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Allman Brothers Band Poster Contest

My two entries in the Creative Allies Allman Brothers Band Poster Art Contest are below.

Go vote, like and share with your friends and followers! Thanks!!

http://creativeallies.com/creations/4pw3/contests/968/design-a-poster-for-the-allman-brothers-band

http://creativeallies.com/creations/3pw3/contests/968/design-a-poster-for-the-allman-brothers-band

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BIG KENNY OF BIG & RICH HEADS TO NEW YORK CITY IN SUPPORT OF CMA AWARDS

Source: Webster PR

BIG KENNY OF BIG & RICH HEADS TO NEW YORK CITY IN SUPPORT OF CMA AWARDSAppearances set for Fox & Friends, Access Hollywood, Bloomberg TV, ABC News Now, The Better Show, among others

 

07_16_13_BK_ES_Promo_861Nashville, Tenn. (October 31, 2013) – Big Kenny, one-half of multi-platinum country duo Big & Rich, is headed to New York City in support of “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” airing Wednesday, November 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.  Big & Rich are nominees in the Vocal Duo of the Year category.
“I’m so excited to be going up to New York City … I love that city and everybody in it,” said CMA Awards nominee Big Kenny. “We are honored and happy to be nominated for the CMA Awards again this year – we have some exciting new music coming out and can’t wait for everybody to hear it! So tune in Wednesdaynight on ABC — you’ll be glad you did! Now go out and love everybody!”You can catch Big Kenny when he appears on ABC NewsNow (11/4), Access Hollywood (11/4), Bloomberg TV (11/4), SiriusXM (11/4), Fox & Friends (11/5) and The Better Show (11/12).

Hosted for the sixth consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Tickets for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” are officially sold-out, marking the fifth year in a row the ceremony has sold out in advance.

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was formed in 1958 as the first trade organization to promote an individual genre of music. The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards moved to ABC in 2006, where it will remain through 2021.

“The 47th 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.

For more information, visit CMAawards.com, or follow the conversation on Twitter with #CMAawards.

CreativelyMusical.com Artist of the Week: February 24, 2013 – Billie Holiday

Artist: Billie Holiday

Birth Date: April 7, 1915 Died: July 17, 1959

 

Billie Holiday was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised most of her young life in Baltimore, MD. She had a tulmutuous upbringing, but one surrounded by Jazz music.

Her talent was evident from a young age and she has one of the most unique voices, still to this day recognizable without ever hearing her name.

Lady Day as she became to be known was discovered in New York City by John Hammond at 18 years. Throughout her career she had worked with Count Basie, Artie Shaw, and countless others that helped to shape and create the American Jazz genre.

For more information about Billie Holiday, please visit the official web site at: www.billieholiday.com.

Here are some Fast Facts from her web site:

Birth name: Eleanora Fagan Gough
Name change: Changed her name to “Billie Holiday” because of her admiration for film star “Billie Dove.” She was also known as “Lady Day.”
Birth date: April 7, 1915
Birth place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death date: July 17, 1959
Death place: New York City, New York
Burial location: Saint Raymond’s Cemetery in Bronx County, NY

Famous Tagline: “Lady Sings the Blues”
Occupation: Legendary jazz singer
Height: 5’5″ 
Hair color: Black 
Eye color: Brown 
Spouse: Louis McKay

  • The U2 song Angel of Harlem paid tribute to Holiday.
  • On September 18, 1994, the United States Postal Service honored Holiday by introducing a USPS-sponsored stamp.
  • Her early band was organized by pianist Teddy Wilson.
  • She was discovered by John Hammond
  • A statue of Holiday still stands today at the corner of Lafayette and Pennsylvania Avenues in Baltimore.

 

Her unique tone and singing style is why I love Billie Holiday, the songs are timeless and yet transport you back in time to when American Jazz was just beginning.  Below are a few of the many songs she recorded. (Rhapsody links are below.)

Stormy Weather – http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/billie-holiday/album/billie-holiday-1925-1955/track/stormy-weather

What A Little Moonlight Can Do – http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/billie-holiday/album/the-great-american-songbook/track/what-a-little-moonlight-can-do

Night And Day – http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/billie-holiday/album/the-great-american-songbook/track/night-and-day

Until The Real Thing Comes Along – http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/billie-holiday/album/the-great-american-songbook/track/until-the-real-thing-comes-along

I Got A Right To Sing The Blues – http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/billie-holiday/album/billie-holiday-1925-1955/track/i-got-a-right-to-sing-the-blues

 

YouTube clips:

Strange Fruit – http://youtu.be/h4ZyuULy9zs

Fine And Mellow – http://youtu.be/ZtgUbJN8oPE

The Blues Are Brewin’ – http://youtu.be/bWtUzdI5hlE

 

For photos and more information about Billie Holiday, please visit her official web site at BillieHoliday.com