By: Judy Shields
Los Angeles, California (The Hollywood Times) 8/1/17 – “I am so grateful that everyone that was involved with the project in every aspect that you can be involved with the aspect of the project, is so incredible and we all love each other so much. We were able to make a movie that I am so proud to be a part of. Proud to tell people to go out and see it and excited for people to see it. I love it and really excited to be a part of it.” Kaitlyn Bausch told The Hollywood Times about her new movie being released, August 1, 2017.
Kaitlyn Bausch, who play Ada Spenser in Pure Country: Pure Heart, said she flew out to LA and did the audition and the next day she went back to do the chemistry reading mix and match, where she read a bunch of different options for several of the characters. Not too long after that, found out she booked it.
Her on screen Sister and co-star Cozy Luehlsdorff (Dolphin Tale & Dolphin Tale 2) had to take a minute and go outside to decide which song they needed to sing for the directors. Cozy asked her if she ever heard of “Daughter of a Working Man” and Kaitlyn said no. So Cozy played it for her and she loved it because it was about a girl singing about her father, so it fit so well and they learned it so fast and went back inside to sing it, and it worked out so well for them.
THT: Was that the first time you met Willie Nelson?
KB: Yes, I wish I could say he is a buddy and we hang out all the time, but that was the first time I met him. He is so cool.
THT: What are you currently working on ?
KB: I’m just keeping myself busy looking for auditions.
THT: What other acting jobs have you done?
KB: I have done “One Life to Live” and various TV shows. I did this show called “Eye Candy” that starred Victoria Justice. I did a show called “One Bad Choice” where I played the lead in an hour long episode named Kaitlyn Hunt, it’s a true story. They take people’s real stories and we recreated them in a storytelling way, rather than just a reinactment. On ABC I did “What Would You Do” a whole bunch of times with John Quiñones. I have did a crest and Hanes commercial.
THT: Where were you raised?
KB: Born and raised in Long Island, New York and I have done some modeling for children magazine playing with toys and the Crest and Hanes commercials .
I asked if her and Cozy are good friends now and she said “Oh my gosh, yes, we just talked yesterday, so we talk all the time and she is just like my real sister.” We also talked about the pies featured in the movie and she said “you have to love a good pie.”
Kaitlyn Bausch told me the soundtrack is currently available at Wal-Mart as well. We talked about her recording an album and being featured on Nashville. Kaitlyn Bausch loves the town of Nashville and said she recently saw Sam Palladio, who stars on Nashville as Gunnar. They filmed only one day and they passed the Ryman and they were filming Nashville at the Ryman that day. She so wanted to go in and see them.
It was a pleasure speaking with Kaitlyn Bausch, she is wonderful young woman and has a great acting and singing career ahead of her. The Hollywood Times can’t wait to see and hear more of her.
This movie, Pure Country, Pure Heart is truly a family gem. From the opening scene to the closing scene, you will not be disappointed. The location shots are beautiful of the countryside and that of Nashville. Family, friendship, lost love, and learning to talk about it, that is part of this storytelling feature film.
School is about to start, so go out and get the movie and sit down with the kids to show them what love of family means and talk about veterans, since they are featured in this wonderful film. The music is precious, all inspiring too, Kaitlyn and Cozy do a fantastic singing job throughout this film and Willie Nelson plays himself for a great song too.
Kick up your boots and get ready to sing your heart out as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and WWE® Studios bring you a touching, tune-filled All-American tale of family in Pure Country: Pure Heart today, August 1.
Featuring country music icon Willie Nelson, Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy, WWE Legend Shawn Michaels in a feature-length film filled with both new and popular songs, Pure Country: Pure Heart is priced to own on DVD ($18.94 SRP), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and Digital ($19.99 SRP). The DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are available exclusively at Walmart.
Head down to your local Wal-Mart or order it online at www.walmart.com
Blu-Ray click here to order:
DVD click here to order;
Soundtrack click here to order:
Directed by Damon Santostefano (Another Cinderella Story, Three To Tango) from a script by New York Times best-selling author Holly Goldberg Sloan (Angels in the Outfield, Made in America), Pure Country: Pure Heart is the newest installment of the adored Pure Country franchise and also stars Kaitlyn Bausch (One Life To Live), Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Dolphin Tale, Dolphin Tale 2), Amanda Detmer (Final Destination), Dara Sisterhen (Dog with a Blog, Switched At Birth), Mathew Barnes (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), Myra Turley (Flags of Our Fathers), famed singer-songwriter Ivan Neville, and Ronny Cox (Deliverance, Total Recall, Robocop). Pure Country: Pure Heart is produced by Hunt Lowry (Pure Country 2: The Gift, A Time to Kill, A Walk to Remember) and executive produced by President of WWE Studios, Michael Luisi (Fighting with My Family, Oculus, The Call).
The DVD, Blu-ray and Digital release of Pure Country: Pure Heart will include the all-new original movie, as well as exciting enhanced content featuring a music video with Willie Nelson, interviews with the cast, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.
Pure Country: Pure Heart is the moving, music-driven tale of teenage sisters Ada and Piper. Upon discovering a letter about their late father, a Marine who died in Iraq, they leave rural Tennessee and hit the road secretly in search of the truth about the man they never knew. As they uncover his past as a budding country music star, the sisters find their own voice, beginning their journey as singers/songwriters.
Pure Country: Pure Heart is rated ‘family-approved’ by The Dove Foundation. The Dove Family Approved Seal is awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment products that portray and encourage positive values.
Filmed on location in the heart of country music’s capitals New Orleans and Nashville, Pure Country: Pure Heart boasts 23 songs, curated by music supervisors Frankie Pine (Nashville, Mozart in the Jungle) and Mandi Collier (Nashville, Secrets and Lies), including 16 new songs making their debut in the film. Among the featured songs is Willie Nelson’s beloved “We Don’t Run,” Laura Bell Bundy’s all-new “Grass Ain’t Greener,” the Ronny Cox penned-and-performed “Silver City,” and a bevy of songs from award-winning country-music songwriters – including Trent Dabbs & Jabe Beyer, Jon Kenzie, Maren Morris and Dallas Davidson & Natalia Starzuynski. The songs are performed in the film by Bausch, Zuehlsdorff, Barnes, Bundy, Cox and Nelson. WaterTower Music will release the Pure Country: Pure Heart soundtrack on July 28th.
“Pure Country is a wonderful, heartwarming franchise with proven success,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. Pure Country: Pure Heart pulls you in with its music and engaging story about love, loss, and dreams.”
This is the third film in the Pure Country series. Other titles include Pure Country and Pure Country 2: The Gift.
Music Video: “We Don’t Run”
Pure Country: You’ve Got to Have Heart
Me Oh My-Meemaw’s PecanPie!
Total Run Time: Feature Approx. 80 minutes //Bonus Features: 14 minutes
DVD Pricing: $18.94 SRP
BD Pricing: 24.98 SRP
Digital HD allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
About WWE Studios
WWE Studios develops and produces feature films, as well as television and digital content. Its diverse slate is released theatrically, direct to home, and/or across digital platforms, and is co-produced & distributed through partnerships with premier global entertainment companies. WWE’s film division, led by President Michael Luisi, is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.
WWE Studios recently launched genre label EREBUS PICTURES with KISS Icon Gene Simmons; with the first film being Armed Response starring Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable and WWE Superstar Seth Rollins®. Films from WWE Studios include The Call with Halle Berry and WWE Superstar David Otunga®, Oculus directed by Mike Flanagan starring Karen Gillan and Katee Sackhoff, Dead Man Down with Colin Farrell and WWE Superstar Wade Barrett®, Incarnate starring Aaron Eckhart and featuring WWE Superstar Mark Henry®, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone starring Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes and WWE Legend Shawn Michaels®; and animated films, Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania, Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Speed Demon, The Flintstones Stone Age Smackdown and The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania.
Upcoming films from WWE Studios include Fighting With My Family, written and directed by Stephen Merchant and featuring Dwayne ‘The Rock®’ Johnson, Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Lena Headey and Nick Frost, the Sundance film Sleight starring Jacob Latimore, Dulé Hill and Seychelle Gabriel, Killing Hasselhoff starring Ken Jeong and David Hasselhoff, and Brother’s Blood starring Trey Songz and WWE Superstar R-Truth®.