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Wednesday, May 8, 2024


Wednesday the first “hump day” of May and it’ bringing MORE rain with it. Heavy rain. And parts of the Nashville area have closed schools because of severe weather worries coming today as well. A tornado touched down 50 miles or so east of us last night in Smithville, Tennessee.


 73 for the high today as the storms have cooled things off.



An open day as I had my songwriter appointment cancelled. Finally got the grass cut though. The grass had gotten so tall from all the rain and kid could have gotten lost in it. The guy who mows us told me he was at least two days behind on his mowing jobs because of the rain making it impossible to do his job. He’ll be busy for quite a while just trying to catch up.



The Tennessean newspaper this morning ran a wonderful article about my friends new album “Talk of the Town” that I have two cuts on. Their career just continues to grow and they are getting more notice all the time from not only bluegrass circles but “country” circles as well. Check out the ARTICLE.


Surely proud to have had their last single “Wildflower Too” that’s on this album as well as a new song “Where You’ll Find Me” written with Lauren Mascitti, and Kristen Leigh Bearfield.



I slated my first official show at this year’s Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) the week-long celebration of Trop Rock Music with the largest gathering of Parrot Heads one will ever see. Colorful shirts, inflatable things, flip flops, hats you name it. 


This year the event is October 22-26 in Gulf Shores, Alabama for the second year in a row after moving from its long time gathering place in Key West. My friend Kelly McGuire, a great Trop Rock artist invited me to play his great event that allows singers and writers like me to get up and do 3 or 4 songs with the great band he puts together each year. So it’s good to get the first gig on the books for this…and there will be more coming. Looking forward to it.



Not a real surprise here. Most health experts recommend not eating at the salad bar because food is not always maintained at safe temperatures and the fear of contamination from shared surfaces and more.


There’s a cream cheese recall in 8 states because of salmonella concerns. The brand in question is Hyvee.


Long Beach, California has declared a state of emergency after tuberculosis sickens 14.




There’s no filter on little kids or older folks.



They say (whomever “they” is) that the new cosmetic trend-wagon that GenZers are jumping on is getting “buttox” shots. Not botox…buttox. Firming up the tuckus shots. Uh huh.


File that under things you’ll never hear me say. “Honey, I’m going to go fill up the truck and then get a quick injection”.


There’s a great song "Who Is They" that my talented friend Eric Erdman wrote and sings at a lot of his Parrot Head shows. Makes me laugh for sure. Check THIS out.



Mother’s Day is coming this Sunday. No…don’t get her a vacuum cleaner, fitness equipment, or a self-help book of any kind. That never goes over well.


Mom’s kind of speak the truth as well. One Mom says, “Cleaning with kids in the house is like brushing your teeth with Oreos.”



I mentioned yesterday that country star Lainey Wilson is taking over the bar that used to belong to Florida Georgia Line in downtown Nashville. We’ve got PLENTY of celebrity bars. But I’m applauding the creative name that Lainey is giving her bar. She’s known of course for her signature look of wearing bell bottoms on stage. So her bar will be named “Bell Bottoms Up”.


Which makes me think it would have been clever for Eric Church to have named his bar “Church Key” instead of “Chiefs”.



Man Who Survived Jumping Off 11th Deck Of A Cruise Ship Admits He “Didn’t Think It Through”. Ya think?



My friend Rick Lang is in town from out east so we’ll be writing in person at my publishing company today. Rick is getting a lot of attention for his new album and his new single that I helped him write with Jerry Salley that’s the title track to his album “Blue Collar Gospel” that features Jerry Salley singing with the legendary Oak Ridge Boys. So I’m sure we’ll spend a little time celebrating that before we start rhyming today.



It’s getting really dark and loud outside right now so here’s hoping the severe stuff stays away from us today.


Have a great Wednesday!







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