Without giving too much away, we’re so excited to share Follow Your Heart with the world on Feb 12! Todd Richard and Jeff Johnson’s creation has become an unofficial anthem for Variety BC, and we can’t wait to share it with you.
Variety’s history is steeped in entertainment, so when Todd Richard and Jeff Johnson approached us with a song they’d written just for Variety – the Children’s Charity of BC, we were naturally excited! We had no idea how far the song would go, but what sparked as an idea and a 20 minute songwriting session with Todd and Jeff has become a country music hit being heard all across Canada, thanks to the hard work of Todd and his team (not to mention his lovely wife, Sylvia!).
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Todd now resides in BC where his distinct, refreshing style is enjoyed by many. A semi-finalist in CBC Music’s Searchlight with multiple BC Country Music Award nominations, two albums under his belt and numerous singles to country radio Todd has been busy building his growing fanbase of TR Rebels and “Frands”. He’s shared the stage with many of country music’s best acts, including Dwight Yoakum, Dierks Bentley, Gord Bamford and rock legend Randy Bachman to name a few.
Todd will be performing Follow Your Heart at 9:30am on our 51st annual Show Of Hearts Telethon with backup support from Shylo Sharity, Mary Zilba, Emily Chambers and Tiana Lefebvre. The song is available for download on iTunes for $.99 and all proceeds go directly to help the kids of Variety BC! Audiences first got a teaser at Variety Week – we can’t wait to share the song with all of you from the hallowed stages of the Hard Rock Casino!
Tickets to the 51st annual Show Of Hearts are available for free, online at: bit.ly/ShowOfHearts17. Download Follow Your Heart on iTunes at: http://bit.ly/FYH2017
Thank you Todd Richard for your support, and to Jeff Johnson of Baileyway Entertainment (co-composer), and Rob Smith at Royalty Records, and all the many stars who lent their time and talent to help the kids of Variety BC!