BEAU IS AVAILABLE TO PERFORM HIS PATRIOTIC HIT SONG “BLESSED” AT THIS UNPRECEDENTED CEREMONY THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO OCCUR AS THE DOG TAG IS RETURNED IN YOUR STUDIO ON OR AROUND VETERANS DAY NEXT WEEK.
Watch the video for “Blessed” here, it is the perfect backdrop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7_NTTEt3KA
Mr. Davidson, the “American Gentleman” has recently teamed with Purple Hearts Reunited– an organization created by Captain Zachariah Fike dedicated to “returning lost or stolen military medals of valor to veterans or their families” where he has been performing his single “Blessed” at various return ceremonies. Beau will be doing so for an incredible event this upcoming Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th where Sergeant (SGT) Donald “Don” P. Winterhalter of Newton, Massachusetts will be presented with his Dog Tags by Dinh “Dean” Vu of Saigon, Vietnam after 45 years at your studio in NYC on or about Veterans Day 2015.
We would like to offer your network the opportunity to broadcast this exchange while it takes place!
Dinh “Dean” Vu was born in 1982 in Saigon, Vietnam. As a young boy (5 Years Old), he was playing in his back yard with his brother in law, Huy Tran, when they found an American Dog Tag. It was common for young kids to find American Dog Tags and would often play with them as kids. Both Dihn and Huy knew this specific Dog Tag was special and held onto throughout their lives. 3 years ago, Dihn traveled back to Vietnam to visit with family. During his visit, Dihn and Huy were reminiscing about the tag they found so many years ago and Huy passed the tag onto Dihn to bring home to American in the hopes of finding its owner. He brought it back to Williston, VT and ran into his neighbor Don Edwards, a Vietnam Veteran and member of the local Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association (CVMA). Mr. Edwards had worked with Purple Hearts Reunited in the past and knew if anyone could help with the search, it was PHR.
When Sergeant (SGT) Donald “Don” P. Winterhalter saw a picture of the Dog Tag, he knew it was his because the blood type listed is wrong. He remembers clearly being issued those tags with that specific mistake. He arrived in Vietnam in April of 1969 and served as an Infantryman and Platoon Sergeant. He spent 9 months in Vietnam, April to December of 1969, specifically operating in the Saigon Peninsula. This Veterans Day, Dihn will return Donald’s lost Dog Tag after 45 years.
I’d love to put you in touch with Beau Davidson for a feature on his collaboration with this great organization and this great story!
If this sounds like something of interest, I am available at 516-729-6872 to collaborate further.
*NEWS – Beau also recently came together with Jay Siegel’s Tokens (the original #1 hit makers and performers of arguably the most iconic and well recognized song in history “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”) to record a re-imagined version of their worldwide hit – first recorded in 1961 – in an inventive and exciting new way at Reba McEntire’s Starstruck Studios with Producer Jimmy Nichols which has also become a tribute to Cecil the Lion through the interest of wildCRU out of Oxford University.
WATCH TEASER: Beau Davidson & Jay Siegel’s Tokens: The Lion Sleeps Tonight here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5A5SU-L3Iw
BACKGROUND – Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Regional EMMY® nominee Beau Davidson is an international
recording artist, songwriter, and actor. Citing Elvis as a main source of inspiration, Beau has always been fascinated by the musical boundaries that Elvis transcended with simultaneous hits on the country, rhythm and blues, and rock ‘n’ roll charts, as well as his ability to effectively translate his musical talent to the big screen . In Memphis, Beau began taking classical piano lessons at age four, but learned contemporary hits like “Great Balls of Fire” by ear. Beau was soon winning regional talent competitions, competing as a finalist in The Mid- South Fair Youth Talent Contest- a contest graced by Elvis, Justin Timberlake and many other talents.
TELEVISION – Beau then moved to Los Angeles where he guest starred on Days of Our Lives and Gilmore Girls. In between projects, he wrote music that he later released as a digital EP. Beau’s debut single, “More Than I Can Give,” catapulted his career: independent of any record label or production company, the corresponding music video was integrated by CMT, GAC, MTV, and Vh1, indicative of the fact that Beau’s music appealed to a diverse audience. This success gave rise to interviews and performances on radio stations all across the country.
MEDIA – Beau was featured on Oprah in 2009, due to their mutual love for Skype, and gained international media attention when asked to pen and premiere an honorary lullaby for Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s daughter, Sunday Rose on Australian TV. Beau was named one of “Nashville’s 25 Most Beautiful People” and named one of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “51 Hottest Bachelors,” representing Tennessee. As a result, he appeared and performed on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, FBN’s The Strategy Room, Entertainment Tonight, and The Daily Buzz. Beau appeared in In Touch magazine’s “Can’t Miss Guide,” in Country Weekly, and Clear Channel selected him to perform on the 2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon live in Las Vegas. He is a ClearChannel featured “Artist to Watch.”
BLESSED – On 11/11/2011, Beau returned to The Bold and the Beautiful, premiering his original patriotic composition “Blessed” on a special Veterans Day episode. He also performed the song at the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl live on ESPN in for 40,000 fans, and was the theme song for ESPN’s 9/11 “Sunday Night Countdown” with Chris Berman.\. The “Blessed” documentary-style music video honoring the US military debuted on CMT July 4, 2012. It was featured in the annual Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular and earned Beau his very first EMMY® nomination at the 27th Annual Mid-South Regional EMMY® Awards (2013). Beau serves as a judge for the Daytime EMMY® Awards. He also sang the composition at the 2015 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC for millions and a national televised audience.
Governor Mitt Romney appointed Beau as an ambassador for his 2012 Presidential campaign. He sang at the 2012 GOP Convention on primetime television for 21 million viewers.
Beau sings “Blessed” in the 2016 Hallmark movie The Ultimate Legacy with Raquel Welch, Brian Dennehy, and Lee Meriwether, marking the fourth major licensing of the song, and his Renaissance man quality as actor, singer, and composer.
AWARDS – The United States Jaycees selected Beau as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans of 2013 for its 75th anniversary, a prestigious award given to individuals under age 40 who have achieved significant career success, dedicated their lives to service, and represent the best attributes of their generation. Past recipients include Presidents Kennedy, Nixon, Ford, Clinton, and Teddy Roosevelt, as well as athletes Peyton Manning and Arthur Ashe, Nelson D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford II, and Elvis Presley, whose award was his only non-musical honor.
PHLANTHROPY – Beau is an ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee, The National Wildlife Federation, and Colon Cancer Awareness.
Beau’s insatiable drive, tenacity, and entrepreneurial spirit have enabled him to experience unprecedented success through his own initiative. Pushing musical and career boundaries, in much the same way Elvis did, he finds innovative ways to integrate music with television, film, and other media, while staying committed to the purity and soul of each song.