Looking back at 2017 I cannot believe like so many other people, how quickly it has passed. It certainly was a year to remember. Like so many of you I want to thank everyone for your hard work and dedication. It couldn’t have been possible without so many great people.
Here is a few things that happened in 2017:
I was mentioned in a new book by Author Lynne White. Thank you Lynne.
My Twitter following reached 10,000 followers. It also declined some. But thank you followers.
My Facebook reach just hit 5,000 followers at the close of the year. Thank you everyone!
We distributed several hundred copies of my new EP which was released in December 2016 titled ‘6 Feet Under’. Thank you so much everyone!
We got to meet Rick Barker at a wonderful event in Nashville, which was great since we love working with Rick. -If your a musician you need to work with him! Thank you Rick.
I have been maintaining my ‘A’ average in the South Carolina Virtual Charter School. I was also offered to consider early placement in college because I had met all graduation requirements two years early. I chose to stay in SCVCS High School and remain in advanced placement classes so I can also focus on Music. Thank you so much #SCVCS
Thank you so much for all the stations and DJ’s who have been giving me interviews, airplay, etc.. I really means a lot, thank you!
These are some of my highlights, but again thank you so much everyone.
Find out more about Zelena at www.zelenahull.com
(Spartanburg, SC) – Today Platinum Z Records announced the addition of a new single released by emerging country singer/songwriter, Zelena Hull. “On November 12th we finished mastering the song in Nashville”, said Edward Hull, president of Platinum Z Records. “ We had just finished up our finalizing for Zelena’s new EP titled ‘6 Feet Under’ when we decided we also needed to push for the release of her new Christmas song ‘I Believe’. Once we heard the preliminary drafts we knew we had to move quickly. We called Kenny Lee, who is a good friend of ours in Nashville and I asked if he could immediately fit us in for a recording session” said Hull.
This song is about the Christmas Truce of 1914. In 1914 during World War 1 the Pope sought a truce on Christmas day but the waring nations refused to give in. Soldiers were trained that fraternization with the enemy was an act of treason. On Christmas Eve the British and Germans over heard one another singing “Silent Night.” They started singing louder and louder which lead to a cease fire. The song is based on this true story of the German and British troops on the front lines in Europe. Afterward they began giving each other small gifts, sharing supplies, food, medical supplies, and even had a good will soccer game.
The backdrop is a beautiful haunting melody that sets the stage. As the song starts it describes the wars horrific conditions. Then it transforms into a mesmerizing song of hope as it describes “two arcs drawn in Deadman’s land” symbolizing each solider telling the opposing forces I am a Christian, Merry Christmas. An early secret code of Christianity, the fish symbol was used as two people would greet each in ancient Rome by drawing the arc of the one side of the fish to be finished by the other so both would know they were Christian. They did this as Christians were heavily persecuted. This is symbolic of each other’s faith that became the Christmas Truce of 1914 and ends in restored faith in humanity.
Zelena wrote the song because she remembered her father telling her of the Christmas story when she was young and it made an impression on her. One day when she wanted to start working on a new song and the memories of the Christmas Truce story was on her mind. Zelena said “why don’t I write something about it and come back again later, if I get stuck.” Two days later it was finished.
Edward said “When soldiers who are facing chemical weapons attacks, frostbite, starvation, and unimaginable horrors can stop fighting and respect each other it makes you wonder how different the world would be if we could follow their example.”