Let's Roll Tribute to 9/11 Heroes Releases
- Laura MacCorkle Senior Editor, Fun Channel
- 2002 5 Sep
The multi-artist tribute album, Let's Roll: Together in Unity, Faith and Hope, released this month as the nation observes the one-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Produced by Tony McAnany (Jennifer Knapp, 38th Parallel), Let's Roll features an all-star, multi-genre lineup, including Lila McCann, dc Talk, Wynonna, Nicole C. Mullen, Yo Yo Ma, Shane Minor, Steven Curtis Chapman, 38th Parallel, and others. The eclectic musical mix honors United Airlines Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer, who along with fellow passengers Jeremy Glick, Mark Bingham and Thomas Burnett, attempted to overpower the terrorists who diverted the plane toward our nation's capitol.
All sales proceeds from Let's Roll will benefit The Todd M. Beamer Foundation, established by the hero's widow, Lisa Beamer. Launched "to equip children experiencing family trauma to make heroic choices every day", the foundation also aims to "extend Todd Beamer's legacy of character, faith and courage."
Executive Director of The Todd M. Beamer Foundation, Douglass MacMillan, shares that "the Let's Roll CD is a coming together of many people and talents with one goal in mind--to help the children affected by the events of September 11. Each artist deserves many thanks for their time and effort. This CD is a lasting tribute to Todd and all of the American heroes of September 11."
Several singles will be released to pop, rock, AC, CHR, inspirational and contemporary classical radio formats, including dc Talk's "Let's Roll," 38th Parallel's "Horizon," (38th Parallel's bassist was a cousin to a Flight 93 pilot), James Curlin's "I Believe," Lila McCann's "Who Else Could It Be?," Jeremy Lubbock's "Lullaby" featuring Chaka Khan," Shane Minor's "Don't Ask Why," and The All-Star Collective performing "The Lord's Prayer."