There have been many stars throughout the years in country music. Two of the most iconic are Alan Jackson and George Strait. Alan Jackson hit his peak in the late 90s and early 2000s. He has not been as productive as of 2015, but he is still creating some music. George Strait was most productive in the mid to early 90s and like Alan he is at the end of his career. Country music was dramatically affected by these two and they both did it with class. They always made music that was family friendly and anyone could listen to it.
Dixie Stokes - Life Coach, Biblical Counselor, and founder of RCM (Restoration Center Ministry). Mrs. Stokes is an accomplished evangelist, motivational speaking and a professional with strong leadership and relationship-building skills. Supervisor Dixie Stokes is a native Memphian and fourth generation member of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. She was born to the late Elder Ruffin Davis and Mother Mary Louise Davis. She and husband, of over four decades, Deacon Stephen Allen Stokes are the parents of two daughters one by birth, Kandra (Virdell) Jackson and one by love, Elaine Stokes and has two love grandsons, Jeremiah and Tyler.
Todd Bowles uses a hybrid defense scheme. Utilizing both 3-4 and 4-3 defensive fronts. Bowles likes to use his outside linebackers to blitz and try and get after the quarterback. The middle linebackers are used as run defenders and covering TE, RB and sometimes slot receivers. Bowles likes to dial up exotic blitzes to try and fool the QB and disguise where the blitz is actually coming from. In Bowles’ scheme he likes to use large lengthy cornerbacks to play man coverage on the outside and in the slot. Bowles’ defense is dependent on having cornerbacks who have the ability to play in man coverage and play press coverage and disrupt the receivers routes on the line of scrimmage to enable the pass rushers the chance to get to the QB quickly. Bowles likes to have a big strong outsider backer who can play on the strong side and set the edge for running plays. The weak side backer is smaller
“God put us here on the carnival ride, we close our eyes never knowing, where it will take us” (Wheel of the World quoted In “Biography”). These were the words of Wheel of the World which inspired Carrie Underwood to write her latest album. Although at only 13 years old, she recorded her first album (“Carrie Underwood Biography”). Carrie also participated in several different celebrations around the US to prepare herself to audition for American Idol in 2004 (“Biography”). By winning this contest, she continued to stay humble through her fame. Her contributions through country music demonstrated by the career of Carrie Underwood proved beyond a doubt the Country Music Hall of Fame should induct this singer. She has shown the value through her major works, charities and influences, and professional morals.
Beth Brown is an African American woman who studied astrophysics. Astrophysics is an area of science which applies physical laws discovered on Earth to phenomena throughout the cosmos. Cosmos is the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system (Dictionary.com). Beth is a very appreciated and inspiring astronomer. An astronomer is an expert in or student of astronomy. She was an inspiration to women and minorities in encouraging them to pursue their careers in astronomy/physics. Beth Brown died at the age of 39 due to a pulmonary embolism. When she died, the astronomical community lost one of its most buoyant and caring individuals (Bregman 1).
Noah Haynes Swayne was born December 7,1804 and he passed away on June 8,1884. Swayne was born in Frederick County, Virginia. His parents were staunch Quakers, and Swayne's strong antislavery views may have been shaped by Quaker hostility to the practice. When Swayne's instructor passed away, his plans to become a physician had changed. Then he had turned to the study of law and was admitted to the bar before his 21st birthday. Choosing not to practice in Virginia, however, he moved in 1823 across the river to Ohio, a free state. There his vigorous antislavery views may have contributed to the rapid growth of his legal practice.
Jeannette walls is the posterchild of outward social conformity. Born into a family ill-equipped to raise children, Walls was forced to find strength within herself in order to survive the chaos that her childhood entailed. Walls begins her memoir with her first memory at the age of three. She describes standing above the stove and watching herself catch on fire. Later when she is at the hospital her father comes in to do the "skedaddle" in order to avoid paying hospital fees. This is symbolic of the type of upbringing Walls endured. As a kid, Jeannette was daring and venturesome. Her impulsivity was fueled by her free spirited mother, Rose Walls, and her independant father, Rex Walls.
A woman has a natural instinct to nurture and protect a child, especially their own. A mother as they give birth to their child puts great trust in the doctors and nursing staff as they care for their child. However, what if that confidence is misplaced? What if the nurse who takes your child back to the nursery places your baby in harms way? There are many cases of malpractice and medical mistakes, however in some cases that is not what happens. In some instances, the patient is murdered.
In 2002, he released the Unleashed album which included hit singles, Who’s your Daddy?, Beer for My Horses, and Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue . On November 9, 2004, Keith released a special duet with his daughter and aspiring singer, Krystal (age 19 at the time). The song, a remake of James Taylor and Carly Simon's "Mockingbird" was performed on the 2004 CMA's by the duo. The song reached top 25 on the charts.
Reba McEntire took the romantic route. "I'll Be," which was released in the middle of that year, is an incredibly touching and heartwarming song about one's love for family or a significant other. Her second song that was released by December, "We're So Good Together," is a light-hearted and fun song to dance to, which really shows off Reba's strong voice. Both are beautifully written and performed.
Commercially, some women have experienced extreme success while under the country music umbrella. Shania Twain, one of the most popular artists in the 1990s, “Not only is [...] country music’s most successful female artist, she also recorded the genre’s most successful album of all time, Come On Over in 1997” (McCarthy, par. 3). Taylor Swift’s 2013 arena tour to support her last country album was the most lucrative tour in North America that year, bringing in more than $113 million in ticket revenue (Sisario, par. 16). Critically, women have fared extremely well in recent years. A movement to make music acknowledging the genre’s roots has been lead by a group of female country musicians- to the admiration of critics and fans alike, if they get the chance to hear the music. Since 2014, seven of fifteen nominees for the Grammy Award for country album of the year have been women, with two of the three winners being female (Leight, par. 28-30). If women are given the opportunity to be heard on the radio and develop a fanbase, the chances to achieve a high level of prosperity are just as high as their male counterparts’. The level of critical success experienced by some new female artists shows that women and the themes they portray in their songs appeal to many people, even if the music is not being heard by the
Attention material: She is the most popular female artist since 2006 when she started as a country singer; she has won many Grammy Awards, Kids Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards with her incredible talent. She is generous, creative and successful; this could be no other than our beloved Taylor Swift.
She is a proven hitmaker with 35 million albums sold in the United States, giving her the record of having the most albums sold of any female country artist in the last 25 years. Her album "Come On Over" also claimed the record for the most weeks in the number one spot on the Top Country Albums chart.
A little later in the year, in April, she had an interview with Seventeen magazine, to discuss her struggles. In the same month, she announced she wasn’t coming back to her show, ‘Sonny With A Chance’. Later in the year, Demi released her third studio album 'Unbroken'. The first single ‘Skyscraper’, made its way to number 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. ‘Skyscraper’ was also certified platinum in the United States and the second single ‘Give Your Heart A Break’, was certified double-platinum in the U.S. Demi went on a short summer tour, starting in June but ending in September. Although, it was later resumed and renamed 'A Special Night with Demi Lovato'. Skyscraper was also nominated for 'Best Video With a message' at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, and won. Later in the year, Demi put out a documentary Stay Strong, about her recovery and time in treatment. And also, became a judge for the American version of The X Factor.