February 3, 2014
And thanks for taking time to allow me to visit with you through our February fan club newsletter.
It’s the “month of love” with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, yet across much of the country Ole Man Winter continues his rampage. Here in Nashville, it’s been extremely cold, but the serious snow and ice so far has either passed just to our north or just to our south. I hope our luck can hold out for a few more weeks.
All this bad weather has made me even more excited about our upcoming Country’s Family Reunion Caribbean Cruise which sets sail on the 23rd of this month. I know lots of you are planning to sail with us. It’s going to be a fun time.
Prior to sailing, we’ll be on the Opry February 14th and 15th, and visiting Larry’s Country Diner on RFD-TV February 22nd.
We are busy gearing up for the physical release of our latest CD, “Life,” on March 4th. I’ll be all over the map doing special shows, interviews, and autograph parties. The night of the release, I will be on the Tuesday Opry and hosting a signing session afterwards in the Opry Gift Shop. On March 8th, I’ll host the Ernest Tubb MIdnight Jamboree on WSM Radio with an autograph party to follow, and on the 15th I’ll be signing copies of the new record in the gift shop at the Country Music Hall of Fame. In between all that, I’ll be popping up on various radio and TV shows, including a show on Willie’s Roadhouse (Sirius-XM) where Wade Jessen talks with me and plays every cut on the record. As soon as we know a definite air date we’ll let you know.
The show we had to cancel due to the weather in York, Pennsylvania, back in December has been rescheduled for March 29th. I hope lots of our friends up that way will come be with us.
On the personal front, my son-in-law, Chuck Robeson, is not doing well. Many of you have told me that he’s been in your prayers, and we all appreciate that very much. At this point, I hope you’ll also hold my daughter, Jenni, and their four children in those same prayers as they struggle to move through a very difficult time. Thank you.
Wherever you are, stay warm and enjoy as best you can these last few weeks of winter. Just think…it will be warm, the sun will be shining, and they’ll be playing baseball before we know it!
My best to each of you….