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Knowing Your Truth ~ David Archuleta

Posted by Abrra on Saturday, June 6, 2015


sketches by @jPaleFOD

This is a partial drawing of David Archuleta by @jPaleFOD who posted it on Twitter. Even though it is unfinished, it gave me so much to think about. The Shakespeare quote, “The Eyes are the windows to your soul” came to mind, as the eyes are the most prominent feature in this sketch of David.  Sketch: “a simply or hastily executed drawing or painting, especially a preliminary one, giving the essential features without the details.” (Definition by  I was also struck by the impression that this image could reveal or even represent where David is, in his journey back to a professional career.

Being away from the normal existence of family and friends can bring on a feeling of isolation.  The rest of the world is absent in your day to day life.  Even if you are in a place where you have a purpose, such as a mission for your faith, it can be difficult to feel a connection to what had meant the most to you before.  Responsibility for guiding others on a path that you know well, but one that they may not grasp right away, can bring you into unfamiliar territory.  Doubt is your constant  companion.  How do you get someone to believe as you believe when they do not yet have the same touchstones in faith? Are you equipped with adequate words to bring them into your fold?  In the end, will you ever know if you made a difference in their lives?

Have you changed how you view the way things are? Your growth in all areas is a sign that you have learned some lessons about trusting your intuition. These are life lessons that come from experiences not taught by books, but by interacting with people whose actions need deciphering. You have gained the maturity to know who is on your side, and those who only want something from you.  A life once lived in a bubble may not relate to a life now lived in harsh reality. You experience so much of life surrounding you that seems fake. Your craft could be the only thing you trust. It is the one true constant. Regardless of the isolation you now feel inside your craft, it sustains your creative nature. It is one of the things you trust to carry you forward in your life. There is no hesitation where music is concerned. You are a believer in the power and emotion that takes over your being when you sing.


Knowing your truth is the first step on your journey back to your true calling of music.  You discovered that what you accomplished on your mission of faith is tied closely to your mission of music. It is the belief in yourself and the confidence of the powers of your craft that sustains you and will carry you forward. Using your voice to touch those willing to feel the emotion and be healed, is your Gift. Use it wisely David, and all your heartfelt dreams will be realized.

Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, Editorial, music genres, Personal freedom, songwriting, The Voice | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 69 Comments »

David Archuleta Goes To Hawaii

Posted by djafan on Monday, November 24, 2014

106,022 Views as of 7:30am 11/24/2014

Kalei quotes:

“His voice has matured and resonates with a silky, richness – it filled the entire venue and everyone was literally hypnotized and mesmerized by the depth of emotion in every single note.  He got a little choked up at the end of the Spanish portion, and it was all I could do to hold the phone steady and not cry  – even after all this time, David still has the power to move people to tears.”

“The bodyguards read the situation clearly and immediately surrounded David and Lupe and started moving them towards the exit.  Then panic ensued as people realized David was leaving, and the crowd went into full Reno Solo Tour GA (General Admission) mode – if you were at Reno, you know what I mean – and it took everything in my power not to get knocked down and trampled!  I was afraid for David – it was like the heyday of David Mania – and the bodyguards (I think there were six of them) linked arms and cut a path towards the exit and ushered David and Lupe into a waiting car where they were whisked off into the night, the red tail-lights getting smaller and smaller in the distance, and then he was gone.”

 And then there’s this:


Continuing my journey on the #northshore of Oahu with @climb_works . Such a blast! Nice people, and got me to try things I probably wouldn’t have before. Highly recommend checking out these awesome places in Hawaii! #CLIMB #hangingaround #zipline #iheartHawaii #SummerbreezeinNovember

Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, fillers, Hawaii, music, role models, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , | 43 Comments »

The World Is Waiting David Archuleta

Posted by djafan on Friday, March 21, 2014



Everyone join us in celebrating David Archuleta’s World Wide Trending Party!

Add the trending phrase to every tweet.

Remember that only the phrase should be all caps.

The World Is Waiting David Archuleta

And I challenge you to also add The Best Is Yet To Come.

my tweet:

@davidarchie The World Is Waiting David Archuleta > The Best Is Yet To Come < ♥

Just change the last symbol, add video link, or say something else at the end :)

See below for your trending time.


credit pocoelsy

This from the TDAMS committee


There is SO much to celebrate this year!  This is our 5th year in which we are able to award THE DAVID ARCHULETA MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP!!!  Since it began, we – actually the FANS – have given out $16,000 worth of scholarships to 8 deserving students!!  That’s $16,000 that these students would not have had to further their music education if it hadn’t been for YOU!!   Do you remember our first year?

We posted this heartfelt video (shown below) made by strangerphilosophy. (our very own Angelica!) 

Friend us and ‘like’ us on Facebook –  Follow us on Twitter

I leave you with a “A THOUGHT”

Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, Archies, David Archuleta, twitter trending party, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments »

David Archuleta ~ Our Gratitude

Posted by sandybeaches9 on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pilgrim lighting a candle at The Edicule. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. Photograph by Tommy Huynh.

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”  Albert Schweitzer


This is the magic that happens when writing about David.  I thought yes, Albert Schweitzer you have said it to me and then when looking for that candle, that spark, there was a picture that stood out above all the rest.  David gets chills when the music is awesome to him and my hands started to shake a little on the keyboard when I saw this amazing picture.

I have the deepest appreciation for all that David has given to me through his singing and by the person who he is now and always has been.  We say this expression throughout the years and each time I hear it I am reminded of how lucky in life I have been.

The winter has us locked into coldness and the sounds of the frozen trees echo in the stillness.  For me it has been the perfect time to dwell upon who inspires us.  We can think about what is important and what impresses our minds and souls.  There is never enough time to think such thoughts so it seems.


As we continue to enjoy David’s music, we can think about the people who have been bringing the joy of his music to us.  Imagine for a moment if we did not have the pictures, the videos and the bits of news that have trailed back to us from faraway places.  David’s voice is so amazing and sensitive that in listening to his singing voice we actually hear him speaking.  It is such a personal experience when you listen to him sing in any language.  I know the words of “O come O Come Emmanuel” but even if I didn’t, I don’t need to know the words of “O Ven O Ven Emmanuel” in Spanish. I believe that I hear the meaning in his voice. Listening to him is an incredible gift never taken without appreciation. This song has been an inspiration to me that I have not had for a while.

It is time to look around us and see who we have kept company with, those we already know and those who we have just met.  A long time ago now, out of the blue we were talking one night on The Voice Unplugged about the song “Nobody Does It Better” and from that conversation came the first bracelet, “Nobody Sings It Better.” We distributed it as far and wide as we could, taking them to concerts and handing them out as different occasions arose.  It actually became an article to buy on an overseas site.

The second bracelet was quickly thought out to bring his fans together.  They were distributed worldwide as the requests came in.  This bracelet expressed to him and ourselves that he has become a part of our souls.  When David was away for only a while, a message was sent from him to his fans that we are a part of his heart. So that all said and done, we continued to live our lives to the fullest and came to our sites to connect and share the news.

I  recognize the dedication of the sites to keep the fans together when sometimes so far apart, making it possible to continue in our enjoyment of the refined, accomplished, classical singer that David Archuleta is.  Looking at the activities around this site includes the articles which were contributed by the staff and guest writers.  For me, I couldn’t write anymore no matter how hard I tried,  so I have to give so much credit to those who could, when there was hardly anything that I could consciously see to write about.  But in the end of any conversation we might have, it is David through his music, that is still my greatest inspiration.

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald


SandyBeaches is a staff writer for The Voice.


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David Archuleta on Sale Now!

Posted by djafan on Saturday, November 30, 2013


With Christmas fast approaching (and David’s return getting closer!) many are out shopping after Thanksgiving when sales are at their best. I’m more of the online shopper and usually not until the week before lol. But while on twitter this tweet got my attention.

Deseret Book ‏@DeseretBook6h

It’s true @DavidArchie fans—the inspirational album BEGIN by David Archuleta is now just $7.49!  #BlackFriday #DA2014


Photo credit Desert Book

I thought maybe other stores have David’s stuff on sale. So I checked several out and I was happy to see many stores do have various David merchandise on sale! This makes it perfect for us to stock up with David’s music for gifting and spreading his voice.

I’ve compiled a list with a couple of lowest priced items from each though there are more. Click on the store names and happy shopping!

Deseret Book : Chords Of Strength $4.99 – BEGIN. $7.49

Walmart : Christmas From The Heart $7.00 – No Matter How Far $10.00 (online only prices)

Amazon : The Other Side Of Down $7.99 – Christmas From The Heart $8.38

Best Buy : Christmas From The Heart $7.99 – Glad Christmas Tidings DVD $19.99

Barnes&Noble : David Archuleta CD $1.99 – David Archuleta Dream Big $8.95 (paperback)

Target : Glad Christmas Tidings DVD $16.79 – Christmas From The Heart $7.29

Sears : Christmas From The Heart $5.99 – Glad Christmas Tidings Blue Ray DVD $19.99 (scroll down the page for bargains)


I know at times we need a silent night but not when David stuff goes on sale!

Video Credit 8throwcenter


So on the heels of this Thanksgiving,

Give the Voice that keeps on giving!

Wrap it round you head to toe,

Fill the stocking,

Tie the bow,

Then let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


Original photo credit Team David

Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, Archies, David Archuleta, fillers, music, Musical icon, The Voice | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 61 Comments »

HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY David Archuleta!

Posted by djafan on Friday, September 27, 2013

david jumps Juans-art-skyhigh

credit Juan

David is only a hop, skip and a jump away from his return!!!

December 28th, 2013

December 28th, 2013

Shelley has created this group birthday card to

send to David for his 23rd birthday!

2013 davids group bday

Last year she also created one that had over 1000 signatures.

She thought David would like it and did he!

Elder Archuleta sent us this!

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Shelley has been busy working on the details of

the card to be printed into a birthday book.

david 23 bday tweet-Shelley-borders-for-BDay-book-mssgs

david 23 bday Shelleys-birthday-book-borders-for-messages

The great staff at Staples remembered last years birthday project and let her know they’re ready to help! 

Great customer service :)

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So please, if you haven’t already signed the card click HERE to go, no RUN runto sign David’s 23rd birthday card.  There are about 600 birthday wishes as of now and we need at least 600 more to get it above last years count.  It would be awesome to receive a picture of his joy upon receiving it.  The deadline to sign is October 4th.  This will give enough time to get it printed and bound into a beautiful card from all of his fans.

And we might just get another picture showing us that great smile.  :)

no matter how far album pic

And a huge shout out to Shelley and her labor of love! ♥

Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, Happy Birthday, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | 64 Comments »

David Archuleta – No Matter How Far, The Tracklist

Posted by djafan on Saturday, February 23, 2013


1. Nothing Else Better To Do

2. Everything And More

3. Don’t Run Away

4. Tell Me

5. Love Don’t Hate

6. Wait

7. Heart Falls Out

8. Notice Me

9. I’ll Never Go

10. Forevermore



Best Buy

Barnes And Noble


Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, David Archuleta, fillers, music, song writing, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 95 Comments »


Posted by djafan on Monday, January 28, 2013

Photo by Matt Clayton

Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic

ooo i know for sure some of you on here would be loving to come to my lunch meeting to hear which artists new record i’m discussing!! :)

Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic

lets just say this about today.. some of my tweeter fam are going to freak out soon when they hear the news… :)

Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic

I do believe its archie news sometime today! :)

Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic

haha i love all your messages & lets be honest it is exciting news! (i might just already know what it is!) just waiting for the official ok

Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic

@jmlittman the other stuff is about an extremely fab artist & his team r about to announce some news as he’s done something for his fans! :)

Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic

if you guys read the official before they mail me, plz tweet me!!

Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic

trust me i do know how excited you all are, cos when i first found out- i was like this is amazing!!!

Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic

right now 1million 300k @DavidArchie fans should be getting very excited!!!!

Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic

ok gotta go and get ready for my session today but i’ll keep my eye on my phone.. but the news might not be released til later today…

And Kari!

Kari SellardsKari Sellards ‏@kariontour

It’s going to be a crazy but good last week of January 2013!! Who’s ready for it?



David ArchuletaDavid Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie

A little message today from David “I hope you all have a wonderful week! – David” (KS)

Posted in @DavidArchie, Archies, David Archuleta | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | 71 Comments »


Posted by djafan on Friday, October 19, 2012

Posted in Appreciation, David Archuleta, fillers, music | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 76 Comments »

David Archuleta ~ BEGIN.

Posted by djafan on Friday, July 13, 2012


TXNancy said:

Remember this twitpic from Kari back in March? Now, we have 18 amazing seconds of David’s glorious voice, singing “Broken”! How can we go to sleep tonight? How can we wait 26 more days to have BEGIN. in our hands? I, for one, can hardly wait to read the liner notes, as I expect David’s words to be exceptionally heartfelt and emotional.

@DavidArchie in the studio recording an original song. Cannot wait for you all to hear it.— Kari Sellards (@kariontour) March 25, 2012

BEGIN. Longer Previous Courtesy of itunes International

Posted in @kariontour, Archies, David Archuleta, music, Musical icon, The Voice | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 198 Comments »


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