Good to Be Back Home Again Vocally

Feels so good to be working again at Billy Decker’s studio here in Nashville where I spent countless hours a few years back working on my last album. As soon as I walked in the place it was like no time had passed and I was right back home again.

Billy has mixed many a hit record in country music in this studio, too. His collection of microphones are perfect for my voice. It was fun and easy to get my lead vocals, and we are adding more instruments soon and rough mixing and then more background vocals before moving on to the next batch of songs.

I look forward to every step of this project. I appreciate such a strong team of musicians and engineers who are working with me.

This is one happy Memorial Day weekend for me, pouring my heart into some new music written from my heart and seeing my songs come to life.

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“From the Heart of a Child” New Digital Music Release

I recorded my first album at age ten. As I heard it for the first time since my childhood last year, I could not help but cry thinking about my life and how faithful God has been to me through every season. I sang the songs with all of my heart as a child and mean them even more today.

I decided to make this available for everyone to hear. (I grew up in TN, but I went through a phase where I tried to sing these Christian songs without an accent, which is both cute and a little comical looking back. The album was recorded in the middle of that phase, and it was my first time being in a recording studio. I had no producer and there were no second takes).

I sang as a soloist in revival meetings back when Baptist churches had revival meetings. I began singing solos at age three but began traveling and singing professionally at age ten, the same year I recorded these songs.

Here is the album now on iTunes, Spotify, Napster, Soundcloud, Pandora and everywhere digital music is sold, as all money from it goes to support my Christian nonprofit organization that helps reach underprivileged children and more all over the world.

Dwayna Litz “From the Heart of a Child”

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Recording Session at Ocean Way

I have begun working on my next release, and I had the time of my life last Friday at a twelve hour session at Ocean Way, working with stellar musicians, songwriters and singers, all of whom were very inspiring. We worked on three new songs I have written.  I am not sure what this next album will be called. All I know is I have ten-twelve songs that are all me. I am enjoying working on finishing the rest of them, getting ready for my next session for the next batch.

I had not seen some of these musician and writer friends of mine in years, and it brought back memories from when I worked with them at the age of nineteen on Music Row (when I got my first publishing deal). I used to work daily with Mark Capps, the recording engineer for this session, at the old Sound Shop Studio, owned by Buddy Killen. Mark now has a collection of Grammys, and the same goes for most of the people pictured. Photos in the order pictured: Bruce Bouton (steel, dobro), Jeff Taylor (piano, keys), myself, Dennis Crouch (upright bass), Mark Capps (engineer) and Jeff Crossan (co-writer on one of the songs). We ended the day with some background vocals with Monty Allen and Suzanne Young, and they did a beautiful job.

The whole day was fun, and we all shared a musical chemistry that was special. I began the day with B. James Lowry, as we started with guitar vocals and built from there. It’s nice to be recording in Nashville again. I started here at age fifteen, moved here at age seventeen, backstage and onstage at the Grand Ol’ Opry, and began singing demos on Music Row at age eighteen. Now, I have come full circle, and it feels so good to be back musically.

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