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This is a short, fun interview download for radio programmers wanting to add fun and interesting for your listening audience. The sound is raw, it has been recorded on the spot at the venue. But I still find them to be fun to listen to! Give it a try! More to come this year and they are bound to get better!-Valerie Smith
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Launch New iPhone APP
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike can now be downloaded to your smart phone! Valerie released her brand new app just in time for Christmas. It is available for free download at iTunes.
"We want to send a special thanks to bluegrass band, Nu-Blu for a great idea! The North Carolina-based band released their app earlier this month and we certainly commend them for helping to keep the bluegrass world on the cutting edge of technology," said Smith.
Valerie Smith and Becky Buller are among the nominees for the 2011 SPBGMA awards, Valerie in the Female Vocalist of the Year (Traditional) category and Becky amongst the Fiddle Performers of the Year. The 28th annual SPBGMA National Convention will be held in Nashville, Tenn., at the Sheraton Music City Hotel February 3-6.
Read MoreNew Single Release: Blame It On the Bluegrass
Bell Buckle Records is pleased to announce the new single release, “Blame It On the Bluegrass” by VALERIE SMITH & Liberty Pike. The song was written by Becky Buller and Elizabeth Shrum and is the title track from Valerie's long awaited new album produced by Becky Buller and set for release January 11, 2011.
"Blame it On The Bluegrass is like a breath of fresh air. It's a cleverly-written, expertly performed song featuring the voice of one of the music's most unique and underrated singers. This is one that can't-miss,” said Kyle Cantrell, Sirius-XM Radio.
“If you’re someone who enjoys numerical significance, the release date of VALERIE SMITH & Liberty Pike’s CD, BLAME IT ON THE BLUEGRASS, 1-11-11, should be pretty hard to top. Not only are the members of this band #1 supporters of the International Bluegrass Music Museum, they also made history here back in January of 2010. While VSLP was in Owensboro performing for 24 elementary schools as part of our Bluegrass in the Schools program, they met each evening in ‘The Cave’ at the museum. There, surrounded by artifacts of bluegrass legends, undaunted by illness, fatigue, ice and snow, they came together with enormous energy and creativity and made history by becoming the first band to ever record a CD inside the hallowed walls of the IBMM. We wish them every success with their new and wonderful CD,” said Gabrielle Gray, Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Read MorePress Release: New Christmas Single
Multi-award winning vocalist, Valerie Smith has just released a new Christmas single, “Send Yourself Home For Christmas.” The song was written by Lisa Aschmann and Joni Bishop and is reminiscent the 1940’s era of classic Christmas songs. Valerie provides her trademark vocals and is joined by: Becky Buller (fiddle, vocals); Ernie Evans (mandolin, guitar and vocals); Rebekah Long (bass); and engineered by Ernie Evans and Rebekah Long.
“Send Yourself Home For Christmas” is now available for sale via CD Baby and other outlets. Radio is being serviced by Airplay Direct and physical copies upon request.
“Valerie Smith is one of the great female voices of acoustic music and has a HUGE Christmas hit with her single, Send Yourself Home For Christmas! Her sultry, sweet, voice reminds you of all the special things we all desire during this beautiful time of year. Happy spirits, smiling faces, lights, trees, presents, candlelight, a cracklin' fire, and a special love that we long for - waiting for it and always hoping. Isn't that what Christmas IS all about? Love and Hope? This one is definitely destined to be a classic favorite during Christmas holidays from now on," says Gracie Muldoon, Host, WWB Radio.
On November 27, 2010, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike will perform at the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree, Troubadour Theatre and broadcast the following week on WSM 650 AM. The band has several Christmas shows planned next month including the Old-Fashioned Christmas Concert in Bell Buckle, TN (12/4); A Bluegrass Christmas at LVD’s Concert Hall in Goshen, IN (12/10); Christmas Concert in Two Rivers, WI (12/11); and the Hedgehog Music Showcase in Arcadia, IN (12/12).
Valerie Smith and Becky Buller will also be performing this Friday night, November 19th, 6:00 pm at the Bell Buckle Cafe, Bell Buckle, TN. For more information and additional tour dates, please visit www.valeriesmithonline.com
Read MoreValerie Smith and Bell Buckle Records NEW to AIRPLAY DIRECT!
Valerie Smith launches her first single on Airplay Direct for radio producers to download and celebrate the holiday season! Bell Buckle Records is so excited about working with the radio stations and getting Valerie's catalog up to date to make her music available to your show!