Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Joins 'Feed Them With Music' to Provide Travelers With Music for Road Trips While Helping Those in Need

Sales of New CDs Benefit Children Worldwide

MINNEAPOLIS, July 16 // PRNewswire // -- Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM), Inc. has announced a new opportunity for travelers that will serve two needs. The hotel chain has teamed with Minneapolis-based "Feed Them with Music" to make available two custom CD collections specifically designed to enhance the road trip experience. The sale of each CD will raise funds to provide ten hot meals to aid hungry children throughout the world. Country Inns & Suites and Feed Them With Music hope to feed up to 20,000 children through this campaign.

The CD's are available for download at, or for purchase at the front desk of selected Country Inn & Suites hotels. These great collections feature celebrated artists and are available for only $6.99 each.

Roadtrip: Relaxing Piano is a collection of beautiful and expressive instrumental piano compositions with an elegant jazz ensemble of percussion, bass, flute and keyboard.

Roadtrip: American Singer Songwriters is a collection of some of the finest acoustic music ever written, and features songs from Arlo Guthrie, HEM, Gary Louris, Storyhill, Meg Hutchinson, Peter Mayer, Lucy Kaplansky, Alison Rae, Brothers Frantzich & the Pines.

For more information about the Roadtrip CDs, guests can visit, where they can also send vacation postcards, get travel tips, and learn how sharing their vacation memories can be entered into a sweepstakes to win a three-night stay at any Country Inn & Suites location in North America.

These collections are a great way for travelers to enjoy their time on the road and also help alleviate hunger," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president of Franchise Operations for Carlson Hotels Worldwide, including Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. "These CDs feature beautiful music that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The enjoyment of the music is made even more meaningful by knowing that this purchase is helping children in need."

Beginning in 2007, its first year of operation, "Feed Them with Music" has provided more than 50,000 meals worldwide. The charity was founded by Paul Frantzich, one of the Brothers Frantzich, a traveling sacred-folk duo. The company's vision is to "feed souls with songs and bodies with meals."

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM) is part of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide, whose operations also include Regent Hotels & Resorts; Radisson Hotels & Resorts(R); Park Plaza(R) Hotels & Resorts; and Park Inn(R).

SOURCE Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Inc.



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