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November 14, 2007

The Blenders win an Emmy Award.

On the eve of their 10th anniversary Christmas Holiday Soul Tour, The Blenders have added another prestigious award to their trophy case, an Emmy Award for their creative and vocal work on a catchy “Wake Up with Fox 9” television spot that has been running most of the year over Channel 9. The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Television Academy (NTA) awarded the pioneering “vocal band” the Emmy in the category of Musical Composition/Arrangement at the regional Emmy Awards held in the Twin Cities. Of the submissions, they were the only ones deemed worthy of a nomination in the category. The group, Tim Kasper, Darren Rust, Ryan Lance and Allan Rust, will each receive an Emmy statue.

“This is a truly great, early Christmas present,” remarked Kasper, the spokesman for The Blenders. ”It demonstrates that our creative strength and enduring harmonies still have an impact after 17 years together. The guys are thrilled with the award and are looking forward to this year’s Christmas concert tour throughout the region with multiple shows in Des Moines, Fargo, Bismarck and the Twin Cities. This is a distinguished award and a real boost for a bunch of guys that only work together now during the holidays, with the occasional corporate gig. We’re deeply grateful to Fox 9 for the opportunity and to the NTA for the recognition.”

Posted by acapnews at November 14, 2007 9:02 PM

Comments

I AM TRYING TO FIND AN E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR THE BLENDERS. I SAW THEM WHEN THEY WERE IN OSWEGO N.Y. AND I AM WONDERING WHEN THEY WILL BE BACK THIS WAY? I HAVE THE CD TOTALLY WHIPPED AND I REALLY ENJOY IT.

Posted by: wanda korber at November 18, 2007 1:43 PM

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