Tuesday, April 07, 2009
American Idol Generationals Reunion!
This week, I'm out in Los Angeles writing. Wrote yesterday with Lindy Robbins and Jess Cates who have written some HUGE songs for people like Nick Lachay, Backstreet Boys, Faith Hill, and many more. We wrote a KILLER song to pitch...I think it'll definitely get cut!
Anyway, the title of the blog...what's that about?
Well, some of you may know that Danny Gokey and I have become friends...not close or anything, but friends via phone calls and texts. When I found out I was coming out to L.A., I let Danny know and we decided to get together if his schedule allowed. American Idol is notorious for not letting the contestants know what's going on till the last minute, so our plans to get together Sunday night were thwarted. But last night, he called me as I was finishing up my writing session and told me he had some time to hang out!
So I went to Rickey Minor's studio and picked him and we headed over to a nice Italian restaurant and ate.
Meanwhile, on the way to pick up Danny, I called Jason Castro to say hello and found out he's living in the L.A. area now working on writing his album. I won't steal his thunder but congrats to Jason on his success. Anyway, he asked if he could join Danny and I and when I asked Danny it was of course okay, so Jason met us at the restaurant.
We spent the next 3 1/2 hours just talking getting to know each other, and building a friendship between the 3 of us. All of us are believers so it was awesome just talking about faith and what God was doing in us and about our experience with Idol.
Seriously - I don't say this lightly - I think God has some big things for Danny. Maybe it's not selling millions and millions of records, maybe it is. But his heart is to use his foundation - Sophia's Heart - to change people's lives is contagious.
Jason is doing great, too. He's writing like crazy and is excited about what's happening for his career. Again, there's not much else I can say at this point, nor should I say...but know that Jason is doing great!
Hopefully I'll get to hang out with the guys again before I leave on Saturday.