Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam: Less than 2 weeks to go…:
Less than 2 weeks to go…
I know I promised updates. I’m not sure how many people really want all of the details. But, here goes a few:
I promised behind-the-scenes videos to folks who pre-ordered them. And, I’ve been looking for a videographer. My budget doesn’t allow for me to pay for anything other than the footage right now. But, I found a great guy who is going to shoot everything- interviews, footage of the band, producer and me while recording. And he’s a photographer, so he is going to shoot candid stills as well. I’m really happy and excited about this.
I am down to 11 songs for a 10 song album. It is really hard picking songs and leaving some behind. But, I’m really happy with the 11 we’re down to. My husband has been amazing in so many ways through all of this. He is so talented and has really helped me to make songs better than I imagined. I can’t wait to hear what Marshall and the band can do with them! I rehearse daily. I spend hours playing the piano, singing and reworking lyrics. My husband has also started working with garageband and that is a really nice way for me to hear the songs with a more finished sound. It’s a fun way to work!
I’m probably most stressed about my children. There are 4 of them. And, that’s a lot of people. A lot of very active, excited people that have places to be and things to do while momma is away. I’m nervous about that. I know in my heart of hearts that they will be fine and I’m hopeful that I will have peace about it and be able to focus on what I need to during my time in Nashville.
Friends- during this time I’m craving time and interaction with friends. I feel like this is such a life-changing experience. No matter what the outcome is, this is going to change my life. I will be different having made a full- length studio album in Nashville of all original songs that have come from my heart and soul. I know that and I’m overwhelmed and humbled by it all.
I think of you all often through this. Having so many special people a part of this makes this story and experience all the sweeter.
Blessings to you today and always,