Posted on June 12, 2019

AirPlay Direct is honored to announce our new partnership and to provide professional support to the Share America Foundation, Inc., for the release of this very worthy and “cool project”.

"Americana Youth of Southern Appalachia" is an 18-month labor of love for the Share America Foundation, Inc. and its volunteers, featuring performances by over 30 youth ages 11-27 including Colton Brown, Emerald Butler, Warren Carnes, Phillip Cross, Landon Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Hickman, Trevor Holder, Kings Springs Road, Caleb Lewis, Isaac Moore, Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band, Matthew Nave, Wally O'Donald, Drew Sherrill, SingAkadamie, Ryan Stinson, Landon Wall and Tyler West.

The Share America Foundation, Inc., a 501-C-3

of Georgia, which fosters the arts and preserves the history of Appalachia while presenting the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship annually to youth who continue traditional music styles of Appalachia. The organization hosts special events and creates projects that perpetuate the Appalachian experience.

“This is such an incredible and important artistic project not just for current enjoyment, but it is already having a very strong, real-world effect on people of all ages and walks of life. A highly recommended listen,” says Lynda Weingartz, CEO - AirPlay Direct. 

Producer Randall Franks spearheaded the project. The American TV Star and Appalachian entertainer is known for appearing at the Grand Ole Opry, CMA Fan Fair, National Folk Festival, bluegrass festivals, and as part of the National Quartet Convention All-Star Band.

"For many of these talented youth, the experiences of this project are a first, and will be a benchmark that will touch their musical endeavors throughout their lives," said Randall Franks, Artist - Producer. "Reaching a world of receptive listeners with their music was once an unattainable goal for a young Appalachian but through the amazing services of AirPlay Direct, these youths' musically-fueled dreams are on a notable road to reality."

Franks goes on to say, "On behalf of the Share America Foundation and these energetic visionaries, I

Randall Franks

am so grateful to Lynda and Robert for this partnership encouraging our next generation of Appalachian music makers."

About AirPlay Direct: AirPlay Direct is the premiere digital delivery / distribution company, brand and platform for engaging radio and airplay worldwide. AirPlay Direct is a professional B2B music business environment for artists, labels, publishing companies, radio promotion firms, PR / Media firms, etc.

AirPlay Direct currently has over 11,000 radio station members in 90+ countries and serves over 43,000 artist / label members globally on a daily basis. AirPlay Direct currently operates and services the largest global independent radio distribution network in the world with respect to Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Alt. Country, Roots Music, etc.

AirPlay Direct offers a variety of specialized professional services to work your music and

brand to global radio, but specialize and

EXCEL at advanced strategies and promotions for global radio. The APD Eco-System is an amazing business platform for artists, labels, managers, etc., to securely and effectively deliver, market and promote their music to radio stations around the world.

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