Danielle Bradbery first reached fans on NBC’s The Voice in 2013, winning at age 16. Now 21, the Texas native will celebrate her re-introductory, sophomore BMLG Records album,
I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, on NBC’s TODAY (9 a.m. hour) on the release day: Friday, December, 1.
Everywhere to hear the album, after she took four years to carefully craft her own style and what she wanted to say. The transformation Bradbery was looking for was highlighted by NPR’s Jewly Hight as part of the album’s “First Listen” describing it as “a significant, and successful, reinvention captured in a taut 10 tracks.”
Bradbery entered the writing room for the first time with songwriting veterans like Grammy-award winning Emily Weisband, superstar Thomas Rhett, 28-No.1 writer Rhett Akins, and more that helped her bring out her true story as she crafted I Don’t Believe We’ve Met. Now, Bradbery makes her songwriting debut penning seven out of 10 songs on the album Billboard says, “honesty and vulnerability can be heard throughout.”
Bradbery, who NPR says is “exploring the possibilities of timbre, tone and inflection, and incorporating R&B-steeped pop attitude in a way that feels natural,” on I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, heads into her TODAY show performance on the heels of her recent performances at CMT’s Next Women of Country in November and CMT’s Artists of the Year Awards in October, where the hurt and losses from the many tragedies of 2017 were remembered.
UPDATE TWO – Thursday November 30 – 6.12am eastern time / 11.13am GMT: AOL has again been experiencing issues in the US today. Independent website Down Detector has registered hundreds of reports of AOL down today. Some 62 per cent of those affected are experiencing problems with their e-mails, while 25 per cent are having problems with their internet. According to the Down Detector outage map, the main areas affected are New York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tampa, Pittsburgh, Bronx, and Richmond.
The AOL Customer Support Twitter account has been busy responding to customers hit by issues today. They have said the issue has been identified and AOL are working on a fix. In one tweet they said: “We apologize for the inconvenience you are experiencing. At this time, we have identified the issue and it is being addressed. “While we cannot provide a specific time when the issue will be resolved, our team is working to correct it as soon as possible.”
UPDATE ONE – Tuesday November 28 10.50am eastern time / 3.50pm GMT: The issues affecting AOL seem to have been resolved.
Down Detector reports of AOL down has fallen from a peak of over 1,440 to just a handful.
ORIGINAL: AOL is down right now for hundreds of users in America who have reported the mail and internet services as not working for them. Independent website Down Detector has received a surge of reports of AOL down today. Some 58 per cent cent of those affected had issues with their e-mail while 30 per cent had problems with their internet. Users also reported seeing bad gateway 504 and bad gateway 502 error messages.
Down Detector is an independent outage monitor which monitors social mentions to track outages across the globe.
The site has received hundreds of reports of AOL down today, with the issues beginning before 6am pacific time, 9am eastern time and 2pm GMT. The Down Detector outage map says the main areas affected in the US are New York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Tampa, Bronx, Phoenix, and Pittsburgh.
The AOL Customer Support Twitter account has tweeted to say they are aware of the issues customers are experiencing today and are working on a fix. They tweeted: “We’re aware that service is slow or inaccessible for some of our users. Our Engineering team is aware and working quickly to resolve.”
Hundreds of AOL customers have reported issues with the service today
While another posted: “@AOL AOL Mail is down, getting “504 Bad Gateway”.
And one added: “@AOL why is my email down and not working? it says “bad gateway” each time I try..”
This is not the first time recently that AOL customers in the US have been hit by an outage.
Last week on Monday November 20 Down Detector again received thousands of reports from AOL customers experiencing issues with the service.
During the outage AOL customers again reported issues with their e-mails and internet connection.
By DION DASSANAYAKE
When you read the story of the New Testament Church, you tend to get caught up in its explosive growth and amazing miracles. But here’s a component you shouldn’t miss: ‘No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had…There were no needy persons among them…those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money…and it was distributed to anyone as he had need’ (vv. 32-35). You say, ‘If I just had more money I’d be happy.’ You might feel more secure and have fewer worries, but you wouldn’t necessarily be happier. In the Journal of Happiness Studies, researchers looked at what distinguished quite happy people from less happy people. One factor consistently separated those two groups. It’s not about how much money you have; it’s not about your health, security, attractiveness, IQ, or career success.
What distinguishes consistently happy people from less happy people is the presence of rich, deep, joy-producing, life-changing, meaningful relationships. Social researcher Robert Putnam writes: ‘The single most common finding from a half-century’s research on life satisfaction, not only in the U.S. but around the world, is that happiness is best predicted by the breadth and depth of one’s social connections.’ But you can know a lot of people without really being known by any of them, and end up lonely.
Those folks in the New Testament Church got it right: it’s in sharing with one another spiritually, emotionally, financially, and relationally that you achieve your highest level of joy.
Prayer Heavenly Father,
thank You for putting into my life people I am able to share life with.
People who know You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
The above devotion was written/compiled from multiple sources by
Tim Hetzner, President of Lutheran Church Charities and author of WORD Bible Studies.