Charlie Daniels was a big ol’ teddy bear…one of the kindest, gentlest people I’ve ever known…with a wonderful sense of humor and a great outlook on life. I’ve played golf with him, shared the Opry stage with him, sat alongside him at the Titans football games, and always marveled at his talent and his tenacity. There’s a big ol’ hole in lots of our hearts today with the news of his passing.
Just about the time I am writing and posting this, family and friends are gathering graveside in Staunton, Virginia, to say goodbye to Harold Reid, the much-loved bass singer, and comedian of the Statler Brothers. In normal times I would be there with them, sharing their grief at Harold’s passing, and fondly remembering all the […]
Thank you for your many kind messages tonight regarding the passing of my good friend and longtime singing partner, Jan Howard. She was a true artist, a wonderful singer, a talented writer, and, above all, a gracious lady, We knew each other for over sixty years and rode a whole bunch of rivers together. Some […]
The man who, over sixty years ago, unknowingly jump-started my songwriting career by recording the first song I ever had cut in Nashville, has passed away. Most of you probably never heard of him. Some of you were and continue to be big fans of his unique style of singing. Others knew him only as […]