Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be writing you in early June telling you that we have completely sold out of our initial order of the “1984” CD that just came out in May! More of you are evidently missing the traditional sounds of country music than I ever imagined!
Thank you so much for wanting to add these digitally mastered new/old country recordings to your collections. And thanks, too, for the nice letters you’ve been sending my way saying how much you’re enjoying listening to them…some of you “again” and many of you for the very first time. A new box of re-orders is sitting on my desk, so there should be no delays in my getting your copies signed and in the mail to you.
The record is also available for download on all your favorite sites, so if you prefer to get your music that way, have at it.
I’m in the studio this week recording some new material that I’m awfully excited about as well. Once CMA Fest is over and the music business gets back down to business, I should be able to put a plan in place for releasing some things you’ve never heard before. I’ll tease you by saying that some of it is among my favorite things I’ve ever written or recorded. I haven’t cut a new duet with Dolly, but I’ve got some other friends who might just be popping in to surprise you.
And speaking of CMA Fest, I won’t be as involved this year as I was in 2022 when my “As Far As I Can See” CD had just been released and I was signing autographs all over town, but I’ll have a small part in things just the same. I’ll be on both Opry shows the night of June 6th, on a music business panel June 7th at Marathon Music Works talking about the origins of the event first known as Fan Fair, and on the Opry again June 10th. I always seem to find a way to become involved in other unscheduled activities before the week is over, too, so if you’re coming to Nashville, keep your eyes and ears open for a guy walking around town whispering.
Since our exhibit at the Hall of Fame & Museum has been extended into September, maybe some of you who haven’t seen it yet will have a chance to take it in during CMA Fest. I might even spend a little time hanging around down there myself.
May was quite a month in Whisperville. In addition to the release of “1984” I had both a grandson, Gabe, and a granddaughter, Greta, graduate from high school, and some pictures to prove it later on in our newsletter. In addition, my son, Jamey, flew his first trans-Atlantic trips as a pilot for Delta Air Lines last month, getting to see Sweden, Denmark, and Scotland for the first time. He’s now starting to go places his ol’ man has never been, and those are few and far between. Grandson, Blake, who is on a mission trip in the Czech Republic, slipped while throwing a frisbee with some friends and may have broken his ankle. We are hoping it’s just a bad sprain.
It’s never dull around here, so be sure you join us again in July to keep up with all the latest. If you know anyone who might enjoy our newsletters I hope you’ll let them know and invite them to join with us. Have a great beginning to your summer, a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, and I’ll see you back here next month. Thanks for everything.