Heather Performs Live on Channel 4

 Watch the debut of "Love takes Time" on Live TV. I had a hard time getting my breath in the first verse (leave it to Dallas to have major asthma!) but I found my breath later in the song. Hang in there and root for me! After all, it's live and the show must go on with breath or not!

Heather in The Dallas Morning News!

 "Bluebirdy" is a cool album!
- Mario Tarradell , Guide Live, Pop Culture (video) (Feb 08, 2013)
 The songs are sunny and positive with spare, melodic instrumentation."
- Mario Tarradell, Guide Live, Pop Culture (Feb 08, 2013)
 "Heather McCready makes music to calm the chaotic soul. The Arlington-based folk singer-songwriter zeroes in on lovely melodies, thoughtful lyrics and the comfort of uncluttered instrumentation. "
- Mario Tarradell, Music Critic, The Dallas Morning News (Feb 08, 2013)

Check This Out!

 I had the good fortune to be asked to an interview with Mario Tarradell, music critic of "The Dallas Morning News",  and was able to perform "Neverland"  with Milo D. for him yesterday too! (February 7th 2013) ! Watch the videos! Here is the link to the story as well. 

See Heather Sing on Good Day 10/25

Watch the performance of You'll Never Walk Alone on Fox 4 Good Day Dallas  and buy here! 

"Swingin' On a Star" is Making Headlines

Heather's single, "Swingin' On a Star" is making it's way around the world as the word get's out in the media that all proceeds for it's release have been given to Mental Health America of Greater Tarrant County in Fort Worth, Texas until Labor Day. Heather's article on the evolution of music and the rising depression and suicide rates is being circulated and is making headlines even on Yahoo News. You can read the story here. 
 

Hear a bit of Heather LIVE.

 Find out more on the News Page!  

Press Clippings

"The quality of musicianship and songwriting from Dallas-Fort Worth artists and bands is at its finest in years. The albums they are making are more than worthy of competing against major national label releases. These five Dallas record producers { including Milo Deering} are at the forefront, having helmed sterling projects by Home by Hovercraft, Sarah Jaffe, Larry g(EE), Heather McCready, Old 97’s and many more." June 7, 2012, Dallas Morning News
http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/music/headlines/20130607-dallas-record-producers-spotlight-the-areas-vast-local-talent.ece?ssimg=1052188



"Bluebirdy" does include an original, the title cut. That song, like so many of your other compositions, promotes a feeling of inner peace despite the turmoil of daily life." Dallas Morning News, Mario Tarradell, February 2013
http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2013/02/local-music-connection-heather-mccready-soothes-the-soul-and-talks-passionately-about-mental-health-awareness.html/

"Heather McCready makes music to calm the chaotic soul. The Arlington-based folk singer-songwriter zeroes in on lovely melodies, thoughtful lyrics and the comfort of uncluttered instrumentation.

She’s recorded five albums including last year’s Bluebirdy, a sweet paean to warm and whimsical classic songs. On Bluebirdy, McCready works with respected Dallas record producer and multi-instrumentalist Milo Deering. Deering has been a constant in McCready’s recording career." Mario Tarradell, Music Critic Dallas Morning News, February 20, 2013 (in print)
http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2013/02/local-music-connection-heather-mccready-soothes-the-soul-and-talks-passionately-about-mental-health-awareness.html/


Heather McCready's song, "Sunshiny Day" is a semi-finalist for folk/singer songwriter category in the International Songwriting Competition."

- http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/semi-finalists.html


"ECT saved my life," folk singer-songwriter Heather McCready admitted in front
of a crowd of 150+. "Two of my family members refused the treatment and died by suicide." The crowd listened in stunned silence, but I knew Heather's story. Folk Singer-Songwriter Heather McCready We'd connected a year before at one of my talks. I felt proud, another solid example of phenomenal results with ECT.
- Julie Hersh, Psychology Today (Feb 23, 2012)
- http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/struck-living/201202/memory-and-ect


 "Arlington folkie puts her distinctive stamp on a bunch of standards, plus "And The Angels were Singing!" penned by McCready's father, Billie Hanks, Jr."
Mario Tarradell, Music Critic's Holiday Picks, Dallas Morning News(Nov 28, 2011)


-"The delicate purity of fiddle, mandolin, cello, dobro and tin whistle elegantly dances with the resilient sturdiness of drums, banjo, upright bass, and acoustic guitar. Then the voice comes in, a wistful and lovely instrument. The lyrics are thoughtful, displaying a whimsical and deeply spiritual nature. That's Heather McCready..."  - Mario Tarradell, Music Critic, The Dallas Morning News (Aug 11, 2011)


Local Singer-Songwriter talks about living with mental illness in her songs....Singer-Songwriter, Heather McCready performs and excerpt from her song "Pray it By", from her Neverland album."
Samantha Urban, Dallas News Editor, The Dallas Morning News (Aug 10, 2011)

- Music soothes her soul and shines light on dark days" ....Her passion to erase the secrecy and stigma around mental illness merged with her passion for music..Singer-Songwriter Heather McCready of Arlington grew up keeping the family secret of mental illness.But after treatment changes her life, she resolved to be more open."
- Steve Blow, Columnist, The Dallas Morning News (Aug 12, 2011)

Heather McCready is a remarkable talent whose singing voice is the perfect mix of class and clarity. On her latest EP, 'Give It A Day', Heather sings her heart out and gives us an album teeming with grace. "Sunshiny Day" is a sweet and simple song that Heather's voice really shines on, making it the perfect way to open the album. I can easily hear this playing over the speakers in Starbucks while I'm sipping my Caramel Macchiato enjoying the morning sunshine. This song is a winner. The EP's title track, "Give It A Day", is absolutely my favorite song... What's remarkable about this song is that Heather is a treated and functioning bi-polar survivor, making it that much more special and awesome. I know what song I'll be listening to when I'm feeling a bit obsessive over something I can't control. Thanks Heather!... Heather McCready is a real artist with real things to talk about. I'd recommend this one to anybody who appreciates real music" .
- - Senseitional, IAE/ I am Entertainment/Magazine (Jul 21, 2011)


- " Heather McCready's song, " Give It a Day" is addicting!"
Pegusus/ Dallas Newsletter (Feb 09, 2011)

- " With her Crystalline pipes reminiscent of Emmylou Harris Heather McCready has released three CD.'s " “I was very impressed with her songwriting and singing,” Deering said in an e-mail. “Heather has a very good harmonic sense and understands how tension and resolution can help convey the emotion in a song. We put that to good use as we worked up string and vocal arrangements.”
 Terry Matthews, Sulpher Springs News/ Arts and Culture Feature (Feb 08, 2011)

- "With her beautiful pipes and impressive instrumental skills, McCready is the kind of talented singer-songwriter that deserves any accolades that come her way."
Darryl Smyers, Dallas Observer (Dec 02, 2010)

Heather McCready Made the Cover of Buddy Magazine!-
"Heather McCready, Why Did She Wait So Long?" See the cover and read the entire article soon to be published on Heather McCready's website, but available now at stores! (ex.Guitar Center.) "
Tom Geddie, Buddy Magazine/ The Original Music Magazine(Dec 01, 2010)

- "Heather McCready and Summer Ames at Poor David's Pub Arlington's Heather McCready mixes together folk, country, bluegrass, Celtic music and even some classical overtones and somehow manages to still sound simple. And that's a good thing: With her beautiful pipes and impressive instrumental skills, McCready is the kind of talented singer-songwriter that deserves any accolades that come her way. The gal has released three albums since 2009 and the most recent effort, Give it a Day, may well be her best one yet. Sharing the bill with her tonight is recent Kirtland Records signee, singer-songwriter, Summer Ames."
 Darryl Smyers, Dallas Observer (Dec 02, 2010)

- "Give It a Day a brilliant CD that is filled with well crafted songs that are recorded and arranged beautifully! .. loved the arrangements and playing. the title song, Has a nice groove. Loved the acoustic fingerstyle part!Overall, Very tasty playing and strong vocals... The world could use a nice positive message like this..We couldn't choose a favorite song and willrecommend the entire CD."
 Bryan Klaussing, Acoustic Rainbow (Dec 02, 2010)


This a brilliant CD that is filled with well crafted songs that are recorded and arranged beautifully.. Loved the arrangement and playing. Has a nice groove. Loved the acoustic fingerstyle part. Very tasty playing and vocals!"
Bryan Klaussing, Acoustic Rainbow

TEXAS SINGER-SONGWRITER HEATHER MCCREADY RECEIVES NOMINATION FOR A HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARD.. “Neverland” has been recognized as a nominee in the music genre under the Americana/Roots category. The awards ceremony is set for November 18, 2010 at the Kodak Theater in the Hollywood & Highlands Center in Hollywood, CA. Through creative lyrics “Neverland”, takes it’s listeners on a whimsical journey into an imaginary world where “never’s never true”. The song is an artistic achievement in music with it’s hypnotic melody sung in Heather’s distinctive, angelic voice coupled with beautiful harmonies and a rich rolling cello part surrounding the acoustic guitar in the fantastic string arrangement written by Milo Deering. "The Hollywood Music in Media Awards recognizes and honors the music of visual mediums, the talented individuals responsible, the music of independent artists from around the globe.." . "
Brynn Bagot P.R and Kelly Fordham , Hollywood in Media Awards/Brynn Bagot P.R./ written by Kelly Forham (Nov 02, 2010)

- "Heather is My American Idol!"
 Ruth McCartney, Ruth McCartney- McCartney Multimedia/ifanz records

 "Finally Free" is the 2009 follow-up for McCready and, like her first, the title track- a secular song in the country/bluegrass vein about being carefree- is one of the two standouts. The other is the track "Scarborough Fair". That song s a "tribute" to the original Paul Simon song, which is new lyrics by McCready with some of Simon's tune mixed in. The arrangement (By Milo Deering, who does most of the arrangements on McCready's albums) is gorgeous. Speaking of gorgeous, that describes McCready's voice!" (4 out of 5 stars!)
Steve Ramm, In the Groove Magazine on Amazon.com

- Without a doubt Heather is one of the talents I count one hand that I have ever had the privelege to work with. After 30 years in the music business (and with a name like mine), you can only imagine the artists who have crossed my path. If Joni Mitchell and Allison Kraus planted a farm, the seedlings would surely be Heather McCready."
Ruth McCartney, Ruth McCartney- McCartney Multimedia

Her voice,lyrics and accompaniment captivate the senses and pour into your very soul."
George Beverly Shea, For the CD jacket

 

"Christmas, the Way I Hear It" a Critic Pic!

Heather's Christmas Album is a Critic Pic!  

Dallas Morning News/ Heather's a Top Artist

June 7, 2013 Dallas Morning News Music Critic, Mario Tarradell praises five top local Dallas producers including Heather's producer, arranger and band leader, Milo Deering, in his Dallas Morning News Article.  The critic raves that Milo's production work with Heather McCready, along with the other four top prodcers in Dallas, is worthy of competing with major label artists! "The quality of musicianship and songwriting from Dallas-Fort Worth artists and bands is at its finest in years. The albums they are making are more than worthy of competing against major national label releases. These five Dallas record producers are at the forefront, having helmed sterling projects by Home by Hovercraft, Sarah Jaffe, Larry g(EE), Heather McCready, Old 97’s and many more."