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.Article (c)2010 All Rights Reserved
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