The Piano Guys …. “Our Statement on our Inauguration Performance …. “!!


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~~January 17, 2017~~ 

THE PIANO GUYS AND ME

Those who have followed this blog must be aware that I have always been an ardent fan of The Piano Guys and their awesome music.

I have blogged plenty about them.

I have all their CDs. I have their sheet music.

I have some of their merchandise.

‘We haven’t changed who we are, what we stand for, or what our music means and why we write it.’

Yes, you have changed!

You have normalized something that is totally and completely wrong!

I’ve read your full statement. I respect your reasons and your decision. However, I can no longer follow you. I’ve enjoyed your music! I’ve been thrilled by your videos. I have shared all knowledge I posses about you. I’ve been on of your most ardent fans. In spite of your reasons, I’m very disappointed that you have decided to participate. It’s a real sad decision for me to ‘disconnect’ from you and your music.
Your music, your beliefs … are so elevated.

I really am very saddened by your decision.

“It brought tears to my eyes.”

Therefore, we part ways today!

HortyRex©

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(January 15, 2017)

The Piano Guys
Last night as I was kissing my daughter good night she asked me in an innocent, but tentative tone, “Daddy, why are people mad at you?

It brought tears to my eyes.

I told her that I wish I could gather up everyone angry with the Piano Guys one by one and talk with them face to face. Hear their story. Empathize with their concerns, and mourn together so we could comfort each other. We, too, are distraught and despondent over how divisive this chapter in our nation’s politics has been. We, too, want what’s best for everyone in this country. Those of you who know us, know we grew up as “nerdy” musicians and we experienced bullying firsthand.

We abhor and decry bullying.

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You know that we honor our relationships with our spouses more than anything else. You know we believe women are Divinely appointed to not only equality, but also respect and chivalrous deference. You know that in our history our ancestors were refugees, driven from their homes in fear for their lives. We emphatically embrace those now in the same situation. You know we believe in loving all people, regardless of gender, race, political affiliation, country of origin, or religious background.

You know we believe that differences are meant to be celebrated, not calculated.

If you know our music, you know that we painstakingly, prayerfully write and perform it with the intention to give it the greatest potential to lift others and break down barriers, not build them.

Many have asked why we are performing at the Inauguration.

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To our friends who have felt disturbed by our involvement, we want you to know that this doesn’t lessen our gratitude for what you have done for us. Not one bit. We still feel indebted to you. We love you. You give our music wings! We sincerely hope and pray for your understanding. We don’t feel right limiting our positive message only to people that believe or act the same way we do. We haven’t changed our message. We haven’t changed who we are, what we stand for, or what our music means and why we write it. We’re still doing what we’ve always done – playing for anyone who will hear our musical message with the hope that it persuades its listeners to love others.

~The Piano Guys~

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~FOR THEIR FULL STATEMENT~

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https://thepianoguys.com/statement-inauguration-performance/#.WH5Fxl4hx9Q.facebook

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. “OKAY …. By The Piano Guys …. “!!


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~~September 20, 2016~~ 

OKAY

This Is Exactly What You Need to Hear Today

I follow The Piano Guys faithfully.

I’ve even seen them perform live.

It was an amazing experience.

Scrolling through the pages of my ‘internet’,

I noticed some incredibly awesome news.

They have a new CD on the way.

Yesterday, they posted a new video.

I hope you enjoy it!

HortyRex©

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No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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Story behind the song

We’ve all had that phone call. That email or that message. That conversation.

Bad news.

We’re all struggling with something – a debilitating weakness or illness. Or someone we love is barely holding on. We watch the news. We see the tweets, the Facebook posts. The YouTube comments!

We hear about hate, terror, and despair. But just because what sells, what goes “viral,” or what gets attention may try to drown out the good in the world, it doesn’t mean that goodness is gone. Just because choruses of controversy and scandal shout louder than quiet symphonies of service, it doesn’t mean that inside most of us still genuinely want happiness not only for ourselves, but also our family, our friends, and our fellow human beings.

Media can make the world look bleak.

They’ve given themselves this job description, in part because there’s a darker side on the surface of human nature that feeds on fear and cynicism. But deep down, we are beings of light. And in the end, since darkness is merely the absence of light, light will inevitably overcome dark.

This is the essence of hope. And the essence of this song.

“No matter what you’ve been through, no matter if you think you’re falling apart, it’s gonna be okay.”

Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But we believe that someday, somehow, all things will be made right.

And as the Psalm says, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”

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In the meantime, there are so many more things to hope for and to work at while we yearn for the outcome we want so badly – more gratitude for what we have, more love for those we’ve taken for granted, more faith in ourselves and those we hold dear, and more confidence in a Divine purpose.

We felt like the best way to spread the message of this song was to supplement our standard classically-influenced instrumental niche with a more pop-driven tune featuring Al’s superb vocal skills.

As Oscar Hammerstein once said:

“It is a modern tragedy that despair has so many spokesmen, and hope so few.”

Please share this song with someone you think might need it today.

Thank you!

The Piano Guys

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This Is Exactly What You Need to Hear Today – OKAY

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~MEMBERS~

Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek

http://www.ThePianoGuys.com

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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~~OKAY~~

This Is Exactly What You Need to Hear Today

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CREDITS

“Okay” written by Andy Grammar and Dave Bassett
The Piano Guys Arrangement produced and written by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Performed by The Piano Guys:
Al: Vocals
Jon Schmidt: Piano
Steven Sharp Nelson: Cello, cello percussion

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. “Then There’s You …. Marie & Alex …. “!!


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~~March 28, 2016~~ 

THEN THERE’S YOU

Alex Boye’ & Marie Osmond Release New Music Video

Two beautiful musicians’ story ….

Who are some people to judge?

The important thing is to keep trying.

I love Alex’s talent and his way with music.

Marie is a treasure.

Together, they make great music.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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Alex Boye’ and Marie Osmond have released a new music video called, “Then There’s You.”

The new song is from Marie’s upcoming album “Music Is Medicine“. The album, which is scheduled to be released on April 15, features other artists including Sisqo, Olivia Newton-John, Diamond Rio, and others.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

Alex Boye & Marie Osmond Release New Music Video

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No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

Marie Osmond

https://www.facebook.com/marieosmond/?fref=ts

Alex Boye’

https://www.facebook.com/alexboye.music/?fref=ts

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ALEX’S OWN WORDS

Last year, when I got eliminated from America’s Got Talent, It was a devastating blow to my self esteem. Pierce Morgan told me I’d never make it, Howard Stern said I was just a wedding singer at best and Simon Cowell told me I was not ready to be an artist.

When I came off that stage for the final time, I made a vow to myself that I would let this experience refine me, but not define me. I have come to realize that you don’t need everybody to approve of you. You just need one.

That was Marie Osmond!

She called and and invited me to feature on her new album, and on top of that, asked me if I would direct the video. I am truly gratetful for Marie;s kindness. I learned so much from her. She helped restore my confidence in my music abilities.

NEVER QUIT REACHING!

Don’t ever quit on your visions and dreams until you get what has been in you all along!

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~~Then There’s You~~

Marie Osmond featuring Alex Boye’

~~Published on Mar 28, 2016~~

Music video by Marie Osmond performing Then There’s You (feat. Alex Boyé).

(C) 2016 Oliveme Record

Director: Alex Boye’
Cinematography: Bryce Johnson
Artist: Marie Osmond & Alex Boye’
Album: Music Is Medicine
Label: OliveMe Records
Release date: April 15th, 2016

Marie Osmond will unveil her first solo album in five years and just her second in more than 25 years this April with the release of Music Is Medicine.

“I’m a woman who kind of just follows her intuition, and it was like, ‘You need to record an album. You need to talk about life, about second chances and finding love again and the spiral that things can go through,'” says Osmond.

“And I’m like, ‘I’m old!’ You know, they don’t play women on the radio who are over 30. And it’s like, ‘Why record this album? Don’t do this.’ And everything within me logically says, ‘What? Why am I doing this?’

And everything in my heart and soul says ‘People need to know that it ain’t over. It’s just not over until the fat lady sings – and I have Nutrisystem.

So I’m singing.”

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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