BEST FOLK AWARD WINNER - 2015 CONNECTICUT MUSIC AWARDS!

 

I'm so excited to announce that I won the Best Folk Award at the 2015 Connecticut Music Awards last week!  I'm pinching myself!!  I was able to bring my daughter onstage with me to accept my award, which made the whole night that much sweeter.  (Hopefully she'll think I'm cool for a little while) ;)

Thank you so much for all of your love, support, encouragement and loyalty.  Three years ago I was about to give up on this musical dream of mine and without your undying belief in me, I just may have thrown in the towel.  I wouldn't be here without all of you!  I share this win with all of you, My Loves!

All My Love, Thanks and Gratitude,

Here are a few more pics from the night...

The Red Carpet with my adorable (and sleepy entourage).

The Red Carpet with my adorable (and sleepy entourage).

And the winner is.....

And the winner is.....

Accepting my award with my daughter by my side. 

Accepting my award with my daughter by my side. 

I got my award home...and my daughter put her T-Ball trophy right next to it.  She keeps me humble.  #Motherhood #Balance #Love

I got my award home...and my daughter put her T-Ball trophy right next to it.  She keeps me humble.  #Motherhood #Balance #Love

​Best Country/Americana & Folk Nominations - 2015 CT Music Awards!

What an honor! I'm so excited to announce that I've been nominated in 3 Categories in this year's Connecticut Music Awards!  I'm up for  Best Singer/Songwriter, Best Country/Americana AND Best Folk.  I get to get gussied up and walk the red carpet at the Connecticut Music Awards ceremony on June 17th at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford where winners will be announced!  I'm beyond thrilled and excited!

Thank you so much for all of your support, my Beautiful Loves!

I LOVE YOU ALL!

XO,

 


That Moment...

It never fails.  No matter how rehearsed I am, no matter the size of the crowd or the venue I'm playing...the moment before I step on stage feels unbearably tortuous. In that moment, fear rushes through my soul and my fight or flight signals me to run... run away from the possibility that people might not like my music, my songwriting, my clothes, my hair, or all of me.  I want to run because I'm vulnerable and scared to open myself up to criticism.  I want to run because it would just be so much "easier" to wrap up this dream of mine and go home.  But in that moment, I don't run.  I take a moment to breathe, to remind myself that following my dreams is scary and risky and part of the journey.  In that moment, I remind myself that I'm doing what I love because I'm doing what I LOVE...and that is reward and reason enough to risk a little failure.

The Moment After...
And without fail, the story always goes that I force my trembling legs onto the stage, I pick up my guitar, I breathe and I summon the courage to strum my first chord.  And the story always goes that within seconds, the fear subsides and I am overcome with love and passion and excitement to share my music with the crowd.  And the story always goes that some people love what I do and some people don't. Such is the nature of life, after all.  Not everyone will love you or what you do. Realizing that sets you free.  But ultimately, at every show, there are people willing to listen, to support and to celebrate my music and my dream.  And without fail, at the end of every show, my heart is filled with gratitude, love and joy.  I've never been sorry that I didn't give up on myself.  I've never been sorry that I summoned the courage to face my fears.   I've never been sorry that I didn't run away.

I hope that you have a dream that terrifies you, my Loves!  I hope that you have the courage to risk failure and criticism.  I hope you have the strength and determination to believe in yourself, no matter what other people say.   On your journey toward your dream, when you have that gut-wrenching moment of fear and you want to run, DON'T.  You are not alone.  I'm here and I'm just as scared as you are.  

XO,


​♥ 1 Million Reasons To Feel Grateful! ​♥

I am speechless.  Thank you so much my beautiful fans, family and friends for giving me 1 million reasons to be grateful!  Thank you for being my greatest cheerleaders and my most vocal supporters.  You have opened doors for me, kept me going when my dream felt impossible and loved me through all of the ups and downs.   I can't thank you enough for your love and support. You make this, Scrape Knee'd Girl feel pretty darn special!   

I LOVE YOU ALL!

XOXO, 

 


Welcome To The New Heather Fay Website!

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Welcome, My Loves!

I am so excited to welcome you to my new website!  Take a look around, explore and tell me what you think!  It was time to knock down the walls and do some major renovating and I was blessed have my good friend and super talented Designer/Music Consultant Kevan Christine helm the website re-imagining. What an absolute dream to work together!  We poured our hearts out into the new site and I am beyond excited to have a new home for us all to enjoy!  The paint is just about dry so come on in, kick off your shoes, get cozy and stay a while!  My new home, is your new home!! 

As always, THANK YOU for being on this beautiful musical journey with me! 

XOXO,