New album from top 40 Billboard artist features theme song
for organization that fights sex trafficking
Nashville, TN -Top 40 Billboard artist, author, and conference speaker Jennifer Shaw will release her new album entitled Someday, produced by Lifeway Christian Resources’ Producer of the Year Paul Marino, in early October. One of the songs, “To Be Love,” will be used as the theme song for Remember Nhu, an organization that exists to prevent the exploitation of children in the sex trade industry throughout the world. Shaw was asked by Remember Nhu to travel to Thailand earlier this year and the song was inspired by those events. A music video of the song will be produced and used by Remember Nhu in various fundraisers and promotional efforts.
“We are so grateful for Jennifer’s commitment to our organization,” says Carl Ralston, founder and president of Remember Nhu. “We're delighted that her time in Thailand with our children inspired her to write this song. She is a talented musician and the song beautifully expresses what we hope and pray that those who hear it will begin to understand. May each of us learn ‘to be love’ to these children.”
The album will be released during National Sensory Awareness Month which was created to bring awareness to Sensory Integration and Processing disorders. Another song on the project entitled "Your Child" was written specifically for parents of special needs children. To assist in efforts to bring awareness to sensory disorders and other special needs issues, Shaw plans on offering the song as a free download to all special needs families during the month of October. In her first book released earlier this year, "Life Not Typical: How Special Needs Parenting Changed my Faith and my Song," Shaw details her own family’s journey with their son Toby, who was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). SPD is closely aligned with autism in that every autistic child has some form of SPD. In many cases, SPD is misdiagnosed as ADD or ADHD. One study estimated that 1 in 20 children in the U.S. are affected by the disorder. Shaw’s book was recently added to the Resource Library of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.
“The song ‘Your Child’ was inspired by an incredible mom I met while doing a concert in New York,” says Shaw. “She and her daughter came that night, and her daughter had such a rare chromosomal disorder that it had never been formally diagnosed. Her daughter was confined to a wheelchair and on a feeding tube, and she could only communicate with her eyes but she understood what we were saying. Her mom mentioned that she often chokes and has a high chance of dying in her sleep, so she and her husband had taken turns watching her sleep all night since she had come home from the hospital nine years earlier. Her love and sacrifice for her daughter was truly astonishing. Every parent can relate to that overwhelming love for their child, and I wanted to write a song to honor all those parents who love their children sacrificially.”
Additionally, the new album includes the song "Life Not Typical" which has already spawned a music video directed by Jeffrey Kubach whose credits include the hit television shows "Survivor" and "Burn Notice" as well as a Best Pop Music Video nomination from Gospel Music Channel. Kubach also directed Shaw's music video of "God Loved the World" from her last album, a song which became the #1 best-selling Easter choral anthem for Lifeway Christian Resources.
With degrees in both piano and vocal performance, Shaw completed her graduate work in opera performance at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. A former professor at Cedarville University, Shaw is a top 40 Billboard artist and has garnered a #3 hit song on the national Inspirational radio charts.