Let’s make something amazing happen on Dec. 7, 2021.
A forgotten love song from WWII has been reborn as modern pop country single.
With your help, we can make this song hit the charts on Dec. 7, 2021, as our nation commemorates the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
As American soldiers left home in the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor, a young woman from Missouri sat at her piano, writing a song for the man she loved. He had just left for World War II.
Her love song, lost for decades, is now a modern country single thanks to a collective of country recording artists. The song is being released worldwide on December 7 to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Click here to listen to an excerpt — the full radio edit of the song is available to download here.
“I’m Dreaming of No One But You” was written by Leona Augustine in 1942. The song tells of Leona’s separation from her future husband, Felix Luecke, as he left for war. Leona’s song was published during the war, but never recorded during her lifetime. It was nearly forgotten.
But this year, recording artists from across the country music landscape worked together to record Leona’s song as a powerful, contemporary country ballad.
The song will release on Dec. 7, 2021, to coincide with National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and the 80th anniversary of the attack which killed more than 2,400 Americans.
We are asking all country music radio stations to debut this new single and share the story behind the song on Dec. 7, 2021, as a tribute to this solemn day, which led to the U.S. entry into World War II.
The single is being released under the artist name “Leona Augustine” in honor of its songwriter who died in 1984.
If enough stations add Leona Augustine’s WWII love song to their rotations for this one day, “I’m Dreaming of No One But You” will hit the Billboard Country National Airplay chart.
It’s our hope to have Leona Augustine’s name appear on the country music charts — wouldn’t that be amazing? Please help us by playing this song on your station on Dec. 7 for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day!
- Download the mastered song for radio distribution
- Get archival photos for web stories
- Learn more about Leona Augustine
- Visit our Facebook page
We are keeping track of every station that joins this project.
If you decide to play Leona’s song on Dec. 7, let us know!
Contact Leona Augustine’s grandson Jacob Luecke at firstname.lastname@example.org.