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* CARL RICHARDS who fronts the CR Band has hosted a variety show called "Keepin' Country Strong" on  "Access 23 TV", located in Port Jervis, NY. 
A special Thanks to my crew and the members.

Celebrating 24  years on air in Jan. 2014

* Was awarded a citation from Jake Gunther from the New York State  Assembly, and also 2 Certificates of Service from the United States Congress, from Congressman Ben Gilman, and Congressman John Hall, for all my charity work for the past 25 years.

One of the few Artists that has received these Certificates.

* Stephan Israel, staff writer for the Times Herald Record, calls Carl "# 1 Cowboy in the Tri-State area"

*Mike Rabb's , Music Machines Critics pole voted Carl "# 1 Country / Rock Band in the Mid Hudson region" 3 years in a row, also in Mike's "Hudson Valley Rock & Roll Museum Juke Box".

* Rhythm & News magazines popular pole voted Carl "# 1 Rock-A-Billy Band" and Hudson Valley's  "#1 TV Personality"

* Recorded two 45's with "Tune Tone Records" in 1981 , "Deep freeze Momma" , "Country Blues" , "Rollin Faster Down The Line" , "Lonesome Pennetentary"

* Recorded and released his first Album of Original songs in 1990 titled "It Ain't Just Country"

*  Wrote a song for "SIDS" titled "A Fallen Leaf" and helped form the first SIDS Chapter in Hudson Valley.

*  1996 his second Album titled "Crazy Horse" was released

*  2000 his third Album titled "Outlaws Like to Rock" was released

*  2006 his fourth Album titled "He Walked The Line" was released

* 2009 his fifth album was a 20 song collection "The Best Of"

*   1994 he wrote 2 songs for "Tiny Tim" who recorded them, titled "Tip Toe Dance" and "Deep Freeze Momma"

*  Won 2 years straight, Song writers contest for WDLC for songs titled "Rollin Faster Down the Line" and "Tips of my Fingers"

* Another one of Carl's songs titled "Jamboree in Heaven" charted # 2 on independent label on WHVW radio in Poughkeepsie

*  Wrote 4 Albums for Singer / Comedian "Mr. Phil" who appeared on Comedy Central, MTV and Jimmy Kimmle Live (twice) where he sang one of Carl's songs on each show, Mr. Phil is doing a new project "The Original Sounds of Mr. Phil" with 10 of Carl's songs, to be released soon. Mr. Phil performed this on "America's Got Talent" in 2008.

* Carl loves crowd participation during his shows by bringing people out of the audience to play tambourine, clap, and sing along. This makes for lots of fun and audiences expects this whenever he performs

* Appeared on many Radio and TV shows throughout his career. Carl has always kept a professional sound and style, like non other in the Tri-State area, always working hard to be the best in the business

* Wrote and appeared in one of Hudson Valleys biggest TV commercial for "Quickway Diner" in Bloomingburg

* YEE HA !

* Opened for such greats as :
Willie Nelson (twice), Johnny Paycheck, Leon Russell, Delbert McClinton, Little Sammie Davis, Michael Twitty, Eddie Miles, The Fox Brothers, Sawyer Brown, Lonestar, Jett Williams, David stone  (# 1 Johnny Cash impersonator)

* Past President of "Tri states Country Music Association" for many years 

* President for "Access 23 TV" in Port Jervis, NY in 2006 , 2007 , 2012 , 2013. He is now President again for 2015

* Working on his Sixth Album , called "Outlaws Like Me"

* 2008 won The Times Herald Record Critics Pole for "# 1 TV Personality

* 2012 voted again as " # 1 Musician & Band" by their readers

* 2008 Will be releasing in CD form my first songs recorded, on "Tune Tone Records"

won River Reporters Critics Pole for 5 year in a row "# 1 Musician & Band " in the Tri State area 

 I am doing my own radio show on Blog Talk Radio,  called " Carl Richards Show " with special guest "Texas Deb" comedy corner every Tuesday night @ 11:00 pm

Formed his own Publishing company called "REB Music publishing LLC" with Mr. Jay Benson & Brian Emerick , ASCAP & BMI affiliated.

At present time Carl is getting air play in  Ireland, Canada, Texas, Norway, Neitherlands, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania, Ohio.

In 2012 Carl was inducted in the Independent Hall of fame in Tennessee

Carl has teamed up with Erwin "Benzee" Benz, and Pamela Ann Murphy, to take the TV show to a new level, which airs now in the whole Hudson Valley area, and  in Manhattan on Manhattan Neighborhood Network on "life time" channel 2

Carl has always been dedicated to community service and charity work.  

2014 won River Reporters Critics Pole for the fourth time "# 1 Musician & Band " in the Tri State area 

Spoiled !


Bill, Mary, Carl

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