A few months ago my friend producer/ manager, Joel Diamond, who’s under consideration to replace Simon Cowell on “American Idol”, and I were talking about the problems facing America today.Both of us wished that we could do more to help the country that has given us so many opportunities. The next day I got an e-mail from him, which he has allowed me to reprint.

Dear Artie,

I’m not a politician or even a reality show star; I’m just a guy who loves America and everything it stands for!  We are dealing with more crises at the same time than any other point in our history…but we cannot let it get us down.

While the rest of the world is in turmoil, we can proudly say that we have never turned away from a challenge because it looked too difficult or when it looked impossible.

I truly believe in America and the unifying power of music. It moved me so much that I recorded this brand new version of “UNITED WE STAND” by the Joel Diamond Experience featuring Benny Mardones and Teresa James in preparation for the 10th anniversary of 911.  Upon completion of this recording, I realized that America needed to hear it NOW!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sil-Hdlipo

“UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL AND IF OUR BACKS SHOULD EVER BE AGAINST THE WALL …WE’LL BE TOGETHER…TOGETHER YOU AND I.”

Happy Birthday America! July 4th, 2010

Your friend always,

Joel Diamond

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