Dolly Parton Goes Reggae

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News Americas, Nashville, TN, Fri. July 22, 2022: Multi-award-winning Country Music star and Hall of Famer, Dolly Parton, and reggae? Yes indeed.

Producers Christian and Frank Berman (The Berman Brothers) and partner Ron Oehl and Positive Vibrations have reimagined Parton’s vocals on “Two Doors Down, for this project to match the new upbeat, reggae instrumentals.

The track is already receiving early praise as Whiskey Riff glowed that the “song’s reggae country fusion edition is perfect for adding to your summer playlist.”

Listen to Dolly Parton’s “Two Doors Down” 

Parton’s track is part of the new ‘Country Goes Reggae’ Positive Vibrations project, an 11-track album released today by The Berman Brothers and Oehl.

It also features the vocal talents of Jimmie Allen, Randy Houser, Alexandra Kay, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Landon Parker, Chase Rice, Uncle Kracker, Lainey Wilson, and Country Music Hall of Famer Alabama.

Proving their successful blend of genres and cultures, in 2006, the Berman Brothers created Rhythms Del Mundo – Cuba, which featured Coldplay, Sting, and U2, and was No. 1 on iTunes and Amazon charts in more than 20 countries with Platinum and Gold sales in countries like Germany, Italy, Mexico and more.

Then in 2013, they merged iconic American artists like Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and Bill Withers with the unique Bossa Nova and Samba sounds of Brazil, which also went No. 1 on multiple iTunes and Amazon charts.

The idea for Country Goes Reggae came on trip to Negril, Jamaica in 2019, when the brothers were sitting at a sunset, beach bar listening to Reggae classics as a car passed by blasting U.S. Country songs. The blend of different styles and cultures, they knew the two worlds would blend perfectly together.

 Assembled by producers The Berman Brothers, the Jamaican musicians – Positive Vibrations – include Ian “Beezy” Coleman (Ziggy and Damian Marley, Wyclef, Fugees), Devon Bradshaw (Burning Spear), Guillaume “Stepper Sax” Briard, Henry Matic Tune (UB40, Aswad, Dennis Brown), and the next-gen class of players.

The just-released project also reimagines Alabama’s “Pass It On Down,” Rascal Flatts’ “I Like The Sound of That,” Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup,” Uncle Kracker’s “Smile,” Randy Houser’s “Boots On,” Jimmie Allen’s “Make Me Want To” and more.

Embodying the musical elements of Reggae such as the thumping bass and drums blended with staccato horn arrangements, the album’s Rock and Soul upbeat aesthetic flows throughout the record, making it the perfect summertime jam.

Country Goes Reggae Track Listing

1.   “Eyes on You (feat. Chase Rice)”

2.   “Make Me Want To (feat. Jimmie Allen)”

3.   “Red Solo Cup (feat. Toby Keith)”

4.   “I Like the Sound of That (feat. Rascal Flatts)”

5.   “Two Doors Down (feat. Dolly Parton)”

6.   “Smile (feat. Uncle Kracker)”

7.   “Things a Man Oughta Know (feat. Lainey Wilson)”

8.   “Boots On (feat. Randy Houser)”

9.   “Pass It On Down (feat. Alabama)”

10.  “Ready to Run (feat. Alexandra Kay)”

11.  “Save It For A Rainy Day (feat. Landon Parker)”

 Listen to the album now HERE.

Jamaican Athlete Creates History At World Championships

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By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 22, 2022: Top Jamaican athleteShericka Jackson has created history at the World Championships, breaking the women’s 200-m finals record.

Jackson set a new national and championship record in a time of 21.45 seconds, to claim gold and bragging rights over compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who had to settle for silver this time around in a time of 21.81 seconds. England’s Dina Asher-Smith was third at 22.02.

The Jamaican’s win means she is now only the second fastest woman of all-time behind only American Florence Griffith-Joyner. Joyner’s world record time of 21.34 seconds was established at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

“First gold medal, national record, personal best and a championship,” Jackson, 28, said. “I’m so grateful.”

Caribbean Travel News

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 22, 2022: Here are the top stories making Caribbean travel news in 60 seconds for this week ending July 22, 2022:

Haiti, with all its woes, remains on the CDC’s ‘Avoid Non-Essential’ Travel list as the agency thi week also added rabies among the latest issues for travelers to be wary of if travelling to the Caribbean Island.

Earlier this week, the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda overturned many anti-LGBTQI+ laws in its Sexual Offences Act. The law decreeing that intercourse must be between “a male person and a female person” was replaced with the word “persons” after the country’s High Court ruled much of the legislation was unconstitutional.

Come August 8th, Anguilla is set to become the latest Caribbean destination to waive testing for vaccinated travelers. The island’s Ministry of Health has announced plans to waive pre-arrival testing for vaccinated travelers.

Belize has become the latest Caribbean destination to dispense with all of its COVID-19 protocols. That means travelers to Belize no longer need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the country, regardless of vaccination status.

Cayman Airways Limited is resuming service between Grand Cayman (GCM) and Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) on August 4, 2022. The national flag carrier will operate weekly Thursday evening flights between the two destinations.

Several New Hotels are being built in the oil rich nation of Guyana. Among them is a new 172-room Four Points by Sheraton Hotel that will be constructed at Houston on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD).

Caribbean Telecommunications Giant Digicel, has launched a suite of best-in-class roaming packages for an increasingly globalised world. As travel continues to pick up post-pandemic, Digicel’s new packages offer standardised roaming for inbound and outbound customers across its markets.

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