Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 paws out of 4
A24, Broad Green Pictures and Film Science present an R rated, 94 minute, Crime, Horror, Thriller, directed and written by Jeremy Saulnier with a theater release date of April 29, 2016.
Saturday, March 5, the 65th day of 2016.
There are 301 days left in the year.CREW
Jon Patch - Host
Dr. Katy Myer - DVM/Cohost
Daisey Charlotte - Producer
Ben -Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Special guests: Ann Devito author of "Dog Love" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/5/16 at 5PM EST to discuss and give away her book
Jacquii LLC founder and creator of Woofmints will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/5/16 at 635 PM EST to discuss and give away her products
50 Shelters in 50 States received grants
Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation had a great fundraising year in 2015 and with your help is able to continue their Mutts Across America: 50 States/50 Shelters initiative. A total of $175,000 was distributed to shelters in each of the 50 states in January this year, with the minimum donation to an individual shelter being $3000. Miranda Lambert said, “When an animal finds a forever home, it’s not just life-changing for the animal, but for the family that gets to receive the unconditional love that animals give. It means so much to me to be a part of that process.”
The MuttNation Foundation board worked diligently to find the most deserving shelters in each of the 50 states. The surprised recipients acknowledged the donations across MuttNation’s social platforms. The Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue, responded to the donation, “To say I was shocked to receive your amazingly generous and kind donation would be an understatement!” The Bella Vista Animal Shelter told MuttNation Foundation, “As the recipient for the state of Arkansas we are deeply humbled and enormously grateful for your support! Our ‘cold noses and warm hearts’ give the MuttNation Foundation their sincere thanks.” And Animal Rescue Rhode Island thanked MNF for recognizing their, “exemplary work in the fight to end animals’ suffering and accelerate shelter pet adoptions.”
A lot of different criteria play a role in the decision to support these selected shelters, such as high adoption per intake rate, volunteerism, fiscal responsibility, advocating spay and neuter programs and a solid presence in their community.
MNF co-founder Bev Lambert added, “We feel so privileged to be able to continue supporting these shelters that truly stand out. We salute all of the individuals who follow their passion to help animals and defend those who cannot defend themselves.”
MNF continues to support their partners in animal rescue at The American Humane Association and Northshore Animal League as well as Miranda's home town shelter, Pet Fur People in East Texas. A complete list of the shelters that received donations is available at MuttNationFoundation. MNF does not solicit grant applications.
MuttNation Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are 100% tax deductible; it has raised over $2.3 M the past seven years. To donate please visit: MuttNationFoundation. Miranda and her mother, Bev, make every effort to ensure that your hard-earned dollars are going to spay and neuter efforts, medical treatments, adoptions, preventions, transportation, legislative changes, and education. By contributing, you are making a difference to end animal cruelty, neglect, and homelessness.
ABOUT MIRANDA LAMBERT: Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert is the reigning six-time CMA and six-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year (the first time any female has won 6 consecutive years). The first single off of Lambert’s fifth studio album, Platinum, “Automatic,” was Lambert’s highest charting first week single to date and won CMA and ACM “Song of the Year”. Her duet with Carrie Underwood, the album’s second single, “Somethin’ Bad,” has been certified as an RIAA Platinum Digital Single. Platinum, made history when it debuted atop Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart, making Lambert the first country artist in the history of the chart to have each of her five albums debut at number 1. Platinum also debuted at the top of the all genre Billboard 200 as the number 1 album in the Nation and has recently been certified PLATINUM by the RIAA. With 11 career CMA Awards, Miranda has the most CMA wins for any female in CMA history. Her 23 ACM Awards makes her most awarded female in ACM history.
In addition to her award winning music, she dedicates much of her time to her MuttNation Foundation, an organization that supports shelters and helps pets find a forever home. Visit www.MirandaLambert.com for more information.
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Celebrity-Driven Headlines & Global News Premieres Country Newcomer Callie Twisselman's"Hung Me On The Line" Music Video
Nashville, TN (October 26, 2015) - Celebrity-driven Headlines & Global News premieres Country newcomer Callie Twisselman's new music video, "Hung Me On The Line,"today, as the young star begins a two week stint as guest host on the popular television show Country Fix through November 8.
The video concept centers on a classic Western theme with modern-day twists. Filmed primarily on the Twisselman family ranch in Cholame, California, additional locations include the Varian Ranch and Parkfield Café (Parkfield, CA), "Hung Me On The Line" features a saloon, horses, grasslands and loose women. A gunshot echoes at the close of the clip, which fades out with shots of Twisselman, playing the cowgirl, riding away. "Hung Me On The Line" is Callie's current single, following her recent Top 30 MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart hit, "Breathe."
Producer/Director Sam Schneider (Super Bowl, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Memphis May Fire) assumed acting duties as well. His appearances in the movies "Soldiers Horse," "David and Goliath" and the upcoming "Aquarius" served him well and his experience made for a powerful love interest-pairing with Twisselman, whose previous acting roles includes the movie, "Almost Salinas."
Acting, singing and songwriting aren't Twisselman's only talents: the young entertainer recently launched her own clothing line, Sassy Girl, and is wearing one of the label's signature white dresses in the video's opening scenes. "We're new, and so we're always adding new pieces," explains Callie. "Fall means wonderful neutral and earth tones - and I love fringe, so it's a real mix of stylish colors with a dash of fun." Sassy Girl features dresses, casual tank tops, blouses, vests and sweaters as well.
The busy blonde will enter 100 MILLION households this week via Country Fix; fans can catch Callie on DISH Network, Blue Highways TV, Heartland TV, Angel Two, The Family Channel and AMG. "There is so much going on right now," Twisselman admits. "To have my video debut on Headlines & Global News the same day that the Country Fix shows begin airing is just incredible. Folks are liking my music. I am thrilled, excited, over-the-moon happy."
ABOUT CALLIE TWISSELMAN
Raised on her close-knit family's seventh-generation grain and cattle ranch in California, this petite blonde grew up riding horses, roping and competing in rodeos. Callie's Mom sang in a Country band, and this star-in-the-making names Dolly Parton, George Strait, Johnny Cash and Shania Twain as musical influences. Callie caught her own case of "stage fever" at the age of 10, and she's been performing ever since. A talented singer/songwriter, she has entertained music lovers at Fairs and Festivals throughout California and Nevada, and graced the stage at Nashville's famed Bluebird Café. She's opened for top-tier acts Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice and Frankie Ballard, and with the Top 30 (MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart) success of her debut single, "Breathe," and now"Hung Me On The Line," Callieis spreading her wings and expanding her own touring base. She just launched a new clothing line, Sassy Girl, and supports the Oral Cancer Foundation charity. Twisselman enjoys shopping, songwriting and baking.
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Popular Country Newcomer Alexandra Demetree's Acoustic Music Video,"Outta My Head," Premieres Today On THE BOOT
"Delivering a passionate and aching vocal somewhere between LeAnn Rimes and Kelly Clarkson, Demetree fits right in with today's country radio." - Music News Miami
"She is an angelic songbird who has mastered her craft ... finding a gem like this is a rarity in any genre." - One Stop Country
Nashville, TN (October 22, 2015) -- Popular Country newcomer Alexandra Demetree's new acoustic music video, "Outta My Head,"premieres today on THE BOOT. Filmed at a vast, aged warehouse in Nashville's historic Germantown district, the video is stunning in its stark simplicity. Demetree's emotionally-charged vocal and the song's high-impact lyrics take center stage, while abundant natural daylight, a sense of space and timelessness play supporting roles. Producer/director Brian Harstine's (Dolly Parton, Ke$ha) minimalistic approach kept the camera focused on Demetree, three supporting musicians (Josh O'Keefe, Jason Roller and Jaran Sorenson), and a few quirky "abandoned" props
Alexandra Demetree "Outta My Head" video
"It was a very straightforward concept," explains Alexandra. "The entire focus was on showcasing the emotion and musical validity of the song in an organic way." For Demetree, returning to the basics was an exciting challenge. "To go back to square one and make an acoustic version of this dynamic, mid-tempo power ballad was just a fantastic experience." The single, produced by Bobby Huff (Reba, 3 Doors Down, Journey, Heart) and written by Mark and Cherie Oakley, is rising on the MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart, currentlysitting at # 60. "Outta My Head" delves into the reminders left behind when a relationship ends: the photos, the empty space beside the bed and more. It's a tale that most listeners can relate to, and it follows the petite brunette's three previous successful Country radio releases, including the popular single/video duet of her own composition, "Lay It On Me," with The Bachelorette's Wes Hayden.
Demetree wraps a four-day radio promotion tour of Oklahoma today; the tour will resume in a few weeks. She continues to work on her upcoming EP. Fans can learn more about Alexandra from recent features at The Daily Country, Music News San Francisco, Digital Rodeo and One Stop Country.
ABOUT ALEXANDRA DEMETREE
Alexandra's first performance, at the tender age of two, was singing Christmas carols for her Grandma's bridge group. Throughout her childhood, she sang in her church choir - in Latin. Music quickly became Demetree's passion and her life goal - to the extent that this true "Southerner," traveled all the way to Illinois to secure a degree from Northwestern University's prestigious musical theater program. With musical influences ranging from Motown, Celine Dion, LeAnn Rimes, David Nail, Garth Brooks, Adele and The Eli Young Band, it's no surprise that this native Floridian is an inspiring and energetic performer. Demetree has entertained crowds at Festivals, Fairs and venues ranging from New York's world-famous Carnegie Hall to stages in Cape Town, South Africa. She's performed for First Lady Barbara Bush, at Walt Disney World and at the Toyota Gator Bowl. She's opened for Andy Griggs and toured with singer/actor Wes Hayden. Alexandra has released three successful Country radio singles to date, including the popular single/video duet of her self-composed, "Lay It On Me," with The Bachelorette's Hayden. The singer/songwriter is most comfortable wearing jeans and cowboy boots. In her spare time, she enjoys creating Lebanese dishes, reading and traveling. Demetree supports The Children's Hospital at Oklahoma University Medical Center and resides in Oklahoma City with her family.
Keep up with Alexandra online at http://www.alexandrademetree.com.
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Universal Pictures, Circle of Confusion, Cube Vision and Legendary Pictures present an R rated, 147 minute, Music, Biography, Drama, directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff with a theater release date of August 14, 2015.
TriStar Pictures, Clinica Estetico and LStar Capital present a PG-13, 102 minute, Music, Comedy, Drama, directed by Jonathan Demme and written by Diablo Cody with a theater release date of August 7, 2015.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Iron Horse Entertainment present a 115 minute, R rated, Music, Drama, Comedy, directed by Gregory Jacobs and written by Reid Carolin with a theater release date of July 1, 2015.
Big Indie Pictures, Bleecker Street Media and Shivhans Pictures present an R rated, 106 minute, Comedy, Drama, directed and written by Dan Fogelman with a limited theater release date of March 19, 2015.
JUST ANNOUNCED – Newly signed to REVIVER RECORDS
NEW SINGLE “POWER OF GARTH,” to be released to mainstream country radio THIS SPRING
Summertime anthem “Flip Flops” premiered on Sirius XM’s The Highway and stirred up fan support in 2014
A small-town Hubbell, Nebraska native, Lucas’s hometown of 50 people came together to throw a farewell concert for him, donating $2,500 to fuel his dreams in Nashville.
Upon moving to Nashville, Hoge built a loyal fan base performing in honky tonks on Broadway.
Lucas won "Country Album of The Year" with his debut album Dirt, at the 16th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, and was also named Contemporary Christian Singer/Songwriter Of The Year for his song "Get The Door.”
Lucas received his first nomination in the ICM (Inspirational Country Music Awards) as ICM’s “New Artist of The Year” 2011. Lucas gained recognition in the Christian Country genre when he answered a woman’s dying wish and wrote a song inspired by her poem. “How Was I To Know” quickly became a favorite debuting at # 66 and climbed all the way to number two (#2).
Lucas appeared at the ICM Awards as a presenter and is nominated for “Best Male Vocalist” 2012. His song “Have I Done Something” is the # 1 song on the Christian Country Charts for November 2012.
Hoge has proved to be a TV darling, with his song "If I Only Could," featured in the hit television show, Smallville, inclusion in the Sunday Night Football commercial campaign with Faith Hill, Toby Keith's Christmas special, GAC's Tom's Wild Life, (which features his song "Give A Damn"), and Animal Planet's Last Chance Highway, in which he starred as himself, a singer/songwriter who has volunteered to help rescue dogs in the south and transport them nor to their new forever homes.
Lucas also penned and performs the show's theme song, "Last Chance Highway," which was released to iTunes in 2010 by the Discovery Network. He's appeared on The Today Show, Inside Edition, The Daily Buzz, Daytime TV, and many more.
Hoge is currently on tour, performing in major markets across the U.S. On May 19, he will head out on the Wrangler National Patriot Tour, performing in Alaska on several coast guard bases.
An avid supporter of the U.S. military, Lucas has toured Denmark, Norway, Sweden and has traveled to the Middle East to perform for our troops. His songs “Soldiers Creed” and “Medal of Honor” are featured on his Music for Our Troops CD. Since, Lucas has become involved with ThanksUSA.org, which is a charity that helps military families with education scholarships.
Lucas is also is the official spokesperson for Guardian Angels for a Soldiers Pet, a group that fosters animals for our soldiers while they are stationed overseas.
Lucas made his debut performance at the Ryman in Nashville, TN in 2011 performing with the legendary George Jones and Lucas received a standing ovation.