911 Tribute Album "Never Forget" Released


 
Featuring a stellar cast of some of country music's most recognizable vocalists, and a connection to one of America's most historic and tragic events, the upcoming CD release, Never Forget, is a tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Most of the songs included on the CD are new and written especially for the album project.

Rebecca Lynn Howard and Charlie Daniels, two of the artists featured on the CD, debuted their respective songs at the christening of the USS New York, which took place in Avondale, LA
on March first. Howard has the title track, Never Forget, while The connection with the amphibious transport dock ship is significant in that the materials used for the USS New York come in part from seven and a half tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center Towers. According to Sherry Johnson and Liem Walker, owners of Seasong Records, the label releasing the CD, it was important to align this release with the christening and eventual commissioning of the USS New York because it is the ship and all that it stands for that inspired this collection of songs.

“This ship stands for everything the music included on the album represents,” Johnson said. “We had great response from the country music community when we approached the artists about the concept of the project. We are about to mark seven years since the tragedy of 9/11, and it is important that we remember the people who lost their lives, their families who still miss them and all those who acted so heroically that day and in the days following the tragedy that changed our world forever.”

Walker added. “It is important to keep in perspective that in the face of great adversity, there was great courage and strength shown that day in New York and that is a large part of what the American Spirit is all about.”

In addition to Two-time Grammy winner Rebecca Lynn Howard, and the legendary Charlie Daniels, the CD will feature new music from Aaron Tippin (as well as one of his favorite oldies), Tracy Lawrence and George Jones, Pam Tillis, Tanya Tucker, and Michael Peterson. Randy Travis, and Darryl Worley. Then there are the new comers to the Country Music scene, Lloyd Knight (Seasong Recording) , Leah Faith (Amazing Grace Records) and Justin Ryan (Mosrite Records) who round out the talented field of country Artists on the Album CD. Much of the CD’s original music was written by Anita Cox (BMI). The album Never Forget will be available in various retail stores on September 9, 2008 and on digital download sites on August 26, 2008

(SoundControl was honored to be a part of this amazing project paying tribute to those who lost their lives on Sept 11. Mark produced 7 of the album's 13 tracks)