Musicians On Tour Facebook Page Hop—Books, Gift Cards, Prizes and Fun!

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Welcome to the Musicians on Tour Facebook page hop. We’re bringing you a chance to get to know some of the best fictional musicians in the industry today!

I’m Sara Walter Ellwood and I’ll be interviewing my character country music superstar Gabe McKenna featured in the contemporary western romance–HEARTSONG…..ON SALE NOW for only $0.99

ME: When did you discover your love for music?
GABE: My parents encouraged my getting involved with singing at local events and church when I was just a little boy. My first memory of singing for a crowd is at a festival in my hometown when I was maybe four or five. Eventually, I joined the school band and choir.

ME: What’s your favorite thing about being on tour and what do you love most about performing?
GABE: The fans–for both questions. It’s always a thrill to think all of those people came out–spending their hard-earned money and time–to come and see me. Everyone can hear me when they buy a CD or download a song–which is damn humbling in of itself–but when I’m performing live, they’re there to see me. I always get a thrill from that. It’s a high like nothing else.

ME: Speaking of fans, what is the craziest fan encounter you’ve had?
GABE: You mean besides dodging ladies panties being thrown at me while on stage? I’ve had too many to count. But the one that–at the time it was happening–I considered the craziest was when my ex-fiancée showed up at one of my concerts. I truly thought I’d seen it all then. Our breakup hadn’t been pretty, and needless to say, I never expected her to ever come out to see me. Turned out she hadn’t. She was there to break the news of the plane crash that killed my father and his wife, who was her sister. Of course, what happened afterward is damned crazy–we ended up getting married to adopt my baby brother–who is also her nephew. Not a marriage made in haven at first. I’ll tell you that!

ME: What is your most personal song, and how did it come to be?
GABE: The one I sang at the NFR a few months after Micki and I got married. I still get goose bumps when I sing that song, especially if she’s around to hear it. I wrote it our wedding night while she was sleeping in one room and I was in another drinking whiskey and thinking about how our life could have been so different if we hadn’t broken each other’s hearts.

ME: If you didn’t get into music, what would you have done for a career?
GABE: Ranching. Something I NEVER wanted to do and which is EXACTLY what I want to do when I’m not touring. It’s damned funny how fate knows better what you should be doing than you do.

Heartstrings, Sara Walter Ellwood, contemporary western romance, cowboy romance, Texas romance, small town romance, Country Music star hero, Lyrical Press, Kensington Publishing, Heartsong, Heartland, Colton Gamblers, Singing to the HeartBLURB:
Gabriel McKenna is living the dream. A rising country music star he’s no stranger to fame, money, or beautiful women. Despite his bad boy image, he’s also got a heart of gold, and when his ten-year-old brother is orphaned, he wants to take him under his wing. But the judge on the case is less than impressed by Gabe’s reputation and awards custody to the grandfather Gabe knows firsthand is abusive.

Michaela Finn is no stranger to heartache. Years ago she was engaged to Gabe McKenna, but two days before their wedding he ran off to Nashville with a female talent scout. Now Gabe is back in her life with an insane plan. Marry him, so he can get custody of his younger brother. Michaela can’t bear to think of any child being hurt, but she’s just not sure her heart can carry a happy tune when Gabe is playing lead…


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