Shelby Ovian – Chris Cornell

Thank you Chris,

For helping a lost, confused kid find herself when it seemed impossible. When I was younger (about 13) I didn’t have any friends my age and I blamed myself. I was different in the way that I was quiet and loved to play my guitar. I rarely spoke out because any time I did I was ignored or talked over. I didn’t go out to fun social events or hang out with anyone really, but I did have music. Music was something that made me feel safe and happy. It could change my mood and turn my whole day around or just give me something to relate to. As someone with no one to relate to, that meant the world. One day I heard Jesus Christ Pose and I was hooked. There was so much power and emotion behind it that I wanted to dive deep into your music . And that’s exactly what I did.  It was a new world and a new thing to keep me going . It made me feel like there was someone out there who understood my frustrations and lonliness. That was the greatest gift I could have asked for. So thank you from the loner, the wallflower,  the kid you helped gain confidence and happiness. Who you taught to be herself.

– Shelby

Chris Cornell