The Rick Paul/Vic Michener song "Portadown Rain" was named "Song of the Day" for January 26, 2000 by the music industry networking organization Just Plain Folks.
Norwegian country singer Jon Kolden’s debut album, Forever, Me and You, which includes the Kent Newsome/Rick Paul song "Loser’s Rodeo", was released in December 1999.
Lana Kress, a country singer from Portland, Oregon, released Rick’s song, "It Started in a Manger" on her debut album, Be Careful What You Wish For in November 1999. The track received seasonal airplay in the Pacific Northwest.
Beth Singer, a young country singer from Wolf Creek, Oregon, released the Rick Paul/Nelda Sisk song, "It’s Not Enough", on her Live While I Can album in May 1999. The track received European airplay.
In June 1999, Rick’s publishing company, Closet Cowboy Music, was elected to Publisher Membership in ASCAP.
The Altarmen & Julie, a gospel group based in Shallotte, North Carolina released Rick’s song, "It Started in a Manger", as the title cut on their 1998 Christmas album. The group’s recording of the song was also released to radio in November of 1998 on the Vision Quest Music Group’s multi-artist CD compilation, Praises to … Read moreGospel Cut