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

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