I am Marc Hightower and I joined the U.S. Air Force in 2006 as an aircraft mechanic. After serving 10 years in the U.S. Air Force, I decided that it was time to move on and pursue my dream of writing and performing my own music.
During my service in the Air Force I auditioned for a world tour with TOPS IN BLUE. In 2009, I placed 2nd out of the whole world wide competition as a self-accompanied vocalist and was selected for the tour as a piano player. I have sung the National Anthem at multiple venues and took the time to learn the Japanese National Anthem and performed it at several events as well. In 2011, I was selected a second time to tour the world as a piano player and chosen again in 2014. These are great accomplishments for me, being that I am a self-taught piano player from Brooklyn, NY who graduated college with a music degree. Where I am from, being on tour is just a dream but I made it into a reality.
My music video was only an idea that I kept in my head and never spoke to anyone about for years. Once I surrounded myself with likeminded people that understood my vision is when I told my writers that I wanted to write a song. They asked me what I wanted to write about and I told them that I wanted the title of the song to be ‘Stuck on You’. The song turned out to be fantastic; it is the first of many that is spawn from the depths of my heart.
While shooting the video, there were lots of problems that got in the way to stop me from accomplishing my goal. Problems ranged from me almost firing everyone; flights being missed; cars being towed; to documents not being drafted on time. I could not see the finish line. Perseverance prevailed and we created magic on screen.
Serving in the military taught me to be efficient; being an NCO taught me to be persistent. If you have a problem, come up with a solution. When you apply this to your life your dreams will become your goals and ultimately your reality.