Showcased artist Eileen Carey has been making a name for herself on the country charts. She was gracious enough to sit down and have a chat with me about her music and what inspires her as an artist.
Country. Pop. Rock. Eileen Carey’s music blends all three styles together in a way that feels uniquely hers. I’ve just been trying to think if there’s any other artists out there like her right now and I can’t think of any. Eileen grew up in Ohio and relocated to California over 20 years ago. An independent artist, she has made quite a name for herself in California.
By Katharine W. Poole
For Women of Music Music of Women
Eileen Carey has learned to Let It Go, the title and title track of her latest CD shares a wisdom, philosophy and joy of life. It is a unique project, that contains both a re-release of one of her prior songs and several covers. “Don’t get me wrong (Chrissie Hynde) was first aired in in Europe and went well there. [I will be ] interested to see how people take to it in the states. Only the lonely, (Martha Davis) is already getting airplay in the States, as is her third cover, the popular 80’s Katrina and the Waves: Walking on Sunshine ( Kimberly Rew.)
Sisterly Sage: In New “Faith” Video, Country Pop Star Eileen Carey Encourages Women to have Faith in themselves and move-on from a bad relationship.
(Los Angeles, CA) – November 16, 2015
The MuseBox today announced that rising California country star Eileen Carey has released the music video for “Faith,”her new and already charting inspirational single that encourages women to find independence and strength in themselves. Carey’s last two music videos, “Bottle Your Crazy Up” and the feel-good summer release “Party at the Beach,” have accumulated more than 75,000 Youtube views. “Faith” jumped into the Top 20 on the NMW country radio charts, Top 10 Indie, and the NMW Adult Contemporary and Hot AC charts. “Faith” also made an appearance on Music Row’s Country Breakout chart and entered the international Wildhorse Entertainment Superstars of Country out of South Africa at #33.
Earlier this year, Carey’s “Bottle Your Crazy Up” reached #1 nationally, where it competed with major-label country performers. Carey’s three released singles are from Let It Go, her most successful album to date. Carey won The Academia Music Awards Best Country/Rock Song of the Year for “Bottle Your Crazy Up.” Akadamia.com called Carey’s composition and performance “a clever country jam with dulcet vocals and superb instrumentation, illustrating one of the most stringent performance standards we’ve encountered.”
According to Carey, “Faith” is an encouragement to women to trust in themselves, rather than in the men who are not necessarily good for them:
“I like to give people a positive outlook on life. So many people accept their fate, but I insist that there is no need to – especially if you have faith in yourself. “Faith” is a sisterly boost to every woman who’s working overtime to try to get the wrong man’s attention.”
The music video for “Faith” was filmed at Carey’s producer Travis Allen Childress’ recording studio in Montrose, California. It was directed and produced by Taner Tumkaya, the same director who worked on Carey’s “Party at the Beach” lyric video.
Carey has also started posting in her new blog, www.TheMusicMom.com. The mission of The Music Mom is consistent with Carey’s “Faith” video in that it reveals Carey’s desire to give of her experience and wisdom.
WATCH EILEEN CAREY’S VIDEO FOR “FAITH” HERE
For press inquiries, please contact Nadine Gelineau at Nadine@TheMuseBox.net
Local Animal Welfare Nonprofit to Host “Whiskers in the Moonlight:” A Music Benefit of Support and Community at The Autry
(April 14, 2015) Los Angeles, CA –
FixNation, a local nonprofit organization, will host a charity music event featuring world-renowned guitar-player Carl Verheyen and countrymusic singer/songwriter, Eileen Carey. This event, titled Whiskers in the Moonlight, will attract more than 250 music-lovers and supporters from the Los Angeles area.
On July 25, 2015, at 7pm, the highly regarded non-profit, whose mission it is to reduce the cat population through spay/neuter and Trap-Neuter-Return, is partnering with legendary guitarist Carl Verheyen of Supertramp, rising country star Eileen Carey, local sensation The Podunk Poets and others to be announced.
Actress Morgan Fairchild will host the event, with additional celebrities, organizations and donors coming on board for a night of music and community. “Whiskers in the Moonlight,” will be held at The Autry in the center of Griffith Park.
The event will include a variety of vegetarian foods, cash bar, event merchandise, VIP gift bags, open gallery at the museum, photo opportunities, celebrity appearances and camaraderie among members of the animal welfare community including rescuers and volunteer “trappers”. For more information on Whiskers in the Moonlight and FixNation, visit www.fixnation.org.
FixNation is a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that supports Trap-Neuter- Return programs for homeless cats. The organization provides a free full-time spay/neuter clinic for homeless cats as well as affordable spay/neuter services for tame companion cats. FixNation’s programs have successfully sterilized more than 115,000 cats to date. For more information, please visit www.fixnation.org.
About Carl Verheyen
In his 40-plus years of playing the guitar, Carl has created a wildly successful, multifaceted career. He is a critically acclaimed musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and educator with eleven CDs and two live DVDs released worldwide. Carl is commonly regarded as a guitar virtuoso capable of playing any style of music with remarkable mastery and conviction. For more information, please visit www.carlverheyen.com.
About Eileen Carey
Eileen is one of California’s most popular Country singer-songwriters, can boast a multitude of awards and nominations over her four-album career. She has packed every venue she has played from the three Annual Summer Fests on Venice Beach for the Homeless, to the House of Blues Hollywood, and the honkytonks in Nashville. Recently nominated for Female Country Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly, Eileen’s #1 hit single “Bottle Your Crazy Up” and her almost viral music video of the same name, has now catapulted Eileen into the A-list of country music attractions. For more information, please visit www.eileencarey.com.
About The Podunk Poets
The Podunk Poets are a rowdy, duet-fronted band from Los Angeles with a classic country, honkytonk feel. They create original music inspired by their love of the classic sound of country duet legends such as Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. Recently, they were on the bill with Merle Haggard at the Ink-N-Iron Festival and have played the Folk Revival Festival, Los Angeles and San Diego Pride Festivals, The Hotel Cafe, Grand Ole’ Echo, House of Blues, Pappy & Harriet’s, and other great venues around California and the country. For more information, please visit www.thepodunkpoets.com. www.thepodunkpoets.com.
Angel Waldron, CharityWise
One of the hardest thing for human beings to learn is how and when to let things go. So when an artist like Eileen Carey comes along with a powerful message about doing just that, it’s a welcomed sight. The award-winning California-based singer/songwriter’s fourth and latest album LET IT GO features songs which follow through on the theme on letting go of those ties that bind us to the past and perhaps no song is more evident than the title track, “Let It Go,” a thumping up-tempo country pop tune about forgetting the small things or events from our past that lead to insecurities and indecisions of life.
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