(Nashville, Tennessee…) – September 28, 2019 – An incredible talent and song lineup for the inaugural season of the “The Song - Recorded Live at TGL Farms” is set, and some of the biggest names crossing multiple genres have committed to record the groundbreaking nationally syndicated tv series beginning next week. The music and entertainment show will feature All-4-One, CeeLo Green, Dirty Heads, Big & Rich, Don McLean, Sublime w/Rome, Travis Tritt, Rick Springfield, Gretchen Wilson and Lonestar performing their most impactful songs, along with the incredible songwriters behind these massive hits revealing the true stories behind some of the biggest songs in contemporary music history. Viewers will also be treated to newly written and recorded material in this must-see series.
Of the roughly 25 recordings featured in the first season of “The Song,” five have earned GRAMMY wins including Record of the Year (Crazy/Gnarls Barkley-CeeLo Green-Danger Mouse); Best Urban/Alternative Performance (Forget You/CeeLo Green); Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male (Jessie’s Girl/Rick Springfield); Best Country Female Vocal Performance (Redneck Woman/Gretchen Wilson); and Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group (I Swear/All-4-One.) The artists represented on “The Song” have scored a total of 10 GRAMMY wins from over 50 nominations representing R&B, Rock, Pop, Urban/Alternative, Country and more.
Executive producers Marc Oswald and Cary Glotzer will be joined by award-winning director Trey Fanjoy to create nine 30-minute fast-paced episodes and a one-hour “Best of The Song” finale for season one. Each episode will center around a specific hit song and will be filmed at TGL Farms, in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Gray Television will premier the series, which will be presented by Ally and Nashville Music City, the week of January 4, 2020, on its major network-affiliated stations across America.
Pat LaPlatney, Co-CEO & President of Gray Television says: "Our extensive TV station group is extremely privileged to be the launch platform for Season One of "The Song" series starting in national syndication this January. Highlighting some of the most famous hit songs and artists of all-time will create compelling content for viewers of all ages."
In-depth conversations with the artists and songwriters will reveal the inspiration, journey and evolution from the creation of a song to become engrained in the musical hearts of fans worldwide. An intimate performance recorded in front of a small audience inside the exquisite TGL Farms stable will be a highlight of the show.
“The Song - Recorded Live at TGL Farms” pays it forward through cause-related partnerships with The Songwriters Hall of Fame and Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business to provide both scholarship and internship opportunities for their outstanding programs and to help develop new talent in the music, media and television arts disciplines.
For additional information, visit thesong.tv.
About Trey Fanjoy:
Trey Fanjoy is an award-winning music video and commercial director. With over 200 major record label music videos, her clients include virtually every major record company.
Fanjoy is the most recognized director in country music with 17 CMA (Country Music Association) nominations, 15 ACM (Academy of Country Music) nominations, several Billboard Awards, dozens of CMT (Country Music Television) awards and nominations. She is the only female in CMA history to win the coveted Video Of The Year having done so twice with Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” and Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me.” She has collaborated on projects with the biggest names in Rock, Pop, and Country music. Fanjoy most recently served as Nashville chapter president of the Recording Academy and is now a newly appointed trustee on the national board. She is currently in pre-production on the feature film, Something In The Water, set for a 2020 release. http://www.treyfanjoy.com
About Tupelo Raycom / Cary Glotzer:
Founded by Cary Glotzer, Tupelo Raycom is a full-service production company with over 22 years of experience in sports and entertainment. A sampling of concert specials produced includes Coldplay, Lil Wayne, Daryl Hall & John Oats, Imagine Dragons, Kid Rock, The Allman Brothers Band, and Dierks Bentley. Currently, one of the nation’s largest independent production companies, with offices in New York, Indianapolis, Nashville and Charlotte, Tupelo Raycom’s Emmy Award-winning staff produces content including live events, music concerts, syndicated original content and branded entertainment across digital, linear, OTT and social media platforms. For further information, please visit www.tupeloraycom.com.
About Marc Oswald:
In Marc Oswald’s 39 years of experience in the entertainment industry, the California-native has amassed a resume that includes concert and tour promotion, television, video and film production, entertainment marketing and artist management. A sampling of Oswald’s TV and film productions include Blockbuster ROCKFEST one of the top 10 largest Rock concerts in world history starring Bush, No Doubt, Counting Crows and many others airing live globally on VH1 and MTV, The Dale Earnhardt Tribute Special and Elvis Aaron Presley~The Tribute both in primetime on FOX, Big & Rich’s epic documentary 8th of November: A True Story of Pain & Honor , the critically-acclaimed MTV television series Music in High Places starring artists such as Alanis Morissette, Brian McKnight, Boys II Men, CBS’s Christmas day Holiday Homecoming starring Jewel, and the hit CMT reality show Gone Country starring John Rich. His work has been nominated and won awards from the likes of the ACM, CMA, CMT and Recording Academy (Grammys.) In 1998 he was awarded the Country Music Association's Founding President's Award for Excellence. For further information, please visit www.oswaldentertainment.com.
For additional information about "The Song," contact:
Craig Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 615-210-3602