In commemoration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, the SCC Campus Diversity and Cultural Programs Committee will bring Damien Horne to Owens Auditorium on Tuesday, January 16 at 12:30 pm. The public is invited to this free event.
Horne is a musician and public speaker from Hickory, North Carolina. He was a very memorable presenter at the TedX event SCC held in April of 2017.
“Because of my work with the Boys and Girls Club and TEDx,” said SCC President John Dempsey, “I have heard Damien perform several times. He is wonderful — talented, inspirational, humorous. His story is nothing short of miraculous. He is an absolutely fabulous talent.”
When he is not on the road as an artist, Horne works alongside The Salvation Army and the Boys & Girls Club to share his story of being one of 12 children—the first to graduate from high school—and of avoiding being a victim of the streets. Horne has a genuine knack for tapping into people’s gifts and talents and inspiring them to reach their fullest potential.
Although he was homeless in two different cities (LA and Nashville), he has shared the stage with the likes of everyone from Faith Hill and Big & Rich to Robert Randolph and John Legend. He has landed publishing deals with Big Love and Warner Chapel and was also a part of a country music trio The Farm that was signed to Warner Brothers. During their stint, they had two charting singles, “Home Sweet Home” (Billboard Top 20) and “Be Grateful” (Billboard Top 40).