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A few weeks ago, I was privileged to get to sing for the beautiful Mrs. Supriya Jindal. After she spoke I was able to actually meet her. It was so exciting! She is such a sweet lady, we are truly blessed to have such wonderful leaders, like the Jindals, governing our state.
About a week and a half ago, I went to visit our local radio station, 88.7 FM The Cross. I brought them some sweet treats as they were wrapping up the last few hours of their annual share-a-thon. It was great fun! Enjoy!:) ***truly*** Hayley ;)
A few weeks ago the band and I, along with Jeremy Foster, went to Kingdom Broadcasting in El Dorado AR and had so much fun! The live performance was televised before a studio audience and was aired to over 40,000 homes.
Here is the song we kicked this whole 'shindig' off with....Sanctuary!.... hope you guys enjoy!:) ***truly*** Hayley ;)
Haha... I was going through some pictures from SLAM'S New Year's Revolution, and I came across a couple that just made me laugh. I figured I'd share them with you guys in hopes that they would bring a few chuckles to you as well. :) They reminded me, that no matter how much hard work following your dreams can be, you should most of all just have fun doing what you love to do!... I mean after all, it is YOUR dream right??... so just go ahead... goof around, and have some FUN... just "lean your head back and take it all in!"
I had a great time visiting with my wonderful friends at The Cross 88.7 FM. I especially want to thank some of the most talented radio genuises ever... Phillip Brooks and Rob Tucker... for playing my music and believing in me! You guys are the coolest!
At 1 o'clock in the afternoon, over 200 students and teachers began pouring into the Marion High School auditorium for the Hayley Masters concert. I had so much fun meeting so many of these students. They were one incredible audience, and we rocked out all afternoon!
This adorable little boy from San Antonio, TX, is belting out octaves singing 'Beautiful, Beautiful!' along with me. It's one of the cutest things I've ever seen! :)
Today, CD Baby posted rave reviews about the "Seasons of Change" CD by Hayley Masters and have added the project to their Editor's Picks! On Monday, January 12, 2009, CD Baby will feature the project on their homepage all day long. You can visit http://cdbaby.com/cd/hayleymasters to read the review and add your own review. You will also want to visit http://cdbaby.com Monday, January 12!
It's great to hear an original artist in the CCM genre who doesn't sound like everyone else. Hayley Masters knows how to write a catchy worship song, how to craft a melody, and she's got a great, distinctive singing voice that's pleasant and can be both soft and strong. The album features totally pro production; there's healthy dose of sonic beeps and boops while washy drum machines get songs like "Beautiful! Beautiful!" revved up. When that song really kicks in, there's a small gospel choir that accompanies the rocking piano-led ballad. Another nice touch is the unexpected chord changes on the chorus of songs like "Giving it All" and the chorus' vocal shift on "Sanctuary", which is reminiscent of Nicole Atkins' melodic sensibility. The Rhodes and organ-led soul help make "Redeem My Days" another winner; it's nice to hear her top-notch band get to lay back and groove. Little things like these make these singable songs infectious and engaging. As both a songwriter and a band leader, Hayley Masters is clearly a talent to be reckoned with. - CDBaby
My C.D. release party was an incredible occasion! Even though it was nearly two months ago, I have yet to forget it, and I hope many of you haven't either. I felt such excitement and wonder that night... I kept asking myself "Oh my gosh, is this a dream?" The whole experience was just simply breathtaking. But among all the excitement and nerves... .among all the lights and production, there is one special thing that happened this night that I wil never forget as long as I live.
It was 6:50 on October 22, 2008. Just ten minutes before the doors opened. I was backstage and was a complete basket-case! I kept thinking... Oh no! what if I forget my words, or what if my voice cracks, what if something goes haywire with the production end of things!... .I guess you could say I was having a minor nervous breakdown!lol By this time it was 6:55... just five more minutes and that was it... all eyes on me. I walked back to the green room to go get a drink of water. And this was when GOD just kinda slapped me in the face and was like "hello! Remember this isn't all about you!"lol I sat down in a big green leather chair and just sank down in it. I was shaking all over. I said a quick prayer asking God to calm me down. Then I looked up and there was a schedule sitting on the coffee table that caught my eye. I picked it up and only one song out of the ten that were on there grabbed my attention. I felt like such a moron!haha Here I was going insane about this whole thing and had forgotten the whole reason why I was doing it in the first place. I put the schedule back on the table and I just began to weep. I prayed, "God no matter what happens tonight, I pray that You and only You will be exalted. If only one person is changed tonight, then we have fulfilled our purpose... and help everyone, including myself, to constantly be reminded that all of this is... ... "For Your Glory".
Just wish I had some snow to slosh in! :(
I'll just have to settle for some green, green grass of December.