New Quincy Jones Tune Debuts As 'American Idol' Raises Millions
April 26, 2007 at 10:59 AM (PT)
Last night's "American Idol: Idol Gives Back" special on FOX raised more than $30 million for young people in the U.S. and AFRICA. During the show, the six remaining contestants performed "Time To Care," a new song created by QUINCY JONES along with ROD TEMPERTON and SIEDAH GARRETT.
"When you combine the influence and reach of 'American Idol' with some of the most worthwhile causes, you force people to think about how they can help," JONES said. "'Idol Gives Back' is about giving desperate people hope and promise, which are the tools our children need to create a life that's worth living. My incredible music publishing company, CHERRY LANE, approached me to be a part of this episode, and I wanted the result to be something very special. I reached out to my long-time collaborators SIEDAH and ROD, and we all had the pleasure of working with 'Idol''s own RICKEY MINOR to bring 'Time To Care' to life."
CHERRY LANE SVP/Creative Services & Marketing RICHARD STUMPF said, "We are thrilled and proud to have QUINCY contribute his talent to this important event, which reaches into the hearts of so many Americans."