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Liberty resident's CD selling well
Daisy JOnes
Daisy Jones
Just shy of two months since the release of her debut album, “Destiny,” Liberty County's Daisy Jones is more than pleased with how the CD has been received.  
She said she first released the album out of state, where "nobody ever heard of Daisy Jones."
"And it's been well-received," Jones said.
Hundreds of CDs already have sold since the June 25 release, according to Jones, including international sales in Korea and Germany.
"It's mind-blowing," she said. "A lot of people have said they love the way it sounds. They love the message."
Though she struggled with the decision to make a CD, Jones said she kept coming up with lyrics and felt a strong conviction the songs could help others.
"I said 'I'm not just going to make a CD just because that's what people do ... or to say that I accomplished something,' " she said.
A retired lieutenant colonel in the Army, Jones said she made the 13-track CD solely for its message, which she describes as a message of healing and restoration for the hardships people go through.
"This project, Destiny, is about the fact that we all have struggles and failures and disappointments in life ... but there's hope," she said. "We don't have to be locked in our past, but there's a future and a hope for us."
In addition to the lyrics, Jones came up with the melody, arrangement and even sings the background vocals.
She called her producer, Rodrick Downing, a musical genius, for seeing her vision and being able to interpret her notebook sketches.
Jones recorded the album locally, from start to finish, taking about a year to complete the project.
She said the process took a lot of commitment and was not without disappointment.
However, public response confirmed for Jones there was a purpose for her to put out the CD.
"It makes all the difference in the world to me that it was purposeful," Jones said. "We can all make a difference to help people to be healed and restored."
Though the CD is faith-based, Jones did not want to restrict her album to people who share her faith.
"This is for everybody," she said. "There's a flavor of sound for just about anybody out there."
Her travel schedule is full through the end of the year.
Jones will be performing at 7 p.m. Sept. 13, at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. For more information about Jones or to buy her CD, visit
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