Country music singer Monique McCall released her brand-new song 2ND CHANCE, inspired by the best-selling & award-winning book, LIVE LIKE SEAN: IMPORTANT LIFE LESSONS FROM MY SPECIAL-NEEDS SON by TJ Nelligan. Upon hearing TJ's story about his special-needs son Sean, Monique was so moved that she put his life lessons to music as another way to inspire others to live life to its fullest.
NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Country Music Singer, Songwriter and Recording Artist Monique McCall released her newest single 2ND CHANCE, inspired by the best-selling & award-winning book, LIVE LIKE SEAN: IMPORTANT LIFE LESSONS FROM MY SPECIAL-NEEDS SON by TJ Nelligan. A first-time author and entrepreneur, Nelligan wrote LIVE LIKE SEAN after the sudden passing of his special-needs son as a way to preserve their memories.
"This powerful song, 2ND CHANCE, shares the message of how every moment is a second chance to live our best life full of love, gratitude, friendship and kindness," said Monique. "Since we don't know how much time we have, there's no better time than now to love and give. So, get out and live your best life starting today."
"Of all the artists I've ever worked with, Monique McCall is the most positive and purposeful. Her song 2ND CHANCE not only pays tribute to the true-life story of TJ Nelligan with his special-needs son Sean, but also bears witness to Monique's own quest to reclaim her artist's heart. Helping her to reach that vocal pinnacle in the studio made it come full circle," said "Mama Jan" Smith, Vocal Producer. Jan Smith, dubbed 'Mama Jan' by Usher, is the world's premier vocal producer and instructor. A Grammy-nominated producer and Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, she has over 30 years of experience in the music industry as both an artist and a mentor.
Monique's unique appeal comes from her ability to forge new paths in her life and take charge when the road gets rocky – traits that parallel the lessons in the 2ND CHANCE song. She has earned her way into the hearts of many with her messages of living and loving showcased through several collaborations with Grammy-winning producers, including Skidd Mills. Monique has channeled her creative talents in all her endeavors, including as a songwriter, musician, model, entrepreneur, advocate, philanthropist, and her most cherished title, mom to two daughters.
"Monique has an amazing ability to tell a story through her music and connect with the listener in a real-life way," added Skidd Mills, co-writer of 2ND CHANCE. "2ND CHANCE is a great example of an uplifting song that tells an inspirational story through her writing and incredible voice." A songwriter and producer based in Nashville, Skidd has won multiple Grammy Awards along with seven Grammy nominations and founded Skiddco Music in 2006.
Monique met TJ when he appeared on her Living & Loving podcast in promotion of LIVE LIKE SEAN. She was so taken by Sean's story that after the interview, Monique inquired if anyone had put Sean's life lessons to music. From there, a song and a budding romance developed. TJ's family always felt that Sean was an angel on earth, but even he was surprised by how Sean continued to influence his life even after his passing. TJ and Monique were married in an intimate ceremony in Vail on 2/2/22.
LIVE LIKE SEAN, an Amazon best-seller released in January of 2021, provides a first-person perspective of seeing the world through a special-needs person, revealing that life lessons can come from the most unlikely places. Sean's lessons have resonated with readers worldwide as LIVE LIKE SEAN has been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2022 IPPY Award, Gold Medal -Inspirational/ Spiritual category and the 2021 BIBA® Non-Fiction Award. The audiobook of LIVE LIKE SEAN was released on Father's Day 2022 with Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Jack Ford narrating and included the debut of 2nd Chance. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the audiobook will be donated to Special Olympics New Jersey, where Sean competed and TJ served on the Board of Directors for over 15 years, including as Chairman.
"The greatest impact someone can have on another person is the legacy they leave behind. That was Sean's gift," added TJ. "Monique never had the opportunity to meet Sean, but his story immediately resonated with her and forged an instant bond between us that changed our lives forever."
"Sometimes the universe connects you to someone for a reason," added Monique. "Sean's story moved me so much – the lessons in this book about gratitude, wearing your heart on your sleeve, sharing a smile – it needed to be put into music."
Monique's new single 2ND CHANCE is now available on all music platforms. Additional information on Monique McCall can be found at MoniqueMcCall.com. Additional information on Live Like Sean can be found at TJNelligan.com.
Rachel Gary, Live Like Sean, 1 2016159629, [email protected]
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