March 15, 2010 A video of a track from a new album to be released in 2010 was posted to YouTube
March 4, 2009 I received information from their management company that "For the first time in a decade the Sweethearts of the Rodeo are recording a new record. Recording began in November and is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2009. The record is being produced by the legendary Dave Pomeroy with the Sweethearts." Their management company is H.Hitchcock Management. They also sent me an updated picture which I am now using for the main picture of the website.
April 17, 2008 I became aware that the Sweethearts of the Rodeo now have an Official MySpace page. The page was started on 1/4/2008. They have two concerts scheduled in the Nashville, TN area.
March 31, 2008 Cleaned up the site by removing links that did not work anymore
April 20, 2003 An article about Janis was published in The Tennessean. Janis is taking engineering classes so that she can become a producer. She is also writing an autobiography and a book of prose. Janis plans to team up with Kristine again for an album to be recorded by the early winter. After that they will look for a label and hope to tour to promote the album next spring.
April 18, 2003 An online poll is being conducted by www.vote.mosiqa.com and Janis is in the top 20.
May 21, 2002 Janis has put up a temporary website. Her solo project is progressing well. She is scheduled to record three more songs this week and she continues to write more material. She had a sking accident in January in Taos, NM injuring her ACL. Surgery and physical therapy have corrected the problem but she isn't quite ready for riding her horses yet.
April 27, 2002 Updated the instructions for joining a mailing list about the Sweethearts of the Rodeo.
April 4, 2002 Updated the instructions for connecting to the Music Message Board for the Sweethearts of the Rodeo on AOL.
March 3, 2002 Added a wedding picture of Roy and Janis to the Bluebird 2000 section.
March 3, 2002 The board for the Sweethearts fo the Rodeo on AOL has been restarted for some time now.
July 15, 2001 The board for the Sweethearts of the Rodeo on AOL has been deleted and attempts to start it again have failed. We still have a mailing list and a Yahoo club available. Information on subscribing is available on the main page.
November 25, 2000 Added a new set of pictures from the concert at the Bluebird Cafe on November 24, 2000.
November 18, 2000 Janis has changed her name to Janis Oliver Cummins.
October 2, 2000 Added a link to a story about Janis Gill and her love for horses on the links page.
September 26, 2000 Janis is planning be to married to Roy Cummins on October 30, 2000 in Hawaii. The annual concert at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville is scheduled for November 24, 2000. Janis plans to get back to work on the new CD very soon after Gill & Arnold closes its doors for the last time on September 30, 2000.
August 10, 2000 The Sweethearts are planning to close their store "Gill & Arnold" in Franklin, TN as of October 1, 2000. Check out the story in the Tennessean through a link in the media section.
July 20, 2000 Cassasong has started a new Yahoo club about the Sweethearts of the Rodeo. This is a link to the club and I have also placed a link in the links section.
July 9, 2000 Janis says that the new CD is half done and that she is planning in August to schedule more studio time for recording the other half sometime in the fall.
April 4, 2000 A new CD has been released by Rennaisance Records from the Sweethearts called "Anthology". This recording does not contain any new material but rather a collection of twenty of the favorites through the years. The recording is available at www.cdnow.com. The Sweethearts are still working on a new album but the project has stalled while the Sweethearts search for or write material for the album.
January 26, 2000 A link to Cassasong's page about the Sweethearts of the Rodeo has been added to the links page..
January 16, 2000 Added six new pictures supplied by Rhonda from the show at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville on November 26,1999.
December 5, 1999 The on-line store www.cdwarehouse.com stocks all the recordings of the Sweethearts. The recordings may be used but they are priced at around $8.99 each.
December 5,1999 The release date of the new CD is scheduled for April of 2000 and the Sweethearts plan to tour to support the new recording starting in mid-May to June of 2000.
November 9, 1999 The Sweethearts are planning to go back to the studio in January of 2000 to begin recording their next album. Plans are still going ahead on Janis' solo album but it looks now like the Sweethearts album will get started before Janis finishes the solo album. Janis is also busy showing her horses. She has two horse farms.
June 19, 1999 Plans for another album have been delayed so that Janis can do a solo project. After the solo project, the Sweethearts plan to do another album together. Unfortunately, there is no timetable for either project.
June 19, 1999 Kristine is busy managing the store these days while Janis is busy breeding, selling and showing horses. She is showing the horses in the style of "Western Pleasure".
June 19, 1999 The store Gill and Arnold is moving to a new location. Details are on the Gill and Arnold page.
June 19, 1999 The method to find the music message board on AOL for the Sweethearts has changed.
December 19, 1998 Added twelve more pictures from Ron Newcomer to the gallery section titled "Early Years".
December 12, 1998 Reorganized the Bluebird pictures from 1996 in the gallery to use thumbnail pictures. Created a new page for the Bluebird for 1998 and added 19 more pictures from the concert by the Sweethearts at the Bluebird on November 27,1998.
November 16, 1998 Added two more pictures taken on October 2, 1998 to the gallery for the Station Inn.
November 9, 1998 Pictures from the October 2, 1998 appearance of the Sweethearts at the Station Inn in Nashville have been added to the gallery for the Station Inn.
October 19, 1998 I have received word that the fan club has ceased to exist. This was announced in the final Sweetheart Gazette to fan club members.
October 4, 1998 A new mailing list has been started for the Sweethearts so that people who are not AOL members can discuss the Sweethearts. The release date of the new album will most likely not be this Fall. A new link has been added to the links page pointing to a page maintained by Ron Newcomer about country music stars he has met and photographed. Of course he has met and photographed the Sweethearts.
August 3, 1998 Updated the location of the link for Wendy Waldman on the Bryndle page.
June 20, 1998 Received word from Janis through a message she wrote to the AOL message board that the release date of the new album has been changed from July, 1998 to sometime in the fall of 1998.
April 5, 1998 Added a picture of the front of the Gill & Arnold store in Franklin, TN on the Gill and Arnold gallery page.
April 4, 1998 Added two new entries to the media page. The first is a performance on the Statler Brothers show on March 28, 1998 and the second is an appearance on Crook and Chase on April 3, 1998.
March 7, 1998 Changed the link to the article by Kerry Dexter to point to a different location. Added a message about a new album scheduled for release in July, 1998 on the first page.
January 6, 1998 Added a new gallery page for pictures from a Ryman Auditorium concert on August 23, 1994.
January 3, 1998 Reorganized and added one more picture to the Gill and Arnold gallery page.
December 30, 1997 Added more pictures in the galleries section for the concert at the Bluebird Cafe on November 28, 1997.
December 11, 1997 Added more pictures to the Fan Fair page in the galleries section from 1993, 1994 and 1996.
December 10, 1997 Added another page to the galleries section for the concert at the Bluebird Cafe on November 28, 1997.
November 23, 1997 Added a new entry to the media page concerning their appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
November 18, 1997 Added a link to Hanging Fire Farm where Janis keeps her prize Stallion, Husler's Playboy.
October 12, 1997 Reorganized and added more pictures to the Fan Fair page in the galleries section. Also added two more Hee Haw pictures to the early years page.
September 14, 1997 Added a link to a review of Beautiful Lies at Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange.
September 13, 1997 Added a new page to the galleries including pictures taken in the early years. The pictures on this page were all taken by Ron Newcomer.
September 1, 1997 Added pictures I took of the Sweethearts at their Fan Fair booth in either 1993 or 1994 in the galleries.
July 18, 1997 Added a link to a section of COWPIE containing chords to songs played by the Sweethearts of the Rodeo.
July 14, 1997 Added an article in Bluegrass Unlimited by Kerry Dexter to the media page.
July 13, 1997 Increased the compression for the images in the galleries for Richmond, VA to make them load faster and added two more links to locations where music can be purchased on the internet.
July 6, 1997 Changed the pages with a text title to a graphic title.
July 4, 1997 More tour dates have been added. Links page has been reorganized and links to locations where recordings may be purchased on the internet have been added.
June 29, 1997 Reformatted the biography page and the Country Weekly article to create a left margin.
June 28, 1997 Added two pages of concert pictures taken at the Landmark Theater in Richmond, VA on June 5, 1997 on page 1 and page 2.
June 20, 1997 Added a link to Kerry Dexter's article about the Sweethearts in Women Online Worldwide Tapestry.
June 11, 1997 Added a page of three pictures from the concert at Viking Hall in Bristol, TN on June 6, 1997 in the galleries section.
June 8, 1997 Added another concert on the tourdate page and a link to the Pollstar site to search for the tour dates of the Sweethearts
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