*Hey err’body, the star of the hit OWN docu-series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” Miss Robbie Montgomery, has released a new original song and accompanying music video “Do the Sweetie Pie.”
“Do the Sweetie Pie” was written by Miss Robbie’s son and is based on a “slide dance” performed by the 73 year-old restaurant owner.
The song was debuted earlier this week on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.”
“It was my first time recording in Lord knows how many years,” remarked Miss Robbie, a 1960s backup singer and former Ikette. “After my lung collapsed, doctors told me I’d never be able to record again, but you never know what God has in store for you and you’re never too old to try. When my son Tim wrote the song for me I thought it would be a fun thing to do together—don’t just chase your dreams, catch them.”
“It started out as a birthday gift for my mother,” says Tim Norman, about the project’s origins. “Even though she sang for years, she didn’t have a song of her own and I wanted to do something special for her that we could create together—something she would really remember.”
They hope the “Sweetie Pie” will become a classic slide dance in the tradition of dances such as the Electric Slide, the Wobble and the Cupid Shuffle.
Tim co-produced the single and co-directed the music video, which will be featured on the October 5 “behind the scenes” episode of “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” airing Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Scroll down to watch the video for “Do the Sweetie Pie.”
About Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s
When Robbie Montgomery, a 1960s backup singer and former Ikette, suffered a collapsed lung and had to stop singing, she decided to pour her talents into another creative venture: a soul food restaurant called Sweetie Pie’s. At her family-centered eateries, which include Sweetie Pie’s at the Mangrove, Sweetie Pie’s Upper Crust and the original Sweetie Pie’s established in 1996, which Miss Robbie runs with her son, Tim, both hilarity and drama are offered in equal measure. This docu-series follows the loud, loving and often singing Montgomery family as they work to expand their empire, one soulful dish at a time. The series is produced by Pilgrim Studios and is executive produced by Craig Piligian, Melodie Calvert, Jeff Keane, Tim Breitbach and Steve Luebbert. Twitter: #SweetiePies
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.
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