R E S I L I E N C E : On March 2nd, I began a 2-week songwriting residency at Dodson Elementary in Nashville, TN. We set out to create a brand new song with the entire school. The students and I wrote the chorus on day one: “I’ll Be the Bright, Bright Light,” a song about courage, kindness, joy, and strength.
That night, the #NashvilleTornado hit the Dodson community hard. Dozens of families lost their homes or were displaced. School was closed for the remainder of the week.
The following week, we picked up where we left off, knowing that we had important work to do: we had to finish this song.
Three days later, COVID-19 had reached the county, and schools were closed indefinitely.
For the past several weeks, I have been coordinating with the music teacher, Tracy Roberts, and working to complete the song that these students poured their hearts into.
This WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th at 3:00pm CST, I’ll be taking over the Music Makes Us Facebook page for a LIVE concert and assembly, and we will have the WORLD PREMIERE of our song, “Bright, Bright Light.”
Please join us as we debut this incredible project. Can’t wait to share this with you!