Back in February, I had the opportunity to attend a benefit for City of Hope. It was held at The Rutledge in Nashville. The event was organized by the folks at Country Music is Love. When I headed to Nashville, I knew the Carter Twins were on the schedule of entertainers for the night. Jason Jones, Adam Gregory, Jessee Lee, Caitlin Lynn, Whitney Duncan, Mallary Hope and Johnny Bulford were just some of the artists scheduled to appear that night.
And I was very happy to hear that my friend, Matt Stillwell, would also be taking the stage that night. Matt, as many of you might remember, came to my home town of Erwin, Tenn., last year to do a benefit show for our Relay For Life. Matt and Randy Houser did a great show for us.
But this isn’t about that. This is about one of the entertainers I saw when I was Nashville on Feb. 9, 2010. The artist is Gwen Sebastian. Gwen was the first entertainer to take the stage at the benefit show at The Rutledge. I really enjoyed her show, and her music, and have visited her MySpace page a lot so I could keep up with what she’s doing and listen to some of her music.
Gwen was the perfect choice for opening up this great benefit concert. She was on stage just long enough to say hello, and begin her first song, and she had totally captured the entire audience. She has an out-going personality, that is also charming. Her vocals are amazing, and now, she’s got a new song on country radio.
The record is “V.I.P. (Barefoot Girl,” and you can hear it on her MySpace page. It is from her six-song P from Open Road/Lofton Creek Records, and will be available for download on May 25. A press release said that Gwen is “so thankfull that country radio has already embraced the song, and looks forward to singing it all over the country!” I’m sure one day, very soon, that will happen. And I am anxious to get Gwen in Northeast Tennessee, so I can go see her again!
Now, you guys know what to do next. You head on over to Gwen’s MySpace, listen to the song, check out where she’s been and where she’s headed (she has a lot of upcoming shows over there), and then …. You pick up the phone and call your favorite radio station and request “V.I.P. (Barefoot Girl)”.
Time for me to start another work week. I’ll talk to you all real soon!