1) I have written five songs and recorded a demo at Hilltop Studios in Nashville. One of the songs is called “The Cherokee Cowboy” and is about the great Ray Price. My question is, how do you get someone of your caliber to listen to them and see if they are worthy of pitching to someone?
I wish I had time to listen to songs, review and critique them like I did earlier in my career, but I simply do not. Unless you can come to Nashville and visit some recording companies and publishing companies in person, I would suggest you contact the Nashville Songwriters Association (www.nashvillesongwriters.com) and seek their advice. They have many good programs for aspiring writers and are much better equipped to answer your questions than I am. Good luck.
2) I love to watch the old “Match Game” TV shows on GSN. How many episodes were you on, and did you enjoy it? What was it like, and what was the cast like?
I have no idea how many shows I was on, but in the mid to late 70’s, I was on quite a few. I would fly to California on the weekends, tape six half-hour programs on Sunday (five for daytime and one for prime time) and fly back to Nashville on Monday. The cast treated me great, and I formed lasting friendships with Richard Dawson, Gene Rayburn, Betty White, and Charles Nelson Reilly in particular. They were just as wacko and crazy off camera as they were on camera. I have nothing but great memories of those people and those times.
3) How come Jeannie Seely is the only one lucky enough to sit by you on Country’s Family Reunion?
HA….I don’t know if I’d call it lucky or unlucky…but I guess she drew the short straw!! Actually, Larry Black, our producer, always liked my and Jeannie’s chemistry together and our inter-action on the shows. It was his idea to put us together because he said he knew if I forgot what I was going to say that Jeannie could always come up with something. And she usually does!
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