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James Blunt's Actions Speak As Loud As His Words

James Blunt's songs and charitable work have touched millions of people worldwide making his actions and words an immeasurable service to society as a whole.

 
PRLog - Jul. 18, 2011 - James Blunt, currently on his third world tour for his new album, “Some Kind of Trouble,” has a ‘heart of gold’ and a fan-base that spans the world.  While some stages will never be large enough to fit the egos of other musicians, Blunt’s ego remains intact and his heart giving.  In his biography at www.jamesblunt.com, James states that “With so much attention, it’s easy for musicians to think too much of themselves and their position in the world.  We’re not worthy of that kind of self consideration,” and he feels that the best use of his position is to help charities and organizations that are supporting those in need.
   Perhaps serving in Kosovo as a captain in the British Army gave him perspective.  His song, “No Bravery”  reflects the pain and misery he experienced in Kosovo, and the lyrics of this song touch the hearts and souls of veterans world-wide.  Vietnam Veteran, John Fowler says, “For those who have faced the ravages of combat and who have truly experienced the cruelty of mankind, “No Bravery” expresses the devastation imprinted forever on their very being.  His words create an understanding that there are those who know and appreciate their sacrifice.”
   During his North American tour for “Some Kind of Trouble,” Blunt raised over $13,000 for Doctors Without Borders by auctioning “Meet and Greets” with him after his concerts. Doctors Without Borders is a charity that holds a special place in Blunt’s heart.  While in Kosovo, Blunt witnessed their work firsthand and was amazed at the impact they had on those who needed them most.  
   Many of Blunt’s other songs tackle difficult topics and eloquently express the harder emotions that each and every one of us will feel at some point in our lifetime. “Goodbye My Lover” on the “Back To Bedlam” album, describes the hollow, empty pain you feel at the close of a relationship and has been frequently used at funerals.  “Carry You Home” on Blunt’s second album, “All the Lost Souls” also deals with untimely death and the sorrow experienced with it.  
   Rhetorical lyrics such as “Is a poor man rich in solitude, or will Mother Earth complain? Did the beggar pray for a sunny day, but Lady Luck for rain?” in Blunt’s song “I Really Want You” and the images of homeless people in his new video “I’ll Be Your Man” are also small reminders of the stark realities of life. Stepping beyond words, Blunt recently signed a guitar that was auctioned in support of Crisis, a charity dedicated to ending homelessness and important services in education, employment, housing and health in the United Kingdom.
   “You’re Beautiful,” the song known for it’s instant success, catapulting James to fame with his first album, “Back to Bedlam” means much more to fan Rita Blunt of Brazil.  In 2004, Rita was diagnosed with breast cancer and while starting chemotherapy in 2005, a nurse gave her Blunt’s music to listen to.  “You’re Beautiful” brought her peace and the will to live and she proudly tells the world that she cured her cancer while listening to Blunt’s songs.
   It is no surprise that a guitar signed by James Blunt is currently on raffle in the United Kingdom and Eire for “Support Your Bowel” a cause for the Bowel Cancer Society at www.supportyourbowel.com.
    James Blunt has made a tremendous impact on people worldwide.  Not only has his introspective songs helped people reflect on the difficult aspects of life and work through their pain, his charitable work contributes the funds needed to help those in immediate need, making his actions and words an immeasurable service to society as a whole.

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Award-winning author of "Let My Colors Out," a children's book published by the American Cancer Society that helps young children express their emotions during a loved one's cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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