Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What do Jimmie Davis, Zedge and Valentine's Day Have in Common?

Valentine’s Day is almost upon u!
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Popular mobile personalization app Zedge is full of beautiful, creative content to channel your inner cupid. I've used them practically since they came on the scene- the app is super easy to search and download ringtones and wallpapers!

Additionally, this year Zedge is partnering with PeerMusic to make all Louisianans happy, with a super rendition of Jimmie Davis hit, “You Are My Sunshine” as a ringtone for iOS and Android!

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Politicians have dabbled in music and musicians have flirted with politics, but it's rare for one person to climb to the top in both fields. Songwriter Jimmie Davis was a country superstar as well as Governor of the state of Louisiana, serving two separate terms. On February 4, 1940, Davis stepped into a recording studio in Chicago to record his composition "You Are My Sunshine." When it was released in March, it became a million-seller and an international hit. Gene Autry and Bing Crosby were among the first of over 350 artists to record the song, which was eventually translated into more than 30 languages.

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Davis was a household name when he ran for Governor of Louisiana on the Democratic ticket in 1944. Encouraged by Ralph S. Peer to use "You Are My Sunshine" as his campaign song, he defeated the political machine of Huey Long to win the election on an anti-corruption slate. While Governor, he had the biggest chart hit of his career with his song "There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder." The single spent a week at No. 1 on Billboard's country chart in March 1945.In 1960, Davis was elected to a second term as Governor of Louisiana. While serving as chief executive again, he returned to Billboard's country chart after an absence of almost 15 years with a top 20 hit, "Where the Old Red River Flows."

In 1971, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and a year later, he was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Association's Hall of Fame. Davis passed away in his sleep at his home in Baton Rouge, in 2000, at age 101!

All the content on Zedge is FREE,  though the special ringtone will only be available for one week!

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Check out the ringtone and get some great Valentine’s Day Wallpapers (like Heart Buttons (above) and this adorable Matchstick Heart (below) too!

matchstick heart zedge wallpaper

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