Posts Tagged ‘tribute’

buzz ‘stache: Songstress Sheléa To Release New Christmas Tunes November 20th

November 12, 2012 1 comment

On the heels of her acclaimed performance for the President and First Lady, Stevie Wonder collaboration, and Whitney Houston tribute, 2012 Internet sensation Sheléa readies for her 2013 debut.

 LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2012 – Vocalist Sheléa (shuh-LAY-uh) will release two new Christmas songs on November 20th with Breath of Life Records via CEN/RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music. “Don’t Want To Wait Til Christmas” is an original upbeat tune, and Sheléa added her sultry spin and soulful vocals to a remake of the Christmas classic, “Christmastime Is Here.”

Listen to “Don’t Want To Wait Til Christmas”

Listen to “Christmastime Is Here”

The talented songstress caught the attention of fans and critics in 2012 for her astounding tribute to the legendary Whitney Houston. One of Sheléa’s biggest supporters, Stevie Wonder, was instrumental in booking her for a performance this past May at the White House for President and Michelle Obama honoring composers Burt Bacharach and Hal David with the Gershwin Prize.

Sheléa has lent her stellar vocals to various soundtrack projects including Hotel Rwanda, Akeelah and the Bee and Be Cool. The title track off her 2013 debut album Love Fell On Me was chosen as the musical theme for the film Jumping the Broom (Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Mike Epps) and features the iconic Stevie Wonder who adds his signature, lyrical harmonica licks to the track. Sheléa also wrote and produced two songs on Chanté Moore’s last album, Love the Woman, including the album’s single “It Ain’t Supposed to Be This Way.”

The stunning depth of Sheléa’s talent will be revealed with the release of her debut album, Love Fell On Me in early 2013. The album encompasses a classic blend of soul, R&B, and jazz, and captures the true essence of romance reminiscent of the greats Natalie Cole and Anita Baker. The lead single, “Seeing You,” showcases Sheléa’s vocal range and features actor Christian Keyes in the official music video.

Watch: “Seeing You” Official Music Video 

Watch: Shelea’s Tribute to Whitney Houston 
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December 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Tribute to Bill Monroe, The Father of Bluegrass Music”, nominated for a GRAMMY AWARD, Best Bluegrass Album


The Del McCoury Band has garnered critical raves for their latest effort, Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe. This tribute to the man widely considered to be “The Father Of Bluegrass Music” has now also been recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Old Memories was just nominated in the Best Bluegrass Album category for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be airing live on CBS February 12th, 2012. This gives the Del McCoury Band a chance to add a second Grammy to their collection-having won in this same category back in 2005. It also marks Del’s ninth Grammy nomination.

Whether they’re staples of the bluegrass repertoire or resurrected rarities, what each of these sixteen songs has in common is an incomparable authenticity, bestowed in equal measure by Del McCoury‘s personal connection to Monroe and his music, and by his unalloyed musical integrity.  And in the end, that makes Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe not just the tribute to Bill Monroe that it’s intended to be, but a tribute, too, to the newest member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame-Del McCoury.

The Del McCoury Band:

Del McCoury (guitar, vocals)
Ronnie McCoury (mandolin)
Rob McCoury (banjo)
Jason Carter (fiddle)
Alan Bartram (bass)

Old Memories available digitally and on vinyl

Del McCoury Online: Website | Facebook

Old Memories: The Songs of Bill MonroeDigital Download | LP + Digital Download

Behind The Scenes/”Making Of” | Video (approved for posting)