SITE NEWS ARCHIVE (2010)
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December 13, 2010 -
Songwriting Superstar DANNY WELLS, pens his George Strait HIT "Check YES or NO" at the NSAI ( Nashville Songwriter Association International
Songwriter DANNY WELLS NSAI ( Nashville Songwriters Association International ) Director Bart Herbison, and me with our Cool-ab-oration of his hit "CHECK YES OR NO.
Songwriting LEGEND, JERRY CHESNUT, pens the lyrics to his ELVIS and TRAVIS TRITT MULTI- platnum hit T-R-O-U-B-L-E.
Songwriting LEGEND, JERRY CHESNUT,and me our cool-ab-oration to his ELVIS and TRAVIS TRITT MULTI- platnum hit T-R-O-U-B-L-E.
RICK GILES adds his lyric to his and Steve Bogards hit, "PRAYIN' FOR DAYLIGHT."
STEVE BOGARD pen his and Rick Giles mega hit "PRAYIN FOR DAYLIGHT" with me in the background
STEVE BOGARD, RICK GILES and me proudly show off our cool-ab-oration of their Monster Hit, "PRAYIN FOR DAYLIGHT."
ME strumming on the guitar, that Country Music Legend Hank Cochran dreamed up his amazing hit "MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY."
Songwriting Hall of Famer, "STEVE CROPPER", with me looking on as he adds his lyric's and autograph to my painting of his hit, "SITTING ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY."
me, STEVE CROPPER, and BART HERBISON.
me with SONGWRITING legend TED HARIS, who wrote the HIT " The HAND that ROCKS the CRADLE rules the WORLD.
December 12, 2010 - On December 9, The NSAI ( Nashville Songwriters Association International ) presented an event bringing together two visions of One lyrical idea. That of the Songwriter, the poet, and the Visual representation, the painter. Two ARTIST's, Two Visons, One Song.
The Hit Songs, "STILL", "I WISH", "CHECK YES OR NO", "DOCK OF THE BAY", "PRAYING FOR DAYLIGHT", "REDNECK WOMAN", AND "TROUBLE", as painted by Michael P. Maness.
December 8, 2010 - I haven't slowed down one bit. Enclosed my latest, infact one or two are STILL in the process of drying. Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, ta
dah, and Merry Christmas to all.
BLUE LINE TROLLEY
41"X41" painted on masonite
30"x40" GALLERY WRAPPED
Painted for NSAI Nashville
waiting of Gretchen Wilson to pen her hit song
24"x28" painted frame
painted for NSAI Nashville
FOLLOW THE LIGHT
waiting for Jeff Steele to pen his Rascal Flatts hit song
November 29, 2010 -
16"x20" FOR SALE
30"X40" GALLERY WRAPPED FOR SALE
30"X40" GALLERY WRAPPED
waiting for Hit Songwriter Jeffery Steele to pen his Hit Song MY WISH, and for the Country Superstars Rascal Flatts to autograph.
November 10, 2010 -
Two weeks ago I attained a milestone in my ART career. Though it was only October, I have painted 100 somethings in the year 2010. Ancestors was my 100th painting of the year. Well, that milestone didn't last to long for below you see 5 more.
36"X48" Gallery Wrapped For Sale
My 100th painting for the year 2010.
24"x36" Gallery Wrapped
Jerry Chesnut, Songwriter Hall of Famer will pen his song TROUBLE that he wrote for ELVIS on top of the painting. This painting is going to the NSAI, (Nashville Songwriter's Association International) watch for some press on Dec 9, 2010.
OUT OF THE FLAMES
20"x20" For the Nashville Charity "Rein In."
November 5, 2010 -
October 30, 2010 -
ORPHEUM 2010 CHAIR
Front: Sunset on the Mississippi
Back: Main Street Trolley (actually about a block from the Orpheum)
Jerry Lee Lewis, THE KILLER
24"X24" GALLERY WRAPPED SOLD
GRAMMY on the DELTA
24"X30" GALLERY WRAPPED SOLD
October 3, 2010 - SUSPICIOUS MINDS ( Back)
a guitar COOL-aboration with Mark James the writer of the ELVIS HIT. To be sold at Auction during the Blues Ball.
This is the first time songwriter, hit-maker Mark James has ever penned his, #1 Hit "Suspicious Minds" for anyone or anything since the Original which is on display in the Rock n' Soul Museum. located in Memphis, Tennessee. Luck was with me when I proposed the concept. This being the 75th Anniversary of ELVIS, and with the 2010 Memphis Blues Ball, created by Pat Kerr Tigrett honoring ELVIS and Jerry Lee Lewis this year, it seemed like the perfect time to unveil and auction off the Cool-aboration of my painting of Mark's vision, with his written lyric, autographed by us both.
"Suspicious Minds" is the biggest selling Elvis song, and will be re-released next week. This Guitar will sell high.
October 1, 2010 - More
new stuff from Mike!
September 26, 2010 - Various
new works from Mike
September 15, 2010 - Trolley
August 15, 2010 - Trolley
6 PM -9 PM is the August Trolley Party.
SEE the DIFFERENCE INTERIORS
431 South Main
Memphis, TN 38671
Wine / Beer / maybe some food, depending when ya'll show up, ART,
Music. Being I'm in the midst of annual band-aid, I'll be sitting down alot, and sober.
July 30, 2010 - Trolley
Party Tonight! Theme is Elvis and it starts at 6 PM! Be there and buy
July 22, 2010 - 22 New
Paintings! Check out all the 2010
Additions so far...
July 15, 2010 - Interview!
The Art Of the Blues. The Karmic Canvas:
An Interview with Michael Maness
by Maureen Elizabeth
Michael Maness paints a colorful picture – especially when he tells his life story. The 2009 winner of the “Keeping the Blues Alive” award for Art and Photography, whose friends and fans are a veritable palette of blues musicians, talked with me about his life, his art and the karmic canvas on which he paints.
(Read Full Article at American
June 18, 2010 - The latest
interview... a blog by the Marketing Director of the Oak Ridge Boys.
After a devastating illness, Michael Maness decided to paint his black and white world with the brushstrokes of a rainbow. That one decision changed his life—and the lives of many others. Now, his brightly-colored artwork graces the walls of art lovers around the world. And his charity work has positively affected countless more. He is also making an impact on the music business with his “cool-aborations” and painted guitars.
If you like colorful canvases—and colorful personalities—you will love Michael Maness.
(Read Full Article at Divine
May 2, 2010 - Lots of new
March 5, 2010 -
March 4, 2010 - Mike at the
Keeping the Blues Alive Awards!
February 24, 2010 - Another
Trolley night with Mike! This Friday Feb 26, there is another, hopefully NOT snowed out, Trolley Party at Diane's See the Difference Interiors, and my ART gallery. It will also be my Birthday Party.
February 23, 2010 - New
January 19, 2010 - A show is
coming up this week!
Thursday January 21
Noon-3 PM or longer,..:-)
SEE THE DIFFERENCE INTERIORS
431 South Main
Complimentary Beer and Wine
2010 Keeping the Blues Alive Winner
Michael P. Maness
will be unveiling GUITAR GREATS
guitar royalty from Blues, Rock, Country, and Jazz
14 NEW paintings which will be for SALE
with half the Proceeds split with the Blues Foundation.
17, 2010 - NEWS OF THE BETTER
It has been 4 days since my MOM's Knee Replacement Surgery and the Stroke she had as a complication to the operation. GOOD NEWS, is the Stroke was a little one, and she is recovering better, and faster than expected. The Knee Replacement is giving her a Great deal of
Pain, as expected, and she will need some In house Rehab, at the Baptist Desoto's Rehab center before she can move on to my Sister, Rita's, and subsequently back to Her home.
Thanks for the prayers, please keep them up
January 14, 2010 - Michael
Maness honored by The Orpheum Theatre - Memphis!
12, 2010 - NOT THE BEST NEWS
Today, Tuesday, January 12, my MOM had surgery for a knee replacement. The surgery went well, but, there were COMPLICATIONS. Sometime during the recovery she had a STROKE.
We will know more in the next 24 hours.
Thank ya'll for your prayers,..if you don't mind, would you say a few more?
January 3, 2010 - Newest
January 1, 2010 - Happy New
Year & Merry Christmas to all!
January, could, and should be very exciting for my MOM and me. January 12, my MOM is having Knee Replacement Surgery, on her left knee. The week of January 18, is the International Blues Challenge, the BEST of the NEW Blues players in the World, and The Orpheum Dinner, at which, at both events, I'm to receive an award.
In February, I begin a NEW chemo,
could be interesting, I expect I'll be getting a lot of sleep. Hopefully by March, I'll be able to claim that I am a 5 time Cancer Survivor.
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