Brad Paisley lends his voice to a new song “Hard Life,” written by 23-year-old friend Joe Kindregan, who suffers from a terminal disease. Kindregan has A-T (ataxia-telangiectasia) which combines symptoms of cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, immune deficiencies and cancer.
All U.S. digital royalties of Kindregan’s song will benefit the special initiative, A-T Children’s Project, a nonprofit organization aimed at finding life-improving therapies and a cure for A-T.
“I’ve known Joe for several years and he is one of my favorite people,” says Paisley. “His disease is physically debilitating but creatively and mentally, Joe has such tremendous depth. It’s an honor for me to be the person to give voice to his creativity and cause.”
The two met in 2005 at a fundraiser when Joe was convinced by friend Brian Christiansen, who also had A-T, to sing with Brad onstage. When Brian lost his battle with A-T, Joe decided to share Brian’s story with a song.
Joe came to Paisley’s Nashville studio twice to be a part of laying down the tracks and to see his song being produced firsthand.
“Hard Life” is currently on sale and can be purchased here.
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