song. I explained that it was about specific experiences I have had with
people who were close to me and had passed on, and how they remained in
touch with me while I wrote, sort of watching over me."
The story struck a chord, and now the singer is featured in a segment
of the second installment of the four-part series, which recently debuted
on the cable network. In it, Davis talks about what inspired the song,
which is the title track to her latest album, and shows off her angel
A segment also has Davis, 31, performing the song.
"They came to the house with a full film crew, including lights and
everything," she recounts, "and it was quite something."
Naturally, they went up to the attic for part of the interview.
Davis and angels have been going together for quite a while. In
conjunction with Reading is Fundamental, she sponsored the Debra Davis
Angel Story Competition, with children sending in stories they had
written about angels in their lives. The best have been published in "The
Angel Story Book," with prizes going to first-, second- and third-place
winners in four age groups.
A book signing and concert will be held Sunday at Borders Books and
Music in Glendale.
"I just wanted to involve kids in something positive," she said.
"We've gotten an incredible mix of stories, some very touching and sad,
others very uplifting and funny. It is going to be a very entertaining
For some reason, Davis has made a strong connection with children,
especially young girls. These "Deb Heads" are always down in front at her
concerts, singing along and emulating her moves.
"I think it's because my music is positive, and deals with overcoming
challenges with a sense of strength," she says. "I mean, I don't
specifically write kids' songs. There are adults in my audience, too."
"For whatever reasons, things seem to fall into place for higher
Whichever way, Debra Davis is well connected with her angels.
IF YOU GO
WHO: Debra Davis.
WHAT: Launching Debra Davis' "Angel Story Competition Book" (sponsored
by Reading Is Fundamental) with a concert and book signing.
WHERE: Glendale Borders Books and Music, 100 S. Brand Blvd.
WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
CABLE TV APPEARANCE: "Angel Encounters" will be repeated on TNN at
various times. Check local listings or Deb on the Web at