Rather Than Stay Series: Part 1

Im so excited to be here today to talk to you guys about what the journey of a song entails and how much it means to me. For me personally, the process behind writing, recording, and watching a song come to life is part of the reason I love music as a whole.

Today, I want to talk to you guys about how my new single, Rather Than Stay, came to be, where it all started, and how the beginning stages of creating a song even works.

Believe it or not, 2 and a half years ago I wrote this single. I remember sitting down with Christian, who I wrote the song with, and just talking through all of these ideas we had for songs and the way I wanted them to feel, and what they meant to me. When it came to Rather Than Stay, I wanted this song to be bittersweet. Typically, in the beginning stages of the songs I write, I paint a picture or movie in my head of the whole course of the song. I draw from past experiences, thoughts that have gone through my head, or ideal or realistic real life situations. For this one in particular, I wanted to expand on the idea of being in love with someone, but also being just as in love with chasing a dream. Rather Than Stay talks about how even though it may not always be the easiest decision, leaving behind love to pursue that which is your purpose while on this earth is definitely bittersweet. Bittersweet is the word that really came to my mind while writing this song because, like it says, losing your first and only love is absolutely heartbreaking and terrifying, but missing the opportunity to chase your dream could change the entire course of the rest of your life.

With that being said, Rather Than Stay came full circle with the help of Christian Davis. Writing this song is a huge part of what I stand for today and what it means to follow your calling and chase your dreams.

This is a photo of the first time I sang the melody so that we had an idea of where the song was going to go.

Intro to ‘Rather Than Stay’ Series!

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!

I hope you all had an incredible holiday season! I’m looking forward to kicking off this year with a series I’m so excited and passionate about.

One of the things I cherish most about music and what truly made me fall in love with this career is everything that goes on behind the scenes; the writing, recording and creation of a song. With that being said, I’m really excited to be taking you guys along with me the next couple of weeks to show you what exactly went in to the making of my newest single Rather Than Stay!! I cannot wait to talk about the writing process because it is such a huge part of what I do everyday, and the side no one gets to see.
Each week I’m also going to be doing a YouTube video over on my channel, so if you aren’t already head over HERE and subscribe!! Also, each blog will be going up at the same time each week- Thursday around 1:30! You guys are in for a TREAT and I am so thrilled to share the story behind this song.

XX,

Charlotte

My Christmas Playlist on my Spotify Artist Page

Hey guys! Welcome back!

I cant believe there are only 10 days until Christmas, December has flown by…Hopefully by now you’re listening to a little bit of Christmas music, BUT  if not you’re in luck!

Today, I am sharing a playlist that I created with ALL of my favorite Christmas music. From Christmas classics to country Christmas all the way to Justin Beiber, these are songs that remind of Christmas as a kid and help me really get in the holiday spirit! You can find this playlist on my Spotify artist page linked below. Make sure and follow me on Spotify to  be the first to know about new releases, keep up with my favorite music and listen along with me!

I became a verified Spotify artsist right before releasing my most recent single Rather Than Stay, and you can find it on iTunes at the link below. Being a verified artist means getting to customize my page, share all my favorite music and engage with my listeners.

Head over to my page and  get your Christmas with my “Let’s get Christmasy” playlist and don’t forget to hit the follow button to stay up to date with my music.

 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with holiday cheer!

 

Spotify Artist Page

Rather Than Stay Single

 

Show Day Routine

Hey guys and happy Saturday!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far, I am really excited to pop on here today and talk about one of my favorite days! Last night I had the opportunity to play at the Rev Room in Little Rock with my boys from Backroad Anthem. We had such a blast and show days are truly one of my favorite parts of this job. The excitement, energy and fun is unbeatable.

That being said, the whole day is pretty long so  I thought I’d share a little with you guys about my show day routine.

First things first, I start my day by getting my first hot tea whether it’s from my favorite local coffee shop or America’s favorite…Starbucks. I always get mint tea with honey because it’s great for my voice and helps to warm up and open my vocal cords for the day. If I’m having a day where I feel like my voice isn’t 100% I get it brewed with apple juice because it helps to coat my throat a little more, and adding the extra sweetener is always nice too. Starting my day with warm tea is definitely a must for show days.

Throughout the day, I try to take some me time because as the show gets closer I become extremely busy until the second I get on stage. The couple hours prior to the show are filled by hair and make  up, load in, sound check and hanging out with the band.

Leading up to the show there is a lot of excitement and work that goes into making it all happen. Obviously the best part of the day is getting to play live music with the band, and the excitement all leading up to show time is what makes these show days some of my favorite days.

Have a great rest of your weekend guys and be on the lookout for more blogs and vlogs soon!

 

XO,

Charlotte

 

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Introducing Me!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my blog! I’m SO excited to begin personally sharing with you guys on here. For this section of the site, I will be giving you all updates, behind the scenes, and what it’s like to be in the music industry as a singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN. I recently moved here and have loved exploring the city, and can’t wait to begin taking you all along with me.

Country Music Hall of Fame

As an artist, my goal is to take my experiences and share them with you through lyrics and through music in general. With this platform, I want to engage more by taking you all through my journey day to day while also diving deeper into what makes me the artist I strive to be. With that being said, I look forward to popping in here at least weekly to share all sorts of fun things.

Southern Grounds

So before I go, a little bit about me… I’m originally from Little Rock, AR and just recently moved to Nashville to pursue my career in singing full time. In my day to day life, I spend my time writing and playing music, learning and doing all sorts of things including diving deeper in my faith and living out a healthy lifestyle. I can’t wait to share more about what makes me, me!

If there is anything you guys want to see here, please leave a comment below or send me an email.

XOXO,

Charlotte