NW & Nashville Artists Make Music for Little Bit!
(Hold on to your Stetsons, this is BIG!!)
Several talented and accomplished country music artists, along with Buck Brannaman, internationally renowned horseman and best-selling author (The Faraway Horses, Believe) have come together to create an inspirational compilation of songs, spoken word and poetry on a CD produced exclusively to benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. On Horses’ Wings conveys a strong message about the relationship between horses and people and the life lessons we learn through developing that amazing partnership. At the same time, the music will lift your spirits and entertain you with beautiful songs of horses and a simpler, less complicated life.
Patti Hall, long-time Little Bit volunteer and supporting patron, is the Executive Producer and driving force on the CD project. Inspired by a song she heard, James Cain’s He’s Gonna Run, Patti engaged several country music friends from Nashville and the Northwest including Wylie & The Wild West, two time Grammy nominee Mary Ann Kennedy, platiunum selling songwriter Templeton Thompson and XM Radio Outlaw Country number one hit artist Antsy McClain to contribute their songs. An accomplished recording artist herself, Patti received the 2007 Breakthrough Country Artist of the Year at the New Music Awards in Hollywood last November. To pull this all together Patti called upon the horseman she respected the most, Buck Brannaman, to share his philosophy about horses and people, and how mutual respect, humility, kindness and patience can hold the key to peaceful and satisfying co-existence in all relationships.
To top it all off, another long-time Little Bit volunteer and supporting patron, Kerry Anderson, has donated her incredible artwork to the CD, and it is gorgeous! Buck Brannaman, the country music artists and Patti Hall have all donated their time and recording costs to this project. Eclectic Horseman has donated all graphic production and all fulfillment and distribution costs. This means that all proceeds of this CD will go directly to Little Bit.
To learn more about Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center click here.
"Take Faith Hill, add some Bonnie Raitt, and mix in a style and delivery all her own... Patti Hall is one of the freshest voices I've heard in a long time. Remember that name... you're going to be hearing it more and more." -Lee Richey,
Program Director/Music Director - WCJW, Warsaw, NY
"Old Paint", the traditional western country song from Patti's CD "Never Ask Why" is being released to International Radio markets in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan April 1st 2008!"
Patti Hall Wins
"Breakthrough Country Artist of the Year"
LOS ANGELES -- Northwest singer Patti Hall won "Breakthrough Country Artist of the Year" at the New Music Awards on November 10 at Hollywood's Avalon Theatre. Presented by New Music Weekly Magazine, the award program honors radio stations, programmers and recording artists.
Ms. Hall gained popularity both internationally and in the U.S. this spring, with the release of her first single "Waitin' on a Train." Co-written by country heartthrob Joe Nichols, it's the first release from her debut CD "Never Ask Why." The single climbed every chart reaching # 3 with adult contemporary listeners, as well as hitting the Top 40 on country radio. "Take Faith Hill, add some Bonnie Raitt, and mix in a style and delivery all her own…Patti Hall is one of the freshest voices I've heard in a long time. Remember that name. You're going to be hearing it more and more," said Lee Richey, program and music director for WCJW in Warsaw, NY. The station won the New Music Award for "Country Radio Station of the Year."
In addition to winning "Breakthrough Country Artist of the Year," Ms. Hall earned two more nominations including "Crossover Artist of the Year" and "Adult Contemporary Single of the Year." Bon Jovi's hit song "Make a Memory" was awarded that top honor.
Three nominations is an achievement for any artist, especially an independent newcomer. However, no breakthrough happens overnight. After a 20-year hiatus, the Seattle native recently reclaimed her two life's passions of horses and music. Ms. Hall even created her own mantra: Sing Like You Mean It – Ride Like You Dream It. Now back in the saddle and back in the recording studio, she's decided it's never too late to follow her dreams. Based on this award, looks like music industry experts agree.
See a photo gallery from the NMA show here