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CD Release Event Highlights Sun Country ''Minnesota Music''

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CD Release Event Highlights Sun Country ''Minnesota Music''

CD Release Event Highlights Sun Country ''Minnesota Music''

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sun Country Airlines and FM107.1 Radio will co-host a CD Release Party at Chambers Hotel on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. The CD Release Party is in conjunction with Sun Country’s “Minnesota Music” program that launched in 2008. “Minnesota Music” began as a way to support local musicians by featuring them on the aircraft’s audio channels. The program has grown to include concerts, events, and inclusion in other Sun Country activities.

The hometown artists featured on Volume One of Sun Country’s “Minnesota Music” CD are Keri Noble, Lorie Line, Romantica, Storyhill, Rocket Club , Tim Mahoney, Quietdrive, John Trones, Corey Stevens, the Mayflies, George Fabor, and Scarlet Haze. For more information on the musicians, please see brief descriptions below.

“As a Minnesota company, we find it important to support other Minnesota partners,” said Wendy Williams Blackshaw, Sun Country’s Vice President of Marketing. “We developed our Minnesota Music Program as a way to highlight the amazingly talented artists we have in this state. As The Hometown Airline, we are proud to present the first ever CD Release Party featuring bands from Minnesota’s phenomenal music scene,” said Blackshaw.

The event on Tuesday will introduce a new group of artists into the program and feature a concert by three of the musicians, including exciting new band, Rocket Club, national artist Keri Noble, and local favorite, Tim Mahoney. Sun Country has created a CD, which will be distributed to guests, that is comprised of music from 12 participating artists. Release Party guests will consist of winners from FM107.1’s on-air contest giveaway.

  • Media Interviews scheduled upon request and available with Keri Noble, Rocket Club, Tim Mahoney and Wendy Williams Blackshaw, VP of Sun Country Marketing, on March 24th, between 6:00-9:00pm.

Keri Noble – Phase 3 Musician
Things are flying high in the wake of Keri’s self-titled release on Telarc records. Within the first two months of 2009 her song “Emily” was used in Grey’s Anatomy, her new CD hit #20 on the iTunes Pop chart, and "Ooh Oh" was used in the CW's series Privileged. With this fourth release Keri’s voice is truly her own and she’s able to declare exactly who she is and what she’s about.

Lorie Line – Phase 2 Musician
Lorie Line’s ability to play from any genre and create beautiful arrangements has earned her the reputation of “America’s Favorite Pianist”. She has produced over 26 albums and sold more than 6 million copies. Her company is the largest woman-owned independent record label in the United States.

Romantica – Phase 3 Musician
Romantica’s 2007 sophomore album, America, has won numerous accolades, including two awards from the International Songwriting Competition The Onion, the Star Tribune, and City Pages have all called it one of the "Best Local Albums of 2007." Lush and subtle, Americana is winning them fans across the country. The band will be spending the Spring recording a new album and touring the West Coast with Carrie Rodriguez.

Storyhill – Phase 3 Musician
"Their sound recalls the harmonious interplay of Simon and Garfunkel and the acoustic juice of the Indigo Girls” - Billboard Acoustic/pop duo Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson, Storyhill, began in Bozeman, Mont. performing together as teenagers. Most recently, Storyhill enlisted the help of rock/pop songwriter and Grammy Award Winner Dan Wilson (Semisonic, Dixie Chicks, and Trip Shakespeare) to produce their self-titled album, their first to be released on independent roots label Red House Records.

Rocket Club – Phase 3 Musician
True to its name, Rocket Club was formed based on a shared love and a common quest. Powered by three-part vocals and guided by solid songwriting and musicianship, the band's recently launched debut album pulls from a variety of different influences. Rocket Club is an assortment of hum-worthy hooks and story-telling-through-songwriting. It's a twist on Americana music.

Tim Mahoney- Phase 1 Musician
Tim Mahoney’s first band, the high energy, pop rock Blue Meenies, quickly made its mark on the Midwest music scene. Mahoney has released five solo albums including his most recent, “Full Circle and continues to perform full band and solo acoustic shows around the country.

Quietdrive – Phase 1 Musician
When All That’s Left is You (Epic Records) the catchy debut album from Matt Kirby, Brandon Lanier, Droo Hastings, Justin Bonhiver and Kevin Truckenmiller and a heavy tour schedule has helped propel this young, Twin Cities-based band to national stardom. Learn more at quietdrivemusic.com

John Trones – Phase 3 Musician
John Trones is a Minneapolis based musician/actor and writer whose signature soulful crooning has won him accolades on both national and international concert tours over the past ten years. Having released four albums nationally on his own label, he is represented in Asia on the Universal label. Trones is currently recording his fifth album, co-produced with Grammy-nominated recording artist and pianist, Jim Brickman.

Corey Stevens – Phase 1 Musician
Linked to Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Corey Stevens and Norm Steffen on drums, Mark Johnson on bass, Jim Stark on rhythm guitar and harmonica, and Paul Testa on the Hammond organ, just released a new double live album, “Myth Live” in January 2008. Learn more at TBD.

Maeflies – Phase 2 Musician
What do you get when five long-time friends chronicle the passage from here to there? You get the Maeflies music-rich harmonies, hot guitars and songs about love and life to savor on that long stretch of prairie road between where you've been and where you're going.

George Faber – Phase 2 Musician
George Faber is a longtime singer/songwriter/guitarist/harmonica virtuoso. Known among audiophiles for exceptional depth, balance and clarity in recording, his soulful vocals and acoustic style serve up a Lyle Lovett-meets-James Taylor sound. Faber's music can also be heard at Via Cafe & Bar in Edina, Minn and at iPod demo stations in Target stores.

Scarlet Haze – Phase 1 Musician
Scarlet Haze’s debut CD "Out of the Dark” won the 2006 Minnesota Music Award for “Best Hard Rock Recording” and a nomination for “Best Artist Group of the Year.” Scarlet Haze has performed with Bon Jovi, Candlebox, Dropping Daylight, Frank Hannon of Tesla, Ian Gillian of Deep Purple, Molly Hatchet and more.

About Sun Country Airlines
MN Airlines, LLC, d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines is based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sun Country, which has earned a reputation for offering world class service at an affordable price, was recently named in the “Top Ten Domestic Airlines” by Travel+Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler for the third year in a row. The airline flies to popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. For a complete list of destinations and more information, please visit www.SunCountry.com.

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