Americana Youth Of Southern Appalachia Prepares CD For Mailing

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
From left volunteer Kari Stinson, Producer/Artist Randall Franks and Artist Ryan Stinson finish mailers.
From left volunteer Kari Stinson, Producer/Artist Randall Franks and Artist Ryan Stinson finish mailers.

Ringgold’s Share America Foundation is preparing copies of its “Americana Youth of Southern Appalachia" CD for mailing to radio.

The CDs feature Americana, bluegrass and gospel music created by 30 plus regional youth alongside award-winning entertainer/producer Randall Franks.  Among them are Emerald Butler, Warren Carnes, Phillip Cross, Landon Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Hickman, Trevor Holder, Kings Springs Road, Isaac Moore, Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band, Matthew Nave, Wally O'Donald, Bradley Powell, Drew Sherrill, Sheri Thrower’s SingAkadamie, Ryan Stinson, Landon Wall, and Tyler West.

The physical mailing sent to 170 American radio stations includes information about the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship and is supported by a North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Foundation Roundup grant.

Other project elements were supported by the Kiwanis Club of Ringgold, and the Wes and Shirley Smith Charitable Endowment. The CDs are arriving at radio stations already being a chart topper through a partnership with AirPlayDirect.com delivering the music digitally to radio stations around the world helping shoot the album to #1 in June on the APD Global Americana Albums Chart and #8 in July on the same charts sharing the top 10 with Radney Foster, Chris Isaak and Riders in the Sky.

The CD is available in Ringgold for a $15 donation at UNIKTINGS, It's Sew Time and Southern Traditions - Stuff 4 Less or www.ShareAmericaFoundation.org. It may also be downloaded through Apple iTunes, Google Music, Amazon, and CD Baby by searching for the title. Radio Friends visit www.AirPlayDirect.com/RandallFranks-AmericanaYouthofSouthernAppalachia to download.


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