“Thank you to Peter Daniel Newman for producing, arranging, co-writing, harmonizing, and encouraging this album into fruition. You took my dream and helped make it a reality. I couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you.
Big thanks to Joe Novan in the US of A for mixing the tracks, to Chelsea Eason for creating the beautiful cover artwork, and Paul Snow for arranging the CD and Vinyl covers. I’m so grateful to all of you.
Thank you to my talented father, Howard Smith, for lending his voice and bass skills to “Wildwood Flower.” At 73 years old, you are still one of the most talented and gifted people I have ever met and I am honoured to have you on my album, in my life, and as my dad.
This album is dedicated to the people in my life who have helped me ‘Overcome.’
To my husband, Jason, with whom I have overcome a lifetime of highs and lows since that June evening we met, in 2002. We’ve held on, ‘through the tears and the laughter.’ At times it’s been a ‘Beautiful Disaster’ but love, commitment and hard work have brought us ‘Something Good.’ I am so grateful for how we’ve grown and changed and that we found our way back to each other. Thank you for being my biggest fan.
To our sons, Caden and Preston. The world is absolutely a better place because, ‘You Were Born.’ Being your mother is my greatest accomplishment and I am so proud of the very different kinds of amazing people you are growing up to be. You have kept me going and inspired me to greatness in a way no one else ever could. I love you both so much.
To my amazing parents, Howard and Judy Smith, for contributing to who I am, encouraging who I’m continually becoming, and loving me every step of the way. To my family, near and far, blood and chosen, to everyone who has supported my music throughout the years, this is for you. I’ve been performing for more than a decade, across the USA and Canada, from stadiums to dive bars to living rooms to reception halls and I have loved every minute of it. Choosing art as a career is an unconventional life, that is only made possible by the people who believe it can be done, people like you. Thank you.”