Verified Twitter Participants For Soldier Project Collage
If your twitter name is on the following list, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org early starting TODAY with as many pictures as you want included in the Soldier Blitz project collage which will be featured right here on TeamDeGraw.com.
Please keep all pictures family-friendly and appropriate! You will have until Jan. 31st at 9PM PST/ 12AM EST to submit pictures.
If you’ve been following us since our inception little over a year ago, you may have participated in various fan projects that we helped take part in as well as created for Gavin’s 35th birthday last year. This year, we thought we’d try our hand at doing something different. The plan this year is orchestrating a massive media blitz to help both promote and support Soldier as far as charting, radio airplay and view counts on YouTube in an effort to forge a Gavin DeGraw street team under the Team DeGraw name. Moving in a street team direction is something we’ve had in mind for Team DeGraw since our early days, and we thought now is as good a time as ever to rally Gavin’s fans across the world to take part in the first ever organized global street team project.
Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat used downtime on their recent tour to co-write a new single together. The song, titled “We Both Know,” is set to appear in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks film, “Safe Haven,” which will hit theaters on Valentine’s Day. The latest in the Sparks saga stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough and is said to be a tearjerker just like its predecessors, “Dear John” and “The Notebook.”
The pair wrote the song, their first time collaborating, on a bus ride to Nashville. “It was an overnight drive on the bus and it all just kind of happened. It was awesome. It was magical, it was [sings] this magic moment,” exclaimed DeGraw.
DeGraw told Billboard that the tune is set to appear at the end of the movie and assures us that it will make people cry. “It’s going to be a real nose blower,” he joked. He also revealed that he runs all of his potential new songs by “the hardest critic that there is” — his brother Joey DeGraw. “I have to play everything for him. He is brutally honest. I played the song and he pointed at the phone and he goes, “That’s a fucking great song.” And then he said this word, “Ringtones, ringtones.”
“I can see that,” says Caillat. “I think the song is going to be the ringtone that people choose for the person that they are in love with.”
DeGraw added that the song and film are a “match made in heaven, artistically.”
Currently in the studio wrapping up his latest album, DeGraw would like the song to appear on his future release. “I want it on my next album too,” says Caillat. “It would have to say ‘Colbie featuring Gavin,’ though.” DeGraw smirked and said they’d have to arm wrestle it out but noted that he wouldn’t be opposed to the song appearing on both albums. “I really think this song deserves it.”
As far as future DeGraw/Caillat collaborations, DeGraw says he’s down. “I’d like to record with her as often as possible. I think we have a real Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers thing going on for this generation. We have a really special chemistry and you can really hear it on this song.”
Caillat mentioned that she’d like to sing the song with DeGraw at next year’s Grammy’s. “That’s what we should do!” he seconded.
It’s a ‘Sweeter’ tour reunion at the AMAs tonight! Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat will both present awards, and fellow ex-tourmate Andy Grammer will host the red carpet pre-show starting at 5 p.m. ET on YouTube, ABC.com, Cokemusic.com, Livestream, Ustream and AMAs365.
Be sure to tune in to ABC at 8 PM ET/PT after the red carpet pre-show to catch the awards ceremony featuring performances and appearances by all your favorite artists!
Were you following us last year? Check out our coverage of Gavin at the 2011 AMAs!
Gavin DeGraw hosts his first ever StageIt show to benefit the American Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Click the link to be taken to Gavin’s StageIt page to make a donation for an E-Ticket to tune in to this event! HURRY! Tickets are limited to only the first 500 people! Join Gavin November 15th at 5:30PM EST/ 2:30PM PST as he takes your requests and answers your questions live!
New York - (November 9, 2012) Multi-platinum selling artist Gavin DeGraw will release his new live CD and DVD, SWEETER LIVE, on December 4th, 2012 on RCA. The album, which will be available both digitally and physically wherever music is sold, features a live concert performance from Gavin’s recent sold out summer tour with multi-Grammy winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat. Recorded and filmed in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in August of this year, the CD/DVD and Blu Ray release will feature hits throughout Gavin’s career including “I Don’t Want to Be,” “Follow Through,” “Chariot,” and “In Love With A Girl,” as well as hits off of his current and third studio album Sweeter, including the title track, the 2x certified hit “Not Over You,” and the new single “Soldier,” which is currently climbing the charts. Click here to view a live performance of his current single “Soldier” on YouTube that is featured on this special DVD and Blu Ray release http://bit.ly/Q2h5Ys. The DVD will also feature two official videos for “Not Over You” and “Sweeter” as bonus content.
“I had such a great time on the road this summer,” said DeGraw. “I wanted to share my live show experience with my fans. I hope they love it!”
Track Listing: 1. Sweeter 2. In Love With A Girl 3. Crush 4. Soldier 5. Candy 6. I Don’t Want To Be 7. Follow Through 8. I Need A Dollar / Chemical Party 9. Chariot 10. Radiation 11. Not Over You (with Colbie Caillat)
DVD Bonus Features: Not Over You (official music video) - directed by Diane Martel Sweeter (official music video) - directed by Lenny Bass
DVD Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes DVD Audio Options: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo.
ABOUT GAVIN DEGRAW: DeGraw is not a stranger to the top of the charts, he first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, in September 2011. The album’s first single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. “Soldier,” his current single is currently climbing the charts.