(Musicmind) CARLY PATTERSON’s new single entitled, “Time to Wake up” is avaliable on iTunes and her debut album, “Back to the Beginning” hits the music market place on August 25th, 2009.
The Chicago-based MUSICMIND RECORDS has signed former Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist CARLY PATTERSON to an exclusive recording agreement with plans to promote Carly’s debut album with a full scale promotional tour, guest appearances, and etc. The label is distributed by Federal Distribution, a division of Universal Music Group and has recently announced that the release date of Carly’s debut album, “Back To The Beginning” will be on August 25th, 2009.
We are extremely excited about Carly. She is poised to emerge as one of the unique music discoveries for 2008”, says Anthony Ferguson, General Manager/A&R for MusicMind Records.
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the 20-year-old Carly Patterson has come a long way in such a short period. The gymnast made her debut at the senior international elite level, winning back-to-back American Cup titles in 2003 and 2004, as well as the title of 2004 U.S. Co-National Champion. Patterson was also a member of the 2003 World Championship Team where she won a Silver Medal in the all-around and helped lead the U.S. to their first ever World Championship team Gold Medal. It was also at this competition that Carly’s signature beam dismount (an Arabian double front) was officially named “The Patterson”. At the 2004 Olympic Games, Carly and her teammates earned the silver medal in the team competition. It was also at this competition that Carly became the first American woman in 20 years to win an Olympic Gold Medal in the all-around title category since Mary Lou Retton.
In 2006, Patterson decided to retire from Gymnastics after having lower back issues and to pursue a life long passion of becoming a recording artist. Since the games, Patterson has stayed occupied with event appearances (gymnastics related and otherwise), landed a number of high profile corporate sponsorships, appeared in a Mobile ESPN commercial aired during Super Bowl XL, appeared on Celebrity Duets (produced by Simon Cowell of American Idol fame) and finished her authorized biography, which is currently in bookstores nation wide.
CARLY is currently visiting radio and TV in support of her album and has recently finished shooting the music video for her single, “Time to Wake up,” which has already been released. With the assistance of Universal/Republic, MusicMind Records plans on garnering national and international recognition for Carly Patterson’s August 25th, 2009 CD release.