Shaun and Kynzi Hollander Are This Week's Hometown Heroes

A Tri-State dad and daughter are creating a special bond through music.

Posted: Oct 25, 2020 8:52 PM
Updated: Nov 10, 2020 10:00 AM

For Shaun and Kynzi Hollander of Newburgh, it's through their music they've been able to develop a closer bond. 

"The response has been great," says Shaun Hollander, song writer. "It's been over the top. It's basically praying for the soldiers and their families throughout the entire song."

The dad and daughter duo starting their song writing journey as a "challenge." 

"It actually started with us doing a writing contest with our teacher and it kind of just built into this," says Kynzi Hollander. 

The song called "A Soldier's Sacrifice."

Shaun writing the song and 13-year-old Kynzi bringing it to life. 

"I was not a veteran, but we love our country, we love veterans, they mean the world to us," says Hollander. "My grandfather, her great-grandfather, served our country, so that's where it comes from. We felt like it was long overdue."

And so together they spent nearly seven months brainstorming, writing, and finding the right words to put into song. 

"Each chorus is a different prayer," says Hollander. "It doesn't repeat the same chorus over and over."

But the part that really tugs at their heart strings the most, honoring those missing in action. 

"We didn't actually just come up with words, it's something we sat down and she sings it from her heart and I write it from my heart," says Hollander.

For this pair of Hometown Heroes, they are paying a special tribute to our true American heroes. 

"Regardless of where the song goes, we created something that's special to her and I that we will have forever," says Hollander. 

The Hollanders are currently working on their next song at this time.

In addition, as a way to help our local veterans, the duo has a fundraiser for the Honor Flight of Southern Indiana. 

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