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September 19, 2013

'Tommy's Song' hits airwaves

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Tommy’s Song was released to radio stations around the world and is currently receiving an average of more than 4,500 airplays a week on over 300 radio stations, in the U.S. and overseas. Toys R Us has endorsed the song and has recommended it to The National Down Syndrome Society. The family hopes that more people will hear it and share it.

“ ‘The Little Bus’ isn’t just a kid’s song; it’s an everybody, good-old country song that tells a compelling story about kids who shied away from the boy in a wheelchair they could not understand. In the song, one student is encouraged by his teacher to spend time at Tommy’s home, to get to know what was behind the blank stare. What the student saw was a boy more like himself than not. When he shared his discovery with the other students, the barriers came down and Tommy was accepted and celebrated as a regular kid,” Williams said.

Williams began producing the CDs in his studio, each emblazoned with a picture of Tommy and his little bus. The video/film producer, writer and editor currently owns Rissa Productions in Lockport. Williams also has 21 years of experience with LCTV and local productions. He would like to produce a music video here at a local school, using talented youngsters from this area. Williams is always on the lookout for an avenue to get the song and its message to the public.

The CD is available, for a $3 donation, at The Medicine Shop in Lockport, Pine Pharmacies in Niagara Falls and Williamsville, Main Mobility in Clarence and Island Prescription Center in Grand Island. Other locations are being considered. The song can be downloaded from itunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-little-bus-single/id639194644 and at www.cdbaby.com and at several affiliates.

Donations may also be made to a not-for-profit account called the “Little Bus Fund,” at any branch of First Niagara Bank. All proceeds will be held there until April 2014, when they will be distributed to organizations working with disabled children.

 

 

 

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