I really appreciate the support from so many friends and fans of my music over the years. The interesting thing about doing music for kids and families for as long as I have (over 20 years) is your audience replenishes itself. I've watched kids grow up and out of my music as other kids grow up and into my music. In the last few years I've started meeting parents at my shows who grew up listening to my songs and now they're coming to my shows with their own kids. I'll be honest the first couple times this happened it kind of freaked me out. But then I started getting used to it and the idea and even began to be excited for it to happen... I'm honored to be part of the growing up years of multiple generations. I also hear from parents and grandparents all the time who "confess" they listen to my music even though their kids are now "grown-up". That always makes me smile and it also brings to mind a Fred Rogers quote I love. Fred once said, "The child is in me still and sometimes not so still." I think that's a good thing and something most adults should be reminded of.
I've included the press release we sent to media outlets below. I thought it would be fun to share it with our friends and also hoping you guys might be willing to share it with your friends or even local media types. You can download the PDF File by clicking the link below. It's because of the continued support of fans and friends who listen and share my music and ideas about kids, family, faith and parenting that has kept me going for more than two decades!
Happy New Year!
|PRESS RELEASE: Local Children's Artist Receives 3rd Ohio Music Award|
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Columbiana, Ohio January 7, 2019: Chip Richter of Columbiana, Ohio was recently awarded “Best Children’s Song” for his song “Monster Under My Bed” by The Ohio Music Awards. This is Chip’s third year in a row to be recognized by the Ohio Music Awards for his music for kids and families. His songs “Let’s Dance” and “Jammy Day” received Best Children’s Song Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Other notable recognitions include being named Best Children’s Musician by Lake Erie Living Magazine “Best Of” Issue and a Parents’ Choice Award for his CD “The Dream Tree”
Chip is a veteran family entertainer writing, producing and performing music for kids and families for more than 20 years. Chip says, “I’ve come to a place in my career now where I’m starting to see young parents who grew up listening to my music now coming back to my shows with their own kids. That’s kind of crazy to me… but also very cool at the same time.”
You can find Chip performing at Schools, Churches, Libraries and Family Friendly Festivals such as St Paul’s Catholic School in Salem, Ohio and Heartland Christian School in Columbiana where he’s schedule to appear later this month.
The Ohio Music Awards is committed to celebrating and recognizing the rich and diverse music of Ohio’s artists by awarding Best of Ohio Music Awards in a variety of genres. The Ohio Music Awards are open to Ohio artists whose original recordings are either recorded, produced or mixed primarily within the state of Ohio.