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Getting an EDucation

You've got to really want it and not be afraid to try and get it.

That's something I learned from a 21-year-old yesterday afternoon in a Live from Studio M session.  Musician Ed Sheeran came to perform before a very excited group of listeners.  I was also anxious to meet him because his story is very intriguing to me.

Sheeran grew up in Framlingham, Suffolk and moved to the big city of London at the ripe old age of 16 to pursue music.

I asked him if his parents were upset with his decision.  He said his mother was not thrilled, but his father encouraged him.  Sheeran says the worst that could have happened was a couple of years of failure and then he would have opted for more schooling. 

It doesn’t appear he needs more schooling.   Sheeran sang lead vocals for the Pink Floyd song “Wish You Were Here” at the closing ceremony of the Olympics in London.  He’s also played for the Queen.  He’s met Paul McCartney, who is a fan of Sheeran’s music, and has won several awards.

He’s not huge yet in America…yet.

Obviously he is talented, but he was also not afraid to just go for it.


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