I lead a blessed life! I get to hear music every day, and that’s incredible for me. Music feeds my soul.
Music has always been a part of my life. When I was a young child, I used to sing in the car. As sure
as we would get in the car, I’d have the radio on singing alone, or I would just sing by myself, it didn’t
matter to me.
At that young age I tried out for the school choir. I didn’t make it. I was told by the music teacher that I
couldn’t sing! It was a huge blow to my fragile-young ego and in that moment, she crushed my spirit.
There are better ways to handle such things and only God knows why that teacher used the harsh
approach that she did, but it is something that I obviously never have forgotten.
To this day I won’t even sing karaoke!
It did teach me to be gentle with all people whenever I am asked for my opinion on anything!
Now my parents were smart people and they didn’t want me to lose the magic of music in my life
so they encouraged me to give the piano a try. It was interesting me to me to learn the white keys and the black
keys and to learn how the notes made different sounds and the whole process of a song could flow out
of those keys. From there I learned to play the alto saxophone and I worked hard to be in the band.
I played in the pep band too and I loved it.
By college, I’m sad to say, I quit playing music. But I discovered another world. I discovered radio and
the opportunity to play someone else playing and singing music. It inspired me! The opportunity to
find great songs with cool lyrics and then share them? That was better than peanut butter and jelly
And so, since I was a sophomore in college I have had the privilege to play music on the radio and it
has been an extraordinary career. Over the years, there have been songs that have blown me away ,
Garth Brooks “The Dance”, to Lee Brice “I Drive Your Truck”, Miranda Lambert “The House That Built
Me”, Blake Shelton “Home”, just to name a few. Songs that I just turn up the speaker and sit back and
let the music wrap me up. It’s pretty special. I just love music, can you tell?
My greatest regret? That I stopped playing music. But I have a plan to fix that in the future. I have
A piano and a plan!
Music has always been and always will be a part of my life. Whether it’s the classics, Beethoven, Bach,
to jazz, country to rock, big band to gospel, I have been given the gift of a deep appreciation for music
and I’m thankful for that.
I would encourage you to take the time to listen to the music and see if it doesn’t speak to
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