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Rain...Avon Park, Florida...Show This Afternoon

BILL BLOG Tuesday February 20, 2024 Tuesday morning arises in Avon Park, Florida where I’m getting ready for an early show with Linda Davis and Lang Scott today.     YESTERDAY Florida has had a LOT of rain. It chased us all the way down from Nashville, rained again yesterday before finally stopping around mid-day. We talked to one couple from Michigan who were staying at our hotel who were down from Michigan hoping to have sun. They decided they’d seen enough precipitation and were leaving that morning for Sedona, Arizona where there’s always sun. They've never been to Sedona so I was able to tell them what a great choice they made as it's one of my favorite sunny places.  PLACE TO EAT Our “ Evening in the Round ” trio had the day off so we found a great local diner for breakfast where the locals go. Delish.   And by the time we got done with breakfast the sun FINALLY popped out and all of a sudden we had real Florida weather that was more

Hawkinsville, Georgia...And OLD hotel...Ugly Early Folks

BILL BLOG Monday February 19, 2024   And a good morning to you from Avon Park, Florida where we’re expecting sun and a high of 67 today.   THE WEEKEND Friday morning our “ Evening in the Round ” trio with Linda Davis , Lang Scott and myself turned 7 and a half hour drive to Hawkinsville, Georgia into 10 hours or so. TRAFFIC. Chattanooga was one thing…and then good ole Atlanta was what you’d expect.   We had plenty of time to get to the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia so we took it. Best part of the trip down was discovering a new cool place to eat in Jasper, Tennessee.   Great food with a great view at the top of the mountain. We’d go back for sure.     HAWKINSVILLE About 4,000 folks populate the town of Hawkinsville, Georgia. The towns been here awhile. And the little hotel we stayed at doubled up on us in the shower department.   Don’t know that I’ve seen a shower with two heads like this before. I finally figured out one must be f

Building A Song And A Plane...Cornhole...Road Trip Today

BILL BLOG Friday February 16, 2024   Friday morning and I’m packed and ready for a road trip to Georgia and Florida. 60 for a high today in Nashville with heavy rain starting a little after noon and then a high of just 36 here tomorrow!   YESTERDAY I spent a couple of hours online with Rachel Cintula …the second time we had gotten together on a song idea she had. Rachel signed up at Songwriting Pro for a coaching writing session through my friend Brent Baxter .   A couple of months ago we shaped up her idea and recently she played it for someone in the gospel world who’s connected who critiqued her song and told her he loved the idea but thought the tempo should be slower, and that it needed another line to set up the “hook” (title) a bit better. So we worked at that together yesterday and I think we got it there for her. In the end when I do these kinds of sessions the most important thing for me is that the client loves the finished product. She does…an

Show Dates Ahead...More Dunkin'...Incredible Shot

BILL BLOG Thursday February 15, 2024   Thursday morning. Sunshine coming with a high of 67 today. The days are getting a little longer, the suns coming up a bit earlier, and baseball players are back in camp. Things are looking up.   YESTERDAY It was Valentine Day so my wife and I celebrated yet another one. And I hope you and your Valentine had a great one as well.   I did a little pre-packing for a trip to Georgia then on to Florida that starts tomorrow with Linda Davis and Lang Scott . Our “Evening in the Round Show” will stop in Hawkinsville, Georgia for a show Friday night then it’s on to Avon Park, Florida for a matinee show Tuesday.   NEW SHOW I’m in Mobile, Alabama Friday night March 15, AND I’m about to get details for a show on the Thursday night before March 14 in Gulf Shores with my friend Brent Burns . Those are always a riot, and I’ll have venue details and ticket info to post here very soon. Always nice to hang on the beach in beauti

Happy Valentine...Freedom Sings USA Trips...NASCAR

BILL BLOG Wednesday February 14, 2024 It’s Wednesday. Let’s see if we can get over the Hump. Oh…and Happy Valentine Day!   66 and sunny for Valentine Day here in Nashville today.   YESTERDAY Fat Tuesday was laid back yesterday with nothing big to do on my calendar. I’ll take some off days as it’s going to be a really busy year of traveling that includes a trip overseas to Germany in April. And I’m happy to say that there will be several trips this year for writing retreats with veterans.   FREEDOM SINGS USA Here are the veteran retreats on the books right now where I’ll go out with several other songwriters and write veteran stories into songs and then there’s a concert after each of these retreats.   June 18 & 19… Heyworth, Illinois   July 10-13…Montrose, Colorado   August 9 & 10…Shiloh, Illinois   August 23 & 24…Little Rock, Arkansas   September 6 & 7…Marion Illinois   Always a pleasure and an honor to be pa