Wednesday, April 10, 2013

BOBBY BARE, “COWBOY” JACK CLEMENT, AND KENNY ROGERS AS NEWEST MEMBERS OF COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME


CMA ANNOUNCES BOBBY BARE, “COWBOY” JACK CLEMENT, AND KENNY ROGERS AS NEWEST MEMBERS OF COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today that Bobby Bare, “Cowboy” Jack Clement, and Kenny Rogers will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame.
Rogers will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category, while Bare will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category. Clement will be inducted in the “Non-Performer” category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the “Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980," and “Songwriter” categories. Bare, Clement, and Rogers will increase membership in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame from 118 to 121 members.
“The highest musical honor achievable for a Country Music artist or industry leader is to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and these are all outstanding and highly deserving individuals,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “'Cowboy’ has been responsible for producing many of the iconic songs in Country Music. Bobby pioneered the Country concept album and was one of the first artists to take the format to Europe. And Kenny’s crossover success throughout a lengthy career introduced Country Music to a much wider audience.”
“This is big an honor and the validation of a dream, totally unexpected,” said Bare. “Now I’ll be famous forever. Thanks to all of my supporters and thank you CMA.”
“I’ve been chosen for the Country Music Hall of Fame? I thought I was already in the Hall of Fame,” said Clement. “I could have gotten in there any time I wanted. Kyle [Young] gave me a key.”
“When I was young, my dad said, ‘Son, you have to think big to accomplish small’ and the Country Music Hall of Fame was as big as it gets,” said Rogers. “He wanted that for me. So every record I’ve ever made, every concert I’ve performed, and every song I’ve written was done for the single purpose of achieving that goal.
“I’m sure you can imagine how special it is and how exciting it was when Steve Moore called me with the news of my acceptance. It’s not the end of my journey, but it is certainly the high point, no matter what else I accomplish. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all the members who voted for me and all the friends who encouraged and believed in me, and my dad, for his vision of success.”
Induction ceremonies for Bare, Clement, and Rogers will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the new CMA Theater later this year. Since 2007, the Museum’s Medallion Ceremony, an annual reunion of the Hall of Fame membership, has served as the official rite of induction for new members.
“The announcement of new Hall of Fame members is always a cause for celebration,” said Kyle Young, Director of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “I find it remarkable that all three 2013 honorees were born in the 1930s during the worldwide Great Depression and commercial Country Music’s formative years. They were present for the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, the '60s folk revival, the ascent of hard Country, and the rise of sophisticated pop Country with a global impact. Cowboy Jack, Bobby, and Kenny are unique personalities whose contributions to the canon of American popular music are inerasable.”
CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize noteworthy individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music’s highest honor.
For full biographies and downloadable images of the inductees, visit our media-only site at CMApress.com. Please direct all consumer web traffic to CMAworld.com.
About CMA: Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association was the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. More than 7,000 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; the CMA Music Festival, which benefits music education and is taped for a three-hour special; and “CMA Country Christmas,” featuring Country artists performing original music and Christmas classics for broadcast during the holiday season. All of CMA’s television properties will air on the ABC Television network through 2021.

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HERRICK Releases New Single “Do You Love Me”

Award Winning Band HERRICK Releases New Single

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Nashville, TN --- Nashville based band HERRICK  has announced the radio released of “Do You Love Me” from the album NEW DANCE.

A music video for the song, which was co-written by Donna and Kerry Herrick, was previously released and captures Herrick’s passion for performing.

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.
Tenacity. The members of this rising group have it in spades. Herrick demands perfection … of themselves and for their fans. The band returned to the studio multiple times to re-cut parts of NEW DANCE before the project was deemed complete. According to lead singer, Donna Herrick, the final result was worth the pain.
"We worked really hard, and it’s true; we actually cut the album four times," Donna admits. "We were in a really powerful period of growth musically, and we kept discovering new directions. We wanted it to be the best it could possibly be for our fans; no cutting corners. It was wonderful and painful and exciting; really a labor of love that was four years in the making."
Michael Bonagura (Bailee & The Boys) co-produced ten of the cuts on NEW DANCE, and Music Row icon Buddy Cannon produced four.
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’s vocal range shines throughout, and on “Do You Love Me,” the angst is palpable.

Herrick won the prestigious Country Song Award in the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA) for “Cry Memphis,” which also appears on NEW DANCE. Previously, their dynamic musicianship and intricate harmonies proved to be a winning combination in the Jim Beam Battle of the Bands at the BamaJam music festival.

Check out www.herricklive.com for show dates and ticket information.           

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