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United Breaks Guitars Encore

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As of this morning at 9 a.m. MT, Canadian Dave Carroll’s video “United Breaks Guitars” has had over 1.3 million hits on YouTube and the singer/songwriter says “it’s been a whirlwind.”  He has received a deluge of emails, a flood of Facebook friends, requests for gigs and interviews, and even a call from Oprah’s people to be a guest on the show.  “Every musician wants to get their stuff out there.  I just didn’t necessarily expect it to happen in this way,” said Carroll.  The 41 year old artist says his video has received far more attention than anything else he has done in his 15 year career as a musician.

As for United, well, it has been a learning experience.  Carroll took the high road and it has apparently “struck a chord” with United.  Not only did he and his band, Sons of Maxwell, produce a terrific music video but they also gave United the gift of a training tape so that all of us who fly the “Friendly Skies” will get better service.  Carroll says the sequel to “United Breaks Guitars” will be flying through cyberspace soon.


Author: Vicky Collins

Vicky Collins is a freelance television producer and journalist based in Denver, Colorado with a diverse portfolio of projects that including network news, cable programming, Olympic sports, corporate and non-profit videos. She is also an accomplished writer and photographer who is particularly interested in world travel and issues of global poverty. Some of her most satisfying assignments have been covering disasters, working in the slums of developing countries and telling stories of people who show great courage in the face of adversity. She has been in all 50 states and on six continents and many of her television stories and photos are posted on her website at To contact Vicky Collins directly email or tweet @vickycollins.

One thought on “United Breaks Guitars Encore

  1. Hi Vicky,
    A number of us are helping Dave try to catch up on his inbox – it has been like drinking water from a fire hose. Dave wanted to thank you for your supportive email and post here about his United Breaks Guitars video and song. No one could have predicted the extent of the “continuing” exposure internationally it has received or the positive comments people have extended to him over the past 22 days!
    We look forward to your feedback on United song #2 and the video which is in production as we speak! Of course I am biased, but if possible, it is even better!
    Thank you,
    Brent (F-I-L)

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