I have been here for almost 10 years and have been in the music business off and on. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done by far in my life. As I have gotten older, I’ve also realized just how hard it is to be a female and try to succeed in this business… But I know that If I died tomorrow I could die knowing that my dreams have come true. I’ve had some songs cut by some really big artists, written with some amazing people, poured my heart into songs, and made some incredible friends along the way.
I got a call yesterday that I had “something” mailed to me at my old publisher’s office. Today I went to go pick it up, and found that Chris Young‘s album Neon went gold, and I happened to co-write a song with Jon Nite and Ross Copperman called Save Water, Drink Beer that landed on this record.
To some, this is really cool, to some in the biz – it’s not much, but to me – it’s everything. It represents success in my eyes, accomplishment, belief and faith. I don’t have much to show for my musical endeavors, and at times I wonder if all of the work I’ve done for so many years, and so many songs I’ve written – if they have worth – if I have worth as a writer any more. At least I can hang this gold record up knowing that I did and hopefully that I still do.
Thank you Dan Galen Hodges Jr., Eric Beall and The Harters J Michael Harter, Scott Harter for taking a chance on me and believing in me! (Also my name is totally spelled wrong, but who cares – hahahahahaa!!!) Also, I had not planned to take a picture and came from a 6 mile run…oh, if only I had taken a shower. At least I put a fresh shirt on. You’re welcome. 🙂