|The Tenors Support Big Brothers Big Sisters with New Single “I Thank You”|
A new single hit the Internet with the special purpose of celebrating more than 100 years of mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Juno Award-winning Canadian super group The Tenors, along with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Ambassador and Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler, released their song “I Thank You” in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs.
Canadian singer and songwriter Kenny Munshaw wrote the early version of “I Thank You” after Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada commissioned a song for their Centennial Celebration earlier this year. He envisioned the song as a means to pay testament to the incredible impact and transformation in the lives of Littles resulting from having a Big Brother Big Sister mentor.
Munshaw began working with The Tenors to expand the music and vocals. They also collaborated with songwriter Marc Jordan, most known for writing the Rod Stewart hit song “Rhythm of Your Heart.” The song was written in such a way to accommodate both male and female vocalists: A nod to how Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors benefit the lives of boys and girls.
The Tenors later approached Kaeppeler, who competed in Miss America 2012 on a platform centered on mentoring children with incarcerated parents, a personal cause for her due to her experiences growing up.
“We are delighted to benefit from the talent of people like The Tenors and Laura Kaeppeler, and know that their music will bring the cause of mentoring to millions of people in an entirely new way,” said President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Charles Pierson. “This song reflects the experiences of so many young people – having seen their own lives positively impacted and wanting to find a way to express their appreciation.”
In a joint statement, The Tenors and Kaeppeler said they are honored to be associated with a cause that has benefitted so many children and youth.
“[We] hope that our efforts to bring attention and raise funds will result in a greater number of children receiving support,” they said.
Following the inaugural performance at the Centennial Celebration in Ontario, The Tenors and Kaeppeler put together the official recording and video in London’s Kensaltown Studios.
The song is now available for download, worldwide, for $1.29. A portion of the proceeds from each sale go to Big Brothers Big Sisters to help ongoing mentoring programs benefitting children and young people.
See The Tenors perform “I Thank You” on CTV’s Canada AM.