Hello friends! March 2017
I am writing this update from beautiful Tokyo, Japan! Here is my view right now as I'm typing this:
Yeah, yeah, I know. I have a job with MANY perks! Seeing the world is one of them. However, I'm also currently laying on an ice pack because my lower back is strained from dancing around in high heels, so don't be TOO jealous right now! HA!
Anyway, as many of you know, I'm currently in the middle of making my new CD, which I hope to have finished this spring and I’m getting SUPER excited about getting some new music out to you all. In the meantime, I have a BRAND NEW SONG that I co-wrote with the legendary Christopher Cross that just released today on I-tunes and all other online music stores and streaming services called "Second Wind". Please check my blog for the story behind the song as well as the lyrics. I hope you all will download it and enjoy this song that is so special to me!
Also, as many of you know, Reba McEntire has a new double CD that was released on Feb. 3rd and one of my songs, “God and My Girlfriends” is on it! I wrote “GAMG” with my friends Lisa Hentrich and Patricia Conroy and we immediately felt like it was perfect for Reba and pitched it to her. Apparently she loved it too, because she quickly put it on “hold”. Well…that was 8 years ago! LoL So yeah, Reba took her time, but in her own time (or maybe in God’s perfect time!), she finally recorded the song and did a beautiful job! We are happy and very proud to have this song finally coming out! Although the song isn't a "single" (yet, she hopefully types!), there is a hashtag #GodAndMyGirlfriends, with women all over the country posting pictures and videos on social media with their girlfriends. Some of them made me cry! It’s so sweet y’all! Truly! I love that the song is empowering women to bond together, because THAT is a beautiful thing! Ya’ll go download the CD!
In other news, the PBS special, “Christopher Cross and friends”, which features the CC band, Michael McDonald, Mike Love and Eric Johnson has started airing all over the country. Ya’ll keep your eyes peeled on your local PBS station for air times. We are super proud of how it turned out and can’t wait for everyone to see it!
We have a couple more days in Japan, and then next week, I'll be heading down to the Caribbean w/CC and the gang for the "Rock and Romance Cruise", March 11-16. After that, Mike and I are heading up to Cincinnati, OH with our pal, Rob Harris, where we will be playing The Downtowne Listening Room on Saturday, March 18th and leading worship on Sunday, March 19th at Martinsville Church of Christ, 10:00am service. I love being able to squeeze in some of my own shows around CC's schedule and Rob and I love leading worship, so this will be a special weekend all-around!
That’s about it for now. I truly hope to see some of you at upcoming shows. That is one great thing about doing so much travel is getting to run into old friends and meet new ones!
Ya’ll be good to each other and check my blog now and then for more updates!
Love, Peace and Blessings,
Dates w/CC in Vegas, California and Michigan. Check out www.christophercross.com for more details!