Alan Jackson Supports the Colon Cancer Alliance

One of my all-time favorite country stars is Alan Jackson. You’ve probably heard of him, even if you’re not a fan of country music. He was signed to his first label in 1989.

A few of his most famous songs are:

  • Chattahoochee
  • Remember When
  • Livin’ on Love
  • Good Time
  • Small Town Southern Man

Along with his collection of classic songs, Jackson has also collected numerous awards throughout the years.

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Musicians On Call

Source: MOCMusiciansOnCall YouTube

Musicians On Call & Public Relations

This week’s post is a little different than usual. Since I’m majoring in public relations, I’m going to tie non-profit PR in with country music. A music-based organization that has particularly caught my eye is Musicians On Call (MOC).

Background

MOC is an organization that brings volunteer musicians to hospitals to play at the bedsides of patients. From 1999, when the non-profit was established, to 2009, MOC has played music for over 125,000 individuals.

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Live in the Present

“These are some good times,

So take a good look around,

You may not know it now,

But you’re gonna miss this.”

Trace Adkins, You’re Gonna Miss This

Class, homework, and work. That’s my life, and I’m sure a lot of college students can relate – especially around mid-terms.

Today in the short amount of time between classes and work, I thought about all the things I had to get done. I broke down and started crying. I hardly ever cry, but enough stress has that effect on me.

Luckily my dad was home, so I started venting to him. I told him how I can’t wait to graduate, leave Ohio, and get a real job. My dad’s response was: “Don’t wish your life away. After you graduate, move out of Ohio and get a real job, you’ll look back on these days and wish you could live them over again.”

My Dad as a little boy

My Dad told me the same thing when I was in high school. I couldn’t wait until my basketball season was over back then, but now, I would give anything to play another game with my teammates.

You’re Gonna Miss This

My Dad’s advice made me think of the song “You’re Gonna Miss This,” by Trace Adkins.

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