Kelly Lang's "I'm Not Going Anywhere" Featured In The New Ascension 'Your Care is Our Calling' National Campaign Honoring Caregivers and Patients During a Time of Distancing
Singer-Songwriter and Ascension Patient Kelly Lang Wrote “I’m Not Going Anywhere” Just Before Her Own Battle With Breast Cancer
Offering hope and compassion through a lyrical journey that can only be told through the eyes of someone who has lived it, former Ascension Saint Thomas patient and award-winning recording artist, Kelly Lang delivers her song “I’m Not Going Anywhere” as an ode to the challenging and compassionate work of caregivers. To share the sense of calling and commitment to serve patients and communities, Ascension; one of the nation’s leading and largest nonprofit Catholic health systems, has developed a new marketing campaign that celebrates a call to serve. What began as a regional campaign in the Nashville area, became so successful that it went national. This ‘Your Care Is Our Calling’ campaign honors the role of caregivers and their special bond with those that they are privileged to serve and features emotional vignettes of connection.
Kelly was inspired to write the song in 2004 as she watched a close friend manage a loved one’s illness. Three months later, Kelly was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer and began a journey of her own at Ascension Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. In remission since 2005, Kelly has said that she hopes her voice can echo beacons of light and encourage patients with cancer to continue fighting.
"It's amazing to see that a song that I wrote 16 years ago - shortly before I received extraordinary care from Ascension Saint Thomas while being treated for breast cancer - is now being used as part of Ascension's national campaign to reassure patients and the community and give gratitude to their caregivers. I'm humbled and moved that the song has resonated so deeply with people across the country," said Kelly Lang.
The campaign, which will begin in all Ascension Ministry Markets in early November, will include TV, radio and print advertising, and outdoor billboards, as well as targeted online advertising, direct-to-patient emails, and patient storytelling through our social media channels.
Here’s a link to the 60-second ad, which will soon begin appearing in Ascension markets across the United States. Visit HERE
Lang recently released 'Old Soul;' an album featuring 14 covers of critically acclaimed songs that highlight Lang’s rare love and appreciation for the timeless classics on September 18. Surviving the tests of time, these serendipitous spins on popular hits of the 60’s - the 90’s brush the dust off of a time capsule to uncover the feel-good intent of simpler times. ‘Old Soul’ dances into the scene with unrivaled grace and distinctive dynamic, transporting listeners back to music’s greatest era. Sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken, ‘Old Soul’ is available to download and stream on all digital platforms.
Visit HERE to listen to 'Old Soul'.
To keep up with future releases and everything Kelly Lang, visit HERE and follow her social channels linked below.
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About Kelly Lang: Kelly Lang is a prolific singer/songwriter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who has called Hendersonville, Tennessee home since moving there as a child. Growing up in country music, her father, Velton Lang was the long-time road manager for superstar Conway Twitty. Being around great legends in the music business gave Kelly the burning desire to pursue her own personal music career.
As a songwriter, Lang has had a stellar career with her songs being recorded by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, George Jones, B.J. Thomas, Jimmy Fortune, Jerry Lee Lewis, T.G. Sheppard, and Johnny Lee, just to name a few.
She has also performed/recorded duets with iconic artists, Sir Barry Gibb, Dame Olivia Newton-John, Paul Shaffer, and Lee Greenwood.
As an artist, Lang has released several albums including ‘11:11,’ ‘Shades of K,’ ‘Throwback,’ ‘Obsession’, and ‘Iconic Duets’ with husband, T.G. Sheppard. In the spring of 2020, Lang re-released her classic children’s album ‘Lullaby Country,’ which was originally sold at Cracker Barrel.
As part of a regional campaign, her voice and writing skills can be heard on television with her song “I’m Not Going Anywhere” throughout Tennessee and the surrounding areas as the official anthem for the Ascension St. Thomas Hospital commercial.
While being interviewed by Governor Mike Huckabee about her career in country music and her upcoming album, ‘Old Soul’ available on September 18th, Governor Huckabee surprised Lang with a trophy signifying a special induction into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
Visit HERE to watch the surprise induction into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
About Ascension: Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization. Visit www.ascension.org.