I performed with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra at the celebrity
studded wedding of Amy Alderson and James Otto. Amy is Jay Demarcus'
sister-in-law. The wedding was lovely and there was so much music!
Jay and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts sang their lovely rendition
of "God Blessed the Broken Road", and it gave me chillbumps!
It was so good to see those two again. For those of you who don't
know, Joe Don is getting married next April. (Sorry ladies!) Regarding
Joe Don's upcoming nuptials Jay said, "Yeah, he has found
himself a nice guy"! haha! Will Jay ever be serious for one
moment?! Another celebrity present was Lee Greenwood. I've been
a fan of his for 25 years! He sang his famous song "I Owe
You", which was so brilliantly performed. After the wedding,
Lee hugged me and said in my ear, "It was such a pleasure
for me to hear you play". What a kewl moment for me! I enjoyed
that compliment very much. I played a few Jim Brickman tunes with
the chamber orchestra. That was lots of fun. The highlight of
the wedding was when the pastor announced Amy and James husband
and wife. A black gospel choir began streaming in from the sides
of the church singing "Oh Happy Day!". I mean to tell
you, they brought the house down! It was awesome! They had a drummer
and an organist that played so groovy, I thought they must be
from another planet. I felt very proud and honored to have been
part of this lovely event.
The pastor said something that I thought very profound. He said
that God must have "sung" the universe into being, and
that His song created the harmony, vibration and symphony of praise
that has continued on from the beginning of time. And that these
two lives that have joined together today have created a new duet...music
that has not yet ever been heard before. Now their song will go
out to the whole world, a joyful praise to the One who brought
I am so grateful for the gift of music. I will continue to sing
and make melody in my heart to the Great God of the Universe for
all the good things He has done.