I had the pleasure of sitting down with Tim at KCMJ Front Range Radio. We spent time talking about my music and up coming EP. We even shared one of our brand new tunes. If you thought you missed out you didn’t! Check out the link below for the entire interview and show.
What an incredible weekend we had! Thank you all so much for coming out Friday and Saturday night to see us! Gotta say there’s nothing like playing for your home crowd, which for us is right here in Colorado Springs!
We can’t say enough how much we appreciate all your love and support!
Hard to believe January is almost over. The New Year excitement has come on gone for most. For me it’s just beginning and It’s going to be a big year!
I’m usually on the ball with my resolutions and typically have them in progress within’ the first week of January. 2015 has been a bit different. YES, I’m a resolutions girl! More specifically, I’m a “list” person. You know the type, I’ve got a list for everything and my lists are everywhere. Making lists makes me feel like I’m actually accomplishing something. I’ve done a lot of reading about successful people and it seems that what all successful people have in common is that they write things down.
This year I was a little slow putting down on paper what I wanted to accomplish. To be honest I looked at 2014 and was so overwhelmed by what I had done that I really had to evaluate what I wanted to focus on. I certainly don’t want to sound self absorbed or like I’m bragging, but the last two years have been a blur and I’ve accomplished so much that I really wanted to zero in. I also had the realization that all I did in 2014 was only the start. What I want in 2015 is going to push me in ways that are going to be uncomfortable and scary.
I had some very specific goals for 2014. The goals revolved around recording my new EP, Health and Fitness and financial goals. In two years I have dropped over 50lbs and lost over 12 inches. I have recorded a second EP with all New original material with arguably some of the of the best in Nashville when it comes to producing. I’ve done all that and am not living on the street in a cardboard box :)!
What’s next? It’s time to put myself out there. 2015 is about taking the next steps. Steps I’ve never taken before and they scare me to death.
Life is about living, it’s about choosing and realizing that there is another side to every choice we make. There is always to stay right where we are in the blessings and comforts of the life we’re in. I don’t think there is anything wrong with choosing to stay where we’re at, in fact, sometimes it’s the right choice. The problem is too many times we make the choice to stay out of fear of the unknown and uncontrolled.
In 2015 I am choosing to dip my toes into the waters of the unknown because the Lord has lead me to the water for a reason :)!
I hope you’ll be along for the swim! I may need a life boat LOL
Make your goals count and don’t sell your dreams short, big or small
Life’s about learning from the living, loving in the minute, taking what you’re giving and finding what you’re missing!
It’s set!! We head back to Nashville in January to finalize the last song for the 2nd EP. We are so excited!!! It’s taken a year and so worth the wait. It’s been an amazing process and experience so far. It’s hard to believe that our first trip recording was in Feb of this year. I can’t believe how time flies!!!
I hope that we will be able to release the full EP by the end of March.
You know I’ll keep you all up to date on new and exciting news 🙂
As always thank you for your support!
Merry Christmas to you all and I hope you will find time to enjoy friends, family and remember the blessings we’ve been given.
I normally don’t do this but, a lot of people wonder how songs come about. Here is a tune I just came up with tonight. I sat down with my guitar and started playing chords, moving the Capo around and seeing what stuck. This is an idea that stuck and it feels pretty good. It all starts will a little phrase for me and then it goes from there. IMG_2902
I wanted to thank everyone who came out to the Carey-On last night, it was amazing! Thank you to all of our closest friends, fans and family for surprising me with a Birthday Celebration!
I have to say looking out and seeing a room full of your own face staring back at you is a bit strange 🙂 LOL but, so much fun. The cake was Beautiful, thank you Ruth and Mom so much.
Waking up this morning all I could do was smile. I am so blessed to be surrounded and supported by such great people. You all make this journey so much fun!
Thank you LeShawn and Erin from the Carey-On you treat us so well!
OCTOBER…. are you kidding me? Where in the world has this year gone? I can’t believe how much has happened this year, it’s been amazing and it’s not over yet!
We’ve had a busy summer and can’t wait for what’s to come in the next several months.
We will be heading back to Nashville to finalize the new EP. I have to admit that I’ve been running into some writer’s block the last several weeks. I have ideas but, nothing seems to be standing out for me. The right song will come together I just need to keep pushing through and be patient.
Things are going well in Nashville and we are getting really great feedback. Our next trip should reveal some exciting next steps and we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.
As always I feel forever blessed by the support and love from all of you.
I am so excited to be listening with all of you tonight to the very first Internet Radio (any radio :)) play of my new single Empty Hearts Broken Bottles!! How exciting!!!
Can’t thank The Bandwagon Network enough for taking time to support local Indie artist!!
Great News! We’ve got the final mixes for the songs we recorded in June! I can’t wait to share the new EP with you all. We are one song away and I have been going crazy trying to decide what to record next. It’s always hard to come up with the right songs. You all thought whatever we wrote ended up on the album, right? :)! LOL, Wrong!
Not the way it works! Writing a song is only the beginning. Putting an album together takes a lot of thought. You’ve got to make sure that all the songs fit and that each song compliments the other, it’s a lot like decorating a room in a house. The house has a feel and though each room is different it all works together and flows. Tempo, pace, lyrical content, all of these things come into play when you’re putting songs together.
I’ve been working through some new and old ideas to find the best to share.
There’s also some things brewing in Nashville in regards to this new EP!! There’s been some quiet whispers with some key people, not ready to share but, it’s positive news!!!
I can’t wait to share and I’m hoping I’ll have the EP ready by the end of 2014.
What a busy summer it has been. I can’t believe it is almost August. We have been so busy. Back and forth from Nashville playing and performing all over Colorado, releasing a single and video and keeping up with all of you.
What a blast!!!
It’s hard to believe that less than five years ago I decided to take a leap of faith and dive back into my music. At first it was hard to keep a solid band. To think I’ve released one album, got married and now working in Nashville on a second Album all while keeping a full time job. Am I crazy, LOL!
I feel so extremely blessed. So often people ask, “How do you do it, Sandy?”. Honestly, it’s a weird question to me because I don’t ask myself those types of questions. Certainly there are times I ask “why”, but, never how.
It’s just a mind set. I guess it’s like being a parent and keeping up with a full time job. You don’t have time to ask yourself how, you just do, because it’s what you love and want. I won’t lie, there are times when I wonder why I keep myself running like I do and wonder if it’s really worth all the stress. Then I think of the alternative and I’m off and running again. I know in my heart that I have been given a gift and a fire inside to keep going. It’s my job to give all that I have to everything and every blessing I’ve been given.
Over the next couple months I’ll be working on final tunes to record for the second EP and hope to get back to Nashville before year end to record the final songs. We should have some rockin’ Sandy Wells swag available very soon and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Believe it or not I’ve started working on my 2015 business plan which hopefully includes some band road trips and mini tours!!! 🙂
I’m excited and open to new adventures coming up and continue to feel so blessed by all of my friends, family and fans. You have no idea how many times YOU, the fans, my friends, have kept me going when I started to think it was all too much!
Keep dreaming! You’re never too old and it’s never too late to go after what you want!
Lots of love to you all
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