Don’t we all long to follow our dreams and make them come true? That’s what I was thinking about when I wrote this song for my kids. Follow your dreams, work hard, be persistent and even when you fall…get back up and something wonderful will happen! You will learn to FLY….
So here it is…. my new single- FLY. Now for you die hard jazzers…this is a more adult contemporary ballad. It was recorded with my jazz trio and a group of high school teens I brought into the studio with me from my daughter’s high school show choir. I’m embedding the video below so you can see the process…kids, gathering, rehearsing, recording. We had a great time and we are selling these downloads to help raise money for their show choir competition trip in May. I hope you enjoy the song and if you like it, please purchase this single for 99cents and PLEASE SHARE with your friends and social media pages. Together we can make an impact on the next musical generation! BUY the song – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fly/id619579017
March…in like a lion and out like a lamb! As my teens would say, “True Story!” This week’s snow that blasted across most of the country would qualify. It is cold but green here in Tennessee. The daffodils are blooming and the world is starting to drop hints of Spring and all things new! Speaking of new…..
Most of you know that I am a mom. I know it has never been fashionable to talk about motherhood in business….until this century. However, I AM a mom of 2 teens and have been married 25 years to a wonderful man. I LOVE those aspects of who I am and my music is starting to reflect that! I spend time with my family, my kid’s friends and try to be involved in what they are doing as much as I can.
Recently, I invited a group of teens from my daughter’s high school show choir into the studio with me to record on one of my new songs! In the next 2 weeks you will hear more about our experience and what we are trying to accomplish together! I will tell you however, I wanted to help them achieve some of their goals and they were all such fun to work with that I was the one who was blessed!! So stay tuned….for NEW MUSIC and lots of stories!!! In the meantime….take a minute to encourage a teenager near you. It means the world to them!
As the new year begins I know we are all getting back into the swing of routine…even as I sit here looking at my tree…uh..yes..my Christmas tree is still up! After I send this email, I will be packing all the ornaments back into the boxes and putting them away for another year! My tree’s ornaments are diverse…some are from my childhood, some were made by my children,some were given to us by friends and still many are momentos we picked up from our travels through the years.) Long ago my husband and I decided that we would buy an ornament from each place we traveled as a reminder of our time there instead of a trinket. (We’ve been married for 25 years! so we have lots!) So… I love my tree and It is filled to the brim with memories!!!! However, as much as I enjoy reliving so many of those moments, at some point it has to be put away so I can get my household back in order…. or at least the living room!!!
Just like the tree…sometimes we can linger over past memories, even good ones for a wee bit too long. There comes a time when we need to put it away for a season in order to move forward into the next season of our lives. No matter where you have been in 2012…good place, hard place or in between….great job or job loss….I am praying for each of us to step into the New Year with hearts hopeful and expectant that “the best is yet to come…and won’t it be grand ” -to borrow a phrase from an old jazz standard!
May you and your family be blessed! I look forward to seeing you in 2013!!
All my love,
I hope you are enjoying the kinder, warmer weather, wherever you live. Thanks for stopping by my site. Please browse the photos and blogs, listen to music and be sure to sign up for my mailing list to get your FREE SONG downloads! After you listen feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think. I’d love to hear from you!
In the meantime….breathe in as many sunsets as you can with those you love!
All my best….