Imus Ranch Record
The Imus Ranch Record II
Available October 26
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After the incredible success of the first Imus Ranch Record, Don has created a second record with a new collection of artists and songs. Proceeds from this special CD benefit the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, a not for profit foundation in Ribera, New Mexico that changes the lives of children with cancer, blood disorders and the siblings of those who have lost brothers and sisters to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Exclusive to this release are 5 new recordings of songs Don personally picked for country superstar Jamey Johnson, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductees Levon Helm and Sam Moore, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients The Blind Boys of Alabama and Americana Music Awards honoree Hayes Carll.
The Imus Ranch Record
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This summer Don Imus announced the September 16 release of The Imus Ranch Record (New West Records), a 13-track album featuring eight Grammy® Award winning performers. The CD will benefit the Imus Ranch, a working cattle ranch run by Don and Deirdre Imus, which hosts children who are afflicted with cancer or other serious blood diseases.
The album boasts eight Grammy® Award winning artists including Patty Loveless, singing the Stevie Nicks penned "Silver Springs," Dwight Yoakam putting his signature sound to "Give Back The Key To My Heart," and Lucinda Williams singing "Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" which was made famous by Waylon Jennings. Big & Rich cover the Beastie Boys classic "Fight For Your Right To Party" playing with the lyrics to work in a line about the Ranch. Little Richard, Delbert McClinton, Willie Nelson and Randy Travis all recorded standards.The compilation was produced by Imus along with Kyle Lehning (Randy Travis, George Jones) and Tracy Gershon (well known A & R executive).
Imus Ranch is an authentic working cattle ranch nestled beneath a majestic mesa in the rolling hills near Ribera, New Mexico, fifty miles northeast of Santa Fe. The ranch was conceived and designed with the sole purpose of providing the experience of the great American cowboy to children suffering from cancer or serious blood disorders, and children who've lost brothers and sisters to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The objective is to encourage in them a sense of achievement, responsibility and self-esteem and to instill pride and restore their dignity as they become aware of just how much they are able to accomplish. The Imus Ranch is totally and completely organic, serving a strict vegan diet and using cleaning agents that are non-toxic, biodegradable, naturally derived materials. They use no pesticides of synthetic chemicals of any kind in their gardening, farming, or infrastructure and plant maintances.