June 30, 2014

Hello to everyone!

First of all, after many months, the production part of my new CD is now complete. Eleven original songs and one old standard, some country gospel, some southern gospel, some fast, some slow and hopefully, something for everyone to enjoy. Recording has been, as always, a wonderful journey, with a lot of work and concern, changes and chuckles, tries and re-tries.

I have some "thank you's" that I would like to mention and the first one is to Rick. He is the author/composer of four of the songs on the new album and I truly appreciate that he entrusted these beautiful tunes to me and I pray I did them all justice. With his classical guitar and terrific voice as back up on some of the songs, his addition to this album is lovely. As well as writing one cut, He’s My Hope, My Rock, he is also my guest vocalist on this this duet. Thank you so much for your wonderful support and help.

Thanks so much to outstanding guitarist, Dave Favel, and superb pedal steel player, Dave Bayer. These wonderfully talented musicians really outdid themselves with amazing tracks that will simply blow you away.

Last, but certainly not least, many thanks to producer, engineer, and musician, Ron Mahonin. For all your long hours, hard work and patience with me, I can’t thank you enough for doing such a stellar job. You really put it all together beautifully and I am so very grateful. You are one amazingly multi-talented guy! Thank you.

I feel so incredibly blessed to be surrounded with such talented people who make me sound so much better!

Thank you to all of my family, friends and fans for your continued support and encouragement through out this whole project. You know who you are and I appreciate you so much.

God has a plan for me and I believe that He and I are going down this road together. I am so blessed that He has chosen me to write and sing His praises, I thank Him everyday! “For I know the plan I have for you.” declares the Lord. “plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

This month has been a great month of family time and to all the dads, step-dads, dads-in-law, foster dads, grandpas, moms that are dads too, and anyone raising children, I hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day and best wishes for a super year!

Blessings to all