Many of you know my music career has been a journey. It’s amazing to look back and see how far things have come. Six years ago I went through the hardest time of my life to date and out of that time came an amazing album and amazing personal growth. “Here I Go” was truly a life changing accomplishment and I continue to draw from the experience and the emotion that went into every song and every step it took to get to there.
What some of you may not know is the real beginning of ‘Here I Go’ and me coming back to my music. I was reminded of the story when my best friend was in town over the weekend. We were having a glass of wine, laughing and reminiscing about all we had been through together. We were talking about the new song and all the amazing things coming up and she blurted out “and you didn’t even have a band!”
What I had forgotten is that six years ago I decided I was no longer going to put my passion and my heart on a shelf. Right or wrong I was going to be happy in this life. In October of 2008 I wrote out my goals in my journal and at the top of the list was to gig again. So, I booked a gig for myself! I knew I could sing and it was what I was supposed to do, other than that I had no band, no songs, a gig in three months and two hours of music to come up with!
I remember telling my friends and family I had a gig and they would say, “what? I didn’t know you could sing? What are you going to play, who are you going to play with?” I would say, “I don’t know but, it’s what I’m supposed to do and I’ll figure it out!” Of course it all worked out and I found the band, wrote the songs and the rest is well….. what you see now 🙂 .
Looking back, I realize that since that time, I’ve been living on faith and determination. I look at every step I’ve taken in this journey and I realize, not one stinking move forward has been a step, they’ve all been leaps, lol. I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants from the start. What I know is that not one leap has been alone or unprotected. None of the doors have opened because of me. God has put the right people in my life and opened the right doors. My job has been to have faith, take the leap and walk through.
The opportunity for leaps keep coming. A year ago a door opened and I was introduced to award-winning producer and song writer Lynn A. Nichols (thank you Roger Shea). In February we recorded our first song with him in Nashville and next month we head back to record three more songs.
We decided that we were going to release the first song as a single. I have been trying to back into the release date for “Two Empty Hearts, Two Broken Bottles”, based on getting all the marketing stuff done and I realized after looking back, that would be totally out of character for me. So in true Sandy Wells fashion, my new single, “Empty Hearts & Broken Bottles” will be released on June 15th! I will also be releasing the Music video in June as well. I don’t know all of the details yet or how it’s all going to come together but, I’ll figure it out! 🙂
Stop waiting for the right time, stop waiting for the right circumstance! If a door opens and your heart tells you to leap, leap! What’s the worst that can happen? You fall on your face, it hurts, you learn and life is better for the lessons you’ve learned or…….. you find out God gave you wings to soar!
Here goes nothing and Here I Go….. again,
stay tuned I know there’s more comin’ 🙂