Like the rest of the world, I am shocked and saddened to learn about the death of Charley Pride. He and I went back to the early days of his career in 1966 when he made his first nationwide appearance as a guest on my syndicated television show. In later years we toured together, […]
Hi Gang: There’s been a lot on television and in the news lately about how many people in America do not have access to computers and to the internet. The subject has come to the forefront because so many children are having to receive their education online these days. Schools are closed due to COVID-19 […]
I was extremely saddened by the news of Mac Wiseman’s passing over the weekend. My relationship with him went all the way back into the late fifties when he was an executive with Dot Records and called me at WJJC in Commerce wanting to buy my master recording of “City Lights” for his label. When […]
My trip to Washington, D.C. earlier this week turned into much more than my simply hosting the CMA Songwriters Series show at the Library Of Congress on Tuesday night. I must admit, though, that performing on that stage, in that building, in that city, was one of the true highlights of my career.
Hi Gang: When my agent contacted me back in the fall and told me he had booked me for a February show in Minnesota I remember thinking, “Well, that’s a disaster waiting to happen!” I mean, I had been to Minnesota in the middle of winter on more than one occasion, and it was always […]
December 12, 2014 Hi Gang! I just noticed it’s been almost a month since I wrote anything new in this space, and I thought I’d better do something about that. I don’t have a lot of news….and I know you don’t have a lot of reading time what with Christmas bearing down on us all….but […]
November 17, 2014 Hi Gang: I just got back home from having spent a wonderful weekend back home. “Huh?” you say .”Run that by me one more time!” OK, let me try it again: I just got back to my home in Nashville after having spent a wonderful weekend at the last two places I […]