• May 23, 2017

Memaw’s Stroke

Memaw’s Stroke

1000 667 Chase Jennings

Sometimes the madness has to slow down long enough to write about it…

It’s been two weeks and three days since Memaws’s stroke. It’s been two weeks and two days since I began having horrible stomach pains. It’s been one week and three days since I was diagnosed with gallstones and three days since they said, “never mind, we aren’t sure where the pain is coming from.”

It’s been one summer, fall winter and spring since I announced that I was gonna kick off a Pledge account and my Grammy nominated Record Producer Aunt Patsy Lynn Russell  said that she would write and produce it for me. So today. May 23rd I write to you and tell you we are doing just that.

​In a time when we have tragedies like Manchester and I see that my grandmother is truly 85 and not bullet proof like I want to dream…I want to step into the light. I want to create now more than ever To not give into the fear. To not stop because the universe throws shade. To be the light in that shade.

I want to make a raw and real record ala Loretta meets Lucinda Willams but it’s all me and Pasty in there with our blood sweat and tears…I can’t do it alone. I need you. I love social media for this. We feel like we know each other and from social media some of you have become like family to me.

I first heard of these crowdfunding platforms a few years ago when I was still in Stealing Angels. We were mad as hornets we didn’t do that route. From there I have seen Melissa Etheridge, Emily West, Shelly Fairchild, Natalie Stovall….all make the record they want all by themselves! No record label to pay back! So without further ado, here is my Pledge page! For anyone new to Pledge, it’s similar to KickStarter, but specifically for musicians. Here’s a screencap from their About page that explains everything better than I could:

Pledge Music screencap

Also, if you have any suggestions for my Access Pass or giveaway rewards, please let me know. THANK YOU!

2 comments
  • Michelle Scroggs August 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Tayla,My younger sister and I met you 11 years ago when you worked at the Country Music Hall of Fame. We were there for the America Sings Festival. You were the young lady that greeted us. You adked me if we had been to the ranch because I was wearing my Loretta Lynn shirt. I said I wish that would be a dream come true. Then you told us that you were her grandaughter. You truly made our trip. We still speak about that day as if it were yesterday. We are praying for your MeMaw and her recovery. You made a difference in our lives that day. The whole experience is one that we will never forget. I am thrilled to see that you are working on an album. Can’t wait to hear it. 😀 Sending love and prayers to you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Michelle Scroggs

  • Michelle Scroggs August 13, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Look forward to hearing from you. God bless

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