Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Heart of a Champion

Heart of a Champion is the titile of a song currently playing on the local country music stations. I'm not sure if other cities/states have picked the song up yet or not.

Last week on my way home I was listening to 94.9's "online top 5 at 5:05" as I usually do. One day though, they played a song called "Heart of a Champion" that was just amazing. Before they played it, though, they gave a little background about the song. Corbette Jackson coupled up with The Lost Trailers (songwriter Stokes Nielson) and wrote a song about a firefighter in Corbette's hometown of Newnam, Ga. the firefighter's name is Chris Landreau and he is battling stage 4 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and is in his second round of chemotherapy. Corbette, I learned was an American Idol "hopeful". I do not know how far he got nor what season he was on. Corbette learned about the firefighter through friends back home. Corbette and Stokes, assumingly after meeting Chris, sat downa dn wrote a song about Chris and his struggle. The song is amazing. Everyone needs to hear it and if you buy the song from itunes the proceeds (or at least a portion of them) go towards a college fund for Chris' children.

Here's a short article and video from Fox 5 about the song: http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/Song-Helps-Coweta-Fireman-Struggling-with-Cancer-20110318-am-sd

According to this article, this song is one of the most requested songs in the hostory of Kicks 101.5. WOW!

Here's a link to the song itself http://www.casttv.com/video/ioa0gzu/corbette-jackson-heart-of-a-champion-feat-the-lost-trailers-a-chris-landreau-dedication-video

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

this made my day

I came back to work from lunch and had an email from my sister attaching these pictures....this is what happens when you visit your older GIRL cousin and cant fend for yourself!!1 LOL!!!!

This picture looks stretched to me.....I dont know what is going on w/ this computer....

Do these pics look strethec to you?? I think I need to upload them again.........

new puppy

Meet Duke, the newest member of the Knapp household. He’s a 3 month old mastiff/lab mix. We adopted him last night. It’s only been a few hours, so time will tell, but for now he seems very mild mannered, playful and loves Lucas, Turner and Hooch. Hooch, as usual, isnt impressed and is probably wondering when Duke is going back to where he came from!

Headed home last night (not the best pic)

Watching me get ready this morning (I have no idea how to make it not be sideways...I saved it right side up?!)

Here’s a video of Duke and his brothers after they were born if anyone is interested… J http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kP9Jk81k0E&feature=player_embedded Duke is the lightest of the 4 fawn (tan) colored pups. In the beginning of the video he’s the one on his own over by his two black colored brothers. Duke didn’t inherit much of the mastiff mask.