This song was an extreme surprise and pleasure for me. James Stiltner worked up the background for me; Roger Woods, Sr from Push Mountain Publishing took it to CashBox Magazine where it hit their charts and ended up #1 in Jan 2 years ago. I’m pleased that God saw fit to allow me to do all this work on the music, and I thank Roger for his support in all I’ve done. It’s been a LOT of hard work, but I love what I do… gives me purpose to keep going.
The last few years have seen me go through some rather tough times. My family, and my very dear friend and publisher, Roger Woods, Sr. have been a constant help and encouragement. In getting to spend time with Roger, we’ve had many long talks about concerns that are not always easy to deal with… our lives have to change to go along with our circumstances. Roger and I came to an agreement that our time on earth is limited, and we are both well aware that there is a place where we won’t have the suffering known to us on earth here. That place is called Heaven.. and it will be Heaven Forever.. so together we wrote this song!!
For those of you who could not join in on CONNIE’S COUNTRY GOSPEL CORNER today, you are able to see it here. We always share some very good Gospel Music by varying artists. Then we are totally blessed with having Pastor Jamey Cowgill bring to us a Devotional again. I want to thank him for taking his time to put these study’s together so well… I’ve learned a lot from them. And as always, I like to bring to you a Gospel Singer/Songwriter each week who shares some of their own music.. and the stories behind the song. I’m thrilled to have Ty Hodges from Pembroke. Georgia share with us. Ty is a most unusually talented gal, who is just about as country as you can GET…. you will ENJOY! Listen in here: https://www.whprradio.com/ @ 11:AM CST. #GospelMusic #ChristianRadio #PushMountainPublishing #Encouragement#Comfort #GooglePlus #Linkedin
I have made a decision!! In speaking with Roger Woods Sr... (my publisher from Push Mountain Publishing… we did concur that my music is to get out and available to hear. I’ve decided to go to making mp4’s out of them so you can all just watch and listen in video format what I do! I don’t care about ‘charts’… making a huge name for myself… selling a bunch of CD’s. I just know that God spared my life to get the music OUT there that he as given me to write and do. The last few months have been a bit tough, in that I’ve had health issues that have held me back here some. I DO know that I have no time to waste to do what I need to get done. So, this is the avenue that has been decided upon. I will keep on getting my songs all done in this format so they can go online and be shared anywhere with anybody!! I just pray that God will bless any who may run across them. Please feel free to share with your
I AM soooo pleased to be able to bring to you the CashBox Magazine Charts again for December. It’s amazing to see my name still on them now.. for the 4th month in a row. I want to THANK Bruce Elrod & Doug from CashBox Magazine and all the people who have helped to see this happen. I want to thank Roger from Push Mountain Publishing Company for reaching out with my music and giving this gal a chance to see the rest of her music get out to the world. I pray God will touch people through what I do!! Thank all you, my friends and family for all your support and wonderful words of encouragement!!
(And Lo and Behold… a little surprise.. a 2nd song “Christmas Without Jesus” written by Marty Denton“, sung by myself, also hit the Traditional Country chart) Double blessing)
I wish to say a huge thank you to Roger Woods, Sr. from Calico Rock Arkansas for looking and listening to everything I’ve presented to him. He’s taken time to explain many things that I, as an artist never really knew. The singing has always been a part of my life from the time I was a little girl… but there’s a huge difference between just picking up your guitar, or sitting to the keyboards and singing or writing a song….. and getting it out there to the public to be heard all over the country and around the world. I never DREAMED in my wildest imaginations that any of my music could go so far… and here it is ending up on CashBox Magazines charting system… (this is the 4th month in a row now). It would not have happened by just sitting with my little guitar or playing my keyboard and singing to my hearts content. It takes a LOT more understanding of how the Music Industry works than what I ever knew. So it’s with a HUGE thank you to this man for doing all he’s done and all he is still doing for me.
Thank you, Roger
I was one very surprised and blessed lady to go to get a package in the mail. Opened it UP to find this awesome plate!! I thank Roger Woods Sr., and Push Mountain Publishing Co. for honoring me this way. To be given the label of ‘Singer/Songwriter of the Year 2016’ It will be among my very finest ‘treasures’. Thank you so very much!!!
How did “A Diamond In The Son” come to be?
This video was inspired from a dream that I had back in 1990 and 1991 during the Persian Gulf War. I carried the memory of that dream with me all these years, till just recently 11/20/2016, I felt inspired to write it down. In looking it over, I decided to put it, verbally, into my recording system here, and in doing so, I shared it with both my publisher, Roger, from Rogers Music Promotions, and Jon Adamson, who works with me in production. We decided that it was something that needed to get OUT there to be shared with others. I still have one of my boys deployed to Afghanistan… but I also have a son who has been, and still is, in law enforcement. As we all know, their lives are in danger every single day. I’m NOT the ONLY parent who has these ‘fears’… but I’m happy to say.. there is comfort that comes from above to help see us through these times of strife, turmoil, and chaos.
I trust “A Diamond In The Son” will bless your heart and bring you some peace too!!
To my four sons: Mark Collins (Law Enforcement) Timothy, Donna Collins The Navy (in the Persian Gulf War), Jesse Collins III, (in the Persian Gulf War… spent 28 years in the military), Joshua Collins (The US Marines/ Army National Guard and many deployments to the Middle East).. My Grandson, Jon Collins, in The US Army, & William Pevytoe, (The Marine Corp)
Jon Adamson from Temecula, California is a talent second to none!!! This man not only knows the guitar and how to make your heart come alive with it, but also is excellent with photography. From there, he puts it all together to create awesome reflections in simple pictures, or as complex as videos. If you have special work that needs to be done, please keep Jon in mind as he will give you quality product every time.
Contact Jon At: firstname.lastname@example.org