From Farm Fields to Headlining CMA Fest

I write this as I just returned home after soundcheck at LP Field..  To say playing  a stadium show is surreal is an understatement.  The magnitude of the stage, the production, the field, and the audience makes a person feel on top of the world yet at the same time the size of a drop of water.  It's overwhelming to think that 80,000 people will be watching us perform these songs and singing every single word.  Thousands upon thousands of fans have endured an entire week of heat and humidity to come to this stadium for this show as the "cherry on top" and I'm beyond ecstatic to get out on stage and give them a great performance!  


As I look out over the empty seats, my mind immediately goes back to my high school days in Pleasantville,WI;  driving the old Allis- Chalmers in the blistering sun, cutting hay and thinking "How the heck am I going to get from P-ville to performing on tour and living in Nashville?"   Every single time, my mind goes back to that and I'm dumfounded still to this day that it happened and has been happening for the last 8 years.  I am eternally grateful to God for the blessings that he has given me and my family throughout these short years of our lives.  I still have struggles and work hard every day to keep pursuing more goals and dreams that I have yet to accomplish, but let my testimony be a truth to you all that your dreams and passions can be lived out to just by your willingness to work hard, determination, and perseverance.. And don't ever let a day go by that you forget to tell the Lord "Thank You".  Even on a day you struggle, the Lord gave you that day and put the fire in you to pursue that dream.

I cannot wait to get on that stage tonight!  See you there!