Force MP Entertainment Artist Steve Richard at CMA Music Festival 2011
Force MP Entertainment recording artist Steve Richard had a busy schedule during CMA Music Festival. The CCMA “New Artist Of The Year” started his week at the Hear the Music Live Golf Scramble with fellow country artists such as Sherrie Austin, Jason Michael Carroll, Due West, One Night Rodeo, Jason Sturgeon, Katie Armiger and others. After braving the very hot weather on the golf course at the Opryland Spring House Links all day, each artist treated the audience of teens to some great acoustic performances. The proceeds from the tournament go toward helping www.hearthemusiclive.org
Steve also performed at BB Kings in downtown Nashville, TN for the Christian Country Music Association also. He sang his # 1 song “Eighty Acre Church” for the adoring audience and later had the opportunity to chat on camera with Laura Lynn from GO –TV.
The heat was REALLY on later in the week when Steve had the opportunity to “pit” himself against some other country music artists racing in the CMA Music Festival’s Power Zone on the Traxxas raceway. Traxxas prides itself in being the “fastest name in radio control.” These remote control race cars can reach speeds up to 60mph. After the racing fun Steve had the opportunity to sign some autographs for the fans who were on hand to see the race.
Steve finished up his CMA Music Festival week signing autographs in the CMA Music Festival exhibit hall in the Farmers Feeding America booth and exhibit. This was quite fitting for Steve as he has been involved with the FFA (Future Farmers of America) and his single “Eighty Acre Church” helped benefit some FFA Chapters across the United States when he conducted a photo contest on his web site last year that garnered a lot of attention with more than 14 thousand unique visitors to his site during the contest run as a result. Additionally, Steve’s brand new single “Love’s Gotta Go Somewhere” sparked a storm of interest due to the promotional download cards being presented to fans at the Farmers Feeding America booth and other events. The download cards contain a code for a FREE download but more than that, the card itself can be planted in the ground and will grow wildflowers. Very fitting for the song because in the story line the main character becomes a widower and decides to busy himself planting his late wife’s favorite flowers in the backyard. The result, love’s gotta go somewhere…
Watch for the new video "Love's Gotta Go Somewhere" to debut soon!
Steve Richard proudly points out Farmers Feeding America. He signed autographs in the booth at the CMA Music Fest exhibit hall and helped bring awareness to the organization.
Josh Marlowe tour manager and Steve Richard waiting for the shot-gun start of the Hear The Music Live Golf Scramble.
Steve Richard and guitarist Tim Mauldin at the "Hear the Music Live" Acoustic Jam following the golf scramble that benefitted the organization.
Laura Lynn, from GO-TV, and Steve Richard chat backstage at BB Kings at the CCMA showcase where Steve performed earlier that day.
Hot off the raceway, Steve Richard and wife Rachelle check out the "hot" Traxxas race cars in the Traxxas booth.
Steve has a great week on Radio Tour
Keep an ear open for Steve as he crosses the country on radio tour for his brand new single "Love's Gotta Go Somewhere"
After a busy week in Nashville at the CMA Music Fest, Steve spared no time getting back to work by starting another busy week on radio tour promoting his brand new single "Love's Gotta Go Somewhere," the follow up to his number one hit "Eighty-Acre Church."
Thank you to the stations below for their hospitality!
Steve and Kevin Horton @ WLAY "Shoals Country."
Steve at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios with friends Noel and Mary.
Steve rockin' the drums at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.
Steve and Fletcher Brown @ KIX 96 in Florence, Alabama.
Steve with Grant Smith (L) and Ron Mosley (R) @ WKUL in Cullman, Alabama.
Steve, Cubby and Tim @ Kowaliga Country in Alexander City, Alabama.
Steve and Kenny Dean @ the Barnyard Jamboree in Alexander City, Alabama.
Shooter and Steve Richard @ WQSI in Auburn, AL.
Steve Richard to be part of Hear The Music LIVE Celebrity Golf Tournament
Steve will be in Nashville for the CMA Music Festival and will be playing in the celebrity Hear the Music Live Celebrity Golf Scramble. Hear The Music, is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free live music experiences for foster youth and teens nationwide. Hear the Music Live was created to reach out to pre-teens and teens in foster homes and orphanages to give them the opportunity to attend a concert in their local area that they may otherwise never have the opportunity to see. To date they have sent over 5,000 foster children to concerts and expect to send over 10,000 more to concerts in 2011!
Steve is proud to be a part of the event - ALL proceeds are going directly to live music programming for foster youth and teens! The Hear the Music Live Celebrity Golf Scramble brings together celebrities, golf enthusiasts and fans for a special event that starts with an 18 hole fun filled golf scramble and ends in the beautiful pavilion with an awards ceremony, luncheon and Acoustic Jam! Surprise collaborations by your favorite stars are expected!
If you are planning to be in Nashville for the CMA Music Fest and would like to support this great event here are the details (see below). Hope you'll plan to join Steve, Andy Griggs, Steve Holy, Love & Theft, Sarah Darling, Jason Michael Carroll, Emerson Drive, Katie Armiger and lots of other country music celebrities at this great event!
Hear the Music Live Celebrity Golf Scramble
CMA FEST Week
Opryland USA Gaylord Spring Links
Tuesday June 7, 2011
Registration Begins at 7:00 AM
Tee-Off is at 8:30AM
Luncheon and Awards Ceremony in the Pavilion at 1:30-2:00PM
Acoustic Jam Begins at 3:00PM
10 Quick Quirky Questions with Steve Richard
Courtesy of CountryMusicTattleTale.com
Steve Richard’s musical journey has never been about labels. Even so, the sheer diversity of his accomplishments is impressive. A writer, singer, and entertainer of great versatility, he has built a resume that effortlessly spans styles and genres.
A dynamic performer, Steve has toured with rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Dickey Betts, and country greats Dierks Bentley, Montgomery Gentry, and Craig Morgan. Steve worked with both musical cross-pollinator John Rich and Kid Rock/Uncle Kracker producer Michael Bradford on his first album—which, to Steve’s surprise, found fans among the Christian music community.
It’s no surprise, that his latest album, Up To Somethin’, has appeal to music fans of every genre. Up To Somethin’ features two radio debuts, “Eighty Acre Church”, which speaks to rural core American values, and “Invisible Hand,” with a big chorus and lush harmonies. Both songs show a distinct sound and an artist at the top of his game when it comes to turning intimate moments into universal truths.
10 Quick Quirky Questions with Steve Richard
Q: Where is the one place that you could spend hours and be happy?
A: Listening to music.
Q: Beer or Liquor?
Q: Sweet or Salty?
Q: Last person you talked to on the phone?
A: Tim Mauldin, our guitarist.
Q: The last thing you ate?
A: Bowl of granola.
Q: Favorite TV Show?
A: NFL Football.
Q: Last song you downloaded (that wasn’t your own)?
A: Moments of Meditation by Porter Wagoner.
Q: The one song you wish you wrote?
A: The next hit
Q: Video games or books?
Q: When you looked at yourself this morning what was the first thing you thought?
A: I’m late…stop lookin’ at yourself!
Force MP Entertainment's Steve Richard Shoots EPK
Force MP Entertainment's Steve Richard was recently in Nashville shooting his new EPK. We've got the exclusive behind the scenes photos in the 2011 Gallery. Click here to view (the photos are labeled EPK Shoot).
Force MP Entertainment's Steve Richard At CRS
Force MP Entertainment recording artist Steve Richard was busy with CRS activities last week Steve started with a full schedule of interviews with the press, he then treated radio guests to an acoustic show in his suite, He helped assemble packages for Operation Troop Aid that are going to our service men and women defending our freedom overseas and also taped an on- camera PSA for the Muscular Dystrophy Assocation's national television campaign, among other activities.
Steve greeted radio guests in the Force MP Entertainment suite where he also performed his #1 song "Eighty Acre Church" as well as other songs from his CD UP TO SOMETHIN.' Steve also performed his next single "Love's Gotta Go Somewhere."