Published on 04/17/08

Clover Country CD generates funds for 4-H

By Sharon Omahen
University of Georgia

A new country music CD featuring artists like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire has been released as a fundraiser for the nation’s 4-H program. The megastars on the compilation not only have their musical talents in common, they were all 4-H’ers.

“Clover Country” includes songs from country music singers and 4-H alumni Alabama, Glen Campbell, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Martina McBride.

Georgia artists

Georgia 4-H’ers and country stars Luke Bryan and Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles are on there, too. Bryan is from Lee County, Nettles from Coffee County. Grammy-winning songwriter Hillary Lindsey from Wilkes County sings “The Clown,” a song she wrote exclusively for the project.

“Jennifer and Lindsay both made their musical debuts in Georgia 4-H’s Clovers & Co. performing arts group,” said Bo Ryles, Georgia state 4-H leader. “We couldn’t be more proud of these three, talented singer-songwriters and their contributions to Georgia 4-H and country music.”

Purchase funds 4-H program

The National 4-H Council partnered with EMI Music to create the CD which features 11 country songs.

The CD costs $9.99 plus shipping and handling. Orders can be placed through the Georgia 4-H Web site at For more information, contact Lindsey Fodor at 706-542-4H4H.

Sharon Omahen is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.