Kelly’s Thank You to Chad Taylor- Seriously?
CHAD TAYLOR IS MORE THAN JUST A SCARE CAM BRAT
Despite the #kellyscarecam, the jokes, the pokes, the embarassing moments shared with the whole world when Chad can't keep his mouth shut. Chad is like a little brother and has turned out to be quite inspirational for me; A great friend. Someone I can vent and chat with, and someone to laugh at the silly things we do. Not only that, Chad has pushed me to go back to who I really am...and has helped me get back into music, which I had all but given up.
FOCUS ON GOOD THINGS...AND GOOD THINGS WILL COME...
There are many philosophies that I've studied throughout my life. Staying positive, how to be successful, how to make every moment count....focus on good things and good things will come. But as life would have it, some of the twists and turns really brought me down different paths..and some of my greatest passions were left on the dusty roads behind me. Still there, but much less traveled.
A PERSON LIVING THEIR PASSION IS A SUCCESS
Success is different things to different people. For me as of late, Chad pushed me back into the music world. Many of the motivational speakers I have listened to through the years have always said, that quite often, success is parallel to a person using their unique gifts and talents. I thought that I wasn't able to pursue those talents anymore. Whether it be age, being a divorced mom, going through those struggles, sort of buried that part of me. But I realized, it was those very abilities I was ignoring that I should have poured myself into when I needed them most.
UNTIL ONE DAY...
One day a couple months ago, Chad, realizing that music and singing were still in my heart, He pushed me to "JUST DO IT".....book a date, and then make it happen. It wasn't one little push...It was several nudges, and finally he just pushed me off the cliff.
So I did. I was frightened! Can I still play? Will I be able to sing like I used too? This past Friday night at Water's Edge, it all came together. I've never been so into my performance. I enjoyed the feel of the keys beneath my fingers, and singing at the top of my lungs. It seems that the more I play and practice it's all coming back to me...maybe even better than before. This time around, more than ever before, perhaps because of more life expereince... I'm singing from my heart....just for me...with passion in every note....and enjoying it to the fullest.
I'm remembering what I've always known deep in my heart... that your passions will attract more of what you love in your life. SO I would like to let you know about those good things that are now coming:
BOOTS AND SPURS- Kelly Cordes & Todd Wohl
Since performing at the Water's Edge a couple months ago, I've now got a singing partner..Todd Wohl....(by the way, A Veteran)...He's an amazing singer...he loves to sing, write and play guitar. And together we have great harmonies that compliment eachother. He and his lovely wife Rhonda are so fun to work with! You can find us at various locations around the area. Click HERE for our schedule.
JUSTIN PLOOF AND THE THROWBACKS
I've been asked to sing with one of the greatest bands in St. Cloud, Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks for not one..but two big shows coming up this winter. A Christmas Show and a Duet show in February, both at Pioneer Place. I've been asked to team up with our wonderful friend and Comedian Jason Schommer. See the schedule HERE.
KELLY CORDES- SOLO ARTIST JOIN ME NEW YEARS EVE~
New Year's Eve, I will be performing at Stevens in Princeton from 6 to 9pm. I invite everyone to start their evening with a great dinner at Stevens, and then head out to your big party for the night! You can come out and sing along with many of your favorite songs. I do selections from Billy Joel, Richard Marx, Journey, Dixie Chicks, Fleetwood Mac, Bryan Adams,Trisha Yearwood, Meagan Trainor as well as original music. If you call Stevens today to make your reservations and I'll give you a FREE Kelly Cordes CD of original music.763-631-9644.
THANKS TO CHAD FOR KICKING ME IN THE BUTT
All joking aside....All of this...has come from one person really pushing me everyday! My co host. From 5:50am to 10 am every weekday, he sits across from me in the Mix studio. With so much time in eachothers face, I'm glad we get along! He's like my little brother....I want to clobber his sometimes and tell him to shut up...but other times I have to pat him on the head for doing good. Thanks Chad! All joking aside...I don't think I've ever been happier in my life than right now!