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Recording Artist Melanie Dekker, Zabit Records and CD Baby Pledge $2 Million to Support Wounded Soldiers and Military Families Through CD Sales.

Singer/songwriter Melanie Dekker
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October 2, 2006, Sonoma County, California - Melanie Dekker, singer/songwriter with Sonoma Mountain Entertainment and CD Baby (cdbaby.com) have announced a pledge of $2 million from the sale of Melanie's new CD, entitled Revealed , that will go to select foundations that benefit wounded soldiers and their families.  

A single, titled “Fall in/Wounded Soldier,” was written by Melanie on her way to a benefit concert for The National Wounded Soldier Foundation.   To further support the cause that inspired the song, Melanie with her label, Zabit Records, has pledged $1 for each copy of Revealed sold exclusively through www.cdbaby.com for the first, one million records sold.   Click here and hear the song (will open and play with QuickTime).

CD Baby, an international record distributor headquartered in Portland, Oregon, through President and Founder Derek Sivers, is also matching $1 for a total of $2 million pledged to the cause.

Sonoma Mountain Entertainment artist Melanie Dekker launched her new CD called Revealed aboard the USS Hornet during this year's TROOPFEST held in Alameda, California on September 30, 2006.   TROOPFEST is an annual benefit concert and festival, put on by the American Red Cross's Operation: Care and Comfort and the American Red Cross, to raise funds to send holiday packages to US Troops abroad.   Melanie was on the roster with an impressive list of recording artists who performed on the aircraft carrier museum hanger deck for 3,000 service members and their families.

“The song Wounded Soldier -- she nailed it!   We listen to thousands of stories from the soldiers and the wives she is singing about.   And the stories they tell are exactly what this song is all about.   I am truly amazed,” comments Teresa Goforth, Founder, US Wounded Soldiers Foundation.

The willowy blonde Ms. Dekker, who hails from Vancouver, BC, has performed throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe appearing with such notable artists as Diana Krall, Chaka Kahn, Bryan Adams, Faith Hill, Ivan Neville and the Neville All Star Band, Shari Ulrich, April Wine among others.  

The legendary David Kershenbaum, who has produced such notable artists as Tracy Chapman, Joe Jackson, Duran Duran, The Jacksons and Tori Amos, co-produced the Revealed CD with producer/engineer Scott Church and Bill Zabit of Sonoma Mountain Entertainment.  

Revealed was recorded and mixed at Sonoma Mountain Studio Estate (www.studioestate.com) in Sonoma County, California, with international composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Jason Nett of Vancouver, BC, playing a key role in the recording.

For more info, to request a review CD of ‘Revealed' or for access to Melanie Dekker, David Kershenbaum, Scott Church or Bill Zabit, please contact Christopher Buttner, details above.   Also check out Melanie Dekker: www.melaniedekker.com and Sonoma Mountains Studio Estate: www.studioestate.com  To purchase Melanie Dekker's CD Revealed , and benefit the cause, go to www.cdbaby.com/cd/dekker2