Beauty and the Beet Puts a Tune-Filled, All-Veggie Spin on a Classic Fairy Tale Starring Country Superstar Kellie Pickler
Thursday, 11 September 2014 18:21
Available Oct. 14 on DVD and Digital Download, the Newest VeggieTales Production Features 10 Original Songs, Also Offered on a Brand-New Companion CD
GLENDALE, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2014) – Take the timeless and enchanting story of “Beauty and the Beast,” toss with the unique flavors of VeggieTales and blend in the sweet voice of country music superstar Kellie Pickler – and the result is BEAUTY AND THE BEET, a brand-new VeggieTales musical that premieres Oct. 14 exclusively on DVD and digital download.
Pickler (American Idol, Dancing With the Stars) brings her unmistakable voice to the role of Mirabelle, a sweet-potato singer whose family band is on the brink of superstardom. BEAUTY AND THE BEET blends the irresistible charm and appeal of VeggieTales with a heartfelt message about the importance of unconditional love. A BEAUTY AND THE BEET companion CD, featuring 10 brand-new songs – including an all-veggie rendition of the classic Christmas carol Deck the Halls – will also be available in stores and on iTunes to coincide with the release of the movie on “All my nieces and nephews grew up with VeggieTales, and when they heard I was going to be in a VeggieTales movie, I immediately became the coolest aunt in the world!” said Pickler, who joins the VeggieTales cast on eight of the 10 songs on the BEAUTY AND THE BEET soundtrack. “Mirabelle may be a vegetable, but she’s beautiful through and through, especially her ability to show grace and compassion for everyone she meets. “
Lead Single from 9/23’s The Big Revival is Chesney’s 25th #1 Country Single
Nashville, Tenn.--Kenny Chesney knew he wanted to take his music to another level when he opted to spend 2014 working on a new album. When he found “American Kids,” the lead single from Sept. 23’s eagerly anticipated The Big Revival, he knew he had something unlike anything he’d ever cut before.
Three weeks before his album hits stores, the propulsive song about the inherent spirit of people coming of age in the flyover has topped Billboard’s Country Airplay chart – and it shows no signs of slowing down. With three rhythms, two hooks and a whole lot of imagery, “American Kids” paints a portrait of people who make their own fun, understand life is how you live it and that the small details are what it’s all about.
"When Shane (McAnally) played me the song,” Chesney says, “I knew I was going to cut it. In fact, I gave him a hard time for not playing it for me sooner. Not only is it musically so engaging, but the pictures it paints are undeniable! No matter where you’re from, there are pieces of that song that’re just who you are... and they show you at your very best. We’re all, like the song says, ‘a little messed, but we’re all alright’.”
JINGLE PUNKS CREATES NASHVILLE-BASED COMPANY: POP UP MUSIC
Monday, 08 September 2014 18:41
Founded by Jingle Jared and Headed By Pete Olson and Liz O’Sullivan, Pop Up Music will Bridge Nashville, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue
NASHVILLE, TENN. (Sept. 8, 2014) – Jingle Punks, the leading company in music for film, television, and commercial productions, has created a Nashville offshoot, Pop Up Music, which will focus on the signing of songwriters ranging from experienced season veterans to emerging talents.
Pop Up Music is anchored creatively by Jingle Jared (Jared Gutstadt), CEO of Jingle Punks. Jared, whose credits include writing songs for Dierks Bentley, Chiddy Bang, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a wide variety of artists in multiple genres, received an ASCAP Award last year for his contributions to “The Voice” and “Pawn Stars.”
“People no longer just want to license hit music or pay for talent fees from standard celebrities,” said Jared. “People want platforms and good ideas. We've been able to create music content as the hub of advertising strategies and ride shotgun with some of the best and brightest agencies in the world, including Droga, Ogilvy, FCB, and countless others. We see music as marketing and a paradigm-shift for the music business. Where in the past, music needed to be marketed, people no longer consume music the same way. People enjoy music and the audience for it is growing faster than ever before, but the way that it's being consumed and paid for is shifting the power back to a lot of marketing and branding agencies.”
Two Nashville music industry veterans have been hired to run the Nashville office. Pete Olson has been hired as Vice President of Artist Management & Development, and Liz O’Sullivan has been hired as Vice President of Publishing & Artist Development.