Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Who is Lanny Sherwin? A review and Giveaway!

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?

52 comments:

jpandtheboys said...

Good Morning. Really enjoyed listening to his music. I found that if you go to itunes and look up the album "I Like Being Me." You can hear more of his songs. I didn't check all the albums. I really enjoyed his music. The style reminds me a little bit of Kenny Loggins which is my favorite children's lullaby CD. I would love to win Dream with me Tonight; The Father Lullabys. Thanks for the fun giveaway. :)

Gretchen said...

Dream With Me Tonight I have two new little cousins and they would absolutely adore this one. :) Thanks for such a great give away!

Anonymous said...

A Cappella" - From "Turn Up the Music!" was just so darling.

platt
neneelynn@yahoo.com

louiseb130 said...

Dream With Me looks really nice

Courtney said...

I like the "I Like Being Me" CD.

kygirl said...

"The Monster Masher" - from "Turn Up the Music!"

pcbdolphins said...

My five year old niece Jima would love the "Turn Up The Music". She is always singing in front of the mirror.

ChristiS said...

I really like the "I like being me" CD! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Andrea said...

I would choose Turn Up the Radio.. Monster Masher my son loved it! Thanks for this opportunity.

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

I'd love the I LIKE ME cd. They have such wonderful music!!

mverno said...

i like me cd

Sharon said...

I Like Being Me for sure. THANKS

LINDALSHOT said...

TURN UP THE MUSIC.

Princess Golden Hair said...

dream with me tonight is the one I'm most interested in

Scrappy Do said...

A Cappella" - From "Turn Up the Music!" was just so darling

chromiumman said...

Turn Up the Music

Ghost said...

Dream with me.

Smooshy said...

i'd want the dream with me cd

littlelatina said...

My favorite is Turn up the music

sillelin said...

Turn Up The Music

windycindy said...

I like when a child's self-esteem is given a boost! The "I Like Being Me" musical CD is adorable. Please enter me in your contest drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

deedleweedle said...

I Like Being Me

Sunnyvale said...

no favorite

TheAngelForever said...

All of the CDs look wonderful. I think I would like the I Like Being Me for my oldest son. This would be great for him. Thanks for the great giveaway.

the_angel_forever at yahoo dot com

topaztook said...

I think "Turn Up the Music" is the most fun (for me, and maybe for my daughter and/or nieces).

Leigh said...

Dream with Me Tonight really looks special. My son has a new CD player and our habit is now to start some calming music before bed, this would be a perfect choice.

dolls123 said...

I like "I Like Being Me!" CD

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bison61 said...

I picked Turn Up the Music

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Jess said...

I'm going to forward his site to my mom...she is a school teacher and this is right up her alley! I'm having a hard time deciding, but put me in for Dream With Me Tonight, Vol. 2 - A Father's Lullabies. They are quite precious! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I really like his music. I enjoyed the samples. I especially liked 'Stinky Feet" and 'Monster Mash'.
clenna@aol.com

abeaudet said...

I would love to have Turn Up the Music!

zeitersouth said...

Just listened to Dream with me Tomight, it is so soothing and melodic I think my son would actually go to sleep listening to it!

katybug said...

My pick would be Dream With Me Tonight.

yellowlabs said...

I would love to have Dream With Me Tonight!

agordon10 said...

I Like Being Me cd is my fave

agsweeps said...

I'm really liking the Turn Up The Music CD. It's great for kids but I don't find it annoy which I usually do with kids music.

Anonymous said...

"Turn Up the Music"

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to get "Turn Up the Music". He has a great voice.

kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

Malteny said...

Dream With Me Tonight, Vol. 2 - A Father's Lullabies" is my favorite. I listened to every music sample he had and it was a hard decision!

kananee said...

I like being me

Danielle said...

Turn up The Music for my little dancer~
dansan826 at yahoo.com

NesieBird said...

I like I Like Being Me, because it sounds uplifting.

purango said...

I would like to win Dream With Me . garrettsambo@aol.com

LEONIE said...

My choice would be I LIKE Being Me.

carissaad said...

I Like Being Me sounds like it would be great.

Thanks!

carissaad at aol dot com

carissaad said...

I'm a subscriber.

klp1965 said...

the I Like Being Me one sounds great :)

Susanne said...

Turn up the music!

sharon said...

I choose "I LIKE BEING ME" thanks for contest

Anonymous said...

Turn up the music,

Sherri
beachcombermom2004@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like being Me CD; many thanks SW

lilyk said...

I love Dream with Me Tonight!