America’s Got Talent – They just don’t recognize it…

A little over a week ago, I was on Facebook, when I ran across a fascinating post by Lindsey Stirling.

(If you don’t know who Lindsey is, go check out her YouTube channel. She is an extremely talented violinist.)

She posted this picture:

This is an email she received from America’s Got Talent this month.

And, here’s the reason why it’s hilarious:

Lindsey’s caption on the picture said,

“Hahaha. I’m dying laughing right now. Just found this in my email.
For those who don’t know, I was on Americas got talent in 2010 and
I got torn apart by the judges. @PiersMorgan told me on live tv that
I sounded like “drowned rats being strangled.”
Haha, now that I have a following, I guess they changed their mind;P
You guys did more for me than Americas got talent ever could have. #ironic

This is such an amazing story, because instead of letting this feedback keep her from doing what she wanted to do, she went ahead and followed her dreams anyway. She’s now been on her own headlining international tour of sold out shows.

This gives me hope for my dreams. If I can work hard and continue to make music, I can make music my career and be successful.
I want to say, THANK YOU for being here, for reading my blog, and for watching my videos and listening to my music. This wouldn’t be happening without you.


Mindy’s New Album!

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:
Don’t forget to pledge and be a part of the new album here:

I am excited to see what new musical poetry awaits us in this new album. I can’t wait!


Being a True Friend

Be a true friend

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship and love lately. These topics make for great songs!

I think that being a true friend is loving someone enough to care about how you make him or her feel. It’s doing your best to make this person feel special and important. It’s going out of your way to help and serve him or her whenever possible, with no expectations attached.

Love is much the same. Someone I look up to once said, “True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well-being of one’s companion.” (Gordon B. Hinkley)

“Anxious concern for the well-being” of another person is also important of true friendships. I heard this quote today by Elder Richard G. Scott, “Be a true friend. This kind of enduring friendship is like asphalt that fills the potholes of life and makes the journey smoother and more pleasant.”

What more enjoyable way to travel through life than with good company.

As I’ve recently been writing and pondering what it is I truly want from life, I’ve found myself coming up with two main things: Good relationships and good experiences. I believe both can be found no matter your situation in life.

One last quote I’d like to reference is by John Cassis: “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

Generally speaking, when you make it a priority to be kind to others, to serve others, and to be a true friend, you’ll become an important person in their lives anyway.



P.s. If you’d like to hear more inspiring words like these, listen in live to LDS General Conference, Sunday, April 7th @10am MST and 2pm MST. It streams online, or you can watch, listen to, or read the archives by clicking HERE. People of all different faiths can watch and listen and find something valuable. I hope you enjoy. :)