You think of so many things at a time like this.
The tributes are pouring in from all over the world, people everywhere saddened by the passing of Merle Haggard.
My trip to Washington, D.C. earlier this week turned into much more than my simply hosting the CMA Songwriters Series show at the Library Of Congress on Tuesday night. I must admit, though, that performing on that stage, in that building, in that city, was one of the true highlights of my career.
Hi Gang: When my agent contacted me back in the fall and told me he had booked me for a February show in Minnesota I remember thinking, “Well, that’s a disaster waiting to happen!” I mean, I had been to Minnesota in the middle of winter on more than one occasion, and it was always […]
December 12, 2014 Hi Gang! I just noticed it’s been almost a month since I wrote anything new in this space, and I thought I’d better do something about that. I don’t have a lot of news….and I know you don’t have a lot of reading time what with Christmas bearing down on us all….but […]
November 17, 2014 Hi Gang: I just got back home from having spent a wonderful weekend back home. “Huh?” you say .”Run that by me one more time!” OK, let me try it again: I just got back to my home in Nashville after having spent a wonderful weekend at the last two places I […]
George lived that kind of life. We’ll miss you, pal….but like you sang in the words of another beautiful song written by your son, “We Will Meet Again.”
Thank you for blessing my life.
Sept. 8, 2014 Hi Gang: A few weeks ago one of our fan club members, a lady named Cheryl Cato out in Oklahoma, wrote and asked me an interesting question: “If you were about to introduce country music to a person who had never listened to country music before….but who agreed to listen to three […]
While I’m waiting for time to sit down and write you a very moving story about something that happened on our recent cruise to Alaska, I thought you might get a chuckle out of a letter I received from a longtime fan of mine today…
June 27, 2014 Hi Gang: From out of the blue, Vince Gill called me the other day and said, “I just want to thank you for writing, ‘When Two Worlds Collide’.” I was quite taken back. That song is almost a half-century old. Vince was still a toddler the night Roger Miller and I first […]