This letter is something I’ve been wanting to write for a while. There are so many things that just won’t fit into 140 characters.
Let me say once again thank you. I know I’ve said it a lot and I will continue to say it for as long as I live. I am truly grateful for you and the support you’ve given me. I don’t know where my career will go next. I may be able to do this for the rest of my life or I might have to find something else to do, I don’t know. But whatever happens I will always know that I have been blessed these last few years far more then I ever deserved.
I want to let all of you who have supported me from day one know that I am still that guy. I’m still the guy who you saw on idol. I’ve just grown up a little. I’ve learned a lot over the past few years about what I want and don’t want in this industry. I want to get to perform for people. I want the chance to play and sing music that I write and that really matters to me. I don’t want to worry about what other people may expect me to do. So I’m not going to.
I know who I am and what I believe. That hasn’t and isn’t going to change. I know that I have been given the chance to have an impact on people’s lives and I take that incredibly seriously. One of my biggest goals in life is to be a good influence on the people who are looking up to me. I am not and never will be perfect. I just hope that when I do mess up that I will be able to get back up and let other people learn from my mistakes.
I have gotten to know many of y’all over the past few years and y’all are crazy and random and funny and some of the most loyal people I’ve ever met. I am deeply humbled by the love y’all have shown me. I know sometimes things get pretty busy and I can’t interact with you the way I have in the past. But please don’t ever think that it’s because I have forgotten about you! I haven’t and never will!
I’m going to keep working as hard as I can. I am not to worried about the end result because I know that it is in God’s hands not mine. Whatever happens in the next few years know that no matter what. I love y’all and I will always believe in y’all the way you have believed in me.