Friday, May 28, 2010

There Is Peace In This

Midnight. My head feels like scrambled eggs. Email inbox is flooded, album needs to be designed, trying to make a comeback in the Lilith Fair contest, shaking off mean comments left on my page from the Lilith voting, house looks like the Katrina aftermath, booking a tour on a shoestring, songs to learn, rehearsals, logistics, logistics, logistics shmistics.

I dig deep inside. What is there? There is the knowledge that I love making music. All else will sort itself out. There is peace in this.

How can I thank you enough for helping me get to the semi finals of the Lilith Fair Contest? You helped me get from #18 to #1. I believe you can help me make a comeback and move from #9 back to #1. Last round of voting has started and will end Sunday May 30 at 9:59 p.m. MT (8:59 PT, 11:59 p.m. ET). Click here to vote one last time. Don't forget to vote through all 45 match ups. It only takes 10 minutes. Thanks again for all you have done!

Monday, May 24, 2010

My Heroes!!!

An ENORMOUS THANKS to all of you who, by the sweat of your brow, sat through the painstaking process of voting for me to play at the Lilith Fair. Because of you, I made the quarter finals and moved all the way from last to 4th position in less than 48 hours. This is amazing considering the voting had been going on for 22 days and I entered with only two days left. You are all officially my heroes.

A million thanks to:

La Yen
Hailey Smith
Kari Roberts Staker
David Davenport
Steven Ellsworth
Briana Carlisle
Whitney Ebert
Heather Erickson
Kimberly Harris Grisham
Donna Gelb Henderson
Becky Melde
Holly Harris
Julie de Azevedo Hanks
Patrina Garza
Jodi Lee Nicholes
Misti White Haslam
Earl Quinones
Chris Beazer
Jared Daley
John Webster
Luhi Purcell
Blake Evans
Desi Campbell
Christina Mahler
Krista Maurer
Gerberta Black
Jenny Eckton
Queen Scarlett
Cary Mac Arthur
Sue Bradford
B. (a.k.a. Brenanders)
Matt Mattson
Brett Merritt
Amber Dawn Springer Lanning
Kim Devlin
Jamie Jetson


P.S. If you voted and you don't see your name up here, please let me know!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lilith Fair

Listen, I am not a fan of online competitions where you beg people to vote for you. I'm sure you understand. Today, I am making an exception, because I REALLY want to play at the Lilith Fair in Salt Lake City on July 12th. They are holding a competition for regional artists and the prize is to play a set on stage at the USANA.

Let's be honest, the people who put this competition together could not have made it more difficult to vote. You will have to register as a fan to be able to judge by clicking here. Then you will have to spend time voting through all of the artists. The more time you spend voting, the better chance I will have at winning. WHY SHOULD YOU DO THIS??!!!

If you are either a.) my mother b.) my husband or c.) my close friend then you will do it because you love me. If you are a rabid fan, then you will do it because it will be your chance to hear the finished version of my song, "California" before it releases in August. You will also see a preview of my potential album cover. These are top secret things, you know, but you can have access to them if you spend the time to vote.

Trust me, it will be confusing and it will take a good chunk of your time. If you have questions, you can email me at I am entering this competition 22 days late with only two days to win it. You will not be able to vote for the quarter finals after May 24th. Click here to vote through Facebook. After you, vote, send me an email telling me that you did and I will email you back telling you how much I love you.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

All About Your Heart - Mindy Gledhill - feat. Fiona Brawley

I'm very happy to officially tell you that my album, Anchor, will release on:
August 4th!
I appreciate the many emails that have been sent regarding my song, "All About Your Heart," that was featured on Nie Nie's video. In answer to your questions, this song will indeed be on the album. The version you heard on Nie's video is different, but will also be available to purchase through iTunes when the album releases. For now, enjoy a sneak preview of the song on this little YouTube video I made. The very lovely dancer is Fiona Brawley - the little girl who lives at the studio where I recorded my album.

P.S. If you would like to embed this video onto your own blog, you can get the code by clicking on this link:

If you would like to embed the music video for "I Do Adore" onto your blog, you can get the code right here:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It Takes Guts

Can you even handle how adorable this little guy is? Meet Patrick Hoopes. Patrick was adopted at one week old by Brian and Emily Hoopes. They were informed that Patrick was born with a rare condition called "Short Gut Syndrome" in which 95% of his intestinal tract is missing. The doctors told the Hoopes that Patrick would only live to be one or two years old without a rare intestinal transplant. The Hoopes felt strongly that they should proceed with the adoption and do everything in their power to raise the money for his transplant. Watch this little segment that Carole Mikita of KSL did on Patrick to learn more:

I would like to help Patrick get that transplant. On Saturday, May 22nd, I'll be sharing the stage with my friends at a benefit concert for Patrick. Here are the details:

Click here to buy tickets!

Friday, May 7, 2010

I Made You a Music Video

Guess what? At long last, I finished recording my album today!!! I made this music video for you as part of the celebration. The album will officially release in early August. Yeehaw! Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Good Day

Today is a good day.

And do you know why?

Because I am back in the studio recording the last 3 songs on my album and Matt Mayhall was available to play drums on them.

I looked around the room in the midst of all the lovely noise and announced:
"This is a beautiful moment in my life. I don't know how much more perfect this situation could be and I really feel like all the right people are playing on this record."

Then Joe said that Apple should make an iPhone app that gives affirmations and you can play it to yourself when there's no Mindy around.

Plus, everyone loves my keytar. What more could I want?

Ok, even more exciting is the fact that this video on my friend Nie Nie is now on YouTube. I was elated to have one of my songs on it. To watch the video, click here, and have a box of Kleenex on hand.