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“Play!” music video wins First Place NATOA Award

One of David’s latest music video singles, “Play!” won 1st place in the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. This is yet another win for the team of Mark Kaufmann with Allen City Television and David. “It’s an honor to be able to work with Mark and his super-talented team at ACTV to bring my music to life visually” said David.

“Play” encourages families to go outside and get active celebrating life. This message is certainly conveyed well in the video, which can be viewed here.

NATOA "Play!" award

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“Recycle Bin” music video wins First Place NATOA Award

San Francisco, California, September 2011

The music video single for “Recycle Bin” won 1st place in the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. Just like the “Book a Trip” video, Mark Kaufmann with Allen City Television directed the video was happy to see it get national recognition.

The song & video are gaining popularity nationally. Many schools have started using “Recycle Bin” as part of their recycling program. David & Mama Chicken recently performed as part of the “Keep America Beautiful” Recycling campaign. You can see the video here.

'Recycle Bin' music video wins First Place NATOA Award

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David & Jason win 3rd David Chicken Emmy Award

for “Recycle Bin” song

Dallas, Texas, October 16, 2010

David, along with Jason Gonzalez, who has played drums and/or percussion on every single David Chicken song, won an Emmy Award for Musical Composition through the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The award was for the new song “Recycle Bin”, which focuses on the importance of recycling, not just for kids and parents but for entire communities.

Hear “Recycle Bin” and watch the video here! The video was directed by Mark Kaufmann and produced with his tremendous crew at ACTV, Allen City Television.

David will be performing “Recycle Bin” live in upcoming concerts, so be sure to catch a live show soon!

David & Jason win 3rd David Chicken Emmy Award for 'Recycle Bin' song

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David & John win 2nd David Chicken Emmy Award

for Book a Trip with David Chicken

Dallas, Texas, October 17, 2009

David and John “Smiley McGee” Kenny, who write the David Chicken songs, won their second Emmy Award through the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The award was for Musical Composition, something near and dear to both David and John. After winning last year for “Arts / Entertainment” this was an unexpected surprise, and a great honor. “It lends a bit more credibility to a guy who sings and dances with a chicken on his head” said David.

David & John win 2nd David Chicken Emmy Award for 'Book a Trip' DVD

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“Book a Trip” music video wins First Place NATOA Award

New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct 8, 2009

The music video single for the song “Book a Trip” – featured on David’s new DVD – won 1st place in the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. The video won in the “Children/Young Adults” category. Mark Kaufmann with Allen City Television directed the video was happy to see it get national recognition. ACTV also received the award for overall station excellence.

What an honor it is to work with such talented people! Thank you to ACTV for airing David Chicken content so regularly.

Book a Trip music video wins First Place NATOA Award

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David & Crew win Emmy Award

for The Adventures of … David Chicken DVD

Houston, Texas, October 18, 2008

David & his fantastic crew won an Emmy Award through the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for David’s first DVD, The Adventures Of … David Chicken (available at the Chicken Store). The Emmy was awarded in the “Arts / Entertainment – Program / Special” category.

David & Crew win Emmy Award for The 'Adventures of ... David Chicken' DVD

How did David & crew end up with an Emmy? It all started with David’s involvement with the ALLenReads program. David did a live show at the Allen Public Library in 2007 and Allen City Television (ACTV) filmed it. They started airing the show and were “impressed with David’s talent,” so they proposed filming a music video with David. “Book a Trip” promotes reading so it was a natural fit with their reading program. Directed by Mark Kaufmann with ACTV, “Book a Trip” was filmed in the Allen Public Library and aired on ACTV shortly after that.

After airing the live concert footage and “Book A Trip” and receiving “rave reviews”, ACTV started airing David’s DVD as well, divided into segments that aired like a series. Since ACTV aired the DVD and “Book a Trip”, they qualified for entry into the competition and both received a nomination.

David was thankful to have Mama Chicken in attendance at the event in Houston. Also in attendance were John & Christina Kenny (John is Producer & “Smiley McGee” in the DVD) and Mark Kaufmann & Scott Evans with the City of Allen.

David would also like to thank business partner Glenn Hadsall, who helped enormously with the DVD. All were extremely excited and honored to win!

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