In the word’s of my Papa: “Remember, don’t take any wooden nickels”! RIP. My Papa would say that just about every time I went to visit him. I always thought it was so silly, but what made it even more silly was that he would die laughing every time he said it as if he just thought it up! It hit me today; there is a profound truth in that goofy statement: “don’t take any wooden nickels”. I’m only 16 but I feel like I’ve already been blessed with a full life. Hard work and focus has been my motto. However, I know that I would not be where I’m at without the help, support and assistance of my family, great friends and amazing professionals in my life. One thing my parents have pounded in my head is… “Don’t ever take people and opportunity for granted”. I agree wholeheartedly, from the simplest thing: A Facebook “LIKE” on my music page, a new friend introduction, a business meeting, an invite to have coffee with a friend, or being invited to sing even if it is just an audience of one – it all matters. My pursuit this year is to work smarter, not necessarily harder. Part of that is figuring out the truth from the tall-tales, or understanding my purpose in a more detailed way instead of compromising excellence for average. I don’t want to waste a day of my life exchanging “wooden nickels” believing only what I want to hear but challenging myself and those around me to exchange the valuable and rare treasures of truth and the pursuit of divine of purpose. I really believe my generation is tired of taking those “wooden nickels” that popular culture has slipped into our hands….. It’s time for the real deal! I commit to you my excellence in lifestyle, music and life on all levels. Thank you for walking this journey with me! God Bless you in 2013 as we all pursue TRUTH like we’ve never done before. – Molly Hunt, 1/14/13
I am loving my summer! Opening for Loretta Lynn, Steve Holy, Trent Tomlinson, performed at the world's LARGEST FREE Country Concert in Detroit, MI., recorded a jingle for a Radio and TV campaign, writing full-time, traveling a lot, running 5 miles 3 to 4 days a week, started my Junior year with an on-line high school program, making new friends across the country and re-uniting with old friends - this is what living is. Blessed and convinced that being 16 years old is a blast and even more fun when you're doing what you love! Stay tuned....... pretty cool things around the corner.
……Inevitable! What a year so far. Writing close to 40 songs since Jan 2012, attempting to be an excellent full time student in a public high school, performing out weekly, participating in Season 11 American Idol Hollywood and Vegas excitement, singing for the Detroit Red Wings, winning 2 International Songwriting Competitions with 2 different songs I wrote, working with an organization that recruit teens to help teens who are fighting cancer, recording countless songs, meetings, hanging with my best friend Ella Mae Bowen, lovin’ on my family, keeping my center centered (my relationship with Jesus Christ), the year isn’t half over! I moved from Detroit to Nashville June 2010 as a 14 year old who believed nothing is impossible! I’m still that girl who views LIFE as an opportunity to be grabbed, or an ice cream that needs to be eaten quickly. I was made for purpose and purpose is what drives me to do what I love. I ADORE the people I’m working with and have grown like crazy since 2011. 16 years old now and ready to apply for my passport, buy all new luggage, work like I’ve never worked before, and CHANGE! Change! I’m ready – I’m here – I’m yours!
To my faithful friends, friends, new friends and everyone in between, I would love to share with you a great new song I recently co-wrote called RADIO. Seriously, I think this song needs to be on the radio :) RADIO on radio?! This project was a blast from the first moment my friend and co-writer Kathy Von Broembsen and I sat down to write at her apartment on that beautiful Saturday afternoon. We knew it was special. We put all of this together on such a small budget..... what a memory! Come join me at the party of RADIO by going to this site: http://ourlovesliketheradio.com/ "Like" RADIO on FB if you would....... thank you all for your support and love. molly hunt
School started already – WOW!! I am officially a sophomore in HS, driving with my permit, more aware, happy, anticipating great things to come, challenged to grow up faster than I wanted to, and determined to LOVE more than I did a year ago! My mom and dad taught my brother and I that life IS a gift from God and meant to be lived in love and respect for all. "Give God your heart, give Him your talents, give Him your hard work, and trust Him with the unseen". When you're little that sounds so easy, but the summer of 2011 has presented me with the greatest challenge I’ve ever faced - trusting Him with the unseen. I think I’ve officially launched into the adult world of truth and trust! Nothing is harder in life than finding out people you trusted were not who they said they were. Determined to keep my heart free from calluses and unforgiveness, I'm at ease knowing God loves me and promises to direct my path if I keep my focus on Him! Stronger, better, wiser, more compassionate, .... this is my personal challenge for the school year 2011-12! Stay tuned…………. :)
My Summer schedule didn't take long to kick in gear. Since my last day of school I have done nothing but what I love more than anything in the world.... Write new songs, perform like crazy, meet new people, plan new events for the next year, love on my family, hang with my friends and sleep in an extra 2 hours :) I've not missed a moment of the demanding 7:00am - 2:35pm school schedule. BUT, I can say that my freshman year in a new state, new city, new friends was totally an incredible experience. I moved from Detroit to Nashville last June and we're coming up on a year being in Nashville! This jouurney has been incredible and I look forward to each new day! Thank you to everyone who has helped me this year! I have learned a lot since I've been in Nashville and there's I haven't even scraped the surface! Love you all!!! -Molly Hunt
I think this one single word is probably THE word I hold close to my heart and respect with "fear and trembling". Humility is not being insecure or faking like you're not worthy (that actually seems like Pride), but this delicate word demands respect in many ways. True Humility is respecting people, honoring authority even when you don't agree, treating all people better than you would treat yourself, looking at every opportunity as a privilege, not a "right", and simply being grateful for all that you've been given. Have you ever met someone who acts like everyone should "know who they are", or act as if they are just "the whole bag of potato chips"? The opposite of this personality is the individual who is confident, sure of themselves but so kind to everyone around them and very grateful for all support that people give them. I guess I am ranting now because when you are in a profession where you're put in the spotlight whether big or small, people crave honest role models who are not full of themselves and radiate genuine love and care for their fellow man. I am on a quest to make everyday of my life a beautiful example to my generation that Humility looks good on you! The Bible says, "pride comes before a fall"...... I'm not in the mood to fall :) So friends, as I embark on this quest, PLEASE be sure to keep me in line if I ever start to make you suspicious;)
I just heard from several "FANS" over the last few days on my ReverbNation page that have made me feel so special! How can I say THANK YOU enough for going out of your way to really listen to my music and then make a special encouraging comment to me? I love to write music, sing music, feel music and touch others with my music. I sincerely feel that I am doing what I'm was born to do.... thank you for believing in me too!!! xo Molly Hunt
Life is full of divine surprises, exciting dreams of what can be, memories of what was, you can even throw in a few disappointments, now you're living. The girl in me always wants to approach MY LIFE with simple innocence and faith to believe anything is possible. I never want to look back with regret that I held back love and work - hope and faith......I'm diving into the depth of where I am suppose to be..........MUSIC! Just thinking, Molly Hunt 1-31-11