Country singer Candy Coburn uses voice to raise awarenessPosted: Jan 26, 2012 10:48 AM CSTUpdated: Jan 26, 2012 10:48 AM
Story by: Jordyn Taylor
MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Country music singer Candy Coburn rocked out on her signature green guitar.. She is on a thirty state tour and stopped by our studios to tell us about her latest smash hit called "Don't Walk Away."
"We kind of have a rock show," said Coburn. "So it's like jumping off a cliff putting out a slower ballad song."
The emotional love ballad was a fan favorite on tours, so Coburn and her band went into the studio hoping to make it a radio hit.
"Our fans told us for so long this what we love," said Coburn. "So it's been out just a few weeks and it's doing really good."
But Coburn's most notably song and contribution to music has been her heartfelt song called "Pink Warrior."
"My grandmother fought breast cancer for about ten years of her life, " said Coburn. "And when I was working on the record that I have out right now called lucky I really wanted a fighter song for families that were going through any kind of cancer."
"Pink Warrior" has gotten the attention of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation. The organization asked Coburn to be one of their celebrity ambassadors. And "Pink Warrior" became their theme song for events.
"It's been the coolest thing I've gotten to do in my career," said Coburn.
Since then - Coburn and her band have been doing tons of shows and events to raise money for "The Cure."
But this month Coburn is on a radio tour...promoting the first national release of "Don't Walk Away."
"It's been he little song that keeps coming to the forefront," said Coburn. "So we just hope people enjoy and it means something to them like it does to us."