My talented friends.

So, i typed this whole thing out just now and then i tried to post it and it didnt and i lost it. I really hope that doesnt happen again. 


Before we go any further, let me be clear. I want you to buy my cds. I know this might come as a surprise to you, but its true. I want you to buy my cds. THAT BEING SAID...i would rather you buy my friends cds. I have been blessed to be friends with some people that also happen to be musicians that i am a fan of. It works out because i usually dont have to pay to get into their shows.

Mike Ethan Messick. Every time i listen to Ethan I remember how much i want to be a songwriter, i try to write songs, and then i remember that he just makes writing incredible song after incredible song look easy and i need to stick to more of a "write a mediocre song every 6 months" routine. He's an incredible songwriter. Favorites off his new cd are "I miss you like Crazy" "Teaspoon full of Gravel," and "Oldsmobile." (He also cowrote the tune "Lorena" with me, which is on my newer cd.)

Drew Kennedy. This guy. This guy with his unique yet somehow familiar voice and his great songwriting and his bookwriting and is general likeability. This guy makes me sick. I kid. He's one of my favorite people and his new cd was easily one of my favorites from last year, and his book was definitely my favorite from last year. Favorites off the new cd are "Ive got some leaving to do" "We've all got marks to make" and "The life and times of a sad song."

The Trishas. Oh you know, its just a van full of supremely talented, drop dead beautiful women traveling around stealing hearts and making musical believers out of the masses. They're incredible. Every one of them. I was fortunate to have a few of them come in and sing on my new record and it really took it to a whole new level. They have a new one coming out next month and if you dont get it the day it comes out i can only assume you're a moron, and you have my pity. You seriously want to go see them before you have to get your tickets out in front of a stadium from some shady guy named Bif in a motley crue tshirt. 

Graham Weber He's one of my best friends in the world and I dont get to see him near enough. He's also an incredibly talented singer songwriter who Texas is better off to have living here. He consistently cranks out flawless record after flawless record. His newest, "Women" is genius, plain and simple. Favorites include "Im already Lonely" (Which features the uber talented Amanda Shires), "Sweet Virginia Brown" and "Unrequited Love" Go get it. 

Chris King is what country music should sound like but instead it sounds like a glittery hobo pooping in a john deer duffle bag. He's got a new one coming out soon as well and im pretty excited to get it. I heard him play a few songs off of it on the radio a couple weeks ago and he's a truely gifted songwriter. I hate him for it. 

Courtney Patton is the next big thing. Ask anyone. Shes a musical wildfire. Everyone knows her. Everyone wants to write with her and play shows with her. Thats because shes super talented. She has a new one coming out as well and I really think its going to do big things for her. She already has one song recorded by the Trishas (The Fool) on their new cd. She hasnt even put her cd out yet and its already being covered by one of the biggest acts in Texas. Thats a good sign. Her new cd will also have a song (Its a Shame) cowritten with a guy named Larry Hooper, whos ok i guess. Buy the cd folks. You wont be dissapointed. 


There are many more friends that are talented and i think you should support, but we'll just call this round 1 for now. More to come. Go buy their cds. If their cds arent out yet, find out when they do come out and buy them then. Then buy my cd. Please.


Also i wrote this with an 18 month old swarming around me. Please forgive all errors. 

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