Changing lives through the healing power of music is the goal of Nashville non-profit The Beat of Life through their new program "Redemption Songs."
Songwriters teamed up with Davidson County inmates to reimagine and re-write their life stories and struggles through song.
Recently, country artist Lainey Edwards and songwriter Sydney Maxine got to know one inmate, who spoke about her struggles raising a five-year old boy on her own.
It became their inspiration for a powerful anthem called "Raise A Man."
Sheriff Daron Hall brought the program into the local men's and women's jails in hopes of reaching out and helping someone turn his or her life around.
"I’ve always been a fan of trying to reach people through different means,” Hall said. “Who's to say that we know what the answer is and so any idea that is new and innovative, I've never said no to.”
The Beat of Life non-profit also has a program for soldiers and veterans, called Songwriting for Soldiers.