As many of you may already know, we have written our first original song together...WOO HOO! This step is a HUGE leap forward in the growth of our music career and we are very excited (a bit scared) to share this song with everyone! Many of you may have even watched us perform it live a few times. This song has raised many questions from our audiences as well as many people sharing their own similar experiences with us. Our song is very personal to us and our own experiences, we share some very vulnerable details about our lives (the scary part). We jumped out anyway taking a risk that not everyone will like it, we opened ourselves up to possible criticism and shared some very vulnerable details about our lives. We thought this would be a great time to share some background about the song, how we came up with the idea, where we wrote it and why. So, here it is...all unfiltered, grab a drink, get comfy and enjoy the ride ;)
Joshua and I decided to start writing our own music about a year ago. What prompted us to make this decision you might ask? Well, we were attending an outdoor music festival and he looked at me while a very popular singer was performing and asked me "Do you ever see yourself performing on a stage like that?". My response was immediate with YES! I absolutely see myself there. Our song is just the beginning of a new chapter of growth for our band and I am soooooo excited to share it with all of you! Our vision for our band is to be the next Country Power Couple...growing our influence in the music industry and creating more opportunities to share our mission with the world through music!
When Joshua and I first started dating we would tell each other all the time "You Are My Kinda Crazy". This would especially happen when we would do something out of the ordinary or find out something new about each others past that would make us go "Hmmmm well that is different and I totally get you"! Voila, the idea for our first original song was born. As usual we had a hole in our schedule for a reason (we never really know why) while we were traveling through Mt. Vernon, Illinois. We were driving down the interstate when Joshua was struck with an idea that maybe we were supposed to be writing our song during this long break in between scheduled show dates. He and I spotted an RV Park sign on the interstate and decided to call them to exchange a concert or two for a stay for a couple of weeks while we write our music....and guess what? They were thrilled to have us!!!
When you listen closely to the song (or watch the lyric video here) each line of this song is true and very specific to Joshua and I. Really, this song is an introduction into who we are as a couple....it's unfiltered and it's JUST US! The style that the song is written in is an old country style as Willie Nelson would say "three chords and a story" also it is an unusual duet that has a very back and forth type of conversation between Joshua and I. We decided to poke a bit of fun at each other and our very different pasts to demonstrate that although we were raised so differently it is those differences between us that we have discovered balance, acceptance and understanding for each other too. Although we were brought up literally from two vastly different households and cultures spanning opposite ends of the spectrum from conservative to an everything goes type of culture; we still have a ton of similarities too as well as different perspectives! As scary as it is to open up our lives, our pasts and hearts, we have found that our stories are not all that unusual. During our shows we have lots of people share with us their own experiences and share with us "it was like you were singing about me!" Thank you to all those that have chosen to be entertained, to share your experiences and vulnerability too!! Each time that happens it is encouraging to us to keep going, keep writing and keep sharing our lives with you <3
If you enjoyed this song, oh just wait....we have more where that came from coming soon ;) Also, if you haven't already, check out our song entry and please feel free to share the link for our entry into the Red Lodge Songwriting Contest click here. We will definitely share the exciting results with all of you when we know them June 5, 2019!!!