Friday, August 3, 2012

GEOFFREY ANDREWS SCORES TOP 10

 
NEW ARTIST GEOFFREY ANDREWS SCORES TOP 10 PLACEMENT IN THREE CATAGORIES IN THE 18TH ANNUAL ICM FAITH, FAMILY & COUNTRY AWARDS
 
 
New Artist, Video, and Songwriter Categories Hold Promise  In Awards To Be Presented October 18 In Nashville
 
(Nashville,Tennessee ) --August 3, 2012 – In less than a year since his memorable standing ovation sweeping win of the 2011 ICM Week Talent Competition held in Nashville, Geoffrey Andrews is emerging with placement in three categories of Top 10 contenders for The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards.
 
The Awards will be presented on the evening of Thursday, October 18 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.
 
Geoffrey Andrews has proven to be an exciting new industry voice whose soaring vocal abilities on his debut single “A Miracle” found him being instantly compared to Josh Groban in quality and musical style—although his vocal signature remains refreshing unique.
 
Catagories in which he has been named among the Top 10 candidates announced this week in Nashville by the ICM Faith, Family & Country Association include:
  • New Artist
  • Songwriter
  • Video  (“A Miracle”) 
The Spring 2012 release of his debut album, “Geoffrey Andrews” has to date produced four successful radio singles for the 28 year old Texan—all of which have proven his versatility as a writer.  They include “A Miracle,” “If God Said This Was Heaven,”  “70 Miles In A 45,” and his current release “The Same God.”
 
Because of the uniqueness of his voice and the strength of the song, “A Miracle” was serviced to radio across multiple formats including Contemporary Christian, Southern Gospel, AC, Inspirational, and Praise & Worship.
 
Noted Gene Higgins, President of the ICM Faith, Family and Country Association:
“This is an amazing new artist  who is virtually limitless. With “A Miracle,” we felt we were presenting a powerful new artist with a song that has the production and vocal quality that gives it the potential to connect with listeners and touch lives across musical formats.”
 
The 18thAnnual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards are dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Inspirational Country Music.
 
Among the artists in the 2012 Top 10 list for award consideration are major names in Christian, country and bluegrass music and well as an array of emerging new artists. In addition the ceremony now honors radio stations, on-air personalities, musicians, movies, television, and films that have had a positive impact on the culture.
 
For a complete Top 10 listing in all catagories and more information on the 18thAnnual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards (including the purchase of tickets), please visit www.ccma.cc.
 
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KENI THOMAS RECOUNTS COMBAT IN FIRST MEMOIR

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KENI THOMAS RECOUNTS COMBAT IN FIRST MEMOIR  


GET IT ON! WHAT IT MEANS TO LEAD THE WAY

Keni Thomas - Get It On!Nashville, Tenn (August 3, 2011) — U.S. Military Veteran and country music sensation Keni Thomas has shared the stage with country stars such as Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, but earlier this year, he put down his guitar and gave a personal account of his heart-wrenching experience in the chaotic 1993 Black Hawk Down battle in Mogadishu, Somalia. With the desire to express a unique set of leadership lessons and inspired view of our greater purpose, Thomas unveiled his first memoir Get It On! What it Means to Lead the Way (B&H Publishing Group) to rave reviews.

“Three words. That’s all it took. I was writing a letter home to my mom when the call rang out across the American compound: ‘Get it on!’ And just like that, the course of my life changed forever,” describes Thomas.

With the Bronze Star of Valor from the U.S. Army, the army-ranger turned-country singer brings a message of inspiration reminding readers that as individuals every person matters and are anything but ordinary and can make a difference in the world no matter where they are in life.

“If everyone can start setting an example, start leading by example, start doing something here and there, then as a whole exponentially we make the world a better place to live in,” says Thomas. “You are the most important part of the puzzle and you have to see yourself as being the most important part because you are, and that is what I want people to know at the end of the day.”

Get It On! What it Means to Lead the Way is already causing a chatter among fellow comrades Here are just a few comments about the new publication:

“Get It On! is a moving account of courage and faith under fire. True leadership is about the example we set. Keni has an impressive way of convincing you that this is a principle we should all live by.”
Hal Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees


“The leadership principles Keni shares through his story Get It On! are directly aligned with the core values of our organization. To Lead is to Serve. The USO is proud to call Keni Thomas one of our own.” —Sloan Gibson President of the USO

 “Here he has created an engaging and inspiring tutorial, applying those lessons to the battles of everyday life...” Mark Bowden author of Black Hawk Down

“If you are a veteran, you need to read this book. Keni shows us that the principles of leadership we learned when we wore the uniform still apply to us all out here in the real world. "
 —Lt Col Oliver L. North, USMC (Retired)
 
Thomas also frequently speaks and entertains active military men and women overseas, speaks to Fortune 500 companies, students, churches and even from the stage the Grand Ole Opry in hopes to encourage and inspire all who listen. He has also been seen on national television programs such as Good Morning America, NBC Dateline, CNN Headline News and MSNBC’s Hardball. He is currently in the recording studio working on a new album.

For more information on the artist/author please go to www.kenithomas.com and facebook.com/kenithomas.

About Keni Thomas:
Keni Thomas received the Bronze Star for Valor from the United States Army and fought the Black Hawk Down battle in Mogadishu, Somalia. He has since become an award-winning country musician, appeared in the major motion pictures Sweet Home Alabama and We Were Soldiers, and is the spokesperson for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Hero Fund. Keni also speaks to students and adults around the country about leadership, encouraging them to  “Train as you fight. Fight as you train.” The country music star unveiled his first memoir Get It On! What it Means to Lead the Way (B&H Publishing Group/ISBN: 978-1-4336-7274) last October. It is  available nationwide with the retail price of $19.99. For more information on Keni Thomas please visit www.kenithomas.com  and facebook.com/kenithomas

ZZ Top melden sich am 07. September mit neuem Album "La Futura"

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ZZ Top melden sich am 07. September mit neuem Album "La Futura" zurück
Der Rolling Stones-Gitarrist Keith Richards bezeichnete sie als "Herzschlag des Rock'n'Roll", als er sie in der Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame empfing. Und das Herz schlägt auch 42 Jahre nach der Gründung von ZZ Top immer noch im Takt des Blues, denn die legendäre Rockband meldet sich am 07. September mit einem brandneuen Album zurück: "La Furtura" ist das erste Studioalbum der Band seit neun Jahren und wurde von Rick Rubin und Billy F. Gibbons produziert. Seit mehr als vier Jahrzehnten rocken ZZ Top bereits gemeinsam und beeinflussten seitdem Generationen von Fans und Künstlern. Mit "La Futura" kehren ZZ Top zu ihren Wurzeln zurück und vereinen ihren Bluesrock mit neuen Akzenten.

Die berühmtesten Vollbartträger melden sich zurück: Nach neun Jahren legen ZZ Top im Herbst ihr brandneues Studioalbum "La Futura" vor. Das neue Werk wurde von Rick Rubin (u.a. Johnny Cash) und dem Gitarristen und Sänger von ZZ Top, Billy F. Gibbons, produziert. Gemeinsam mit Sänger und Bassist Dusty Hill und Schlagzeuger Frank Beard entstanden zehn Songs, in denen sie ihre ZZ Top charakteristischen Sounds auf neue, teils surreale Wege führen. "Wir haben lange darüber nachgedacht, wie dieses Album sein sollte. Wir wollten uns auf die Direktheit unserer frühen Sachen besinnen, aber ohne den modernen Technologien den Rücken zu kehren", erklärt Gibbons und fügt hinzu: "'La Futura' ist das Ergebnis aus einer Verschmelzung von Vergangenheit und Gegenwart."

Der spanische Albumtitel ist eine Anspielung an eine frühe ZZ Top Tradition, die u.a. in den Alben "Tres Hombres", "Fandango!", "El Loco" und "Degüello" manifestiert wurde. Seit Billy, Dusty und Frank am allerletzten Tag des Jahres 1969 den Entschluss fassten, eine Band namens ZZ Top zu gründen, haben sie weltweit über 50 Millionen Alben verkauft. Zu den weiteren Karrierehighlights gehören u.a. „Sharp Dressed Man", "Gimme All You Lovin'“, „Viva Las Vegas“ "Sleeping Bag" und „Legs“; dazu haben ZZ Top eine Reihe von extrem erfolgreichen Alben veröffentlicht, so zum Beispiel das mit einem Diamond Award für 10 Millionen verkaufte Einheiten ausgezeichnete „Eliminator“ sowie die mit Gold und Platin ausgezeichneten LPs „Afterburner“, „Recycler“, „Antenna“, „El Loco“, „Tejas“ und weitere Compilations. Dieses massive Hit-Repertoire, gepaart mit preisgekrönten Videos und einem über Jahrzehnte hinweg vollen Tourkalender hat ZZ Top zu einer der größten Rockbands des Planeten gemacht. Sie beeinflussten Bands wie White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, The Black Keys und viele andere Künstler und wurden 2004 in die Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame aufgenommen.

Vor vier Jahren unterzeichneten sie bei American Recordings / Universal Music und begannen an neuen Songs zu arbeiten. Für die Aufnahmen zogen sich ZZ Top in die Foam Box Recordings Studios in Houston, Texas zurück und flogen später für zusätzliche Sessions nach Los Angeles in die Shangri La Studios in Malibu. Das Ergebnis ist "La Futura" - und Songs wie "Consumption", den die US-Website Music Radar als "knusprig-frischer, lebendiger Roadhouse Blues" bezeichnete, oder "I Gotsta Get Paid", der von USA Today zum Track der Woche gewählt wurde.

ZZ Top melden sich eindrucksvoll zurück und unterstreichen einmal mehr, dass ihr Motto auch 2012 in nichts eingebüßt hat: "You just can't lose with the Blues".

THE BOSSHOSS: Edelmetallregen, neue Single “Live It Up” plus exklusive Videopremiere!


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The BossHoss
THE BOSSHOSS: Edelmetallregen, neue Single “Live It Up” plus exklusive Videopremiere!
Seit über einem Jahr hetzen sie von Superlativ zu Superlativ, nun wurden The BossHoss für ihre Dauermühen mit Platin und Doppel-Gold gebührend belohnt. Aber natürlich wären The BossHoss nicht The BossHoss, wenn das schon alles gewesen wäre.

Am Mittwoch, den 1. August wurde im Berliner Roadrunner’s Paradise die große Release-Party samt Musikvideo-Weltpremiere zur 2. Single „Live It Up“ aus dem Erfolgsalbum „Liberty Of Action“ gefeiert. Als zusätzlicher Höhepunkt wurden The BossHoss dann vor über 300 Gästen, Medienpartnern, Kollaborateuren und Freunden mit Platin für „Liberty Of Action“ ausgezeichnet. Gold gab es zudem für die erste Top 10-Hit-Single der Band, „Don’t Gimme That“. Und auch „Do Or Die“, das „Liberty Of Action“-Vorgängerwerk, wurde vergoldet. Um die Jungs selber zu zitieren: „Was für ein geiler Abend!“

„Live It Up“, gutes Stichwort. Die aktuelle Monster-Hit-Single ist ab heute überall erhältlich – neu aufgelegt und im bisher unveröffentlichten Single-Mix. Die funky Hymne auf die Freiheit und das Leben wurde musikalisch nochmals in einer komplett neuen Version aufgemotzt.

Zeitgleich erscheint natürlich auch das zugehörige, aufwändige Video, welches den Zuschauer auf eine Reise in eine unbekannte Welt mitnimmt, wo Traum und Wirklichkeit miteinander verschmelzen. Eine moderne „West Side Story“, mit epischen Schlachten verfeindeter Gangs, einer Peitsche schwingenden, bösen Lady und einem spektakulärem Rennen um die Vorherrschaft in der Rock’n’Roll-City.

Ihr wollt euch die seltsame Twilight Zone zwischen „Sin City“ und „Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod“ selber anschauen? Kein Problem, zum Videoclip geht es HIER!

Nachdem The BossHoss sich parallel zur Veröffentlichung von „Live It Up“ auf den zweiten Teil ihres Konzertritts auf Deutschlands Festivalbühnen und eigenen Open-Air-Shows befinden, sind Boss Burns und Hoss Power ab demnächst wieder neben Nena, Xavier Naidoo und Rea Garvey als Juroren bei Deutschlands beliebtester Casting-Show „The Voice Of Germany“ zu erleben.

In diesem Sinne:

HEY HO, LIVE IT UP!


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Hintere Reihe, v.l.n.r.: Guss Brooks (The BossHoss), Hoss Power (The BossHoss), Hank Williamson (The BossHoss), Sir Frank Doe (The BossHoss), Ernesto Escobar de Tijuana (The BossHoss), Russ T. Rocket (The BossHoss), Boss Burns (The BossHoss), Jochen Schuster (General Manager Universal Domestic Pop)
Vordere Reihe, v.l.n.r.: Johannes Cordes (General Manager Universal Domestic Pop), Tom Bohne (Senior Vice President, Universal Music)

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Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood Return to Host CMA Awards



Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be back this fall to host the CMA Music Awards for the fifth time! Brad and Carrie were already preparing for the gig earlier this week. The show airs Thursday, November 1st on ABC.

Katie Armiger is Headed to the “Bachelor Pad” on Monday




Katie Armiger, who has become one of the biggest and brightest independent female country artists, will be featured on the August 6th episode of the hot summer series Bachelor Pad on ABC. In the third episode Katie will perform during a special group date on the popular series where contestants vie for love and an ultimate prize of $250,000. Fans can tune in to watch Katie’s performance on Bachelor Pad Monday, August 6th at 8pm EST (check local listings) on ABC.
Katie’s latest single “Better In A Black Dress,” from her forthcoming fourth studio album, is currently climbing the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and marked her highest chart debut. Fans can pre-order Katie’s not yet titled fourth album at www.katiearmiger.com and will immediately receive a free download of the sassy single “Better In A Black Dress.”

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