Char Butler
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Char Butler

Edmond, Oklahoma, United States | INDIE

Edmond, Oklahoma, United States | INDIE
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"Your Local HD Band Looking For Talent"

Char and Amber were accepted by Your Local HD Band Looking For Talent in July 2009. - 7/30/09


"I Radio LA"

I Radio LA accepted Char and Amber's music for airplay in August 2009. - 8/1/09


"Indie Life Radio"

Indie Life Radio accepted Char and Amber's music for airplay in August 2009. - 8/22/09


"Celtic Roots Radio"

Celtic Roots Radio accepted Char and Amber's music for airplay in August 2009. - 8/28/09


"Banana Peel Radio features "Peace""

Jeffrey Rubin with Banana Peel Radio is featuring "Peace" from the new release "Sleepers Awake" on his radio website. - 8/31/09


""Sleepers Awake" a spiritual odyssey"

Sleepers Awake is a spiritual odyssey from mother/daughter duo
Char Butler and Amber Whitworth. Ethereal voices in sync beckon like celestial mermaids for the listener to come forth on tracks like Always For Me. A special rendition of McCartney’s Let It Be, softly reminds us that the torch has indeed been passed to the coming generation, whether to teach with or learn from, this song really lends itself to the feminine emotional plea. This is further evident in the lyrics to Peace (Whatever Happens). Waited ‘Til Noon carries the mourning of lost love with a strong Celtic feel. Butler and Whitworth then move into a seductive gospel sound on Wade in the Water that could possibly make even the most reluctant to at least dip in a toe.

A CD for lovers of music and searchers of truth.

Cheryl Bruedigam
Women’s Rising Music
www.womensrising.com/music/reviews/currentreviews.htm

- Women's Rising/Cheryl Bruedigam


"Inside AC Radio"

"Char Butler is also keeping the heat on with her debut hit single. "Tonight" has been a real winner from day one and watch for more good things to come from this amazing talent."
- Larry Weir


"The Calm Cafe"

Artist: Char Butler
Title: “My Life”-”Tonight” [promo single]
Grade: A
Web: http://www.charbutler.com
I haven’t checked, but these songs are probably available on iTunes. Also included on her album Secrets of the Heart, “My Life (I Love You)” and “Tonight” embody exactly the kind of music that the Calm Cafe champions. Just because it’s Easy Listening doesn’t mean it isn’t hip or creative. We’re not about Barry Manilow here. Char Butler is a creative kin to Sarah McLachlan, that of the soothing, otherworldy voice, especially “My Life (I Love You)” with its transcendent vocal performance. “Tonight” is just as impressive but in a different way, opting for the rootsy acoustic pop of Sheryl Crow. Both are well-produced and engaging, and a positive sign that this artist is going places.
March 28, 2008
Hellhoundonmytrail@8:33 pm
- Lucinda Coyne


"Twang Town"

Dreamy vocals embellish Char Butler’s evocative pop/rock
Char Butler/”My Life”-”Tonight” [promo single]
Taken from her album Secrets of the Heart, the songs “My Life (I Love You)” and “Tonight” glide by with dreamy textures and somewhat ethereal vocals. With its sublime piano and subtle electronica touches, “My Life (I Love You)” is probably too gorgeous and evocative for commercial radio. Do they still play songs as sweetly arranged and fetchingly sung as this? I’m reminded of the Cranberries without the post-grunge guitars and Irish accents. “Tonight” is reportedly a success on Adult Contemporary radio stations, and I can easily see why. The singing is reminiscent of Paula Cole’s without trying to be (it just is), and the arrangements are more down-to-Earth, a warm bed of acoustic guitars as Butler’s soft voice drifts to the clouds. Daydream the afternoon away.
http://www.charbutler.com
Published in:
• Singer/Songwriter Reviews
on March 30, 2008 at 8:19 pm
Tags: Adult Contemporary, Paula Cole, the Cranberries

- Carson James


"CHAR BUTLER WINS CROSSOVER ARTIST OF THE YEAR"

CHAR BUTLER WINS 2008 CROSSOVER ARTIST OF THE YEAR

New Music Awards’ Top Honor Goes To Char Butler
Los Angeles, CA --- Char Butler walked away with the top award of the evening at the 2008 New Music Awards held November 22. Char graciously accepts the prestigious Crossover Artist of the Year award with her daughter Amber by her side onstage at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood.
“Hits like ‘Tonight’ and ‘My Life’ lead to her winning the award,” stated show producer Larry Weir. Gary Hendrix, CEO of the Independent Music Network who often features Char and her music on their syndicated radio show agreed. “Char’s music leaves a lasting impression on the listener. In 2008, Char was consistently on our charts and her songs always hit #1.”
Char who shared the honor with her family who came from Arizona to support her, was gracious in her acceptance speech thanking the radio programmers, the fans and her family for always supporting her.
The New Music Awards Show salutes recording artists, radio stations, program and musical directors and record labels at the annual event. The New Music Awards is the official awards show for New Music Weekly Magazine, a popular trade publication in the music industry.
Currently, Char is in the studio working on her second CD which will be released in 2009. No doubt, more #1 songs and more nominations will be coming from this talented woman next year.
For more information on Char Butler and to see the video of her acceptance speech go to www.myspace.com/musicbycharbutler. To purchase her CD go to www.charbutler.com or for digital downloads go to www.cdbaby.com, www.itunes.com or www.digstation.com.
Publicity contact:
Debi Fee
FAF Media
310.877.9006
FAFMEDIA@aol.com
- FAFMEDIA


"Char Butler Wins "Indie Artist Award- 2010""


The announcement was made via live broadcast from the Netherlands to a sold out show on May 29, 2010. The listening audience, fans and friends logged votes on the radio station website from April 1 to May 15, 2010 and chose Char for the honored recipient. The Starliners Radio station was one of the first stations to play Char’s music after her first release “Secrets of the Heart” in 2007. Char was honored to accept the award and looks forward to a live performance in the Netherlands later this year. For further feature information go to www.starliners.net.
- Starliners Radio Station


Discography

'Sleepers Awake' Release Date: June 13, 2009

Track 1 Always For Me
Track 2 Higher Truth
Track 3 Let It Be
Track 4 Peace (Whatever Happens)
Track 5 Waited 'Til Noon
Track 6 Wade in the Water
Track 7 Place Your Burdens
Track 8 Love Me Dare
Track 9 For In Time
Musicians playing on this CD include:
Char Butler-lead vocals and acoustic guitar
Amber Whitworth-secondary lead and harmony vocals
Dr. Jack Butler-keyboard
Krys Van Slyke-bass
Joe Rusinek-electric guitar
Ken Mary-drums, percussion and strings
Mike Kaminski-keyboards
Ryan Kennedy-flute and penny whistle
Programming-Ken Mary and Jim Korakis
Artwork-Robert Troub
Produced by Char Butler

"Secrets of the Heart" released November 10, 2007. The single "Tonight" was released in January 2008 and received over 8,000 spins over four months. The second single "My Life" was released in May and had over 16,000 spins recorded until November 2008.
Backstage Entertainment with STS Tracking System. Radio airplay tracked on the top 100 on Adult Contemporary and also the Pop Charts.

The musicians playing on 'Secrets of the Heart':
Char Butler-vocals, acoustic guitar and clarinet
Amber Lacey Whitworth-secondary lead vocals
Ken Mary-drums, percussion and strings
Krys Van Slyke-bass
Joe Rusinek-electric guitar and additional acoustic guitar
Mike Kaminski-keyboards
Programming-Ken Mary and Jim Korakis
Co-Producers-Char Butler and Ken Mary

Airplay
Musicboxmx.com
Songvault.fm
NuMuBu.com
RadioElectric.com
BandRadio.com
USA4Real.com
Pongid.net
Banana Peel Radio.com
Starliners.net
Radio Gets Wild.com
Artist First.com
Celtic Roots.com
IRadioLA.com
IndieLifeRadio.com
Pandora.com
MusicSubmit.com
Soundclick.com
Musixtreme.com
Decentx.com
mp3.com
Last.fm
Indiecharts.com
Musictrax.jp
Soundcloud.com
Echoboost.com
ImRadio.com
Live365.com
ArtistLaunch.com
WGAD.net
Broadjam.com
Indieglobal.com
RadioBracknell.com
Celticmp3s.com
Euterpia-radio.fr
live2uaz.com
musictogousa.com
Hounddog Radio
ErrorFm.com
awesomeradio.net
indieshowcase.net
CrescentCityradio.com
WUML
KFJC.org
STRNRadio
WDKKRadio.com
Musicflipn.com
Rockinmomspodcast.com
WNYURadio
WorldPuja.com
Snocap.com
Promofm.com
Musiciansatlas.com
Insound.com
Radioindy.com
ArtistCentral.Amazon.com
Squiddo.com
Mavaru.com
Somojo.net
Taxi.com

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Indie Artist of the Year - 2010

Featured Artist and Awards

WOARecords.com - Goa Chillout Zone Vol. 4, 2011, "Peace"
Songvault.fm - April 2011, Featured Artist
BananaPeelRadio.com - August 2010, Featured "Peace" 
GarageBand.com - March 2010, Featured "Waited Til Noon"
GarageBand.com - February 2010, Featured "Peace"
Starliners.net Radio - February 2010, "Love Me Dare"
100% Music Songwriting Contest - Semi-Finalist, 11/09
Billboard Song Contest recognition - July 2009 and 2010
Crossover Artist of the Year - New Music Weekly, 2008
Best New Artist Nominee - New Music Weekly, 2008
Honorable Mention in the UK Songwriting Contest 2008

Publishing and Compilations
Goa Chillout Zone Vol. 4 with WOA Records, "Peace", 2011
Licensed music with Music Box LLC
Creative Retail Communications LLC
Indie Underground, Vol. 2 Compilation disk - "Peace", 01/10
Australia's AnR Licensing and Publishing Co., 11/09
'Sleepers Awake', 2009
'Secrets of the Heart', 2007

Char's second album 'Sleepers Awake' released in June 2009, entices listeners with a rootsy sound that is full of intricate harmony. Her music has an eclectic grouping of songs some considered to be Adult Contemporary/Folk with vocal kinship to Paula Cole, and Joni Mitchell but instrumental composition  similar to U2. Her music also has songs that reflect a New Age/Celtic sound incorporating world instruments similar to Loreena McKennitt. As a writer her lyrics focus peace and healing although she does have some unreleased material that is for guidance. Char is a believer in positive thought and is tuned into the energy movement worldwide. Her first album 'Secrets of the Heart' is being used in ICU hospital recovery units, massage clinics, spas and in yoga classes. Some of the songs on the CD are referring to the invisible realm and the veil that exists between reality and the spiritual realm. Char feels that the quote, "Be Still and Know God" is very significant in her own life.

Char is of Irish descent and has found that many Celtic fans love her peaceful folk style music including the penny whistle on "Sleepers Awake". Char started singing at the age of six in a small church in western Oklahoma and has studied voice, clarinet and guitar. She was the guitar instructor at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma for many years, performed in the Enid Symphony, directed church choirs, and was a vocal competition judge at the Tri-State Music Festival. Char holds a Master Degree from Oklahoma State University and her daughter Amber, holds a Bachelor Degree from Arizona State University.  Amber is featured on 'Sleepers Awake' album singing lead vocals on the 5th track "Waited 'til Noon".

Char is currently working on an instrumental spa album and a singer/songwriter album of newly written music.
Her music is available for purchase on her website www.charbutler.com, itunes, amazon and cdbaby.

She is a member of healing music.org
Contact: charbutlermusic@charbutler.com