Carter's Chord World Vision - CountryMusicRocks.net

Check out Carter’s Chord new video “Love A Little Bigger.”  The group recently took a trip to the Dominican Republic to shoot their music video in conjunction with international humanitarian organization, World Vision. Click HERE for a behind the scenes piece from the trip. For more information about Carter’s Chord go to www.carterschord.com.

Carter's Chord World Vision - CountryMusicRocks.net

Front row: World Vision US's Lee Broadwell, Producer April Dace, SDUs Natalie Moore, CCs Becky Robertson, Carolay Montes de Oca Peralta, Director Chris Hicky, CCs Emily Fortney, CCs Joanna Ott, World Vision Dominican Republic's Claudia Martinez, Back Row: TKO Artist Management's Alan Good, WV USs Michael Bianchi, Agripina Peralta Brito, Director of Photography Dave Ogle, WV USs Mike Severson, WV USs Charles Dorris

Show Dog – Universal Music sister group, Carter’s Chord (Becky Robertson, Emily Fortney, Joanna Ott) hopes to inspire people to “Love A Little Bigger” when their new music video, of the same name, premieres exclusively on VEVO April 16TH . The group recently took a trip to the Dominican Republic to shoot their music video in conjunction with international humanitarian organization, World Vision

The song, written by Emily, was inspired by a trip the group took to Guatemala where they experienced first-hand the poverty people in that area were living in. “When we made the trip to Guatemala in 2009, we were struck by the amazing need for love that exists in this world,” says Emily.  “After returning home, I sat down one afternoon and wrote this song. As artists, our hope for the world is that we all learn to ‘Love A Little Bigger’.”

“We chose to partner with World Vision because we really believe in what they do as a company and wanted to do something through our music that would reach people on a global level,” adds Emily. “Our partnership with World Vision allows us to play our music while also sharing with our fans how they can help a child in need.”

The video, shot by award-winning director, Chris Hicky was filmed in areas where World Vision is working to provide education resources, training and assistance to help the local people build better lives and featured some children who are sponsored through the organization. While on the trip, the group was able to meet the child they sponsor in the Dominican Republic as well as her family. The special moment was captured and incorporated into the music video.

“It was really important for us to shoot a music video for this song because we wanted to show the beauty and vibrancy of these children and their communities. This is a song about hope, perseverance, and love.” remarks Becky. “We want people to feel a sense of joy when they watch this video,” adds Joanna. “Ultimately, we would love to get as many children sponsored as possible and if this video inspires people to get involved with World Vision, then we’ve done our job.  Hopefully people will take away a desire to look at their own lives and see what areas they could be loving a little bigger.”

Click HERE for a behind the scenes piece from the trip. 

For more information about Carter’s Chord go to www.carterschord.com.

Autism Sings Tennesse Event - CountryMusicRocks.net

Country artists are stepping up and showing their support in the fight against autism on Tuesday, March 13, at the Nashville benefit concert Autism Speaks™ Presents “Autism Sings!”

Country artists Ty Herndon, Bucky Covington, Bo Bice, Carter’s Chord and Mockingbird Sun will perform individual acoustic sets at the event, as will 13-year-old Katie Chance, who was diagnosed on the autism spectrum when she was two years old.   An accomplished singer and performer, Chance also serves as the Junior Ambassador for Autism Speaks Tennessee Community.  CMT Top 20 Countdown host Evan Farmer is emceeing the “Autism Sings!” event, which benefits research efforts at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Autism Research.

“Autism Sings!” is held from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. in the upstairs room at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Nashville.  VIP seating is available beginning at 6 p.m.  Public seating and doors open at 7 p.m., with music starting at 8 p.m.  There is a minimum $5 donation at the door.  Advanced tickets are also available by contacting Kathy Streng at (615) 238-1625 or Kathy.Streng@AutismSpeaks.org.

“We are thrilled with our fantastic lineup of musicians, whose talent is only overshadowed by their generosity and support of such an important cause.  For only $5, people can see a great night of music and help fund critical research for the one in every 110 children diagnosed with autism,” says Autism Speaks Regional Director, Kathy Streng.   “We are very grateful for the continued outpouring of caring and generous support from this wonderful community.”

Over the past five years, Autism Speaks has given back more than $2 million to the state of Tennessee.  Funds are used to support the initiatives at the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) at Vanderbilt University, science grants, community grants, AutismCares grants, Baker Camp Scholarships and various toolkits that are available for free, including the 100-Day Kit, developed to provide much needed support to families during the initial diagnosis period.

An autographed guitar signed by all six participating “Autism Sings” artists is being auctioned off, and fans can also bid on meet-and-greet packages with the artists.   

People.com Free Holiday Playlist - CountryMusicRocks.net

With the holiday season in full gear, have you picked up your FREE Country Holiday Playlist from PEOPLE??!!!  People.com is offering a free playlist consisting of 10 holiday tunes from your favorite country artists.  Click HERE and get your Country Holiday Playlist today!

People.com’s Country Holiday Playlist

Randy Travis – “O Holy Night”

Steel Magnolia – “It’s Christmas Time”

Phil Vassar – “What Child Is This”

Skaggs Family – “Christmas Time’s A Comin”

Joey + Rory – “Remember Me”

Carter’s Chord – “Up On The House Top”

Jacob Lyda – “Tis The Season To Be Lonesome”

Mandy Barnett – “This Time Of Year”

Attwater – “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Andy Gibson – “The Christmas Song”

Catch a sneak peek of Carter’s Chord first Living Room Session where they shared a cooler of PBR, sang some songs, told stories behind the songs, shared inside jokes, and more.  Sounds like a great way to hang out with Carter’s Chord! Check it out!!


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