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  • Award wining bluegrass-country band—emerged as strong break-out artists in 2010
  • Cracker Barrel exclusive album launch on January 10th.
  • Portion of the proceeds of the album go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
  • Nationally breaking video featuring Dolly Parton.
  • Album features major artists—Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Darryl Worley, Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, and more.

THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG—JAMIE JOHNSON OF THE GRASCALS–WRITER OF “I Am Strong”… “Back in February of 2010 I made a trip with The Grascals to present a check to St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee from funds raised at the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer® Festival held annually in Columbus, Ohio.   Little did I know that my life would change forever with this visit.

I was nervous and a bit scared from the moment I walked through the front doors of the hospital—afraid of what I might see there. I knew that St. Jude was a hospital where children are fighting cancer.  Having my own beautiful son Cole Train, who is now 2 years old, thoughts were constantly running through my head as a watched young parents and their little boy or girl fighting for their lives.  Many times I fought back tears and I wanted to give them a hug of encouragement.

There in a corridor of the hospital, I came face-to-face with a wall where children with cancer had filled in the blank to a sentence beginning with two words:  “I Am…” They had written:  “I am homesick.”  “I am tired.” And there tucked in the midst:  “I Am Strong.”  

“I Am Strong.” It hit me like a ton of bricks!  I was so moved and so blessed to have the inspiration for the song I ultimately wrote with my beautiful wife Susanne Mumpower-Johnson and our great friend Jenee Fleenor..

To the children of St. Jude and any child fighting cancer anywhere in the world—The Grascals love you and pray for you everyday! Thanks for showing us the real meaning of “strong!”


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Andrew Voigt, a contributing writer to HM Magazine, sat down with Cody Golob, the lead vocalist and one of the original two members of The Drowned God, to discuss their as-yet-unnamed upcoming record, the inspiration behind its writing, and a mutual love for sparkling water.


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Italian creative Giovanni Bucci, otherwise known as ODDKO, has spent a professional career pushing the limits of some of the world's largest brands. HM contributor Andrew Voigt talks with the man behind the curtain to find out what it looks like when he pushes the limits of his own creativity.


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