Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Sheryl and Randy ended up co-writing a song together. It's great too! YAY, Sheryl!!
This is a Chris Lindsey original..."We Believe". I love Chris and really appreciate his gifts. I'm so glad his song is on this project!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Last night we had a great but LONG night in the studio. We did the "re-do" on "Hallelujah, We Will Sing" and recorded most of "Amazed". I absolutely LOVE this song. I've been wanting to put it on a ZOE record for a couple of years. Thanks to D.J. Bulls, we finally got an arrangement that I liked and that works really well for us. Sheryl has a solo at the beginning but for last night I laid down the scratch pass. So, what you'll hear in this first one is a faint scratch vocal solo and then the group. The second video clip is after we added the trio on top of the group vocals. Seriously, I cannot express how much I love this song. It's probably my new favorite. I have always loved the lyric and I love the soothing nature of the melody. It's one of those songs that just takes me there in heart.
beginning with scratch vocals
with added trio vocals....
I was holding up the phone to let DJ hear how his arrangement turned out. He really did a great job! Thanks, DJ!
Tonight we will record "Breath of Grace" and a song that Sheryl and Randy co-wrote. :)
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Today has been one of the best days I have had in a long time. This morning, Paul Young and his boys stopped by on the way to the beach (from Michigan). Paul and Jill moved away several years ago and we still haven't forgiven them. We shared most of our young married life with them...we had kids together, lived a street a part, went to church together, vacationed together, got tattoos together (shhh!) and laughed and cried together. We miss them so much.
Paul and me
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tonight we added the ZOE kids to "A New Hallelujah". For maybe all of our kids it was their first time to record. With some stacking and some tweaking...they will sound PERFECT! So sweet!
mom's house last night. I asked her if I could share it with you and she eagerly
Who Are the Angels?
Angels are people that work with God. Angels are people you
cannot see. But, angels are nice. Some angels are fancy. Some angels are cool.
Some angels are cute and some angels are normal.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Well...we're now 10 songs into our recording project and sufficiently exhausted. Last night was a bit rough. But, we recovered tonight and are back on track! We also celebrated Peter and Lindsey's baby...only a few weeks from being born. I like to call him "Foncho" Wilson. :)
"I Will Rise"
"Hallelujah, We Will Sing"
Monday, June 15, 2009
We had a good night in the studio again tonight. We got two more songs MOSTLY done. Later this week we are adding all the ZOE kids to one of the songs we've done. We're probably insane for even considering it, but it will be fun!
Here are a couple of samples...
All Because of Jesus
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Happy Birthday, Sam! We love you and are so thankful for you!
Friday, June 12, 2009
We've gotten 6 songs MOSTLY completed on the new ZOE record. Tonight Jason McArthur was back with us (seen being his goofy self in the second video down there). It was old home night. Loved it! I tweaked my back a month or so ago and have gotten to a place of incredible pain this week. Tonight was almost unbearable...but having Jason there made me laugh and helped me not think about it as much. Jason and I go back to ACU days. Waaaay before he was a big-wig Vice President of A&R for a record label. I have stories. But, in the interest of friendship and time, I'll save those. :)
Here's a little sample of the latest...
Michael W. Smith's "A New Hallelujah"
"From the Inside Out" (the title cut from this CD)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Today was the big CMA Fest opening. The booth looked great! Reba (who is new to Big Machine Records this year) came and signed autographs for the first time in 12 years. She had a huge number of fans show up. She was very nice and personable. Thanks again to Justin McIntosh for allowing me to partner with him on designing the booth.
In other news, ZOE began recording this week. We've been doing this now for 12 years. Sheesh! It's so fun being together again and we just seem to all fit together like a hand in a glove. We've gotten 4 songs recorded so far...
Here's a little sample of a song called "Speak O Lord".
Today was the big load-in for CMA Fest downtown. Justin McIntosh and I partnered together on creating the Big Machine Records booth. It will be a big year for Big Machine. Last year Taylor Swift was the big news, but since then, Reba has also signed with them. She will be signing tomorrow for the first time in 12 years. I'm looking forward to meeting her!
Here are some pics of the move-in process today. I'll post pics of the final product later this week. Thanks again to Justin and all the folks at Big Machine. Thanks also to Jacob and Chris and the Gary Musick crew who did a great job loading in today.
Justin, me, and...well...Reba. Sort of.