Payton Dale updated the Carmi Kiwanis club Thursday with information related to his song writing experiences and then entertained the club by singing a few songs.
Payton is a Senior at Carmi White County High School and has a passion for music. Some of his biggest inspirations for song writing and performing are Johnny Cash and Mark Alan Cash.
Payton explained the process that was completed while he recently recorded his first CD with Jason Smith at Backyard Recording. First, he and his mom sat down and worked together to write four original songs. He then went and worked with Jason on what called “previewing his vision”; which, entailed Jason listening to all of Payton’s work and providing feedback on changes Payton should make to improve his songs. Once this was complete Jason helped him locate band members that would complement Payton’s vision. Final vocals were created and sent to various radio stations.
Payton’s original song “My 78”, a song about his first car that he treasures, recently aired on 97.3’s Rush Hour Rodio. Payton was pulling into his driveway when he heard the song play on the radio for the first time.
Currently Payton enjoys playing at various nursing homes and he just traveled to the Bon Aqua Gospel Festival where he won a contest that allowed him to play his version of “How Great Thou Art” on the Gospel Festival Stage.
Payton finished his presentation by playing his original song “Ready or Not” and his versions of “How Great Thou Art”.
Payton has CD’s for sale for $5.00 each and he is hoping the money raised from his CD sales will help pay for college where he plans to further his music career.
In Carmi Kiwanis Club business, Lance Barbre won the 50/50 opportunity to draw the orange golf ball. A white ball was drawn and the pot rolls over to next week. The club has corn cob hats available for sale at Dartt & Company, LLC, Town & Country Barber Shop, First-Mid Bank, and Peoples National Bank. The cost of each hat is $20 with a chance to win $100 with each hat purchase. The meal was prepared by Yesterday’s.