NASHVILLE - Rose Angelica, Mingo Junction resident and singer/songwriter on Lamon Records Nashville, has a new Christmas song just released called "The Wish."
Angelica produced a music video of the song with her former Mingo High School student Tim Pierce of Pierce Media.
"Tim shot all the footage locally and used his family as the actors in the video," said Angelica. "He did such an amazing job that all the Nashville producers were very impressed.
Country artist and Mingo Junction resident Rose Angelica stands next to Tim Pierce, who shot and produced the video for Angelica’s song “The Wish.”Angelica will be hosting two local CD release party concerts next week, including from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Mingo American Legion Post to celebrate homecoming weekend. — Contributed
"We worked together on the story line of the song and edited the video together to make it match the music and lyrics," continued Angelica. "I love working on projects with my former students. It makes teaching very rewarding and well worth it. I'm also now working on a children's book based on "The Wish," which is being illustrated by my sister-in-law and former Steubenville resident Paula Puzzuoli Gron."
Angelica said "The Wish" currently is video of the month on Wildhorse Entertainment TV in Nashville, and it also can be seen on CMT, ARC TV, Vimeo, Youtube, Vevo, Facebook and many other locations on the Internet.
She also currently is the No. 1 entertainer on Reverbnation.com for country music in the Ohio Valley. Her hit song "Girls Just Wanna Drink Beer" currently is No. 26 on the Nashville charts on CMG Radio. She also stars in a new music video with country star Wayne Warner, "Painted Hands."
"To be on three music videos at one time is pretty amazing and a huge accomplishment," said Angelica "No matter what I achieve musically in my life, I will always consider the day I made the Ohio State University Marching Band as my greatest achievement. I am a Buckeye, born and breed all the way."
She is a member of the Country Music Association and ROPE and has performed at CMA Fan Fair 2012 and 2013 in Nashville.
She also performed at the Songwriters Festival on Music Row and the Independent Music Festival in Nashville for the past two years, as well as many clubs in Music City.
My favorite bar (in Nashville) is Tootsies," she said. "Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash would play there and walk across the alley to the Opry. To play there is very special
"The country music stars have all been really nice to me," she continued. "They all love the fact that I am a music teacher and think that is the greatest."
Angelica will be hosting two local CD release party concerts next week, including from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Scaffidi's Restaurant in Steubenville and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Mingo American Legion Post to celebrate homecoming weekend.
Both shows are free, and Angelica's CDs will be available for sale at the events, and also at the Fort Steuben Gift Shop.