Yancy Dedicates New Single “Safe” to Oklahoma Tornado Victims, Donates 100% of iTunes Sales
May 31, 2013
NASHVILLE, TN—The day before Yancy released her new modern worship album, “Roots for the Journey” on May 21st, a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma heartland, wrecking havoc and leaving large amounts of devastation behind. As a former Tulsa-resident, Yancy knew that she needed to help.
“I really feel the songs on ‘Roots for the Journey’ are special,” says Yancy. “When I heard the news of the tornado’s destruction and lives lost I immediately knew the song ‘Safe’ could offer some comfort not only to the victims but to the rest of us shaken by watching the news unfold.”
Yancy will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of “Safe” at iTunes to Nashville-based non-profit organization Conduit Mission – a relief organization that is already on the ground providing assistance to the victims and their families.
“My husband was born and raised in Oklahoma and I lived there for a long time myself,” says Yancy. “It’s a precious home to many and this money can help rebuild homes and replace some of the items that will return a sense of normalcy for these families. Together we can make a difference.”
Produced by Stephen Leiweke (Sara Groves, Jars of Clay), “Roots for the Journey” features an all-star list of players including Leiweke on guitar, Chris Donohue (Emmylou Harris, Bart Millard) on bass, Matt Stanfield (Kutless, Norah Jones) on keys, drummer Ken Lewis (The Civil Wars, Amy Grant) and cello contributions from Sixpence None the Richer’s Matt Slocum.
For more than a decade, Yancy has released radio friendly pop/rock albums and multiple projects for kids and young adults, all while sharing the stage with such artists as Mute Math, Newsboys and Nichole Nordeman. As a writer, Yancy has teamed up with Third Day’s Mac Powell, wrote Avalon’s #1 hit “I Don’t Want To Go” (which Yancy covers on “Roots for the Journey”) and Jaci Velasquez’s “Something Beautiful,” and still found the time to compose two devotional books for worship leaders and musicians and a devotional book for pre-teens. To learn more, visit www.yancynotnancy.com.
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