“Near The Silver Mine” is Nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award!
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND SONGWRITER
JEFFERY DEAVER – ALONG WITH CO-WRITERS CLAY STAFFORD & KEN LANDERS – SCORE THEIR FIRST HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA NOMINATION FOR THE SINGLE ‘NEAR THE SILVER MINE’— BRINGING THE COMPANION RECORDING OF DEAVER’S LATEST NOVEL, ‘XO’, TO LIFE
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The 5th Annual HMMAs Are Set for November 15, 2012 in Hollywood
Internationally acclaimed bestselling author and songwriter Jeffery Deaver and writing partners Clay Stafford & Ken Landers are reveling in the success of their latest composition based upon Deaver’s mystery/thriller novel, ‘XO’ with a 2012 Hollywood Music in Media (HMMA) nomination for the tune “Near The Silver Mine” in the Best Country category at this year’s event, which takes place in Hollywood, Calif. November 15, 2012.
The companion music recording “Jeffery Deaver’s XO (The Album)” features 11 songs performed by renowned independent folk/Americana singer Treva Blomquist with lyrics penned by Deaver and music by songwriters Clay Stafford and Ken Landers. It marks the first release on the musical imprint of Stafford’s Nashville based multi-media production company, American Blackguard.
“Near The Silver Mine” is the first single released from the album and like other songs in the novel contains clues that will help investigators determine where the killer is going to strike next. Readers can look for these clues contained in the songs as they read the book, joining along with the detective or just enjoy the infectious country pop songs on their own.
The “XO Album” that resulted combined the best of both worlds, where Deaver created the words for the protagonist to sing while Stafford and Landers composed and produced the music.
In the novel XO, the gorgeous “Kayleigh,” a Taylor Swift-type performer is rising to the top of the country and pop charts with her hit single “Your Shadow” and becomes the target of a crazed stalker fan. Listeners can download a free version of “Your Shadow” at www.jefferydeaverxomusic.com.