This month on Connie’s Country Gospel Corner, it’s a pleasure to have a wonderful man from Talequah, Ok as our featured guest. Doug York is a Singer/Songwriter who has an exceptional and beautiful way of putting life experiences into his music. When you hear him, you’ll know what I mean. From his watching and listening to his dear Momma on her knees in prayer for him, to feeling convicted in seeing an elderly woman mowing her own grass. Everything in life can be a message in a song, especially when it’s Doug York writing the music. Doug was brought up in the church with a praying mother and believes that it was Momma’s prayers that led him to know Christ as his Savior. He met and has had been married to an awesome lady for 47 years. She stood by his side when Doug went through some serious cancer treatments and they’re blessed with 4 great grandchildren. Doug plays and sings wherever the doors are open for him and he blesses many folks in the nursing homes, etc. We’re pleased to tell you that Doug has 3 CD’s, one just recently released and you can find them all by going to his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/doug.york.73… or by emailing him at: Pickinhotlix@sbcglobal.net Or by calling him at: 918-863-6888 I hope you will all enjoy your time with us here this month. God bless is my prayer. Please share, and come back again next month where we have planned an awesome artist for you!!
OH MY…!!! All I can say is that I’m totally amazed, an honored to find myself in this position!! I can only say thank you to Roger for all he has done to help me not only get my stuff OUT there, but for teaching me what I needed to learn to get this accomplished… and then for just the constant encouragement when I dealt with things that seemed beyond me. Then I want to thank Bruce Elrod also for being the one who ‘pushed’ this idea of these old songs. I always LOVED them.. from the time I was a child; listening to my dear mother sing all these songs. Then to the DJ’s who have picked up on my music and shared it with the world. Then there is all my family and friends who have stood with me, loved me, encouraged me to keep on going. And last but not LEAST.. is my Creator, and Savior, Jesus Christ for loving me, saving me, and showing His grace and mercy to bring me to this place in my life!! I’m sooooooo BLESSED!!!
We at Rogers Music Promotions would like to congratulate Connie Hall on behalf of her new release on “Momma’s O’ Appalachian Music”
Here are some emails from Bruce Elrod with CashBox Magazine;
the first one being a message from Ed Russel with CastleRecords.comfrom Hendersonville, Tn. in which stated:
“This is some of the best old type gospel music I’ve listened to in a long time. I’m not sure there is a market for it in this day and time but there should be. Connie nailed the vocals and the musicians were right in the pocket of this recording. Some of these songs I had never heard before but most were old favorites of mine. It would be worth it if she had the budget to try and market this. This is one album I’m going to keep as I really like every cut on the album.”
The second message being from, Karvin Johnson K.E.S. distribution network from Chicago, Ill.
I’m so happy to hear these beautiful timeless Gospel classics. It brought back so many memories of when my mother would sit all of us kids on the floor in the living room and she would sing these songs to us as if she was in concert…lol, those we’re priceless times.
Let me know how we could be and added value by getting this music out to the world ie Digital and Physical Distribution, Radio, TV, Press Campaign etc. I’ll call you on Monday. Have a great weekend! Best regards, Karvin Johnson
As many of you know.. Appalachian music began in the 1920’s. (It may have began earlier). It’s next big comeback was in the 50’s and 60’s.. and continues to live on today, in 2017.
I have some very exciting news to share with you all today!!
My single CD, “Rank Strangers” that I’d released last fall, hit CashBox Magazine charting system, and landed on 3 of their charts back in Sept. It made Traditional Country, Americana, and Folk. It surprised me tremendously to see it ‘stay’ on those charts and come up on them each month for the last 3 months since then. This month I’m astonished and very happy to tell you, that little old song made it to #1 on CashBox Magazines Traditional Country Chart!!! I don’t even know what to ‘say’… other than the good LORD had a hand in it happening. I do know that it opens the doors for my other music now to get out there to stations all over the world. The songs that I’ve written, most of them have been inspired by friends and family, and experiences where they have needed the encouragement that only God can give. So I’m extremely BLESSED and trusting Him to take the rest from here. All I need to do, is “my part”… and that’s just what I’m going to do. Thank you, everybody for all your support in what I do. Thank you to Roger Woods Sr.. from Push Mountain Publishing out of Calico Rock Ark. for believing in what I do and supporting me every step of the way. You understand what it IS that God is wanting of me!! Thank you to James Stiltner, from Hurly , Va. For doing such an excellent job on the instrumentals on this number… a #1 talent for SURE. Jon Adamson, thank you for working side by side in all my endeavors.
I want to say a special thank you to Bruce Elrod and Doug Stroud from CashBox Magazine for all they have done in helping to get this song to where it IS!!! Thank you, both, sincerely, and God Bless!!
Most of all, I thank Jesus Christ for giving me this ability to sing for Him.
Contact Info: Push Mountain Publishing : email@example.com or Ph# 870-297-3332
This was taken at the recording studio when I did “We’re Safe In Jesus Arms” back in 1980. It was a very special time in that these friends, Alan & Carol Walters, had lost their 2 children in a car accident.. the only children they had. It was such a hard time for all of us who loved them in our church family… and when the offer came to do this album, it ended up that the song “We’re Safe In Jesus Arms” that was written for the children, became the title of the album and was directed to people who have gone through that sorrow, and dedicated in memory of the two little one. Alan and Carol Walters, were able to be with in the studio that day as we recorded… and it was just a very touching time, and a special memory!!
I’m so blessed to see Richard received my CD’s. Thank you for sharing this with all your friends on your show!!! God Bless
I just got word.. that “Rank Strangers” the single (which is also on this CD) has hit #1 on CashBox Magazine Traditional Country Chart. It’s been on the charts now for 4 months.. this is the 5th month. I’m so blessed and honored that God has allowed this to HAPPEN!! Thank you for sharing this on your page!!!
This was recorded by Connie Hall (Narrator) and put together into video by Jon Adamson.
The violinist is:
You can listen to her talent and hear her testimony by going to:
Myra Welch (The author of this poem) would say that she heard a speaker address a group of students on the power of God to bring out the best in people. She said she herself became filled with light and that ‘Touch of the Master’s Hand” was written in 30 minutes!
The finished poem was sent anonymously to the editor of her local church news bulletin. She felt it was a gift from God and didn’t need her name on it.