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Christina Christian / Blog

The Songwriter Travels...

Thoughts of a singer songwriter…

So I’m thinking about starting this new fun ultra out of the blue blog. It would definitely be different and it’s nothing I’ve ever heard of. Think of these words in big letters “traveling singer.” One of the many reasons this seems like it would be a good idea, is because the main focus of its purpose would be about the divergence between music scenes in various cities. For right now I’ll stick to America….

With me being born and raised in Alabama, you could only imagine the kind of demand for Country Music being played at every gig. So I want a fresh new atmosphere of music. I'm not saying that Alabama is accused of sticking to one genre….but it is the stereotype that the world has us labeled under. With that being said, it is my full-hearted intention to find new beginnings and see the bigger picture of how the music world is truly like on the inside. In all honesty, I don’t know how this will work or what will come about this. All I do know is that it is spontaneous, and that is exactly what I am!

Rewinding on back a year ago I was in school working on my music industry degree at Troy University. Just a girl that thought she knew precisely what she wanted. With six scholarships, all to pay for my first year of studies, I was golden and on my way to a "better life." When I got there everything was great, made new friends, went to parties, and had fun with all the homework....okay minus the homework. But there was one little problem that I couldn't deny. I'm such a free spirit! I can't stay in one place for that long! For four years in a row it would pick at my brain and nauseate me until the day of graduation. School is cool, just not for me. And thats okay right? What I want to do with my life does not require a degree. I'm just lucky I don't have parents as politicians, I would of fled the country by now....kidding, it was just a thought!

So here I am now, back at home with my mamma and sister. I play local venues here and there every week (most of them I do for free.) It's what I love to do you know, I'm living what I want out of life and I know that one day all of my hard work will pay off. And that is partially why I am writing this right now!

I will start out in Chicago! I am moving there on October 10th and will stay there for about 2 months. With this trip I was originally suppose to leave in August, but chaotic money issues got in the way unfortunately. No worries! I finally got my roundtrip ticket to Chicago and back! That musical Mamma Mia sure is inspirational..."Money money money, must be funny, in a rich mans world." Goodness isn't that the truth!

Well I've got a short time here in Alabama until a new adventure of mine runs afoot. As much as I love this place, it's time to take a break from the beach and the everyday routine.

So tell me! What do you think of this random move that I'm making? Please let me know in the comments below.

And remember..."Being crazy isn't enough." - My man...Dr. Suess

Loves, Christina

Gene Swann
Gene Swann  (almost 3 years ago)

Check me out reverbnation/gene swann. I lived in Gulf Shores under bridge Inter-coastal water-way South Port Campground for 3 yrs.Wife & I had a 2 piece band.Played all that area.