Well folks, this was an incredibly successful vocal tracking day. I honestly couldn’t have made it through 7.5 hours of constant singing without the prayers that you have all offered up! From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you… and ask you to continue to pray for the next 2 days as I will be doing the same thing! God is listening to these prayers and He is truly blessing this project. I cannot WAIT for you to hear it… especially after how successful today was!! I feel like a broken record, but really… it’s gonna be SO good!!!
When I got to the studio this morning, I was a little confused. We were at a different studio than yesterday, and I was told that it was in a garage-turned-studio. So, we pulled up to a little house and walked around back. It was the most non-studio building I’ve seen! As we were walking in, a guy around my age was following us like it was no big deal. I asked him if this was the right way, and he said, “the right way to what?” It was SO bizarre!! We were on the driveway walking to the only destination… He acted like we were just passersby, lost and looking for directions (which, technically we were, I guess!) It turned out that this guy was one of the engineers at this studio and he was coming to unlock it for us… we were the first ones there He was very friendly and stayed around for a bit to hang out until we were set to start.
From then on, we just sang and sang and sang!! I was not prepared with how PICKY Gordon was going to be, but mannnn alive, when I heard the final comp of each track, I knew it was worth it to be so picky. I also understand why he gets paid the big bucks! Gordon and Nathan can sure work some magic in the studio and I sure owe them a LOT of credit for what you’ll be hearing. MAN they have good ears!! We had a great time today, and I feel like Gordon is an incredible friend now. He shared so many stories about playing with legends like James Taylor, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, and Randy Travis. I felt like a little kid sitting at Dumbledore’s feet, just soaking in the wisdom and knowledge! He has played on OVER 35 Grammy award-winning songs or albums!!! What. The. Heck. He said that if I move to Nashville, he would take care of me. That’s a pretty exciting prospect. He even invited us over to his house to grill some steaks tomorrow (although I’m not sure how much his wife would like that!)
I’m looking forward to another great vocal day tomorrow. On Friday we might be bringing in a trio to do some background vocals for us on one tune. That is going to be AMAZING if it works out!! Thanks again for all of your love and encouragement! Here are some pictures from the day
Celebration dinner after the full day at “Sopapilla’s” with some yummy sweet tea.
Singing my heart out!
Gordon always has something hilarious to say… he is mister comedian. He talked to me for 5 minutes about how much he LOVES vanilla ice cream. I was dying.
A peek into the studio
This is where the magic happened!
Love you all!!!