The Music Mom: Eileen Carey


Check Out The New “Nashville Gab”

Hey Country Music Fans: NASHVILLE GABThere’s a great new website called Nasville Gab (, 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:

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.


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
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 ( 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 ( “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.
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
Management & Booking: Mitchell Fox Ph: (615) 202-2177

“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 Performing that night are The Conlons; The Gsells; Carrie Wade; Rachael Harryman; and Seeing Thingz. More info also available at or


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.”


“2009 Song of the Year” Winner, Eileen Carey – Performing at Del Mar Fair, Wednesday, June 24

Eileen Carey and band on stage at the Babytime ExpoCountry-Pop vocalist Eileen Carey, fresh off her performance on the Mamapalooza Stage at last Saturday’s Baby Time Expo in San Diego, Carey performs at the Del Mar Fair, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar (Coors Lite Stage), Wednesday, June 24, 8:30-10 p.m., free, info: (858) 755-1161 or log onto

Carey took home “2009 Song of the Year” honors at the recent 5th Annual South Bay (Los Angeles) Music Awards., Carey won 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 ( Carey previously won “Best Female Vocalist” winner at the 2007 South Bay Music Awards. Eileen’s latest single “Out With The Girls” is currently ascending the Pop-Country Radio charts.

Update!!! BabyTime Expo  San Diego CA

Wow ! what a great time we had performing at the Babytime Expo

It was so much Fun!! Diaper Derby Races, Infant and Toddler Fashion Show, Tons of exhibitors, Dancers!! & Etc. Thanks to Babytime Expo & Mamapalooza 

Big Thanks!!” Eileen Carey

Ready to rock the Babytime Expo

babytimeI’m excited about the upcoming show with my band at the Babytime Expo in San Diego on Sat., June 13. The event is at the San Diego Convention Center, June 13-14.  

If you’ve never been to a Babytime event, they’re amazing gatherings! My performance is on the Mamapalooza stage at 2:30 p.m.  For more information you can go to  If you’re attending please come by and say hi!

And just for checking out my new blog, I’ll be giving away several pairs of tickets to the Babytime Expo. You can email me to win at

– Eileen

What are you listening to?

The diversity of music that can often be found on a person’s iPod (or mp3 player of whatever flavor) is endlessly fascinating to me. Some of my band members never fail to surprise me with their new discoveries, which are usually WAY different than the music we write and record. I guess that ‘s the beauty of music, you never know who it will reach.

I’m often asked about what I’m listening to, so here are some of the recent additions to my iPod; no real surprises this week, but you never know when I’ll pull out something unexpected…

Keith Urban: Kiss A Girl, Sweet Thing, Standing Right in Front of You (all from the new Defying Gravity CD). The entire disc is really terrific; highly recommended!

Darius  Rucker: Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It, Forever Road. Darius’s voice is like an old friend. I saw Hootie & the Blowfish play early in their career and it’s been fun to watch his country transition.

Sheryl Crow: Love Is All There Is, Love Is Free. Love her — enough said!


I’d love to know what YOU’RE  listening to these days. Shoot me your playlist and I’ll post it here for some discussion!

Have a good one!



Happy Memorial Day!

I hope all of you are having a really great Memorial Day holiday! I am enjoying a relatively quiet weekend with my family.

And please take a minute to remember the reason for the day, the men and women of our miltary whose sacrifices have kept us safe.

Busy week this week and I’ll be posting more soon!