Interview with Joey Stuckey
Hi Joey! Thank you for being here today!
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on without any preparation beforehand?
I do a lot of public speaking, so there is a lot I can speak upon. Generally, I feel that you should only speak about things on which you are an expert about or for which you have a unique perspective. For me, those things include music technology, music business, branding, and living a successful life as a blind brain tumor survivor.
What has been your biggest “pinch me” moment in your career thus far?
I have been very blessed to have a few of these moments over the years.
However, the one that most quickly comes to mind is a recent video message I received from my friend and mentor Alan Parsons.
I had a brain tumor when I was around 18 months old. The doctors said that this tumor would probably take my life, but even if I did survive that I probably wouldn’t walk or talk. Well, I am most gloriously alive and walk and talk. However, I didn’t survive unscathed. The tumor took my sight and left me with a number of other health challenges that I still struggle with every day.
My parents started calling the day I beat the odds and lived my “Alive Day” and we quietly celebrated that day as a kind of second birthday every year when I was growing up. In 2017, I thought that I should do more with the day and share my story of triumph to inspire others to remember their own stories of triumph and to remember how amazing the human spirit is, so I started the “Joey Stuckey Alive Day” music festival here in my hometown of Macon, GA.
Every year, my sweet wife, Jennifer, as part of the festival reaches out to family, friends, and even a few celebrities to ask for video messages of support for me and the festival to be shared with the festival-goers as we celebrate with music throughout the day.
This year my friend and mentor Alan Parsons sent me a message and in the message, he said that I had the best ears in the music business! What an OMG moment!
Is there a hit song that you wish you would have written?
Too many LOL.
However, I think that the Crowded House song “Four Seasons in One Day” is a great one that sounds like something I would do.
Also wish I had written “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Sir Paul McCartney!
Top 3 things on your bucket list…
- I want to go to a baseball game in every park in North America. I have made it to 8 parks so far.
- I want to own a flat in London and NYC so I can spend time there, love those cities!
- I would like to have some project in which I am involved either as an engineer, producer, session musician or recording artist make it onto the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I am a good BlackJack player LOL.
What is inspiring you right now?
The universe inspires me every day! Sometimes it is the sound of a little nest of birds outside my home office window. Or it might be one line of conversation I overhear on the news or casual conversation. I am always being informed and inspired through living!
Please tell our readers how to stay up to date with you and your latest moves!
Here’s where you can check out my current single “You Know My Name”
Amazon Music Link: https://www.amazon.com/Know-Name-feat-Randall-Bramblett
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/Ygs4m6TwKyY
iTunes for JS3 Sun Sessions https://music.apple.com/us/album/in-the-shadow-of-the-sun/1450976425
Thank you for your time!
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