"The Nashville Collection" CD is meant to accompany this book, but is not included. It must be ordered separately at www.heatherlayne.com.
This book includes the lyrics to each of the 12 songs, and then the story behind the song and why I wrote it. The scriptures behind the songs are also included.
This book can be used as a devotional, or would be helpful and encouraging for anyone struggling in life, including those in 12-step recovery, drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation.
When my life hit bottom almost a decade ago, I felt lost, confused, and wondered why I was even breathing. But at my lowest point was where I discovered I was a songwriter! I joined a local 12-step recovery group, and began writing "recovery", restoration, and healing music, as I worked the 12 steps, and worked through my "stuff". I'd never been taught how to write songs... but all these songs just started coming because of the pain I was in... songwriting became my therapy and my connection with God. Only as I look back, do I understand that this was a new beginning for me... a dream that had always existed in my heart... to sing and play guitar. I've been playing at local 12-step recovery programs, rescue missions, coffee houses, fairs, and churches since 2001. I write about my life experiences... I also write songs about the lives of those around me... we all have a story. I believe music has a way of expressing the thoughts and feelings of thousands of people at one time.