The weeks have been flying by so fast- I can’t believe it’s almost CHRISTMAS TIME!!!
The past few months have been so much fun and I want to fill you guys in on what’s been happening (I haven’t had time to blog- I swear! )
SO! Lets start off with this ongoing contest I’ve been judging since October. It’s called the KX96 Super Star Search. It takes place at the Corral in Oshawa every Thursday night and the winner from each Thursday performs on December 6th where myself and two other judges will be deciding who wins free recording and air play of their song for a year on the radio station!! It’s so nerve wracking scoring singers and deciding their fate! I don’t know how Simon Cowell can do it haha! In all honesty too, there are A LOT of great singers that have come out so far. I urge you to come out and watch the finals on Dec 6th at 9pm and cheer for your favourite singer if you‘re in the area! It’s a lot of fun and there are so many amazing people everywhere.
Just last Thursday for instance a lady whom I’ve never met but has been following me for awhile now came out to support some singers AND brought me a Christmas gift!!!! Completely unnecessary (You know who you are!!) but a very sweet surprise – thanks again LANA!! Haha
For more info on the contest visit : http://www.kx96.fm/pages/kx96-super-star-search-2012
Next cool, crazy thing that’s been happening to me.. Last month I took my first ever trip to Austin, Texas! Yep, It is all you imagine and dream of and more!! One of the most beautiful places I’ve been lucky enough to travel to so far and I would go back in a heartbeat!!
Okay.. so the trip! It was a quick and busy 4 day excursion for the luggage company LUG. They were flying me in to model some bags in their Spring/Summer catalogue and I wasn’t prepared for how much fun I was going to have!! LUGS entire team was amazing and I wish so much that I could’ve stayed longer.
The trip started with a freezing cold morning – driving to the airport in the dark feeling a little uneasy and sick. I got to the airport went through customs and decided headed off to the washroom to wash my hands- (Slight germ-a-phobe) JUST as I get to the sink a lady runs in and emptied this massive container of what I am positive was puke!!L My stomach was already turning but this almost put me over the top!!! Ughhh – then she rinsed the container, screwed the lid on and walked out.. I felt like I was frozen in pure disgust ! Haha . That however was my only complaint the entire trip! I flew into Austin, met the rest of the team, chatted had some dinner and hit the hay because the next morning was coming early.
My alarm went off the next morning, I had my shower and went down for breakfast. I was stunned by how beautiful the scenery was. I ate my breakfast in a room that overlooked a ranch with hills and just as I was ready to leave a REAL life cowboy on a horse (Ranch hand they call them) came over the hill. It looked like a moment from a movie: The sun coming up and a cowboy on a horse. (This day was definitely starting better than the one before haha! )
I packed my things up and headed over to location where LUG was shooting for the first part of the day. They had clothes picked out for me and a stylist from New York on hand to help me out. I was REALLY loving this day!! Next, I sat down and had my makeup and hair done and wow, I need to get myself one of the airbrushing machines they used on me! I loooved it haha!
There were a few other models on set as well so it was really nice to chat with them, snack on the large amounts of cheese, vegetables and every other kind of food imaginable that was laid out for us and do some posing when it was my turn!
When it was time to move locations we piled into this massive RV and drove to this spot with an infinite pool overlooking a lake surrounded by mountainous rocks- again it was breathtaking.
After photo’s were done for the day I went back to my home base restrung a guitar and headed out to a famous bar in town called Poodies. It was opened by Willie Nelsons manager and was packed on a Monday (Everyone from my new LUG family came out too!!) ! I walked in got up on stage and played a set for everyone and it was amazing!! People received it well and I had a blast up there doing my thing, sitting where so many greats had sat and played.
Following the gig I was exhausted! I’m almost positive I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.
The next morning I was up early driving out in a truck to the closest fishing spot around. I ended up catching a few bass and rushing over to the last shoot spot of the day.
That same evening everyone from the LUG team went out for dinner at this place called the Salt Lick. It’s like no restaurant you’ve ever been to. You can literally walk in with a cooler of beer, or beverage of your choice, whatever food you want and it’s OKAY with them. I’m guessing that’s because their food was amazing. Some of the best ribs and definitely the best potato salad I’ve ever had.
I was so sad to leave the 30 degree weather and all of my new family members the next morning and fly home to a stormy, rainy cold Halloween day in Canada.
My 4 days in Texas were definitely a highlight for me this year!
Check out www.luglife.com to see their products and make SURE you pick up their spring catalogue!
While I was in Texas my brand spankin’ new single called River Wide Enough Song was released to radio and I’m soooooooooo excited about it! It’s a really rocky, edgy lyrically clever tune so check it out on my media player here on the website and let me know what you think about this one!!
I’m going to be shooting my very first ever music video for this song too, which makes it ten times more exciting for me!J I’ll keep you guys posted on the details of that but in the mean time check out the tune and request, request, request on your local stations!
This past Saturday I performed my private show for my Boots And Hearts contest winner in conjunction with LUG! Patricia Medd was the winner of a private living room show for her and 25 family/friends and it was SO MUCH FUN! They were amazing people and it was so cool to play an intimate show for them. Thank you Boots and Hearts, LUG, Patricia and her family and friends for everything! I’m itching to do another one of these contests soon so stay tuned!!
Coming up in December is a few neat things. . I’m doing. Obviously the KX96 Star Search, which I already talked about in this novel I’m writing you (haha) but on the 15 of December I’m playing a Christmas Miracle live to air at Landsdowne Place in Peterborough with Country 105. I’ll be there at 1 pm doing an interview and playing a Christmas song so come on by say hello and give the gift of giving!! J Bring an unwrapped toy and help build a mountain of them for charity!
It really does feel good to give and it feels even better knowing that you’re making a child’s Christmas morning !
Also on December 24th Christmas Eve!! I’ll be stopping by KX96 studios (95.9fm) to chat, talk about some Christmas stories and memories of my own and play some Christmas tunes!! Tune in at 1pm December 24th and I’ll be there!
Thanks soo much for reading!!!! Happy Holiday shopping to you all!!