The support from the music community has been far and wide. Approximately five years ago, two of our favorite people in the industry took that first step to go to Cambodia to learn about the work we were doing to fight human trafficking. After that initial, life-changing trip, they brought their own personal mission home and introduced us to a number of our amazing artists/supporters who would eventually help us strengthen our voice, our message and our work. Special thanks to 3 Strands Advisory Council Member and Capitol CMG Label Group’s Brad O’Donnell, and Singer/Songwriter Phillip LaRue.
Thanks to amazing friends in the music industry, including K-LOVE Radio, 3Strands has expanded awareness of the issue of human trafficking to more than 1,000,000 people worldwide, spreading the message of Freedom, Love & Empowerment.
USING THEIR VOICES TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Matthew West is a four-time Grammy nominee, Christian music singer and songwriter with Capitol CMG Label Group.
Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and Dove Award recipient, and was awarded an American Music Award (2013), a Billboard Music Award (Top Christian Artist, 2014), a K-LOVE Fan Award (2016), and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year (2016). West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas” from the film of the same name.
Without hesitation, Matthew joined 3Strands Global and 3 Strands Shop to share our story, and build awareness about how his fans could help. In 2015 he helped re-build his “Do Something” video to include 3 Strands Shop messaging for Human Trafficking Awareness Month and special presentations at the Kings Arena in Sacramento, California.
He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story, so along with his father Pastor Joe West he founded popwe, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. In 2015, Matthew invited 3 Strands on his 40-city #LiveForever Tour, encouraging fans to “Do Something” to help in the fight against human trafficking. Matthew continues to represent 3 Strands Shop by wearing our products and sharing our information through his nonprofit, popwe.
Former American Idol Contestant Colton Dixon is a cutting-edge singer and songwriter out of Nashville on the Capitol CMG Label Group. Since learning about the issue, and our work, Colton has been an advocate in the fight. In spring 2015, Colton took our story to the next level by including 3 Strands in his impactful song, “Through All of It,” and taking 3Strands on his summer festival tour. But that was not enough for this young artist. He also invited 3 Strands products and shared our message on Toby Mac’s 2016 “This is Not a Test Tour,” continuing to raise awareness about human trafficking across the U.S.
Britt Nicole has supported 3 Strands Shop since day one and we have thankfully had the pleasure of collaborating with her many times. Britt Nicole is a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter with Capitol CMG Label Group who is more focused on supporting her mission to engage her fans to “Be the Change.” In her YouTube video movement #bethechange, she highlighted 3 Strands’ mission, values, how to get involved and shared Kunthea’s survivor story. Britt helps change the world and spread awareness by continuously sharing 3Strands’ story globally, and wearing and sharing 3 Strands products.
These life-changing artists produce music that encourages their fans to “Do Something” to change the world. Our sincerest gratitude goes out to Matthew West, Colton Dixon and Britt Nicole who continue to represent 3 Strands Shop and spread awareness. We are humbled by your support.
So many have committed to joining us in the fight since that day when Phillip and Brad were introduced to the work of 3 Strands and Agape International Missions in Cambodia. In addition to Matthew, Colton and Britt, David Justice of Remedy Drive, Celica Westbrook, Kip and Paula Winger, David Garcia, Keith and Lisa Thomas, Stephanie Lewis, Ben Glover, and so many others have wrapped their arms around our team, helping in a multitude of ways…but always sharing their unified voice.
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