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Country/folk singer to feature song about Menahga man and dog

Brad Livingston, of Menahga, and dog Roxie, are being featured on an album by Chicago singer Brittany Jean. (Enterprise file photo)

By Anna Erickson

An up-and-coming Chicago singer has recorded a song about a Menahga man and his dog.

Brittany Jean met Brad Livingston and his dog, Roxie, at Mount Rushmore last summer and was moved by his story.

Livingston is a Gulf and Iraq war veteran who has been speaking out and bringing awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with the help of his service dog, Roxie, a Belgian Malinois. Roxie has helped him control his PTSD.

Brittany Jean wrote and recorded the song “Roxie” in a Nashville studio, which will be featured on her album “Whispered Stories.” A photo of Livingston and Roxie will be on the cover of the album.

The album is Brittany Jean’s first country/folk album and was funded through Kickstarter, an online funding site.

“Whispered Stories” will include 11 original songs. According to her Kickstarter website, she has a country/folk style that is influeced by John Denver, Gordin Lightfoot, Sara Groves and Alison Krauss. She recently completed a final recording session in early July and hopes to bring the album to completion and distribution Monday, Sept. 2.

Read more about her story at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brit tanyjean/whispered-stories-music-cd-by-brittany-jean.

Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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