Evening of Stories and Songs raises $125,000 to support non-profit’s free healthcare programs and life-saving advocacy services
L-R: Hunter Phelps, HARDY, Tatum Allsep (Founder/CEO, Music Health Alliance),
Jameson Rodgers, Randy Montana
Photo credit: Hunter Berry
Music Health Alliance (MHA), recently honored with the 2021 CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award, unveiled its inaugural “Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda” event last night, headlined by four of Music City’s hottest songwriters ‑ HARDY, Randy Montana, Hunter Phelps and Jameson Rodgers – performing songs in the round that “coulda, shoulda, woulda” been a smash along with their biggest hits. The evening of stories and songs, hosted by Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton at City Winery, raised $125,000 to support the Nashville-based non-profit’s free healthcare programs and life-saving advocacy services.
“Coulda, Shouda, Woulda” — an old Southern expression for wistful regret, marks the fate of many a good song. Placed unfinished in the back of a drawer, left off an album it didn’t quite fit, every songwriter is haunted by the songs that didn’t seem to get a fair shake. This is how Grammy-winning songwriter Liz Rose came up with the idea for “Coulda, Shouda, Woulda,” a one-of-a-kind event where top songwriters get to pull out the songs that “coulda, shouda, woulda,” and finally give them their day. Join us to hear songwriters play their best songs with the worst luck, the songs they wished they had written, and of course the hits that did get their due.
For every $1 donation, MHA is able to provide $30 in life-saving healthcare resources to Heal The Music. Working tirelessly the powerhouse team of 12 women assist music industry professionals with the entire spectrum of their healthcare needs, ranging from assistance with medical bills or physical and mental health guidance that includes finding doctors or prescription medicine, finding financial grants while recovering from a serious health issue, affordable health insurance, or answers to Medicare questions.
Based in Nashville, MHA has provided free healthcare advocacy and support to more than 18,000 music industry members across 49 states in the non-profit’s first nine years - songwriters, musicians, performers, producers, engineers, venue operators, artist managers, agents, publishers, business managers, and more - by providing access to medicine, mental health resources, COVID-19 relief, diagnostic tests, lifesaving transplants, end of life care and many other necessary services, saving more than $85,000,000 in healthcare costs for the nationwide music community in less than a decade. Entirely funded through grants and individual and corporate donations, financial support from the music community is critical to continue MHA’s advocacy and free services.
In response to the pandemic, Music Health Alliance’s COVID-19 Relief Plan was created to provide direct support for the immediate needs of music industry professionals and their families during this public health crisis through relief grants, simplified solutions and a comprehensive database of resources. MHA fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis and removes obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for three or more years or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life.
For more about Music Health Alliance’s free services,
contact MHA at 615-200-6896 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Request assistance at: musichealthalliance.com/request-assistance
Donate to Music Health Alliance at: musichealthalliance.com/donate-to-heal