HI NOTES NEWSLETTER SPRING 2022
Hey there y’all, how are ya? Spring has sprung and so have the allergies. The yard was waiting on me to let the pollen get me, but thank the good Lord for Zyrtec! I just wanted to drop a few lines and let you know what’s going with Rick Alan King Music Ministries. After nearly 2 years of doing very few concert dates, things are starting to pick back up some. This has about ruined me musically, financially and even tested me spiritually. I am not giving up though!!!
My song, “I Still Believe in Jesus” has been an incredible success for me and is the biggest song of my career. It is from my latest project, “Reminders”. It was arranged and produced by the legendary Donnie Sumner. The song continues to remain in the Christian music charts and I am so thankful. What a song of assurance and hope. My next radio release will be a new exciting arrangement of the old standard hymn, “I’ll Fly Away“. It’s a real barn burner and a crowd pleaser. I even have a featured article in the Chrisian Voice and Cashbox Magazines for March and April. I have also been nominated for “The Living Legend Award” at the Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair in May.
I have been doing some concert dates locally as well as dates in east TN, IL and KY. I have really been blessed with the opportunity to perform at a number of senior facilities the past few months and so honored to do so. Many of those folks are not able to get out any longer, some are lonely, confused, hurting and are starved for attention and entertainment. Glad I can do that for those precious people.
As most of you already know, we had an accident on New Years Eve on the way home from a church event. We hit two deer when three deer jumped out into us and totaled our van. Luckily we were not injured, but the deer didn’t survive (but Lana did break out in Shingles on her scalp and face). Due to this, we had no choice but to purchase a newer means of transportation during a time when cars are at an all time high and inventory is very low. This was a huge financial burden on us and still is. I purchased a 2015 Dodge Town and Country Caravan. It’s pretty, but likes the gas as well and we all know about gas prices!
Lana’s health continues to deteriorate and she is mostly wheelchair bound now, but she is able to remain at my sound board for all my concerts. Please keep her (and me) in your prayers as it is getting harder on both of us. The next few weeks will take us to east TN, IL, AL, IN and KY and a few places in between.
We recently lost my former manager and dear friend Tom Sabella. He was only 69 and this was a great blow to us. He was “The Business Side of Music.” People, we never know when our time will be up, so be ready. We are not promised tomorrow. As a line from one of my songs says, “Yesterday’s gone, and tomorrow may never come, but we have this moment today.”