In December 2001, Thomas Blankenstein, a singer from Germany performed an early draft of Rick’s "Help Us Understand" at his vocal recital at Kammerkonzertsaal des August-Everding-Kulturzentrums in Bottrop, Germany. You can hear a recording of that live performance by Thomas, who also goes by the name Skyliner, on soundclick.com.
In October 2001, Texas country singer Jennifer Lynn released Rick’s "If I Could Turn the Hands of Time" and the Rick Paul/Lisa Ellis collaboration "If I Could" on her debut album, Right Before My Eyes.
Rick’s recording of "Help Us Understand" was played on the air on Hope FM, Esperance, Western Australia during October 2001.
In April 2001, Brandi Ward, a young country singer from Scottsville, Kentucky, performed the Nancy Albers/Rick Paul song "Little Child Lost" to a crowd of 1797 bikers at the Bikers 4 Kids benefit in Arp, Texas. Brandi also performed the song at additional Bikers 4 Kids benefits in Arkansas and Missouri during Summer 2001.
Forever Is (The Legend of the Sleeping Beauty), a musical comedy in which Rick has two songs ("Mirror, Mirror" and "Wilda’s Haunting", both written with Steve West, who also wrote the script for the show), opened February 9, 2001, for six performances, in a production by the American Music Stage at the Ernst Theater, Northern … Read more
The Vic Michener/Rick Paul song "Portadown Rain" placed 4th in Celtic category of the 2000 Just Plain Folks Song Awards.
Wayne Nelson, current lead vocalist for the Little River Band, and lead singer on the classic LRB hits "Night Owls" and "Take It Easy on Me", recorded the Nancy Albers/Rick Paul song "Little Child Lost" during Summer 2000 on behalf of the Child Alert Foundation.
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.