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Music Releases (more headlines) 07-02-2015

Amber Hayes Releases New Song, "Hero's Heart," In Honor Of Her Uncle And Medal Of Honor Recipient, Bennie G. Adkins

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(Nashville, Tenn. – June 30, 2015) - Country artist Amber Hayes has written and recorded a new song titled, "Hero's Heart" in honor of her uncle, Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins, who was awarded theMedal of Honor in 2014. Hayes was in attendance at the White House with her uncle when he was presented with the award, which is the United States of America’s highest military honor.

Hayes commented of her inspiration to write the song, saying, “Watching my Uncle Bennie, who is so humble, receive the Medal of Honor at the White House and be recognized for his bravery and service to our country was very emotional, and my entire family is just so, so proud of him. When I got back to Nashville, I wanted to pay tribute to him in some way and writing a song was the best way I knew how to do that. I found myself tearing up several times writing ‘Hero's Heart’ just thinking about the sacrifice that he and all of our other service men and women make to keep this great country safe. I just want my Uncle Bennie to know we will be forever thankful for his service.”
The special song recently premiered on CountryWeekly.com and can be heardhere. Hayes is also featured as the "Who's New" artist in the 7/6 issue of the publication, which is on stands now.

President Barack Obama awarded Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins with the Medal of Honor in September 2014 for his bravery at the battle of Camp “A Shau” in the Republic of Vietnam.

From March 9-12, 1966, Adkins, who is now among some of the most highly decorated soliders in the United States of America, distingushed himself during a 38-hour close-combat battle, and 48-hour escape and evasion, in which a large North Vietnamese force attacked the US military base. Adkins fought with mortars, machine guns, recoilless rifles, small arms and hand grenades expending an estimated 135-175 enemy troops and sustaing over 18 different wounds during the conflict, in which he vailently protected and rescued many fellow US troops. For an extended version of the account please visit, http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/adkins/.

“Hero’s Heart” is now available for download on Hayes’ offical website,www.AmberHayesMusic.com, as well as iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers.

For more information about Amber, visit www.AmberHayesMusic.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Amber Hayes: Amber Hayes recently released a new EP titledRunning Out of Memories. The title track, “Running Out of Memories,” is Amber’s newest single and is at Country radio. The EP features three songs produced by Bobby Terry, as well as a remix of her previously released tune, “Me & Loretta,” and a new rendition of the classic “Cotton Eyed Joe,” which was featured in the family-film, Cowgirls ‘N Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer. Over the past few years, the Oklahoma native has been touring and performing at fairs, festivals and performance venues across the country. She has performed as the opening act for one of her biggest musical influences, Reba McEntire, and she has entertained fans overseas at military bases and International festivals, including the Country Gold Festival in Japan and the Scandinavian Country Music Festival in Sweden. She has made multiple appearances performing the national anthem at NFL and NBA games. Her first break at Country radio was with her debut EP C’mon in 2010, which landed her two Top 40 singles (“C’mon,” “Wait”) on the national MusicRow Country Breakout chart. In 2012, she released her sophomore album, titledAny Day Is A Good Day. The multi-talented performer appeared in the major motion picture, Cowgirls N’ Angels. Three of her songs made it into the film, including her duet with Lonestar’s Richie McDonald, “Always There For Me.” That same year, her music was also featured in four episodes of the hit CW television series, Hart of Dixie. No stranger to film, Hayes was also featured in the 2013 documentary Music City U.S.A., which took home the Golden Drover for Best Feature Documentary at the 2014 Trail Dance Film Festival. Most recently, Hayes and her music are featured in the Cowgirls ‘N Angels sequel, Cowgirls ‘N Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer, which is available digitally, as well as, on Blu-Ray and DVD through Walmart. Hayes’ first foray into acting was a starring role as Kathy Twitty in the 2008 Conway Twitty musical, It’s Only Make Believe. For more information about Amber, visit www.AmberHayesMusic.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.

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