Nashville songwriter, author and educator Jerry Vandiver recently released True And Deep – Songs for the Heart of the Paddler, an album of canoe country inspired songs. I first heard his music through the PaddlingLight website and fell in love. The songs capture the spirit of a canoe trip in the northwoods and the arrangement takes you on a journey that includes the excitement of canoeing a whitewater river on More Than A River to connecting with the ancient history in The Spirit Of Fishdance Lake. Catchy and humorous songs like Rock And Roots, Too Tired To Start A Fire and Camp Coffee will have you humming the day away while dreaming about your next trip. The last three songs on the album, Wabakimi, The Morning Fog Has Lifted and True and Deep are exactly the songs you want someone to play while you sit around a fire watching the seas of stars drift by.
Apparently, Jerry has lots of songwriting credits to his name; his songs have been recorded by artists such as Tim McGraw, Phil Vassar, Lonestar, Barbara Mandrell, Lee Greenwood and The Oak Ridge Boys to name a few. His songs appear on over 15 million records, and two of those albums are included in the Country Music Hall of Fame.