I can't remember a time in our home as a child when gospel music wasn't a vital part of our lives. Mom played the piano and the cousins would gather round with guitars and song books. Singing to the top of their voices. Where did all this happen? Well, I was born in south Georgia, family moved to north Florida when I was 8 months old and on to central Florida at about age 4. I heard my first gospel men's quartet at 9 years old in the Assemble Church of God in Avon Park. I knew right then - that was what I wanted to do. I had to sit on my Grandmother's knee because the old wood church was packed. So, mom started me with piano lessons shortly after and by age 12 I was playing for our Baptist church. At 15 I had organized my first southern gospel trio 'The Happy Three'. We sang at half-times and openings for the professional groups in our area. I continued singing with groups, playing for local events such as revivals, wedding, political meetings, funerals and many other events I was asked and could help out with. I've promoted many southern gospel concerts, coordinated professional gospel groups for entertainment in my local town for holiday celebrations. Open gospel concerts for promoter, Rev. Bill Bailey. I finished high school in Avon Park, married and raised two children. Music was still a very strong part of my life. I wanted to expand and get experience singing solo for audiences. Went to Nashville and appeared on many show-cases. I went on to appear at the Pageant of Peace in Washington, D.C. for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree (twice) with a producer out of Nashville. I performed a song, 'We'll Be Judged As A Nation' that I published. The event was held at the Grand Palace in Branson Missouri for 'Revival Fires' Campmeeting. Another event that I hold dear was being a part at the Wayside Mission, a home for the homeless in Louisville Kentucky. But my greatest hands-on project is this CD. It has been a part of my life for 2 1/2 years. These songwriters are friends whom I have met during the last 12 years while singing solo. The wonderful musician on my CD is Mike McClain from Garland, Texas. He adds a little Texas Swing and his style is so great. He is truly the best in his business. I consider this a group effort. But without my LORD I could have never finished it with all that prevailed in my way. Our community was hit by three major hurricanes, a never before event. But I knew these songs with their message had to be put out. I sing southern gospel and the writers slant more toward country gospel, so I just tuned up and gave it my all. Many thanks to Fred Atkins, Bastrop, Louisiana; Roy Crabb, Loretto, TN; Rhonnie Scheuerman, Sevierville,TN; Judy Welden, Gainesville, Georgia; Steve Thomas of TN and Sandra Stoflet,Albuquerque, New Mexico.I hope you get a blessing from my CD.