This is an honor to be included on this list. In my efforts and journey as an artist, songwriter, producer and entreprenuer..and in the midst of my career being a mother raising two children and being able to primarily single-handedly raise them to be quality and ground human beings (my most significant job/role) sending them off to college to achieve their dreams as young adults.
Fighting for everything, facing every challenge, continuing to grind, working hard far beyond what people know or see – succeeding toward new goals like many every day.
The older I’ve gotten the more it’s important to know that through this my work and chosen profession in music with this type longevity, knowing many have counted me out since the beginning..through this I hope it inspires others to be fearless and strong – even when there are times you feel despair, discouraged, weak and want to give up..keep going – stay strong.
The new post on Poptastic Confessions’ year end review which included ‘DANCER” in 2015, is wrapped up by a review from a concert goer (first timer) from our concerts at Yoshi’s New Year’s Eve 3 day run at Yoshi’s. I would love to see the single featured on one of the dance shows and an ad campaign – it’s perfect…just putting it out there to the universe.
See what they had to say about Jody Watley and the new Shalamar Reloaded, click to read it on: Poptastic Confessions
Video shares of the concept dance video directly from my Facebook/JodyWatleyOfficial have surpassed 300K views in a week.
What a delight it was to find out PARADISE made the Hot 16 List on Soulbounce amongst an eclectic list of young and emerging talent – that is quite fabulous for a vet like me. To remain fresh and true to myself always keeps my soul rooted in my work. I always hope my efforts and collaborations resonate with audiences large, small and diverse as well as the young without pandering and the young and heart. It’s in the music!
See the full list and discover other artists outside of the usual : Soulbounce
The music also made an appearance twice on the Dave Higdon’s Favorites of 2014, including ‘DANCER’ in the Top 3: Poptastic Confessions