CMA Announces Songwriting Competition For DRIVE4COPD
January 27, 2011 at 8:25 AM (PT)
The CMA (COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION) has announced today (1/27), that the DRIVE4COPD national public health initiative, is partnering with the CMA to launch the “Tune Up For COPD Songwriting Competition.” Country artists BILLY RAY CYRUS and PATTY LOVELESS will be featured.
The competition challenges AMERICANS to create a new DRIVE4COPD song to help raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Last year, PATTY LOVELESS wrote the campaign anthem, 'Drive,' in honor of her sister DOTTIE, who died of COPD when she was only 48 years old.
"I learned at an early age from my grandfather, who was a pastor, both the impact COPD symptoms have on one's life and the power of a person's voice. And I've taken those lessons with me throughout the years," said CYRUS, the newest celebrity to become a DRIVE4COPD Ambassador. "I know music motivates people to take action, and that's why I'm asking America to help us find the next great song to drive awareness of COPD."
Amateur songwriters will be encouraged to write a song with a motivational message that encourages people to be proactive in taking control of their lives and be healthy. The winner will receive a trip to CMA FEST in NASHVILLE.
For complete competition rules and information, visit www.drive4copd.com.