It’s a chilly fall day in Nashville and I thought I’d get a cup of hot tea and take a moment to bring you up to speed on some of the latest news as it pertains to my music career. The past months have been busy and I’ve been enjoying working on many new projects. Though not on tour, I’ve been doing background vocal work in Nashville studios as well as some corporate voice over sessions. My Savor the Flavors show has seen some new developments and I’d love to share that with you. Click here to read all about it and watch the first episode for season 2.
I'm excited about having two songs of mine recorded and released recently.
Jolie Holliday, has recorded a song I co-wrote with Don Rollins called “Whole ‘Nother Bottle of Wine” on her “Somebody Who Can” CD. I did the background vocals on the CD as well. I always look forward to performing live with Jolie and her band and was able to do some TX shows with her back in May. She is currently on a radio tour promoting the CD and the current single “Waffle House”. Click here to learn more about Jolie, to listen to music samples and/or purchase the CD.
My long time friend and co-writer Gerald Smith has just released his “Out Standing in my Field” CD. Gerald has a way with writing funny songs. Sometimes you just need a little comic relief and no one serves it up better than Gerald. He included “Apart”, a song he and I wrote together. Click here to learn more about Gerald, to listen to music samples and/or purchase the CD..
I was thrilled to be invited to do a George Jones Tribute show in Catlettsburg, KY with the Jones Boys on Labor Day. George played their Labor Day festival many years and this year they dedicated the whole weekend’s events in his honor. They named the street where the stage always is after him and placed a special marker at the site.
When I started working for George I had never heard of Catlettsburg, KY. You can be sure; I’ll never forget it now. It was great to be back performing with the Jones Boys again.
Recently I spent a few days in Cleveland, OH (home to my web designer and photographer Mark Wearsch) for a photo shoot.
There are now some new 8 x 10’s available for purchase in my store. I’d be happy to autograph and personalize one for you.
Rehearsals have begun for the George Jones Tribute concert at Bridgestone Arena on November 22nd. George’s band is backing up all of the guests which include, George Strait, Martina McBride, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) Kid Rock and many many more. It will surely be a night to remember.
Here’s a picture of us rehearsing at George and Nancy’s place. We always rehearsed with George in this shed. Of course, we miss him terribly, but I think he’d be pleased to see all of us together performing his music.
The band for the show will be: Kent Goodson (keyboards/harmonica) Walter Ferguson (keyboards) Billy Contreras (fiddle) Bobby Birkhead (drums) Ricky Land (electric guitar) Tom Killen (steel guitar) Monty Allen (honorary Jones Boy/vocals) Brittany Allyn (vocals) Van Coffey (acoustic guitar/vocals) Scott Coney (acoustic guitar) Vaughan Reed (bass guitar).
As always, thank you so much for your continued support and all the beautiful condolences you’ve expressed since George passed away. They’ve been deeply appreciated.