David Archuleta ~ Mini Friday Post: David Makes us SMILE! Friday “Soothing” and Smile Updates, A “Perfect” Perfectionist New Music Response from Kari, Gracie Schram To Open For David, David Cook Interview (Mention), Tickets Available For Tuacahn 11/7!


Love that smile!

-collage credit Shadowbenny

-collage credit Shadowbenny

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David Archuleta – Smile (credit: ohnopurple)

David Archuleta – U Smile (credit: bluedots)

David Archuleta – When I See U Smile (credit: Metta Kristy)

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This post was set to auto-post because I’m currently away on a business trip – but David always gives us a reason to SMILE! :-)  I love in Bluedots’ tag she mentions using a Beiber song AGAIN haha!  But hey, any song about smiling when it’s connected to David is all right by me!

No Saturday update tomorrow unless there’s breaking news, then Joanie will post it! Otherwise, see you guys here next Friday! ~ Kalei

- The smile that captured a million hearts! credit American Idol

– The smile that captured a million hearts! credit American Idol

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Hi everyone! Joanie here~ Just breaking into Kalei’s super smiley post to add some more updates sure to make you smile. I thought it’d be better to add them (here) today instead of my post last evening sooo here ya go~ and Happy Friday everyone! :)

Additional “Soothing,” Smiles, and Updates for Friday!

Begin photoshoot posted Smile  by @DavidUniverse

Begin photoshoot posted Smile by @DavidUniverse

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Baby Carlee is “Soothed” and Smiling With David Singing “Glorious.”

Published on Aug 26, 2015

Carlee LOVES this song! She spent 3 months in the NICU and I played it for her every single time I visited her (every day for 97 days). Now that she’s home, it has become “her song” and is a sure fire way to calm her down when she is fussy and/or soothe her whenever she is inconsolable. Read Carlee’s story at: www.utahmillers.com

Thanks so much to Ali for finding this vid and sharing it in comments. Carlee’s story is definitely one you might like to read; she’s already faced great challenges in her little life and she’s part of a very special family. You can read about her and her family by clicking to visit her family’s blog below

Carlee blog Our Little Family

Carlee's adoption Story



Glorious Carlee's Happy Place

Also, thanks to Maureen (@Maureen_ABMS ) for tweeting the vid to Kari and David! Kari’s response to Maureen was perfect! :) 

Carlee vid tweeted by Maureen to Kari

Tweet Kari respons about Carlee vid

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Kari’s  Perfect “Perfectionist” Response re: New Music! Plus David shares a quote!

Recording in Lady V's studio 2015 crop

Recording in Lady V’s studio 2015 crop

Janel asked Kari about David’s new cd and when we might be hearing more~ Kari’s response looks “perfectly” promising!!

Tweet Kari perfectionist new music

Hmmmm and it seemed very timely that soon after Kari responded about David working to “perfect” his new music he tweeted a very good quote!
Tweet David Archuleta quote -To reach a Goal-8-27-2014

A tweet by David always triggers good responses. Here’s a sample. ;) tweet david goal response 1tweet david goal response 2tweet david goal response 3tweet david goal response 5tweet david goal response 6tweet david goal response 7

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Gracie Schram To Open For David in September!

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Now listed along with David on his Windish Agency “Current Tours” page is Gracie Schram! Gracie will open for David in Idaho Falls and Layton (The first 4 upcoming shows.) Young, talented, driven, and super sweet, learn more about Gracie below.

Tour Windish page Gracie Schram

Gracie Scram website

You could walk right by Gracie Schram at a crowded party and not notice her. And that’s partly by design. “I’m a wallflower,” the youthful brunette proudly belts, “you might miss me if you’re not looking.” That humble but ironic statement comes on track 2 of I Am Me, Gracie’s stunning new album of disarming and rustic indie-pop songs of yearning, hope, and self-discovery, released May 5, 2015.

Though she’s a proud outsider to the core, Gracie won’t be a bystander for long. A mere 17 years old, she already possesses all the songwriting brilliance and vocal prowess needed to earn fast fans among critics and casual listeners alike.

Gracie proves her mettle again and again on I Am Me — on songs like the shimmering slow-burner “Different,” co-written with indie luminary Jason Reeves (Colbie Caillat, Lenka), with its outcast-anthem chorus, “I’m in love with being lonely, and I’m awkward when you hold me.” And also on the bluegrass-infused ode to a not-yet-existent love, “Breakup,” which showcases not only Gracie’s impressively gritty vocal range but her knack for smart storytelling.
Though Gracie alone with a guitar could probably stop a noisy party in its tracks, I Am Me is driven by expert production from Nashville tunesmith Charlie Peacock, best known for his work with contemporary folk acts including The Civil Wars, The Lone Bellow, and Brett Dennen. Peacock’s backporch wizardry is on full display throughout this 11-song jewel box of sparkling, country-flavored tunes rich with emotional nuance, heartstring-plucking acoustics, and tightly woven harmonies. A seasoned vet and an inspired upstart, Peacock and Schram collaborate to form a sweet and potent chemistry.

“I Am Me” marks Gracie’s first time working with a full-fledged producer, but, surprisingly, it’s not her first album. At the age of 10, she recorded and self-released a six-song CD to benefit underprivileged children in Haiti and Africa. The impressively polished Showers from God went on to raise more than $30,000 for The Global Orphan Project, and the follow-up 7-song release, Different, also benefitted charity.

Giving back is at the heart of Gracie’s passion as a songwriter, and it drives her pursuit of a career in music. “That’s the reason I got into music at all,” she says. “And as I started to perform more and more, it was great to see people inspired by my music and connecting to my songs.”

Gracie intends to donate a portion of her proceeds from each album to charity. She hopes that her songs will empower listeners to make positive change. “I want people who hear my music to know that when you are your own true self, you can make a difference,” Gracie says.

Whether she’s writing songs to build orphanages in Haiti or simply to comfort lonely souls in need of musical solace, Gracie Schram is as true as they come.

If you’d like to preview Gracie’s latest cd, “I Am Me,” Click below to head to iTunes. Keep your eyes on David’s Windish page for further updates and postings for additional opening performers  for Tuachan and Midland shows in November!

Gracie schram on iTunes I am Me

An Additional interview with Gracie and  The Johnson County Library Can be watched by clicking the pic below.

gracie Scram yellow shoes on

Follow Gracie Schram on TWITTER @gracieschram

Gracie Schram on FB

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David (Cook) & David ~ Good Friendship Continues! Interview on 104.3 MYfm



Thanks to Ali for another fun find! This interview was posted in comments at MJ’s. David Cook, preparing to release his newest album “Digital Vein” in September sat down with Lisa Foxx on 104.3 MyFM to talk about the new music,  Pledge Music, new tattoos, and old AI friends. Click the pic below to head over and watch the interview. About 2/3 of the way in, at about the 5 minute mark, Cook talks about his continuing close friendship with David (Archie). He shares that they’ve been able to see more of each other as they’ve both been living in the Nashville area. Earlier this year, they attended the “TEN OUT OF TENN” at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville!  Nice!!

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His newly released (first) single from the album “Criminals” is also posted in the interview, and his album Digital Vein can be previewed and pre-ordered ON iTUNES.

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2 Tickets Available for 11/7  Sold-Out Show at Tuacahn in Utah! 

Tuacahn tickets for sale

FOD has received an email from a wonderful fan, who due to unforeseen circumstances, is unable to attend David’s Tuacahn  show in Utah in November.  The tickets are for Saturday Nov. 7th 7:30 pm.  Aisle 2 center row EE seats 109 and 110.

The tickets cost $34.50 each (face value) and the seller is hoping to sell them at this price. If you are interested in purchasing these tickets, please email us at  fodfrontpage@gmail.com and we will connect you with the seller. The show is SOLD-OUT so this could be your only opportunity for tickets if you (or someone you know) would like to go! Don’t miss your chance!

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That’s it for all the updates. As Kalei said up top, I’ll be around today and tomorrow to post any more updates. Wishing everyone a great weekend, and keep smiling! :)

quote a smile is the prettiest thing

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David Archuleta: Tuesday~ Surfin’ USA in Californi-a! Twitter Questions and Convos With Kari, Idaho Falls Tickets, An Offer From Shelley, Fantastic Edits, Wednesday Updates: J 14 Mention and Happy National Dog Day!


 ~Surfin’ USA~ In Californi-a!!

surfing Credit David Archuleta IG

surfing Credit David Archuleta IG

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quote life is a wave your attitude is a surfboard stay stoked and aim for the light

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Wednesday Updates~ August 26th, 2015

J-14 Likes the Surfer Dude! (DA Mention)

Loving this mention posted yesterday by J14 online. Be sure to CLICK HERE to visit the site and leave a comment if you choose. :)

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David Archuleta with some of his furry canine friends…& one furry pup wearing “David ” well.


A dog is man’s best friend” 

National Dog Day is observed annually on August 26th..  This day  encourages dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure, and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and “abuse-free life”.   Dogs give us companionship, they keep us safe and they aid those in need.  It is a goal, for many on National Dog Day, to find homes for all dogs in need of a loving family.  The goal of the National Dog Day foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs each year.

For more information on National Dog Day, see http://www.nationaldogday.com/

David with Duke National Dog Day gif

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Wishal Shares a Fun Collage of What’s New and Coming! ♥

Collage aug 2015 concerts and music coming credit Wishal

Collage aug 2015 concerts and music coming credit Wishal

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DA Surfin’ USA ~ in Californi-a!!!

This post by David shared yesterday couldn’t have been more timely as August 24th was the birthday of the late Duke Kahanamoku ( Father of Surfing) who would have turned 125! *Click below to learn more about Duke*

Duke Kahanamoku anniversary

surfing IG post mssg by David

surfing Credit David Archuleta IG

surfing Credit David Archuleta IG

What a FUN share this was by David! His  IG surfin’post  from yesterday (at post time) already has 9,524 likes, and on FB, 9,953 have given it the “thumbs up!”  How awesome is it that David is learning how to catch some waves and sharing the experience with us right down to that relevant cute little surfer emoji!  * Now…just waiting for that next action shot, but Pocoelsy may have already seen it!*  ;)

Surfing david IG collage credit Pocoelsy

Kalei and Rhiminee shared a couple thoughts (and a question) about David’s post:

Surfing convo Kalei and Rhiminee

Kalei, who knows,  maybe David has already “been there and done that!”… surf in Hawaii, I mean.  lol  ;)

surfing edit april Fool credit Pocoelsy

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Actually, Janel and Becky put their heads together and came up with quite possibly David’s exact location! It sure looks the same to me! And it makes perfect sense that it’s name is even found in a lyric of the famous Beach Boys song he shared! (you ladies are gooood!) :D

Dana point Doheny Beach

Dana point Doheny Beach

surfing related Doheny comment by Janel

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~And about that Teen Choice Surfboard? You’re right, Kalei; doesn’t he have about 6 of them?!?

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David 2008 teen choice surfboardDavid teen choice surfboards 2010

It truly did my heart “good” to see that Instagram post by David yesterday, and so very happy that he’s out trying it! Although he’s  #stillinprogress, I have no doubt that he’s having FUN with it!
Quote The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun
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Fans also Catching “The Wave~”

David’s fans are just the best, and so creative! Along with Pocoelsy’s collage posted above, Patty-Ann and Shadow Benny also shared some DA surfin’ artful fun!

surfing david IG edit credit Patty-Ann

surfing david IG edit credit Patty-Ann ~ Beautiful!

Surfing sketch credit shadow Benny
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Twitter Questions and Convos with Kari

Kari checked in with the fans on twitter yesterday with a request for prayers along with “mail” and concert info! As we shared here on FOD last week , a fellow (Golden) Archie, @Bankergin is very ill and in need of our prayers and well wishes. Kari tweeted a request for the same yesterday. She also answered questions regarding future east coast and California concert possibilities in the works!

Angel hugs and healing energies mail  and address mailbox tour dates

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Kari twitter 8-24-3 concert east coast and Cali info

 In Summation, your prayers and good thoughts for Virginia and her family are very much needed and appreciated at this time. ♥ ♥ ♥

Kari will be taking a box of fan mail to David the second week of September, so get your cards and letters mailed to the box soon .

Lastly, stay tuned as details associated with additional concert dates and locations are being worked out and solidified with contract signings to follow! I like Kari’s offering that David can make the announcement when everything is set. :)   All good!
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Idaho Falls Tickets: Some Seats Still Available and Shelley has an offer for you!!!

Seats continue to sell for David’s first 2 shows in Idaho Falls but if you haven’t purchased tickets and are able to go, you’d better do it soon before they sell out! Click below to buy!

idaho Falls tix purchase

Shelley’s Offering FREE Tickets!!

Shelley free tickets to IF

*Sigh* If only I was able to make the trip at that time~ I’m so excited for all who will be able to be in Idaho Falls to welcome David to the stage once again! We’d love to see the Colonial Theater plumb full so be sure to let anyone you know who might be in the area or able to attend about this wonderful generous offer by Shelley!! Thank you Shelley!
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Layton Tickets Available From Breanne

Breanne commented that she has 2 tickets available at a discounted price for David’s first show in Layton. I’m posting the info, but if you’re interested and would like to email her about the tickets, you can find her full comment and email address near the bottom of the last comment thread.

BReanne Tickets for LAyton
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Have a great Tuesday , everyone! Leaving you today with a thought for trying new things as David is doing with surfing. And finally a vid from Marcella reminding us to live in the moment!
quote if you never try you'll never know

Good to be home! I’ve been on the road with family since early Friday to Pittsburgh, Penn State (dropping off one for school,) back to Pittsburgh and finally home late last night! I wanted to get a post up ASAP as the comment thread was getting very L O N G. I’ll be around to add and update right through the weekend as KAalei is now out east on business. :)

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