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September 25th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Do Every Day #6

Now that the song has been recorded, and the music video has been shot, Ken and I decided to tour the Country Music Hall of Fame like regular little tourists. And yes, I spent the whole time looking for Keith Urban’s section. Duh.

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September 25th, 2020

Life Survivorship-9

It has been over four years since I last posted to this “life survivorship” category. I guess I was too busy living my life. In several other posts in this same category (or the original post that sparked this whole new subject I cover in my cancer blog), I refer to songs by well-known singers […]

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September 24th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Think Every Day #18

A bubbly woman at the front desk here at our condo one mile from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, just called and asked if I wanted to discuss our timeshare points. I’m supposed to be putting on makeup, curling my hair, and changing my clothes right now, all within the next 20 minutes. […]

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September 24th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Do Every Day #5

The husband and I are killing time until we meet the producer, vocalist, and an actress (who is playing me…w-what?) for the video shoot at SoundCheck this afternoon. We are admiring the 50,000 plants here at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, taking way too many bad selfies—no hair and makeup this morning (me, […]

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September 22nd, 2020

That’s Not Something That Happens Every Day #5

I just got my first fan gift—$20 in my Venmo account—with a note saying, “A special dessert for your special trip.” Methinks there is a Häagen-Dazs in my near future. We know how I feel about that delicious stuff. Tomorrow morning at 8:30, the (Grammy award-winning) violinist is meeting us at the recording studio. Tomorrow afternoon, the […]

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September 19th, 2020

That’s Not Something That Happens Every Day #4

I am leaving for Nashville in two days to have my song recorded and a music video made. I’m typing the words, but I can hardly believe them. Several weeks ago, my husband and I were talking about the whole experience to come: Me: “You realize that once this is all said and done, I […]

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September 4th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Think Every Day #17

I booked tickets for Nashville today. The producer has asked me twice now if I would like to sing backup vocals. Uh…well…gulp. Then again, if he gets Keith-freaking-Urban to sing into that microphone with me, I’d consider it. #mightaswelldreambig

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