Rockie Lynne Lends Talent to Benefit CD

Country star Rockie Lynne has contributed the leadoff track to a new compilation CD that raises money for the survivors and families of victims of last year's I-35W Bridge collapse disaster in Minneapolis. The compilation was just released to retail outlets nationwide.

Lynne, a longtime Minnesota resident, wrote, recorded and co-produced "The Chance To Say Goodbye" specifically for the project, put together by pro audio equipment manufacturer Electro-Voice (EV) and its parent company, Robert Bosch North America LLC.

The three-CD compilation, featuring a diverse array of national artists, is titled "Musicians for Minneapolis: 57 Songs for the I-35W Bridge Disaster Relief Effort" and is currently available at retail locations. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Minnesota Helps Bridge Disaster Fund. Other artists on the project include Los Lobos, Stray Cats, Jim Lauderdale, Steve Vai, Bobby Bare Jr., Pete Anderson and Jason & The Scorchers. The eclectic CD encompasses multiple genres of music including country, folk, modern rock, metal, blues, Americana, jazz, funk, hip-hop, R&B, and reggae.

Follow this link to hear Lynne's touching song, "The Chance To Say Goodbye"

Explaining his participation in the project, Lynne says, "Every time you see a tragedy on TV you think 'Oh my gosh, those poor people.' But when it's in your backyard there's a whole different feel to it. I was completely moved by the whole thing, and proud to be a part of the benefit CD."

Rockie Lynne records for the independent label Robbins Nashville. His new single, "I Can't Believe It's Me, " is currently climbing the charts.

He first made a name for himself when he released his critically acclaimed debut CD on Universal Records in 2006. Lynne was named a "breakout artist" by ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" and Billboard magazine named him their artist "Most Likely To Succeed." He has made countless media appearances, including performances on GMA's "Summer Concert Series, " CMT, GAC, Fox News and more than a dozen appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.

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