The background of the song relates to my son (the little kid in the pumpkin suit in the video), who was born with Down Syndrome and Autism and never developed the ability to talk. When he was a baby and for many years after, he had difficulty sleeping so I would sing him to sleep (which is how I started signing). He liked "Home on the Range" and then I started making up my own songs to sing to him. Unfortunately, because of the extent of his disabilities, he has never developed the ability to talk or use sign language. He also requires a great deal of care. Like other parents, we always wanted him to say mom or dad or I love you, and one night I was thinking about that, and he inspired me to write this song, "Baby I Try For You" which is really him trying to tell his mom how much he loves her for all the care she gives him. It also was a promise from me to him that I would try for him - so Baby I try for You has two meanings in the song. Now sometimes songs take days or weeks to write, but I literally just sang this song to him and it took less than 30 minutes. I never even wrote it down for years but sang it to him every night. Then I wrote it down and threw it in a drawer with other songs I had written down. When I decided to record the song and do the video, I had been watching American Sign Language videos on Youtube and really loved the interpretation and beauty of that language. So the sign language adds an element of beauty and artistic expression. It also imparts a greater meaning to the video that I came to understand about people and life - too often people look at people for what they can't do, and he has taught me that the only important thing is to focus on what people can do. People have different abilities not necessarily disabilities and success is not necessarily how much you accomplish in life but how and what you can inspire others to accomplish. With this song and video, I am trying to get that message out and at the same time show people that my son can have great success, not in only what he does but what he can inspire in others. ISRC# QMNPR1200004 BMI Work# 15186991 BMI IPI# 182251877
This is a modern Pop/Country video about being with someone special and taking that epic road trip across the country. It is about so many freedoms we may take for granted.
SeaWaveMusic's inspirational country artist Holly Lynn's new music video, "JOYRIDE" (Storie/Weeks/White) Wonderfully uplifting video about being thankful for your life and that celebrating all that has been given to you.
www.thecolemanbrothers.com - Houston, Texas (August 27th, 2012) -The Coleman Brothers are pleased to announce the release of "Ghost Town," their first radio single from the new album "Keepin It Reel". The track is now available on digital platform via CDX 552, Airplay Access, Cd-Tex, ITunes and CD Baby. Alan Young (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Buddy King are spearheading the radio promotion campaign. Jason Mclelland & Mandy Moore have taken on the PR. The Coleman Brothers, made up of Greg, Denny Coleman and longtime family friend Don Hutchko, felt a calling to re-record "Ghost Town" . Written by Jay Cooper & David Erik. The song was released on August 13th 2012 and going for official adds on September 1rst 2012. Alan Young has been working closely with this band since the first radio release in 2010 & will be promoting this single to worldwide radio. "We feel that, we wanted to show fans that the country music we grew up with can be as powerful as music today" said Greg Coleman. "This song takes you back to a time when things were much simpler & that's what this album is all about". Although "Keepin It Reel" pinpoints traditional country, It mixes todays new music style with yesterdays feel. Radio has taken quickly to the single and it is already seeing chart action as the 5th most downloaded NMW song, although official add date isn't until Sept 1rst. The Coleman Brothers' "Ghost Town" is currently airing on more than 22 terrestrial and Internet stations across the globe and is occupying the #1 spot on NMW Most Added song chart . "Ghost Town" is The Coleman Brothers fourth radio release since 2010. Previous releases like "Back on the Farm" "Beer Thirty" & "Tribute to a Firefighter" have seen chart action as high as number 1 on NMW, #1 on Cashbox Magazine chart & 67 on Music Row as well as mid-range numbers on Texas Music Charts. Their debut album, Back on the Farm, was released in 2009, followed in 2011 by their sophomore effort, Down by the Fishing Hole. Last year The group was nominated for Breakthrough Artist Of The year along with Group of the Year, NMW awards. The band of brothers has toured with legends such as Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Louise Mandrell.
Amazing video from an incredible Country artist. This is a story about a girl named Savannah who doesn't let what other people think of her stop her from achieving her dream of being on stage. This is a very empowering video that should be seen and shared with children, teens and adults.
Jetset Getset is an incredible trio that is made up of Tori Little, age 15, and her partners, 15-year-old Sadie Loveland and 14-year-old Avery Eliason. The video was directed by Hollywood director/producer David Heavener. Jetset Getset's CD, "Saturday Night" was released in October of 2012 on Playback Records, owned by Nashville music industry veteran Jack Gale.
www.lizziesider.com - THE STORY BEHIND MY SONG, “BUTTERFLY” Bullying is a huge problem right now. Whether it's verbally or physically, many kids are getting affected one way or another. I went through it to some degree when I was in elementary school. During that time, some of the kids were mean… really mean to me. I was different. I was more mature and acted older and talked like I was older. And, for example, I loved to sing. I was excluded from games and playing at recess. I would always be singing. Sometimes, to tease me, the kids, at recess, would come up to me and ask me to sing for them. So, I would sing. And then they would run away and make fun of me. Many days I came home crying. Finally, one day my dad said to me, "Nobody has the power to ruin your day." He said it a few more times. I took that statement to heart. Finally, I began to understand what my dad meant. I started to find the strength to be proud of myself and to overcome the teasing. Then, I wrote a song about my experience; about finding the strength to rise above the teasing and the nasty behavior. And now, I hope that my Butterfly song will inspire other kids that have been knocked down, to listen to this song and that it will help give them the courage and the strength to rise up and to overcome whatever mistreatment or misfortune they have experienced.
www.thedallen.com/ - This video is about the demise of Small Town, USA. To Danny Allen, dirt roads, fishing holes, family, friends, good times and country music represent more than just a way to pass the time, they represent a way of life... A deep-rooted passion, backed by years of country living and time on the stage has provided Danny a way to bridge the gap between real life and the music industry. Raised by his grandparents in Columbus, Georgia, Danny was instilled with moral values from a young age. His grandfather was a mentor to young Danny, taking him hunting and fishing and teaching him what it meant to be a man. His grandmother, a skilled pianist and singer, graced the weekly church congregation with her angelic vocals. Admiring his grandmother’s passion and drive, Danny soon found himself immersed in learning the vocal craft. It wasn’t long before he was singing at church, performing his first song in front of an audience at the age of seven. Earning applause for doing something he loved gave the youngster a new outlook on what life could hold for him. “If you can see yourself doing it, you can do it. You just have to decide to put your heart and soul into it.” ~~Danny Allen
herricklive.com - With intricate harmonies and a distinctive sound that combines the best of folk, rock, blues and country, Herrick shatters the current country music mold and creates a new path for it to follow. A true One-Of-A-Kind Band. While other independent artists sit in the shadows, waiting for their "big break", Herrick is out there working... Herrick has already seen things that most artists could only dream of. They have performed everywhere from the Bamajam Music Festival to The Grand Ole Opry. And surprisingly, they have done all of this with no record deal. Formed in Spokane Washington, this four-piece is no overnight sensation. Over the many years together they have written their own music, including the new single, "Do You Love Me", literally playing thousands of shows all across America. As Herrick's reputation spreads, great opportunities keep rolling in. From clubs to arenas, Herrick have already been selected to open for acts like, Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams Jr., Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, to name a few. And that's just the beginning. The band is serious about its ability to perform live. "Everyone in our band is able to burn his instrument down to the ground, "notes Donna, matter-of-factly."We are blessed to have such strong musicianship. These guys are not just my best friends, but also top notch musicians." "We are all serious about giving all our energy to our fans." Herrick is comprised of, Donna (Mandolin/Lead vocals), Kerry Herrick (Bass/ Vocals), Zach Ballard (Drums/ Percussion), and Jefferson Rogers (Lead Guitar/ Lap Steel/Acoustic). The band is brimming with showmanship and attitude with tight/strong vocals & harmonies. Herrick's live high energy performance translates seamlessly to the new album, "New Dance". The band has diverse influences like Ann Wilson (Heart), Ryan Adams, Audioslave, Dwight Yoakum, Merle Haggard, The Eagles, Emmylou Harris, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Maroon 5, Waylon Jennings, The Band, Evanescence and more... it's no wonder their music combines many elements from different musical styles into a new and unique blend. Fans label the band "A Breath of Fresh Air". Different is very intriguing, and Herrick has been winning fans and music insiders over with every show they play. Their innate instinct for creating high quality music has helped Herrick stand out from the crowd as they tour to standing room only crowds across the country. When Herrick take the stage you see them and the spell is complete. You see them where they truly belong - where they are meant to be. Donna's pioneering vocal, a kind of audible kiss, a blurted confession backed by a fierce mandolin. Jefferson's master guitar sounds, Kerry's legendary bass beats combined with his tight harmony blend. Zach's magnificent wash of drums and cymbals full of passion. All of this through a dizzying, hour-long crescendo until the final band hit.
http://www.jimmywhitemusic.com - New Video from Jimmy White - If you love animals, you need to see this video. His name was Smoke, but I often called him Smokerboy. I didn't want a cat, in fact I was pretty annoyed when my wife brought him home that October evening in 1983. I only liked dogs, I said, and big dogs at that. I held this tiny 6 week old kitten in my hands for the first time, and had no idea what to do with him, so I put him down, maybe even a little roughly I am ashamed to say, and went upstairs to watch TV. I fell asleep, and when I woke up, there he was firmly attached to my beard, a half circle outlining my chin, fast asleep. I was amused, and a little surprised, and peeled him off and placed him on a blanket, this time gently. I went to bed. I woke the next morning and felt something a bit odd on my head. I reached my hand to my head and there he was, attached to my hair, fast asleep. There began my love affair with cats, and with this cat in particular. Smoke was one of those once in a lifetime, unique animals, but I didn't know because I had never had a cat before. A few years later, My wife and I split up and she couldn't take him at all, even for visits, where she moved. He was all mine. A few months later, I began my own business and was working out of my house full time. Smoke was my full time, and only, companion. In 1991, he developed diabetes and I began giving him 2 insulin shots a day for the next 4 and a half years. Caring for him this way brought my love for him to a deeper and more profound level than I could have ever imagined possible. In 1993, I began to realize that I would lose him one day, the diabetes was affecting his health, even though I was able most of the time to keep his sugar levels totally normal, I was maniacal about that. So I began to write about him, because I knew I could never do it once I lost him. And I didn't want the song to be about loss. I wanted the song to be about love. And so was born, "Good Friends Are Hard To Find". Anyone who has ever had this kind of friendship and love with one of these special friends understands the song immediately. They always know exactly what I mean. I lost him on September 24, 1995. He was in my arms, looking into my face. He wasn't put to sleep, that wasn't necessary. He wasn't in pain. I brought him to my vet on a Sunday night, but they could do no more for him. They wanted me to leave him but, of course, that wasn't happening. They finally relented and locked me in the hospital with him, just the two of us. And I held him until he had to go. Today is September 24, 2010. I am crying as I write this, on the 15th anniversary of his death. Sometimes, I forget how much it hurts. But I don't mind the pain, he was so worth it. I'll always love you, my Smokerboy.