Dec 30, 2012
2012 was a big year for me. I’ll look back and remember it being the year I did a lot of fun/scary/amazing things. Check it out and leave pictures and comments of what the year was for you.
The year I started “Just Another Music Monday”
The year I went Skiing
The year I pampered my woman
The year I watched Lady Antebellum
The year I bought an engagement ring
The year I got braces
The year I played lazer tag with these guys
The year I went Ice Skating with my little brother and fam
The year I met Jaycee
The year I got permission from a dad to marry a girl
The year I proposed using Twizzlers (her favorite) to spell out “Will You Marry Me” in a stop motion video
The year she said yes
The year I started a video company on the side
The year I took advantage of ridiculously cheap Shoney’s burgers with my roommate by buying more than we would ever need.
The year I watched my Fiance graduate
The year I flew an airplane
The year I killed a snake in my roommates bedroom
The year I said goodbye to family and friends
The year I packed up a truck and moved our things to Nashville
The year I sat with my wife during church
The year I visited new family in Northern California
The year we took an old-time picture
The year I wine tasted in Napa Valley with “Hot Rod Jack’
The year I snuck away to Tahoe and got married
The year I won 250 bucks in 3 hands of Texas hold em, and Kaeli won 6 cents at the penny slots
The year I went to the CMT Video Awards
The year I began weekly writing sessions with award winning writer Richie Brown as well as CeCe Dubois, Matt Enoch, and more.
The year I had regular date nights at a batting cage
The year we cleaned windows to pay the bills
…and woke up at ungodly hours to do the same
The year I lost 30 lbs
The year I visited the Grand ol Opry with family
The year my Mother-In-Law made me homemade Big Mac sauce
The year I found an amazing new Church in CrossPoint Nashville
The year I reconnected with old friends
The year I met new friends
The year I began to work with Producer Jeff Stevens (Luke Bryan) and Industry veteran Dale Bobo
The year I got paid to do something I love— doing demo work for Brett Beavers (Dierks Bently producer), Gordie Sampson (Jesus Take the Wheel), Tommy Lee James (She’s My Kinda Rain), Terry McBride (Brooks and Dunn), and more…
The year I had a surprise party for my wife for her 22nd birthday
…and the year my brother Justin, Dave, and Pollard drove all the way to Nashville and straight back to WV just to surprise her
The year I went to the #1 party for Brantly Gilbert and Jim McCormick’s song “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do”
The year I played a show at Hotel Indigo with my new buddies Matt and Jody
The year I watched the Reds have their greatest season in 20 years
….and then watched them go down in flames
The year I became “Uncle Ryan-o”
The year we met our new niece Eastyn
The year I met Cooper
The year I enjoyed Thanksgiving with my new family
The year I watched our little apartment feel more like a home everyday
The year I had my first Christmas with my wife as a married couple
The year we got our first Christmas ornament
The year I got to see all my little cousins for the holidays
The year my mamaw got an iPad
The year I had an amazing week with my family for Christmas
I’ve always loved New Year’s, and the feeling of ending and beginning new chapters. 2012 has been without a doubt the best year of my life, and 2013 is looking to be even better. Looking forward to writing “ The year I…” and seeing what kind of pictures will be in it.
Sep 30, 2012
Yesterday I posted that today there would be a big announcement, and there is not only one, but THREE!
So, here we go…
You all have asked for this for a lonnnnnng time, so now it’s your turn to help me make it happen, and I know you will. Get excited and share the news!!
Jul 17, 2012
May 7th, 2012.
71 Days. 11 Mondays. 1,074 Hours. 64,440 Seconds.
That’s how long it’s been since the last Just Another Music Monday, but who’s counting?
I hatttttte that I had to put JAMM’s on hold due to my dental work, but it will be worth it in the end, so I’ve managed to survive.
With all that said, I bring you good news. (Unless you hate JAMM’s filling up your news feed. If that’s you, don’t keep reading. I don’t want to make you cry.)
Tomorrow morning I go to the Orthodontist to get this ridiculous expander out of the roof of my mouth in lieu of a smaller one. So with any luck JAMM will be back before you know it.
Soooo, with the anticipation of JAMM returning it only makes sense to start asking you for your song stories, cover requests, and anything you want to communicate to me. You can do that by clicking HERE.
As most of you know, I moved to Nashville a few months ago, and have so many amazing things to tell you about when the time is right, and it will take maybe a 3 or 4 part blog post to tell you about everything. So be looking for that. I’ve made a lot of great connections already in Nashville, and things are looking good.
Thanks everyone for following along. Be looking out for a return date for JAMM soon.
Send in your stories, e-mail me (email@example.com) , let’s keep in touch,