|Name||Smitty Kingston – Musician|
|Full Address||kingston, on|
I am so proud to announce that due to an unbelievable outpouring of love and support, Stick Out By The Door (Humboldt Strong) has been recorded as a charity single and is NOW AVAILABLE for download on iTunes, Apple Music Google Play & Spotify with all proceeds going to the Humboldt Broncos and their families. I would like to sincerely thank everyone who liked, viewed and shared Stick Out By The Door (Humboldt Strong). This song is dedicated to the Humboldt Broncos Jr ‘A’ Hockey Club Community. You are forever in my heart <3#StickOutByTheDoor #HumboldtStrong #HugsForHumboldt#HumboldtBroncos
The song comes in the intimate, hushed tones of a man who can’t sleep but is trying to work out his grief without waking the rest of the household up.
“As a Canadian, as a father, as a person who grew up around hockey, I just had to write it and get it out of my head,” Smith said.
Smith had a visceral reaction to the tragedy unfolding in Saskatchewan, in part because he played many years of competitive hockey and spent hours on the bus with his own teammates.
“[I’ve] travelled on the bus with my teammates and friends and done all of the same things and yes, it just kind of hits home real big.”
By early Tuesday afternoon, the Facebook post had been shared more than 11,000 times, and had more than 1,000 comments.
Smith said that he’s surprised by how far the song has travelled and suggested that if it helps even one person find some solace, then his goal in writing it has been accomplished.