(L to R): Gary Dales (Audio Engineer), Dennis Scott (Producer), Lee Greenwood, Johnathan Pushkar (Associate Producer) and Rob Blair (Photographer) / Photo Credit: Jason Ashcraft / high res
Twelve Award-winning Artists And Notable TV Personalities Perform Mister Rogers Songs
“THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU” Video Premieres on SoundsLikeNashville Today
New Movie “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” Starring Tom Hanks Hits Theaters November 22
Nashville, Tenn. — As a new generation is discovering Mister Rogers and his famed neighborhood, another generation of artists are celebrating his tremendous talent, career, and humanity in a newly released album project – Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music & Memories.
Lee Greenwood joins an award-winning cast which includes Kellie Pickler, Vanessa Williams, Rita Wilson, Jim Brickman, Jon Secada, Jaci Velasquez, Micky Dolenz, Tom Bergeron, Sandi Patty, The Cowsills, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
“Mister Rogers was a mainstay in so many households, including my own with my children,” says Grammy award winner Lee Greenwood. “To be included in such a great project that honors a piece of history is wonderful. I can’t wait to see the movie as Tom Hanks is the perfect guy for that role.”
The video for “Thank You for Being You” can be viewed HERE, premiered today by Sounds Like Nashville. The song is the finale from the album, which embodies unforgettable performances by artists performing re-imagined renditions of Fred Rogers classics, as well as uncovered gems from his 200-plus catalog of songs.
The album coincides with “Thank You, Mister Rogers Month” – a time set aside to honor Fred’s legacy by encouraging people to act on his simple but eloquent message, “Be kind.” Nashville, Tennessee, where much of the album was recorded, is the first city to proclaim November as a time to ”Be Like Fred.”
Two-time Grammy winner Dennis Scott produced the album and wrote the tribute song reflecting the feelings of generations who were touched by Fred’s music and message. Dennis, who was asked to participate in several workshops, heard people share their special memories about Mister Rogers. He reflects, “I understand their desire to reach out in gratitude to Fred because I feel it, too. I hope the song customized for Fred, as well as these new recordings of his songs, bring a smile to Fred’s fans.”
Watch the album trailer HERE.
Thank You Mister Rogers: Music & Memories track listing:
1. “WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR” — THE COWSILLS
2. “YOU CAN NEVER GO DOWN THE DRAIN” — JACI VELASQUEZ
3. “SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE GOOD” — RITA WILSON
4. “PERFECTLY BEAUTIFUL DAY” — MICKY DOLENZ
5. “MANY WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU” — VANESSA WILLIAMS
6. “SOME THINGS I DON’T UNDERSTAND” — TOM BERGERON
7. “THIS IS MY HOME” — JIM BRICKMAN
8. “LET’S BE TOGETHER” — MARILYN MCCOO AND BILLY DAVIS, JR.
9. “PLEASE DON’T THINK IT’S FUNNY” — SANDI PATTY
10. “IT’S SUCH A GOOD FEELING” — KELLIE PICKLER
11. “WHEN THE DAY TURNS INTO NIGHT” — LEE GREENWOOD
12. “PODEMOS SER AMIGOS” — JON SECADA
13. “THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU” — THE ENSEMBLE
The album is available on all digital platforms at thankyoumisterrogers.com and other digital retailers at orcd.co/ThankYouMisterRogers.
Additional features about “Thank You, Mister Rogers”:
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Lee Greenwood on Tour:
Nov 30 Hiawassee, GA Anderson Music Hall
Dec 03 Guntersville, Ala. / Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge
Dec 04 Branson, Mo. / Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater
Dec 05 Cedar Park, Texas / HEB Center
Dec 06 Lubbock, Texas / The Cactus Theater
Dec 07 Greenville, Texas / Texan Theater
Dec 13 Immokalee, Fla. / Seminole Casino
Dec 15 Dubuque, Iowa / Diamond Jo Casino
For a complete tour schedule, click here.
About Lee Greenwood:
Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits and thirty-eight singles including songs like “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands,” “She’s Lyin’,” “I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going Going Gone,” “You Got A Good Love Comin’,” among others. His stand-out hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. Military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s National Patriot’s Award, and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours. Greenwood was appointed to the council of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 by President George W. Bush, confirmed by the United States Senate, and continues to serve on the NEA at the pleasure of the President. His latest book release is a children’s book called Proud To Be An American, which is currently available in stores, on Amazon and leegreenwood.com.
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