Leslie Tom www.leslietom.com
"Red Jenkins is my Swedish friend, and I enjoyed being a part of the Neon Bible project. I'm always glad to help promote traditional country music. I can hear inflections of our friend and mentor Larry Kingston throughout this CD. Thanks Red." Your friend, Johnny Bush"


Leslie Tom www.leslietom.com
"I first heard of Red Jenkins through a friend of mine, Frank Dycus. I'd seen Red's records in Dycus music room and had heard so many great stories that I felt as though I knew him. Several years pass and i was performing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and after my performance a couple approached me and to my surprise it was Red and his lovely wife Gunilla. It was that chance meeting that led to my first ever trip to Europe. It would be safe to say that Red Jenkins was the first to introduce me to the music scene in Europe. And for that, I can't thank him enough. When Red began talking about making a recording in Nashville, I jumped at the chance to work with him. There is not a kinder soul and a truer friend than Mr. Red Jenkins. Our time in the studio making this record was some of the funniest times recording that I've had. This Is pure honky tonk. This along with Red's smooth delivery has produced a CD that I can't stop listening to. In my musical career, I have to say that working with the great Red Jenkins is one of my proudest achievements. I hope you enjoy this CD as much as Red and i enjoyed making it." / Your buddy, Billy Yates"


Leslie Tom www.leslietom.com
"Red Jenkins is my Country Music Hero. He is true to his Country Roots and know his music. As a producer and engineer in San Antonio,it is always a pleasure to work with Red because he knows what Country is all about. As a friend and fan I am honored to be a part of Red's new album. He has been an inspiration to me to keep the real Country Music sound alive and well. Best of luck with this one pal, and many more to come!! Your Texas Brother. Bill Green"


NEWS

2008-12-06

RED AND DAWN SEARS HIGH ON TOP 40

RED AND DAWN SEARS ARE DOING GREAT ON THE HOT DISC CHART TOP 40. AFTER TWO WEEKS THEIR DUET "THE TOWN WHERE YOU LIVE" HAS PLACE NO 2 - TAKEN FROM RED'S NEW ALBUM "TRUCKER'S PARADISE".


2008-06-17

Red Jenkins has been in Nashville and cut a truck driving album. Releasedate Aug. 24-08 The album was made by the the request of Scania Sverige AB. The intro is made by Jack Barlow who is also one of Red's duet partners. The others are Dawn Sears, Becky Hobbs, John Riggs and Dennis Adkins. The musicians are Hans Singer, fiddle, Steve Hinson, steel, James Mitchell, electric guitar, Rodger Morris, piano, Joe Spivey, Bill Hullett, acoustic, guitar, Matt McGhee, bass, Rick Vanaugh, drums, Jennifer O'Brien - (Dolly Partons backupsinger) is doing backgroundvocal and Vince Gill's accordion/piano player came by and added some cajun flavor to the tune "Shreveport Truckstop Blues". The album is produced by Dennis Adkins who wrote the tune "Ace In The Hole" for George Strait This is pure country music!!!!


2008-03-23

Red was voted as "SCANDINAVIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR " by Kountry Korrall Magazine (No 2 last year) and his duet album "NEON BIBLE" (The Texas Honky Tonk Testament) was voted as "SCANDINAVIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR" (No 1 last year with the duet album "THE BARTENDER (It's All On The Jukebox" (No 3 this year).


2007-11-22

RED'S DOING GREAT ON THE HOT DISC CHARTS WITH AMBER DIGBY & JOHNNY BUSH

HOTDISC CHARTS TOP 40
1 Hearts And Flowers DAVE SHERIFF & JORDANAIRES
2 A Violin That Never Has Been Played RED JENKINS & AMBER DIGBY
3 When You Love Someone Like This LeANN RIMES & REBA McENTIRE
4. Neon Bible RED JENKINS & JOHNNY BUSH
HOTDISC INDEPENDENT TOP 20
1. Hearts And Flowers DAVE SHERIFF & JORDANAIRES
2. A Violin That Never Has Been Played RED JENKINS & AMBER DIGBY
3. Neon Bible RED JENKINS & JOHNNY BUSH


2007-11-02

SWEDEN'S RED JENKINS LEAPS TO NUMBER ONE

Red Jenkins came in at number 7 last week as a new entry and this week his duet with Amber Digby blows away all opposition to easily take over the number one position in the Independent and Main Hotdisc charts this week. Red's song, "A Violin That Never Has Been Played" is traditional to the core and has found favour with European and Australian DJs.

HOTDISC TOP 40
01 07 A Violin That Never Has Been Played RED JENKINS & AMBER DIGBY
HOTDISC INDEPENDENT TOP 20
01 05 A Violin That Never Has Been Played RED JENKINS & AMBER DIGBY

Red has earlier reached high positions on the Hot Disc chart with duets together with Billy Yates "Easier Said Than Done" & Ed Bruce "The Bartender (It's All On The Jukebox)",


2007-03-27

GREAT REVIEWS FROM AUSTRALIA

This week Red Jenkins new CD´s were observed with great reviews by Yesterday & Today Records, Australia.

RED JENKINS/NEON BIBLE. First of two albums from Swedish singer who has travelled to the USA to record a duet album with a number of fine independent Texas and
Nashville based artists. He has a good voice and doesn't sing the overly familiar tunes. Good honky tonk stuff.
RED JENKINS/THE BARTENDER.
Second cd from the Swedish gentleman with fine taste. "Jones on the
Jukebox" has long been a favourite and it is hard to beat the duet with originator
Becky Hobbs. Ed Bruce shows he sings as well as ever, as does long lost outlaw Joe Sun.

Yesterday & Today Records, Australia.


2007-03-22

"THE BARTENDER" VOTED AS THE SCANDINAVIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The album "THE BARTENDER" (It's All On The Jukebox) was voted by the readers of Kountry Korral Magazine as "THE SCANDINAVIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR" and "NEON BIBLE" (The Texas Honky Tonk Testament) was number 3. It has never happened before that two albums by the same artist are on the same list.

Red was also no 2 as "SCANDINAVIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR".

AMBER DIGBY's album "HERE COME THE TEARDROPS" became " INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR" and she also became "FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR". Amber is singing together with Red on his duet album "Neon Bible" - they are doing the tune Red wrote - "A Violin That Never Has Been Played". This song was also recorded by the country music legend Johnny Paycheck.

BOBBY FLORES was voted "INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR". Bobby is also a great singer and he's doing "Swinging Doors" together with Red on the album "Neon Bible" .

JOHNNY BUSH was voted number 3 "MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR". Johnny Bush and Red are doing two duets on the Texas album "Neon Bible". The title track "Neon Bible" written by Red and Jim Mundy and "From Champagne To Beer".

BILLY YATES who produced Red's Nashville album "THE BARTENDER" was no 7 "MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR" and number 2 "SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR" Red and Billy are doing duets on ' "Easier Said Than Done" and "She Took His Breath Away" on the album "The Bartender".

The Swedish "country music professor" Larry Lundgren is doing a twelve page interview with Red in Kountry Korral Magazine (1-2007).


2007-03-08

NEW WEBSITE RELEASED TODAY

Welcome to the brand new website of the singer/songwriter Red Jenkins. This is where you can catch up the latest news, concert dates and buy cd´s. Take a good look around and while your here, don´t forget to leave a message in the guestbook.


2007-01-01

BRAND NEW CD´s AVAILABLE NOW

Red Jenkins "The Honky Tonk Man" is back. This time around he´s releasing two brand new CDs, "The Bartender" - (It´s All On The Jukebox) & "Neon Bible" - (The Texas Honky Tonk Testament). The CDs include duets with his music friends from USA.

This is the review from Honky Tonkin' Music in Texas...

RED JENKINS/THE BARTENDER.
2006 release produced by Billy Yates - it´s a real honkytonker in the tradition of MEL STREET & GEORGE JONES with cryin pedal steel, nick, nick fiddles, "chickin pickin" electric lead, honkytonk piano, drums, bass & back up vocals.
JENKINS, a popular perfomer from SWEDEN is accompanied by country music notables from the USA 11 Performances. Also included are color photos & write ups in a 10 page booklet. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
RED JENKINS/NEON BIBLE - The Texas Honky Tonk Testament.
2006 release by SWEDEN'S foremost countrysinger/entertainer/songwriter.
Produced by Bill Green. A far above the average country/honkytonker with some of the notable Texas performers who are also available on this site. Accompaniment includes, fiddle, steel guitar, piano, electric lead, accoustic lead, drums, bass & background vocals.

There are some great country honky tonkers on the market today, but none any better than this one. Don't pass miss this one. 12 performances. Also included is a 10 page panel with color photos of the performances in this collection.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


Red Jenkins with countryfan
The Bartender CD Cover

 

Neon Bible CD Cover