Handwritten Lyrics Auction To Benefit Music Health Alliance COVID-19 Relief Plan

An exclusive online charity auction, Handwritten Song Lyrics Benefiting Music Health Alliance, has launched at juliensauctions.com for advance bidding. Lyrics to Eric Clapton’s “Change The World,” Hall & Oates’ “Private Eyes,” Gladys Knight & The Pips’ “Midnight Train To Georgia,” Miranda Lambert‘s “Bluebird,” and Chris Stapleton’s “Broken Halos,” written on his Epiphone/AJ acoustic guitar, are among the highlights of the auction items available.

The auction will start closing in real time and in lot order for live bidding at 11:00 a.m. PT on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 with proceeds benefiting Music Health Alliance’s COVID-19 Relief Plan, which was created to provide direct support for immediate needs of music industry professionals and their families during this public health crisis where many have lost their incomes.

Artists spanning pop, rock, country, blues/jazz, Americana, and gospel music personally donated handwritten lyrics of some of their most classic and famous hits to the initiative. Highlighted handwritten song lyrics signed by the songwriter and/or recording artist include:
  • Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn, “Red Dirt Road”
  • Brandi Carlile, “The Joke”
  • Carlene Carter “Every Little Thing”
  • Rosanne Cash/Rodney Crowell, “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me”
  • Bruce Channel, “Hey Baby” (Released on Dirty Dancing movie soundtrack)
  • Terri Clark, “Better Things To Do”
  • Marc Cohn, “Walking in Memphis”
  • Shawn Colvin, “When Sunny Came Home”
  • Elvis Costello “Alison”
  • Rodney Crowell, “Shame on the Moon” (Recorded by Rodney Crowell and other artists including Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band in 1982)
  • Steve Earle, “Copperhead Road”
  • Peter Frampton, “Do You Feel The Way I Do”
  • Bill and Gloria Gaither, “Because He Lives”
  • Vince Gill, Medley of Hits: “When I Call Your Name,” “I Still Believe,” “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” and “Look At Us”
  • Amy Grant, Christmas Medley: “Breath Of Heaven,” “I Need a Silent Night,” “Tennessee Christmas,” and “Heirlooms”
  • Liz Rose, “White Horse” (Recorded by Taylor Swift)
  • Keb’ Mo’, “Life Is Beautiful”
  • Bryan Kennedy, “American Honky-Tonk Bar Association” (Recorded by Garth Brooks)
  • Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims, “Change The World” (Recorded by Eric Clapton)
  • Miranda Lambert, “Bluebird”
  • Danny O’Keefe, “Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues.” Recorded by Danny O’Keefe and other artists including Elvis Presely (1974), Willie Nelson (1984) and Dwight Yoakam (1997)
  • Thom Schuyler, “16th Avenue” (Recorded by Lacy J. Dalton)
  • Chris Stapleton, “Broken Halos” written on his personal Epiphone/AJ acoustic guitar specifically for the auction (estimate: $1,000-$2,000)
  • Warren Pash, “Private Eyes” (Recorded by Hall & Oates) and signed by John Oates
  • Steve Wariner, “Holes in the Floor of Heaven”
  • Jim Weatherly, “Midnight Train To Georgia “(Recorded by Gladys Knight & The Pips)
  • Jimmy Webb, “Wichita Lineman” (Recorded by Glen Campbell) 2019 inductee, National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress


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