NEW YORK (Top40 Charts/ Stork Tunes) - Stork Tunes, a new compilation CD consisting of soothing music by Norah Jones, Billy Joel
and other top artists that celebrates motherhood and helps women relax while preparing for and giving birth, was released today in support of the March of Dimes. Proceeds from the sale of the CD will fund March of Dimes efforts to give every baby a health start in life.
"Stork Tunes helps us achieve two critical goals of our organization, namely providing useful resources for moms and pregnant women, and raising money for research and other programs to help more babies be born healthy," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "We are honored and grateful that these high-level artists were willing to donate their music to our cause."
The artists who contributed to Stork Tunes, and their songs, are:
* Celine Dion - A Mother's Prayer
* Dixie Chicks - Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)
* Jessica Andrews - I Wish for You
* The Boys Choir of Harlem - Children of the World
* Katrina Carlson - Mother
* Norah Jones - Sunrise
* Dean Backholm - Mother & Child
* Kenny Loggins - Rainbow Connection
* Billy Joel - Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
* Sinead O'Connor - All Babies
* Wynonna Judd - Always Will
* Raffi - May There Always be Sunshine
Many women feel that music can ease the pain of labor - and medical professionals across the country are increasingly embracing this notion. Some hospitals even supply CD players in their maternity and birthing centers. The calming, inspirational musical compositions included in Stork Tunes are designed to help women prepare for the birth of their babies, relax during the labor and birth, and enjoy with their babies as they grow.
The "Stork Tunes: Songs For A Happy Birth Day" CD can be purchased online by visiting storktunes.com. All net profits, equaling a minimum of $5.00 per CD, will support March of Dimes research and other mission related programs to prevent birth defects, premature birth and other leading causes of infant death and disability.