Tuesday, September 20, 2011

IF YOU LOVE A ROSE von Roxanna Red & The Wildwoodboys

IF YOU LOVE A ROSE von Roxanna Red & The Wildwoodboys
Prod. 2011, Amazing Records ……………… AE55312

Eine neue CD-Produktion von Amazing Records, Inh. Mark Merritt, D-55596 Waldböckelheim, die ich euch hiermit vorstelle:

Track 1 >Skoal Ring<(Wilson(Rich/Gehee) im New Country Stile.
Interessant ihre Interpretationen von Johnny Cash-Songs (Track 3 >Girl in Black< und Track 6 >Cry Cry Cry<), das habe ich noch nie von weiblichen Stimmen gehört!
Sehr gut ins Ohr ging mir Track 2 >Creepin’ in< (Norah Jones) mit schönem Gitarren-Solo. Auch der Titelsong Track 5 >If you love a rose< (Mandy Strobel/Ron Davis) ist sehr gefällig. Dagegen finde ich Track 8 >Jolene< (Dolly Parton) für meinen Geschmack zu rockig.
Track 7 >Hot enough for Ya< (Steve Earle/Walter Carter) ot enough for YaHist eine recht gute Rock’n Roll-Nummer.
Track 4 >Don’t say goodbye< und 10 >Sweet & Wild< (beide von Andrea Ebbers/Detlef Werth) erinnern fallweise an Südseeklänge.
Track 11 >Like Dave D< (Ebbers/Werth) lädt anfangs zum Träumen ein wird dann aber recht flott. Flott bleibt die CD dann auch bis zum letzten Song Track 12 >Saturday night affair< (Ebbers/Werth) und Track 13 >Fallen< (Poulsen/Volbeat)

Alles in allem eine gute Programm-Zusammenstellung mit professioneller Band und kräftiger, voller Stimme von Roxanna Red & The Wildwoodboys:

Roxanna Red (Lead-Vocals)
Micky Romero (Lead-Guitar, Backing-Vocals)
Detlef “Dave 2” Werth (Rhythm-Guitar, Banjo, Mandoline, Backing-Vocals)
Jörg Kartschewski (Bass, Backing-Vocals)
Steffen “Jack” Ebbers (Drums, Percussion, Backing-Vocals)
Specialguest: Thommy Kletsch (Violin)

Diese CD ist nominierungsberechtigt zum ACMF-Award 2011.
Text: Eliza (ACMF-Ambassadorin für Wien)


Randy Houser, Thompson Square Paid Homage to Gatlins with Performance of
Classic Hit “Houston (Means That I’m One Step Closer To You)”

Nashville, Tenn. (September 20, 2011) – Country music legends Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers were the recipients of the Academy of Country Music’s Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award tonight at the organization’s 5th Annual ACM Honors ceremony, held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

The GRAMMY Award-winning trio was honored, along with country superstar Garth Brooks, with the prestigious award.  The award honors true pioneers of the musical genre.

“I can’t tell you how much love we felt, on and offstage, at tonight’s ceremony,” notes Larry Gatlin.  “We are honored, humbled and filled with joy to have been chosen for such an amazing award.  A big Texas ‘Thank you’ from the Gatlin boys to the Academy of Country Music.”

Paying tribute to the Gatlins, country music's Randy Houser and Thompson Square took the stage of the Ryman, performing the brothers’ classic hit, “Houston (Means That I’m One Step Closer To You).”

In addition, award-winning Bluegrass / Southern Gospel group The Isaacs performed a medley of Gatlin hits, including the Larry Gatlin penned “Broken Lady,” “I Don’t Want To Cry,” and “I’ve Done Enough Dyin’ Today.”

The legendary Oak Ridge Boys, also past recipients, presented the Gatlins with the award, welcoming their fellow musical colleagues, and friends, onstage to accept.

The Gatlins would later return to the stage for a special performance (dedicated to country music industry veteran John Dorris) of “All The Gold In California.”  Before the brothers could make it through the first verse, Larry Gatlin halted the song, inviting Reggae star Romain Virgo onstage for an island rendition of the classic hit.  Gatlin and Virgo recently collaborated, recording an all-new Reggae version of the song, featured on the recently released John Rich co-produced Reggae’s Gone Country album.  The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart.

The close family harmonies of Larry, Rudy and Steve Gatlin gave the trio a signature sound that led to country classics like “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You).” The brothers won a GRAMMY Award for their 1976 breakthrough hit, “Broken Lady,” and reached #1 with “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love” two years later. Along with five career nominations for the ACM Vocal Group, the Gatlin Brothers picked up three 1979 trophies – Single of the Year (“All The Gold In California”), Album of the Year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin, also a talented songwriter who composed all of the group’s singles. To date, the brothers hold 36 Top 40 Hits to their credit.

Additional ACM Honors recipients included Hank Cochran (posthumously), John Dorris, Tom T. Hall, Reba, Taylor Swift and the film Country Strong, winners of the MBI (Musician, Bandleader, Instrumentalist) categories Chuck Ainlay, Eddie Bayers, Tom Bukovac, Dan Dugmore, Aubrey Haynie, Gordon Mote, Bryan Sutton, Glenn Worf and Paul Worley and winners of the Industry Awards categories, Steve “Bogie” Bogdanovich, Romeo Entertainment Group, Sally Williams, Ryman Auditorium, Joe’s Bar (Chicago, IL), Mohegan Sun Casino (Uncasville, CT), Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN).

For additional information on Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, visit www.gatlinbrothers.com.

***Gatlin Brothers photo courtesy Curtis Hilbun


Award-winning singer/songwriter Royal Wade Kimes is soaring a mile high.
Some recording artists seem to have a destiny with certain words. The legendary Eddy Arnold used the word “world” in his hits “Make The World Go Away,” “What’s He Doing In My World” and “Turn The World Around The Other Way.” For Royal Wade—who previously released his acclaimed Hats Off - A Tribute to Eddy Arnold CD—the magic happens when he uses “miles” or “mile” in a song title.
Royal Wade, proclaimed the Best Living Western Solo Musician by True West magazine in December 2010, just released his latest single “500 Miles Away From Home.” The 1963 Bobby Bare classic is the second single from Crossing The Roads, Royal Wade’s tenth album.
Before Royal Wade’s “500 Miles Away From Home”—which sits at No.18 on the charts in Europe  and boasts one of the hottest videos going on You Tube—there was the Arkansas native’s hit “There Ain’t Enough Miles,” which won the Video of the Year award from the Academy of Western Music.
And now Royal Wade’s hit “Mile High Honey,” which charted in Billboard magazine, has become the moniker for a race-winning horse. The lightning-fast mare “Mile High Honey” won at Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colorado, by half a length at 7 to 1 odds. Although  the horse was born and raised in Colorado, it got its name from the song “Mile High Honey,” written by Royal Wade, Larry Crowley and actress Leslie Easterbrook of Police Academy fame.  

Often compared to Marty Robbins and Johnny Cash, Royal Wade has performed his unique brand of “cowboy country” music in front of hundreds of thousands of fans in 30 states at fairs, festivals, rodeos, conventions, night clubs, theaters and special venues, including NASCAR events, the historic Grand Ole Opry and Disney World.

In a career spanning 20 years, Royal Wade has covered a lot of lyrical miles in his song titles and actual miles on the road. So, the obvious question is:
How long will it be before the writer of hit songs for himself, Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins and others will pen another “miles” hit?
Answer: Probably not long. Maybe just a few miles down the road.

For the latest Royal Wade news and music, check out royalwadekimes.com.

11. Cajun & Zydeco Festival – on tour“ 20.10. bis 30.10.2011

Ankündigung „11. Cajun & Zydeco Festival – on tour“  20.10. bis 30.10.2011

Was in einem kleinen Eifelort vor 10 Jahren erstmalig über die Bühnenbretter des Dorfsaals fegte, erreicht inzwischen ein Publikum zwischen München und Berlin. So tourt das Festival an 10 Tagen durch 9 Städte Deutschlands!

Der diesjährige Headliner aus Louisiana zählt zu den dynamischsten Künstlern des Genres und gilt als einflussreichster Akkordeonspieler und Sänger des modernen Zydeco: Jeffery Broussard. Mit seiner Band „Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys“ tourt er nicht nur exklusiv sondern auch erstmalig in Deutschland.
Komplettiert wird das Angebot durch die gastgebenden „Cajun Roosters“. In Ravensburg (20.10.) und München (25.+26.10) wird die „Ludwig Seuss Zydeco Band“ (Ludwig Seuss ist u.a. auch Pianist der Spider Murphy Gang) mit dabei sein. Als Special Guest aus England ist Lil' Jim nach Dahlem in die Eifel (29.+30.10.) geladen.
Promo-Video „Cajun Roosters + Jeffery Broussard“: http://youtu.be/VC7Pg_Z311w

Do., 20.10.2011 Ravensburg, Zehntscheuer*
Fr., 21.10.2011  Soest, Alter Schlachthof (+Tanzworkshop)
Sa., 22.10.2011  Weinheim, Muddy’s Club
So., 23.10.2011  (Brunch) Offenbach a.M., Oliver’s Art Cuisine
So., 23.10.2011  Nidderau, Schlosskeller Windecken
Di., 25.10.2011  München, Rattlesnake Saloon*
Mi., 26.10.2011  München, Rattlesnake Saloon*
Do., 27.10.2011  Berlin, American Western Saloon
Fr., 28.10.2011  Celle-Bennebostel, Hof Wietfeldt
Sa., 29.10.2011  neue Location! ca 3 km von Bassem: Dahlem/Eifel, Vereinsheim (+Tanzworkshop)**
So., 30.10.2011  (Brunch) Dahlem/Eifel, Vereinsheim**

* zzgl. dritte Band: Ludwig Seuss Zydeco Band (D)
** zzgl. dritte Band: Lil’Jim (UK)

Der Vorverkauf ist sowohl bei den Clubs als auch auf der Festivalseite gestartet!

Jeff Bates Gets Hands-on Lesson in Compassion

Jeff Bates Gets Hands-on Lesson in Compassion

Country Singer Travels to Colombia
with Renowned Children’s Charity Compassion International

Compassion International - Jeff BatesNashville, Tenn. (September 20, 2011) -- Country Singer Jeff Bates wishes everyone could stare hunger and poverty in the face the way he recently did.  Bates spent a week in Colombia, visiting communities Compassion International helps.

“There are children out there who are hungry, without medical care and who will never be able to go to school and get an education to help them better themselves,” Bates says of the unspeakable conditions he saw Colombian children living in.  “It breaks my heart, tortures my soul, haunts my spirit and mind and makes it hard to sleep at night.”

Bates sponsors a child through Compassion International. “Compassion ensures these children are fed, clothed, have medical and dental care, that they receive love, attention and an education.”

Bates recorded two albums for RCA between 2003 and 2006.  During that time he charted several songs including the top-10 hit, The Love Song.  After leaving RCA, Bates signed with Black River Music Group, for whom he recorded two albums.

Jeff Bates is the latest Country artist to embrace Compassion International since it reached out to Country Music earlier this year.  Other country artists include 90’s hit maker John Berry, Marty Raybon, former lead singer of the group, Shenandoah, and BNA Records’ all-girl group, The Lunabelles.

“Country artists and their fans have always had big hearts, especially for children,” says Zane King, Artist Relations Regional Director for Compassion International.  “I have no doubt Country fans will go to the mat for these starving children.”

“It makes me so proud to work with Compassion International,” Bates adds.  “Together we will eradicate hunger and poverty and help change the world for the better, one mind, one soul and one heart at a time.”

Compassion International is the world's largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1.2 million children in 26 of the world's poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children - enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded ten consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator.

Country stars turn out to get special awards

Country stars turn out to get special awards

The Academy of Country Music held its annual ACM Honors show Monday night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, honoring special award recipients and non-televised category winners from this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, held in April in Las Vegas.

The roster of winners ranged from country superstars Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks to revered veterans Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers and Tom T. Hall. All but Brooks were in attendance Monday night, saluted by presenters including Ronnie Dunn and Laura Bell Bundy with performances from Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Montgomery Gentry and others.

 Dunn presented McEntire with the ACM’s Career Achievement Award, recognizing a three-decade run as one of the best-selling country artists in history.  “Thank you very much for putting up with me all these many, many years,” Reba told an audience of friends, family and fans. “I have had a blast doing this.”

Swift, a big winner at the televised ACM Awards in April, was recognized for her global appeal with the Jim Reeves International Award. She is touring North America between extensive jaunts in Asia, Europe and Australia.
 “I have heard my name pronounced in so many ways that I didn’t even know were possible,” Swift said after thanking the Academy. “That’s been part of the reason why the last couple of years have been so magical. You go to these places where they don’t speak English, but somehow, they know every single lyric.”
Brooks, Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers received the Academy’s Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, honoring trailblazers in the genre. Presenting the award were Gatlin friends and former Pioneer Award winners The Oak Ridge Boys.
“The man who loves his job is always on vacation,” Larry Gatlin said. “So when somebody said, ‘We’re going to pay you to sing,’ I said, ‘I can do that!’”
In a video message, Brooks explained that it was wife Trisha Yearwood’s birthday, “and the queen takes precedent, of course. But I wanted to send my love and my gratitude. Thanks to the academy, not only for tonight, but for my whole career.”

Brooks mentioned some of the previous winners of the Cliffie Stone Award, including Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton.

“I think the question that’s on everybody’s mind … with a list like that — Larry Gatlin?’” Brooks said before bursting into laughter and explaining that Gatlin “offered me a stage when no one else would.”

Writers and players

Celebrated songwriter/performer Tom T. Hall (“Harper Valley PTA,” “I Love”) and the late Hank Cochran (“I Fall to Pieces,” “Make the World Go Away,”) were this year’s recipients of the Poet’s Award, honoring their accomplishments in country music songwriting.

“You do not wind up standing in a spot like this if you try to do it alone,” Hall said as he thanked everyone from his wife and writing partner, Dixie, to his doctor. “There are so many people involved.”
Other special award winners included artist manager, ACM treasurer and industry vet John Dorris, who received the Mae Boren Axton Award; and the Nashville-made country music drama Country Strong, which took the Tex Ritter Film Award.
Nine of the industry’s top session musicians, engineers and producers were recognized in the Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist category. Winners included producer Paul Worley, steel guitarist Dan Dugmore, guitarists Tom Bukovac and Bryan Sutton, bassist Glenn Worf, keyboardist Gordon Mote, drummer Eddie Bayers, fiddle player Aubrey Haynie and audio engineer Chuck Ainlay.
In addition to hosting the festivities, Ryman Auditorium was named Venue of the Year, while Ryman general manager Sally Williams received the Promoter of the Year Award. Other winners in the Industry Awards categories included Steve Bogdanovich of Romeo Entertainment Group (Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year), Chicago venue Joe’s Bar (Nightclub of the Year) and the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut (Casino of the Year).
ACM Honors recipients
Garth Brooks — Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
Hank Cochran (posthumous) — Poet’s Award
John Dorris — Mae Boren Axton Award
Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers — Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
Tom T. Hall — Poet’s Award
Reba McEntire — Career Achievement Award
Taylor Swift — Jim Reeves International Award
Country Strong — Tex Ritter Film Award

Bearfoot Celebrates New Album With "The 8 Days of Bearfoot,"

Bearfoot Celebrates New Album With "The 8 Days of Bearfoot,"
Daily Video Mini-Series Surrounding the release of American Story, out Sept 27th
 “Old time, roots, Americana, folk, bluegrass – whatever...it’s just plain old pleasure.”
- The Boston Globe

In anticipation of their September 27th album release, Bearfoot will be releasing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from American Story. The eight mini-webisodes, which will be released each day leading up to the album release date, includes tracks from the album, new band member profiles and unique performances. Follow the video series here or on here on the Compass Records Group Facebook.
Change creates opportunity, a principal that was successfully tested by Alaska-by-way-of-Nashville’s Bearfoot last year, when original members Angela Oudean and Jason Norris found themselves presiding over a prolonged period of shifting personnel. And when the pair recruited three new members - Todd Grebe, Nora Jane Struthers (a rising young singer/songwriter) and one of her bandmates, P. J. George – that change yielded a renewed ensemble full of energy and creativity.  With American Story, available Sept 27 on Compass Records, Bearfoot integrates the three new members, showing off their distinctive voices and the impressive arrangements on songs contributed by all of the members.

Following the success of Bearfoot’s 2009 Compass debut, Doors And Windows, which debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart, the band was not afraid to explore new sonic territory, deftly blending the group’s acoustic instruments with touches of percussion, electric bass, accordion, banjo and more on American Story. Yet always, each touch appears to underline, rather than draw attention from the songs.“I love that the entire album has a really rockin' element to it, with more energy than we’ve ever had before,” Oudean observes—From start to finish, it’s an album of distinctive music that remains deeply authentic, true to the band’s rootsy origins even as it steps into more sophisticated musical territory.

Lead singer, songwriter and guitar player Nora Jane Struthers is the best known of the additions, having already released one stellar album highlighting her thoughtful songwriting and cool, clear voice—and having won the tough Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition in 2010 with her Bootleggers, a group featuring the second new member of Bearfoot, bass player P. J. George. (The original Bearfoot lineup won the same title in 2011).  Rounding out the revamped lineup is guitarist/vocalist Todd Grebe, previously known for his work fronting the acoustic honky-tonk group Todd Grebe & Cold Country.  And while the group claim that they’re still settling into their new sound, one listen to American Story offers compelling evidence that they’re being more modest than accurate.  

With veteran producer/engineer Brent Truitt at the helm, Bearfoot hits the ground running on the new project with the Struthers-penned opener, “Tell Me A Story.”  The song’s restrained prologue and keenly rhythmic body dishes up a healthy serving of the band’s strong points: a winningly intimate lead vocal, tight harmonies, and an arrangement that weaves together a multiplicity of musical strands, from the string band and bluegrass music that made up Bearfoot’s earliest sounds to a unique take on the acoustic pop influences whirling around the group’s East Nashville home.  

From there, it’s swift and captivating run through sounds and stories to the easy, good-time lope of Grebe’s closing “Mr. Moonshine.”  Along the way, there are stops for hard-core bluegrass (“Midnight in Montana” with help from guest Charlie Cushman on banjo), a sly and sultry come-on (“When You’re Away,” written by the entire group), the poignant and ominous portrait of a trapped woman in “Eyes Cast Down” (written by Struthers and Claire Lynch) and much more—true stories and tall tales, but always with real people and real situations at their center.  “I really connect with those lyrics,” Jason Norris says of “Feel Free” (written by Struthers and Tim O’Brien). “When Nora Jane first played it for us, I thought ‘Wow, that could actually have been written by me,’” he adds, and in truth, the sentiment could as easily come from a listener.  

American Story would be a strong collection coming from a veteran artist and it’s certainly true that the individual members of Bearfoot, old and new, are, while still young, genuine veterans.  Yet it’s all the more impressive for being the product of a group that has yet to celebrate its first anniversary as an ensemble.  That makes for a great story,and for an even greater appreciation of American Story, but as the members of Bearfoot would be the first to point out, in the end the only thing that matters is the music; here it is, and it’s mighty fine.


The Five Nominees for CMA Entertainer of the Year Are the First Artists Announced as Performers on "Country Music's Biggest Night"

NASHVILLE - The star-packed lineup for "The 45th Annual CMA Awards" launches with today's announcement that all five nominees for Entertainer of the Year, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban, are the first group of performers confirmed for "Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)." With five nominations each this year, Aldean, Paisley, Shelton, and Swift are also the top CMA-nominated artists.
"The 45th Annual CMA Awards," hosted by Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. 
Aldean received first-time nominations in five categories in 2011 including Entertainer; Male Vocalist; Album for My Kinda Party; and Single and Musical Event of the Year for "Don't You Wanna Stay" with Kelly Clarkson.
CMA's reigning Entertainer of the Year, Paisley received five nominations in 2011 for Entertainer; Male Vocalist; Album for This is Country Music; and Musical Event and Music Video of the Year for "Old Alabama," featuring Alabama. Paisley remains in the No. 3 spot for the most career nominations in CMA Awards history. He has been nominated every year since 2000 and has amassed an incredible 57 career nominations to date. Only George Strait (81) and Alan Jackson (80) have more. Paisley has won 14 CMA Awards to date, including three consecutive Male Vocalist awards (2007-2009) and Album of the Year (in 2006 for Time Well Wasted). He is No. 5 for the most career wins in CMA Awards history, behind only George Strait (22), Brooks & Dunn (19), Vince Gill (18), and Alan Jackson (16).

CMA's current Male Vocalist of the Year, Shelton also received five nominations this year including Entertainer; Male Vocalist; Album for All About Tonight; and Single, and Music Video of the Year for "Honey Bee." These are Shelton's first nominations in the Entertainer and Album categories. Shelton has won two CMA Awards thus far in his career. In addition to Male Vocalist, he also won Musical Event of the Year in 2010 for his performance of "Hillbilly Bone" with Trace Adkins.

Swift also received five nominations including Entertainer; Female Vocalist; Album for Speak Now; Music Video for "Mean"; and Song of the Year for writing "Mean." Swift received five nominations, but can receive an additional trophy as co-producer of her album. Swift won the Horizon Award in 2007 and two years later was named Entertainer of the Year (2009).

Urban received two nominations this year including Entertainer and Male Vocalist. He won Entertainer in 2005 and was named Male Vocalist for three consecutive years (2004-2006). Urban is currently touring North America in support of his album, Get Closer.

Tickets for "The 45th Annual CMA Awards" go on sale to the public this Saturday, Sept. 24 (10:00 AM/CT). Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster outlets; by calling (800) 745-3000; or at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, located at 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville). Ticket prices for the CMA Awards start at $110 for Upper Level seating. Ticket prices include tax, but exclude applicable service fees. Purchase tickets early for the best available seats. In 2009 and 2010, the CMA Awards sold out in advance.

"The 45th Annual CMA Awards" is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

Premiere Radio Networks is the official radio packager of the CMA Awards. ChevroletT is a Proud Partner of the CMA Awards and Official Ride of Country Music. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the 2011 CMA Awards. CMA is a Proud Supporter of DRIVE4COPD.

Die doppelte Ladung fetter Kater-Spaß

Die doppelte Ladung fetter Kater-Spaß
Mit "Garfield – Fun Fest" und "Garfield – Tierische Helden" startet FOX vor Weihnachten gleich zwei Angriffe auf die Lachmuskeln
Frankfurt, 20. September 2011 – Er ist frech, fett, faul, philosophisch – und so umwerfend komisch, dass er jede Art von Katzenjammer im Nu vertreibt. Rechtzeitig vor Weihnachten – und pünktlich zu Beginn der närrischen Saison am 11.11.2011 – startet Comic-Kater Garfield einen doppelten Angriff auf die Lachmuskeln von jung und alt mit "Garfield – Fun Fest" und "Garfield – Tierische Helden". Der jeweils vierte und fünfte Animationsfilm der Garfield-Reihe, erscheinen auf DVD bei Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Als perfekter Familienspaß dürften sie an Weihnachten auf zahlreichen Gabentischen landen.
Wer ist die lustigste Comic-Figur? Um diese Frage geht es beim Fun Fest, einem Talentwettbewerb, den Garfield regelmäßig für sich entscheidet. In diesem Jahr aber tritt Kater Ramone auf den Plan. Er ist witzig. Er sieht gut aus. Er ist eine Bedrohung! Denn in "Garfield – Fun Fest" schickt er sich an, unserem Helden nicht nur die Show, sondern auch das Herz seiner Freundin zu stehlen. Aber bevor Garfield seinen Humor verliert, macht er sich zusammen mit Hund Odie auf die Suche nach dem Gag-Guru Freddy dem Frosch. Auf ihrer Reise begegnet ihnen ein ganzes Panoptikum tierisch lustiger Gestalten, und bei Freddy absolviert Garfield dann ein hartes Humortraining im Ninja-Stil. Denn Spaß ist schließlich eine ernste Sache. Aber reicht das aus, um Ramone beim Fun Fest zu schlagen? Oder kommt es am Ende nicht viel mehr darauf an, dass Garfield wieder ganz er selbst ist?
Ein echter Superheld sein, Mut beweisen, die Muskeln spielen lassen und es mit finsteren Schurken aufnehmen. Klingt alles irgendwie ziemlich anstrengend und uncool, zumindest für Garfield – den coolsten Kater der Comic-Welt. In "Garfield – Tierische Helden" feiern er und seine Freunde gerade eine nette kleine Grillfete, als eine außerirdische Dämonin mit einer Horde von Zombies in ihre Cartoon-Welt einbricht, um deren Bewohner zu versklaven. Garfields Kumpel zögern nicht: Sie streifen ihre Superhelden-Kostüme über und stürzen sich in ebenso turbulente wie witzige Kämpfe mit den Außerirdischen. Doch erst als sie zu unterliegen drohen, bequemt sich auch Garfield endlich, seiner Rolle als Super-Kater gerecht zu werden und – natürlich – die Welt zu retten. Der Film ist sowohl eine irrwitzige Parodie als auch eine Liebeserklärung an alle Superhelden-Filme – und gibt dem Begriff "Kater-Stimmung" eine völlig neue Bedeutung!

ROSENSTOLZ: "Wir sind am Leben", das 12. Studio-Album, erscheint am 23.09.2011

ROSENSTOLZ: "Wir sind am Leben", das 12. Studio-Album, erscheint am 23.09.2011
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"Wir sind am Leben", das 12. Studio-Album, erscheint am 23.09.2011
"Wir sind am Leben", die aktuelle Single, auf Platz 3 der Charts

Nachdem der hymnische Single-Vorbote für das gleichnamige Album
„Wir sind am Leben“
in dieser Woche bereits #3 der Media Control Single-Charts erklimmen konnte, ist es nun endlich soweit – nach über drei Jahren Pause erscheint am Freitag, den 23.09.2011, das neue Album von Rosenstolz. Sehnsüchtig und mit größter Spannung erwartet, von den Fans in mehreren Album-Prelistening-Parties, die bundesweit bereits stattfanden, schon enthusiastisch und euphorisch gefeiert. Mit großer Lässigkeit haben AnNa R. und Peter Plate ein überraschendes Album aufgenommen, das vor allem eins macht: Ja sagen zum Leben, zur Liebe, zum Glück.

Voller Enthusiasmus, Verve und Energie läuten Rosenstolz mit dem Album die dritte Dekade ihres Schaffens ein. Rückblickend auf ihre 20-jährige Musikkarriere lautet ihr derzeitiges Statement dann auch ganz einfach:
„Es geht nicht darum so weiter zu machen wie bisher – wir fangen einfach noch mal von vorne an.“ Und diese Aufbruchstimmung durchzieht das komplette Album, das vor Energie nur so strotzt, das frisch und überraschend ist, ohne die Rosenstolz-typische Melancholie zurück zu drängen. Eindringliche Momente werden von mitreißender Leichtigkeit abgelöst.

AnNa R. und Peter Plate sind sich treu geblieben. Dazu gehört, dass sie – einer alten Tradition folgend – auch zu ihrem neuen Album
eine „Radio Rosenstolz“-Sondersendung aus ihrem heimischen Studio in Berlin-Kreuzberg über den virtuellen Äther schicken. Gemeinsam mit der Moderatorin Anja Caspary werden sie zurückblicken und nach vorne schauen, vor allem aber über die Arbeit an den neuen Songs berichten.
Die Sendung wird am 22.09.2011 um 20 Uhr über die Rosenstolz-Homepage ausgestrahlt.

Neben dem normalen Album wird eine CD/DVD-Deluxe Edition veröffentlicht, der eine Bonus-DVD beiliegt, für die sich Rosenstolz etwas ganz Besonderes, Einmaliges haben einfallen lassen. Mit „Irgendwo in Berlin“ haben sie einen 40minütiger Musical-Kurzfilm in der Rekordzeit von nur zwei Tagen gedreht, der sechs Albumtitel visuell umsetzt und eine Geschichte erzählt. Gedreht im Stil einer Mockumentary, unter Mitwirkung von vielen befreundeten Schauspielern und Künstlern. Diese Form der Präsentation stellt im Schaffen von Rosenstolz ein bisheriges Novum dar, welches zudem mit einer TV-Ausstrahlung von
„Irgendwo in Berlin“
am 28.09.11 um 2:25 Uhr im Rahmen eines Sat1-Music Specials honoriert wird.

EXAMPLE - erobert die englischen und deutschen Charts im Sturm

EXAMPLE - erobert die englischen und deutschen Charts im Sturm
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Er erobert die englischen und deutschen Charts im Sturm
Dieser Mann ist nicht nur in England zurzeit ein absolutes Phänomen! Kaum ein anderer bleibt mit seinen Tracks so eindringlich in den Ohren und oberen Charträngen hängen wie Elliot Gleave aka EXAMPLE.

2011 ist bereits schon jetzt DAS Jahr von EXAMPLE:
Gerade schoss mit „Stay Awake“ die zweite Single nach „Changed The Way You Kiss Me“ aus dem neuen Album „Playing In The Shadows“, das bei Universal Domestic / Vertigo Anfang Oktober veröffentlicht wird und in UK bei Ministry of Sound erschienen ist, direkt auf Nummer 1 in den englischen Single-Charts. Gefolgt von „Playing In The Shadows“, das ebenfalls direkt auf Platz 1 der englischen Album-Charts eingestiegen ist. Das heißt dreimal die Eins in Folge für EXAMPLE in England! Und um die Erfolgsgeschichte abzurunden, ist die Single „Changed The Way You Kiss Me“ (Video) soeben auch in Deutschland der Einstieg auf Platz 11 der Single-Charts gelungen. Und ähnliches wird bestimmt mit „Stay Awake“, der zweiten Singleauskopplung, gelingen.

Kein anderer versteht es momentan so gekonnt, die verschiedenen Möglichkeiten und Energiequellen von Dance, Rap, Beat(s) und Pop so traumwandlerisch sicher und hitverdächtig miteinander zu verschmelzen wie EXAMPLE.
Ach ja - zwischendurch zieht EXAMPLE auch in diesem Jahr immer wieder zehntausende mit seinen Live-Shows in seinen Bann.

Doch erst steht noch am 7. Oktober die Veröffentlichung seines Albums „Playing In The Shadows“ in Deutschland vor der Tür. Keine Frage: dieser Mann hat einen Lauf! Und wer seine Energie einmal erlebt hat, der weiß: Niemand wir ihn aufhalten! Er wird zum Abräumer des Jahres werden – so viel ist jetzt schon sicher!

GLASPERLENSPIEL - Newcomer stürmen auf Platz 13 der Single-Charts

GLASPERLENSPIEL - Newcomer stürmen auf Platz 13 der Single-Charts
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Die Newcomer stürmen auf Platz 13 der Single-Charts
- Heißer Anwärter beim Bundesvision Song Contest
- Headliner-Tour startet im Oktober 2011

Glasperlenspiel sind absolute Newcomer im Musikbusiness, doch das hält sie nicht davon ab, schon auf hohem Niveau mitzumischen. Nach einer erfolgreichen gemeinsamen Tour mit Ich+Ich im Sommer dieses Jahres geht es für die beiden Musiker ab Mitte Oktober direkt auf ihrer erste Headliner-Tournee in insgesamt 10 Städte innerhalb Deutschlands (u.a. Berlin, Hamburg, München, Köln).
Im Rahmen dieser Tour werden sie unter anderem ihre erste Single „Echt" (VÖ: 09.09.11) aus ihrem Debüt-Album „Beweg Dich mit mir“ (VÖ: 30.09.11) live performen, die direkt nach Veröffentlichung auf einen mehr als beachtenswerten Platz 13 der offiziellen MediaControl Single-Charts eingestiegen ist.

Glasperlenspiel – das ist ein Elektropop-Duo bestehend aus Caro und Daniel aus Stockach in der Nähe am Bodensee. Im wohl populärsten nationalen Musikwettbewerb Bundesvision Song Contest treten sie für ihr Bundesland Baden-Württemberg an und gelten als heiße Anwärter auf den Titel.

Nach TV-Auftritten bei The Dome, dem Big Brother-Finale und auch in
Stefan Raabs daily Show TV total wuchs ihre Fangemeinde in ganz Deutschland phänomenal, bereits letzte Woche knackte ihre Debüt-Single „Echt“ die TOP10 der iTunes-Charts.

Schon diesen Freitag wird Glasperlenspiel live bei der Jugendmesse YOU in Berlin auftreten, nächste Woche Donnerstag steht dann das Finale des Bundesvision Song Contest in Köln auf dem Plan.

Country Music News International September 20th 2011

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