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