As I’m writing this post, Adam and my cousin Tommy (amazing drummer) are doing a quick rehearsal in our basement before Adam Lee’s first show as a solo artist tonight in downtown Nashville. Adam will be playing acoustic guitar and singing some of his recent originals and a few covers. He does a great four-chord medley of several pop songs that I hope to share on here in the near future! Tommy will be playing a percussion box instrument thing (not sure of the real name) which helps to add some more groove to the songs. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to go to this show because I need to stay with the girls, but there will be more to come!
There have been some significant changes in the past couple months. I’ve been waiting to see how they play out a little bit, but thought that it was time for an update… First of all, Emma Jacob, the artist that Adam has been playing for the past nearly four years, has decided to go to college. After not being able to secure a record deal with a major label this summer, she has decided not to pursue a country music career any further. Adam will officially be off the payroll at the end of next month. In the meantime, he is working part-time at my cousin’s jewelry store to help earn some money while continuing to care for our girls, write songs and pursue his career. The timing of this actually is working out very well, since Adam has felt that it is time for a change. He wants to be able to focus on his own music career, not somebody else’s. Adam has played a few writer’s rounds over the past couple weeks and has been meeting more people in town.
Another interesting development has to do with the post that I wrote a couple month’s ago called, “Musicians Wanted.” Adam and I have been praying for other musicians with the right motivations and talents, to come into his life. We have been praying a lot to God about the direction that Adam should go. Around the time that I wrote this post, we were talking about how Adam needed to go out around town more and network with other artists and people in the industry. I distinctly remember saying to him, “God is not going to drop someone off on our doorstep.” Apparently, though, he does drop people off on the doorsteps of tour buses!
Within a week or so of the post that I wrote, a female artist came out on the campground tour one weekend to play a few shows. After the first gig on Friday night, Adam called and told me about this musician. He stated that during her set, she shared a story prior to singing her song, “Jealous of the Angels,” about how her father had passed away. She talked about prayer and God in front of the audience. This really struck Adam, of course. In addition to learning that she is a Christian, he discovered that she had an amazing voice and is stylistically similar to him. She has been told that she is “too pop for country and too country for pop.” (Sound familiar?) She also plays the keyboard and writes her own songs! She is in her mid-twenties and is married.
Both Adam and I believe that it is not a coincidence that he met her. Even if nothing more happens with them musically, I believe that it was God’s way of saying that He is listening to Adam and that He does have a plan for him. They have already written a song together and he has played a writer’s round with her. I was able to meet her and her husband last weekend. She is very talented and is busy with her own solo career. Adam would love to pursue a band project with her and she seems open to the idea, but it may prove challenging due to all she has going on with her own music. (Check out Jenn Bostic.) Adam is going to continue to focus on furthering his own solo career, as well, at this time. She has definitely motivated him to get out there more and have confidence in what he is doing. It’s easy to say, “Wow, Adam should have been playing his songs around town long before now,” but Adam has grown so much over the past year in regards to writing and interacting with the crowd to put on a good show. It is all in God’s timing, and the time for Adam to put himself out there is definitely NOW!
Thank you all for your continued support of Adam Lee! I hope to have some videos and pictures from the Campground tour to share soon. There is only one more weekend of shows left… Have a great weekend!