Monday, June 7, 2010

Free Download from Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC)


Darrell Adkins, promoter of Muscians Against Childhood Cancer, announces a Free Download of the song "Life Goes On," the title song of the new live album of signature performances recorded live at MACC.  The first recording of live performances from MACC (Celebration of Life) won an IBMA award for Album of the Year in 2006.  The new recording, called "Life Goes On" will be released later in the year.

Darrell Adkins
The recording was written for the upcoming release by Nashville veterans Steve Thomas and Dale "Chickengrease" Pyatt and produced by a team of Nashville super-producers including Randy Kohrs, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Larry Cordle, Ronnie Bowman, Jim VanCleve, and Darrell Adkins, all of whom appear on the recording as performers.  The full list of participants can be found here.  Requesting the song from MACC places you on the festival's mailing list.  "Life Goes On" was produced in Randy Kohrs' studio, the only song on the new album not recorded live at MACC.

Song Writer Steve Thomas

Song Writer Dale Pyatt

Musicians Against Childhood Cancer was founded after the tragic death of Darrell and Phyllis Adkins twenty year old daughter Mandy in November of 2000.  Promoters of a well-established event called The Bluegrass Classic held at Frontier Ranch near Columbus, OH as well as other events, Adkins committed the proceeds from his festival to finding a cure for childhood cancer and developed a relationship with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, moving the festival to the Hoover Y Park near Columbus and gaining a charter as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Since then, MACC has contributed over $500,000 to St. Jude and the YMCA.

Co-Producer Randy Kohrs

Co-Producers Carl Jackson & Jerry Salley
 
This year's Muscians Against Childhood Cancer will be held at the Hoover Y Park from July 21 - July 24, 2010.  The lineup is a Who's Who of top bluegrass talent.  Check it out here.  Meanwhile, get your FREE download of the title song "Life Goes On" by clicking here to order your copy.