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Eagles1stFlightACHIEVEMENT LEVEL 2

Eagles1stFlight's real name is Bryan Smith. Bryan is 48 years old, is located in Alabama / USA and has been a SingSnap member since May 24, 2007. He has a total of 87 public recordings that have been viewed 16,543 times and 5 achievement points.

Check me out on myspace MUSIC at http://www.myspace.com/thesaxman08

 
HI! Thanks for stopping by and listening... I hope you find something here that you enjoy and if so, please take a minute and say HI. I try to reply to every person who leaves me any comments, but sometimes I get quite a few and don't make it to everyone but please know that each and every one is tremendously appreciated!

So, I guess I'll start with the fact that first and foremost in my life is my relationship with Jesus Christ, my truest friend and ally as I walk through this uncertain world with God my Father preparing me as all father's do to enter into the next phase of my life with him in heaven. This preparation has consisted of many good times, but lots of bad as well culminating with the loss of my beloved wife in 2002 (Have a look... To Where You Are). This one act that I was certain would bring my destruction, in itself changed my course and brought me back into fellowship with him eternally. And I can now honestly say that though I don't understand it, I am thankful that it has been used in a way that only he can.

I am also thankful for the three wonderful children that he has blessed me without whom without I would probably have not survived the heartbreak of losing her. I can also say that I am very grateful for my family especially my mom (ProudMom stop in and say HI to her.. she's AWESOME!) some of whom you may see me play or sing songs for from time to time and my girlfriend Eagles_Angel66 and her daughters who have also been instrumental in helping to shape this "new" me.

But since this is a music site, let me tell you a little about my love for this transcendant thing we call music. Since I was very young, becoming a professional musician is what I always wanted to be when I "grew up" . And that is exactly what I did, working in many different bands, and doing professional recordings for a short stint until in 1993 my beautiful wife told me that in order to continue down that path, I would have to do it without her as I was about to enter the heavy "road" work that inevitably is part of every musicians life at some point, and she couldn't see herself living that life. She wanted me to do what I needed or wanted to do, and loved me very much, but she had to be honest about how she felt and she made it clear to me that the decision was mine to make and she would still love me regardless of that decision. But, for me, there really was no decision. My childhood dream become reality had subconsiously been replaced by a new one... HER and my family! So... I gladly and without regret layed down my saxophone for what I thought was for good. But since her passing, I have slowly begun to bring it back into my life especially as my kids get older and there is more room for it. And I am finding that I still have the same passion for music I've always had.

I'm no longer the musician I once was, but I'm getting better all the time, and I hope maybe someday to regain the ability of my youth. But more importantly now... is that I FIRMLY believe that whatever gifts and talents God gives us we should use to glorify HIM and that's what I intend to do! These talents aren't mine anyway... I've simply got them on loan from HIM.

So, I choose to Praise HIM and then even though I may not have the "chops" of my younger days, or be able to control my finger movements as I once did.... ALL Glory is HIS and maybe.. just maybe... somebody can catch of glimpse of the Glory I've seen in HIM through me.

My Saxophone Recordings

The Old Rugged Cross - Gospel
Here and Now - Luther Vandross
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles

Songs That Reflect My Faith

He Touched Me - Elvis Presley
Amazing Grace - Elvis Presley
When I Get Where I'm Goin' - Brad Paisley
To Where You Are - Josh Groban
Who Am I - Casting Crowns
You'll Be There - George Strait
The Old Rugged Cross - Gospel
Because He Lives - The Gaithers
Above All - Praise & Worship
If You're Reading This - Tim McGraw

My Favorite Vocal Recordings

The Change - Garth Brooks
To Where You Are - Josh Groban
Fall - Clay Walker
Goodbye Time - Blake Shelton
Sailing - Christopher Cross
When I Get Where I'm Goin' - Brad Paisley
Hello - Lionel Richie
Still - Lionel Richie
If You're Reading This - Tim McGraw
Twenty Years Ago - Kenny Rogers
She Believes In Me - Kenny Rogers
Your Love Amazes Me - John Berry
It Was Almost Like a Song - Ronnie Milsap
It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground - Willie Nelson
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson
Don't Close Your Eyes - Keith Whitley
I'll Think of Something - Mark Chestnutt
I Wish You'd Stay - Brad Paisley
'Til I Loved You - Restless Heart
A Tender Lie - Restless Heart

Sax accompaniment with Other Snappers Thank you all very much

Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With souldeclan)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With redheart)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With Mr-Magoo-Who)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With -JoSie-)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With Taya)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With BronxBruce)
The Old Rugged Cross (With FullOfGrace)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With FullOfGrace)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With SultryFrenchKizz)
The Old Rugged Cross (With texasyellowrose)
The Old Rugged Cross (With tweetythetexan)
The Old Rugged Cross (With Eagles_Angel66)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With Bearfox)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With Lynnie)
One In A Million - Larry Graham (With bigdog44830)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With SlvrEagle)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With JohnnyVee)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With WireBender)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With LilBitK0ntry)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With sherloto)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With Briboy)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With ojibawayprincess)
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (With johngolf)

My Open Duets - Come Sing With Me

Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart - Alison Krauss & Shenandoah
You And I - Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle
Whiskey Lullaby - Allison Krauss & Brad Paisley
We've Got Tonight - Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
Endless Love - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
With You I'm Born Again - Billy Preston & Syreeta
Georgia On My Mind (Saxophone Solo) - Ray Charles

Some of the duets I've DoneThank You For Singing With Me

You and I - With ThelmaHarper
Endless Love - With mystic_karen
You and I - With tweetythetwexan
Somewhere in the Vicinity Of The Heart - With tweetythetwexan
Whiskey Lullaby - With tweetythetwexan
Whiskey Lullaby - With Eagles_Angel66
Whiskey Lullaby - With SingingRainbow
The Angels Cried - With Caletia
Fields Of Gold - With -Josie-
I Can't Tell You Why - With -Josie-
We've Got Tonight - With Eagles_Angel66
We've Got Tonight - With caletia
With You I'm Born Again - With tigress1167
We've Got Tonight - With ccsingasong
With You I'm Born Again - With FullOfGrace
With You I'm Born Again - With Catherine316
Endless Love - With Eagles_Angel66
Endless Love - With SingingRainbow
With You I'm Born Again - With Eagles_Angel66
With You I'm Born Again - With Nikkie
With You I'm Born Again - With SingingRainbow

My Favorite Recordings From Other Snappers

Sentimental Journey - Cerebraljam, Ally, Cali, & Mike
Amazing Grace - One-Time-Man
Foolish Games - Audrey12350

Please take a few minutes to see the Heart of a God made visible through Mr. Rick Burgess of the radio show Rick & Bubba who gave this speech 3 days after the passing of his youngest son William Bronner Burgess.

God Bless You and Your Family Rick Burgess! Your family in Christ is praying for you...

A Father's Heart by Rick Burgess

A Father's Heart - Part 2

A Father's Heart - Part 3