Mustangs of the West today release an inspiring new cover of Chris Cornell's "I Am The Highway" as part of a collection of singles released to benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation. Click here to Listen.
Explains the band, “Chris’s songs for Soundgarden and Audioslave were the soundtrack for so many of us, and we love the message of ‘I Am the Highway.”
This single marks the fourth entry of Blue Élan's We Are The Highway project, a charitable collection of Chris Cornell cover singles, which will be digitally available on October 9. We Are The Highway proceeds are set to benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation - helping children who are facing homelessness, poverty, abuse, and neglect worldwide. The collection will feature five cover versions of songs written and performed by Chris Cornell, in an effort to uphold Cornell’s legacy and keep the promise as a way to make positive change through music, made to him by Blue Élan co-Founder, and personal friend, Kirk Pasich.
Beyond forwarding proceeds, Blue Élan hopes that it will also bring awareness to this charitable foundation that now, more than ever, is necessary to help children in need. As Kirk states, “We cannot think of a better musical way to do that than sharing the music of Chris Cornell, in his memory, and to help children.”
Chris Cornell was a client of prominent insurance coverage attorney and our co-founder, Kirk Pasich. What started as a business relationship quickly turned to a friendship over their shared love of music. Kirk has made it his mission to uphold Cornell’s legacy and keep the promise as a way of making positive change through music. With that in mind, several Blue Élan artists and friends have chosen songs from Cornell’s catalog. These songs have inspired each artist’s own journey to survive, to persevere, and to thrive in hopes of maintaining the promise of the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation.
Click here to follow the official Blue Élan "We Are The Highway" playlist on Spotify.