Giveaway is over. The winner is comment #1: Jeannie Bruce!
Kids are my life right now, but once upon a time, music was my life.
Nothing made me happier than performing on stage. When I had kids, my focus shifted quite a bit. I no longer have the time to perform in musicals. Instead, I just belt out songs with my kids or sing along in the car! My husband loves introducing our children to all genres of music, and we encourage them to pursue chorus and band. It may not be the same as it once was, but music is still a big part of our lives!
I was given the wonderful opportunity to listen to Pete Scobell Band's debut album Walkin A Wire before its release date.
Pete Scobell's story drew me in. Pete is a former Navy SEAL who served our country for 17 years before suffering a brain injury during a tour of duty overseas. While he was healing, he turned to music after being encouraged to do so by his doctors. Pete Scobell tells his stories through his music, and fills his songs with emotion that can only be drawn from his experiences as a Navy SEAL. Pete is also a father of three, and I commend him for coming so far after his injury! He truly is an inspiration!
My two favorite songs on Walkin A Wire are Disappear and World In The Way. To get a glimpse of his talent, check out the official video for Wild:
Pete Scobell Band's Walkin A Wire will be released on September 11th, which is a day associated with great loss. I'm sure most of us can recall exactly where we were on that awful day and all the emotions we felt. I can't think of a better release date for this powerful album.
My dad was in the navy, and I grew up hearing his stories, which were often heart-wrenching, but told with such strength. He lost so many friends, and I can't even imagine the pain he must have felt. My dad is a musician and I often wonder if it's an outlet for all those emotions and memories he has trapped inside. I couldn't help but think of my dad and everything he experienced as I listened to Walkin A Wire. My dad is an amazing man, and I am so proud of everything he accomplished.
Many people turn to music during trying times in life. I know I do. Music definitely has a way of soothing the soul and helping you heal!
Pete Scobell overcame a huge hurdle in his life, and is now making a difference by sharing his talent with the world!
NOW...I have something fun for one of my readers! One lucky reader will win a SIGNED copy of Pete Scobell Band's Walkin A Wire!!!
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me how music helped you during a difficult time in your life. One winner will be chosen using a Random Number Generator.
In addition to my own giveaway, Pete Scobell Band is giving away an Orca cooler, valued at $269.99! You can enter HERE for a chance to win!
*Both giveaways are only open to those who live in the United States and Canada.
Thank you to Pete Scobell Band for sponsoring today's post!
(You can buy the album here.)