Feb. 1, 2021
For Immediate Release
GEORGE DUCAS LAUNCHES “VALENTIMERS CHALLLENGE” TO HEARTEN ISOLATED SENIORS ON VALENTINE’S DAY
Photo Credit: David Abbott
NASHVILLE, TN – Chiseled Country mainstay George Ducas has launched the “Valentimers Challenge” to help hearten seniors who are isolated and separated from family in nursing homes on Valentine’s Day.
Ducas is encouraging people everywhere to create messages of gratitude and encouragement that can be posted to their hometown, senior care facility’s Facebook page or social platforms to be safely shared with residents. He is hoping everyone will encourage their friends and families to do the same by sending a strong, multi-generational message to our elders that they are not forgotten.
The “Valentimers Challenge” was inspired by Ducas’ new single “Old Timers,” which is No. 15 and rapidly climbing the Texas Regional Radio Report in his native Texas. The reflective song from his latest album, Yellow Rose Motel, is a well-worn tribute to the people who forged the path we follow today. “Old Timers” honors the “busted-knuckle savior” or a “purple hearted war horse getting older,” teachers and preachers, mothers and fathers who earned every scar, every wrinkle, and every grey hair.
See the lyric video HERE. Find the album HERE.
“’Old Timers’ is a tune that I’m proud to have written,” said Ducas. “During a year when so many of us have lost loved ones, family, and friends who are older, it was important to come up with a way to honor and remember their invaluable sacrifices and lifelong contributions.”
Americana, Roots, Country & Bluegrass writer Alan Cackett opined that “Old Timers” is “a compelling damaged country song of the most glorious order in which [Ducas] radiates a timeless, unfakeable cool; tough, stoic, and magnetic.” Americana Highways declared, “Ducas is on the fence with Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark.” Midwest Record, offered “With the spirit of Bakersfield, Austin, and more, Ducas is where organic country is headed, genre splicing country modes from the past into a seamless attack towards the future.” And American Songwriter agreed, “While George is always proud of his past, it’s the road ahead that he’s focused on which is lit up with a lot of great things.”
Ducas has been a skilled player in country music long enough to have enjoyed mainstream stardom as an artist with six charted singles on the Billboard charts, including his career launching “Lipstick Promises,” and a Grammy nomination. He has also enjoyed enormous success as an affluent songwriter penning hits for his peers including “Beer Run” by Garth Brooks and George Jones, “Real Fine Place To Start” by Sara Evans, “Just Call Me Lonesome” by Radney Foster, as well as songs by The Chicks, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Rogers, Eli Young Band, Gary Allan, and others.
For more information, visit www.georgeducas.com
Wendy Pearl Public Relations