Full Circle Super Star Moments
This past week was a week of full circles and I wanted to share some of the amazing moments. When I moved to Nashville a few moons ago, my first job was as a receptionist for REFUGEE MANAGEMENT and PLA MEDIA who represented GARTH BROOKS. He was rocking the whole world at the time but I never met him. Fast forward to last Monday when I was invited to a VIP event in Nashville. Garth walked right up to me and asked me who I was. I told him and thanked him for being a part of my start. He was as kind as he could be and spent over an hour with folks making sure everyone felt his love.
That night I ran into my dear friend and believer Bobby Braddock who was performing as well. Bobby has written some of the biggest songs of all time including DIVORCE, TIME MARCHES ON and the #1 Country Song of all time "HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY" Bobby also happened to be BLAKE SHELTON'S first producer and was the ANGEL who pitched "MY BABYS GOT A SMILE ON HER FACE" to Blake so many moons ago. As the story goes, Blake held on to the song but never cut it. Fifteen years later, he gave the song to CRAIG WAYNE BOYD, who he was coaching on the VOICE. Craig sifted through 25OO songs and then chose our song to record and sing. He of course won the VOICE and then on Christmas Eve it went #1 on Billboard Hot Country Charts. It was a night I will never forget.
I was grateful to get a call from Bobby later last week inviting me to go with him to see Blake Shelton. The Bridgestone Arena was sold out 3Ok people in two nights. Blake could not have been more gracious and grateful to Bobby for giving him his start so many years ago. Not only did he and Gwen Stefani meet with us before the show, but he also pulled up a bar stool and sang an acoustic set of songs from those first few records recognizing Bobby as the man who started it all and thanking him in the middle of the concert. In both of these cases I saw why these two gentleman are stars. They were and are truly grateful for what they have been given and generously honor those that got them there. It was such a full circle week to be able to see and thank GARTH, BOBBY and BLAKE, three stars who in their own way had played a pivotal role in my life and career.
Many thanks to each of you for believing in me too! In the end, it truly is the people and experiences that make it all worth while. I will be heading to Sedona, AZ, La Luz, Santa Fe and Taos, NM, Colorado and back to Texas this April. June we will be heading to the Northeast, summer in Europe, late fall to the West coast up to the Northwest. If you or anyone you know would like to host us let me know!!!
Happy almost Spring my friends. Here's hoping your heart is soon in bloom and I see you sooner than later down the road!
Blessings Y Gracias,