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Let It In: Talking with Songwriter Brendon David Nielson about Music and Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2016 12:04:15 PM / by RU National posted in Recovery, Addiction, Songwriting, Music, Brendon David Nielson

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When Provo, Utah-based songwriter Brendon David Nielson was just seven years old, he watched on television as the Twin Towers fell after being struck by two airplanes. Instead of crying, cowering in fear or even pondering the type of ideology that could have set such events in motion, he immediately went to his mother and asked what they could do to help. A lifelong musician, herself, his mother suggested writing a song for the victims. The result was a song called “A Message for this Land”, a work that garnered him national recognition and letters of thanks and praise from politicians everywhere, including the President. When your music has this effect on people, it’s hard to tell yourself that you just want to write pop songs for the rest of your life.

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