Kix Brooks gathered the crew together for a country-rocking version of the classic song “Stuck in the Middle with You.” Brooks produced the song to support the Sweet Relief Covid-19 Fund.
The video features Brooks on lead vocals, singing with his signature country twang. Brooks is in the studio, but he got a little virtual help from some of his fellow musician friends. Victoria Shaw, Bob DiPiero, Laurence Hobgood, Leslie Satcher, Jeff King, Jimmy Stewart, and Travis Howard are all featured in the song. They played their part of the song virtually via recording equipment and video-chat.
In the caption, Brooks wrote, “Check out @kixbrooks & friends’ cover of “Stuck In The Middle With You” in support of the Sweet Relief Covid-19 Fund.”
Kix Brooks Helped Raise Funds for COVID-19 Relief
According to its website, Sweet Relief is an organization that provides aid and relief to struggling musicians and their families. Specifically, the organization helps musicians impacted by illness, disability, or age-related problems.
The organization started in 1993 after singer Victoria Williams developed multiple sclerosis. Her illness effectively put a stop to her career. But her friends rallied around her to help with medical costs. They also founded the organization to help other musicians like Williams.
The COVID-19 fund helps musicians pay for medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food, and other vital living expenses related to sickness or loss of work.
Besides producing the song, Brooks has also helped raise COVID-19 funds in the past. For instance, he donated handwritten lyrics to the song “Red Dirt Road.” The lyrics were auctioned off to raise money for those affected. Additionally, he hosted a benefit concert to raise funds.
But Brooks isn’t the only country musician doing his part in the pandemic. Recently, Dolly Parton joined in and donated $1 million to research for a vaccine.