Some of the most disturbing headlines during the pandemic have been about the increase in overdose and addiction due to stress, financial strain, depression, and isolation. All of these factors can be triggers for people recovering from substance use.
Music plays a vital role in helping us understand how we feel and in healing our hearts. "One Step Closer: Songs to Recover By" is a nine-song acoustic album created especially for people in recovery. The songs tell the stories of addiction; from hitting rock bottom to rediscovering yourself and the ongoing journey of healing.
Even though we exceeded our initial fundraising goal, please continue to donate below and share so we can do even more for those in recovery!
Three donated concerts for those in recovery (Kansas City, Online for Sober Sisters, and Nashville Recovery Center).
600 + albums donated to recovery centers in Florida, North Carolina, California, Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, and Missouri.
* It's a 1 hour concert featuring the songs from the album live, performed acoustically by Shantell and a back up musician. The concert also includes the real-life addition recovery stories that inspired the songs. It is designed to promote reflection and healing through music.
* A sound system can be provided by artist or recovery center; recovery center should have a place to gather residents for a concert and a space in front to set up a stage area.
* Up to 25 albums will be included as part of the concert for residents to take home the songs.
For booking inquires, please contact Shantell.
"I really connected with your music, it's been a super rough day for me and it was a blessing to hear it. Thank you for loving me when I may not love myself." - Alexa
"Your songs and the messages are amazing. Thank you for sharing it with me." - Chad
"Who Comes First' was so powerful it almost destroyed me. It was my first time at a musical event like this. Thank you for the experience." - Daniel
Donation of $500
Angels of Recovery:
David and Annita W.
Ken and Dena H.
Angel of Healing:
Angel of Music
Angels of Love:
Bob and Barb L.
Angels of Faith:
How will the donations be used?
The donations will be used for recording and releasing this album; $3,500 is needed to cover costs (there is no profit included). If more than $3,500 is donated for the album, the funds will be used to sponsor additional live performances at addiction recovery treatment centers, gift additional albums to those in recovery, or to create videos using the music for addiction awareness.
Why are you doing this?
I have seen the power of music heal hearts. Through these songs and stories about addiction, we can give addicts a way to hear their inner pain and inspire them to rediscover hope and healing.
While I have never been an addict personally, we have lost several members of our family to addiction and overdose. In addition, many of these songs have been written with other songwriters who have personally battled addiction.
What songs will you record?
There will be at nine songs in total, and a preview is coming soon.
How will I stay updated?
Each person who donates will receive exclusive updates as the project progresses.
What if I don't want my name used? Can I donate on behalf of someone else?
Each person who donates will be personally contacted to verify how you would like your name listed, and you can use 'anonymous' or donate in memory of someone who has passed away if you prefer.
How do I donate?
After adding your donation to the card you can pay with PayPal or pay by debit or credit card using PayPal. When you are checking out, you will see a button that says PayPal - click on that.
When you are taken to PayPal, you can input your card details for payment where it says Pay with Debit or Credit Card.
What are the benefits of each donation level?
Angel of Hope ($25)
Angel of Faith ($50)
|Angel of Love ($100)|| |
Angel of Music ($250)
|Angel of Healing ($250)|| |
|Angel of Recovery ($500)|| |
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