Conveying a Universal Message
There is one defining factor of great entertainment. It conveys a powerful message in a manner that resonates strongly with their audience. And when it comes to Australians, it would be difficult to find a message that has greater universal meaning than the Spirit of the ANZACs.
2015 is an important year in Australian history marking the 100th anniversary since the Australian forces landed at Gallipoli in WW1. This year is filled with many moving tributes to these soldiers across the country and across the world. But to do a universal message justice, the delivery has to be just as universal.
Former Australian of the Year, Lee Kernaghan, has teamed up with some of Australia’s most iconic talent to bring this message to all Australians. Lisa McCune, John Schumann, Sara Storer and Fred Smith contributed to the album alongside Guy Sebastian, Sheppard, Jon Stevens, Jessica Mauboy, Shannon Noll and Megan Washington who performed on the title single ‘Spirit of the ANZACs’.
Assembling such a diverse team is certainly doing this universal message justice. It would be difficult to find a music audience that isn’t reached by this collaboration of popular musical talent. And that means that there is an opportunity for all Australians to be moved by this message.
In addition to the album, there will also be a national tour kicking off in August starring Lisa McCune, Lee Kernaghan, Jack Thompson, Harrison Craig and many more encouraging a diverse audience to learn more about these important stories from those who served in the first World War through to those currently serving around the globe.
“Every nation has its story. This is ours. From the bloody Gallipoli landing to the dusty deserts of Afghanistan, precious war letters held at the Australian War Memorial have inspired this moving tribute from one of Australia’s great story tellers, Lee Kernaghan. The spirit of the men and women who wrote them, their courage and sacrifice lives in these songs – and in us.” – Dr Brendan Nelson, Director, Australian War Memorial
For more information, visit www.spiritoftheanzacs.com