New Artist Jack Cassidy (“The Voice”) Appears on TV Twice in One Week
Fair Trade Services artist Jack Cassidy made two TV appearances this week sharing his personal, vulnerable story of overcoming addiction, which is also the inspiration behind his current single, “Run At The Giant.”
On Monday, the singer/songwriter made a special appearance on The Doctors, sharing his personal story of how addiction almost took his life, and how after an overdose, he asked God for help and was able to quit cold turkey.
Check out the episode here: https://www.thedoctorstv.com/videos/musician-jack-cassidy-on-surviving-an-overdose-and-getting-sober
|Later in the week Cassidy was interviewed on the new JUCE TV program Kingdom Thinking, where he shared even more about overcoming his drug use, depression and beyond during a special series on Faith & Mental Health. That episode can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFV1IDk2eBs&t=580s|
While “Run At The Giant” may be his first single, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter was also a contestant on The Voice in 2017 on Team Alicia Keys and has had music in his blood since the day he was born. His grandmother (Shirley Jones) was the mother in the Partridge family and an Oscar award winning actress, while his uncles (David and Shaun Cassidy) were both teen pop stars. Cassidy’s parents also have had active careers in show business for many years.
Life wasn’t easy behind the scenes for most of his family, including for his Uncle David in particular, who had a continuous problem with alcoholism which eventually led him to an early death at 67. Cassidy saw many of his choices leading him in that same direction, consistently battling depression and anxiety which led to a desire to self-medicate and numb the pain, and eventually severe addiction.
“One night in the midst of an overdose I felt like I was about to have a heart attack,” he recalls. “I dropped to my knees and begged God to save me and keep me alive. I firmly believes God was the only reason I got through that night. I’ve been sober many years now. The turn was when I really got to know the peace about who God is and I live for that now. Like the story of David & Goliath in the Bible, with God’s help, the Giant got his butt kicked. I really hope that when you listen to this song, you will think about its meaning and it can encourage you to defeat the giants in your life.”
Who Is Jack Cassidy?
Rising star Jack Cassidy writes his story into every song he records—a story filled with fame, setbacks and, ultimately, redemption. The singer has show business in his blood. As the grandson of acclaimed actress and entertainer Shirley Jones and the nephew of former teen idols David and Shaun Cassidy, the 21-year-old was destined for the stage. Although his rich heritage gifted him with a raw musical talent, the demons of addiction were also passed down through his family tree. Cassidy’s experiments with drugs as a teen led to a dangerous cocaine habit that spiraled out of control just after his blind audition on Season 12 of The Voice catapulted him into the national spotlight. Following a year-and-a-half long battle with severe depression and anxiety, the Los Angeles native surrendered his life and his growing music career to God after a nearly fatal overdose. Now several years sober and living in Nashville, Cassidy is carrying on a longtime family tradition steeped in music. The new Fair Trade Services artist details his struggles in his deeply personal debut single, “Run At The Giant,” which challenges listeners to charge at the Goliath in their lives. The moody pop anthem—co-written by Cassidy, Paul Mabury and Andrew Ripp—is available now at radio and across all digital streaming platforms.
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