Well, I guess if we’re going to start off a new month with a problem this is a good problem to have:
We have sold completely out of my new CD!!
By the time you read this our supply should be replenished, but for the past several days we’ve been jumping through every hoop we could find trying to locate some copies to fill the orders backing up in our office. The label has been struggling, too, as even their pre-orders out distanced anything any of us envisioned. Like I say, it’s a nice problem to have, but it’s a problem just the same.
Thanks so much for your incredible response and for your patience. As soon as a new supply comes in our front door, I’ll be autographing them and Judy will be shipping them out the back. Above all, don’t stop ordering. This is only temporary!
Also by the time you read this our new video featuring Dolly Parton should be just about ready for viewing as well, and I sure hope you like it. The editing process has taken a bit longer than we planned, but last I heard it was 98% finished. The song, “Someday It’ll All Make Sense,” is already playing on quite a few radio stations around the country and the response has been extremely positive. I’m hearing reports of it not only being played on the classic country stations but on some gospel and some bluegrass channels as well. People are telling me that it’s a message that needs to be heard during these crazy times, and I hope it speaks to each of you in a positive way.
Speaking of gospel radio, I got a very pleasant surprise last week when the gospel song I co-wrote with Jerry Salley, “Go Spread The Gospel,” showed up as the #1 bluegrass gospel song of the week in the Bluegrass Today popularity charts. I told you a couple of months back that the reigning Bluegrass Entertainers of the Year, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, had recorded it and I’m thrilled with the success it is enjoying. If you haven’t heard it check it out here.
It sure was fun having so many of you in town last month for CMA Fest, and the day I spent signing my new record at the Universal Music booth was one of the true highlights for me. I saw many of you that I hadn’t seen in years, and enjoyed renewing old friendships and making some new ones. I’m told we had one of the longest autograph lines in the building…my aching hand told me that if nothing else! To all of you who took the time to stop by, thank you.
I was on the Opry three consecutive nights…Thursday, Friday, and Saturday…and after the Friday show, Universal Records and the Opry co-hosted a meet ‘n greet backstage with me and Bill Cody. Folks who bought the new CD from the Opry gift shop that night were invited to join us, and we had a ball. Fans came forward and asked questions, Bill Cody was his usual warm and wonderful self, and I didn’t want to stop when our time was up. In fact, I didn’t…I kept saying “Let me tell just one more story.” Somebody finally had to turn the power off!
From the personal corner of my world, I had a wonderful Father’s Day with my three children and a few days later was able to celebrate my son, Jamey’s, forty-fourth birthday. Where did the years go?
We’re scheduled to be on the Opry the 2nd, 12th, and 16th of this month. Tune us in or come see us if you can. I hope those of you in America will join me in celebrating Independence Day with a grateful heart, and that we’ll see you back here again in August. Stay cool.