Music 4 Life Founder & CEO Judith Pinkerton was the first recipient of the Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor (2018) and has been in the news for decades about her Music Medicine and music therapy programs positive healing effects for countless people.
COLUMBUS, Ga., April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites and exclusive insurance partner of the Academy of Country Music Awards®, today announced that the inaugural Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor was awarded to Judith Pinkerton from Las Vegas, Nevada. Aflac, along with multiplatinum country music star Chris Young and ACM Lifting Lives® – the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music®, presented the honor to Pinkerton for excellence in music therapy. The trophy presentation was the subject of a television spot that aired last night during the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards® featuring Young, Pinkerton and the Aflac Duck…
Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honoree Judith Pinkerton poses with the Aflac Duck and her trophy. (PRNewsfoto/Aflac)
“I go in there, and I’m just pissed as hell because I’m coming down off coke, and I just don’t even want to be in this world right now....I was in this terrible place physically and mentally, in no condition to be soothed to sleep, but she did it with the music.
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"The smiles began with the first drum beat. The giggles showed up about five minutes later. Within the first 15 minutes, someone joked, “All we need are margaritas.”
When Judith Pinkerton arrived at WomensCare Magazine’s photo shoot, Catherine Vannah stood in front of the camera holding her triplets who had begun to cry. Judith began to play her violin and as her bow caressed the strings, the babies’ crying stopped. So did the clicking of the camera as everyone, including the photographer, paused to marvel at how Judith’s music soothed the tiny trio. The tranquil scene provided a beautiful example of why St. Rose has teamed up with Judith to offer Music for the Soul.