Nashville-based, Country Music up and comers, The Kate Hasting Band are frequently approached by philanthropic organizations to offer support or partnerships. They take each request seriously and try to support their communities in every way they can.
When Jeff Dill approached the band about the FBHA, they just knew they had to meet with him. Eventually Jeff was able to sit down with Kate and Josh in Nashville and speak to them about the many struggles fire fighters and other first responders face as they try to cope with the daily trauma.
He explained the high rate of PTSD, depression, and suicide risks that often go unspoken until it’s too late. His initiative to educate the public and his fellow first responders touched a chord with the musicians.
It was a pivotal meeting and Kate and Josh agreed to pray over Jeff’s request to join the FBHA as partners. Once the band members had a chance to discuss the prospect, they discovered that they both felt a deep connection with Jeff’s message. Although the underlying reasons may be different, they recognized the same mental health issues also plague the artist community and knew they were meant to partner with FBHA. “We so respect everything that Jeff and his team do through FBHA” says Kate, “We couldn’t be more at peace with this partnership.”
“Each day these brave men and women fight unbelievable battles to keep us safe. We are proud to be a part of this”, explained Josh.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 12, 2017) – The Kate Hasting Band will take the stage alongside country star Collin Raye and artist Paul Cummings on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 beginning at 7 p.m. CST at Nashville’s City Winery. The show is set to benefit the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, which develops and implements behavioral health awareness, prevention, intervention and post-crisis strategies to provide firefighters with an easily accessible and confidential source of information.
“We’re thrilled to take part in this event,” said Kate Hasting, lead singer of The Kate Hasting Band. “We’re both huge fans of Collin Raye and his music” – to get to perform with him and benefit such an incredible organization? It doesn’t get better then that.”
The performance comes ahead of The Kate Hasting Band’s release of new EP, “Can’t Get Enough”, which will be available digitally October 20. Hard copies of the album will be available exclusively to concert goers Wednesday night ahead of the official release, and title track “Can’t Get Enough” will be available to stream exclusively via country outlet The Boot.
Check out the band’s new EP below!
About The Kate Hasting Band:
In a genre where outside musical influence has easily overtaken priority to roots, Kate Hasting Band founding members Kate Hasting and Josh Beale feel a welcomed responsibility to use other genres as a compliment to their Midwest country sound. “Country music is all about honesty, no matter how brutal,” explains Hasting. “We were both raised on farms in in communities driven by the genre, and know fans can call a farce from a mile away.” In 2013, they released their debut EP “Country Music”, co-produced by award-winning engineer and producer Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood, Chase Rice) and legendary guitarist Rob McNelley (Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen). In 2015, the band released singles Just Friends, Country Music (reprise) and Behind the Bleachers, all produced by Tyler Smyth (Dangerkids). The video for Behind the Bleachers earned director Nishan Gilmet, an Emmy nomination, and was quickly picked up by Great American Country (GAC), The Country Network (formerly ZUUS Country), and several other regional music outlets nationwide. To learn more about The Kate Hasting Band, visit katehasting.com.