Hi everyone! This is KK. You wanna know something about me? Ok. Good!
I used to sing all the time. And when I say all the time, I mean ALL the time. I was obsessed with Bette Midler, and was determined to be a singer. My big moment came when at our D.A.R.E. graduation, I was asked (or, I happily volunteered) to sing “Wind Beneath My Wings” while the horrible tragedy of drug use was played out before the audience. I had extraordinary confidence at such a young age, despite the red hair and freckles, but for this performance I was NERVOUS. The dramatic skit was supposed to last the entire song, so I figured that at least it would be my companion during my performance. Well, the actors decided the duration of the song was too long and were completely done by the end of the first chorus… darn! I was left to finish out the song with all eyes on me. And during the bridge of the song, the banner started falling off the wall behind me. (Is anyone thinking, ‘That sounds like a scene out of the movie Carrie?) I was doomed from the start. I actually do have video of this but I am not sure how to convert it from VHS. I even bought a TV/VHS player combo from goodwill. Maybe this will be shared in a future post, or maybe not.
To this day my friends swear that I used to sing on the lunch tables. It is funny how legends get started. Nope! It was just the one song, just the one time, and it was not on the lunch table. It is nice to have this Blog to set the record straight. You may be wondering how this applies to my collaborator, the Sara Evans…
Well, it doesn’t. I wanted to share a story about me. But how is this for a segway… Singing wasn’t the talent that God bestowed upon me, but I do know someone who does have that talent.
Sara’s new album, Slow Me Down, is in stores now! In one word… addictive. I “can’t stop” listening. My favorite song at the moment is Sara’s cover of the Gavin DeGraw song “Not Over You”! We recently did a Yahoo Music special and here are the video and pics from the day. Enjoy!
Side note… Billie McClaran, the one singing the part of Mr. Degraw, also has his own band. Oh, one more thing. Here’s a link to Billie’s band’s album. (Be sure to check out Powder Keg, a tune co-written by Billie and my hubby)
I’ll be writing more about the new album in future posts. But suffice it to say that I think (and I hope) you’ll check it out and fall in love with it too. Sara really poured her heart and soul into it, and it really shows! I’m really proud of her, as I always am. : )