“I gave David Frizzell’s new song ‘Say Hello To Heaven’ a spin during my morning show and the phone started ringing immediately. Not one call was negative and one call in particular almost moved me to tears. I had a father call in who had lost his daughter to a drunk driver. He was sobbing and wanted me to tell David thank you. He said hearing the song almost makes him want to forgive the drunk driver who took his daughter from him. Tell David thank you for such a great song…this is what country radio is all about. I challenge my fellow programmers to put this song on the air and just let their listeners decide if this song should be heard. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised…I was.”
—Mike Thomas, KFAV, Warrenton, MO
“We tested ‘Say Hello To Heaven’ on our ‘Smash or Trash’ program. I issued a 3 tissue alert. Both women and men voted, and for the first time in a long time, we received 100% Smash! They could hear the pain in David’s voice as he delivers this story like the pro he is.”
—Bill Booth, WKDZ, Cadiz, KY
David Frizzell is raising awareness for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) with his new single, “Say Hello To Heaven.” Written by Nashville producer Buddy Hyatt, the song tells the story of a wife and mother who dies in a car accident.
April is the annual observance of Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year Frizzell’s promotion will benefit MADD thanks to the support of Liberty Tax Service. The cause is a personal one for Frizzell. His niece lost her life on her 32nd birthday in a 1998 accident involving a drunk driver.
“Madd was there even before I or others in the family could get there,” Frizzell said. “They provided so much care and support; services that I had no idea they offered.”
The single made its national television debut in a very special installment of the “Frizzell & Friends” franchise on RFD-TV. Taped at The Texas Troubadour Theater, home of the famed Midnight Jamboree radio show, the special featured appearances by Buddy Hyatt, Jett Williams, Jimmy Fortune, and Moe Bandy.
Frizzell’s book on the life of his brother Lefty Frizzell, I Love You a Thousand Ways, was named one of the top music books of 2011 by CMT. The foreword was written by family friend, Merle Haggard.