Every Download of J.R. Ward’s New Single, “Ready to Go,” Benefits the Alzheimer’s Walk [Listen]

Every Download of J.R. Ward’s New Single, “Ready to Go,” Benefits the Alzheimer’s Walk [Listen]

Singer/songwriter J.R. Ward isn’t just talking the talk when it comes to helping find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease . . . he’s walking the walk.

The Tennessee native, who works for a home healthcare company in Florida, volunteers his time by playing music at assisted-living facilities.

After witnessing firsthand the impact Alzheimer’s has on both individuals and families, J.R. was inspired to pen and record a new single, “Ready to Go,” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

“Glen Campbell’s fight against Alzheimer’s really brought to light on a national level how devastating the disease is,” says J.R. to Nash Country Daily. “But also witnessing firsthand how traumatic the disease is on families and patients inspired me—it moved me. I sat down and wrote the lyrics to ‘Ready to Go’ after watching an Alzheimer’s patient interact with his son. I hope the song has a far-reaching impact. That’s why I’m donating 100 percent of the proceeds of the downloads of the song to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”

“Ready to Go” is available for $0.99 on  iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s until Dec. 1.

Watch J.R. explain the inspiration behind “Ready to Go.”

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter