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Wilder Adkins – Birmingham Alabama

I caught up with Wilder Adkins in Birmingham Alabama, to talk about his song I heard on Sirius XM Coffee House – ‘When I’m Married’.
You know every once in a while something imprints on you in a way that feels so right. I think so much so this time, because Wilder delivers vows from the heart – that give your love a resting place – where without fear or doubt it knows it will always be safe and warm. No bells – no whistles – just a beautiful song of truth.
After all what is life really all about…

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This is a very realistic, honest song, that says that love takes work, and yes we are going to hurt each other sometimes but we can grow through that and we can make it work for us.

When I’m Married

Oh When I am married
there will be no magic words
there will be no transformation
just a white-dressed girl

and we will tie ourselves together
with a spoken solemn vow
and we will fight for one another
till they lay us in the ground

cause I am yours and you are mine
I am yours and you are mine
and there’s a love that grows between us
like a gently creeping vine

I am bound to fail you lover
I am bound to let you down
oh but do not give up on me
how I long to make you proud

and in my heart there is an ocean
throwing waves upon the shore
and if you go from me my darling
they will not crash anymore

Oh and when I am older
and my eyes no longer shine
still I’ll long to see you lover
oh you are my columbine

I have seen the mighty river
and I’ve seen the moon and stars
and I know there is no other
that could penetrate my heart
how you penetrate my heart

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Craig Roh – More Than A Football Player

When you hear the name Craig ‘Death’ Roh different visions come to mind. I had the privilege to catch up with this man who is more than a triple threat on the field – he is a player of integrity, faith and belief that all things are possible when you take the high road.

Have a listen and learn more about #93 and this man behind the football player – Craig Roh.

“Well, Roh is my last name, and I realized one day that ‘Death Roh’ would be a cool nickame, I realized this in senior year of high school. I had an interview right after that for a Michigan website and I told them that my nickname was ‘Death Roh’, and it stuck ever since. I’m definitely not a ‘death row’ type personality, but the nickname is cool. You gotta have a different persona on the field – you can’t always be who you are in civilian life. On the field, you gotta be violent, you gotta be aggressive. Off the field, you have to be loving, charismatic, and gentle.
My journey with the Lions is awesome. It’s truly a blessing,I came out here just wanting to keep playing football. Vancouver has been an awesome city,the BC Lions organization has been so fun to get to know, my teammates are awesome, the D-line is awesome, and I’m really happy up here.”

 

Stay up to date on all things Craig Roh

Twitter – @_DeathRoh

Instagram – craigroh93

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Mark Cawley – More Than A Songwriter

Mark Cawley is an accomplished musician and songwriter who is now mentoring and coaching others around the world, helping them to find their own success within their passion of music.
Bringing sincerity, inspiration and gratitude to his students whom he calls friends, Mark encourages them to remain positive, understand that rejection is not a reflection on themselves and to write from the heart.
I believe this is why he is an invaluable tool for aspiring lyricists and songwriters, because what he does comes from a place that this industry is slow to recognize at times – but is the core and foundation of life – do well by others – and it will take you to the place you are meant to be.

Have a listen to Mark and his thoughts and experiences shared when we spoke earlier this week.

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‘One of the biggest lessons I learned as a writer came later in life – later than I wished anyway. There was a long period of time when I was writing and getting some cuts, but they were not always the artists that I was hoping for. The songs were professional enough that publishers and producers were hearing them but they weren’t always buying into them. The lesson I learned is that I was trying really hard to get inside the head of these great artists and I would always come up short and there was one particular time and one song – a Tina Turner song and my co writers and I got together – all feeling a little beat up by the industry – and we said let’s just forget it and write for ourselves. Let’s write something that makes us laugh 0r cry and we feel like we can’t quit playing it – something that carries our feelings. And we did – and that was when Tina Turner took notice and recorded ‘Dancing In My Dreams’. I kept that philosophy with me and felt that if I love it then maybe another artist will too- I also found out that mature artists don’t want to repeat themselves. So when I was true to myself I found it was then that some of these artists became interested in what I was writing – and they began to stick.’

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