It’s not every day that you run into a Country and Gospel singer that just want to give something away. Well you haven’t met Cristy Lane, who was named Best New Vocalist Award by the Academy of Country Music in 1979.
Lane’s camp says they want to give back to those who have served in the armed forces as well as those who are interested in a story that is a true rags to riches story.
“We just wanted to be able to give back to those who served,” said Stoller, who is Lane’s husband and manager. “We have plenty and there are no strings attached.”
Lane, best known for her 1979 cover version of the song “One Day at a Time” is giving away her e-book autobiography and a selection of songs away for free.
Stoller said everyone would have access to the free download by accessing Cristylane.com. The song “One Day at a Time” along with her e-book autobiography and several other songs would be available for download.
Lane started publicly singing after her husband “discovered” her singing in their kitchen and encouraged her to pursue it as a career.
During Lane’s long singing career, this is not the first time she has supported the troops.
In 2003, for her dedication to the shows she performed in Vietnam, she was inducted into the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial in San Antonio, Texas.
Lane has also donated all of the proceeds from her album sales in 2004 to victims of the Sri Lanka Tsunami, and in 2008, Lane released her album “19 Classic Hymns” in China in which a portion of those proceeds were donated to the Earthquake Victims Fund.
The 2003 Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall of Fame award winner had seven brothers in different branches of the military and whose husband is a former Marine, performed 120 shows in a three month period in Vietnam in 1969.
According to her spokesmen, the downloads of her book and songs are available via her Website.