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URBAN meets COUNTRY - the motto associated with the MINI Countryman launch at the 'MINICountryman Open Air' event last night where well known producer Timbaland and US country singer Michelle Branch performed their newest single - 'Getaway' in-front of a selected audience of 500 people.

Customers will be able to buy the new MINI Countryman starting from September, and the company's first SUV comes with AWD, suiting those who live in urban areas during the week and like to take family trips in the weekend. 

You can find the Michelle Branch ft. TIMBALAND - Getaway music video available after the jump.

BMW Press release :

London. Last night, against the back-drop of themetropolis’ skyline and in amongst the green fields of MudchuteFarm in London, celebrations for the launch of the new MINI Countrymanculminated in world-exclusive performances by megastar producer,Timbaland and U.S. country singer Michelle Branch at the ‘MINICountryman Open Air’ event.  Their single‘Getaway’ – which received its first-ever liveouting in front of a 500-strong audience including Eva Herzigova, CatDeeley, Margherita Missoni, Jade Parfitt, Poppy Delevigne, Donna Air,Henry Holland, Jasmine Guinness, Tyrone Woods, Ben Grimes, Jack Kidd,Ozwald Boateng and Hofit Golan - is set to be released this summer byWarner Music.

The collaboration between one of the world’s most prolificartist/producers and a U.S. country singer songwriter merged the‘URBAN meets COUNTRY’ themes associated with the new MINICountryman.  From on-site graffiti artists to VIP guestswandering around in wellies and Henry Holland “House ofHolland” T-shirt-clad crew, the ‘MINI Countryman OpenAir’ fully lived up to the brand’s quirky spirit. Warm-up acts came in the form of ‘folktronica’ musicianJames Yuil and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard spinning the wheels forthe lively crowd before George Lamb brought on-stage Michelle Branchfor her showcase of stellar pop-tinged modern country.  As wellas the exclusive MINI Countryman song ‘Getaway’ making itsworld debut in London, the MINI Countryman also had a starring role inthe world exclusive preview for the track’s music video. 

Closing the night’s exciting mini festival, Timbaland rockedeveryone outdoors with his best known tracks including “SexyBack” and “Promiscuous Girl.”

To watch the making of and the music video for the new‘Getaway’ track, visit www.press.bmwgroup.comor http://www.minispace.com/mini-countryman-events/ andfor live footage of last night’s ‘MINI Countryman OpenAir’ event, visit www.youtube.com/mini.

The MINI Countryman launches in September 2010. This new MINI notonly represents a genuine cross-over in terms of car design – itis MINI’s biggest and first-ever four door car - its increasedlength and option of all-wheel drive will suit those living theUrban-Country lifestyle, providing the perfect solution for gettingaround town during the week and with enough room for family trips awayat the weekend.  With all the fun and go-kart handling that isexpected from MINI, the new four-door option allows new buyers withfamilies the chance to enjoy the MINI experience. 

Michelle Branch ft. TIMBALAND - Getaway

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