You Can Call Me Stacey

Talent! 

It always amazes how much talent is out there. I am a part of quite a few groups where the members astound me with the amount of raw talent they have! Seriously, it is kind of crazy to fathom it. Each one of those people has a dream, some chase it harder than others. Some eat and breathe music, some don't. There is often no rhyme or reason to why one person seems to gain momentum in their careers, when others, equally deserving just seem to be spinning their wheels. 

Over the years, I have come to a few…Read more

Christmas Blessings... 

I love to entertain! Usually, my husband and I will have 2 parties at our house a year, one in the summer and our annual Christmas party. Filling up our home with family, friends, food, music and laughter is what living is all about!
Christmas for me is also about reflecting on the past year, and let me tell ya, our past year was a doozy! So full of travel, music and family, it has reminded me how truly blessed I am!
So during this snowy holiday season, while we are sitting cuddled up by our fake fireplace…Read more

What Excites You?? 

I want to know what excites you. What makes you feel alive? Musically speaking, is it the groove or the melody or the lyrics? Or is it simply a combination of all those things rolled up into one? 

I would bet you could tell me what doesn't excite you. What you damn well don't want to hear any more of. Personally, I hate too much repetition. Hearing that same song over and over on a radio stations' play list. That drives me crazy and the first thing I do is change the station to something completely…Read more

Women Supporting Women 

It seems to me that more women need to support women. In an industry where we are pitted against one another in various ways, what would happen if we just stopped the competition? What would happen if we just cheered each other on from the sidelines? Held each other up instead of putting each other down? 
I think there is enough room for everyone here, don't you? Let's start this month with a commitment to change this mindset and start buying, playing and requesting more music from the women we love. The…Read more

The Unique Journey 

The music business is like none other. Where there may be people who have found success by using one method,  it is not going to work for anyone else, generally speaking. Outside of the common denominator of creating relationships with others in the industry, we all have to carve our own path. Someone told me this at the beginning of my career and the longer I do this, the more I see the truth in it. 

Outside of creating music and performing, I have been very busy these past 20 some years creating…Read more

The Hats I Wear 

Wow, as a musician in todays ever-changing world, we have to wear a lot of hats. We have our entertainer hat; our recording artist hat; our recording engineer hat; our producer hat; our manager hat; our internet marketing hat; our radio promotion hat; our booking agent hat; our songwriter hat; our publisher hat; and our financial person hat: And that is just to allow us to do what we do as a professional.
As you can imagine, this is a bit too much for many of us and I think that in order to do our jobs well…Read more

Back to Reality or Whatever that Means... 

I am sitting here in my lovely home in Revelstoke, BC, Canada and it's a rainy morning. That is the norm for this time of year here, getting ready for the snow to start falling and falling and falling until we have around 14 feet of it. The skiers and snowmobile people love it. Me, not so much. 
It is a bit of a shock coming back here from the south, where the weather is warmer and music is the biggest industry. Here, the biggest industry is CP Rail, logging and I suppose, tourism. We do however, have a…Read more

Ideas and Inspiration 

Ideas for songs can come from the oddest places. This past few weeks, we have taken them from conversations, book titles, even the wine we were drinking that night. Then finding the inspiration and letting your mind wander, twisting the word or words of that title idea into a story, and then a song can be so exhilarating but also extremely tiring! Every night it seems that I fall into bed exhausted from using all that creative brain power. Sorry to dispel any myths of Nashville life being one wild and crazy…Read more

My fantasy about Vince Gill 

Well, haha, that might sound sexual, but seriously, it has always been a fantasy of mine to sing with Vince Gill. There is just something about the way that man sings that makes me all melty inside and I am pretty sure a few other million women would agree! Last night, I had the pleasure of watching and listening to him sing a few songs with the Time Jumpers at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville and those old fantasy feelings rose back up. Every man on that stage was an award winning, accomplished musician and…Read more

Against my better judgement... 

So, here I am sitting in Nashville, getting ready for another cowriting appointment later today. It is really nice for this Canadian girl to be somewhere that the weather is warm and the creative energy is high! 

The truth is that I have been avoiding writing a blog. Never sure what the hell to say and if anyone would even care, but against my better judgement, my friend Penny assured me that this is a must-do. Ha! 

So I will endeavor to write something funny, meaningful, or even just post a picture or two at…Read more