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Cowboy Christmas

 

 

The 3rd Annual Cowboy Christmas was magical.  I don't think I've ever felt more honored to share the stage with other performers as I did that night with Ken Stevens singing my favorite "Corn, Water and…

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Thou Shalt Think Big!

The kids will be home soon and I am still in my pajamas and wool socks.  It's a perfect jammie day with a drizzly gray rain falling outside and my poor washer and dryer humming non-stop in the…
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The Muscles of Your Soul

 

Between horse-back riding and new zumba classes I have muscles sore that I didn't even know existed.  My children can attest to the fact that I have spent my entire adult life devoted to almost daily exercise…

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Keep Calm and Mary Kaye On 

 

I finally have the last of campfire smell out of my hair just in time to head out on my Oregon Tour.  Our family goes on an annual backpacking trip that for many years I had…

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Here's Your Hat, Whats Your Hurry?

 Out here in our corner of the West we have more fresh fruits and vegetables that even our huge family can consume.  It's the back-to-school time filled with football practices and papers to sign and those pesky dive-bombing…
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Behind the Scenes

My brain is about to explode.  I've got dinner to make (cornbread and zucchini), music to get ready for my studio time tomorrow, a workout to squeeze in and a daughter to take school shopping.  I know…

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Fireworks, the Fourth and the Future

 

Fireworks, the Fourth and the Future

 

I just wrapped up a radio interview to promote my Nevada tour next week.  I am doing a dinner show at Winners Casino in Winnemucca on Tuesday night, a…

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I am a Vessel

  Two summers ago I had a photo shoot in Nashville where this image was captured.  I included it in "The Real Thing" CD.  Although it was unintentional, I think the image evokes my maternal nature...and isn't that…
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Making "No Wilder Place"

 

 

Well, the carrots, onions, and potatoes are up in my garden along with the weeds which I take altogether too much pleasure in ripping out of the ground by the roots.  I'll soon be packing for…
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Bend Beyond the Labels

Life lately has been at full steam ahead having come home from a weekend tour in Arizona right into a week of school concerts and graduations and then right back on tour this weekend to Torrey, Utah and…
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Breasts...and Other Things That Require Maintenance

I recently performed at a festival in Washington that was a fund-raiser for the Because There is Hope organization that does so much to support women with breast cancer in the Spokane area.  I met some amazing women and…
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Ramblings in G Major

The sounds of battle emerge from the living room as the boys play the X-Box, Millie smells an orange in the kitchen and prepares a snack, CeCe is in her red silky nightgown and yellow hair-bows jumping on…