Julie Roberts, an alum of the University of South Carolina, has written and recorded a song as part of USC’s Carolina Promise campaign. “Sweet Carolina” honors Julie’s home state and her university. The campaign is a commitment from the school to continue to lead the way in improving the quality of life of both South Carolina and the world. Carolina Promise will raise funding for scholarships, research and innovative programs while creating a state of the art learning environment to ensure student success.
“I went to the University of South Carolina-Lancaster my first two years of college and received an amazing education and strong foundation for the rest of my life,” Julie said. “I was raised a Gamecock fan and most of my family are graduates from the University of South Carolina.”
Co-written and produced by Jason Collumn, “Sweet Carolina” gave Julie a way to help the campaign and pay tribute to her home. She will perform the song live on May 10 in Columbia, South Carolina at the official kick-off of the Carolina Campaign. The event will stream live online at http://giving.sc.edu/
“Writing this song for the University felt like something I was supposed to do,” she said. “The University has given my family so much and I wanted to help this campaign in a way that I could, so I wrote and recorded ‘Sweet Carolina.’ It was fun thinking about the University, the students, the Gamecock fans, the alumni, the sporting events, and everything that makes me proud to call Carolina my home!”
“Sweet Carolina” is available through iTunes and CD Baby. The release is packaged with the original song, an acoustic mix and instrument versions. Julie plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A special music video featuring the song will be released soon.