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ABOUT 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.

“The Rise Up Country” Show is about God, family and country. So don’t give up … just Rise Up on Sunday mornings!”

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Rise Up Country with John RitterMay 25th, 2015 at 9:09pm

Great Story about Flower Donations at Arlington.

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Rise Up Country with John RitterMay 25th, 2015 at 6:57pm

All Gave Some - Some Gave All.

#MemorialDay2015

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Rise Up Country with John RitterMay 25th, 2015 at 12:06pm

God Bless America!

#MemorialDay

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Rise Up Country with John RitterMay 24th, 2015 at 9:58pm

This Poem is one of our Favorites here at Rise Up Country!

Soldier at the Pearly Gates

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you ?
Have you always turned the other cheek...

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Rise Up Country with John RitterMay 24th, 2015 at 5:45pm

Here is a great song to Honor our Troops "Till The Last Shot's Fired" by Trace Adkins

#MemorialDay

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When A Soldier Comes Home (Trace Adkins- Till The Last Shot's Fired)
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This is my tribute to the many men and women who serve our country...I did my own version of 'When A Soldier Comes Home.' NOTE: I do NOT own any of these ima...
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Rise Up Country with John RitterMay 24th, 2015 at 1:43pm

The Story Behind Taps.

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Rise Up Country with John RitterMay 24th, 2015 at 9:30am

We are thinking about all of our Veteran's and our Military Members (Active and Retired) Today, Tomorrow, and every day!

All Gave Some, Some Gave All.

God Bless our Troops and their Families!

If you've got a story to share with us, give us a call today 1-844-717-7774 from 6- 12 PM EST We' d love to hear it!

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Rise Up Country with John RitterMay 24th, 2015 at 1:07am

Tomorrow is our #MemorialDay Special! We hope you enjoy the show and our Special Guests. God Bless our troops and their families!

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