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!

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