Check out Lathan at the 17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards Friday October 28th at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. To order tickets call 615-687-6400
October 20, 2011, 6:19 am
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Lathan featured artist at this years ICM Awards!!!!
September 27, 2011, 4:56 am
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

LATHAN MOORE SELECTED AS OPENER

FOR INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS SHOW

Moore’s “Love In Your Life” Aligns With ICM Message

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 4, 2011)—Blue Steel Records’Lathan Moore is set to introduce his single,

Love In Your Life” as the premiere performance at the

17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards, scheduled to take place Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM CST. The song, that has made a warm and memorable impression on country radio listeners since its release in November 2010 (CDX Vol. 512/11/8/10), will make its award show debut before an entirely new audience of hundreds among ICM fans and industry execs at Schermerhorn Symphony Center as well as a global audience via live stream on StageIt.com. The show is also scheduled air at a later date on a network TBD.

 

Moore will open the ICM Faith, Family & Country Awardstelecast and perform along with a stellar line-up of inspirational country talent including Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, Joey and Rory, and The Roys.

 

A-list artist nominees on the Top 5 ballot for this year’s awards include Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Ronnie Dunn, The Roys, Josh Turner, Randy Travis, The Grascals, Ricky Skaggs, The Oak Ridge Boys, Point of Grace and George Strait. Film honors finalists include a competitive Hollywood field; family-rated major box office contenders nominated include “Country Strong,” “Secretariat” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”

 

“It is a blessing and an honor to be invited to perform at the ICM’s,” Moore said. “I was specifically asked to perform ‘Love In Your Life’ and truly feel it’s fitting for this occasion and the ICM mission overall.” Lathan joins an elite group of ICM openers, Charlie Daniels, Marty Raybon, Colin Raye and Dennis Agajanian, who have also set the pace for shows in previous years.

 

An uplifting journey through life, Moore’s sophomore single “Love in Your Life” (produced by Norro Wilson and Rick Holt) is easy to identify with; its easy-does-it melody will play over and over in your head long after the song has long ended. The lyrics are much like messages so often taught in Sunday school–reiterating the importance of God, our family, community and country. Country music staples such as honky-tonks, whiskey and women are noticeably absent, making “Love In Your Life” a song for everyone.

 

Past ICM Faith, Family and Country Award performers range in style and sound but unite the common thread of faith and values in music. Of the awards seventeen years, performers such as Hank Williams Jr., Ricky Skaggs, Randy Houser, Craig Morgan, Wynonna, The Oak Ridge Boys, Bellamy Brothers, Andy Griggs, Jamie O’Neal, Lonestar and Merle Haggard have taken to the stage to share their song.

 

Raised in Harrisburg, Illinois, a mining community, Moore values family, music and hard work–the same qualities he sings about. His journey has taken him from Illinois to Texas to Tennessee where he’s now settled in to make music his life. The quintessential country artist found his home at Blue Steel Records where he signed with the indie label in 2008. His first single, entitled “Beautiful Girl,”from his debut CD was released to radio in March 2010 and earned Moore the “DISCovery Award” from Music Row’s Robert K. Oermann. Currently, Lathan Moore is in the process of recording his sophomore album set for an early 2012 release.

 

More information about Lathan Moore is available at: http://www.lathanmoore.com.

 

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Lathan nominated for New Artist of the Year!
July 28, 2011, 2:59 am
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CHECK OUT ALL THE AMAZING THINGS BEING SAID ABOUT LATHAN!!
April 2, 2011, 4:55 am
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Tuesday, March 15th

WKDP, CORBIN KY, Confirmed with Lindsay Bolton, Interviewer: Dave King

Feedback:

We have had a huge response to Lathan here.  He started in rotation at about 20 a week and has gone on to becoming one of the most requested artists to be played.  Our listeners love “Love in Your Life”.  Can’t wait to hear what he has next.  Thanks so much!!

Lindsay Peterson

WEZJ, WILLIAMSBURG KY, Interviewer: Kip Jervis

Feedback:

Lathan Moore was great when he visited our station. Our listeners still haven’t stopped talking about his visit, and they love the new record as well. The sky is the limit for Lathan Moore! Thanks, Kip Jervis

WSGS, HAZARD KY, Interviewer: Faron Sparkman

Feedback:

The interview with Lathan went great! We’ve got the song in heavy rotation and as soon as the basketball madness is over we plan to put the interview up on the website. Thanks again- Faron Sparkman

WMEV, MARION VA, Interviewer: Lynn Rutledge

Feedback:

The visit with Lathan went great.  He’s a really talented artist and it looks like he has a bright future ahead of him! Lynn Rutledge

Wednesday, March 16th

WDHR, PIKEVILLE KY, Interviewers: Tia Fletcher, Keith & Cindy

Did not provide feedback. Tia no longer with the station

WFKY, FRANKFORT KY, Confirmed with: GATOR GLASS,

Interviewer: Brett Waford

Did not provide feedback

WBKR, OWENSBORO KY, Interviewer: Dave Spencer- live w/performance

Feedback:

Lathan was great! Terrific interviewee and an incredible vocalist! Dave Spencer

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Lathan to hit studio on Friday!!
January 19, 2011, 5:52 pm
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DUKES OF DIXIELAND

January, 2011 Newsletter

Back in 2000, the DUKES released a cross-over gospel album, Gloryland, which was nominated for a Grammy Award.  Now, this month the DUKES will travel to Nashville to collaborate with WESLEY PROBST, LATHAN MOORE, and the OAK RIDGE BOYS, to produce a new cross-over country album, that we are calling for the time being, Country Meets Dixie.  However, we all know that no CD is titled until it is completed.

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Happy Holidays from Lathan Moore!
December 7, 2010, 6:24 pm
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Moore’s journey brings him home for concert
December 4, 2010, 8:30 pm
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Lathan Moore tried to follow the logical path.

The Harrisburg native tried higher education. After graduating high school in 2000, he attended Southeastern Illinois College for a year, and then received a musical scholarship to Wayland Baptist University in Texas.

“School just wasn’t for me,” Moore says.

He came back to Saline County and worked at Liberty Coal for a year. Mining is in his genes. His father has been a coal miner at American Coal for 35 years. Moore didn’t plan on digging coal for the rest of his life; he was saving a nest egg to finance a move to Nashville.

Not your typical country singer, the 29-year old Moore grew up listening to gospel music. There was no steady diet of Merle Haggard and George Jones.

“My listening habits were centered around the piano and strictly gospel music. I’m a big fan of Kenny Hinson. I still love the Southern gospel sound of The Hinsons. I’ve done a few shows with the New Hinsons, and it was an amazing experience,” Moore says.

After high school, Moore showcased his rich baritone voice throughout the Heartland as a member of two quartets, Eastern Sky and Reliance, before heading off to college in Texas.

In the Lone Star State, Moore was exposed to an exciting brand of country music. Sure, there was the typical drinking and cheating songs, but there were also powerful tunes with strong vocals, solid instrumentation and uplifting messages.

Low on funds, he formed a plan. He would move back home and work in the mines just long enough to finance a move to Nashville. A little apprehensive at pulling the trigger on the move, he knew the time was right when two friends graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and were taking jobs in Nashville. They invited him to make the move with them and he jumped at the opportunity.

Moore made the move to Music City in 2005, and he has been learning valuable career lessons on almost a daily basis.

“I’ve always wanted to sing. My dream was to go to Nashville and give it my best shot. The most important thing is to make as many contacts as possible, stay active and let people know you’re still in the game,” Moore says. “The system down here is very political and definitely doesn’t move too fast. If you’re going make it, plan on staying done here for a long time.”

Moore signed with Blue Steel Records in 2008. His debut single on the independent label, “Beautiful Girl,” was released earlier this year and follow-up “Love In Your Life” came out earlier this month. The album showcases Moore’s deep soulful voice and the tunes drenched with faith, community, family and patriotism.

Local fans will have an opportunity to see the native son in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, when he appears at Black Diamond Harley Davidson in Marion for a “Christmas Clothes For Kids” benefit concert for the Fowler-Bonan Foundation. All proceeds will be used to purchase school clothes for needy children.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and can be purchased at Black Diamond, Integrated Health of Southern Illinois in Harrisburg and People’s Bank locations in Marion, Harrisburg and Benton.

Also performing will be Cache River. Popular Nashville songwriter Kendell Marvel, a native of Thompsonville, was originally scheduled to appear but pulled out of the event due to a scheduling conflict. Organizers are currently searching for a replacement.

At Blue Steel, Moore’s debut album was produced by living legend Norro Wilson.

“Getting to work with Norro Wilson was a thrilling experience,” Moore says. “He was able to go to the big publishing companies and get the best songs from the best writers. I’m slowly climbing towards the top, but the ladder is awful high. You gotta be willing to stick it out and wait for the big break. It’s all about being at the right place at the right time. “

Moore says he seems to be gaining local momentum with a recent concert opening for Josh Thompson and huge fundraisers for Farrell Hospital in Harrisburg and Black Diamond in Marion.

— Vince Hoffard can be reached at 618-658-9095 or vincehoffard@yahoo.com.

 

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