Reaching New Heights



Reaching New Heights in 2016

Just yesterday, Feb 25, at our Prison Ministry, the inmates were so engaged that we only got to do one of my songs. I introduced a song, Give the Glory to God, to this new set of hearts and ears and we sang it with gusto! Lots of smiles and laughter. Grown men, prisoners, rejoicing to be able to sing to the Lord with enthusaism. I was blown away.

When we finished the song, one of the guys said, "Why don't we hear this on the radio? You ought to get it there!"

I don't know these guys.

They are not the highest level of our local community.

But, they are all churched. They all wish they had not made the mistakes they did.

They all want to change.

And, they all like to sing good, upbeat, meaningful, Praise and Worship songs.

Everytime I leave the prison to return home, just like yesterday, I am on Cloud 9 and so thankful for the blessings I have received.

So, one of my goals this year is to get a few songs sung - live or recorded, solo or with a small combo - on a local radio station - for the sake of "my" prisoners and for the glory of God.

In my Goal Tracker, below, I have underlined my accomplishments to date and then out on the right, I have underlined my 2016 goal. I think I am off to a good start and I hope you will say a prayer for me this year. I certainly will for you.

Lou Soileau's 2016 Goal Tracker: updated 02/26/2016

Songs  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Live Shows  1 2 35 6 7 8 9 10 11

CDs 6 7 8 9 10 11

Film/TV Placement 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Radio Play 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Monthly Income  $1k $2k $3k $5k $10k

Courtesy of Cheryl B. Engelhardt and InTheKeyOfSuccess.com

Thanks, Cheryl.

All the best and every success, people!

June 22: Been away from this for a while but wanted to share that I just finished another lead sheet and mp3 of a theme song for a Womens ACTS Retreat at St Justin Martyr in Houston.

I have learned how to compose and to record completely online using Flat.io for the manuscript and Soundtrap.com for the recording. Here are the links to show you what you can do with these programs:

Lead Sheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_vw4T937OnbUWdzUzdIUnR1dzg

mp3: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_vw4T937OnbN3B3X3RVQzlmTW8

I am working on two more theme songs right now. They are composed but not on paper or recorded, yet. And, I am looking forward to beating my goal of 10 new songs this year.

As of October 24:

I have exceeded my composing goal by writing 13 new songs this year and still moving forward. Included in the tunes are four songs outside of my norm of Christian-themed work. Two of the four have been picked up by others. And, I did write a song based on Psalm 95 at the request of a Gospel singer - I have not often had the chance to write for others.My Live Shows, although mostly just small group gigs, keep coming and I actually did get on stage with The Band of Brothers in early October singing at a benefit for Louisiana Flood Victims - a new song "Yo! Bro!". All this has come without any income growth, however. Still working on that.


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