Music Industry News Network [02-20-2018]

Effervescent Country Group The Runaway Hamsters Return To The Dance Floor For Upcoming Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Benefit


Benevolent country sibling group The Runaway Hamsters will be dancing the night away at the 6th Annual Boise State Dance Marathon in their home state of Idaho. This marathon, which kicks off Friday, February 23, 2018 raises awareness and supports the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Join them as they perform an acoustic set starting at 8:30PM. Hundreds of students, family members and the Boise community gather in the campus’s recreation center for a seventeen-hour marathon to wrap-up a year of fundraising and dedication to the cause. During the event, the dancers are challenged mentally and physically, gaining perspective of the even greater challenges and obstacles facing the children they support. Last year, they raised over $150,000 for kids at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, the only Children’s Hospital in Idaho. Since the first event in 2013, the Boise State Dance Marathon has raised more than $372,000 for St. Luke’s.

“We are happy to be back again for this event,” says older sibling Isabella Keen of The Runaway Hamsters, “This is a perfect example of the power of music and friends.” Fashionista member of The Runaway Hamsters Gabby Keen adds, “Changing the world can be as simple as dancing, so come out and join us!”

Where: BSU Student Recreation Center / Boise, ID
Starts: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3PM
Ends: Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8AM
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About The Runaway Hamsters: The Runaway Hamsters consist of Isabella and her triplet siblings — Abby, Gabby and brother Riley. Best known for their musical youth and huge hearts, they create music that is original, engaging and heartfelt. Their last radio release, A Little Country, was the title track off their second EP which was produced by Grammy nominated Kent Wells (Dolly Parton). The official music video was directed by three time Emmy award-winner Roman White (Taylor Swift’s You Belong With Me) and made its broadcast debut on Great American Country and was also played on numerous TV affiliates world-wide.

This Boise, Idaho group started as simply forming a band, writing and recording a song for a friend who was diagnosed with brain cancer. Since then, they performed from Nashville to LA, opened for Andy Grammer, took part in The National Finals Rodeo Cowboy Christmas in Las Vegas for the past two years, appeared on major network television stations including KTVB-TV and Nashville’s WZTV-TV as a featured artist, performed on WSM-AM (home of the Grand Ole Opry), been nominated twice for a Grammy in the children’s category, played the famous Bluebird Café and was also involved in CMA Music Festival where they met fans, signed autographs and also performed at The Listening Room where they shared the stage with other prominent country artists.

With over 33k followers on Facebook and over a million views on their YouTube channel, the hamster wheel is continuously spinning with the release of Hamstercast, a free podcast to inspire, relate and positively influence fans of their age with their own personal stories and views. It is available for download on iTunes. They are also in the studio laying down vocals for new music, which will be released later this year.

Facebook: @TheRunawayHamsters (over 33k followers)
Twitter: @TheRunawayHamst (over 11k followers)
Instagram: @TheRunawayHamsters (over 25k followers)
YouTube: TheRunawayHamsters (over a million views)


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