Oct. 1 2017 will forever be apart of who I am but I made a decision on Oct. 3 to take a stand and not let evil win in my life and define me. #LOVEWINS was born that morning and has taken on a life of its own. Sunday we came together and celebrated OUR lives and those who are no longer here anymore. It was my first time back to Vegas and the drive there was a long one with God and I having a deep conversation if I was on the right path. It hasn’t been easy being on this path with the world at odds with LOVE these days…. the madness that is our news cycle sometimes can cause you to lose your faith in humanity. And then one day something happens and it’s a make it real simple to say Duck this ish…. And just walk away from it all. Instead I leaned into it and fought my way through it a moment at a time, from the sleepless night, the mood swings, the PTSD, from literally having my wife and my little mini rubbing my head to help me to fall asleep. And in the midst of it all, a fire was lit in my spirit that has turned into a full fledged wildfire called #LOVEWINS. It’s not about anything other then helping those we can, reaching out, and being there for others when needed. My mission is simple, remind people that love still exist in the real world and not just in the movies, to help people get back into their lives with their new normals, and remind people what brought us together, the LOVE OF COUNTRY MUSIC. Last Sunday was the culmination of 3 months of hard work by the Board of Directors of #LOVEWINS Renee Kathleen Frangella Shani Prieto Steve Guido Munoz Greg Phelps Kristen Sartini Lasher Amanda Johnson Lisa Ochoa and all this was spear headed by Shawna Lynn Bartlett who took my idea and knew how special it would be for everyone and made it an event to remember. Life has many moments that can define you or you can use to refine you, you choose! I’m proud to say that I see people using #LOVEWINS to help refine the moment and not let it define you. We had people come from several different states on Sunday and even family from Canada. A huge thank you to Nelson’s Landings to allow us to hold our event there. The band who played their hearts out for us, the food truck for the great food, the volunteers who helped, the photographers who gave of their time and talent to capture the memories, local Law enforcement for coming by and checking on us and making sure we were safe, and for the media that came and told our story of hope and love. It was a truly humbling experience for a guy from EAST L.A. who had a simple idea and to see what it has become. If you can do me a favor today and flood the timelines with YOUR #LOVEWINS movement…. would truly mean alot to us. If you want to help out please feel free to check out
We have some great things on the horizon.
“A random act of kindness WILL change the world!

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