I have a young daughter who is really into dance. She had a recital last week, and we had some experiences that inspired a song that I’m writing. (This story is a little bit long, so if you’re in a hurry, scroll to the end, because the message is amazing.)
We live in a home that does not have air conditioning. We often have every window open and every fan in the house turned on high. For a while, we had a swimming pool in the backyard, and one hot day I was inspired to write a song.
The song is called, “Like a Kid Again.” This is probably my favorite song that I’ve written. Here are a few of the lyrics that I love:
There’s something about a trampoline and a best friend; stars bright, late nights.
There’s something sweet about an ice cream sundae, back before I ever worried about Monday.
Like a kid again building forts out of blankets and tables and chairs.
My attempts to start a campaign to raise music for my new album were put on hold because I don’t have a very big following yet. So I’ve decided to start a fan club for those of you who have been wanting more info and updates on this new album! :)
Anyone who joins will get my first single, “Wake Up” for free as well as email updates about the making of the new album. You’ll be the first to know release dates, the album name, names and lyrics of new songs, events, etc… I’ll also be sharing behind the scenes photos, video, and demos of my songs that won’t be released to the public. There is something really raw and vulnerable about me sharing these intimate things with you, but I feel like it will be so good for me to express myself through music to my biggest fans :)
I am so excited for the album to come together. It’s taking a totally different path than I first envisioned. I can’t wait to share more!
A big THANK YOU for all the support and love!
So, I have many, many musical inspirations. One of these is Mindy Gledhill. She writes her own music and records it independently. She still does so well and touches so many people with her music. Someday, I hope my music reaches out to help someone listening. I hope it’s exactly what they need to hear. I’ve teared up, and probably actually cried like a baby while listening to some songs on her album Anchor.
One of the songs that tugs at my heartstrings is called “Hourglass.” It talks about how fast time goes by, how kids grow up all too quickly, and how precious our time is with these sweet little ones.
I have been meaning to do a cover of this song for some time now. So, I’m pleased to announce that I finally sat down and filmed it.
Mindy is working on a new album right now in Nashville. (I’m trying not to be jealous! ;))
You can check out her blog here: http://mindygledhill.blogspot.com/
Don’t forget to pledge and be a part of the new album here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/mindygledhill
I am excited to see what new musical poetry awaits us in this new album. I can’t wait!
Well, yesterday was my birthday! I’m now 27! I feel so great, and I’m excited for what this year has in store for me. I feel like something BIG is coming for me soon. I’m still writing, and writing, and writing! My husband got me some basic home recording equipment, and I am SO excited! I’ve already started goofing off with it and made an accapella track!
So, I’ve been asked to sing in my church this week. I chose a song medley called “Beautiful Savior” arranged by Kenneth Cope, from his album “A Prayer Unto Thee.”
What is your favorite hymn? I have a LOT of favorites, but I want to hear yours!
Have a great week!