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Kelleigh Bannen Opens Up About a Family Tragedy

Kelleigh Bannen

Kelleigh Bannen photo courtesy of EMI Nashville.

In her latest webisode, new artist Kelleigh Bannen opens up about losing her little brother, Grant, who passed away from an overdose on her birthday in 2008 and the special way she honored him by playing 90 gigs in 90 days. She also spoke passionately about addiction.

“It isn’t just a drinking problem,” she said. “It isn’t ‘Oh, like he just gets high for fun.’ If they are an addict, it is a matter of life or death because eventually you’ll either go to jail or you will die. People said that to us and I think we just thought ‘Not us. He’s trying to get better.’ I don’t want addiction to be the last word on his life. Let’s use that story for good.”

Watch Kelleigh share Grant’s story below: >>

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Kelleigh wrote the song “World Away” about her young brother. It will appear on her upcoming debut album.

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