Welcome to the blog section of the David Shelby NEW website. It’s very exciting for me to have a lot going on and periodically I will be personally posting some blogs about numerous topics. This summer has been the busiest on record for me. On top of shows there is much more behind the scenes that is happening that is truly exciting. Among the highlights of the summer thus far have been a live on air performance on “The Coop Show” as part of his Thursday Night Live Series where they had a world premier of my new single Cowgirls. I was especially proud of the fact that Coop told me it was the biggest turnout they ever had. We managed to cram over 50 people into the studio and we did an acoustic performance in studio as well has mingled, signed autographs, and enjoyed some good grub with fans. Mad props goes out to Coop and 99.5 WYCD for the invite as well as the support. I hope in the near future we can jam the phone lines with requests once the new album is in the box as they say.
Another big project going on is I was invited to be on a TV reality show called Not So Stable being filmed at a horse farm here in Michigan. Needless to say, no one is oblivious to what the economic downturn has done to many families during these hard times. With Michigan being especially hit hard with the auto industry and mortgage collapse many people have suffered. The show is about one of these families. The father used to have a successful construction company and with the housing crisis he and his family lost almost everything including their home which unfortunately went into foreclosure. Faced with the reality of soon being homeless. They turned to the only investment and means of income they had to try and survive, a horse farm that was mainly used as a hobby farm and a second means of income for them. The father is now turning an outbuilding on the farm into a house for his family and they now run the farms day to day operation. The show basically follows them and their struggles to get back on their feet. Being a horse guy myself, they invited me out for a little riding and I even did a couple of tunes for the people at the barn and they threw an awesome bbq party for the day. Everyone at the barn treated me so well and were too kind. It was touching to find out first hand what they were going through and one song I did called “Prayer of the Broken” kind of parallels what they were going through and things got very emotional in the barn when I did an acoustic version of it. I was honored when the producer asked for the full recorded version for possible use in the show. They even came out and filmed last Friday night to our show at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and it was a blast just getting to hang out and enjoy the night with the cast from the barn. It was a great to meet the family as well as the other boarders at the barn and I truly feel like I made some friends for life. The father is absolutely an inspiration and is the type of guy you want to load a cooler on the back of your horse, head down a trail, and spend a great day drinking some beers and telling some good stories with. I really look forward to staying involved as much as they will have me and I will keep you posted on when everything will air. In the mean time, here is a link to a trailer from my visit: http://youtu.be/hZmi9fI4WVA
Also, follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/notsostabletv
The last big project going on is the finishing of the album. Lot’s to talk about there but I’ll save that for the next blog!