Hello beautiful people!
I just wanted to pop in and give y'all an update! First of all, Happy Pre-Valentines Day. I like to think this is just a week emphasized on love, whether you are single, dating, or married...loving others & loving yourself. Just give it away! Happy V Day!
So, things you may like to know? I've been "doin' work" and I love it. I literally find inspiration every morning as I get ready to walk out the door to my writing sessions. This is just part of what I was made to do...and I thank God for that opportunity. I'm writing more than I ever have in my life, with friends, and with people I've never written with before...and I'm getting better. Improving your craft is better than standing still. Being still & growing tired of your craft creates stagnancy, and before you know it, you're unhappy and not progressing towards the goals and dreams you first made when you first started out. Some days are definitely easier than others, but as Ms Gladys Knight once sang, "I got ta keep on pushin' on". So writing, yes, lots...and finishing some really cool songs!
I'm also in and out of the studio over the past few weeks recording vocals for 5 new songs! I had a session a few weeks ago that marked an exciting accomplishment! It was my 1st 5-song session of recording songs that I had co-written. I'm so excited for you to hear some of these soon!
My crew and I are also working on some new show dates! I've got Kentucky and Arkansas in my sights over the next few months, but we're still ironing out some details. It's also time to play Nashville! I have not played in Nashville in over a year and a half when it comes to an actual show. I've done some songwriting nights, and cover things, but I will probably be bouncin' off the walls with excitement when I finally step out on a Nashville stage again. The last year has been a very crucial time of growth and discovery for my music, so I decided stepping off the scene was the best decision for me. Nashville can be a wonderful place, but if you're not confident in what you're doing and that's what you're putting out there, it can also knock you down like a moving brick wall. Be smart!
When I'm not writing or recording or planning, you can usually find me hanging out over at SonyATV, boxing at my gym, or watching some Beyonce Tour documentaries and performances. You know, beacuse she is the real deal. =P I'm also still working as a worship leader at a church just outside of Nashville, which also keeps my head constantly listening to new songs and "improving the craft". I'm grateful for the job I get to do every day. I do believe I'm working on building the road to living out my dream, Lord-willing...and I hope you come with me!
Big Love to you! - CherylRead More