Whitney, we look to you… Monday 27 February, 2012

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The diehard Whitney fans out there are still hurting from their loss. Still, I think it’s the musicians that will miss her in a special way. We asked songwriter Kimberly Basnight to to share what Whitney meant to her and her music career. See her thoughts below and check out her song, Unconditionally (You Love Me) […]

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The diehard Whitney fans out there are still hurting from their loss. Still, I think it’s the musicians that will miss her in a special way. We asked songwriter Kimberly Basnight to to share what Whitney meant to her and her music career. See her thoughts below and check out her song, Unconditionally (You Love Me) performed by Alton Craig Williams.

We can keep Whitney’s legacy alive by supporting new voices. Learn about Kimberly’s full service recording studio The Echos Group for more inspiration.

I am living a life that’s unchained right now. I am released to flow in the gifts that have been given to me by God. I have no limitations, only those that I choose to accept. I have the power to make a difference in the lives of many. I have the opportunity to make a positive impact. When we are free to flow in our gifts, we can overcome any and all obstacles life brings our way. Whitney lived a life unchained, and her example will forever imprint my life as I live out my dreams.

Kimberly Basnight

When I think about my greatest influences in music over my lifetime, no human being has affected me more than Whitney Houston. Indisputably, she possessed a supernatural gift that created a personal connection with me through her music. From the moment she hit the stage more than twenty years ago, she created her own space, her own unforgettable sound, and most importantly to me, her own interpretation of every song. Whitney, you have forever changed us, and YOU will be missed; because of you, we want to do better and be better!

As a songwriter, the message conveyed through my music is critical. I strongly believe music is a vehicle, and when used responsibly, it can transform the world. By definition, music is the art of combining vocal and instruments to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. This powerful vehicle moves us spiritually from one place to another. Think about a time when you were having an off day, and you heard a song that spoke to you saying, “It will get better”…or “I will get through this”…or “A change will come…” So, my goal as a songwriter is to write responsibly. We can make significant, positive, life-giving changes in this world through the vehicle of music.

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