An act of providence brought Jackie Gray
and Brian Crabb together for work on Brian's CD project.
It was about divine appointments, Jackie said.
Jackie's song “When You Talk To My Heart With
Your Letters” tells an important story about a military family
at home. The song promotes the importance letters play in their connection
to and relationship with their husband and father who is serving in
the military and is unable to be at home with them.
“I feel that the song puts across not only the
sacrifice made by families left behind while their family member serves
our country, but also how important it is to them when that family member
communicates with them through their letters,” she said. “I
feel proud to be a part of this important project.”
Jackie's participation in the CD project has allowed
her to give thanks to the military members who serve, especially as
people remember the tragic events of 9/11.
“As we all look back at the horrific events that
shook our nation ten years ago,” she said. “I feel it is
more important than ever to encourage and thank those who give so much
to keep us free, both from fear and from oppression. This includes not
only those who fight for that freedom, but also their family members
who sacrifice the presence of their loved one.”
Jackie not only performed her own song for the project,
she harmonized with other artists as well.
“One of my favorite things about singing is harmonization,”
she said. “I was excited to not only add harmonies to “Talk
to My Heart,” but also to “Fight Back” by Brad Russell.
I think the importance of families is also communicated through the
song and enjoyed the storytelling brought to it by the girl and young
man that added vocals in the second and third verses. Thank you for
what you both added to the song!”
Jackie is also grateful to the military.
“Thank you, from the bottom of my heart,”