Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vern Gosdin Dies at 74

Country singer Vern Gosdin, whose hit songs include classics like “Chiseled In Stone,” “Do You Believe Me Now” and “Set ‘em Up Joe,” died last night (4/28) in a Nashville hospital. He was 74. He had recently suffered a stroke.

Gosdin grew up in rural Woodland, Alabama, and, after a start in bluegrass on the west coast, forming the Gosdin Brothers with his brothers Rex and Ray. The band was there for the birth of country rock, and Gosdin went on to play with The Byrds’ Chris Hillman and Gene Clark.

Moving to Nashville in the late ‘70s, Gosdin quickly grew into one of country music’s very best honky tonk singers. Tammy Wynette referred to him as “the only other singer who can hold a candle to George Jones,” and he acquired the nickname, “The Voice.” In 1989, his recording of “Chiseled in Stone” was named the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year. His "I Can Tell By The Way You Dance," and "Way Down Deep" were both number one hits the following year.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

What's Your Favorite Song??

What's your favorite kind of music? What song do you sing in the shower or in the car? What get's ya goin'?
Sometimes a certain song will come the radio and remind you of something special, or of a time that has meaning for you personally.. good or bad. When I sing in the shower it's normally an upbeat song from the 70's for some reason. Or I like to practice yodelling.. In the car or other times it depends on the mood or what comes on the radio at the time.
Click the Comment Section below and let us know what sort of songs and music get you movin'!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

What 1980's Karaoke Song Are You??

Ok.. Like.. Try this..
If you were transported back to the 80s, you would enjoy anything and everything underground. You love the alternative aspects of 80s culture, and you're a bit disappointed that they've been forgotten over time.
You'd be goth, punk, new wave, or a rapper. Just not a yuppie, a preppy, or a jock! You would relish living in a time where identifying with a subculture actually meant something.
Take the QUIZ:

Last Nights Show at VFW

Another great night of fun and karaoke is complete!

A nice crowd showed up at the Watertown VFW once again for some singing, dancing, mingling, and a great time out.

Some of our song highlights for the evening included Jeff singing “Ride In My Little Red Wagon,” Pat singing “Sissy’s Song,” Diane singing “Cornfed,” Lisa singing “Any Man of Mine,” Penny singing “Hey Jude,” Maggie singing “Sometimes It Takes Balls To Be A Woman,” Bobbie singing “Only When It Rains,” Patti singing “Sister Christian,” Steve singing “Promises,” Dave singing “Turn The Page,” Doc Pete singing “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” and Bob singing “The Letter.”

Diane sang “Romeo” with Pat and also did a nice duet with Dee on “Barbara Ann.”

Hope everyone had a good time, and returns on May 8th.  It is Dianes birthday that day so she gets her title back as Lady Di.  Good luck to Merriane in VEGAS! Hope she has loads of fun.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Won't Last A Day

The Carpenters - I Won't Last a Day Without You

Check Out YooSing

Found this new site you may be interested in. It's a FREE Karaoke site that lets you Sing, Record, View & Listen to your songs! It has contests where you can compete for prizes, has featued members, and allows you to sell your own recordings online. It's called Yoosing. Check it out.. Here is the link.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Karaoke Friday Night 4/24


Hope to see everyone this

coming Friday at the

VFW for Karaoke, from

7-11.  It should be lots of fun!


Saturday, April 18, 2009

City Banned Karaoke Lifted

Seriously, you banned karaoke, Lilburn, Georgia? And it lasted 2 years? I'm guessing those lawmakers must have hated "Footloose." All that dancing and music ... As reported in The Atlanta Journal Constitution:
Sing your hearts out, Lilburn. Now, it’s allowed. Two years after the city put the kibosh on karaoke in an effort to curtail crime, leaders have relaxed their liquor law to permit karaoke and other forms of “interactive” entertainment, including trivia, darts and pool, at restaurants that sell alcohol.

Why the change in tune? [Ouch.] To attract and keep businesses and young adults.
“Lilburn has matured, and we want to keep it vibrant,” said Mayor Diana Preston. “Our focus is keeping our business community strong and that means a diversity of businesses.” And, she said, Lilburn — which bans bars — wants to accommodate its young adults, who enjoy pub atmospheres.

Lilburn officials had tightened up its alcohol ordinance in 2007 amid controversy over Sports Fan Bar and Grill. The City Council had argued that crime follows bars, and they believed Sports Fan was a bar masquerading as a restaurant. So leaders clamped down on common bar activities such as karaoke. The action stirred debate, with some accusing Lilburn of closing the tap on good times. Sports Fan shut down last year.
The City Council approved the ordinance revisions Monday night. Lilburn’s liquor laws now compare to Gwinnett County’s. Thor Johnson, president of the Lilburn Business Association, said the change has been a long time coming. “Chain restaurants will not move into a community like this because restrictions we’ve had in the past,” Johnson said.
But what about crime? Preston said that’s no longer a concern given the number of police officers and the creation of the alcohol review board.

City Clerk Kathy Maner acknowledges that Lilburn officials are “walking a fine line. [Leaders] want to make Lilburn a business-friendly city as well as make sure their citizens are protected.”
Oyster Barn Grill & Bar had pulled its pool tables and video games during the 2007 clamp down. New owner Bob Carmen said he’s indifferent to the revisions and doesn’t plan to add entertainment options. "We frankly found the law to be provincial, but our objective is to be a good popular restaurant,” he said.
--Legal Juice, John Mesirow

Top Karaoke Songs

The American Karaoke Group, AKG, has reported its top ten karaoke songs for the first quarter of 2009. The list is compiled by 46 reporting KJ's throughout the USA based on number of times the song is performed per reporting event. Here are the top songs from January 1 to April 15th, 2009...

  1. "Pokerface" by Lady Gaga
  2. "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry
  3. "Cheater Cheater" by Joey & Rory
  4. "Country Boy" by Alan Jackson
  5. "Single Girls" by Beyonce
  6. "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood
  7. "Cowgirls Don't Cry" by Brooks & Dunn
  8. "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock
  9. "Shattered" by OAR
  10. "Stay" by Sugarland

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle wows the audience and Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent 2009. Before this performance she had only sang in church and at a local "pub" doing karaoke.
Check out the YouTube Video. It's amazing!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Karaoke Is Good For You!

Karaoke nights out are good for your health, scientists have claimed, who found drinking and singing with friends helped reduce heart disease and strokes.

By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent

Researchers found that moderate drinking with a good friend helped improve cardiovascular health with singing also helping to reduce stress.
While heavy drinking is associated with a greater risk of a stroke, light to moderate drinking has been linked to a lesser risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.

Having the social support of a good friend seems increase the positive effect that moderate drinking has on your health.
"In short," said Professor Takeshi Tanigawa, at Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan. "Moderate to light alcohol consumption with high social support is good for your health. Drinking with a good friend appropriately makes you feel happy and healthy.
"So drink with good friends for health."

Prof Tanigawa also recommended karaoke bars as one way for business persons to cope with stress. "Singers use deep breathing, which is good for the nervous system," he said.
"After singing, they usually receive applause. It is a good kind of social support, and helps in the face of adverse occasions or stressful events."
The study on 19,356 men aged 40 to 69 found the health benefits of light to moderate drinking are more pronounced in men with greater social support.
The study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, also found that those with low social support had less healthy lifestyles such as physical inactivity, no job and fewer opportunities for medical checkups.

Heavy drinking was found to be risky irrespective of the level of social support.
Professor Hiroyasu Iso, the study's co-author from Osaka University, said: "We found the reduced risks of total stroke, ischemic stroke, and total cardiovascular disease associated with light to moderate drinking were more pronounced in men with high social support, probably due to avoidance of unhealthy behaviours and enhancement of stress buffering."

Singing produces "feel-good" endorphins – eating chocolate does too, but singing is less fattening.
Singing is a great way to work out –it's an aerobic exercise that increases oxygen levels in the blood without leaving you hot and sweaty.
Singing makes you look good – it improves posture and tones tummy muscles.
It's very hard to worry and sing simultaneously – singing reduces stress levels and blood pressure.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

VFW Last Night

Whew!! What a show last night at the Watertown VFW Hall!
We had a HUGE turnout once again, with over 100 people at one point in the evening. A steady flow of people all night long, with an average of about 70 people overall. The hall pulled in some funds, and even had another 50/50 drawing for the building fund. The winner of that prize of $78.00, was "Jerry's Kids" which was donated back to the VFW by the winner.
Of course the show was all about karaoke.. and we had a lot of great singers!
Some of the highlights of the night included; Maggie singing "Strawberry Wine," Amanda singing "I Can't Make You Love Me," Jeff singing "Marry For Money," Robert & Diane singing "I Need You," Penny singing "You Can't Be A Beacon," Pam & Merriane singing "Bop," Deb singing "The Teddy Bear Song," Bob singing "Wonderful Tonight," Mark singing "Signs," Sue B singing "Soldier Boy," Pat singing "Runaway," Alfredo & Lindsey singing "Summer Nights," Mike singing "All Shook Up," Lisa singing "I Feel Lucky," and Amy singing "I'm Like A Bird."
Of course we also heard from a few others including, Clay, Bobbie, Jimmy, Dee, Randy, Mary, The Family, Rick Miller, and Sabrina.
Bobbie celebrated her 39th birthday (once more), and was surprised by her friends with cake and gifts. Of course we had to sing her our famour Happy Birthday rendition.
Thanks to everyone who came out. Hope you had a good time and see ya'll next round!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Assault With A Deadly Weapon?

A guy in Illinois was beaten up for singing karaoke, when a patron at a bar did not like his ability..

Monday, April 6, 2009

Karaoke Host Murdered

A Nashville, TN karaoke host was murdered by a singer during a show on Thursday night. Here is the link to Nashville's News Channel 5 story on the sad event. Check the video clips provided as well.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Last Nights Show

Huge Thanks to everyone who came out to the American Legion last night for karaoke and fun!
Many of the regulars showed up, tho the crowd was not as big as usual.. which meant there was time for the singers to sing a few more songs each round.
Some of the highlights were Herb singing "Farewell Party," Pat singing "Runaway," Maggie singing "Pour Me," Diane singing "Heartbreaker," Bob singing "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue," Lisa singing "She's In Love With The Boy," Doc Pete singing "Twist And Shout," and performances by Jeff, Don, Dee, and Charlie Bolio.
I saw lots of tequila shots being purchased... so that could explain Maggies "Passionate Kisses" late in the night. Corinna danced all night as usual, and lots of fun was had by all.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Make Your Own Record

Remember when records were "records?" Vinyl albums, 45's, actual things you could touch, admire, and collect? I miss the days of reading the album information on the back cover, and looking at the beautiful, and sometimes fun, cover artwork.

Well.. it isn't the same thing, but just as fun!! has created a Vinyl Record Maker for you to use and make your own little records... of course you can't play them, but its fun to create a few in your own name with your favorite song titles.

Here is the link to the page.. Have Fun!!

Academy of Country Music Awards

Stars are shining in Las Vegas this weekend, as country music's biggest names descend upon Sin City for the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the pack of nominees with seven nods each. Paisley has already won two early awards: Video of the Year for 'Waitin' on a Woman' and Vocal Event of the Year for his 'Start a Band' duet with Keith Urban. Paisley, Strait and Urban are all also up for the night's biggest award, Entertainer of the Year, along with Carrie Underwood and last year's winner, Kenny Chesney.
Reba McEntire will host the ACMs and will also perform, debuting her new single, 'Strange.'
The country icon says she's most looking forward to a surge of girl power on the show.
"I like to see what the girls are going to do," Reba said. "The guys ... they get up there and they sing. It's just that way, and the girls put on a better show."
The ACM Awards air live this Sunday at 8 PM on CBS. Also performing on the show will be Trace Adkins, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Jamey Johnson, Sugarland, George Strait, and Miley Cyrus.