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Christmas Song...Fish Tattoo...Studio Taping


Tuesday August 30, 2022


Tuesday has arrived in Music City. Another hot one on tap with high near 90.



It was Christmas at my publishing company yesterday morning as I sat down and wrote an up-tempo bluegrass Christmas song with Jerry Salley. Jerry has had so many of his songs recorded in the bluegrass field that you can’t possibly count them all. So I could not have had a better co-writer for this particular song idea I brought with me. Jerry is the head guy at Billy Blue Records, a major publishing company, and they are getting ready to record a bluegrass Christmas album that will feature many of the artists that are on the label including Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Marty Raybon, and others. One never gets over optimistic, but I do think there’s a better than good chance that our song might land on the project. We’ll see. Like always, it’s weird writing Christmas songs I the heat of August, but this is the time of year studios are full of singers tackling Christmas songs and projects.



I have a show in Nashville this Saturday night at 6 pm at the Listening Room Café with “Hits & Grins” alongside Victoria Venier & Steve Dean. We’re expecting a large crowd, but some tickets are still available on their website. Really great listening venue for what we do, and the food and drink are also great. Would love to have you there come Saturday evening.



The First Lady Jill Biden has finally tested negative after having a rebound case of COVID.


A lot of Google employees are unhappy about having to return to the workplace because the Google campus in California has more cases of COVID than any other private employer at the moment. You can Google that if you’d like.


In Central Florida a small research study is showing that hyperbaric oxygen treatment for those with long COVID symptoms is working well for some patients and giving them much needed relief. It’s a twelve-week treatment for those that sign up for it.



New research is revealing that it doesn’t matter what time of day one takes their blood pressure medicine. Previously it was believe taking blood pressure medicine at night was more advantageous. Turns out, not so much. Take it any time you want.


Thought. I wonder if those with high blood pressure stopped watching all political news and commentary if they would even need blood pressure medicine?



This was posted on a restaurant sign. “90% of marriage is just shouting what? from different rooms”.



That would be this guy who had a tattoo of a ruler put on his leg allowing him to measure the length of the fish he catches. Okay then. Now, I hit a golf ball so poorly that I could use a ruler tattoo to measure my drives. Sad, but true.




A film expert just listed these 5 Western movies from the 60’s as his favorites.


5…Magnificent 7


4…Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid


3…Fistful of Dollars


2…Good Bad and Ugly


And his favorite 60’s Western?  True Grit with John Wayne and Glen Campbell.


Pretty good choices. And a sidenote here, if you’re ever in Western Colorado, make the trip into the town of Ridgway. A lot of the scenes were shot there. I went a couple of years ago or so when I was in Montrose, CO for Freedom Sings USA, where we wrote with veterans. Our local connection took us over to Ridgeway one day and it was great. You can see some of the memorabilia hanging on the wall of the establishment there.


AND…Ridgway has another distinction too. In a little plain white house, you can walk into a workshop where they make the Grammy trophies. Since all of us on that tour were musicians, you can imagine how fascinated we were.




“Man Found Naked In Nashville Laundromat”. Suddenly, clothing has become optional in Music City. And no, his clothes were not in a washing machine or dryer. He was just naked in a laundromat. They need to check this guy’s rinse cycle and see what’s gone wrong.


This on the heels of news last week that police picked up a guy going for a walk down a street here without a stitch of clothing on.


And a couple of years ago, a dude was naked as a jaybird walking around in the Nashville airport.


So, come to Nashville. Pack light. You don’t need clothes.



I’ll be in a studio audience this afternoon over at Studio A at the Opry House to watch Brotherly Love featuring my friends and co-writers Jimmy Fortune and Mike Rogers along with Ben Isaacs and Bradley Walker. They are video recording a bunch of familiar songs that the Gaither Family will be releasing that you’ll be able to find in any Cracker Barrel Store and online. These four are SO good. If you’ve not yet checked them out, here’s one example ofwhat they do musically.


Have a great Tuesday!


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