In what is certain to be one of the many emotional reflects of the season ~ above Dancing v The Stars, Andy Grammer will certainly honor the memory of his mom for week four’s template of “My many Memorable Year.”

Grammer — who will dance the cha-cha to his new single, “Good to it is in Alive” — decided the year that 2009 together not just his many memorable year, but his many heartbreaking together the singer lost his mommy to breast cancer. The show will air Monday night (Oct. 5).

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As checked out in this Hollywood Reporter exclusive, Grammer shares how he started the year busking in ~ Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade as “a street performer paying my rent, driving mine mom’s minivan. My guitar instance would be open and I’d pretty lot go the end there for eight hrs a day.”

The 31-year old Los Angeles indigenous was driving come a power at a camp when he received a contact that his mom had breast cancer. Even worse — that was recorded “really late” and he only had “two or three days come say goodbye.”

Devastated, the musician go “dazed and also confused” roughly Los Angeles until someday out the desperation he created a “pick me up” song dubbed “Keep your Head Up.”

“The song that I wrote from it to be what started my entirety career,” that said.

Ten couples contend tonight on DWTS, airing 8 p.m. ~ above ABC.

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