Sister country music duo Presley & Taylor first recorded their touching new single “Choose Me” a couple of years ago and kept it in their back pocket for just the right time. After seeing a recent news story about an organization transferring 19 dogs and cats from a Baton Rouge shelter in the path of Hurricane Ida, they knew the time was now. Presley and Taylor asked their record label, White Mustang Records, to adjust their release schedule to accommodate the release of “Choose Me” in time for October’s Dog Adoption Month.
“We’ve been hanging on to ‘Choose Me,’ because we just loved the song,” said Presley & Taylor jointly. “Pet adoption is very close to our hearts and seeing the news story really struck a chord with us. We hope this song spurs people to adopt a pet from a local shelter and give a dog or cat the love it deserves.”
The single cover art features Presley & Taylor’s own rescue dog Rocky. The cuddly King Charles mix was first rescued by their grandmother in Connecticut. After her passing, the girls brought Rocky to live with them in Nashville.
Coinciding with the single release, Presley & Taylor are also thrilled to announce that they have decided to support PEDIGREE Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Franklin, Tennessee, with proceeds from the streaming and downloads of “Choose Me” benefiting the organization. Proceeds from the single will support PEDIGREE Foundation’s annual grant program, which supports rescues and shelters across the country. Presley & Taylor will serve as PEDIGREE Foundation ambassadors encouraging their fans to adopt, volunteer or donate to help end pet homelessness.
The need to help rescues and shelters across the country has increased due to the pandemic and recent emergency situations, such as Hurricane Ida and the fires in California and surrounding states that have displaced many animals in need of a loving home. PEDIGREE Foundation works tirelessly to end pet homelessness and help dogs get the loving homes they deserve.
“PEDIGREE Foundation does a great job building awareness and identifying specific needs in times of disaster to make sure that resources go where they’re needed most,” said Presley & Taylor. “This relationship aligns perfectly with the goals we have for this song and helping spread awareness for pet adoption, and we are so proud to support PEDIGREE Foundation as ambassadors.”
Noted the country duo on their website:
PEDIGREE Foundation perfectly aligns with our goals for spreading awareness for dog adoption and helping to end dog homelessness. There are three main pillars to these goals:
- ADOPT – if you have room in your heart and your home for one of these gorgeous, deserving dogs, please consider adopting. Your local shelter or rescue organization can direct you to the perfect dog for you!
- VOLUNTEER – have some time to spare and want to do something that is very much needed? Your local shelter or rescue organization can put you to work in the most rewarding of ways!
- DONATE – your monetary or other donation is always needed and appreciated! Click the button below or contact your local shelter or rescue organization to see what they need most.
And, of course, you can listen to “Choose Me,” share it with your friends on social media or otherwise, and even buy an exclusive, limited “Choose Me” bandana for your dog! Proceeds will go to PEDIGREE Foundation to grant to those who need it most right now.
Written by Tim Johnson and Joseph Williams Pupora, “Choose Me” is available at all streaming platforms via OneRPM now, coinciding with the start of Dog Adoption Month. The song can be streamed and downloaded HERE.