JERRY HANLON Presents STARS ON THE HORIZON
During his many years as a performing artist in Country Music, Jerry Hanlon has always had an open heart for the new artist and songwriter. This trait evolved primarily from his early association with the country music legend, Ernest Tubb, who became his mentor following his association with Mrs. Jimmie Rodgers, the widow of America's Blue Yodeler. Given the opportunity early on, Jerry's first recording was done in the recorded rendition of Ernest Tubb's world renowned radio show, the Midnight Jamboree, which still broadcasts from Nashville every Saturday Midnight. Through the years, Jerry has endeavored to pass along that same kindness wherever he could possibly do so to aspiring writers and singing artists.
This collection of primarily new country songs includes the recordings of TRACY WELLS, a one time major artist in the North of Ireland until she emigrated to near Nashville Tennessee where she continued her musical career. She is included in this CD production with a fabulous recording of "The Other Woman" as well as a duet version of the classic "My Elusive Dreams" with Jerry Hanlon. The song won them a nomination for duet song of the year in Europe in 1999.
DAN FOLLAND came to the attention of Jerry as a songwriter while living in Canada, away from his home state of Minnesota. Dan was engaged with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as a violinist and soon was also recognized for writing tender ballads and his ability to sing them. Dan has since moved back to his home state of Minnesota where he works as a music instructor in a local school and still follows his songwriting and singing activity. He is featured in this production, singing two of his original songs "She Needs An Honest Man" and "The World Holds It's Breath" - both done with heartfelt vocal work.
CLINT WADE MILLER has been an associate of Jerry Hanlon for several years, first recording a duet with Jerry on one of Jerry's solo CD's. Clint sings the sad "A Scene Of Sadness" in this collection and continues his association with Jerry Hanlon. Clint had been deployed to Iraq from where he returned safely and presently is affiliated with the Arkansas National Guard.
WILLIE MORRISSEY resides in the Glen Of Aherlow near Tipperary, Ireland and has been singing in that area for many years. A hint of Slim Whitman can be detected in his voice and he is a yodeler as well as a wonderful Irish tenor and country singer, coming from the musical Morrissey family in the area of Tipperary, his cousin being the artist Louise Morrissey who is known throughout the country. In this CD production, Willie sings a beautiful song that fits his voice perfectly "The Other Side Of The Rainbow".
DAVID CLAYTON MIZE is a native of Texas and lives in Fort Worth with his family. He is a long time (and superb) songwriter and singer and performs two of his own compositions on this CD "By The Way" and "This Honky Tonk Life". David continues to write and perform in his native Texas and has reached the European charts with this recording.
JACKIE NELSON is a native of Gilford, in the North Of Ireland. He has been performing for many years in that area, as well as Scotland and England and more recently in the State of Florida and has been involved in Irish Cruises with Andy Cooney's Irish Show out of New York City. Jackie is a superb entertainer and singer and is known as the man of suits as he dresses impecably for any show in which he performs. Jerry Hanlon has toured with Jackie in Ireland and Northern Ireland. He performs two wonderful songs in this production " You Seldom Come To See Me Anymore" and "It's Too Late For Goodbye".
GARRY JOHNSON is a name that has become well known particularly to foreign radio DJ's and country fans. Garry is an extremely talented guitarist and vocal artist and performs in the area of Nashville and Bristol, Tennessee where he does additional work as an instrumentalist and vocalist at a local recording studio. He gives an outstanding performance on "Would I Still Have You" and "Cold As Ice", both included on this CD production.
STEVE AXLEY came to Jerry's attention as a songwriter and is the writer of a novelty tune "Whiz Bang" which can be found on Jerry's CD album "Livin' On Dreams". Steve is a professor at Western Illinois University in Illinois and sings a song that he wrote for his wife "All I Have" in this collection. He has recorded other songs under Jerry's guidance and continues to perform with local groups in the area of his home.
STEVE JONES sings "It's Our Turn Tonight" and ROB MILLER sings "Lock, Stock And Barrel" on this "Stars On The Horizon" CD. Both of these artists reside in Peoria, Illinois and came to Jerry's attention through their local performing and were offered an opportunity to record their first songs on this CD production.