Hello friends and fans!
We have had a busy week and a half to say the least! Starting in Jacksonville, Fl we were asked to be a part of a Florida Freedom Rally
because of our song “My Name is America.” Below we have pictures of that and the rest of our tour.
From Jacksonville on the 19th we headed to Southern Pines in Frostproof, FL for a super fun show! Thanks
for a packed house there!
The following Night, Saturday, we did a show in Avon Park, FL. Another great time and full house. Thank you
to my parents for their wonderful hospitality while we were in town. We even ended up doing our show Sunday at their church. We thoroughly enjoyed that. It’s a blessing to perform in the Lord’s house.
Monday morning we headed to The Villages in Florida. We were asked to sing “My Name is America” at an event where presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was speaking. We got to meet and speak with Mr. Santorum for the third time. He actually did remember Todd before he even reminded him! He explained to him the story behind “My Name is America” (if the statue of Liberty could speak, she may say this) and gave him a copy of it. He seems a very nice man. We would also like to thank Pam Dahl and the Tri county Tea Party for hosting the event and giving voters a chance to hear from ALL of the candidates running, so people can make educated voting decisions.
We also performed again that evening at an event where Ron McNeil, who is running for U.S. senate, spoke. Tuesday evening we did a show at the Sea Breeze Center in The Villages. Afterwards Mr. McNeil spoke to educate voters once again on what we the people must do to help better America. Thank you to him and his campaign team for including us in the evening. Todd does not normally voice his political views but he would like to say that he is supporting Mr. Ron McNeil for U.S. Senate. We hope you will research Mr. McNeil and make an educated decision on whether or not to vote for him.
By Thursday we were back in Jacksonville for the Republican debate. Early in the day Todd met Mr. and Mrs. Gingrich and got a chance to have a conversation with them and tell them about “My Name is America.” Todd asked Mrs. Gingrich how they were feeling after being on the campaign trail and travelling so much, and she said they were still doing well. Todd commented on how well they looked and she said they have a lot of people to help them stay looking good! He told her that we have been traveling a lot too and wish we had all the helpers too, and shared a laugh. She then said they had a CD player on their bus and would listen to the song. Below you can see a couple of pictures. We jokingly call one the “Newt finally gets to meet Todd Allen Herendeen” photo. Hahaha! It is a really neat shot of how all the media was gathered around.
Friday we headed to Apalachicola, FL for shows Friday Night, Saturday night, and Sunday Afternoon. We had two SOLD OUT (really over sold, standing room only) shows on Friday and Saturday and Sunday was a full house! Thank you fans so very much! Also a huge thank you to Dixie and Jerry and all the staff at the theatre for making it so much fun to come back each time. It is great to see these sell out shows happening. We had sell outs for our Christmas shows at The Breakers in Panama City Beach and another sell out in Hawkinsville, GA earlier this month.
Saturday afternoon Mitt Romney visited Panama City and Todd was invited to come and be a part of that. He got to meet Mr. Romney and also got him to sign a copy of “My Name is America” He spoke with him about the song and gave him a copy also. We hope any or all of the candidates can and will use the song to help bring pride back to America. There are several great photos below of their meeting. We also want to thank Florida Representative Jimmy Patronis for all he does for our community. We had the privilege to see him at the event also.
We have always said this song, is not for one particular party or people, but for all Americans and that is true. With this year being an election year in America, the song has gained attention from these candidates and we find that a very good thing, as it helps the song get bigger national exposure! We think our song has a great message and that America is still the greatest country on earth. We feel it is not wrong to be patriotic and love this country that is still the land of the free and, thank God, the Home of the Brave!
This week has also seen a lot of national press about “My Name is America” hitting the Number One Spot on the Indie Country Chart. Thank you to Tifton, GA, Panama City, FL and Kendallville, IN for your wonderful articles.
Click Here to read Indiana’s You may not be able to read it without an account so here it is-
|Monday, January 30, 2012, 10:50am|
|Country Top 30 Indie Chart|
|Publication Date: Jan 27, 2012|
perform! Todd will be the MC for most of the concerts. He may even sing his new hit song… Did you know Gulf World also now has a new room upstairs above the theatre that they just remodeled. It is called The Garden Room (it overlooks the tropical garden below) and it now has beautiful new carpeting, a dance floor, new lighting and much more. It is fully prepared and available to rent for parties, meetings and more. Click Here to learn more about it.