Here's something for country music fans:
The song, Heart of a Champion, was written by Corbette Jackson, a Newnan, Ga. native and Stokes Neilsen of the Lost Trailers. It's a tribute to Chris Landreau, a Coweta County fire fighter who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
They originally wrote it just for Landreau and his family, but it's become pretty popular on radio stations across the country.
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From the release:
Sari Rose of Atlanta’s country station KICKS 101.5 FM says, “In all my years at KICKS, I've never seen anything like the reaction to ‘Heart Of A Champion.’ The requests are through the roof.”
Program Director Mark Richards and Music Director Mike Macho at KICKS put the song in daily rotation due to the response it received after a fundraising concert for Landreau. Other stations are adding the song daily and listener reaction is powerful.
“We wrote this song just expecting Chris and his family to hear it, and it’s turned into something so much bigger,” said singer/songwriter Corbette Jackson.
The song is available on iTunes and all profits go directly to the Landreau family, in large part to establish a college fund for Landreau’s young daughters.
My sister introduced to Jackson's music on a recent road trip and he has several good songs. He's sings about Newnan and Coweta County in one of them. Since I'm also from Newnan, I find this kind of bizarre, but also cool.