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Last October, I wrote this post about Lloyd Marcus’ worldwide project and the international recognition it was receiving. Tonight, our friend the singer/songwriter/and author joins us on The Andrea Shea King Show to update us and share his latest projects. Join us!
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Recording ‘Tea are the world’
Music is a powerful force for good – to raise money for veterans’ families, but also to unite conservative-minded musicians.
Imagine, black rappers who are not “down” with Obama’s agenda. Young punk rockers saying “Hell, no” to Obama bankrupting their future. From country to R&B to rock and roll, and every other musical genre in between, on 5 June 2010, conservative musicians from across America gathered in unity at a Florida studio for a historic recording session. Their mission: to take back their country and support the families of fallen US military. The project is titled “Tea Are The World.”
In my past travels on three national Tea Party Express bus tours, numerous musicians have approached me with CDs of their original songs, protesting Obama, celebrating the greatness of America, honouring our military and defending our values; all eager to hop on the bus and be involved in the infectious Tea Party movement.
On Tea Party Express III tour, I had the pleasure of chatting with a new member of our TPX team/family, “Gold Star Mom”, Debbie Lee, the president and founder of AmericasMightyWarriors.org, a 501c3 non-profit which aids the families of US military fallen soldiers. Debbie’s highly decorated son, Marc Alan Lee was the first Navy Seal killed in Iraq. Debbie candidly shared with me her fundraising challenges.
That inspired my “eureka” moment. I decided to write a song and invite conservative musicians across America to record it. In the recording style of the original “We Are The World”, back in the 80s, various artists would sing a phrase of each verse. The entire group of 100 singers would join in singing the choruses. All proceeds would benefit AmericasMightyWarriors.org. This would fulfill two purposes: one,involve and unite conservative artists across America; and two, assist Debbie Lee’s worthy organisation’s need for funding.
Along with the group recording of my song “Taking Back America”, we expanded the project to include 40 songs selected from hundreds of submissions. And so “Tea Are The World” was born.