From his humble beginnings in Ohio to the spark of early fame in Nashville to a fair share of surprises and setbacks, Jay has learned firsthand that the blessing only comes through the broken road. Shotgun Angels details his path to celebrated heights, as well as the hope instilled in him at a young age that started it alla hope that sustained him when it looked like his music career was over and continues to fuel him today.
As you discover more about Jay and his incredible story, you'll be encouraged to:
- Embrace the life-changing power of hope
- Find out who you are under pressure
- Dream big dreamseven if they seem out of reach
With no shortage of humor, heart, and off-the-cuff candor, Jay gives you a backstage pass to the story behind the music and the musician. You'll follow his intensely personal journey through big breaks, broken dreams, desperate dashboard prayers, and limelight glories.
Along the way, you'll find the same constant source of strength that he hashope that's powerful enough to hold you up through whatever trials come your way.
Praise for Shotgun Angels:
"We all get asked at one time or another, 'How did this happen for you?' Usually our answers are uncomfortably awful. But Jay De Marcus has dug deep inside to look not at his career but at himself. Such a rare look inside has created a rare book. Enjoy."
Cris Collinsworth, NBC Sports broadcaster and former NFL wide receiver
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About the Author
Timothy D. Willard has written for publications and organizations such as Catalyst, Win Shape Foundation, The Prison Entrepreneurship Program, and Invisible Ink. He is also pursuing an MA in Christian Thought at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He lives with his wife and their daughter, Lyric.
Table of Contents
Dear Reader 11
1 First Times 15
2 Coda 25
3 Deep Roots, Rich Soil 35
4 All That and a Sack of Potatoes 49
5 Good-Bye, Columbus 65
6 More Wild Turns 83
7 Scraping By 97
8 Some Beautiful Things Can Crush You 107
9 My Downward Spiral 123
10 Losing My Way 129
11 Fiddle and Steel 149
12 That's Not Going to Work for Me 165
13 Beautiful Winds the Broken Road 187
14 Eternal Sadness of a Satisfied Soul 199
15 Shotgun Angels 215
My Ultimate Hope 225