Tuesday, June 5, 2007
– Emerson Drive has the number one single in country music with "Moment," the first number one for its label, Midas, as well.
"We're all thrilled to have a number one song, but to have it hit right before CMA Music Festival is extra special. All week we have the chance to celebrate with the fans who have been with us from the start and who helped make this happen," says lead singer Brad Mates.
The band previously had hits with its first two singles, "I Should Be Sleeping" and "Fall Into Me," but "Moments" is their first number one song.
The Canadian band began their festival week last night taking part in the "Lonestar & Friends Strike Out for the Kids" bowling party which raises funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Today, Emerson Drive participated in National Hunger Awareness Day and performed at a press conference where they joined Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell and ice skating champion Scott Hamilton in serving lunch for children at the Kid's Café. Tonight, they will perform at Chely Wright's eighth annual Reading, Writing & Rhythm Event to help raise money and awareness for her foundation which helps provide musical instruments to school children across the country.
On Wednesday, the band will join Little Big Town for the TJ Martell Harley Ride.
On Thursday, band members Brad Mates and Dale Wallace will participate in the City of Hope Softball Challenge before joining the rest of the band for a performance at the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund concert at the Ryman Auditorium that evening.
Fans can catch performances from the band on Friday night at the Grand Ole Opry and Saturday night at the CMA Music Fest Greased Lightening Riverfront stage at 6:05 p.m. They will also perform a CMA Music Fest After Hours Kick Off Concert at 11 p.m. Saturday just outside the Hardrock Café in downtown Nashville, which is free and open to the public.
Emerson Drive will be making appearances at the Country Weekly and GAC booths on Saturday, as well as their own booth Thursday through Sunday. The band will wrap up their CMA Music Festival on Sunday as they host their own fan club party at the Nashville Palace.