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March 12, 2013
Dorydrive to Release New Music Video

Dorydrive is set to release their new music video for the song ‘Better Part of Me’, with the video featuring Greg Bennett Avion guitars being played by Samick Music TomE LaBrosse and Henry Koller. For more information about Dory Drive’s new album, visit www.dorydrive.com.

November 12, 2012
Samick Announces Exciting Greg Bennett Design Guitar Lineup for 2013
Samick Music Corporation, Inc. announced a newly revamped Greg Bennett Design acoustic guitar lineup for 2013. Following the successful launch of several new acoustic models within the Greg Bennett Design line over the last 18 months, the revised collection will become more streamlined, providing a greater value to consumers. The entire guitar line, from top to bottom, has had a makeover.

July 24, 2012
Samick Artist DoryDrive Releases New Album “Calling On Angels”Nashville rockers and Red Rocket Entertainment recording artists DoryDrive have announced that their debut album “Calling On Angels” was released on iTunes and Amazon July 24 and that their single “Tattooed” is currently being serviced to radio stations across the U.S. The release can also be found on Spotify and various other streaming services. This is the band’s much anticipated follow on to their award winning EP “Dance Baby Dance”, which received Tunelab’s 2011 EOTY award for “EP of the Year” and garnered DoryDrive indie acclaim. Visit DoryDrive.com

May 1, 2012
Samick Artist Aaron Beavers Touring with Greg Bennett GuitarSamick Guitars Artist and Songwriter Aaron Beavers, while on tour with his band Shurman to promote its latest release, “Inspiration,” will be playing a Greg Bennett Design Barcelona Series guitar. The band has tour dates set through the beginning of summer with stops in Texas, Utah, and Oklahoma. Beavers founded the band in 2001 and has built a dedicated grassroots following by touring relentlessly and releasing four full-length recordings and three EPs.For a complete list of tour dates, Click Here

December 7, 2011
Video Review: Samick Greg Bennett-Designed USA Series Royale RL3Guitar World reviews the USA Series Royale RL3 – CHECK IT OUT!


November 14, 2011
Samick Endorser and Legendary Guitarist Receives AwardSamick Endorser and Legendary Guitarist, Joey Stuckey, Receives Special Recognition Award from NewTown MaconLast month, Samick Endorser Joey Stuckey received a Special Recognition Award for being integral in shaping NewTown Macon’s musical heritage. Stuckey was also recognized for his active role in preparing for Macon’s future.“I’m honored to be recognized for my efforts in promoting the music and history of Macon,” says Stuckey. “I look forward to being of service to my community for the rest of my life. I feel like this area, and Macon in particular, has as much musical talent as New York City or Los Angeles. We just have to find a way to make sure the rest of the world knows about it and come together as a community to ensure our musical economy continues to prosper!”Stuckey’s father accepted the award on Joey’s behalf, from Greg Dent, a NewTown Macon board member.Dent presented the award and said: “As Macon’s first official ‘Ambassador of Music,’ Joey is a tireless and enthusiastic promoter of downtown, whose life work advances the city’s musical legacy. Joey’s business, Shadow Sound Studio on Third Street, brings musicians from around the globe to downtown Macon to record. Several of [Joey’s] own recordings have been nominated for Grammys. Joey is a band leader, educator, and promoter of civic activities who leads with a powerful and generous spirit. He has donated his time and talent to area schools and local organizations and recently provided a young boy in hospice care with his wish of recording in Joey’s studio. Anyone who knows Joey Stuckey knows that his enthusiasm and love of Macon never waivers.”

Guitars In The Classroom
October 19, 2011
Guitars In The Classroom Matching Contributions TODAY to Raise Funds to Support ProgramsGuitars In The Classroom raises funds to support programs through an online site called Global Giving, and twice a year they have a matching contribution day – TODAY IS IT!Global Giving will, for as long as their matching funds hold out, match every donation up to 30% as long as it is submitted today.Please support Guitars in the Classroom and make a difference for children in need through music TODAY, Oct 19, at Global Giving! Your contribution will be MATCHED on this special Bonus Day. http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/keep-music-alive-in-k8-classrooms-nationwide/

September 14, 2011Samick Artist Coles Whalen Plays Live Benefit ConcertSamick Music Corporation, Inc. (SMC), one of the largest global manufacturing and distribution companies of both fretted instruments and pianos, is pleased to announce the outstanding support for Samick Artist Coles Whalenat the Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation’s 3rd Annual Sensational Summer Concert. Proceeds from the event will fund research toward diagnostic recognition of SPD, studies of treatment effectiveness, and the building of an outdoor sensory playground, bringing therapy, research and SPD family training together.During the event, a Greg Bennett acoustic guitar autographed by Whalen was given away as part of a drawing, with all proceeds going towards the foundation that means so much to the artist. “Throughout my career, the people at Samick have been great supporters of me & my band,” stated Whalen.” They have gone above & beyond by helping to support a cause near to my heart. Thank you Samick for your generous donation of a beautiful guitar and for helping to provide hope and help for children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder.”The yearly event took place on August 18th at Denver’s Hard Rock Café, where several guests donated money throughout the night for the event’s several sweepstakes giveaways. As a result of the strong support, the SPD Foundation raised over $7,000 toward research, education, and advocacy. To learn more about the SPD Foundation, visit http://www.sinetwork.org.


September 13, 2011Samick Artist Cody Marks Entertains U.S. Troops in Middle EastSamick Artist Cody Marks Entertains U.S. Troops in Middle East
Samick artist Cody Marks recently completed a military tour in the Middle East, where she entertained the U.S. troops with her music, and a Greg Bennett Torino in her hands. It was a very gratifying opportunity for the musician.“The troops really appreciate the music and the effort,” said Marks. “When you play for the troops, you are playing just for them. I am more patriotic now than before I went.”The visit also afforded Marks the chance to shoot a music video for her song “Rock n Roll Soldier”, written specifically for the U.S. troops. The music video will be aired on every U.S. military base in the world and can be viewed on the Greg Bennett YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/gregbennettguitars.For more information about Samick artist Cody Marks, please visit www.codymarks.com


September 12, 2011
Samick Music Visits Vanderbilt Pediatric Rehabilitation Center
Jeremy Colas, Samick’s Quality Assurance Manager/Master Luthier, paid a recent visit to Vanderbilt University’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, providing entertainment for children receiving physical therapy in the treatment of certain disabilities. Jeremy was on hand to play guitar and assist children in playing music. The visit gave a big boost to all of the children and staff at the center.It was an exciting visit to Vanderbilt Pediatric Rehabilitation Center during Constraint Camp,” said Shirley Gogliotti, Physical Therapist, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Pediatric Rehab. “Judging by the faces, the children were totally in awe that they would actually get to play a guitar themselves. This activity was great therapy and the children worked with their fingers until they were exhausted!”Colas was thankful for the chance to provide the children with some fun through music. “I am very appreciative of the opportunity to give back to the Vanderbilt Pediatric Rehabilitation Center,” stated Colas. “My daughter is a patient and they have worked wonders. To see the smiles on the children’s faces was truly priceless, and it’s always wonderful to see the power that music holds.” For more information about Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, please visit www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org.