Jordan Curtis Parker
Country Music and YouTube
Modern day technology and social networking has launched the entire world into a new and foreign way of finding talent. I myself am a project of being able to self-publish all over the Internet so when I find someone else brave enough to put themselves out there with their skill and passion you have to at least give them credit for trying.
Social networking is how I stumbled upon Jordan Parker. I knew a guy who had served with him and was sharing his YouTube video’s constantly and blowing up my newsfeed. After the second or third post I was curious enough to at least listen to the music and see what he had to offer. But as I am hard to impress with real country music, especially songs like Randy Travis’ Three Wooden Crosses I didn’t have much faith in Parker’s ability.
I was wrong. It doesn’t take long listening to his cover of Travis’ hit song or his covers of Jamey Johnson’s music like In Color to know that this Untied States Army Veteran and recently born again Christian has some serious talent.
While it’s just YouTube video’s now for Illinois boy, I and a lot of others, have high expectations. If Justin Beiber could be discovered via YouTube surely a country music star can be too.
Check out some of his YouTube video’s below.
I look forward to more music soon again soon Jordan. Perhaps some Garth, Waylon, Hank or some bluegrass even?
Three Wooden Crosses
Ghostly Cries From Dixie- (Book)
One of the latest books I've read and loved it. It's hard to impress me with a collection of stories but the author did it. Below is my 5 Star review and a link to the book on Amazon available in paperback and E-Book formats.
This is the perfect read for someone who's a history buff, likes ghost but would still like to sleep at night. Ghostly Cries from Dixie gives something that a lot of "scary" stories don't, facts. The history and folklore that stands behind the stories from America's south is enough to make chills go up and down your spine in broad daylight. It's not overly gory and relates to a lot of factual events, (which is the interesting and creepy part). The haunts the author talks about are real places with real solid American history.
Here's a short list to recap my favorites of the historic events and hauntings Fitzhugh has in store for you.
Mayhem on the Mighty Mississippi. Granted I'm from up by Saint Louis, further upriver from the accident Fitzhugh describes but the Mississippi River is home to me. I know first-hand many of the lives the Mississippi has taken. However, I never knew about this factual steamboat explosion of the Sultana in 1865. History books forget to mention the horrible accident, and they sure didn't mention the haunting that follows!
The Bell Witch of Tennessee. If you haven't read the whole book he wrote on the haunting then you know he put this short piece of the tale in Ghostly Cries just to get you hooked. I know I am, but personally I don't see me reading the book, I find the Bell Witch possibly the creepiest of all the haunts, I like haunts, just well, this Witch is nuts.
The Greenbrier Ghost. The Ghost helps convict her murder; it's in the records, it really happened, in a courtroom. That right there just made the book.
The LaLaurie Mansion. The hauntings themselves wasn't what got me with this story as forever
being burned into my brain. Read it and I promise you, you will never forget either.
Fitzhugh, if I counted right, offers 19 other stories in his collection. From mystery lights to stories about those awesome southern mansions you always wanted to live in but know, with even more proof now, that they are all haunted.
Trust me; even if you creep out easily, you have to read this book. It's entertaining, educating and just out and out good. Which reminds me... there was way more pirates on America's shinning Atlantic shore than I, a history geek, ever knew about until Fitzhugh and his factual stories informed me. Disney's pirate movies have been misleading us.