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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
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
Feature.
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.  

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
at
www.amazon.com
My latest album pictured
below, The Definitive
Years, is also available at
www.amazon.com  It is a
2-CD set.
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.
"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."
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:
JohnnyRodCMAHallofFame@gmail.com.
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 project.
“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.
Older but still good articles to
check out
3/2/2019...Bakersfield, CA
Johnny is currently in the Triple 7 Recording Studio recording a
song for an upcoming Dennis Quaid movie.  johnny and Tanya
Tucker sang a duet which will be on Johnny's new album.  Dennis
Quaid wrote two of the songs recorded.  Thanks to Ernie Lewis
for the pictures.
The PBS special discussed further down on this page will also
have a book which will be done in conjunction  with the TV
special.  The book will be released September 10th and is called
COUNTRY MUSIC.  Author is Dayton Duncan and is published by
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.