Janie Says

Janie Says

Thank you to all the fans. As I prepare for another season of touring, I am so fortunate and honored that my music has meant so much to so many people throughout the years as I have worked with some great producers and songwriters.,” says Janie Fricke. “Now, as I get to go out and sing all those hit songs for the fans at concerts, it really brings back memories from when I made those records and I am just glad that the fans continue to come out to the shows to hear them.

“Great Country Moments” Coming In January

“Great Country Moments” Coming In January

The month of January brings new books, childhood memories, and some great Springer Mountain Farms® chicken recipes from featured artists on Great Country Moments. January episodes will feature Janie Fricke, Oak Ridge Boys, Rex Allen Jr., Mark Chesnutt, Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely, Confederate Railroad, Charley Pride and Ronnie McDowell. Fans can access Great Country Moments content online at www.greatcountrymoments.com.

Through the one-of-a-kind story segments, the featured country stars will take viewers through some of the best times of their career and reveal emotional, exciting, and memorable moments that fans have never heard first-hand. Along with the videos will be trivia questions that viewers can answer to enter a contest to win a variety of prizes. A grand prize of a free FREEZER FULL OF CHICKEN will be given away to one lucky winner who participates in the trivia contest.

“Springer Mountain Farms® enjoys many wonderful partnerships with the country music community. Great Country Moments is another great outlet to feature some of country music’s finest with an added bonus, their favorite chicken recipe! We have created a living cookbook that fans and Springer Mountain Farms® chicken lovers can follow along with. I can’t wait to try the recipes out in my kitchen!” said Gus Arrendale, President of Springer Mountain Farms®.

The “Great Country Moments” series features a new video being released each week. The recipe segments will reveal the artist’s favorite homemade recipes using Springer Mountain Farms® chicken, along with a written recipe that will be available to viewers. Some of the stars featured in the series include Charlie Daniels, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Ronnie McDowell, Jeannie Seely, Deborah Allen, Jimmy Fortune and many more.

January Episodes of Great Country Moments
Monday, January 2 – Janie Fricke Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups, Bill Anderson Opry
Monday, January 9 – Oak Ridge Boys Mary Bonsall’s Oven Fried Chicken Parmesan Chicken, Jeannie Seely Role of Women in Music
Monday, January 16 – Rex Allen Jr. Chicken With Garlic Salt, Confederate Railroad When You Leave That Way
Monday, January 23 – Oak Ridge Boys Norah Lee’s Chicken Casserole, Charley Pride Opry
Monday, January 30 – Mark Chesnutt Grilled Chicken, Ronnie McDowell Elvis

About Springer Mountain Farms®
Springer Mountain Farms® is a family owned business that has been raising chickens for over 40 years. Years ago in the hills of Northeast Georgia, our founders started selling chickens in the back room of their grocery store. They built the company on strong values and kindred relationships within the farming community, and all of the farmers, with up to forty years of experience and third generation families, take great pride in what they do to raise the finest chicken on the market today. Over the years, through studying and learning about the benefits of better animal care, better living conditions, and more stringent biosecurity practices, Springer Mountain Farms® became the first poultry producer in the world to gain the endorsement of American Humane Association thehumanetouch.org under their American Humane Certified thehumanetouch.org program. We exercise great care in all that we do, and we know you’ll be able to taste the difference. “Great Care. Great Taste.”

For more on Springer Mountain Farms® please visit www.springermountainfarms.com.

Country Legends Set to Light Up “Reflections”

Country Legends Set to Light Up “Reflections”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 2, 2016) – Country legends will light up “Reflections” in September with all-new episodes of the weekly half-hour interview show featuring Johnny Lee, Collin Raye, Charley Pride, Janie Fricke and Mark Chesnutt. “Reflections” airs on The Heartland Network Thursdays 8/7c (6 p.m. CST on WSMV 4.2 in Nashville) and Saturdays 4/3c. Click here to find your local channel. “Reflections” is hosted by Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame member Keith Bilbrey. Viewers can also tune in to Angel Two/DISH Network, The Family Channel or AMG TV.

Johnny Lee Sept. 3
Collin Raye Sept. 8 & Sept. 10
Charley Pride Sept. 15 & Sept. 17
Janie Fricke Sept. 22 & Sept. 24
Mark Chesnutt Sept. 29 & Oct. 1

Johnny Lee opens up about his first studio album in 10 years, You Ain’t Never Been To Texas, and gives fans an in-depth look at his illustrious career in the September 1 episode. Lee, known for his dynamic stage presence and smash No. 1 crossover hit “Lookin’ for Love,” chats with Bilbrey about recording new music, touring nearly every weekend and getting his big break when he worked with Mickey Gilley, both on tour and at Gilley’s Club. “Lookin’ for Love,” the soundtrack from the 1980 hit movie Urban Cowboy, which was largely shot at Gilley’s, catapulted Lee to fame. The smash hit became a crossover hit spending three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart while also appearing in the Top 5 on the Billboard Pop chart and Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

Bilbrey sits down with Collin Raye in the Sept. 8 edition that includes captivating stories about his more than 25-year career. Raye chats about the timeless No. 1 hit “Love, Me,” that catapulted him in the 1990s and opens up about building a career on songs with an emotional connection to listeners, like “Little Rock,” which led to more than 100,000 calls to Alcoholics Anonymous from people seeking help for their addictions. The song and video for “I Think About You” exposed the exploitation of women and children, earning Raye the award for “Video of the Year” from the Academy of Country Music in 1997.

During the Sept. 15 episode, Bilbrey sits downs with Country Music Hall of Famer Charley Pride and discusses his early life as one of 11 children, picking cotton in the fields of the Mississippi Delta, as well as his introduction to music, the songs that inspired him, and his first guitar. Bilbrey also chats with Pride about his 50th anniversary as a recording artist who’s enjoyed one of the most successful careers in the history of country music and is credited with helping to break color barriers by becoming the first African-American to become a force within the genre. A three-time Grammy Award winner, Pride has garnered no less than 36 chart-topping country hits, including Kiss An Angel Good Morning, a massive No. 1 crossover hit that sold over a million singles and helped Pride land the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1971 and the Top Male Vocalist awards of 1971 and 1972. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, Pride continues to perform concerts worldwide and has toured the United States, Canada, Ireland, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand over the last several years.

Bilbrey spends the Sept. 22 episode with two-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Janie Fricke, who’s hit the No. 1 spot on the country charts an astounding 18 times. Bilbrey discusses how Fricke was the First Female Voice on the Moon to reaching Gold and Platinum sales status worldwide. Fricke also chats about how her upbringing in Indiana shaped her career to begin recording numerous jingles for Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut and United Airlines. Janie has released 23 albums and 36 hit singles, and she remains one of the most-beloved entertainers in the country field.

In the Sept. 29 episode, Bilbrey sits down with Mark Chesnutt who continues keeping traditional-minded classic country music alive withTradition Lives, his first album of all-new material in eight years. Chesnutt also chats about his run up the charts in 1990 with “Too Cold At Home,” and blockbuster 90s favorites such as “Brother Jukebox,” “Let It Rain,” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” Along the way, he has earned one Gold album and four Platinum albums.

“Reflections” is filmed at The Hot Seat Studios, located in Hermitage, Tennessee, and is produced by Jeff Moseley and Brian Covert of CJM Productions. Each week, Keith Bilbrey leads one-on-one insightful interviews with country music’s legendary artists.

The Janie Fricke Collection Now Available

The Janie Fricke Collection Now Available

DALLAS, TX (July 2, 2015) – Janie Fricke, a two-time “CMA Female Vocalist of the Year,” past Grammy nominee, and a voice of some of the most recognizable advertising jingles ever, has yet another passion, textiles and fabrics.

The Janie Fricke Collection is a line of fine home accents, whose fabrics are personally selected and cut by Janie herself to create one of a kind designs. Janie has turned her life-long knowledge of fabric and sewing skills, a family tradition, into the Janie Fricke Collection. This specialized high end brand of products includes decorative pillows, throws, table runners, seasonal items as well as a line of customized “bling” items that she terms “ranch chic.”

“My mother and grandmother sewed so I’ve been doing this since I was very young,” says Fricke. “They never really taught me but I just watched and started to pick up on it, and have always made my own designs. I’ve made things for friends and family for years but someone pushed me to start my own collection and it’s turned into a second career.”

JFC is carried in specialty boutiques around the country and is showcased in the Dallas, TX showroom Touch of France, located in the prestigious Dallas World Trade Center. Items are available at JanieFricke.com for retail and wholesale market buyers. With the popularity of her line, Janie has recently launched janiefrickecollection.com specifically for professional interior designers highlighting her products and fabrics.

“Touch of France has been a great place to showcase my goods, especially during the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market which begins June 24, 2015. Buyers from all parts of the country converge in Dallas to purchase goods to supply major retail outlets. I am constantly working juggling my music career and working on this line of home goods,” continued Fricke. “I’ve always been a performer so building this whole other business on top of that has been a challenge but it’s great to share my other creative outlet.”

Raised on a farm in Indiana, Fricke began singing in church, and later turned that talent into a career which began as one of the marketing industry’s most successful jingle singers. Long before her success as a country artist, millions of people became familiar with Fricke’s voice through ads for United Airlines, Coca-Cola, 7-Up, and Red Lobster. She soon became a session singer where she was singing background in the studio with some of the biggest country stars of the late 70’s and early 80’s, including Loretta Lynn, Eddie Rabbitt, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, and Mel Tillis.

After a string of duets with such greats as Merle Haggard and Moe Bandy, Fricke landed a solo recording contract in the early 80’s and scored several hit singles, including “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby,” “He’s a Heartache” and “You’re Heart’s Not In It.” She won CMA’s coveted “Female Vocalist of the Year” in 1983 and ’84 and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. She has been credited with over 1,600 album projects and scored 36 hit singles.