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"I Believe To My Soul" Radio Show Ends It's Run

on 01 April 2014.

Dear Friends,

We regret to announce that due to management changes at WSM AM 650, our monthly radio show “I Believe To My Soul” has been cancelled, along with all daytime “guest host” shows.

We are currently looking for a new home for “I Believe To My Soul.” In the meantime you can access the show archives at www.johncowan.com.

I’d like once again to express my sincere gratitude to all the artists who graciously appeared on the show: 

Leon Russell

Bela Fleck

Gordon Stoker

Rodney Crowell

Justin Hayward

Robert Lamm

Jim Messina

John Carter Cash

Wendy Waldman

Kris Kristofferson

Loretta Lynn

Bernie Leadon

Sam Bush

Bonnie Bramlett

Chris Hillman

Sam Moore

A heartfelt thanks to all of you for listening and for your continued support. We still have two amazing shows that will air when we find a new place to land - Rick Hall and Darrell Scott. 

Last, but not least, my personal thanks go out to Jonathan Shaffer, Brian Smith and Joe Limardi – without whom this experience would not have been possible.

John Cowan

John Cowan set to host 3/12/14 Music City Roots in Nashville

on 12 March 2014.

I am honored to host tonight's (3/12) edition of Music City Roots in Nashville, TN. Our guests include Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Wild Ponies, Teea Goans, Cabinet and Don Duprie.

I hope you will tune in starting at 7:00 pm CST (8:00 pm EST) either on radio at Hippie Radio 94.5 FM in Nashville or watch the worldwide streaming of the broadcast at http://musiccityroots.com/live-stream

Still the best entertainment deal in Nashville at only $10 per person!!



John Cowan and Sam Bush Team Up On The FIrst Single From Award Winning Phil Leadbetter's New Album "The Next Move"

on 17 February 2014.

So proud of my long time friend, Phil Leadbetter who has a new album entitled "The Next Move" coming out on Pinecastle Records soon.

And even happier that the first single, "I'm a Ramblin Rolling Stone" features me and Sam Bush. It felt so good to cut this song with my pals!

But Phil wasn't satisfied with two old NewGrassers, he stacked the deck with the likes of:

Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Mike Bub, Shawn Camp, Steve Wariner, Joe Diffie, Marty Raybon, Bela Fleck, Ronnie McCoury, Sierra Hull, Ken Mellons, Kenny Smith, Cory Walker, Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, Jake Stargel, Matt Leadbetter, Jim Hurts, Steve Thomas, Paul Brewster, Charlie Cushman and Jarrod Walker!

Hits radio later this week I'm told. 


John Cowan Welcomes Music Legend Chris Hillman To "I Believe To My Soul" Radio Show On 650-AM WSM

on 13 February 2014.

TOMORROW!!! I hope you will join us for the next "I Believe To My Soul" with John Cowan show, presented on Nashville's legend, 650-AM WSM. It airs this Thursday, February 13, 2014 when John's very special guest will be none other than the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum inductee Chris Hillman in Part 2 of their epic visit. Chris will join John Cowan in the second installment of a two-part series (Part 1 aired on January 9th) where they will continue to trace Chris's amazing career in music, spanning his early bluegrass days with the Scottsville Squirrel Barkers and The Hillmen, though his iconic period with The Byrds to The Flying Burrito Brothers, then Manassas, Souther Hillman Furay Band, McGuinn/Clark/Hillmanand the Desert Rose Band right on through today and his association with his longtime musical partner Herb Pedersen. This show is not to be missed! It is the most in-depth, one on one show in existence today. Tune in this Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm CST (3:00 - 4:00 pm EST) at 650-AM WSM or stream from anywhere on the globe at www.wsmonline.com

Work On New Album Continues: Superstar Line-up Promises Excitement

on 11 February 2014.

Recording on the long-awaited John Cowan solo album continued in earnest last week when John and his acclaimed producer and fellow Doobie Brother John McFee set up shop in the famed Cash Cabin Studios in Hendersonville, TN for two days of epic sessions. This studio, most famous as the place Johnny and June Carter Cash cut their final projects, served as the perfect setting for the songs chosen to record there.

In those unforgetable two days, the likes of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Leon Russell, legendary vocalist and former half of the iconic duo Delaney & Bonnie, Bonnie Bramlett, NewGrass Revival founder and former Cowan band partner Sam Bush and multi-award winning guitarist Josh Williams came in to add parts to the "as of yet" untitled project.

They join an already mind blowing cast of superstars that will grace this album. Names like Chris Hillman, Huey Lewis, Jim Messina, John Jorgenson, Viktor Krauss, Luke Bulla, JD Mannes and Ray Benson share this project with more surprises to come.

Set to be released in June 2014, in partnership with Compass Records, prior to a highly anticipated appearance at Telluride to premier it, this collection of stunning songs will showcase John's incredible voice, epic range and musical influences.

We will keep you informed as to specifics as the actual release date and first single are announced.

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