Yancy to Yancy

Archive for August, 2010

Earlier this year Yancy received an exciting invitation to sing on a song for Integrity Music Europe. Yancy duets with kid’s artist Simon Parry from England on the song “God Is Good”. You should look him up at http://simonparrymusic.com/

The new CD “More Than Anything” is now available on itunes. Check it out here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/more-than-anything/id382269486

If you’re looking for some fresh new music for your elementary kids then be sure to check this music out. He has a Christmas CD releasing later this year so remember that when you get out your Christmas trees! Fa la la la la.

Hello friends,

This summer was an amazing one. I was so blessed to spend over two months leading worship at VBS, camps and many other summer events for families, preteens and kids of all ages. I love creating the music and resources for churches to use in their weekly programming and ministry to kids but I have to admit it’s so fun to be out there on the road singing and leading kids in worship to their Savior. Their voices singing unashamedly to our great God is truly the sweetest sound I could ever hear.

I’m busy finalizing the release and promotions of my new preteen focused CD and DVD resource. It will release through my website in October followed by a national retail release in November. The new CD is titled “Stars, Guitars & Megaphone Dreams”. It’s 12 rocking songs of praise, worship and fun that I know will challenge all those who listen to grow in their faith. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for more info and pre-order options.

We are finalizing my fall and Christmas tour plans. I have several openings on Sundays in some cities where I’ll be out on the road which saves you big time on travel expenses since I’m already in the area. If you’ve ever wanted to do something special for your preteen or elementary students or have a Family worship night with the parents and kids together or even a fun preschool praise party this is a great opportunity for you to do so. Here’s the info on where I’ll be and have openings:

Branson/Joplin/Springfield, MO Sunday, September 11
St. Louis, MO Sunday, October 10
Grand Rapids, MI Sunday, October 24
Atlanta, GA Wednesday, October 27 or Thursday, October 28
Orlando/Lakeland, FL area Sunday, November 7
Louisville, KY/S. Indiana area Sunday November 14
Indianapolis, IN Saturday, December 4
Virginia area Saturday, December 11 or Sunday December 12.

Contact scott@behindthevoice.com or call (615) 794-5763 x5.

With the new CD release I’m excited about launching a brand new concert experience filled with the new songs and old favorites. Also, don’t forget about the “Have A Fancy Yancy Christmas” Concert tour. This event allows your kids choir or worship team to participate with Yancy on three songs and showcase the young talent of your church during an amazing fun-filled and Christmas themed concert for the whole family.

Thanks for taking the time to ready my post and for considering having me come and minister to your church and community. (Or pass along to your church staff info about my music and ministry and encourage them to bring me to your church!) I love sharing my music and I love sharing Jesus through that music to whoever I can.

As you wrap up your summer and enter into fall I hope that you’ll stay encouraged and keep on pressing on in whatever you do. “Whatever you do, do it with all your heart working for the Lord not for men.” Colossians 3:23! Thanks for being faithful to His call!

Blessings,
YANCY
www.yancynotnancy.com

50% Off Sale – 8.16.10

August 16th, 2010

Today is the anniversary of Yancy’s very first concert. We’re celebrating and we want you to join in the fun.

Today and today only (8.16.10) use the code: firstconcert at checkout and receive 50% off any and everything in the YancynotNancy.com store!

Hurry, you can order 10 packs of CD’s for $50 or less. Devos for $5. T-shirts for $7.50. This is one fantastic sale. Spread the word to your friends on Facebook and Twitter followers too!

Today is a special day. I celebrate it every year just like any birthday or anniversary. 15 years ago today I had my very first concert. I was 15 years old. And although I had been singing for years this was the first time I sang multiple songs back to back, talked to the audience, etc. I had an amazing youth pastor named Jeff Ables. God put it in his heart to do what he could to help encourage me in my dreams so August 16, 1995 they set aside the normal youth service activities and programming and I got to do my very first concert. To say that night was life changing for me is putting it mildly. The encouragement and confidence I gained from that experience were huge. It also really put the wheels in motion for me to start taking steps like writing songs and singing those songs publicly, going to music conferences, recording my first demo, going to other churches in my region and sharing with their youth groups. I am who I am today because of that night. An opportunity given to me simply because Pastor Jeff obeyed God’s nudge for him to help me see my dreams come true.

My husband pointed out to me yesterday that 15 years ago was half my life ago. Amazing to think that starting tomorrow I’ve done concerts and shared my music for more of my life than not. I am very blessed and hugely overwhelmed by God’s faithfulness in my life. There have been many mountaintops along the way and even through the valleys I learned the God I serve is faithful and can be trusted with everything we have. Daily I am living my life-long dream. I’m so thankful and blessed for the many opportunities I’ve had along the way. Even this weekend I met someone who picked up my first CD back in 1998…..so crazy the people all across the country that I’ve been able to impact with the truth of Jesus. I am beyond thankful!

I love talking about dreams. I love thinking about dreams. I love encouraging others that they can see their dreams come true. Just looking back on even the past year is amazing to me. This time last year I was packing to go to Australia for the first time. A life long dream of mine. I got to share my music at both Planetshakers Church and Hillsong Church. I had many opportunities to travel the country sharing my music in concerts and leading worship. I released my first Christmas CD and launched an annual Christmas tour (that is a whole lot of fun especially for someone that loves Christmas as much as I do!) My music was released into Christian bookstores and retailers for the first time nationally making it easier for people to access my music and devotionals. I wrote a devotional for preteens that’s based on the message of the songs from my “Rock-N-Happy Heart CD”. I love being able to challenge students to grow in their faith on a daily basis. My music is being used for worship times at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Planetshakers Melbourne, and hundreds of churches across America, New Zealand and Australia. I am humbled every time I get to see a video posted on facebook from a church or family of their kids singing along to songs I wrote and recorded. I’ve just recorded my brand new CD releasing this fall and am so excited about it. I’m really excited and passionate about this group of songs. This is not the end it’s only the beginning. I can’t wait for the rest of 2010 and 2011 and even beyond to see the dreams God continues to bring to reality.

What is God calling you to do?
What steps do you need to take to make that come to pass?
What can you do today to grow in your abilities?

I pray your life will be blessed in every way as you follow God’s plan for your life. Ephesians 3:20&21.

YANCY

P.S. Today and today only use the code: firstconcert at checkout and receive 50% off any and everything in the YancynotNancy.com store!

I recently wrote an article for OrangeLeaders.com which is a great leadership resource blog for ministry especially in relation to families, kids and students. The article is all about licensing and how to legally make copies of CD’s for your worship team or families in your church. It’s broken into three posts so make sure you read all three to learn about the process and steps you can take.

A common question we get is “Can I burn a CD for my worship team to rehearse the songs?”or “Can I burn a CD to give to the families in my church of the songs we do in large group?”

Can you do it without permission and without paying appropriate fees? NO, because that would be against the law. You can see for yourself the specific copyright warning line on the back of any CD– Warning: Unauthorized duplication is a violation of all applicable laws. which is backed by the Library of Congress. But in a digital world with downloads, it might be hard to remember. But we can’t forget all the people who did the work creating and performing that music. They need a way to get paid and the company who paid for the music to be created also needs to get paid for their investment, so they both can continue to have the finances needed to continue creating new music. You’re probably wondering what the steps are to burn CDs legally. With a little research and time, you can make the necessary requests and get the permission you need.

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Enjoy!
YANCY