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Jamie Lennon


From:
Nashville, TN
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 2:53 am    
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I remember back when I first posted "Moving to Nashville" there were mixed comments, some comments stating follow your dreams and go for it others not so good.

Well I took the plunge and did the move.
Got my work visa approved.

And so glad I did follow my dream !

So far I have got to meet so many new friends and players.

Been offered great road jobs, but i am happy working with Georgette who has a great career ahead.

Got to record on Georgettes cd.

Get to work broadway on a regular basis, great fun and great practice, I get to play with some of the best Musicians in town whilst on broadway.

I must admit I love Nashville and it has been such a great a learning curve.

Im still new here in town and know I still have a lot to learn but im so thankfull to be here and that things are working out for me.

Also would like to thank Paul Franklin, Brent Mason abd Tracy Pitcox for helping me with my visa recommendation letters.

And thank you to all forum members who supported my dream !


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Joe Cook


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Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 3:35 am    
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Hey Jamie, it's so good to hear that you are living your dream. It's a great inspiration! If you don't go for it in life, you are not living. Best of luck to you.
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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 3:50 am    
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Dreams do come true, don't they Question Not everyone has the same success as you, but you have to go for it if you want it.

It's uplifting to know that it has worked out well for you. Congratulations and much continued success is my wish for you.
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Billy Murdoch


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Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 4:40 am    
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Well done Jamie.
I hope You will be able to look in at the Sheraton in Dallas next week as You said in a previous post.
maybe we will get to shake hands.
Best regards
Billy
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Chris LeDrew


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Canada
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 5:11 am    
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Good on ya, Jamie! Enjoy!
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Larry Bressington


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Kearney Nebraska
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 5:41 am    
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Atta boy, Keep twangin brother!!
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Bob Blair


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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 6:12 am    
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That's great to hear Jamie. All best wishes to you.
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Ray Minich


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Bradford, Pa. Frozen Tundra
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 7:27 am    
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Holy schmokes some good news for a change.

My hat's off to ya and all those who have helped ya. Keep the dream alive!
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Jack Stoner


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Inverness, Fl
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 7:28 am    
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Jamie, I'm glad to hear it's been successful for you. And I wish you and Georgette luck in your lives and music endeavours.

You are one of the fortunate ones to be able to make a career in music in Nashville. There are many, whether from the US or from other countries, that do not make it for one reason or another.

It's also nice to see a Franklin Guitar brother doing well. Cool Very Happy
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Roger Rettig


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Naples, FL
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 8:53 am    
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I'm glad it's going well for you, Jamie.

All I ever wanted to do was to keep a roof over my head playing music. I believe that you're a success by any standard if you can manage that in your chosen career. For me it's been fifty years as a pro, with the last thirteen of those here in the US.

So far, so good.....

May you continue to prosper!
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Matthew Prouty


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Warsaw, Poland
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 9:57 am     Congrats!
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Jamie,

Are blogging anywhere regularly about your experiences?

Would love to keep up on it.

m.
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Jamie Lennon


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Nashville, TN
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 10:42 am    
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Thanks everyone !!!

Matt thats a great idea, I may start to do that.
I am making a music scrapbook so to say, everything that I have done and everything I do gonna get stuff in the scrapbook. Nice for me to look back on when im older lol !!!

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Matthew Prouty


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Warsaw, Poland
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 11:00 am    
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Jamie,

Start it now, because you won't want to do it one day when you have to!

Best of Luck to you.

m.
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Jody Sanders


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Magnolia,Texas, R.I.P.
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 11:00 am    
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Hang in there Jamie, follow that dream. Jody.
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Mike Fereday


From:
Newbury, Berkshire, England
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 12:00 pm    
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Hey Jamie

Glad it is working out for you. Always nice to hear a success story where someone is achieving their dreams.

Maybe see you in Dallas?

Mike
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Tony Prior


From:
Charlotte NC..
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 12:41 pm    
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congrats Jamie, great story...

great example for others..

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Carl Williams


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Oklahoma
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 2:00 pm     Do Good---Get Good!
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Jamie,
Good to hear you and Georgette are doing well and taking care of business in Music City! Smile I've sent you a Private Message. Carl
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Paddy Long


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Christchurch, New Zealand
Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 2:26 pm    
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Well done Jamie, I'm really pleased you made the decision to give it a go .. nothing ventured, nothing gained! I'm sure it will prove to be the best thing you could have done mate.
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CrowBear Schmitt


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Post  Posted 28 Feb 2011 4:13 pm    
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you done good Jamie Very Happy
a living example of dream comin' true
the scrapbook is an excellent idea
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Jamie Lennon


From:
Nashville, TN
Post  Posted 1 Mar 2011 3:49 am    
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Thanks !!!
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Jim Keeney


From:
Brownwood, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 1 Mar 2011 5:29 am    
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Best of luck to you and Georgette.
Looking forward to seeing both of you in Brady, TX
this month.
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David Nutt


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United Kingdom
Post  Posted 1 Mar 2011 10:29 am    
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Its all sounding good Jamie, best thing you could have done, certainly not much music-wise to keep a player like you over here in the UK. Ill be watching your career with interest.

Cheers mate
Dave.
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John Lemieux


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Post  Posted 1 Mar 2011 3:46 pm    
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Wow Jamie this is so inspiring
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Bobbe Seymour


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Hendersonville TN USA, R.I.P.
Post  Posted 2 Mar 2011 10:00 am    
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Whew! Great Jamie, refreshing after hearing Rusty Rhodes rant on how bad Nashville is.

We make our own luck, create our own successful careers and reap what we sow, here in Nashville, just like everywhere else in the world. Looking forward to seeing you Jamie.

Guess there is a lesson to be had here. Laughing

Bobbe
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Ken Byng


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Southampton, England
Post  Posted 2 Mar 2011 12:44 pm    
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Jamie
I was sceptical when you first mooted going to Nashville as the odds of cutting it there are so so high. You have done really well, and your networking skills have been used to the fore. People there must even be able to understand your accent. Good result for the Brits.

I think it is a great place, and love the whole vibe of the town. In fact I will be there in 6 weeks, and can't wait. As Bobbe succinctly put it - you make your own destiny. No names given here but history shows that bad attitude = short career.
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