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|Thanks to everyone who has in the past, and continues to call their favorite radio stations to
request my songs.
|Check out the new website for Third Coast Talent at
www.thirdcoasttalent.com I want to thank my good friend, Ron Losey, for his professional
photography and the pictures appearing on Third Coast Talent website
|For those of you who were not able to purchase the Country Music People Magazine with
the recent article about me, it can be previewed and printed by clicking on Johnny Rodriguez
|This is a pdf file and can be magnified for your convenience in reading and printing. Hope
you enjoy the article. Thank you to Duncan Warwick, editor; Adrian Peel, writer, and Ron
Losey, photographer, for the assistance on this article.
I recently was honored to do an interview with Meghann Garcia of the Uvalde Leader News.
The interview is a two page article. The above link will take you to the front page with
beginning of the article. The second page can be accessed by clicking on this link....Page 2.
These pages are pdf files and can be magnified for better reading. If anyone would like to
order a copy of the newspaper, you may call 830-278-3335. Thank you, Meghann, for asking
to do the interview. You did a good job.
Just to let you know what I've been up to,and
what I will be doing.
|Hunting for albums from the early years? The
following albums pictured below are now on CD format
My latest album pictured
below, The Definitive
Years, is also available at
www.amazon.com It is a
|An interesting blog about one of my performances held at
the Sportsman's BBQ & Back Yard in Lake City, CO has
surfaced on the Internet. The name of the blog is
"JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ - LESSON IN COURAGE"
written by Shannon. Thank you, Shannon, for sharing this
blog and in turn I am sharing it to my fans.
To view this blog by Shannon click here.
My good friend, Terry Burford, who was inducted into the
Disk Jockey Hall of Fame in 2001, and is now at Radio
Station KZHE in Magnolia, Arkansas, does a monthly
conversation with Johnny Western about memories of
country music artists. This month's conversation was about
Johnny Rodriguez. This is a 30 minute conversation and is
available at Radio Station KZHE. I corrected Terry after the
conversation to let him know that Johnny is booked by
Carrie Reed Moore of Third Coast Talent in Nashville area,
and that I do the Official Johnny Rodriguez Music website.
I hope you all will enjoy the memories that Terry and Johnny
Western have of Johnny Rod.
Click here to listen.
Click on Terry Burford's name at the top of the webpage to
start the conversation.
THANK YOU TERRY!
5/4/2017 - The following article was in the San Antonio
Express newspaper. The name of the article "Fans can't
pass Johnny Rodriguez by. I hope you will enjoy reading
it. Click on the link below. This was shared by Paulette
My San Antonio
For those who might have missed an interview on the Bill
Cody radio show while Johnny has been in Nashville, it is
available on YouTube; titled Johnny Rodriguez Interviewed
on WSM Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. Mary Esther
Rositas posted the interview. Thank you, Mary Esther
"While the Lukes, Blakes and FGLs may get the lion's share
of publicity at CMA Fest, the backbone of the festival are
the veteran artists who connect today's Nashville with its
roots. Bobby Bare, Jeannie Seely and T.G. Sheppard all
turned in nostalgic sets on the Fan Fair X concourse, with
the appearance of Johnny Rodriquez a rare treat. Although
the 65-year-old Texas singer... sported a cast on his right
hand that prohibited him from playing guitar, he was in
excellent voice during a heartfelt performance on Friday
afternoon, offering hits like "Ridin' My Thumb to Mexico" and
"You Always Come Back (To Hurtin' Me)." But it was his
beautiful rendition of his 1973 Number One "That's the Way
Love Goes" that reminded fans how important Rodriguez
was to Seventies country. J.H."
Quote from Sam Houston, the General Manager of the New
Granbury Live (submitted by Shirley Fresh)
"One of the cool things about being the General Manager of
the New Granbury Live is the opportunity to select the acts
which appear at the theater. I have always been a fan of
Johnny Rodriquez. When you listen to “Pass Me By” “Riding
My Thumb to Mexico” or “That’s the Way Love Goes” it is
unavoidable to keep from singing along and tapping your
toes! The sound is unique and authentic with a blend of
Texas, Country, and Tejano all wrapped up in one sound.
Reminds me of one of my Mom’s soups, it was always good
but hard to discern exactly how it was put together! Lol
I had the pleasure of working with my dear friend Dave
Alexander and bringing Johnny to the Lincoln County Cowboy
Symposium in Ruidoso a couple of years ago and he was
simply terrific. The sound, the lyrics and the experience were
simply first rate.
Johnny Rodriquez has been nominated as CMA Male Vocalist
of the Year, has had fifteen songs in the top ten and six which
were certified as #1! It isn’t often a talent like this come to
Granbury. Get your tickets today because they are selling
quickly. You want to experience this legendary artist in the
most intimate venue in Texas; the New Granbury Live! Hope
to see you there!"
CMA Hall of Fame............
Two of Johnny's devoted fans, Belinda Anderson-Machen
and Patrice Ash, have launched petitions, etc so that the
Board of Directors of the CMA Hall of Fame in Nashville
will recognize the significance that Johnny Rodriguez has
played during his career of country music. More
information can be found on the Facebook pages, Johnny
Rodriguez Official Internet Fan Club, The Legendary
Johnny Rodriguez Fan Group,Tribute to the Legendary
Johnny Rodriguez and Chasin' Johnny Rodriguez, Country
Music Legend. If you would like to write something in
behalf of Johnny's career, the email address is:
There is also a "Campaign Page" on Facebook, titled
"Johnny Rodriguez CMA Hall of Fame Campaign". This
page has a link to send an email.
Let's get Johnny into the CMA Hall of Fame.
Something to look forward to.............
PBS Special coming this fall, so keep watch!
The upcoming Country Radio Seminar (CRS) will highlight the
highly-anticipated documentary Country Music, which will premiere
on PBS this fall. Writer/producer Dayton Duncan, part of the team
behind the eight-part, 16-hour project, will appear as part of CRS’s
2019 keynote event, to be held Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. during CRS at
Omni Hotel in Nashville.
Country Music chronicles the highs and lows of country music’s
early days, from southern Appalachia’s songs of struggle,
heartbreak, and faith to the rollicking Western swing of Texas,
California’s honky-tonks and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. The film
follows the evolution of country music throughout the 20th century
as it eventually emerges to become “America’s music.”
The film explores crucial questions, “What is country music?” and
“Where did it come from?” while focusing on the biographies of the
fascinating trailblazers who created and shaped it — from the
Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe and Bob Wills to Hank
Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn,
Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth
Brooks and many more — as well as the times in which they lived.
More than 100 interviews were conducted in conjunction with this
“Ken Burns’ documentary is a monumental celebration of the
country music genre,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer, Sarah
Trahern. “CMA is actively engaging our members to participate in
this landmark series, and we’re delighted to share a sneak peek of
the documentary with those attending CRS.”
So watch for Johnny in this special.