It's been a while since you've heard from me. 2019 so far has been a challenging year to say the least. Angie (my wife) was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2018, and has had 4 surgeries in a matter of 6 months with a year long treatment plan ahead. Thank God she is in remission now. I laid my beautiful and loving mother, Emily Grey, to rest in March, who is now in heaven. My car got stolen and found trashed a few days later. My dad had a stroke in mid-August, but is slowly recovering. On top of all that, we are raising our 5 kids: my oldest just started high school, we have 3 at Angie's school where she is principal, and one is in preschool...It's tough to always be strong and also keep positive for the kids, when life throws you so many obstacles. We have gone through a lot together as a family. It was no wonder I gained so much weight from eating my sorrows away. Thankfully, I am on the road to better health now.
The silver lining in all this appeared to me when I realized what I wasn't doing wasn't working. I had to change my mindset and still find joy in life. And my saving grace, aside from my faith, family and friends...well, of course it was MUSIC. Music has always been a part of me and I was inspired to do something for my family, especially for my dad, who has been feeling the tremendous loss of his beloved wife in March. Music has been medicine for him.
I started recording a 25-song album in April, and I'm almost done. It's a compilation album of all my dad's (Jerome Grey) music. I'm surprising him in November by presenting him the CD. I know he will love this project because it'll mean so much to him to see his son continue his musical legacy (can you believe my dad has recorded over a dozen albums in his musical career?!). I'm so excited for him and for you all to listen to my take on his classics.
This project has been so healing for me as well. I was inspired to take care of my health for my wife and children. I started working out every day and eating better, thanks to help of my good friend, Sala Baker. I lost over 40lbs in the last few months, and I feel great! Everything about this project feels GOOD, and I know you will enjoy it. I poured my whole heart and soul into it.
I've started a KICKSTARTER campaign to presell the CD and more. Please CLICK HERE to see more about the new album and pre-purchase your copy today! This Friday, Sept. 6th is the last day to pre-order.
Thank you for joining me on this musical journey to healing. I am so thankful for your support.