Contest is now closed! Thank you for all who participated, and thank you Lanny for the giveaway CD's! The winners are: #5, #28, #4, and #1! Congratulations to you lucky winners! Please e-mail me your snail mail address! :)
I was happy to review the 4 Cd's created by Lanny Sherwin! Lanny is a singer-songwriter and is President of the children's record label, Sandman Records. He has released 4 award-winning kids' Cd's, each of which follow his label's motto: "DON'T DRIVE PARENTS CRAZY!"
I really enjoy his lullaby Cd's the best. They are so soothing, and relaxing! I could easily relax to his Lullaby collection.
On his other two Cd's, he makes his music fun for kids to listen to. My kids like to listen to the songs because they aren't like any other songs out there. The songs are inventive and creative. I have noticed that the songs help encourage the child's mind to create the scenes of the songs.Having spent 10 years as a songwriter in Nashville, Lanny's son, Alec, was born in 1997. After about 2 months of listening to Barney, Elmo, and other equally brain-frying lullaby Cd's on the market, he decided to write his own, "Dream With Me Tonight - Lullabies For All Ages". Former Asylum recording artist, Melodie Crittenden, sang the vocals. The next year he wrote "Dream With Me Tonight, Vol. 2 - A Father's Lullabies". Gene Miller, a former Mercury Records artist, handled vocals on that CD. Gene Miller is also heard on 'The Lion King II.' As Alec grew up, so did the themes of Lanny's songs. Released in 2006, "Turn Up the Music!" is geared toward 4 - 9 year olds. Lanny himself sang the vocals. That CD has won 8 children music awards.In 2007, he wrote & sang on "I Like Being Me!" - also for 4 - 9 year olds. Lanny started out writing lullabies out of love for his newborn child and out of desperation at having to listen to what was available in the market. Now he just writes because - deep down - he loves being immature. I think that is funny, and that is what makes his music great for kids.
Would you like to win one of his Cd's? Lanny has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for my readers! Here is the rules:
You must be a resident of the United States, you can be a blogger or non-blogger to participate. Just go to his site: Sandman Records, and pick out which CD you like best. He offers music samples for you to listen to here. Come back and comment which CD is your favorite, or the one you would like to win. I will pick 4 separate winners for each of the Cd's. This contest will end on July 4Th, at 7:00 PM CST. If you want the extra credits (as with all my contests) you can: blog this contest, subscribe to my feed, or add my button to your side bar. Please make separate comments for each extra credit. Thanks and good luck! Thank you Lanny!
Also, for your information: if you sign up for his newsletter on his website, you will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate to Borders Books! How cool is that?