How to "Make It" in the Music Industry.

If you are pursuing a career in the music industry, without a doubt, you have thought or heard the all-encompassing question that is, how does one “make it” in this business? You may have paid for producers to give you “that sound” that’s marketable, or attended conferences an panels to gain more knowledge on achieving your desires; perhaps, you've even paid to sit in rooms with reputable professionals who aren't really sure themselves...

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Hello, 2018

This morning I awoke to the sad realization that NBC's 'Sea Quest' show back in the early 90's prediction of talking dolphins in 2018 has yet to come true... alas, maybe next year! I don't about you, but the changing of the year often feels like a clean slate, or a "do-over" if you will; almost as if life itself is handing us a new opportunity to start again, and hopefully be better. Personally, I am very excited about...

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He Has Chosen You.

Happy Friday y'all! And a happy first day of December! (aka, let the Christmas shopping chaos begin!) That is, if you have waited to go shopping until now for your loved ones like myself. This season is one that brings families together around the tree, Christmas wrapping galore, hot chocolate, tinsel draped around our homes and the acknowledgment of the birth of Jesus.

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The Good Ones

Grief. We are all well aquainted with this un-wanted emotion... some more then others, nevertheless, none of us are immune to it. A tragedy or traumatic event may takes place in your life, losing a loved one or experiencing some kind of personal struggle- where it feels as if time slows down, and you can feel every painful, agonizing emotion gnawing away at the very core of who you are...

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Entering a New Season

In my sweet little home of Franklin, Tennessee, summer has finally come to its end, and fall has made her grand arrival. She has begun pruning the leaves and drenching them with an assortment of vibrant colors! What was once humid air, is not slowly becoming cool and crisp and quite frankly, I look forward to breaking out my collection of turtle necks and knitted sweaters! (I know, I am a elderly woman) 

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How I Lost my voice

Over the past year, I was asked dozens of times the same exact question: "Are you still pursuing music?" Though people were always asking out of genuine curiosity, unbeknownst to them, it was an issue that brought up extremely painful emotions inside of me, making it feel like a knife in the stomach every time it was asked. It didn't matter where I went, I swear to you I stumbled upon someone in the music industry at least 3-4 times a week who would end up asking me that dreadful question.

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And So She Was.

A couple of weeks ago, my photographer and I (@erikarock_) took some images we had been planning for quite a while. Tennessee is currently in the most temperamental of times with mother nature, so needless to say, we had to reschedule the shoot over and over again due to the never ending rain and gloominess...

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