I’m trying to decide if I’m glad December is here or if I’m just glad November is over!
Gee, what a month! It started out with my being sick, having just returned home from having had to cancel a show in Las Vegas. I perked up a bit and had a nice birthday on the first, but by the CMA Awards on the sixth, I was feeling rough again. I drove to Montgomery, Alabama, the next day, however, and for parts of the next four days I participated in the first annual Hank Williams Songwriting Workshop there. That was fun…I just wish I had felt better.
I drove back to Nashville on the tenth, and was in the studio rehearsing and recording new Country’s Family Reunion shows for the next four days. I then drove to Commerce, Georgia, for our big benefit concert on the 16th. Thanks to all of you who came out and made the evening such a huge success.
From there, it was three solid days of doing interviews and appearances in and around Nashville promoting my new CD, “Life.” And then three days shooting a video for the song, “Old Army Hat.” A family member brought a fried turkey to my house for Thanksgiving, but by that time I’m not sure who was more “fried”….me or the bird!
December is going to be busy and offer some new challenges, but I don’t think it’s going to be nearly as hectic as November was. Fortunately, I’m finally feeling better. We’ll be going to York, Pennsylvania, for a show on the 14th and then to The Woodlands, Texas, for a live radio show on the 17th, but that should be the extent of my time away from home this month. Hopefully, the video will be finished, although there is a rumor some scenes may have to be re-shot. Thank goodness, they don’t involve me!
I plan to stay close to Music City for Christmas and spend as much time as possible with my family. My grandson, Gabe, and my son-in-law, Chuck, both still need our prayers, so I hope you will continue to remember them both. We’ll be on the Opry December 7th, 10th, 20th, and 21st from the Ryman.
Thanks for all your many kind comments about “Life”….I’m really glad to know that you like it. We got caught short on our inventory for a few days, but we have plenty of copies in stock now for Christmas. Feel free to remember your friends who are country music fans with either a physical copy or perhaps a gift card to download the music from iTunes or Amazon.com. Those gift cards make great stocking stuffers!
My wish for each of you is a wonderful Christmas season wherever you’ll be spending it, and I’ll look forward to seeing you back here in January, 2014. Thanks for everything, and God bless.