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Mark Tremonti challenges others to follow in his Sinatra-covering footsteps with Take a Chance for Charity

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After years of providing the riffs for Alter Bridge and Creed, Mark Tremonti is doing something entirely unexpected with Tremonti Sings Sinatra.

The compilation features Tremonti singing 14 of Frank Sinatra‘s most famous songs, all in the style of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Proceeds from the album will be donated to the National Down Syndrome Society in honor of Tremonti’s daughter, Stella, who was born last year with Down syndrome.

With Tremonti Sings Sinatra, Tremonti also hopes to inspire other artists to take similarly unexpected creative swings with an initiative called Take a Chance for Charity. Tremonti tells ABC Audio that the campaign will “challenge other artists of any kind —  whether it be an actor, a musician, it could be an athlete, it could be anybody with a platform — to do something that their base wouldn’t expect them to do to raise money for charity.”

“If you’re an artist and you wanna do something completely different that your fanbase might not appreciate, if it you’re doing it for charity, you get the green light to do it,” Tremonti says. “If you’re raising money, you can do whatever you want.”

The particulars of Take a Chance for Charity are still in the works, but Tremonti says rockers including Black Stone Cherry, Fuel, Chris Daughtry and Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens have already reached out about participating, as well as comedian Larry the Cable Guy, WWE wrestler Edge and country band Lonestar.

“It’s great to have country, rock, wrestling, comedy,” Tremonti says. “I wanna get everybody from all walks of life to do this and have it be the most fun they ever had raising money for charity.” 

For more info, visit TremontiSingsSinatra.com.

Meanwhile, the Tremonti Sings Sinatra album drops May 27.

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