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The unreleased track ‘ COVERING YOUR TRACKS’ that I co-wrote with Trent Dabbs was selected to be apart of the official sound track for PBS’s Shelter Me TV for a special project by Ellen Degeneres and Mindy Smith. Buy ‘ Covering Your Track’s and supper the cause here.
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SONGS FOR SHELTER ME
A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS TO PAY FOR TRANSPORT OF SHELTER ANIMALS
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 7
Singer/songwriter Mindy Smith, who penned the theme song for the national PBS Series “Shelter Me,” has partnered with the show to produce Songs For Shelter Me, an 11-track various artist compilation CD available October 7.
A portion of the proceeds will go to pay for the transport of shelter pets from overcrowded shelters to areas of the country where they can be quickly adopted, assist with spray-neuter programs, education initiatives and innovative adoption events. Hosted by Allison Janney, the fourth episode, “Shelter Me: New Beginnings,” premieres on PBS in October and features two tracks from the compilation, the Smith-penned theme song, “Shelter Me,” and “Who Saved Who,” a duet with Smith and Matthew Perryman Jones. Featuring clips from the series, the video for “Shelter Me” premiered today at Los Angeles Times. Showcasing songs about inspiration, hope, redemption, and light, the album includes previously unreleased songs from an array of independent artists including, Peter Bradley Adams, Kris Allen, Trent Dabbs, Maggie Eckford, Jenny & Tyler, Matthew Perryman Jones, Korby Lenker, SHEL, and Kate York.
The “Shelter Me” series was created by filmmaker Steven Latham who wants to break down the negative perception and stigmas of public animal shelters and help people realize that shelter pets make the best pets. “Shelter Me” is presented by Ellen DeGeneres pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets®, and together they are committed to the well being of shelter pets.
Check http://shelterme.tv/ for local listings.
The Night Necklace
Red Earth Debuts Their Exclusive Signature Series Collaboration with Amy Stroup
Red Earth, an ethical jewelry brand that employs artisans abroad, is debuting their first Signature Series collaboration piece, The Night Light Necklace, with Amy Stroup, a Nashville based singer/songwriter and active member of Sugar and the Hi-Low’s. The necklace is available online here.
Travis Gravette, Founder and CEO of Red Earth, and Katy McDonald, Creative Director, joined forces with Amy to create a powerful signature piece inspired by Amy’s musical style.
“The hexagon for example reminded Amy of her tambourine. So we created that shape to hold the stone,” Gravette said.
Amy has been a good friend to Red Earth for years, and was eager to work with them on this project.
“I love Red Earth family, their commitment to great design and the values they embody through their production process, so I was very excited to collaborate with them on this awesome project,” Stroup said.
While in Kenya working on the Fall/Winter collection, Travis and Katy connected with Amy to create The Night Light Necklace. This hand cast, brass necklace is skillfully crafted by artisans from Kenya. Each necklace carries a unique locally sourced hand carved stone creating a distinctive look for each individual. The Night Light Necklace will be featured alongside the Fall/Winter collection, Rare Society, this season.