107.7 WGNA FM, Today's Country - Richie Phillips
96.7 Merle FM (Knoxville, TN) - Big Rick interviews Brian Hewgley about Heather Jakeman's "My Reason Why" on 3/10/2014.
WJSQ's Bill Hughes (Athens, TN) kicks off "Rising Stars" with Heather Jakeman's "Can I get a Volunteer" on 3/30/2014
US 101 Chattanooga's Country (Chattanooga, TN) - Bearman, Ken & Daniel interview Brian Hewgley about meeting Heather Jakeman and co-writing "Can I Get a Volunteer" on 3/1/2014.
By Kieu Giang in HCMC
Wednesday, Dec 15,2010,00:49 (GMT+7)
TN News Sunday, December 12, 2010 13:25
Chattanooga Times Free Press - Barry Courter
Bluegrass Today - John Lawless
It turns out that the song is set to be part of the craziness at University of Tennessee football games at Neyland Stadium this season – including a recently-produced video in which a number of bluegrass artists appear.
Former Mountain Heart fiddler, Jim VanCleve, was involved in both the recording of the single and the video shoot, and shared this story on how it all came to pass.
“Had a VERY cool opportunity last week. I had been leader on a country session over at Blackbird last year for a new artist, and even had used a couple of Mountain Heart guys on the session. My great friend David Hall was producing and it was a very fun song – a summertime/party/rowdy kind of thing. It was called Can I Get a Volunteer.
The artist was a girl named Heather Jakeman, and she sounded great! It was very evident from the lyrics that the song was tied directly to the hip of the University of Tennessee Football tailgate-party atmosphere. Decidedly country-radio friendly; the track really did have legs.
...It turns out that the UT Football program loved the track so much, they decided to adopt it, which led to the video shoot. Now they apparently plan to make it their game day JumboTron hype song for this years home games! So, if anybody is going to be at a UT home Football game this season, it seems that it’s likely they’ll see the video we shot. There’s also talk of some network TV half-time show type stuff as well, so we may have just begun our adventures with the Volunteers!
Always a good thing to see some bluegrassers getting good exposure!”
Well done Jim, et al.
"Can I Get a Volunteer" Review - Heath Andrews
Musicians and fans agree: The area has the right beat
By Alexander Stern
12:40 pm, Monday, November 17, 2014