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Country Artist and Activist Lane Brody Balances Musical Career with Love of Animals, Environment

Country Artist and Activist Lane Brody Balances Musical Career with Love of Animals, Environment
 
 
(Nashville, Tenn. – April 18, 2011)  Country artist Lane Brody is splitting her time these days between two of the Grammy-nominated singer’s biggest passions: creating meaningful music and rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned wildlife.

The chart-topping vocalist is currently staying busy writing and recording her next album, but also dedicates a substantial amount of time to her position as chairman of the board at Middle Tennessee wildlife rehabilitation center, Walden’s Puddle. 

“The time I spend between my recording career and Walden’s Puddle is pretty evenly split, though I don’t really consider either one a ‘career’ in a conventional sense,” says Brody.  “My music and my love for all of God’s creatures are a large component of who I am.”

“Flame’s Turned Blue” is the most recent single from Brody’s 2010 release, On the Wings of Songs, available at www.GMVNashville.com.  Written and produced by Lane, the song effectively combines her musical talents with her environmentalist sensibilities.  The video was shot in Australia and serves as a wake-up call to mankind about the troubling issues plaguing our planet. 

“Flame’s Turned Blue” (view here) is particularly relevant as Earth Day approaches on April 22, with several video outlets and environmental blogs including it in their Earth Day promotions.

“We should be guardians of all life and everything that sustains life,” says Brody.  “Doing the right thing always matters.”

On May 5, 2011, Brody is celebrating the official opening of the Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Education Center, housed at The Fontanel Mansion in Whites Creek, Tenn.  The event, billed as Walden’s Puddle “Cinco de Mayo Fiesta,” will feature performances from artists Lynn Anderson, Kathie Baillie, Brody, Cerrito, Bobby Marquez and a number of special guests.  WSMV’s Jennifer Herron will host the event.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.WaldensPuddle.org or call (615) 299-9938.  Tickets are $15.

About Lane Brody:
Lane Brody is a multiple Grammy nominee in the Best Artist, Best Album and Best Jazz Vocal Performance categories and the first female artist in Country music to have a song from a soundtrack nominated for an Oscar award (“Over You,” from the film Tender Mercies).  A model, actress and entertainer, Brody appeared on the television sitcom, Taxi, and in numerous films, including Heart of the City.  She landed a No. 1 hit with her duet with Johnny Lee, “The Yellow Rose.”  Her most recent album is 2010’s On the Wings of Songs.  For more information, visit www.LaneBrody.com.

 
About Walden’s Puddle:
Walden’s Puddle provides care and treatment to sick, injured and orphaned Tennessee wildlife.  Located in Joelton, Tenn., Walden’s Puddle is the only professionally staffed wildlife rehabilitation and education facility in Middle Tennessee.  The facility does not charge for services and receives no federal or state funding at this time.  Visit www.WaldensPuddle.org for more information.

About Fontanel:
Only minutes from downtown Nashville but miles from ordinary, The Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame® member Barbara Mandrell and her husband Ken Dudney. The home boasts three stories, over 20 rooms, thirteen bathrooms, five fireplaces, two kitchens, an indoor pool and even an indoor shooting range on 136 acres of pristine land. An exclusive spot for the stars, the home and grounds have been the setting for numerous photo and video shoots, CMT’s top-rated “Gone Country” show and more. Most recently, the mansion was one of the settings for the Hollywood hit movie Country Strong starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw.  Visit www.FontanelMansion.com for more info.

 

Lane Brody

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