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Matt Rollings & Kristin Wilkinson release benefit single 'America The Beautiful' feat. Amy Grant, Keb' Mo', Trisha Yearwood & The War And Treaty

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Mon, Jan 25th 2021 03:25 pm

All proceeds to benefit Nashville symphonic musicians

Grammy Award-winning producer and piano virtuoso Matt Rollings released a new rendition of “America The Beautiful” to benefit Nashville symphonic musicians, who were furloughed without pay for over 6 months due to the pandemic. The song was produced and arranged by Rollings and Kristin Wilkinson, and features performances by Rollings, Amy Grant, Keb’ Mo’, Trisha Yearwood and The War And Treaty. All proceeds from the song will go directly to a fund set up to support Nashville symphonic musicians. Fans can donate HERE.

Watch a video for “America The Beautiful” directed by Michael and Henry Wilson here:

https://youtu.be/y6fxbWJNeuc

“The global pandemic has had a serious impact on musicians in every facet of the music business. Symphonic musicians, whose livelihoods often depend on the health of a single orchestra, have been hit especially hard,” Rollings said. “When I learned about the plight of symphonic musicians in Nashville, my home, I was moved to help. I had recently ‘discovered’ the song ‘America The Beautiful’ and realized what a beautiful and moving piece of music it was. My friend and collaborator, Kristin Wilkinson, and I decided to make a recording of the song for the purpose of helping these amazing musicians.”

“It was an honor to sing one of the most beautiful songs written about our nation, beautifully arranged and played by my friends Matt Rollings and Kristin Wilkinson,” Yearwood said. “To hear my voice alongside such talented artists as Michael and Tanya of The War And Treaty, Keb’ Mo’, and Amy Grant, amplified by some of Nashville’s finest symphonic musicians, reminded me why I love music so much, and why I love America so. We are a nation that’s hurting right now, but ‘America the Beautiful’ reminds me that there is always hope that we can be who God intended us to be. Love one another.”

“This song is a balm and a prayer, a much-needed reminder in these troubled times,” Grant said.

Last year, Rollings released his first album in over 30 years “Matt Rollings Mosaic,” via Found Records / Dualtone Records.

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