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Wednesday June 29, 2022



Wednesday, the last Hump Day of June. And it’s time to pack for a road trip back home to Missouri.



I wrote with talented Grammy winner Andrea Pearson yesterday for the first time. She sings, she writes, she produces video, rides horses and she paints. And yesterday, we wrote a song I truly loved about “painting” at my publishing company. She likes to hike and LOVES Sedona, Arizona as I do. She’s shot this video of one of her songs herself showing off that amazing red rock scenery. In fact, my screensaver on my computer is a snapshot of me standing on that infamous Devils Bridge that is so beautiful. She stood there too. So we had some things in common before we sat down to write. And that helped break the ice.


It was just a heck of a day all around at the Daywind Studios because at one point I looked down the hallway and saw unexpectedly my musical friends and Grand Ole Opry stars Darin and Brooke Aldridge who were there to record an old gospel song to be released sometime next year. AND…Ricky Skaggs was in studio to play mandolin with an all-star band and so was Mo Pitney…singing and playing guitar on the track with an all-star cast of musicians. Truly an amazing creative day. It reminded yet again how lucky I am to get to do what I get to do.



I found out yesterday that my friend Brady Seals will soon release a new song we wrote years ago that was inspired by a phrase my wife said out loud one day. There was a small release on “Deeper Shade of Blue Collar” years ago by an artist named Coy Taylor. They filmed this video with it too.


 But this new release from Brady will take it to another level as we found out that Colt Ford is also going to do a part on this song, and he told Brady he absolutely loves the tune.  It's not the first time I’ve had Colt Ford on a song I helped write as Cledus T. Judd included him on a parody song-video I helped write called “Luke Bryan” taken from the hit “Blurred Lines” by Alan Thicke. Can’t’ wait to share this one in a couple of months.



FDA advisors are now saying we need updated COVID-19 boosters to fight omicron.


While we continue to worry about catching COVID, even more monkey-pox vaccines are becoming available. There’s so much vaccine available now that I’d think we’ start buying them in bulk at Sam’s.


On Sesame Street, Elmo takes the shot in a public service announcement to help promote more education for parents trying to decide to vaccinate their youngest kids.



Prime Day is coming up July 12. Online deals. 50% off on some TV’s. Makeup, watches, cookware, and more are discounted according to this Glamour article. What’s the funny joke about ordering from Amazon?  “I ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon. I’ll let you know”.



Bed Bath and Beyond is losing money. Sales down 22% in April. It’s so bad that they are turning down the AC in stores to try and pinch a few pennies. I think folks are still buying in the bed and bath sections of the store but not as much in the beyond section. I think.



That would be this phrase someone posted. “You can’t believe everything you hear, but you can repeat it”.



Sheet gas stations have decided to give 4th of July motorists a break and will lower the cost to $3.99 a gallon over the 4th of July weekend just ahead. Don’t think we have any of those in Tennessee so if someone in Ohio would fill up a 100-gallon tank and mail it to me that would be great.


Gas taxes are of course the highest in California. 86 cents per gallon! Florida is high, followed by Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii. Drivers in Alaska pay the least. It ain’t cheap driving no more folks.



“Employee Accidentally Paid 286 Times More Than His Salary Resigns And Vanishes Without A Trace”. Wow. Someone in accounting may disappear next.



I’m writing with my Australian young friend Angus Gill today online. We are anticipating the new single from TC Cassidy that the two of us wrote that will be released this Friday “Love Hate Love Again” that we think could do very well on the Australian charts, especially since her first single landed at #1. So I’m sure we will talk about that a bit before we start rhyming something new this evening.


Then it’s time to pack a suitcase for Missouri for a showthis Friday as I leave early tomorrow morning. More on that tomorrow here on the blog.


Have a great Wednesday!




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