Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” The thinking behind manifesting dreams, perhaps? Raynham’s Hope Stanley made a major life decision, and put it in a song. She wanted to communicate to her mother that college wasn’t going to be her path. Instead, Shanley chose music. A craft she had been interested in since a very young age. It must have been a frightening, and yet exciting moment to be able to chose a direction with which her passions lay.
A giant leap of faith, and a whole lot of courage has taken Hope into the studio and on to musical platforms to share her debut release, “Blood Runs Deep,” The song tells the story of her decision, her drive and her journey. When you grow up with the nickname “Hope Sings,” country radio as your soundtrack, and church as your stage, it’s a potent recipe for a future as a singer/songwriter. And this talented young women has all the right ingredients. The future looks bright for Hope. Afterall, in the words of Dickinson, ““Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.”