Dare to Be Kind
GET IT NOW MUSIC recording artist Gary Charles Metz has been a writer for most of his life. In addition to playwriting, musical composition, acting, and directing, this gifted singer-songwriter from LaGrange Park Illinois wrote all 16 tracks on DARE TO BE KIND, his debut CD release. This mature, eclectic country/pop collection includes the singles, 'Every Day Should Be Mother's Day,' 'A Road You've Walked Before,' 'Dare to Be Kind,' and 'Thank You.' A founding member of VORTEX, a theatre group based in his hometown, he is the composer of several original musical stageplays which VORTEX has produced in recent years. Gary decided to take 'the best of the best' and tweak them for inclusion on what became the DARE TO BE KIND compact disc. 'I had always secretly wanted to record an album, but until the summer of 2000, the time and finances never seemed right. I've heard it said that an artist's first album takes a lifetime to write, and that statement would definitely apply to me!' 'It's difficult to describe your own musical style, but I would classify my songs as 'music with a message,' written from the perspective of an 'Average Joe.' It should appeal to most adults, and hopefully, children as well.' 'This experience has made me realize that we are all on this Earth for a purpose. We need to recognize the situations that cry out for us to assist others. It may involve volunteer work, or helping somebody financially; it may be as simple as giving someone a kind word of encouragement, a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, or a tender hug.' 'Be a friend or stranger who can be relied upon. We all have a reason for living. There are angels in all of our lives, and we need to be angels for others as well. I am indebted to the countless angels who have touched my life.' 'God Bless, and DARE TO BE KIND!' Gary Charles Metz.