Country Star Big Kenny Pays Tribute To Late Friend, Haitian Earthquake Victims With New Label

February 17, 2010 at 3:55 PM by AHNLeave a Comment  

Andy Bockelman %u2013 Celebrity News Service Reporter

Nashville, TN, United States (CNS) In the ongoing global devastation caused by the Haiti earthquake, one country music talent is doing his part to help.

Up and coming country artist Big Kenny, one half of the musical duo Big & Rich, has launched a new record label in an effort to immortalize a fallen comrade who lost his life in the Haiti quake. The label, Glotown, pays tribute to Big Kenny’s close friend and mentor Walt Ratterman.

Ratterman, the CEO and co-founder of the nonprofit company SunEnergy Power International, was in Haitian capital Port-au-Prince to promote the use of renewable energy resources in the nation’s health clinics at the time of the January 12 7.0-magnitude earthquake west of the city. Big Kenny traveled to the Caribbean country on January 20 to aid in Haiti%u2019s relief and to learn what had happened to Ratterman, whose bodily remains were recovered from Port-au-Prince’s Hotel Montana on February 7.

Since founding the Glotown label, Big Kenny has recorded the single ‘Cry With You,’ which debuted on Internet radio outlet ‘The Baub Show,’ by Bob Merrick. The artist also provided an interview with Merrick and co-host Jessie McNamara on February 15. The song can be downloaded through TheBaubshow.com, BigKenny.tv and Glotown.tv.

The song also includes musical input from the First String Orchestra as directed by Carl Marsh, Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin and Travis McNabb. Sen. Bill Frist also provides spoken words for the track.

The new label Glotown and its founder are donating all proceeds above the $1 track price to the Love Everybody Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee because of the many fans who have reached out wanting to help.

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On This Week’s Menu: Chris Kirkpatrick from NSYNC and Nigels 11

February 22, 2010– Chris Kirkpatrick is credited as the one who put together and started *NSYNC, whose albums*NSYNC and No Strings Attached each sold over 10 million copies earning them the prestigious RIAA Diamond Award for both albums. He along with his four other band members achieved a music industry coup by selling over 56 million records and still hold the records for most records sold in a single day and first week. No Strings Attached sold a staggering 1.1 million albums on the first day of its release and went on to sell a 2.4 million in that first week. Chris has appeared on countless TV shows, magazine covers and won numerous music awards and performed the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Since *NSYNC went on hiatus, Chris has gone on to pursue a solo career. Nigels11 is releasing it first full CD and has performed live shows much to the delight of his fans. Additionally, since 2002, Chris has also lent his acting and vocal skills to the Nickelodeon cartoon, The Fairly Odd Parents, as the teeth-loving pop star, Chip Skylark.

Perhaps Chris’s proudest achievement has little to do with music and everything to do with sharing his good fortune with those infinitely less fortune than he. The Chris Kirkpatrick Foundation was established with that very thought in mind. Through his foundation Chris continues the work he began with *NSYNC’s Challenge For The Children Foundation raising over 5 million dollars for children’s charities. CKF has been able to reach out to disadvantaged children and offer them help and hope. The work of the foundation allows him to share his successes and dreams with young people while making a contribution to change lives one dream at a time.

Luckily for them, Chris Kirkpatrick is just getting started.

Chris will be calling in live, taking your calls and answering your questions at www.TheBaubShow.com

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From RichardSimmons.com

THE CAST STILL SWEATS!

This picture was taken Saturday after my class at Slimmons. And yes the cast of Sweatin'  5 are continuing their journey to get healthy. From left to right say hello to Amy, Suzanne, Bob, that's me, Jennifer, Leya and Tobie. We have a bond now because we spent 6 weeks of our lives together rehearsing. And I know they will come to Slimmons forever. There is such a great feeling there! Can't wait for all of you to see Sweatin' 5!  

Love,
Richard

P.S. Have a healthy week!!!

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The Baub Show Highlights – Big Kenny Interview Part Two

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On Wednesday, Jan 20 song-writer/musician Big Kenny left for Haiti to join the search for his missing friend and the CEO of SunEPI , Walt Ratterman. Walt was promoting renewable energy projects in rural parts of Haiti and went missing after the January 12th earthquake. Big Kenny arrived in the Dominican Republic along with a crew of 10 doctors and a rescue team. They crossed the border into Haiti and dispersed amongst the Port-au-Prince area providing aid and medical assistance along the way. Walt’s remains have since been found and Big Kenny has vowed to keep his spirit alive by continue providing service in Haiti.

Join Big Kenny and Become an Ambassador of Love with this clip from the February 15th broadcast of The Baub Show. To listen to this interview in its entirety, visit http://www.thebaubshow.com and for more information on Big Kenny and how you can download his new charity single, visit http://www.bigkenny.tv

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The Baub Show Highlights – Big Kenny Interview Part One

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On Wednesday, Jan 20 song-writer/musician Big Kenny left for Haiti to join the search for his missing friend and the CEO of SunEPI , Walt Ratterman. Walt was promoting renewable energy projects in rural parts of Haiti and went missing after the January 12th earthquake. Big Kenny arrived in the Dominican Republic along with a crew of 10 doctors and a rescue team. They crossed the border into Haiti and dispersed amongst the Port-au-Prince area providing aid and medical assistance along the way. Walt’s remains have since been found and Big Kenny has vowed to keep his spirit alive by continue providing service in Haiti.

Join Big Kenny and Become an Ambassador of Love with this clip from the February 15th broadcast of The Baub Show. To listen to this interview in its entirety, visit http://www.thebaubshow.com and for more information on Big Kenny and how you can download his new charity single, visit http://www.bigkenny.tv

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