Archive for December, 2011

New Music Video Planned

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

When I was driving home from Nashville after the writing session for my new song, “Life Not Typical,” I was listening to the scratch track in the car and all of the sudden I had a story line for what I wanted for a music video for the song. We weren’t even sure if we were going to do a video, but I loved the idea, so I was hoping it would work out.

Well, now I’ve talked to Jeffrey Kubach, the director I worked with on “God Loved the World” and it’s a definite go – we’re storyboarding now, and hoping to shoot it the first weekend in January. I’m psyched! It should be great. Now I just have to figure out how to land venues and actors in the middle of Christmas and New Year’s – always trying to keep things exciting. 🙂 Look for it sometime in February!


Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Just a short post to say that I found out today that the new choral version of my song “God Loved the World” is the top seller for anthems for Lifeway for Easter this year. Very cool! It’s such a strange thought that there are going to be choirs out there learning my song and singing it at Easter. It’s the Gospel in a song, and I’m so excited that it’s being shared! You can check it out here and hear a sample too.

New songs and book deal

Friday, December 9th, 2011

This was an interesting week for sure. I went down to Nashville again to write a couple more songs and record the new radio single “Life Not Typical” which will be released in January.

First, though, when I got there on Tuesday, I presented my new book Life Not Typical: How Special Needs Parenting Changed My Faith and My Song to the sales conference for STL, my distributor. The book will go out nationwide in January, and this was my opportunity to let the people from STL know more about me and my book so they can get it in the hands of the bookstores. Really nice people, and it went well.

Afterward I wrote a few songs with Paul Marino, and we also recorded the lead vocals for the new single. We started a lot later than we meant to, and thought we’d finish it the next day, but we were getting a great vibe, so we were still working at 1:30 in the morning. I’m excited to hear the finished product – it’s always fun to hear something in your head start to come together! Then I got up and drove home. Very tired, but feeling good about it, and ready to tackle Christmas music at church!

Books are here!

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

One of the pallets - there's a semi on my street!

My books are here! My books are here! I got a load of them at my house because the stuff I take with me to shows all lives in my basement (you should see my basement – no wait, you shouldn’t, it’s not pretty). I don’t think I thought through the fact that books are quite a bit larger than CD’s. This is one of the two flats that I got. Yup. And it only weighed 2400 lbs. And now they’re all in the garage. That’s a lot of trips to the basement.

The book will go national in January, but you can get it now at my store – what a fabulous Christmas present! 😉 Seriously, we really hope people enjoy this book and that it helps a lot of parents and kids. Check it out, and help support our ministry!