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#MusicHealsEverything | Country Duo TOWNE’s Stories

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Here’s both members of TOWNE’s stories:

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Jon Decious (1/2 of duo TOWNE)

A few years back, my granddaddy died unexpectedly. He was the first, and for the longest time, the only father-figure I really had in my life. This was also the first time someone very close to me had passed away. Continue Reading →

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#MusicHealsEverything | My Story

Music Heals EverythingI can’t ever remember a time in my life that music didn’t mean something incredibly powerful to me.
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#MusicHealsEverything | [Video] Little Big Town & Cheap Trick Talk About The Healing Power Of Music

@littlebigtown & #cheaptrick on the red carpet of #MusicBiz2016 awards today!

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Caught up with Little Big Town and Cheap Trick on the red carpet at the Music Biz 2016 awards where they were both being honored.  Here are their thoughts about the healing and hope that can be found in music.

Watch the video below, and be sure to check out Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick’s bassist & co-founding member) and his wife’s foundation for more musical healing at: www.rockyourvoice.com.  He talks about it briefly at the end of this short video.

Have you got your own story to share about how music may have inspired you, comforted, or healed you during a difficult time in your life? We’d love to hear about it, and possibly post it right here on the site for others to see! Just email your story to: patrice@focusonthe615.com.  Be sure to include where you’re from and what you do for a living.  

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#MusicHealsEverything | Alison Giese’s Story

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Hi Patrice!  My name is Alison Giese and I have 2 songs that have helped me through very difficult times in my life.

The first is “That’s Why I’m Here” by Kenny Chesney.  First off, Kenny is my absolute favorite artist!  But anyways, this song speaks volumes to me because I come from an alcoholic family on both sides.  My dad was always my hero until I was about 9 and realized how much he drank and how it affected everything in his life.  When I heard this song in high school, I realized I wasn’t alone dealing with an alcoholic father.  This song always gave me a look into how alcohol affects families.  I also realized that it is hard on the alcoholic to lose everything they love.  I no longer cry when I hear this song but it definitely was a component of my healing and understanding of the disease. 

The second song was “I’m Movin’ On” by Rascal Flatts.  The emotions packed into this song are indescribable.  This song one day just hit me and gave me such clarity.  When I was 13, I ended my relationship with my father due to his wife telling me I wasn’t part of the family – he ended up standing on her side instead of mine.  I endured many, many, many years of counseling trying to figure out what I did wrong and blaming myself for his wrong decision.  One day I was driving and this song just hit me.  I still get very emotional when I hear this song because the day I heard it was the day I realized it was never my fault and I had to give up on any reconciliation with him because it was just dragging me down.  I don’t ever see a moment when he apologizes or I can completely forgive him, but this song tells me that that is okay and life is way better without the burden of those emotions.  That was the day I gave up all my grudges against him and moved on with my life.  He no longer holds any space in my heart or thoughts and life is so much better.

I have a bunch of other songs that have huge meanings to me, but those two songs are my favorite ones that have helped guide me towards healing.  The way a song can portray emotions blows me away every time and it definitely does heal everything.

Alison Giese lives in Nashville for the past couple of years, before that Austin for 8 years and originally from Grand Junction, CO.  I currently am a department supervisor at Toys R Us.

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#MusicHealsEverything | Roy Greenwood’s Story

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I just saw this posted on your website, FOCUS on the 615 and I felt
compelled to write in. I am a 20 year survivor of RSD or Reflex
Sympathetic dystrophy as of this past December. Music has always been a
catalyst in my on going battle. It always seems to be that when I need
that extra spark to get through a tough day when I am on the ropes, a
song comes along that just helps me make it through. Sometimes the
lyrics take me back to a time and place before the RSD and it helps me
recall what life was like long before it. Its also a healing force for
my spouse who not only works full time, but doubles as my care giver
when the need arises. We often forget how much care givers suffer and
endure as much if not more than we do ourselves. Music heals and
inspires us to do things that we ourselves never believe that we can
accomplish.

Also, it was Mary Sarah’s rendition of “Johnny and June” that she sang on “The Voice”. Just touched me and reminded me of the sacrifices that my special ‘June’ has made over the 20 years we have battled my disorder together…

Roy Greenwood is from North Fork, California and is a lead aluminum can artist with sodacanmodels.com.

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#MusicHealsEverything Project: Sharing Stories Of Hope & Healing Through Music

Music Heals EverythingHas there been a time in your life when you sought music for comfort and healing that you would like to share with us to be featured on the site, FOCUS on the 615?

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