Lately, I’ve been paying attention to successful artists who seem to have the same goal that Adam is pursuing. One artist who I’ve listened to since his first single, “Stay Gone,” came out awhile back, Jimmy Wayne, has many positive and meaningful songs. I have been rocking out to his latest CD in the car for the past several months. He has a great voice and some catchy melodies. Jimmy has also used his fame to bring attention to a good cause. Last year, he walked across the country to bring awareness to foster children who are aging out of the system. Jimmy was in the foster care system himself when he was younger. I think it is amazing to see someone sacrifice and give back like that! Check out http://meetmehalfway.jimmywayne.com to read more about his story and his project.
An artist who recently caught my attention, when I was reading an article about this month’s local celebrity parent in June’s Nashville Parent magazine, is Matthew West. He is a Christian artist who is married with two daughters. I checked out his latest album, The Story of Your Life, on iTunes and all the songs were written about the life experiences that he read about in over 15,000 letters. I sampled a few and was very impressed. It’s refreshing to hear acknowledgment of real pain and difficulties, as well as hope. His website is www.matthewwest.com.
Update: Adam survived his first two full days with the girls – all went well! I also survived my first couple days in the office. It’s always a little interesting when you come back to work to find that you have double the responsibility, but I’ve worked in the field of social work long enough to know how to go with the flow… Thankful for the job!