NASHVILLE ARTIST HELPS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
PUBLICIZE NEW TRAVEL REGULATIONS
NASHVILLE, TN—The Department of Homeland Security has enlisted the aid of Nashville based Canadian country singer Shirley Myers to help Americans and Canadians adapt to the significant travel changes since the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Starting in 2009, American citizens resuming to the United States by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean will be required to present new documents upon re-entry, and Canadian citizens will also be affected Ms. Myers volunteered and recorded a radio spot that has been recently sent to over 1400 stations along the Northern Border.
“I love the United States, and I love Canada, and I want to be sure everyone knows the new regulation so they can visit and have a smooth entry when they get here. “I just want to help”, said Ms. Myers from her studio in Nashville.
Under new rules, reflecting the recommendations of the 911 Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers will no longer accept a driver’s license and birth certificate for re-entry or entry into the United States. American citizens will have to carry a Passport, a Passport card, or a NEXUS card for frequent travelers. Canadians can cross with new enhanced driver’s licenses, as well, as they become available.
“I frequently go back and forth across the U.S. Canadian border and I’d hate to get there and find out that the new rules are in effect, and I didn’t know about them,” said Ms. Myers. ”Security is so important today, so I am glad that extra precautions are being put into place.”
The Public Service Announcement, recorded in both English and French feature Ms. Myers in music and narrative explaining that the change is coming and directing listeners to get more information at www.cbp.gov/travel to get more information to help them avoid problems when they cross the border.
Shirley Myers “Canada’s Country Music Sweetheart” has had several chart records in Canada plus several videos on Canada’s CMT Network. Ms. Myers has recorded duets with Johnny Lee, Chad Brock, and Grand Ole Opry star, the late Billy Walker.
Living for the past several years in Nashville, TN she frequently does U.S. military tours within the United States.
Shirley will be making a special home coming appearance at the Shediac Lobster Festival in New Brunswick on July 10th at 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Shirley’s fourth CD “A Little Time For Me” is now in stores on her new record label SEXTANT RECORDS and distributed by EMI MUSIC.
On August 6th Shirley will be featured in the festivities to kick off the 75th Anniversary of the Los Angeles International Airport. Susan Raye will be on hand to perform her original version of the song “LA International Airport” as well as Shirley who will perform her own upated version with new lyrics. The event will be sponsored by KZLA Radio and Southwestern Airlines.
Shirley re-records the hit song “LA International Airport”. The song has been given new lyrics for LAX’s 75th anniversary in 2003 and used for its promotional music video. Click Here to hear the song.
Shirley’s soon to be released CD “A Little Time For Me” will be on her new record label SEXTANT RECORDS and distributed by EMI MUSIC.
Her first single “A Little Time For Me” will be released the week of April 14th.
Shirley celebrates her first U.S. release with “What Our Flag Stands For” on LOFTON CREEK RECORDS.
Shirley is offered a lucrative endorsement deal with Garrison Guitars in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Shirley is in Toronto, Canada on October 27th, 28th, and 29th to shoot her new video “A Little Time For Me”; the title track to her forthcoming album. The video will be produced by Sun Dog Films.
Shirley will be one of many artists playing the “Say Hay” benefit concerts on October 13th at the Skyreach Centre in Edmonton Alberta and October 14th at the Saddledome in Calgary Alberta. All proceeds are going to help the farmers afflicted by the hot, dry temperatures suffered during the Summer of 2002.
As well as the artists donating their time and talent, a number of other sponsors have stepped up to the plate to help out. The Pengrowth Saddledome and Skyreach Centre are both donating the use of the building, plus other fees such as concessions profits and parking. Ticketmaster is also waiving their service charge on tickets.
Shirley has received a CCMA nomination for Independent Female artist of the Year to be awarded on Monday September 9th in Calgary, Alberta.
September 7th: Shirley is performing on the Center Court Stage of the South Center Mall at 11:30 a.m. for FanFest in Calgary, Alberta.
September 6th: Shirley is scheduled to play the “Songwriters Cafe” in the Kensington Room of the Marriott Hotel at 5:00 p.m. Calgary, Alberta.
September 6th: Shirley is playing in the Country Music Week Celebrity Golf Tournament.
On August 19th, CMT picked Shirley’s new video; “How Do I Get Outta This Dream” as their “HOT SHOT” video. The same single will be added to radio on August 26th.
Right now Shirley is preparing to release her third album “A Little Time For Me”. Check back to find out Shirley’s promotional plans for her new CD.