"Tennessee...Take Me To Another Place...": An Interview with Speech of Arrested Development
By: Jermaine Sain
I was born and raised in the rural West Tennessee town of Whiteville. I spent many of my younger years dreaming about the day that I would leave that little town, move to Atlanta, and have a "great life". And when the song Tennessee from Arrested Development came out, it became my them song....."Take me to another place, take me to another land...." . When that song came on, it would give me inspiration to just keep holding on because one day, I would leave that town.....Little did I know that the song wasn't really about what I thought.
Well, it took me many years before I actually moved to Atlanta....I went into the military for 5 years and lived in Texas, for about 5 years thereafter. Finally in 2008. I moved to Atlanta. After being in the metro Atlanta area for 8 years, surprisingly, I often miss the memories that I had in my little town of Whiteville. Today, I realize that I spent most of my years dreaming of getting away, that I didn't take time to appreciate the moment.
I SAID THAT.....TO LEAD YOU TO THIS
After years of jamming to Tennessee and desiring to leave Tennessee, I got a chance to sit down with the writer of the song, Todd "Speech" Thomas, on When We Speak. We got a chance to talk about so much stuff like old music, new music, politics, and even his music school (The Victory Spot).
Be sure to check out the interview, I believe that it will definitely be a blessing and encouragement to your life.
AND GUESS WHAT? WE JUST MADE WHEN WE SPEAK HISTORY! THIS IS THE FIRST GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST TO JOIN ME ON THE SHOW!!! WE'VE HAD NOMINATED ARTISTS BUT NEVER AN ARTIST THAT HOLDS THE AWARD.....PRAY WITH ME THAT THERE ARE EVEN MORE TO COME!
MORE ABOUT JERMAINE SAIN
In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.
Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.
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