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HHS Senior Drops Music Video on YouTube back button

04-03-2014 (HHS) - On Tuesday, April 1, Hoover High School's Houston Kendrick debuted a long-awaited music video on YouTube for his new song, “Mine.” The four-minute video had been viewed nearly 6,000 times within just a few days.

“I’m really pleased with the end result. The response has been overwhelming,” Kendrick, a 17-year-old senior, said. “It’s been a whirlwind.”

“Mine” was shot on the campus of Woodlawn High School and features students from Hoover High School. According to Kendrick, the song chronicles a young man and his crush on a friend. The collaborative project took more than a year to conceptualize, produce and execute. A team of 45 helped bring the video to life, Kendrick estimates.

“It was sort of a collaborative effort with my writer/producer. He had an idea, we started writing and this is what happened,” Kendrick said.

Kendrick is known throughout the Hoover High campus for his musical prowess and ambitions. In the school’s music realm – he’s in the Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and Ten Bucs’ Worth (all-male ensemble). Beyond that, Kendrick serves as a senior class officer, a Hoover Ambassador and a member of Hoover High School’s Minority Achievement Council.

“I don’t think I could’ve gotten to the point I’m at now without the choral department here and even back to middle school. I am a result of all their collaborative efforts,” Kendrick said, referring to mentors, teachers and vocal coaches at both Hoover High School and R.F. Bumpus Middle School.

Audiostate 55 Entertainment helped launch the video. When helping launch “Mine”, the entertainment group said “Houston is going to bring a fresh as positive sound to the music industry with a remarkable vocal style that is causing people to stop in their tracks and ask, “Who is this?” And when you hear his new single, “Mine,” you too are going to be amazed by this new R&B and Pop sensation.”

Houston is the 2014 1st Place Winner of the Soloist Award at the statewide Capital City Classic Show Choir Competition in Montgomery. He has been accepted into both Berklee College of Music in Boston and Belmont College in Nashville, though as of this writing his collegiate plans remain undecided.










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