Nate Sparks

Nate Sparks

BandCountryAdult Contemporary

Nate's deep soulful voice and original music reflect a traditional country style. "My Greatest Success", a track from Nate's new CD "From Where I Stand", has been placed in rotation around the world in Denmark, Japan, Canada, Australia, England, Ireland and the United States indie market.

Biography

Born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia, Nate has always been musical and began performing as a young teenager with a series of "garage bands" in the Tidewater area. Nate also wrote songs from a very early age banging away on his family's piano and organ. Nate has performed as a club musician and studio engineer and jingle writer for almost 20 years, before leaving the industry to finish his education and establish another career. Nate has completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master's in Education degree and a Doctorate in Special Education Administration. Nate currently works as an education assessment specialist for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nate has a current catalog of over 250 original songs and has written, engineered and produced songs, jingles, and corporate music beds for several Fortune 500 companies, universities and performers.

Lyrics

From Where I Stand

Written By: Nate Sparks

As I drank my mornin coffee,
And turned the T.V. on,
I heard about our problems,
All the things that we’ve done wrong,

So I walked out in the back yard, With the paper in my hand,
And thought about America,
From where I stand.

Chorus-
From where I stand,
the eagle’s still flyin,
From where I stand,
the flag’s wavin high,

And I thank the Lord above,
for the soldiers of this land,
For the sacrifice that gave me,
Where I stand.

I know I can’t repay them,
For the gift they gave to me,
For some the price was precious,
Cause freedom don’t come free,

So I pray those up in heaven,
Can see the path they’ve made,
And I hope some day to thank them, for the life I live today.

Chorus-
From where I stand,
the eagle’s still flyin,
From where I stand,
the flag’s wavin high,
And I thank the Lord above,
for the soldiers of this land,
For the sacrifice that gave me,
Where I stand.

(Lead)
From where I stand,
we’re all counted equal,
From where I stand,
the limits the sky,

And I thank the Lord above,
for the soldiers of this land,
For giving us America,
Where I stand.

© NateSparks 2005

My Greatest Success

Written By: Nate Sparks

I can’t climb a mountain,
or sail the seven seas,

No one else may know my name, but my friends and family,

I won’t go down in history, as doin some great deed,

But knowin I’m the man you love, is all I’ll ever need.

Chorus-
My greatest success is lovin you,

My finest hour will last my whole life through,

If I fail at everything else,
I know one thing is true,

My greatest success is lovin you.

I’ve searched a lifetime,
to find a love like this,

And I could see forever,
when I first kissed your lips,

I may not have a mansion,
or diamonds on my hands,

As long as you’re here by my side, I’m the richest man.

Chorus-
My greatest success is lovin you,
My finest hour will last my whole life through,
If I fail at everything else, I know one thing is true,
My greatest success is lovin you.

©NateSparks 1995

Discography

From Where I Stand

Set List

Performance sets can be totally acoustic with piano and guitar. The sets run one to two hours of original songs. Nate can also perform a 45 minute set devoted to the craft of songwriting.

Nate's full combo performances feature drums, steel, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, bass, backing vocalists and himself. The current set includes all songs from Nate's debut CD, From Where I Stand. This set list includes:

Song Highest Station Charting
From Where I Stand #30
Fishin' Not yet released for air
My Greatest Success #2
He Can't Say #11
Can't Let Her Go Not yet charting
What's Inside Not yet released for air
Daddy's Shoes #27
The Price Not yet released for air

Nate is currently performing songs from his second CD due out in De