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riseup 6-8am bannerABOUT JOHN RITTER

John Ritter has been directly involved in the music business since he was a young child. At eight years and before ever having a voice lesson, he was singing in church and talent contests. His natural-born musical ability continued to improve during high school where he played the bass guitar and sang with several local bands. After attending Saint Petersburg Junior College, he received his Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of South Florida.

In 1980, after taking a vacation to Lake Tahoe, John made the decision to pursue his music career out West playing the Nevada circuit. During that time he became friends with Colin Ray who was pursuing the same carreer. In addition to his work on the circuit, John has recorded sessions with Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters and Sony Music VP Paul Wurley.

After 11 years as a successful Nevada entertainer, John decided to stop entertaining and move back to Florida with his wife, Bobbie and their two children, Lindsey and Johnny. He built a 24-track recording facility and began the positive country music show Rise Up. The success of that show allowed John to hook up with Ken Cooper to form “Cooper & Ritter,” which ran as a very successful morning show on the legendary Q105 for six years.

Rise Up eventually moved to Tampa’s Award Winning WQYK, 99.5 where it was re titled “Rise Up Country” and distributed nationally. Rise-Up Country can now be heard on over 100 great radio stations across America.

Rise Up’s mission statement is to tell people not to give up, that God loves them and there is hope. John likes to say it’s where we get our weekly dose of inspiration and a message of hope. John wants to see families stay together; and as a proud dad, one of the most important messages he hopes to convey is to love your children. He knows how precious family can be. John and his wife Bobbie almost lost their son, Johnny to a violent attack, so they’ve learned to appreciate every moment with their children and the power of prayer.

In addition to hosting the Rise Up Country show and running his production studio, John has also continued to pursue his writing abilities and has several songs to his name, including the theme songs for the Q-Morning Zoo radio show, “Beautiful Downtown Lutz,” and the Tampa Bay Buccaneer Fight Song, “Hey, Hey, Hey, We’re the Buccaneers.” Each month he spends some time in Nashville where he writes songs with artists and other song writers. He has songs recorded by both Craig Morgan and Suzie Luchsinger.

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Rise Up Country with John Ritter
Rise Up Country with John RitterWednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 7:05pm

What a great song by this weekend's guest Trace Adkins! He's got an awesome new Album out now - Check it out!

#RiseUpCountry #TraceAdkins #StillASoldier #StarsAndStripes

Rise Up Country with John Ritter
Trace Adkins - Still a Soldier (Lyric Video)
Stream or download Still A Soldier: http://smarturl.it/stillasoldier SOMETHING'S GOING ON Out Now: http://smarturl.it/somethingsgoingon Trace is on tour now ...
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Rise Up Country with John Ritter
Rise Up Country with John RitterWednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 1:32pm

John is writing today with Keenie Word...and she brought along her dog, Harley.

#RiseUpCountry #KeenieWord

Joe Alonso What time does the rise up show come on?
Sally Lutz Routzahn Offer the treat in the left hand then shake with the right....it's a brain thing....
Jewel Redifer Good Play on Words, Cute Little Dog.God Bless
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Rise Up Country with John Ritter with Ramona Morton and 4 others.Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 8:03pm

This weekend we're talking about who or what brings you back to your center? We'd love to hear your answers! Comment below!

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Lizzy Dahlstrom Hymns. Good, old fashioned hymns. How Great Thou Art, It Is Well, The Old Rugged Cross..... there is a healing power in music, but hymns re-center me the most/best!
Billie Jean for my faith and my favorite song concreit angel and amazing grace and the one and only my daughter cheyenne. Being a mom to her is great and we have each other god gave me a wonderful gift thats her i come from a bad home and grand parents help me my mom tryed but i take care of my mom since i was fifteen ive only had god taking care of i lost my way and my daughter help me find my way back to god
Billie Jean for my faith and my favorite song concreit angel and amazing grace and the one and only my daughter cheyenne. Being a mom to her is great and we have each other god gave me a wonderful gift thats her i come from a bad home and grand parents help me my mom tryed but i take care of my mom since i was fifteen ive only had god taking care of i lost my way and my daughter help me find my way back to god
Mary Sellas Springman Amen
Peggy Hines Sexton Amen
Paula Baldwin Bechmann Amen to that!
Regina Turner Nature
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Rise Up Country with John RitterMonday, April 24th, 2017 at 9:42am

We love Mondays!

#MondayMotivation

Lucy Roser After Coffee!
Susan Papernik Happy Monday John, and to the Rise Up Country family. Prayers that your week is blessed.
Carol Ligi So very true!
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Rise Up Country with John RitterSunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 9:49am

Don't forget to give us a call to share your stories about who stepped in to raise you!

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Susan Papernik Enjoyed hearing today's show. TY.
Rise Up Country with John Ritter
Rise Up Country with John RitterSunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 6:44am

Today's #Jumpstart

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