Proceeds To Benefit Disaster Relief Including Oklahoma
As Carrie Underwood prepares to wrap her 2012-2013 “Blown Away Tour”
tonight in Abbottsford, BC, a one million dollar donation is being made
to the Red Cross for disaster relief. The charitable contribution to
the Red Cross derives from the tour’s concert proceeds and was
established when it launched in spring 2012.
“I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the
past several days with great sadness,” says Carrie. “With the help of
my fans who attended my concerts over the past year, we can offer the
Red Cross a little extra help in comforting those affected by the recent
Carrie’s home state of Oklahoma has recently experienced devastating
tornados. This contribution to disaster relief will help people affected
by disasters like tornados, floods and other crises around the country,
"The impact of the tornados in Oklahoma and the Midwest was
devastating and the road to recovery will be long for many families.
Through the generosity of Carrie, the American Red Cross can quickly
respond with shelter, food and comfort now, and with lasting help as
they move toward recovery,” said Neal Litvack, chief development officer
for the Red Cross.
Earlier in the tour, following a performance in Atlantic City, NJ,
Carrie designated funds to support the response and relief efforts in
New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Every year, the American Red Cross prepares for and responds to
nearly 70,000 disasters across the United States where they provide
shelter, food, and emotional support for those in need. Proceeds from
her Canadian concerts will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.
Since releasing her debut album in 2005, Carrie has sold over 15
million albums and placed 17 No. 1 singles on the charts. Her recent
album, Blown Away, made history by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top
Country Albums Chart, making Carrie only the second country artist in
the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums
debut at No. 1. The now platinum-selling Blown Away album also debuted
at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making Carrie only the
second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut
at No. 1. She is a six-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of
Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music
Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the
Grand Ole Opry.
Samstag, 25. Mai 2013
09:34 Christian Lamitschka No comments
Interview with SaraBeth
Lamitschka: Do you have any interesting stories about how fans have been affected by your music?
SaraBeth: I've been touched by the fact that many fans have played my song "Forever" as their wedding song. The fact that a couple would want to use my song on such an important day in their life and that every time they hear the song they'll think of their wedding really gets to me. I feel blessed, honored, and a little emotional about it!
Lamitschka: As an artist, you do many tasks such as recording, touring, interviews. What do you like best? What's your favorite activity?
SaraBeth: I honestly love it all. Every day is a different day, and things are constantly changing. I'm not sure if it's because I've been spending the majority of my time lately at radio stations, but if I had to pick one thing, I'd say doing a radio tour is probably my favorite. You're meeting the people who are behind your music and believe in you enough to play your song for their listeners. It's great to meet new friends across the US!
Lamitschka: What inspired you to become an artist?
SaraBeth: I always loved music, but I fought my passion to become an artist for a long time! It was my younger brother, Jordan, who inspired me. He plays professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. He had always said that he wanted to play professional sports and he followed his dream. When he got drafted, I it made me ask myself why I wasn't following my dreams too.
Lamitschka: What drives you?
SaraBeth: I think it's a combination of things...passion, family, friends, and fans. It's easy to stay driven when you are in love with what you do. I'm blessed beyond measure to wake up every day and live my dreams!
Lamitschka: What has been your greatest challenge in the music business?
SaraBeth: I knew there were things going on behind the scenes in the music world, but I never realized how much. I think the greatest challenge has just been the learning curve. Starting my own record label has required me to wear many hats. Sometimes you feel like you're asking the dumbest questions, but if you don't ask, you'll never know!
Lamitschka: When you get time off, how do you relax?
SaraBeth: I'm sure to some it won't sound too relaxing, but I LOVE running. Right now I'm training for a Marathon Relay that I'll be doing with my family in France this coming November!
Lamitschka: When you're on tour, do you have time to play tourist?
SaraBeth: I'm definitely willing to give up sleep to see the sights when I'm in a new city! I view life as an ongoing adventure, and I'm notorious for making spontaneous stops when time allows! Recently we were in Oklahoma and stopped at The Action Figure Museum. The next day we had the afternoon off and visited the Wichita Zoo. Both of those were much more exciting than just sitting at the hotel!
Lamitschka: What's the best compliment a fan has ever given you?
SaraBeth: When someone tells me I sound just like I do on my CD or better...that is the absolute best feeling! I always want to give the fans the best show I can.
Lamitschka: Many fans today get their information about artists online. Do you have your own website and what will fans find there?
SaraBeth: You can find anything and everything about me at www.SaraBethMusic.com. Everything from music, videos, social media, pictures, bio...it's all there!
Lamitschka: Describe what a perfect day is like for you.
SaraBeth: A perfect day to me could be so many things! I am perfectly content spending a day by myself or with my friends. The day would definitely start with a good cup of coffee, a run, and going everywhere in sweat pants!
Christian Lamitschka ( CountryMusicNewsInternational@googlemail.com )
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FAN FAIR X: EXCEPTIONAL, EXCITING, EXTRAORDINARY, EXPERIENCE TAKES 2013 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL TO THE EXTREME IN THE NEW MUSIC CITY CENTER!
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Bonnaroo and NCVC Partner to Offer Exclusive
Ticket + Shuttle Packages
NASHVILLE – The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC) has teamed up with the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to offer, for the first time ever, weekend and single-day ticket and shuttle packages to and from Music City.
“We’re excited to partner with Bonnaroo to offer fans more flexibility in their entertainment planning,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the NCVC. “This allows more people to see some great music at the festival even if they can’t stay for all four days.”
The packages – the only offerings available for purchasing single day tickets – include daily tickets and round trip shuttle transportation from Nashville directly to the Bonnaroo site. Buses will depart twice each day from LP Field, where there will be free parking for all shuttle pass holders. Festival-goers will be whisked away to the festival and dropped off on-site near Centeroo, the event’s main venue. After a fun-filled day with experiences one can only find at Bonnaroo, pass holders are offered two departure times at night (one on Sunday) for travelling back to Nashville.
Shuttle passes are available in limited quantities while supplies last. Book online at http://bonnarooncvbshuttles.tickets.musictoday.com/BonnarooNCVB/calendar.aspx. Packages may be purchased up until the day of.
Weekend Shuttle Package
Thursday Shuttle Package
Friday Shuttle Package
Saturday Shuttle Package
Sunday Shuttle Package
*Pricing above includes all fees*
Thursday: 1:30pm, 6pm
Friday: 11am, 3pm
Saturday: 11am, 3pm
Sunday: 12pm, 3pm
Thursday: 12:30am, 3am
Friday: 12:30am, 3am
Saturday: 12:00am, 3am
Find all information, including ticket prices, shuttle schedules and frequently asked questions at http://www.visitmusiccity.com/visitors/events/bonnaroo.
Freitag, 24. Mai 2013
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Herrick Wins in 34th Annual Telly Awards http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2013/05/herrick-wins-in-34th-annual-telly-awards.html
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Interview with JL Stiles
Lamitschka: Music has many new fans throughout Europe who may be hearing about you for the first time. How would you describe yourself and the music you play to someone who has never seen or heard you?
JL Stiles: I’m basically a ragtime finger picker and country picker who who writes in his own style, creates new rhythms and melodies using those universal and fundamental techniques. I like to think listening to me is similar to going home.
Lamitschka: How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?
JL Stiles: The highlight was the show where I released my CD here in San Francisco, a little club called Cafe du Nord. We really did the new album justice playing it live and the crowd reaction was amazing.
Lamitschka: What is your latest CD and how's it doing?
JL Stiles: My latest is JL Stiles Presents House of Murmurs
Lamitschka: How did you choose the title for the CD? Is there a story behind the name?
JL Stiles: There is no big story behind the name other than it reflected the kind of eerie psychedelic nature of the record
Lamitschka: Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding the songs for your CD?
JL Stiles: I write all my material
Lamitschka: Please tell us about the songs on your album (influences, etc).
JL Stiles: There is a heavy influence of Maybelle Carter’s guitar style on this album though you might not peg it as such because there are no country songs on there and my rhythmic approach is much more varied.. I strum with the forefinger and pick with the thumb on many of the tracks. I also employ my Piedmont Blues style on here a la Mississippi John Hurt but again vary the rhythmic approach quite a lot so you may not recognize it. The Blind Blake thumbroll is employed on Song Beside My Grave to create the rambling rhythm yet I accent a different beat than he would have done. Basically I hear melodies and rhythms and these folkways styles provide me the tools to bring ‚em out on the guitar and sing ‚em.
Lamitschka: What is the difference between your last CD and your current one?
JL Stiles: This CD was really played entirely live by me in studio with the drummer so it has an authentic groove over which we laid other stuff. I also had a producer named Etienne de Rocher on this who brought a consistency to the sound and he added some beautiful piano parts.
Lamitschka: Your current single is being played by radio. What do you feel is special about this song that makes people want to hear it?
JL Stiles: All in a Day is probably the single on this record but it seems DJ’s are playing quite a variety off the record. The song has an old soul but is very catchy with a straight bouncy rhythm and live feel. I also think the bridge on it is surprising yet natural, which I like.
Lamitschka: What is your favorite song among all the songs you have recorded and what's the story behind it?
JL Stiles: My favorite is probably Song Beside My Grave because it is the song I want people to play as a remembrance of me and there are few if any on earth who can play that style yet it is fundamental.
Lamitschka: Do you have any interesting stories about how fans have been affected by your music?
JL Stiles: Some have said they listened to me over and over when healing from life-threatending illness and claim my music really helped them recover. There is no higher honor than that as a musician.
Lamitschka: Who inspires you musically and how deep do your musical roots run?
JL Stiles: Blind Blake is my biggest inspiration but he’s dead. Seeing a great performer live is always an inspiration. For instance, seeing Richard Thompson solo acoustic is an inspiration.
Lamitschka: What do you think about today's music scene versus its post and where do you see it going in the future?
JL Stiles: I have my local buddies here is SF who are awesome and no ones knows, such as Chris Jones and there is plenty of talent as there always will be. San Francisco is full of brilliant artists who are making no money. In the past it wasn’t any different, it seems. We have more outlets to get our music out there but there are too many artists right now. I basically ignore it all to remain sane and have some silence.
Lamitschka: What do you think about today's music industry?
JL Stiles: I don’t think about it much at all. I am only interested in getting my music to people who want to hear it or find something new. Licensing music is bigger than ever which brings in money but again, the scene is overcrowded and few make any substantial income. Today is perhaps the worst time ever to be an artist. People are struggling under an international financial tyranny and we have little money to devote to supporting arts.
Lamitschka: If you had the chance to change something about the music industry, what would it be?
JL Stiles: I would destroy the use of money as an instrument and only use money to facilitate the exchange of goods and services. Essentially I would destroy all central banks.
Lamitschka: Are you doing anything to take music beyond its current borders or are you happy where it is?
JL Stiles: I am always looking to expand. I am planning an unlikely collaboration at present with a rock drummer star but I won’t say who it is as it will ruin the surprise. My next album will have lots of vocal harmonies and employ more innovation guitar techniques, via the remarkable Blind Blake thumbroll.
Lamitschka: What inspired you to become an artist?
JL Stiles: I am a seeker of the fundamental, the hidden nuggets of the universe and music is very much a part of that. I want to feel connected, ultimately, and ironically, in this age, such demands basically disconnecting with much of society as it is mostly distraction and slavery in disguise.
Lamitschka: What inspired you to become a songwriter?
JL Stiles: I guess it was Zeppelin II, the album, perhaps listening to Chuck Berry as a little kid. I always loved music and imagined it on my own.
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Herrick Wins in 34th Annual Telly Awards
“Do You Love Me” Garners Music Video Bronze Award for Nashville Band
Nashville, TN – The Telly Awards has named Nashville band HERRICK as a Bronze winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for the music video for “Do You Love Me.” With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, the project won the Bronze Award in the Internet/Online Video-Music Video category.
Co-written by Donna and Kerry Herrick, “Do You Love Me” appears on the album NEW DANCE which was produced by Herrick with Music Row hit makers Michael Bonagura and Buddy Cannon. The single recently broke into the Top 100 on the Country Breakout Chart. The music video was directed by Robb Smith and produced by Blue Hawk Productions.
Herrick is comprised of Donna (mandolin/lead vocals), her husband Kerry Herrick (bass/vocals), percussionist/drummer Jeff Bradshaw and lead guitar player Jefferson Rogers. The music is varied and diverse, mixing tradition with contemporary sounds. Donna shines with startling vocal range and power. Herrick’s dynamic live show has given the band a stronghold on the touring circuit with an average 125 shows a year. The band is known for compelling songwriting, comprehensive instrumentation, and killer harmonies.
Herrick previously won the prestigious Country Song Award in the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA) for “Cry Memphis,” which also appears on NEW DANCE. Earlier, Herrick’s dynamic musicianship and intricate harmonies proved to be a winning combination in the Jim Beam Battle of the Bands at the BamaJam music festival.
The Telly Awards program was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
For its 34th season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Herrick’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.
“We worked really hard on this video and the album as a whole,” Donna Herrick says. “We were in a really powerful period of growth musically, and kept discovering new directions. We wanted it to be the best it could possibly be for our fans; no cutting corners. The album was wonderful and painful and exciting; a true labor of love that was four years in the making. The video was great fun and is a solid representation of the song and our live performance.”
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