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Chris Turner - Lighting Up Country Music and Remembering Our Vets

Posted March 2021

chris turnerBoomerocity loves turning y’all on to new up-and-coming talent. Whether the genre is rock, blues, country, or R&B, we love bringing those “best kept secrets” coming up through the musical ranks. Country artist Chris Turner is such a person.

A Marine Corps veteran, Chris Turner is raising awareness for PTSD and veterans issues through music. Turner has just released his latest single, "All in the Same Boat" — the first single from his upcoming EP, due soon. Turner uses his platform to help raise awareness and be a voice for his fellow veteran community.

In 2019, Turner joined forces with actor and UFC legend, Randy Couture, in the fight against PTSD. His tireless efforts to bring awareness has led to media coverage by major outlets such as Forbes Magazine and Today in Nashville, and he has partnered with a variety of non-profits including Xtreme Couture, GI Foundation, Crosswinds Foundation, Together for The Good, 911 Remembered and Irreverant Warriors.

Hailing from Ninety Six, SC, Turner made his way to Nashville in 2010, determined to break out as a singer/songwriter. He started playing small restaurants and coffee shops for tips, before graduating to some of Music City’s most prestigious stages, such as the famed Bluebird Cafe, John Rich’s Redneck Riviera, Tootsies, The Nashville Palace and more. His increased exposure provided the opportunity to share the stage with some of the biggest names in Country Music, including Cody Johnson, Aaron Tippin, Darryl Worley, Craig Campbell, Trent Tomlinson, Bucky Covington, and Tracy Lawrence, to name a few.

Turner's upcoming EP is the follow-up to his 2019 release, American Made, which reached #16 on the iTunes Country Chart, and featured the single, "If You Drink,” which spawned a viral music video featuring Randy Couture and actress Mindy Robinson.

Please take the time to watch Boomerocity’s interview with Chris (below) and then share it with the country fans in your social circle. Also, you can keep up with the latest with Christ by visiting ChrisTurnerMusic.com.

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John Schneider Stands On It

Posted February 2021

John Schneider 001As Boomerocity followers already know, we first interviewed “Dukes of Hazzard” star, John Schneider, in December 2019 (here). Several things were quite obvious during that chat:

  • John’s a multi-talented entertainer
  • John’s a fighter
  • John never rests on his laurels
  • John’s happily married and his wife is his true partner

We chatted about Schneider’s career, his new movie at the time, and some of his life-changing experiences – both before and after achieving the pinnacle of success.

After my first interview with John, he invited me to join him, his wife, and his good friend, Cody McCarver (formerly of Confederate Railroad), at a pop-up concert at a venue on Broadway in Nashville that he was putting that same evening. The place was packed, the fans were enjoying themselves, and the music and atmosphere was great. A great time was had by all.

As we all know, the pandemic hit the world shortly after that. And while the world seemed to grind to a halt, John kept pushing forward with such things as coming out with a line of well-received CBD oil, started and completed a new movie, and recording the soundtrack to that movie.

When news of the movie and soundtrack broke, I reached out to John to chat about them as well as other things going on in his life. As you’ll see in the video of that chat, John is his usual easy-going, funny self. I invite you to watch it all. After watching it, please go to his website, JohnSchneiderStudios.com, to order his latest movie, “Stand On It” and its soundtrack, “Truck On”, or any of his other work. You can also rent “Stand On It” by clicking here. You can also check out his line of CBD oil at JohnSchneiderCBoD.com. You can follow John on social media at:

Facebook: @johnschneiderstudios
Twitter: @John_Schneider
Instagram: @thejohnschneider

Enjoy the interview and please share it with your friend!

The Boomerocity Interview With John Schneider

Janie Hendrix Discusses Jimi, Coda Collection, Maui, and More

Posted February 2021

jimimeJimi Hendrix.

The name conjures up many images of the late sixties and right on up through September 18, 1970, when he passed away at the tender age of 27. His passing made him the second member of the “27 Club”, joining Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones as one of the classic rockers who passed away at the age of 27.

Hendrix’s otherworldly guitar playing; his unique wordsmithing; his treatment while covering other people’s songs (i.e., completely changing the sound of Bob Dylan’s ‘Along the Watchtower’); his flamboyant clothes and stage presence; his soft, gentle demeanor; all of it made an indelible impression on all who listened to or observed him.

In the years since Jimi’s passing, his baby sister, Janie, has been managing his estate and legacy. She has done so in a classy way, serving up items that fans both new and old always eagerly await.

The audio on this page is of my recent phone conversation with Janie. We discussed her Jimi 1920x720Homemadecollaboration with Yoko Ono for the new Coda Collection on Amazon; the Jimi Hendrix Park; the new Jimi Hendrix Live In Maui offering; the two signature guitars offered by Gibson Guitar; as well some touching insights into the relationship between her and her big brother.

Please listen closely to all of this interview. Please watch all of the photos displayed with it. After you’ve finished, I ask that you, a) share this interview with anyone you know who you think would enjoy listening to it; and b) seriously consider directly donating to pay off the debt for the Jimi Hendrix Park by clicking here. Also, please check out the other official Jimi Hendrix websites listed below.

http://www.jimihendrix.com

http://www.authentichendrix.com

http://www.experiencehendrixtour.com

Damon Johnson Teaches Us Battlelessons

Posted February 2021

 

F3 DamonJohnson 021220 304Boomerocity LOVE’s Damon Johnson! This is our fifth interview with Damon (the first four are here, here, here, and here). This interview makes Damon the second most interviewed artist on Boomerocity (with Steve Lukather being the most interviewed).

So, yes, we love Damon Johnson’s work, spirit, attitude, and heart. Each and every time I’ve chatted with Damon, he’s always been kind, gracious and informative and he was this the same on this interview.

We catch up on news from our last interview that took place four and a half years ago; we chat about the new album, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders, and the impact of the pandemic on the music industry.

Please watch all of this interview (bottom) and share it with your friends. I also encourage you to watch for Damon’s new album to come out and order it when it lands. I’ve heard it and it’s amazing!

Also, you can keep up with Damon on social media via his website, DamonJohnson.com.

 

 

Damon Johnson’s Bio


Damon Johnson has been a triple threat…guitarist, singer, songwriter…since his days as front man of Alabama rock group Brother Cane and scoring three #1 singles at rock radio in the 90s (Got No Shame, And Fools Shine On, and I Lie In The Bed I Make). With that band he honed his craft with relentless touring and support slots with the likes of Van Halen, Aerosmith and Robert Plant.


Johnson later toured the world for several years as guitarist for Alice Cooper and in 2011 he joined legendary Irish rock group, Thin Lizzy. In 2013 the core of that band morphed into a new group, Black Star Riders, and released three well-received albums of which Johnson co-wrote all the songs. He has also co-written songs for Stevie Nicks, Carlos Santana, Steven Tyler, and Sammy Hagar.


Johnson’s latest solo album is ‘Memoirs Of An Uprising’, released on his own Double Dragon Records imprint in early 2019, and he is preparing no less than two new albums for the year 2020.

Nancy Lee Andrews Gives Us An Overdose of Rock 'n' Roll

Posted January 2021

NLA Main 001Photo Courtesy of Nancy Lee AndrewsI am so thrilled to be able to finally get this interview out for y’all to watch/ listen to. I introduced myself to Nancy Lee Andrews about a year ago after I purchased her amazing book, A Does of Rock ‘n’ Roll (which I HIGHLY recommend that you add to your personal library).

In that book, you’ll see some of the incredible, candid photos she took of some of the biggest names in music. In addition to the obvious people (Carl Radle and Ringo Starr), she snapped George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, The Band, Keith Moon, Carl Perkins, Bernie Taupin, Gregg and Duane Allman, Leon Russell, Donovan, Hoyt Axton, Harry Nilsson, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, and many more.

Oh! And she also shot some album covers. Most notably, Ringo the 4th and Bad Boy for Ringo Starr. 6874ACD5 8957 4408 ACE8 5DB204C67E25Photo Courtesy of Nancy Lee Andrews

Back to the interview.

Consequently, I floated the idea to her of interviewing her for Boomerocity. We chatted by phone some. Met up for dinner a couple of times. We had a first pass at interviewing but we wound up chatting about everything else but what this interview is about. We eventually had two Zoom chats that stayed on the related topics. Those topics are:

C3CFEFA4 31BC 4FE1 9B97 5C4F72FEE23CPhoto Courtesy of Nancy Lee AndrewsHer discovery by Arthur Godfrey and his introduction to Eileen Ford of the Eileen Ford International Model

Her romance with Derek and the Dominos Bassist, Carl Radle

Her years with Ringo Starr

Her acting career

Her career as a renowned and much sought-after photographer

Her work as a popular speaker/guest at Beatles related gatherings around the world

 

After listening to this two-part interview, you will – as countless others have – love her for the person that she is: warm, friendly, gracious, approachable, and accommodating. She’s a wealth of information and insight into the people and the events of our youth and young adulthood and is an absolute blast to know and chat with.

 

 

 Part One

 Part Two

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