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Sister Hazel’s Sold Out Lyrics For Life Event Raises $300,000

September 17th, 2018 Posted by news 0 comments on “Sister Hazel’s Sold Out Lyrics For Life Event Raises $300,000”
Sister Hazel’s Sold Out Lyrics for Life Event Raises 300K for Lyrics for Life’s Camp Hazelnut and Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation 
Over 2 Million in Funds Raised to Date

NASHVILLE, TN (SEPTEMBER 17, 2018)Platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, hosted the Sold Out 2018 Lyrics for Life in their hometown of Gainesville, FL this past Friday, September 14. Presented by Rich and Carissa Blaser, the event raised 300K for the non-profit charities Lyrics for Life’s Camp Hazelnut and Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation as well as with all Lyrics For Life events, STOP Children’s Cancer in Gainesville, FL. Attendees sipped cocktails and enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres as they browsed a star-studded silent auction, featuring items from some of the music industry’s biggest names. This year, the auction featured 12 lyric-inspired pieces from artists including Sir Paul McCartney, The Eagles, Toby Keith, and James Taylor. Entertainment included a Gainesville’s own Tom Petty tribute featuring a surprise appearance by Stan Lynch, the original heartbreakers drummer and all artist finale performance of Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down.” There was also a special intimate singer-songwriter in the round performance with Sister Hazel’s Ken and Drew, Javier Colon, The Voice Season one winner, and Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon.

“What a night!! The entire evening was beautiful beyond words.The AMAZING experience that we all shared at Friday night’s incredible Lyrics For Life event helped us all take another BIG leap forward in the fight against Cancer,” said Sister Hazel frontman, Ken Block. “The energy was electric AND $300,000 was raised!! This one’s for you little brother! And for all the other Jeffrey Block’s out there – the fighters, the brothers and sisters, the moms and dads, we will never leave your side.”  Ken and his band mates founded Lyrics For Life in memory of Ken’s younger brother, Jeffrey, who ultimately lost his four-year battle with cancer that started at age 14.

Lyrics for Life has donated $250k over the years to Gainesville’s STOP Children’s Cancer Charity. They have also benefited other Cancer Charities around the country including Children’s Cancer Center of Tampa and Camp Sunshine in Atlanta. In 2017, the event raised over $200,000 for Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, Gainesville’s STOP Children’s Cancer Charity, and Lyrics for Life’s annual Camp Hazelnut event. More than 15,000 children under age 19 will be diagnosed with cancer this year. While survival rates have improved, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death by disease for kids. You can learn more about Lyric’s for Life HERE.

Sister Hazel New EP, Wind, #1 On iTunes Country Albums

September 7th, 2018 Posted by news 0 comments on “Sister Hazel New EP, Wind, #1 On iTunes Country Albums”

 

“The new Sister Hazel EP “Wind” is aptly named… As soon as the melodies hit, you instantly feel like you’re on a road trip with the windows rolled down, wind blowing through your hair, singing along like you’ve known these songs your entire life. It’s the perfect soundtrack to transition from a carefree summer to a cozy fall.”  – Country Music Tattle Tale

“Overall, the EP “Wind” is a creative way to draw listeners into a thematic musical journey, which draws from a variety of emotions and visuals.” –  Nashville Country Club 

“The EP “Wind” shows the maturity of the sound of Sister Hazel while still holding onto the traditional sound and emotional lyrics that have kept fans hanging on for over 20 years.”- Charleston Daily

“Wind” is an excellent new composition by Sister Hazel that solidifies their place in music history. Their unique sound and style has been updated to a genuinely delightful collection of songs that are sure to keep all fans, old and new, wanting more.” – SC Music Guide

NASHVILLE, TN (SEPTEMBER 7, 2018) Platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, released their new EP,Wind, TODAY. The six-track EP is the follow-up to their Billboard chart-topping EP, Water. The new EP is Volume II of a collectible compilation series titled, “Elements,” and includes a bonus seventh track that will continue throughout the series. Wind was produced by Sister Hazel and Ben Jackson and includes writer contributions from Billy and Randy Montana, Marti Frederiksen, Jim McCormick, and more. The new EP is available for purchase HERE and is also on all streaming services. To celebrate the release of the new music the band will make their third Grand Ole Opry appearance onWednesday, September 12. They will also be meeting fans and signing copies of their new EP, Wind, in the Opry Shop following the show. Tickets are available HERE.

With contributions from some of Nashville’s heavy-hitter songwriters, Sister Hazel embraces their roots and Florida music influences on Wind. Delivering exquisite musicianship and shining signature harmonies throughout, each song is a standout. From the upbeat, driving, “Come a Day,” and the comforting first single, “Small Town Living,” to the epic tender ballad, “In Two,” and the working man’s anthem, “Midnight Again,” the collectible EP is an exceptional addition to fan playlists. Watch the band discuss the stories behind the songs on NashVegas, Nashville Noise, and You Sing I Write

Wind Track List:
1. “Come a Day”
2. “Small Town Living” 
3. “Whirlwind Girl” 
4. “In Two”  
5. “You’ll be Safe Here” 
6. “Midnight Again” 
7. “Elements II” (I’m Free)

Sister Hazel’s Elements: First There Was Water, Now Comes Wind. The album’s first track “Come A Day,” is sure to please their loyal fans, affectionately called Hazelnuts, as well as new listeners who are looking for a rocking, country song about getting through those hard times and the sweet tomorrow when all the tough times will be over and you can savor life with your loved one. – The Country Note

 “This is some of the best work they have ever done, especially “Small Town Living” and “Whirlwind Girl.” – New Country Brew

“With “Wind” you get again a fresh breeze of finest Sister Hazel compositions. And since life has a total of four elements, you may in principle be eagerly awaiting what Block, Copeland & Co. will soon have to offer in terms of ‘fire’ and ‘earth’ musical ideas.” – Sounds of South” 

Digital Journal Premieres New Sister Hazel Song “Whirlwind Girl”

August 17th, 2018 Posted by news 0 comments on “Digital Journal Premieres New Sister Hazel Song “Whirlwind Girl””
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 17, 2018

 Digital Journal Premieres “Whirlwind Girl”

From Sister Hazel’s New EP, WIND

NASHVILLE, TN (August 17, 2018) Platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, is set to release their new EP, Wind, on September 7, 2018. The six-track EP is the follow-up to their Billboard chart-topping EP, Water. The newest EP is Volume II of a collectible compilation series titled, “Elements,” and includes a bonus seventh track that will continue throughout the series. Fans can pre-order the EP HERE and get the instant grat tracks, “Small Town Living,” and “Whirlwind Girl,” that premiered on Digital Journal today HERE. “Whirlwind Girl” is also available on all streaming services. In addition to the digital download and CD, this release offers exclusive limited-edition merchandise bundles available HERE. 
 
“Whirlwind Girl” was co-written by Sister Hazel band members Andrew Copeland and Ryan Newell, as well as Barry Dean, who has written chart-topping singles for Little Big Town and Michael Ray. It is the third track featured on theirWind EP. Markos Papadatos of Digital Journal praised the new song saying,”Overall, Sister Hazel delights with their new track “Whirlwind Girl.” It is refreshing and a great deal of fun. This song is custom-made for the airwaves and it deserves to be a single someday. It shows Sister Hazel’s ability to reinvent themselves and stay current and relevant in the ever-changing music industry. Their harmonies on “Whirlwind Girl” are as delectable as ever. Fans and listeners that enjoyed their classic hit “All For You,” will certainly find “Whirlwind Girl” to be a real treat. If this song is any indication of how their new EP will sound, then their audience will be in for a true musical experience. “Whirlwind Girl” garners an A rating.”
You can expect to be emotionally attached to this EP.” Roots Music Magazine 
“Hazelnuts get ready to enjoy this ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT piece of artistry. I can honestly say this EP hits every ounce of emotions. There is something so pure about this album. Production = FANTASTIC … Lyrically = SUPERB … Instrumentally = STELLAR.” 695 The Rock Radio

“Doing any job for 25 years is pretty impressive; maintaining a successful band in a fickle music industry for that long is near-miraculous. The band has managed to flourish as an independent act without a major label, releasing albums on its own Croakin’ Poets label and making waves on the country charts with its newest EP’s, without significantly changing its sound to fit a format.” Greenville Journal

“Sister Hazel’s second of four EP’s, Wind, captures the bands adventurous spirit. There’s a song for every emotion or experience. One of the band’s strongest skills is the ability to pull you into their story and make it yours, too. Sister Hazel surpasses the expectations on this EP.” Music Update Central

Sister Hazel Releases New Single “Small Town Living”

August 7th, 2018 Posted by news 0 comments on “Sister Hazel Releases New Single “Small Town Living””

Small Town Living is the first single off Sister Hazel’s new EP Wind.

Listen to Small Town Living here:

Other ways to listen here: www.smarturl.it/SHSmallTownLiving

Watch the “Behind The Song”

Pre-Order bundle items are available here: http://smarturl.it/WindMerchPreOrder

Sister Hazel Announces New EP Wind

July 20th, 2018 Posted by news 0 comments on “Sister Hazel Announces New EP Wind”
NASHVILLE, TN (JULY 20, 2017) Platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, is set to release their new EP, Wind, on September 7, 2018. The six-track EP is the follow-up to their Billboard chart-topping EP,Water. The newest EP is Volume II of a collectible compilation series titled, “Elements,” and includes a bonus seventh track that will continue throughout the series. Wind was produced by Sister Hazel and includes writer contributions from Billy and Randy Montana, Marti Frederkson, Jim McCormick, and more. Fans can pre-order the EP HERE and get the instant grat track, “Small Town Living.” In addition to the digital download and CD, this release offers exclusive limited-edition merchandise bundles available HERE. 
Music in general is a representation of Wind. Sound is carried by the Wind bringing life to the music as it blows. When a strong gust hits you, you can’t help but move. Like the track, “Whirlwind Girl,” written by Andrew Copeland, Ryan Newell, and Barry Dean, Wind represents someone whose presence is clearly felt upon our lives and is associated with the spirit or soul.
Wind Track List:
1. “Come A Day”
2. “Small Town Living”
3. “Whirlwind Girl”
4. “In Two”
5. “You’ll be Safe Here”
6. “Midnight Again”
7. “Elements II” (I’m Free)

Billboard Names Sister Hazel’s “All For You” # 9 Greatest All Time Adult Pop Songs

July 19th, 2018 Posted by news 0 comments on “Billboard Names Sister Hazel’s “All For You” # 9 Greatest All Time Adult Pop Songs”

Billboard names Sister Hazel iconic song “All For You” in the Top 10 of the Greatest All Time Adult Pop Songs.

See the full list here: https://www.billboard.com/charts/greatest-adult-pop-songs

 

Sister Hazel Interview with Authority Magazine: Making Meaning through Music

June 26th, 2018 Posted by news 0 comments on “Sister Hazel Interview with Authority Magazine: Making Meaning through Music”

View story at Medium.com

 

Everyone has a story, a collection of experiences that we share with others. Those stories often serve as the foundation for who we are and influence what we do. For Ken Block of the Multi-Platinum Indie group Sister Hazel, stories have been stepping stones for his life. Ken and his award winning band not only entertain fans, they also give back through “Lyrics for Life”. This charity brings together notable figures and musicians to put on concerts to benefit ongoing cancer research and charities focused on patient care. From down home Southern living, to touring the world for new perspectives, to naming the band after a woman of influence, Ken exhibits with the energy of someone who knows that the world will not stop for him. So, he chooses to move in sync and weave in sweet rhythms with it. If you close your eyes and listen closely, you can hear his hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow. Ken writes the lyrics of life to tell a story like only he can.

Continue reading article and interview with Ken Block HERE! 

 

Sister Hazel Announces Lyrics For Life An Evening of Making Music Matter

June 18th, 2018 Posted by news 0 comments on “Sister Hazel Announces Lyrics For Life An Evening of Making Music Matter”

Sister Hazel is coming home again, for their 2nd Annual benefit concert!

Rich and Carissa Blaser are partnering with the guys from Sister Hazel for a very special night in Gainesville to support the band’s Lyrics for Life pediatric cancer charity.

Enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres as you browse a star-studded silent auction, featuring items from some of the music industry’s biggest names. After enjoying delicious cuisine, you’ll experience an intimate concert by Sister Hazel, Javier Colon (The Voice season 1 winner), and Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon — featuring a very special electric Tom Petty Tribute — that can only be seen at this one night engagement. Cap a great night off by dancing the night away and enjoying some delicious desserts at the after-party celebration! All designed and produced by Keith Watson Events.

Help Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation and Camp Hazelnut make a difference in the lives of those with cancer.

WHEN: 

Friday, Sep 14, 2018

6:00PM to 10:00PM

WHERE: ​

Santa Fe College

Fine Arts Hall

3000 NW 83rd St E-127

Gainesville, FL 32606

DRESS

Business Casual

TICKETS: HERE

Sister Hazel featured in Thrive Global Magazine – Stars That Make A Difference

June 14th, 2018 Posted by news 0 comments on “Sister Hazel featured in Thrive Global Magazine – Stars That Make A Difference”

Ken Block recently sat down with Thrive Global to discuss funny stories on the road, Lyrics For Life,  Ken’s 5 things I wish someone told me when I first started,  funny road stories, & more. READ IT HERE!

 

Sister Hazel Releases Behind The Scenes Video of “You Won’t See Me Again”

June 12th, 2018 Posted by news 0 comments on “Sister Hazel Releases Behind The Scenes Video of “You Won’t See Me Again””

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