All About Country was saddened to hear about the passing of Clark McEntire, Reba McEntire's father yesterday (10/23) in Coalgate, OK. He was 86.
Reba's Facebook page reads, "Daddy passed away last night in Coalgate, OK at 11 pm CST. He had been in the nursing home for a while and we’re very thankful he is not suffering anymore. He was a born and bred cowboy through and through. He had been sick for 5 years. It makes total sense to me, he always told us kids never to run your horse to the barn. He was just taking his time to go on home."
He was a Champion steer roper in the late 50's and 60's and was a member of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 1979.
Keith Urban will be Country Radio Semianr 2015 featured speaker. "Keith Urban: Being Present" is scheduled for Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. during hte annual convention.
Radio has said that Keith Urban is known for 'bring present." He was one of the first to tear the walls down between an artist and a live audience. This will speak to air-talent and programmers who now have many jobs and management responsibilities. It will be relevant to everyone in today's business environment who must be good at multi-tasking with many individuals. When you are doing so many things it is important that you be in the moment with an employee, listener, peer, boss and your audience.
"This will be a definitive 'memorable moment' for all of us this year. Having this incredible talent address this most critical skill in today's hectic professional business environment, with far reaching effect on one's ability to communicate," says CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne. "Urban is one of the first artists to have literally broken down the separate that can exist even on the cert stage. Not only has he been leaving the stage, to join his audiences for years, he was the first artist that I've ever seen, whose stage literally bled into the crowd, with no barrier of any kind-no doubt entirely by design."
"Keith is one of the most impressive and successful artists of our time," continues Mayne. "There's not doubt that both the musician and the man have set the standard for the way any artist's relationsihp should be with his or her fans. His ability to connect on a human level whether in person or through his music is unprecendented. Radio air talent and programmers are unanimous when referring to Urban's uncanny ability to connect with people. It is genuine, heartfelt nad authentic. Throught he years we have all seen how Keith conducts himself during backstage visits both with fans and industry personnel."
Keith Urban: Being Present is sponsored by BMI at CRS 2015 and is one of many highlights scheduled for CRS 2015. Registration is available through www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.