hello everyone! i know that it's been a long time since i last did one of these. i have to get better at this whole technology thing! well, things have been very busy since i last wrote. i'm still in the studio finishing up the last few songs for the album. i expect that it will be coming out next spring. as i said before, i think you all are going to like it very much. it's definitely a step in a new direction, but in a very good direction. i can't wait to get it out there for everyone to hear.
i also had the opportunity to be a part of a great project with diane warren and oprah winfrey. oprah produced a television movie called "for one more day" and i was honored that she asked me to sing the theme song for the movie. it is a song called "ordinary day" and it was written by diane warren, the most prolific songwriter ever! i hadn't worked with diane since 98 degrees first album in 1996, so it was great to have the opportunity again. i will be performing the song on the oprah winfrey show on december 5th, so check that out if you get a chance and be sure to watch the movie on december 9th on abc. it really is a good film. you can also download the song on itunes if you want to.
i've also been involved in a few television projects recently. maybe some of you saw me co hosting the tree lighting at Rockefeller center in NYC. it was a lot of fun and a great way to get into the holiday spirit. some of you may have also seen the promos on nbc for a show called "clash of the choirs" that i'm a part of. it's going to be a lot of fun. kelly rowland, michel bolton, patti labelle, and blake shelton are also doing the show. each of us went back to our hometowns and formed choirs that we will be competing with in NYC starting on december 17th on nbc. the choirs will the be voted on by the viewers throughout america and the winner will be decided on december 20th. this is where you guys come in. i need everyone to vote for my choir and help us win the "clash of the choirs" championship. i'm really proud of the choir i have from cincinnati and i can't wait for everyone to hear them starting on december 17th. i also have a couple of tv shows that i'm producing which should be coming out in the next 6 months and i'll tell you more about that later.
as always, i want to thank everybody for your continued support and wish everybody a very safe and happy holiday season!
Monday, December 10, 2007