If you are anything like me, I’m sure you have thought many times about how you
are going to win your first Grammy Award. I remember sitting in front of the
TV as a kid, dreaming of the day I would bring one home and plotting through my
mind all the people I would need to thank. I love to dream, and I love to dream
big. But let’s be honest
, most of us do nothing more than that. We just sit and
So here is a great question, what makes the dreamers turn into winners? I
believe there are many factors that play into this from destiny, to connections,
to being at the right place at the right time. But most of all I think it comes
down to hard work. That’s right…W.O.R.K!
As musicians, we often learn how to do things the easy way. We like to sleep in
late, stay out at night, eat bad, sing the way we always have. None of these
qualities take much effort or work. We simply go through the day laid back and
chill, because that’s what any cool rock star would do. But look at some of the
big winners, like Eminem, Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum, or Justin Bieber, they all have
very strong work ethic. This has helped them rise to the top of the list.
Now back to our original question. How do you go from dreamer to winner? I
think the first step is to perfect your craft. You are a singer, so become a
great singer. Be an expert in your field or genre. Build your range. Expand
your versatility. Get a coach! Every great athlete in the world has a coach.
Why shouldn’t we as vocal athletes have coaches? I really do believe that if you
want to go from your living room floor to the great performance stages of the
world, and maybe even take home a Grammy one day, you must have a vocal coach.
So put that drive and hard work ethic to practice and let us help you reach
for the stars. Who knows? Your picture may be on the BMS and Singing Success
websites one day!
Tell me what your favorite performance on the 2011 Grammy’s was by posting to
this blog. We love your feedback. You can also check out all this year’s
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