Press Release

For Immediate Release

B. H. Woods, Publicist

404-277-2670

Friday, April 16, 2010 (Atlanta)   Southern Tracks Records with Bill Lowery Music and GOC Management and Publishing proudly announce the CD release, “Rock My Country,” by Cindy Lou Harrington, a well-known local country singer-songwriter.  Known for versatility in genres from country-rock to pop and blues, Cindy Lou Harrington fans will enjoy this combination of new songs and a few re-arranged audience favorites.  An additional bonus is the release of an album featuring the harmonies of Harrington and daughters, Taylor and Brittany, “Life is a Song.”  Both CD releases take place at Eddie’s Attic, Friday, May 21, 7 pm.


The timing of “Rock My Country” on the Southern Tracks record label caps two years of work squeezed in between Harrington’s daily special-ed teaching career with the DeKalb County School System and her entrepreneurial work with GOC, Inc., a music publishing company.  As lead singer-songwriter-teacher-mother with a vast catalog of original songs and five previously published CDs, Cindy Lou Harrington is an award-winning community volunteer as well as an award-winning songwriter.  Most recently, Harrington has been asked to be one of the “stars” in Atlanta’s local “Dancing With the Stars” Gala Benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association on May 16, 2010.  For ticket information see dancingstarsofatlanta.kintera.org.


Bill Lowery Music, now managed by Butch Lowery, President, is rising like the Phoenix, after the passing of its founder.  The late Bill Lowery, one of the first two initial inductees into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame (along with Ray Charles), founded the Lowery Group in the 1950’s. Both the Lowery Group office and Southern Tracks Studio are still based in Atlanta after five decades of continual success in the music industry. The Lowery Group produced and published some of the world’s most famous writers and bands, including Joe South, Billy Joe Royal, and the Atlanta Rhythm Section.


The artwork on Harrington’s “Rock My Country” CD cover is an amazing collage of Atlanta icons and sites special to Harrington’s heart.  Originally painted on a 6 ft. x 6 ft. canvas by Atlanta artist Nancy Ballew, it will be on display at Eddie’s Attic at the release party.  The painting compliments the twelve songs on the album, exemplifying a journey through Harrington’s life.  Each of the original songs were written or co-written by Harrington and the lyrics relate to anyone who has been through joy, love, sadness, divorce, anger, depression or redemption.


Marketing experts suggest that music artists label themselves with one easily describable genre, and Harrington is a country singer at heart.  However, “Rock My Country” bridges music genres in a way that showcases the beauty of Harrington’s vocals.  There is little country twang in her blues, and the smoothness of her deep vocals set her apart from most singers. 


Some of Cindy Lou Harrington’s previous local and regional accomplishments include: winner of the prestigious “Big Heart Award” from Civitan Georgia; five “Best of Country” awards for original songwriting, from the Georgia Music Industry Association; four National Anthem solo performances for the opening of the Atlanta Braves games; opening act at the Fabulous Fox Theatre; her original song “The First Bright Star” was sung by Arista recording artist Geoff McBride for the 51st annual lighting of Rich’s/Macy’s Great Tree; her original song “Let Me Win” was written and used statewide as an anthem for the Georgia Special Olympics and was performed at the 1996 Paralympics Torch Ceremony; she was named “Recording Artist of the Year” by the Atlanta Society of Entertainers; and more.


Cindy Lou Harrington’s work with blind and disabled students in the DeKalb County school system has inspired many of her original songs. Utilizing music and song in her teaching has both broadened Harrington’s experience and inspired the families of these students.  Several of Harrington’s students have been given the opportunity to sing and even perform on stage with various personalities such as Aretha Franklin, Jesse Jackson and Senator Max Cleland.



Harrington’s daughters are equally as remarkable and aspiring as their mother. Her oldest daughter, Brittany Pool, is the voiceover talent of the family, and is a local DJ on Georgia State’s Album 88 as well as a local singing and songwriting talent.  She was the first President of the Junior Board of Directors of the Georgia Music Industry Association in 2004, and she managed a monthly Open Mic Night at a club in Athens and Atlanta’s Red Light Café.  Taylor Pool, Harrington’s youngest, is the techno-musical talent of the family, with an executive production credit on the album.  She is a professional stage manager, with experience managing sound and lighting for acts such as Sister Hazel, Collective Soul, and the Lorrie Morgan.  She was a featured performer on the top country radio station, Kicks 101.5, at the early age of nine.  The mother-daughter trio “The Harringtons” are releasing their Debut CD, “Life is a Song,” through Southern Tracks simultaneously with the release of “Rock My Country”.  The dual CD Release Party will be held at Eddie’s Attic on Friday, May 21, 2010. Tickets are available online at www.eddiesattic.com


For additional information, contact Karin Johnson at The Lowery Group at 404-325-0832 or visit www.cindy-lou.com.


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Bonnie H. Woods, Publicist, GOC Music, Inc.
36 Chaumont Square NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Mobile 404-277-2670 Phone 770-717-0508
Fax 770-717-7768 bonnie@gocmusic.com