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- Carmen Mullins Lund, my life as a coalminer’s daughter!
When Carmen was born into a music talented family, she grew up in between the coalfields of Southwest VA. Her roots got deep into the music and filled her life with joy, even it wasn´t an easy life.
When she was 15 years, she was already active in a lot of things that was going on around her hometown. Yes, she really got involved with the hard life in this area and she supported the community, whenever she could, even young at age. She also was busy with beauty pageants and very active during the coal miners’ strike, it still was dangerous and the conditions of coalminers were really bad. If you think at the past, the health condition and the highest rate of accidents of all states in America, Virginia was immediately spotted on sole lead position. There had not been much changed at all, in those years, so it was really a struggle, to live in the coalfields of Virginia. No wonder, that young Carmen stood up and fight against this mode of living. In those hard times, she got her first opportunity to perform for the very first time. The people loved her, and that girl that was filled with music, got motivated by this experience. This extraordinary performance gave Carmen the confidence that she needed to start a career as a singer.
She wanted to make her dream come true, as so many young girls in those days. She wanted to escape into a better world, for her family and for herself. Over all those years that came along, she wrote more than 500 songs, some of them finished and some of them not. She performed on a lot of venues, and was very successful. When she was about 20 years, she had a partner at her side, she loved so much, that she decided to settle down and get married, it was right at that point, when she honed her skills as a songwriter. Sometimes we do things, we regret later in life, but we can´t change the past, or anything what we did.
Life was real hard in those times and when her parents got ill, she was devastated, but this was not the end of fate, she had to undergo a divorce too. So Carmen stopped writing and singing over a long period of many years. Time went by, and Carmen could not connect to her career of the past.
When her mom passed away in 2009, she was so helpless and the pain was so deep, she took up writing again, to write all her feelings down, all the things, she had in her mind and all the things that burden her.
She did something wonderful, something, her mom would be very proud of, and something she has my deepest respect for, she wrote a very beautiful and emotional song, about the struggle of her mom, called “Home”.
Carmen created also a video,it shows pictures of the struggle of her mother and she added her beautiful voice a cappella, to that special video, with the song she wrote for her mom, which she loved so much. If you hear and see that video, which is on the page too, you can feel the deep bond to her mom, to her family and the desire of the past.
Carmen went on with her life, even it still hurts and it is certainly a weak point in her life. We often think as humans, when things happen like this to us, when we lose someone we dearly - loved, why is the world still turning, why doesn´t the world stop for a moment, why is life going on. I can understand Carmen’s feeling completely, and I think it is a very big declaration of love, to leave a mark for eternity with this video.
Carmen decided to move to Nashville, but she stayed there only for a stint of a few months. She really didn´t know, what to do with her life.
Carmen is a very social and a caring person, you can feel that, even if you don´t see her, only by the words, she is writing. She always has an encouraging word, when people need it. Carmen had this special love for music inside her and it sure will not leave her, she is so full of it, that she shares everything, compare to the music, she always shared other artist’s music and always will.
She was once asked by a friend to assist in promoting and booking in her company. So she thought that it could do not any harm to snoop around a bit in that job. She did it for a while and then decided to go off on her own with Carmen Mullins Lund promotions & booking and next to it, she assist CMG records in booking & tour support.
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