1) One of country music’s greatest radio voices and most noted historians, Eddie Stubbs, has announced his retirement from WSM and the Grand Ole Opry. I first met Eddie when he was on the air at WAMU in Washington, D.C., and encouraged him to come to Nashville. He is a dear friend and my personal go-to guy when I have a question relating to anything country. All of us at the Opry wish him and his wife, Debbie, nothing but happiness as they open a new chapter in their lives. 2) John Berry and I performed “Don’t Think I Ain’t Country” together one time on the Opry, and we were both thrilled when it rose to #1 recently on the Christian Country Music charts. 3) I first met Robbie Wittkowski when he was around 12-years old and I brought him on stage to sing with me in Des Moines, Iowa. He came to work as my tour manager and director of merchandise years later. Nobody loved the music or the fans any more than Robbie did, and those of you who knew him loved him back. Rest in peace, my friend. We will miss you.