032_32 Remember Jeff Bates? Like anyone could forget. There aren’t many voices out there like his – “Long Slow Kisses,” “The Love Song,” and “Leave the Light On”… to name a few.

     Country Weekly tells us that Jeff is back! He has left his longtime label, RCA, and signed with the independent label, Black River Music. I’m sure we’re all more than ready to have Jeff back in the world of Country music.  Jeff performed at the Appalachian Fair twice, and we wouldn’t mind having him back a third time!

     Back in 1982 and 1983, the Top Female Artist of the year (named by Billboard), was Janie Fricke. She sang “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby,” and “Down to My Last Broken Heart” — among others. I got to see Janie perform at Freedom Hall in Johnson City… She sang with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra! Janie is back! She is now being represented by booking agents at Top Notch Talent.

  031_31   Buddy Jewell – Now there’s a name from the not so distant past. Buddy hasn’t had a song on the charts for a few years now, but he’s still actively touring and putting on his fantastic shows for his loyal fans. Buddy appeared at the Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va. a few years back, and at the Appalachian Fair in Gray the year after that. Come back to this area Buddy! We miss you. I spent a little time on his MySpace page earlier this evening. It’s a great page … enjoyed the music, too!

     That’s it for tonight. I really don’t spend all my time listening to country music, sometimes I sleep. Take care, guys — More later!

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     Remember Jeff Bates? Like anyone could forget. There aren't many voices out there like his - 'Long Slow Kisses,' 'The Love Song,' and 'Leave the Light On'... to name a few.      Country Weekly tells us that Jeff is back! He has left his longtime label,...