David Frizzell Supports Mothers Against Drunk Driving New ‘Frizzell & Friends’ Project to Benefit MADD

Not another living soul can deliver a song with deep, raw emotion like David Frizzell (www.davidfrizzell.com). With his forthcoming single, “Say Hello To Heaven,” the legendary singer has found a compelling story worthy of his vocal gift. The song will be released in late February and is being used to raise awareness and money for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
Written by Nashville musician and producer, Buddy Hyatt, “Say Hello To Heaven” pulls at the heartstrings with the story of a wife and mother lost to her loved ones in a car accident. Sadly, it is a story that rings true for the Frizzell family, who lost David’s niece in 1998 when a drunk driver was responsible for her death.
“MADD was there even before I or others in the family could get there,” Frizzell says. “They provided so much care and support; services that I had no idea they offered.”

Frizzell calls 2012 his “year of giving back.” With an upcoming special on RFD-TV, he will launch a promotion using the song to shine the light on the dangers of driving while impaired, and on the good work done by MADD. The “Frizzell & Friends” show will be taped at The Texas Troubadour Theater, home of the famed Midnight Jamboree radio show, and feature appearances by Hyatt, Jett Williams, Jimmy Fortune and Moe Bandy. A phone bank will be in place to take calls from fans wanting to purchase music or donate to MADD. Representatives of the organization will also be part of the show which airs on March 29 and will be rebroadcast on March 30. Liberty Tax Service, based in Virginia Beach, Virginia with 4,000 locations nationwide, has partnered with David Frizzell on the project in support of MADD.

Frizzell also recently released a book on the life of his legendary brother, Lefty Frizzell, who both influenced and inspired singers from Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, John Fogerty, Roy Orbison to many of today’s top artists. “I Love You a Thousand Ways: The Lefty Frizzell Story” was named one of the top music books of 2011 by CMT Country Music Television.

David Frizzell, younger brother to the legendary Lefty Frizzell, is a singer, songwriter, producer and author. He toured with his brother throughout the 1950s and 1960s and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Signed to Columbia Records in 1970, he achieved solo success with the single “I Just Can’t Help Believing.”  Frizzell appeared regularly on Buck Owens’ All American TV Show during the 1970s. In 1981, he recorded his first number-one country hit, “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma,” a duet with Shelly West which won the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year and Vocal Duet of the Year awards. It was featured in Clint Eastwood’s film Any Which Way You Can. Frizzell and West also won the Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Duo of the Year in 1981 and 1982.

Later, Frizzell scored another Number One country single with “I’m Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home“, which was nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year.

David has released a book on the life of his late brother, Lefty Frizzell, and has written screen plays and children’s projects. He continues to record and tour, often with other legendary artists including his former duet partner, Shelly West. David Frizzell is the producer of the “Frizzell & Friends” shows.

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