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Where creative authentic expression collide in community, it creates an impact in culture, that influences the change, and restores hope in a healing world. • • • • •

Not many people I'd bust out dance moves to Bruno, dressed in full Batman suit, in 90 degree weather, but @jpotts_ makes a story speak, in a special kind of way.  Thanks for making me feel a lot cooler than I actually am! 🚀📷💥🚀 ______________________________________________________________
#sovereignteen #yearofss #singersongwriter #music #artist #pop #dreamer #photoshoot #SHREDS #musicpreneur #BornAGiant #everythingiseverything #LivingFree #IHaveADreamICameToSing #Nashville #LA #storyteller
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Where creative authentic expression collide in community, it creates an impact in culture, that influences the change, and restores hope in a healing world. • • • • •

Not many people I'd bust out dance moves to Bruno, dressed in full Batman suit, in 90 degree weather, but @jpotts_ makes a story speak, in a special kind of way. Thanks for making me feel a lot cooler than I actually am! 🚀📷💥🚀 ______________________________________________________________
#sovereignteen #yearofss #singersongwriter #music #artist #pop #dreamer #photoshoot #SHREDS #musicpreneur #BornAGiant #everythingiseverything #LivingFree #IHaveADreamICameToSing #Nashville #LA #storyteller

💬 2Normal
At Marathon Music Works

F R I D A Y / you'll always be my baby! Thanks for takin' it next level last night. 💣🚀🖤
_____________________________________________________________📷: @jackamo8991 ______________________________________________________________#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic  #Nashville #dance #party #FGLHouse #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #slay #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

F R I D A Y / you'll always be my baby! Thanks for takin' it next level last night. 💣🚀🖤
_____________________________________________________________📷: @jackamo8991 ______________________________________________________________#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Nashville #dance #party #FGLHouse #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #slay #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop

💬 0Normal
At FGL House

@fglhouse 6PM-930pm 🕺🏼🕺🏼🕺🏼afterparty x @djdonnied 
_____________________________________________________________ 📷 @haybeebs •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #dance #party #FGLHouse  #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #slay #SHREDS #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop #FloridaGeorgiaLine #fullthrottle #entertainmentexperience #NashvilleWeekend
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

@fglhouse 6PM-930pm 🕺🏼🕺🏼🕺🏼afterparty x @djdonnied
_____________________________________________________________ 📷 @haybeebs •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #dance #party #FGLHouse #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #slay #SHREDS #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop #FloridaGeorgiaLine #fullthrottle #entertainmentexperience #NashvilleWeekend

💬 3Crema
At FGL House

Is it Friday yet? 🙅🏼‍♂️🙆🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️ This is mine & @aruckus' 'This Is How We Do It' inspired Titanic Pose. 👯 Come dance party. 🕺🏼 @fglhouse // 6-930pm
[ 📷 @haybeebs ]
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #fridaynight #NashvilleWeekend #nashvillepop #fullband #danceparty
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Is it Friday yet? 🙅🏼‍♂️🙆🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️ This is mine & @aruckus' 'This Is How We Do It' inspired Titanic Pose. 👯 Come dance party. 🕺🏼 @fglhouse // 6-930pm
[ 📷 @haybeebs ]
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #fridaynight #NashvilleWeekend #nashvillepop #fullband #danceparty

💬 1Normal
At FGL House

Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken? Me NEITHER.  @train 
______________________________________________________________ @dylangrey2012 📸
______________________________________________________________#sovereignteen #yearofss #tbt #pop #artist #band #dropsofjupiter #train
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken? Me NEITHER. @train
______________________________________________________________ @dylangrey2012 📸
______________________________________________________________#sovereignteen #yearofss #tbt #pop #artist #band #dropsofjupiter #train

💬 1Willow
At East Germantown, Nashville

"Where there is music, there is beauty.  Music is God." Alice Herz-Sommer 
______________________________________________________________ Alice was a classical pianist that played in the orchestra of the Potemkin-village concentration camp Theresienstadt, more than 150 concerts, who lived to be 110 years old.  The camp was dubbed "show camp," because many of the thousands of prisoners were writers, musicians & artists. Alice and her son would be allowed to wait out the war in the Nazis’ ghoulish concentration camp, because of the music-loving German officers’ admiration for her playing. Many were so weak because their only meal would be black water coffee, that they came to hear the music, she believed the music was the food in which they found Any strength. "We had to play music because the Red Cross came and the Germans were trying to show what a good life we had."
😭💔🙏🏼
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My friends - colleagues - and any creative reading this within the proximity of my social network via internet land... create in the rhythm in which you breath; it is the answer to the prayer, and it is the prayers being answered, expressing God speaking, through many voices, united collectively, in one song. 🙏🏼 Those of us (artists/creatives) that been scheduled to be living the artist life during THIS time, will be supported in ways known only to the creator himself, producing from the soul, produce for the soul (nourishment.). To read more of Alice's beautiful story - there's a great article linked in the bio 👆🏻
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #newworld  #singersongwriter #music #artist #pop #dreamer #SHREDS #musicpreneur #BornAGiant #Nashville #LA #realtalk  #everythingiseverything #LivingFree #IHaveADreamICameToSing
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

"Where there is music, there is beauty. Music is God." Alice Herz-Sommer
______________________________________________________________ Alice was a classical pianist that played in the orchestra of the Potemkin-village concentration camp Theresienstadt, more than 150 concerts, who lived to be 110 years old. The camp was dubbed "show camp," because many of the thousands of prisoners were writers, musicians & artists. Alice and her son would be allowed to wait out the war in the Nazis’ ghoulish concentration camp, because of the music-loving German officers’ admiration for her playing. Many were so weak because their only meal would be black water coffee, that they came to hear the music, she believed the music was the food in which they found Any strength. "We had to play music because the Red Cross came and the Germans were trying to show what a good life we had."
😭💔🙏🏼
______________________________________________________________
My friends - colleagues - and any creative reading this within the proximity of my social network via internet land... create in the rhythm in which you breath; it is the answer to the prayer, and it is the prayers being answered, expressing God speaking, through many voices, united collectively, in one song. 🙏🏼 Those of us (artists/creatives) that been scheduled to be living the artist life during THIS time, will be supported in ways known only to the creator himself, producing from the soul, produce for the soul (nourishment.). To read more of Alice's beautiful story - there's a great article linked in the bio 👆🏻
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #newworld #singersongwriter #music #artist #pop #dreamer #SHREDS #musicpreneur #BornAGiant #Nashville #LA #realtalk #everythingiseverything #LivingFree #IHaveADreamICameToSing

💬 0Perpetua
At East Germantown, Nashville

Art is another form of prayer. 🖤

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#sovereignteen #yearofss #williamshakespeare #mercy #everythingiseverything
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Art is another form of prayer. 🖤

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#sovereignteen #yearofss #williamshakespeare #mercy #everythingiseverything

💬 0Ludwig
At Nashville, Tennessee

Everything I know to be true, is truth. That's the good news. Trying to balance what is spirit directed -vs-what the human mind (ego) is directing (diluting truth.) That's the bad, and most news. 🚀⚡️🚀🗝 _____________________________________________________________
#sovereignteen #yearofss  #singersongwriter #music #artist #pop #dreamer #SHREDS #BornAGiant #Nashville #LA #everythingiseverything  #DreamItTilYourDreamsComeTrue #thefuturelooksgood
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Everything I know to be true, is truth. That's the good news. Trying to balance what is spirit directed -vs-what the human mind (ego) is directing (diluting truth.) That's the bad, and most news. 🚀⚡️🚀🗝 _____________________________________________________________
#sovereignteen #yearofss #singersongwriter #music #artist #pop #dreamer #SHREDS #BornAGiant #Nashville #LA #everythingiseverything #DreamItTilYourDreamsComeTrue #thefuturelooksgood

💬 2Normal
At Downtown Nashville

Free-falling into this week with the plans on the book, and the unexpected wildcard. Trusting the love for my one-of-a-kind life, to carry me into every moment along the day. Ready to fly into the open doors, that have never been before. 🚪⚡️🗝🚀
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📸 @haybeebs 
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #newweek #artist #singersongwriter #musicpreneur #EverythingIsEverything #BornAGiant
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Free-falling into this week with the plans on the book, and the unexpected wildcard. Trusting the love for my one-of-a-kind life, to carry me into every moment along the day. Ready to fly into the open doors, that have never been before. 🚪⚡️🗝🚀
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📸 @haybeebs
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #newweek #artist #singersongwriter #musicpreneur #EverythingIsEverything #BornAGiant

💬 0Normal
At Nashville, Tennessee

Don't let the poppies along the Yellow Brick Road distract you from what's real. There's no place like home. 🗝⚡️🙏🏼🗝
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #sunset #EverythingIsEverything
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Don't let the poppies along the Yellow Brick Road distract you from what's real. There's no place like home. 🗝⚡️🙏🏼🗝
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #sunset #EverythingIsEverything

💬 0Normal
At Germantown, Nashville

Over the last six weeks @tyler.wysong & I have connected by FaceTime for one on one coaching / stretching / warmups & he's even shown this Tiger new tricks 🗣 
I told him today that outside of working from home - Writing - rehearsing - gigging, Ive become a loner (in the best of ways,) finding connection to creative spirit (God) is really clear when Im not distracted by the exterior world - and I'm on stage, writing songs blah blah - but I'm intentional about trying to keep the human mind from dipping its toe in what the soul speaks - because that 'in between' is what awaits 🗝🗝 I told him that since I live in the frame of mind - when I do go out into the world on a run - or (today at the jewelry repair shop where I had a battery put in my watch,) Ive experience it, in real life time materializing - in small and large ways. The funny thing about my time with Tyler, is that I've had more connected conversation with him than anyone outside of the band / and we're 1,400 miles apart. The power of speaking what's real in a world that's full of what's not real - makes most people is uncomfortable, and impossible for conventional relationships - but its no mistake we've aligned for this time in my life, freeing this bigass voice that I've acknowledged this week how much I kept contained & silenced as a kid. As I round out an unusual week - I celebrate where I've been to free this ⚡️🗝 but tmrw I'll expect god to 'let go' of what ain't mine, to live a step closer to all that I know is awaits me! 🌎✌🏾👟🎶🕺🏼💥⚡️ ______________________________________________________________
#sovereignteen #yearofss #EverythingIsEverything #BornAGiant #IHaveADreamICameToSing #singersongwriter #popartist #sessionsinger #vocalcoach #liberation
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Over the last six weeks @tyler.wysong & I have connected by FaceTime for one on one coaching / stretching / warmups & he's even shown this Tiger new tricks 🗣
I told him today that outside of working from home - Writing - rehearsing - gigging, Ive become a loner (in the best of ways,) finding connection to creative spirit (God) is really clear when Im not distracted by the exterior world - and I'm on stage, writing songs blah blah - but I'm intentional about trying to keep the human mind from dipping its toe in what the soul speaks - because that 'in between' is what awaits 🗝🗝 I told him that since I live in the frame of mind - when I do go out into the world on a run - or (today at the jewelry repair shop where I had a battery put in my watch,) Ive experience it, in real life time materializing - in small and large ways. The funny thing about my time with Tyler, is that I've had more connected conversation with him than anyone outside of the band / and we're 1,400 miles apart. The power of speaking what's real in a world that's full of what's not real - makes most people is uncomfortable, and impossible for conventional relationships - but its no mistake we've aligned for this time in my life, freeing this bigass voice that I've acknowledged this week how much I kept contained & silenced as a kid. As I round out an unusual week - I celebrate where I've been to free this ⚡️🗝 but tmrw I'll expect god to 'let go' of what ain't mine, to live a step closer to all that I know is awaits me! 🌎✌🏾👟🎶🕺🏼💥⚡️ ______________________________________________________________
#sovereignteen #yearofss #EverythingIsEverything #BornAGiant #IHaveADreamICameToSing #singersongwriter #popartist #sessionsinger #vocalcoach #liberation

💬 5Willow
At Germantown, Nashville

Let's flip the track, bring the old school back 👟📢✌🏾 t o n i g h t // 6P - 930P // @fglhouse 
@hish_music providing jukebox jams after ⚡️⚡️ #sovereignteen #yearofss #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #pop #dance #funk #artist #band #danceparty #Nashville #nashvillemusic
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Let's flip the track, bring the old school back 👟📢✌🏾 t o n i g h t // 6P - 930P // @fglhouse
@hish_music providing jukebox jams after ⚡️⚡️ #sovereignteen #yearofss #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #pop #dance #funk #artist #band #danceparty #Nashville #nashvillemusic

💬 0Willow
At FGL House

'United we stand, divided we fall' • • • I've thought about this a lot this week, and it occurred to me that it wasn't until I pulled the filters off my own human broken world and acknowledged it with compassion, forgave myself without denying it for what it was/is, that I could truly experience my own unity (healing/whole heart,) instead of posting social posts "we got this!!!" I used to be that guy - and in every new day - I have to remind myself that my greatest STRENGTHS are a product of my greatest WEAKNESSES... & that grace (was blind/now see,) has been hard earned. • • •
The worst of times can bring out the best in people, & reveal the worst in people 💔  WE house the CHANGE we wish to see for the WORLD within US, and when what's been broken in EACH of us changes / unites what's been broke in EACH of us, now made whole... we'll find brand NEW meaning in saying UNITED WE STAND, in service to ALL. ✌🏾🌎⚡️🚀🗝 ______________________________________________________________
 @stephen_salyers @casonofficial @caleblovely @aruckus @kinghank_ @joshuareynolds1st @jamesbaymusic 
______________________________________________________________ #sovereignteen #yearofss #EverythingIsEverything #hurricaneirma #hurricaneharvey #HoldBackTheRiver #jamesbay #BTS #rehearsal
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

'United we stand, divided we fall' • • • I've thought about this a lot this week, and it occurred to me that it wasn't until I pulled the filters off my own human broken world and acknowledged it with compassion, forgave myself without denying it for what it was/is, that I could truly experience my own unity (healing/whole heart,) instead of posting social posts "we got this!!!" I used to be that guy - and in every new day - I have to remind myself that my greatest STRENGTHS are a product of my greatest WEAKNESSES... & that grace (was blind/now see,) has been hard earned. • • •
The worst of times can bring out the best in people, & reveal the worst in people 💔 WE house the CHANGE we wish to see for the WORLD within US, and when what's been broken in EACH of us changes / unites what's been broke in EACH of us, now made whole... we'll find brand NEW meaning in saying UNITED WE STAND, in service to ALL. ✌🏾🌎⚡️🚀🗝 ______________________________________________________________
@stephen_salyers @casonofficial @caleblovely @aruckus @kinghank_ @joshuareynolds1st @jamesbaymusic
______________________________________________________________ #sovereignteen #yearofss #EverythingIsEverything #hurricaneirma #hurricaneharvey #HoldBackTheRiver #jamesbay #BTS #rehearsal

💬 3Inkwell
At Nashville, Tennessee

Tell me whose the fairest 🔮📢
F R I B A E / 6-930 / @fglhouse 
_____________________________________________________________ (📷 @haybeebs •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #dance #party #FGLHouse  #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #slay #SHREDS #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop #FloridaGeorgiaLine #fullthrottle #entertainmentexperience #NashvilleWeekend
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Tell me whose the fairest 🔮📢
F R I B A E / 6-930 / @fglhouse
_____________________________________________________________ (📷 @haybeebs •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #dance #party #FGLHouse #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #slay #SHREDS #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop #FloridaGeorgiaLine #fullthrottle #entertainmentexperience #NashvilleWeekend

💬 0Normal
At FGL House

"Storytellers restore order with imagination, and instill hope again, and again, and again!" (Walt Disney)
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I've continued to think about everyone in Florida, those in Texas beginning to rebuild, and honestly the information changes so much it can shift direction/size, and I just put prayer and deep compassion for all of Florida and those effected due to travel, or have family there etc. But I was waiting to check out and a lady asked me what I thought of this weather - and I said, it's unusual, but most things are these days. And the clerk said "yeh - well at least the Hurricane wasn't as bad as they thought it would be." And I said - well that's easy for us to say - but we're not there living with it either.  It is a reminder for me - that storms mirror our human experience (life) as well. But that metaphor (Life/storm) brings chaos into life - and when it's not ours to work through, it can be quick to dismiss it as "negative" "positive" "inspiration" "drama" -and the truth is, we're not living with it either. But I can hold my own heart with compassion for walking through its own storms, that I never saw coming then I'm wholeheartedly compassionate everyone in personal and coastal storms. 
I videoed a #BTS clip at rehearsal today, and hope that it is received however it is needed - may it be an answered prayer - may it symbolize cleansing / rebuild or rebirth, but we are holding you all with love & peace in this moment // let us hold each other. 
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 @stephen_salyers @casonofficial @caleblovely @aruckus @kinghank_ @iamjoshreynolds @jamesbaymusic 
______________________________________________________________ #sovereignteen #yearofss #EverythingIsEverything #hurricaneirma #hurricaneharvey #HoldBackTheRiver #jamesbay #BTS #rehearsal
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

"Storytellers restore order with imagination, and instill hope again, and again, and again!" (Walt Disney)
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I've continued to think about everyone in Florida, those in Texas beginning to rebuild, and honestly the information changes so much it can shift direction/size, and I just put prayer and deep compassion for all of Florida and those effected due to travel, or have family there etc. But I was waiting to check out and a lady asked me what I thought of this weather - and I said, it's unusual, but most things are these days. And the clerk said "yeh - well at least the Hurricane wasn't as bad as they thought it would be." And I said - well that's easy for us to say - but we're not there living with it either. It is a reminder for me - that storms mirror our human experience (life) as well. But that metaphor (Life/storm) brings chaos into life - and when it's not ours to work through, it can be quick to dismiss it as "negative" "positive" "inspiration" "drama" -and the truth is, we're not living with it either. But I can hold my own heart with compassion for walking through its own storms, that I never saw coming then I'm wholeheartedly compassionate everyone in personal and coastal storms.
I videoed a #BTS clip at rehearsal today, and hope that it is received however it is needed - may it be an answered prayer - may it symbolize cleansing / rebuild or rebirth, but we are holding you all with love & peace in this moment // let us hold each other.
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@stephen_salyers @casonofficial @caleblovely @aruckus @kinghank_ @iamjoshreynolds @jamesbaymusic
______________________________________________________________ #sovereignteen #yearofss #EverythingIsEverything #hurricaneirma #hurricaneharvey #HoldBackTheRiver #jamesbay #BTS #rehearsal

💬 3Willow
At Hurricane Maria

What an honor it was to be let into the world of Zoe Conner, and I mean e v e r y  bit of that. Sometimes @meganconner would tell her I was coming over to see her - and she would run to the window to look for me, so by the time I could see her face from the foot of the steps, so was always excited to the point she would burst with love. 😭❣️😭❣️Our furry angels channel pure love - that is unaffected by the human world, Zoe just always seemed to have more to give, and pulled out the pomp & circumstance every time, like it was the first time. 💔 Take a deep bow, sweet girl!! I would love for you to send some love & hold peace or a prayer in your heart for Zoe's angel - soul mate - best blonde friend any dog would love to have @meganconner.  God contracted Megan & Zoe with a baby sister 2 months ago (Lulu - swipe left for fam foto) Lulu will love on Megan bigger than before - but the missing part doesn't is hard and doesn't seem to fade. 🐶❣️😇💔🙏🏼 #ZoeConner #boxersofinstagram #sovereignteen #yearofss
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

What an honor it was to be let into the world of Zoe Conner, and I mean e v e r y bit of that. Sometimes @meganconner would tell her I was coming over to see her - and she would run to the window to look for me, so by the time I could see her face from the foot of the steps, so was always excited to the point she would burst with love. 😭❣️😭❣️Our furry angels channel pure love - that is unaffected by the human world, Zoe just always seemed to have more to give, and pulled out the pomp & circumstance every time, like it was the first time. 💔 Take a deep bow, sweet girl!! I would love for you to send some love & hold peace or a prayer in your heart for Zoe's angel - soul mate - best blonde friend any dog would love to have @meganconner. God contracted Megan & Zoe with a baby sister 2 months ago (Lulu - swipe left for fam foto) Lulu will love on Megan bigger than before - but the missing part doesn't is hard and doesn't seem to fade. 🐶❣️😇💔🙏🏼 #ZoeConner #boxersofinstagram #sovereignteen #yearofss

💬 8Normal
At Nashville, Tennessee

The truth is I only looked like this for the less than an hour at the end of the night - so I'd look somewhat normal for a quick 5 min remarks video, but the 11 hours before I was crushing life in a hoodie and gym shorts - without ever leaving the nest. Around 5ish I decided to go for a quick jog, just to be outside and feel my feet ground in the world. At least that's what I thought. 
And as my regular route got diverted by some fencing blocking my familiar path, my full stride began to magnetize a moment with destiny, as a middle aged woman - standing by herself - signaled me over for directions to the street where her hotel was located. It was her first time in Nashville, and she really wants to stay another day, but her husband said "we've got to drive back tomorrow, because he has to get back to work." Home happens to be Tampa, Florida - and Nashville was
where they flee to, because husbands  company has a large office here and
it seemed like the right thing to do. 
While I'll spare the details of
our 5 minute conversation, I'll say this ... she shared more about
herself with me than I would almost bet she's ever shared with anyone.
So as I walked my new friend to the bus stop I said to her, "look, whether or not you decide to drive back to Tampa tomorrow or spend honor whatever is telling you to spend another day in Nashville, is between you & you! BUT, while I don't know factual details of Hurricanes, and how storms cycle & shift, I believe that just maybe the chaos of a storm like this comes to slow down the chaos we live in.  Becoming powerless (literally and figuratively,) forcing us to go within - and IN to our power! If it was me feeling pulled to stay in Nashville for another day, I dare to say, I would take a deep breath & give that some thought, for that very breath, is God.  As the door began to shut, she asked my name and asked what church I grew up in.... 'What is the name?' And as I took off to run again - the rain started to pour - and I pointed to my heart and shouted with a grin "the 1 that speaks to you, when noone else is in the room" - Free your mind & the rest will follow. ❤ #sovereignteen #yearofss #EverythingIsEverything
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

The truth is I only looked like this for the less than an hour at the end of the night - so I'd look somewhat normal for a quick 5 min remarks video, but the 11 hours before I was crushing life in a hoodie and gym shorts - without ever leaving the nest. Around 5ish I decided to go for a quick jog, just to be outside and feel my feet ground in the world. At least that's what I thought.
And as my regular route got diverted by some fencing blocking my familiar path, my full stride began to magnetize a moment with destiny, as a middle aged woman - standing by herself - signaled me over for directions to the street where her hotel was located. It was her first time in Nashville, and she really wants to stay another day, but her husband said "we've got to drive back tomorrow, because he has to get back to work." Home happens to be Tampa, Florida - and Nashville was
where they flee to, because husbands company has a large office here and
it seemed like the right thing to do.
While I'll spare the details of
our 5 minute conversation, I'll say this ... she shared more about
herself with me than I would almost bet she's ever shared with anyone.
So as I walked my new friend to the bus stop I said to her, "look, whether or not you decide to drive back to Tampa tomorrow or spend honor whatever is telling you to spend another day in Nashville, is between you & you! BUT, while I don't know factual details of Hurricanes, and how storms cycle & shift, I believe that just maybe the chaos of a storm like this comes to slow down the chaos we live in. Becoming powerless (literally and figuratively,) forcing us to go within - and IN to our power! If it was me feeling pulled to stay in Nashville for another day, I dare to say, I would take a deep breath & give that some thought, for that very breath, is God. As the door began to shut, she asked my name and asked what church I grew up in.... 'What is the name?' And as I took off to run again - the rain started to pour - and I pointed to my heart and shouted with a grin "the 1 that speaks to you, when noone else is in the room" - Free your mind & the rest will follow. ❤ #sovereignteen #yearofss #EverythingIsEverything

💬 7Juno
At Germantown, Nashville

"For me, music and life are all about style." -Miles Davis
When I reach the place I'm going, there won't ever be a story of where I've been, it will be in the very breath I'm in, supported with passion that couldn't be contained, recycled or measurable by the human mind. Quick thank you s/o 1) @haybeebs for capturing the bigger than life musical playground world I live in on every level of life. 🎤👟🔥 // 2) The talented artists that life with me on and off stage (were flying together for reasons beyond the stages we stand on, at least in my lens.) 3) @tyler.wysong - directing me with gladiator stretches, and changing my game with such grace & optimism. ⚡️⚡️⚡️
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••📸 @haybeebs | | | @casonofficial - @aruckus - @josh_ellis - @caleblovely - @cjanowiak184 ||| @fglhouse ||| @duffy 🔊🎶➕🖤
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #EverythingIsEverything #BornAGiant #artist #LA #Nashville #NashvilleStyle #influencer #musicpreneur #Mercy #Duffy
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

"For me, music and life are all about style." -Miles Davis
When I reach the place I'm going, there won't ever be a story of where I've been, it will be in the very breath I'm in, supported with passion that couldn't be contained, recycled or measurable by the human mind. Quick thank you s/o 1) @haybeebs for capturing the bigger than life musical playground world I live in on every level of life. 🎤👟🔥 // 2) The talented artists that life with me on and off stage (were flying together for reasons beyond the stages we stand on, at least in my lens.) 3) @tyler.wysong - directing me with gladiator stretches, and changing my game with such grace & optimism. ⚡️⚡️⚡️
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••📸 @haybeebs | | | @casonofficial - @aruckus - @josh_ellis - @caleblovely - @cjanowiak184 ||| @fglhouse ||| @duffy 🔊🎶➕🖤
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #EverythingIsEverything #BornAGiant #artist #LA #Nashville #NashvilleStyle #influencer #musicpreneur #Mercy #Duffy

💬 5Normal
At Downtown Nashville

I want to paddle harder/faster, when I get to circle up with these guys on stage.🗣🌪🎤⚡️🚣 _____________________________________________________________
s/o to @haybeebs for capturing the playground I get to play in each with with passionate pros every week. Feel their fire & swagger! And join us in the flesh tonight 6-9:30 again on the rooftop at @fglhouse 👟👟👟
📸 @haybeebs 
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#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #SHREDS #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

I want to paddle harder/faster, when I get to circle up with these guys on stage.🗣🌪🎤⚡️🚣 _____________________________________________________________
s/o to @haybeebs for capturing the playground I get to play in each with with passionate pros every week. Feel their fire & swagger! And join us in the flesh tonight 6-9:30 again on the rooftop at @fglhouse 👟👟👟
📸 @haybeebs
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#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #SHREDS #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop

💬 10Normal
At Germantown, Nashville

Repost via @stephen_salyers - w/ @repostwhiz app:
W E E K N D \|/ V I B E ⚡️⚡️ @fglhouse - f r i + s a t  n i g h t s - 6-9:30pm - afterparty brought by @hish_music & @djdonnied 
_____________________________________________________________ (📷🔥👉🏻 @jpotts_ ) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #dance #party #FGLHouse  #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #slay #SHREDS #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop #FloridaGeorgiaLine #fullthrottle #entertainmentexperience #NashvilleWeekend
April Rucker

Repost via @stephen_salyers - w/ @repostwhiz app:
W E E K N D \|/ V I B E ⚡️⚡️ @fglhouse - f r i + s a t n i g h t s - 6-9:30pm - afterparty brought by @hish_music & @djdonnied
_____________________________________________________________ (📷🔥👉🏻 @jpotts_ ) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #dance #party #FGLHouse #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #slay #SHREDS #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop #FloridaGeorgiaLine #fullthrottle #entertainmentexperience #NashvilleWeekend

💬 0Normal
At FGL House

Friday night! You already know! See you tonight, Nashville!  6-9:30 at @fglhouse with @stephen_salyers and the crew! #Repost @stephen_salyers (@get_repost)
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W E E K N D \|/ V I B E ⚡️⚡️ @fglhouse - f r i + s a t  n i g h t s - 6-9:30pm - afterparty brought by @hish_music & @djdonnied 
_____________________________________________________________ (📷🔥👉🏻 @jpotts_ ) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #dance #party #FGLHouse  #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #slay #SHREDS #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop #FloridaGeorgiaLine #fullthrottle #entertainmentexperience #NashvilleWeekend
Chris Janowiak

Friday night! You already know! See you tonight, Nashville! 6-9:30 at @fglhouse with @stephen_salyers and the crew! #Repost @stephen_salyers (@get_repost)
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W E E K N D \|/ V I B E ⚡️⚡️ @fglhouse - f r i + s a t n i g h t s - 6-9:30pm - afterparty brought by @hish_music & @djdonnied
_____________________________________________________________ (📷🔥👉🏻 @jpotts_ ) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #dance #party #FGLHouse #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #slay #SHREDS #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop #FloridaGeorgiaLine #fullthrottle #entertainmentexperience #NashvilleWeekend

💬 0Normal

W E E K N D \|/ V I B E ⚡️⚡️ @fglhouse - f r i + s a t  n i g h t s - 6-9:30pm - afterparty brought by @hish_music & @djdonnied 
_____________________________________________________________ (📷🔥👉🏻 @jpotts_ ) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #dance #party #FGLHouse  #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #slay #SHREDS #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop #FloridaGeorgiaLine #fullthrottle #entertainmentexperience #NashvilleWeekend
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

W E E K N D \|/ V I B E ⚡️⚡️ @fglhouse - f r i + s a t n i g h t s - 6-9:30pm - afterparty brought by @hish_music & @djdonnied
_____________________________________________________________ (📷🔥👉🏻 @jpotts_ ) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #dance #party #FGLHouse #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #slay #SHREDS #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer #nashvillepop #FloridaGeorgiaLine #fullthrottle #entertainmentexperience #NashvilleWeekend

💬 1Normal
At Downtown Nashville

Walking into the weekend like 👟👟 everything 24K ⚡️⚡️📸 @haybeebs 
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6-9:30pm at FGL HOUSE // rooftop, fri+sat. @stephen_salyers • @cjanowiak184 • @josh_ellis • @casonofficial • @caleblovely • @aruckus • @fglhouse • @brunomars 🎵🎤🗣⚡️#ThatsWhatILike #BrunoMars #sovereignteen #yearofss
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Walking into the weekend like 👟👟 everything 24K ⚡️⚡️📸 @haybeebs
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6-9:30pm at FGL HOUSE // rooftop, fri+sat. @stephen_salyers • @cjanowiak184 • @josh_ellis • @casonofficial • @caleblovely • @aruckus • @fglhouse • @brunomars 🎵🎤🗣⚡️#ThatsWhatILike #BrunoMars #sovereignteen #yearofss

💬 2Inkwell
At FGL House

Tomorrow the ship sails again, only bigger than before. 👟👟👟 // @fglhouse • 6-9:30pm \\ ______________________________________
📸 @haybeebs 
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #artist #band #badass #FGLHouse #friday
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Tomorrow the ship sails again, only bigger than before. 👟👟👟 // @fglhouse • 6-9:30pm \\ ______________________________________
📸 @haybeebs
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #artist #band #badass #FGLHouse #friday

💬 0Willow
At FGL House

I've sat in my own world the last couple days, and ran across a thank you note from June 2010 from the staff at Hands on Nashville.  I helped facilitate a benefit a couple weeks after the flood and we had raised right at $5,000 (many of you I'm sure we're pestered to play by me & @misscourtneya ☺️👌🏾) But the other part of that story, is one that I will never forget, nor ever regret daring to dive into the unknown - when possibility punches me in the heart.  I spontaneously emailed three different names whose business cards I had (national corporate companies) - were talking handshake party hang - so not the kind of friends you feel close enough to ask for $5,000 - but I did anyway.  None of them replied to that email. 
About 8 months later - I received a text from a number not stored but it was one of the three recipients. We were not only going to the same show - but he was next door to where I lived waiting for a cab when he texted me - and you can sort of see that someone in from LA, is in my passenger seat and tells me of course they'll match the $$, and HON would receive $10,000 - from something that started as friends, fun & music. 
The last sentence of the note says "we just wanted to express our gratitude for your efforts & talent, towards helping rebuild our city." A L L of that was God...I just happen to be one small detail. 
I wanted to share that, because, it is not an accident I would find that today as I was cleaning out my desk, and as my friends on Key Largo are boarding up their homes & businesses to prepare for a category 6 hurricane. I've  a w a k e n e d a lot in the last seven days, much less 7 years. Now I am living a 'walk on water' everyday life. It's not literal but from one moment to the next - trusting/faithFULL. Its on a level to which I will only understand and never be able to explain - but once awakened - there's no going back. Who I was in 2010 was just some kid I used to know. But that powerful landmark reminds me the miracle of life (lived) gives life to miracles. Believe you've got everything you need to take that first step to anything you want. ( 📸 @jpotts_ )
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

I've sat in my own world the last couple days, and ran across a thank you note from June 2010 from the staff at Hands on Nashville. I helped facilitate a benefit a couple weeks after the flood and we had raised right at $5,000 (many of you I'm sure we're pestered to play by me & @misscourtneya ☺️👌🏾) But the other part of that story, is one that I will never forget, nor ever regret daring to dive into the unknown - when possibility punches me in the heart. I spontaneously emailed three different names whose business cards I had (national corporate companies) - were talking handshake party hang - so not the kind of friends you feel close enough to ask for $5,000 - but I did anyway. None of them replied to that email.
About 8 months later - I received a text from a number not stored but it was one of the three recipients. We were not only going to the same show - but he was next door to where I lived waiting for a cab when he texted me - and you can sort of see that someone in from LA, is in my passenger seat and tells me of course they'll match the $$, and HON would receive $10,000 - from something that started as friends, fun & music.
The last sentence of the note says "we just wanted to express our gratitude for your efforts & talent, towards helping rebuild our city." A L L of that was God...I just happen to be one small detail.
I wanted to share that, because, it is not an accident I would find that today as I was cleaning out my desk, and as my friends on Key Largo are boarding up their homes & businesses to prepare for a category 6 hurricane. I've a w a k e n e d a lot in the last seven days, much less 7 years. Now I am living a 'walk on water' everyday life. It's not literal but from one moment to the next - trusting/faithFULL. Its on a level to which I will only understand and never be able to explain - but once awakened - there's no going back. Who I was in 2010 was just some kid I used to know. But that powerful landmark reminds me the miracle of life (lived) gives life to miracles. Believe you've got everything you need to take that first step to anything you want. ( 📸 @jpotts_ )

💬 7Normal

Take 60 seconds to pause whatever your chasing this morning and take this in. Thanks for humbling my morning, and mirroring the miracle THIS life is @tshawstruth. Not even Kanye can drop a mic - after a freestyle rap like you. 🏆❤️🙏🏼 #blitzyourlife #titans #inspiration #sovereignteen #yearofss #EverythingIsEverything
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Take 60 seconds to pause whatever your chasing this morning and take this in. Thanks for humbling my morning, and mirroring the miracle THIS life is @tshawstruth. Not even Kanye can drop a mic - after a freestyle rap like you. 🏆❤️🙏🏼 #blitzyourlife #titans #inspiration #sovereignteen #yearofss #EverythingIsEverything

💬 1Normal
At Nashville, Tennessee

S Q U A D • G O A L S 💯

Til then I be labor day loner yolo on a Monday. Happy Birthday @beyonce + Happy Everything @brunomars 
#friendsthatleatherforever #Illinviteyoubothtomysuperbowlshow #laborday #sovereignteen #yearofss
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

S Q U A D • G O A L S 💯

Til then I be labor day loner yolo on a Monday. Happy Birthday @beyonce + Happy Everything @brunomars
#friendsthatleatherforever #Illinviteyoubothtomysuperbowlshow #laborday #sovereignteen #yearofss

💬 0Normal
At Nashville, Tennessee

For a guy that had NO voice at 5:30 this morning, there is NO way I could begin to explain how sacred sitting silent has been for me between services. Being present to receive the power of God within - in each moment, breath to breath - meeting me at the tipping point, when I dare to show up.  There ain't no withholding what's always waiting, as long as you're willing to get out of the boat.  Everything you want is waiting for you friends // walk into this week believing that! We don't get to choose how we die, but we always get to choose how we live 👟🌊👟🌊👟🗝
______________________________________________________________📸 // @haybeebs 
______________________________________________________________#sovereignteen #yearofss  #music #artist #BornAGiant #everythingiseverything  #WalkOnWater #DreamItTilYourDreamsComeTrue
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

For a guy that had NO voice at 5:30 this morning, there is NO way I could begin to explain how sacred sitting silent has been for me between services. Being present to receive the power of God within - in each moment, breath to breath - meeting me at the tipping point, when I dare to show up. There ain't no withholding what's always waiting, as long as you're willing to get out of the boat. Everything you want is waiting for you friends // walk into this week believing that! We don't get to choose how we die, but we always get to choose how we live 👟🌊👟🌊👟🗝
______________________________________________________________📸 // @haybeebs
______________________________________________________________#sovereignteen #yearofss #music #artist #BornAGiant #everythingiseverything #WalkOnWater #DreamItTilYourDreamsComeTrue

💬 3Normal

As long as I'm unafraid to fail, I'll never fail to meet the miracles, moment to moment. 👟🌊👟🌊👟🌊
@crosspoint_tv • @30secondstomars • 📸 @tammyashipley 
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #WalkOnWater #crosspoint #30secondstomars
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

As long as I'm unafraid to fail, I'll never fail to meet the miracles, moment to moment. 👟🌊👟🌊👟🌊
@crosspoint_tv • @30secondstomars • 📸 @tammyashipley
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#sovereignteen #yearofss #WalkOnWater #crosspoint #30secondstomars

💬 10Valencia
At Cross Point Church

Me most of the time, rain or shine ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Tonight // 6-9:30 // @fglhouse 
_____________________________________________________________📷: @berryface •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Me most of the time, rain or shine ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Tonight // 6-9:30 // @fglhouse
_____________________________________________________________📷: @berryface •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer

💬 1Willow
At FGL House

Be K I N D wherever this Labor Day Weekend finds you ✌🏾 Me & the band play back to back Friday + Saturday, on the rooftop at @fglhouse 6-9:30pm (both nights!) You deserve it baby, you deserve it all❗️👟🎶🎤
_____________________________________________________________📷: @haybeebs •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer
S T E P H E N • S A L Y E R S

Be K I N D wherever this Labor Day Weekend finds you ✌🏾 Me & the band play back to back Friday + Saturday, on the rooftop at @fglhouse 6-9:30pm (both nights!) You deserve it baby, you deserve it all❗️👟🎶🎤
_____________________________________________________________📷: @haybeebs •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer

💬 0Normal
At FGL House

Playing both Friday and Saturday night at @fglhouse with @stephen_salyers and the crew!  Come out and enjoy Labor Day weekend! #Repost @stephen_salyers (@get_repost)
・・・ Me & the band will play back to back shows Friday + Saturday, on the rooftop at @fglhouse 6-9:30pm (both nights!) You deserve it baby, you deserve it all❗️👟🎶🎤
_____________________________________________________________📷: @haybeebs •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer
Chris Janowiak

Playing both Friday and Saturday night at @fglhouse with @stephen_salyers and the crew! Come out and enjoy Labor Day weekend! #Repost @stephen_salyers (@get_repost)
・・・ Me & the band will play back to back shows Friday + Saturday, on the rooftop at @fglhouse 6-9:30pm (both nights!) You deserve it baby, you deserve it all❗️👟🎶🎤
_____________________________________________________________📷: @haybeebs •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#sovereignteen #YearOfSS #fullband #show #livemusic #Downtown #Nashville #visitmusiccity #visitnashville #stephensalyers #theslayexperience #pop #soul #funk #artist #entertainer

💬 2Normal

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