Lucky Dog Records will release a compilation CD to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Center at The University Of Alabama at Birmingham.
CD features songs by The Shelby Lynne, The Oak Ridge Boys, Paul Thorn,
The Mighty Jeremiahs, Christine Ohlman, Jay Gonzalez, Spooner Oldham,
Donnie Fritts, Mark Narmore, The Decoys, Bekka Bramlett, Will Kimbrough,
Tommy Miles and Delaney Bramlett, Max Russell, Tommy York, and Scott
"My mother found out she had breast cancer in March" says Ward, "She had to have a
mastectomy and now her doctors say she is cancer free. I have always
wanted to be a producer and while I was sitting around in the waiting
room during my mother's surgery, at Regional Medical Center in Anniston, I
came up with the idea. I wanted to do something to honor my mother
while she was still around, to try and give something back for all the
opportunities I have had in music. Also, I have lost 2 classmates to
breast cancer- Becky Maddox Tucker, and Brenda Bostian. I have been
fortunate to work with and become friends with a lot of legendary
musicians in Muscle Shoals and Nashville, and started calling and
e-mailing all my friends and acquaintances.
"My friend Jay
Gonzalez of Drive By Truckers was the first to give me a song- he had
just released a solo CD called "Mess Of Happiness," which is excellent. I
then asked Spooner Oldham, Donnie Fritts, Will Kimbrough, and Christine
Ohlman, formerly the vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band.
Christine is already helping me promote the project in New York City.
"All of the artists gave me their songs to use for free- many of them
have close family members who have have been affected by Breast Cancer."
You can check it out and purchase it at: http://scottwardband.bandcamp.com/album/a-heaping-helping-songs-for-the-breast-cancer-research-foundation-of-alabama
Ward hopes to have the offering on iTunes, Amazon.com and some CDs very soon.