Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Stocking Stuffer Idea

Pick up your loved ones a great stocking stuffer -- The Oklahoma Centennial Commission's “Oklahoma Rising,” a limited edition two-disc set celebrating the state’s rich musical heritage.

“Oklahoma Rising” features a blend of classic and contemporary Oklahoma artists from all genres. The once-in-a-lifetime CD collection includes 46 songs by 43 Oklahoma recording artists and groups, including Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith and Jimmy Webb. The first disc, called “A Unique History,” highlights celebrated musicians from the state’s earlier days including Gene Autry, Chet Baker, Patti Page, Charlie Christian, BJ Thomas, Leon Russell and Leona Mitchell. The second disc, aptly named “An Extraordinary Future,” celebrates many of Oklahoma’s current stars and up-and-comers, including The All American Rejects, Brooks and Dunn, Katrina Elam, The Tractors, Sandi Patty and The Flaming Lips. The “Oklahoma Rising” double CD set is available at 106 Oklahoma City metro area 7-Eleven stores. Net proceeds from the $19.99 CD will benefit Habitat for Humanity in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma singer-songwriters Jimmy Webb and Vince Gill have collaborated to create an anthem for Oklahoma’s Centennial Celebration titled Oklahoma Rising. Click Here to listen.

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