Listen to Alvin Garrett’s interview with Stan Branson and hear the heart behind the lyrics to the Alzheimer’s anthem, “I Know It’s You”.
Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter/musician, Alvin Garrett, and The Carolinas Music Group is pleased to announce the release of “I Know It’s You”, a song to encourage the families and caregivers of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. “I Know It’s You”, co-written by American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard, is being released this month in conjunction with National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.
“There’s an overwhelming need for comfort and emotional healing for millions of caregivers fighting alongside the 47 million people living with this disease”, says Garrett, who has watched family and friends deal with the emotional, physical, and financial toil of caring for a loved one. According to The Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), 59% of Alzheimer’s caregivers rate their emotional stress as “high” or “very high”, and 40% of family caregivers suffer from depression.
Last year, I released a song entitled, “By Myself.” Many “experts” advised me to license the song to a more “popular” and “established” artist. In their opinion, the song was “too big” for me. I was aware of the benefits that come with licensing a song to a major artist, but this song was different. This was MY STORY, MY PHILOSPHY, and MY DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE from the doubts and limitations placed on my life by others. In spite of certain adversity, I decided to pursue my dream… even if I had to go on “By Myself.” Continue reading →