Jason Earley Event – Public Invited
It’s always exciting to see young people do well and succeed through their own efforts, so I thought I would pass along the good news that Sharps Chapel resident, Jason Earley was recently offered a recording and distribution contract with Tate Music Group!
Jason is headed into his senior year at Union County High School and has already released two albums (Answers and Until My Heart Stops Beating) and is currently writing his third. He will be releasing all 3 with Tate Music Group.
According to the press release:
Director of A&R Brianne Webb said Jason’s personality not only through his music, but also in person are what led TMG to offering him a recording and distribution contract. “Jason is a talented singer/songwriter and brings an original sound and versatility of writing styles to the table,” Webb said. “In addition to that, he will be a great role model to his audience. We are honored to have him on our roster.”
Jason attends Union County High School where he is in the top of his class, involved in sports, FCA, and the BETA Club. He is involved with Compassion International and personally sponsors a child in Guatemala. This summer he is attending Governors School for the Arts at MTSU studying vocals and will also attend a songwriting school in Nashville with the Gospel Music Association. He is also represented by Advantage Models and Talent in Nashville. He attends Fellowship Church in Knoxville where he has served for over 7 years on the youth worship team and he will be the one of the leaders of youth worship beginning this fall.
July 7, 2012 Event – Public Invited
Jason will celebrate his 2nd CD at a Release Party at Fellowship Church on Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville on July 7th, at 7pm. The public is welcome.
Life is an Adventure!
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Tennessee Beats All 50 States
Tennessee’s Tax Freedom Day is March 31, 2012. Residents of Tennessee will bear the lowest average tax burden in 2012, with Tax Freedom Day arriving for us on March 31. Also early are Louisiana (April 1), Mississippi (April 1), South Carolina (April 3), and South Dakota (April 4).
See map of Tax Freedom Day by State.
On average for all 50 states, Tax Freedom Day® 2012 arrives on April 17 this year, four days later than last year due to higher federal income and corporate tax collections. That means Americans will work 107 days into the year, from January 1 to April 17, to earn enough money to pay this year’s combined 29.2% federal, state, and local tax bill.
Interestingly, the latest ever Tax Freedom Day was May 1, 2000—meaning Americans paid 33.0% of their total income in taxes. A century earlier, in 1900, Americans paid only 5.9% of their income in taxes, meaning Tax Freedom Day came on January 22.
Another great reason to live in Tennessee!
Dad on His 95th Birthday
This is a photo of my Dad and me on his 95th birthday at my home in Ohio. He looks pretty good for 95! He still drives his little red Volkswagen Beetle to Cincinnati and Chillicothe weekly. He has always driven long distances (his commute when he worked at WPAFB was an hour each way) and he looked at it as his time to unwind.
Original Style VW Beetle
I wanted to do something special to celebrate this milestone birthday and when I learned that my friend Mary Landis had a daughter, Christine, that did fondant icing cakes, an idea was forming in my mind. The theme I came up with was “driving his little red Volkswagen Beetle”. All I told Christine was that I wanted the car and roads and to be as creative as she wanted.
Dads 95th Birthday Cake
This is what she came up with! I was thrilled and Dad couldn’t wait to cut into it. Note the exit sign and the Interstate sign that depicts his age.
Dad has not seen our Sharps Chapel home yet. It is a little too far for him to tackle on his own. I think my brother Tom is going to bring him down at Christmas. He will surely treasure the visit.
He was born a city boy in Cincinnati, but chose to buy a 10-acre farm in the country to raise his family and that is where I grew up. The apple does not fall too far from the tree.
Image via Wikipedia
My blog got hacked. Although the timing was not of my choosing, it gave me an opportunity to give Sharps Chapel Living a new look since the old site was toast. Life IS an adventure.