10 1 / 2011
Oh 3 A.M… You annoying little &*(3!)*&*)@#!
Its the first day of classes back at OCU- good times? Well, if I simply focus on the fact that its my second to last first day of school ever, then i’m happy. Otherwise all I want to do is hop in my car and drive back to Nashville. Its funny how easily I fell in love there- the way the music from the bars and local hotels filled the streets of Broadway (ironic?), the comfort I felt driving down music row, the friendliness of the staff at CMT, EVERYTHING! I know for a FACT it is where I am supposed to be. Its not as crazy and hectic as New York (which I don’t think I would ever truly want to live around/in for a long period of time), but its just enough craziness. :) I smile just thinking about it.
But, enough daydreaming- I am in Oklahoma City until December 17, 2011. From now until then I will be pushing myself beyond what I think I can do. I already have given myself a TON of opportunities here in OKC- from singing the national anthem at a Thunder game that will be airing on TNT to a meeting with a local record label (which is today- exactly a week after my meeting with Sony). Like I said, its all about networking and taking advantage of the opportunities no matter where you are in life.
I am hoping that from this meeting I can gain even MORE contacts (I already have a 4 page word document ranging from the publicist I met through the contest for CMT to the VICE PRESIDENT OF CMT!) & hopefully they can help me put together a more solid demo CD of the songs I already have written which I can either sell online to gain interest or have when I am ready to fully tackle Nashville!
Its weird that my life has changed so much in the past 3 months. October- picked up my friends guitar, November- taught myself chords & wrote a song every other day, December- Won a contest, interviewed by radio stations, newspapers, etc. January- meeting with Major Record Label, interviewed and performed on CMT’s Top 20 Countdown. But I loved every. single. minute.
We will see what happens from here! I am trying to keep the momentum going- Jim Catino (who is the VP of A&R at Sony) gave me the best advice in our meeting… he said “You are the CEO and Manager of your own company. If you want something in life, people are going to say no. Its the people who are successful who don’t listen to that answer.”
Okay, so maybe he didnt say that verbatim, but it was close!