(PRWEB) May 30, 2012
Youth social network Rocket21, where kids connect with world class professionals, announced that Oregon high school student Moranda Rasmussen has been invited to introduce her winning song “Flying”, in a live studio debut performed by rising Country Music Artist Ansel Brown on Nashville’s WSM Radio at 8:15AM Central Time on Thursday, May 31st.
Rasmussen and Brown will be interviewed by Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Famer and TV Personality Bill Cody and his producer and co-host Charlie Mattos during their “Coffee, Country, & Cody” morning show. The interview can be heard on 650AM in Nashville and online by clicking Listen Live at http://www.wsmonline.com. The interview can also be heard on the WSM mobile app, available free for iPhone and other smartphones.
Rasmussen, a junior at Sheldon High School in Eugene, Oregon, was selected by a panel of judges representing the music industry, NASA, and Rocket21, for her original lyrics, titled “Flying”, which encourages kids to dream big and reach for their goals. Ms. Rasmussen wrote the lyrics for Rocket21’s “Shoot for the Stars” songwriting competition.
Following the selection of Moranda’s original lyrics, Brown and his manager David Poindexter formed a co-writing partnership with Rasmussen, to finalize the song for recording. Rasmussen, Brown, and Poindexter will be collaborating at the Nashville studio of Emmy winning composer and producer Cliff Downs later this week.
At Ms. Rasmussen’s suggestion, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children, where Rasmussen has undergone surgeries and received treatment for cerebral palsy.
“Flying” will be released on iTunes this summer. Record label is Wixom Records. Publisher is Rocket21 Enterprises LLC.
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About Ansel Brown
An unforgettable voice, an unerring ear for a hit, and a heart as big as all outdoors – Ansel Brown has always possessed the attributes of the All American country star he was born to be. The fact that it took some living for him to figure it all out only makes his story – and his music – all the more compelling. Following a career path that has been anything but traditional, Brown is that rare artist who is simply incapable of singing something he doesn't believe and the kind of person for whom belief is everything.
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