You say radio probably wouldn’t play a new Bill Anderson single today. How did George Jones keep his music on the radio so long? Well, for one thing he was George Jones! At the same time, radio did stop playing his music several years prior to his passing. You can go back and read some of his comments about it at the time. He wasn’t too thrilled with the way he and other traditional artists were treated during his last few years.
Wondering is there any reason you never wear any of those western suits I seen in your videos? You are the sharpest dresser in Nashville! Thank you. Mostly I quit wearing them because they all shrunk and didn’t fit anymore! Isn’t it funny how clothes will do that as we get older? Actually, I do still wear some of them occasionally at the Opry and sometimes out on tour. If I had back all the money I spent buying those things for me and my band, I’d be writing this from my oceanfront home in the Caribbean!
Why are so many artists, including you, releasing tracks on vinyl records again? Kids today don’t know what vinyl is. Oh, but you’d be surprised what the kids know today! In fact, it’s the kids who have discovered vinyl and have helped create its resurgence. Kids seem to be able to figure out what’s “real” in life quicker than adults sometimes, and the sound of recorded music pressed onto vinyl is much more “real” than that of processed digital tracks burned onto a compact disc. With this thought in mind, I truly believe if and when traditional country music ever makes a comeback, the kids will be the ones who “discover” it and lead the charge.
1) I have been a huge fan of yours for most of my 52 years. In all those years I have never recalled your coming to British Columbia, Canada. Don’t you like us? Of course I like you, and I happen to think British Columbia is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. I […]
1) I enjoy watching old episodes of “Family Feud” when Richard Dawson was the host. I notice he always mentions you whenever he has a family from Nashville. I’m wondering if you stayed in touch with him after “Family Feud” ended and before Mr. Dawson died? Richard and I became good friends during his days […]
1) I have been a fan of yours for many years, and I know you have an Opry ring. I have always been curious to see what it looks like up close. Is there any way you could show a picture of it? When the Grand Ole Opry celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1975, they […]