Hey Y’all: My journal this time is not something I have written, but rather a letter from my daughter-in-law, Beth, in which she shares with you the latest news regarding her family and, in particular, her son, Gabe, and his ongoing battle with cancer. It took a lot for Beth to open up her heart […]
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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 […]
Sometimes I think we all need to have our faith in the human spirit restored, rekindled, and/or revived.
In essence that’s what I said from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry this past Saturday night.
Hi Gang: We all arrived home safe and sound from our Country’s Family Reunion cruise to the Caribbean. Well, all but my suitcase that is. It didn’t arrive with the rest of our baggage, and I spent half the night filling out forms and providing the airline with a list of things that were packed […]
Hi Gang: My dad told me years ago that when a person sticks his face in front of a television camera he never knows who might be watching. This was in the days when I first began popping up on TV shows around the country, and friends of his would tell him that they saw […]
Hi Gang: I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas and that your New Year is off to a terrific start. My Christmas was fantastic, spending it at home with family and friends. After a short but restful trip to the mountains, I’m heading into 2013 with a whole bunch of new energy. I […]
Hi Gang: Just a short note to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thanks for all your kindness to me in 2012. I’ll see you back here in this space right after the first of the year. Blessings.
Hi Gang: In the song I recorded several months ago with the Oak Ridge Boys called “Gone Away,” I lamented the loss of several people, places, and things connected to country music. In one of the lines, I sang about the TV show, “Nashville Now,” and “TNN,” the former Nashville Network, as being “gone away.” […]