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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Marilyn's Song - A Living Room Session



A song that I wrote to empower my friend Marilyn and any lady that needs some encouragement after going through any kind of abuse:





"You're always only one good decision away from living the life you've always dreamed of" - Kriz Rogers

Thursday, October 6, 2016

A Poem To My Granddaughter



The Poem To My Granddaughter is both a poem and a prayer. I wrote it in Swedish first, to dedicate it to her on her Christianing Ceremony at the church in Jättendal, but here I am posting both the original and the poem translated into English:


Den dagen du föddes var himlen så blå,
Träden så vackra - var gren likaså.
Vart litet korn grus gladdes just för din skull:
Må av all denna kärlek din själ alltid va' full.
Amen.

On the day you were born the sky was so blue,
The trees, oh, so gorgeous - each limb of them too.
Each grain of the sand felt pure joy over you:
May of all of this love your soul always be true. 
Amen.



©Kriztina Rogers

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

On The Chart!



Sometimes I feel the need to pinch myself in the arm.  Especially when I find out that my position on the charts is way up there. Recently I reached the #10 spot on the Reverbnation Americana Chart for Nashville! And I know that you who are reading this are part of my success. Thank you!








Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I Remember Elvis Presley


The first "taste"of Elvis Presley's music was given to me by my dad.  He gave me a Elvis Presley's Golden Records Volume 3 when I was seven. And I remember where I was when mom and dad told me that Elvis Presley had passed away; we were living in Stocka, in an apartment with the address Bergstigen 17C. Picture here below (from Nordanstigs Bostäder's website, thank you):


Our door was the third one. If you want to see the location on Google, here it is 



Some of my absolute favorite Elvis' songs are (these videos are from random youtube users):










Two Elvis songs that I have sung multiple times at performances are "Teddy Bear" and "Love Me".


I remember Elvis Presley


Picture from http://www.angelfire.com/stars3/elvisonmymind/death/death.html



Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Creation Of Eddy's Song


Where does a song start? In your heart? In the air? in the atmosphere?  I believe it is as unexplainable as trying to hypothesize on what God is all about (although I know that God is Love).  All I know is that it starts with a feeling and a thought.  Before that: all the places, encounters and experiences that lead to those.


Some of the elements of inspiration to"Eddy's Song" were that I was at a time and place where I had a guitar player that just had introduced me to the magic world of Billy Joe Shaver’s work.  The guitar player had also recently had a son whom was given the name Eddie.  My drummer had just had a daughter.  The thoughts of those new lives and the myriad of possibilities of obstacles and hopefully positive events the children would see on their way of becoming grown are what triggered my wish for them to have not just one, but many strong and loving hands to help lead and guide them through the can be at times enervating journey. 

Recently I performed a Nashville Showcase at Jeanne's Dinner Theatre here in Nashville and the first song I performed was "Eddy's Song". You can watch it here

You can also download the song from the Kriz Rogers'/Kriztina Ahs & Countryfied's CD "Roads" here


Foot note: the sub title of the song is "Everybody Needs Someone".



Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Friend's Debut At The Grand Ole Opry



My friend Lyn messaged me and said she had one extra ticket to the Saturday Night Opry and asked if I wanted to go with her to see our friend Bronson Bush's Opry debut. It did not take any hesitation at all on my behalf before I said yes!  When we met up at the Opry Plaza by the entrance, there was a jazz band playing to welcome everyone and it was very spirit lifting.  I was thinking as I walked and listened - yes, at the same time lol - that Nashville really knows how to go the extra mile to make things more than right when it comes to hospitality.  This was a very special Opry: not only was it Bronson's debut, it was also this season's American Idol Tristan McIntosh's Opry debut, whom Bronson played guitar for.  As if that was not special enough, Steve Wariner celebrated his 20th anniversary as an Opry member the same night. Wow, what a night!



Grand Ole Opry program and ticket from May 14th.









Me and Bronson Bush. Thanks Lyn for taking the picture!



Tristan McIntosh performing at her debut at the Opry. Also debuting is Bronson Bush, who is the guitar player standing to the left in the picture.




Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Mother's Day Poem



                                              A mystery so deep
                                              The feelings of a mom
                                              They tear and pull a need to keep
                                              Their children safe and warm.

                                              Their every wish a joy filled heart
                                              Of is and yet to come
                                              Near or there, or far apart
                                              Mom's hug is always home.