-Olympic Gold Medalist Carly Patterson has traded the beam and vault for a microphone! The 2004 Olympic Medalist released her debut album, Back to the Beginning on Tuesday, from Music Mind Records.
More info: In 2006, Patterson decided to retire from Gymnastics after having lower back issues and to pursue a life long passion of becoming a recording artist. Since the games, Patterson has stayed occupied with event appearances (gymnastics related and otherwise), landed a number of high profile corporate sponsorships, appeared in a Mobile ESPN commercial aired during Super Bowl XL, appeared on Celebrity Duets (produced by Simon Cowell of American Idol fame) and finished her authorized biography, which is currently in bookstores nation wide.
CARLY is currently visiting radio and TV in support of her album and has recently released the music video for her single, “Time to Wake up”. With the assistance of Universal/Republic, MusicMind Records plans on garnering national and international recognition for Carly Patterson’s August 25th, 2009 CD release.