This weekend we got out of the house and went on a four mile hike along the James River. It was the perfect day – low 80s, light cool breeze. Walks like this always set my mind to rambling. I think removing myself from the distractions of work, social media, the television, etc, frees up time for reminiscing and thinking. Beautiful vistas like these just open the opportunity for my thoughts to wander where they will.
We are all searching for true love, aren’t we? The motivation behind the new single “Love True Just For You” was to encourage my youngest daughter to be patient, that love true would indeed find her when she least expected it.
“…You’ll find rescue from the lonely abyss in a tender kiss …”
I truly do believe that. I’m a romantic at heart. It happened for me when I thought I’d never find the one who was meant for me until one day out of the blue she appeared, almost thirty-six years ago now. In our complicated world with so much negativity swirling around, such a positive thought might seem simple or trite. But it is a belief I hold firmly to.
I think, however, that this search for “love true” is about more than just romantic love. This idea goes as deep as wanting to find true love in what we do each day – in our work as well as in our play. If you don’t know my story – my love of music started back in my teens. The songs from my musical heroes did something in me – they gave me hope, made me feel less alone, and gave me a glimpse of happiness. I wanted to learn how to do that for other people. So, I began studying the art of songwriting.
The demands of daily living soon got in the way of this passion. Getting married, raising and supporting a family became the priorities and I suppressed this desire to create music. That is until 2006, when the need to be creative would not stay down any more.
I said goodbye to all that logic dictated and with the support of my daughters and wife, I set out on this journey to create music that tells the stories of our lives. Through the years and the release of seven albums to date, I continue to grow a loyal fan base who relates to and is encouraged by the messages in my songs.
Why do I create music? I believe people want to feel – hope, excitement, peace, joy. Sometimes we just want to cry. I believe that music is the catalyst for those feelings. That’s why I write music filled with stories of real life – to help us have that vehicle to experience life with all of our emotions ignited. It’s my way of bringing hope, joy, inspiration, peace and honesty to you and hopefully in the process, make your journey a little better.
But don’t take my word for it! Dive in and find out for yourself!