News Pop / Rock 19/06/2006

Pop/Rock Singer/Songwriter Heather Schmid Debuts 'The Goddess Within' in China



LOS ANGELES (MARQUEE MANAGEMENT) - You may not know the name Heather Schmid as well as many Chinese now do. Recording Artist Heather Schmid has just returned from a 3 week tour of China where she kicked off the first leg of the tour with her latest CD 'The Goddess Within'. Ms. Schmid is breaking boundaries as a pop/rock artist being the first ever international artist to perform in YueYang China. In a county that is widely known for being closed to foreign artist, Heather received a very different reception. MTV China, Hunan TV, over 200 radio stations, several magazines and 2 newspapers covered Heathers performances and events. MTV China and Hunan TV both will air 30 minute shows covering Heather's live show as well as the week's activities. Ms. Schmid was honored for her tour and donation of 10,000 dollars to an orphanage in YueYang. The central government, China's own CCTV, and China Youth Development Organization welcomed Heather to Beijing where she extended her stay an extra week to discuss future business with the top leaders in Beijing.

Heather Schmid traveled to China to premier her new album 'The Goddess Within' for the opening of the new Intercontinental 5 star hotel Holiday Inn YueYang. YueYang's over 2 million people were set a buzz with the news that the first pop/rock American star was coming to their city. There were billboards in three cities, two full banners ran the length of the building from top to bottom and all the radio and television stations ran the story of Heather's arrival.
The mayor of YueYang even added another night of performance to be sure all the top government officials would catch the rock show. There were many press conferences, a ribbon cutting ceremony, meet and greets with VIP business leaders that flew in from all over the country, fireworks, and two live performance nights. Heather did not disappoint with her all live performances featuring her 4 member band orchestrated by her tour manager and executive producer- 5 time Grammy nominated producer Rich Balmer.

Heather Schmid is a classically trained singer graduated from Boston University, who turned to pop after becoming 'Miss Millennium International' Heather has toured both nationally and internationally. Heather's recent performances were in Lahore Pakistan to benefit earthquake relief. She was even requested by President Musharraf for a special live show at the governors' mansion. The liner notes of Heather's second album read: 'The Goddess Within has one purpose: To shrink the boundaries between us, so many things are possible now that never were before. For an album that has only been out for three weeks, it seems that Heather Schmid is well on her way to filling her goal. www.HeatherSchmid.com






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