the JaneDear girls are one of 50 artists selected to participate in MyYouTube, an online promotion that encourages fans to help musicians score points and subscribers on their YouTube channel. The contest, which runs through February 4, 2011, features artists such as B.O.B., Justin Bieber and Rihanna. The JaneDear girls are the only country act selected to participate.
Fans can help the JaneDear girls out by subscribing to their YouTube channel and by getting the word out on Twitter and Facebook. Fans who participate will be eligible to win a prize from the JaneDear girls. More information is available here and here.
The JanDear girls, a duo comprised of Susie Brown and Danelle Leverett, are the highest-charting debut artists of 2010, and their hit single “Wildflower” was voted No.1 video by fans on GAC’s Top 20 Countdown. The JaneDear girls will join Jason Aldean on his “My Kinda Party Tour” in January.
Marty Stuart will be featured in a short form documentary highlighting his early life and influences in his hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi. Jacob Hatley, who directed the critically acclaimed Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, will direct this project, entitled Marty Stuart In Philadelphia, MS. Select songs from Stuart’s latest album, Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions), will be featured throughout the documentary in addition to candid stories behind the songs.
“The piece focuses on how music and location work together or how places often inspire and influence artists,” explains Hatley. “Marty’s sound comes from a very specific region, and it was a real privilege to be able to go down to Mississippi and get to know the people who shaped him as an artist.”
The film is set to premiere in early 2011, and a preview is available here.