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MusicWriting

Behind the Music: “Ville of Nash”

Nashville is a unique city and so many people have now taken notice. In 2015, Nashville was the Travel+Leisure readers’ choice as the...

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Music

#MusicMonday: “Ville of Nash”

I love Nashville and the somewhat slower pace of life here, especially out in the country where I live. And who doesn’t love to write...

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MusicWriting

Behind the Music: “Dear Texas (Love Tennessee)”

So you may be noticing a theme…. In the Behind the Music post for “Seeing Ghosts”, you saw that I wrote that song on a...

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Music

#MusicMonday: “Dear Texas (Love Tennessee)”

Texas and Tennessee have a unique bond that I was excited about highlighting in the song “Dear Texas (Love Tennessee).” Also...

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MusicWriting

Behind the Music: “Seeing Ghosts”

When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail. When you’re a songwriter… The writing switch flipped in me several...

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Music

#MusicMonday: Listen to “Seeing Ghosts”

I am excited to share “Seeing Ghosts” as my first song after “Alive,” and the first of three demos with producer...

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Writing

Rare disease stole my life (and gave me a new one)

After having three children in three years, I thought my life’s plan was pretty well outlined. And I was pretty happy about it (in...

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Music

“Alive” Song and Video Worldwide Debut

It’s hard to fully share with others what the life of facing Hunter Syndrome is like – from diagnosis, to grief, to fighting to save...

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Parenting

Letters from Family Camp

Horseback riding. Archery. Swimming. Ah, the fun of summer camp. Last year, I took one too many longing looks at the slick brochures and...

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Parenting

7 Reasons Why This Parent Is Thankful Donald Trump is Running for President

I don’t tell my kids how they should view the world. I do tell them how I view the world, how I would vote, and why. But someday (and...

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