Category Archives: Music

Nashville Rocks-American Bang Releases New Album!

Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN

Want some new sounds direct from Music City? Then you’ve got to check out the new self-titled album from American Bang. My cousin Jaren Johnston lends his songwriting skills and rich southern voice to this group of amazing talent. So, check’em out and support some great local Nashville boys! I promise you won’t regret it……


You can purchase the album from there website here or you can download the complete album for $9.99 from iTunes here. ENJOY!!!!!

Here is an acoustic version of their single “Wild and Young.”

Parks on the Nashville News

WZTV FOX 17/Nashville.

We took advantage of the free admission day at the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville. They have what’s called a Musical Petting Zoo where kids can go play instruments they might not normally get to touch! Parks had a great time with the slide guitar (because it was the loudest), he’s the first kid seen in the video. It was fun and best of all, FREE!

Music of the past

Quote by Emmylou Harris, originally uploaded by dancemntn.

Worship @ 8500

So, we didn’t make it to the mountains for this inaugural fest this summer, but maybe there’s next year? Thanks Tim and Laurie for posting this! You can learn more about Tim and Laurie from their website and my blog post here:

All that I know
Is love has come around
Like the grass under the golden sun
pushes through the ground
All I know is love has come around

All that I know
Is peace has come around
Like the rain beneath the silver moon
glistens to the ground
all I know is peace has come around

I will kiss the days behind me now
and thank you for the beauty that I never saw
I will say goodbye to what is gone
Welcome what I know has been here all along
Been here all along

I finally see tonight
The bluing of the sky
I run into the arms that have been open all the time
Open all the time

By Timothy Floyd Thornton and Laura Elizabeth Thornton
Bricklayer Music Publishing(ASCAP)/Music Guru Publishing(ASCAP)
© Bricklayer Music Publishing 2006. All rights reserved. Please email us for a license to re-record or include this song in media.


 Gotta love some Tracy Chapman when you just feel the need to stop pretending that everything our lives  is perfect.  I’ll just keep it real and  let her do the talking ………..

All you folks think you own my life
But you never made any sacrifice
Demons they are on my trail
I’m standing at the crossroads of hell
I look to the left I look to the right
There’s hands that grab me on every side

All you folks think I got my price
At which I’ll sell all that is mine
You think money rules when all else fails
Go sell your soul and keep your shell
I’m trying to protect what I keep inside
All the reasons why I live my life

Some say the devil be a mystical thing
I say the devil he a walking man
He a fool he a liar conjurer and a thief
He try to tell you what you need
Try to tell you what you need

Standing at the point
The road it cross you down
What is at your back
Which way do you turn
Who will come to find you first
Your devils or your gods

All you folks think you run my life
Say I should be willing to compromise
I say all you demons go back to hell
I’ll save my soul save myself

Written by Tracy Chapman (if you haven’t checked our her site in a while, click on it-you can color her web page!!!!!)

We got love for you NOLA………


Our good vibes, prayers, and blessings go out to a group from Plano this week. They headed down to New Orleans post Mardi Gras holiday  to make a difference in the lives of some there still suffering the leftover destruction from Katrina. Preach on Micheal Franti, we have love for you too!

Don’t forget to have a good time…


lately i’ve been glaring into mirrors
picking myself apart
you’d think at my age i’d of thought
of something better to do
than making insecurity into a full-time job
making insecurity into an art

i fear my life will be over
and i will have never lived it unfettered
always glaring into mirrors
mad i don’t look better

but now here’s this tiny baby
and they say she looks just like me
and she is smiling at me
with that present/infant glee
and i would defend
to the ends of the earth
her perfect right to be

so i’m beginning to see some problems
with the ongoing work of my mind
and i’ve got myself a new mantra
it says: “don’t forget to have a good time”
don’t let the sellers of stuff
power enough
to rob you of your grace
love is all over the place
there’s nothing wrong with your face
love is all over the place