I hope all of you enjoyed a happy and safe Labor Day weekend and that you’re ready for autumn, which has long been my favorite season of the year. I hope it’s a wonderful fall for you wherever you are.
I spent the Friday before Labor Day in the TV studio with Larry Black recording a whole bunch of what we call “wraparounds” to be used in an upcoming series of Country’s Family Reunion TV specials that will be known as “Lookin’ Back.”
Larry and I just sat on stools and reminisced about some of our favorite moments taken from the 13-years that we’ve been involved with CFR. And then we rolled tape and inserted those moments for you to see and enjoy all over again. We laughed, we wiped away a few tears, but mostly we remembered. The” Lookin’ Back” series will begin to air on RFD-TV the weekend of October 19th. I think these are programs you will really enjoy.
I also did an all-day photo shoot last week which I hope will result in some new pictures that you will like. I used to say I’d rather have a root canal than spend the day posing in front of a camera, but with a lot of help from my publicist, my manager, my wardrobe lady, and the incomparable photographer, Dennis Carney, it really wasn’t so bad. I even managed to smile a few times!
Many of you have been asking when we’ll have some new music out on the market, and I can assure you we’re working on it. Several things are in the works that I can’t talk about right now, but if any of them come through it will be extremely exciting. Stay tuned.
We’ll be on the Grand Ole Opry six times this month plus taking our road show to Branson, Missouri on the 21st and to Ft. Worth, Texas on the 23rd. I will also be joining my friends Buddy Cannon, Bobby Tomberlin, and newcomer, Mo Pitney, for a songwriters’ showcase at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe at 6 p.m. on September 19th. I have several songwriting appointments scattered throughout the month as well.
And then, from September 28th through October 6th, I’ll be taking my first honest-to-goodness vacation of the year. I’m ready for that, believe me.
I hope September is kind to each of you, and I thank you for continuing to be part of our fan club. To our new members, Welcome! We hope you will enjoy being with us as much as we will enjoy having you. See you back here the first of October.
Ooops, I’ll see you back here when I return from vacation!