Cloverdayle, country duo comprised of husband & wife Chad and Rachel Hamar, just released a powerful lyric video entitled “Legacy.” With the news of Joey Feek affecting the entire country music community, as well as cancer affecting so many others, Chad and Rachel brought a song idea into a writing session in Nashville. “Legacy” was brought to life and will no doubt impact many.
In a statement on social media, Cloverdayle stated: “It seems like every time we turn on the news or check social media, there is yet another story of someone lost to cancer. David Bowie, Lemmy Kilmister, Dan Haggerty, Richard Libertini, Brian Bedford, Alan Rickman, Rene Angelil, Daniel Dion…all within days of each other.
When you really stop to think about it, we’re all dying. For some of us it might be tomorrow. For some of us it might be 100 years from now. It may be disease or old age, but the reality is we are all at some part of our journey towards the finish line with a finite number of days left here on Earth.
When we took this song idea into a writing session with our co-writers Elizabeth Marlowe and Rob Wolf, we didn’t know if they would think the subject was too heavy, but they jumped in head first with us… Everyone we know has been affected in some way by cancer. We personally have had the amazing privilege of witnessing some incredible wins and heartbreaking losses to the disease. And in both the winning and the losing, we have seen the strength, power and dignity of the undefeatable human spirit. One of those battles has been all over the media lately.
This fall we were honored to be in the audience of what, (unbeknownst to all of us), could potentially be the last public performance by the duo Joey and Rory Feek. This couple has very publicly shared their incredibly poignant journey of Joey’s fight with cervical cancer which in turn, inspired us to write this very difficult song and share it with you. We wrote it because we had something to say about this shared experience we call life…beginning, middle and end.
The Feeks, along with so many others, have and will continue to inspire all of us to not only live strong, but to die even stronger. To laugh hard, but more importantly to love even harder. Because when that day comes and we are looking back on what we leave behind, we’re going to want to see that our life, our time, was everything we wanted it to be. A legacy…”