SOURCE: Sharif Iman

August 30, 2010 15:33 ET

Sharif Iman Gets His Chance to 'Shine,' a True Testament to the Art of Never Letting Go of Dreams, the Nashville Based Pop Rock Singer/Songwriter Transcends Years of Career Stops and Starts

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) - Back when singer/songwriters still thought that being signed to a major label was the ticket to fame and fortune, Sharif Iman (pronounced Ee-mon) was brought to Nashville by renowned country music producer Frank Rogers, soon after Rogers heard the up and coming performer at a small club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Rogers, who would go on to helm projects by Nashville greats like Brad Paisley, Darryl Worley and Trace Adkins, told Iman ( he had the "X Factor" and could someday be a major pop/rock artist. With Rogers' hands-on assistance, Iman honed his songwriting craft and quickly landed a co-publishing deal with EMI, signing him as a writer while helping him develop as a rock artist.

But when the group who signed him moved on from EMI, so did Iman, in his own direction, packed with valuable lessons, a strong direction, and a determined will to outlast anyone.

Other publishing deals came his way, but he was dissatisfied with these arrangements. The music industry was shifting fast during this period and Indie labels and artists were rising in the changing tide. Iman realized this was his time to stay free of contracts, reflect, re-power his tools, write, watch and wait... for his opportunity to shine.

As a prolific writer of hundreds of songs, it was only natural for the powerful, indie pop/rock album, Shine, to be Iman's national, debut project; a musical journey echoing with hope, embracement and freedom. His soulful, infectious title track "Shine" and its accompanying video share this light of hope and connection. It's currently receiving advanced airplay in the Midwest and will soon be impacting AC and Hot AC stations nationwide.

A deeply spiritual person, Iman is passionate about his involvement in Nashville-based Project: AK47, an NGO dedicated to rescuing and restoring the lives of children in Asia, Africa and Latin America who otherwise would only know lives of violence and exploitation. The organization reached out to musicians like Iman to help increase awareness of the group and to assist with fundraising and financial support.

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