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Share America Foundation Selects Banjo Player-Vocalist for Scholarship

 Jonathan Barker (third from right) receives the 2013 Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship from Randall Franks (second from right). Others joining the presentation are (from left) James Pelt, Share America Foundation secretary; Tom Morgan, entertainer; Joe Turner,  SAF chairman; and Tom Adkins, entertainer. (Share America photo)The Share America Foundation, Inc. announced its second 2013 scholarship winner recently at its Sacred Sounds Fridays concert at the Ringgold Depot in Ringgold, Ga. The events help fund the organization’s Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship. Pearl and Floyd Franks are the late parents and former entertainment managers of actor/entertainer Randall Franks, "Officer Randy Goode" from TV's "In the Heat of the Night." The scholarships honor students excelling in the Appalachian musical arts.

Randall Franks Inducted to Independent Country Music Hall of Fame

Randall Franks PresentationAppalachian Entertainer and actor Randall Franks joins historic country music luminaries such as A.P. Carter of the Carter Family, Pop Stoneman of the Stoneman Family, Uncle Dave Macon and Fiddlin’ John Carson in the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame. Franks was inducted alongside several industry friends including Leona Williams, Razzy Bailey, Jean Shepherd, Jimmy C. Newman, the late Billie Jo Spears, Glenn Douglas Tubb, Jerry and Helen Burke, Leslie Elliott, Jim Lusk, Phyllis Cole and the late Johnny Carson.

Randall Franks Returns to GMC TV in “Lukewarm”

Randle Franks & Nicole Gale AndersonActor/entertainer Randall Franks will return to GMC TV in his latest film “Lukewarm” on April 21. Franks appeared as “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” and he stars with fellow CBS alumnus John Schneider in the film “Lukewarm” which is already available on DVD. Franks portrays John Keebley who is both a pastor and surrogate father to the main character Luke Rogers, portrayed by actor Jeremy Jones. The film is from Slingshot Pictures, All Entertainment and Image Entertainment.

Randall Franks Fiddles and Funnies his way in Children’s Adventure Film

Randall Franks as Edgar AlbertActor/entertainer Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” makes a special cameo appearance in the children’s adventure “The Solomon Bunch” releasing Tuesday, Feb. 5 to DVD and OnDemand. Among the youth stars are Abbey Kochman, Landon Dodson, Ethan Meeks, Micah Courtland, and Ashton Williamson.

20th Christmas Time's A Comin' featuring "In the Heat of the Night" Cast and Friends

Randall Franksby Randall Franks
Randall Franks has shared a video with you on YouTube, Christmas Time's A Comin' - In the Heat of the Night Cast and Bluegrass Friends. Tex Logan's Christmas Time's A Comin' became the mainstay bluegrass Christmas song after a recording performed by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys.

Actor/Entertainer Randall Franks Releases New Christmas Music Video

Randall FranksEntertainer Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” is featured on a new video release from Autry-Franks Productions highlighting his vintage studio recording of “Let’s Live Every Day Like It Was Christmas” performed with Grand Ole Opry stars - the Whites, Jesse McReynolds and Jerry Douglas.

Share America Foundation Selects Bluegrass Musician For Scholarship

Tyler MartelliThe Share America Foundation, Inc. announced its second 2012 scholarship winner, Tyler Martelli, at its Sacred Sounds Fridays concert featuring the Watkins Family and Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band at the Ringgold Depot in Ringgold, Ga.left

Ringgold's 1890s Day Jamboree Old Time Fiddle Convention Highlights Talent of All Ages

A Step Ahead of Greenbrier, Tenn. took first place in the 1890s Day Jamboree Old Time Fiddlers Convention Bluegrass Band Contest. (Photo by Randall Franks)Fiddlers, guitarists, mandolinists, bands and cloggers from states across the south descended on Ringgold, Ga. May 26, 2012 to compete in the 1890s Day Jamboree Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Fiddlers of all ages rosined up their bows and cloggers kicked up their heels to win nearly $7,000 in prize money on the Northwest Georgia Bank stage at the historic Catoosa County Courthouse. border=0 height=200 width=269 /

Share America Foundation Chooses Pianist from Catoosa County for Scholarship

Share Ryan Stinson AwardThe Share America Foundation, Inc. announced its first 2012 scholarship winner recently at its Sacred Sounds Fridays concert featuring Archie Watkins at the Ringgold Depot in Ringgold, Georgia. Ryan Stinson, 22, of Ringgold, Ga. was selected as the 2012 Catoosa County designee. He attends Luther Rice University and Seminary and is a beginning senior.

Share America Foundation Presents Scholarship to Vocalist

Share America with Emily NullenderRinggold, GA -- Share America Foundation, Inc. recently presented Emily Hullender of Tunnel Hill, Ga. the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship for $1,000 at the Ringgold Depot. From left, Share America Foundation secretary James Pelt, comedian Johnny Counterfit, SAF chairman Joe Turner, Jeff Hullender, Emily Hullender, Justin Hullender, and SAF president Randall Franks.

Two-Time Bluegrass Dove Award Nominees Fall Victim to Thanksgiving Theft

The Marsmen QuartetThe Marksmen Quartet of Murrayville, Ga. were stranded when their white Ford travel van, white enclosed Country Boy trailer and all their instruments, costumes and equipment were stolen, according to Earle Wheeler, group leader. The Georgia musical group is now coping with what is next.

Share America Foundation Selects Bluegrass Bass Player for Scholarship

Mike HollowayThe Share America Foundation, Inc. announced its second 2011 scholarship winner recently at its Sacred Sounds Fridays concert featuring Testimony Quartet at the Ringgold Depot in Ringgold, Ga. The scholarship was awarded to Mike Holloway, 18, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, who graduated from Signal Mountain High School and now attends University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Bluegrass Banjo Player Receives Share America Foundation Scholarship

Cody Harvy Receiving ScholarshipBy Randall FranksThe Share America Foundation, Inc. announced its first 2011 scholarship winner recently at its Sacred Sounds Fridays concert featuring the Watkins Family and Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band at the Ringgold Depot in Ringgold, Ga. The scholarships honor students excelling in the Appalachian musical arts. The scholarship was awarded to Cody Harvey, 18, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee who graduated from Signal Mountain High School and plans to attend University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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