(Image by David Swales (Originally uploaded to Flickr as Hello Shania) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
Thank you so very much for taking time to visit my studio.
I just wanted to take a moment to share a bit about myself with you.
I was born in Northern, Ontario, Canada and moved to Florida at the age of 4 or 5 years..then on to West Virginia...then back to Canada ...then back to Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and West Virginia, just to name a few!! I currently reside in Southern Ontario, Canada.
My father was a technical engineer for a nuclear power plant company..we traveled a great deal during my childhood, throughout the U.S...But no matter where we went or for how long, he always managed to start up a band and they played the local taverns wherever we lived!!..My dad currently resides in Ohio, where in his retirement, he owned a Country Music Tavern for many years.
I started singing when I was a very young girl, my father being my greatest mentor. He sang only country music and although he had his very own voice, he sounded like Merle Haggard to me ..a distinct beautiful sounding voice..he was sometimes mistaken for Hank Snow ..He so loved music, played many instruments, guitar being his favourite.
I sing here today in gratitude and dedication to my father and mother, for instilling their love for country music in me.
...I am forever grateful...for if I didn't have my love for singing, there would've been times I'm sure, that I wouldn't have been very happy...
Singing has truly brought my life so much joy and happiness...it's something that I feel is such a part of who I am....and I believe many of you feel the very same...
Thank goodness, for this wonderful venue...SingSnap..where we can all share what we love so very much.
Thank you once again, for listening, talking to me and commenting on my singing..It truly makes my life feel fantastic!