Not another living soul can deliver a song with deep, raw emotion like David Frizzell. With his new single, “Say Hello To Heaven,” the legendary singer has found a compelling story worthy of his vocal gift. The song is being used to raise awareness and support for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in a variety of ways.
Written by Nashville musician and producer Buddy Hyatt, “Say Hello To Heaven” pulls at the heartstrings with the story of a wife and mother lost to her loved ones in a car accident. Sadly, it is a story that rings true for the Frizzell family, who lost David’s niece in 1998 when a drunk driver was responsible for her death on her 32nd birthday. It was MADD that stepped in to help the family and guide them through the hours and days following the tragedy.
“They (MADD) were there even before I or others in the family could get there,” Frizzell says of the accident that killed his niece. “They provided so much care and support, services that I had no idea they offered.”
The song was released in late March, just in time for the annual observance of the annual Alcohol Awareness Month in April. In the first week of release, “Say Hello To Heaven” became the No. 1 song streamed and in the Top 5 downloads (PlayMPE Chart). Fan downloads will help to support MADD as well. The song is available online and appears on David’s latest CD, It’ll Be Alright.
Frizzell has called 2012 his “year of giving back.” With a Frizzell & Friends special on RFD-TV, he launched the yearlong promotion using the song to shine the light on the dangers of driving while impaired, and on the good work done by MADD. Viewers were urged to call in and support MADD through donations to their local MADD office.
The Frizzell & Friends show was taped at The Texas Troubadour Theater, home of the famed Midnight Jamboree radio show, and featured appearances by Hyatt, Jett Williams, Jimmy Fortune and Moe Bandy. Representatives of MADD were also part of the show, which may be rebroadcast in regional markets throughout 2012. The promotion is sponsored in part by the generous support of Liberty Tax Service.
David Frizzell will make appearances across the country throughout 2012 in support of MADD, in addition to his regular tour schedule. Fans are invited to Like www.facebook.com/davidfrizzellmusic to stay informed of David’s tour schedule and the MADD promotion.
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21 is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every nine minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at www.MADD.org or by calling