Jason Aldean comes through for Sondra's Song fundraiser - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Jason Aldean comes through for Sondra's Song fundraiser

Amanda Williams Amanda Williams

From Sondra's Song:

A pair of tickets to Jason Aldean’s United Spirit Arena May 4th concert will be given to one lucky attendee at Friday’s Sondra’s Song fundraising concert at Legacy Event Center. The show features Nashville based Grammy nominated songwriter Amanda Williams, along with local performers Hannah Jackson and Amy Goode Faris.

“When I found out that my old pal, Jason Aldean was coming to Lubbock for a concert on May 4th, I knew he’d want to support the work of Sondra’s Song any way he could. That’s just the kind of big hearted guy he is,” says Williams.

Amanda has been in Lubbock all week helping to promote awareness for Sondra’s Song, an organization providing assistance to youth aging out of foster care.

Sondra’s Song founder Sandi Turner found Amanda because of her song “Nobody’s Child” when searching online for ways to promote awareness of the plight of older kids in foster care who struggle to find families but who are seldom adopted.

Amanda credits Sandi as being the first to embrace the song, leading other organizations to follow suit.

So far, “Nobody’s Child” has been adopted by organizations working with at risk youth all across the country including: the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards, Forever Home Adoptions of Cleveland, OH, Heart Gallery of Missouri, the National CASA Conference in California, and has been featured on Blog Talk Radio in Oregon.

As part of the awareness building campaign this week, Amanda has given a songwriting workshop at Children’s Home of Lubbock, performed at the Child Protective Services appreciation luncheon, met with Sondra’s Song board members, talked with Sharon Maines at KCBD Channel 11, performed the National Anthem at the Texas Tech vs Lubbock Christian baseball game, and given a songwriting business talk to students at Don’t Fret Guitar Studio.

“Every little thing I can do to help Sandi and her board achieve their goal of getting a building to house their transitional program for Sondra’s Song, I’m going to do it,” laughs Williams. “Calling up some old friends in Nashville is nothing compared to what the folks working with the at risk youth in your community do every single day.”

For more information about Sondra’s Song or to get tickets to Friday’s 7PM concert at Legacy Event Center 1500 14th Street contact: Sandi Turner at http://www.sondrassong.org

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