I dedicated both CDs to my parents, Dr. Chester J. Hurd and Mrs. Lucille Bell Jackson Hurd who said, “Don’t let no one break your stride. And when need be, have the good sense to get out of your own way!”

So, with this advice, I sing songs of celebration knowing Mom, Dad, and my siblings, Carrie, Shirley, Deah, and Matt, are all dancing in God’s light. Because of Him and them I’m a survivor, and I am in every way thriving!


I also want to thank Melissa for her faith in my CD project and her generosity.