We have had a very exciting few weeks. Fall is in the air and the oak trees in our yard are beginning to change color. They seem to be a little late this year but spring was definitely late so maybe they are right on time! Our Nashville bus tour was a huge success. A big "Thank You" to Ernie and Georgia Hart and Hart Travel, LLC for being such gracious hosts to our friends and fans! We know many of you followed the tour on Facebook. If you are not a Facebook user here are a few highlights!
We were at the Fairfield Inn Opryland to greet our friends & fans on the Hart Travel Bus.
We were excited to have the Hart Travel Group spend their first evening in Nashville in our audience at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre. The next day’s events included a Nashville City Tour, a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and some free time downtown Nashville to visit the sights on “Broadway.”
We were excited to share the stage at the Nashville Nightlife Theatre with our friend, Grand Ole Opry Star Jeannie Seely.
Sherwin & Pam Backstage at the “Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre” with Brenda Best from the Nashville Nightlife Show! It was so much fun to join the Hart Travel group on-board the General Jackson for a lunch cruise down the Cumberland River that included lunch and the “Steve Hall and Shot Gun Red Show!” Sherwin and Pam did a guest shot on the show singing “Jackson!”
Sherwin on-board “The General Jackson.” Lunch is served in the lower level dining room.
From Left: Kenny Jansen Owner Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre, Jason, Holly and Delaney Johnston and Ernie and Georgia Hart, Hart Travel, LLC. Sherwin and Pam were in good company for lunch on the General Jackson!
We took a very interesting tour of Hendersonville, TN, the home of many Country Music entertainers. This included seeing Marty Stuart and Connie Smith's home, William Lee Golden's home and the remains of Johnny Cash's home and a visit to the Carter and Cash graves.
The Hendersonville Tour included many trips on and off the bus!
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash Grave Site.
The remains of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash’s home. The home was destroyed by fire April 10, 2007.
Tommy Cash greeting fans at the Johnny Cash Museum.
They are standing in front of the original “House of Cash” sign which Tommy has donated to the museum.
The tour trip came to a perfect close with everyone visiting the Saturday night performance of the Grand Ole Opry.
Sherwin and Pam were backstage guests of George Hamilton, IV who was hosting the Opry that night!
Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry From Left: Jimmy Fortune from “The Statler Brothers” (Wearing Sherwin’s Hat), Sherwin and “Too Slim” from the “Riders In The Sky”.
Our friends on the Hart Travel Bus headed back to the hotel for a good night's sleep as they had to return to Minnesota.
Sherwin and Pam still had two more shows! It's always fun to be a guest on the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree.
The show airs on WSM Radio Saturday nights beginning at midnight!
Sherwin singing “The Mom and Dad’s Waltz” on the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree. To our surprise our friend and fellow South Dakota Rock-N-Roll Hall of Famer Myron Lee told us he was listening at 1:00 AM in Sioux Falls, SD.
JoAnn Cash and her husband Dr. Harry Yates host "The Nashville Cowboy Church" in the Texas Troubadour Theatre each Sunday morning. Sherwin and Pam have been guests of JoAnn and Harry and were honored to again be a part of the Sunday morning service.
Sherwin and Pam with JoAnn Cash Yates and Dr. Harry Yates Nashville Cowboy Church.
By the time Sherwin and Pam left Nashville the Hart Travel Bus was already about 6 hours north. Sherwin and Pam's frequent calls to the bus seemed to always report that they were having a great time! We hope to have many more of our friends and fans travel with us again soon!
We're Headin' To Nashville
We are so excited to be hosting our first luxury motor coach bus tour along with Hart Travel, LLC and we are heading to Nashville October 13-20. We'll be doing four performances while we are there. If you live in the vicinity or are traveling through you might like to take in one of our shows. Below is information about each of the venues. If you are unable to travel with us follow our trip on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SherwinLintonMusic.
October 16-17 Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre
The Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre is one of the five star highlight attractions in music city. The show will feature the “Nashville Nightlife Show Band,” Sherwin & Pam Linton, 10 Year Old Delaney Johnston and Grand Ole Opry Star Jeannie Seeley. The theatre is beautiful, the dinner and cuisine excellent and the ninety minute show will be a non-stop musical treat from start to finish. For more information visit the theatre web site: http://www.nashvillenightlife.com/ or phone the theatre at 1-800-573-7973.
October 18 General Jackson Showboat
My friend Steve Hall and “Shot Gun Red” host a jaw dropping, gut bustin’ Country Music stage show as you cruise the Cumberland River. Pam and I will make a guest appearance on the mid-day show. For information and tickets visit the showboat web site: http://www.generaljackson.com/ or phone 615-458-3900.
October 20 “Nashville Cowboy Church”
This interdenominational service is held every Sunday at 10 AM at the “Texas Troubadour Theatre.” This fast paced service features many Country Music artists performing their Gospel Music favorites combined with the music and ministry of Dr. Harry Yates and Dr. Joanne Cash Yates. Pam and I will be one of the Country Music guests. Everyone is welcome to attend free of charge. We have included the web site if you would like more information http://nashvillecowboychurch.com/index.html or phone 615-859-1001. To listen to a live audio broadcast of the Nashville Cowboy Church Click Here. To view the live video broadcast Click Here.
Here Are A Few Photo Snapshots From Our Summer Fairs and Festivals
The Grandstand of the 125th Clay County Fair in Barnesville, MN. From Left: Tom Burke, Director American Angus Association, Sherwin, Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson and Brian Halverson, President of the Clay County Fair.
Pam, helping judge the “Cupcake Wars Contest” at the Norman County Fair in Ada, MN June 2013.
Sherwin & “The Cotton Kings”
An “Old West Photo “taken at the Red River Valley Fair
in West Fargo, ND July 14, 2013.
From Left: Sherwin, Pam, Pete Brooks, Alex Nyhus, Kenny Wilson,
Rick Johnson and In Front: Delaney Johnston.
10 Year Old Delaney Johnston gets her first standing ovation
at the Brown County Fair in Aberdeen, SD! Good Job Delaney!
Rainbow over the St. Louis County Fairgrounds in Chisholm, MN.
Sherwin Linton & "The Cotton Kings"
The Clay County Fair in Spencer, IA.
Sherwin's 1975 Photo Selected By South Dakota Magazine
The state of South Dakota will celebrate its 125th Anniversary in 2014. South Dakota Magazine will be publishing a 125th Anniversary Photo Book. They have requested, and been granted permission to have Sherwin represent the year 1975 with a dramatic photo shot on Main Street of Hazel, SD to promote his LP "Dusty Roads and Prairie Towns." Look for the book to be released in November of 2013. We'll post purchasing details when we receive them from South Dakota Magazine.
My Friends Marvin Rainwater & Johnny White
We were deeply saddened recently by the deaths of two very long time friends Marvin Rainwater and Johnny White. Sherwin had known and worked with Marvin many times since their first meeting in 1960. Sherwin remembers seeing Marvin singing his signature hit "Gonna Find Me A Bluebird" on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1957. Marvin played "The Flame" in Minneapolis frequently, toured the US, Canada and Europe until his recent declining health. Marvin was 88 years old. We plan to do a special "Tribute to Marvin Rainwater" soon at the St. Croix Casino in Danbury, WI. Johnny White had helped Sherwin greatly when he hired him as a featured performer with his band at his "Club Cabana" in Sioux Falls in the summer of 1956. Johnny was a Country Music icon in the mid-west with his "Sons of the West Band." Sherwin was proud to induct Johnny into a "South Dakota Legends Hall of Fame" in 2011. Johnny had moved to California in the late 1970's and had a successful night club there and continued to perform until his death at the age of 88. We will surely miss Marvin & Johnny.
Nashville Bus Tour
We are excited to invite friends and fans to join us in Nashville, Tennessee - October 15-21! We have joined forces with Hart Travel, LLC to plan a Country Music entertainment filled seven-day luxury motor coach tour! You will spend four nights at the Fairfield Inn Opry Land in walking distance of the famous Opry Land Hotel. Upon arriving in Nashville on October 16th Sherwin and Pam will welcome their mid-west friends to the Nashville Night Life Dinner Theatre where they will be performing that evening! Included in this seven day-six night tour are your lunch, show and cruise ticket on the famous General Jackson Showboat. This 300-foot paddlewheel riverboat cruises the Cumberland River and is famous for its live music shows. You will have tickets to tour the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum dedicated to the preservation of the history and identity of Country Music and The Grand Ole Opry the Mother Church of Country Music and America's longest running radio show. We have step-on guides for city tours of Nashville and Hendersonville, TN (the home to many of Country Music's notable performers.) This tour package includes six nights lodging with luggage handling, six breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner and admission to four attractions.
Price Per Person:
Double Occupancy: $850
Single Occupancy: $1150
We'd love to send you an official tour brochure by US Mail. Just click the link below and include your mailing address in the e-mail message and we'll have a brochure on its way to you!
Free Nashville Tour Brochure
For Additional Tour Details Contact:
Hart Travel, LLC
We look forward to sharing this wonderful fall trip with our many fans and friends!
Sign up soon, it's sure to fill quickly!
Pioneer Public TV Post Cards TV Show
Our friends at Pioneer Public TV produced a wonderful eight-minute segment about Sherwin for their TV show Post Cards which aired on May 5th. For those of you who were not able to view the show we have included the link so you can view on-line. Sherwin's friend Johnny Holm and Minnesota Pop Music icon Michael Johnson were also featured so it's a great Minnesota music production!
Click here to watch the video.
Meet Delaney Johnston
Sherwin and Pam have been busy in the recording studio the past few weeks. They are producing a CD for ten-year-old Delaney Johnston from Summit, SD. This is Delaney's first CD and Sherwin and Pam are excited to be a part of it! Delaney has selected 10 songs, which include "I'm Little But I'm Loud," and by special request, "Jackson" as a duet with Sherwin! Another highlight of this CD will be Pam and Delaney's duet version of the classic Kitty Wells song "How Far Is Heaven." Sherwin met Delaney two years ago at a music festival in LaBolt, SD when Delaney approached the stage and requested the song "Jackson" for her Grandma. Sherwin somehow sensed that this little girl knew the song and invited her on stage to sing it with him. Delaney did a fantastic job and received a standing ovation when the performance was over! Delaney will be appearing as part of Sherwin's show at many fair and festival through the summer.
Sherwin, Pam & Delaney - Track Record Studio - St. Paul, MN May 2013
From Left: Pam, Norton, Pete, Kurt, Kenny, Sherwin, Rick & Delaney
"The Band" - Track Record Studio - St. Paul, MN - May 2013
Pioneer Public TV's "Post Cards Show"
Sherwin has just completed the filming for an eight minute segment of the "Post Cards" show produced by Pioneer Public TV in Appleton, MN. The "Post Cards" show features the art, history and cultural heritage of Minnesota. Sherwin's segment is set to air on May 5th. Also featured on this show will be Sherwin's friend, the ever popular Johnny Holm and Minnesota Pop Music icon of the 1970's and 80's Michael Johnson. Friends in western, southern and central Minnesota will be able to view the show locally. South Dakota fans east of the Missouri River will see the show on Satellite Channel 20. For folks outside the viewing area it is possible to view the show on-line at the Post Cards web site http://www.pioneer.org/postcards.php beginning on May 6th.
2013 Texas Tour
It is always great to return home after being away for a long period of time. Such is the case with our yearly Texas "Rio Grande Valley" tour. We are usually away about two months through the heart of the cold snowy season in Minnesota. We usually arrive home to at least one snow event so "Mother Nature" can prove to us we can't miss them all! This year has been something else. The snow just keeps coming! Our performances in the "Winter Texan" parks and also for our sponsor "La Copa Corporation" in their Hilton Garden Inn, La Quinta and La Copa hotels across the Rio Grande Valley including South Padre Island went very well. We have renewed our corporate contract and booked many shows in the parks for next season. Our complete schedule is available on our web site. We hope to have even more of our mid-west friends in our audiences next season! On our way north we took some time to visit our friend Dallas Wayne in Austin, TX. Many of you XM Radio fans might tune in to "Willie's Road House" on occasion. Dallas is the afternoon personality we all enjoy listening to. We met Dallas about 30 years ago when he had the house band in a club "The Nashville North" near Chicago. The "Willie's Roadhouse Studio" is housed in the "Austin City Limits" theater complex downtown Austin. It's easy to find, just look for the bronze statue of Willie Nelson!
Sherwin with Dallas Wayne
2013 Spring CD Special
This is a fantastic "Five CD Collection!" Included is Sherwin's four part historic CD series celebrating rural small town centennials. Each is a time capsule that preserves the memories of times gone by. Truly a celebration of our American roots. CD's include dialog from Sherwin, Pam and local residents. The warmth of these songs and stories flow like a gentle river as you listen . Included are the titles "Heartland Centennial," "Last American Frontier Centennial," "Dakota Railroad Town Centennial," and "Town Of Dreams Centennial." The final CD included in the package is "Driftwood On The River" a 1996 tribute to Folk singer Jimmy Driftwood. This CD includes interview segments in which Jimmy Driftwood and his wife Cleda tell the stories of the Ozarks of Arkansas and the many songs he wrote. A total of 112 songs on five CD's all with beautiful insert booklets.
Our Price: $40.00
List Price: $75.00
S & H: $10.95 (Priority Mail)
Send your order to:
Black Gold Records
P.O. Box 48100
Minneapolis, MN 55448