Four Canadian country musicians have banded together to write and record a fundraising song for the hard-hit music industry.
Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Hall of Fame inductee Michelle Wright, CCMA and Country Music Alberta multiple-award recipient Aaron Goodvin, Duane Steele and Amber Marshall of CBC’s Heartland jumped at the chance to assist other musicians.
The star-studded foursome went into a recording studio to cut Looking for a Lockdown With You, a tongue-in-cheek pandemic love song that takes a lighter look at dating in the age of COVID-19. The singer-songwriters are not only hoping to assist other musicians, but create a few laughs for the industry.
All the artists donated their time for free, and 100 per cent of net profits from downloads will go to the Unison Benevolent Fund of Canada, a music industry charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services in times of hardship.
“I’m honoured to be part of any project that benefits Unison. The music community needs and definitely appreciates everything they do – especially during these times. Mental health is so important. A big thanks to people behind Unison,” said Goodvin, a former St. Albert singer-songwriter now living in Nashville.
For every download purchased, fans will be entered into a contest to win a personalized video message from Marshall along with a digital code that permits them to join a private Zoom concert featuring Wright, Goodvin, Steele and new duo Scarlett Butler.
Fans can visit Bandcamp.com to download the song for $5.