patients who have served in the U.S. military. The country music singer/songwriter went room to room personally thanking vets for their service and uplifting their spirits with performances of hits such as “Farmer’s Daughter,” “If You’re Going Through Hell” and his latest single “Doin’ It Right.”
“Any time I can support our military heroes, I’m honored to be involved,” said Atkins. “Music is a powerful healer, and I’m grateful that programs like Musicians On Call provide these opportunities for artists to connect through music.”
“Founded in 1999, Musicians On Call offers musicians such as Atkins the opportunity to bring their music to patients’ bedsides. To date, these volunteers have played for over 400,000 people in healthcare facilities nationwide. The Nashville branch alone has visited nearly 60,000 patients in Middle Tennessee and will celebrate its sixth anniversary this week with an intimate concert headlined by Kelly Clarkson.
“About Musicians On Call (MOC): Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. To date, its volunteers have played for over 400,000 people nationwide. Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities as well as the Music Pharmacy Program. www.musiciansoncall.org
“About Rodney Atkins: Award-winning singer/songwriter Rodney Atkins has an impressive track record with hitting on sentiments that strike a chord with the country listener. Atkins has landed six No. 1 hits, including the platinum-selling chart-topper, “Take A Back Road,” and has more than five million single sales in the past five years alone. His current single, “Doin’ It Right,” is the first release from his fifth studio album for Curb Records, due out in early 2014.
“In 2006, Rodney was named ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist while also garnering back-to-back recognition with Billboard’s Most Played Song of the Year Award for “If You’re Going Through Hell” (2006) and “Watching You” (2007). Since the start of his success, Rodney has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Early Show on CBS, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CNN Headline News and many more. He is also involved with many charitable organizations, and served as the national spokesperson for the National Council for Adoption. For more information on Rodney Atkins, visit www.rodneyatkins.com.
While you’re here, check out some news courtesy of Alex Jones and the Infowars crew:
Paul Joseph Watson | Next generation UAV to spy on Americans?
dailydot.com | Recently leaked documents from Edward Snowden show the NSA had a plan to rapidly expand its authority.
rt.com | Has facilitated the data collection method employed by the NSA’s PRISM program.
Tom Dart | Attention to spark more debate, greater openness, extra focus.
The Local.de | The parties are currently in coalition negotiations over forming Germany’s next government.
Politico | Turf war building over surveillance legislation.
Channel 4 News | British gov’t didn’t protect its citizens from foreign surveillance.
Foreign Policy | The tyrants move to suppress anonymous free speech.
Boing Boing | She neglected to include healthful Ritz crackers in her kids’ school lunches.
Paul Joseph Watson | Promo video shows user scanning fingerprint to leave containment area of TSA-backed detention pod.
RT | High court acknowledged without comment that it would not hear the case.
Tech Dirt | Chicago law professor is, not surprisingly, a big fan of the NSA’s surveillance efforts.
Washington’s Blog | Former Presidents and Vice Presidents Agree: Mass Surveillance Is Destroying Our Country.
USA Today | The NSA will neither confirm nor deny that it has gathered information on anyone.
The Crime Report | Although the device is supposed to vibrate when activated from Utah, the feature could be turned on without warning.
RT | British spies turned high-end hotels into surveillance drag net.
The Guardian | Feinstein fuels tyranny.
Reuters | “These will continue to come out,” Alexander said.
Seattle Times | Microsoft’s new Cybercrime Center talk about stopping criminals: software pirates, criminal syndicates that run botnets and exploiters of children.
USA Today | Software will be better able to identify people through a variety of photographs, video and other images.
EFF.org | Condemns “human rights violations and abuses that may result from the conduct of any surveillance of communications…”
Paul Joseph Watson | SPD admit mesh network was never turned off after DHS testing phase.
Kit Daniels | “Gunshot detectors” in classrooms surpass Big Brother in 1984 and the real East German Stasi.
Infowars.com | Government documents obtained exclusively by Infowars expose massive DHS domestic spy grid designed to track citizens in real time through mega government databases.
The Verge | Can companies triangulate on phones’ locations or turn them on when they’re off?
The Verge | GCHQ set up fake LinkedIn and Slashdot pages to plant malware within Belgian telecommunications company.
Zero Hedge | Dangerous incidents involving drones have already taken place.
RT | Prominent WikiLeaks supporter said she was tipped off to the spying in 2010 by Julian Assange.
The Guardian | Rusbridger to appear before home affairs select committee after claims that revelations were damaging national security
Kurt Nimmo | NSA General Counsel Rajesh De says the NSA is using the same tactics as the NYPD.
cnn.com | Pay a tech firm $40,500 to monitor what middle and high school students post publicly on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
Washington Times | More domestic spying coming your way.
RT | NSA whistleblower persuaded 25 fellow workers to give him login keys and passwords.
Mac Slavo | You may have your suspicions about what’s going on behind closed doors at the White House.
theguardian.com | Monitoring began after antiwar.com editor passed along to the bureau a threat he received against his own website.
dailycaller.com | An “unauthorized” no-bid contract.
Kurt Nimmo | Germany continues to give deference to the United States despite the fact the NSA was caught bugging German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone.
NextGov.com | Think of it as automated police lineups for the YouTube generation.
William Cummings | U.S. and British intelligence are the “worst offenders,” according to Snowden.
Will Grigg | Law enforcement long ago became essentially lawless.
spin.com | Tolokonnikova staged a hunger strike in order to raise awareness of poor prison conditions and “slave-like” work requirements.
Infowars.com | “..thank you for your efforts in upholding the international laws that protect us all…”
Washington’s Blog | Silicon Valley Titans See Which Way the Wind is Blowing …
Grae Stafford | Paging Mayor Bloomberg, your order is ready.
Washington’s Blog | Argues Spying Okay As Long As Government Doesn’t Get Caught.
Lara Jakes | NSA slides of the phone programs outlined intelligence that the U.S. was given from NATO partners.
Reuters | Obama recently ordered the National Security Agency to curtail eavesdropping on the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Tech Dirt | James Clapper has declassified another batch of documents on the NSA activities.
Fruzsina Eördögh | Wisconsin Rep. Sensenbrenner, along with 60 co-sponsors, aims to amend one section of the Patriot Act.
Mike Adams | The federal government is working on a plan that would mandate black box tracking devices be installed in every vehicle.
Kit Daniels | Staff action report and footage of censorship and violence surrounding the anniversary of a political assassination.
Kit Daniels | Police violently shoved demonstrators back one city block.
huffingtonpost.com | National Security Agency’s phone records surveillance program had its day in open court on Friday.
Alan Jones | Melée began shortly after Jones spoke out against mainstream media and government’s official story about assassination of JFK.
Infowars.com | Rise of the American police state and the expansive deployments of militaristic SWAT teams.
telegraph.co.uk | Tim Berners Lee will say that “a growing tide of surveillance and censorship now threatens the future of democracy.”
eff.org | A virtual trove of documentation.
Adan Salazar | Fact that man possessed no drugs did not stop police from arresting him.
Infowars.com | Free speech activists in Dealy Plaza and Infowars’ Rob Dew overheard Dallas police discussing plans to arrest Alex Jones.
Paul Joseph Watson | “You don’t need a reason as a parent to go get your children, they are our children.”
RT | Dozens of Texas drivers have been stopped at a police road block, where they were then directed into a parking lot and forced into surrendering blood, saliva and breath samples.
Infowars.com | We’ve learned that in Houston, TX airline passengers were told that they could be arrested if they mocked the TSA. A listener of The Alex Jones Radio show called the TSA to confirm.
NBC DFW | Officer forced drivers to pull over.
Mikael Thalen | Police say handcuffed boy immediately took off running before deputies could place him in the back of a police cruiser.
Paul Joseph Watson | Making you feel like a prisoner who cannot leave.
CBS News | A routine traffic stop for speeding quickly escalated into a very dangerous situation involving a high-speed chase.
politico.com | Senate Intelligence Committee split sharply on proposals to rein in National Security Agency surveillance programs.
My Fox Austin | Cop slammed woman’s face into the ground.
WLOX 13 | Officer going 100 mph when he crashed patrol car.
The New American | Feds aim to “train” local police departments.
Paul Joseph Watson | Invasive policy “no better than chance” at identifying security threats.
Paul Craig Roberts | How does keeping citizens ignorant of their government’s crimes make citizens safe from terrorists?
David Seaman | “By signing into law the NDAA, the president has awarded the military extraordinary powers to detain US citizens without trial.”
scriptonitedaily.com | Wildly ambiguous, generic orders grant officers even greater powers to issue tougher sentences.
Ben Swann | Some people dislike the police state more than others.
Adan Salazar | Pet casualties at the hands of police unfortunately seem to occur with increasing regularity.
independent.co.uk | Agency acted to investigate Asimov in 1965 receiving a leaked US Communist Party list.
KRQE | Neighbors, family shocked by incident.
Mac Slavo | As local police departments cut personnel due to excessive spending and budgetary restrictions, cities all across America are rapidly degenerating into gang infested war zones.
Adan Salazar | Police audio shows dispatchers repeatedly asked cops to back off.
NY Daily News | Ashlea Bennett says she told uniformed Officer Brandon Carter no — but then he chased her around the building before zapping her repeatedly.
Washington’s Blog | Supreme Court Rules You No Longer Have the Right to Remain Silent.
Paul Joseph Watson | Parents & daughters face retribution for expressing concerns about boy using female bathroom at Colorado high school.
Kit Daniels | Agency now has the resources to potentially arm airport screeners.
Mikael Thalen | Doctors x-rayed Eckert’s abdominal cavity, only to have the results find absolutely nothing.
Jon Rappoport | Is JD Salinger dead enough yet? Can we prosecute his corpse because Mark David Chapman read his dreary novel, Catcher in the Rye, and then killed John Lennon?
Paul Joseph Watson | “It’s just heartless. How could they be so heartless?”
Paul Joseph Watson | Elites avoid metal detectors by using club entrance.
Kurt Nimmo | Extra heavy “security” part of on-going, long term propaganda campaign designed to acclimate citizens to a ramped up police state.
Courthouse News | Officer chased woman through workplace shooting Taser at her.
L.A. Times | Lawsuit brought on behalf of the victims.
Paul Joseph Watson | Revenue generation takes precedence over stopping actual crimes.
Infowars.com | Homeland Security to purchase “riot expansion kits” & 240,000 pepper spray projectiles as agency prepares for domestic unrest.
Steve Watson | Suing agencies for violation of First Amendment rights.
Michael Snyder | The environmental fascists believe that if people are allowed to have large amounts of freedom and liberty that the planet will literally be destroyed.
Paul Joseph Watson | Fallujah-style security comes to Sacramento.
Kurt Nimmo | If a cop gets shot in your neighborhood, expect the imposition of a police state and the termination of the Bill of Rights.
RT | Two of the shots were fatal.
CBSDFW | Lady victimized by police over victimless crime.
Dallas Morning News | The whole incident — from arrival to shooting — took 27 seconds.
New American | Government isn’t content to control public behavior, it is now clamping down on how citizens act at home, as well.
InvestmentWatchBlog | If Obama got away with all this, why not go for it all?
Kevin Bogardus and Bernie Becker | Lawmakers knew they would have to tangle with K Street when they tackled tax reform.
gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com | Even though you might have a difficult time doing so.
Jesse Ventura | JFK knew how to handle a crisis. We should take inspiration and take back our country from the people who’ve wrecked it.
Fox News | A river runs through it — and Uncle Sam isn’t far behind.
Paul Craig Roberts | November 22, 2013, is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Infowars.com | Alex and the crew are covering the controlled media spectacle and censorship surrounding the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination.
Infowars.com | Fourth grade students in Dupo, Illinois are being told that all white voters were unlikely to vote for a black president due to racism.
Washington Post | Rule change reverses nearly 225 years of precedent.
Washington Times | If Rep. Issa doesn’t have documents by noon Thursday, he said, he will issue a subpoena.
Washington’s Blog | The CIA and FBI Hid Information from the Warren Commission.
Michael Snyder | There is a war on compassion in America today.
Mike Adams | A 15-year-old Connecticut girl remains held by Boston Children’s Hospital, a victim of the hospital’s “kidnap and ransom” operation, traditionally called “K&R.
Politico | Senator says Christie is not fiscally conservative.
CBS News Poll | Approval rating dropped nine points in just a month.
Michael Thomas | Mainstream Media Maintains The Lee Harvey Oswald Narrative.
Buzz Feed | As predicted, the government will likely not have HealthCare.gov working by end of November.
New York Post | Employee told to make up information by higher-ups at Census office.
Fox News | City ordinate specifically prohibited vegetables from front lawns.
National Journalism | Employee was given leave – with pay.
The Weekly Standard | Lady says she won’t be getting insurance.
Mac Slavo | It’s no secret that 48 million Americans require nutritional assistance just to put food on the table.
Weekly Standard | “I’m not sure he had the legal underpinning to do what he did.”
Reuters | $8.5 trillion in taxpayer money not accounted for.
New American | The House of Representatives passed the “Keep Your Health Plan Act” by a 261-157 vote November 15.
Politico | Famous reporter agreed that Obamacare reeks of incompetence.
Zero Hedge | Will Syrian “hackers” be blamed?
Newsmax | Senator from Texas sees beyond the beltway.
Cheryl Carpenter Klimek | The BBC’s Will Gompertz asked Winfrey if racism is still a contemporary issue.
Gizmodo | JFK Assassination Zapruder Stabilized Motion Panorama footage.
PressTV | Democrats turn against Obama.
AP | Councilmember now pushing for socialist policies in the city.
National Review Online | Obama’s lies are a textbook case of deceptive advertising.
Michael Tarm | Sentenced to roughly 3 1/2 years in prison for possessing and disclosing secret information.
CBS LA | Federal officials say the suspect was targeting TSA agents.
Zero Hedge | For five years, congressional Democrats have sprung to his defense when Obama’s been in trouble.
bizpacreview.com | A Tennessee high school student spoke from personal experience when he gave a highly critical speech on Common Core at the Knox County School Board meeting earlier this month.
Washington Times | Standard Operating Procedure 303, aka the “Internet Kill Switch.”
CNBC | Over 500 during the third quarter of this year.