Changing the Way People Think...At Christmas is a compilation of holiday music by Nova Scotian artists. The project aims to reduce stigma around mental illness and raise funds for important programs and services for those who need them.

Under the leadership of Executive Producer, Lana Grant, and Music Producer, Chris Iannetti, this project grew into an amazing collaboration that touches on several genres of music and vocal styles.

Lana Grant approached the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia in September 2014 with the idea and it quickly came to life over the next two months. The project raised over $8,000 in sales through the 2014 holiday season.

The CD will live on for holidays to come. Stay tuned for more exciting news in Fall 2015!

The stellar line-up of "Artists for Change" featured on this album and title track “Changing the Way People Think” includes – JRDN (Jordan Croucher), Dave Carroll, Laura Garsten, John Gracie, Lana Grant, Asif Illyas, Makayla Lynn, Ryan MacDonald (Alert the Medic), RyLee Madison, Quake Matthews, Liz Rigney & Marko Simmonds. CD artwork is by Ingrid “Singing Grass” Cottenden.

All proceeds from the project go directly to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia and will support life-changing programs and services across the province. The CD and title track carry an important message of hope and understanding for Nova Scotians who are touched by mental illness and their loved ones. The hard-copy and digital CD also include a 12-page booklet with information and resources for people requiring mental health assistance.

"Changing the Way People Think... At Christmas" was generously funded by well-known Nova Scotia philanthropists and friends of the Foundation, Fred and Elizabeth Fountain.

 

 

 

1 Changing the Way People Think | Artists for Change*
Songwriters: Lana Grant/Chris Iannetti
(JRDN, Dave Carroll, Laura Garsten, John Gracie, Lana Grant,
Asif Illyas, Makayla Lynn, Ryan MacDonald, RyLee Madison,
Quake Matthews, Liz Rigney & Marko Simmonds)

2 Christmas Lights | Lana Grant*
Songwriters: Lana Grant/Chris Iannetti


3 Jesus Christ is Born Today | Sons of Maxwell
Songwriter: Dave Carroll


4 Christmas Wish | RyLee Madison
Songwriter: RyLee Madison


5 A Soldier’s Carol | Asif Illyas
Songwriter: Asif Illyas


6 Cape Breton Christmas Morn | John Gracie
Songwriter: John Gracie


7 It’s Christmas | Makayla Lynn*
Songwriter: Makayla Lynn Parry

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A message from Mental Health Foundation President & CEO, Starr Dobson

 

All songs for this compilation CD were donated to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia by the contributing artists.
2014 Granite Records. Made in Canada. Executive Producer: Lana Grant
*Content produced specifically for this project by Chris lannetti.
All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.