Rod Richmond "After The Shock And Awe" featured on TV News in Northern New York for video shoot!!
Nice article on Rod Richmond in Oswego County Weeklies.
Nice write up in Volunteer Guides For Veterans Website.
"This week there are two songs tied for the honor of the hottest song in the DCMF Top 60. Both “True Believers” by Darius Rucker and “After the Shock and Awe” by Rod Richmond gain 13 Total Points while climbing 8 places on the chart."
Nice article in Watertown Daily Times
Rod Richmond named "Fan Favorite: Tune Up For COPD contest.
Rod Richmond's song and video "Breathe Free" has been named Fan Favorite in the Tune Up For COPD contest. Rod notes the song is dedicated to his father who died from COPD which is a chronic, debilitating lung disease. COPD is the 4th leading killer in this country.
Rod notes "it is an honor to be involved in such a worthwhile project"
People across the country logged onto TuneUpforCOPD.com to vote for their favorite entry in the Tune Up for COPD Songwriting Competition. After a close competition, Rod Richmond was selected as the "Fan Favorite" for his song "Breathe Free," which he hopes will encourage individuals to live well and take care of their lung health so that they can continue to "breathe free." The song was written in honor of his father who passed away from COPD.
Rod was interviewed by Billy Ray Cyrus who is quoted as saying:
He's so impressed with Rod's talent that he says, "maybe we could hook up on the road. You could do some shows with us." He ends the conversation telling Rod to follow his dreams and to be on the lookout for him. "I'm going to track you down. I'm going to be the left-handed hillbilly coming at you," Billy Ray jokes.
Rod featured front page Wilson Post
|Richmond wins COPD songwriting competition|
|Wednesday, May 18, 2011|
Rod featured Lebanon Democrat
|Lebanon songwriter is fan favorite in contest to combat COPD|
|By: By MARY E. HINDS Staff Writer |
|Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 12:01 am|
Rod featured Newzjunky
Henderson Native Finds Country Music Success in Nashville
by Timothy W. Scee II
Special to Newzjunky.com
Published May 24, 2011
Rod is originally from Northern New York. He grew up in farm country, hunting, fishing. Joined the army at seventeen. He spent four years active duty and then remained in the Army Reserve and National Guard for the remainder of his military career.
He has competed on the US National Guard International Combat Shooting Team as well as the New York State National Guard Shooting Teams.
Rod says that his wife is the heart and soul of his music. She has been his manager for several years. He says the partnership they have is the key to his success. He has one son, Arthur, who has also been a tremendous source of inspiration and motivation for him both in writing and performing.
Rod has been a volunteer firefighter and paramedic for many years. He says it makes him proud to be associated with so many who give so much of themselves.
Rod fronted the very hot band WHITETAIL who tore up the music scene in Northern New York for the past three years.
Rod's debut album: Star In The Window is a culmination of many years work in terms of writing, arranging, and recording. He has spent two years at Cupit Studio In Nashville perfecting the songs. He states he "couldn't be happier", and is very proud of the finished product. The album was released May 17, 2009 on the Red White and Blue Records label. One dollar from every CD sold will be donated to the American Gold Star Mothers.
Rod is now writing, performing, collaberating, and preparing for his second studio album. He has already begun pre-production and very soon will have new material out for his fans.