Over the past 5 years or so I have allowed my insecurities to get the best of me. I've listened too much when people said that "I suck" or "you're a joke, you're wasting your time," and for a long time I believed them.
A few years ago I read that if you love something you have to spend your time, energy AND money on it. I never invested in myself (something I will be blogging about very soon). I would see so many of my friends spend money to get something professional done and I had never done that.
After everything I have allowed to get to me, to get me down and try to take me out, I don't know if there was ever a better title for this than Coming Back Stronger. I am beyond proud of this. I sat in tears when I first heard it. My buddy @brent_rader (Guitar player/Band leader for Joe Nichols) did an absolutely phenomenal job producing the main 4 tracks on this (the other two are demos that would be used for a full production, they still rock though). Guys, all I ask is for your support, buy the whole thing or a track or two, share it with your friends, play it at the drive thru at the bank. But this is the start for something fantastic and I am already getting radio play across the country in California, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania. I hope these tracks are relate-able to you. I priced it so the whole thing is extremely affordable for everyone (literally cheaper than a cup of coffee). I hope you crank them up in your car and drive 100 (disclaimer: I will not pay your ticket lol). From the writing, the playing and singing, I am so proud of this. "And so I'll fight a little bit longer, I'll stand a little bit taller.....I guess I'm just Coming Back Stronger"
I have no idea what just happened.
1. A bachelor party put a picture of the Bachelor's face on my guitar, then became my biggest fan club
2. The said bachelor party handed me a beer and I proceeded to use it as a slide to play a guitar solo and I’ve never seen anybody so stunned
3. People actually followed me on Instagram
4. And I sang Red Dirt Road as the whole bar sang the chorus with me and I've never felt more like @garthbrooks
5. Pretty sure I'm watching the titans game while Kaylee and I played
All in a nights work (📸:@marissaklein)
She bought me my first guitar. She loved to hear me play. She loved people so unconditionally. Such an honor to remember the life my grandmother lived today. She taught me so much, the most important being how to love people. Forever waiting for the day to see you again. Much love
In 1997 my grandmother moved in with us after selling her house. She just wanted to be with family. This morning we woke up to what we knew one day would come, she passed away shortly after Christmas Day concluded. I'm so thankful to have spent one last Christmas with her. She was loving, compassionate and I could never thank her enough for how much she helped and loved me. She bought me my first guitar and always believed in me. I will forever miss and love her. She may not have made Jesus' birthday party, but she's for sure at the after party today
Somewhere a long the line I have become a lumberjack. Thankful for so much and for the new opportunities I am being offered. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step (📸 @kaleadwhite) #songwriter#music#countrymusic