Press Release: John Schneider’s Newest Project – Recycling Grace

Friend of the podcast John Schneider has a new album coming out and we are so excited to help promote it. Here are links to our previous interviews with John:

Wounded Warrior Concert Recap  and Our Full One on One with John

Press Release:

Iconic Actor and Chart-Topping Country Artist JOHN SCHNEIDER to Release Inspirational Album, Recycling Grace

After releasing an astonishing 72 songs in 2018, John Schneider returns with some of the most personal recordings of his career with the new inspirational album, Recycling Grace (Maven Entertainment). Produced by Schneider, Larry Hall and Alicia Allain, Recycling Grace was recorded in Nashville and Franklin, TN, with additional recording and mixing by Bob Bullock. Schneider also enlisted stunning guest vocals from Christian Davis, Cody McCarver, Jacob Lyda and J Edwards. The 11-track studio album will be available at all digital retailers on September 15th, as well as on his own website at JohnSchneiderStudios.com.

The last five years have been nothing less than challenging for Schneider. Historic floods destroyed his home and movie studio complex in Holden, Louisiana not once but twice, and a five-year long divorce battle made frequent tabloid headlines before a settlement earlier this summer. So it should surprise no one that Schneider decided to record a deep and personal collection of songs for his latest project.

Recycling Grace is jam packed with a few standards, but also new songs whose intention is to make you think and feel something,” says Schneider. “The music itself is intentionally more raw, bluesy and edgy. I believe these inspirational songs especially should elicit some sort of physical reaction from the listener. These will do that for sure!”

Recycling Grace marks a turning point for Schneider, who is looking ahead to the future with no intention of slowing down any time soon. On July 2nd, he married his longtime girlfriend and business partner, Alicia Allain. They celebrated their nuptials by throwing themselves deep into production on the upcoming holiday film, Christmas Cars, which Schneider also wrote, directed and stars in. Meanwhile, Schneider continues to tour heavily, and planning is underway for the 3rd annual Bo’s Extravaganza event at John Schneider Studios. Nearly 10,000 attendees descended on Holden, Louisiana for this year’s event, which included celebrity appearances, carnival rides, car stunts, helicopter rides, a hood slide contest, fireworks, performances by Schneider and Kid Rock and much more.

With over a dozen albums to his credit and 4 #1 singles on the Billboard Country chart, Schneider returned to country music in 2018 with The Odyssey, an ambitious 52-song project. He also recorded Greatest Hits…Still, which features all new acoustic recordings of his biggest hits, and the holiday EP, Merry Christmas Baby.

In addition to his incredible music career, Schneider’s extensive acting career includes the iconic roles of “Bo Duke” on The Dukes of Hazzard, “Jonathan Kent” on Smallville and “Jim Cryer” on his current series, Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots – the #1 primetime series on cable on Tuesday nights. Add in countless films and guest appearances, and a recent stint on Dancing with the Stars, and it’s no wonder that Schneider is an American icon.

It’s also worth noting that John co-founded the Children’s Miracle Network — a non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of children’s health issues. Founded in 1983, they have raised more than $7 billion dollars (with over $409 million in 2018 alone) for medical research and community  awareness of children’s health issues, which is distributed directly to a network of 170 children’s hospitals.

For tour dates and more information, visit the official website at JohnSchneiderStudios.com

Connect with John Schneider:
Twitter.com/John_Schneider
Facebook.com/JohnSchneiderStudios
Instagram.com/thejohnschneider

Recycling Grace Track Listing: 
Stained Glass
If It Wasn’t For The Mountain
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Faith Like That
Recycling Grace
Amazing Grace
Sing Hallelujah
Thank You Jesus
That’s My Job
I’ll Fly Away
Thank God You Do

Friend of the Podcast Celebrates Birthday in a Big Way

John Schneider’s 2nd Annual Bo’s Extravaganza Draws Nearly 10,000 Fans to Rural Louisiana for Ultimate Fan Weekend

Fans celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Dukes of Hazzard and John “Bo Duke” Schneider’s birthday with celebrity appearances, live concerts, carnival rides, car stunts and explosions, bonfires, helicopter rides, a hood slide contest, food vendors, fireworks and more.

Nearly 10,000 fans descended on rural Holden, Louisiana over the weekend for John Schneider’s 2nd annual Bo’s Extravaganza. The 2-day fan event was held April 6-7 at John Schneider Studios, celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Dukes of Hazzard and John “Bo Duke” Schneider’s birthday with live music on 3 stages, carnival rides, car stunts and explosions, celebrity appearances, bonfires, helicopter rides, a hood slide contest, incredible food vendors, a fireworks show to end each day and so much more.

Without a doubt, a major highlight of the weekend was a series of live car stunts coordinated by veteran stunt coordinator Jack Gill (Fast & Furious series, The Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider and more), including an incredible moment when John Schneider arrived by helicopter and thrilled fans by jumping the General Lee on Saturday afternoon.

Additional highlights included a special performance by multi-platinum recording artist Kid Rock, and two concert appearances by John Schneider and the Hazzard Nation Band, with skydivers diving into the event while Schneider performed his popular tribute to veterans, “Can I Buy You A Beer.” Schneider and his partner Alicia Allain bought event tickets for all veterans and first responders, as well as their families.

Bo’s Extravaganza also featured performances by Schneider’s The Dukes of Hazzard co-star Tom Wopat, Whey Jennings, American Idol favorite Bo Bice,Trick Pony’s Keith Burns, Thom Bresh, JoEl Sonnier, Beau Young,Confederate Railroad’s Cody McCarver, Smith & Wesley, Christian Davis and more. Additional special guests included actor Butch Patrick (The Munsters), Lulu Roman (Hee Haw), and several of Schneider’s co-stars on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Notsincluding Peter Parros, Gavin Houston and Angela Robinson.

The ultimate fan weekend also featured the Hazzard County Car Show & Parade — the largest car parade in the south featuring cars from The Dukes of Hazzard, Smokey & the Bandit, Knight Rider, The Munsters, The Love Bug, Scooby Doo and more.

A portion of the proceeds from Bo’s Extravaganza will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.

While plans are already underway for next year’s event, Schneider will keep busy with an upcoming Christmas movie, a new album project and extensive touring of new music throughout 2019. Download the free John Schneider app to keep updated on live events, new projects and more.

John Schneider Studios sits on a 58-acre property in Holden, Louisiana that offers camping, lodging, trails, ponds, bamboo forest, a 200,000 gallon swimming pool and more.

ABOUT JOHN SCHNEIDER: John Schneider’s extensive acting career includes the iconic roles of “Bo Duke” on The Dukes of Hazzard, “Jonathan Kent” on Smallville and “Jim Cryer” on his current series, Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots – the #1 primetime series on cable on Tuesday nights. John is also a celebrated country music artist with 19 albums to his credit and 4 #1 singles on the Billboard Country chart. In 2018, he launched an ambitious 52-song project, The Odyssey, as well as the album projects Greatest Hits…Still and Merry Christmas Baby. In addition to his entertainment career, John co-founded the Children’s Miracle Network – a non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of children’s health issues. Founded in 1983, they have raised more than $4.7 billion dollars which is distributed directly to a network of 170 hospitals. For more information, visit the official website at JohnSchneiderStudios.com.

John Schneider Comments on Roy Clark’s Passing

Country music legend Roy Clark passed away today and we have the full story at the bottom of the page.

Early next week, TV legend and Country Music star – John Schneider will be a guest on the Ed Boston Podcast. The following statement from John was just released by his publicist.

John Schneider Comments on the Passing of Country Music Icon Roy Clark

Thursday, November 15, 2018 — John Schneider has issued a statement on today’s passing of Country Music icon, Roy Clark:“Roy was an amazing talent whose smile and dexterity on a guitar would always light up the biggest of rooms. His down-home way of making the most difficult of licks and runs seem almost possible for us mere mortals will be missed on every fret board from here to the ends of the earth.” — John Schneider

Watch this classic footage of Schneider and Clark together on Hee Haw:

Schneider spent the past few months competing on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. He will return for the finale on Monday, November 19 to perform his latest single (“Walk A Mile In My Shoes”) live.

About John Schneider:

John Schneider’s extensive acting career includes the iconic roles of “Bo Duke” on The Dukes of Hazzard, “Jonathan Kent” on Smallville and “Jim Cryer” on his current OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) series, Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots – the #1 primetime series on cable on Tuesday nights.

Schneider is also a celebrated country music artist with 10 albums to his credits and 4 #1 singles on the Billboard Country chart. This year, he launched an ambitious 52-song project, The Odyssey, releasing a song a week throughout 2018. In addition, he will drop a Greatest Hits album and Christmas EP before year’s end.

It’s also worth noting that John co-founded the Children’s Miracle Network – a non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of children’s health issues. Founded in 1983, they have raised more than $4.7 billion dollars, which is distributed directly to a network of 170 hospitals.

For more information, download the free John Schneider App or visit the official website at JohnSchneiderStudios.co

More on Roy Clark from our friend Trevor Decker.

Country Music Icon Roy Clark Dies at 85

Roy Clark, the legendary ‘superpicker’, GRAMMYCMA and ACM award winner, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member and co-host of the famed ‘Hee Haw’ television series, died today at the age of 85 due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla.

Roy Clark’s decade-defying success could be summed up in one word — sincerity. Sure, he was one of the world’s finest multi-instrumentalists, and one of the first cross-over artists to land singles on both the pop and country charts. He was the pioneer who turned Branson, Mo., into the live music capital of the world (the Ozark town today boasts more seats than Broadway). And his talents turned Hee Haw into the longest-running syndicated show in television history.

Read the complete post here: https://trevordecker.com/2018/11/15/country-music-icon-roy-clark-dies-85/

Roy Clark

Statement From STRYPER About Oz Fox

The Ed Boston Podcast Network along with other media outlets have been notified by reps for Stryper via press announcement that Stryper band member Oz Fox has suffered a “medical emergency”. We send our thoughts and prayers. Please see full statement below:

Official Statement from STRYPER Regarding Band Member Oz Fox

Sunday, August 12, 2018 — News began circulating this morning that Stryper’s Oz Fox suffered a medical emergency on stage in Las Vegas overnight. In order to provide accurate information and dispel any rumors, the band has issued an official statement:

Our dear friend and lead-guitarist Oz Fox fell ill Saturday night while performing in Las Vegas with a side project that he sometimes plays in when not touring with Stryper. Oz suffered a seizure causing a fall on stage. After performing an MRI, doctors discovered an area of concern near his brain which they are now running a biopsy on. The doctors have instructed him not to drive or fly for 90 days. No additional information is available at this time. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and we will communicate additional information as it becomes available. 

The logistics and options for current tour dates are being discussed with the respective promoters. U.S. tour dates will play as scheduled and in anticipation of a full recovery will include Oz Fox. The upcoming Australian tour will be performed as a trio (with the blessing of Oz), and will include Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, and Perry Richardson. For our fans in Japan, please await an announcement from the concert promoter there as to the plans for the Japan tour.

New information will first be communicated via Stryper.com and Stryper’s official Facebook page

Rocking since 1984, STRYPER is responsible for such classic ’80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, STRYPER is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990’s, STRYPER returned strong in the early 21st century. Their latest album, God Damn Evil (Frontiers Music srl), was released in April. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

For more information, visit www.Stryper.com.

All media requests should be directed to Brian Mayes at Nashville Publicity Group, brian@nashvillepublicity.com or 615-771-2040.

Lionsgate Signs Deal With Erwin Brothers and Kevin Downes

Check out this fantastic news about friends of the podcast – The Erwin Brothers and Kevin Downes. All three have been guests on the Ed Boston Podcast.

LIONSGATE SIGNS MULTI-PLATFORM FILM AND TELEVISION FIRST-LOOK DEAL WITH THE ERWIN BROTHERS AND KEVIN DOWNES

The Filmmakers Behind Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions’ Faith-Based Hit “I Can Only Imagine” To Create Films and TV Series for Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA, CA, and VANCOUVER, BC, August 9, 2018 –
Significantly expanding its footprint in the growing faith-based market, global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) has signed a multi-platform film and television first-look deal with Andrew and Jon Erwin and producing partner Kevin Downes, the filmmaking team behind this year’s box office hit I Can Only Imagine, which was released by Lionsgate and sister company Roadside Attractions. The announcement was made today by Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chairman Joe Drake and Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs.

As part of the multi-year agreement, the Erwin Brothers and Downes will develop, produce and direct feature films and television programming for the Company under their newly- created Kingdom banner. The deal follows Lionsgate’s breakout successes in the faith-based community, which include the double Oscar® winner Hacksaw RidgeThe Shack, and most recently, I Can Only Imagine, the highest grossing movie in Roadside’s history.

The Erwin Brothers are one of only a handful of directors to have received a rare A+ CinemaScore twice, having accomplished the feat on I Can Only Imagine and Woodlawn. Downes and the Erwins have been building their brand in the rapidly growing inspirational faith-based family market, having collaborated on three films in the last five years that have all opened in the top 10 movies in America. The Erwins have also directed numerous acclaimed documentaries and music videos, and Downes, a 20- year industry veteran, has produced 15 features.

“We’re proud to expand our relationship with Andrew, Jon and Kevin through this exciting and collaborative, cross-divisional partnership,” said Drake and Beggs. “This deal underscores our ongoing commitment to serve moviegoers with premium, faith- based content. We look forward to working with the Erwin Brothers and Kevin on film and television projects that resonate not only with the faith-based community but with viewers everywhere.”

“Our dream for launching Kingdom is to create the most trusted and respected brand in faith-based entertainment. We needed a partner that would catch that dream with us and Lionsgate is the perfect fit,” said Jon Erwin. “They aren’t like any other studio we’ve ever worked with and they have a passion to empower creative entrepreneurs. We can’t wait to work together on some exciting new projects.”

“Our creative ambition and directing sweet spot is to tell redemptive, inspirational stories that appeal to audiences everywhere. We need optimism and hope more than ever today, and those are the stories we love to tell,” added Andrew Erwin.

 

“We’re thrilled to begin this new venture with Joe, Kevin and the rest of the incredible Lionsgate team,” said Downes. “We have seen firsthand how Lionsgate champions an artist’s individuality and creativity. They have a proven track-record for reaching targeted audiences with diverse, high-end content and we could not be more thrilled to call Lionsgate our new home.”

The Erwin Brothers and Downes join Lionsgate’s elite portfolio of creative partnerships which includes Paul Feig, Eugenio Derbez, Kevin Hart, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, Justin Simien, Courtney Kemp,Yvette Lee Bowser, Ed Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz, and John Goldwyn, among others.

The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by Motion Picture Group’s Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Eda Kowan, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co- Productions, Bonnie Stylides, Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, and Adrian Lopez, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs.

The Erwin Brothers and Downes are represented by WME’s Dave Wirtschafter and Matthew Johnson at Ziffren, Brittenham.

ABOUT LIONSGATE
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.

Press Release: Ed Boston Podcast Now Available On iHeart Radio

July 17, 2018 (Columbus, IN) Ten years after being founded, the Ed Boston Podcast Network is now available on iHeart Radio. The Christ-centered podcast began on 2/18/2008 and has published over 1,600 “On Demand” podcasts.

Starting out as Do The Right Thing Radio – Politics from a Christian Perspective, the podcast has had several name changes but two things have remained consistent through the years Christ is the center of all we do, and our motto continues to be Do The Right Thing.

Over the years, huge current event stories have been covered, but what sets the Ed Boston Podcast apart is the interviews that have become a huge part of what we do. Darci Lynne, Roma Downey, LTC Allen West, Evie Clair, Brennley Brown, Michael Sweet from Stryper, The Erwin Brothers – Jon and Andy, Kevin Downes, and Jennifer McGill have all been interviewed and on the podcast.

Along with news and entertainment, Pastor Ed Boston posts regular sermons on the podcast. Knowing that the podcast is heard in dozens of countries around the world, he takes sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ very seriously.

iHeartMedia is a leading global media and entertainment company specializing in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events and on-demand entertainment. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio and television outlet in America.

“I am honored that the Ed Boston Podcast has been accepted to be on iHeart Radio. Years of hard work and dedication to keeping the podcast going continue to bless all of us that are a part of this online ministry. We are looking forward to a long and rewarding relationship with iHeart Radio and all of our broadcast locations. ”

We would also like to acknowledge longtime podcast producer and current consultant Trevor Decker for all of the countless hours of work he has done for us over the years.

 

You can find the iHeart Radio page for the podcast at https://www.iheart.com/podcast/ed-boston-podcast-network-29542050/ 

You can contact Pastor Ed for speaking and preaching engagements at https://edboston.com/contact/

Website: https://edboston.com/

On Demand site: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edboston

Email: edboston@me.com

Trevor Decker’s website: https://trevordecker.com/