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Ty Herndon has a new album coming out in November called "House on Fire". You can start pre-ordering your copies on 10/14.
There's a track on there called "Stick With What I Know". Our very own John Ritter, co-wrote this with Ty. Make sure you check it out!
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AARON TIPPIN WINS TELLY AWARD FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY DOCUMENTARY - Aaron is taking home the gold thanks to a recent video documentary about the singer's career in music. The film, Aaron Tippin - 25 Years, won a Telly Award at the 37th Annual Telly Awards.
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The "Rise Up Country" Radio Show can be heard in over 150 markets. Click below to hear our show On Demand, to hear our show "live" on Sunday mornings, to find a Radio Station near you or to find out which Artists are going to be on our show.
The "Rise Up Country" TV Show can be seen in over 85 markets. Click below watch our shows On Demand.
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JumpStart Texts are stories we have heard that have enriched our life. JumpStart Videos are short (3-5 min) videos that we post every Wednesday morning. They are designed to be an extension of our discussions on Sunday mornings.
We are blessed to have so many close relationships in the music industry. John spends quite a bit of time in Nashville. You never know who he will meet next. Check out our photo Gallery often as we rotate the images to share additional information.
About John Ritter and "Rise Up Country"
John Ritter has been directly involved in the music business since he was a young child. At eight years and before ever having a voice lesson, he was singing in church and talent contests. His natural-born musical ability continued to improve during high school where he played the bass guitar and sang with several local bands. After attending Saint Petersburg Junior College, he received his Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of South Florida.
In 1980, after taking a vacation to Lake Tahoe, John made the decision to pursue his music career out West playing the Nevada circuit. During that time he became friends with Colin Ray who was pursuing the same career. In addition to his work on the circuit, John has recorded sessions with Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters and Sony Music VP Paul Worley.
After 11 years as a successful Nevada entertainer, John decided to stop entertaining and move back to Florida with his wife, Bobbie and their two children, Lindsey and Johnny. He built a 24-track recording facility and began the positive country music show Rise Up. The success of that show allowed John to hook up with Ken Cooper to form “Cooper & Ritter,” which ran as a very successful morning show on the legendary Q105 for six years. Rise Up eventually moved to Tampa’s Award Winning WQYK, 99.5 where it was re titled “Rise Up Country” and distributed nationally. Rise-Up Country can now be heard on over 150 great radio stations across America.
Rise Up’s mission statement is to tell people not to give up, that God loves them and there is hope. John likes to say it’s where we get our weekly dose of inspiration and a message of hope. John wants to see families stay together; and as a proud dad, one of the most important messages he hopes to convey is to love your children. He knows how precious family can be. John and his wife Bobbie almost lost their son, Johnny to a violent attack, so they’ve learned to appreciate every moment with their children and the power of prayer.
In addition to hosting the Rise Up Country show and running his production studio, John has also continued to pursue his writing abilities and has several songs to his name, including the theme songs for the Q-Morning Zoo radio show, “Beautiful Downtown Lutz,” and the Tampa Bay Buccaneer Fight Song, “Hey, Hey, Hey, We’re the Buccaneers.” Each month he spends some time in Nashville where he writes songs with artists and other song writers. He has songs recorded by Craig Morgan, Aaron Tippin and Tracy Lawrence.
“The Rise Up Country” Show is about God, family and country. So don’t give up … just Rise Up on Sunday mornings!”
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