HLN’s Robin Meade recruits Angie Aparo to sing viewer love notes

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Robin Meade at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards in September. Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Robin Meade at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards in September. Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Robin Meade at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards in September. Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI

All of those viewer love notes you’ve been sending to Robin Meade will be turned into “musical” love notes later this week.

The host of HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade” has been soliciting anecdotes from viewers about their love lives (tweet #LoveNotes2016 to @MorningExp or post to the Morning Express with Robin Meade Facebook page) – the good, the bad, the funny.

“The sentiments run the gamut,” Meade said with a laugh.

On Friday, in honor of the Valentine’s Day weekend, Atlanta singer-songwriter Angie Aparo will take some of the standout “love notes” and sing about them on the spot as the show goes into and out of commercial breaks.

Meade recruited her pal Aparo – a phenomenal singer whose resume includes writing the hit “Cry” for Faith Hill – to perform during her 2014 songwriter show at Eddie’s Attic, an appearance that was not forgotten.

Angie Aparo

Angie Aparo

“Picture it – it’s 10 a.m. on a Monday and we are all as a news team just finishing the morning broadcast. We meet and brainstorm ideas. When we hit on the ‘love notes’ idea for something fun and viewer-involved for Valentine’s Day, I mentioned a number of my musician friends off the top of my head whose talent could pull this off,” Meade said. “As soon as I said ‘Angie Aparo, the news team member who saw him at my Eddie’s Attic show said, ‘YEAH! Angie! He’s great! That voice!’ – stuff like that. He was by far the news team’s first choice to ask first. Lucky for us he was available!”

“Morning Express with Robin Meade” airs Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-noon. on HLN.

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