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July 29, 2022

Just when I think my day can’t get any better—found the perfect red-barn picture to use for that album cover I was telling you about—it does.

I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for the fifth and final master of a song I recorded in Nashville back in May, not because Dallas doesn’t know what he’s doing, but because he was being particular about it. (Patience is not really my thing…can you tell? 😂)

This is the song I worked on till midnight the night before I hopped on that airplane, second-guessing myself the whole way since country music is not my usual genre.

I am beside myself with joy. A little trip to go visit my hydrangeas, and now, I gotta go listen to the master so I can approve it and get it ready for release. Happy weekend, y’all.

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.