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Whirlwind 9 shows in 11 days, Santorum, Gingrich, Romney, Song charts and more!

Hello friends and fans!


Setting up in Jacksonville at the omni


We have had a busy week and a half to say the least! Starting in Jacksonville, Fl we were asked to be a part of a Florida Freedom Rally

because of our song “My Name is America.” Below we have pictures of that and the rest of our tour.

From Jacksonville on the 19th we headed to Southern Pines in Frostproof, FL  for a super fun show!  Thanks


Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church


for a packed house there!

The following Night, Saturday, we did a show in Avon Park, FL. Another great time and full house. Thank you

to my parents for their wonderful hospitality while we were in town. We even ended up doing our show Sunday at their church. We thoroughly enjoyed that. It’s a blessing to perform in the Lord’s house.

Monday morning we headed to The Villages in Florida. We were asked to sing “My Name is America” at an event where presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was speaking. We got to meet and speak with Mr. Santorum for the third time. He actually did remember Todd before he even reminded him!  He explained to him the story behind “My Name is America” (if the statue of Liberty could speak, she may say this) and gave him a copy of it.  He seems a very nice man.  We would also like to thank Pam Dahl and the Tri county Tea Party for hosting the event and giving voters a chance to hear from ALL of the candidates running, so people can make educated voting decisions.


Speaking with Rick Santorum



Todd and Mr. Ron McNeil who is running for U.S. Senate


We also performed again that evening at an event where Ron McNeil, who is running for U.S. senate, spoke. Tuesday evening we did a show at the Sea Breeze Center in The Villages. Afterwards Mr.  McNeil spoke to educate voters once again on what we the people must do to help better America. Thank you to him and his campaign team for including us in the evening.  Todd does not normally voice his political views but he would like to say that he is supporting Mr. Ron McNeil for U.S. Senate.  We hope you will  research Mr. McNeil and make an educated decision on whether or not to vote for him.

By Thursday we were back in Jacksonville for the Republican debate.  Early in the day Todd met Mr. and Mrs. Gingrich and got a chance to have a conversation with them and tell them about “My Name is America.”   Todd asked Mrs. Gingrich how they were feeling after being on the campaign trail and travelling so much, and she said they were still doing well.  Todd commented on how well they looked and she said they have a lot of people to help them stay looking good!  He told her that we have been traveling a lot too and wish we had all the helpers too, and shared a laugh. She then said they had a CD player on their bus and would listen to the song.  Below you can see a couple of pictures.  We jokingly call one the “Newt finally gets to meet Todd Allen Herendeen” photo.  Hahaha!  It is a really neat shot of how all the media was gathered around.


The picture we jokingly titled "Newt finally meets Todd Allen Herendeen" 🙂


Friday we headed to Apalachicola, FL for shows Friday Night, Saturday night, and Sunday Afternoon.  We had two SOLD OUT (really over sold, standing room only) shows on Friday and Saturday and Sunday was a full house!  Thank you fans so very much!  Also a huge thank you to Dixie and Jerry and all the staff at the theatre for making it so much fun to come back each time.  It is great to see these sell out shows happening.  We had sell outs for our Christmas shows at The Breakers in Panama City Beach and another sell out in Hawkinsville, GA earlier this month.


Todd and Mitt Romeny


Saturday afternoon Mitt Romney visited Panama City and Todd was invited to come and be a part of that.  He got to meet Mr. Romney and also got him to sign a copy of “My Name is America”  He spoke with him about the song and gave him a copy also.  We hope any or all of the candidates can and will use the song to help bring pride back to America.  There are several great photos below of their meeting.  We also want to thank Florida Representative Jimmy Patronis for all he does for our community.  We had the privilege to see him at the event also.

We have always said this song, is not for one particular party or people, but for all Americans and that is true.  With this year being an election year in America, the song has gained attention from these candidates and we find that a very good thing, as it helps the song get bigger national exposure!  We think our song has a great message and that America is still the greatest country on earth. We feel it is not wrong to be patriotic and love this country that is still the land of the free and, thank God, the Home of the Brave!

This week has also seen a lot of national press about “My Name is America” hitting the Number One Spot on the Indie Country Chart.  Thank you to Tifton, GA, Panama City, FL and Kendallville, IN for your wonderful articles.

Click Here to read Tifton’s

Click Here to read Panama City’s

Click Here to read Indiana’s You may not be able to read it without an account so here it is-




Herendeen tops Indie music chartStaff ReportsMonday, January 30, 2012, 10:50am

ROME CITY — Well-known singer, songwriter and entertainer Todd Allen Herendeen, a Noble County native, has the No. 1 song on the Indie World Country Chart.

His first world radio release, “My Name is America,” on the Straight Arrow label, is now the No. 1 independent country song in the United States. On Jan. 6 the song was No. 31 on the New Music Weekly chart and No. 21 on the New Music Weekly Indie Chart. The song — with a patriotic anthem written by Kurt Orning — is also receiving interest from radio stations around the world.

This summer Herendeen will perform for the 11th season at Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, Fla., and at the Holiday Inn, also in Panama City Beach. He currently is touring Florida with his band.

He signed a contract with Straight Arrow Records in 2011.

Herendeen is a frequent performer in northeast Indiana, returning to area venues where he got his start as an entertainer. He often performs for benefits and fundraisers. Last September Herendeen performed in a benefit for his brother Scott Herendeen at the American Legion in Rome City. His brother suffered brain damage when his heart unexpectedly stopped.

“When approached to record this song, I was so moved by the power of songwriter Kurt Orning’s words, I immediately agreed to be part of the production,” stated Herendeen on the mynameisamerica.us website.

To download the song and learn more about it, visit http://www.mynameisamerica.us.

“My Name is America” is currently charting on several others charts.Country Top 30 Indie ChartPublication Date: Jan 27, 2012Last Week PositionThis Week PositionArtist – Song (Label)This Week SpinsSpin Trend + –Last Week SpinsThree Week SpinsStation CountAverage SpinsAdds51MONTGOMERY GENTRY – Where I Come From (Average Joes Entertainment)1519+38148113805130.282DK DAVIS – Goodbye Is The Wrong Way To Go (Route 66)1497+91140612372952.1293ELLIEMAY KAY – More Of What Matters (Jett)1457+53140412652363.824MARTY RAYBON W/T GRAHAM BROWN, JIMMY FORTUNE & TRACE ADKINS – Working On A Building (MCM)1442-92153415002169.135WILL COX – The Dying Side Of Love (Lawman)1438-86152414692072.41116BOBBY DEAN – White Lightning Or Pink Champagne (Lamon)1409+49136012542752.667RICHARD BURR – Dirty Water (Kickin` Dust)1378-74145213602166.148SARAH PIERCE – Butterfly Tattoo (Little Bear)1369-146151513922751.21149KATHRYN SCHELDT – Almost Cheatin’ (Lamon)1345+95125011053045.321210JEFF MADDOX – Take It From Me (Platinum Plus)1328+56127211253143.31711JOHN MAINES JR – Bottle In My Hand (Endless Love)1306+123118310172454.921512CHARLIE WOOD – Alabama Stars (Groove Gator)1284+77120710652846.311613MISS JEANIE – A Cloud Of Dust (Megalith)1281+83119810192551.71314TAYLOR MADE – Good Love (Little General)  ♦1280+14126611833339.212115BJ BLUE W/BRITTANY ALLYN – So Into You (Cosmopolitan Country)1226+12011069682451.521816GUY PENROD – More Power To Ya (Servant/Gaither Music Group)1210+6411469613040.81917TODD ALLEN HERENDEEN – My Name Is America (Straight Arrow)1208+6711419793040.712018RICHARD HALL – Old Dog Tags (WHP)1179+6511149512156.62219MICHAEL LYNNE – Have A Little Fun (WHP)1164+8110839462253.412320JIMMY WHITE – Hard Ride (828)1134+6210729832545.82421CHERYL K WARNER – As Long As Forever Last (WHP)1107+6210459251862.02622BEN WASSON – I Get The Blues When It Rains (Caper)1062+949687632542.922523PAYTON & CRAZYWATER – Like The First Time (Crazywater)1060+929688101956.212824TJ MADDUX – The Promised Land (Platinum Plus)1045+909558272345.921025MATT LITTY – I Can’t Get My Truck To Go Home At Night (Olson Entertainment)1041-355139613302837.613026KELLY PARKES – Don’t Make Me (Edge/LCR)  ♦1016+1129046593133.222927LARRY DEAN – Shine Like A Diamond (Boulevard)1011+829297992540.912728ROCKIN GRANDMA – Country Fried Country Girl (RGM)1010+479638832344.41—29MARK ALAN STANSBERRY – Journey Of Life (Ind)944NEW  8167002047.73—30BRUCE LARSON – All Because Of You (Busy At Play)824NEW  7556752632.16

The Above is the new music weekly chart Independent chart.

On the New Music Weekly Main Country chart we are #26.

Last Week PositionThis Week PositionArtist – Song (Label)This Week SpinsSpin Trend + –Last Week SpinsThree Week SpinsStation CountAverage SpinsAddsWeeks71BRAD PAISLEY – Camouflage (Arista/RLG)1618+115150314304635.611532MARTINA MCBRIDE – I’m Gonna Love You Through It (Republic)1617+1161615834536.412523BAND PERRY – All Your Life (Republic Nashville)1521-106162715984335.82484MONTGOMERY GENTRY – Where I Come From (Average Joes Entertainment)1519+38148115055130.226115KENNY CHESNEY – Reality (BNA/RLG)  ♦1501+58144313964335.415156DK DAVIS – Goodbye Is The Wrong Way To Go (Route 66)

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Exciting times!  Thank you radio for playing this amazing song!

Don’t forget that Gulf World Marine Park’s Winter Concert Series has begun.  Click Here to learn more and see who is coming to



The New Garden Room at Gulf World Marine Park


perform!  Todd will be the MC for most of the concerts.  He may even sing his new hit song…  Did you know Gulf World also now has a new room upstairs above the theatre that they just remodeled.  It is called The Garden Room (it overlooks the tropical garden below) and it now has beautiful new carpeting, a dance floor, new lighting and much more.  It is fully prepared and available to rent for parties, meetings and more.  Click Here to learn more about it.

The Todd Allen Herendeen Show performs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in February at The Breakers in Panama City Beach, FL.  Please call 850-234-6060 to make reservations, as it tends to fill up fast!  You can join us for dinner and the show or just come for the show.  Come join us for a spectacular show in a fantastic Vegas style show room!

We will be releasing the “Official” YouTube Video for “My Name Is America” this week.  There have been a couple of others that have been put up, but not by us.  We ask that you wait for the official one and then Share it like crazy on Facebook, Twitter, Email and any other way, to help get it out to the world!  We will do a special Blog post when we release it and you will be able to forward that to all in your email contacts.  We sincerely appreciate your help in spreading the song’s great message.  Also tell everyone they can always get a copy of the song and stay up to date on all the news by visiting www.MyNameIsAmerica.us.

We are working hard, keep us in your prayers.  We love each and every one of you, you now that.

God Bless,

The Todd Allen Herendeen Show

www.toddallenherendeen.com www.mynameisamerica.us  www.gulfworldmarinepark.com www.hipcbeach.com

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