I seriously considered ending my post right there because I have no words for tonight.
What follows may not actually be words but mere animal shrieks and primal screams from the extraterrestrial embodiment of beneficence that is Master David Archuleta.
I don’t know if it was the hometown love, the collaborator support or the full moon, but David took himself to new places tonight in Franklin.
He certainly took all of us to new places.
I wept during Say Me, but I can’t articulate why because it bypassed my brain and went straight to my heart.
I set up my phone to take a video just because I love the song and before I could consciously recognize the wonderment that was happening, my eyes welled up with tears and I was a mess.
Forevermore was named a favourite by peeps who’d never heard the song before and Higher Ground. Oh My God. And I mean that as an actual prayer of thanks. Here’s a peek at just the ending alone captured by the lovely and amazing Pastel.
Anyway, more later when I’ve had a chance to process all this but just had to share.
Feeling so blessed right now to be a fan of this remarkable human.
And to share with all of you what that means.❤️❤️❤️❤️
The songwriters and producers must’ve been in awe last night at what David unleashed live… I know I was.
And I’d like to extend a personal thank you to Trent Dabbs, who was there tonight, and who co-wrote some of my favourite songs on Postcards in the Sky (Numb, OTIS, Say Me) for talking David off the ledge of possibly quitting music, and instead encouraging him to write about how he was feeling. Thank youuuuuu!!!!!!!!
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What a group of folks to have all in one photo!! These are some of the writers/producers that I had the privilege of working with on the new album #postcardsinthesky . They helped me to find my voice and get out what was in me through lyric and song. Over the next week or so I'm going to introduce each of them to you and explain the experience I had working with each of them. And What a night in Franklin, Tennessee!! Thank you so much everyone who came and gave me a good welcome to my new home here in Tennessee! If you came tonight, what moment stuck with you???? #thomasdoeve #isabeaumiller #shaunbalin #jeremybose #trentdabbs #casoncooley #franklin #tennessee
I just can’t stop thinking about the show last night. How happy and confident David was. How appreciative of all the support… from fans and peers. How we get a bunch of shows in one: Pop Star David, Rocker David, Groovy Soul David, Comedian David, and Inspirational Speaker David. All wrapped up in one precious package.
He’s an arena-caliber talent who we get to see in these intimate venues… for now. #feelingsoblessed
Praise be, the illustrious Donna Periscoped the amazingness that was this evening.
My vids and pics aren’t great but I’ll post because I can 🙂
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What an experience. The show last night was out of this world. I can’t thank David & band & crew enough! More than the music though was the experience. Thanks aren’t enough to everyone who was in Nashville this weekend both in person and in spirit. If you’d asked me 10 years ago if I’d have friends all over the world and if I’d travel around and meet up with them for much needed moments of fun and bonding and be able to talk to them anytime, even when we’re not hanging out in person…well let’s just say that shy little old me would have politely chuckled and quickly slipped away. I’m proud to know you all and it makes my heart happy that you have genuinely welcomed me ❤️ So I’m getting pretty mushy here but I’ve got a 7 hour drive ahead of me and I’m sitting in the hotel parking lot contemplating how lovely life can be. Normal. Lol. Thank you everyone who read this ridiculously long caption! I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. It’s nice to throw your words into the world and know that you’ll be heard…by someone. 😘
Love you, Miss Tina! 😭😭😭😭😭
And the Shellster does it again, what a shot!
VIDEOOOOS!!!!! (Thank you, Divine Ms. M.!!!!!)
When David gets verklempt, so do we, am I right?
My love for this song grows with each passing day, and live, alsjsjdhdgdgsgfzfz
He Lives in You (thank you, Shelley!❤️)