Caylee Anthony Song Will Benefit Child Protection Programs
Cledus T. Judd is best known as the funny man behind clever parodies of country hits, but the songwriter is garnering unprecedented attention for his original song, ‘She’s Going Places,’ which was written in response to the 2008 murder of Caylee Anthony and the media-saturated trial of her accused mother, Casey Anthony.
On the inspiration for the song, co-written with Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox and Nashville lyricist Jimmy Yeary, Cledus explains, “When I had the idea to do this song, being a daddy, I just wanted to do something that took the emphasis off the horrible details and outcome of the trial, and focus on that beautiful, innocent, 2-year-old with those big brown eyes.”
Cledus first debuted the song last Friday to an overwhelming listener response. The video has garnered more than 350,000 views on YouTube in only four days.
The songwriter has graciously offered to donate his royalty share from ‘She’s Going Places’ to PROTECT.ORG, a joint website for the PROTECT organization and the National Association to Protect Children. The song will be available soon at all major digital retailers, including iTunes.
Scotty McCreery Would Go on American Idol Journey All Over Again
It’s been nearly two months since Scotty McCreery won American Idol’s 10th season, so he’s gained some perspective on the experience. Would he do it all over again? Scotty gives the San Francisco Chronicle a big, “Yes,” in response to that question. He says, “It got me where I am now. I just got to play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. I got to go the CMT Awards. I released my EP album in Walmart. I wouldn’t be able to do it without American Idol.” Scotty is currently out on the American Idols Live tour, playing Los Angeles this Friday. His debut single, “I Love You This Big,” is a top 20 hit on country radio.