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60 Years Ago Today: December 4, 1956

Happy 60th Anniversary to the Million Dollar Quartet! Today marks the historic day Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and WS Holland impromptu recordings at Sun Records. Follow the link to view the full interview with WS Holland!

December 4, 2016
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WS Holland To Appear at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Honoring Johnny Cash

Legendary drummer WS “Fluke” Holland has been slated to perform at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 21 Annual Music Master Series concert in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, October 21 at 7:30pm (EDT) honoring music icon Johnny Cash. Holland will also participate in a panel discussion the following day that will include long-time Cash manager/promoter, Lou Robin and hosted by Mark Stielper (author/Cash historian).

Oct 11, 2016
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MDI Artist Andrew Heller to perform on the Today Show!

Andrew Heller is set to perform on the Today show! Date coming soon.. In the meantime, check out his newest album, Sinatra My Way. Buy it on iTunes now!

August 29, 2016
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The 10 Best Houston Releases of 2016 (So Far)

Evelyn Rubio tops Houston Press' 10 Best Houston Releases of 2016 (So Far)! Click the link to read the full article.

June 30, 2016
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We're Celebrating Two Milestones, Well...Actually Three!

WS Holland celebrates the release of The Tennessee Three the Sound Must Go On, and more! Click Read More to read his full newsletter post

April 19, 2016
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EVELYN RUBIO # 1 on INDIE DRT CHART!!

AND EVELYN RUBIO # 121 on NATIONAL DRT CHART!! Click the button to view the charts now!

March 29, 2015
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Blues Without Borders Artist Evelyn Rubio Gains Phenomenal Radio Momentum

Multi-talented singer, musician Evelyn Rubio's dual language release "Hombres" blows the Billboard charts away. Coming in at #1 on the Latin Pop Album Chart, #3 on the Top Latin Album Chart and #6 on the Blues Album Chart. Evelyn Rubio is well on her way.

March 14, 2016
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MDI's Newest Signing Christine Spero plays TRIBECA PAC

Follow the link to read what a true Laura Nyro fan had to say about the concert, Spero Plays Nyro.

December 21, 2015
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MDI signs Blues artist, Evelyn Rubio!

MDI is proud to announce the signing of Blues artist, Evelyn Rubio! Born in Mexico, raised in Neza City, this bi-lingual vocalist and sax player is ready to step out front with her command of the stage and solid credentials. Check out her video "Meant to Be" now on YouTube!

December 18, 2015
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WS Holland Show Christmas Special!

Follow the link to download your free copy of the WS Holland Show Christmas Special. Help spread the joy this holiday season!

December 3, 2015
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Bob Lanza Blues Band Review

MakingAScene.com's Richard Ludmere wrote a stellar review on the Bob Lanza Blues Band's new album "From Hero to Zero". Follow the link to check it out!

October 30, 2015
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New Album from Bob Lanza Now Available

Bob Lanza's new Album "Zero To Hero" was officially released October 2nd. You can catch him at Rolf's Restaurant in Warren, NJ tonight for a 9PM show. For more information on Bob Lanza and his album, "Hero to Zero," click the button!

October 10, 2015
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Trudy Lynn & Steve Krase Live!

Trudy Lynn will be playing alongside fellow Connor Ray Music recording artist Steve Krase at the Discovery Green Concert Series in Houston, TX, sponsored by 90.9 KTSU-FM and 90.1 KPFT-FM, where they will be playing between 6:30PM and 9PM. Trudy's new album "Everything Comes With A Price," is set for nationwide release October 16th.

October 1, 2015
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Danny Jones Wins Movie Composer of the Year

PHB artist Danny Jones is making his mark as a composer in the film genre. His song "Run" is featured on THE SPARROWS:NOW & THEN CD soundtrack and will be released soon by NEW DAY/SONY ENTERTAINMENT. He won Movie Composer of the Year in Dallas, TX at the La Expose on September 13!

September 14, 2015
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WS Holland Performs at Country Music Hall of Fame

On August 28, 2015 the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum officially opened the exhibit: "Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips". WS Holland, along with several other artists that recorded at Sun Studios, were invited to participate in the commemorating of one of American music's most influencial and impacting personalities: Sam Phillips.

August 29, 2015
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WS Holland Recieves Legend Series Award @ NAMM

WS Holland was awarded the Legend Series Award, presented by World's Fastest Drummer and Church's Chicken; alongside Richie Albright (Waylon Jennings), D.J. Fontana (Elvis Presley), Rodney Powell, & Tony Coleman (BB King).

July 3, 2015
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Live From Studio B to host Building Nations

Live From Studio B is a 30 minute Christian music program filmed in South Bend, IN. Since its inception, Live From Studio B has showcased over 300 of the top up and coming artists in Christian Music. They will play host to Building Nations in a new episode!

June 18, 2015
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Building Nations @ Indiana State Fair

Building Nations will be performing at the Indiana State Fair on August 22. This downtown Indianapolis show will take place on the Main Street Stage from 5:30-7pm. Click the link for more details!

June 3, 2015
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Avehre Sends Message of Hope in ‘Believe Louder’ Video

PH Balanced artist Avhere has been featured on Yahoo! Music in an article promoting his new video for "Believe Louder", his new single featuring Amber Bullock! Follow the link to check out the article and watch his new video.

May 26, 2015
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New album coming from Bobby Messano!

Bobby Messano is a legendary artist who has released five contemporary Blues CDs, placed songs in major TV and Cable shows and had songs held by Eric Clapton and others. He has played guitar on over 50 Major label and Indie albums and his playing has been heard on everything from the MTV jingle to the Benny Mardones' smash hit "Into The Night". He is brought to the MDI family through Connor Ray Music and has a new album in the works--more info to come!

May 18, 2015
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Duffy Kane Releases "Dead Man Walking"

Dead Man Walking is a mind-blowing 11-song collection that finds Duffy crunchin’ through aneclectic program from burning instrumentals such as the evening blues wail “Danny Buchanan” and the slick quick-picked “Duffy’s Breakdown” to third eye open thought-provokers like “Son of the Republic,” the lowdown “Why My Road” and a transcendent, heart felt reading of “America the Beautiful.” This new release from Imerica Entertainment is sure to be a hit!

May 12, 2015
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3 Big Releases from Connor Ray Music Coming This Month

Billy D, Jeremiah Johnson, and Adrianna Marie are all coming out with albums this month on the famed Connor Ray Music label. These blues masters will have you rocking all night long! Follow the link to find out more about each release.

May 9, 2015
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New Gospel Release from America Entertainment

Born into a musical family, his dad, the late Jessie Turner was the cornerstone of the family and a singer himself. Overseer Turner has inherited those same qualities in his voice. Listen as he stirs your heart and soul with this contemporary Gospel masterpiece. Clap your hands and get up off your seat. As you listen to this music and, if you were to ask Overseer Turner what’s given him the inspiration for this song I’m sure he will tell you, ”I’ve Got It, the love of Jesus all over me.” Release Date: May 28th, 2015

May 8, 2015
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American Blues Sensations Applaud Trudy Lynn's 2015 BMA KoKo Taylor Nomination

The entire Connor Ray Music team wishes to extend colleague Trudy Lynn heartfelt congratulations on her recent 2015 BMA KoKo Taylor nomination. Everyone is extremely excited about the formal announcement.......

May 4, 2015
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New DVD from Speechworks - The Great Presedential Debates

SpeechWorks™ announces a DVD release containing four pivotal debates in the race for the White House. Full length debates include: The Great Presidential Debates-Jimmy Carter and Ronald ReaganCleveland, OH October 28, 1980-Bill Clinton, George H. Bush & Ross PerotRichmond, VA October 15, 1992-George W. Bush and Al GoreSt. Louis, MO October 17, 2000-Barack Obama and Mitt RomneyDenver, CO October 3, 2012. Release Date: May 1, 2015

April 30, 2015
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WS Holland Band Showcased in Exit 82 TV Series

The online TV series, Exit 82, did a two part showcase of WS Holland and the WS Holland Band. It features tons of live footage of the band shot right in their soundstage, Pandora's Box, plus WS Holland speaks about how he got started playing the drums, his relationship with Carl Perkins, and more!

April 27, 2015
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Original Rockabilly Drummer for Perkins, Cash, & Presley Announces Talent for New American Road Show

There are shows and then there are shows. If you're a fan of the early days of the Grand Ole Opry or The Louisiana Hayride then you are sure to love this.... The first man to ever drum a line at Sun Records with the likes Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley is the irrepressible WS "Fluke" Holland. Not wanting to hang up his sticks WS has crafted something very unique. He's assembled a show that reminds the audience of the good ole days of growing up in America. He's got a show that includes the likeness of Johnny and Carl with two men that really know the music.

April 25, 2015
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Tennessee 3 "The Sound Must Go On" Coming This June!

Featuring tracks like Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, and Ragged Old Flag, "The Sound Must Go On" features ten, never-before-released recordings of the last touring Tennessee 3, Johnny Cash's backing band. With Bob Wootton on vocals & guitar, Dave Roe on bass, and the legendary WS Holland himself on drums, this album is sure to be a hit! Vinyl and CD will be released first, followed by digital. An official release date will be coming soon, so make sure to check back!

April 19, 2015
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WS Holland Press Release

The WS Holland / MDI Distribution deal recieved massive PR starting the first day of the Johnny Cash Bash, February 27th, and had over 6000 news agencies, including some key agencies, that picked up the story, with over 71 million viewers! There is alot of exciting news around WS Holland including some major new releases, including a Tennessee 3 Vinyl/CD, private video and photos, a spoken word about WS' time on the road with the Man in Black 1960-1997 and with the Million Dollar Quartet in 1956, and much more!

March 3, 2015
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Rockabilly Living Legend WS Holland Inks Distribution Deal

Today MDI Distribution jointly announced with WS Holland manager, Ron Haney, some of the most exciting historical news to come out of Tennessee in years. WS Holland is the drummer that recorded in those early years of Rockabilly with the likes of Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Mr. Holland was the only drummer Johnny Cash had in his band for his entire career.Through the joint efforts of Drum Cat Entertainment and MDI Distribution Mr. Holland will be releasing archival history that spans multiple generations dating back to the earlydays of Sun Records. This will be the first time these private films have been released.

February, 27 2015
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Constant Sorrow A Tribute to Ralph Stanley Set For First Release

DiamonDisc Records is proud to partner with MDI Distribution to handle distribution for the label. The premiere project for this partnership is Constant Sorrow A Tribute to Ralph Stanley, an album packed with hit-makers fit for this Bluegrass legend.

February, 20 2015
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The Johnny Cash Museum Announces the 2015 Johnny Cash Birthday Bash Line–Up

The world renowned Johnny Cash Museum (JCM) prepares the return of the fan-favorite Johnny Cash Birthday Bash to mark his 83rd birthday this February. In a two day event kicking off February 27th, fans will be treated to appearances by Johnny Cash family members and former band members, including WS Holland!

February, 06 2015
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Do you know who WS Holland is???

Without Googling, send your answer to gm[at]mdidistribution.com and get ready to remember some of the greatest moments in Music history!

January 17, 2015
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Rhonda Vincent Nominated for 2015 Grammy Award

Rhonda Vincent has been nominated for Best Bluegrass Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards!

January 15, 2015
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Lights Up Productions Tour Schedule

Lights Up Productions will be bringing their show "Pillars of Fire" to a city near you in 2015! Follow the link to check out their full tour schedule for the coming season!

January 7, 2015
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Preorder the Ralph Stanley Tribute Album "Constant Sorrow" now!

Constant Sorrow: A Tribute to Ralph Stanley, featuring artists such as Jeff Bates, Jimmy Fortune, and Rhonda Vincent is now available for preorder on the iTunes store!

January 2, 2015
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Steve Krase Charts on Billboard's Top 200 Indie Albums

Steve Krase's "Buckle Up" has landed on Billboard's Top 200 Indie Albums Chart at #125! "Buckle Up" continues to stay on the top Blues Chart at #5.

December 19, 2014
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NPR's Tiny Desk Concert seraches for new acts

NPR announced Tuesday a contest that will use the platform of its Tiny Desk Concerts to discover up-and-coming musicians.

December 9, 2014
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MDI Signs Lights Up Productions!

Lights Up Productions produces original and relevant Christian musical theatre that stirs the soul, inspires the heart, and challenges the mind, impacting destinies. Check out their website to learn more!

October 22, 2014
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New Show Announced for Trudy Lynn & Steve Krase

It's difficult to look up a factoid like the last time two artists with Top 10 albums on the Billboard blues chart played the same gig, but it's definitely happening in Houston this Saturday, October 18th at the Shakespeare Pub. Come check it out!

October 17, 2014
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Steve Krase new album charts Billboard!

The new album "Buckle Up" form Houston's "Fire Breathing Dragon" Steve Krase has hit #6 on Billboard's Top Blues Album chart!

October 16, 2014
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New album from Steve Krase on iTunes now!

Make sure to check out Steve Krase new album, "Buckle Up", featuring special guest Trudy Lynn.

October 02, 2014
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Trudy Lynn Nominated for Blues Blast Female Blues Artist!

Voting is now open! Click the link to vote for Trudy now!

September 03, 2014
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iTunes Expands Territories in Digital World!

To view the complete list of territories that we now distribute through iTunes click "Read More".

September 02, 2014
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Trudy Lynn Lands #1 Spot on Billboard!

Trudy Lynn's "Royal Oaks Blues Cafe" is currently #1 on the Billboard Top 100 Blues Albums!

August 30, 2014
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Building Nations Live on uStream

Check out Building Nations live on uStream for shows, behind the scenes, and live talks with the band!

August 29, 2014
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New EP from Building Nations, now on iTunes!

Click the button to go to iTunes now to get Building Nations' new EP "Home".
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August 19, 2014
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Noizemaka/Soundcheck artist Young Life releases new single

Check out "The Bay" from Noizemaka/Soundcheck artist Young Life now on iTunes!!

August 19, 2014
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Building Nations On Tour!

Christian Rock band, Building Nations is now touring throughout the United States. Click the button to check out their full tour schedule.

August 13, 2014
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Blues Legend Trudy Lynn Billboard's #7

Trudy Lynn's "Royal Oaks Blues Cafe" now reached number 7 on Billboard's Top 100 Blues Albums!!

August 11, 2014
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Trudy Lynn now on iTunes!

Trudy Lynn's "Royal Oaks Blues Cafe" is now available for purchase on the iTunes store. Make sure to get your copy today!

July 28, 2014
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Trudy Lynn Charts at #11 on Billboard!!

Trudy Lynn's "Royal Oaks Blues Cafe" hits #11 as this weeks "Hot Shot Debut" on Billboard's Top 100 Blues albums!

July 27, 2014
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Vote for Trudy Lynn!!

2014 Blues Blast Music Awards voting is now open, and Trudy Lynn is up for Female Blues Artist of the Year!!! Voting is free and open to anyone who visits the following web address: Click Here to Vote!
Help us get Trudy to the number one spot by voting now!

July 17, 2014
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MDI Distribution Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary!

We are excited and proud of where we are today as a company and partner of many! MDI Distribution is the longest contentiously running privately owned Independent Music Distribution company in U.S.A.

June 17, 2014
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Reviews for Trudy Lynn Feat. Steve Krase upcoming new CD is in!

The Allmusic journalist, Alex Henderson, noted that " Lynn isn't one to hold back emotionally; like Koko Taylor and Etta James, she screams, shouts, testifies and gets her points across in a highly convincing way". In addition to the originals Down In Memphis and Every Side of Lonesome the album features classic performances of obscure blues numbers by overlooked female blues singers such as "Confessinâ the Blues", "Whip it to a Jelly", "Country Man Blues" and "Street Walkinâ Daddy".

June 17, 2014
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MDI Distribution Welcomes Connor Ray Music and the First Lady of Blues Trudy Lynn!

MDI Distribution Welcomes Connor Ray Music and the First Lady of Blues Trudy Lynn! Steve Krase and Trudy Lynn have hooked up to sing the blues, but in a fantastic great Bluesy way that only Trudy can master. Her New CD "Royal Oaks Blues Cafe" featuring Steve Krase will be available in July and look out for her new Tour Schedule. She might be coming to a city near you!

June 17, 2014
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MDI Distribution has moved!!!

We can now see Blue Skies, Lots of Big Fluffy White Clouds, National Monument Mountains from the front and back of our office building! Yes we moved over two states to NM. Here is our new Address; 2001 E. Lohman Ave. #110 - 207. Las Cruces , NM . 88001 and phone/Fax # 575-652-4638

June 10, 2014
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Reviews for Trudy Lynn Feat. Steve Krase upcoming new CD is in!

The Allmusic journalist, Alex Henderson, noted that " Lynn isn't one to hold back emotionally; like Koko Taylor and Etta James, she screams, shouts, testifies and gets her points across in a highly convincing way". In addition to the originals Down In Memphis and Every Side of Lonesome the album features classic performances of obscure blues numbers by overlooked female blues singers such as "Confessinâ the Blues", "Whip it to a Jelly", "Country Man Blues" and "Street Walkinâ Daddy".

Admin July, 11 2014
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