Krista Noble has seen her dream of a going to Nashville and recording an album come true.
Now the Deer Lake woman wants to share the city in Tennessee, famous for the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, with some members of the Humber Valley Vocal Club.
Noble, the club founder, is taking nine youth, age 13 and up, to Nashville.
The group leaves on Friday and will be in Nashville until Oct. 17. Five adults, including some parents, will also make the trip.
It’s the first group trip Noble has organized, but one she feels strongly about doing.
“I’m always trying to do something to inspire my students,” she said.
That’s included having the club put out two albums — one featuring Christmas music and the other inspirational music — recorded with Sevenview Studios in Springdale a few years ago.
She’s made four or five trips to Nashville herself over the last three years, recording Christian music with Redemption World Records.
"I want to inspire them to really go after their dreams, no matter what it is."
She signed with the label in 2017 after participating in a competition that had been offering up studio time.
Nashville is a big city, but Noble said being a part of the music industry there is very attainable.
Producers work together, she said, and the studios booked to record in by newcomers like herself are the same ones that artists like Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw have used.
“It’s that kind of a feel, it’s a small town feel in a city.”
Based on her experience she wants to share the city with the young people in the vocal club.
“I want to inspire them to really go after their dreams, no matter what it is,” she said.
“I thought this is something different I can do to give them a broader vision, a broader perspective. Because when you’re that age it seems like everything is impossible,” she said.
“They might never become singers or recording artists,” she said, adding “the trip will show them that if they work hard everything is possible.”
She put it out there in April that she would arrange the trip if there was enough interest. Even with no fundraising to cover the cost, she had no problem getting people to commit.
During their time in Nashville the group will visit the Grand Ole Opry, one of the studios Noble recorded in, and attend the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards.
If things go well she may do it all again next year.