Indie Aussie Country Collection Shines Brightly
Light Of Hope, the brand new album of songs written by multi award winning songwriter Brenda-Lee Heathcote, produced by Scott Lloyd Shelly, and performed by an amazing list of artists, was officially released in Tamworth, NSW Australia, during the annual mid year country music festival â€œHats Off to Countryâ€. The album also marked the launch of Meat Pie Music, Brenda-Lee’s indie publishing company.
The album features 11 songs, and includes performances by artists Anthony Snape, (currently touring with Tommy Emmanuel in the USA), Bobby Cash â€œThe Indian Cowboyâ€, The Matekiâ€™s from Texas USA, Vanya, Pam Spencer, Candice Long, (winner of Channel 9â€™s â€œLoungeroom Legendsâ€ 2007) multi award winning singer/songwriter Michael King, Brad Lee, Sharon Lane (Winner of â€œMost Promissing New Talent at 2007 Deadly Awards) Jason Kemp, and a â€œBonus Trackâ€ by Tania Kernaghan who kindly offered a track from her album â€œHigher Groundâ€ to show support for the cause.
“Light Of Hope” came about after the untimely death of Brenda-Leeâ€™s brother Brian, who was attacked and killed while walking home from a venue in Nundah, QLD in January 2007. Brenda-Lee hopes to raise awareness of violence within the community, and help convey the message that â€œOne Punch Can Killâ€. A percentage of money from the sale of the album will go directly to assist the Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group. The painting on the cover of the album was painted by artist and good friend, Cath Grant, who also lost her brother to murder. The painting was auctioned at the launch of the album, and raised $1000, which Brenda-Lee and Cath donated to the QHVSG.
(For more info, check out www.meatpiemusic.com