When you think of Country Music, what’s the first image that comes to your mind?
Musicians, right ? There are so many incredible people in the music industry who make that sound that we love. Here is a story of one of my favorites!
“Be Original! You are worth more than a copy. Be Yourself!”
Country Music Mama Spotlight.
Today I’d like to introduce you to Country Music Mama- Tracy Rowsey. She is Kheagun Fleckenstein’s Mom. Kheagun is Eli Mosley’s lead guitarist and great friend. I had the honor of interviewing Tracy by phone for my first Country Music Mama Spotlight.
Kheagun, an accomplished 24yr. old guitarist, is from the farmland of Indiana and loves the country life and Country Music! He’s also a working artist, an ornamental welder making beautiful gates and fences. The guys in the band call him “the ginger” for his striking red hair and handsome complexion.
Here’s what his Country Music Mom Tracy had to say-
“When did Kheagun first show a passion for music?”
“Music was part of our home life. His Dad and I were in a band and had music on in our home all the time.”
” How old was Kheagun when he got his first guitar?”
“He was 13years old when he got his first guitar. He immediately started taking guitar lessons and stayed with that teacher for three years until he had learned all that teacher had to teach him. Then he joined a high school heavy metal band. They were really good! They played around Auburn, Indiana. The band entered a Battle of the Bands, for a local radio station, and won Second Place!!!”
“Did Kheagun have a special mentor? “
“Yes, it was his Grandfather. He enjoyed music with him and encouraged Kheagun’s musical talent.”
” How did you inspire your son to follow his dream?”
“We wanted our son to follow his unique purpose.”
“I put posters up in his room with motivational sayings. One of his favorites said,
“Be Original! You are worth more than a copy. Be Yourself!” “
Kheagun and Eli
Kheagun fell in love in love with Country Music after his High School graduation. He started an online conversation with a young guy in Florida who was busy building a Country Music career from scratch, Eli Mosley. Kheagun began considering a move down to Florida to join Eli. One night, after recently moving to Tampa to visit his grandparents, Kheagun stood in line to see a Brad Paisley concert. Standing in front of him in line was Eli. They were texting about seeing Brad’s show- a favorite artist of both guys. Eli turned around and recognized Kheagun from his online photos! That was the beginning of a close friendship and a winning country music sound.
Tracy and Kheagun’s family are so excited about Kheagun’s work in Eli’s band. They come to his concerts when they can and they follow his career on Kheagun’s facebook page. In the near future they hope to move down to Florida where they can take a more active part in the business of the band. Tracy is a professional photographer and marketing specialist.
The Possibility Thinkers Prayer
When faced with a mountain
I will not Quit
I will keep on striving
until I climb over
find a pass through
or simply stay and turn
the mountain into a gold mine
With God’s help!
Dr. Robert Schuller
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