In the year of 2016...
We released an album!
We? Yes--we! We did that together!
I couldn't have done it without you!
"Leavin' Home" was an absolute joy to create. A dream of mine come true. Thank you for loving these songs, for it only makes me want to write more for you.
Started Branching Out...
Singing a little further from from home meant I got to start meeting more of you! And that remains... my favorite thing. You all are so wonderful.
Did you know that? It's true.
I've loved getting to know you guys.
The Bates Ford Talent Search
In Lebanon, TN, I had the incredible opportunity to sing with the Grand Ole Opry Houseband live on the radio! Twice! WSM Radio: The Most Famed Country Music Station In The World!
The Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout
In Orange Beach, AL, I had another incredible opportunity. I've never shared a stage with so many other songwriters before! This was a great experience. There are so many talented people out there!
We Started Recording Album 3!
While recording in Nashville, I was surprised to find out "Adventure" was nominated for an Independent Music Award for Bluegrass Song of the Year! That was unexpected! If you'd like to listen to the song that won, click here!
In November, I put on three concerts. Real concerts! In theaters. With tickets. Lights. Sound. Even an extraordinary guest artist! And so many of you came! Thank you!!
That is what this post comes to. You all.
2016 was a fantastic year, and that is thanks to you. Thank you all for your support, enthusiasm, and undying encouragement this past year. I can't tell you what it means to me. What you mean to me. I am incredibly lucky to have you, and I am very thankful for you.
Thank you to the people behind the scenes who have worked so hard. I see you, and I couldn't have done this past year without you: my manager, Leslee, the volunteers and biggest fans who selflessly jumped in to help when they saw an opportunity, my family...
Thank you for a beyond-my-imagination kind of year. I'm excited to see what this year holds, and I'm excited to make more music and sing my songs for you.
All the love,