From Chicken Soup for the Country Soul

Living in a Moment

Out on the road we have the wonderful opportunity, especially in the autograph lines, to sit and talk to everybody and get feedback on songs like my song, “Living in a Moment You Would Die For.”

As an artist, it tells me we are doing our job when we’re touching people’s hearts. That’s the whole purpose of music. It’s what it’s all about when we can make just a little difference in people’s lives.

I had this seven-year-old boy and his father come up to me. The boy stuck his hand out and said, “Mr. Ty, I really love your song, ‘Living in a Moment You Would Die For.’”

And I said, “Well, that’s great, son.”

And as he turned to walk away, his father looked over and said, “No, he’s really got a story to tell you. He lost his mom. She died during childbirth.” And the boy turned and said, “To me, she was that person—she died for me. I am living in the moment that she died for.

Ty Herndon

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