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|Thanks to everyone who has in the past, and continues to call their favorite radio stations to
request my songs.
|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.
|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.
From the New York Times......
"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."
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,Living Legend Johnny Rodriguez Fan Site 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.
A special announcement was made at Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas by
Mary Minter and Troy Bates of the Texas Country Music Association (CMA of Texas)
that on October 16th at Cook's Garage in Lubbock, TX
Johnny will be receiving the LIVING LEGEND AWARD. Johnny is very appreciative of
this award and his fans are also rejoicing !
Photo copyrighted by Patrice Ash.
Please do not copy, share or use in
any way without
written permission from Patrice.
Johnny recently did a photo shoot for his forthcoming CD produced in Bakersfield, CA. We
are all anxious for this CD to be released.
A personal message from Johnny to the family of Johnny
Bush, who passed away in San Antonio on Friday,
October 16th. Johnny Bush suffered with pneumonia for
several days before his passing. "My deepest sympathy
in the passing of My Friend, Johnny Bush".
Rest in Peace, BILLY JOE SHAVER (1939-2020)
Billy Joe passed away October 28th. He was a great
songwriter as well as singer/musician. He wrote many
songs for Johnny. Among those songs was "I Couldn't Be
Me Without You". Gone but not forgotten