Ever Since I Was Little
music was a major part of my life. My dad says I sang before I spoke. He was / is my biggest influence. He always had his guitar and a beautiful tenor voice. When we would go to family parties, he would make me sing in front of everyone. I was very embarrassed. By the age of 8 I told him I didn't want to do that any more. I joined my school chorus at age 9, and stayed in til I was 12. My chorus teacher was also my next door neighbor, she never really asked me to sing solo, so I don't think she really knew what I was capable of doing or she did, and just didn't recognize me for it. Anyway, I just thought I could sing, carry a tune. I mostly sing in the car, at which time, my kids tell me to stop. So, again nothing special about my voice. Within the past month and a half, I have expressed my desire to sing to my boyfriend. He has taken me out to a karaoke bar, a few times. Every time I've sung, someone comes up to me, and tells me what a beautiful voice I have, if I've ever entered any competitions, etc. We went to a different karaoke bar about 112 miles away just to see if I would get the same type of response. I mean, my man, he tells me I can sing but he also tells me that I'm skinny, you know what I'm saying? I just want to get a neutral party's input. I had a gentleman tell me that I had natural talent, and he hasn't heard a voice with such pitch and clarity. It made me happy. He told me I should get a recording deal. I still don't know how to move forward from here.