TOM MACLEAR continues to impress book critics with his new release of 'INSIDE A STRING' receiving notable nods from 'Book Of the Week on BOOKDAILY.com' , and 'EDITORS CHOICE on Fluidwriter.com_ 'INSIDE A STRING' has sold out it's first pressing via 'Amazon and Barnes & Nobel in it's first month of release. Tom MacLear also enjoys a steady rise on the U.S. Radio Charts with 'SOMEDAY' by MacLear & Waters and continues to enjoy top 20 status with 'ONLY ONE FOR ME' by MacLear & Quinn after 25 weeks on the Indie and Internet Charts of the U.S. George Williams A&R/PR Meg Records/Nashville
'SOMEDAY' IS NOW ON 8 MORE Country Radio Stations in the U.S.A! MEG RECORDS & TOM MACLEAR would like to thank: WMOA AM (West Virginia-Ohio), WORG FM (Orangeburg South Carolina), ANRN Internet Country (Mebane, North Carolina), Hot Country 102 (Eastover South Carolina), KHXI FM Country (Cowlington Oklahoma & Ft Smith Arkansas), W&C Internet Country (Pittsburg, PA), WDMU FM (Allentown, PA), Fantasy Country Internet (Glendale, Arizona)___ _____for their spins and support! We Love Ya!
Tom MacLears' country single 'SOMEDAY' and New Book 'INSIDE A STRING' receive 5 star reviews! http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/986150329?book_show_action=true&page=1 Jill Lapin Zell's review Jul 04, 14 5 of 5 stars Inside A String: A collection of poems, essays, lyrics and prose by Tom MacLear As a huge fan of the beats (Kerouac and Ginsberg are among my favorites), I felt very much at home in the pages of Tom MacLear’s book. It was like wrapping myself in a cozy, warm blanket. The reader travels with Tom MacLear from the smoky coffee houses of NYC’s Greenwich Village to the boxcars that inspired Woody Guthrie to Steinbeck’s beloved Cannery Row, each very much a part of those artists who shaped America’s culture. Along the way, we realize that we are “Inside A String” that ties them all together. This “string” wraps around one of the central themes of MacLear’s musings, that of the delicate balance between the spiritual and the scientific in all aspects of our lives. He shows us that “the ultimate destiny of our existence is to comprehend the ‘meaning of ourselves’ “ and since this existence is one “which we have only borrowed/For a very short time”, there is an urgency in his message to us. In his opening remarks, Tom MacLear states that “The works contained within are simply one man’s mirror of life as life unfolded before him.” While that may be true, there is nothing “simple” about Tom’s work. It is complex, moving and undeniably profound. In the first section, “The Village”, MacLear captures the pulse of what was the stomping grounds for the beat poets. It was “A place all its own…Where the eccentricities made sense_where I made sense”. Indeed, reading theses poems, we can see that he “never left”. MacLear evokes the spirit of Bob Dylan, who also realized the “subterranean pulse of a new culture”. In “Cannery Row”, we revisit the nostalgic undertones which resonated with John Steinbeck and his passion for it. Through the camaraderie that he knew was among its inhabitants, we see how the human spirit can overcome superficialities. The poet “live[s] what was/for that will never change here”. This sense of nostalgia is what we hear “calling for the days that remind us of what we had felt then”. “Let me stay here as I come home to the place I had never left” He reminds us that “All that is in our past/Is everything we are today”. Finally, Tom MacLear hopes that each artist creates what he or she does “In the hopes and belief/That some good may come from/What they have stirred inside another”. He can rest assured that he has done so with this collection, and brilliantly.
AC/HOT AC U.S. Radio Channels carrying ‘SOMEDAY’ by MACLEAR & WATERS KDEL FM Little Rock, AR KEHK FM Eugene, OR KGWL FM Grand Junction, CO KIXR FM Wichita, KS KKRB FM Medford, OR KRVG FM Grand Junction CO KWYO AM Sheridan / Billings WY / MT KZWY FM Sheridan / Billings WY / MT WJTW FM Marietta, OH WKKQ FM Knoxsville, TN WMOA AM Marietta, OH WORG FM Columbia, SC AC/HOT AC Internet Channels carrying ‘SOMEDAY’ by MACLEAR & WATERS LEXPOP Lexington, KY QYK98 Prattville, AL COUNTRY U.S. Radio Channels carrying ‘SOMEDAY’ by MACLEAR & WATERS KALH FM El Paso, TX KAYW FM Grand Junction, CO KCGW FM Lincoln NE KKYN FM Lubbock, TX KXAX FM Livingston/Houston/Galveston, TX KZKS FM Grand Junction, CO WFLE FM Lexington, KY WISK FM Albany, GA WKFC FM Knoxsville, TN WKUL FM Hunstville, AL WOCO AM Green Bay, WI WYTI AM Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA COUNTRY U.S. Internet Channels carrying ‘SOMEDAY’ by MACLEAR & WATERS APN Washington, NC BWR Harrison, AR CountryWeb Washington, NC EMM Central Point, OR iRADIO Covina, CA LexCountry Dayton, OH LightningCountry Dayton, OH MPAK Gilbert, AZ MusicCorner SoundMachine Moyock, NC TCS Gretna, FL TexasCountry Livingston, TX WideMusicCountry Cropseyville, NY TOP 40 U.S. Internet Channels carrying ‘SOMEDAY’ by MACLEAR & WATERS SoundMachine Moyock, NC SUAMixtape Texarkana, TX
Maya Angelou_______I celebrate her life and I thank God for bringing such a beautiful person to this world. But I've been feeling such a deep deep sadness in her loss... and it is not because she is gone after a glorious 87 years, but it is for the lack of character and drive in this nations youth who is rampant in judgment, criticism and hatred but void of educated/realistic and moral changes and solutions.... I want to see the passion again in the young, the drive to be right instead of fashionable, the want to be decent instead of being sensationalistic and crude, the want to know what it truly means to be spiritual, and not just blab about it on facebook with no theological knowledge or fact to base your rants on_ to know what it means to say 'the sky is falling' and to have realistic answers in how to patch this broken sky we see above us........ To respect what has been... because sooner or later, 'you' will be 'what has been' (in a blink of an eye) and your memory and self will not even be an afterthought for your children who have such little reverence for the elders of today.. but... there is a glorious hope.... a wondrous possibility .... a truly fabulous and exciting thing can happen............by living the examples of Maya... a child can enable themselves to create the next Maya Angelou within themselves__ You are out there.... Where are you?.... speak up..... Step front and center.... grab Maya's torch....'this' generation needs you.... desperately...
Tom MacLear's ~ 'MACLEAR & WATERS' ~ CD is now on the market___
Due to the success of the chart topping: 'Only One For Me' by MACLEAR & QUINN__ Meg Records/Nashville raced to release Tom MacLear's new CD:
The first single release from this exciting new CD is: 'SOMEDAY'
'SOMEDAY' _ playing NOW on U.S. Country Radio Affiliates coast to coast
Yes!.... 6 new songs from Tom MacLear are featured on the new 'MACLEAR & WATERS' CD, as he concludes his Nashville Composition Series of songs which began with its first release of 'One More Rodeo' in 2010 via Arista/Nashville.
This albums featured Vocalist is the phenomenal Heather Waters.
MEG RECORDS/NASHVILLE: More News?
Is proud to announce that MACLEAR & QUINN's single 'Only One For Me'
Is still going strong and is holding high positions on Radio Spin Charts reported by:
SPINS TRACKING SYSTEM REPORTS: Provided by STS / Loggins Promotion • Radio Stations and Spins reported by The STS Spins Tracking / week of May 21st 2014 16th week of Radio play for 'MACLEAR & QUINN' / ONLY ONE FOR ME.
Artist: MacLear & Quinn
Song Title: Only One For Me
8 TOP 10 RANKINGS in the United States !
U.S. COUNTRY MAIN CHART - #15
U.S. COUNTRY TOP 30 INDIE - #2
U.S. COUNTRY TOP 20 EASTERN REGION - #18
U.S. TOP 20 WESTERN REGION - #1
U.S. AC/HOT AC MAIN - #11
U.S. AC/HOT AC TOP 30 INDIE - #4
U.S. AC/HOT AC TOP 20 WESTERN REGION - #3
U.S. HOT 100 SINGLES - #28
AC/HOT AC INTERNET MAIN CHART - #4
AC/HOT AC INTERNET TOP 30 INDIE - #3
U.S. TOP 40 INTERNET MAIN CHART- #5
U.S. TOP 40 INTERNET INDIE CHART - #2
We would like to thank all of you, promoters, publicists, friends and fans for all of your wonderful support this last year_
One last CD of Tom MacLear's popular 'NASHVILLE SERIES aka One More Rodeo,' of Compositions has been released by Meg Records/Nashville on this Memorial Day Weekend 2014. 'MACLEAR & WATERS' marks a new chapter in Tom MacLear's career as Meg Records will now concentrate on promoting Tom's new Book 'Inside A String' and begin pre-production on Tom's Blues project entitled: THE BIG BLUE MAC, due for release in January of 2015.
YES, you can vote for MACLEAR & QUINN to help them win the ever important 'NEW MUSIC WEEKLY MAGAZINE' AWARD, nominated in '3' categories!!!!!
HERE IS THE LINK, TO THE RADIO DEBUT OF OUR NEW SINGLE 'ONLY ONE FOR ME' on IMN ! Hosted by Buck McCoy
Click on: www.Independentmusicnetwork.com
Click on link: COUNTRY show LINK # 107/segment 1 .....
Listen and learn how you can vote for us with our 3 Nominations from NEW MUSIC WEEKLY ... YES!!!... You guys VOTE!!!!! U can help us win some awards!!!!
The Independent Music Network
MEG RECORDS PRESS RELEASE February 8th 2014
MACLEAR & QUINN perform in Nashville Tennessee for the: 'COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR'...
February 20th @ 4:00pm at the Infamous 'CROSSROADS' on Broadway.
It's time to make some noise about their second Country Single release _
'ONLY ONE FOR ME'
The duo is up for more awards from: NEW MUSIC WEEKLY MAGAZINE
BEST NEW AC/HOT AC GROUP/DUO BEST NEW COUNTRY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR BEST CROSSOVER ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Yep!... Lots of things to celebrate and talk about....
So to all our Tennessee Fans.... you now have a chance to meet Rachel and Tom and get to know each other!!! Don't miss it!
WHEN: February 20th, 2014 (Thursday) 4pm (music industry Meet & Greet and live Performance from MACLEAR & QUINN)
WHERE: Crossroads On Broadway, 419 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201-1807 MAP
WHO: Radio programmers, record labels and industry executives. *media welcome to attend - email for credential
OTHER: The event is FREE for radio and music industry personnel. COMPLIMENTARY FOOD AND DRINKS!