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YEAR-END NEWS ABOUT…AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY-POP VOCALIST, EILEEN CAREY

Carey Caps Outstanding Year By Winning “Americana Album Of The Year” At 19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards; Selected A “Hot 100 Artist For 2009” By MUSIC CONNECTION Magazine; Endorsement Deals, Possible U.S. Tour In Works For 2010

(LOS ANGELES)  – Country-Pop vocalist/singer-songwriter Eileen Carey will be hard-pressed to “Move On” from the success she enjoyed during 2009. In addition to her recent  CD release MOVIN’ ON (MyRecordLabel.net) receiving critical acclaim, Carey won both “Americana Album of the Year” (19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards) and “2009 Song of the Year” (5th Annual South Bay Music Awards) as well as being selected a “Hot 100 Unsigned Artist For 2009” again this year by respected international trade publication, MUSIC CONNECTION Magazine.  Inpart as a result of these accolades, Carey is now being looked at by various companies for endorsement deals – among these, a major retail clothing company for use of her catchy tune, “Out With The Girls.” A U.S. Tour is in the works for 2010 as well.

Last Summer Carey recently performed at four different showcases during the 2009 Indiegrrl Women In The Arts Conference in Nashville, TN. – one of the biggest, most important yearly gatherings showcasing today’s brightest new female artists in all music genres.“Singer/songwriter Eileen Carey has emerged over the last few years as a both an accomplished storyteller and effective, appealing stylist,” writes Ron Wynn in NASHVILLE CITY PAPER “That Was Her, This Is Now” and “Hearts Of Time” from Carey’s previous CD of the same name are still receiving airplay on San Diego’s New Country 95.7 as well as other Country and AAA stations nationwide.

The bi-coastal Carey (who divides her time professionally between Nashville and Los Angeles) contributes the song “Faith” from MOVIN’ ON to the just-released ROCKIN’ MOMS VOLUME 2 compilation. Carey – who just created a female networking site, www.themusicmom.com — is proud to be affiliated with Rockin’ Moms, whose mission is “to promote, provide resources, and acknowledge the work of mothers…since 2004, the online community and website has grown to serve members from all over the world.”

California vocalist Eileen Carey deftly mixes pop and country influences on her new CD, inserting in her leads a clarity and edge that’s both refreshing and insightful,” writes NASHVILLE CITY PAPER. “Carey’s approach and style on “Do I Dare” and “What Goes Around” shows that’s she’s able to extend her idiomatic range but still reflect the story-telling acumen and authority necessary to ensure country credibility. NASHVILLE COUNTRY CLUB opines, Eileen Carey has come a long ways in her maturity as a vocalist…true to her song-title ‘That Was Then This Is Now’, the tune metaphorically gives her a re-introduction into her music. The production on her album also has given her a chance to focus on her ability as a singer as well as an original artist.”  MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE writes, “Carey has done well with her cover of Keith Urban’s “That Was Her, This Is Now,” as well as the moving “Stand,” which might very well be the best cut on the album.  If you like your Country with a little bit of an ‘80s flair, you might like this”! L.A.’s ALL ACCESS MAGAZINE wrote, “On Eileen Carey’s new single “That Was Her This Is Now” the country singer from Southern California uses her Nashville native, easy-flowing twang to tell the universal country-themed song of being the new woman in a man’s life; when he was mistreated, to great effect…it is the poetry of the lyrics that country fans and non-fans can relate to, even many males since they have also tried to gain a women’s trust after their hearts been shattered. Carey’s voice is warm, welcoming and full of heart…even for non-country fans, you may find yourself falling for the red head with the catchy tunes and endearing voice.

Carey briefly describes each of the songs on MOVIN’ ON. “That Was Her This Is Now” is “about being the new woman in a man’s life;’ “What Goes Around” opines that “what you put out (in the Universe) comes back to you;” “Moving On” (the title track) talks about “when relationships, passion, and communication have run their course, it’s time to move on;” “Stand” is about “never giving up on your dreams;” “Do I Dare” discusses “taking the next step in life;” “He’s Not Mr. Right, He’s Mr. Right Now” is “just having fun in your present relationship…with no ties.” “Out With The Girls” finds Carey singing that “girls – poor, young, rich, and old – all need a night out on the town!;’ “Faith” details “being in the wrong relationship and you don’t know it…you’ve gotta have a little faith in yourself.” “Newsflash” ends the disc on a positive note: “when you think things are bad, life can turn on a dime…don’t ever give up!”

A prolific songwriter, Carey’s “Hollywood” (from her most recent album, HEARTS OF TIME) was nominated in the “Country Single Of The Year” category for the recent 2008 Los Angeles Music Awards. Carey is a dynamic live performer that mixes musical genres. “Carey’s music is reminiscent of the Stones tapping into country with a female Jagger,” wrote Doug Deringer in respected national trade magazine, MUSIC CONNECTION, during a review of Carey’s August 2008 show at The Derby in Hollywood. “Her vocal style is a bit Reba McIntire with a touch of Bonnie Raitt thrown in…Carey delivers very solid vocals; she and her band play well together,” the review continues, “and they have a tight, cohesive feel that can only come from experienced and well-rehearsed players…Carey’s material is strong enough to find a wide audience in the country/pop market…this album could take her music to the next level.” Brian Lush, Producer and Host of online music magazine ROCKWIRED, says, “I am personally very excited to see this album hit the shelves…!”

EILEEN CAREY MOVIN ON REVIEW CDS/ INTERVIEWS/SHOW PASSES AVAILABLE.

Management & Booking: Mitchell Fox Ph: (615) 202-2177 mitchell.fox@comcast.net

www.eileencarey.com www.myspace.com/eileencarey http://www.themusicmom.com

Eileen Carey with her "Americana Album of the Year" plaque at the 19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards

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Eileen Carey Wins “Americana Album of the Year” – Los Angeles Music Awards

L.A.-based vocalist Eileen Carey accepts her “Americana Album of the Year” plaque for her recently-released CD “MOVIN’ ON” at the 19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, Thursday, November 12 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood. Carey was also picked as a “Hot 100 Artist For 2009” by respected industry trade publication, MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE, in their year-end issue. http://www.eileencarey.com.EILEEN CAREY LAMA WINNER BANNER

L.A.Music Awards Nominee Eileen Carey – Performing at L.A. County Fair – Sunday, October 4

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(Award-Winning Country-Pop Music Vocalist/Singer/Songwriter)

Nominated “Americana Album Of The Year” Category/19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards; Wins “2009 Song of the Year” For “That Was Her, This Is Now” @South Bay Music Awards; Carey’s Song “Faith” Featured Track On Just-Released “ROCKIN MOMS Volume 2” Compilation

*Performs Locally: L.A. COUNTY FAIR in Pomona – Sunday, October 4, 2009*

(LOS ANGELES)  – Country-Pop vocalist/singer-songwriter EILEEN CAREY’s recent  CD release MOVIN’ ON (MyRecordLabel.net) is nominated in “Americana Album Of The Year” category for the 19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, taking place Thursday, November 12 at The Avalon Theater in Hollywood, Calif. The LAMA’s are the longest-running independent awards show of their kind; past nominees/winners including Grammy-winning artists the Black Eyed Peas and blues guitar great Walter Trout, among others. More info: http://www.myspace.com/lamusicawards.

Eileen Carey performs locally at the L.A. County Fair, Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, Sunday, October 4 (Pepper St. Stage), 3:45-4:30 p.m. Tickets $17. (ticket discounts on site; log onto www.lacountyfair.com or call (909) 865-4590 for more info.).

Carey recently performed at four different showcases during the 2009 Indiegrrl Women In The Arts Conference in Nashville, TN. – one of the biggest, most important yearly gatherings showcasing today’s brightest new female artists in all music genres.“Singer/songwriter Eileen Carey has emerged over the last few years as a both an accomplished storyteller and effective, appealing stylist,” writes Ron Wynn in NASHVILLE CITY PAPER. Carey won “2009 Song of the Year” at the 5th Annual South Bay (Los Angeles) Music Awards for “That Was Her, This Is Now,” written by country stalwart Keith Urban and Vernon Rust. Her latest single “Out With The Girls” was added to the current episode of WomensRadio Review Music Podcast (http://sizzlinsoundz.audioacrobat.com/rss/womensradio_music_review_podcast.xml). “That Was Her, This Is Now” and “Hearts Of Time” from Carey’s previous CD of the same name are receiving airplay on San Diego’s New Country 95.7 as well as other Country and AAA stations nationwide.

**EILEEN CAREY – UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS AND SPECIAL EVENTS ITINERARY**

October 4 (Sun.)         L.A. COUNTY FAIR Pomona, CA

Oct. 8 (Thurs.)                        LAMA VOTING PARTY/THE WHISKEY Hollywood, CA

Nov. 12 (Thurs.)          19TH ANNUAL L.A. MUSIC AWARDS Hollywood, CA

Nov. 29 (Sun.)                        FLAT CAT RADIO SHOW World Wide Web

EILEEN CAREY MOVIN ON REVIEW CDS/ INTERVIEWS/SHOW PASSES AVAILABLE.

Management & Booking: Mitchell Fox Ph: (615) 202-2177 mitchell.fox@comcast.net

www.eileencarey.com www.myspace.com/eileencarey http://www.themusicmom.com

Story in the Nashville City Paper

Bi-coastal vocalist enjoys working in two areas

Thursday, August 20, 2009

By Ron Wynn

Nashville City PaperSinger/songwriter Eileen Carey has emerged over the last few years as a both an accomplished storyteller and effective, appealing stylist.

Carey, who will be performing four times Friday and Saturday at the “Indiegrrl Women in the Arts Conference” at Hotel Preston (733 Briley Parkway), makes music that deftly combines country influences with pop arrangements. Her songs also offer distinct, prominent messages about personal empowerment and emotional fulfillment.

Carey will perform at the “Rockin’ Moms” Showcase Friday at 9:50 p.m., and the “WomensRadio Guerilla Showcase” at 10:30 p.m. She’s also headlining at “Indiegrrl Showcase” Saturday at 6:10 p.m. and the “Nette Radio Showcase” at 10 p.m. For more information about the Indiegrrl Women in the Arts Conference check online at indiegrll.com or at (276) 224-0485.

While Carey, who divides her time between Music City and Los Angeles, doesn’t necessarily consider her songs “political,” she does embrace the term “topical,” and feels that events such as the Indiegrrl conference provide vital career assistance and support for female performers in any genre.

“Exposure and networking are two critical things for any indie artist,” Carey said. “At this event you meet performers across the board, women who are anxious to get their music out and looking at new and different ways of getting it to the public. Even in today’s environment, where you can use the Internet to get your message across, it’s still important to know key people and places and meet other performers. This conference is a wonderful way to do that.”

Carey has recently created a female networking site, themusicmom.com. Her single “That Was Her, This Is Now” won the 2009 Song of the Year honor in the fifth annual South Bay Music Awards. She also has another single, “Faith,” that’s a track on the newly released Rockin Moms, Vol. 2 compilation and her current CD Movin’ On (MyRecordLabel.net) has already scored a regional hit with the tune “Out With The Girls.” It’s also now getting attention at both adult alternative and country stations.

Some other top numbers from the disc include “Stand,” a vibrant piece about pursuing your goals no matter the obstacles and “Newsflash,” another composition that reflects Carey’s generally optimistic vision. But she can also do harder-edged lyric fare as well. The number “Faith” offers advice to anyone whose poor self-esteem keeps them in a bad relationship, while “He’s Not Mr. Right, He’s Mr. Right Now’ espouses enjoying the moment without worrying about the future.

“I think asserting yourself, having faith in your ability and being willing to take chances and pursue opportunities are all things that I emphasize in my songs,” Carey continued. “I don’t necessarily think any of these ideas fit the definition of what some might consider political or social advocacy, but they’re important qualities in terms of reaching your goals. I know I have a lot of women in my audience and they repeatedly tell me that those messages reach and inspire them.”

Although she’s steadily gaining more fans and getting a larger presence in Nashville, and also has a local management and booking team fueling her efforts, Carey says at this time she enjoys splitting time between Music City and the West Coast, and doesn’t anticipate relocating.

“I love many things about Nashville, and always look forward to coming here,” Carey concluded. “But there are also things about Los Angeles that still excite me, and the whole thing of dividing time and being in different places during the year seems to work right now.”

Check Out The New “Nashville Gab”

Hey Country Music Fans: NASHVILLE GABThere’s a great new website called Nasville Gab (www.nashvillegab.com), which bills itself as “Nashville News and Country Music Gossip.” The site is hosted by the “Bloggin Momma,” Shannon Davis. Nashville Gab features all kinds of informative news and tidbits, as well as humorous videos (like the one posted the other day, where Taylor Swift and her band came out dressed like members of the glam-rock band KISS (complete in full makeup) as a playful prank to tour-mate Keith Urban, while the latter was onstage performing his song, “Kiss A Girl.” Nashville Gab will also soon be featuring CD Reviews…! Contact: blogginmomma@hotmail.com.

New EPK video!

I’ve just wrapped up my new EPK (electronic press kit) and I hope you enjoy it!  It’s all about my story and the music on my new CD, Movin’ On.

Eileen

Country-Pop Vocalist EILEEN CAREY – Performing At “2009 Indiegrrl Women In The Arts” Conference – August 21, 22

EILLEN CAREY JUNE 09(NASHVILLE, TN) – Country-Pop vocalist/singer-songwriter EILEEN CAREY, returns to Nashville to perform four separate times during the upcoming “Indiegrrl Women In the Arts Conference:” At “Rockin’ Moms” Showcase, Friday, August 21 at 9:50 p.m.; “WomensRadio Guerilla Showcase,” Friday, August 21 at 10:30 p.m.; “Indiegrrl Showcase,” Saturday, August 22 at 6:10 p.m.; and at the “Nette Radio Showcase,” Saturday, August 22 at 10 p.m. The Indiegrrl Women In The Arts Conference – one of the biggest, most important yearly gatherings showcasing today’s brightest new female artists in all music genres- happens at Hotel Preston, 733 Briley Parkway, Nashville, August 21-23. Info: (276) 224-0485 or http://www.indiegrll.com.
Carey took home “2009 Song of the Year” honors at the recent 5th Annual South Bay (Los Angeles) Music Awards for “That Was Her, This Is Now,” written by country stalwart Keith Urban and Vernon Rust and appearing on her newly-released CD, MOVIN’ ON (MyRecordLabel.net). Her latest single “Out With The Girls” is currently ascending the Pop-Country Radio charts and was added to the current Episode of WomensRadio Music Review Podcast (http://sizzlinsoundz.audioacrobat.com/rss/womensradio_music_review_podcast.xml). “That Was Her, This Is Now” and “Hearts Of Time” from Carey’s previous CD of the same name are receiving airplay on San Diego’s New Country 95.7 as well as other Country and AAA stations nationwide.
**EILEEN CAREY – UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS AND SPECIAL EVENTS ITINERARY**
August 14 (Fri.) TALKING STICK Venice, CA
Aug. 20-23 (Thurs.-Sun.) INDIEGRRL SHOWCASE Nashville, TN
October 4 (Sun.) L.A. COUNTY FAIR Pomona, CA
Nov. 29 (Sun.) FLAT CAT RADIO SHOW World Wide Web
EILEEN CAREY MOVIN ON REVIEW CDS/ INTERVIEWS/SHOW PASSES AVAILABLE.
Management & Booking: Mitchell Fox Ph: (615) 202-2177 mitchell.fox@comcast.net
http://www.eileencarey.com http://www.myspace.com/eileencarey http://www.themusicmom.com

“Get INDIE-pendent” At The Talking Stick in Venice — Friday, July 10

(VENICE) — Nette Radio and TK Promo present “Get INDIE-pendent” — a night of top-notch all-female artists, at The Talking Stick, 1411 C Lincoln Blvd., Venice, Friday, July 10, 7-10 p.m. Free. Info: (310) 450-6052 or log onto http://www.the talkingstick.com. Performing that night are The Conlons; The Gsells; Carrie Wade; Rachael Harryman; and Seeing Thingz. More info also available at www.netteradio.com or www.myspace.com/netteradio.

“THE FEMALE SPIKE LEE,” SONJA DUNSON, RELEASES MUSIC SOUNDTRACK FOR “YOU CAN’T BUY LOVE”

SONJA DUNSON(LOS ANGELES) – Renowned longtime film and TV star Sonja Dunson (‘The Female Spike Lee’) releases “YOU CAN’T BUY LOVE,” the companion seven-track music soundtrack to Dunson’s similarly-named, to-be-released movie. Set in Detroit, “YOU CAN’T BUY LOVE” is, in Dunson’s words, “an interracial love story triangle” in which the principals are a Black woman from a well-to-do family and a White male. “The parents disinherit her because (he’s) poor, not because he’s White,” explains Dunson, whose impetus for creating “YOU CAN’T BUY LOVE” was “to portray the upper-class Blacks.””

One of Hollywood’s earliest successful Black film and television stars, Dunson has a distinguished history in Tinsel town. The former “Miss Michigan Universe” winner was a regular on three long-running television series – “Lohman & Barkley,” “D.A.” and “Emergency,” and appeared in over twenty commercials while being represented by the prestigious William Morris Agency.

Indeed, Dunson earned over 2 million dollars before the age of 24! In 1977 Dunson created and published BLACK HOLLYWOOD, which was the only Black casting magazine for actors and actresses of color.

“YOU CAN’T BUY LOVE” – shot in 35 mm – was created on a budget of $120,000 which Dunson obtained via a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration – one of only two producers to ever be funded for a motion picture. It took the ambitious Dunson less than a month to be approved by the SBA, which underwrote the movie project. A prolific writer, Dunson wrote the title track on “YOU CANT BUY LOVE” as well as co-wrote another song in the movie and on the soundtrack, “So Much Feeling In Your Love.”

“YOU CAN’T BUY LOVE” REVIEW COPIES AND SONJA DUNSON INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE.