Grapevine & Appalachian Girls

We have had some grapevine take over a few trees, so we yanked it down. I made seven wreaths from it. I plan to keep one, but if anyone else is interested in one, I will sell them for $10…


Heaven & Earth 

We watch the lightening bugs gather in the grass and rise up in synchronicity around 8:30 almost every night. It is a luxury afforded to those who are able to seek it out and turn off the artificial world. On…


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

I would like to wish everyone a blessed Christmas and holiday season. Thank you for your support through the year! 

My parents taught me two special things about Christmas that I would like to share with you.



Mourning Sky

I wrote this after the 9/11 tragic act of terrorism happened. I am sharing it by request. Thank you. May we all continue to pray for one another as we still stumble through the horrors of that day.



Ain't No Such Thing As A New Barn

As I have been traveling, I have noticed so many barns in disrepair. Some still in use, but many more not. There's something that fascinates me about old barns. I can try to imagine simpler times, tough times... Every barn…

It's Spring! 

It's been a long winter full of work, snow and writing! I have not updated too much, except for when we have has new music to share on The Knoxville Sound. Thanks for all of the support through the year…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you! Thank you for a fabulous 2016! I can not wait to hear what lies in store for 2017. 
I wanted to let you know I have been traveling a bit. I have been…

Merry Christmas

The sun shines on 
This ol’ frosty ridge 
Cardinals hoping to find 
Seed on the lawn 
Just a smidge 
Tennessee on my mind... 

Chimney smoke fills 
The evening skies 
Blends into the Heavens 
Mountains grow still 
Until the sunrise …


Down the Old Road

Good morning...  I have a special announcement to make today. A few days ago I posted lyrics I wrote about the terrible fires in Gatlinburd and the Great Smoky Mountains. I have been blessed and humbled by the hundreds of…


Hello! We have some new music and updates! Sande Sue Riggs, a former law enforcement officer, has made a cover recording of Into the Blue. You can find it on the Into the Blue page. 
Several new songs are also…

Red Lights and Rain

Heading to North Carolina and it is rainy in I thought I would share Red Lights and Rain. Jeff S Jones did such an amazing job on this one, and he made a video. I tried, but my video…