This personal email had a profound impact on Blake Myers and Mitch McBain,
the members of the country music duo, Rosehill. The band has been deeply affected by suicide with the passing of their original drummer and best friend. The band recorded the song The Bible and The Gun for their current album Crooked Thoughts, that tackles the tragic issue head-on. The song reminds them of their sense of powerlessness when it came to helping their friend in his time of crisis. They realized quickly that this song could be their way of helping many others who may be contemplating suicide.

It is with that intent that Rosehill has initiated the 'Save A Life Tonight' suicide prevention campaign. First and foremost, it is their desire to use the song and video as a means to reach out to those in crisis and guide them to organizations and people that can help them. It is also important to them to bring this issue out of the closet and remove the stigma associated with depression and suicide. Please visit www.savealifetonight.com for information on how to help Rosehill raise awareness about suicide prevention.

The most recent statistics, generated by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state that in 2010 (the most recent year for which data are available), "38,364 suicides were reported, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. In that year, someone in the country died by suicide every 13.7 minutes."

As Blake Myers put it, "We are absolutely committed to this effort. We know what it feels like to have lost someone to suicide and we want to do everything we can to prevent future losses." Mitch McBain adds, "If this song and initiative saves one more life, it will have been worth the effort."

If you or someone you know needs help, you can call: 1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) National Hopeline Network

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ABOUT ROSEHILL
  • Rosehill released their sophomore album, Crooked Thoughts, produced by Radney Foster and Jay Clementi, on October 30, 2012
  • Rosehill's debut album, White Lines and Stars (also produced by Foster and Clementi), generated four Top 15 singles on the Texas Music Chart, including the #5 hit, 'Dream It All Over Again'
  • Their videos for 'Midnight America', and 'Dream It All Over Again' received extensive play on CMT Pure. "Dream It All Over Again" hit #10 on the CMT Pure 12-Pack Countdown.
  • Rosehill realized dramatic growth in touring over the past 12 months, including opening for the following acts like Bob Seger, Kevin Fowler, Stoney LaRue, Jarrod Nieman, Aaron Watson, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott and Radney Foster
  • Venue highlights include: Houston Livestock and Rodeo, Ziegenbock festival, BamaJam, American Airlines Center (Dallas)
  • Rosehill is lifelong friends Blake Myers and Mitch McBain who grew up together on Rosehill Drive in Cypress, TX
  • Rosehill has received coverage and high praise from media outlets like Country Weekly, Billboard, Music Row, All Access, Roughstock, Lonestar Music Magazine, Best in Texas Magazine, San Antonio Express- News, Inside Music Row, Houston Magazine, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, CMT, E! News, Billboard, Lonestar Music Magazine, Best in Texas, Austin Chronicle