One of the greatest gifts in my life has been getting to be a @centricitymusic artist. What John said:
When Centricity first began to be an idea and for a few years after, the “office" was our house which was fine since there were only 2 or 3 of us to get together if we needed to have a meeting.
As we grew, Caren asked Dianne to begin looking around in Franklin to see if she might be able to find us a place that could offer some more space for our dreaming and doing. Dianne found this house - 139 2nd Ave N. in Franklin, and we moved in in 2008 with two love seats and a couch purchased from Big Lots as our primary pieces of furniture.
That little team of 6 or 7 has now outgrown this place, (or, "the little red house" as we began to call it) and today, its time to move again. It won’t surprise you to learn that for me, this comes with a mixed cup of excitement and sadness.
Songwriting great Jimmy Webb wrote one of my favorite songs called “If These Walls Could Speak” and boy does it hit home today. Because if these walls could speak, they would tell tales of hillarious laughter and tragic loss. Tales of great celebration and profound disappointment. Of amazing individual effort and of utter dependence on each other. Personally, some of my highest highs, and lowest lows were experienced here, but these walls would remind all of us of how much we've grown and how at times, we were left speechless in the acknowledgment of what God was doing among us.
I grew to love the little red house, but more importantly, I grew to love the people in it, and that would be the best story the walls would tell. That good people are what make a good place, and these amazing people, our artists, writers and staff, have made 139 2nd Ave N. a very, very good place.
So much of what make up all these memories - the people, the music, the songs (SO many songs), plus all the dreams and ideas, will go with us to our new home. Of course it won’t be the same, but it will be an exciting opportunity to make brand new memories and to explore new ways of enabling our artists to create life-changing experiences for the world.
So goodbye little red house...