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The remarkable 22-hour day that brought this video from vision to reality.
Bria Kelly, famous for her powerhouse, “steam rolling” vocals was the obvious choice to pull off such a riveting song. Bria agreed to debut “Why Me?” at a charity event for Dogs Deserve Better in March. The song left people speechless with not a dry eye in the building. When asked what this song means to Bria, she replied, "I am humbled by the opportunity to support such an amazing cause. It should be an eye opening reality check to those who turn a blind eye to animal cruelty." Shortly thereafter, the song traveled to Nashville where it was professionally mixed by musician Scott Vestal who has played with such notables as Dierks Bentley, Sam Bush and David Lee Roth. Jenee Fleenor, currently traveling with Blake Shelton’s Band offered her talent by singing backups and playing the fiddle. Dr. Sheri Bias, Liquid Talent Agency joined the team by providing over 50 professional actors. Cetre Pegues, Director of “Why Me?” attended the event that day. Cetre and the entire “Who’s Johnny Creative” production team immediately jumped on board to produce the music video in hopes of raising awareness and showing the correlation between animal abuse and crimes against humanity. "In film school, they tell you to avoid working with animals and children. This project had both…and I love a good challenge. In addition to the challenge, I am a huge dog lover. After I heard the music, there was no doubt that I HAD to be a part of this meaningful project. Our goal was to have universal appeal. We hit the nail on the head." On July 25th, actors, writers, producers and Bria Kelly showed up on 1915 Moonlight Rd. in Smithfield, VA once the home of Michael Vick's "Bad Newz" dog fighting compound (now home of Dogs Deserve Better that operates the Good Newz Rehabilitation Center for Chained & Penned Dogs) to create what could only be described as a “surreal” experience. After 22 hours of filming on the very property where dozens of dogs had been fought and died, no one left without having a life altering experience.

                   THE CREATIVES

Bria Kelly

Cetre Pegues

Donna Hughes

Lead Vocalist
BriaKelly.com

Amy H. Hines

Co-Writer
DonnaHughes.com
Executive Producer, Co-Writer
DogsDeserveBetter.org
photo credits to Kim Dillon
photo credits to Mario Marasigan 
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