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Southern Crooning for Soulmates

I was honored to be able to sing at my dear friends Dena McKinney and Kent Tackett's wedding on October 13th in New Orleans. The setting was Southern Oaks Plantation complete with Spanish moss, Greek columns, a jazz band and was a truly southern intimate yet epic affair. I wish them the best in this magical journey of love and life which lay ahead of them.

40K views on New Video

Super stoked that my new music video Let's Run Away Forever (Remix) collaboration with Jedidiah Breeze has now achieved 40k views in 2 weeks! I head to New Orleans in a week to check the sound out for my next gig in October. Stay tuned for more and thank you for the support!

August is the release of our new music video!

August 26th I release the latest music video. I had a great time collaborating on a remixed version of my song Let's Runaway Forever with artist Jedidiah Breeze. He is extremely talented and I'm honored to have him as a friend. I drove down to Austin where we cut new video and also recorded an entirely new song to be released next year. Coincidentally this month I will be running away to South America and will be visiting Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil with a stop over in Mexico City on the way. Fittingly my departure is the same day as the video release. We have some great radio and other promotions surrounding the release including 104.7 Kiss FM a LPFM radio station based out of Southeast AL and Southwest GA. Over 140,000 people with over 15,000 households or 9,000 families reside in its signal area stateside. Across the pond we have promotions surrounding the release on Phoenix FM, an Ofcom (the UK broadcast regulator) licensed community radio station that broadcasts on FM in Essex (just outside London) and worldwide on the internet. 140,000 people on FM and another 25,000/month online are available for exposure here. We couldn't be more thrilled. When it's up you can preview at www.phoenixfm.com which has over 6,000 pages of content and receives over 200,000 unique visits every month! I'll be running away at the end of this month in honor of the release of "Let's Run Away Forever (Remix)'. Be sure you plan your own adventures too!

July is smoking hot!

I am so honored that my music had rocketed to #2 on the Reverb nation Dallas pop charts. Music creation is cathartic for me. I am pleased to announce the release of my newest video 'Let's Run Away (Remix) featuring my talented friend Jedidiah Breeze. It will release 8/26th as I embark on a journey to Argentina. Until then, I am looking forward to spending time with my sister and brother in law from Tokyo along with my adorable nephews. I hope you enjoy the new music and cool off on this hot July!

Resolute (Live) is indeed live and a new video is on the way!

Resolute (Live) debuted this month. It was my first live single and dedicated to the memory of my dear Friend Stacy Fawcett. I will be donating a portion of the proceeds of this single to Unity Church and the Brain Jedidiah Breeze. The video will take you around the world. I can't wait to share it with you! Until then I will be visiting with my family from Tokyo. I hope you all have a great Summer!

Resolute Live Single Releases 6/10

All content has been submitted for the release date of my first live single "Resolute Live" which releases digitally everywhere on 6/10. It was performed at Unity in Fort Worth. Christi Rodriguez, Cricket Hackney, Paul John Roach and Larissa Cherkasov were instrumental in creating this version. A portion of the sales will be donated to Unity, their mission and the Brain Injury Association of America . The song was mastered by Mike Kalajian and Steve Kondracki at Rogue Planet Mastering in New York. It is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend Stacy Fawcett. The song is about being Resolute in your faith, much like Stacy was. I hope you all enjoy it. After this release we have some exciting new collaborations to release in conjunction with Artist Jedidiah Breeze. Stay tuned!

In April, We must remember the Joy we have and Give Back while Living for Today

I am so humbled by the outpouring of support for the release of my posthumous tribute to my mother, All We Have Is today. It has been a little over a month since the video release on Youtube. I am proud to say it is the most viewed of all my works with over 41,000 views. This month I am focusing on mastering the live version of Resolute performed at Unity in Fort Worth. Christi Rodriguez, Cricket Hackney, Paul John Roach and Larissa Cherkasov were instrumental in creating this version. A portion of the sales will be donated to Unity, their mission and the Brain Injury Association of America . The song is being mastered by Mike Kalajian and Steve Kondracki at Rogue Planet Mastering in New York. Release Date will be in May or June, dedicated to the memory of my dear friend Stacy Fawcett. The song is about being Resolute in your faith, much like Stacy was. Earlier this month I lost Stacy Fawcett, a dear friend due to tragic events surrounding her son's head injury from a concussion. She was one of my most loyal friends who always made time for me. She was the best listener. We would donate our time volunteering for various food pantries. The world lost an angel on earth as her external beauty was only surpassed by her internal selflessness. She spent her life raising her beautiful boys as a single parent and sadly they all lost their lives while she was protecting her son from himself. I celebrate my birthday on 4/24. My wish for this birthday is for parents to really become aware of the threats of head injuries to their children playing sports. This head injury senselessly took the lives of Stacy and both her children, the three amigos. Stacy showed me what compassion looked like. If you feel so obliged please donate to the Brain Injury Association of America in memory of our cherished, Stacy Fawcett, http://www.biausa.org/ . I am devastated over her loss and will never forget the gifts she gave just by being present. The world is a better place thanks to Stacy.

Days go by even years, but it never makes it easier....

Thirteen years ago on March 4, 2003 after a yearlong battle with breast cancer, I lost my mother. She was more than just a mother to me. She was my best friend, confidant, greatest teacher and biggest cheerleader. I can still remember my tear-filled drives to Fort Worth from Dallas. It was an unusually bitter winter that year. White sheets of ice covered the roads. NOTHING would stop me from being by her side. I would hold her hand and sing to her the songs she would play at our family piano. Though she was heavily sedated when I did this, she would start to arise from the bed. She could hear me somewhere somehow in that deep medication fog she was sedated under. I lost her after about a week of this. I elected to stay home that morning as I couldn't bear to see her pass and the light slip from her body. I was trapped in uncontrollable fits of sorrow. I then buried myself in my job at the Radio Network. Not a day has gone by that I don't think about her. Overtime, I realized that though she wasn't with me physically any more, she will always live in me through the lessons she taught me and the love she gave. This is my tribute to the most influential person of my life. My hope is somehow somewhere someway she can hear me like she was able to on that hospital bed. She even teaches me in death. For I have learned that "All We Have Is Today." If there is anything you need to accomplish or make right, the only moment to do that is now. There may not be a tomorrow. I do know when my life is through I will have accomplished all I set out to do. I look forward to seeing her eye to eye at the end of my journey again. I hope you all enjoy the song, and video. Be sure to tell those you love how important they really are. The song is available digitally everywhere.

New Video Release 3/4/16

The latest video will be released on 3/4/16 along with the single for "All We Have Is Today." The date has particular meaning as 13 years prior on this date, I lost my mother. This song is a dedication to her and one of my most proud works. Special thanks to Dana Riddle and son Jackson Riddle for playing the roles of my mom and younger self. Boy Epic was masterful at putting my vision to tape. I hope you all enjoy for All We Have Is Today.

All We Have Is Today

January is fast ending and the year has begun. Several years ago I lost my mother. I'm dedicating my next video release to her memory for what I've learned is 'All We Have Is Today'. She was my greatest teacher and best friend. I carry her with me wherever I go. I hope you enjoy the video on 3/4/2016. May you grab each and every day like it is your last, telling those you love how much you care. Make every day count this year and your remaining days.