#BigThingsThursday is a weekly series of short interviews with people who are doing big things for the community and for the world.
Meet Linda Nelson: producer, songwriter, arranger and a very experienced music industry professional. I met Linda through The Recording Academy when I listened to her song for consideration for the next Grammy Awards. The song was a beautiful arrangement of rap and classical music, with a moving and inspiring message. When I asked more about it, I found out it was the theme song for her organization, Inspiring Youth Dreams.
Q. BIG THINGS begin with an intention, what is yours?
A. My intention is to inspire youth to live their dreams in the music industry.
Q. How are you fulfilling this intention?
A. I fulfill the intention by taking them to the Grammys and all Grammy Week events as my guest.
Q. What barriers have you encountered, and how have you dealt with them?
A. Barriers are mostly funding the events...I do a celebrity auction to take the youths to the Grammys and all Grammy week events.
Check out her wonderful song, "Inspired." It really is inspiring.
For more information on Inspiring Youth Dreams, visit inspiringyouthsdreams.org.