Tuesday January 31, 2021
It’s the last day of January already. Hello Tuesday. Little rain and some freezing ice in parts of middle Tennessee and maybe a little more tonight. 800 flights were cancelled in the south yesterday because of ice. A high of only 36 today.
I had a great first songwriting session with artist Clare Cunningham that included my longtime partner in rhymes and road gigs Steve Dean. Clare is from Ireland, has been here in the states for several years now and is starting to find some success. She’ll play the Grand Ole Opry for the first time over St. Patty’s weekend on March 18th and that’s a big deal. Good for her.
She’s working on a couple of projects this year. A Celtic album, and a faith-based album. She talked about her faith openly with me and Steve and that led to a title Steve had in his book that we tweaked a little and turned it into what I think is a powerful message of faith. Clare sat down and played piano on this one and it was just special to hear her sing it.
It will be fun to see what happens with this song.
A NEW SONG TEASE
I love this tease that Carley Arrowood shared. Click the link and you can hear Carley singing a song I wrote with Josh Shilling “Deeper in Love” that’s going to be a single for her off her upcoming album. The single will be released in just a couple of weeks. The song just sounds so great, and I’m betting that Carley is going to get some airplay on bluegrass radio for sure. Thanks for recording our song Carley!
TRACK OF THE DAY
How about another Brent Burns funny song today? Okay. This one was Brent’s idea, “Double Wide In The Sky”. The guy in this song? All he wants when he goes to heaven from that tornado is a heavenly double wide with a propane tank just inside the pearly gates. Hey…somebody HAD to write it!
The Worldwide Country Music Chart is a chart that puts a spotlight on independent country artists. Look what’s sitting at the top of that chart right now? “Country No Matter What Country” from Scott Southworth. And that’s a song idea I had; I took to Scott because he does some country shows overseas. We finished up the thought together, Scott then got several international country singers to join him on the song, and now it’s numero uno on this chart. Very cool.
VIRUS AND HEALTH NOTES
A recent study reveals that 44% of Americans say they are more open to God now because of the pandemic.
The WHO is saying COVID is still an emergency but is nearing “infection” point.
And China is saying now that their COVID situation is at a low level.
My wife told me I was rude for yawning when we were arguing. I told her I wasn’t yawning, I thought it was my turn to speak.
SPEAKING OF MARRIAGE
More and more couple who are married are choosing to live in separate houses. Something about keeping things fresh and unpredictable and keeping things exciting. That figure rose 25% between 2000 and 2019 according to the folks who did the survey. That’s 3.89 million folks. Wonder if they each mow their own lawns.?
There are Starbuck stores and then there’s this incredible Star Bucks store located in Milan, Italy. Check this place out. You’d be afraid to spill your Grande Pike in a place that looks this great huh? And this might be a good place to link you to my song “Good Cup of Coffee” that I wrote with Steve Dean & Phil Barton that’s all about those LONG Starbuck orders. I walk up and ask for just “black” coffee while everyone else’s orders require me to seek out a Rosetta Stone to understand what the heck they’re requesting of the barista.
HEADLINE OF THE DAY
School Worker Accused of Stealing $1.5 Million in Chicken Wings. Where did she hide or stuff those bad boys?
Well, my writing appointments have been scheduled for the next couple of days, but since there might be some ice on the roads this morning, and since I have an early flight to Texas Thursday morning, it will give me time to pre-pack and get ready for that trip. Have a great Tuesday!
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