What has 20 tracks from 20 hit artists, is now available on iTunes and will help support St. Jude Children’s ResearchHospital, the ACM’s Lifting Lives and the CMA’s Keep the Music Playing charities? If you guessed the first project from syndicated radio personality Blair Garner, then give yourself a gold star.
Garner, award-winning host of After MidNite, is releasing Beyond The Hits under the banner of his new production/development company TriPower. The 20-track edition is priced at $9.99.
The collection features hit artists such as Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and many more. (Track list here.) The music is intended to help fans find great songs that appeared on previous albums from each artist but were never were released as singles. According to Garner the ideas is to, “Focus on the depth and brilliance of each artist as well as the songwriters behind these tracks.”
Garner told Nashville.com writer David Scarlett, “I’m doing this for a couple of reasons. Sharing these great songs that people may not have heard is important. But I also know how much songwriters depend on people downloading their music to make a living. And with so many people no longer buying complete albums, a lot of writers who, in the past, might have been able to make a living getting album cuts until they’re fortunate enough to have a single or two released are now losing a lot of their income. And then, there’s the charity aspect. I’m really excited about being able to devote a portion of the proceeds from this project to causes I truly believe in.”
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