A simple phone call from Vicky Mohler,
president and a co-founder of the not-for-profit organization Support
America's Armed Forces in June, 2011, persuaded musician Cee Cee James
and her husband Rhythm/Slide Guitar Player and writing partner, Rob
"Slideboy" Andrews to get involved with Brian Crabb's music
Mrs. Mohler is married to Dan Mohler, who is Cee Cee's
bassist. The couple established the organization with the goal of supporting
active duty service members and veterans with regard to morale, health
“She told us about a compilation CD project entitled
NEVER FORGOTTEN that would benefit the Vets and the Families that lost
loved ones in the 911 Tragedy,” Cee Cee said. “I immediately
touched base with the producer of the project, Brian Crabb, and
he invited us to write a song. It is such a good cause and makes us
feel so proud and humbled at the same time to be a part of it.”
Cee Cee already had a song that with some shifting
around, could be adapted for the project, she said.
“We had a song that we had written for our upcoming CD BLOOD
RED BLUES, entitled "Someday I'll be Goin' Home.",”
she said. “Rob suggested I change the lyric to fit the theme.
I balked, but that night I tossed and turned and knew he was right.”
As she rewrote the lyrics for the project, she felt
as though she was being channeled by a Soldier who wanted to tell the
world he was going home.
“He was carrying all his fellow comrades
in his heart, soul and mind, so that when you looked in his eyes, you
would see their sacrifice,” Cee Cee said. “I cried the entire
time I was writing it and for two hours afterward as I read the
lyric to Rob and worked it into the chord structure of the existing
Cee Cee has come to understand through the songwriting
process of "Someday I'll Be Goin' Home," that war
is one of the most intense representations of life in all its emotional
forms - Heartbreak, death, fear, joy, ache, longing, physical pain,
success, failure, full-filled dreams, shattered dreams, love, hate,
power, emotional devastation.
“Need I go on?” she asked.
Cee Cee relates to military veterans as well.
“Vets represent all forms of life.. homeless,
wounded, jobless, depressed, paralyzed, hungry, lonely, scared, lost,
mentally insane, ignored elders, the list is endless,” she said.
“Unfortunately, this demographic of our population is not going
to end anytime soon, if ever; and in the coming years it's only
going to get worse.”
As a result, Cee Cee sees this project as only the beginning of her
journey in its current form.
“Being a part of this project is only the beginning
for Rob and I as far as working to somehow be there for Vets
through our music,” she said.
She hopes listeners will join in too.
“I hope you will join us in uniting heart
and action and purchase one or more of the tunes from NEVER
FORGOTTEN or the entire CD,” she said. “As the last
line of our song states "And I know our Lord will smile, I
know He'll say Well Done."