Write What You Know: A Song for St. Jude


Morning y’all. I thought I’d let you on my writing process a little bit, and share a song I wrote yesterday with you.This is actually the most spur of the moment post I’ve ever done.

Yesterday, I was driving home from my workout and listening to local country station WSIX which is in the middle of it’s annual St. Jude Radiothon. And to be honest, I was about to change the channel because the stories were just breaking my heart, and reminding me of when my brother Grant passed away. Listening to parents talk about losing their babies, took me back to watching my own parents’ hearts break as they buried their own 24 year old son.

But just as I was about to turn the channel, I started thinking about how the trials in our lives change and refine us. They are the very circumstances that show us how strong we can be, how strong we are. And I took that idea to my co-write with Trent Dabbs, and we wrote until 7pm last night when we felt like we had finally finished it.

This is a WORKTAPE. This is usually the first form a “finished” song takes…before you even demo it, or record it for an album, you record it on your phone, or throw a mic up and sing it through one time.  So please just take it for what it is in its raw form. Imperfect, but real. And thank you Trent for being so inspiring and creative and welcoming…as you always are.

If you like the song–or even if you don’t, please consider donating to St. Jude today. They do incredible work not only treating childhood cancer patients, but also researching this terrible disease in the unyielding hope of curing it one day. Donate here.



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4 Comments on Write What You Know: A Song for St. Jude

  1. Trudie
    December 4, 2015 at 11:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautiful Kel. Love you, miss you!

  2. Debi
    December 5, 2015 at 4:45 am (2 years ago)

    Love it, Ms Kelleigh

  3. Scott "mcswervy" Forman
    December 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Kelleigh – This song you wrote with the great Trent Dabbs is really on the money. Keep doin what your doin. Its about to happen. Also like the Scott Stepakoff cowrite you shared on Periscope. This stuff really inspires me as a songwriter.

    • Kelleigh
      December 6, 2015 at 7:38 pm (2 years ago)

      thank you Scott. Means a lot. Keep writing!


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