Nashville, TN (November 22, 2019)
As a new generation is discovering Mister Rogers and his famed neighborhood, another generation of artists are celebrating his tremendous talent, career, and humanity in a newly released album project, Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music & Memories.
The new Mister Rogers movie, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks opens nation-wide in theaters November 22 and the album was released last month. Lee Greenwood joins an award-winning cast which includes Kellie Pickler, Rita Wilson, Jim Brickman, Jon Secada, Jaci Velasquez, Micky Dolenz, Sandi Patty, and many others on the album.
“Mister Rogers was a mainstay in so many households, including my own with my children,” says Grammy award winner Lee Greenwood. “To be included in such a great project that honors a piece of history is wonderful. I can’t wait to see the movie as Tom Hanks is the perfect guy for that role.”
The video for “Thank You for Being You” premiered today by Sounds Like Nashville. The song is the finale from the album, which embodies unforgettable performances by artists performing re-imagined renditions of Fred Rogers classics, as well as uncovered gems from his 200-plus catalog of songs.
Watch the video here:
Two-time Grammy winner Dennis Scott produced the album and wrote the tribute song reflecting the feelings of generations who were touched by Fred’s music and message. Dennis, who was asked to participate in several workshops, heard people share their special memories about Mister Rogers. He reflects, “I understand their desire to reach out in gratitude to Fred because I feel it, too. I hope the song customized for Fred, as well as these new recordings of his songs, bring a smile to Fred’s fans.”