The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Lay back, float

I've always hated swimming. I'm not really sure why though because I actually spent a lot of time in pools when I was growing up. Whether it was my grandparents' neighbor's pool next door or a hotel swimming pool on a family vacation, I'd typically just follow my sisters and go swimming. For me it… Continue reading The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Lay back, float

1980s DIY home haircut by grandma

The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Twirling my hair she’d say how pretty and She loved to talk

My grandma loved two things, playing with hair and talking. Here's how she inspired these lyrics in the song Carry On.

The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: She taught me how to spell Mississippi

My Grandparents loved to travel. They loved exploring new places and sharing their love of travel with me and my sisters. In 1987, they took my sisters and my cousin and I to the Mississippi river. Being that we were coming from Madison, Wisconsin where I grew up, the river wasn't too far from us… Continue reading The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: She taught me how to spell Mississippi

The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Nice things take time

Just my Grandma and I were standing around her dinning room table when she said, "Nice things take time." I'll never forget it. It was like a piece of advice and an observation all in one, and it stuck in my memory for good. So, below is an excerpt from a previous post. You can… Continue reading The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Nice things take time

Two strange things happened while recording “Carry On” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

They say people can feel the spirit of the Ryman Auditorium while visiting it, whether you're on its stage or sitting in the old wooden church pews that are its seating. I know I felt like there was something really special about the space, like I could sense the presence of all the people who… Continue reading Two strange things happened while recording “Carry On” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville