Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
Family songs CD, Cranberry Red Balloon by Tab Laven wins another award. At a two day Creative Child Magazine conference teachers and real mom judges gave Cranberry Red Balloon their 2012 CD of the Year Award in the Kids Music-Easy Listening category.
Creative Child Magazine's Awards Program is unique in that all products submitted are reviewed by parents, educators and professionals alike. Each product is reviewed by many of the people who also purchase them.
“I created Cranberry Red Balloon around the fantasy land and fairy tale images we all grew up with to help inspire imagination. It’s so rewarding to have the CD embraced by parents, teachers and early childhood educators. It's also very satisfying that my family songs CD is also very popular with kids of all ages including grandparents,” says Laven
Cranberry Red Balloon has been the recipient of many other awards this year starting with the Spring 2012 Parent’s Choice Award in the Audio: Music category awarded by The Parent’s Choice Foundation that is the nation’s oldest non-profit guide to quality children’s media and toys.
The CD was then chosen by The AVcafe who distributes audiovisual materials to schools, colleges, universities, public libraries and military bases in the U.S. and Canada and is being enthusiastically recommended by early childhood educators for its celebration of imagination.
More excitement ensued as Sharon Kruger, M. Ed, School Readiness Integration Program Coordinator and Super Saturday Event planner made plans with the team at Blue Earth Records, the producers of Cranberry Red Balloon, to do future conference workshops. The workshops will touch upon the missing piece of education: Imagination.
Cranberry Red Balloon was produced by MJ Earth Corp. and Blue Earth Records. Credits: Co-Produced by Tab Laven and Grammy award winning engineer Mills Logan. Executive Producer Annie Kananack. Recorded at The Mix Mill Studio. Mastered by Ken Love at Master Mix. Six time Grammy award winner Art Garfunkel (Simon & Garfunkel), Grammy award winner Bruce Johnston (Beach Boys), Vicki Peterson (the Bangles), John Cowsill (the Cowsills) and Nashville's A-list studio musicians lend their extraordinary talents to Tab Laven's acoustic guitar driven and magically written family songs album. Recommended for all ages, the CD is priced at $16.95 and can also be downloaded.
Tab Laven, currently residing in Nashville, TN, is an experienced performer, song writer, music producer, photographer, father and husband who just created his first children’s CD, Cranberry Red Balloon. He started playing guitar as a skinny 12 year old wearing out his Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel records. At 21, he was touring the world, playing TV Shows including The Tonight Show where he met hero Johnny Carson. He has been part of Art Garfunkel's touring band and has contributed to musical efforts by Michael Johnson and Mary Macgregor. He has also appeared with other greats that include the country legend, George Jones and Harry Connick Jr. To learn more about Tab Laven and the Cranberry Red Balloon visit http://www.cranberryredballoon.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.