Post by reevo on Nov 27, 2019 11:21:38 GMT -6
I believe everyone on the site is aware my family and I suffered a horrific loss almost 5 years ago as my middle son was killed in a car accident. Tyler was an outstanding baseball player and was ready to announce his commitment to pitch at Purdue when he died tragically. Life is about challenges and believe me when I say this has been the greatest challenge my family has faced.
My oldest son has suffered the most as he ended up dropping out of college and has since been battling with severe depression. As with any tragedy, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. At Tyler's wake, my oldest got up and sang a tribute for his brother and it blew the audience away. Many who were there videotaped his performance and posted it on Facebook and it just blew up.
My wife and I encouraged him to look at music as a way to escape his loss so Casey went to work and wrote a song in the memory of his brother. He posted the song on social media and he was contacted by Larry Beaird, who is a Nashville Producer and the owner of one of the best recording studios in Nashville. The guy has produced and recorded Landy Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and many more. Larry reached out to us as he loved Casey's story, his song and loved his voice and offered to record the song with his session musicians and create a video for him to release on iTunes, Amazon Music, etc. Anyway, we went down to Nashville in September of 2015 and Larry produced Casey's song and video and it was released. It blew up as it was getting air play in the State and we did numerous television and radio interviews. Larry encouraged my son to try out for the music shows such as the Voice, American Idol, etc. and also said he would be willing to help him when he had new material.
Well as everyone understands, depression is a horrible disease which has sucked the love of music out of his life. It has been almost 5 years and we are encouraging my son to continue his dream of being a performer which is his gift and to start writing new music and to go back to Nashville to take Larry up on his offer. Anyway, I wanted to share his video with my friends on this site. We all love to bitch and complain about BSU sports but I hope this song puts life in perspective. Please check it out and let me know what you think.