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5 Stories behind “Carry On” Song Lyrics

The song CARRY ON is inspired by the things my grandmother used to say to me. It includes lyrics based on her approach to life when things get tough. "Carry On" was released as a single on Friday, March 20th, 2020. It was co-produced by myself and Jourdan Hines. Get a free download of Carry… Continue reading 5 Stories behind “Carry On” Song Lyrics

Playing Carry On at the Bluebird Cafe

Playing “Carry On” in Nashville: My Bluebird Cafe story

My first open mic night ever was in Nashville, Tennessee the summer of 2018. I had only been playing guitar for less than six months. It might be my sheer persistence that I was able to play at the Bluebird Cafe. But I did. It started like this: My husband suggested just the two of… Continue reading Playing “Carry On” in Nashville: My Bluebird Cafe story

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