i got an out-of-the-blue phone call to audition for the (then unknown) Jonas Brothers. never did i think that what i considered to be a summer job would lead to becoming part of a family of best friends - between the 3 brothers, band members and touring crew.
what’s even more unbelievable is God’s grace. how some little idiot (me) could spend the past 8 years traveling the world with the Jo Bros, performing on the grammys with Stevie Wonder, playing with Brad Paisley at the Grand Ole Opry, writing songs and getting to see people who don’t even speak english sing along to them. It’s all for the glory of God and speaks volumes that if God can use someone like me, he can use anybody. Even though the things I just listed are nice accomplishments, the real best parts are the hangs backstage, the long tour bus rides, the epic meals in between rehearsals, etc. I’m beyond grateful to be a part of something so special. I know a lot of fans will come and go - but I’m just happy to be here and work in music at any level. It helps to know that my identity isn’t in my job as a musician, but rather totally complete in Jesus.
Of course, the coolest part of this journey has been meeting my future wife at a karaoke bar in LA, dating for 2 and a half years and getting married last April. As if it couldn’t get any better being married to my best friend, she was then hired to sing backup vocals in the same band. performing with her and the rest of my tour family has been incredible and i’m looking forward to much more - but all the while trying desperately not to forget to live each day in the moment. i’m a little too good at getting ahead of myself, so this is a big concept for me to grasp.
Here’s to taking random opportunities. you never know where they may lead or what may happen tomorrow. enjoy today. thanks for reading.
Jennifer Lawrence sliding down a handrail while leaving the MET Gala
oh my :’) i love her so much
It seems impossible to like her even more, and then she does things like this….forever smiling….