Mraz: Four-letter Word for Success

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz released his new album, “Love is a Four-letter Word” to a very receptive audience. If not for Lionel Richie’s “Tuskegee” Mraz would easily have the number one album in its debut week with 102,000 units sold.  Jason Mraz is definitely not a newcomer to the music industry. In fact, he has enjoyed a very successful career as a singer/songwriter.  “Love is a Four-Letter Word” is the fourth studio album released for the Grammy award-winning vocalist. I enjoy listening to singer/songwriters like Jason Mraz. He reminds me of another one of my favorites, James Taylor. When an entertainer can get on stage with just a guitar and perform for an audience, it really is an intimate interchange between musician and music listener. Moreover, Jason Mraz’ lyrics of his songs draw us close to the singer/songwriter. Much like James Taylor, Jason Mraz writes lyrics that cover a multitude of human emotions and experiences. I guess this is why he has become a major international performer. Mraz career has taken a steady climb and now his current album may be his most popular yet. Why has he had continued success? Perhaps because Jason Mraz is just what he appears to be? He was born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia and he states that his “hometown is very American. There were white picket fences, a church on every street corner, low crime and virtually no drug use. It was a good place to grow up“.  Mraz’ early surroundings would give him the stability to stay grounded throughout all the issues that success can bring. Like many other entertainers, Mraz gives much time and energy toward philanthropic activities like MusiCares, Free the Children and The Nature Conservancy. I am looking forward to his upcoming show this fall here in South Florida. It will be my first time experiencing one of his shows live therefore, I am very excited. In the meantime, I will listen to the album and enjoy it greatly. There is no telling how popular Jason Mraz and his album “Love is a Four-Letter Word” will be by the time he finally comes to Florida. Try your best to catch his show when he comes to your area. Mraz has become a four-letter word that means success!

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