AN ODE CELEBRATING A CHILD GOING HOME FROM ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL® AVAILABLE TODAY; PORTION OF PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE HOSPITAL
“This is one of those songs that just reaches deep into your soul when things aren’t going so good and gives you a reason to smile,” says Carpenter.
“‘Last Night In Memphis is a powerful song with an amazing performance delivered by Lance,” adds Richie. “It’s a song about hope for all the beautiful children of St. Jude.”
A portion of the proceeds from the single will go to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
About Lance Carpenter
Chart-topping songwriter and recording artist Lance Carpenter co-wrote Kelsea Ballerini’s chart-topper “Love Me Like You Mean It,” and he continues to work at his craft, by writing with some of Nashville’s best writers including Dean Dillion, Clint Daniels, Lonestar’s Richie McDonald and countless others. Raised on a farm in Ozark, Arkansas, Carpenter grew up hunting, fishing and playing sports. His love of music was purely as a fan until he picked up a guitar while in college. He soon jumped into a career in emergency management, working for the state and federal governments (FEMA). He was involved in 42 different disasters including Hurricane Katrina, with music serving as an escape. After his first live performance, Carpenter began to focus working on his music. He joined the Nashville Songwriters Association International, eventually moved to Nashville and signed a publishing deal. He’s been writing, recording and touring since.
About Richie McDonald
Richie McDonald has long been one of music’s most accomplished and wide-ranging talents. Recognized as one of country’s best singers and a polished and engaging entertainer, McDonald is the face and voice of Lonestar, ranked among the genre’s preeminent groups. As one of the industry’s most successful songwriters, he has penned some of the era’s most memorable songs and earned a mantle full of awards and nominations. He has earned six gold and platinum albums, several CMA and ACM awards as well as BMI awards for songwriting.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, sharing stories and videos from St. Jude Inspire, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.