Family Reunion (band)

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Family Reunion is the world’s first “virtual” country music band.[1] It is composed of six anonymous American musicians and composers living in Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, and California.

Background[edit]

In 2010, Family Reunion released the single Blue Collar King. The members live in different parts of the US.[2]

The six professional musicians and songwriters in Family Reunion have over 50 years of experience in the music industry. But, tired of playing On the Road Again on the road for so long, they had individually decided to settle down with more stable gigs including session work and sound production for film. Then, a chance discussion at an actual family reunion united the six individual musicians into a single, country-wide band.[1]

In 2010, Family Reunion were awarded platinum and gold “Auddys” from the music review site Uplaya.com.[3] In 2011, their singles “A Hard Man (Is Good To Find)” and “Yes” reached the top 40 charts of the European ECMA.[4] In 2012, their debut CD, Family Album, was released.[5] The album received a short review in The Dallas Morning News (rated "B").[6] Later that year, Family Reunion was nominated for 3 ICoMA Awards (Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Country Band.)[7] In June 2012, they were presented with the award for the Independent Country Music Association (ICoMA) Album of the Year.[8]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Blue Collar King (2010)
  • A Hard Man (Is Good to Find) (2010)
  • Yes (2011)

Albums[edit]

  • Family Album (2011)

Tracks:

  • Blue Collar King
  • A Hard Man (Is Good to Find)
  • Judy My Dear
  • Beautiful Judas
  • Yes
  • Hey Broken Hearted
  • Dulcita
  • Delores
  • Peas Porridge Cold

Awards[edit]

  • 2012 ICMA Country Album of the Year

Nominations[edit]

  • 2012 ICMA Song of the Year: Yes
  • 2012 ICMA Country Album of the Year: Family Album
  • 2012 ICMA Best Country Band: Family Reunion

Other accolades[edit]

  • Platinum Auddy issued by music analysis site UPlaya for Blue Collar King
  • God Auddy issued by music analysis site UPlaya for A Hard Man (Is Good to Find)
  • ECMA top 30 song “A Hard Man (Is Good To Find)” in Italy and Norway (January 28th, 2011)
  • ECMA top 40 song “Yes” in Italy (April 22, 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gregory, Donna C. (2012-04-11). "Chesterfield Observer". Chesterfield Observer. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  2. ^ "CountryChart.com". CountryChart.com. 2006-07-11. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ "UPlaya". UPlaya. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  4. ^ "ECMA chart for April". Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  5. ^ "AllMusic.com". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  6. ^ Mario Tarradell (2012-01-06). "Dallas Morning News". Dallasnews.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  7. ^ M2M press release
  8. ^ Broadcasting, Nashville (2012-06-11). "ICMA Awards Show". Vimeo.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 

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