Cassandra Joy Russel

Cassandra Joy Russel

 Troy, Ohio, USA
BandCountry

I'm Cassandra Joy Russel, an 18 year old singer/songwriter. My songs connect, talking about things people go through everyday. Some songs are just upbeat and fun. I have a contemporary Country sound that’s easy to listen to. My music appeals to any age group. For great music, I'm your girl!

Biography

Cassandra Joy Russel is an aspiring young singer/songwriter of 18 from Troy, Ohio. Having been singing all her life, her dream is to become a country singer. Cassandra’s story began when she was born 10 weeks premature. The people around her knew that God would have a special purpose for her life. Even at a young age, her natural talent in music was obvious.

She has won many local singing competitions. At a certain competition she won two hours at a recording studio, which she used to record her first demo CD. She has distributed it to almost anyone willing to listen, hoping it will eventually fall into the hands of someone who can make her singing dreams become a reality.

Cassandra has been compared to Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood, but with her own unique sound. She considers herself a storyteller, drawing from experiences and people in her own life. Cassandra’s voice is melodically pure, with lyric and melody that stirs the soul.

She believes that the purpose God has for her is to touch people’s lives through her gift of singing. As Cassandra expresses it, “It is my hope that all who listen to my music will be able to connect to it with their heart and soul.”

Lyrics

We Will Remember

Written By: Bob Russel, Karen Russel, Cassandra Joy Russel

We Will Remember

When I used to think of wars gone by
Of those who sacrificed
I wondered -- is that kind of bravery gone
Do we still have heroes, still have pride?

I was young and naïve when the towers fell
I didn’t understand
But as our troops were sent I began to see
How their actions and valor are protecting me!

Chorus

We hold our heads high
Because of you
The flag means more than it used to
We will remember all that you do
For this beautiful country we live in
For this beautiful country we live in

Our brave, courageous volunteer force
Through land or sea or air
They leave comforts of home and family
To protect us anywhere.

I’ve watched how we stopped the enemy
And gave women and children their dignity.
How we took down tyrants and made countries free
Helping them build democracy.

Chorus

We hold our heads high
Because of you
The flag means more than it used to
We will remember all that you do
For this beautiful country we live in
For this beautiful country we live in

Thank you for your sacrifice
Courage against our foes
For America you’ve paid the price
You are our heroes!

We hold our heads high
Because of you
The flag means more than it used to
We will remember all that you do
For this beautiful country we live in
For this beautiful country we live in
We live in.

Real Life Fairy Tale

Written By: Cassandra Joy Russel

Real Life Fairy Tale
By Cassandra Joy Russel

This crazy guy, he liked this girl. You know the story.
He was the football jock
She was the Homecoming Queen
And obviously --

He asked her to dance
He smiled when she took his hand
Then they spun and flew on ground
As that boy twirled his girl around
Everything else faded out of the room
until there was nothing left but two.
And when the music ended
He walked her to her chair.
It was the picture perfect moment
of a real life fairy tale.

He was her Prince
And her, his Princess
You know what's coming...
One day he bent
Down on one knee
And obviously

He asked her if she’d be his.
She answered him with a kiss.

Then they spun and flew on ground
As that boy twirled his girl around
Everything else faded out of the room
until there was nothing left but two.
And in the quickest instant
There was joy beyond compare.
It was the picture perfect moment
of a real life fairy tale.

And over time that crazy boy grew
Into a fine young man
And a daddy too.

This crazy girl just like her dad
You know the story
She liked to dress up and act like a queen
And just like her mommy

He asked her to dance
He smiled when she took his hand.
Then they spun and flew on ground
As that boy twirled his girl around
Everything else faded out of the room
Until there was nothing left but two.
And dancing on his toes
With her wand, her crown, her veil…
It was the picture perfect moment
Of a real life fairy tale.
It was the picture perfect moment
Of a real life fairy tale.

Open Your Eyes

Written By: Cassandra Joy Russel

OPEN YOUR EYES

Verse 1:
I see things
That your eyes could never see
I believe in things
That you would never believe

I know there are things
Beyond reality
Just search deep inside
And find your inner child

Chorus:
Open your eyes
See what’s inside
Come on just go ahead and
Open up your mind
Let all of your dreams
Become reality
You never know unless you try
Open your eyes

Verse 2:
There’s a world out there
That only I can get to
My heart’s the compass
That tells me where to go

I can do anything
If I just believe
I’ll find the world
That I see in my dreams

Chorus:
Open your eyes
See what’s inside
Come on just go ahead and
Open up your mind
Let all of your dreams
Become reality
You never know unless you try

Chorus:
Open your eyes
See what’s inside
Come on just go ahead and
Open up your mind
Let all of your dreams
Become reality
You never know unless you try
Go on and try

Open your eyes

Discography

Demo CD - We Will Remember

Set List

Songs:
- We Will Remember
- Real Life Fairy Tale
- Open Your Eyes