Luke Helps Support 4H
The National 4-H Council & EMI Music Special Markets join forces to create "Clover Country" available March 25
To Feature 4-H Alumni including Sugarland, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Hillary Lindsey, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Luke Bryan and Alabama.
Los Angeles, CA , March 13, 2008 -- Some of country music's biggest stars have come together in a new country compilation CD aimed at generating awareness and support for
4-H: America’s largest youth development organization. Entitled “Clover Country,” the album will be available for sale through www.4-hmall.org , through local 4-H chapters and on Amazon.com beginning March 25, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting 4-H.
The project first came to fruition when 4-H internal representatives recognized that many 4-H alumni were high profile country artists, who were interested in continuing to show their support for 4-H. Clover Country was specifically conceived to include recording artists with a 4-H background.
"I was involved in every aspect of 4-H, I loved it with all my heart", said Reba McEntire, whose song "You're Gonna Be" is included on the compilation.
EMI Music Special Markets was tapped to manufacture, distribute and assist in marketing the CD.
Artists contributing to Clover Country include 4-H alumni, such as Sugarland, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Hillary Lindsey, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Luke Bryan and Alabama. Featured on the album will be a track written and recorded by Grammy-winning songwriter Hillary Lindsey called "The Clown," produced by Loren Harriet and featuring top Nashville musicians including Eddie Bayers, Michael Rhodes, Brent Mason and Steve Nathan. In addition, "The Clown" will be available on iTunes as a digital download and ringtune, with proceeds also going to benefit 4-H. For more information on Clover Country, please visit www.clovercountrycd.com .
“We at National 4-H Council are very excited to share this first-ever compilation of hits from famous 4-H alumni with the nation. Not only does it showcase the benefits of participation in the 4-H Youth Development Program through our talented 4-H alumni, it raises much-needed support for 4-H,” said Donald T. Floyd, Jr., President and CEO, National 4-H Council.
Added Eli Okun, President of EMI Special Markets, "EMI Special Markets is honored to be working with the National 4-H Council on this wonderful release. Not only is this CD a perfect vehicle to display the talent of 4-H alumni in front of Country fans and potential new audiences, it’s also a terrific way to raise funds and awareness for a great organization, 4-H".
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, serving more than 6.5 million young people across America. National 4-H Council is the national, private sector, non-profit partner of the 4-H Youth Development Program and its parent, the Cooperative Extension System of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information, visit www.4-h.org.
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CLOVER COUNTRY – TRACK LISTING
"The Clown" Hillary Lindsey
"Stronger" (Live Version) Faith Hill
"I Walk The Line" Johnny Cash
"You're Gonna Be" Reba McEntire
"My Home's In Alabama" Alabama
"My Tennessee Mountain Home" Dolly Parton
"I Still Believe In You" Vince Gill
"Baby Girl" Sugarland
"Wichita Lineman" Glen Campbell
"So Magical" Martina McBride
"We Road In Trucks" Luke Bryan