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It has been an incredible year of awards and recognition for Sweet Dixie Records, Inc. recording artists Romeo & Lockwood having won Tennessee Country Music Alliance" Country Duo of the Year." The road to becoming an overnight sensation has taken many twists and turns. Destiny seemed to play a part in the teaming of Jeannie Romeo and Alice Lockwood. There was an instantaneous musical chemistry, but they also knew in their hearts they each had found a lifelong friend. Although they played many musical genres, it was in country music that they felt most at home.

Country music has been a source of inspiration for Jeannie and Alice since childhood. They both grew up in small towns with strong family ties, which shows in their “down to earth" genuine quality which audiences respond to. In 2002, Jeannie Romeo and Alice Lockwood's vision of recording a CD in the heartland of country music became reality when they flew to Nashville to record their first CD 'Heartfelt." In the same year, they decided to form the record label "Sweet Dixie Records, Inc.". In 2004, they returned to Brush Hill Studios to record their latest CD "Forever Country". The musicians who were on the sessions read like a Who's Who in country music having done sessions with country greats like Loretta Lynn, Lorrie Morgan, and Reba McEntire. The response to their CDs has been tremendous and Romeo & Lockwood fans have said that the songs have touched their lives.

This exciting country duo is comprised of two talented performers and song writers who have individually enjoyed extensive musical careers.

Jeannie Romeo, a singer-songwriter, began her performing career at age five, when she was discovered by a local talent agent and asked to appear on a local television show.  By age 16, Jeannie had been signed to Pickwick International Records and was recording on albums with many legendary artists. Later Jeannie signed with Hansa-Ariola Records and released a single "Heaven Is The Man I Love," originally a country tune. The single was released in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and went on to become a huge success in Europe. Jeannie has performed at world class venues, such as Las Vegas, El Morocco in Manhattan, and The Hamptons.

Alice Lockwood, a classically trained keyboardist who happens to be blind since birth, has never allowed this fact to stand in the way of success. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in psychology but her love was, and always will be music. Education has played an integral part for Jeannie, who went on to obtain a Masters of Arts in Education. Jeannie studied music in college and also studied with vocal coach to the stars, Herbert Buchanan.  As a teacher, Jeannie felt that she could make a difference in the lives of others but like Alice, "music is and will always be her first love".

Recently, Romeo & Lockwood were honored to share the stage with country music legends and Opry stars Ernie Ashworth, Jack Greene, and Tommy Cash at the Jamboree On The Mountain in Monteagle, Tennessee. They have appeared at the Cross Timbers Opry in Texas, at the legendary Ernest Tubbs Record Shop, Texas, The Nashville Palace and at Fan Fair in Nashville. They appeared on television shows such as Nashville On Stage and have done numerous radio interviews at stations across the country. Romeo & Lockwood have gained international recognition for their music receiving the International Airplay gold and Platinum records for both their CD's "Heartfelt" and "Forever Country". The Gold record for "Heartfelt" and "Forever Country" is given for 50,000 airplays and overall excellence in the industry. The platinum record was awarded to the duo for 75,000 airplays and overall industry excellence for both CD's "Heartfelt" and "Forever Country".

Romeo & Lockwood can keep the audience spellbound with their emotionally powerful ballads, but they can also rock the house! Performing for their fans is what matters most to them and as they have often remarked "We haven't done too badly for a couple of Yankees". Their fans from Texas to New York feel the same way and Romeo and Lockwood understand that "country music isn't about a place, it's about a feeling."

Official Web Site: www.romeoandlockwood.com

To order a copy of the new CD "Forever Country," or their first CD "Heartfelt." send checks payable to: Sweet Dixie Records, Inc. 15 Winfield Avenue Brentwood, NY 11717 or visit their new online store.

For credit card orders or further information and bookings please call: (631) 273-3577

 


Don Everly, (left) congratulating Jeannie Romeo
(right) and Alice Lockwood, (not pictured) on a
superb performance.

Official Web Site:
www.romeoandlockwood.com

To order a copy of the new CD "Forever Country,"
or their first CD "Heartfelt."
send checks payable to:

Sweet Dixie Records, Inc.
15 Winfield Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717

For credit card orders or further information
and bookings please call:
(413) 248-1169romeoandlockwood.com

 

 

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