Once upon a time, there lived a bright-eyed, redheaded girl. She decided one day she would move to Nashville, TN to become a Country singer. Full of ambition and optimism, she walked down Music Row just waiting for her "big break" to come. She landed a day job working for Reba McEntire- the same job Faith Hill had before she got big- so she just knew it was only a matter of time before she followed in Faith's footsteps. One day, she was sitting at her desk, and a movie director walked into the office and told her she should star in his movie. The redheaded girl thought to herself, "This is it! This is what I've been waiting for!"
Sounds like a fairytale...right?!
Months went by, and the movie seemed to be taking longer to get off the ground than she originally thought. She went to meetings, and they kept telling her they would film the next week. Then the next week. Then, almost a year later, all the movie stuff fell off the face of the earth. The once bright-eyed girl still held on to her optimism, but her eyes were a little more used to the light.
At first, my life did seem like a fairytale. However, my story didn't end like I thought it would. In fact, my story is just beginning. I've had a lot of opportunities "fall in my lap" since the movie that didn't work out, but I've also had a lot of opportunities that did work out. I've found that the harder I work, the more opportunities I have. I used to see big music stars debut their first album and think, "Man, their success just happened overnight!" But, the truth is, there's a lot of hard work behind the scenes I didn't see, that I am just now learning. That's what this blog is about. It is my behind-the-scenes journey of being a musician. Come join me as I fill you in on the missteps, as well as the small victories. We can leave the fairytales to Disney.
Sometimes I think I'm crazy. But sometimes, I think I know exactly what I'm doing.