“American Beautiful” Is Currently the Only Debut Single in the Country Airplay Top 20!
Nashville, TN – 2013 has truly become a life-changing year for hot new Arista Nashville recording trio The Henningsens, as the family band has scored their first Top 20 hit with their debut single, “American Beautiful.” Now, with the band preparing to hit the road on May 9 on Brad Paisley’s Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, Clara Henningsen has more than just tour rehearsals in mind, she has a wedding, as the trio’s 23-year-old lead singer prepares to step down the aisle with fiancé Jacob Calaway.
Engaged since last September, the couple decided that a springtime wedding would be a beautiful way to celebrate before the band embarks on the Paisley tour, which runs through late August.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled,” Clara shares, “to have found the perfect man for me, and to have him here to share in all the wonderful things that are happening for us. Life’s gonna be crazy, but it’s gonna be really, really fun. I’m truly blessed.”
“As the father of 10 children,” the band’s Brian Henningsen smiles, “you kind of learn to watch your kids get married, but it never becomes any less special.”
That feeling of family is a thread that runs throughout the band’s music video for “American Beautiful,” and fans can be watching for The Henningsens as they visit the set of CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown in the episode premiering Saturday, May 4, at 11:30 AM ET and re-airing at the same time on May 5.
Co-written by Clara, Aaron, and Brian Henningsen and Brett Beavers, The Henningsens’ “American Beautiful” is now #18 and #20, respectively, on the Country Aircheck and Billboard country airplay charts, bringing a fresh, dynamic sound to the airwaves as the only new-artist debut single currently inside the Top 20.
The trio talks about “American Beautiful” and the making of the song’s music video in a behind-the-scenes video feature online here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D0wpkfj6T8&feature=youtu.be.
Also online now is the band’s four-webisode video interview with award-winning radio host and recording artist Kix Brooks, in which Clara talks about meeting her fiancé, as the band discusses family, music, and more, online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en&gl=US&client=mv-google&v=hihMMv4PjFA....
On tap for a July 2 release, The Henningsens’ American Beautiful album – helmed by GRAMMY®-winning producer Paul Worley (Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride) – spotlights not only Clara Henningsen’s beautiful and expressive lead vocals together with incredible family harmonies and the musicianship of brother Aaron and father Brian, but also the trio’s gifts for vibrant and picturesque songwriting, with one or more of the family co-writing every track on American Beautiful.
The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/thehenningsensamazon.
Keep up with The Henningsens online at www.TheHenningsens.com, facebook.com/TheHenningsens and on Twitter @TheHenningsens.
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