2011 has been a banner year for Rivenmasterâ€™s Place.Â We were afforded some extraordinary interviews and introduced some of the best young talent in the world, some for the very first time. In addition you, our subscribers and readers, have catapulted this site to record breaking monthly numbers.
While we are still a long way to our goal for daily readers, we are very happy to announce that we are now enjoying over Ten Thousand visitors and readers a month.
Please know how very much we appreciate all of our wonderful subscribers and readers
I would like to wish a Happy New Year to all the wonderful young talented musicians, actors, dancers, vocalists, and stage performers who have graced this site by way of feature articles or movie reviews these past three years.
Hereâ€™s wishing you the very best of success in 2012!
About a month ago while speeding down the internet talent highway. I ran head-long into a website that caught more than my attention!Â I found a young talent, that for me, had been hiding out in the hills of Tennessee. Actually from the foothills of the Smokey Mountains to be exact.Â From a little town of barely 8,000 people, came a voice singing so pure and clear, that I felt I had found a little old country church like the one I was raised in. Even more interesting, was the song he was singing. A song that was first released the year I turned 21 called “Why Me Lord” by Kris Kristofferson. I can’t tell you how long it has been since I heard that song, but this time it was different, almost as if I was hearing it for the first time.
Luke Womac, at just 14 years of age was singing this song like he was twice that age with such feeling that I knew there was something different about this young artist.Â Some Southern Gospel singers sing gospel and that’s it. Others sing it from the heart and reveal sincere feelings that are only generated from the soul.Â This is what I feel Luke Womac is all about!
If singing well is not enough, Luke is also an extremely talented song writer. In fact, at the tender age of 12 he wrote his first song entitled “My Creator”.Â
As I write this, Luke is workingon three new songs which I hope to bring to you in the near future. Luke has lived in East Tennessee all of his life. He sang his first song at age 4 before he could read the words on the karaoke screen and has been a favorite to friends and family ever since.
At age 11 Luke started participating in school solo competitions with the Christian school that he attends. For several years he has won the Tennessee State Title for his age group and has become a local favorite singing in churches, festivals, fairs and fund raising events. He has traveled as far north as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and as far South as Mobile, Alabama sharing his talent with others.
He recorded and released his first country christian single to radio in 2008 called “Family Tree”
.Luke is a member of Country Christian Music Association in Nashville, Tn. and was nominated in 2009 as top 5 in the youth division (18 and under). He plays basketball for his school, enjoys riding horses, and going deer hunting but is most proud of his first CD recorded at age 12.
His Mother Kim exclaimed ” “Luke was not born into a musical family so we know his talent must surely be agift from above.” She also told me that while Luke enjoys country and old time rock and roll music as well, with his favorites being Johnny Cash, Charlie Pride, Conway Twitty and Ray Stevens, “Luke will always keep his focus on the creator of his talent and sing gospel/Christian music.”
I guess I really made a connection with Luke’s singing as it brought back so many wonderful memories when I was his age, going to that little ole church singing in front of our small congregation with all my heart. Tears streaming down my face and feeling every word I was singing.Â I could just see Luke doing the same. Like Luke, I enjoy so many different types of music but the music that I am continually drawn back to is the music that stirs the soul within me.Â The kind of music that isn’t just sung but the kind that wells up inside you bursting out with a joy that can not be described with words.
For an entire listing of Luke’s accomplishments and to hear all his songs from his playlist visit his website http://www.myspace.com/lukewomac. I can assure you that you will not leave his website disappointed. You can only come away with one opinion. Luke Womac is True Tennessean Talent that is too good to stay hiding in the foothills, but needs to be shouted from the top of the Smokey Mountains.
If you would like to order Luke’s CD’s, you can obtain one for only $8.00 US which includes shipping and handling costs. I just received my copy and I am very impressed with quality and fine production work on every track.Â Get your copy today!