Albert County, NB based songwriter Don Coleman, who is endorsed by Gordon Lightfoot for the song he penned about the iconic Canadian troubadour, has released his latest song and music video that is called the “Albert County Home Sweet Home” Audio/Visual experience.
The song known as “Albert County Home Sweet Home” is an uplifting, toe-tapping, wholesome, feel-good Dixieland swing style song that was written about our region of New Brunswick. A tribute to the place that residents sometimes refer to as “God’s Country” and its people. The video features aerial drone footage of all four seasons and imagery that showcases the natural beauty of the county. Coleman says, “It is the community spirit of individual business owners, entrepreneurs and proud families that made this project possible.” The project is a gift from the community to the community and to the rest of the world showcasing the essence and spirit of the region, which is affectionately known as “the gateway to the Fundy tidal zone.”
Albert County is a special piece of the Appalachian Mountain range and home to the world’s highest tides. Tourists from around the world come to visit our little piece of heaven. The “Albert County Home Sweet Home” audio/visual experience is a testament to the appeal of the area for everyone to share. It was created to capture the hearts of those who live there and intrigue the imaginations of those from afar.
Don Coleman has received letters of commendation that recognize the project in a positive light from the following politicians: the Hon. Blaine Higgs, Premier; the Hon. Ginette Pettipas-Taylor, Member of Parliament for Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe; the Hon. Mike Holland, Albert County MLA and Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Development; the Hon. Tammy Scott-Wallace, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture; and the Hon. Rob Moore, Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal. These letters of commendation embrace the initiative for it’s visual/musical appeal, the creation of the class of 2022 graduating student bursaries, and it’s potential to attract tourists to the region.
Another interesting element of this story is that the Horizon Health Network has included the “Albert County Home Sweet Home” audio/visual experience in some of its recruitment emails designed to attract doctors, nurses and other health care support workers to the area. Anyone from around the world can visit the “Albert County Home Sweet Home” page on Facebook and “Like” the page and/or watch the video on YouTube by searching “Albert County Home Sweet Home.”
Don teamed up with long-time friend / videographer Rocklyn Warren of Nova Media Production Services to co-produce the video. They incorporated video from local and regional video aficionados Kevin Snair, Denis Jalbert, Eric Goggin, Brent Smith, Tinisha Daigle, and PT Drone Adventures, who donated their works to the project.
The song was recorded, mixed and mastered with Danny Bourgeois of Pumpk’n Patch Recording Studio in Memramcook, NB. The studio musicians who grace the song recording are Ronald Dupuis (1755, Glamour Puss), David Champagne (Myles Goodwyn) and Vanessa Champagne (Secret Agent). World renowned special guest narrator Boet Schouwink (Jaguar, Disney etc.) offered up his extraordinary voice during the introduction section of the video. Coleman declared, “Our combined skills and energy enabled an outcome greater than the sum of its parts.”
The “Albert County Home Sweet Home” Audio/Visual Experience is proudly sponsored by: Albert County Hardware, The Alma Boathouse Restaurant, CR Yardworks & Equipment, Crooked Creek Convenience, Down East Coffee, East Coast Kids, Ian Franklin & JoAnn Thompson-Franklin, Cape Enrage Fundy Cottage, Hillsborough Golf Club, Craig & Pam Hope, Muddy Rudder Bar & Grill, Sanford & Ruth Phillips and family, Rocco’s Cucina, Southeastern Mutual Insurance (Jeff MacDougall), Gary & Heather Steeves and family, Swiss Chalet, Five Bridges Bar & Grill, Andrez Printing, and Broadleaf Ranch.