COUNTRY MUSIC AGENTS RESPOND TO “WE ARE FATHERS” CAMPAIGN

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Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks and Jason Aldean among early Responders to Leon Koziol’s “We Are Fathers” Project in Nashville

As followers of this site know, Parental Rights Advocate Leon Koziol will be in Nashville this month to promote his recent nationwide reform initiative “We Are Fathers.” On March 1, 2015, a 25-page Public Initiative Summary was released which describes a serious “fatherless crisis” in America today together with a six point action plan to bring shared parenting and accountability to our nation’s divorce and family courts. It was quickly shared with celebrities, public interest groups and major potential benefactors across the country.

On March 18, 2015, Dr. Koziol will begin his promotional tour in Nashville sponsored by an attendee of the Family Law Reform Conference held in November at our nation’s capital. In December, this person responded to a home exchange proposal by offering to accommodate Dr. Koziol in Nashville to meet with family reform advocates. We have not been able to divulge all of the details behind this developing venture but can now state that we are seeking to open our nation’s very first fathers’ outreach center in that city. This center will provide diverse victims with personal support of the kind which no therapist, lawyer or government servant can.

To that end, Dr. Koziol has been talking directly with agents of industry, business, public interest groups and celebrities. In less than a week, he has been able to get promising responses from some unexpected confidential sources. In Nashville, he has focused on business people, country music agents and such groups as the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. Anyone who has followed our work knows that Dr. Koziol has been censored, targeted and punished by the state for his free speech, hence the First Amendment Center was yet another good reason to start this campaign in Nashville.

Today we bring you a startling contrast between responses from a number of country music agents. We begin with Miranda Lambert. Regrettably, her agent advised that she would not be able to help fund the “We Are Fathers” project but she was professional and complimentary of our funding request:

“Hello Leon, Unfortunately we have to pass on participating in the promotion of We Are Fathers. As you may know, Miranda is a big dog lover and spends a lot of time on that charitable endeavor. Due to the high volume of requests we receive of this nature, all worthwhile of course and impossible to decide which ones to be able to make happen, we feel that her efforts are most beneficial by focusing her time on her MuttNation Foundation and other animal related charities as they are closest to her heart. All the best. Dara Foutch.”

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Another response comes from The Greenroom. This is the agency which represents Country Music Singers Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks and Jason Aldean. After discussing our worthy project with agent Kristie Sheppard Sloan (Her Email Address), a one line response came the following day:

“Hi Leon. To be honest, I don’t believe any of our clients apply to this situation.”

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The word “apply” caught our immediate attention because it was difficult to give it any sense. Was she saying that the three singers we were focused upon had no father interests? Could it be possible that Kristie, their agent, was not representing them properly given all the fathers who are their loyal fans? To help answer such questions, we looked a bit further into the singers’ backgrounds to learn of some startling contradictions. On the very day that agent Kristie Sloan was sending us her peculiar one-liner, Kix Brooks was being honored later the same evening with the first-ever CMA Foundation Humanitarian award at an event held at the Nashville’s City Winery. According to one beneficiary of his many public service causes:

“Kix doesn’t think about why he shouldn’t do something, he thinks about why he should.”

This comment at the event came from Victor Sansone, CEO of Operation Finally Home, a charitable organization committed to building homes for our injured war heroes. It is a cause which can be compared with ours insofar as “We Are Fathers” is highly focused on providing shared parenting homes for our returning soldiers. Yet somehow, according to Kristie Sloan anyway, Kix Brooks does not apply. How can she know this on the very same day as such an award? We were focused on Leon “Kix” Brooks III because of his background as a loving father, his radio program which promotes patriotic causes and recent film successes.

Next we took a closer look at Dierks Bentley to discover that he too was a curious subject for a “does not apply” response. As a loving father of three, he would easily identify with parents wrongfully denied contact with their children in our dysfunctional family courts. Jason Aldean has been a long time donor and fundraiser for breast cancer, a gender specific charity which places him high on a list of potential participants in a gender specific cause such as fathers’ outreach. As we continue to grow our campaign, we ask you to contact the three singers represented by Kristie Sheppard Sloan to urge their direct review of the “We Are Fathers” project summary in her possession. We also ask you to get involved at www.leonkoziol.com.

 

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