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Popular song from 2002 Winter Games is now a tribute to healthcare workers

Posted at 10:57 AM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 15:50:01-04

Remember the song "Light Up the Land" from the 2002 Winter Games? It was heard in over 83 countries worldwide and viewed over an average of 2.4 million times per day.

It was a song by Greg Ericksen, founder of the legendary Utah-based rock band The Grimm™.

Friday, he announced an aggressive fundraising effort for COVID-19 relief -- he and the band will perform and release a new version of "Light Up the Land". Proceeds from its release will be donated to various charities.

In addition to Ericksen’s band, they have arranged and will perform a new version of the song in partnership with other Utah musicians, including Fox Season 2 American Idol Carmen Rasmusen Herbert, Ryan Shupe, Jenny Jordan and artists from Italy and China.

In addition, a music video was shot on Park City Film Studios’ ground-breaking “London Rooftop” virtual studio as part of Londonrooftop.com streaming entertainment show which will be released later this year. The show will feature major artists from around the world.

The new version of the song Light Up The land by The Grimm™ used in The Tribute’ is currently available for streaming download at all the major streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. Ericksen will also offer sheet music and minus tracks (Karaoke) of the song on if people wish to perform and post their own versions of the inspirational piece.