I only recently started to let myself feel. I stopped telling secrets to people, and to myself. The last post really got to me. I started thinking about the young girls or boys following me, young versions of me. And then I thought about the younger version of myself. I'd do anything to just hug her. Tell her I love her. Let her know that one day all that dreaming she did in her little green room would come true in ways greater than she could ever even imagine. And that one day people would accept and love her. It's so important that people know that if I can do it, so can you. Some people may think certain things about how I got to where I am. I'll tell you how. I played every empty bar. I sang in the street. I sang in the subway. I took every meeting. I tried to be as kind as I possibly could. I kept promises. When people didn't listen, I made them. When people talked over me, I sang louder. I haven't always made the best choices. I've actually made some pretty bad ones. But I'm so grateful for my journey. No matter how new or scary this year is, I'm going to be more present, more open, more grateful and humbled. Thank you to everyone supporting and encouraging me through this next stage of life.
For the past 2-3 years, or more honestly my whole life, I've made every excuse to not exercise. Touring. Too tired. It won't do anything so what's the point? I have PCOS and my body is resistant to insulin. So it makes it twice as hard to have a healthy and fit body. I fluctuate so much it's not even fair. I was thin once but I was so unhealthy. It's a catch 22. I look back at photos of myself a few years ago and envy those arms and legs. But then I remember how sick I was, how much I hated myself. Starving my body and my mind. I remember the day I reached my goal BMI and I stood on the scale and cried, because it wasn't enough. It was never enough. I don't know why I'm doing this. People can and will make fun of you for anything you put out there. I've been made fun of my whole life. That's what made me so tough. But I think about some of the people that follow me on here, and if even one person sees this, sees me pushing, maybe it can encourage more effort in bettering yourself and taking a step towards self love. Song by the beautiful @brandicarlile
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Behind this curtain....IS HEAVEN WOOOO!!! I've been working so hard to set up my own place to write and create like I'd never had before. I was always in other people's nooks, envious of their little paradise. So even though we had to deal with cops over my new couch it all worked out in the end. With me sitting on it. Wish me luck writing my second album down here! Love you guys! #RowdyRodeoStudio
The body is an incredible thing. We all have different bodies. I'm learning so many new things about mine. My whole life I felt trapped in this temple, incapable of physical strength and endurance. And yet every day I push myself harder. What a humbling and loving realization that we can always do more. @jaketylerbrodsky is a driving and encouraging force. Anyone can do anything if they have the will to do it, but sometimes it takes someone to believe in you for you to believe in yourself. 🏻
I'm coming out of a deep and dark depression. But life is about choices. This week I started boxing and training with @jaketylerbrodsky , I'm not thin. I'm not fit. How I flip around for 90 minutes on stage is beyond me. And this isn't a "Omg look at me I'm working out" post. This is for all of the people out there who are just like me. After not being able to get out of bed for almost 2 weeks, I made a choice. I hate leaving home. I hate exercise. But I've found that sometimes the things you don't want to do are what you actually need to do. Depression and anxiety are overwhelming and lonely. But if I can do it, if I can push myself harder, build myself up, maybe I'll grow into the person I want to become. Right now, I have no idea who she is...but I'm excited to meet her. It also helps if you have a super adorable trainer. Sending love to everyone.
Ever since I set my studio up I haven't left. I don't sleep. I don't eat. All I do is make music. And not all of its great. I've had a really really rough time the last few weeks. I battle with extreme depression and crippling anxiety. Yet I find comfort in the nests I make. Especially when those nests have every instrument you can imagine (except a sitar, please get me one) !!! The thing is, some people focus on the chorus or the rhyme. What feeds my soul is the writing and the recording and the journey which bring you this beautiful gift of a song. #RowdyRodeoStudio
Evolution of my in home studio. Was up ALLLL night building and organizing. Now? I sleep. Tomorrow? I record. PS I have over 30 instruments. Hope yer ready!
My first award. I love you @dierksbentley ... the best is yet to come...
I sent my little mini me @kierstynember a mini version of my @martinguitar !!! She's so amazing. One of my favorite people I got to meet in 2016! It's been such a magical year!
I kind of always thought everyone did this in the mirror before they went on @fallontonight ... Thanks @michelleclarkmakeup for this sneaky and embarrassing video as we all hustle into 2017🤘🏻
Congratulations to the lovely, gracious, and warm hearted queen of gospel. What an unforgettable moment to sing such powerful words to @MavisStaples herself...and also President Obama and the First Lady, not to mention almost all of my heroes and so many inspiring people. Pretty ridiculous I get to call that my last performance of 2016! I love you Mavis!!!
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Ya ain't never too big to sit on yer Papaw's lap...especially if it's to create his instagram!!!!!! Go follow him @drking1941 🤘🏻 but lol because his large hunting dog is also sitting on us as well
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Oh how her little voice just MELTS my heart sweet little Eedie Pauline
Mama with her babies on Mamaw&Papaws front porch. But it's really all of our childhood home. Damn it's good to be a King. Love you @pushlovedoula@wlhporter
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Brought my Fergie down home to Wellston, OH to see where I come from. First things first, the King men take him to shoot his first gun. Came back with all his parts!
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My sweet little sister. Oh what a woman you've become! Taking notes from you as I embark on marriage. And when I have babies I hope to be as great of a mother as you! I love you and your wonderful husband and your INCREDIBLE 3 babies who continue to amaze me everyday. @wlhporter
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Sweet baby Fox
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Thanks @billboard for letting me be a part of The Grammy Roundtable. I had such an unforgettable time discussing and sharing thoughts and ideas with such influential people. #Grammys2017 🍾
Our first Christmas together. Hope everyone feels as much love as we do! Happy holidays to everyone! Love, The Fergusons.
If you value your relationship, do yourself a favor. Do not buy them a PS4 pro.
Oh no. I found my new favorite game. Scary Christmas!
I get Fergie the best gifts. But since he already has all the shoes in THE WORLD I had to start thinking about cool shoe accessories. SO I GET HIM DIS COOL ANTIQUE SHOE SHINE BENCH🤗 Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
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