Using Text Helper enter value to Trigger TTS Message

I am trying to create a way to enter a text message into a dashboard card and that text be then turned into audio delivered over my Sonos speakers.

I have gotten this to work - kind of - but for some reason, after I enter text a few times, it completely freezes up the Sonos speaker and will not longer work anymore.

My configuration is as follows:

alias: Basement - TTS
description: ""
  - platform: state
      - input_text.basement_tts
      hours: 0
      minutes: 0
      seconds: 1
condition: []
  - service: tts.speak
      media_player_entity_id: media_player.basement_sonos
      message: "{{ states('input_text.basement_tts') }}"
      entity_id: tts.piper
mode: single

I’m also running into a similar problem trying to get a Text Helper to display the latest message entered onto a digital screen. It works on the first time, but then freezes the device after.

Any thoughts/help would be appreciated!