Saturday, November 27, 2010

Judy Rodman...shared from her Facebook.

Judy Rodman is a vocal coach, creator of pro vocal training method "Power, Path & Performance", an award-winning recording artist, stage and television performer, multi-genre hit songwriter with song catalogs at BMG, Universal, Warner Music, Chrysalis Music and Favorable Wind Songs, a top session singer, and a very active studio producer and vocal consultant.

Judy is a published author with two music blogs at and and over 60 articles at . Her blogposts and articles have appeared in magazines and websites such as Vocals Magazine, Indie Connect Magazine, Music After 50, Nashville Music Pros, A2Z Vocal Coach ezine, Music Competition Network ezine and many more. She developed and hosts “All Things Vocal” internet radio show, gives advanced workshops on the voice and vocal production, and is an active member of AFTRA, SAG and AFofM.

Judy's students include top recording artists and indie musicians. Her latest songwriting success is a song she co-wrote with Michael Black titled "Missing Child". Judy produced the cut on pop artist Emil Bishaw; his recording and the accompanying video has been featured on Nancy Grace and appears on the CNN website. Her latest creative enterprise is creating and hosting her own internet show "All Things Vocal Radio" which plays to international audiences on www.New Artist

For specific credits, go to her website about page

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Two words...Thank you!

The decision to live in gratitude has changed my life over the past couple years. Kristi and I were looking at a list we made a year and a half ago...a list of goals. I was blown away by how many things we were able to mark off the list. So when you walk through our house you will notice we have gratitude paintings and thank you notes all over the place to remind us to give thanks every minute of every day.

It is simple to me. The more you thank God for the things in your life, the more he sends you things to be thankful for. I will borrow a passage from an email that was sent to me from My wonderful sister-in-law Karen. It is so fitting for Thanksgiving week.

"Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful. If you are feeling tension, you are not being grateful. If you are rushing or are in a bad mood, you are not being grateful. Gratitude can transform your life. Are you allowing minor things to get in the way of your transformation and the life you deserve?"

Thank you all for reading my blog and thank God for another year of blessings.

Love and peace,


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Allow your soul the freedom to sing

May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

I was told this was written by Mother Theresa and I just wanted to share it with you all.

Bless you all today,


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I thank God for such beauty...

We just got back from a short road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. If you have never drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway, you have missed a million wonderful sights. From Nashville, TN it is about a 6-7 hour drive to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

What does all this have to do with songwriting? For me it is inspiring. Looking at a gigantic range of mountains, I feel close to God and therefore closer to the source of all my inspiration. God=Beauty=inspiration

Just thought I would share one of my pictures. I hope you are able to see these mountains for yourself...soon.

Peace and love,


My favorite Songwriter Joel Shewmake

Quote of the year...

“Be not the judges of men, but love your brothers and sisters, and find ways to reach out to them in common goals and aspirations. Where there is love in common, the divisions of creed will melt away and reveal the true nature of man’s eternal destiny -- one of unity in purpose, to be perfect as the Father is perfect."

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