Well, we made it. The whirlwind is over and the album is done! I can't believe it. i finished all the vocals in 3 days and couldn't even talk after that. :) But we are now on tour with Kutless and Disciple! We are actually riding on Disciple's bus and they are absolutely crazy. We thought we were crazy and a little out there until we met these guys. With all that craziness, they are some of the nicest guys we have ever met and I am so glad to be out on tour with them. The first couple shows have gone well and everybody is getting along just fine.

I'll let you know later on how the tour is progressing. See you at a show!




Well we finished all the guitars and bass for all 12 songs on the record and now have moved on to vocals. :) It's so exciting, amazing, exhilirating, and exhausting all at the same time. Tomorrow is the last day and i still have 5 more songs to sing including background vocals, so i've still got a lot of work to do. I can't tell you how excited I am for this CD. I'm sure most artists are super excited about new material, but I really think we've got something special in the making. Hopefully I'll get through the rest of the songs tomorrow and then we can go on tour with the record done. :) I hope.




Well, yesterday was not a great day. We couldn't get the right sounds for the guitars so we actually had to pack everything up and move studios. Once again, we never do anything the easy way. :) We moved all the stuff over, but really wasted a day because we didn't get a whole lot done.

That all changed today. We motored through song after song and really got a lot done. The guitar tones are great and the bass is great too. I am in a much better mood today than I was yesterday and I apologize to anyone who had to cross paths with me because I was not very happy. But it's all good now. We are rolling. We have four more songs to do tomorrow on guitars and then it's on to vocals. We should get all the vocals and background vocals done on Sunday night, Monday, and Tuesday just in time to leave Wednesday on tour with Kutless. Yep, piece of cake. I don't know why everybody doesn't make a record in 8 days. :)

The new studio is awesome and we're back to having a great time making an amazing record. I know you're going to love it. :)




So today was a long day...again. We started at about 10am setting up guitar amps and getting sounds. The sounds are amazing! I'm blown away. I really can't wait until you get to hear the new stuff. By dinner time we had 2 songs completely done with all mine and cody's guitars and ready for vocals. Pretty exciting. We came back from dinner and began work on another song and got it almost done before calling it a night. I think tomorrow will go faster and we'll get a ton of songs done in a lot less time now that we know what sounds we're going for and how to get them.

I think tomorrow will start with Jordan re-tracking one song (the first one we recorded on day 1) because it doesn't feel like the right speed. So after he's done, we'll dive back in to guitars and bass. Brian did amazing for his first time in a real studio and nailed the bass parts with no problems whatsoever. We are all very impressed. So 9 and a half songs to go and then it's on to vocals. aaahh yeah.

until tomorrow,



Well, today was easier. At least we didn't have to load in through the snow. :) Jordan was studly today and finished all his drum tracks for the entire record. Yep, one and a half days was all it took for the magic to happen. It was a good day overall, we just plowed through songs to get as many done as possible and we wound up getting all of them done. Tomorrow should be more exciting for the rest of us as we dive in to bass and guitar parts. I love it.

I'll let you know tomorrow how tomorrow goes...something like that. i'm tired. i'm going to bed. good night. sleep tight. ok.





What an amazing and exhausting day. i just want to fall asleep on the keyboarddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd. Ok I'm back. We arrived at the studio at about 10am and loaded in. IN THE SNOW. Yep, snow in Nashville. So then after we thawed, we started setting up. Here's a visual for ya...Jordan's drums are set up in a room that is about 20 feet wide by about 40 feet across. In that same room we have Cody and Brian with their guitars/bass. The amps are in seperate rooms right next to the big room. I am the loner stuck in the Control Room. If you don't know, the control room is where the huge soundboard is, it's where the really smart engineer guys are, and it's where me and the producer are making sure all the songs are perfect before we start tracking.

So we spent the majority of the day getting drum, guitar, and bass sounds and by about 3pm, we began to track some drums. We played the whole song all together to make sure the parts were right and then Jordan tracked them by himself and did a fine job at that. So far we have 4 songs done on drums. :) That's good news. Now that we have all the amazing sounds, we should be able to blow through the rest of the drum tracks tomorrow and then move on to bass and guitars. Once we have all those done, then it's the icing on the cake, the vocals. That will be later in the week though.

That's it for today, check in tomorrow for the next update. Now it's time for sleep.


ps. we got some good video today so hopefully we can get some stuff up on the web within the next few weeks. keep your fingers crossed. :)



No not the Olympics, the Stellar Kart In The Studio Extravaganza! What that means is that we are in the studio tomorrow! We will be working for the next 8 days and will hopefully get the whole CD done. :) We are fast. We will have a video camera in the studio to let you guys see what's going on. We'll try to get those up on the website as soon as possible.

We'll also be redesigning our website for the new cd so i'll keep you posted on that progress.

Stay tuned...I'll update you guys on how the studio is going,



Stormy Weekend

I have some bad news...We were unable to make it to the show in Culpeper, VA on February 11th. We just got back home to Nashville and I'm writing this to let you know how sad we are. We left early this afternoon in the rain and were keeping a close eye on the forecast. We got to Knoxville, TN (about 3 1/2 hours away from nashville) and stopped to eat dinner and also to check the weather. At that time, they were predicting 8-12 inches of snow in the mountains on our way to and from the show. We had to make a seriously hard decision at that point and felt that it was the safest course of action to turn back and go home.

I can't tell you how sorry I am that we are not going to make it and to all of you who were planning on seeing us, please please please come see us again this spring/summer when we come back. We saw a lot of you at Winterfest this year and it was amazing, and the Culpeper, VA show on the spring '05 tour with Kutless and BarlowGirl was one of our favorite shows ever. We will miss seeing you guys and gals again, please forgive us and come see us soon. :)




Well, we are just about done with pre-production on the CD and have come up with all the music and melodies and lyrics and have just about put the puzzle together. We're so excited about the new songs! We will be testing them out on tour with Kutless this spring so come see a show.
We should get into the studio on Monday and record the whole album in 9 days just in time to take off on the road on tour.

So...I'll talk to you soon,


SK Nominated!!

So I just heard the news...Stellar Kart was nominated for two dove awards this year! Best New Artist and Rock Album of the Year! Thanks to all of you who voted for us. :) We now have to wait until April to find out if we won either category, but for now we are excited and honored to even be nominated.

We are practicing the new songs and getting ready to go in the studio in about a week, so i'll keep you posted on how that's going...