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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

Carry On Song Inspiration

The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Keep your chin up honey, Not everyone’s gonna love you like me

Was there ever someone in your life who said something to you and in one moment it immediately lifted your spirits and stuck with you for good? It's the best, right? My grandma Mary Jean, pictured here with me, once said.. "Not everyone's gonna like you. Just be nice to everyone, smile and... keep your… Continue reading The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Keep your chin up honey, Not everyone’s gonna love you like me

Carry On song lyrics capture a childlike spirit

That's me in the picture. Yes, I'm floating down a river in Wisconsin with no life jacket! I found this photo when I was looking for pictures that carry the spirit of the song I wrote and am now recording called CARRY ON. I've been playing around with making it my single cover art. Like… Continue reading Carry On song lyrics capture a childlike spirit