The Balancing Act Interview
In CHORDS OF STRENGTH David shares with readers the amazing journey he went through
to prove himself, and what he learned about life and faith along the way. Filled with David’s personal favorite quotes as well as photos of David sent in by dedicated fans around the globe, David’s memoir offers an intimate and uplifting look at a young Hollywood success story.
People all over the world have been inspired by David Archuleta, runner up in the seventh season of mega-hit reality television competition American Idol. The adorable teenager struggled through insecurity and self-doubt to make it all the way to the Idol finals, and has now decided to tell his story in a new book entitled Chords of Strength.
Why write a memoir at the tender age of 19? Archuleta may be young, but he’s also surprisingly savvy socially, and fully aware of the small window he may have to voice his opinions. Realizing how impactful his life has been on so many teens and wanting to inspire them and give them hope, he decided to publish now, when hearts are open and ears are willing to listen. “You don’t know how long you’ll have those kinds of chances,” he says.
In Chords of Strength, Archuleta invites the reader to join him on a journey towards a dream, a journey that, for David, has had plenty of bumps along the way. From his humble upbringing in Salt Lake City to performances on the Jenny Jones Show when he was just 11, and Starsearch at the age of 13, Archuleta has always managed to stay positive and focused on his goals. He’s even battled vocal chord paralysis on his way to American Idol, a show that would change his life forever.
Nowadays, Archuleta is a professional recording artist and tours consistently to promote not only his music, but his outlook on life. He believes that the “power of perseverance” brought him to where he is today and that by connecting with his audience he can inspire them with passion and the spirit of something greater than himself. His sincerity and emotion can be felt in his music, as well as his book, which is a compelling tale of triumph over adversity and a testament to the power of faith.
Become inspired by the story of a young man who followed his heart and never gave up on his dreams. Read Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song, and the Power of Perseverance by David Archuleta.
For more information visit http://www.davidarchuleta.com.
Just sweep your cursor over the montage and out pops different pics of David. You can also switch between different sets of montages by clicking on the right and left arrows at the top. It’s really cool 🙂
Stars Unite for Charity
We all know how philanthropic David is. He’s ever willing and ready to lend his name to charitable causes and he’s always said that the best gift fans can give him is to donate to a charity in his name. So in all probability David would never expect nor want to be presented an award for his generosity. This site has come up with a list of 5 people they feel are worthy of such an award and if you feel that David deserves to be recognized then go and vote for him as July’s ‘Shines Bright Award’ recipient.
Go to StarsUniteForCharity.ning.com and put in your votes.