SOUND BARN AUCTIONS!
"Producing Impactful Auctions with Mission Focused Music"
When I look at the world, I see beauty. I see good-hearted humans. I see vibrant colors in so many things, but I also see a darker side. Homelessness, Veterans who are struggling with drugs, depression, suicide. I'm from a big military family and I've seen see what war can do to a Vet. When I look in the eyes of a child, I see dreams and aspirations; a future that can be either beautiful or scary? Somewhere, there is a child in beat up shoes, who is longing for someone take them to ice cream, or out to play in the park. A child who needs someone to help them with their homework, or just read to them. There is a child being drug through the court system who just wants love and security, or worse; is missing, and or being exploited. Big Brother Big Sister, C.A.S.A., Vanished Children's Alliance, Read Across America, Lunch Buddy Program. Hope International, The Special Olympics. I've been part of these missions. I've been a volunteer; and I have worn my own pair of "beat up" shoes.
During my adolescent years, I found music when I needed it most. When I was wearing those "beat up shoes", music was the thing that got me through. Since it had always seen me through... it felt natural to make a career of it. I dove in... deep. Becoming a performing country artist and songwriter, I opened up for huge names like "Collective Soul", " Kacey Musgraves", "Crystal Gayle", "Jake Owen", "Diamond Rio", and over a dozen other major artists. I was the Emcee for "Charlie Daniels" New Year's concert, was signed to the Indie Label "Divulge Records" in 2005, and I worked with the Vanished Children's Alliance to create a song and video; portraying missing children.
Diving deeper yet, I went back to school and got a degree in Live Sound Engineering, and landed gigs such as running sound for Hermans Hermits, Joan Jett, many national touring acts, music for SHOWTIME Boxing and ESPN2. I've been a coordinator for international songwriting groups since 2008, and started my own publishing company. But as much as I loved, and still love, performing, my heart still yearned to make a difference for kid's in beat up shoes. I started volunteering with the above mentioned organizations, but it wasn't enough. One dark night of the soul, as I cried out for direction, I heard the voice of my late grandfather encouraging me to come back to my roots, and to bring my music with me. My roots? My grandfather was an auctioneer, my great-grandfather was an auctioneer, my father was a ring man. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Auctioneering was in my blood; the family business, no less! It's probably where got the entertainment bug from in the first place - this family of showmen. It is a form of entertainment, after all! I remembered working with Vanished Children's Alliance, the song and video I had made, and how fulfilling it felt. The more I considered it, the more it all made sense, a no brainer!
So after twenty-plus years of being a touring artist and live sound engineer, I've done it! I'm off the road, and am merging music and auctioneering. I've come full circle back to my roots, and can't wait to see how much we can affect the lives of children and other good causes together.
The sky is the limit when we "Produce Impactful Auctions with Mission Focused Music".
Here are few highlights from my artistry:
~”Let’s Dance” was #4 on charts in all Genres for Airplay direct with 187 station downloads in 2018
~Latest EP, “Let’s Dance” was named one of the Top 10 Albums of 2017 by “Women of Country Music”
~ The EP "Secrets was #1 for the top 50 APD Country/Alt Albums for the moth of March 2017
~My Single "Happily" made the top 30 songs for the 2017 Nashville Film festival
~My Single "Secrets" was in the Semi Finals for the 2017 International Songwriters Competition
~National Anthem for Professional Sporting events such as Showtime Boxing, ESPN2, MLS, PRCA
~ONLY UNSIGNED ARTIST to play back to back performances at the Largest NW Country Music Festival, Watershed 2014-2015
~Topped country charts all over the world
If you would like to check out my artistry, please go to www.carrielive.com
“That's the most beautiful rendition of the National Anthem I have ever heard” - Charlie Daniels
— Country Music Legend
“Easy Listening. Carrie is great with the audience.” - Beverly S. ~Patron
“I’ve worked with Carrie for several years and I am constantly impressed by her ability with every performance to bring in the audience and tell them her story. Whether her stories concern love, loss, humor, or anything else—she keeps the listener engaged. She is a genuine person that has a knack for entertaining through her experiences.”
— Randy Gerhart- professional musician