Hey guys! Welcome! I'm April! It's all changed now, and I have NO idea how we're gonna get there but I'm still working on that 5 disc project! If you would've been here a few months ago you would've read:
I'm so glad you visited my probably-out-of-date-website (sorry 'bout it). We have a FANTASTIC world-renowned team in place to execute a 3 month international launch campaign. Be sure to subscribe on Youtube, Twitter (@ApriltheGirl) and this website to go along for the ride. I don't know exactly what it'll look like, but I am certain of this: We'd better buckle up!
If you're new, I’m just a country girl - who sometimes writes some not-so-country songs - Jesus-Freak-Wannabe. I guess I got here because I told Him, “I’ll do whatever you want me to do. I’ll go wherever you want me to go.” (read: Africa/orphanage). Who knew He would lead me to write country songs, become an artist, and now we’re working with some folks who just offered me a tv show filming my "rise up within the music industry?!" If you'd like to hear the whole story how ministry became mainstream music, you can read it here in the blog, What I Plan To Do ... and Why.
I believe you should use your gifts to fuel your passion. So I plan to use music as a platform to fund Love Them Now (Luke 10:24), my non-profit who's mission is to share God's goodness especially in places the church can't go....like April shows. : ) Why not, right?! To ensure I stay consistent with the path God called me to, it became pretty apparent starting my own record label was the only logical answer. Therefore, we formed Out East Records after where I'm from, the great Prentiss County in northeast Mississippi.;) At OER we have a triune mission: Make Music. Make Money. Make A Difference.
Oh how I can't WAIT for you to hear the upcoming project! It's called (ready?).....The Flower. Annnd it's made up of 35 songs with 5 discs/4 genres/7 songs each. Each disc/CD will make a pedal making "The Flower" roughly the size of a vinyl record. I am SO. Stinking. Pumped. For real. It's not going to be anything like what you've heard from me before. This record was written by and co-produced by - well - me....so I can keep it real. Hallelujah!
*If you're a Bible-nerd like me that's 5x7=35 (Grace x Perfection = Hope)* And that's exactly the point...of everything. Let's give people hope!
Lastly, thanks to all who supported What I'd Say. It reached #2 on the Hotdisc top 40 in the U.K (that's the only place we could afford to send it. Ha!). And y'all who shared "The Blessing in Bro Country.....The Power in PRO Country" and the song "Bro Country". That song seems so laughable now, (I was really mad when I wrote it!) but thanks to it we were featured in 100's of media outlets all across the nation as was the national tour for Little Pink Ribbon. Most read something like this: April Defends Bro Country; Can't We All Just Be PRO Country? Oooh! And I also got my first negative press from a Luke Bryan hater - SCORE! #buckelist
It's exciting times. God is good. I'm still spending a great deal of time pushing propofol (legally) in Alabama, and for the first time in 2 years i've paused volunteering for Father’s Heart Ministries (Branson) on their prophetic intercessory team to focus more on Love Them Now. You know I'm a resource junkie, so as always, send me your favorites. I'm always on active search for Love Them Now to find the most impactful resources possible.
Thank you so much for always sticking with me (& up for me) and sharing my tunes. I'm so sorry it's been longer than any of us would've liked for me to see your sweet faces again. Someday I'll properly address the reason for the break. We're gonna make the world better.....and it's GOTTA be soon. I can feel it!
Lovin' Ya'll Big,
P.S. Don't forget it's just "April" now - not "April Fraiser." That's right; we ditched the last name. I've joked about changing it to something like "To-Be-Announced" but that's a lot of letters.....and paper-work. So it's just "April" for now. Kind of like "Pink." :D
P.P.S. I'm not "April the Girl" in case there was any confusion. That's just the only Twitter name on the fly. However, I've never heard anyone call Luke Bryan "Luke Bryan Online" so I'm hoping I'm safe. ;)