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“Fellow University of Alabama student, Sean Rivers, wrote and performed this song as a means of coping with the recent tragedy in Tuscaloosa. That day, Rivers lost a close friend of his, Loryn Brown. Loryn was the daughter of former University of Alabama football player, Shannon Brown. Below is the music video produced by Hampton Road Studios”

“Remember the Tuscaloosa musician who dedicated his song " My Mind on Tuscaloosa" to his friend Loryn Brown who died in the storms? Here's the official, studio-produced music video, including an interview with Loryn's mom and friends. All proceeds from the song are going to tornado victims”

“With a few chords, 28-year-old Rivers has made the healing process for tornado victims much easier. "My Mind on Tuscaloosa" is a heartfelt song about the city's devastation, which is something he relives every performance. ”

“Alabama musician Sean Rivers wrote the song "My Mind on Tuscaloosa" in memory of his friend Loryn Brown and others who died in the tornadoes. The music video, produced by Moody-based Hampton Road Studios, debuted earlier this week. ”

“Another part of Brown's legacy is Rivers' song, in which he references her as the "sweetest girl that I've known to this day." He closes out the video by saying, "Rest in peace, Loryn Brown, rest in peace to everybody we lost in this tornado across the state of Alabama," and offers these final words of encouragement to other storm survivors: "Stay strong, cause we're gonna be alright." ”

“The singer/songwriter did what he does best, and put his emotions into a song, inspired by a friend, Loryn Brown, who perished in the storm. The song is called "My Mind on Tuscaloosa." ”

“One local singer and songwriter is using music to uplift people dealing with the tornado tragedy. WVUA's Lyndsey Price talked to Sean Rivers about a song he wrote and what it means to him. Lyndsey Price, WVUA News May 17, 2011 10:50 P.M. .”

“Doing what he does best, Sean Rivers turned his anger and frustration of that day into a song. "Mind on Tuscaloosa." He wrote it for himself, but it quickly gained a massive following. "I think [the song] hit everybody in a time where it said what everybody else wanted to say, they just didn't have time to say it," Rivers said. In the coming months the song and the meaning behind it...grew. He says with all of the different versions of the song and video there have been about 150,000 hits on YouTube. It's also sold over 130 copies on iTunes. ”

“Other celebrities at the fete will include some of CMT's "Next Superstar" contestants, "American Idol" contestant Kendra Chantelle and local musicians such as Carroline Shines, Bryce Miller and "Mind on Tuscaloosa" writer/performer Sean Rivers.”

“Every artist is inspired by tragedy. When Sean Rivers lost his friend to the Tuscaloosa tornado, a song was born. After losing his close friend, Sean uses music as a way to cope. His song, "My Mind on Tuscaloosa," tells the story of the horrific tornado. He hopes it keeps the memory of his friend alive forever. Sean has been helping tornado victims and will possibly perform at Bama Rising on June 14th. ”

“Rivers released his first full studio album earlier this year, titled "2 A.M.," which is available on online retailers like iTunes, Rhapsody and Amazon.”

“Despite the near 100-degree heat Sunday afternoon, a crowd attended Tunes for Tuscaloosa, a concert featuring well-known artists that benefits tornado relief.”