Rehearsals for the Whispered and Shouted Tour went very well! We practiced all day Wednesday and Thursday morning. Brandon and Meredith rehearsed Thursday afternoon, but Mitch and I caught a 4:00 flight up to MSP. So I left Atlanta at 74 degrees and it was actually -5 degrees this morning as I left the hotel at 6:50am to go over to KTIS for the morning drive. As my alarm clock turned on the radio to KTIS, I was getting ready when I decided to open the blinds and the sun popped up just as David Crowder Band's "O Praise Him" started (with that perfect little piano intro!)
David and Pam were a blast as always, we talked about Sunday Gravy, the Florida twins just born named Brett and Farve and the Wisconsin gentleman who burned down his barn trying to clear the snow from his driveway with a torch. I played My Savior My God and Give Me Words to Speak live and also threw in a nice little version of My Savior My God to the tune of Steven Curtis Chapman's "Dive." That's always fun. After "Becky's Breakfast" (Eggs, Bacon, Hashbrowns and two Sticky Buns!) at Pippin's Restaurant, I'm back in the hotel room, waiting for the band to arrive and turning my thoughts toward this evening: the first show of my first headlining tour! I feel incredibly privileged to do what I do: and I thank you all for allowing me to do so!