Today I actually have something cool to blog about. I've been kinda excited to share something with you. I hope you think it's cool too. If not, well - I'm still excited to talk about it!
I recently became Facebook friends with this boy:
Pretty cute, huh? Okay, okay I know...the hair! But it was the 90's and he was a cowboy. ANYWAY. Tim and I went to high school together, he's a year older than me. One of my first memories of Tim is a performance he did for an assembly. He performed The Thunder Rolls by Garth Brooks. If you know that song, well then you know it's an awesome song. I remember sitting there in awe thinking "Wow, this kid does it better than Garth". Really. He was that good. And he was like 17, maybe even 16. Tim always performed at our assemblies and talent shows. He even put out a couple of tapes that he sold at the school. I think it was for a charity - I bought them both. Tim also dated my friend Karmen for a while.
Fast forward 16 years. I have always wondered about Tim, and wondered if he was still singing. That was always his dream, to be a country music recording artist.
Well, once we were FB friends, I checked out his page. Turns out he married another girl from our high school. I noticed the section "videos of Tim"...so I thought I'd check that out first. The video that drew my attention was "I Get That All The Time - Official Music Video". Turns out Tim is in a group named Due West with 2 other talented guys, and they are releasing an album soon. This is the first single. Please check it out, even if you aren't into country music. Pretty sure you'll love it as much as I do! Tim's the one on lead vocals.
Aren't they great? I love his voice. I was so thrilled to find out he's still chasing his dream, and well, actually living it! I wanted to spread the word. I hope you will too.
I know not everybody's into country music. I'm generally more of a pop/rock girl myself...as those of you who have been following me for awhile are well aware. I forget how much I really love country music, because I don't make a point to listen to it very often. But when I do hear it, I always love it. If you don't consider yourself a fan...give it a chance - you may surprise yourself! The Carrie Underwood Christmas Special last night was about the best thing I've seen on TV this whole year!
I'm not sure when Due West's full album will be released, but I'll be following closely and updating here! I hope I've found a few fellow fans today. If you loved them like I do, here's a couple of links for ya.
Due West's Website - here you can listen to several more tracks from their album.
Facebook Fan Page - want to become a fan on Facebook?
Just so we're clear, I am receiving no monetary or other compensation for this post. I'm just really excited to spread the word. I think they're gonna be big. HOWEVER, if they read this and wanna comp me a couple tickets to a concert when they go on tour, I wouldn't be opposed!
I'm gonna be a better friend and come visit y'all this week! Don't give up on me! Love ya!