ones are at the top...)
on Tour in Canada and U.S.
and February 2001
will be on tour in Canada for a week and then in the States for
three weeks. The Canada tour will be on their own; the
states tour with Phil Joel and Earth Suit. Go to the
Tour Page at V*Enna dot com
to see the latest updated tour schedule! (One of the
highlights of this tour was that they got to perform in
Sharnessa's home town of Longview, Washington the very first time!
Even on very short notice (two weeks!) and with three other major
events going on the same night, the turn-out was excellent!!
It was a night to remember!!! (Pictures coming as soon
as I can figure out how to retrieve digital photos from the CD-rom
disk they were given to me on!)
I Wanna Be"
# 5 on Christian Hit Radio Chart!
I Wanna Be" hits # 5 on Jamsline's
Contemporary Christian Hit Radio chart! As of Sept.
18th, it's been on the Top 20 list for 11 weeks!
chart to follow is CCM's (Contemporary Christian Music) which you
can get to right
here. On that chart they are currently # 6!
begins Fall Tour
starts their fall tour in the states, opening for Raze!
See V*Enna's Tour Schedule
to see if they'll be coming to a location near you!
will be in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 23rd, and we ~
her family ~ will be at that one! If you go (and recognize
me), please come up to me and say HELLO! This will be our
first time of getting to see her perform with V*Enna, well other
than in our family room! So this'll be "the real
and I and three friends will also be going to Hermiston, Oregon
to see them there on Sept. 27th!
an Essential Records iRep!
Did you know that
anyone can become an Essential iRep (iRep = "internet
representative) and spread the word about the latest on V*Enna.
All you have to do is click on the link below, which will take
you to the official V*Enna iRep Launch Pad. After you sign up,
you'll be directed to a personalized web page that contains all
the information you'll need to blast the internet with news
about V*Enna ~ and any other artist you choose ~ and their new
album(s) coming out this fall. You must sign up at the
following link: V*Enna: http://www.grassrootsmusic.com/v-enna/irep/.
I did it, and it's actually kinda fun! Once you get signed
up (which is very fast and easy), there'll be a place right on
the opening page where you can get the CD for only $9.88!
And if you order 3 or more, they'll ship it to you for free!
(This applies to other CD's as well! Not just V*Enna!) I noticed
that part of being an iRep is that they send all these iReps to
various message boards so that V*Enna is represented all over
the internet. They've really got this figured out and organized!
They just need our help to actually get word out!
V*Enna song will be on
"Left Behind" soundtrack!
V*Enna is on "Left
Behind" soundtrack!!!!!! What a blessing!!!!!!!
Curt Cameron is starring in this, and the release date is
October 3rd. You can read more about it at this
page on Crosswalk.com. (I'm not sure how long they
keep pages up, so if it's no longer accessible, let me know so I
can remove this link.) The song they're going to use is
"All the Way to Heaven! Very fitting for a movie of
this nature! :::SIGH:::
Now we've got one MORE date to wait for a release!
People calling in to their
favorite Christian radio station make all the difference in the
world! ~ for both how high the rating goes, and how frequently
they'll play it (they typically want to please their listeners).
And the higher the rating, the greater the exposure and free
advertising for the group! Thanks to those of you who are
making calls, it is now on "High Rotation" on 39
stations, and "Medium Rotation" on 20 stations!
(It's not on "Low Rotation" on ANY stations, which is
I Wanna Be"
to Radio Stations
"theme song" of the upcoming full CD entitled
"Where I Wanna Be" was released to radio stations.
You can hear it at a few websites including V*Enna's
and Sam married!
August 19th Sharnessa Shelton said "I do" to Samuel Sandén.
They were married in Kelso, Washington, where she grew up. (Longview
in the U.S.
first U.S. tour
and July, 2000
is in the States touring mostly the East Coast. This is just a
mini-tour; their full "proper" tour will begin in
September. More details on dates and places later.
will participate in
in Nashville, TN
GMA (Gospel Music Association) runs from April 16
through 21 in Nashville, TN. This is a wonderful opportunity to get
exposure in the Christian music arena. They will do an 8-minute
medley of songs (dance too) and will do interviews all week.
"All the Way to Heaven" in
its 6th week
being #1 in Christian Single Sales
V*Enna's first song "All the Way
to Heaven" has remained at #1 in "Christian Single Sales"
for five straight weeks now! Yee-hah!!! Now this isn't the
same as being the #1 song, but it's GOOD! Right now it's # 11
the first announcement on this page again! (Don't stop calling
to U.S. Public TODAY!
V*Enna's first CD, the maxi-single "All the Way
to Heaven," was released to be sold around the U.S. today. If your
Christian Bookstore doesn't carry it, ASK for it! It's by
Essential Records which is a division of Provident.
to Radio Stations TODAY!
I want to let you all know that V*Enna's first song, "All the Way to Heaven," is being released on a nation-wide basis to Christian radio stations TODAY!!! (Jan. 24) If you are wanting to help get this song "off the ground," the way to do it at this point is to call your favorite Christian radio
station(s) and request it! That's how any group or song takes off, not by anything the group or record company does. The group, of course, creates the music; the record company promotes it and gets word out, but it's the PEOPLE who "make or break" it. So if you like it, you can actually help "make it"!
At the same time, I just want to clarify that I'm not trying to get you to promote something that you aren't already interested in promoting. In other words, I'm not asking you to request the song just for our or even Sharnessa's sake, but ONLY if YOU really do like it
If you do, the "grassroots" level is where it happens! And even if you aren't one to call in a song, and/or you don't listen to that type of music, we'd love for you to be praying. Tender seeds need the "sunshine" of PRAYER!!!
Helping plant seeds in that grass,
Barb (the proud mama of Sharnessa)
P.S. If you want to hear the song, go to the V*Enna
website! (Be sure to include that hyphen in the web address! Otherwise you'll go to the website of a
motivational seminar speaker!)