Rock the Highway Song Contest

Ricky Derose is excited to be a part of the Rock the Highway Song Contest, presented by Midas and SPIN Magazine, and we need your help!

By voting for Ricky Derose and our song as the next great original road song, you can help drive us into the Top 10 – and move Ricky Derose one step closer to Road Song royalty.

So please vote now! And remember you can vote once a day through July 30, 2010 at 10:59 pm/CDST.

Habitat for Humanity–DeKalb Newsletter

Below you will find a newsletter from Habitat for Humanity-Dekalb County, Georgia. Habitat for Humanity-Dekalb County, Georgia is one of the beneficiary organizations of the recording “Be A Humanitarian” by The New York Soul All Stars. This issue of the newsletter includes an announcement of the chapters involvement with the “Be A Humanitarian” project.

If any of you in the music community are venturing to The International Soul Summit in a few weeks please feel free to check in with Habitat for Humanity-Dekalb County. Please also let your friends, supporters and family know to “Be A Humanitarian.”

Habitat for Humanity--DeKalb

Habitat for Humanity–DeKalb Newsletter
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Non Profits to Benefit
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The song ‘Humanitarian” is being released this week and the proceeds will be given to non-profits around the country.  Melody and lyrics are by Ricky Derose; the music is by Steve Wallace.

“I wrote this song after the earthquake that had taken over 200, 000 lives in my hometown Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and left the entire nation with no water, no food and most of them homeless,” said Ricky Derose.

Further conversation brought forth the fact that many of our charitable organizations are underfunded due to lack of support from persons within our communities. The song  is a call to arms for all persons to donate to charitable cause or volunteer their time with the same.

Habitat For Humanity will be a beneficiaries of the proceeds of the recording of the song “Humanitarian.”  In addition, we need support from the DeKalb County community to eliminate sub-standard housing in the county.

To view clips made during the recording, click here.

Click on the links below to go to iTunes and Amazon to purchase the song:


DeKalb Habitat for Humanity provides affordable home ownership opportunities and support to working families in partnership with religious, community, business and government organizations – as well as our homeowners.


Jan Winfield
Habitat for Humanity–DeKalb