After songwriting the previous week, I had a pre-production meeting at the studio with producer Kent Wells. We went through each song to find the right key for my voice. We then chose five songs to be recorded, three with the full band and two acoustically. I was very happy that the ones I really liked got picked.
It was rather late in the evening when the band and I went into the studio to record. I sang rough vocals, while the band played to lay down the tracks to my three songs. It was such a great experience. The band was amazing, very kind and fun. They were such great musicians that it didn’t take us long to record. For the acoustic recordings, which I did the following day, I sang while Kent Wells put down the guitar tracks.
I had a lot of fun recording my vocals in the studio and learned a great deal. Every studio experience has been different. Kent Wells taught me a lot vocally, which I will take with me and use when I record and perform.
The magnificent team in Nashville (from left to right)
Joey Turner: First Engineer
Taylor Tharpe: Assistant Engineer
Dave Cohen: Piano, B3, Keys
Miles McPherson: Drums, Percussion, Programming
Jerry McPherson: Electric Guitar
Joeie Canaday: Bass Guitar
Kent Wells: Producer (Acoustic Guitar, Hi-Strung Guitar)