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Charlie Major’s MADD Return With With All-Star Cast On '90s Hit

The longstanding Cancountry hitmaker updates one of his earliest classics with a corral full of impressionable friends to raise money for MADD.

Charlie Major’s MADD Return With With All-Star Cast On '90s Hit

By Karen Bliss

Country music veteran Charlie Major recruited a who’s who of Canadian country music — including Dean Brody, Brett Kissel, Terri Clark and Johnny Reid — to add their voices to the remake of his 25-year-old No. 1 hit, “It Can’t Happen To Me,” in order to raise money for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, now known as MADD Canada.


The national charitable organization — which has over 100 chapters and community leaders and 7,500 volunteers — is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime. According to MADD, on average, four Canadians are killed and 175 are injured every day in Canada, and approximately 65,000 Canadians are impacted by impaired drivers annually.

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"While I have lost friends, and seen friends and family affected by drinking and driving, the song 'It Can't Happen To Me' is more or less meant to be generic and was written to show the erroneous mindset of invincibility people have when they are young along with the consequences of that particular way of thinking," Major tells Samaritanmag. – Continue reading Karen Bliss’s story here.

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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

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Karan Aujla & DIVINE Debut in Top 25 on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE land the No. 22 spot on this week's Canadian Albums chart with their new collaborative release, 'Street Dreams.' On the Canadian Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" ascends to No. 1, while Canadian pop artist Preston Pablo makes a debut.

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE are making moves together on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart this week, with their collaborative project, Street Dreams, debuting in the No. 22 spot.

The seven-track album, released Feb. 16, blends harder hip-hop and smooth R&B pop, the latter shining through especially on the Jonita Gandhi-assisted "Yaad." It's not Aujla's highest spot on the Albums chart — he reached No. 5 in 2023 with Making Memories, his collaboration with Canadian Punjabi artist Ikky — but it gives him some momentum going into his upcoming performance at the Juno Awards on Mar. 24, where he's nominated for TikTok Juno fan choice and breakthrough artist.

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