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December 31, 1969
September 13, 2012
The Civil Wars "Barton Hollow" Gold Certification & Named Duo/Group of The Year!

Secret Road is thrilled to congratulate The Civil Wars on their latest awards! Last night the pair attended the 11th Annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Ceremony held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. They walked away as the 2012 Duo/Group Of The Year, as voted by the trade group’s 1,600 members. You can read more about their win and the ceremony below!

In addition to being honored at the AMAs, The Civil Wars are celebrating a huge milestone! Earlier this month, their debut album Barton Hollow was certified Gold by the RIAA! It's such an honor these days to have an album certified, but to do it completely independently is an honor that we are proud to celebrate! In celebration with their hometown of Nashville, The Civil Wars are throwing a Gold Album Party on Sept. 26th at Grimey's that will be open to the public! Learn more about the party and make plans to attend by checking out The Civil Wars on
& Twitter!

The Associated Press:"The Civil Wars, Alabama Shakes, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings win at Americana Awards"
The Wall Street Journal:"The Civil Wars, Gillian Welch Winners at Americana Music Association Honors"

September 12, 2012
Los Rakas Named Winners of Puma/Modelo Especial "Blank Canvas Project" Contest

Los Rakas are sending out Raka Love over the excitement of winning the Puma/Modelo Especial "Blank Canvas Project" Contest. The contest celebrates self-expression by fusing music, art, and style inspired by Modelo Especial.

Prior to the contest launch, the blank canvas of a PUMA sneaker was given to four musicians – Kevin Rudolf, John West, Los Rakas and Joell Ortiz – for each to create unique designs inspired by Modelo Especial and the artist’s unique sense of style. Fans were then able to vote for their favorite PUMA sneaker design on Modelo Especial’s Facebook page, and the winning design will be produced by Puma.

Receiving the most fan votes, Los Rakas was named the winner of the contest. Check out their personal thank you video to their fans which captures their excitement after learning they had been named the contest winners here!

September 5, 2012
Six Secret Road Artists Featured on Drop Dead Diva EP!

We are excited to announce that six of our Secret Road artists are featured on Drop Dead Diva Vol II, the brand new EP featuring some of the show's favorite songs! The release will highlight six songs from Secret Road artists, including an exclusive track from The Daylights!

Check out the full track listing here (Secret Road Artists are bolded):
"Think I Said Too Much" by Sugar and The Hi Lows
"The Goldenhand" by The Parlour Suite
"Make a Noise" by Katie Herzig
"Hold Onto Hope Love" by Amy Stroup
"Oh My Stars" by Andrew Belle
"The Last Thing We'll Ever Do" by The Daylights (Exclusive to the soundtrack!)

"Unchained Melody" by Andy Davis
The Pie Fell In Love With the Cake" by Margaret Cho
"Drop Dead Diva Suite No. 2" by Scott Starrett

The album, released September 4th is available now on iTunes! Check it out now: http://bit.ly/SxYwec

September 4, 2012
The Daylights Featured in Major League Baseball "Generations" Promo

"I Hope This Gets To You" by The Daylights is featured in the Major League Baseball "Generations" Promo! The Promo showcases how MLB brings families together and bridges the generation gap.

You can watch the promo by visiting our work page.

August 23, 2012
Los Rakas Featured on CNN en Español

Raka Dun and Raka Rich of Los Rakas were recently featured on CNN en Español! The interview, which aired Aug. 15th, highlights the duo as an emerging force in the music scene (in both Latin + Anglo) not afraid to sing/rap about politics or shy away from party-rocking anthems.

They are artists who make and blend different styles --their music is all inclusive. Raka Rich quoted in the piece: "La musica de nosotros es de corazón, no tenemos limites, na' mas es musica!" (Translation: Our music comes from the heart, without limits, it's just good music!)

You can check out their interview here.

August 22, 2012
Katie Herzig's "Lost And Found" Featured in Trailer for Film "The Words"

Katie Herzig's song "Lost And Found" is featured in the new film trailer for "The Words." The movie stars Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, Ben Barnes, and Dennis Quaid.

You can check out Katie's song in the trailer below!

The Words Trailer

August 8, 2012
Ingrid Michaelson Announces We Are All Blood Brothers Contest With VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Ingrid Michaelson has partnered with Vh1 Save The Music Foundation for the We Are All Blood Brothers Contest. Students can submit a video of their school's music group performing their version of Ingrid's song "Blood Brothers". Fans will vote on their favorite submission, and the winners will receive an Ingrid Michaelson Performance at their school and a Yamaha digital piano. Click here to learn more about the contest.

August 2, 2012
Kat Edmonson's Newest Release "Way Down Low" Makes an Impressive Debut

Kat Edmonson's April release of her album "Way Down Low" has garnered a lot of buzz including a #1 debut on Billboard Heatseekers Chart, over 10,000 albums scanned in the first 3 months, and sold out shows in NYC and Boston to kick off her summer touring schedule.

In addition to all of these achievements, Kat will be featured on NPR's eTown segment with M. Ward on August 26th. She also had the opportunity to tape an episode of Austin City Limits last month. Her episode will air this fall on PBS alongside Norah Jones! Click here to see photos and read more about Kat's Austin City Limits Debut.

July 25, 2012
Bess Rogers Lands New Cheerios® Jingle & Creates Original Song For Its New Campaign!

After asking dozens of musicians to create an updated, refreshed take on their classic jingle, “The One and Only", BESS ROGERS was selected by Cheerios to become the voice behind the reinvented tune, which is now featured throughout the brand’s latest campaign.

Bess was even inspired to take this initial vision and create a full-length song, leading to her new single, "THE PERFECT DAY", which embodies the simple happiness and wholesomeness of the brand. Click the links below to take a listen to the single and to check out the commercials featuring the single and the jingle.

Click here to take a listen to the single:

See :60 Anthem spot featuring "The One and Only"

See various spots featuring "The One and Only" Jingle on youtube.

You can also check out Cheerios' Facebook page and Cheerios.com to learn more about this project and Bess's involvement.

Stay tuned for updates....

July 19, 2012
Barcelona Featured on ABC Music Lounge - Watch Their Live Performance

Check out Barcelona's performance on ABC Music Lounge's Duets After Party here!