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Once Upon a Tear

Well, I don't cry that easy... I can't tell you why. I guess that I was made this way... been like that all my life.

- Ariel Jade

My newest single is now available for listening! Want the story of how this song came to be?

Once Upon a Tear, long ago (circa 2008), a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed mini-me waltzed into the office of Wood Newton at RCA Records in Nashville, TN. At age 15, I completed my first ever co-write - with a lyrical legend, at that.

Many people don't know the names of songwriters, but I'm sure you've heard some of his songs.

Writing with Wood was an honor that gave me so much motivation and encouragement to never let this part of myself go.

I write because I have to. It's my release... and as the saying goes, "don't die with it in you" - by which I mean the music & your unique expression.

Don't be dirty.

I see you.

"Once Upon a Tear" was a song-child of the shared emotions of a 15-year-old girl and a 70-year-old man. We all lose people in life - we all feel that pain.

However, we also all have memories we can chose to cherish and share that allow our past loved ones live on through us and the stories we share.

15 years later, I've finally recorded it and am so happy to be able to share it with you!

"The memories that I made with you...
Will never disappear.
So long ago and far away...
Once upon a tear."

I hope our song makes you smile, helps you heal, helps you remember the best times and the most meaningful moments.

Love on your people while you can.

The next moment is never guaranteed.


I released 2 versions - which one are you picking??


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New Acoustic Mix

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I'm so happy you're in my Crew. <3

~ Stay Tuned for more new sounds & stories!

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