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Big Buck...Glock Christmas...New Baby Names

BILL BLOG Thursday December 1, 2022    Thursday morning the first day of the last month of the danged year!  It will be a little cooler here today with a high of only 46. Things cooled down after that storm swept through late Tuesday night. We were fortunate and did not catch the worst of it. Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas took the brunt of it with over 35 tornadoes touching down.   YESTERDAY I had pretty much of an “off” day yesterday giving me a “no excuses” reminder to go the gym. Been awhile with being on the road and then sick for a bit. I also worked a bit on possible new shows for the calendar. Firming up details on a couple right now and will share once we get those locked in. It’s that time of year in Nashville, when the music business does slow down a bit, tours for acts come to an end as everyone starts to reset for their 2023 tours and music projects.   Also, my wife Kathy took filmed of one of the biggerbucks we’ve seen strolling around

Bluegrass Folks...The Road Ahead...Sue Happy

BILL BLOG Wednesday November 30, 2022    Last Hump Day of the month…heck, last day of the month! And we sort of rumbled into the last day with loud storms rolling through last night. We were on the edge of that storm that spawned some twisters in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas last night. We got off lucky.   YESTERDAY I wrote a new bluegrass song with my longtime friend Steve Dean at my publishing company. When I walked into Billy Blue/Daywind yesterday, coming out of our recording studio was Joe Mullins of Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers . I’d never met Joe, and knew he had a radio-music background much like I’ve had. Found out he still has ownership in three small radio stations in Ohio, and that his Father was a legendary broadcaster I knew of “ Moon Mullins ” who worked radio for years in Middletown, Ohio just north of Cincinnati where I worked on air for 12 years at WUBE Radio.     I also found out that Joe and his great band are about to reco
BILL BLOG Tuesday November 29, 2022   Tuesday morning and it’s hard to believe that tomorrow will be the last day of November. Up to 68 degrees here in Nashville but with that comes the chance of some severe storms later today. 40 million in the country could be affected by severe weather today. Heads up.   YESTERDAY Gosh, what a wonderful evening I had last night helping celebrate the birthday of my dear friend and “Evening in the Round” music partner Linda Davis that was done in style last night at the Grand Ole Opry House Studio A where they used to film “Hee Haw” back in the day.    Linda’s husband Lang , and her daughters Hillary and Riley did an incredible job of putting this together. Linda had no idea how many folks would show up to help her celebrate her birthday. It truly was an evening full of talent and love. And family members of her from Texas made it in, including her sister, and Lang’s family including his sister were also in the house from South Carolina.   

Cyber Monday...Cowboy Christmas Song...Plane In The Wire

BILL BLOG Monday November 28, 2022    Happy Monday morning. The turkey’s gone, and Christmas is on the way. Yikes.   THE WEEKEND Lazy weekend for me. Leftover turkey, lots of football, and we got our Christmas tree up in the stand and it’s ready to decorate. My wife and I are both feeling better now after a bout of COVID so we’re grateful for that, and we’re ready to attack the week ahead. And no, I didn’t do any Black Friday shopping.    Apparently there were small lines at retail stores this year. Less people got run over by those trying to get that Big Screen TV and air fryer on sale. And all of that is because online sales this year is breaking all the records. 9.12 BILLION sold online on Black Friday.   CYBERMONDAY That’s today. Followed by Leftover Tuesday Sales then Wednesday’s “ We Still Got Stuff To Sell ”. I have a small Christmas gift list this year but have zero clue what to get any of them. Sigh. Apparently there a great deals to be. had on t

Cracker Barrel Turkey...New Show...TV Theme Songs

BILL BLOG Friday November 25, 2022    And now it is truly Black Friday. Let the pushing and shoving begin. 63 degrees here in Nashville today.   YESTERDAY Thanksgiving was a tad different around the Whyte House as my wife Kathy was still recovering a bit from COVID. Almost 100%, but we let her rest up, and that meant our daughter and son in law did not gather around what would normally be a bountiful turkey table. Turns out my great friend Lang Scott , who’s part of our “Evening in the Round” trio with Linda Davis and me found himself in a turkey conundrum too. Linda went to the beach with her girls, and Lang and to hang in Nashville because of work. So, we did what any good red-blooded good ole boys would do. We had turkey at Cracker Barrel. Uh huh.     We rocked the chairs and a caught up, had a great Thanksgiving meal, and left the checkers and golf tee game alone as we didn’t want to look “ignorant” playing that danged golf tee game.      Turned out

New Song...Last Night's Show...Happy Turkey Day

BILL BLOG Thursday November 24, 2022    Happy Happy Turkey Day to All. It’s going to be 69 for high today!   YESTERDAY On Thanksgiving Eve I had the pleasure of writing a new song with my friend Irene Kelley at my publishing company. And she came bearing this gift.   That’s Irene’s brand-new CD that’s SO good and I’m proud to have landed a song on this album that we wrote a couple of years ago, “Satan Get Behind Me”. Our mutual friends Darin and Brooke Aldridge stacked on some sterling harmony parts on the song as only they can do. Pretty nice early Christmas gift.     Irene is from Pennsylvania originally, was on a major record label for several years, and then transitioned into the bluegrass world. And the music more that fits her beautiful Appalachian voice as you can hear on the current single from her album “ Come Some Winter Morning ”. And…we did add a brand-new song to our catalog yesterday.   THANKSGIVING EVE NIGHT Folks were looking for s