Singing trip

Club founder hopes broader vi­sion will in­spire young singers to pur­sue their dreams

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Krista No­ble of Deer Lake is tak­ing a group of youth to Nashville.

DEER LAKE, N.L. — Krista No­ble has seen her dream of a go­ing to Nashville and record­ing an al­bum come true.

Now the Deer Lake wo­man wants to share the city in Ten­nessee, fa­mous for the Grand Ole Opry and the Coun­try Mu­sic Hall of Fame, with some mem­bers of the Hum­ber Val­ley Vo­cal Club.

No­ble, the club founder, is tak­ing nine youth, age 13 and up, to Nashville.

The group leaves on Fri­day and will be in Nashville un­til Oct. 17. Five adults, in­clud­ing some par­ents, will also make the trip.

It’s the first group trip No­ble has or­ga­nized, but one she feels strongly about do­ing.

“I’m al­ways try­ing to do some­thing to in­spire my stu­dents,” she said.

That’s in­cluded hav­ing the club put out two al­bums — one fea­tur­ing Christ­mas mu­sic and the other in­spi­ra­tional mu­sic — recorded with Seven­view Stu­dios in Spring­dale a few years ago.

She’s made four or five trips to Nashville her­self over the last three years, record­ing Chris­tian mu­sic with Re­demp­tion World Records.

She signed with the la­bel in 2017 af­ter par­tic­i­pat­ing in a com­pe­ti­tion that had been of­fer­ing up stu­dio time.

Nashville is a big city, but No­ble said be­ing a part of the mu­sic in­dus­try there is at­tain­able.

Pro­duc­ers work to­gether, she said, and the stu­dios booked to record in by new­com­ers like her­self are the same ones that artists like Car­rie Un­der­wood and Tim McGraw have used.

“It’s that kind of a feel, it’s a small-town feel in a city.”

Based on her ex­pe­ri­ence, she wants to share the city with the young peo­ple in the vo­cal club.

“I want to in­spire them to re­ally go af­ter their dreams, no mat­ter what it is,” she said.

“I thought this is some­thing dif­fer­ent I can do to give them a broader vi­sion, a broader per­spec­tive. Be­cause when you’re that age it seems like every­thing is im­pos­si­ble,” she said.

“They might never be­come singers or record­ing artists,” she said, adding “the trip will show them that if they work hard every­thing is pos­si­ble.”

She put it out there in April that she would ar­range the trip if there was enough in­ter­est. Even with no fundrais­ing to cover the cost, she had no prob­lem get­ting peo­ple to com­mit.

Dur­ing their time in Nashville, the group will visit the Grand Ole Opry, one of the stu­dios No­ble recorded in, and at­tend the Gospel Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion’s Dove Awards.

If things go well, she may do it all again next year.

“I want to in­spire them to re­ally go af­ter their dreams, no mat­ter what it is.” Krista No­ble

CON­TRIB­UTED

Krista No­ble of Deer Lake is tak­ing a group of young peo­ple from the Hum­ber Val­ley Vo­cal Club to Nashville.

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