Country Music Stars have kept new and old soldiers near and dear to their hearts and dedications for decades. And now a song and video, by rising Country Singer, Rosemarie, “Since You Let Me Go” does just that!
The song and video are on their way to Military soldiers and Veterans Associations around the World! To commemorate a Celebration for those who defend our freedom, a special all afternoon concert and “thank you” are planned at the Biggest Fairgrounds in Lebanon, TN. It will be taking place at the Wilson Pike Fairgrounds, this April 15th 2018. Who better than all-time favorite of the military other than Lee Greenwood, as the headliner with Rosemarie opening up for him and singing her CMT video song, “Since You Let Me Go.” The show is to benefit the Operation Stand Down in Tennessee.
The video keeps audience’s attention with its fast action and drama of a short film which tells a story through time travel. It reminds us of the struggles and hardships of loved ones leaving their families and sweethearts to go to war. Sometimes for a very long time, and for others, never to return.
The video starts out in present time as Rosemarie’s band is setting up for a show. As she turns and looks into the distance, she believes she sees her sweetheart from many years ago wearing his Military suit from WW2. She calls to him and runs frantically calling for him to stop. As he proceeds down a hallway and out a door, he is gone. As she cautiously opens the door, she finds herself back in time in the 1940’s during WW2. After 3 hours of makeup and hair design, the room and actors have transformed back in time and we see the sweethearts as they danced back in the day for the first time.
A tribute concludes ….. Thanks to the greatest generation for all you did for America!
Rosemarie was born with the desire to perform and sing as a small child. “At 4 and a half I got the “fire in the belly” and have thought about it every day of my life since!! I spent every day singing along to music and this is how I learned to sing. It’s something that has to come out of my body and spirit.” “SOME PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD ARE BORN TO DO A CERTAIN THING. I WAS BORN TO SING”.
“My singing has been my dream and my endeavor alone. I’ve had no Teachers, Mentors, No Publicity, No Financial Support, No Sponsors, Investors, No Family Support, No Voice Lessons, No Agents, No Connections for Gigs ………. JUST ME AND THE DRIVE TO DO IT. IT’S MY PURPOSE IN LIFE”.
On June 8, 2017 she risked it all and moved 3,000 miles to Nashville, TN with only her Boston Terrier Buster, and made it her second home. On June 29, 2017 Redridge Entertainment in Nashville created the story to her song “SINCE YOU LET ME GO,” and filmed it. By the end of August it was edited an finished. Brian Nutter, who tours with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban plays the lead guitar on the video song, “Since You Let Me Go!!!” He makes the guitar sound like a sexy saxophone!
Rosemarie, a natural born entertainer and vibrant multi-talented stage personality has been exciting the Country Music community with her stellar concerts. “I always think about performing and remember the compliments and happy faces from the audiences during my performances!” She has performed for tens of thousands of people from every walk of life in the San Francisco Bay Area! Her newly released CD has 5 of her original debut songs written by Nashville writers and produced by Rick Durrett of Rick Durrett Productions and Gary Sadker of RedRidge Entertainment, in Nashville, along with the cover tune “Round the Clock Lovin’ by KT Oslin from back in the 1980’s.
Chris Leuzinger, one of Garth Brooks G men for 25 years, takes lead on, “Cry ‘n Try Again”, “Do Me A Favor”, “Let the Stranger In” and KT Oslin’s, “Round The Clock Lovin’”. Chris was inducted into the Nashville Music Hall of Fame, June 2016. He can play like no one else.
“MY MUSIC COMES WITHIN MY HEART AND SOUL. AFTER ALL, MUSIC IS WHAT FEELINGS SOUND LIKE”!
The world is finally hearing Rosemarie’s music on a worldwide scale. AVA Live radio played her song, “Behind Those Eyes” from her Album, January 3, 2018. It went out to 800,000 listeners internationally. Jaqueline Jax did a 15 minute live interview after playing her song. After just 4 weeks they could measure that more than 400,000 listeners had clicked and listened to her interview with the number climbing every day. “Since You Let Me Go” has been released to Midwestern mid-level radio markets and Aritso Management group will be sending out her CMT video to multiple TV stations to get air play. Be on the look out to see her name in print. She secured a spot at the Radio Convention in February 2018 which is hard to do. She wowed the radio disc jockeys and producers, many who had never heard her rich timber and unique voice.
And so, what is her plan? Besides having achieved the titles of Corporate Manage, Teacher and Volunteer for Kaiser Hospital and Medical Center in CA and a Volunteer on the San Ramon Library Board and Director of the Jazz Concerts……….Her goal is to raise money for the DISABLED VETERANS OF AMERICA ORGANIZATION, but more importantly to spend time with the disabled from the wars.
“A pang of sorrow tugs at my heart strings whenever I see a Veteran who has been permanently disabled!” I know their lives have been changed forever. Everything has changed and will probably never be the same again!! Every minute of every day is hard. Every hour. It takes a deep strength down in your body and soul to keep going. And often times they don’t. I want to be there for them with my music but also with the touch of my hand giving support and hope and encouragement to the disabled and those who have lost limbs. What a daily, and honestly, hourly struggle to get through life like this. Permanently changed. Changed forever. How often it is for other people to forget that they have to fight their disability with courage every day. Tasks that were every day occurrences now are a struggle. How often, as is human nature, we forget. We get tired of seeing them struggle. Being reminded life can be rough and we stop helping. My goal is to let them know, they are not forgotten. Give them a happy moment through my music, knowing someone cares and loves them but also understands human suffering on their level. My goal is to have 4 concerts year dedicated to the military and veterans engaging performers like Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood. An appreciation, but to let soldiers know “We haven’t forgotten.”
“I want to visit the disabled once a month and provide love and encouragement through my music and a touch of my hand and human caring. I understand what it’s like. I really do. At a very young age of 25 my husband and I both became disabled for a very very long time. I had an injury to my mouth and large nerve that runs from the brain down through the teeth and jaw. Trigeminal Neuralgia. Listed as one of the top 10 most painful afflictions known to mankind. Life as I knew it was worth less. I had no quality of life. Shocking unbearable nerve pain every day 24/7 for 8 years without any relief. I lost the will to live. Only to find out 2 years later, my handsome husband and National Athlete Winner for the hi-hurdles in College, was to have a brain tumor the size of a golf ball inside his head. After 2 long 10 hour surgeries, he lost all his hearing on one side with constant pain throughout his body and now had only the energy of an 80 year old man. He was disabled, couldn’t work for the remainder of his life. Puttered around the house and fed our animals. His nick name prior to this was “Hercules.” Family and friends didn’t want to hear we weren’t doing well after a while. We had to be okay, didn’t we? We were young and beautiful and had the world by the tale. They soon dropped off one by one and we didn’t talk about it anymore. We realized it was just a tendency of human nature”.
“I want to be the support person for these soldiers.” I want to be the Clara Barton of our time who soothed the souls and the wounds of the soldiers during the Civil War. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME: You need to keep giving your gift of singing back into the world. You need to make others happy, even if it’s for a moment, and heal the hurt in the world. You need to say “thank you” for the gift.” And so I will “carry on my mission”, and wage the war to fight for them with my voice and compassion, with my first major concert for the Military and on and on it will continue……never to forget”!
View the video and listen to her music below!