NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United States musicians have hit hardships, especially symphony orchestras.
A lot have found themselves without a way to support themselves financially for the first time in their careers.
When GRAMMY award-winning producer, arranger, and musician Matt Rollings, and GRAMMY and Golden Globe-nominated Arranger and composer Kristin Wilkinson learned of the plight of these musicians, they knew they had to do something, and “The America Project” was born.
Rollings recorded an original arrangement of “America the Beautiful” and Wilkinson then crafted a symphonic arrangement to showcase some of these brilliant artists.
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A session at The Sound Emporium in Nashville TN. brought these two elements together and a magical track was created.
To sing, Matt and Kristin asked a few friends who were aware of the musician’s plight and eager to lend a helping hand… and voice!
Amy Grant, Keb’ Mo’, Trisha Yearwood, and The War and Treaty all lent their considerable talents to this effort and the results are stunning.
A fund has been created to benefit these talented individuals. Money from this fund will be distributed directly to those symphonic musicians who are in the greatest need. All proceeds from sales and downloads of the single, as well as individual donations, will go directly to this fund.
While the NSO is doing everything they can to eventually put these musicians back to work, they desperately need help to survive until live concerts can return.
Please consider giving anything you can to help these artists and support the music that only they can make.
Support the musicians, and support the music.
Plato said: “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything”.
If you wish to help other musicians, visit their website.