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HOPE REVEALS VIDEO DEBUT OF "STING" ON FATHER'S DAY AS A TRIBUTE TO HER LATE FATHER

Watch Hope Cassity's "Behind The Scenes" Video for "Sting" on Father's Day Sunday June 19, 2016 . A tribute to Joseph W. Daniels.

A song can sometimes come first in life to help prepare you for what's next. "Sting" is an emotional tune for Nashville recording artist & singer/songwriter Hope Cassity. The song was written 3 years before it came to be true with her good friends and hit writers Jerry Salley and Jim McBride. The three penned the classic country ballad at the Pensacola Songwriter's Festival after a chance meeting and last minute writing session. She knew it was special when they wrote it but never expected it to become her reality years later. Her Dad (Diddy) fell in love with the song the first time he heard it with Rebecca Lynn Howard singing the demo.

And as time passed and the lyrics became their real life circumstances it was obvious this song was the most special one Cassity would ever write. When her father became more ill and got the news that he wouldn't receive the life saving transplant he needed he asked one last request of his daughter. To record the song with her singing the demo so it could be played at his funeral. As hard as this was, Cassity packed and left her Dad's side to head to Nashville to record it.

Joe Daniels never saw the final version of the video as he passed a few hours before it was completed. His daughter was able to share some of the footage with him and listen to the song by his bedside before they said their final farewell.  He went to his heavenly home on December 16, 2015. As family and friends gathered to pay their respects and say goodbye,   "Sting" played quietly in the background of a small chapel in the quaint southern town of Monroeville, Alabama. Honoring the simple yet loving life her father led, a slideshow of pictures from Joe's bucket list trips and travels flickered and scrolled on the wall of the church as the eulogy was given.  

"Sting" is by far the most meaningful song that Cassity has ever written. While it has taken her 6 months to come to terms with losing her Dad, now she is ready to share it with the world.

"I know he would have wanted "Sting" to have a chance for others to hear it and connect with it. From the first time he heard the iPhone work tape, my Dad thought that this song was by far my best work. He told me he thought it was the greatest song I'd ever written and he believed this was the one that would launch my career. I guess I've been afraid of it failing. Afraid of letting him down if it didn't succeed the way he thought it would. It's been six months and not a day goes by that I don't fall to pieces from missing him. I was a Daddy's girl so losing him has been the hardest thing I've ever done. But I do know that this song touched our family in such a way that just maybe it can help others through their grief. My only hope for "Sting" as we release it on Father's Day for my "Diddy" is that those who have lost loved ones and especially those who have lost their Dad's connect with it, heal or find peace this Father's Day.  "  -Hope Cassity 

Andrew Adams and Maddy Dinsmore filmed behind the scenes and produced the video for Cassity. Jason Schmidt & Rory Rositas, produced the track at Omni Studios. At the end of the session, Schmidt captured an emotional and tearfilled conversation between Hope and her parents. Don't push stop when the music ends because Hope allows her fans an intimate look into the session when she shares the talk with her Dad and Mom. The video closes with her late father's voice being the last thing you hear. Watch the video and share it with all of your friends but make sure to have the kleenex handy. This one will hit you in the heart. 

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