As the joyous and spiritually-filled holiday season approaches, Longshot Records recording artist Julie Ingram celebrates the reason for the season with a tribute to her own family in “Thank God.*” The track, which is the second release from her 2010 project entitled ALWAYS REMEMBER, is slated to go for radio adds on November 28, 2011. Two separate versions of the song will be featured in sequence on CDX in the coming weeks (CDX Vol. 534 [10/24/11] and CDX Vol. 535 [11/7/11]); it will be promoted to country radio by GrassRoots Promotion-Nashville. The cut will also be available via PlayMPE and all major Internet outlets (Rhapsody/Amazon/iTunes).
Folks who purchase via iTunes will receive as an added bonus a free download of “Best Christmas Yet”from the Julie Ingram – 5-Pack CD Set.
“This single is my most personal and revealing to date,” Ingram explains. “With so much sadness and tragedy in the world, I have become increasingly aware of how truly blessed I am. Both strong supporters, their cup runneth over with love, my parents lived their lives by example…and for that I thank God!”
Co-written with Frank Wainwright, the piano-driven testimonial reveals Ingram’s undeniable affection and admiration for her parents and respect of the principles instilled–a practice that she has promised herself to exercise daily. The stark, simplistic instrumentation is the perfect complement to Ingram’s voice, stylistically reminiscent to songbirds Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, who favored honest songs with positive messages. Adding to the depth of its powerful meaning and message, Ingram performance is accompanied by the echoes of a gospel choir and a horn arrangement.
“Each day I count my blessings / Read the bible for my lesson
Bow my head down and kneel when I pray / Lend a hand to my neighbor
To help ease his labor / Make the effort to go out of my way”
Julie Ingram has been recognized in film, on television, in print and on country radio. She celebrated the release of her current CD, entitled ALWAYS REMEMBER, in October 2010; her KEEP ON BELIEVIN’ project produced four radio singles-“Anytime, Anywhere,” “A Place Called Love,” “Make Me Feel Like A Woman” and “Gone To Kentucky”- which all garnered national airplay.
An accredited songwriter, Julie is a lifetime member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was recently accepted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. Most recently, Ingram’s “You The Man, Babe” (a dedication to Regis Philbin written by Julie) won Song Of The Year at the Tennessee Songwriters Awards ceremonies.
Julie is an accomplished actress and former model who was also a regular on the legendary television hit series Dallas. Upon special invitation, Julie has performed before former President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, former President George H. Bush and Gov. Mike Huckabee.
To learn more about “Thank God,” ALWAYS REMEMBER or Julie’s other work, please visit:www.julieingram.com.