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Faith Hill Among Artists Featured on Every Mother Counts 2012 Album

Posted By Sarah Wyland On May 4, 2012 @ 2:51 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

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Faith Hill [2]is among the artists featured on Every Mother Counts 2012, an album being released through a partnership between model Christy Turlington Burns and Starbucks. The album will benefit Christy’s organization, Every Mother Counts.  She formed the organization after being inspired by her own experiences and the United Nation’s Millennium Development to reduce maternal mortality by 75% by 2015.

Every Mother Counts 2012, the second album to be released for the organization, is available exclusively at Starbucks from May 1 to May 29 in celebration of Mother’s Day. In addition to Faith Hill, it features songs from David Bowie, Sting, Lauryn Hill, Coldplay, Bono and the Edge, Eddie Vedder, Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, and more. Thirteen of the 19 songs are previously unreleased.

“I went to friends first, as I did with the first CD,” Christy told Rolling Stone [3]. ”Bono and Chris Martin were great supporters of the project the first time around, and when I knew I wanted to include men on this album they were obvious choices. They are also both fathers to daughters. Others, such as Patti Smith and Rita Wilson, I’ve known for a long time, and some, like Edie Brickell and Paul Simon, I only met briefly but was a huge admirer. I generally wanted a diverse group of artists who were parents, or in the case of Edward Sharpe, who will be soon. We wanted to reach a broad audience on this issue with this particular project and with a range of perspectives.”

Every Mother Counts 2012 Track Listing:

Bono and the Edge “Original of the Species” (acoustic)
Eddie Vedder ” Skipping”
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell “Pretty Day”
Faith Hill “Wish for You”
Sade “The Sweetest Gift”
Lauryn Hill “I Remember”
Rita Wilson “Baby I’m Yours”
Diana Krall “Don’t Fence Me In”
Seal “Secret”
Dave Matthews Band “Sister” (live)
Sting “Fragilidad”
Alanis Morissette “Magical Child”
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros “Mother”
David Bowie “Everyone Says ‘Hi’”
Cedella Marley “Get Up Stand Up”
Beck “Corrina, Corrina”
Rufus Wainwright “Instead of the Dead”
Patti Smith “Somalia”
Coldplay “Yellow” (acoustic)

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[3] Rolling Stone: http://everymothercounts.org/news/2012/03/bono-coldplay-eddie-vedder-contribute-unreleased-songs-new-compilation-christy

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