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*** Upcoming Events & Concerts:
Satuday, August 11th & Sunday August 12th American Huey 369 Peru, Indiana
Saturday, August 18th Concert for Veterans Haithco Park, Saginaw Set Up 10:00 am Show 11:00 am - 3:00
August 24th & 25th Open
Sunday, August 26th & Monday, August 27th Onaway UAW Convention Show Monday at 3:00
Saturday, September 11th Lansing Mozaic Festival Time: TBA
September 14th, 15th, & 16th Kokomo, Indiana
September 21st & 22nd Open
Saturday, September 29th Gus Harrison MI. Dept. of Corrections Adrian 11:00 am
Sunday, September 30th Richard Handlin MI. Dept. of Corrections 2:00 pm
October 5th & 6th Open
October 12th & 13th Open
October 17th through 21st Branson, Missouri
October 26th & 27th Open
November 2nd & 3rd Open ***** "Sound of Hope" ... Kelly - Huey Flight - See Below Just Click on Video below
KELLY WOULD LIKE TO THANK JOAN MCGIVERN, EMILY, AND THE LADIES AT HEADLINERS HAIR STUDIO PARK ST. JACKSON, MICHIGAN FOR DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB!
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How I came to write the song Mother Teresa
All my life, my mother talked to me about the lives of the saints. My mom was raised Catholic and attended school at St. Mary's. She said she was going to be a nun until she met my dad. They went steady in senior high and after graduation Mom enrolled in nursing school, only to be kicked out for poor grades. She and Dad married.
Dad went into the service and they had six kids. Thirty years later, with all of us grown and out of the house, Mom began to wonder what to do with the rest of her life. So she wrote a letter to Mother Teresa of Calcutta. She asked Mother Teresa if she would accept a woman, who smoked, to work for her with the Sisters of Charity.
Mother Teresa graciously told Mom no. She told Mom she would best serve Jesus by helping and loving her own family. She sent Mother a Christmas prayer. My mom always talks about how much she loves and respects Mother Teresa. She told me "Kelly, Mother Teresa is a modern day saint." She always looks for the good in everyone.
The more I read in books and magazines about the life and accomplishments of this great woman, the more I revere her for her love and compassion for humanity. She was fearless in her 'Walk of Love.'
I read in Time Magazine about Mother Teresa being in the streets of Calcutta, tending to a man who was maggot-infested and dying. As she put her arms around him, he asked her "Why do you do this?" Mother Teresa answered "Because I love you." I wept. This world could be a much better place if only we could love like Mother Teresa.
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"It gives our soldiers strength... to know we have not forgotten them." - Kelly Trudell
2010 Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Service Award
Kelly Trudell and Vigilant Music would like to thank the following people who have supported her to visit Walter Reed Army Medical Center- The Mologne House, by purchasing the corporate package of CD's to give to the soldiers there:
Rolling Thunder, Chapter 1, Manistee MI. Calvin Murphy, AMVETS Gathering of Friends of Vietnam Veterans Bob Hill & the Dave Hill Team
Kelly also gives a BIG thanks to Joe Rikofski of Pioneer Services and the Craft Insurance Agency for sponsoring CDs for soldiers.
Dear 3rd graders at Sharp Park Academy,
Thank you for your kind words and prayers for our soldiers. Your note cards are enclosed with a CD and they have been sent to Afghanistan for our soldiers. God bless you kids. You are the future of America!
ALBUM FEEDBACK: "Kelly's new CD contains NO filler songs - every track is awesome." ~ "I am a man. I do not cry. But there are songs on this CD that got to me." ~ "Vets, soldiers, their families - all are going to really respect this album." ~ "It touched my heart, thank you, Kelly." ~ "If this does not light your fire, your wood is wet (heart is closed)." ~ "Every lyric hits home somewhere, someone."
WHAT IS KELLY DOING FOR 2011?: Kelly's on a mission and it is most important. Read her mission for our veterans and our troops - CLICK HERE
HEAR KELLY LIVE IN CONCERT: Live shows and fundraisers See Event Calendar - CLICK HERE
IN-THE-NEWS ~ SLIDE SHOW: Vietnam Veterans 28th Year Reunion in Kokomo Indiana See the photo slide show of this event (features Kelly's "Cold Sweat" background music) > CLICK HERE Read several recent Kokomo Tribune event articles: CLICK HERE See list of news articles or search for "Vietnam Veterans Reunion"
OTHER NEWS: Kelly presents vet's quilt to Lee Greenwood Quilts for Vets Program takes off with much love. READ MORE
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Kelly's lyrics touches hearts everywhere Read the feedback from her recent Memorial Concert. READ MORE Read what vets everywhere are saying about Kelly's music. READ MORE
Support Jackson's Fallen Heroes Jackson citizens have come together and raised over $10,000 to build memorial. Read more > Click Here
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