Saturday, December 15, 2007

Zach Farthing is the guitar winner!

I Finally got the video together where we choose the winner of the contest. Here is a picture of the winner of the contest and me! It worked out that I could personally deliver the guitar. Zach has been wanting to learn to play guitar so it was great that he won!

Thanks Zach for being there for me and supporting every thing I do I hope this guitar brings plenty of enjoyment to you and your family.


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Monday, December 10, 2007

Bringing you holiday cheer!

This is my great friend Willie Mack. This video is playing on CMT-Canada. Willie is singin' with his friend Jason McCoy who plays with the Road Hammers -a popular group in the North Country. Willie is the one with the black hat.

I wanna be your Santa Claus

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Liquid Bean was a success!

Wow. I am little hyped up on caffeine but I promise it was a great time at Dickson's coffee shop! Hope everyone else had as much fun as I did.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

End Of The Row on RFD-TV

I Want to let everyone know I will be featured on "The Horse Show with Rick Lamb" on the RFD-TV network. Haven't heard of it? Click on the logo to go to their web site to learn more. It's one of the fastest growing TV channels in the country. The Horse Show folks were at "The Great American Cattle Drive" in Ellsworth, KS. They recorded us playin' for everyone that day and they told me that they are going to feature the song "End Of The Row" on one of their episodes.

When will it be on? Great question. The first show will air on Tues. Dec. 11th at 4pm and 10pm Central Time. You can click here to check the other times of the week The Horse Show will re-run the episode. You can see below the different cable and satellite companys that feature RFD-TV.

You can see below the cable and satellite providers that feature RFD-TV.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Garden Plain and Fire Marshall Bill

Pictures from the weekend. You can see a better version of the LAAD video on my MySpace page. Scroll down to see Chase tear it up!


Click on the video to pause it.

Well this story starts before we even showed up in downtown GP. Apparently folks on the Wichita radio have been talkin' about our show. So the Fire Marshall got wind of it and thought a lot of people were going to show up so he went down to The Getaway to give them a friendly reminder (some might call it a threat) not to go over capacity. So sure enough there was a line out the door. And a lot of people did not get to see the show but hey, there was plenty of room to dance!

The show started kinda slow (because of my sleepiness) but we found a way to get it goin'. I was extremely happy to learn that we were going to fall back an hour. Kinda forgot about that. Of course that's not half as bad as my buddy Kirk forgetting his parents 45th wedding anniversary. Kirk . . . gonna have to pick it up man.

Thanks Leah for making this gig happen. Had a blast we will be back to conquer GP once again!

Please leave a comment if you were there or were one of the unlucky ones who couldn't get in.

Check out the vid!!!

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Paddy O'Quigleys and Irish Friends


Another great night O'Quigleys. Thanks to everyone who took time out their busy schedule to come out. Thanks to Jason Jordon for his guitar pickin' and my dad Randy for giving us the steady bass guitar.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Longhorns and Kevin Fowler

Wow what a great time at Horns! Things couldn't have gone better. Thanks to everyone that came out. We want to came back to Horns soon! I also want to thank Kevin Fowler, his band and crew. Great bunch a guys and they know how to put on a show! Please leave a comment if you were at the show. Let everyone else who couldn't make it know how the show went in your words!

Friday, October 26, 2007

On The Front Porch With My Friends

Tonight was a special night. I got to play just outside the Opry's front doors (yes they won't let me inside yet). Thom Shepherd asked me to play along side himself, Renae Truex (tremendous fiddle player and a member of the band Cowboy Crush) and John Calzavara (laid back and easy goin' dobro player).

We had a great time! Thom let me sing a few. I even got to pick a little on my guitar -- wasn't very good -- but at least Thom didn't yell at me.

Hope we can do it again. If you were at the Opry tonight and took pictures email 'em. I'll put 'em in this space.

Thanks For letting me sit in with ya Thom.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

WE DID IT!!!

With the help of hundreds of my closest friends, We are finalists for CMT's Music City Madness video contest!

Whew! I was getting nervous we weren't gonna make it.

Let me try to explain it for ya. Remember every year the NCAA basketball tourney in March, otherwise known as March Madness? Well thats how this contest works kinda. There are 64 finalists and each finalist is paired against another each round. So all we have to do is win 6 times in a row.

Ok Ok I know that's a lot of winning and a lot of voting but we can do it! The competition is tough and we are going to have to work hard to get the word out about this contest.

You can vote as many times as you like. Just click here to get started voting.

I am in the upper left bracket so you can find me quicker!

Be sure to check with my web site or myspace.com/daveparksnashville for daily updates and info.

How do you vote? Great question. When you click on the link above CMT has a great instruction page to help you.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ellsworth/Axtell


It was a long day but we made it. Thanks to everyone who helped us make the weekend a success especially Morgan Dobrinski at
BIG M MUSIC in Ellsworth and everyone at Ace's in Axtell! Here are some pics from Ellsworth. Pics from Axtell coming soon.



Ellsworth to Axtell Video

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Ace's in Axtell


Just wanted to make sure everyone knows we are coming to Axtell on Saturday September 29th. Right after we get done in Ellsworth we will hit the road and get to Axtell just in time to start pickin' and grinin'!

Chase Foster will be my special guest. He is extremely talented and I am lucky to have him pick with me. This will be a show you don't want to miss.

The picture you see is Chase playing with the worlds most incredible guitar player Tommy Emmanuel at the Walnut Valley Music Festival in Winfield Kansas just last week!


Check out this little clip of Chase and Tommy.

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Here's a clip of Tommy playing Classical Gas.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Great American Cattle Drive Ellsworth Kansas

I want to let everyone know that I will be in Ellsworth KS in just a couple weeks. Saturday Sept. 29 Chase Foster and I will be making several appearances during the "The Great American Cattle Drive" festival. Ellsworth is doing a lot of great things and I am glad to be a part of it. Lookin' forward to the shows.

Map to Ellsworth.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dallas Henry makes his debut with Craig Morgan on CMT.com

Just want everyone to know that the video International Harvester performed by (my friend) Craig Morgan and directed by (my friend) Dallas Henry is on CMT.com check it out!

Congrats Dallas! Looks awesome man!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Pickin' and Grinin'

Had a couple great shows this week!
The Fillin' station was fun as always and it was cool to see the old crew still there despite all the
construction.
Also it was great to play the writers night in Pegram TN known as Friends of Pegram Park (fund raiser for the city park) at Joyce's. Got to hear some great stuff.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Show time at the R Center!

We had a great turnout at the Renaissance Center Saturday and had a blast playing for everyone. Hope everyone had as much fun as we did.

So glad Chase Foster could make out from Winfield, Kansas to be a part of the show.

It was also very special to have my parents there and to have them sing a song for everyone.
Stay tuned we'll be announcing our shows for the fall very soon!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Show Time at the Renaissance Center

I will be performing at this great venue in Dickson TN July 28th at 7pm! If you live in Middle Tennessee you can't miss this show.

I will have a very special guest with me that night. Chase Foster from Winfield KS. What can this guy do? The question should be what can he not do? He plays too many instruments to mention and sings like bird. If you live in Middle Tennessee you should not miss this show. You will remember it for a long time to come.

Look forward to seeing everyone there!
You can call for tickets and directions 888-700-2300 or local 615-740-5600

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Awesome time in Orangeburg NY

Got to sing a few tunes in New York. Who said New Yorkers are rude? I have met so many great people in NY. Thanks John for hookin' me up with this gig. Had a great time.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Thanks To You!

I wanted to write this post for every single person that made the past weekend happen. I gotta say it all started with Michael Daerr and all the folks in Garden Plain but at each show someone was always there to give me a helping hand . . . doing what ever it took to help make the show happen with out a glitch. I am overwhelmed at all the support I received this weekend. There is absolutely no way I could have done this on my own. From my band being so laid back and doing whatever I asked them to . . . to my wife back at home takin' care everything that comes along with a house in the country and 2 crazy kids. And the kindness of Darryl (there is no) Justice drivin' the bus from the rental car place to the terminal what a cool guy!

Don't forget to write a comment on the post of the show you attended!

Thank you all.
Dave

Misty's in Manhattan

Wow! What a great time we had . . . as usual. Misty and her staff we're excellent and fun hosts for a great party. Waitresses and bar tenders looked great in "Dave Parks" t-shirts. Thanks to everyone that came out. There we're even folks who came from South Dakota State U. to see me . . . ok . . . to see a friend in Manhattan then she brought them out to the show. Let's make it happen in Manhattan again soon. Send pics!

Friday, July 06, 2007

O'Quigleys Rocked

Chase Foster and I tore it up in KC tonight! It really was great to see a bunch a crazys from O-town. The problem was they were all so much younger than me I couldn't hardly remember any of them. Did anyone take some pics? Send them to me and I will put them here. Got to meet a bunch of folks from KC so look for us to come back the City of Fountains very soon!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Good Times at the State Line.

Thanks to everyone that came out on a busy July 4th week. We had a great time. It was nice to have laid back atmosphere and fun to tell a lot of the stories behind the songs my dad and I wrote. Of course my dad wasn't there to verify that I was telling the truth but oh well.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

30% chance of storms . . . I swear that's what they said!


Well the folks at Garden Plain were great! The weather in Garden Plain was not. Unfortunately we only sang about 10 songs and the heavens opened up! And it did not stop. I want to thank everyone who helped make the show possible. We will try again. Remember to register your email with me by joining my fan club. Thanks so much!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Had A Blast In Winfield.



Thanks to Everyone that came out both nights! Hope to see you next year. Also thanks to Shaun Cloud for the live photos on Saturday.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Dave Parks Rocks the Cat House Stage in Winfield.

Wow had a blast at the Cat House stage today! My band? One word. Unbelievable!!! I know the threat of bad weather kept some folks away but the rain held off long enough for us to get through our set.

Thanks to everyone that came by to see me afterwards.
Special thanks to Angie Winget for taking the pictures in this slide show.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Craig Morgan Video Pictures

Here's some pics mostly from Lucky Blackwell's Cell phone! Lucky plays fiddle for Craig Morgan. Oh ya he's my friend too! He's going to play for me this Saturday as a matter of fact.
~Thanks Lucky

ps Be looking for more pics from my friend Shaun Cloud also.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Dave Parks pictures from "A Father's Choice" Movie

Hey we shot a scene from the movie yesterday. Here are a few pics. Check out my band never met them before that morning! It was so much fun. Everyone was so cool. It was nice to meet everyone that was working on the movie.

Shooting Movie Scene

Monday, April 30, 2007

Dave Parks in Kansas

What a weekend in Kansas! Thanks to everyone who was a part of THEdaveparks.com traveling road show. Especially Derek Dilts! Talk about sacrifice. Thanks for everything you did Derek I could not have done it with out you!

Now to everyone who came out to the shows . . . Thank you for supporting me and what I am trying to do! The band loved ya too!

We are in intense negotiations;) right now to come back to Manhattan in July. Stay tuned.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Dave Parks with B104.7 Morning Crew

Had a blast with the Hot Country B 104.7 Morning Crew. Andrew, Casey and Matt. Got to sing a couple songs and they actually came out alright for that early in the morning.

If you heard me on the radio please leave a comment, send me an email or come down and see us Saturday night at Misty's in westloop.

Thanks to everyone at B104!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Dave Parks in Centerville TN at the Opry Barn

Had a great time sittin' in with the Opry Barn Band! Got to sing some great ole country songs. I also want to thank everyone who purchased a CD or DVD! Thanks for supporting my habit. Can't wait to come back and bring my family.

Parks and Wildlife in the Station!

Hey everybody we had a great time in Kingston Springs Friday night. Thanks so much for your support. And especially Miss Amy for bringing her crew down.

Please leave a comment and let us know how the band did. I know they would love the feed back. But remember if you want me to learn a new song you have to email me at daveparks23@gmail.com

Parks and Wildlife in the Station!

Hey everybody we had a great time in Kingston Springs Friday night. Thanks so much for your support. And especially Miss Amy for bringing her crew down.

Please leave a comment and let us know how the band did. I know they would love the feed back. But remember if you want me to learn a new song you have to email me at daveparks23@gmail.com

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Back at the Station!

Had a blast as usual tonight at the Fillin' Station. Don't forget I will be back on Friday April 13 . . . uh oh . . .

And then I will be at the Fillin' Station with my band Wildlife on Friday April 20. This show you don't want to miss!

Monday, April 02, 2007

George Jones University

Wow! We had a great time hangin' out at the 'ole Possum's farm. Met a ton of really great people who have a passion for country music. Those are the kind of people I love!

I learned so much about the music business. It really was an experience like none other. I got to be a small small part of the Inaugural George Jones University. Too cool.

I want to thank Tandy Rice for giving me the opportunity to go. Also for the scholarship donors, Byron Hill was one and I don't think I ever got the names of the others. I'll get those soon though.

I better get back to work and put my new found knowledge to work.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Ace's in Axtell

Whew! What a St. Patty's Day it was. Hope everyone had as much fun as I did. It was really fun to see everyone again. We hope to do this again soon!

Possie's . . . Another night of good times!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Thank You Oxford!

Thanks to everyone who came out!!! Yes it ran a little long but hey we had a great time. It was great to talk to everyone after the show.

Thanks again to all that helped out to put this show together. Thanks to the school for letting us use the facilities.

By the way that was a killer big screen they setup. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did.

Here's some pics.


Friday, March 09, 2007

Lookin' Forward to Sunday!


Thanks to everyone who voted for us on the It's Your Show competition. We have taken that web site by storm.

I also want to say that I can't wait for Sunday and see everyone up at the high school we are going to have a ball.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Internet debut of Livin' An American Dream Video is going Crazy!!!

Wow! The response has been amazing. We have had over 5000 views! But hey, were just gettin' started people! Remember one vote per email --No Cheating--. Don't want to mess this thing up. Thanks to everyone that has voted so far. Lookin' Forward to Oxford this Sunday.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Internet debut of Livin' An American Dream Video Set For March 3rd


March 3rd marks the debut of Livin' an American Dream on the Internet! We are totally excited!

The video will debut on NBC's website "It's Your Show" contest.
http://www.iystv.com

So listen up. After that hard night of partying on Friday, Saturday get up and check out Livin' An American Dream Video. Don't forget that you need to vote for my video on the contest. We really need to win. It truly can make a difference in my career.

Something to remember when voting: "It's Your Show" lets you have one vote per email. Get your friends to vote get anybody with an email to vote. Let's blow this thing out!

Hold on . . . I know your excited but remember it's this Saturday March 3rd!!!
Tell your friends . . . Tell your enemies.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Livin' An American Dream is ON SALE NOW!!!

You can buy my record here http://www.cdbaby.com/daveparks

We finally did it!!! The record is here. Don't be afraid to tell us how you like it!Don't forget we shot 2 videos for this album! We are very close to releasing our first video of the title track.

It’s been a long time comin’ but we are already getting rave reviews. i.e.

“Dave, you really did a great job. Your father and I are so proud of you!” –Mom
“Dave this is the best album a grandson of mine has ever produced” –Grandma


OK OK for real . . . there are actually people in the “music business” that have listened to my record!

Read these reviews!
Your vocals are really great Dave! The songs are all top notch and track 11 is a religious experience!” Thom Shepherd – Hit song writer (Redneck Yacht Club-Craig Morgan, Riding With Private Malone-David Ball)

Good writin’ good singin’ sounds good if only you were as good lookin’ as me, son you could be the next Deewane Yooham, just kiddin ****great job**** p.b.”
Phil Billy –Hit song writer and producer for Craig Morgan among many others (wrote: Tougher Than Nails-Joe Diffie, I Got You –Craig Morgan, That Was Mama – Clay Walker)

Not sure who Deewane is but I hope you get the picture . . . it's good stuff!
More reviews to come soon.

To help spread the word about “Livin’ An American Dream” and the upcoming videos we’re gonna give-a-way a guitar!
Click here to learn more.

Are you a MySpacer? Be my friend. We’d loved to have ya on over at
http://www.myspace.com/daveparksnashville

Want to help Dave right now to spread the word? Copy and paste this message into an email and email it to your entire address book!
Remember you can listen to every song for free at
http://www.cdbaby.com/daveparks

Friday, February 16, 2007

Night of the Broken String


Though several guitar strings lost their lives in the course of the evening. We still got through it. Hope everyone else had as much fun as I had at the Fillin' Station!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Double shot of Guitaraokee at the Fillin Station


Thursday -- Never have I had a crowd that could sing as good as these guys at the Fillin' Station on Thursday. Jerry you left too early. And Jimmy too bad you had to head outta town. You shoulda stayed. It was quite amazing. Now we didn't have a karaoke machine but my guitar was a great substitute. These guys know the words to every country song I think. We did have trouble with the 2nd verse of Mountain Music but once we got "White tail buck deer. . ." we were set. Come on down next Friday night!

Friday-- Had a blast once again at the Fillin' Station. Kind of an unscheduled appearance but thanks for calling Patrick! Come back Friday Feb 16 THEdaveparks.com will be there.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Fillin' Station Time


Once again a great time was had by all at the Fillin' station. Got to meet Patrick's brother Joe. What a great guy. He came all the way from Denver to see me . . . ok maybe to see his brother but anyway . . .I'll be back Thursday Feb. 8th. I can't wait! If you would like to request a song put it in the comments section or just email it to me. I'll do my best to learn before the next time I'm back at the Fillin' Station.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Cabin Fever

Whew. Had a blast. I have already received some great feed back on the show. Thanks Pam and Chip. You guys are great. Thanks to all the performers and players. We had a great time.
Thanks to Kimberly Scheuer for taking these photographs. Also thanks to her son Drew who sat in with us and played drums. He did a great job! I also need to thank Jason Jordan (Guitar), Patrick Riddle (Piano) and the world renowned Robert Arthur (Guitar and Harmonies) for picking with me. Click on the picture below to see a slide show of pictures from the event.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Fillin' Station Time

Well it was a slow start but we got it going on down at the Fillin' Station last night. Shawn Anderson made it out with his harmoncas (great harp player) and we had a blast singing old country songs. Everyone was great. I will see all of you again Saturday Febuary 3rd at 7pm. Check out my calendar if you need directions. Just click on the event and in the pop up window you should see a map link that will get ya close! Don't forget to leave a comment if you were there.

Oh ya and don't for get about Cabin Fever tomorrow night at Harpeth High School click on the link above to find out more.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Thank You All

In the past week I have met and gained so many new friends through the song my dad and I wrote for Jodi Sanderholm. It's truly amazing. Dance (Song for Jodi) has been downloaded well over 1000 times in less than a week.

So many of you have left comments on this site or my MySpace or emailed me to express your gratitude to me for singing the song. For me to say "Your Welcome" doesn't seem appropriate. I just wanted to use this post to tell everyone thank you for letting me be small part of the healing process in this terrible time of grief. I'm so thankful God has let me use my talents to truly help folks and make a difference.

Thanks to Matt Mayo who took the initiative to ask me to write a song.
Thanks to my dad, Randy, for really getting the lyrics of this song going. But most of all to the Sanderholm family and friends for being receptive and helpful in this very very tough time.

You can download "Dance (Song for Jodi)" here. Right click and choose save target as.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Jodi Sanderholm 1987-2007




If you haven't heard Jodi's tragic story click on this link to read about it.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/522579/remembering_jodi_sanderholm.html?cat=8

I was asked by a Cowley County resident Matt Mayo to write a song that might lift up Jodi and help the family and friends she left behind. Of course in turn I asked my dad to help me.

Matt gave the family the music in hopes that it might help and they played the song at a memorial service in Jodi's honor.

The response has been amazing. I never had the chance to meet Jodi or her family. But after watching the service over the internet I feel moved to take the opportunity in this space to ask all who are reading these words.

If you died today do you know where you would spend eternity? Jodi knew, but if you're not sure take the time to go to this page and learn more about how God wants to have a relationship with you right now.

It's so hard to find something positive out of this situation. But someday in heaven wouldn't we all rejoice with Jodi if someone came to know Jesus as their personal Savior from of this terrible tragedy.

You can leave a comment by clicking below.
You can watch the memorial service and learn more about Jodi http://www.kwch.com
You can download the song "Dance (Song for Jodi)" here. right click and choose save target as.
If you download a copy of this song all I ask is that you make a contribution to the Cowley College Endowment Association, 125 S. Second St., Arkansas City, KS. 67005.
They are setting up an annual Scholarship fund for students in the science curriculum in Jodi's memory.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Dave Parks Bio

Nashville based country-rocker Dave Parks is hard at work on a new studio album to follow-up last year’s “Fools Like Us.” The yet to be titled CD will be Parks’ third independent label release—the first being 2007’s “Livin’ an American Dream.”
 
The singer/songwriter says his approach to writing for these sessions is a bit different than before. “I’m letting the inspiration hit me as it comes and not trying to force anything for a deadline,” says Parks. “It’s important to me to have this collection of songs be as honest and genuine as anything I’ve ever done.”
 
With plans to take his touring band on the road following the CD release, Parks has been sharing his passion for live performance at Music City’s most anticipated new night spot—Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. According to Parks, it’s an honor to be able to help open Buffet’s newest franchise. “I can’t express how great it is to be able to share my music in an intimate setting like this…with all these cool people coming out.” Parks adds, “Plus I’m able to give folks a glimpse of my new material while it’s still in the formative stages.”
 
Parks, who’s more contemporary than traditionalist, doesn’t want anyone to think that his more laid back approach to songwriting means less attention to detail in the studio. On an upcoming track titled “Think about the Days” Dave has pulled in musicians whose credits include stints with Kenny Chesney and LeAnn Rimes.
 
Dave Parks is perhaps best known for his music videos—several of which have gone viral and become internet sensations. Parks’ videos caught the attention of country superstar Craig Morgan who enlisted Parks’ videographer Dallas Henry to direct the video for his own hit single “International Harvester.”

Dave Parks first grabbed the national spotlight immediately after high school with a string of appearances on The Nashville Network’s “Be a Star” program. Finishing as a semi-finalist by performing his own songs, Parks knew he had to return to Nashville in a few years with a more mature perspective as an artist. Inspired by a soulful sound; Parks has woven his sense of humor, love of family, God and country, and depth of feeling into his vocal & guitar styles.

His talent was apparent early on. The son of a guitar playing Baptist preacher who is the son of a guitar playing Baptist preacher, Parks grew up with country music on Saturday night and Gospel music on Sunday. 

As a high school freshman in Kansas, Parks was asked to sing a few songs at his annual hometown talent show. When he began to sing, something happened to the crowd. Parks said in a 2005 interview, “All the people who were dancing stopped. They were all standing there listening to me. The power in the songs was touching them, but they were touching me too. I knew this is what I wanted to do with my life.”

During his four-year stint at Kansas State University, Parks honed his live performance skills by playing at local clubs in and around Manhattan, Kansas. After earning his degree, Dave and his wife Renee packed their bags for Music City.
 
Follow Dave Parks at;
daveparksmusic.com
facebook.com/daveparks
twitter.com/daveparks

Monday, January 08, 2007

Were getting closer.


Just wanted to let everyone know that we are making progress. The videos will be done soon and the Album also. To give ya a sneak peek at some of the forth coming album art and some major props to my friends Shaun Cloud and Cristy Guy take a look!
Shaun was the Director of Photography and Cristy was the stylist for the shoot. We shot it in Kansas City. It was a lot of fun. Shaun and Cristy's web sites are below. Oh and Cristy, I don't care what Shaun says about you . . . I like ya!

http://www.shauncloud.com

http://www.itsallintheclothes.com