2018 Spring Newsletter!
This year is truly moving fast. What a great time of music, sharing, laughter and friendship while on the road.
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TIME FOR A CHECK-UP
This story was recently sent to me. It resonated with me. After reading it a few times, I began to examine me, the music and mission. What I realized was not what I set out to do. So my check up allowed me refocus on my music and mission with a greater energy and passion.
In the 1990s, a company called Boston Chicken was a serious competitor to Chick-fil-A. Their goal was a billion dollars in sales by the year 2000. Chick-fil-A insiders were nervous and began a series of conversations about how to grow faster. Eventually, the conversation reached the boardroom and a roundtable discussion on how they could get bigger faster.
Truett Cathy, the legendary founder of Chick-fil-A sat quietly at the end of the table. Some say he wasn’t engaged in the discussion at all. That changed when he began banging his fist on the table. He said “Gentlemen, I am sick and tired of hearing you talk about us getting bigger!” He paused and said, “What we need to be talking about is getting BETTER! If we get better, then our customers will demand we get bigger.”
That shifted the conversation of the meeting and solidified the strategy of Chick-fil-A. Instead of reaching a billion in sales, Boston Chicken filed for bankruptcy. And it was Chick-fil-A that did a billion dollars in sales.
Truett Cathy’s business lesson can also be applied to the performing artist. Maybe you swap the terms “bigger” and “better” for “growth” and “consistency.” However you look at it, when an artist gets better, growth is sometimes the result. Many artists can reference the book of Acts for the early church. Experienced tremendous growth as a result of good teaching, meeting needs, and prayer grew the church. For a performing artist, that means practice, use solid business practices in scheduling appearances and recording, practice and don't be afraid to pray, often.
One of the best ways for you, the artist to get better is to evaluate everything you’re doing in light of your mission, vision, calling and strategy. Examine your music, concert staging, business practices and most importantly your communication within the group and with the public. A heartfelt all around check up can energize with renewed passion and a better focus on direction for your music, ministry and possibly your career.
I appreciate your support and encouragement. So many pastors, ministers of music, musicians, family and friends: You truly keep the miles easier to make with your kind words, smiles and constant support.
As we journey into 2018, make your plans to join me for a time of music, worhip, laughter, sharing and blessing. Check your calendars now and let's set it in stone for your church, organization or special event. Call me at 704-374-5910. Email Charlie@CharlieGriffin.Net . I am waiting to hear from you.
There are a few dates left through out 2018 and already booking some dates into 2019. I look forward to hearing from you! Let's sing, laugh, share and enjoy life's blessings together.
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ABOUT THE PROJECT:
As a child growing up in the Stony Fork community of Deep Gap, NC me and my 3 brothers played outside a lot. On Lawrence Greene Road, we were all family. So when we went outside to play, Mom would always say, just tell us where you are going. In later years, the same was told to us as teenagers, “Tell us where you are going!”
Today in my memories I can still hear Mom and Dad saying that so clearly. Yet right now, those words take on a new meaning for me and those that believe. In our life’s journey, we need to TELL IT TO A FEW CLOSE FRIENDS sharing the good news to those who are searching for something this world just can’t provide. It is time for us to RISE AND SHINE.
JOURNEY is a collection of songs that shares hope, JOY FOR THE JOURNEY, peace, forgiveness and destination. It is my prayer you will find strength and be SATISIFED as he is GUIDING ALL THE WAY. In those times of struggle, you will be able to pray JESUS TAKE A HOLD and with confidence knowing NOW MORE THAN EVER SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY will overtake you. When you can’t find the strength to make it, you can know HERE COMES JESUS and HE WILL ROLL YOU OVER THE TIDE! Yes, there is ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS but you won’t CROSS JORDAN ALONE.
HE CAME TO ME 5:11, RISE AND SHINE 2:58, TELL IT TO A FEW CLOSE FRIENDS 3:10
JOY IN THE JOURNEY 3:15, LIFE’S RAILWAY TO HEAVEN 2:33, TAKE UP THY CROSS 4:45
ONE WAY 3:20, NOT ACROSS THE RIVER YET 2:07, ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS 2:16
WILL ROLL YOU OVER THE TIDE 2:42, SATISFIED 3:35, NOW MORE THAN EVER 3:47
SURLEY GOODNESS AND MERCY 2:39, PASSING THROUGH 3:55, GUIDING ME ALL THE WAY 3:29
CAST THE FIRST STONE 2:21, WALKING IN MY SHOES 3:11, HERE COMES JESUS 2:52
THINGS THAT MATTER 2:36, I WON’T HAVE TO CROSS JORDAN ALONE 3:58, JESUS TAKE A HOLD 2:57
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Please say a prayer for me, the music and ministry. This year my commitment is to be the best steward and supporter to the Mission friends, to be a pray warrior and be available. As the miles add up, your prayers, support and encouragement means more than ever. You are special to me. I love seeing you when the schedule permits. Thank you for being you and my friend.
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The way to truly feel good is to do what truly is good. Giving feels so good because it is so good for everyone involved.
Good things we associate with modern life came into being because people found a way to make a positive difference in the lives of other people. To the extent we give, we thrive.
Give, not because it is an obligation, or because you’ve been guilted or shamed into doing so. Give because it is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself.
Giving expands your influence and your significance. And it does so in a way that is beneficial for you as well as for those people your giving touches.
Give, and there is no doubt that you matter, that your life has meaning, purpose. Indulge yourself again and again in the great feeling of making a positive impact in your world.
Let generosity infuse your every action, thought, choice, encounter. And relish the experience of a life that increasingly improves because of what you give.
MusicToRadio.com released RISE AND SHINE to conventional, internet and pay on demand radio programmers. For over a month, the song has remained in the mix of the most downloaded DJ songs. Thank you for requesting it at your favorite music source.
Hey Y'All Media will be doing the radio promotion with full release by electronic and conventional CD. I am excited to be working with Hey Y'All Media CEO Vonda Easley. She is a lady of many talents and is really blessing to so many.
Lots of great news from Soundcloud.com. The music is being played in over 132 countries and has been a pleasant surprise to me. I will say orders from European countries have increased. Gospel music is on the rise.
AGAIN: Thank you for requesting my music at your favorite music source.
DJs NEED MUSIC?
MusicToRadio.com releases all of the radio singles. YES, the response has been exceptional with MusicToRadio.com. This is a free service to all radio DJs and internet radio station/ programs. You can download my music and a host of other artists. You will love the convenience and your listeners will appreciate it too!!
Jango.com/CharlieGriffin is a great internet music channel that will play lots of my music and a host of my friends as well. Check it out and share it with your friends as well. Also look for me on Soundcloud.com
THE LATEST GOSPEL MUSIC NEWS? Wanna be in the know?
Check out the new monthly online southern gospel music magazine, SGN Scoops. I know you will love it and it is a free downloadable magazine. Share it with your friends. You will love it.
Don’t forget to check out the Singing News, the oldest name in printed gospel music. You will find a host of info, articles, tid bits and the schedules for your favorite artists each month. You can get it online or a printed magazine for your reading pleasure. www.SingingNews.com
There are a couple more news sources for you to enjoy as well Absolutely Gospel (www.absolutelygospel.com)and Southern Gospel Times (www.southerngospeltimes.com). Both internet magazines provide a host of information from all spectrums of gospel music. You will love the variety and the features as well.
As we move into 2018, let us take that renewal of faith and humanity to a more impactful level of living.
In 2018 you and I have 12 new chapters of life to write. 52 songs of life to sing. 365 chances of life to live fully in that day.
Each day is a new fresh day of opportunity. We are given a do-over chance to make the most of the new day while our yesterdays are just memories.
Yes we can live fully in the now with no regrets or What if's. NOW only YOU can seize this time. Only YOU can live your life.
No one has this power, ONLY YOU!
So come 2018, it’s time to LIVE fully with each great new day!
What is happening in your world? Take some time to reach out by phone or email. Let’s catch up soon! I look forward to hearing from you. Call me at 704-374-5910 or email Charlie@CharlieGriffin.net. Also keep checking the website for news, info, and updates. And share it with your friends.
If you are planning a special concert, please let me know the dates as there are limited engagements for this year. Thank you for your prayers and kind words. Your support means the world to me.