Local Tennessee community taps music industry to record anthem song
By: The Andrews Agency on Mar 15, 2017
Jackson Chamber mixes music and marketing as nod to city's heritage
Jackson Chamber has pooled local talent of songwriter Josh Smith, along with 30 renowned artists and musicians, calling themselves The Hub City All-Stars, to record and produce a community anthem for the city of Jackson, Tenn. called “Jackson’s Still My Home.” The partnership highlights Tennessee’s musical roots with the city’s unique identity.
“From the blues of Beale Street to the bluegrass of the Smoky Mountains, music is celebrated state-wide in Tennessee,” said Kyle Spurgeon, president and CEO of the Jackson Chamber. “As the chamber, we look to highlight the best of the best across all industries, and we were honored to work with Josh’s song and this talented group of musicians to showcase the pride of Jackson and our rich musical heritage.”
“Jackson’s Still My Home” was co-written by Josh Smith and Dave Thomas. The song was recorded at Jaxon Records and features local and regional musicians who were hand-selected to perform in a music video, recorded by videographer Jeremy Gleason of Red Art Studios, that highlights iconic locations in downtown Jackson. The song was produced by Dr. Jeremy Tubbs, director of music and entertainment at the University of Memphis, along with Josh Smith. Other musicians include Kimberlie Helton who has opened for country favorites like The Band Perry and Randy Houser, and Skyelor Anderson, a contestant on the X Factor U.S.
Jackson’s audible marketing and celebration in song will both highlight city pride and encompass the statewide appreciation of music and local artists. The song and music video debuted at Jackson Chamber’s Annual Celebration on Thursday, March 16. The song is being featured on local radio stations and is available for download.
See the Video on Youtube.