October 30, 2012
CTS & CD Baby Introduce New “Quarter Mile” Recording To Support B.R.A.K.E.S. Student Driving Education Program
Download fees to help promote unique safe student driving program nationwide
(Phoenix, AZ) –October 30, 2012 –The award-winning rock band CTS (Consider The Source) has joined forces with CD Baby, the world’s largest digital distributor of independent music, to benefit the non-profit 501 (c) organization B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible, Keep Everyone Safe) Their goal is to generate additional funding to take the B.R.A.K.E.S. life-saving student driving education programs nationwide. CTS recently issued a new single recording of their popular drag racing song, “Quarter Mile,” on CD Baby and other music download services, with proceeds dedicated to the B.R.A.K.E.S. Safe Driving Programs for teenage drivers.
As part of this fundraising effort, the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) will lend promotional support through its numerous marketing platforms, including social media and NHRA.com, to promote the song’s availability.
B.R.A.K.E.S. has provided safe driving instruction courses for over 8,000 students from 19 different states and 2 countries. The organization’s goal is to increase funding to introduce the B.R.A.K.E.S. program to public & private schools throughout North America with the goal of reducing teen driving accidents.
“The song ‘Quarter Mile,’ was inspired by a drag racing friend of mine who said she lived her life a quarter mile at a time. I was so impressed by all the obstacles she’d overcome to pursue her racing passion, I had to write a song comparing her life’s journey to achieving any dream we have,” stated Jeff Senour, founder of CTS.
“We are excited about this unique fundraising effort with CD Baby to benefit B.R.A.K.E.S., our goal is to generate additional funding so the program can be offered nationwide,” said Senour.
CTS introduced the “Freedom Rock Experience” concert series to feature the talents of select high school orchestras to provide a new fundraising and performing opportunity for music students. The new “Quarter Mile” recording is a result of the new concert series and features the full orchestra symphonic sounds of Beau Shekeryk.
The new “Quarter Mile” music download is available on CTSmusic.com, CD Baby, ITunes, and Amazon.
NHRA Top Fuel Dragster driver/owner, Doug Herbert, lost his two sons, Jon (17), and James (12), in an automobile accident in January 2008. To help prevent other parents from enduring the pain of losing a child, Jon’s classmates helped Doug form the non-profit organization, B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe). The B.R.A.K.E.S. mission is to prevent injuries and save lives by educating teenage drivers about the importance of safe, responsible driving with classroom and practical “hands-on-the-wheel” driving instruction.
CTS – (Consider The Source) Background
Jeff Senour founded CTS (Consider The Source) in 2002. After years of concerts and two CD releases, he wanted to use the band’s popular music to inspire America’s youth to live their dreams. The new Freedom Rock Experience concert series features CTS performing with select high school orchestras to assist school fundraising efforts while providing performance experience for aspiring musicians.
Senour wrote/recorded “You Won’t Be Forgotten,” which won “Song of the Year” honors from the Military Writer’s Guild for honoring American veterans. Senour also wrote “Snowball Express,” the official song of the Snowball Express non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting the families of fallen military heroes.
CD Baby Background
CD Baby is the largest digital distributor of independent music in the world, distributing over 4 million tracks to major music retailers and streaming services. From their Portland, OR headquarters, CD Baby warehouses and ships over 360,000 independent CD titles to a customer base spanning the globe. The company offers other services to musicians such as web hosting through their sister company HostBaby, and eBook distribution through BookBaby.
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Additional Information Sources
Eric Studer – CTS - email@example.com (214) 676-3860
Martha Walker – B.R.A.K.E.S. – firstname.lastname@example.org