Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 11, 2012
Legendary country music singer, songwriter, producer and now author, David Frizzell has garnered rave reviews and industry accolades for his book on the life of his beloved brother and mentor, Lefty Frizzell.
“I Love You A Thousand Ways: The Lefty Frizzell Story,” was released in late 2011 and was quickly named one of the Top Music Books of the Year by CMT (Country Music Television). The biographical story about the man whose life and unique, relaxed singing style influenced generations of singers has recently been nominated for the Award for Excellence in Recorded Sound Research by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC).
The ARSC awards are presented to authors and publishers of books, articles, liner notes, and monographs, to recognize outstanding published research in the field of recorded sound.
The long-awaited book features a forward by Merle Haggard and chronicles the turbulent life and career of Lefty Frizzell; one of America’s most influential voices. It is a must read for avid country music fans and historians. The book is now available in audio version wherever books are sold, narrated by the author and including selections from Lefty's own music.
"This is my year of giving back," Frizzell says. "I've wanted to honor Lefty for a long time and writing the book was a painful but loving process."
Still touring and performing at 70. Frizzell has launched an awareness campaign for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (madd) with his latest single, “Say Hello To Heaven.” Written by Buddy Hyatt (of the band Toto), the poignant ballad shares the heart wrenching story of a wife and mother lost to her family at the hands of a drunk driver. Sadly, it is a story the Frizzell family knows well. David's own niece was killed by a drunk driver in 1998.
The song is part of a year-long awareness campaign in support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (madd), an organization that was on the scene and of tremendous support to the Frizzell family in the days and weeks after their loss. “Say Hello To Heaven” is part of Frizzell's touring show and David has made appearances alongside Jan Withers, National President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
"It's all part of giving back," Frizzell says. "I could never repay madd for the help and care when we lost my niece, but when I heard this song, I knew it may be the perfect way to shine a light on the tragedies that come from drunk driving."
ABOUT DAVID FRIZZELL
David Frizzell is one of the greatest voices in country music and has won numerous performing and recording trophies from the Academy of Country Music, Billboard and Music City News. He has been nominated for three Grammys, both as part of Frizzell & West and as a solo artist. As producer of the popular Frizzell & Friends series of projects, David brings together some of the top performers in the business for both live and recorded projects. On his own Nashville America Records label, Frizzell & Friends guest performances have included Merle Haggard, Crystal Gayle, Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, Joe Stampley, Jeannie Seely, T. Graham Brown, Lacy J. Dalton, Bobby Bare, Helen Cornelius, Jimmy Fortune (Statler Brothers), John Cowan (New Grass Revival), Johnny Rodriguez, Amy Clawson, brother Allen Frizzell and niece Tess Frizzell. Writing, producing, touring and performing… David Frizzell is not one to rest on his many accolades. This timeless entertainer continues to share his gifts to the delight of fans old and new across the US and throughout the world. http://www.davidfrizzell.com