As the most nominated female at the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3, Cam has much on her mind these days. Yet, it’s the story of her heart that makes her a winner in our book.
Just over a month ago, Cam noticed a story about a father who died while trying to save his family from a house fire. With both this particular family and her hit single “Burning House” fresh in her mind, Cam made a fateful decision.
“I had just been told that there was a budget to campaign for ACMs,” Cam told Rare Country in a recent interview. “But in my heart, I knew I wanted to instead send the money we would have spent to this family. Somehow I convinced the team that this was OK to do, so we donated all the money to the family and the Red Cross matched it. It was such a cool moment to have.”
Currently a partner with the Red Cross “2 Steps 2 Minutes Campaign,” which reminds people about having a plan to safely escape a home fire in under two minutes, Cam is inundated with stories from people who have been affected just by hearing and seeing the video for “Burning House.”
“I’ve heard some really heavy stories about how people connect with the song,” explained Cam. “They want to talk about it their experiences with house fires, and they certainly have opened my eyes about how many people have had this happen to them and are forever affected by what happened.”