NEWS FLASH---NEWS FLASH--NEWS FLASH---NEWS FLASH: CONGRATULATIONS !!! Lynn Beckman has been named as the recipient of the 2006 NCM RADIO MIKE AWARD as MALE COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- USA by New Christian Music. The award was announced in November, 2006, and will be presented in Bedfordshire, Leighton Buzzard, England, on March 03, 2007 by GRAND OLE OPRY LEGEND GEORGE HAMILTON IV. 'COME AND DINE' from this album debuted at a WHOPPING #1 on the New Christian Country Music chart the week of May 12, 2006, and it also came in at a DOUBLE-WHOPPING #5 the same week on the all-genre Euro Gospel Music Chart. 'THERE'S A CROSS ON THE HILL' went to #2 the week of March 10, 2006 on the Easter Euro / New Christian Music Chart and stayed in the TOP 10 through the week of May 5 except for one week when it came in at # 11. The 'SOMETHING Old..New..Borrowed..Blue' CD is being described in the market-place as like 'TWO ALBUMS IN ONE' with 7 super Gospel and 7 great country tunes as extolled in the quoted magazine review that follows: REVIEW FOR COUNTRY MUSIC ROUNDUP MAGAZINE BY PAUL DAVIS (Premier country publication of the United Kingdom / England). 'This whole winning concept is a welcome release with tried-and-tested common themes. I love it! Ideal repertoire for secular-country and country-gospel interpretation, the true-blue 'country & western' trend continues into the 00's with this classy singer-songwriter.... This special double-concept gem is an assemblage of some of Lynn's newer ballad songs with some older gospel classics. Each song is presented in a typical deep-voiced country fashion with fiddle and steel and such out front. Unashamedly, I've never stopped playing this in the car ever since I received it. Yes, sure it is sentimental, but these are quality ballads by a quality talent, an absolute gem.' Long-awaited by Lynn Beckman's fans who knew in advance that this CD was in the making, it was certainly worth the wait. This 'awesome' new 2006 release brings together a 'super-blend' of songs and vocal talents that features special guest performances by Virginia's (U.S.A) Lisa Meadows and Germany's leading country artist, Hermann Lammers Meyer, and some of the best studio musicians in country and Gospel music today!!! With the appearance of Hermann Lammers Meyer as Lynn's duet partner on the novelty song 'HARD TO HANDLE EASY TO LOVE,' this project is sure to be an international favorite. Hermann is one of his homeland's top 15 most popular, most played, and most awarded country music entertainers. As a veteran in the business,'Hermann The German,' as he is affectionally known, has recorded with some of the biggest U.S. country legends including Willie Nelson, Billy Walker, David Frizzell, Norma Jean, Sandy Posey, Lois Johnson, Johnny Bush and others. His music is available in Germany on Desert Kid Records and elicits radio airplay world-wide. 'HARD TO HANDLE EASY TO LOVE' was co-written by Lynn and Rick Beckman. WAY TO GO LISA MEADOWS!!! CONGRATULATIONS...YOU DID IT!!! 'HIS PROMISE TO ME' was a TOP 10 Christmas Gospel song during the 2006 Christmas season. It climbed to an all-time high of # 6 on the New Christian Music Charts; written by Lynn Beckman. Another guest artist on this project, Lisa Meadows, described by TV's Dukes of Hazzard star, Ben (Cooter) Jones as 'the best girl singer in The State of Virginia,' applies her beautiful vocal talents to a very special Gospel song entitled, 'HIS PROMISE TO ME (The Song Of Mary, The Mother of Jesus).' The song is based on the Scripture passage, Luke 1:26-56. Lisa, a very popular and well-known Gospel and country vocalist in her region. She makes her home in the Shenandoah Valley north of Harrisonburg, VA. She has appeared as a regular artist on the popular weekly Shenandoah Jubilee on Virginia's Skyline Drive. She tours as a featured vocalist and duet partner with Ben (Cooter) Jones and Cooter's Garage Band and appears annually at the popular DUKES-FEST, and she has appeared on the world famous Grand Ole Opry with Cooter and the Garage Band. She also sings with JIMMY FORTUNE and had done on-stage duets with David Frizell. Lisa Meadows, Hermann Lammers Meyer and Lynn Beckman have all three made various individual special-guest appearances on WSM Radio's Midnite Jamboree from the Ernest Tubb Record Shop's Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville, TN. In addition to all that has been mentioned already, this project features a musical-genre variety as well from hopping western swing ('I'M PAYING FOR THE HOUSE') to orchestrated ballads ('I'LL BE OVER YOU BY THEN'); novelty songs ('BLUE IS A DOG') to very moving, deep and thought-provoking renditions ('THE BATTLEFIELD'); from traditional and timeless masterpieces ('JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE') to light and up-tempo modern country music ('CLARICE'); and from public domain materials ('SWEET BY AND BY') to brand new music and arrangements, even new bluegrass ('RAISING KIDS AND CORN AND BLUEGRASS'). In short, this album not only demonstrates the variety in Lynn Beckman's musical knapsack, but it demonstrates the variety and broad horizons of his skills and talents as a songwriter. New music such as 'THE BATTLEFIELD,' 'THERE'S A CROSS ON THE HILL,' 'I'LL BE OVER YOU BY THEN,' 'I'M PAYING FOR THE HOUSE' (co-written with Mary Beckman) and 'EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING,' among others, makes this a fresh and exciting new project. But, then so does the new arrangements and talented super-picker-licks (some of the best musicians in the industry appear on this project) on such stand-bys and traditional songs as 'JUST A CLOSER WALK,' 'GATHERING FLOWERS FOR THE MASTER'S BOUQUET,' 'CLARICE,' 'SWEET BY AND BY,' and 'COME AND DINE.' In other words, once you have heard this CD you will know just why it carries the title it does. Certainly, it cannot be said to be one-dimensional or 'same ole, same ole' in any sense. There is more than SOMETHING for someone. It is a fan-pleaser sure to bring lots of long-lasting enjoyment with SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE who has it in his or her personal collection! Singers: For musical track information send an email. Tracks are available.