August 21, 2023 (The Netherlands) - Constantine Records in Bartlesville, OK congratulates Tom Davis of Bartlesville for earning International Red Carpet Music Award for Independent Artists at their show in Holland last Saturday.
"I did not want to say anything until I got official confirmation--which came in this morning," said Tom Davis. "I was nominated in seven categories and won for Best Original Song in the Americana genre for Long Distance, Give Me Heaven.
The International Red-Carpet Awards for Independent Artists is August 2023, in Holland. I will be performing here in the USA at that time and won't be able to attend or perform on the TV Show there this year. However, I will be near a phone and a computer to Skype-in, if need be, during the international broadcast.
I don't know how good my chances are at winning anything at this show, but I am very humbled just to be nominated…SEVEN TIMES.
On Saturday, February 24, 2023, several of the performers on the 66 Kix Tour were taken to Tulsa, Oklahoma for a photo shoot and some filming for the tour's documentary.
Tour producer Sam Sibala brought performers Elzie Hickerson, Joesf Glaude, Andrea Easton Esparza, Matt Damon, Becky Sparkman, Nova Sharp and yours truly to The Mother Road Market on 11th Street (Route 66) in Tulsa for some photos at the big Route 66 mural on the building.
We packed up and moved to the Pearl District on Route 66 for some shots at a great little vinyl record shop called Josey's. Several shots of the artist were taken as we looked over some classic albums that helped us for our individual music styles.
Our little caravan then stopped at Tally's on Route 66 for some lunch and few tunes provided by Matt Damon.
We ended the day at Davis Ward's Studio 66 where we participated in interviews and played our original songs on film for the tour's documentary.
I am only allowed to show you a few photos--the rest will have to wait for later!
The Mother Road Market
L-R" Matt Damon, Becky Sparks, Andrea Easton Esparza, Tom Davis, Elzie Hickerson, Nova Sharp, Joesf Glaude
After a very relaxed audition on Friday, January 13, 2023, Tom was informed by Sam Kix, the organizer of the Kix 66 Tour, that he had been selected as a performer on it. One of the dates Tom will play is Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the Coleman Theater in Miami, OK.
The purpose of the 66KixTour, is to pay tribute to songwriters and musicians, in each of the eight states that Route66 traverses, honoring musical legends while showcasing a new generation of gifted artists. The tour will be a monthly concert at various Route 66 destinations, such as concert venues, roadside cafes and restaurants, as well as tourist attractions on the Mother Road and the tribute songs will be sung by the best of local musicians and vocalists in each state. For example, the Oklahoma Edition will honor legendary songwriters, Leon Russell, JJ Cale, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, etc.
The series is providing a new platform for local songwriters to perform original songs, that are captured on Video and Audio recordings allowing us to generate new 4K video content for a new local digital channel for entertainment and will generate an entertainment and an economic stimulus to Route 66 rural communities. www.66kixtour.com
Thanks, Sam Kix! It's official: I have been asked to audition for a national tour on Route 66 www.66kixtour.com . My audition is Friday night at Big Shots on Monkey Island near Grand Lake, OK. My performance will be filmed and viewed by tour executives.
WOW--We recorded three songs in one day! Thanks. to Adam Knight, President of AOK Records, for producing this album at Hilltop Studios in Nashville, TN. The songs came out as I expected them but, might keep one of the songs as an instrumental and finish the vocals later (Perhaps on the album SIXTY-THREE?).
Here are some photos:
Arrival at Hilltop
This is the legendary men's room where it is rumored that George Jones got sick, Waylon Jennings decided to get straight, and Johnny Cash had a word with the Lord.