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Episode 22: David Meltzer

David Meltzer is the Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh (“Lee”) Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire.

His life’s mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy! This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing…VALUE. In all his content, and communication that’s exactly what you’ll receive. As part of that mission, for the past 20 years, he’s been providing free weekly trainings to empower others to empower others to be happy

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Episode #21: Albert Lee

Albert Lee is one of the premier innovators in the world of Country guitar. With more than 50 years of touring experience under his belt, his career has crossed with Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, The Everly Brothers, all the while maintaining his own artistry with 15 albums under his own name. His Music Man signature guitar is one of the longest running, and highest selling signature model instrument that has ever been sold on the marketplace. 

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Rolling Stone Country premieres the 1st Cosmic Country music video!

WATCH IT HERE
WATCH IT HERE
WATCH IT HERE

For a few years, there was no more thrilling guitar player in the Broadway honky-tonks than Daniel Donato. The fresh-faced kid — he was just 16 — was the sharpshooting sideman in the Don Kelley Band, commanding tips from tourists four nights a week at Nashville hot spot Robert’s Western World. Now 25, Donato will release his debut solo album, A Young Man’s Country, on Friday.

Ahead of the LP, the Nashville native unveils an animated video for the track “Justice” that captures the cosmic-country vibes of his music. There are traces of the Grateful Dead (one of his chief influences) mixed with the Telecaster twang of Waylon Jennings. Donato says “Justice” is a cross between country and the Dead, and pairs an upbeat vibe with a sad lyric.

“It sounds happy, kind of like ‘Sugar Magnolia.’ But the riff to this song is reminiscent of Nineties country and outlaw country,” he tells Rolling Stone. “Lyrically, the story comes to life in the hook, just as a country song should, at the hook line ‘ain’t no justice, unless it’s just us.’ I had just broken up with my first love, but was still in love. A confusing crossroads many of us have been at.”

Donato produced A Young Man’s Country with Robben Ford, recording the LP at Nashville’s Sound Emporium in December.

“[‘Justice’] gets completely cosmic at the end by going into a different world musically,” Donato says. “The video reflects that transition perfectly. This, to me, is a ‘Cosmic Country’ song.”

The “Justice” video was animated by Giorgos Kapsanakis, Nikos Giannakakis, and Stathis Kefalas.

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See DD on the most famous billboard in Nashville!

It may look like another billboard to anyone not from here. But here in Nashville, we all know this billboard. This billboard on Broadway, is the one and only “Nashville Sign.” I was there when they built it 11 years ago. I was busking on that exact same street with my Telecaster on a day very much like today. Any day you’re on the Nashville Sign is a sign for a good day. Huge thanks to Michael Weintrob, and the whole Instrumenthead Team, with Gregory Burns, for helping make this happen. The listeners, fans, and Cosmic Country Club members for keeping it Cosmic with me since day one.