I’ve never really had the desire to become famous. In fact, I’ve always been the small town girl who wants to stay in that small town. I’ve lived in the same town all my life, with the exception of the first year and few months of my marriage when we lived in a town about 30 minutes away. Just being that far away drove me crazy so I was thrilled when we had the opportunity to move back home. So as you can tell, I’d never be able to make it in the big city as a rock star or as a movie star in Hollywood.
However, I have decided that I am going to win a Dove Award. Normally, you could stick a piece of Dove milk chocolate (yummy!!!) in front of me and I’d be happy, but have you ever watched the awards?? Have you seen the people who win these awards? They are amazingly talented and blessed with incredible God-given gifts. And just about every artist or songwriter comes across as the neighbor you’ve known all your life. I earnestly enjoy watching the Dove Awards (which I believe should take place biannually, not just annually) because it just blesses my spirit. There are artists from every area of gospel music all under one roof, celebrating what God has done for them and others through that music. Whether it’s Karen Peck Gooch belting it out with Yolanda Adams, Lecrae or Natalie Grant, they’ve all gathered together for the purpose of worshiping God.
Ya know…I don’t even have to win an award, just let me be a part of the show! And if I have to, I’ll even settle for hosting it. Oh yeah, while we’re in dream mode, I am also determined to be included in one of the Gaither Homecoming videos. That’s right. You heard me. Determined. If you have ever met me or my sister, you know that music is our life. Let me clarify- God is our life, but I’m pretty positive if you were to pull out the heart He gave us, it would be shaped like a music note. So of course she would be right there beside me on the video (my Mom, too!).
Now before you call this small town, Kentucky girl crazy, let me share with you this tidbit of info…Jason Crabb won the Male Vocalist of the Year and Artist of the Year Dove Awards this year AND He is featured on many Gaither videos. Guess where he’s from—-Beaver Dam, KY. Another Dove Award winner is artist Steven Curtis Chapman and he is from Paducah, KY (that’s the biggest town in my area, about an hour away). Something to think about, huh? Well, I am thinking about it! I told you, I am determined. All right, now for the most important part- who has the connections?