Friday, 3 March 2017


Music stars and brothers Kevin and Clint Black, along with photographer Dave Clements, have joined forces to spread the word about Rett syndrome through their riveting photography book, RAISING A HAND. Rett syndrome is a debilitating neurological disorder that predominatly affects females. Kevin and Clint Black were personally affected by the disease when Kevin's young daughter, Cortney, developed Rett syndrome and lost her battle at the age of 16.
The past decade has seen a successful series of events dedicated to helping Rett’s Silent Angels. Research brings them closer every day to finding a cure/reversal for the dreaded disorder.
Kevin’s photo, taken by Dave in 2003, became the inspiration behind Raising A Hand. The book features photos of Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffet, Don Henley, Lyle Lovett, Pat Benatar, Ringo Starr, Kid Rock, Jonas Brothers, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Stevie Nicks and Bob Seger to name a few of the varied artists "raising a hand" for Rett syndrome.
Realizing that all artists use their hands in one way or another for emphasis during a live performance, Dave—an avid music lover— decided that would become the common thread. The theme of “raising a hand” gave way to what has now become their exciting new book project.
All proceeds will go toward to continue Dave Clements’ and Kevin and Clint Black’s ongoing determination to end Rett syndrome. Raising A Hand can be purchased on and each book purchased comes with a free copy of Clint Black’s new CD ‘On Purpose’. (Price: $35.00, includes Clint Black CD and free download of Kevin Black’s song A Tear For You, dedicated to his daughter, Cortney).