From Bulldogs to Elephant Walks: Chats with Johnny Mathis, Monica Mancini and Anson Williams, Plus Matt Hires Works with RMH

November 14, 2014 5:19 PM

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"'Hold You Up' is the first in a series called The At Home Project that will raise money and awareness for Ronald McDonald House Upper Midwest. The project was started by my good friend Paul Fletcher, a radio DJ in Minneapolis, who had a personal experience with Ronald McDonald House that made him really want to give back. His daughter was born with a condition called Hirschsprung's Disease that required her to be in the hospital for weeks when she was very young. During that time a nurse told them about RMH. The house provided them with a place to stay, hot meals to eat, showers, laundry, and so much more. It allowed them to feel as normal as possible while they were going through the hardest time of their life.

"When he asked me to write a song for the project I didn't know much about RMH, but through hearing his story and visiting one of the houses in Minneapolis, I was able to get a feel for everything that they do for people, and I wrote "Hold You Up" based on all of that. I remember Paul telling me tha...

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