It has been over a week since the release of my debut project, "Caught Up in the Clouds."
This seven song EP marks my first ever complete project release, and it has been an exciting week and a half watching a little buzz build around it!
We saw articles about the EP in Jazz Monthly Magazine, CCM Magazine, The Christian Beat, several newspapers in Western New York, JesusFreakHideout, JubileeCast, Vacancy Magazine, Louder Than the Music Magazine, The Front Row View, The Christian Music Weekly Newsletter, and Praise House TV!!!
I am soooo grateful to Turning Point Media for helping me to get the word out, and for fielding inquires that continue to trickle in about me! God is Good!!
This is turning out to be quite a lesson in patience for me, because I obviously want to see things blow up even more and take off right away. I was hoping to get the phone call about my Dove Award nomination this week... bummer! :D
Do they even have a Smooth Christian Jazz category!?
So I'm at the grassroots level, building culture around this music ministry, and trying to build a fanbase... not so that I can be Mr. Big Shot household name... but so the message in this music can get where the Holy Spirit wants it to go. I have to remind myself not to stress about that though, because He will do it regardless!
I'm reminded, even as I write this post, that car manufacturers only assemble the vehicles... then deliver them to the car lots for sale to the customers. They don't create the elements which form the metals, plastics, and rubbers used to assemble the vehicle. They only assemble the vehicle using those materials.
Once assembled, they don't deliver them directly to people. They deliver them to the car lots, and let the lots handle all the individual transactions.
Although I will do my part, I acknowledge that God Himself (Creator of me AND all the elements & materials I use to compose these songs) is also the Head of Global Sales! Amen!!! He will get this music into the right hearts. I will just keep making it :)
Thank you all for your support so far!!!