I’m so excited right now I’m about to pee my pants. (Then again, maybe that’s because I’ve given birth twice. Sorry, TMI?)
Seriously, though, I just found out that a MAJOR, big-time, country music star, somebody that even those of you who don’t like country music have heard of, has agreed to do the PSA. My faith in humanity is restored and if I get to meet him at the filming I’ll give him a hug, maybe even a kiss on the cheek, for all of you military family members. I mean, it’s the least I can do. (wink, wink)
I don’t want to jinx it by revealing his name or even dropping hints but he’s very hot right now and he’s, well, very hot.
For those of you who don’t share my DNA and haven’t spent the entire summer hearing me obsess about the PSA project, here’s the rundown: It’s called “This Country Cares” and we (Blue Star Families, The Creative Coalition, Healthnet, TAPS, and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge) are lining up country stars to read a military support message encouraging troops and military family members in crisis to call the national suicide hotline number. Right now about 18 veterans attempt suicide every day and last year we lost more troops to suicide than to combat. The PSAs will air all over broadcast and cable television, on radio stations everywhere and in DoD buildings.
We’ve already done a similar project with Hollywood stars that you can watch here:
This project has been way more work than I ever expected (but what volunteer project doesn’t turn out that way?) but if we manage to save one life, wow, how awesome will that be?