Summer ‘Sacred’ for Carmen MillerWritten by Jeff McGinnis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
If the songs on “Red, White & You” give listeners the feeling of summer, there are few greater gifts as far as Christian rock artist Carmen Miller is concerned.
“Summer for me has always been the time to unwind, to let loose,” Miller said. “It’s my ultimate party time. Me, I’m a girl who comes from Detroit, so my ideal time of year is 85 and sunny. You give me that, I’m good.”
Miller’s joyous personality can be heard in every second of her track “Sacred Groove,” which was added to “Red, White & You” at the request of Toledo Free Press editor-in-chief Michael S. Miller.
“Michael asked me. He had heard my CD ‘Skin and Bones,’ and he had thought the song ‘Sacred Groove’ would be an awesome fit for what they were doing for this compilation CD. So I was like, ‘Sure! Absolutely!’”
Carmen’s passion for helping others is another reason she’s so excited about her song’s inclusion on “Red, White & You,” as she has personal ties to the Red Cross, the organization that will receive 100 percent of the CD’s proceeds.
“I have friends and family who work with Red Cross, so it’s kind of near and dear to my heart,” Miller said. “And with all of the stuff that’s going on in, like, Oklahoma and all the different tragedies around, they need people who are willing to give. So if I could just give a song to support it, awesome.”
Miller said she hopes listeners get joy and enjoyment out of her contribution to the CD.
“‘Sacred Groove’ is just a rocking tune,” Miller said with a laugh. “And the song itself is just about following your own path, and having a life, a way of life, that’s just for you. And I believe that. I believe that we all have our own purpose, our own plan. And this right here is just a way to celebrate that.”