Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hit Songwriter and Hit Radio Host join forces with New Cookbook and Southern Soundtrack

Listen to "Sweet Tea" by Kim McLean

Devon O'Day, career radio host/songwriter has written a cookbook called "My Southern Food" accompanied by Sweet Tea: A Southern Soundtrack by Award Winning Songwriter Kim McLean. Career Country Air Personality-Songwriter, Devon O’Day heads to the Southern kitchen with her new collection of mouthwatering recipes in My Southern Food, hitting store shelves October 2010 (Thomas Nelson Publishers). Since music and food are a great combination, award-winning songwriter Kim McLean (Beautiful Goodbye, All About Us, Ain’t No Glory, Angels and Eagles, Count Your Blessing, Elisabeth, Go Tell) has been commissioned to compose the perfect soundtrack for a Southern meal, of which the debut title cut, Sweet Tea heads to country radio September 13 via CDX, Airplay Direct, Mark Trail Sampler, and Radio Submit among other direct channels with a radio tour. The Sweet Tea-My Southern Food Tour will cover the southeast U.S. beginning with the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN Oct. 8, 9, and 10 as well as the Kentucky Book Fair Nov 13. Tour stops will include radio and TV, along with major bookstores, gift outlets, and key southern eateries like Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse in Monteagle, TN Oct. 23rd. Instead of traditional book signings, O’Day and McLean have created a unique book/music presentation called a book SINGing, combining anecdotes, humor, and music. “It’s an event for a retail venue. Today’s consumer doesn’t want to be sold to, they want to be given something – entertainment, and then they support the artist/authors who’ve given to them. A free show that’s fun for the whole family is a great way to give. There are some corporate entities that are tying in to create even more giveaways like dinners and overnight stays at southern tourist spots. The whole tour is as much about promoting the warmth of the South and her culture as it is about selling books. It’s like going home, sharing good food and music with people,” says O’Day.
Article by FPR

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