Have you ever thought of recording with Gene Watson or doing some sort of collaboration? You two are two of the greats! Thank you. I think every singer in the world would like to team up with Gene and why not? His is one of the best voices ever. I’ve never spoken with him about it, but if the right song were to come along at the right time, I’d bring it up. I’ll bet, though, that he’d much rather look across the microphone and see Rhonda Vincent!
Who decides who is going to join the Grand Ole Opry? I would love to see Elizabeth Cook become a member. Nobody knows 100% for sure who makes those decisions, but I suspect it’s a combination of people within the Opry hierarchy that would include Pete Fisher, Steve Buchanan, and Colin Reed. Maybe others are involved. I honestly don’t know. Elizabeth is a great country singer as well as being a lovely and talented lady. She makes guest appearances on the Opry quite frequently, so the folks in charge are obviously aware of her talents.
It’s easy to see in the Country’s Family Reunion shows that country performers are a close group of people. Does sharing the stage and being friends with all the big stars over the years take away some of the celebrity magic among you that the rest of us get to feel? I assume you don’t ask one another for autographs or faint in each other’s presence. If we fainted in each other’s presence, then who would do the shows? We’d all be laying out on the floor! Seriously, we are a close group, and we each admire and respect the others’ talent, but we can’t afford to become star-struck. I do know some artists who collect autographs and keep photo scrapbooks to remind them of the good friends and good days in this business. Sometimes I wish I had done that over the years. Can you imagine what a collection I would now have? I’ll have to remember to do that in my next life!