The Singer-Songwriter Teams Up With a Veteran To Tell Story Through Songwriting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 23, 2014) - As country recording artist and songwriter Jordan Anderson continues to watch her current single, American Dream, climb the country charts, she spent the weekend helping those that have made that American dream possible as a featured writer at Singing Their Stories - a clinic provided by Soldiers and Families Embraced to give soldiers, veterans and their families an opportunity to tell their stories through songwriting. Held at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in downtown Nashville Sept. 19-21 and sponsored by Shofner Vision Center, military members were paired with songwriters to write songs in an effort to promote mental and emotional healing. Anderson was paired with fellow writer Jan Buckingham to help tell veteran Jessica Sheley's story.
"I was nervous headed into the weekend," said Anderson. "I can't imagine what these veterans and their families have experienced, so I knew hearing their stories would be tough. What I didn't expect was the emotional fulfillment I found in taking part in this event. It was truly an honor to be a part of this experience - an experience I have a hard time even putting into words."
American Dream, which Anderson penned along with fellow writer James Dean Hicks, is currently at #43 on the Music Row chart, and #53 on the Billboard Indicator chart. It's also spent seven weeks at #1 on the New Music Weekly independent chart and, this week, entered the top 10 on the magazine's main chart.