We got an email from our Bert show listener, Brian, who wants to honor the 10th anniversary of the passing of his wife, Jennifer, with a song.
If you can help him record this song he wrote with music and/or studio time, please email us! email@example.com.
Here’s what he wrote:
Hey y’all. I’ve been wanting to do something to honor the 10th anniversary of the passing of my late wife, Jennifer, for our sons Austin and Joshua. She died after a six-month battle with stomach cancer at the age of 32 on Nov. 17, 2009 when Austin was 11 and Joshua was 9. That year, I was writing a song for her to sing to her at a surprise wedding anniversary party I threw for her (Sept. 27). I had the first two verses and the chorus done before the party, but as the party got closer, her health started to decline and she almost couldn’t attend the party. The song was put on the back burner, and unfortunately she passed away before I could finish it.
During my grief journey, I did finish it, though the third verse was nothing like I thought it would be when I started writing the song. It is a country song — that’s the kind I write — but I’m not a professional song writer or musician. I do love lyrics and poetry and music, but it’s all been a hobby so far in my life.
I was thinking about when you all did the 100 Days of Good (I’m pretty sure I have that title messed up), and I know it’s not something you’re currently promoting, but I was hoping you might be willing to help me do some good for my boys. I want them to have a professional recording of my song to/about their mother. My song is not just lyrics. It’s a full song, I just have no music to go with it. I do enjoy singing and have been told I’m pretty good (if you believe karaoke folk!), so I’d like to be the singer on the song since it is so personal for family.
The song is called “My New York Girl.” Jennifer was from Manhattan. I’d like to share the first verse to give you an idea about it:
I met a girl
A girl that pretty liking me
Felt like a gift from Heaven
She was from New York City
but we met in Atlanta
And that big apple became my peach
and it was happily ever after
Thank you for reviewing this email and letting me know if there’s any way you could help make this possible.
Thank you to those that reached out to help. One listener named Katrina Willis even created a demo…
We get to hear the professionally produced song.